Rolling Stone’s “45 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far” List Includes Fifth Harmony, The 1975, & More!

It’s unbelievable to think that we’re halfway through 2016 with many artists releasing records, singles, etc for people to hear worldwide. This celebration comes with Rolling Stone’s ’45 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far’ list which includes a multitude of albums from all different kinds of genres, musicians, etc.

With many more anxiously awaiting releases for the latter half of the year, it’s nice to see so many records already taking the world by storm.

Artists like The 1975 (I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It), Fifth Harmony (7/27) and Tegan & Sara (Love You to Death) made the list with their respective albums with Rolling Stone highly favoring the catchy production and lyrics. For example, in concentration on girl group Fifth Harmony’s 7/27 album, it notes:

The beats are mostly booming or bouncy and the swagger is all over the place. There’s nothing here as good as 2014’s “Bo$$,” but “That’s My Girl” bites its honking horns just fine and delivers a booming addendum to its empowering message: “Destiny said it, you got to get up and get it/Get mad independent, don’t you ever forget it.” The second Fifth Harmony LP isn’t a massive step forward, but with a constant bombardment of hooks, high energy and incredible harmony there’s not much time to catch your breath to compare.

Here’s the official list below, courtesy of Rolling Stone!

1) Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’

2) Kanye West, ‘The Life of Pablo’

3) Radiohead, ‘A Moon-Shaped Pool’

4) David Bowie, ‘Blackstar’

5) Rihanna, ‘Anti’

6) Chance the Rapper, ‘Coloring Book’

7) Car Seat Headrest, ‘Teens of Denial’

8) Parquet Courts, ‘Human Performance’

9) Sturgill Simpson, ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’

10) Mitski, ‘Puberty 2’

11) Esperanza Spalding, ‘Emily’s D+Evolution’

12) Elton John, ‘Wonderful Crazy Night’

13) Mavis Staples, ‘Livin’ on a High Note’

14) Paul Simon, ‘Stranger to Stranger’

15) Loretta Lynn, ‘Full Circle’

16) Margo Price, ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’

17) Iggy Pop, ‘Post Pop Depression’

18) Lucinda Williams, ‘The Ghosts of Highway 20’

19) Mudcrutch, ‘2’

20) YG, ‘Still Brazy’

21) Sunflower Bean, ‘Human Ceremony’

22) Bob Mould, ‘Patch the Sky’

23) Peter Wolf, ‘A Cure for Loneliness’

24) Kendrick Lamar, ‘Untitled Unmastered’

25) Anohni, ‘Hopelessness’

26) Savages, ‘Adore Life’

27) White Lung, ‘Paradise’

28) Frankie Cosmos, ‘Next Thing’

29) The Monkees, ‘Good Times!’

30) Bonnie Raitt, ‘Dig in Deep’

31) Brian Eno, ‘The Ship’

32) PJ Harvey, ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’

33) Deftones, ‘Gore’

34) John Doe, ‘The Westerner’

35) Brandy Clark, ‘Big Day in a Small Town’

36) Various Artists, ‘Day of the Dead’

37) Kevin Gates, ‘Islah’

38) Flume, ‘Skin’

39) Drake, ‘Views’

40) The 1975, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It’

41) Tegan and Sara, ‘Love You to Death’

42) Maren Morris, ‘Hero’

43) Fifth Harmony, ‘7/27’

44) Death Grips, ‘Bottomless Pit’

45) Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, ‘Ears’

Spot your favorite record? Let us know what it is and if you can’t find one, keep on searching high and low. We’re sure you’ll find your secret “loop” album sooner or later. Tag us on Twitter @CelebMix for more exclusive interviews, giveaways, etc. 

Written by Dannii C.

girl group advocate. latino. prospective teacher. multi-instrumentalist. self-proclaimed Twitter-ologist @oscahhhhh.