Well, it's that time of year again when music journalists arm themselves to the teeth with their opinions and spend the best part of a month shouting down their colleagues and thrusting their assessments on to their readers. Naturally, we cover stuff like best tracks of the year and pick out a list of artists we think will conquer their year ahead, but we also thought it would be interesting to look back on the year in music journalism.
As all good writers should, we get our music news and info from a lot of different sources. From Mixmag and Noisey to Time Out and FACT, there's a lot of stuff out there that we might not cover ourselves—perhaps discussing topics outside of Complex's usual realm—and it's only right that we give it some props. What was our favourite review? Which artist do we think gave the most interesting and enlightening interview? And, most importantly, which writer managed to spin a solid feature out of an uncomfortable semi-confrontation with an artist who just didn't like their face?
Well, Complex UK's music staff (and friends) have answered these questions, and more, by each picking five of their favourite music features from 2016. Get stuck in below.