This is usually the time of the year when I trawl through the Best Albums lists for the previous year; as it turns out some of my big favourites made pretty damn great records.
Another musical trio of Haim sisters (from Israel rather than Los Angeles); a concept album about the goddess of climate crisis; brilliant electronic re-invention.
A couple of promising debuts from young female artists; an awesome stomping rawwk record.
The best kind of surprise from my long-time faves; I finally jump on the Billie Eilish hype train (and enjoy the ride); more of the warm and lovely folk-country.
Excellent follow-up from the gender-bending French singer; my two favourite musical redheads release solo albums after a five-year break.
Intoxicating genre-hopping pop by a Colombian-American singer; live album from an experimental folk band that delves deep into the Nordic past; vintage sound and a genuinely great voice.
The world’s only electronic psychedelic album sung entirely in Cornish; classy mature pop from the Everything But the Girl singer; warm and soothing techno-pop.
It’s nice when your favourite people release albums that don’t suck.
90s riot grrrl punk rock; another fine album from one of my favourite UK bands; a folk supergroup make magic together.