After a ten week countdown and much debate, we’ve finally selected the 100 greatest Welsh albums of all time. Spanning decades and genres, with artists from the length and breadth of Wales, it has been the pleasure of Wales Arts Review and friends of the Review to not only select our favourite records, but return to old classics and uncover new gems in the process. This series has been a testament to the incredible musical talent Wales has produced, and the reach and impact that music has had on a global scale; from timeless classics to up and coming artists sure to be making waves well into the future.
Now, you can easily experience seven hours of the best music to come out of Wales with our complete 100 Greatest Welsh Albums of All Time playlist. There’s a sound for every mood, a genre for every taste, and a consistent adherence to the quality and innovation which the Welsh music scene has nurtured for countless decades.With artists including John Cale, Manic Street Preachers, Super Furry Animals, Cate Le Bon, Scritti Politti, Tom Jones, The Anchoress, The Joy Formidable, Shirley Bassey, Gwenno, Baby Queens, Underworld, Datblygu, Audiobooks, Gruff Rhys, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Adwaith, Deyah and many, many more. Sit back, relax, and dig into some of the best music in the world.
With special thanks to the contributors who provided their words and nominations to make the 100 Greatest Welsh Albums of All Time series possible: Cath Holland, Tilly Foulkes, Caragh Medlicott, John Lavin, Gray Taylor, Nerys Williams, Craig Austin, Jude Rogers, Jack Boyce, Gareth Smith, Tomos Williams, and Gary Raymond.
Listen to Wales Arts Review’s 100 Greatest Welsh Albums of All Time playlist on Spotify now.
Want to find out more about our top picks? You can find links to all of our choices with commentary on each here: 100-91,90-81,80-71, 70-61,60-51.50-41,40-31, 30-21, 20 -11 and 10-1.