A Year Full of Great Albums


This year was, by many accounts, a rotten year. However, modern music fans share a silver lining. Though several legends left us — David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen — others returned from hiatus, and even some new hopes emerged. 

Hip-hop innovators A Tribe Called Quest released their first album in 18 years (albeit an untimely posthumous one for member Phife Dawg), Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in literature and contemporary talent like Beyoncé and Solange kept issue-driven discourse alive in the mainstream. 

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