The best albums of 2016: the full list

The Guardian music critics favourite albums of the year 1 Lemonade Beyonc Beyoncs Lemonade was a jaw-dropping audiovisual work, in which the theme of infidelity knocked boots with a host of vivid tropes: of the resilience and resourcefulness of generations of black women, of the sins of the fathers being visited upon the daughters. With […]

Beyonc’s Formation review a rallying cry that couldn’t be more timely

Beyoncés Super Bowl surprise single was the perfect way to follow her shock album from two years ago: shes made a black consciousness masterpiece Fully realising a masterpiece can be a double-edged sword. In the two years since Beyonc hanging out with Nicki Minaj (and indeed co-writer Swae Lee, one half of rap scamps Mike […]