Most year-end lists feature 50 or so albums, songs, and/or books that managed to find their way into blog reviews and art journalists' articles this year. Most lists feature the same albums as the other music critics and I doubt the reader has heard more than 20% of listed releases.
Lost Beat 6 is changing the formula, mainly because we are not paid to listen to hundreds of releases this year expected a verdict upon the first listen. So instead we are listing music released by friends and close associates we like. Thus further sharing the love of their craft and the achievement of commuting their work for public consumption.
(Releases not limited to Long Playing format and not listed in any order...)