This list doesn’t necissarily represent what I think are the best releases of the year from a technical standpoint, but more of personal enjoyment.  Clearly I can’t listen to every single new record of the year.  LPs and EPs represented.

  1. Arctic Monkeys | AM
    Recommended Download: Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High
  2. Local Natives | Hummingbird
    Recommended Download: Ceilings
  3. Lorde | Pure Heroine
    Recommended Download: Buzzcut Season
  4. James Blake | Overgrown
    Recommended Download: Retrograde
  5. Woodkid | The Golden Age
    Recommended Download: Run Boy Run
  6. The Civil Wars | The Civil Wars
    Recommended Download: The One That Got Away
  7. Drake | Nothing Was The Same
    Recommended Download: Hold On, We’re Going Home
  8. Senses Fail | Renacer
    Recommended Download: Holy Mountain
  9. Justin Timberlake | The 20/20 Experience
    Recommended Download: Tunnel Vision
  10. Tegan and Sara | Hearthrob
    Recommended Download: Love They Say
  11. O’Brother | Disillusion
    Recommended Download: Paracitical
  12. Touché Amoré | Is Survived By
    Recommended Download: Anyone / Anything
  13. Savages | Silence Yourself
    Recommended Download: Shut Up
  14. The Dear Hunter | Migrant
    Recommended Download: Whisper
  15. HAIM | Days Are Gone
    Recommended Download: The Wire
  16. Childish Gambino | Because The Internet
    Recommended Download: Sweatpants
  17. Lorde | The Love Club EP
    Recommended Download: Bravado
  18. Beyoncé | Beyoncé
    Recommended Download: XO
  19. Phoenix | Bankrupt!
    Recommended Download: Entertainment
  20. Miley Cyrus | Bangerz 
    Recommended Download: Adore You
  21. The Dillinger Escape Plan | One Of Us Is The Killer
    Recommended Download: One Of Us Is The Killer
  22. Haerts | Hemiplegia
    Recommended Download: Hemiplegia
  23. Valentin Stip | Angst
    Recommended Download: Hiathaikm
  24. Solar Year | Waverly
    Recommended Download: Seeing The Same
  25. Banks | LONDON
    Recommended Download: Waiting Game
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