#1: Anderson Paak – Malibu

Ladies and gentlemen – Now introducing the #1 album of 2016….

Drumroll please….

Anderson Paak’s Malibu!

I don’t even know where to start. This album is laced with musical diversity. It’s fun and exciting and musically stellar.

The guy can play instruments, sing, and rap with the best of them. It makes for a pretty marvelous record.

Congrats, Anderson Paak!

#4: Thomston – Topograph

I’ve been putting my flag in Thomston for a few years now. He’s been on my radar as the most exciting new artist for as long as he’s been releasing music.

I was anxiously anticipating his first full-length album. And here it is in Topograph.

Is it great? Absolutely. Is it as incredible as I hoped? Maybe not.

But it’s hard to deny that he has one of the coolest voices out there right now. I suspect he’ll grow his fanbase after his next release. Producers seem to just have a little more work to do with him.