On first glance, not as many OMG albums this year. I spent most of my time keeping up with the sythwave 'revival' and brancing out into acid-trap via STYLSS, as well as exploring early 80's hip-hop and electro (that obviously doesn't belong here).
1. Electric Lady - Janelle Monae - Not my most listened to, but the most varied and audacious pop album this year. Great videos as well.
2. Hesitation Marks - Nine Inch Nails - Trent simplifies the beats, krautrocks it up a bit, loses some aggression, but maintains the gloom (for the most part).