A great year of music. So great that I had to do hard choices to make this list. And I’m sure I forgot someone. The great return of James Blake, Portico Quartet, Efterklang, Alessandro Cortini, Weyes Blood and the masterpieces of Loyle Carner, Oiseaux-Tempête and Machinefabriek are the mirror of the powerful music of this year.

Artists like C’Mon Tigre, Croatian Amor, Portico Quartet, Kate Tempest confirmed their gigantic talent. Special mention for the intense writing of Adrienne Lenker of Big Thief and for the immeasurable sensitivity of Keaton Henson which whith Six Lethargies went over music, expressing and explaining the feelings of anxiety and depression through six connected movements for string orchestra.

There are also some flops this year but we have no time for music we don’t like. So, this is a list (not a chart) of 100 Best Albums of this year. Click on the title to read more. (Note well: you can check best debut albums here).