For every grandstanding statement that we can apply to the year 2016, the simplest one can be boiled down to this: 2016 had a lot of releases. There were albums that worked better with visual components. There were albums from legends and albums that hinted at fruitful careers for future artists. Essentially, there was a lot to digest – maybe even too much. For every album that established itself as a benchmark record for the year, another album became less prominent in our eyes. But these albums, despite not making our Top 50, are still worth talking about today:
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