Kendrick Lamar

10 cool albums from 2016

10 cool albums from 2016

The competition was fierce, but we narrowed it down to the 10 coolest albums (plus some honorable mentions) of 2016 including from Rihanna, David Bowie, the Queen B herself and Bon Iver.
Rihanna - Anti

While it's a shame that the Grammy folks chose to nominate Drake and Justin Bieber's albums over this one for Album of the Year, it still stands as the best work of Ri-Ri's career. Her surprise-released eighth album cuts a wide swath of styles from throwback doo-wop ("Love on the Brain") to a Tame Impala cover ("Same 'Ol Mistakes") and gets better with every listen.

David Bowie - Blackstar

With the rock/pop/glam/punk icon passing two days after...