Saturday, 19 December 2015

Previous Top 10 Albums of the Year

Afternoon, folks.


My annual albums of the year lists will be dropping this weekend. To get you in the mood, here are some former top tens:
 

2014
 
1. The War On Drugs - Lost In The Dream
2. Afghan Whigs – Do to the Beast
3. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
4. Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
5. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
6. Millie & Andrea - Drop the Vowels
7. Marissa Nadler - July
8. Woven Hand - Refractory Obdurate
9. Earth - Primitive and Deadly
10. Watter - This World


2013

1. Pissed Jeans - Honeys
2. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
3. Bill Ryder-Jones - A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart
4. Polvo - Siberia
5. Deafheaven - Sunbather
6. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
7. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
8. The Men - New Moon
9. Jesu - Every Day I Get Closer to the Light from Which I Came
10. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
2012

1. Liars – WIXIW
2. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Lost Songs
3. Lee Ranaldo - Between The Times and The Tides
4. Dirty Three - Toward the Low Sun
5. Actress - R.I.P
6. Echo Lake -Wild Peace
7. Damien Jurado –Maraqopa
8. Baroness - Yellow and Green
9. Pop. 1280 - The Horror  
10. Portico Quartet - Portico Quarter

2011

1. The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
2. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
3. The Horrors - Skying
4. Parts & Labor - Constant Future
5. Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen
6. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
7. Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place
8. Low - C'mon
9. The Twilight Singers - Dynamite Steps
10. Mogwai - Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will


2010
 
1. Roky Erickson with Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil
2. The Besnard Lakes - ...Are the Roaring Night
3. Philip Selway - Familal
4. Killing Joke - Absolute Dissent
5. Zola Jesus - Stridulum II
6. Neil Young - Le Noise
7. Retribution Gospel Choir - 2
8. Envy - Recitation
9. No Age - Everything in Between
10. Three Mile Pilot - The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten


2009

1. Crippled Black Phoenix – The Resurrectionists/Night Raiders
2. Polvo – In Prism
3. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
4. The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
5. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
6. The Twilight Sad – Forget the Night Ahead
7. Why? - Eskimo Snow
8. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead – The Century of Self
9. Pelican – What we all Come to Need
10. Pink Mountaintops – Outside Love


2008

1. The Constantines – Kensington Heights
2. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
3. The Gutter Twins – Saturnalia
4. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash
5. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
6. Mercury Rev – Snowflake Midnight
7. Dead Meadow - Old Growth
8. Boris – Smile
9. Deerhunter – Microcastle/Werid Era Content
10. Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling

2007

 

1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
2. Jesu - Conqueror
3. Burial - Untrue
4. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
5. Deerhunter - Cryptograms
6. Les Savy Fav - Let’s Stay Friends
7. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are Dark Horses
8. The Forms - The Forms
9. Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew - Spirit If
10. Grinderman - Grinderman


2006

1. Liars - Drum's Not Dead
2. TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
3. Mogwai - Mr. Beast
4. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
5. Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors
6. Burial - Burial
7. Isis - In the Absence of Truth
8.  Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops
9. The Black Heart Procession - The Spell
10. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trailer Of Dead - So Divided 



2005

1. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
2. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trailer Of Dead  - Worlds Apart

3. British Sea Power - Open Season
4.  Broken Social Scene - Broker Social Scene
5. Ryan Adams - Cold Roses

6. Sigur Ros - Takk...
7. Low - The Great Destroyer 
8. Mercury Rev - The Secret Migration
9. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
10. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl


2004

1. Interpol - Antics
2. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
3. The Icarus Line - Penance Soiree
4. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
5. Secret Machines - Now Here is Nowhere
6. Blood Brothers - Crimes
7. Manic Street Preachers - Lifeblood
8. Mclusky - The Difference Between....
9. Ikara Colt - Modern Apprentice
10. The Faint - Wet at Birth


2003

1. Muse - Absolution
2. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
3. The Bronx - The Bronx
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
5. AFI - Sing the Sorrow
6. Cave In - Antenna
7. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
8. Deftones - Deftones
9. The Strokes - Room on Fire
10. Elbow - Cast of Thousands


2002

1. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
2. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
3. The Music - The Music
4. Queens Of The Stoneage - Song For The Deaf
5. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
6. Sparta - Wiretap Scars
7. Seafood - When Do We Start Fighting
8. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - BRMC
9. Beck - Sea Change
10. The Streets - Original Pirate Material




Stay safe.
Simon K.