Top Ten Non-Rap Albums of 2016

nonhiphopHere will be a least of the top ten Non-Rap albums ranked in order

  1. Childish Gambino Awaken, My Love!

This albums touches on so many sounds that evoke musical memories of my youth heard from family and parents that shape how I internalize music like Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Rick James, George Clinton and Sly & The Family Stone. Something I really enjoy is the thought and precision mixed with innovation that Donald Glover applies when planning every album.  That creates an environment for an experience.  On Because the Internet he had an online script that went with the album.  On this album he did it again with sound and the addition of the app Pharos that gives you a vr concert or 360 view of Childish Gambino performing a track of this album. It has wonderful visuals that add to the experience and match the mood the track. All of the tracks evolve within themselves some more than other creating the journey and creating the illusion of more space. My favorite tracks that evolve and switch because I truly enjoy the entire album outside of the two singles are “Zombies”, “Terrified” and “Boogieman”. This is a GREAT album but only can tell if it is a classic with time.  It hit as I stated in the beginning awaking the mind and feeding the heart or soul making it TheSonicBreakdown.coms number 1 non-rap album of 2016.

  1. NxWorries Yes Lawd!
  2. Rihanna Anti
  3. Anderson Paak. Malibu
  4. Solange A Seat at the Table
  5. Frank Ocean Blond
  6. Maxwell blackSUMMERS’night
  7. Bruno Mars 24k Magic
  8. D.R.A.M. Big Baby D.R.A.M.
  9. Kaytranada 99.9%