2018 Favorite Albums

 

1.        The Choir - Bloodshot

2.        Sloan - 12

3.        Calexico – The Thread That Keeps Us

4.        Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth

5.        Tuneyards – I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life

6.        Neko Case – Hell-On

7.        Typhoon - Offerings

8.        Derri Daugherty – The Color of Dreams

9.        Angelique Kiddo – Remain in Light

10.        Charles Bradley – Black Velvet

 

2017 Favorite Albums

 

1.        The New Pornographers – Whiteout Conditions

2.        MuteMath - Play Dead

3.        Sparks - Hippopotamus

4.        Cheer-Accident - Putting Off Death

5.        Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over

6.        KXM - Scatterbrain

7.        LCD Soundsystem - American Dream

8.        Broken Social Scene - Hug of Thunder

9.        Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon

10.        Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Soul of a Woman

 

 

2016 Favorite Albums

 

1.        Know Where to Run – Barry Adamson

2.        Jet Plane and Oxbow - Shearwater

3.        Never Ending Now – Chris Taylor

4.        Wow to the Deadness – Wow to the Deadness

5.        Delusions of Grand Fur – Rogue Wave

6.        Just Crazy Enough – Shel

7.        Marillion – F.E.A.R

8.        The Story of Fred Short – Marco Benevento

9.        Blackstar – David Bowie

10.       Real Enemies – Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

 

 

2015 Favorite Albums

 

1. Sun and Moon – Timbre

2. Calexico – Edge of the Moon

3. Florence and the Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

4. FFS – FFS

5. The Vijay Iyer Trio – Break Stuff

6. My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall

7. The Lone Bellow – Then Came the Morning

8. Rhiannon Ghiddens – Tomorrow is My Turn

9. Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love

10. Falling Up – Falling Up

 

 

2014 Favorite Albums

 

1. The Soil and The Sun – Meridian

2. Steve Taylor and the Perfect Foil – Goliath

3. The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers

4. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

5. The Choir – Shadow Weaver

6. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes

7. TV on the Radio - Seeds

8. U2 – Songs of Innocence

9. The Budos Band – Burnt Offering

10. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead

 

2013 Favorite Albums

 

1. Daniel Amos – Dig Here, Said the Angel

2. Over the Rhine – Meet Me at the Edge of Nowhere

3. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The More I Fight; The More I Fight, The More I Love You

4. Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Brooklyn Babylon

5. Five Iron Frenzy – Engine of a Million Plots

6. Caveman - Caveman

7. Local Natives - Hummingbird

8. Jason Isbell - Southeastern

9. Gogol Bordello – Pura Vida Conspiracy

10. Tess Wiley – Little Secrets

 

2012 Favorite Albums

 

1. The Choir - The Loudest Sound Ever Heard

2. Matthew Perryman Jones - Land of the Living

3. Lovedrug - Wild Blood

4. Ramona Falls - Prophet

5. Rodrigo y Gabriela - Area 52

6. Shearwater - Animal Joy

7. Joseph Arthur – Redemption City

8. Menomena - Moms

9. Jack White - Blunderbuss

10. Marillion - Sounds That Can't Be Made

 

2011 Favorite Albums

 

1. The Violet Burning - The Story of Our Lives

2. TV on the Radio - Nine Types of Light

3. My Morning Jacket – Circuital

4. The Roots – Undun

5. Okkervil River – I am Very Far

6. Mutemath – Odd Soul

7. tUnEyArDs – w h o k i l l

8. Florence and the Machine – Ceremonials

9. Sloan – The Double Cross

10. Joe Henry – Reverie

 

2010 Favorite Albums

 

1. Over the Rhine, The Long Surrender

2. Janelle Monae, The ArchAndroid

3. The Bad Plus, Never Stop

4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

5. The Choir, Burning Like the Midnight Sun

6. The New Pornographers, Together

7. The Lost Dogs, Old Angel

8. Anais Mitchell, Hadestown

9. Broken Social Scene – Forgiveness Rock Record

10. Marco Benevento – Between the Needles and Nightfall