Too Early for a Best-of-2016 List? NAH!

If you’re walking around with f-oldin’ money, here’s my rather casually assembled Top 15 releases for the first quarter of 2016, with some explanations:

1. Various Artists: Original Cast Recording of Hamilton*
2. Kool and Kass: Barter 7
3. Bajakian, Aram: Music Inspired by “The Color of Pomegranates”
4. Williams, Saul: Martyr Loser King
5. Lynn, Loretta: Full Circle
6. Lamar, Kendrick: Untitled Unmastered
7. Various Artists: Soul Sok Sega–Sega Sounds from Mauritius
8. McPhee, Joe, and Paal Nilssen-Love: Candy@
9. Pusha T: Darkness Before Dawn
10. Wussy: Forever Sounds
11. Wills, Bob, and the Texas Playboys: Let’s Play, Boys–Rediscovered Songs from Bob Wills’ Personal Transcriptions
12. Childbirth: Women’s Rights
13. Hemphill, Julius: Julius Hemphill Plays the Songs of Allen Lowe
14. Bowie, David: Blackstar
15. Bradley, Charles: Changes

*Definitely not 2016—but, dang it, I slept on it, and isn’t it still relevant in the Year of Our Gorge?
@Definitely not 2016—but, dang it, it’s seven discs! GIVE me just a little more TIME/And my take will surely GROW!

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