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…

In No Particular Order: March 25, 2016

Apparently In No Particular Order is also known as With No Particular Deadline. After a time-consuming Easter long weekend and battling a few days of illness, it’s amazing how quickly a week goes by. So let’s turn back to the clock and just pretend for a moment that it’s still March 25th and these albums are fresh off the press. Okay? Okay. In other news, this week’s choices are hopeful candidates for some of the best albums of 2016. Connecting Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, and Wales, the following albums show a little diversity in…