Yearly Top 10s: Albums

 

Updated 24 June 2019

 

 

 


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2019 (so far):

Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood
Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen
Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery by The Comet Is Coming
In the End by The Cranberries
Seeing Other People by Foxygen
Ladytron by Ladytron
The Book of Traps and Lessons by Kate Tempest
Western Stars by Bruce Springsteen
The Secret of Letting Go by Lamb
Office Politics by The Divine Comedy

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2018:
Dead Magic by Anna von Hausswolff
7 by Beach House
High as Hope by Florence + The Machine
Honey by Robyn
Record by Tracey Thorn
Love Is Magic by John Grant
Testament by All Saints
Little Dark Age by MGMT
C’est la vie by Phosphorescent
Seasons, Pt. 1 by Jan Hammer

 

 

 

 

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2017:
A Deeper Understanding by The War on Drugs
Forced Witness by Alex Cameron
The Ooz by King Krule
Hang by Foxygen
Masseduction by St. Vincent
Twin Peaks: Limited Event Series Soundtrack by Angelo Badalamenti
Face Your Fear by Curtis Harding
Mental Illness by Aimee Mann
Room 29 by Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales
Everything Now by Arcade Fire

 

 

Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest

2016:
Blonde by Frank Ocean
Blackstar by David Bowie
Strange Little Birds by Garbage
Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Midwest Farmer’s Daughter by Margo Price
Foreverland by The Divine Comedy
Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
Lemonade by Beyoncé
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
This Unruly Mess I’ve Made by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

 

 

Currents by Tame Impala

2015:
Currents by Tame Impala
To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Depression Cherry by Beach House
Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
Vulnicura by Björk
The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
Divers by Joanna Newsom
B’lieve I’m Goin’ Down by Kurt Vile
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure by John Grant
Toto XIV by Toto

 

 

Lost In The Dream by The War on Drugs

2014:
Lost In The Dream by The War on Drugs
Tough Love by Jessie Ware
American Hustle (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists (Vinyl, 6 bonus tracks)
Lazaretto by Jack White
Morning Phase by Beck
Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey
Benji by Sun Kil Moon
Black Messiah by D’Angelo And The Vanguard
Guardians of the Galaxy (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Salad Days by Mac Demarco

 

 

Random Access Memories by Daft Punk

2013:
Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Great Beauty (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Trouble Will Find Me by The National
Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas by Courtney Barnett
The Next Day by David Bowie
Sound City: Real to Reel (soundtrack) by Various Artists
Ice on the Dune by Empire of the Sun
Dominae by Young Ejecta

 

 

Born to Die (Paradise Edition)

2012:
Born to Die (Paradise Edition) by Lana Del Rey
Kill for Love by Chromatics
Searching For Sugar Man (compilation) by Rodriguez
St. Lucia by St. Lucia
Old Ideas by Leonard Cohen
Visions by Grimes
Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
What We Saw From The Cheap Seats by Regina Spektor
Blunderbuss by Jack White
The Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple

 

 

Kaputt by Destroyer

2011:
Kaputt by Destroyer
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves by John Maus
Drive (soundtrack compilation) by Cliff Martinez
Vanity Is Forever by Geoffrey O’Connor
Holy Ghost by Holy Ghost!
Burst Apart by The Antlers
Submarine (soundtrack) by Alex Turner
The King of Limbs by Radiohead
Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming by M83
Shapeshifting by Young Galaxy

 

 

Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom

2010:
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
High Violet by The National (Expanded Edition)
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
Penny Sparkle by Blonde Redhead
Teen Dream by Beach House
Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell
The Fool by Warpaint
In Memory of Loss by Nathaniel Rateliff
Epic by Sharon Van Etten

 

 

Fever Ray by Fever Ray

2009:
Fever Ray by Fever Ray
My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
Magic by Sean Rowe
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
Towards the Sun by Alexi Murdoch
009 Sound System by 009 Sound System
XX by The XX
Embryonic by The Flaming Lips

 

 

Seventh Tree by Goldfrapp

2008:
Seventh Tree by Goldfrapp
Shallow Grave by The Tallest Man on Earth
Anywhere I Lay My Head (Tom Waits covers) by Scarlett Johansson
Day & Age by The Killers
Hurricane by Grace Jones
Good Evening by Nite Jewel

