Category: Best Albums of the Year lists

Best Albums of 2015, v. 1.0 (January-June)

Best Albums of 2015 Version 1.0 (January-June) For previous years see Best of 2014      Best of 2013      Best (songs) of 2013 Best of 2012     Best (songs)…
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Best Albums of 2014, v. 3.0

Best Albums of 2014 Version 3.0 (January - September) For previous years see Best of 2013 Best (songs) of 2013   Best of 2012 Best (songs) of 2012 Best of 2011…
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Best Albums of 2014, v. 2.0 (January – July)

Best Albums of 2014 Version 2.0 (January - July) For previous years see Best of 2013 Best (songs) of 2013  Best of 2012 Best (songs) of 2012 Best of 2011…
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Best Albums of 2014, v. 1.0 (January – May)

Best Albums of 2014 Version 1.0 For previous years see Best of 2013 Best (songs) of 2013  Best of 2012 Best (songs) of 2012 Best of 2011 Best (songs) of…
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Best Songs of 2013

Its difficult to put these lists together, because, lets be honest, our top 20 songs lists may actually feature 1/2 of our favorite album rather than a song a piece…
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Best Albums of 2013, Final Version

Best Albums of 2013Final Version For version 2.0 - January-OctoberFor version 1.0 - January -July For previous years seeBest of 2012 Best (songs) of 2012 Best of 2011Best (songs) of…
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Best Albums of 2013, version 2.0

Best Albums of 2013Version 2.0January-OctoberFor previous years seeBest of 2012 Best (songs) of 2012 Best of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007  LPs Volcano…
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Best Albums of 2013, version 1.0

Best Albums of 2013Version 1.0January-JulyFor previous years seeBest of 2012 Best (songs) of 2012 Best of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007  LPs Daft…
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Best Albums of 2012

Best Albums of 2012Final VersionVersion 2.0 2.1 (January-June)For previous years seeBest of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007LPsBahamas - Barchords  Japandroids - Celebration Rock The…
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Top 25 Songs of 2012

Last year when compiling my Best Albums of the Year list, I realized that some of my favorite songs were not on my favorite albums.  So, I started a supplementary…
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Best Albums of 2012: version 2.0

Best Albums of 2012Version 2.0 2.1 (January-June)For previous years seeBest of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007LPsJapandroids - Celebration Rock Shearwater - Animal JoyDamien…
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Best Albums of 2012: version 1.0

Best Albums of 2012Version 1.0 (January-March)For previous years seeBest of 2011Best (songs) of 2011Best of 2010Best of 2009Best of 2008Best of 2007LPsShearwater - Animal JoyDamien Jurado - MaraqopaDr. Dog -…
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Best Songs of 2011

After looking over the Best Albums of 2011 list, it quickly became apparent that some of this years best songs were not from the best albums.  So, here is a…
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Best Albums of 2011

Best Albums of 2011To see the previous versions of the list as they came out throughout the year, click here: Version 1.0 (January - April)Version 2.1 (January - May) Version 3.0…
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Best Albums of 2011 – Version 3.0

Best Albums of 2011Version 3.0(Jan-Aug)List subject to extensive revision throughout the year.LPsBlue Scholars - Cinemetropolis Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues Bon Iver – Bon Iver Battles – Gloss Drop R.E.M.…
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Best Albums of 2011 – Version 2.1

Best Albums of 2011Version 2.1(Jan-May)List subject to extensive revision throughout the year.LPsBlue Scholars - Cinemetropolis Fleet Foxes - Helplessness BluesR.E.M. - Collapse into NowRadiohead - The King of LimbsDeath Cab…
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Best Albums of 2011 – version 1.0

Best Albums of 2011Version 1.0(Jan-April)List subject to extensive revision throughout the year.LPsR.E.M. - Collapse into NowFleet Foxes - Helplessness BluesRadiohead - The King of LimbsThe Mountain Goats - All Eternals…
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Best Albums of 2010 (Part 4 of 4)

Best Albums of 2010Although there are still a few weeks left, I think this will be my final list.  Check out the previous quarterly installments of this list to see…
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Best Albums of 2010, January – September (Part 3 of 4)

Here are my favorite albums for the first 9 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am doing a quarterly update LPsMumford & Sons - Sigh No More Local Natives -…
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Best Albums of 2010, January – June (Pt. 2 of 4)

Here are my favorite albums for the first 6 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year.  LPsMumford & Sons - Sigh No MoreJosh Ritter…
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Best Albums of 2010 (1 of 4) (amended)

This is an amendment to my previous post.  I recently have been listening to the new Mumford & Sons album, and didn't include it on this list because I saw…
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Best Albums of 2010 (1 of 4)

Here are my favorite albums for the first 3 months of 2010.  Rather than monthly editions, I am only doing 4 this year.  LPsShearwater - The Golden ArchipelagoRocky Votolato -…
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The Best 50 Albums of 2009

This year, I have written monthly editions (except for a few months I missed) of my music reviews.  Those reviews contain more detailed descriptions of the albums and many included…
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Best 100 Albums of the 2000s

Ranking this many albums is tough, and I'll admit - largely arbitrary in its exactness. So, don't bust my chops on this! Every time I look at it, I move…
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Best Albums of 2009: October Edition

Best Albums of 2009 October Edition Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing…
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Best Albums of 2009: September Edition

Best Albums of 2009September Edition (a bit late, sorry)Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and…
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Best Albums of 2009: August Edition

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best Albums of 2009 June + July Edition

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best Albums of 2009: May

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best of 2009: April

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best of 2009: March

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best of 2009: February

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best Albums of 2009: January

Best Albums of 2009Rather than compiling a huge list at the end of the year, not having enough time to do a good job, and simply throwing something together really…
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Best Albums of 2008

My Favorite LPs of 2008 1. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes · Wow. I have been following Sub Pop new bands for quite some time, but Fleet Foxes took me…
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Belated 2007 Albums rundown

Ack! I have been so busy that I failed to offer my Best albums of 2007 list to the deluge of other lists that have been circulating around the blogosphere.…
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