See which tracks and albums made it into our personal top tens

We’re a right old melting-pot in the Crack office. A swirling sea of tastes and opinions. Very different things make us tick, and none of us are shy about what we like and what we don’t. Debates raged during our album and track of the year chats, but that was nothing compared to the inner turmoil that came with picking our personal favourites.

After sweat, struggle and internal strife, we present to you, in no particular order, the staff of Crack’s personal favourite tunes and albums of the past twelve months.

Anna Tehabsim

Deputy Editor

Helen – The Original Faces
Various Artists – Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics
Patrick Cowley – Muscle Up
Lena Platonos – Galop
October – Black Body Radiation
Boof – Hydrangeas Whisper
Ipman – Gravity
Miguel – Wildheart
Abra – Roses
Vito Ricci – I Was Crossing A Bridge

Boof – Birgit Boogie
Golden Teacher – Shatter
Patrick Cowley – Kickin’ In/Thief of Love
Borai – OHM Trax
Ossia – Red X
Gesloten Cirkel – Stakan Acid
Broken English Club – Channel 83
Severed Heads – Lamborghini (Petrol 1982)
St Julien – Institute
Not Waving – Get Serious

Ben Horton

Events Assistant

Young Thug – Slime Season Vol. 1
Bjork – Vulnicura
DJ Richard – Grind
Kahn, Commodo + Gantz – Volume 1
Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
Consumer Electronics – Dollhouse Songs
Beach House – Depression Cherry
Levon Vincent – S/T
Kode9 – Nothing

Tropic of Cancer – Stop Suffering
Ansome – Dave The Rave
DJ Richard – Savage Coast
Arca – Vanity
Gramrcy – Ruffian
Young Thug – Overdosin
Ossia – Red X
Andrea – Outlines
Levon Vincent – Woman is an Angel
Aphex Twin – avril altdelay

Billy Black

Online Editor

Liturgy – The Ark Work
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Sannhet – Revisionist
Awe – Providentia
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Sauna Youth – Distractions
Young Thug – Barter 6
Helm – Olympic Mess

Young Thug – Best Friend
Marching Church – King Of Song
Liturgy – Vitriol
Psalm Zero – Real Rain
Ought – Beautiful Blue Sky
Trust Fund – Dreams
Birdskulls – Ghost World
The Weeknd – The Hills
Destroyer – Dream Lover
Dilly Dally – Purple Rage

Davy Reed


DJ Richard – Grind
EEK feat. Islam Chipsy – Kahraba
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
Sicko Mobb – Super Saiyan Vol.2
William Basinski – Cascade
G Herbo – Ballin’ Like I’m Kobe
RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoeprints
Young Thug – Slime Season 2
Earl Sweathshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Rae Sremmurd – Unlock The Swag
DJ Manny – Would U Mind ft. DJ Taye
Dej Loaf – We Winnin’
Waxahatchee – Grey Hair
So Stressed – Apple Hill
Vince Staples – Surf ft. Kilo Kish
Boogie – Oh My
Young Thug – OD
Chastity Belt – Drone
KeithCharles Spacebar – All My Luv ft. Abra

Duncan Harrison

Editorial Assistant

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Bjork – Vulnicura
Future – DS2
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Kranium – Rumours
Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
Holly Herndon – Platform
Drake & Future – What A Time To Be Alive

Vince Staples – Summertime
Bjork – Lionsong
DJ Firmenza – Alma Do Meu Pai
Hudson Mohawke: Ryderz
Chance The Rapper – Angels
Young Thug – Pacifier
Kendrick Lamar – Blacker The Berry
Adele – When We Were Young
Drake & Future – Jumpman
Kehlani – The Letter

Geraint Davies

Recovering Editor

Holly Herndon – Platform
Eartheater – Metalepsis
Björk – Vulnicura
Liturgy – The Ark Work
DJ Richard – Grind
Benjamin Damage – Obsidian
MGLA – Exercises in Futility
Sleaford Mods – Key Markets
DJ October – Black Body Radiation
Spectres – Dying

Jenny Hval – Sabbath
Kendrick Lamar – Blacker The Berry
Julia Holter – Feel You
Deafheaven – Brought To The Water
So Stressed – White Juice
Colleen Green – Pay Attention
Slayer – Atrocity Vendor
Beach House – PPP
Helena Hauff – L’Homme Mort
Tame Impala – Eventually

Lucy Harding

Marketing/Events Assistant

Nils Frahm – Solo
Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
Tame Impala – Currents
Linkwood – Expressions
Hunee – Hunch Music
Jac Berrocal, David Fenech, Vincent Epplay – Antigravity
Anthony Naples – Body Pill
Holly Herndon – Platform
Four Tet – Morning/Evening
Ibeyi – Ibeyi

Four Tet – Morning Side
FKA twigs – Glass and Patron
Aphix – Into Spheres
Mbongwana Star ft. Konono No1 – Malukayi
Floating Points – Silhouettes
Asusu – Serra
Pearson Sound – Thaw Cycle
Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
Bicep – Just
Kendrick Lamar – Alright