Every year albums or EPs from new or established artists can just slip through the cracks and are sometimes missed or completely forgotten about. 2016 was no different. While this article is in no way comprehensive, I figured that I should at least you alert you to three albums or EPs that should not slip through the cracks from this past year.
Colours – IVORY
Colours, the Florida-based duo of Kyle Tamo and Morgan Alley, are a force to reckon with. This album is everything you want in an electro-pop R&B album. It is textured with tons of interesting beats, poetic lyrics and clear, pristine vocals that are addictive and ethereal. If you are looking for something that is unique, chill and sucks you in, then IVORY is an album you need to have in your collection.
Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter
There have been some fantastic country albums released this year (Maren Morris‘s Hero, Blake Shelton‘s If I’m Honest, Cassadee Pope‘s Summer EP), but one of the best that may have been slightly overlooked was Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price. It is everything you could want in a throwback country album. It is thoughtful and real. There isn’t a track that I don’t love and she is even better live.
K CAMP – Lyric Ave
I’ve been all over the place with this. We started with R&B electro-pop, then dropped into throwback outlaw country and now, you get some hip-hop. Kristopher Campbell, better known as K CAMP, dropped a new EP in September and embarked on a small tour to support it. The Atlanta rapper’s six-song EP, Lyric Ave, does what ever great EP does. It leaves you wanting more and more. It is stylish, polished and clean, well, not lyrically, there is a track titled, “Fuck Is Up.” So yeah. Either way, it is a great EP!
Are there any albums or EPs that we missed in 2016 that deserve recognition? Let us know!
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