For better or for worse, the "track" has arguably never been so important, what with downloads, soundcloud, youtube and the like. Here's the individual h'orderves that our writers loved. Some of them just happened to appear on ace albums too.
The votes are in. Here's our list of the twenty best albums of the year selected by our writers, irrespective of their original scores. Some of them are growers, some of them we knew were classics as soon as we heard them and some of them we missed all together first time round (although Godspeed did spring theirs on us quite unexpectedly...)