Top Ten Albums of the Year (1996 - 2016)

2016

01. The Avalanches, Wildflower
02. Death Grips, Bottomless Pit
03. Local Natives, Sunlit Youth
04. Leonard Cohen, You Want It Darker
05. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
06. The Caretaker, Everywhere at the End of Time (Stage 1)
07. J. Cole, 4 Your Eyez Only
08. David Bowie, Blackstar
09. Explosions in the Sky, The Wilderness
10. Lucius, Good Grief

2015

01. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell
02. Courtney Barnett, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
03. Strange Names, Use Your Time Wisely
04. Lana Del Rey, Honeymoon
05. Beach House, Depression Cherry
06. Young Fathers, White Men Are Black Men Too
07. Grimes, Art Angels
08. Vince Staples, Summertime '06
09. Beach House, Thank Your Lucky Stars
10. Viet Cong, Viet Cong

2014

01. St. Vincent, St. Vincent
02. Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence
03. Tune-Yards, Nikki Nack
04. La Roux, Trouble in Paradise
05. Thom Yorke, Tomorrow's Modern Boxes
06. SBTRKT, Wonder Where We Land
07. Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems
08. The Antlers, Familiars
09. Sisyphus, Sisyphus
10. Mac DeMarco, Salad Days

2013

01. Foxygen, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic
02. And So I Watch You From Afar, All Hail Bright Futures
03. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
04. Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
05. This Routine Is Hell, Howl
06. Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time
07. Dirty Beaches, Drifters/Love Is the Devil
08. Jon Hopkins, Immunity
09. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mosquito
10. Julia Holter, Loud City Song

2012

01. Porcelain Raft, Strange Weekend
02. Mac DeMarco, 2
03. The Antlers, Undersea
04. Bob Dylan, Tempest
05. Frank Ocean, Channel Orange
06. The Walkmen, Heaven
07. Beach House, Bloom
08. The Caretaker, Patience (After Sebald)
09. Flying Lotus, Until the Quiet Comes
10. The xx, Coexist

2011

01. Radiohead, The King of Limbs
02. Clams Casino, Rainforest
03. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch the Throne
04. Tom Waits, Bad as Me
05. Dirty Beaches, Badlands
06. Cold Cave, Cherish the Light Years
07. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
08. St. Vincent, Strange Mercy
09. SBTRKT, SBTRKT
10. Atlas Sound, Parallax

2010

01. Beach House, Teen Dream
02. The Walkmen, Lisbon
03. Little Boots, Hands
04. The Tallest Man on Earth, The Wild Hunt
05. Crystal Castles, Crystal Castles II
06. Wild Nothing, Gemini
07. No Age, Everything in Between
08. Sun Airway, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
09. Das Racist, Shut Up, Dude
10. Titus Andronicus, The Monitor

2009

01. St. Vincent, Actor
02. Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Fall Be Kind
03. The Antlers, Hospice
04. P.O.S., Never Better
05. The Field, Yesterday and Today
06. Mos Def, The Ecstatic
07. Passion Pit, Manners
08. Pomegranates, Everybody, Come Outside!
09. Morrissey, Years of Refusal
10. The Harlem Shakes, Technicolor Health

2008

01. TV on the Radio, Dear Science
02. British Sea Power, Do You Like Rock Music?
03. No Age, Nouns
04. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
05. The Walkmen, You & Me
06. The Teenagers, Reality Check
07. Coldplay, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
08. Flying Lotus, Los Angeles
09. Babe, Terror, Babe, Terror
10. Aidan Baker and Tim Hecker, Fantasma-Parastasie

2007

01. Radiohead, In Rainbows
02. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
03. The Field, From Here We Go Sublime
04. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
05. Deerhunter, Cryptograms
06. The Virgins, The Virgins
07. New Young Pony Club, Fantastic Playroom
08. The Subjects, With the Ease, Grace, Precision, and Cleverness of Human Beings
09. Burial, Untrue
10. Christian Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cendre

