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Nick Bollinger revisits some of the album releases that have stood out over the past twelve months.

Music Details:

Artist: Elvis Costello & The Roots
Songs: Wise Up Ghost, Sugar Won't Work, Viceroy's Row
Composer: Costello/Thompson/Mandel
Album: Wise Up Ghost
Label: Blue Note

Artist: Willis Earl Beale
Songs: Everything Unwinds, Hole In The Roof
Composer: Beale
Album: Nobody Knows
Label: XL Recordings

Artist: Valerie June
Songs: Somebody To Love, Working Woman Blues
Composer: Valerie June
Song: Pushin' Against A Stone
Composer: June/Auerbach/Augunas/Swift
Album: Pushin' Against A Stone
Label: Sunday Best

Artist: Janelle Monae
Songs: Dance Apocalyptic, Ghetto Woman
Composer: Robinson/Irvin/Joseph
Song: Givin' Em What They Love
Composer: Robinson/Irvin/Joseph/Brown
Album: The Electric Lady
Label: Bad Boy/Wondaland

Artist: Anna Calvi
Songs: Eliza, One Breath, Cry
Composer: Calvi
Album: One Breath
Label: Domino

Artist: Sheep Dog & Wolf
Songs: Breathe, Guaranteed Defective, Nothing Probably
Composer: McBride
Album: Egospect
Label: Lil Chief

Artist: Fat Freddy's Drop
Songs: Blackbird, Clean The House, Soldier, Silver & Gold
Composer: Fat Freddy's Drop
Album: Blackbird
Label: The Drop

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Songs: The Captain, Walls, Evolution Did
Composer: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Fandango
Label: Universal

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Songs: From The Sun, Swim and Sleep, One At A Time, The Opposite Of Afternoon
Composer: Nielson
Album: Unknown Mortal Orchestra II
Label: Jagjagwar

Artist: Lorde
Songs: Royals, Glory and Gore, White Teeth Teens, Tennis Court, Team
Composer: Yellioch-O'Connor/Little
Album: Pure Heroine
Label: Universal