Every year for this past decade I have released a top albums of the year at the new year. As I was making this years list I took a look at the archives of these lists and was blown away that the first one I did was for 2010.
An important note when reviewing my list for this year and past years if you want to look back. The criteria for the albums on these lists are all albums I have listened to a lot, that were also released in the year of the list. Many times, the album I listen to the most throughout the year, does not make the list because it was released the year prior and I missed it when it was released. So if there are glaring omissions, that may be why.
This year was a good one for music. I feel that my list got longer than it normally is because as I was scrolling through spotify I was really excited about a lot of these albums.
At the top of this year it will need to be -Ugh, those feels again by Snoh Aalegra. I listened to this album so much this past year. It was also an album release that I added to my calendar and was consciously counting down the days for. That doesn't happen too much anymore.
Snoh Aalegra - Ugh, those feels again
James Blake - Assume Form
Loyle Carner - Not Waving, But Drowning
Raveena - Lucid
Tyler, The Creator - IGOR
Daniel Caesar - CASE STUDY 01
Ari Lennox - Shea Butter Baby
Bon Iver - i,i
Anderson. Paak - Ventura
Jordan Rakei - Origin
Mac Ayres - Juicebox
Chris LaRocca - Saudade
GoldLink - Diaspora
Rapsody - Eve
Rex Orange County - Pony
Maggie Rogers -Heard It In A Past Life
Lief Vollebekk - New Ways
Goeffroy - 1952
Vampire Weekend - Father of the Bride
Kaytranada - BUBBA
Rhye - Spirit
Thrupence - Piano Works
Mahalia - LOVE AND COMPROMISE
Albums I know are great but haven't listened to enough
Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Solange - When I Get Home
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors
Brittany Howard - Jaime
SiR - Chasing Summer
This list is a lot longer than years prior. If you're keen at all on those past years you can find them here
What are some of your favourite albums of last year?