Category: Albums Of The Year

  • Albums Of The Year 2023

    As ever, I’ve had to whittle this list down to a manageable twenty from over one hundred albums that could have made it. It was a fucking good year for new music! Ooh, and this time, the album links to where you can hear it, every platform, one click. Just to be on this list…

  • Albums Of The Year 2022

    This year, I had to winnow down from forty-five albums to this final top twenty and it was bloody difficult. I’ve had to leave a load of loveliness off because I know if I keep the list short, more people are likely to check it all out. So, whether the album is at number twenty…

  • Albums Of The Year 2021

    What do I want? I WANT TO FUCKING DANCE! Furthermore, I want an album that skips between classic, honey-soaked Miami bass and the bestest electro of my wasted youth. Thank fuck FBC and Vhoor have delivered even more than that and given us the supreme, ultra, bastard apex PARTY ALBUM of 2021. If this doesn’t…

  • Albums Of The Year 2020

    I mean… it was a year, wasn’t it? As ever, just to be on this list means you’re a bona-fide winner as I had to leave out at least ten albums I like, including notables like BMTH and Tame Impala. But I wanted to keep the list as short as possible Here’s a Spotify link…

  • Top Albums Of The Decade Or Something

    Regular Bzangy readers, if there are any, will know that I was posting up a best album of the year list since waaay back when. I say was because my life and mental state for the last few years, since my Dad died, have conspired to make me not get this done. I realised this…

  • Albums Of The Year 2016

    Woah! This year I bought 86 albums… so, I’ve had to delete 46 albums I liked enough to buy just to get to the list below. There are NO losers on this list, every one deserves your ears and money! (Once again, thanks to Robin Newman for spotifying this list) 40. Beacon – Escapements Floaty,…

  • Albums Of The Year 2015

    This year, I bought 91 albums. I heard way more than that but those 91 were the ones I chose to invest in, to own. So, it’s with great sadness that I had to take 51 outside and quietly push them off the cliff of NO REMEMBRANCE. If an album appears below, it’s a winner.…

  • Albums Of The Year 2014

    This year, I had to cull this top forty from 108 albums I bought. Can you imagine how fucking painful that was? I had to leave out a lot of music that found a place in my heart. So, anything, everything you see below is worthy of owning, doesn’t matter if it’s number 40 or…

  • Albums Of The Year 2013

    As ever, there are no losers here. Since I’ve cut this list down from around sixty albums, just to be on here means that I think the album will enrich your life, wherever it is on the list. Each band name is a hyperlink to their page on Last.fm so go ahead and click away!…

  • Albums Of The Year 2012

    Soooo much great new hip hop this year, a lot of it UK! Not much shouty metal, more pop punkness. But, as ever, if an album appears anywhere on here, no matter what position, it’s a winner as I had to cut out at least 25 albums I loved this year. Every artist name is…

  • Albums Of The Year 2011

    This year, I was stupid busy finishing off my new album so I didn’t have time to DJ for the last half of the year. But still, fuckloads of amazing new music came my way, both from new artists and old faves. As ever, although there is an order to this list, just to get…

  • Albums Of The Year 2010

    Another bonzer year for new music, had to whittle 75+ albums into this top 40. So, as usual, even though there is an order, just to be on here means the album is a winner and you should buy it. The band names are links to Last.fm so you can actually hear them. Get clicking!…

  • Albums Of The Year 2009

    Compiling this year’s best of was the usual gargantuan task. I had to whittle the 152 albums I bought this year down to a top forty. In the process, I’ve had to get rid of *loads* of albums that I thought were wonderful. So, just to be on here is to be a winner. The…

  • Albums Of The Year 2008

    Good evening! There’s less than an hour of 2008 left and so it’s time for my traditional Best Albums list. This year, I had to whittle it down from 63 albums to the final forty below. Therefore, every album below is a winner, no matter the placing, I had to leave a lot out that…

  • Albums Of The Year 2007

    Oh groinkers! It’s taken me bastard hours to compile my best-of list this year! Why? Because 2007 was a great year for new music! 😀 I’ve whittled this list down to from around ninety albums to fifty. I had to make some very painful cuts to get it down to that number. Really. 🙁 So,…

  • Albums Of The Year 2006

    Hello groinkers! It’s time for my traditional round up of the best albums of 2006. This year I’ve chosen 32 albums, one for every tooth in my mad, mad head! The shortlist was around 70 so every album below is a winner, no matter where it is on the chart. Buy them all! 32. Spinform…

  • Albums Of The Year 2005

    This list has taken me bloody hours. I had to narrow down from 60-70 albums to this final top forty. None of the following are losers, in that respect. Whether they’re 40 or number 1, they’re this year’s essential albums. Unlike every other big list you’ll see, this is completely un-influenced by labels or advertising…

  • Albums Of The Year 2004

    These are the best albums of 2004. I’ve tried to put them in some kind of order but really, I love them all. Thank you to all the artists below for making 2004 one of the greatest years for new music that I can remember. I salute you! (By the way, the links aren’t affiliate…