As of December 2016, Lemonade has sold 1.5 million copies in the United States, making it the third best-selling album of the year in the United States. Lemonade was the best-selling album of 2016, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), selling 2.5 million copies that year alone.
Regardless of the circumstances or the rune-reading, Blackstar ranks among Bowie’s very best albums. Blackstar is a self-contained world. Despite drawing inspiration from recent albums by D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamar, and featuring percussion from LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, it never strains to be of-the-moment like his 90s albums Outside and Earthling.
Blonde (alternately titled blond) is the second studio album by American singer Frank Ocean. It was released on August 20, 2016, as a timed exclusive on the iTunes Store and Apple Music, and followed the August 19 release of Ocean's visual album Endless.
A Moon Shaped Pool is the ninth studio album by the English rock band Radiohead. It was released digitally on 8 May 2016, with CD and LP releases in June 2016 through XL Recordings. Radiohead also sold a special edition from their website, containing additional tracks and artwork.
The Life of Pablo is the seventh studio album by American rapper and recording artist Kanye West, released on February 14, 2016 by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions took place from 2013 to 2016 in Italy, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
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As Mitski Miyawaki rips through her emotions and her guitar, the singer-songwriter blazes through a catalog of deeply personal anxieties and feelings ranging from racial identity (standout track "Your Best American Girl") to deteriorating relationships (brazen album opener "Happy") As technically proficient as it is unhinged and raw, Mitski opens up her personal world so we can all wallow along.
You Want It Darker is the fourteenth and final studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, released on October 21, 2016, by Columbia Records, 19 days before Cohen's death. The album was created towards the end of his life and focuses on death, God, and humor.
Skeleton Tree is the sixteenth studio album by Australian rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. It was released on 9 September 2016 on Bad Seed Ltd. A follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed album Push the Sky Away (2013), Skeleton Tree was recorded over 18 months at Retreat Recording Studios in Brighton, La Frette Studios in La Frette-sur-Seine and Air Studios in London.
Atrocity Exhibition is the fourth studio album by American rapper Danny Brown. It was released on September 27, 2016, by Warp Records and Fool's Gold Records. It is primarily produced by British producer Paul White, and features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt, B-Real, Kelela and Petite Noir.
The Compton native doesn't cloak his message in metaphor and he is not given to elaborate wordplay. He is, however, great at getting his point across. "Fuck Donald Trump" isn't a very sophisticated or nuanced critique and it doesn't need to be – it's still popular music's most anthemic and galvanizing statement of dissent in 2016.
Blood Bitch is the sixth studio album by Norwegian musician Jenny Hval, released on September 30, 2016 on Sacred Bones Records. Co-produced by Hval and Lasse Marhaug, the album was preceded by the singles, "Female Vampire", "Conceptual Romance" and "Period Piece".
Post Pop Depression is the eighteenth studio album by American rock singer Iggy Pop, released on March 18, 2016, by Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, the album was recorded in secrecy and features contributions from Queens of the Stone Age's Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders.
Though Telefone was long delayed (to the point where some of her peers called her the “Jay Electronica of Chicago”), Noname made up for that wait with a gem. On 10 captivating songs that are as quirky as they are smooth, Noname runs the gamut of emotions with her pen, but always returns to the confusion and pain that writhes beneath the surface of many of our lives.
Blank Face LP finds Schoolboy Q reconciling the varied and opposing roles he's played in his 20-something years of life: broke gangbanger and rich rap star, drug addict and dope dealer, proud father and fuck-up. Q wears all of these labels without shame. Standout "John Muir," named for the middle ...
Islah is the debut studio album by American rapper Kevin Gates. It was released on January 29, 2016, by Bread Winners' Association and Atlantic Records. The album was supported by four official singles: "Kno One", "Really Really", "2 Phones" and "Time for That".
Paul Simon said the theme of his 13th album was sound, packing it with sideways reinventions of the mournful blues snap and early rock & roll melodicism that have long charged his work. But the genre-bending oddball sonics draw you into songs full of the anxiety that defined our annus horribilis.
The Weight of These Wings is the sixth studio album by American country music artist Miranda Lambert. It was released on November 18, 2016 via RCA Records Nashville. The album consists of two discs, with Disc 1 titled The Nerve, and Disc 2 titled The Heart.
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct is the tenth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released as a double album on November 18, 2016 by their vanity label Blackened Recordings. It is their first studio album in eight years following Death Magnetic (2008), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in the band's career.
Posted on May 9th, 2016 at 8:13 pm. Zennz Said, I agree that’s underwhelming but James is not trying to sound like Sam Smith. More than anything, this album has the same sound as his first album “James Blake”. Undergrown remains his best album. Posted on May 26th, 2016 at 6:15 pm. start Said, Great post.
Light Upon the Lake is Whitney’s full-length debut album, and was released in June 2016 by the record label Secretly Canadian. Founding members Julien Ehrlich, formerly of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Max Kakacek, formerly of Smith Westerns, formed Whitney after the break-up of their former bands.
The clearest departure from Zaba on this album is, as the title might suggest, the humanity. Where their first album displayed a diversity of sound, How To Be a Human Being expands from eccentric instrumental choices to the eccentricities of life itself.
Love is not about working up or building up to loving someone, love is not a constant struggle and is something as fragile as you explained it. Love is effortless and is hard and sturdy and simply cannot be forced, what you are attempting is forced love which is something exceptionally hard to do.
This Is Acting is the seventh studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Sia. It was released on 29 January 2016 by Inertia, Monkey Puzzle and RCA Records. The album is mostly composed of songs written by Sia for other pop artists that were not included on their albums.