2016 was an odd year for music and like many creative things across the board, it is selective.
In keeping with tradition, our correspondents Le-La Cloutier and RICH D SMOOV have unleashed their favorite albums of the year.
1.Glass Animals: How to be a Human Being
2. Beyonce: Lemonade
3. The Weeknd: Starboy
4. Childish Gambino: Awaken, My Love!
5.The Avett Brothers: True Sadness
6. Miike Snow: iii
7. Saint Motel: saintmotelevision
8. Kings of Leon: Walls
9. The Shelters: The Shelters
10. Flume: Skin
RICH D SMOOV's list as broken down by his two favorite genres-- metal and hip-hop.
1. Inquisition: Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith.
2. Oranssi Pazuzu: Varahtelija
3. Wormrot: Voices
4. Anaal Nathrakh: The Whole Of The Law
5. Nails: You Will Never Be One Of Us
6. Sex Prisoner: Tannhauser Gate
7. Asphyx: Incoming Death
8. Destroyer666: Wildfire
9. Deafeated Sanity: Dharmata
10. The Dillinger Escape Plan: Dissociation
Honorable Mention: Vermin Womb: Decline
Top 5 Hip Hop Albums Of The Year In No Particular Order:
A Tribe Called Quest: We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service
Czarface: A Fistful Of Peril
Apathy: Handshakes With Snakes
Masta Ace: The Falling Season
Run The Jewels : RTJ3
Honorable Mention: Craig G: I Rap And Go Home