Albums that I liked more than enough, that I came back to (I didn’t listen them to death the first time), that have no bad songs on them (so you can listen to them without skipping), that you might not have also listened to this year. There were songs I listened to a lot not on this list because their albums didn’t have all of the above criteria.
According to Spotify, Bakunda Ulu was my most played song this year.
Favorite song: Another Side.
The deluxe release with acoustic versions was a pleasant surprise.
Favorite song: Fire of the Soul.
You get lots of two songs in one. Favorite of these: Infinince or Infinity?
Favorite song: Till Salka.
I saw Semyon Bychkov conduct the Czech Philharmonic in this at the Barbican.
I also finally got to see Max Richter’s Four Seasons Recomposed, Sō Percussion, Caroline Shaw, and Anna Lapwood / The Pembroke Choirs in concert.
Other than Bakunda Ulu and Another Side, we welcome Anna Lapwood and The Chapel Choir of Pembroke College’s cover of Laura Mvala’s Sing to the Moon to my playlist These Songs Do Not Have Flaws.