This year there have been so many huge releases, from Bowie to Bastille, Miley to Marling, so we gave The Edge readers the impossible task of picking their favourite. Over 130 albums were put forward by almost 30 people, and we’ve added everything up, and come up with The Edge’s top 10 albums of the year. There were some who just didn’t make the cut, like Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz, 1D’s Midnight Memories and more surprisingly, David Bowie’s The Next Day. Some you’d expect, and some gems that you might’ve forgotten were released this year.
Each day, starting tomorrow (27th December) we’re going to be counting down The Edge’s top 10 albums, and to get you guys all excited, here’s the 20-11 countdown!
20. Rudimental – Home
The Mercury nominated record full of huge collaborations just made it into the top twenty.
19. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
This is one that you probably expected to be higher; but despite being included in 20% of people’s picks, Daft Punk’s hugely successful fourth studio album is number nineteen.
18. Tom Odell – Long Way Down
The album that caused Tom’s Dad to phone up NME after they gave it 0/10, Long Way Down is number eighteen in our countdown.
17. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
The Grammy nominated Trouble Will Find Me has made it to number seventeen.
16. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
Produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, Arcade Fire’s fourth studio album, Reflektor, has made it into the top twenty at number sixteen. This is another record you would have expected to be higher, but it was beaten by fifteen other outstanding records.
15. Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe
Despite being included several times in the top three of your lists, Chvrches debut album only reached fifteen in our countdown.
14. Laura Marling – Once I Was an Eagle
Another Mercury nominated album, Miss Marling’s fourth album has made it to number fourteen.
13. Lady Gaga – Artpop
The heavily anticipated Artpop was a huge commercial success, it reached number one in numerous countries, and has already been certified gold in the UK, but it’s only reached number thirteen in our countdown.
12. Disclosure – Settle
Mercury nominated and universally acclaimed, the electronic duo’s debut album has reached number twelve.
11. Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
JT’s first album in almost seven years, the Grammy nominated record just missed on the top 10 making it to eleven in our countdown.
That’s the 20-11 countdown, and tomorrow we’ll release the first in The Edge’s top 10 albums of the year countdown.