From 35 dead good singles released in 2016 to my top 45 albums from this year.

45. Blossoms – Blossoms

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The best British breakthrough band to come out of 2016.
Key track: Getaway

44. David Bowie – Blackstar

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You will be dearly missed *heartbroken emoji*
Key track: I Can’t Give Everything Away

43. Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book

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Another year, another mixtape.
Key track: All We Got

42. Izzy Bizu – A Moment of Madness

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Fresh and soulful. Like a breath of fresh air.
Key track: White Tiger

41. Melanie C – Version of Me

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Sporty gone electronic and cohesive.
Key track: Anymore

40. Lady Gaga – Joanne

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Much better than I imagined.
Key track: A-Yo

39. John Legend – Darkness and Light

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Soulful as ever.
Key track: Temporarily Painless

38. Robbie Williams – Heavy Entertainment Show

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King of my generation of pop. Good to have you back Robbie!
Key track: Love My Life

37. Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion Side B

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Carly Slay strikes again.
Key track: Fever

36. Usher – Hard II Love

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Still proving himself to be one of the best R&B stars.
Key track: Crash

35. Garbage – Strange Little Birds

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Garbage proving they haven’t lost the spark they had in the 90’s.
Key track: Teaching Little Fingers To Play

34. Rihanna – ANTI

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Not my favourite RiRi album at all but some of the songs are some of her best in years.
Key Track: Same ‘Ol Mistakes

33. Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Familia

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Sophie back with her own sound this time. Folk meets Disco!
Key track: Come With Us

32. KanYe West – The Life of Pablo

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The valentines present I needed this year ❤
Key track: Fade

31. Tinashe – Nightride

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Late night jams.
Key track: Ride Of Your Life

30. Frank Ocean – Blonde

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Worth the wait.
Key track: Pink + White

29. Foxes – All I Need

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A great mix of pop.
Key track: Cruel

28. Skepta – Konnichiwa

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Grime record of the year.
Key track: That’s Not Me

27. Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind

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A good start.
Key track: We Don’t Talk Anymore

26. Little Mix – Glory Days

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Not a patch on their previous two records, but still enjoyable.
Key track: Touch

25. Tove Lo – Ladywood

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One of the leading Scandi’s in pop. Such a cool girl.
Key track: Influence

24. DNCE – DNCE

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Party jams of 2016.
Key track: Cake By The Ocean

23. Alicia Keys – Here

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Always here for an Alicia record.
Key track: In Common

22. Meghan Trainor – Thank You

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Meghan with much more sass and fuck boy anthems.
Key Track: NO

21. Craig David – Following My Intuition

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Comeback king!
Key track: Change My Love

20. JoJo – Mad Love.

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Also worth the wait. It’s like she never left!
Key track: I Can Only

19. Twenty88 – Twenty88

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Now we have the EP, I need the album!
Key track: Deja Vu

18. ZAYN – Mind of Mine

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The R&B album he’s wanted to release for years.
Key track: PILLOWTALK

17. Solange – A Seat at the Table

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I will fall in love with this even more next year.
Key track: Don’t You Wait

16. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love!

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Childish gone all soulful and funky. Very Prince.
Key track: Redbone

15. Anohni – Hopelessness

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Production is off the scale. Fingers crossed for a BRIT nomination next year!
Key track: Watch Me

14. Gallant – Ology

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Best soul record of the year.
Key track: Bourbon

13. Lion Babe – Begin

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One word: underrated!
Key track: Stressed OUT!

12. Nao – For All We Know

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Such cute warm vocals with sick production. My favourite debut album this year.
Key track: Inhale Exhale

11. AlunaGeorge – I Remember

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An album full of slow jams and dancey garage anthems. Also underrated.
Key track: I’m In Control

10. J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only

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Complete underdog. A journey of a record.
Key track: She’s Mine Pt. 1 & 2

09. The 1975 – I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It

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Indie pop meets 80’s Duran Duran.
Key track: This Must Be My Dream

08. Banks – The Altar

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Banks never fails to deliver a masterpiece.
Key track: This Is Not About Us

07. Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman

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For me, a big grower.
Key track: Into You

06. Drake – Views

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Drizzy’s best work since Take Care.
Key track: Feel No Ways

05. Britney Spears – Glory

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A really really great pop album.
Key track: D’ya Wanna Come Over?

04. Beyonce – Lemonade

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Another grower for me.
Key track: Formation

03. Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like

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A fun falling in love record
Key track: Rare

02. All Saints – Red Flag

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The girlband album of 2016. They managed to keep their original unique sound and make it work nearly 20 years later!
Key track: Summer Rain

01. The Weeknd – Starboy

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The best Abel record yet.
Key track: Die For You

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