FAZE's Top 5 Albums of the Year

December 26, 2016

We're going a slightly different route for New Music Monday for this entry. The end of the year is quickly approaching which means that we can start to argue about our top 5 albums for the year. For all the unfortunate things to take place this year, there's no denying that some AMAZING music was released. We gathered up some of the FAZE crew and extended family to share their Top 5 albums. Countless hours have been spent at the shop listening and breaking down these albums therefore this was not the easiest of tasks. However, the rules were hella simple; Top 5 albums (in no specific order), plus 2 to 3 Honorable Mentions. Check out some of our favorites below. Also, what are y'all thoughts on our cream of the crop of 2016?
Jnetics (DJ and Former FAZE intern) Instagram: @jneticsworldwide
Top 5 Albums:
Blonde - Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean - Blonde - Album - 1

22, A Million - Bon Iver

Bon Iver - Album - 1

Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin - Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi - Passion, Pain, and Demon Slayin - Album - 1
A Seat At The Table - Solange
Solange - A Seat At The Table - Album - 1

The Bend In The Break - Dangers 
Dangers - The Bend In The Break - Album - 1
Honorable Mentions:
The Color In Anything - James Blake
James Blake - The Color In Anything - Album - 1

Konnichiwa - Skepta
Skepta - Konnichiwa - Album - 1


Johnny Travis (Co-Founder @ FAZE Apparel) Instagram: @johnny_faze
Top 5 Albums:
Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - Album - 1
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight - Travis Scott
Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight - Album - 1
We Got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got it from Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - Album - 1
Azizi Gibson - preHistoric Till Death - Album - 1
Jerreau - Never How You Plan - Album - 1
Honorable Mentions:  
Awaken, My Love! - Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! - Album - 1
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Lil Uzi Vert - The Perfect LUV Tape - Album - 1
Yes Lawd! - NxWorries
NxWorries - Yes Lawd! - Album - 1
Stevie Calderon (Founder of Simpleminded SF and Former FAZE Intern) Instagram: @simpleminded_sf
Top 5 Albums:
The Healing Component - Mick Jenkins
Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component - Album - 1
Blank Face LP - ScHoolboy Q
ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP - Album - 1

Malibu - Anderson Paak
Anderson Paak - Malibu - Album - 1
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Your Eyes Only - J. Cole
J. Cole - Your Eyes Only - Album - 1

Untitled Tracks - Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Tracks - Album - 1

Honorable Mentions:
Coloring Book - Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - Album - 1
Konnichiwa - Skepta 
Skepta - Konnichiwa - Album - 1
Hunter Marshal (Founder of Oakland Music Festival) Instagram: @omflive
Top 5 Albums:
Kamaiyah - A Good Night in The Ghetto - Album - 1
 
Blonde - Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean - Blonde - Album - 1
Yes Lawd! - NxWorries
NxWorries - Yes Lawd! - Album - 1
 
99.9% - Kaytranada
Kaytranada - 99.9% - Album - 1

The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo - Album - 1
Honorable Mentions:
Still Brazy - YG
YG - Still Brazy - Album - 1
 
Jeffrey - Young Thug
Young Thug - Jeffrey - Album - 1
 
Woman - Justice
Justice - Woman - Album - 1

Carlo Solis (The Rec Dept.) Instagram: @blackyuppielife
Top 5 Albums:
Future - Purple Reign - Album - 1
ANti - Rihanna
Rihanna - ANti - Album - 1
 
99.9 - Kaytranada
Kaytranada - 99.9 - Album - 1

The Life of Pablo - Kanye West
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo - Album - 1
Freetown Sound - Blood Orange
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound - Album - 1
 
Honorable Mentions:
A Seat At The Table - Solange
Solange - A Seat At The Table - Album - 1
Malibu - Anderson Paak
Anderson Paak - Malibu - Album - 1
Also be on the lookout for FAZE Mix Vol. 1 by Jnetics dropping on 1/2/17!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Write-up by Carlo S.



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