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songs because albums are so kitsch, dude. in other news, if I live for a further 3198 years my list titles will align with my username. keen
1Tyler, the Creator
Flower Boy

see you again. just be; this is the peak
2St. Vincent

slow disco. take a peek behind the curtain – who the fuck is running this depressing lightshow?
3Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps

smoke signals. holding a Bowie tribute night in Twin Peaks, and it’s Halloween (alternate: Michael Myers dances with BOB)

supercut. portrait of the artist going over her memories, bolding in all the best parts with a crayon and scratching out the rest
5 Brockhampton

march. portrait of all the fleeting moments. (half length, double quality, triple vibes)
6Kendrick Lamar

love. portrait of the artist as young, dumb, madly in love; sidestepping his assumed responsibility to the culture for a moment in order to just make some fucking bangers
7Charli XCX

lucky. the Zalgo text generator of brutal ballads
8The Smith Street Band
More Scared of You Than You Are of Me

suffer. does what it says on the tin
9Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness

persevere. just holdin hands and sobbin with sunglasses onnnn
10Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest Gift

wallowa lake monster. oh make sure you bring a towel as you dip in UTTER DESPAIR
Volume 1: Flick Your Tongue Against Your Teeth...

stoop lights. travis takes the sound of your mind scratching itself apart and spits over it. there’s just enough space between the beats to lose yourself
12St. Vincent

young lover – when tough love smashes on the rocks at the bottom of your glass

no one likes you - hey kids! can you spell e x i s t e n t i a l d r e a d
14 Brockhampton

lamb. summertime on loop for a perfect three minutes // or the extended, which would occupy about the same spot. something’s lost from the brittle shortness on the video cut, for sure, but the meandering heartbreak in joba's verse more than compensates
Material Control

bastille day/pompeii. if this was a hip-hop song i'd make a terrible joke about ‘pyroclastic flow’. slaps either way
16Charli XCX

track 10. it's just a very good song ok
17 Frank Ocean

chanel. "freeze smoke rings and they hail"

ticker tape. damon reclaims the melody and the beauty

3ww. the hazy, emotional nights filled with so much love
20Gang of Youths
Go Farther in Lightness

the deepest sighs, the frankest shadows. that mad rush when everything’s fucked and unsalvageable and you realise there’s nothing stopping you from moving on

milkshake. how to dissociate completely (and never be found)
22The National
Sleep Well Beast

nobody else will be there. natty can’t resist at least one classic even on a weaker album. you can hear the inhibitions fall away as the gin kicks in – it’s when berninger slides up a register to give one of his best ever deliveries
23Wu-Tang Clan
The Saga Continues

people say. (loooove is just a energy)
24Phoebe Bridgers
Stranger In The Alps

funeral. elliott smith is smiling down on phoebe
25Enter Shikari
The Spark

an ode to lost jigsaw pieces. conditioned to expect a rabble-rousing climax from previous shikari penultimate cuts, we might leave surprised – sure, the massive build-and-release comes, then it just goes, and in the wake is the most devastating lyrical passage of the year, soundtracked by an acoustic guitar and a cracking vocal
26The Smith Street Band
More Scared of You Than You Are of Me

passiona. smithies dip into folk to deliver one of their best ever. the chorus, unusually, is a quieter moment, compared to the steadily rising tension of the verses, every line pre-destined to come before the next

swim. you could drown in here
Material Control

new white extremity.
California (Deluxe Edition)

long lost feeling. oh i know - this is plasticky, trash-flavoured trash. yet, it almost single-handedly got me through bad times after a death. poppin’ that bubble-wrap feels good sometimes, man
30Small Leaks Sink Ships
Golden Calf

subtle sadness. why does this make me think of radiohead's codex having a baby with aqeuous transmission?
After Laughter

rose-colored boy. LOWKEY - NO PRESSURE

the louvre. 'down the back / but who cares / still the louvre'
33Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory

party people. >when the thud of comets wholly annihilating the earth sounds tight through the subwoofer
34Roger Waters
Is This The Life We Really Want?

déjà vu. was worried roger might have lost in touch in 25 years. that first couplet instantly proved me otherwise - a new every stranger's eyes for the times we live in.

36Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Who Built the Moon?

she taught me how to fly.

let em talk.
38Lil Uzi Vert
Luv Is Rage 2

xo tour life.
39The National
Sleep Well Beast

carin at the liquor store.
40Vince Staples
Big Fish Theory

yeah right.
41Broken Social Scene
Hug of Thunder

please take me with you. in an occasionally too-happy album, one song lives up to the dichotomy proposed at the end of the title track; this is one of the year’s most intimate and sincere affairs
42Wu-Tang Clan
The Saga Continues

if time is money.
43The Used
The Canyon

upper falls.
44King Krule

lonely blue. how did this not make The Return's soundtrack?
45Tyler, the Creator
Flower Boy

who dat boy. my favourite lead-off single in a long long time
46Tame Impala
Currents B-Sides & Remixes

list of people (to try and forget about).
The Assassination of Julius Caesar

rolling stone. ah just some krautrock beatdown heavy metal for your morning stroll through icy woods

blood on me.
49King Krule

dum surfer.
50Manchester Orchestra
A Black Mile to the Surface

the wolf.
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