My Favorite Albums Year-by-Year, 1980 - 2005


1980

  1. The Clash, London Calling
  2. XTC, Black Sea
  3. Wire, 154
  4. The Soft Boys, Underwater Moonlight
  5. Elvis Costello, Get Happy!!
  6. Bruce Springsteen, The River
  7. Gang of Four, Entertainment!
  8. The Buzzcocks, A Different Kind of Tension
  9. Talking Heads, Remain in Light
  10. The Pretenders, The Pretenders
  11. Public Image Ltd., Metal Box
  12. Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel
  13. Pete Townshend, Empty Glass
  14. The Jam, Sound Affects
  15. Dire Straits, Making Movies
  16. The Cure, 17 Seconds
  17. David Bowie, Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
  18. Joy Division, Closer
  19. Squeeze, Argybargy
  20. Van Halen, Women and Children First
  21. T-Bone Burnett, Truth Decay
  22. Magazine, The Correct Use of Soap
  23. The Ramones, End of the Century
  24. X, Los Angeles
  25. The Teardrop Explodes, Kilimanjaro
  26. The English Beat, I Just Can't Stop It
  27. Killing Joke, Killing Joke
  28. Prince, Dirty Mind
  29. The B-52's, Wild Planet
  30. Ultravox, Vienna
  31. Warren Zevon, Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
  32. AC/DC, Back in Black
  33. Joe Jackson, Beat Crazy!
  34. Pylon, Gyrate
  35. The Cars, Panorama
  36. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Organisation
  37. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  38. Neil Young, Hawks and Doves
  39. The Residents, The Residents' Commercial Album
  40. Joey Wilson, Going Up
  41. Karla DeVito, Is This a Cool World or What?

1981

  1. The Clash, Sandinista!
  2. X, Wild Gift
  3. Squeeze, EastSideStory
  4. Robyn Hitchcock, Black Snake, Diamond Role
  5. Elvis Costello, Trust
  6. The Cure, Faith
  7. Public Image Ltd., The Flowers of Romance
  8. The Kinks, Give the People What They Want
  9. Prince, Controversy
  10. Gang of Four, Solid Gold
  11. Neil Young, re * ac * tor
  12. Was (Not Was), Was (Not Was)
  13. Killing Joke, What's THIS For...!
  14. Van Halen, Fair Warning
  15. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Hard Promises
  16. The dB's, Stands for dECIBELS
  17. The Rolling Stones, Tattoo You
  18. Pete Shelley, Homosapien
  19. King Crimson, Discipline
  20. Colin Newman, A-Z
  21. The Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk Talk
  22. Midnight Oil, Place Without a Postcard
  23. The Pretenders, Pretenders II
  24. Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls, and Marches EP
  25. This Heat, Deceit
  26. The Ramones, Pleasant Dreams
  27. The Teardrop Explodes, Wilder
  28. Dome, 3
  29. Colin Newman, Provisionally Entitled the Singing Fish
  30. The Shoes, Tongue Twister
  31. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Architecture and Morality
  32. The Human League, Dare
  33. The English Beat, Wha'ppen?
  34. The Cars, Shake It Up
  35. The Gun Club, Fire of Love
  36. The Blasters, The Blasters

