Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 3)

3.) Solange – “A Seat At The Table”

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It was a year of self-awareness and self-identity for many female artists and vocalists alike in 2016. But it’s Solange’s “A Seat At The Table” that really takes the cake. Her message is simple: 1.) I’m a black woman in America and I want to show you what I’m going through back then and now with my soul, funk and melodic R&B beats. Similar concepts like Mitski, Angel Olsen and even Beyonce about female empowerment; but it’s with a great message of racial identity mixed in with cultivating feeling that makes Solange hard to beat.

Top Tracks – Cranes In The Sky, Don’t Touch My Hair, Mad

Top 10 Albums of 2016 (Number 5)

5.) Beyonce – “Lemonade”

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All hail the Queen B! And hot damn we were not ready for the slaying on her tangy yet refreshing “Lemonade”. Each track is literally full of flavors that characterize her personal life (marriage and family alike) as well as her perspective of female empowerment. And what’s really brilliant about this manifesto is that it’s Beyonce’s most artistic album to date and demands attention.

Top Tracks – Formation, Sorry, Hold Up, 6 Inch