What a year seems to be the phrase of 2016. However, I believe two great moments came from this year. A slew of audio pleasing albums and the Black Olympics. I've already written about the Black Olympics in an earlier blog post - These Olympics were about; however, I do want to address my thoughts on the best of 2016 musical albums. As such, let's begin with honorable mentions.
HM: Blond – Frank Ocean and Views - Drake
I struggled a lot to put Blond on the list or in the honorable mentions. The largest reason for this is that it doesn’t feel like Channel Orange. Blond is a series of experimentation with sound, lyrics and voice that doesn’t always work, Self-Control and then does work fairly well Ivy. As such, there is a lot of filler and about six or seven songs I like. Even out of those there are about three that sound like decent Frank Ocean songs.
My first view of Drake’s album was that it was boring. I usually look to a Drake album for fun and club bangers. However, this album eventually began to grow on me in listening to it used for dance class at my school or distinct videos. As such, I ended up liking the album enough to put it on my list. There isn’t one standout track, but I do enjoy the occasional Caribbean moments throughout.
10. Malibu – Anderson.Paak
9. A Moon Shaped Pool – Radiohead
8. The Life of Pablo – Kanye West
7. Lemonade – Beyonce
6. ANTI- Rhianna
5. Awaken, My Love – Childish Gambino
4. Coloring Book – Chance the Rapper
3. The Sun's Tirade - Isaiah Rashad
2. A Seat at the Table – Solange
1. We Got it From Here……Thank you 4 Your Service
Well that's my list, tell me what you think.