ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016


Gallant – Ology

Red Bull Sound Academy alumnus Christopher Gallant initially put many fans onto his talents with his 2014 Zebra EP. After a slight hiatus he returned in 2015 with back-to-back impressive songs, and kicked off 2016 with the smooth Jhene Aiko-assisted “Skipping Stones.”

The foremost weapon in Gallant’s talented arsenal? A falsetto that shakes the spirit whenever it takes over a song. His debut album Ology, released in May as the mainstream follow-up to the Zebra EP, put that falsetto on full display to the world, pairing it with deep metaphorical lyrics and lush instrumentation that ventured into R&B opera at times. It grips listeners from its opening cut “Talking To Myself” and doesn’t let go for 16 tracks that are just as ethereal as their titles imply (“Jupiter,” “Percogesic,” and “Bone & Tissue,” to name a few). –Bradford Howard

  1. Deal 8 years ago

    Yuna album was the best if you ask me!

  2. bbygirl_brighteyes 7 years ago

    Most overrated album… Rihanna. To me, it sounded like an unfinished project. Also, I don’t remember one song off of the Blonde album.

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