In semi-related news...
The Village Voice finally released its list for 2016. Previously known as the Paz and Jop Critics' Poll, then briefly, for a handful of months, known, in theory, as the "Village Voice Music Critics' Poll" for some fucking reason... it ended up retaining its classic title after all (sort of... cover reads: PAZZ & JAP: The Village Voice Music Critics' Poll"). Shrug. So Pazz & Jop 2016 is out now.
I don't agree with all or most of or even half of the picks, but I still think this is pretty much the gold standard for this shit.
ALBUM: David Bowie, Blackstar
SINGLE: Beyoncé, "Formation"
* NOTE: Kanye West has never not had an album in the Pazz & Jop top 10. Four of his 8 albums (including Watch the Throne) have been #1. He's tied with Bob Dylan for the most #1 picks in P&J history, and Dylan had a 30+ year head start. Just saying.
Their singles list had a lot of shit, but all of Kanye's singles were included.