Numbers 12-7 after the jump. I should have said this earlier, but feel free to comment.
Almost to the home stretch, folks. Twelve through 7 after the jump.
Last year, I did a list of 25 albums and probably could have stretched it to 30. There was just that much great music.
This year, not so much. I initially had a list of 20, but it felt like a stretch. So I cut it back to 15 because I really wanted to highlight great albums, not good or decent albums.
This list represents what I consider to be the 20 best recorded songs in black music this year. You should know before reading that I don’t just consider singles, as singles are such a small sample of what is recorded and released in any given year.