Characterizing the best albums of 2016 with the zodiac

2016, as a year, hardly needs an introduction. It embodied the cliché of "emotional rollercoaster." But one thing remained consistent, and that was the output of incredible music. It was almost overwhelming at times.

There are plenty of "Best Of" and "Top 50" lists out there that are very worthy of your perusal, so here's something slightly different. (It's also a very personal list. These are my favorites, so don't @ me about how I got the best albums wrong. I'm also right, anyway.)

Rihanna,  Anti

Rihanna, Anti


 
Mac Miller,  The Divine Feminine

Mac Miller, The Divine Feminine


 
Kanye West,  The Life of Pablo

Kanye West, The Life of Pablo


 
Drake,  Views

Drake, Views


 
Beyoncé,  LEMONADE

Beyoncé, LEMONADE


 
Solange Knowles,  A Seat at the Table

Solange Knowles, A Seat at the Table


 
Frank Ocean,  Blonde

Frank Ocean, Blonde


 
Vince Staples,  Prima Donna

Vince Staples, Prima Donna


 
Chance The Rapper,  Coloring Book

Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book


 
The Weeknd,  Starboy

The Weeknd, Starboy


 
Childish Gambino, " Awaken, My Love!"

Childish Gambino, "Awaken, My Love!"


 
The 1975,  I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

The 1975, I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it