Monday, March 26, 2007

Music Lists

Updated 8/11/17

Best Albums of 2016
1. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3
2. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
3. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
4. David Bowie - Blackstar
5. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
6. Solange - A Seat at the Table
7. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
8. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
9. Angel Olsen - My Woman
10. Bon Iver - 22, A Million

Best Albums of 2015
1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2. Tame Impala - Currents
3. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
4. Grimes - Art Angels
5. Panda Bear - Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
6. Jamie XX - In Colour
7. Chvrches - Every Open Eye
8. Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves
9. Beach House - Depression Cherry
10. Beach House - Thank Your Lucky Stars

Best Albums of 2014
1. Spoon - They Want My Soul
2. Sun Kil Moon - Benji
3. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
4. St. Vincent - Self-titled
5. TV on the Radio - Seeds
6. The Antlers - Familiars
7. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX
8. Neil Cicierega - Mouth Sounds
9. Neil Cicierega - Mouth Silence
10. MC Chris - MC Chris Foreverrr

Best Albums of 2013
1. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
2. Kanye West - Yeezus
3. Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
4. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
5. Sigur Rós - Kveikur
6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
7. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
8. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap
9. Burial - Rival Dealer
10. Autre Ne Veut - Anxiety

Best Albums of 2012
1. Grizzly Bear - Shields
2. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
3. Beach House - Bloom
4. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
5. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
6. Twin Shadow - Confess
7. Burial - Kindred
8. Deftones - Koi no Yokan
9. Chance the Rapper - 10 Day
10. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Best Albums of 2011
1. Panda Bear - Tomboy
2. The Antlers - Burst Apart
3. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
4. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
5. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light
6. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
7. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
8. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
9. James Blake - Self-titled
10. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

Best Albums of 2010
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
3. The National - High Violet
4. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
5. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
6. Beach House - Teen Dream
7. Spoon - Transference
8. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
9. Kendrick Lamar - Overly Dedicated
10. James Blake - The Bells Sketch

Best Albums of the 00s
1. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
2. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
3. Dredg - El Cielo
4. Arcade Fire - Funeral
5. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
6. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
7. Brand New - Deja Entendu
8. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
9. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
10. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
11. Portishead - Third
12. Department of Eagles - The Whitey on the Moon UK LP
13. The Antlers - Hospice
14. Muse - Absolution
15. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
16. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
17. Sigur Rós - ( )
18. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
19. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
20. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
21. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
22. Gorillaz - Demon Days
23. The National - Alligator
24. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
25. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief

Best Albums of 2009
1. The Antlers - Hospice
2. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
4. Dredg - The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
5. Brand New - Daisy
6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
7. Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar EP
8. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - The Century of Self
9. Cursive - Happy Hollow
10. The Lonely Island - Incredibad

Best Albums of 2008
1. Portishead - Third
2. Fleet Foxes - Self-titled
3. Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
4. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
5. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
6. Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
7. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
8. Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
9. MC Chris - MC Chris Is Dead
10. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip

Best Albums of 2007
1. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
3. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
4. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
5. The National - Boxer
6. Apparat - Walls
7. Burial - Untrue
8. Kanye West - Graduation
9. The Good, the Bad, & the Queen - Self-titled (kinda)
10. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

Best Albums of 2006
1. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
2. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
3. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
4. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
5. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - So Divided
6. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
7. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
8. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
9. Cursive - Happy Hollow
10. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Best Albums of 2005
1. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
2. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
3. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
4. Gorillaz - Demon Days
5. The National - Alligator
6. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
7. Sigur Rós- Takk...
8. Kanye West - Late Registration
9. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
10. Emery - The Question

Best Albums of 2004
1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
3. Madvillain - Madvillainy
4. Kanye West - The College Dropout
5. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
6. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
7. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
8. Underoath - They're Only Chasing Safety
9. Emery - The Weak's End
10. MC Chris - Eating's Not Cheating

Best Albums of 2003
1. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
2. Brand New - Deja Entendu
3. Department of Eagles - The Whitey on the Moon UK LP
4. Muse - Absolution
5. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
6. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
7. The Wrens - The Meadowlands
8. Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
9. Opeth - Damnation
10. Jay-Z - The Black Album

