2016 In Review!

Happy New Year! 2016 was a bit shit, wasn’t it? We saw many legends leave us and the first celebrity president-elect in America. 2016 wasn’t all bad though, here’s a few of my top 3’s from the year!

2016 ALBUMS:

1.) Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
2.) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
3.) The Weeknd – Starboy

2016 was a great year for music, this was an extremely hard list to draw up! Chance The Rapper takes my top spot for best album of 2016, he released a Rap Gospel album and it’s mindblowingly good! The best thing about this is that it’s no even an official album, it’s a mixtape! This release makes me very excited for Chano’s first official album to eventually drop! Kanye’s much anticipated 7th studio album is a very close second, once again Kanye West doesn’t fail to deliver. This man is yet to drop a bad album! Finally (and I actually surprised myself with this one) Starboy by The Weeknd comes in at 3rd, if you told me this time last year that The Weeknd would drop one of my favourite albums of 2016, I’d have walked away thinking you’re a damn fool. But Starboy surprised me, I’ve always enjoyed The Weeknd’s music but I wouldn’t have ever thought I’d be at a point where I listen to one of his albums on repeat!

Honourable Mentions
> Bruno Mars – 24k Magic
> Frank Ocean – Blond
> Drake – Views

Chance The Rapper stole the show this year.

2016 MOVIES:

1.) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2.) Deadpool
3.) Ghostbusters (Just kidding that was fucking awful)
3.) Captain America Civil War

Just like with music, we were quite spoiled when it came to movies in 2016! Rogue One would have been movie of the year if it were that Vader scene alone. Ryan Reynolds brought Deadpool to life and did not disappoint and finally Civil War got everyone super excited for the new Spiderman reboot this year!

Honourable Mentions
> Suicide Squad (Yes, I enjoyed Suicide Squad)
> Finding Dory

Felicity Jones stole the show as Jyn Erso in Rogue One

2016 VIDEO GAMES:

1.) Stardew Valley – PC/PS4/Xbox One
2.) Pokémon GO – Mobile
3.) Skyrim Remastered – PC/PS4/Xbox One

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I felt 2016 was quite ‘meh’ for gaming. Maybe it’s just my extremely hungover brain not being able to remember but I can’t think of anything that properly stood out as a completely amazing game. The closest I found was Stardew Valley, it’s a farming simulator. A farming simulator is my top game of 2016, mainly because it’s very much a pick up and play game, a really fun one at that! It’s extremely relaxing also. Pokémon Go was probably the biggest game of the year. Everyone and their grandmother was out catching Pokémon this summer and it definitely helped to cement mobile gaming as a serious platform. It’s a shame that it sort of crashed and burned after a while, who knows,  maybe 2017 will see the triumphant return of Pokémon GO? I gave my final spot to the HD remaster of Skyrim simply because Skyrim is the greatest game to have ever been made!

Honourable Mentions
1.) FIFA 17 (The story mode is really really good)
2.) UFC 2 (Very easy to pick up and play for 5 minutes)

 

And there you have it, my personal entertainment highlights of 2016! I had planned to do TV shows too but my fragile little hungover brain is starting to fail on me, basically it was Game of Thrones and ALANTA. Do you agree/disagree? Follow me on Twitter @GilroysWorld and let’s continue the conversation! I’m going to be a lot more active here this year with new content weekly! Also keep an eye on my YouTube and Facebook pages for new videos coming soon! Here

 

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