Best of 2016: Skye Horbrook

Happy New Year, Neighbors! We hope your holiday season was full of love and good cheer!

As glad as we are to see 2016 go, we still can’t ignore the great music that was produced the last 365 days. We still have a couple of more Best of lists on deck and we are more than honored to bring back one of our favorite Neighbors, website developer Skye Horbrook to share some of her favorite albums and songs of the year. 

Check out her faves below!

Top 5 Albums:

We are King, KING

Love this album from beginning to end. Paris’ production, Anita’s alto voice, and Amber’s scats are a perfect combination. “Love Song” is my favorite.

Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal

Dreaming Room (Special Edition), Laura Mvula

Laura’s artistry is on point! “Overcome,” “Let Me Fall,” & “Show Me Love” are my favorite tracks.  The videos for her singles are all very beautiful.

Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal

Skybreak, Zo!

I really enjoyed Zo!’s previous two albums and this one is no different. Flows so nicely. Standout tracks: “Lake Erie,” “Just Whatcha Like,” “Lifelines,” & “For Pops.”

Stream: Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal

H.E.R. Vol. 1, H.E.R.

It’s great when the focus can be just on the music. You can tell each song is so personal. “Focus” really stood out to me on my first listen.

Stream: Apple Music, Spotify

Do It For The Culture Collective, Salaam Remi

Salaam Remi has really been doing his thing this year! For the Culture is a collection (50 songs in total) of albums and songs which are different and great in their own right. The Champagne Flutes’ (Remi & Terri Walker) “Monaco 79″ is my personal favorite.

Stream: Soundcloud

Honorable Mentions

Charlene, Tweet

The Switch (Deluxe Edition), Emily King

Chapters, Yuna

Georgica Pond, JohnnySwim

Crown, Rapsody

Gorgeous Chaos, Laurin Talese

Back To You, Perri

Top 5 Songs:

“Turnin’ Me Up,” BJ the Chicago Kid

“Cranes in The Sky,” Solange

“Kickin’ Back,” Mila J

“Start,” John Legend

“Search Party,” Durand Bernarr

To find out what Skye is digging at any moment, follow her on the Cymbal app at @Dreamflower.

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