the albums we couldn’t stop listening to at nylon this year.

by nylon

Beach House - Bloom

"It's so good, the first time I heard the album I totally teared up on the subway. Honorable mention: Grimes, Wild Belle, and Tame Impala." --Rebecca Willa Davis, executive web editor

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

"Frankie himself said it best: 'When you're happy, you enjoy the music. But when you're sad, you understand the lyrics.' Multi-talented and cute to boot, he set the bar high with his debut record! I luff him." --Kelley Garrard, promotions and marketing designer

Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

"Definitely not the most unique pick, but hey, it's the truth!" --Ali Hoffman, web editor

Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid: M.A.A.D. City

"Frank Ocean's

Channel Orange

was good, but I'm a bigger rap than R&B fan." --Nick Bloom-Scaglione, digital art director

Gunplay - Bogota Rich

"I'm just really glad he got out of jail and made this album." --Ray Siegel, senior web editor

Mac DeMarco - Rock And Roll Night Club

"<3 <3 " --Blair Waters, NYLON TV editor

Mac DeMarco - 2

"By far the most diverse album of the year, Mac DeMarco's debut full-length leaves everyone who listens with differing favorite songs. Perhaps you yearn for the days of real rock'n'roll and believe that nothing good has happened since Zeppelin? Take your pick from singles such as "Annie" or "Boe Zaah". Or maybe you're a fool in love and "Together" and "My Kind of Woman" have been your anthems as of late. The eccentricy of DeMarco invariably speaks to almost anyone who listens. And here's to an album that doesn't sound like a bunch of filler to back one or two singles, but an amalgamation of genuine pieces of the artist's self in every song." --Nicolette Kuhn, office coordinator