June is nearly over, which means 2016 is already half over. And you know what that means, apart from the unavoidable fact that we're all getting older and that time is but a cruel mistress? It's time for some midyear reflection!

Just as we did last year, the PopCrush editors took a look back at all the major albums released between January and June of this year and selected our very favorites from the bunch. (Anyone thirsty for some LEMONADE?)

From Kaytranada to Ariana Grande to J-pop superstar Miliyah Kato, our selection of the year's best in music (so far!) is varied enough for true lovers of all sorts of music to appreciate.

Scroll through the gallery above to see which records we're loving this year.

Didn’t see an album you loved on our list this year? Let us know in the comments!

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