Clean Bandit - New Eyes
Okay, so this one is in definite order. Best album I've heard all year, and they've already been stepping their game up with other singles they've released since. This album hops all over the place within EDM, covering house, drum n bass, dancepop and dancehall. Layered within all these styles are live strings, like chameleons adapting to all the all the genres with ease. Their live show was one of the highlights to my year, as well. It was the first non-metal/hardcore/punk/rock/etc show I've ever been to and admittedly danced my ass off. Based off their last single especially, I can't wait to see what else they have in store.
Anup Sastry - Lion/Titan
Drummer extraordinaire Anup Sastry blessed us with 8 new tracks this year, after a full length released only last year. I'll go ahead and say that musically, nobody can do what Anup does. …