Thank you for being here, I hope you discover something new that brings joy.

This is my fifth time drafting a year end music list. If you’ve been with me since the beginning you’ll notice some changes:

  • I’ve made 6 playlists instead of 1 giant list.
  • I’ve (evidently) made a web page instead of sending a lengthy email.
  • I’m simply listing my choices without explanation. If you’re interested in the WHY maybe that is something I can incorporate next year.
  • All favourite album and song content is featured on a playlist. Playlist will indicated beside each entry.



These are not in order of priority because it is hard enough to choose 10 albums that left an impact this year. I am not necessarily choosing these albums because they are of the highest production or song-writing quality but because of the impact they left at the point or time that they hit me.


I should probably make a list that is top albums and not restrict myself to a top 10 and honourable mentions bucket BUT ALAS HERE I AM.


These releases are smaller in quantity of songs but heavy hitters in my top listens.


  • Freddie Gibbs, Hit-Boy, Big Sean – 4 Thangs [HIP-HOP]
  • Leon Bridges, Lucky Daye – All About You [SWAY]
  • Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion – WAP [HIP-HOP]
  • Lianne La Havas – Paper Thin [SWAY]
  • Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now [DANCE]
  • Bartees Strange – Mustang [ALT]
  • Porches -rangerover [ALT]
  • TOPS – Pirouette [ALT]
  • Free the Birds – Baby’s Gone [ALT]
  • Mindforce – Fratello [LOUD]

THAT’S ALL FOLKS. A special shout out to two albums that were not released this year but were in heavy rotation. Louie Short’s Cherry, Cherry and The War on Drugs’ A Deeper Understanding. Notably The War on Drugs record which has consistently moved and supported me for 3 years. I’ll leave you with the perfect lyric to encapsulate this past pandemic year from the track “Pain” on A Deeper Understanding:

“I resist what I cannot change”

Until next year! With love Cait <3

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