Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer has been named the collection of the year by The Associated Press; others in the main 10 incorporate Kacey Musgraves, J. Cole, Chloe x Halle, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Ariana Grande and the soundtrack for season three of HBO’s Insecure.
A ton of the collections on this rundown was additionally named for the 2019 Grammy Awards. The honor function will happen on Sunday, 10 February 2019 in America.
HERE ARE THE TOP 10 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MUSIC EDITOR MESFIN FEKADU:
1.) Janelle Monae – Dirty Computer
When Janelle Monae released the masterfully brilliant The ArchAndroid in 2010, it was hard to imagine how this futuristic, already-seasoned artist could grow, and where that growth would take her. Enter Dirty Computer, her third full-length album and another work of genius from one of contemporary music’s best entertainers. There are so many ways to describe this stunning album: Honest. Fun. Sexual. Political. Thought-provoking. Empowering. Liberating. And simply put — it’s just damn good. Songs like Crazy, Classic, Life, Take a Byte, Screwed, I Got the Juice and Pynk inject into your bloodstreams and spread a carefree confidence throughout your body, causing you to dance, and dance, and dance some more. It feels like freedom.
2.) Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
At its base, Kacey Musgraves’ fourth album is a country record. And woven into it are sounds like dance, pop, R&B and other genres. The result is a piercing, soulful album where Musgraves’ gliding vocals treat each song like a mini masterpiece. The lyrics are strong and sharp throughout the 13-track album, and each song is touching and beautiful. Golden Hour will put a smile on your face, and live inside of your heart.
3.) J. Cole, KOD
When the stimulation world is scrutinizing the importance of the Grammys, it’s difficult to consider the association important when J. Cole’s KOD didn’t earn a selection for best rap collection. His fifth discharge, which he, for the most part, created individually, is amazing, striking and surprising, and effortlessly the year’s best hip-bounce collection, and we needn’t bother with a Grammy co-sign to affirm that.
5. Chloe x Halle, The Kids Are Alright
The sister duo Chloe x Halle have beautifully mastered harmonization, and they sound like angels throughout The Kids Are Alright. The album intro, Hello Friend, brilliantly transitions into the title track and the rest of the next-level songs, from Fake to “Everywhere” to “Happy Without Me,” prove there’s more to come from the talented Beyoncé mentees.
6. The Carters, Everything Is Love
Beyoncé’s debut rap album was an adventure and further shows that there is probably little she can’t do. She shines, alongside Jay-Z, on their first collaborative album that is a mix of Soundcloud rap, alternative R&B and overall amazingness.
7. Robyn, Honey
Robyn’s album is like a tasty dessert, with just the right amount of sweetness.
8. Ariana Grande, Sweetener
With all her successful singles, Ariana Grande may not come across as an album artist, but that’s not accurate. Sweetener is her fourth album and her fourth laudable effort, which is a great blend of upbeat jams and pop-R&B ballads.
9. Christine and the Queens, Chris
French singer Christine and the Queens’ sophomore album is a pop escapade, with addictive songs like Comme si, Girlfriend, Goya Soda and Feels so good are worth listening to again and again.
10. Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, The Radio Winners
Harmonizing with family members — done correctly — can feel like an out-of-body experience. The mother-and-son duo Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear know how to do just that, and their latest EP, The Radio Winners, proves it.