Andrei Strizek

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2016 In Review: My Favorite Music

2016 may have been a disaster of a year in many regards, but it was not lacking when it came to music releases. There were a lot of albums I enjoyed immensely, many I liked but didn't listen to enough, and countless that I'll have to catch up on in 2017. I can't make an "objective" list because I missed out on a lot of releases, but below are my 21 favorites from 2016, as well as several runners-up that I didn't spend enough time with; links to reviews and how to listen are included. (For some more encompassing year-end lists, check out those from some of my favorite critics: Seth Colter Walls; Ted Gioia; Alex Ross; the New York Times classical music team.)

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