It was always going to be album of the year for me, whatever year it came in...
But... it really is great. Nothing feels out of place or filler, just brilliant songs sung and produced to the highest possible standard.
How many albums have so many single worthy tracks? I will forever be tortured by songs like My Wildest Dreams, 7 Billion and Don't Leave Me In This Love Alone being just "album tracks"
7 Billion was a 'single' of some sorts, wasn't it?
But yeah, my love for Claire obviously helped (even in just playing the songs until they grew on me) but it is a ridiculously solid album