The Top 25 Albums of 2024 … So Far

Here’s what I’ve been diggin’ so far, roughly in order building up to my favorite album of the year so far.  Several of these I haven’t had a ton of time to re-listen to, so I suspect the list will change in December…

25. J. Cole, Might Delete Later

24. Bugzy Malone, The Great British Dream

23. Kacey Musgraves, Deeper Well

22. Pearl Jam, Dark Matter

21. Arrested Development, Bullets in the Chamber

20. Tierra Whack, World Wide Whack

19. Cody Jinks, Change the Game

18. Arkells, Disco Loadout

17. Conway the Machine, Slant Face Killah

16. Taylor Swift, Tortured Poets Department

15. Freddie Gibbs x Thelonious Coltrane, Crack, Instagram and AIDS (remixes)

14. Beyonce, Cowboy Carter

13. Guilty Simpson x Abstract Museum, Block Runners

12. Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s battle raps

11. Black Keys, Ohio Players

10. Vampire Weekend, Only God Was Above Us

9. Schoolboy Q, Blue Lips

8. Britti, Hello I’m Britti

7. Various Artists, Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration Of Tom Petty

6. Sierra Ferrell, Trail of Flowers

5. Masta Ace x Marco Polo, Richmond Hill

4. Benny the Butcher, Everybody Can’t Go

3. Rachel Chinouriri, What a Devastating Turn of Events

2. Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Past is Still Alive


Honorable Mentions and Ones I Haven’t Had Enough Time With Yet:

  • Don Trip, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  • Kings Leon
  • Blitzen Trapper, 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions
  • Idles, Tangk
  • Big Hit, Hit-Boy & The Alchemist-Black and Whites
  • CJ Fly, Baited
  • Your Old Droog, Movie
  • Casper McWade, Something for the Pain
  • The Game and Big Hit, Paisley Dreams
  • Various Artists, Everybody’s Getting Involved (Talking Heads tribute)
  • Heems x Lapgan, Lafandar
  • The Game and Woodboy Gee, Time


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