 

 

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2007:
Into the Wild (soundtrack) by Eddie Vedder
Boxer by The National
In Rainbows by Radiohead
I Danmark er jeg født by Natasja
Pocket Symphony by AIR
Dylanesque by Bryan Ferry
Magic by Bruce Springsteen
Untrue by Burial

 

 

 

Marie Antoinette soundtrack

2006:
Marie Antoinette (2 disc soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Ys by Joanna Newsom
Pet Grief by The Radio Dept.
American V: A Hundred Highways by Johnny Cash
At War With the Mystics by The Flaming Lips
Victory for the Comic Muse by The Divine Comedy
Destroyer’s Rubies by Destroyer
Modern Times by Bob Dylan
5:55 by Charlotte Gainsbourg
Let’s Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura

 

 

alligator-by-the-national

2005:
Alligator by The National
Aerial by Kate Bush
Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple
Bleed Like Me by Garbage
Human After All by Daft Punk
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (compilation of 7 EPs) by Belle and Sebastian
Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna
Prairie Wind by Neil Young
Hotel by Moby

 

 

So-Called Chaos by Alanis Morissette

2004:
So-Called Chaos by Alanis Morissette
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus by Nick Cave
Garden State (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2
A Strangely Isolated Place by Ulrich Schnauss
Absent Friends by The Divine Comedy

 

 

Frank by Amy Winehouse

2003:
Frank by Amy Winehouse
Elephant by The White Stripes
Between Darkness & Wonder by Lamb
100th Window by Massive Attack
Black Cherry by Goldfrapp
Frengers by Mew
Unearthed by Johnny Cash
American Life by Madonna
Dear Catastrophe Waitress by Belle and Sebastian
Lesser Matters by The Radio Dept.

 

 

american-iv

2002:
American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash
Sea Change by Beck
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
The Rising by Bruce Springsteen
Let Go by Avril Lavigne
Under Rug Swept by Alanis Morissette
18 by Moby
Up by Peter Gabriel

 

 

Regeneration by The Divine Comedy

2001:
Regeneration by The Divine Comedy
Moulin Rouge (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Lenny by Lenny Kravitz
Beautifulgarbage by Garbage
What Sound by Lamb
White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
Amnesiac by Radiohead
Discovery by Daft Punk
No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi by Camera Obscura

 

 

 

Kid A by Radiohead

2000:
Kid A by Radiohead
American III: Solitary Man by Johnny Cash
Felt Mountain by Goldfrapp
Bloodflowers by The Cure
United by Phoenix
De Stijl by The White Stripes
Music by Madonna
All That You Can’t Leave Behind by U2

 

 

Magnolia (soundtrack) by Aimee Mann

1999:
Magnolia (soundtrack) by Aimee Mann
Play by Moby
Splinter by Sneaker Pimps
Playing My Game by Lene Marlin
The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
When the Pawn… by Fiona Apple
Midnite Vultures by Beck
No Angel by Dido
The Matrix (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists

 

 

Moon Safari by AIR

1998:
Moon Safari by AIR
Mezzanine by Massive Attack
Version 2.0 by Garbage
Ray of Light by Madonna
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie by Alanis Morissette
Music Has the Right to Children by Boards of Canada

 

 

OK Computer by Radiohead

1997:
OK Computer by Radiohead
Lost Highway (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
The Boatman’s Call by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson
Titanic (soundtrack) by James Horner
Come On Over by Shania Twain
Blood on the Dance Floor by Michael Jackson
Great Expectations (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Portishead by Portishead

 

 

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1996:
Tidal by Fiona Apple
If You’re Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian
Casanova by The Divine Comedy
Emancipation by Prince and The New Power Generation
Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds

 

 

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1995:
Garbage by Garbage
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
Spinner by Brian Eno/Jah Wobble
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
The Memory of Trees by Enya
Endless Seasons by The Rankin Family
The Bends by Radiohead
HIStory by Michael Jackson
Pygmalion by Slowdive
Brown Sugar by D’Angelo

 

 

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1994:
Blade Runner (soundtrack) by Vangelis
MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
Let Love In by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Protection by Massive Attack
American Recordings by Johnny Cash
The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
Superunknown by Soundgarden

 

 

