2016 has been a big (and sad) year for music.Lots of comebacks, surprises,controversy and losses. There has also been a lot of technology come out to play it all on, like the stylish Panasonic Wireless Speakers featuring high resolution surround sound that you can listen to from your bedroom, bathroom and beyond. Of course, a speaker is nothing without a melody so here are our top five albums of 2016 to blast out of it. You’re welcome.
The legend that is David Bowie has sadly departed but he certainly didn’t gowithout a bang. Blackstar is a powerful, emotional and stunning musical farewell from one the greatest, brightest Ziggystardust’s in the world.
Beyoncé isn’t a lady to follow the rules so she decides to surprise us all and drop one of her best studio albums just like that. Described as a “a conceptual project based on every woman’s journey of self-knowledge and healing,” the lyrics bring up issues of politics, feminism and fidelity, everything you would expect from the controversial Queen Bee.
Just as you thought Bad Gal RiRi couldn’t get any more controversial, her eighth studio album ‘Anti,’ with its subtle hooks and smart production, is the most audacious move yet by a singer whose career is defined by turning left where others turn right.
Drake never disappoints and his fourth studio album certainly doesn’t. Having just hit 1 billion streams on Apple Music, a ridiculous number of hits on YouTube and spending 13 weeks at the top of the US Billboard 200 charts, Views, if not slightly long, is clearly exactly what it says on the tin.
The Life of Pablo
Last, but by no means least, we have Mr Kanye West, otherwise known as Pablo/Yeezus. Despite his outrageous onstage antics and statements, the guy still brings out some half decent music. You can’t knock him, even if sometimes you want to knock him out.