What a year!
It was so hard to choose the albums for this list. I could talk for hours about the albums and songs that I liked, especially Frank Ocean’s Blonde (Album of the Year) and ENDLESS.
Here are my favorite albums and tracks of 2016.
The Favorites (in alphabetical order):
- Anderson .Paak – Malibu
- Angel Olsen – MY WOMAN
- ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS
- Beyoncé – LEMONADE
- Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
- Bon Iver – 22, A Million
- Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
- Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
- Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
- David Bowie – Blackstar
- Frank Ocean – Blonde/ENDLESS
- James Blake – The Colour In Anything
- Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
- Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
- Kaytranada – 99.9%
- Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered.
- Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
- Mitski – Puberty 2
- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
- Parquet Courts – Human Performance
- Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
- Rihanna – ANTI
- Solange – A Seat at the Table
- A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service
- Young Thug – JEFFREY
The Honorable Mentions:
- Archy Marshall – A New Place 2 Drawn
- Big Thief – Masterpiece
- Chairlift – Moth
- Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – I Had a Dream That You Were Mine
- Jamila Woods – HEAVN
- JoJo – Mad Love.
- Maxwell – blackSUMMERS’night
- Modern Baseball – Holy Ghost
- Noname – Telefone
- Weyes Blood – Front Row Seat to Earth