Reading: Music Hound // Best Albums of 2016

Music Hound // Best Albums of 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It may be hard to find many surprises in Music Hound’s list of 2016’s best albums, mostly because this year featured a plethora of stoned cold classics that we all listened to as one. And we will still be listening to these albums in 10 years time. Trust me, a year like this arrives only once in a decade. Records by a new generation of icons with future visions and cosmic voices, while in contrast we also enjoyed the greatest hip hop comeback of all-time. Another thread that runs through this year’s favourite full-lengths is that all these artists understand the masters of songwriting, while employing all the gadgetry of today’s studios. Put on a pair of headphones, listen to this selection, and you too will believe it was only the “music” that made 2016 bearable. Turn it loud.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]10 Best Albums of 2016 in no particular order:

Frank Ocean – Blonde

Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”

Solange – A Seat at the Table

Gallant – Ology

Christine and the Queens – Christine and the Queens

Kaytranada – 99.9%

Anderson .Paak – Malibu

A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here, Thank You 4 Your Service

HAelos – Full Circle

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

Other albums greatly enjoyed included:

Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

Shura – Nothing’s Real

King – We are KING

Whitney – Light Upon the Lake

Charles Bradley – Changes

Porches – Pool

Beyonce – Lemonade

James Blake – The Colour in Anything

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