51 weeks out of the year each MTIB contributor writes about the music they discover and feel needs to be shared with all of you. As a collective of music appreciators we’re able to span a wide variety of tastes without stepping on one another’s toes. But, with that one remaining week, our worlds collide as we compile our year end lists. A few battles always break out, but the culmination of our efforts is a week full of year-end lists for you.

At the center of most of those battles is the Top 50 albums list.

For a few months, we build a shared list of suggested listening before we place our votes and deliberate. This year, over 200 albums were considered by 7 contributors.

Check out this year’s results!