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.

Luke Sutton

Marketing/Events Manager

Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home
Hudson Mohawke – Lantern
Miguel – Wildheart
Tame Impala – Currents
DJ Richard – Grind
Mueran Humanos – Miseress
John Carpenter – Lost Themes
Waxahatchee – Ivy Tripp
Hunee – Hunch Music
Mumdance & Logos – Proto

Grimes – Flesh Without Blood
The Weeknd – The Hills
Tame Impala – Eventually
Broken English Club – Channel 83
ABRA – Feel
JME ft. Giggs – Man Don’t Care
Man Power – Trans (Discodromo Remix)
Justin Bieber ft. Travis Scott – No Sense
FKA twigs – In Time
Bicep – Just

Sammy Jones

Junior Online Editor

Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home
Tame Impala – Currents
Grimes – Art Angels
Helen – The Original Faces
Girlpool – Before the World Was Big
Blacklisters – Adult
Viet Cong – Viet Cong
Twisted – Utopia
JLin – Dark Energy
Krill – A Distant Fist Unclenching

Kahn, Commodo + Gantz – Unmistakable
Pill – Misty Eyed Porno Reader
Rustie – Peace Upzzz
Gwenno – Patriarchaeth
Jeffrey Lewis – Back to Manhattan
Childbirth – More Fertile Than You
Trust Fund – Cut Me Out
All Dogs – That Kind of Girl
Speedy Ortiz – Raising the Skate
Deerhunter – Ad Astra

Saul Martin

Web Development

Wavves – V
Chastity Belt – Time to Go Home
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
JME – Integrity>
Vince Staples – Summertime ’06
Kendrick – To Pimp A Butterfly
Joanna Gruesome – Peanut Butter
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Girlpool – Before The World Was Big
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

Brand New – Mene
Titus Andronicus – Dimed Out
Trust Fund – Football
Martha – Chekhov’s Hangnail
Vince Staples – Norf Norf
Drake – Know Yourself
Bully – I Remember
JME ft. Giggs – Man Don’t Care
Courtney Barnett – Depreston

Steve Mallon

Editorial Intern

Holly Herndon – Platform
Visionist – Safe
Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
Young Thug – Slime Season
Helena Hauff – Discreet Desires
Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Molly Nilsson – Zenith
Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete

Suicideyear – Scar ft. K9
Molly Nilsson – Happyness
Holly Herndon – Chorus
Blanck Mass – Dead Format
Föllakzoid – Electric
Action Bronson – Actin’ Crazy
Kurt Vile – Pretty Pimpin’
Magic Island- Shepherd
Levon Vincent – Woman Is Angel
Vince Staples – Jump Off The Roof

Thomas Frost

Executive Editor

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Blanck Mass – Dumb Flesh
Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent
JME – Integrity>
St Germain – St Germain
Tame Impala – Currents
Mumdance & Logos – Proto
Girl Band – Holding Hands With Jamie
DJ Paypal – Sold Out
Chastity Belt – Time To Go Home

Blanck Mass – Cruel Sport
JME ft. Giggs – Man Don’t Care
KiNK – Cloud Generator
Insular – Kime ne (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry
Levon Vincent – Woman Is An Angel
Low – What Part Of Me
Drake – Hotline Bling
Cobblestone Jazz – Northern Lights
Chastity Belt – Joke
Kanye West – All Day

Yasseen Faik

Graphic Design

Module 8 – Legacy LP
The Binary Collective – The Binary Collective LP
Various Artists – Om Unit Presents: Cosmology Vol.2
JLin – Dark Energy
RP Boo – Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints
Mumdance & Logos – Proto
Kahn, Commodo & Gantz – Volume 1
Kode 9 – Nothing
Father – Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First?
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Jabu ft. Chester Giles – Slow Hours
Danny Scrilla – Rigel7 VIP
Tokimonsta – Almost Free (Deft Remix)
Stray – Movements (Original Mix)
Sully – Helios
Fracture & Kid Drama – Tell Me How ft. Lucy la Mode
Dj Rashad, Nick Hook & MachineDrum – Understand
Aspect & Gremlinz – Kilo (Ruffhouse Remix)
Hi5Ghost – Nook Shot (Commodo Refix)
Fracture & Chimpo – From Early (Original Mix)