It’s that time of year – or it was about six weeks ago – when I embark on the farcical task of listening to every song released in the preceding 12 months.  My own playlists are combed through, along with countless other ‘end of year’ lists from every genre possible, in an attempt to convince myself I haven’t missed any gems.

If you wish to indulge my annual obsession (now in its 14th year) please listen below and then check out numbers 151-200, 51-100, as well as the top 50. The list was 700 tracks long originally so everything here is bloody brilliant.

If you prefer playlists, I’ve got a trailer load of them too (well, three types as Soundcloud and I are currently seeing other people).

Listen on:

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101. Lizzo – Boys

I like big boys, itty bitty boys
Mississippi boys, inner-city boys

102. Shades – Alarma (feat. Killa P)

103. Alter Echo & E3 – Ah Mi Guide (feat. Ishan Sound & Rider Shafique) [Egoless Remix]

104. Sex Judas feat. Ricky – All Good Junkies

105. Blueprint – Masterpiece

She rarely played outside with the other kids
Rather spend all day with a pen and pad
Sketching all the ideas that were in her head

106. Crack Cloud – Swish Swash

107. Lord Tusk – Shyne Eyed Gal

108. Kelsey Lu – Shades of Blue

109. RP Boo – U Don’t No

110. Paul McCartney – I Don’t Know

111. Murkage Dave – You Always Ring Me When I’m Busy

112. Cornel Campbell & SOOTHSAYERS – Jah Jah Me No Born Yah (OBF Remix)

113. Bicep – Opal (Four Tet Remix)

114. Coronel Brown & Cool Up Records – She Put Me Down

115. Eris Drew – Hold Me (T4T Embrace Mix)

116. Joshua Hedley – Weird Thought Thinker

117. Run Child Run – Hungry

118. Diana Gordon – Kool Aid

119. Meek Mill – Oodles O’ Noodles Babies

120. Nao – Another Lifetime

121. serpentwithfeet – bless ur heart

122. Noname – Blaxploitation

123. Julia Jacklin – Body

124. Lily Allen – Trigger Bang (feat. Giggs)

125. Makaya McCraven – Black Lion (feat. Brandee Younger, Tomeka Reid, Dezron Douglas, Joel Ross)

126. Felbm – Funicular

127. Okay Kaya – Dance Like U

128. Amen Dunes – Miki Dora

129. Viagra Boys – Down in the Basement

130. Ross from Friends – John Cage

131. G-Eazy – Drop (feat. Blac Youngsta & BlocBoy JB)

132. John Grant – Love Is Magic

133. Nazamba – Vex

134. Kadhja Bonet – Mother Maybe

135. Theophilus London – Bebey

136. Milo – Tiptoe

137. GRM Daily – London’s Calling (feat. Skrapz, Avelino, Asco, Loski & AJ Tracey)

138. Blood Orange – Charcoal Baby

139. Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) [Edit]

140. Kurt Vile – Bassackwards

141. Barbatuques – Baiana (Wolf Mueller’s Drum Drop)

142. Mark Pritchard – Come Let Us (feat. Gregory Whitehead)

143. Gwilym Gold – Kiss of Life

144. Caroline Rose – Bikini

145. Erin Rae – Can’t Cut Loose

146. Audiobooks – Call of Duty Free

147. Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – Chin Up

148. Helena Hauff – Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg

149. Marie Davidson – Work It

150. Eric Chenaux – Wild Moon