Best Albums of 2002
1. Dredg - El Cielo
2. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
3. Sigur Rós - ( )
4. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way
6. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
7. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
8. Sonic Youth - Murray Street
9. Chevelle - Wonder What's Next
10. Clinic - Walking With Thee

Best Albums of 2001
1. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
2. Gorillaz - Self-titled
3. Radiohead - Amnesiac
4. System of a Down - Toxicity
5. Daft Punk - Discovery
6. The National - Self-titled
7. Starsailor - Love Is Here
8. Tenacious D - Self-titled
9. Incubus - Morning View
10. MC Chris - Life's a Bitch and I'm Her Pimp

Best Albums of 2000
1. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
2. Radiohead - Kid A
3. Deltron 3030 - Self-titled
4. OutKast - Stankonia
5. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
6. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
7. Deftones - White Pony
8. The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
9. Coldplay - Parachutes
10. Rage Against the Machine - Renegades

Best Albums of the 90s
1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
3. Radiohead - OK Computer
4. Radiohead - The Bends
5. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
6. Incubus - Make Yourself
7. Portishead - Dummy
8. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
9. Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
10. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
11. OutKast - Aquemini
12. Dredg - Leitmotif
13. Modest Mouse - This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
14. Slint - Spiderland
15. Ween - Pure Guava
16. Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
17. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
18. Beck - Odelay
19. Wilco - Summerteeth
20. Sonic Youth - Goo
21. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
22. Portishead - Self-titled
23. Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
24. Black Star - Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star
25. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Best Albums of the 80s
1. Pixies - Doolittle
2. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
3. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
4. The Cure - Disintegration
5. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
6. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
7. Joy Division - Closer
8. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
9. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
10. Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
11. The Smiths - Self-titled
12. Prince - Sign o' the Times
13. R.E.M. - Murmur
14. Michael Jackson - Thriller
15. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
16. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
17. The Stone Roses - Self-titled
18. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
19. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
20. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
21. U2 - The Joshua Tree
22. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
23. Metallica - Master of Puppets
24. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mother's Milk
25. Metallica - Ride the Lightning

Best Albums of the 70s
1. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
2. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
3. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
4. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
5. Neil Young - On the Beach
6. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
7. The Clash - London Calling
8. Television - Marquee Moon
9. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
10. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
11. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
12. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
13. Brian Eno - Another Green World
14. Pink Floyd - Animals
15. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
16. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
17. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
18. The Who - Who's Next
19. Patti Smith - Horses
20. David Bowie - Low
21. Neil Young - Harvest
22. Wire - Chairs Missing
23. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
24. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
25. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols

Best Albums Year by Year
1963. The Beatles - Please Please Me
1964. The Beatles - Hard Day's Night
1965. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
1966. The Beatles - Revolver
1967. The Velvet Underground & Nico - Self-titled
1968. The Beatles - Self-titled
1969. The Beatles - Abbey Road
1970. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
1971. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
1972. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
1973. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
1974. Neil Young - On the Beach
1975. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
1976. Ramones - Self-titled
1977. Television - Marquee Moon
1978. Wire - Chairs Missing
1979. The Clash - London Calling
1980. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
1981. Brian Eno & David Byrne - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
1982. Michael Jackson - Thriller
1983. R.E.M. - Murmur
1984. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
1985. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
1986. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
1987. Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
1988. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989. Pixies - Doolittle
1990. Sonic Youth - Goo
1991. Slint - Spiderland
1992. Ween - Pure Guava
1993. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
1994. Portishead - Dummy
1995. Radiohead - The Bends
1996. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
1997. Radiohead - OK Computer
1998. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
1999. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
2000. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
2001. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
2002. Dredg - El Cielo
2003. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
2004. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2005. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
2006. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
2007. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
2008. Portishead - Third
2009. The Antlers - Hospice
2010. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2011. Panda Bear - Tomboy
2012. Grizzly Bear - Shields
2013. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
2014. Spoon - They Want My Soul
2015. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
2016. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 3

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