Late Year LP’s

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Meghan Mahar

As 2016 comes to a close, artists are pushing out projects. They will join many other

highly anticipated releases that have marked 2016 as the most influential period in

recent years.

Check out some of the best mainstream albums that have dropped just in time for the

new year:

We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service – A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest revives the past with their signature styles while presenting fresh

content, marking the end of an era and the beginning of a new generation of hip-hop.

Long Live the Angels – Emile Sande

Post-divorce Sande reflects upon her personal experiences. Her bold voice carries

ballads about love and spirituality in which she sounds vulnerable, but strong.

24 Hrs – Olly Murs

Brit-pop golden boy Olly Murs dropped a heartfelt, break-up inspired album. It's style is

not the most innovative, but his sweet voice and relatable lyrics resonate with a large


24K Magic – Bruno Mars

After four years since his last album, Bruno Mars returns with a playful retro soul-pop

album that showcases his exceptional showmanship.

Glory Days – Little Mix

Girl power go-getters Little Mix take a bold step in pop with their fierce tracks such as

"Shout Out to My Ex" and "F.U.".


Joe Jonas and his bandmates walk the line between fun and funky on their debut album

that captures the same energy as single "Cake By The Ocean".

Starboy – The Weeknd

The Weeknd sticks to the same themes that have made him famous and solidified his


Awaken, My Love! – Childish Gambino

Gambino strips down from experimental hip-hop to "funkedelic", allowing his listeners

to feel his lyrics more deeply than they ever have in the past.

Darkness and Light – John Legend

John Legend does what he does best: warming hearts. His usual love ballads combine

old styles and new trends that perfectly match his timeless voice.

The Hamilton Mixtape – Various Artists

Hamilton is beautifully reinvented by an impressive collection of artists including Sia,

Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa and The Roots.