Notable things about my list this year: a lot of R&B, a lot of women in the top 15 (Jay Z as part of The Carters being the only man in the top 5), a lot of music from non-English speaking countries (including 3 in the top 5), arguably no mainstream Hip Hop (unless you count The Carters and Pusha T), and no Grime/UK Rap/Garage/Jungle album on my list (despite their prominence on my song playlists). 10 - 15, Ranked 01. Lary - Hart Fragil (R&B, Germany) 02. Mariah Carey - Caution (R&B) 03. Rosalía - El Mal Querer (Flamenco/Pop/R&B, Spain) 04. The Carters - Everything Is Love (R&B/Hip Hop) 05. Bad Gyal - Worldwide Angel (Reggaeton/Dancehall/Pop/R&B, Spain) 06. Gavlyn - Headspace (Hip Hop) 07. Drangsal - Zores (Post-Punk/New Wave, Germany) 08. Evidence - Weather Or Not (Hip Hop) 09. Ruston Kelly - Dying Star (Country) 10. Curse - Die Farbe Von Wasser (Hip Hop, Germany) 11. Frank Sinatra - Standing Room Only* (Jazz) 12. Scotty McCreery - Seasons Change (Country) 13. Rola - 12:12 (R&B, Germany) 14. MihTy - MihTy (R&B) 15. Red Velvet - The Perfect Red Velvet (K-Pop/R&B, South Korea) 16 - 25, Unranked August Greene (Common, Robert Glasper, Karriem Riggins) - August Greene (Hip Hop/Jazz/R&B) Teyana Taylor - K.T.S.E. (R&B) Black Milk - Fever (Hip Hop) Joel Ortiz & Apollo Brown - Mona Lisa (Hip Hop) Pusha T - Daytona (Hip Hop) Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story (Hip Hop) NIKI - Zephyr (R&B, Indonesia) Bun B - Return Of The Trill (Hip Hop) Tiny Moving Parts - Swell (Emo) Ice Cube - Everythang's Corrupt (Hip Hop) Note: Given their placements on my past lists, I wanted to point out that I have not listened to the YG album yet, I haven't had any real time with the Good Charlotte album, I just wasn't a fan of the Kacey Musgraves album, and Kanye's Ye gets an honourable mention because I only loved half of it which isn’t enough for a 20 minute album to make the list. *Specifically disc one, “Live At The Sands Hotel And Casino (1966)” with The Count Basie Orchestra.