Off the Ground by Paul McCartney

1993:
Off the Ground by Paul McCartney
Songs of Faith and Devotion by Depeche Mode
janet. By Janet Jackson
In Utero by Nirvana
Souvlaki by Slowdive

 

 

Harvest Moon by Neil Young

1992:
Harvest Moon by Neil Young
Come On Come On by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
The Future by Leonard Cohen
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (soundtrack) by Wojciech Kilar
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (soundtrack) by Angelo Badalamenti
Henry’s Dream by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin

 

 

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1991:
Shepherd Moons by Enya
Nevermind by Nirvana
Achtung Baby by U2
Just for a Day by Slowdive
Use Your Illusion (I & II) by Guns n’ Roses
Black Album by Metallica
Dangerous by Michael Jackson
Blue Lines by Massive Attack
Ten by Pearl Jam
No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne

 

 

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1990:
Twin Peaks (soundtrack) by Angelo Badalamenti
Violator by Depeche Mode
Bona Drag by Morrissey
The Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon
Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

 

 

Disintegration by The Cure

1989:
Disintegration by The Cure
Floating Into the Night by Julee Cruise
The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
The Sensual World by Kate Bush
Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison
Rain Man (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Batman (soundtrack) by Prince
Flowers in the Dirt by Paul McCartney

 

 

I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen

1988:
I’m Your Man by Leonard Cohen
Watermark by Enya
Viva Hate by Morrissey
Blue Bell Knoll by Cocteau Twins
Lovesexy by Prince
Tender Prey by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Innocents by Erasure
Le Grand Bleu (soundtrack) by Eric Serra
Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
Peepshow by Siouxsie and The Banshees

 

 

Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen

1987:
Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen
Less Than Zero (film score) by Thomas Newman (archival 2016 album)
Louder Than Bombs (compilation) by The Smiths
Music for the Masses by Depeche Mode
Substance (compilation) by New Order
Bad by Michael Jackson
Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
Sign o’ the Times by Prince
The Joshua Tree by U2
Darklands by The Jesus and Mary Chain

 

 

The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths

1986:
The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
Master of Puppets by Metallica
Graceland by Paul Simon
So by Peter Gabriel
Victorialand by Cocteau Twins
True Blue by Madonna
Parade (soundtrack) by Prince and The Revolution
5150 by Van Halen
Forklædt som voksen by Kim Larsen
A Kind of Magic by Queen

 

 

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1985:
Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
Scarecrow by John Cougar Mellencamp
Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
Songs From the Big Chair by Tears for Fears
The Head on the Door by The Cure
Biograph (compilation) by Bob Dylan
Around the World in a Day by Prince and The Revolution

 

 

Purple Rain

1984:
Purple Rain (soundtrack)  by Prince and The Revolution
Treasure by Cocteau Twins
Ride the Lightning by Metallica
Heartbeat City by The Cars
Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
Hatful of Hollow by The Smiths
It’s My Life by Talk Talk
Nutidens unge by tv•2
Reckless by Bryan Adams

 

 

Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads

1983:
Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads
Let’s Dance by David Bowie
Madonna by Madonna
Japanese Whispers (compilation) by The Cure
L’Amour by Lewis
Porcupine by Echo & The Bunnymen
Scarface (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Midt om natten by Kim Larsen

 

 

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1982:
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Signals by Rush
1999 by Prince
One From the Heart by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle
The Dreaming by Kate Bush
P*******phy by The Cure
Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
Avalon by Roxy Music
Seven Waves by Suzanne Ciani

 

 

Faith by The Cure

1981:
Computerwelt by Kraftwerk
Moving Pictures by Rush
Faith by The Cure
Rage in Eden by Ultravox
Architecture & Morality by OMD
Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
Controversy by Prince
Take It Off by Chic
Dare by The Human League
Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones

 

 

Closer - Joy Division

1980:
Closer by Joy Division
Flesh + Blood by Roxy Music
Sandinista! By The Clash
Seventeen Seconds by The Cure
Tidens Tern by C. V. Jørgensen
Crocodiles by Echo and The Bunnymen
Peter Gabriel 3 (aka Melt) by Peter Gabriel
Heartattack and Vine by Tom Waits
Panorama by The Cars
Kaleidoscope by Siouxsie and The Banshees

 

 

