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Monday, October 29, 2012

Album Top 10 lists

Albums

Added 6/3: Miles Davis, In A Silent Way (#7, 1969); Leon Thomas, Blues And The Soulful Truth (#10, 1972), Steely Dan, Can't Buy A Thrill (#11, ditto); Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information (#5, 1974); Madness, One Step Beyond... (#9, 1979); R.E.M., Green (#4, 1988); Superchunk, Foolish (1993, #9); Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup (#12, 1996); 2013: some stuff, nothing special

1963
1. Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

1965
1. John Fahey, The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death
2. Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home

1966

1. The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
2. Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
3. The Rolling Stones, Aftermath
4. France Gall, Les Sucettes
5. France Gall, Baby Pop

1967
1. The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
2. Love, Forever Changes
3. Nico, Chelsea Girl
4. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. The Left Banke, Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina
6. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. Claudine Longet, The Look Of Love

1968
1. The Kinks, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
2. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
3. The Velvet Underground, White Light/White Heat
4. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet
4. Os Mutantes, Os Mutantes
5. The Beatles, The White Album
6. Margo Guryan, Take A Picture
7. Harry Nilsson, Aerial Ballet
8. Walter Carlos, Switched-On Bach

1969
1. The Beatles, Abbey Road
2. Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
3. The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground
4. Harry Nilsson, Harry
5. Dusty Springfield, Dusty In Memphis
6. The Kinks, Arthur (Or The Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
7. Miles Davis, In A Silent Way
8. Skip Spence, Oar

1970
1. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
2. John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
3. The Beach Boys, Sunflower
4. The Delfonics, The Delfonics
5. The Velvet Underground, Loaded
6. The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
7. John Cale, Vintage Violence
8. Syd Barrett, The Madcap Laughs

1971
1. David Bowie, Hunky Dory
2. Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection
3. Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson
4. Badfinger, Straight Up
5. Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson
6. Sly & The Family Stone, There's A Riot Goin' On
7. Marvin Gaye, What's Going On
8. Sparks, Halfnelson
9. John Lennon, Imagine
10. Michel Polnareff, Polnareff's
11. Can, Tago Mago

1972
1. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
2. Lou Reed, Transformer
3. David Ackles, American Gothic
4. The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St.
5. Nick Drake, Pink Moon
6. Stevie Wonder, Talking Book
7. Randy Newman, Sail Away
8. Harry Nilsson, Son of Schmilsson
9. Alice Coltrane, Lord of Lords
10. Leon Thomas, Blues And The Soulful Truth
11. Steely Dan, Can't Buy A Thrill

1973
1. Brian Eno, Here Come The Warm Jets
2. John Cale, Paris 1919
3. The Who, Quadrophenia
4. David Bowie, Aladdin Sane
5. The O'Jays, Ship Ahoy
6. Neu, Neu! 2

1974
1. Big Star, Radio City
2. Randy Newman, Good Old Boys
3. Sparks, Kimono My House
4. Stevie Wonder, Fulfillingness' First Finale
5. Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information 
6. Cluster, Zuckerzeit
7. Richard and Linda Thompson, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

1975
1. David Bowie, Young Americans
2. Harry Nilsson, Duet On Mon Dei

1976
1. ABBA, Arrival
2. David Bowie, Station To Station

1977
1. Television, Marquee Moon
2. Wire, Pink Flag
3. Iggy Pop, Lust For Life
4. David Bowie, Low
5. Dennis Wilson, Pacific Ocean Blue
6. Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True
7. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
8. Cluster & Eno, Cluster & Eno

1978
1. Big Star, Third/Sister Lovers
2. Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy
3. Kraftwerk, The Man-Machine
4. Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings And Food
5. Elvis Costello, This Year's Model
6. Wire, Chairs Missing
7. X-Ray Spex, Germ Free Adolescents
8. Buzzcocks, Love Bites
9. XTC, White Music

1979
1. The Clash, London Calling
2. Talking Heads, Fear Of Music
3. Roberto Cacciapaglia, The Ann Steel Album
4. Shoes, Present Tense
5. The Undertones, The Undertones
6. The Slits, Cut
7. Yellow Magic Orchestra, Solid State Survivor
8. Sparks, No. 1 In Heaven
9. Madness, One Step Beyond...
10. XTC, Drums And Wires
11. Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Armed Forces   
12. The Damned, Machine Gun Etiquette
13. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures

