The Year in Music: The 10 Best Albums of 2016

In a world where certainty seems to have disappeared, music is more vital than ever.

Mitski — Puberty 2

If The Life of Pablo is an insight into the mad world of a celebrity superstar and self-appointed genius, Puberty 2 is a document of a more relatable but no less chaotic life. Like The Life of Pablo, Mitski Miyawaki’s fourth album careers at a breakneck pace through a kaleidoscope of styles, rarely stopping for breath, and in doing so, it evokes the confusion of emerging from your adolescence into adulthood and finding that life is more confusing than ever. Puberty #2, indeed.