RANKED: The 10 best albums we've heard so far this year


Kanye West


Kanye West.

At just past the halfway point of 2016, it's safe to say this has already been an exceptional year in music.


Surprise album releases from Beyoncé and Radiohead electrified the industry this spring, and Drake's "Views" has been a massive hit on the charts since its release in April.

As I scrolled through my own music library, though, revisiting which albums grabbed me the most in the first half of 2016, none of those three acts actually made it on to my list of favorite LPs.

Read on to see which albums made my top 10: