Happy New Year!
I usually compile and post NPR's 50 Best Albums of the Year around the middle of December but it has been busy. I always find lots of great music on this list that brings me full swing into the next year and beyond.
I usually share this as a Spotify playlist, but as I have switched over to Apple Music, I just could not justify the time it would take to find all of the music twice.
That being said, I hope you enjoy. Some of my favorite albums of the year, many off this list, are to be shared in a blog post later this week.
Here is the link to NPR's list: Best 50 Albums of 2016
Here is the link to my Apple Music playlist: NPR Best 50 Albums of 2016
The following recordings were not available on Apple Music:
Jamila Woods - Heavn
Beyoncé - Lemonade (due to exclusive streaming deal with TIDAL)
Pavel Kolesnikov - Chopin Mazurkas
Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy - Darraje
Pure Disgust - Pure Disgust
New York Philharmonic/Alan Gilbert - Rouse: Symphonic Works
Mal Devisa - Kiid