1980
1. Young Marble Giants, Colossal Youth
2. The Soft Boys, Underwater Moonlight
3. Squeeze, Argybargy
4. The Sound, Jeopardy
5. Paul McCartney, McCartney II
6. XTC, Black Sea
7. Electric Light Orchestra et al., Xanadu [soundtrack]
8. The Jam, Sound Affects
9. Dexys Midnight Runners, Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
10. Joy Division, Control
11. Rema-Rema, Wheel In The Roses

1981

1. The Human League, Dare!
2. Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls and Marches
3. The Replacements, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash
4. Squeeze, East Side Story
5. Girls At Our Best!, Pleasure
6. Kraftwerk, Computer World
7. Wipers, Youth Of America
8. The Sound, From The Lions Mouth

1982
1. Michael Jackson, Thriller
2. Wendy Carlos, Tron [soundtrack]
3. Orange Juice, You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
4. Hall & Oates, H2O
5. Mission of Burma, Vs.

1983
1. Aztec Camera, High Land, Hard Rain
2. Billy Bragg, Life's A Riot With Spy vs. Spy EP
3. R.E.M., Murmur
4. Dolly Mixture, Demonstration Tapes
5. Echo & The Bunnymen, Porcupine

1984
1. Billy Bragg, Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
2. Echo & The Bunnymen, Ocean Rain
3. The Replacements, Let It Be
4. R.E.M., Reckoning
5. Ed Askew, Imperfiction
6. This Mortal Coil, It'll End In Tears
7. Cocteau Twins, Treasure
8. The Vels, Velocity

1985
1. Prefab Sprout, Steve McQueen
2. R.E.M., Fables of the Reconstruction
3. The Replacements, Tim
4. Tears For Fears, Songs From The Big Chair
5. Half Man Half Biscuit, Back In The DHSS
6. Oingo Boingo, Dead Man's Party

1986
1. XTC, Skylarking
2. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
3. Felt, Forever Breathes The Lonely Word

1987
1. The Smiths, Strangeways, Here We Come
2. Aztec Camera, Love
3. Pet Shop Boys, Actually
4. R.E.M., Document
5. The Jesus And Mary Chain, Darklands

1988
1. The Posies, Failure
2. Momus, Tender Pervert
3. Pixies, Surfer Rosa
4. R.E.M., Green
5. Kino, Gruppa Krovi

1989
1. The Only Ones, The Peel Sessions
2. The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
3. New Order, Technique
4. The Lilac Time, Paradise Circus
5. The Lightning Seeds, Cloudcuckooland
6. The Jesus Lizard, Pure EP
7. Galaxie 500, On Fire
8. The Vulgar Boatmen, You And Your Sister
9. Momus, Don't Stop The Night
10. Pixies, Doolittle

1990
1. Jellyfish, Bellybutton
2. Ride, Nowhere
3. The Lilac Time, & Love For All
4. Angelo Badalamenti, Twin Peaks [soundtrack]
5. The Jesus Lizard, Head
6. The Lightning Seeds, Cloudcuckooland
7. Brand Nubian, One For All
8. Codeine, Frigid Stars LP

1991
1. Primal Scream, Screamadelica
2. Massive Attack, Blue Lines
3. Teenage Fanclub, Bandwagonesque
4. The Jesus Lizard, Goat
5. Gang Starr, Step In The Arena
6. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
7. The Wishing Stones, Wildwood
8. Throwing Muses, The Real Ramona
9. Nirvana, Nevermind
10. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock

1992
1. Pavement, Slanted And Enchanted
2. Ice Cube, The Predator
3. Heavenly, Le Jardin De...
4. Sonic Youth, Dirty

1993
1. Jellyfish, Spilt Milk
2. Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle
3. Pet Shop Boys, Very
4. The Divine Comedy, Liberation
5. Archers of Loaf, Icky Mettle
6. Blur, Modern Life Is Rubbish
7. Tindersticks, Tindersticks
8. Slowdive, Souvlaki
9. Superchunk, Foolish

1994
1. Beck, Mellow Gold
2. Oasis, Definitely Maybe
3. Elliott Smith, Roman Candle
4. Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
5. Built To Spill, Keep It Like A Secret
6. Sebadoh, Bakesale
7. The Divine Comedy, Promenade
8. Blur, Parklife
9. Saint Etienne, Tiger Bay
10. The Notorious B.I.G., Ready To Die
11. Weezer, The Blue Album
12. Radiohead, My Iron Lung EP
13. Portishead, Dummy
14. Nas, Illmatic
15. The Grays, Ro Sham Bo
16. Cardinal, Cardinal
17. Jawbox, For Your Own Special Sweetheart

