We asked to different musicians, producers, bloggers, journalists, label owners to make a short list of their best albums of this year. This is the list curated by Lello Maggipinto, the artistic director of SPARKS Festival

Galcher Lustwerk – Information (Ghostly International)

Loraine James – For You and I (Hyperdub)

Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love (Sacred Bones Records)

Damon Locks and The Black Monument Ensemble – Where Future Unfolds (International Anthem)

Sote – Parallel Persia (Diagonal Records)