Hell of a year. Safe to say I’m still thrashing every record on this list, and probably will for a while. For me personally, it was a year of trying new things. I quit my regular job and aimed to try as many different, random jobs as I could. And it’s been great! I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who’s feeling a little confused with what direction their life is taking and what direction they want it to take.
Musically, I tried to achieve the same thing. I tried to challenge myself and listen to a whole bunch of music that I hadn’t before, old and new. Nonetheless, I am who I am and the below list is the music that connected with me the most.
I’m a die-had Bon Iver fan, along with so many other. And I just fucking loved what he did on ’22, A Million’. It got to the point where I was listening to the album in full every single day after its release so I had to limit my plays; I was all like ‘hey now Angus, don’t listen to it today and tomorrow you can listen to the whole thing’. Ridiculous.
1. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
2. RY X – Dawn
3. James Blake – The Colour In Anything
4. Ólafur Arnalds – Island Songs
5. Frank Ocean – Blonde
6. The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful and yet so unaware of it
7. Dustin Tebutt – First Light
8. Gordi – Clever Disguise EP
9. LANKS – Viet Rose EP
10. Flume – Skin
Jack Garratt – Phase, Tourist – U, Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool, Chance the Rapper – Colouring Book