1995
1. The Flaming Lips, Clouds Taste Metallic
2. Oasis, (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
3. Radiohead, The Bends
4. Pavement, Wowee Zowee
5. Elliott Smith, Elliott Smith
6. Mobb Deep, The Infamous
7. Tindersticks, Tindersticks [II]
8. Blur, The Great Escape
9. Pulp, Different Class
10. Guided By Voices, Alien Lanes
11. Railroad Jerk, One Track Mind

1996
1. Beck, Odelay!
2. Belle and Sebastian, Tigermilk
3. The Wrens, Secaucus
4. Belle and Sebastian, If You're Feeling Sinister
5. Weezer, Pinkerton
6. Aphex Twin, Richard D. James Album
7. DJ Shadow, Entroducing.....
8. Superdrag, Regretfully Yours
9. Alex Chilton, 1970
10. Heatmiser, Mic City Sons
11. Archers of Loaf, All The Nation's Airports
12. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup

1997
1. Elliott Smith, either/or
2. Built To Spill, Perfect From Now On
3. The Dismemberment Plan, The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified
4. Radiohead, OK Computer
5. Blur, Blur
6. Pavement, Brighten The Corners
7. White Town, Women In Technology
8. Sleater-Kinney, Dig Me Out
9. Old 97's, Too Far To Care
10. Foo Fighters, The Colour And The Shape

1998
1. Elliott Smith, X/O
2. Beck, Mutations
3. Air, Moon Safari
4. Mercury Rev, Deserter's Songs
5. Saint Etienne, Good Humor
6. The Beta Band, The 3 E.P.'s
7. Spoon, A Series Of Sneaks
8. Boards Of Canada, Music Has The Right To Children
9. Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi [re-recording]
10. Refused, The Shape Of Punk To Come: A Chimerical Bombation In 12 Bursts
11. Pinback, Pinback

1999
1. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
2. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, I See A Darkness
3. The Delgados, Peloton
4. Wilco, Summerteeth
5. The Dismemberment Plan, Emergency & I
6. Aimee Mann, Magnolia
7. Old 97's, Fight Songs
8. Beck, Midnite Vultures
9. The Wrens, Abbott 1135 EP
10. Black Tambourine, Black Tambourine
11. Travis, The Man Who
12. Sigur Rós, Ágætis Byrjun
13. Dillinger Escape Plan, Calculating Infinity
14. Fountains of Wayne, Utopia Parkway
15. The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs

2000
1. The Delgados, The Great Eastern
2. Radiohead, Kid A
3. The White Stripes, De Stijl
4. Air, The Virgin Suicides
5. Elliott Smith, Figure 8
6. Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump
7. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
8. Doves, Lost Souls
9. Eels, Daisies Of The Galaxy
10. Jets To Brazil, Four Cornered Night
11. Lambchop, Nixon
12. Pizzicato Five, The Fifth Release From MATADOR

2001
1. Daft Punk, Discovery
2. Spoon, Girls Can Tell
3. Air, 10,000 Hz Legend
4. The Strokes, Is This It?
5. Rufus Wainwright, Poses
6. Tosca Tango Orchestra, Waking Life
7. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
8. Mercury Rev, All Is Dream
9. Radiohead, Amnesiac
10. Jay-Z, The Blueprint
11. Jon Brion, Meaningless
12. Cornelius, Point
13. The Beta Band, Hot Shots II
14. Creeper Lagoon, Take Back The Universe And Give Me Yesterday
15. David Byrne, Look Into The Eyeball

2002
1. Spoon, Kill The Moonlight
2. The Notwist, Neon Golden
3. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4. Doves, The Last Broadcast
5. The Delgados, Hate
6. Brendan Benson, Lapalco
7. The Streets, Original Pirate Material
8. Coldplay, A Rush Of Blood To The Head
9. Sparks, Lil' Beethoven
10. Saint Etienne, Finisterre
11. The Libertines, Up The Bracket
12. Radar Brothers, ...And The Surrounding Mountains
13. David Bowie, Heathen
14. Gogol Bordello, Multi Kontra Culti Vs. Irony
15. RJD2, Deadringer

2003
1. The Wrens, The Meadowlands
2. Grandaddy, Sumday
3. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers
4. Belle and Sebastian, Dear Catastrophe Waitress
5. The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow
6. The Postal Service, Give Up
7. The White Stripes, Elephant
8. Blur, Think Tank
9. Bishop Allen, Charm School
10. Crooked Fingers, Red Devil Dawn
11. The Strokes, Room On Fire
12. The Dandy Warhols, Welcome To The Monkey House
13. The Cardigans, Long Gone Before Daylight
14. The Sleepy Jackson, Lovers
15. Metric, Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
16. Rachel's, systems/layers
17. Aphex Twin, 26 Mixes For Cash
18. The Blood Brothers, ...Burn Piano Island Burn
19. Mull Historical Society, Us

