Muruch.com’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Surviving “WV’s 1,000-year flood” (and its endless aftermath) has taken all my time and energy this year. Only 5 albums were good enough to break through the chaos…

Muruch.com’s Top 5 Albums of 2016

Honorable mention to Amanda Palmer’s masterpiece, “Machete,” which is an album of a song.

5. Todrick Hall: Straight Outta Oz

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4. Childish Gambino: Awaken My Love!

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3. Fantastic Negrito: The Last Days of Oakland

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2. Saul Williams: MartyrLoserKing

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1. Beyoncé: Lemonade

Lemonade was the only music I had immediately following the June flood, which took a huge chunk of my music collection along with my car. BeyoncĂ©’s album would be magnificent in any circumstance, but it truly saved my sanity this year.

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Todrick Hall: Straight Outta Oz

Todrick Hall calls his album, Straight Outta Oz, “Lemonade meets Wizard of Oz” (replete with its own visual album), so of course I love it! You can watch the visual album in its glorious entirety on Youtube and listen on Spotify. Local Kanawha Co. library card holders can also download it for free on Hoopla.

Todrick Hall Official Site

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