PlayNetwork’s Top 20 Albums of 2016

The Music Supervision team at PlayNetwork is exposed to a ton of music each year, in fact, in 2016 alone, we added 6,000+ albums, EP’s and compilations to our massive music library. Each Music Supervisor has their own unique criteria for selecting songs for a playlist, and at year’s end, we all vote for our personal favorite albums that pass the test. Here are some of our favorite tracks, featured on our Top 20 Albums of 2016, as determined by the esteemed/opinionated/obsessive music team at PlayNetwork. Enjoy!

Number 1:

Artist: Beyoncé
Album: Lemonade (Columbia)
Track: Sorry

Number 2:
Artist: Radiohead
Album: A Moon Shape Pool (XL)
Track: “Burn The Witch

Number 3:
Artist: Solange
Album: A Seat At The Table (Columbia)
Track: Cranes In The Sky

Number 4:
Artist: Frank Ocean
Album: Blonde (Boys Don’t Cry)
Track: Pink + White”

Number 5:
Artist: Anderson .Paak
Album: Malibu (Steel Wool)
Track: “Am I Wrong” (Feat. ScHoolboy Q)

Number 6:
Parquet Courts – Human Performance (Rough Trade) – “Dust

Number 7:
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound (Domino) – “Better Than Me

Number 8:
Savages – Adore Life (Matador) – “Evil

Number 9:
Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book (Apple Music) – “No Problem

Number 10:
A Tribe Called West – We Got It from Here… Thank You for Your Service (Epic) – “We The People…

Number 11:
School of Seven Bells – SVIIB (Vagrant) – “Ablaze

Number 12:
Bon Iver – 22, A Million (Jagjaguwar) – “33 ‘God’

Number 13:
Santigold – 99 Cents (Atlantic) – “Can’t Get Enough Of Myself

Number 14:
Angel Olsen – My Women (Jagjaguwar) – “Intern

Number 15:
Shura – Nothing’s Real (Polydor) – “What’s It Gonna Be?

Number 16:
Roosevelt – Roosevelt (City Slang) – “Night Moves

Number 17:
Gallant – Ology (Mind of a Genius/Warner) – “Weight In Gold

Number 18:
Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future (Caroline International) – “I Exhale

Number 19:
Kaytranada – 99.9% (XL) – “Lite Spots

Number 20:
Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (Rock-A-Fella) – “Father Stretch My Hands” (preview only)