It's not been an easy task - there have been cracking singles and albums from so many great artists and songwriters this year. But we finally narrowed it down to 20.
Click on the Spotify box below to hear a stunning selection of tracks from the likes of The xx, Daphni, Julia Holter, Bat for Lashes, Omar Souleyman, Clinic, Azealia Banks and more. Much more! We hope you enjoy it.
As ever, let us know what we've missed and what's been floating your boat this year - http://www.facebook.com/PRSforMusic or @M_magazinePRS