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Top Ten Non-Local Albums of 2016

Top Ten Non-Local Albums of 2016

1. Beyoncé, “Lemonade” (Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment)

Beyoncé did a lot this year. Most recently, she took the stage at the Country Music Awards, flanked by the Dixie Chicks, and dared anyone in the audience and at home not to enjoy themselves. The song she performed, ‘Daddy Lessons,’ didn’t get a Grammy nod because, well, racism. The song was, according to Rolling Stone, “shunned” for the country category by the Recording Academy, never mind that country’s roots are black as hell. Even so, “Lemonade” earned the singer nine nominations in all, and let us know that she can do whatever the fuck she wants to: sing country, smash stuff, threaten...