So here we go again with my review of the past 12 months.
In summation, my biggest disappointment was Mariah's latest album. It wasn't terrible by any means, just not up to her standards.
Most pleasant surprise was the return of Lily Allen with IMO her best album yet.
Michael Jackson's record label surprised everyone by putting an album out that was actually very smart, very listenable and relevant. GRL put out the girl band single of the past few years. And Paloma Faith had my favourite song of the 2014. Well done.
Beyond that, I pretty much just listened to Beyoncé for the whole year. So there you go.
25 ARTISTS I LOVED THIS YEAR
1 Mariah Carey
(831 plays in 2013 - increase of 38%)
Most played track: You're Mine (Eternal), 54 plays
(260 plays in 2013 - increase of 408%)
Most played track: Drunk in Love (feat. JAY Z) 63 plays
3 Lady Gaga
(637 plays in 2013 - increase of 7%)
Most played track: ARTPOP 63 plays
4 Michael Jackson