My Favourite Albums Of 2016

Music was always one of my biggest inspirations, growing in importance with every year. To mark this bigger role in my life, I decided to start this annual list, where I'm going to share my favourite records of past year.

As in design, I'm always looking to create something, that will outlast time and great albums from first track to last are definitely great examples of this craftsmanship.


You can follow me on Spotify, or check out some of my music experiments on Soundcloud.

Best Albums

List of albums, that aren’t in any particular order, but rather judged on how I enjoyed them and came back to them. Projects in bold are definitely worth checking out and recommended for everyone to listen.

These albums/mixtapes are all very enjoyable and quality projects, that I was listening to last year.

Click the link to hear the music on Spotify or where available. My most listened Spotify songs are available here.


2Chainz — Daniel Son, Necklace Don

2Chainz — Hibachi for Lunch

21 Savage — Savage Mode

A$AP Mob: Cozy Tapes Vol. 1 Friends

Ab-Soul — Do What Thou Wilt.

Aesop Rock — The Impossible Kid

Apollo Brown & Skyzoo — The Easy Truth

A Tribe Called Quest — We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

Azizi Gibson — A New Life

Bas — Too High To Riot

Boogie — The Thirst Part II

brandUN DeShay — goldUn Child 2

Bugzy Malone — Facing Time

Common — Black America Again

Cousin Stizz — Monda

Cozz — Nothing Personal

Curren$y — The Carrollton Heist

Curren$y — Stoned On Ocean

CRMC — New Levels New Devils

Danny Brown — Atrocity Exhibition

Dame D.O.L.L.A. — The Letter O

Dave East — Kairi Channel

Denzel Curry — Imperial

DJ Paul — Mafia 4 Life

DJ Quik & Problem — Rosecreans EP

Dom Kennedy — Los Angeles is Not for Sale, Vol. 1

Domo Genesis — Genesis

Elzhi — Lead Poison

G-Herbo — Stricky 4 My Fans

The Game — 1992

Gold Panda — Good Luck and Do Your Best

Gold Panda — Kingdom

Gucci Mane — Woptober

Gucci Mane — Everybody Looking

Havoc — The Silent Partner

Isiah Rashad — The Sun's Tirade

Injury Reserve — Floss

J. Cole — 4 Your Eyez Only

Jeezy — Trap Or Die 3

Jim Jones — The Kitchen

Joe Budden — Rage & The Machine

Joey Fatts — I'll Call You Tomorrow

Half-A-Mil — Half-A-Mil

Kanye West — The Life Of Pablo


Kemba — Negus

Kendrick Lamar — untitled unmastered.

Le$ — Olde English

Le$ — E36: Techno Violet

Lloyd Banks — Halloween Havoc 3: Four Days of Fury

Lloyd Banks — All of Nothing: Live It Up

Logic — Bobby Tarantino

LRKR — Getting Along

Mac Miller — The Divine Feminine

Madeintyo — Thank You, Mr. Tokyo

Mathaius Young — Pilot

Meek Mill — DC4

Mick Jenkins — The Healing Component

Nipsey Hussle — Slauson Boy 2

Nipsey Hussle — Famous Lies & Untold Truths

Oddisee — The Good Fight

Paul Wall — Houston Oiler

Rae Sremmurd — SremmLife 2

Royce Da 5'9 — Layers

Royce Da 5'9 — Trust The Shooter

Run The Jewels — Run The Jewels 3

Schoolboy Q — Blank Face LP

Sieren — Transients of Light

Skeme — Paranoia

Slim Thug — Hogg Life, Vol. 4: American King

Smoke Dza & Pete Rock: Don't Smoke Rock

Skepta — Konichiva

Trae Tha Truth — Tha Truth, Pt. 2

Vic Mensa — There's Alot Going On

$uicideBoy$ — Songsthatwewontgetsuedforbutattheendofthedayweall…

The Underachievers — It Happened in Flatbush

YG — Still Brazy


These are hopefully all the albums I really enjoyed this year, but there were also lot of singles and loosies, that were released through the year, that I enjoyed as well, which I usually listen for on Soundcloud.

Check or follow these Spotify playlists with great new songs!

My Top Songs of 2016
Discovered Weekly Roundup

Also feel free to read about my recent experience in Ableton, where I spent 3 months on an internship in Berlin here and which learned me a lot about music creation.

Thanks for reading!

Michael Dolejš

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