James Bay - 2018
It's as close to a concept album as can be, with its varying musical styles and single-narrative, and it is because Bay takes so many risks in trying on all sorts of musical hats during the course of the album, that Electric Light is a success in every single way possible. His lyrics are poignant at times and playful at others, and his music is minimal on one track and magnificent in another. Rock, blues, ballad, soul, alternative... he covers it all, and with every listen, something new reveal itself.
Highlights: Pink Lemonade, In My Head, Just For Tonight, I Found You, Fade OutAndrew Scott Back
Andrew Scott ranks this as the
#1 favorite album of 2018