2016 has been another year of both surprise and highly-anticipated releases. Between Rihanna’s ANTI, Beyonce’s visual album LEMONADE, and even Drake’s long awaited VIEWS; to Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman and Fifth Harmony’s 7/27, it has been a good year for music, and it’s only a little over halfway finished. Although there are a number of albums coming out in the second half of the year and on, here are the five albums we can’t wait to listen to.
The 25th Anniversary of Lollapalooza took place July 28th-July 31st at Chicago’s Grant Park. It featured a star-studded line up night after night. With festivals of this calibre, there are so many good artists to see, but not enough time to see them all. The first night had headliners J. Cole, Lana Del Rey, G-Eazy, and The 1975, but also Bastille, Cashmere Cat, and Kehlani. The 1975 performed “The Sound” and “Love Me” from their sophomore album, along with songs from their debut album.
Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons is finally heading to Westeros. She’s got her dragons, ships, and army, and she’s coming for what’s hers, in the words of Cookie Lyon. Meanwhile in King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister now sits on the Iron Throne, after King Tommen commits suicide, which was triggered by Cersei setting wildfire loose on the Sept of Baelor and killing everyone inside. (Yay the high sparrow is gone! Noooo Margaery and Loras are dead!)