London Calling by The Clash

1979:
The Wall by Pink Floyd
London Calling by The Clash
Off the Wall by Michael Jackson
Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
Fear of Music by Talking Heads
Lovedrive by Scorpions
Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
Wave by Patti Smith
Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Recent Songs by Leonard Cohen

 

 

The Cars by The Cars

1978:
The Cars by The Cars
More Songs About Buildings and Food by Talking Heads
Die Mensch-Maschine by Kraftwerk
Hemispheres by Rush
The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
52nd Street by Billy Joel
Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen
Vild i varmen by C.V. Jørgensen
Ambient 1: Music for Airports by Brian Eno
Van Halen by Van Halen

 

 

fleetwood-mac-rumours

1977:
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Low by David Bowie
Storbyens små oaser by C.V. Jørgensen
Marquee Moon by Television
Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
The Stranger by Billy Joel
Foreigner by Foreigner
“Heroes” by David Bowie
Livin’ on the Fault Line by The Doobie Brothers

 

 

Desire by Bob Dylan

1976:
Desire by Bob Dylan
Hotel California by Eagles
Year of the Cat by Al Stewart
Station to Station by David Bowie
Rising by Rainbow
2112 by Rush
Turnstiles by Billy Joel

 

 

 

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1975:
Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Old No. 1 by Guy Clark
Horses by Patti Smith
Tonight’s the Night by Neil Young
Pieces of the Sky by Emmylou Harris
Young Americans by David Bowie
Fleetwood Mac by Fleetwood Mac
Another Green World by Brian Eno

 

 

On the Beach by Neil Young

1974:
What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits by The Doobie Brothers
On the Beach by Neil Young
Autobahn by Kraftwerk
Radio City by Big Star
Feats Don’t Fail Me Now by Little Feat
The Heart of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
Country Life by Roxy Music
New Skin for the Old Ceremony by Leonard Cohen
Diamond Dogs by David Bowie

 

 

Closing Time by Tom Waits

1973:
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Raw Power by Iggy and The Stooges
Closing Time by Tom Waits
Quadrophenia by The Who
The Captain and Me by The Doobie Brothers
Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin
Desperado by Eagles
Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
Piano Man by Billy Joel

 

 

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1972:
Harvest by Neil Young
Machine Head by Deep Purple
Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull
Toulouse Street by The Doobie Brothers
Transformer by Lou Reed
Exile on Main St. by The Rolling Stones
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan
A Thing Called Love by Johnny Cash
Pink Moon by Nick Drake

 

 

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1971:
Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard Cohen
Blue by Joni Mitchell
Tapestry by Carole King
What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye
Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin [IV] by Led Zeppelin
There’s a Riot Goin’ On by Sly & The Family Stone
L.A. Woman by The Doors
Hunky Dory by David Bowie
New World in the Morning by Roger Whittaker

 

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1970:
All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
After the Gold Rush by Neil Young
John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
Kristofferson by Kris Kristofferson
American Beauty by Grateful Dead
Led Zeppelin III by Led Zeppelin
Let It Be by The Beatles
Benefit by Jethro Tull
The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie

 

 

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1969:
Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
Stand Up by Jethro Tull
Abbey Road by The Beatles
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Songs From a Room by Leonard Cohen
Tommy by The Who

 

 

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1968:
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Beatles [White Album] by The Beatles
Waiting for the Sun by The Doors
Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
Wheels of Fire by Cream
White Light / White Heat by The Velvet Underground

 

 

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles

1967:
Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Doors by The Doors
The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
Strange Days by The Doors
Between the Buttons by The Rolling Stones
Disraeli Gears by Cream
Hip by Steppeulvene

 

 

Revolver by The Beatles.jpg

1966:
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
Revolver by The Beatles
Aftermath by The Rolling Stones
Freak Out! by The Mothers of Invention
Fresh Cream by Cream

 

 

Rubber Soul by The Beatles

1965:
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
Help! By The Beatles
My Generation by The Who

 

 

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1964:
A Hard Day’s Night by The Beatles
Pain in My Heart by Otis Redding
The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan

 

 

Moving Peter, Paul and Mary

1963:
Moving by Peter, Paul and Mary
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
Please Please Me by The Beatles

 

 

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1962:
Peter, Paul and Mary by Peter, Paul and Mary
Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan

 

 

 

 

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