There were tons and tons and tons of releases in 2016 from some of the biggest names in music. From Beyoncé to the Weeknd, Lady Gaga, Drake, Kanye, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean, Kid Cudi, J Cole, and many more that I can’t really think of right now. 2016 was a great year for music. There were so many releases that I almost forgot about some artists that didn’t release in 2016, so I decided to make a top 10 list of artists that I wish did release albums in 2016:
Everyone loves Feel Good Inc., but for a lot of people don’t know about any of the releases that followed like Plastic Beach and The Fall. With their last release being more than 6 years ago.
9. Lana Del Rey
I was really surprised that Lana Del Rey didn’t release an album in 2016, but as of today, she started registering song names for her newest album 2017 is starting to look up already.
8. The Districts
The Districts were a band that I got angsty to in high school. I just want them to release new music asap.
7. Nicki Minaj
Nicki is known for having some of the strongest versus out there. With the male dominated raps of 2016 (Lil Yachty, Chance the Rapper, Kanye) it was strange to see 2016 be a year without a Nicki Album. Hopefully this year changes that.
6. Arcade Fire
With their last studio release in 2013, it was about time for this award winning band to release new material
5. Perfume Genius
Mike Hadreas has released an album about every 2 years. I was surprised to not see a release in 2016. Perfume Genius is pretty quality and if you’re looking for new music to start off 2017, this is where you should look.
4. Arctic Monkeys
It’s been confirmed that the Arctic Monkeys are officially off of Hiatus. Arctic Monkey albums should be a staple to anyone’s music collections. Can’t wait to see what this year brings us.
3. Daft Punk
For some reason, every time Daft Punk makes anything, it turns out amazing and wins a ton of awards. This is great. It should happen again.
2. The Black Keys
Every Black Keys album just seems to get better and better (Although Brothers will always be my favorite album). Without a release in 2016, this year seems like a probable time for The Black Keys to drop an album.
Lorde is one of my favorite artists. A lot of people were hoping that Lorde would release an album last year, but the bright side of Lorde not releasing her second album is that the chances of her sophomoric album not being overlooked because of big hitting artists like Beyoncé and Kanye.
2016 brought us a ton of new music, and even if a few of these artist release music this year, 2017 looks like its going to be as equally promising as last year.