20 Albums That We'll Play Long After 2016

20 Albums That We'll Play Long After 2016

These albums were the best thing 2016 had to offer.
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Music is a way for people to express themselves.

It helps some people overcome their darkest times and is often their only friend. Many people look forward to the new music that is going to come out during the year. In my opinion, the music gets better every year, from pop to rap to punk rock, the music can only get better.

Here are 20 albums that came out this year in 2016:

1. "25" Adele

You can't deny that Adele is the best R&B singer. In her song "Hello" she makes you feel as if you had lost yourself and need to be reconnected once again even if you have never felt that way. Adele allows you to feel through her music which is why this album is one of the best.

2. "Anti" Rihanna

Rihanna is my queen, she takes the feelings I have and either sings about them or rips them apart. In her song “Needed Me” which could also be known as the female savage anthem, she takes how I feel to a whole new level. In this song, she sings about how she's not going to chase around a guy because she doesn't need him like he needs her.

3. "Illuminate" Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes's songs carry you away to a memory that either makes you happy or sad. In this album, he has songs like “Honest” and “No Promises” that are about not knowing if you could be the best person for the person that you love and other songs about heartbreak.

4. "The Life of Pablo" Kanye West

Kanye West always make good hits so when this album came out I already knew there was going to be at least one song I liked. However, I didn't know I was going to like the whole album. In this album, he takes other people's songs and makes them his own masterpiece like in the songs "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1" and in "Pt. 2." This album also has the famous line about Taylor Swift. The songs on this album are catchy and have really good beats that you could dance too. Also, the lyrics to some of the songs can be very relatable.

5. "4 Your Eyez Only" J. Cole

In my opinion, J. Cole is one of the best rappers. He raps about things that mean something to him or what is happening in the news. In this album, he raps in a perspective of one of his friends that died recently with a little of his own perspective.

6. "SEPT. 5TH" dvsn

Not many people know who dvsn are, they are an R&B duo from Canada. dvsn has the best vocals that I have ever heard which can take you to another place. This is their first album. One of my favorite songs from this album is “Hallucinations” and in this song, they sing about having an ex you can't get over and how it's impossible to even try to get over them because you keep having dreams about them.

7. "Views" Drake

Drake always make good hits, most of his songs are about family, friends, and his fame. He also writes songs that get you in your feelings. Drake's catchy tunes have had people dancing and singing all year.

8. "Starboy" The Weeknd

When the Weeknd comes out with an album it’s always one of the best albums that have come for the year. His vocals are to die for, the beats have you moving your body when you listen to the song, and the lyrics are relatable.

9. "Stoney" Post Malone

Post Malone hit the world by a storm. One day he wasn't here and the next day you couldn't go a day without hearing "White Iverson" five times a day. In his first official album, he has catchy songs that will get you in your feels.

10. "Nightride" Tinashe

Tinashe has many songs that only make it to the radio station 93.7. She has the beats that you can dance too, like actually choreograph a dance too, and she has lyrics that will make you feel what she's singing. In this album, we go on an adventure of a relationship and the breakup. She sings about breaking up with someone and how a part of her regrets breaking up with him but the other part of her is happy she did.

11. "I think you think too much of me" EDEN

This artist is not very well-known. Eden is an Irish electronic producer, like Calvin Harris, except he sings on all his songs. The vocals are good and the beats are amazing and the lyrics to each song on this album are so relatable.

12. "The Human Condition" Jon Bellion

The songs on this album are fun because the beats make you want to dance and bob your head every time you listen to them. The songs also make you laugh because you know it's true or you do that specific thing that he says in his song. The songs are very relatable and the harmony helps you understand what he is trying to say in the song. Right now his song “All Time Low” is currently being played on radio stations and is about getting out of a long-term relationship and being at rock bottom because the relationship took a toll on you and left you with nothing, it even took your pride.

13. "7/27" Fifth Harmony

These five girls know how to slay the music game, from their vocals to their dance moves, everything is on point. The meaning behind their songs are also relatable. In their song “Scared of Happy”, they tell a story about a girl that has been hurt and she might have found someone that might fix that hurt but she's scared to be happy with that person because she doesn't want to get hurt again.

14. "Mind Of Mine" ZAYN

While I was one of those people that hated Zayn for leaving One Direction, I think it was probably the best decision he ever made. Zayn is a really good singer and he's singing about things that he wants to sing without any limitations. In this album, Zayn sings about sex, romance, regret, and getting over those regrets.

15. "Dangerous Woman" Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is one of the best artists in the world right now. Her vocals and sassiness through her music make her one of the best. The best thing about Ariana is that she doesn't need autotune to make a good song, she is legitimately a good singer. In this album, she has the hits "Dangerous Woman” and “Side to Side.”

