In 2016, between cast recordings and movie/television musicals soundtracks, I counted 80 releases. I didn’t listen to all of those, but I only missed a few (ex. BUMBLESCRATCH).
Before crucifying me for my choices, let me confess that I love the traditional Broadway sound and I have strong difficulties to enjoy other music styles. So, everything that sounds like rock (ex. LAZARUS), country (ex. BRIGHT STAR) or folk (ex. TUCK EVERLASTING) hardly have a chance to catch my narrow-minded ears. In order to get an idea, take a look at my 20 FAVORITE SCORES of all time.
Without further delays, here are my choices. First, and for first time ever, the “Jorge’s Place Awards” and then my “Top Twelve” recordings of 2016 (in preference order).
JORGE'S PLACE AWARDS 2016
TOP 12 RECORDINGS OF 2016