2004
1. Air, Talkie Walkie
2. Kanye West, The College Dropout
3. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
4. Saturday Looks Good To Me, Every Night
5. Brian Wilson, Smile
6. Rufus Wainwright, Want Two
7. Mellow, Perfect Colors
8. Scissor Sisters, Scissor Sisters
9. The Fiery Furnaces, Blueberry Boat
10. The Walkmen, Bows + Arrows

2005
1. Andrew Bird, Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
2. Kanye West, Late Registration
3. The National, Alligator
4. Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
5. Stars, Set Yourself On Fire
6. M. Ward, Transistor Radio
7. Saint Etienne, Tales From Turnpike House
8. Josh Rouse, Nashville
9. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Broom
10. Elbow, Leaders Of The Free World
11. Brendan Benson, The Alternative To Love
12. Venetian Snares, Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett
13. Tapes 'N Tapes, The Loon

2006
1. Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury
2. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood
3. The Strokes, First Impressions Of Earth
4. Voxtrot, Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives EP/Your Biggest Fan CD-S
5. Junior Boys, So This Is Goodbye
6. Mordant Music, Dead Air
7. Bishop Allen, The EP Project
8. The Divine Comedy, Victory For The Comic Muse
9. Rhymefest, Blue Collar
10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Letting Go
11. The Fiery Furnaces, Bitter Tea

2007
1. The National, Boxer
2. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
3. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
4. Emma Pollock, Watch The Fireworks
5. Fountains of Wayne, Traffic And Weather
6. Menomena, Friend And Foe
7. Rufus Wainwright, Release The Stars
8. The Good, The Bad & The Queen, The Good, The Bad & The Queen
9. Justice,
10. 1990s, Cookies

2008
1. The Walkmen, You & Me
2. Beach House, Devotion
3. Department of Eagles, In Ear Park
4. Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend
5. Portishead, Third
6. Neon Neon, Stainless Style
7. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
8. TV On The Radio, Dear Science
9. Sparks, Exotic Creatures of the Deep
10. The Dø, A Mouthful

2009
1. The xx, xx
2. White Rabbits, It's Frightening
3. Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. jj, jj n° 2

5. Andrew Bird, Noble Beast
6. Neko Case, Middle Cyclone
7. Julian Casablancas, Phrazes For The Young
8. The Rural Alberta Advantage, Hometowns
9. Cymbals Eat Guitars, Why There Are Mountains
10. Wilco, Wilco (The Album)

2010
1. The National, High Violet
2. Spoon, Transference
3. Vampire Weekend, Contra
4. Teenage Fanclub, Shadows
5. Das Racist, Sit Down, Man
6. Robyn, Body Talk Pt. 1
7. Twin Shadow, Forget
8. The Thermals, Personal Life
9. Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy [soundtrack]
10. Regina, Puutarhatrilogia
11. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
12. The Walkmen, Lisbon

2011
1. Jay-Z and Kanye West, Watch The Throne
2. Eleanor Friedberger, Last Summer
3. YACHT, Shangri-La
4. Serenades, Criminal Heaven
5. Balam Acab, Wander/Wonder
6. Fountains of Wayne, Sky Full of Holes
7. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Belong
8. TV On The Radio, Nine Types of Light
9. John Maus, We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
10. Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
11. Skurken, Gilsbakki
12. Dum Dum Girls, Only In Dreams
13. North Highlands, North Highlands
14. Matias Aguayo, I Don't Smoke EP

2012
1. Sleigh Bells, Reign of Terror
2. Saint Etienne, Music And Words By Saint Etienne
3. Jack White, Blunderbuss
4. Menomena, Moms
5. Divine Fits, A Thing Called Divine Fits
6. Whitey, Lost Summer
7. Virtual Boy, Virtual Boy
8. Air, Le Voyage Dans Le Lune
9. Hospitality, Hospitality

10. Daphni, Jiaolong
11. Teen Daze, All Of Us, Together

2013
1. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
2. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires Of The City
3. David Bowie, The Next Day
4. Radar Bros., Eight
5. My Bloody Valentine, m b v
6. Phoenix, Bankrupt!
7. Woodkid, The Golden Age

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