Since starting the blog in March this year I have reviewed over seventy albums and listened to many more. These albums have been inspiring to me in so many ways, not least because they got me writing again.
Picking a list feels strange and almost cruel to the albums I have left out so please refer to my playlist on Spotify where I have chosen one song from everything I have reviewed for a more comprehensive overview of my musical year. In the interests of balance, I have also complied a Spotify list of my favourite songs this year that were not sung by women.
In the end I have chosen thirty favourite albums of the year – my only stipulation being that I must have reviewed them on the blog. Therefore that excludes albums sung by anyone who doesn’t identify as female but also some albums like Paramore and St Vincent which I love but for various reasons never reviewed. There were some individual tracks on my favourite song list that stood out over the albums they were from and vice versa. I have based this list on a combination of gut instinct and how often I listened to the album but my mood changes so much that anything beyond the number one album might have changed order if I wrote this tomorrow.
This list includes links to my original album reviews, rather than risk repeating myself. At the end you will also find a playlist of songs from the thirty albums. Thanks for reading!