10. Daktyl: Cyclical – Because it’s the smartest edm sound I’ve heard all year.

9. Seven Davis Jr: Universes – Because holy space funk.

8. Father John Misty: I Love You, Honeybear – Because it’s borderline overwrought but clearly genius.

7. Ghostface Killa and BadBadNotGood: Sour Soul – Because it reminded me that Hip Hop is great again.

6. Jamie XX: In Colour – Because OMGosh throwback Bass.

5. Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Multi Love – Because if you squint real hard, you can see that rock is filling the void of lackluster R&B.

4. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color – Because my son and I are mesmerized when we see Brittany Howard sing.

3. The Weeknd: Beauty Behind The Madness – Because I would have totally run with the emo R&B clique in high school if it was a thing back then.

2. Neon Indian: Vega Intl. Night School – Because he now sounds like The Avalanches. You can’t go wrong if you sound like The Avalanches.

1. Tame Impala: Currents – Because.

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