Top 50 of 2016: Part 4 (20-11)

20. Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love! Release date: December 2, 2016  Awaken, My Love! is an experimentation from Donald Glover as he explores the ’70s, and their legacy of funk and psychedelic music. And for many Gambino fans, it is an extremely polarizing release. Some find it bland and disorientating, others creative and progressive. I personally find it refreshing, especially since there has been this sudden surge in the last few years of rebranding of ’70s and ’80s funk, and Glover does his part to do something different. With enough wah-wah…

Frank Ocean – Nikes (Official Music Video)

Fans have been patiently awaiting the latest Frank Ocean release for almost four years; the R&B singer dropped his debut album Channel Orange back in 2012, and his follow-up was teased and dangled in front of fans for well over a year. Boys Don’t Cry – which was the rumoured name of the record – has been officially released as Blonde, available now through iTunes. Ocean has also mentioned there will be a second version of the album, an exclusive physical copy that will be only available at select pop-up locations. Previewed by the visual album Endless earlier…