Music

The Best 75 Albums of 2016

by Couch Sessions

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As we give a hard peace out to 2016 and all of its shenanigans. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the amazing year we had in music (yes, I said it). Even though the slew of auto-tune singers and the rise of mumble rap, had both the listener and mainstream media believing that music was at an all time low. But if you think about it we can (mostly) agree that on the Hip-Hop side legendary artist such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Common as well as newcomers like Dave East, Locksmith and Bas all came into the year with top quality music. And on the R&B side of things Joe, Alicia Keys, John Legend, October London, and King to name a few, also released some good music in the name of Rhythm and Blues. I hope for those that believe that all the music of 2016 was trash, can listen and catch the love of music again. So with that said, I present my list of the top 75 albums of the year. – Lex Pierre 

 

1. 3d Natee – The Regime
2. 9th Wonder – Zion
3. Ab soul – Do What Thou Wilt
4. Adrian Younge – Something about April 2
5. Alicia Keys – Here
6. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
7. Audio push – 90951
8. Bas -Too High To Riot
9. Big Tray Dee – The 3rd Coming
10. BJ the Chicago Kid – In My Mind
11. Black Milk & Nat Turner – The Rebellion Sessions
12. Blu & Union Analogtronic – Cheetah In The City
13. Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
14. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
15. Common – Black America Again
16. Crooked I (Kxng Crooked) – Good vs Evil
17. Curren$y & Alchemist – Carrollton Heist
18. D.R.A.M – Big Baby Dram
19. Dave East – Kairi Chanel (Mixtape)
20. David Banner – Before The Box
21. Daz & Snoop – Cuzznz
22. De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
23. Denzel Curry – Imperial
24. DJ Khaled – Major Key
25. Don Mykel – The Last Martyr
26. Elzhi – Lead Poison
27. Flatbush Zombies – 3001 A Laced Odyssey
28. Havoc & Alchemist -T he Silent Partner
29. Isaiah Rashad – The Sun’s Tirade
30. J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
31. JMSN – It Is
32. Joe – My Name Is Joe Thomas
33. Joe Budden – Rage And The Machine
34. John Legend – Darkness & Light
35. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered
36. King – We Are King
37. Kokane – King of G-funk
38. Locksmith – The Lock Sessions
39. Major – I Am Major
40. Med Blu Madlib – Bad Neighbor
41. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
42. Mick Jenkins – The Healing Component
43. Miles Davis & Robert Glasper – Everything’s Beautiful
44. Mistah Fab – Son Of A Pimp 2
45. Musiq Soulchild – Life On Earth
46. N.O.R.E -Drunk Uncle
47. Nick Grant -88
48. Nipsey Hussle – Slauson Boy
49. No Panty – Westside Story
50. NxWorries – Yes Lawd
51. October London – Color Blind:love
52. Pearl – Closer
53. Problem & Dj Quik – Rosecrans
54. Rapsody – Crown
55. Ras Kass – Intellectual Property (Soul on Ice 2)
56. Reks – The Greatest X
57. Royce Da 5’9 – Layers
58. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 3
59. Schoolboy Q – Blankface
60. Skyzoo & Apollo Brown – The Easy Truth
61. Smoke Dza & Pete rock – Don’t Smoke Rock
62. Snoop Dogg – Coolaid
63. Solange – A Seat At The Table
64. Tech n9ne – The Storm
65. Termanolgy – Hood Politics
66. Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits
67. The Game – 1992
68. T.I – Us Or Else
69. Torae – Entitled
70. Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here ….Thank You 4 Your Service
71.  Twenty88 – Twenty88
72. The Cast of Hamilton/Various Artists – The Hamilton Mixtape
73. Vic Mensa – There’s A lot Going On
74. Vince Staples – Prima Donna
75. YG – Still Brazy