1982

  1. Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska
  2. Peter Gabriel, Security
  3. Prince, 1999
  4. Richard and Linda Thompson, Shoot Out the Lights
  5. Lou Reed, The Blue Mask
  6. Thomas Dolby, The Golden Age of Wireless
  7. Elvis Costello, Imperial Bedroom
  8. Gang of Four, Songs of the Free
  9. The Dream Syndicate, The Days of Wine and Roses
  10. Echo and the Bunnymen, Heaven Up Here
  11. Roxy Music, Avalon
  12. Robyn Hitchcock, Groovy Decay
  13. Mission of Burma, Vs.
  14. ABC, The Lexicon of Love
  15. R.E.M., Chronic Town EP
  16. T-Bone Burnett, Trap Door EP
  17. XTC, English Settlement
  18. The Cure, Pornography
  19. The Clash, Combat Rock
  20. The Psychedelic Furs, Forever Now
  21. Cocteau Twins, Garlands
  22. The English Beat, Special Beat Service
  23. Robert Plant, Pictures at Eleven
  24. The Fall, Hex Enduction Hour
  25. Colin Newman, Not To
  26. Yaz, Upstairs at Eric's
  27. Felt, Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
  28. Neil Young, Trans
  29. The dB's, Repercussion
  30. Chris Stamey, It's a Wonderful Life
  31. Squeeze, Sweets From a Stranger
  32. Kate Bush, The Dreaming
  33. Dire Straits, Love Over Gold
  34. X, Under the Big Black Sun
  35. Game Theory, Blaze of Glory
  36. The Church, The Blurred Crusade
  37. Jason & the Nashville Scorchers, Reckless Country Soul EP
  38. The Bongos, Drums Along the Hudson
  39. The Mekons, The Mekons Story
  40. Warren Zevon, The Envoy
  41. Paul Carrack, Suburban Voodoo
  42. Marshall Crenshaw, Marshall Crenshaw
  43. Translator, Heartbeats and Triggers
  44. Killing Joke, Revelations
  45. Joe Jackson, Night & Day
  46. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Long After Dark
  47. Laurie Anderson, Big Science

1983

  1. Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues
  2. R.E.M., Murmur
  3. U2, War
  4. Jason and the Scorchers, Fervor EP
  5. Midnight Oil, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  6. Echo and the Bunnymen, Porcupine
  7. T-Bone Burnett, Proof Through the Night
  8. Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones
  9. Richard Thompson, Hand of Kindness
  10. Cabaret Voltaire, The Crackdown
  11. Let's Active, afoot EP
  12. Was (Not Was), Born To Laugh at Tornadoes
  13. The Church, Seance
  14. The Fall, Perverted By Language
  15. Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  16. New Order, Power, Corruption, and Lies
  17. Bob Dylan, Infidels
  18. Cocteau Twins, Head Over Heels
  19. Robert Plant, The Principle of Moments
  20. Pylon, Chomp
  21. P'o, Whilst Climbing Thieves Vie for Attention
  22. Killing Joke, Fire Dances
  23. ABC, Beauty Stab
  24. Pete Shelley, XL-1
  25. The Rolling Stones, Undercover
  26. Eurythmics, Touch
  27. David Bowie, Let's Dance
  28. XTC, Mummer
  29. Game Theory, Pointed Accounts of People You Know EP
  30. Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes
  31. The Cure, Japanese Whispers
  32. Yaz, You and Me Both
  33. Men at Work, Cargo
  34. Graham Parker, The Real Macaw
  35. ZZ Top, Eliminator
  36. The Cramps, Smell of Female EP
  37. The Bongos, Numbers With Wings EP
  38. Dome, 4
  39. Big Country, The Crossing
  40. The Jazz Butcher, In Bath of Bacon
  41. Aztec Camera, High Land, Hard Rain
  42. The Ramones, Subterranean Jungle
  43. P-Funk All Stars, Urban Dancefloor Guerillas
  44. Translator, No Time Like Now
  45. Neil Young, Everybody's Rockin'
  46. The Police, Synchronicity
  47. AC/DC, Flick of the Switch
  48. The Fixx, Reach the Beach
  49. The Blasters, Non-Fiction

