The three hundred and ninety-eighth album: #398 Elis Regina - Vento de Maio

It's actually quite nice to have a different type of music to end the year's write ups on (not quite reaching the 400 album marker). It's an album of Brazilian pop music, but that description is mostly because the album covers a number of genres with a pop music bent, giving bossa nova, jazz and funk tracks, and more beyond. It's a variety that works well, with a production that supports each of them individually. Elis Regina's lovely voice supports all of them - a clear sound that feels like that of a Brazilian vocalist, if it makes sense to say so, and the tracks are clearly built around her. I don't think I would have given this album a look normally, but its variety is worth a listen.