I really had to think hard about this, to be honest with you. I tend to take albums as they come and hold them on their own merits, so I really don't do any ranking when I listen to music. So here are some of the albums that really spoke to me the most:
Mat Zo's Self Assemble was one of the most stylistically diverse albums I listened to this year, and that drew me in.
Noisia's Outer Edges was one of the most well engineered albums I've listened to this decade, and that drew me in.
Anamanaguchi's Capsule Silence "album" showed me a new way to display an musical project and give me the video game-y nostalgia I was looking for, and that drew me in.
Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled, Unmastered" project gave me such an insight into the working process of the hip hop industry and inspired me to never be afraid of releasing imperfect music, and that drew me in.
There's a lot more, but I really don't want to take up too much space haha.