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Ken Tucker's Top 10 Favorite Albums Of 201609:17

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William Bell collaborated with producer John Leventhal on an album titled This Is Where I Live. (Ginette Callaway)closemore
William Bell collaborated with producer John Leventhal on an album titled This Is Where I Live. (Ginette Callaway)

It was a great year for old pros and newcomers, big pop stars and beloved cult stars, as well as a couple of not-yet-stars. As always, winnowing down a list that could have easily been double this length was tough — but it was also a pleasure, since it forced me to concentrate on what made this music the best of 2016. The following picks are arranged in alphabetical order.

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