Alternative R&B album of the year: 'Blonde' or 'A Seat at the Table'? | The Tylt
Alternative R&B album of the year: 'Blonde' or 'A Seat at the Table'?
It's the end of the year! And throughout December, we're facing-off the best songs, albums, movies, TV shows, comic books, video games, sports, pro athletes and entertainers of 2016. The "Best of 2016" is chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who and what from 2016 won the year in each category.
Frank made his fans wait FOREVER for his "Blonde" album, but the wait was probably worth it. "Blonde" was mainly lauded by fans and critics. And the hit album topped the Billboard 200. While the album was delayed time-after-time, Frank definitely took "a worth while," experimental approach with the album's sound. Hence, Frank gave his fans what they had been waiting years for.
Solange's album also took years to produce. The Grammy-nominated lead single "Cranes in the Sky" was actually written in 2008. Regardless of the wait, Solange officially stepped out of her sister's shadow with her effort. And she became a socially-conscious, woke and unapologetic artist in her own right. "A Seat at the Table" is filled with anthems that breathe truths about the Black experiences in America. And the album perfectly mixes soul, funk, dance and hip-hop into an overall R&B sound. And to top it all off, Solange garnered her first #1 album on the Billboard 200.