The Best Music that Played in Our House This Year
We listen to a lot of music in our house. I mean, a lot. We have Sonos speakers inside and out, upstairs and down, and music is almost always playing.
At the end of the year, I always like to play 'music critic' and put together my list of the best music of the year--usually a Best Albums list and a Best Songs list that I have a little more fun with. Unlike last year, when there was a clear Best Album (Beyoncé's Lemonade), no album really stood out to me--my listening was much more fragmented, and ton of great music was released primarily as singles. Case in point, my second-favorite song of the year, May I Have This Dance by Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper. Or the amazing work of LA-based NoMbe (née Noah McBeth), who released one single each month; two of which appear on the list below.
In a few weeks, I'll post my top five albums of the year. In the meantime, the following 29 songs can be your non-Holiday soundtrack for any end-of-the-year festivities you have planned.