Best Music Of 2016 A collection of our favorite albums, songs and musicians of the year.

Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza released Ojos Del Sol this year. It's one of Alt.Latino's favorites of 2016. Gerardo Mendoza/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Gerardo Mendoza/Courtesy of the artist

Alt.Latino Picks The Best Latin Music Of 2016

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505452781/505583617" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Byron The Aquarius, Avalon Emerson and Jayda G released some of our favorite dance tunes of the year. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

Recommended Dose: Our 25 Favorite Dance Tracks Of 2016

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/504902797/504903072" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

William Bell collaborated with producer John Leventhal on an album titled This Is Where I Live. Ginette Callaway hide caption

toggle caption
Ginette Callaway

Ken Tucker's Top 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/505688326/505729672" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript