[The Top 10 Best Albums of 2016]




With so many losses, and tragedies of our legends this year—one would easily forget some pretty great albums that dropped this year to console us. Soul Savviness is being inclusive this year with the genres. Soul music is more than R&B, so we thought it would be nice to change it up just a bit. This list is focused on stellar lyrics, vocals/rhymes, and instrumentation. Most importantly the replay value of the entire album, and it doesn’t hurt to say the album covers as well. We feel this top 10 does all of this, and beyond. So to all the savvy folks out there, enjoy!



1. Tweet – “Charlene”


2. Solange – “A Seat at the Table”


3. Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”


4. A Tribe Called Quest – “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service”


5. Kindred the Family Soul – “Legacy of Love”


6. Corrine Bailey Rae – “The Heart Speaks In Whispers” 


7. Maxwell – “blackSUMMERS’night”


8. Terrace Martin – “Velvet Portraits”


9. De La Soul – “and the Anonymous Nobody…”


10. KING – “We Are KING”


(Bonus) Anderson Paak – “Malibu”

Is your favorite album of this year not on the list? What was your favorite album of 2016? Let us know!