1984

  1. Robyn Hitchcock, I Often Dream of Trains
  2. R.E.M., Reckoning
  3. Julian Cope, World Shut Your Mouth
  4. The Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime
  5. The dB's, Like This
  6. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Rattlesnakes
  7. Shriekback, Jam Science
  8. The Fall, The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall
  9. Billy Bragg, Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
  10. Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Rain
  11. The Hoodoo Gurus, Stonage Romeos
  12. XTC, The Big Express
  13. Cabaret Voltaire, Micro-Phonies
  14. Lou Reed, New Sensations
  15. Red Guitars, Slow To Fade
  16. Billy Idol, Rebel Yell
  17. Prince, Purple Rain
  18. The Jazz Butcher, A Scandal in Bohemia
  19. The Blue Nile, A Walk Across the Rooftops
  20. Lindsey Buckingham, Go Insane
  21. The Cars, Heartbeat City
  22. Bruce Springsteen, Born in the U.S.A.
  23. The Ramones, Too Tough To Die
  24. Game Theory, Dead Center EP
  25. Let's Active, Cypress
  26. Cocteau Twins, Treasure
  27. The Smiths, The Smiths
  28. The Time, Ice Cream Castle
  29. U2, The Unforgettable Fire
  30. Husker Du, Zen Arcade
  31. The Replacements, Let It Be
  32. Game Theory, Distortion EP
  33. Thomas Dolby, The Flat Earth
  34. Julian Cope, Fried
  35. Felt, The Splendour of Fear
  36. Public Image Ltd., This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get
  37. Red Guitars, Good Technology EP
  38. The Blue Aeroplanes, Bop Art
  39. Bruce Gilbert, This Way
  40. Eurythimcs, 1984
  41. Guadalcanal Diary, Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man
  42. Sheila E, The Glamorous Life
  43. Violent Femmes, Hallowed Ground
  44. The Dream Syndicate, Medicine Show
  45. The Cure, The Top
  46. Big Country, Wonderland EP
  47. Sheena Easton, A Private Heaven

1985

  1. Jason and the Scorchers, Lost and Found
  2. Kate Bush, Hounds of Love
  3. Shriekback, Oil and Gold
  4. Midnight Oil, Red Sails in the Sunset
  5. X, Ain't Love Grand
  6. The Jazz Butcher, Sex & Travel
  7. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Southern Accents
  8. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Fegmania!
  9. Prefab Sprout, Two Wheels Good
  10. The Pogues, Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash
  11. Richard Thompson, Across a Crowded Room
  12. Tom Waits, Rain Dogs
  13. The Cure, The Head on the Door
  14. Killing Joke, Night Time
  15. The Fall, This Nation's Saving Grace
  16. R.E.M., Fables of the Reconstruction
  17. Bryan Ferry, Boys and Girls
  18. John Mellencamp, Scarecrow
  19. The Hoodoo Gurus, Mars Needs Guitars
  20. The Minutemen, Three-Way Tie (For Last)
  21. Husker Du, Flip Your Wig
  22. Husker Du, New Day Rising
  23. Mekons, Fear and Whiskey
  24. New Order, Low-Life
  25. ABC, How To Be a Zillionaire
  26. The Golden Palominos, Visions of Excess
  27. The Church, Heyday
  28. Prince, Around the World in a Day
  29. Game Theory, Real Nighttime
  30. Cabaret Voltaire, The Arm of the Lord
  31. The Cocteau Twins, Aikea-Guinea EP
  32. The Three O'Clock, Arrive Without Travelling
  33. Squeeze, Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti
  34. Bob Dylan, Empire Burlesque
  35. Love and Rockets, Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven
  36. Robert Plant, Shaken 'n' Stirred
  37. The Cocteau Twins, Echoes in a Shallow Bay EP
  38. Run-DMC, King of Rock
  39. The Replacements, Tim
  40. Big Audio Dynamite, This Is Big Audio Dynamite
  41. Talking Heads, Little Creatures
  42. The Minutemen, Project Mersh EP
  43. Felt, Ignite the Seven Cannons
  44. David Thomas, More Places Forever
  45. ZZ Top, Afterburner
  46. Simon F, Gun
  47. Sonic Youth, Bad Moon Rising
  48. Pete Townshend, White City
  49. Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
  50. Camper Van Beethoven, Telephone Free Landslide Victory
  51. Sisters of Mercy, First and Last and Always
  52. Wire Train, Between Two Words
  53. 10,000 Maniacs, The Wishing Chair
  54. The Cocteau Twins, Tiny Dynamine EP
  55. INXS, Listen Like Thieves
  56. LL Cool J, Radio
  57. Fetchin' Bones, Cabin Flounder
  58. The Dead Milkmen, Big Lizard in My Back Yard
  59. The Smiths, Meat Is Murder
  60. John Fogerty, Centerfield
  61. The Family, The Family
  62. Fishbone, Fishbone EP
  63. Front 242, The Politics of Pressure EP
  64. Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Easy Pieces
  65. Rosanne Cash, Rhythm & Romance
  66. Divinyls, What a Life!
  67. Mick Jagger, She's the Boss
  68. Linda Thompson, One Clear Moment
  69. The Bongos, Beat Hotel
  70. Artists United Against Apartheid, Sun City
  71. Madness, Mad Not Mad
  72. Eurythmics, Be Yourself Tonight
  73. Danny & Dusty, The Lost Weekend
  74. Translator, Translator
  75. Sheila E, In Romance 1600
  76. Neil Young, Old Ways
  77. John Foxx, In Mysterious Ways
  78. The Dream Academy, The Dream Academy
  79. AC/DC, Fly on the Wall
  80. The Blasters, Hard Line

