Every year, at the end of December, i publish my list of what i believe to be that year’s best albums; and every year, i’m all too aware of the number of releases there hasn’t been time for me to hear. So, in an attempt to provide something more meaningful in the long-term (as well as to entertain my passion for making lists and wrangling data), below are revised versions of the Best Album of the Year lists, together with the original for comparison. They’ll continue to be updated on a regular but entirely arbitrary basis. NB. From 2021, the Best Albums list has been reduced from 40 to 30 entries, and this extends to the revised lists for earlier years.
Updated: January 2024