After a year of listening, reviewing and rating, it's time to narrow down the best albums of 2016 as chosen by you, the AllMusic readers. The ballot features the top 50 albums of the year in terms of average user ratings, and you each get five votes, so spend them wisely. We'll leave the ballot up through the rest of 2016, and reveal the results early next year. And be sure to check out our editors' picks over at our Best of 2016 hub.

We've closed the poll, look for the results soon!