I've limited this year's chart to a top 30, as I didn't want to include a load of albums that were just 'okay.' As always, these are my personal favourite albums of the year, as things currently stand, so if you're wondering 'hey, where's this brilliant album that I love?', it's either passed me by, or it's just not my kinda thing. If you think it might have passed me by and that it would fit with my general tastes, feel free to recommend it to me - I'm always happy to discover new musical awesomeness.
I will also be doing an End Of Decade chart (a Top 100), which I'll be posting next weekend, so stay tuned for that.
30. I'm Not A Blonde - Under The Rug
29. Chrysta Bell - Feels Like Love
28. Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage - Bad Wiring
27. The Futureheads - Powers
26. Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers - Thought Porridge
25. Gruff Rhys - Pang!
24. Self Esteem - Compliments Please
23. Tullycraft - The Railway Prince Hotel
22. Mounties - Heavy Meta
21. Adam Green - Engine Of Paradise
20. My Name Is Ian - The Return Of No Point
19. Amanda Palmer - There Will Be No Intermission
18. Juliana Hatfield - Weird
17. Karen O and Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
16. Blood Red Shoes - Get Tragic
15. Honeyblood - In Plain Sight
14. The Black Keys - Let's Rock
13. Bis - Slight Disconnects
12. Sleeper - The Modern Age
11. Piney Gir - You Are Here
10. Keys - Bring Me The Head Of Jerry Garcia
9. Jenny Lewis - On The Line
8. Hawksley Workman - Median Age Wasteland
7. The Earth - Lost Property
6. Mr - Amen
5. The Regrettes - How Do You Love?
4. The Divine Comedy - Office Politics
3. Stella Donnelly - Beware Of The Dogs
2. Alex Lahey - The Best Of Luck Club
1. Billie Eilish - When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
There's not a huge amount between the top 4 albums, to be honest - I like them all in different ways and any could have been number 1 - but this is the album that stood out the most; that took me by surprise; that really impressed me with its individuality. I discovered Billie via the October 2017 Indie/Rock Playlist (which has a whole load of great songs on it, by the way). It's rare that such discoveries end up becoming as well known as Billie has, but it's definitely deserved. Here's my current favourite track on the album: