A critical approximation

Top songs: “Water Fountain,” “Wait For a Minute,” “Hey Life”

1. tUnE-yArDs
Nikki Nack

Top songs: “In Reverse,” “Red Eyes,” “An Ocean Between the Waves”

2. The War On Drugs
Lost in the Dream

Top songs: “Seeds,” “Happy Idiot,” “Ride”

3. TV on the Radio
Seeds

Top songs: “Transgender Dysphoria Blues,” “Unconditional Love,” “True Trans Soul Rebel”

4. Against Me! Transgender Dysphoria Blues

Top songs: “Your Love Is Killing Me,” “Tarifa,” “Afraid of Nothing”

5. Sharon Van Etten
Are We There

Top songs: “Waking Light,” “Heart Is a Drum,” “Blue Moon”

6. Beck
Morning Phase

Top songs: “Head Underwater,” “Just One of the Guys,” “The Voyager”

7. Jenny Lewis
The Voyager

Top songs: “War on the East Coast,” “Backstairs,” “Marching Orders”

8. The New Pornographers
Brill Bruisers

Top songs: “Style,” “Blank Space,” “Out of the Woods”

9. Taylor Swift
1989

Top songs: “1000 Deaths,” “Sugah Daddy,” “Betray My Heart”

10. D’Angelo
Black Messiah

Honorable Mentions

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