As years go, 2016 was a cruel one. We lost tons of musical heroes: Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones and other iconic performers departed. Before they left us, though, we were treated to a few final pieces of music. Likewise, once-dormant bands returned to prove that their best wasn't behind them. And of course, new bands appeared with fresh sounds and energy to inspire us all over again. While 2016 might be a year to forget in many ways, we don't think the following albums will be disappearing from memories any time soon. Overall site list 1 David Bowie Blackstar ISO Records / Columbia David Bowie has always stood outside the lines. In the last decade or so, every album release came as a surprise of sorts: no media circus or worldwide promo tour. Each release showed Bowie slipping into his older years with something more stable stylistically. Here on his 69th birthday we get his 25th album, Blackstar. In an almost complete lack of concern about what others may think, he released his most complete work in years so neatly stamping a mark to act as a coda for his career, and incidentally his life. In true Bowie fashion, he made something with lasting merits – something different, yet very much his own. (Jon) 2 A Tribe Called Quest We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service Epic Coming off their second hiatus, A Tribe Called Quest have released what is arguably their most politically charged and … Read more
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