Album of the Years

Here are my album of the years lists which I will not alter from the original list at the time, no matter how terribly shameful some of the omissions are.


1. Loma “Loma”

2. Mitski “Be The Cowboy”

3. Jess Williamson “Cosmic Wink”

4. Deafheaven “Ordinary Corrupt Human Love”

5. Natalie Prass “The Future and the Past”

6. Kurt Vile “Bottle It In”

7. Hop Along “Bark Your Head Off, Dog”

8. Adrianne Lenker “abysskiss”

9. Caroline Rose “Loner”

10. Beach House “7”

11. Drug Church “Cheer”

12. Wye Oak “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs”

13. Courtney Barnett “Tell Me How You Really Feel”

14. Mourn “Sopresa Familia”

15. Lucy Dacus “Historian”

16. Haley Henderickx “I Need to Start a Garden”

17. Murder By Death “The Other Shore”

18. Dilly Dally “Heaven”

19. Emma Ruth Rundle “On Dark Horses”

20. Lucero “Among The Ghost”

21. Screaming Females “All At Once”

22. Gouge Away “Burnt Sugar”

23. Middle Kids “Lost Friends”

24. Liza Anne “Fine But Dying”

25. At The Gates “To Drink From The Night Itself”



1. The War on Drugs “A Deeper Understanding”

2. Japanese Breakfast “Soft Sounds From Another Planet”

3. Bully “Losing”

4. Torres “Three Futures”

5. Julien Baker “Turn Out the Lights”

6. Charly Bliss “Guppy”

7. Converge “The Dusk In Us”

8. Alvvays “Antisocialites”

9. Austra “Future Politics”

10. Power Trip “Nightmare Logic”

11. Violents and Monica Martin “Awake and Pretty Much Sober”

12. Sylvan Esso “What Now”

13. The xx “I See You”

14. St Vincent “MASSeduction”

15. King Krule “The Ooz”

16. Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile “Lotta Sea Lice”

17. The National “Sleep Well Beast”

18. Waxahatchee “Out in the Storm”

19. Charolette Gainsbourg “Rest”

20. Strand of Oaks “Hard Love”



1. Angel Olsen “My Woman”

2. David Bowie “Blackstar”

3. Touche Amore “Stage 4”

4. Mitski “Puberty 2”

5. Frightened Rabbit “Painting of a Panic Attack”

6. Brian Fallon “Painkillers”

7. Jeff Rosenstock “Worry”

8. Wye Oak “Tween”

9. Nails “You Will Never Be One of Us”

10. Bon Iver “22, A Million”

11. PJ Harvey “The Hope Six Demolition Project”

12. Radiohead “A Moon Shaped Pool”

13. Local Natives “Sunlit Youth”

14. Kristin Kontrol “X-Communicate”

15. Merchandise “A Corpse Wired For Sound”

16. Die Young “No Illusions”

17. Band of Horses “Why Are You OK?”

18. The Dillinger Escape Plan “Dissassociation”

19. Mourn “Ha Ha He”

20. Diarrhea Planet “Turn to Gold”



1. Hop Along “Painted Shut”

2. Father John Misty “I Love You, Honeybear”

3. Courtney Barnett “Sometimes I Sit and Think, Other Times I Just Sit”

4. Murder By Death “Big Dark Love”

5. Beach Slang “The Things We Do To Find the People Who Feel Like Us”

6. Deafheaven “New Bermuda”

7. Mutoid Man “Bleeder”

8. Torres “Sprinter”

9. Sleater Kinney “No Cities to Love”

10. Modest Mouse “Strangers to Ourselves”

11. Beach House “Depression Cherry”

12. Between the Buried and Me “Coma Ecliptic”

13. Lucero “All A Man Should Be”

14. Blacklisted “When People Grow, People Go”

15. Speedy Ortiz “Foil Deer”

16. Bully “Feels Like”

17. Chvrches “Every Open Eye”

18. Metz “II”

19. Beach House “Thank Your Lucky Stars”

20. Best Coast “California Nights”



1. St. Vincent “St. Vincent”

2. Angel Olsen “Burn Your Fire For No Witness”

3. La Sera “Hour of the Dawn”

4. Bane “Don’t Wait Up”

5. Tune-Yards “Nikki Nack”

6. Fucked Up “Glass Boys”

7. Lana Del Rey “Ultraviolence”

8. Sylvan Esso “Sylvan Esso”

9. At the Gates “At War With Reality”

10. Strand of Oaks “Heal”

11. Wye Oak “Shriek”

12. The Black Keys “Turn Blue”

13. Dum Dum Girls “Too True”

14. Ringworm “Hammer of the Witch”

15. Cloud Nothings “Here and Nowhere Else”



1. Modern Life is War “Fever Hunting”

2. Speedy Ortiz “Major Arcana”

3. The National “Trouble Will Find Me”

4. Makthaverskan “II”

5. Deafheaven “Sunbather”

6. Diarrhea Planet “I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams”

7. Local Natives “Hummingbird”

8. Arcade Fire “Reflektor”

9. Chvrches “The Bones of What You Believe”

10. Touche Amore “Is Survived By”

11. Pissed Jeans “Honeys”

12. Dillinger Escape Plan “One of Us is the Killer”

13. Power Trip “Manifest Decimation”

14. Pure Bathing Culture “Moon Tides”

15. Best Coast “Fade Away”



1. Converge “All We Love We Leave Behind”

2. Beach House “Bloom”

3. Fiona Apple “The Idler Wheel . . .”

4. Murder By Death “Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon”

5. Japandroids “Celebration Rock”

6. The Gaslight Anthem “Handwritten”

7. Best Coast “The Only Place”

8. David Byrne and St. Vincent “Love This Giant”

9. Ceremony “Zoo”

10. The xx “Co-exist”

11. Lucero “Women and Work”

12. Deftones “Koi No Yoken”

13. Pig Destroyer “Book Burner”

14. Sleigh Bells “Reign of Terror”

15. Grimes “Visions”



1. St. Vincent “Strange Mercy”

2. Givers “In Light”

3. PJ Harvey “Let England Shake”

4. Jeff the Brotherhood “We are the Champions”

5. Lykke Li “Wounded Rhymes”

6. Wild Flag S/T

7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart “Belong”

8. Bon Iver S/T

9. Neon Indian “Era Extrana”

10. Zola Jesus “Conatus”

11. Wye Oak “Civilian”

12. Kurt Vile “Smoke Ring for My Halo”

13. Foundation “When the Smoke Clears”

14. Dum Dum Girls “Only in Dreams”

15. Vivian Girls “Share the Joy”



1. The National “High Violet”

2. The Arcade Fire “The Suburbs”

3. Murder by Death “Good Morning, Magpie”

4. Sleigh Bells “Treats”

5. Ra Ra Riot “The Orchard”

6. Terror ‘Keepers of the Faith”

7. Kylesa “Spiral Shadow”

8. Local Natives “Gorilla Manor”

9. The Dillinger Escape Plan “Option Paralysis”

10. Best Coast “Crazy For You”