Top 20 Favorite Albums of 2016

The year 2016 has been filled with tons of new music releases. Granted some weren’t as musically appealing as others, but all in all it’s been a great year for music lovers. As I sit and reflect on the past year and what’s been accomplished I can honestly say I’m proud to close this chapter and welcome a new one in just a few days (2017).

These albums I’m selecting are strictly based on my opinion and will be listed in no particular order. Also, If you have a favorite album and you don’t see it on the list, feel free to post it in the comments!! Here’s to the ending of a beautiful yet challenging year and the welcoming of new opportunities and dreams being recognized and achieved!! Modern Diversity signing out till 2017!!

Peace & Love

Anderson .Paak Malibu

Pho Ari Lennox

AfroNoon Blaquestone

Awaken, My Love Childish Gambino

Redemption Dawn Richard

FMA Grace

H.E.R., Vol.1 H.E.R

4 Your Eyez Only J. Cole

Mad Love Jojo

Don’t Explain Snoh Aalegra

A Seat at the Table Solange Knowles

Yuna Chapters

Free 6lack 6lack

Escape Velocity Theo Croker

Lapsley Long Way Home

NAO For All We Know

Chance the Rapper Coloring Book

The Balance Drew Vision

Ology Gallant

Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKight

 

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Melodic Monday’s

When the music’s melody speaks to your soul you know you’ve just listened to something special. These three songs posses just that and more!! Press play and vibe with me to the sweet melodic sounds of Coah, Ki’Ki Steward and Savannah Dumetz.

Coah

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Ki’Ki Steward

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Savannah Dumetz

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Melodic Monday’s: Aminé- Caroline

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Heard this and had to post!! Aminé’s Caroline is such a good vibe it really doesn’t need a long drawn out review. Just press play and vibe with me…

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Soulful Sunday: Dawn Richard The Louvre

 

dawn-richard-redemption-interview-1Never one to shy away and not speak her mind Dawn Richard is back with another intricately woven body of work. Redemption gives fans an even closer look into just how creative and talented Dawn really is. It’s personal, it’s raw and everything music lovers are in need of at this moment. The Louvre a track off Redemption is soul with a twist and it’s perfect for today’s Soulful Sunday pick. If you haven’t checked out the album be sure to do so immediately. In the meantime check out The Louvre below!

 

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Melodic Monday’s

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I been gone for a minute now I’m back with the jump off….. Yep Yep I’m back 100% and I’ve missed each and every one of you!!! During my absence I’ve been listening to some pretty dope new artists and here’s a playlist comprised of a few of my faves. Press Play and vibe with me….

 

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Liz Loughrey: Rise Up!

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Liz Loughrey’s Rise Up! is more then just a song it’s a movement, says Liz. The positive impact Rise Up! has been spreading is one that this world needs right now. The song promotes positive change and calls for people to come together and let love reign supreme in their lives, communities, etc. Rise Up! is that song that will be remembered for years to come, it’s uplifting, thought- provoking and makes you want to get up and make a change.

 

 

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Bibi Bourelly: Ballin

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If you haven’t checked out Bibi Bourelly what are you waiting for? Her EP Free The Real is hands down one of the best that have been released this year. Now she’s back with another melodic tune. Press play and vibe with me to BiBi’s ballin!!

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Cosmos & Creature: Young

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Progressive-Pop duo Cosmos & Creature comprised of the very talented Brandyn Burnette and Molly Moore have just released their newest single “Young” off their upcoming EP. The liveliness of the track represents the nature of the duos sound. Cosmos & Creature brings a new twist to the pop world by adding a bit more soul and creativity. Care to know more about the duo? You can connect with them on either of the following:

Twitter

Facebook

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Stanaj: Ain’t Love Strange

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Who doesn’t love a good love song and come on what’s hump day without one? Sure it’s just another day, but seriously who can pass up the smooth and delicate vocal styling of Stanaj? I’d like to thank pure inquisition to this latest discovery. Next week the Mid- Week playlist will return, but right now turn the speakers up and vibe with Stanaj’s Ain’t Love Strange off his latest record The Preview.

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