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Music, Year in Review 2016

Year in Review: The Best Albums of 2016

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Joey Diaz
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Album: I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it
Artist: The 1975
Label: Dirty Hit/Interscope 
Released: February 26

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I feel The 1975 has a very distinct funky sound and combined with the messages their songs give, it blends perfectly. They are very detail oriented with their songs and the album tells a story of the narrator.

This might be a theory, but along with the music videos they have released so far, it seems to point in that direction.

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Album: Coloring Book
Artist: Chance the Rapper
Label: Independent 
Released: May 13

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Chance The Rapper’s unique rap style merged with artists such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Justin Bieber gives this album a distinct sound like no other.

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Album: Views
Artist: Drake 
Label: Young Money/Republic 
Released: April 29

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With multiple hits coming out of Views, there’s no question as to how his Summer Sixteen tour was a success. The album includes features from Rihanna, Future and OVO’s PARTYNEXTDOOR. There’s definitely a variety of music styles from soft R&B to banging rap/hip hop.

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Album: Matter
Artist: St. Lucia 
Label: Columbia 
Released: January 29

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I don’t usually listen an album in its entirety. Every song in this album is as catchy as the next. Tropical sounds mixed with funky guitar is a winner.

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Album: Waking At Dawn  
Artist: Roy Woods
Label: OVO
Released: July 1

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The very underrated Canadian rapper is beginning to make a name for himself by being on tour with Drake and performing songs from Waking at Dawn. This album is a combination of Hip-Hop and Alternative R&B.

Discussion

One thought on “Year in Review: The Best Albums of 2016

  1. I like it very much

    Posted by Ricky ortiz | December 3, 2016, 2:06 am

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