Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 7)

7.) Norah Jones – “Day Breaks”


Norah’s back to her roots and it’s the most engaging album of her career to date. With her sultry signature tune of “Carry On” to three covers from legendary artists such as Neil Young and Duke Ellington, “Day Breaks” is the reflection and a response to her 2002 debut. It’s safe to say that Norah’s voice is forever alluring and awe-inspiring in the world of jazz.

Top Tracks – Carry On, And Then There Was You, Tragedy


Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 8)

8.) A Tribe Called Quest – “We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service”


Politically motivated, perfectly crafted, all Quest. Can they still kick it after over a decade of a hiatus but bring out the everflowing and conscious rhymes that move our minds and bodies? YES THEY CAN! If you want to hear a beautiful goodbye on a high note, then “We Got It From Here…” is a must listen to old and new fans alike. And to Phife Dawg, “Thank You 4 Your Service”!

Top Tracks – We The People…, The Space Program, Dis Generation

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 9)

9.) Frank Ocean – “Blonde”


There are no certain boundaries found on this daring and bold album. Emotionally stitched with atmospheric sounds flowing through the veins of any listener; “Blonde” gives a new meaning of innovative sounds without sounding force. Let’s be Frank that Ocean will leave you speechless.

Top Tracks – Nights, Ivy, Pink + White

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 10)

10.) Mitski – “Puberty 2”a2073d70-059f-4911-bafb-9cca608971c3

“Puberty 2” defines frustration in the lines between happiness and sadness that governs her life as well as our own. Mitski explores her range of dimensions of her voice; and adding minimalistic beats and heavy electric guitar riffs made her concept come to life. The best part of her album is that she controls her emotional trajectory with such grace and her complex lyrics sheers true perfection.

Top Tracks – Your Best American Girl, Happy, Crack Baby

The Edge

By Gary Barton

It takes one scratch

To excite me

Matching numbers

To entice me


Oh no

There goes my chances to win


I need more deals

To provide thee

And more chances

To invite thee


Oh no

There goes my chances to win


It’s never enough

To get me off

I still need more

To fill my quaff


Just one more hit

To satisfy me

I got nothing

To surprise me


Oh Lord…

There goes my chances to win


By Gary Barton

We all have a choice

But who do we choose

Is it based on will

Or somebody’s force


Does it make a difference

On who we choose

Aligned with instinct

Or what is endorsed


I’ll be damned if someone

Takes my freedom of choice

Without my word or my consent

Let them feel my fire


But who knows what will happen

When we made our choice

Who’s to say that we chose

A saint or a liar


Choose wisely and vote!