16. "All I Need" Foxes

I didn't know Foxes until Zedd's single "Clarity" and just like that song, her whole album will make you want to belt every note. This album is about getting out of a rough relationship and dealing with the pain that the relationship left you with.

17. "I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it" The 1975

The melody of all the songs on this album are so soothing, if you're having a stressed day, this album will relax you. All these songs will have you swaying back and forth because of the vocals and harmony of each song.

18. "Misadventures" Pierce the Veil

Pierce the Veil makes a lot of music about relationships from a male point of view. This album is about an unhealthy relationship where the guy wants to get out of but feels like he can't. He feels like he is trapped in the relationship with this girl even though she's using him until she finds someone better.

19. "Glory Days" Little Mix

Little Mix always has at least one of the best breakup songs on their album and this year was "Shout Out to my Ex." The vocals of this song and all the other songs on this album are goals, all four of the girls in Little Mix have vocals to die for. All the songs on this album will have you dancing around your room like nobody's watching.

20. "Lemonade" Beyoncé

In my opinion, this is Beyoncé's best album. She sings about her marriage, the struggle of being black in America, and how a woman should do what they want to do and not let a man get in the way of that.

You only want to listen to songs that are relatable to how you feel or reflects what you feel. These 20 albums did that for me and probably a little more.

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80 Nicki Minaj Lyrics Perfect For Instagram Captions

"Yo, you seen my last pic, go double-tap that for me."
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Nicki Minaj lets the world know about her amazing Instagram skills in Beyonce's "Flawless," when she raps "Instagram another flawless pic." Do you have a #Flawless Instagram picture but need a clever caption to go with it? The Queen of Rap has plenty of Insta-worthy song lyrics.

*(Some lyrics have been edited to keep this article "PG". Feel free to look up the real Nicki Minaj lyrics if you hate the radio edit.)


When you want to diss a hater:

    1. "You couldn't get a fan if it was hangin' from the ceilin."
    2. "I'm throwing shade like it's sunny."
    3. "I'm in my own lane, you ain't in my category."
    4. "These (girls) couldn’t test me even if their name was Pop Quiz."
    5. "Yo, people will love you and support you when it's beneficial. I'ma forgive, I won't forget, but I'ma dead the issue."
    6. "Not that I don't got good vision, but I don't see competition."
    7. "I’m Angelina, you Jennifer. Come on (girl), you see where Brad at."
    8. "I look like "yes" and you look like "no"."
    9. "But if you're ugly it's a no text zone."
    10. "If you are my rival, then that means you're suicidal."
    11. "Shout out to my haters, Sorry that you couldn't faze me."
    12. "Trash talk to 'em then I put 'em in a Hefty."
    13. "Like I mean I don't even know why you girls bother at this point. Like give up, it's me, I win, you lose."
    14. "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
    15. "Competition? why yes I would love some."

















When you want to tell people how awesome you are:

    16. "If I'm fake I ain't notice, cause my money ain't."
    17. "You can hate me, but why knock my hustle? I'ma be the queen, no matter how they shuffle."
    18. "Let me make this clear, I’m not difficult, I’m just ’bout my business."
    19. "I'm feelin' myself."
    20. "Excuse me honey, but nobody's in my lane."
    21. "Put me on a dollar cause I'm who they trust in."
    22. "I don’t say “Hi”, I say “Keys to the Benz.”"
    23. "I've been hot since flip phones" "Running this game for 5 years. Guess that's why my feet hurt."
    24. "Hotter than a middle eastern climate."
    25. "My money’s so tall that my Barbies gotta climb it."
    26. "No, I'm not lucky, I'm blessed, yes."
    27."I ain't gotta compete with a single soul."
    28. "'X' in the box, cause ain't nobody checking me."
    29."Excuse me, I'm sorry, I'm really such a lady."
    30. "Honestly I gotta stay as fly as I can be."














When you're hanging with your clique:

    31. "Cherish these nights, cherish these people. Life is a movie, but there will never be a sequel."
    32. "I’m with some hood girls lookin’ back at it."
    33. "We dope girls, we flawless. We the poster girls for all this."
    34. "Pretty gang, always keep them (boys) on geek."
    35. "The night is still young, and so are we!"
    36. "If you ain’t on the team, you playin’ for team D, ’Cause we A-listers, we paid sisters."
    37. "Pretty (girls) only could get in my posse."
    38. "Cause we the mean girls, y-yes we so fetch."
    39. "We fresh to death, down to the shoes."
    40. "Ain't at no wedding but all my girls cake tops."
    41. "Got a whole bunch of pretty gang in my clique."
    42. "Clap for the heavyweight champ, me, But I couldn't do it all alone, WE."
    43. "Put your drinks up, It's a celebration every time we link up."
    44. "I'm with some flawless (girls) because they be mobbin' pretty."


















