Monday, March 26, 2007

Music Lists

Updated 12/4/17

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. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
24. The National - Alligator
25. Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News

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. Drake - So Far Gone
8. Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar EP
9. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - The Century of Self
10. Cursive - Happy Hollow

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. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
4. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
5. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
6. The National - Boxer
7. Apparat - Walls
8. Burial - Untrue
9. Kanye West - Graduation
10. The Good, the Bad, & the Queen - Self-titled (kinda)

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. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
9. Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
10. Cursive - Happy Hollow

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 Strokes - Is This It
7. The National - Self-titled
8. Starsailor - Love Is Here
9. Tenacious D - Self-titled
10. Incubus - Morning View

Best Albums of 2000
1. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
2. Radiohead - Kid A
3. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
4. Deltron 3030 - Self-titled
5. OutKast - Stankonia
6. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
7. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
8. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
9. Deftones - White Pony
10. The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

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. Nas - Illmatic
9. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
10. Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
11. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
12. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
13. OutKast - Aquemini
14. Dredg - Leitmotif
15. Modest Mouse - This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About
16. Slint - Spiderland
17. Ween - Pure Guava
18. Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
19. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
20. Beck - Odelay
21. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯A♯∞
22. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
23. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
24. Jeff Buckley - Grace
25. Wilco - Summerteeth

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. Joni Mitchell - Blue
8. The Clash - London Calling
9. Television - Marquee Moon
10. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
11. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
12. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
13. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
14. Brian Eno - Another Green World
15. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
16. Pink Floyd - Animals
17. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
18. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
19. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
20. Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
21. The Who - Who's Next
22. Patti Smith - Horses
23. David Bowie - Low
24. Neil Young - Harvest
25. Wire - Chairs Missing

Best Albums of the 60s
1. The Beatles - Self-titled
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico - Self-titled
3. The Beatles - Abbey Road
4. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
6. The Beatles - Revolver
7. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
8. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
10. Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
11. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
12. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
13. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
14. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
15. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
16. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
17. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
18. Led Zeppelin - Self-titled
19. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
20. The Beatles - Help!
21. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
22. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
23. The Doors - The Doors
24. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
25. The Beatles - Please Please Me

Best Albums Year by Year
1963. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
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. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
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. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
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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