Rob Sheffield's Top 20 Albums of 2016

Beyoncé, 'Blackstar' and other favorites from a trying year

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A Tribe Called Quest, 'We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service'
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7. A Tribe Called Quest, 'We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service'

Not just a reunion – a career-capping triumph. The Tribe didn't owe the world a thing – they sealed their legacy two decades ago, except they went back to the lab for one more one-two one-two and came out with this. A statement of rage and solidarity that became a posthumous tribute to the late great Phife Dawg – as well as the loyalty he inspired in a few old friends.

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