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MY TOP MUSIC RELEASES OF 2016

Here is my list of the TOP music releases of 2016! I've been updating it since mid-January and this year provided waves of solid releases from artists new and old. I have a total of 30 Top Releases and 10 Honorable Mentions in no particular order. There are some covers below for reference.  

OK. So you probably know Kanye West usually tops my list. Yes, I am a huge fanboy, but he never fails to impress on the music scale. This year... I was honestly not impressed. What WAS cool was the album rollout and OTA updates, the media's portrayal of his escapades the months after, and his eventual breakdown during the Pablo Tour (which I attended, which was amazing, which I am born-again.) Don't get me wrong, the production is beautiful, themes are relevant, and the features combine some of the best verses of the year, but Kanye did not fully deliver, especially after the release of "Real Friends" and "30 Hours." Let's be honest tho, The Life of Pablo isn't about the music. It's about Kanyeverything. 

Blackstar by David Bowie tops my list this year.

Take a moment to remember the many music legends we lost in 2016. Listen to everything they've released and remember why they are legends. Rest in Peace: David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, John Thurman Hunter Jr, Nick Caldwell, Otis Clay, Maurice White, Phife Dawg, Jerry Heller, Shawty Lo, Sharon Jones, Bankroll Fresh…

 

THE LIST  

  1. Blackstar - David Bowie 
  2. Blonde/Endless - Frank Ocean
  3. A Seat at the Table -  Solange Knowles
  4. The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
  5. Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper
  6. We got it from Here, Thank You for Your Service - ATCQ
  7. Konnichiwa - Skepta
  8. HOPELESSNESS - ANHONI
  9. JEFFERY - Young Thug
  10. Atrocity Exhibition - Danny Brown
  11. Malibu/Yes Lawd! -  Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge
  12. ANTI - Rihanna
  13. Wildflower - Avalanches
  14. 22, A Million -  Bon Iver
  15. The Colour in Anything - James Blake
  16. Sirens - Nicolas Jaar
  17. Potential - The Range
  18. Freetown Sound - Blood Orange
  19. Awaken, My Love - Childish Gambino
  20. untitled unmastered. - Kendrick Lamar
  21. Sept. 5th - DVSN
  22. Still Brazy - YG
  23. Private Energy - Helado Negro
  24. The Sun’s Tirade - Isaiah Rashad
  25. blackSUMMERS'night - Maxwell
  26. Prima Donna - Vince Staples
  27. Farewell, Starlite! - Francis and the Lights
  28. Everybody Looking - Gucci Mane
  29. Big Baby D.R.A.M. - D.R.A.M.
  30. 99.9% - Kaytranada

    HONORABLE MENTIONS  

    • Telefone - Noname
    • The Hamilton Mixtape - Various Artists (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
    • A Good Night in the Ghetto - Kamaiyah
    • HEAVN - Jamilia Woods
    • For Your Pain and Suffering and the Anonymous Nobody - De La Soul
    • Bankface LP - Schoolboy Q
    • Lil Boat/Summer Songs 2 - Lil Yachty & Yacht Club
    • Savage Mode - 21 Savage
    • Lemonade - Beyonce
    • A Moon Shaped Pool -  Radiohead
     
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