2016 has been both an amazing and rough year for music. There have been highly anticipated records that lived up to the hype—records and new songs by Kanye, Beyoncé, Radiohead and others—and standout indie released by young talents like Chance the Rapper and The Comet Is Coming. We also lost several irreplaceable legends—Prince, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie—the latter of whom managed to leave a spectacular parting gift with Blackstar. Here’s hoping the 2017 has more bright spots than not in it.
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