1986

  1. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
  2. Prince, Parade
  3. Momus, Circus Maximus
  4. T-Bone Burnett, T-Bone Burnett
  5. Game Theory, The Big Shot Chonicles
  6. Richard Thompson, Daring Adventures
  7. Let's Active, Big Plans for Everybody
  8. Public Image Ltd., Album
  9. Wire, Snakedrill EP
  10. Shriekback, Big Night Music
  11. The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead
  12. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Psychocandy
  13. Crowded House, Crowded House
  14. Cocteau Twins, Victorialand
  15. Elvis Costello, King of America
  16. Big Audio Dynamite, No. 10 Upping Street
  17. Peter Gabriel, So
  18. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Element of Light
  19. The Fall, Bend Sinister
  20. Pet Shop Boys, Please
  21. Love and Rockets, Express
  22. Sonic Youth, EVOL
  23. Pete Shelley, Heaven and the Sea
  24. Neil Young, Landing on Water
  25. Bruce Gilbert, The Shivering Man
  26. The Blue Aeroplanes, Tolerance
  27. The Mekons, The Edge of the World
  28. New Order, Brotherhood
  29. The Ramones, Animal Boy
  30. Randy Travis, Storms of Life
  31. Red Guitars, Tales of the Expected
  32. Husker Du, Candy Apple Grey
  33. Billy Bragg, Talking With the Taxman About Poetry
  34. World Party, Private Revolution
  35. The Feeelies, The Good Earth
  36. They Might Be Giants, They Might Be Giants
  37. Steve Tibbetts, Exploded View
  38. David Lee Roth, Eat 'Em And Smile
  39. Talking Heads, True Stories
  40. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Distressed Gentlefolk
  41. David + David, Boomtown
  42. The Go-Go's, Talk Show
  43. ABC, Alphabet City
  44. The Cramps, A Date With Elvis
  45. XTC, Skylarking
  46. It's Immaterial, Life's Hard and Then You Die
  47. The Dream Syndicate, Out of the Grey
  48. Joe Jackson, Big World
  49. The Bangles, Different Light
  50. Killing Joke, Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
  51. Stan Ridgway, The Big Heat
  52. Kraftwerk, Electric Cafe
  53. Run-DMC, Raising Hell
  54. The Blow Monkeys, Animal Magic

1987

  1. R.E.M., Document
  2. Game Theory, Lolita Nation
  3. Wire, The Ideal Copy
  4. Prince, Sign O' the Times
  5. The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
  6. U2, The Joshua Tree
  7. Public Image Ltd., Happy?
  8. Momus, The Poison Boyfriend
  9. Bryan Ferry, Bete Noire
  10. Julian Cope, St. Julian
  11. The dBs,The Sound of Music
  12. The Replacements, Pleased To Meet Me
  13. X, See How We Are
  14. Opal, Happy Nightmare, Baby
  15. Echo & the Bunnymen, Echo & the Bunnymen
  16. Fleetwood Mac, Tango in the Night
  17. The Swans, Children of God
  18. Public Enemy, Yo! Bum Rush the Show
  19. Chris Stamey, It's Alright
  20. Love and Rockets, Earth Sun Moon
  21. Sonic Youth, Sister
  22. Bruce Springsteen, Tunnel of Love
  23. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Darklands
  24. Terence Trent D'Arby, Introducing the Hardline According To Terence Trent D'Arby
  25. The Pixies, Come On Pilgrim EP
  26. Jill Jones, Jill Jones
  27. Husker Du, Warehouse: Songs and Stories
  28. Warren Zevon, Sentimental Hygiene
  29. The Mekons, The Mekons Honky Tonkin'
  30. The Smiths, Strangeways Here We Come
  31. The Blue Aeroplanes, Spitting Out Miracles
  32. Tom Waits, Frank's Wild Years
  33. Neil Young, Life
  34. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Let Me Up (I've Had Enough)

