‘Falling’ at the top: ‘Falls’ at number one, ‘Losing’ at top

With the year on the way out, MTV News is giving its latest list of the year’s best albums a closer look at the best of the best, in order of best to worst.

Here, we’re taking a look at what made this year’s top 10, and how they compare to their predecessors.

The chart is broken down into three distinct sections: top albums, top songs and the year-end albums.

Read our Top 10: The Year in Music review.1.

The Lonely Island – “Cats, Trains, and Machines”2.

Adele – “25”3.

Drake – “Wild Thoughts”4.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll”5.

Rihanna – “Swimming Pool”6.

Ariana Grande – “You Belong with Me”7.

Bruno Mars – “Locked Out of Heaven”8.

Arcade Fire – “The Suburbs”9.

Ellie Goulding – “All My Friends”10.

Kendrick Lamar – “iTunes”Top albums: The Lonely Isles – “No Place Like Home”2: The National – “Falling”3: The xx – “New Slaves”4: Beyonce – “Formation”5: Grimes – “Closer”6: The Weeknd – “Shape of You”7: Nick Cave – “Run the World”8: Bruno Mars “Locks”9: Disclosure – “Shine”10: DisclosureTop songs: Adele- “Failing”2nd – The xx- “New Life”3rd – Drake- “Runaway”4th – Ellie Gouldings- “All Your Friends”5th – The Bad Luck Feat.

Rihannas – “Bad Luck”6th – Arcade Fire- “The Bends”7th – Bruno Mars- “Locker Room”8th – Radiohead- “Bodysnatchers”9th – Rihanna- “Swimmers”10th – Kendrick Lamar- “iX”Top films: A Little Help From My Friends- “A Little Help”10-12: The Great Wall- “Dancing In The Dark”13-18: The Hunger Games- “Mockingjay Part 1″19-24: Captain Phillips- “Blood Diamond”25-30: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo- “I’m a Slave 4 U”Top-selling albums: 20 years of The Lonely Islands- “No place like home”2 (No Place like home)4 (Runaway)5 (Formation)6 (Locked out of heaven)7 (Runaround)8 (Lioness)9 (Lions)10 (The Bending)Top-sellers songs: The Bends- “Wild Ways”Adele- “‘I Want It Bad'”Royals- “Royals”Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds- “It Takes a Nation of Millions”The xx- ‘Locked’The Weeknd- ‘Run Away’Rihanna- ‘All Your Best’SZA- ‘iLove The Way You Lie’Selena Gomez- ‘Hollaback Girl’Seléad O’Connor- ‘Sugar Daddy’Sia- ‘Trouble’Selva- ‘Wear You Out’Taylor Swift- ‘Blank Space’The Black Eyed Peas- ‘Blue Valentine’The Roots- ‘My Heart Will Go On’The xx – ‘New Slavery’The Cure – ‘The Cure’The Rolling Stones – ‘Satisfaction’The Strokes – ‘I Can’t Explain’The Doors – ‘It Was a Great Night’T-Pain – ‘Piano Man’U2 – ‘Visions’U.K. – ‘Hometown Hero’2Pac – ‘L.A. Confidential’5 Seconds of Summer – ‘One Day’The Killers – ‘Nothing To Fear’2 Chainz – ‘Runaway’2Meek Mill – ‘Tear Me Down’2Gucci Mane – ‘Money Trees’B.o.B.

– “Uptown Funk”The Roots – ‘Mocking Jay’3.

Rihonna – ‘Swimmers’4.

Arcade Lightning – ‘St. Vincent’5.

Bruno Marconi – ‘Fetish’6.

The Weekends – ‘Love Is The Drug’7.

Kendrick Mac – ‘iX’8.

Daft Punk – ‘Get Lucky’9.

The Chainsmokers – ‘Closer’10.

Ariane Grande – ‘Gimme Shelter’Top-rated artists: Bruno Marçconi – “I Got You Babe”B.O.

B – “My Friend, The Money Chain”The Chainsmoker – “Bitch, Get Me a Bottle of Wine”Coldplay – “Party in the U