When you're hanging with your significant other:

    45. "He tryna kick it like a ninja."
    46. "He could tell that I was wifey material."
    47. "Ayo, I just wanna be your first go to."
    48. "You got spark, you, you got spunk. You, you got something all the girls want."
    49. Find me in the dark, I'll be in the stars, Find me in your heart, I'm in need of your love."
    50. "They holler at me, but it's you, you."
    51. "I'm not living right, I’m not living if you’re not by my side."
    52. "I just wanna be somebody that can add to, your wife, be a friend, be a teacher and a fan, too."
    53. "I just wanna be your favorite."
    54. "He was the realest, I was the baddest, we was the illest."
    55. "I know you can save me and make me feel alive."
    56. "Yes I'll be your girl, forever your lady, You ain't ever gotta worry, I'm down for you baby."
    57. "Baby you my everything, You all I ever wanted."

















When you're single and loving it:

    58. "You could be the king, but watch the queen conquer!"
    59. "Thats why I'm crowned queen, and I ain't looking for the prom king."
    60. "I like independent, like July 4th."
    61. "I ain't never need a man, to take care of me."
    62. "He be like, "Yo, you so legendary", But he can tell just by my face he ain't getting any."
    63. "I am not Jasmine, I am Aladdin."
    64. "I don't even brake when I'm backing up, I'll swerve on a (boy) if he acting up."
    65. "So many boys in here where do I begin?"











When you're just living life:

    66. "I never worry, life is a journey. I just wanna enjoy the ride."
    67. "Tonight is the night that I'ma get twisted."
    68. "I’mma keep it movin', be classy and graceful."
    69. "So make sure the stars is what you aim for, make mistakes though."
    70. "And we gon' hangover the next day. But we will remember this day."
    71. "My only motto in my life is don't lose."
    72. "Take me, or leave me, I'll never be perfect. Believe me, I'm worth it."
    73. "I believe that life is a prize, but to live doesn't mean you're alive."
    74. "I wish that I could have this moment for life."
    75. "If I scream, if I cry, It's only 'cause I feel alive."
    76. "I can't believe it, it's so amazing. This club is heating, this party's blazing.""
    77. "It's so amazing, I figured out this world is ours for the taking."
    78. "I am not a girl that can ever be defined."
    79. "I got next, I'm gonna shine."
    80. "This is my moment I just feel so alive."















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9 Of The Best 'Star Wars' Outfits That Have The Fashion Force Behind Them

There are so many parts that make "Star Wars" what it is today, most importantly, the costumes.

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There are many things and parts that have made Star Wars the cultural phenomenon that it is now. The special effects at the time of the original release were nothing but outstanding. The concept of something so futuristic existing long ago in a galaxy far, far away. The Skywalker family, how complicated and connected it is to the entire universe.

Honestly, the list could go on and on.

One specific thing that people enjoy, but I think in a more passive way, is the costuming and wardrobe. As a kid, I remember thinking how cool Darth Vader, the Stormtroopers, Jedi, and rebels looked. Having the chance to put on some Jedi robes or suit up in some armor from the Empire would be a dream for nearly any fan.

Through the years the costumes only got better as well. Something new was always in the works. Perhaps new troopers, Jedi attire, or dark side outfits — the universe would always push the limits. As such I've collected some of what I consider to be the best outfits through the series.

1. Darth Vader (armored).

Darth Vader has got to be the epitome of bad guy.Intimidating height. Never-ending darkness. Hidden face. A total badass through and through.

2. Luke Skywalker (ROTJ).

Luke in ROTJ dressed like the person he is a new generation of Jedi.

3. Padme Amidala

Padme was always balling in an any outfit she had on.

4. Leia Organa.

Even though Leia may have never met her mother, she certainly takes after her in terms of style.

5. Stormtroopers.

Any generation of Stormtrooper is badass in their own way, but it all started with the OG crew back in 77.

6. Kylo Ren.

Although he may be bit goth or emo, Kylo is still my favorite person (in style and personality) in the new trilogy.

7. Swamp troopers (mudtroopers).

I really don't know what draws me to the Swamptroopers, but they're a group that I can't get enough of. Just so rugged and different from others we've seen throughout the franchise.

8. Boba Fett.

Boba's outfit is as cool as his demeanor.

9. Shoretroopers.

When you see these guys run out on the beaches on Scarif, you know they mean business.

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