This week, we assembled a list of our 30 favorite records of 2016 so far. It covers a lot of ground, featuring records we enjoyed by artists in a long list of styles and genres: Hip-hop, metal, punk, hardcore, R&B, jazz (sort of), electronic, country and even good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. We considered writing up our favorite 30 tracks of the year so far as well, but ultimately we decided that we don’t need to do that just yet. In December, we’ll weigh in with our favorite songs of the year with a more decisive, definitive list, but for right now we’re just going to give you something to listen to as you take stock of the last six months. Bear in mind that we’re already seeing some really excellent music dropping at just the beginning of the third quarter, so this is by no means the year’s climax. In the meantime, enjoy our best songs of 2016 so far playlist, featuring songs by Savages, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Car Seat Headrest, White Lung and many others. Listen and enjoy.