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What were your favourite albums of the year? Here are our picks

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Dec 26th 2015, 6:30 PM 14,402 42

IT’S THAT TIME of year again – where you take a look back at what you listened to during the year and try to whittle down your top 10 albums.

We had a look through the past 12 months to whittle down our favourites, and we want to know what you were listening to too. Tell us in the comments – here are our picks below.

Paul Hosford

My picks: Kintsugi by Death Cab for CutieSound and Color by Alabama ShakesIf I Should Go Before You by City and ColorBack on Top by The Front BottomsRun Wild by Lydia and Some Feelings by Julia Nunes.

Quinton O’Reilly 

El Vy: Return to the Moon, Girl Band: Holding Hands with Jamie, Other Lives: Rituals

Aoife Barry

I loved Tame Impala’s Currents so much – it must be one of my most-played albums this year. Funk, disco and electronica combine with broken-hearted lyrics to make an album full of bangers. Jessica Pratt’s On My Own Love Again, Iris de Ment’s The Trackless Woods and Ryley Walker’s Primrose Green were my folky staples; Sufjan Stevens continued to make me cry with Carrie & Lowell; I ADORED Father John Misty‘s 70s swing on I Love You, Honeybear. Beach Slang‘s The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us and Courtney Barnett’s Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I just Sit kept the 90s fire burning – oh, and Kurt Vile’s Pretty Pimpin is worth it for the title track alone.

Orla Ryan

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens

Paul Fennessy

At various points this year, I’ve been virtually addicted to In Colour by Jamie xx, Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens, Currents by Tame Impala and Surf by Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment.

Amy O’Connor

According to Spotify, I listened to Courtney Barnett‘s album Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit more than any other album this year. Can’t argue with that.

Steve O’Rourke

Hairless Toys by Roisin Murphy. If there is to be a last disco before the zombie apocalypse, I hope Murphy DJs it. Also shoutout to Paul Hosford’s band (Last Second Magic) and their Camelot album which I really enjoyed.

Michael Freeman

The Wolf Alice and Mountain Goats albums, and the Four Tet morning/evening EP.

Fiona Hyde

I think my favourite songs of 2015 were Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna, King Kunta by Kendrick Lamar, Disappointing by John Grant and Pretty Pimpin’ by Kurt Vile.

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