Now that Complex's 2016 best songs and albums lists are out of the way, it's time for us to share our staff picks. Our individual selections offer a more granular look at what we loved this year. Take this as an opportunity to discover music you may have slept on in 2016. You're welcome.

2015 Staff Picks

2014 Staff Picks

2013 Staff Picks

Related: The Best Albums of 2017

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