As we head into the new year, it’s impossible not to remember the musical masterpieces that so many of our favorite artists have released over the past twelve months. From Orion Sun’s celestial R&B album “Hold Space For Me” and Jean Dawson’s gritty, experimental hip-hop album to Mac Miller’s posthumous album “Circles” and Grimes electic pop album “Miss Antropocene,” this year has brought us an overwhelming amount of musicians. But lucky for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best albums released this year.

Keep scrolling to see our picks for the Top 50 Best Albums of the Year, and then stream the full playlist below.

 


 

50. Silver Sphere – all my boyfriends 

 

 

 

49. Megan Thee Stallion – Good News

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48. Serena Isioma – The Leo Sun Sets 

 

 

 

47. The Weeknd – After Hours 

 

 

 

46. brakence – punk2

 

 

 

45. Hope Tala – Girl Eats Sun 

 

 

 

44. Orion Sun – Hold Space For Me 


 

43. NNAMDÏ – BRAT 


 

42. Dominic Fike – What Could Possibly Go Wrong 


 

41. Omar Apollo – Apolonio 


 

40. Jean Dawson – Pixel Bath 


 

39. Mac Miller – Circles 

 

 

38. Deftones – Ohms 



 

37. Fleet Foxes – Shore 

 

 

 

36. Dinner Party  – Dinner Party 


 

35. Magdalena Bay – A Little Rhythm and a Wicked Feeling

 

 

34. Taylor Swift – folklore 


 

33. Jessie Ware – What’s Your Pleasure? 


 

32. Freddie Gibbs – Alfredo 


 

31. Empty Country – Empty Country 

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30. Dogleg – Melee 


 

29. Sinai Vessel – Ground Aswim 


 

28. Helena Deland – Someone New 



 

27. Westerman – Your Hero Is Not Dead 

 

 

 

26. Grimes – Miss Anthropocene

 

 

 

25. Pa Salieu – Send Them To Coventry 


 

24. Bad Bunny – YHLQMDLG


 

23. The Avalanches – We Will Always Love You 


 

22. Bartees Strange – Live Forever 


 

21. Into It. Over It. – Figure 

 

 

 

20. Thundercat – It Is What It Is 


 

19. 070 Shake – Modus Vivendi 


 

18. Tame Impala – The Slow Rush 


 

17. Charli XCX – how i’m feeling now 

Charli XCX


 

16. Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia 


 

15. Soccer Mommy – color theory 


 

14. The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers


 

13. Moses Sumney – græ


 

12. Yves Tumor – Heaven to a Tortured Mind 


 

11. Rina Sawayama – SAWAYAMA


 

10. beabadoobee – Fake It Flowers 


 

9. Lomelda – Hannah 


 

8. Waxahatchee – Saint Cloud 


 

7. SAULT – Untitled (Black Is)


 

6. HAIM – Women In Music Pt. III


 

5. Caribou – Suddenly 


 

4. Touché Amoré – Lament 


 

3. The 1975 – Notes on a Conditional Form 

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2. Run The Jewels – RTJ4


 

1. Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher

 

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