2016 was the first year in which I set out to listen to as many new albums as possible. And while I didn’t sample as many as I’d hoped, my listening pile was yuge. Rather than focus simply on the best albums of the year, I give you: Music 2016 Wrap Up!
Let us start with Most Disappointing albums of the year. There were many to choose from, but here are two artists who I’ve really enjoyed in the past whose 2016 offerings were not up to par:
Many well-known artists released new albums, so I give you Legends of 2016:
We got a Folk Icon and the Best Punk album of the year.
Strangest Idea for an album had co-winners.
Dream Pop became a popular genre.
Some excellent traditional country albums were released.
And from the Do You Remember? files, many artists from the past put out new albums in 2016.
The Most Surprising album of the year was Origins, Vol. 1 by Ace Frehley. I expected to hate it but instead… loved it!
And the highlight of 2016? Here are some of my Favorite Albums of 2016.
Some of these albums have been written up in previous posts, others probably will come in the future. Today I simply offer you a sampler. So dig in, put your feet up on the cat and enjoy your Music 2016 Wrap Up!