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2019 albums Lists Review

2019 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2019

The 2019 edition of my favorite albums of the year featuring Vampire Weekend, Brittany Howard, Lizzo, and more.

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2018 albums JayeL Audio Lists

2018 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2018

I have typically been confident in the staying power of albums, until this year. Despite conversations to the contrary about this musical medium, I’ve had plenty of tough choices to make when compiling past yearly lists. That isn’t to say that this year’s list is lacking in quality music. I would just say this list […]

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2017 albums Indie Lists

2017 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2017

2017 – the year that felt like a decade for many people. Though there was not as much protest music as I expected, the year was filled with an avalanche of great new albums, despite the apparent demise of the format. Hip-hop brought its “A-game” thanks to outstanding albums from King Kendrick (more on him […]

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2016 albums Lists

2016 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of 2016

2016, where do I begin? I should probably just accept that the debate regarding the worth and validity of the album as a medium will likely continue each year that I listen to music. If I do accept that, then 2016 was a strong effort on behalf of the “pro-albums” team. Many legendary musicians passed […]

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2014 albums Lists

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #15-1

My final favorite 15 albums of 2014 are below and a re-listen of these greats made me realize how 2015 has a lot to live up to. Let me know what I missed and stream the entire top albums playlist on Spotify. Top Albums #25-#16 Top Albums Honorable Mention 15. Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso […]

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2014 albums Lists

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums #25-16

On second thought, 2014 was a damn great year for albums. When trying to rank the top 25 records of the year, I genuinely flip-flopped multiple times on the final list. Take a gander at #25-16 below. 25. PRhyme (Royce Da 5’9” & DJ Premier) – PRhyme As far as dream rapper and producer combinations, […]

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2014 albums Dance Electronic Hip-Hop House Indie Lists Rap

2014 Wrap-Up: Top Albums – Honorable Mention

I wouldn’t say 2014 was a down year for albums, but aside from the top 10, many 2014 releases probably wouldn’t have bested last year’s top albums. Read below for my Honorable Mention releases aka albums/EPs that were somewhere near the top 50, but I just couldn’t rank. Duck Sauce – Quack (Amazon) There wasn’t […]