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Six 2016 Albums for the Spring


Morgan Halperin

Ahh, spring is almost here! What better way to spend your first bright walk outside this season than with some good new music? Breathe in the fresh spring air while listening to these six new albums that scream, “One more season ‘till Summer!”

  • Anderson Paak - Malibu; release date: January 15: This new Aftermath signee released a fantastic album featuring his incredibly unique R&B vocals and taste.

  • Charlie Puth - Nine Track Mind; release date: January 29: The “See You Again” singer finally released his debut studio album for the masses.

  • Sia - This is Acting; release date: January 29: The seventh studio album by Sia. For this project, Sia only featured tracks that were submitted to and rejected by popular artists including, Adele and Rihanna.

  • Kanye West - The Life of Pablo; release date: February 13: Kanye West’s seventh studio album was the result of a confusing and exclusive rollout that resulted in a vow to have it held from iTunes. This album features diverse sounds across the board with vocals from Chance The Rapper, Rihanna, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Frank Ocean, Ty Dolla $ign, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

  • BJ The Chicago Kid - In my Mind; release date: February 19: The long-awaited second album (and major label debut) from BJ The Chicago Kid finally gave him time to shine. Peaking at number 42 on the Billboard 200 list, it’s clear that he’s here to stay.

  • Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered; release date: March 4: The recent surprise release from Kendrick Lamar features new, original song demos that didn’t quite make his grammy-winning album, To Pimp A Butterfly. Some of these songs have never been heard before, while others were performed on live TV when Lamar was promoting for his last album.