The ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Part 1, 50-41

It’s that time of year again. After eleven months of stellar releases, sublime comebacks and surprise stars, it’s time to take a look at the fifty records which we believe are the year’s best. It’s always difficult compiling a list which many feel is subject to personal opinion, so this year we’ve shaken up our categorisation and scoring process in order to present you with the most neutrally balanced Top 50 possible. Another thing we’re shaking up this year is the explanation process behind each placement. Instead of give you a whole paragraph explaining why we’ve made a particular choice, we’re going to leave you with each respective record’s key song. Let the music, and nothing else, do the explaining. Today we kick off our countdown with the first ten albums, namely those who hold the positions 41 through to 50.

50 Falling in Reverse – Coming Home


49 Neck Deep – The Peace & The Panic


48 Slowdive – Slowdive


47 Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

Royal-Blood-How-Did-We-Get-So-Dark (1)

46 Björk – Utopia


45 Being As An Ocean – Waiting For Morning to Come


44 Phoenix – Ti Amo


43 Silverstein – Dead Reflection


42 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland

Polygondwanaland hi_res

41 Harry Styles – Harry Styles


Check back tomorrow for the second instalment of our countdown.