Ladies and gentlemen – you’ve listened and spoke! In the last month you’ve had an opportunity to submit your favorite albums of the year, and now I’ve tabulated the poll answers to produce the following results! If you’ve been paying attention to all the music in the last year (hopefully by reading Headphone Commute), there shouldn’t be many surprises on here… Anyway, enough words…


Rafael Anton Irisarri – A Fragile Geography
Max Richter – From Sleep / Sleep
Nils Frahm – Solo
Slow Meadow – Slow Meadow
Alva Noto – Xerrox Vol. 3
Bersarin Quartett – III
Goldmund – Sometimes
Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott – The Chopin Project
Lubomyr Melnyk – Rivers and Streams

Floating Points – Elaenia
Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer – Twine
Moon Ate The Dark – Moon Ate The Dark II
Steve Hauschildt – Where All Is Fled
William Basinski – Cascade
Nils Frahm – Music From the Motion Picture Victoria
Kreng – The Summoner
Julia Kent – Asperities
Colleen – Captain of None
Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never were the way she was
bvdub – Safety In A Number
36 – Void Dance
Strië – Struktura
Arca – Mutant
ASC – Imagine the Future
Benoit Pioulard – Sonnet
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Illuha, Taylor Deupree – Perpetual
Martin Nonstatic – Granite
Ludovico Einaudi – Elements
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – A Year With 13 Moons

Rival Consoles – Howl
Endless Melancholy – Her Name In A Language Of Stars
Subheim – Foray
Ben Chatwin – The Sleeper Awakes
Bjork – Vulnicura
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma – We Know Each Other Somehow
Deepchord – Ultravoilet Music
Simon Scott – Insomni
John Lemke – Nomad Frequencies
Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
Julia Holter – Have You In My Wilderness
Shlohmo – Dark Red
Markus Guenther – Theia
Helen – The Original Faces
Visionist – Safe
Low – Ones and Sixes
Deadbeat – Walls And Dimensions
Joanna Newsom – Divers
Alessandro Cortini – Risveglio
Kenneth Kirschner – Compressions & Rarefactions