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The crown jewel of our annual Best Of series has got to be the Album list. It’s the one list we put most effort into - as we start working on it early November but keep on changing things up until we started writing this little piece of text to accompany it - and most people seem to look forward to. Without further ado…

01 Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel
02 Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
03 Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE 
04 Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
05 Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
06 Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
07 Cat Power - Sun
08 Jessie Ware - Devotion
09 The xx - Coexist
10 Grizzly Bear - Shields
11 Clock Opera - Ways To Forget
12 First Aid Kit - The Lion’s Roar
13 How to Dress Well - Total Loss 
14 Beach House - Bloom
15 iamamiwhoami - kin
16 Niki & the Dove - Instinct
17 Chairlift - Something
18 Grimes - Visions 
19 Chromatics - Kill For Love
20 Alt-J - An Awesome Wave 
21 Marina & the Diamonds - Electra Heart
22 El Perro Del Mar - Pale Fire 
23 Porcelain Raft - Strange Weekend
24 Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe
25 Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
26 Holy Other - Held
27 Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
28 Lower Dens - Nootropics
29 Kindness - World, You Need A Change Of Mind
30 Taken By Trees - Other Worlds 

A special mention goes out to Antony and the Johnsons’ Cut The World - we don’t include live recordings or anthologies or anything like that in our yearly Album list, but if we did it would be very high up this list. Same goes for last year by the way: the “new” Kate Bush record Director’s Cut would have been top 3 for sure if we included those kind of records.

We don’t include mixtapes either, but decided to do a list our favorites up anyway - the list is quite short, but all are of a very high quality.

01 Mykki Blanco - Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss
02 Lorine Chia - Lorine
03 Angel Haze - Reservation
04 Evian Christ - Kings And Them
05 Chromatics - Running From The Sun 

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