2006

01. Morrissey, Ringleader of the Tormentors
02. Cold War Kids, Up in Rags
03. Be Your Own Pet, Be Your Own Pet
04. TV on the Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain
05. Scott Walker, The Drift
06. Bob Dylan, Modern Times
07. Junior Boys, So This Is Goodbye
08. Matmos, The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
09. Jarvis Cocker, Jarvis
10. Ornette Coleman, Sound Grammar

2005

01. Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine
02. Bloc Party, Escape Alarm
03. The Subjects, The Subjects
04. LCD Soundsystem, LCD Soundsystem
05. Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary
06. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
07. British Sea Power, Open Season
08. Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, Insen
09. One Be Lo, S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.
10. Giant Drag, Hearts and Unicorns

2004

01. Nellie McKay, Get Away From Me
02. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
03. Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Like Bad News
04. The Killers, Hot Fuss
05. The Twilight Singers, She Loves You
06. Arcade Fire, Funeral
07. The Mountain Goats, We Shall All Be Healed
08. Black Dice, Creature Comforts
09. Destroyer, Your Blues
10. Morrissey, You Are the Quarry

2003

01. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever to Tell
02. TV on the Radio, Young Liars
03. The Strokes, Room on Fire
04. British Sea Power, The Decline of British Sea Power
05. Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
06. Arab Strap, The Shy Retirer
07. The Postal Service, Give Up
08. The Constantines, Shine a Light and Mogwai, Happy Songs for Happy People
09. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, And This Is Our Music
10. The Wrens, The Meadowlands

2002

01. Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights
02. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
03. Broken Social Scene, You Forgot It in People
04. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Hives, Veni Vidi Vicious
05. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
06. DJ Shadow, The Private Press
07. Andrew W.K., I Get Wet
08. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
09. Arto Lindsay, Invoke
10. Cody ChesnuTT, The Headphone Masterpiece

2001

01. The Strokes, Is This It
02. Radiohead, I Might Be Wrong: The Live Recordings and Amnesiac
03. Pulp, We Love Life
04. Spoon, Girls Can Tell
05. Air, 10,000 Hz Legend
06. Mira Calix, Prickle
07. Matmos, A Chance to Cut is a Chance to Cure
08. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
09. Aphex Twin, Drukqs and Slayer, God Hates Us All
10. Arab Strap, The Red Thread

2000

01. Coldplay, Parachutes
02. Radiohead, Kid A
03. Sigur Rs, gtis Byrjun
04. Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
05. Cornelius, CM and FM
06. Boards of Canada, In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
07. The Avalanches, Since I Left You
08. Air, The Soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides
09. Black Box Recorder, The Facts of Life
10. Doves, Lost Souls

1999

01. Momus, The Little Red Songbook
02. Beck, Midnite Vultures
03. Moby, Play
04. Cornelius, Fantasma
05. Fiona Apple, When the Pawn Hits...
06. Jim O'Rourke, Eureka
07. Arto Lindsay, Noon Chill
08. Air, Premiers Symptomes
09. Underworld, Beaucoup Fish
10. Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs

1998

01. Massive Attack, Mezzanine
02. The Afghan Whigs, 1965
03. Pulp, This Is Hardcore
04. UNKLE, Psyence Fiction
05. Air, Moon Safari
06. Beck, Mutations
07. PJ Harvey, Is This Desire?
08. Garbage, Version 2.0
09. Boredoms, Super
10. Mos Def & Talib Kweli, Black Star

1997

01. Radiohead, OK Computer
02. Mogwai, Young Team
03. Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
04. Momus, Ping Pong
05. Jim O'Rourke, Bad Timing
06. Stereolab, Dots and Loops
07. Kid Loco, A Grand Love Story
08. U2, Pop
09. The Crystal Method, Vegas
10. Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One

1996

01. Weezer, Pinkerton
02. Aphex Twin, Richard D. James Album
03. Arto Lindsay, Mundo Civilizado
04. Fiona Apple, Tidal
05. Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1996
06. Ghostface Killah, Ironman
07. Oasis, (Whats the Story) Morning Glory?
08. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Take It From the Man!
09. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup
10. Tortoise, Millions Now Living Will Never Die


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