1988

  1. Wire, A Bell Is a Cup Until It Is Struck
  2. Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
  3. Game Theory, Two Steps from the Middle Ages
  4. Morrissey, Viva Hate
  5. Sisters of Mercy, Floodland
  6. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Globe of Frogs
  7. The Fall, I Am Kurious Oranj
  8. Midnight Oil, Diesel and Dust
  9. The Pixies, Surfer Rosa
  10. Pere Ubu, The Tenement Year
  11. Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back
  12. Crowded House, Temple of Low Men
  13. Talking Heads, Naked
  14. The Church, Starfish
  15. Momus, Tender Pervert
  16. Let's Active, Every Dog Has His Day
  17. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, Mainstream
  18. They Might Be Giants, Lincoln
  19. The Jazz Butcher, Fishcotheque
  20. The Feelies, It's Only Life
  21. The Fall, The Frenz Experiment
  22. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, I See Good Spirits and I See Bad Spirits
  23. R.E.M., Green
  24. Fields of the Nephilim, Fields of the Nephilim
  25. Julian Cope, My Nation Underground
  26. The Pogues, If I Should Fall From Grace With God
  27. Jane's Addiction, Nothing's Shocking
  28. Living Colour, Vivid
  29. Cocteau Twins, Blue Bell Knoll
  30. Zodiac Mindwarp & the Love Reaction, Tattooed Beat Messiah
  31. Prince, Lovesexy
  32. Robert Plant, Now and Zen
  33. T-Bone Burnett, The Talking Animals
  34. The Posies, Failure
  35. Neil Young, This Note's for You
  36. Felt, Train Above the City
  37. Killing Joke, Outside the Gate

1989

  1. The Cure, Disintegration
  2. The Pogues, Peace and Love
  3. The Pixies, Doolittle
  4. The Mekons, The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll
  5. Peter Murphy, Deep
  6. Bob Dylan, Oh Mercy
  7. The Psychedelic Furs, Book of Days
  8. The B-52's, Cosmic Thing
  9. Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine
  10. Neil Young, Freedom
  11. Pere Ubu, Cloudland
  12. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Mother's Milk
  13. XTC, Oranges and Lemons
  14. Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique
  15. Tin Machine, Tin Machine
  16. The Jazz Butcher, Big Planet, Scary Planet
  17. The Blue Nile, Hats
  18. Kate Bush, The Sensual World
  19. Pop Will Eat Itself, This Is the Day, This Is the Hour, This Is This
  20. Bob Mould, Workbook
  21. The Ocean Blue, The Ocean Blue
  22. Webb Wilder, Hybrid Vigor
  23. Fetchin' Bones, Monster
  24. Richard Thompson, Amnesia
  25. Terence Trent D'Arby, Neither Fish Nor Flesh
  26. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Queen Elvis
  27. Momus, Don't Stop the Night
  28. Wendy and Lisa, Fruit at the Bottom
  29. Public Image Ltd., 9
  30. Warren Zevon, Transverse City
  31. Chris Isaak, Heart Shaped World
  32. ABC, Up
  33. Felt, Me and a Monkey on the Moon
  34. Smokin' Dave and the Premo Dopes, Too Many Years in the Circus
  35. Love and Rockets, Love and Rockets
  36. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Automatic
  37. Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever

1990

  1. Lloyd Cole, Lloyd Cole
  2. Eno/Cale, Wrong Way Up
  3. They Might Be Giants, Flood
  4. Digital Underground, Sex Packets
  5. Kitchens of Distinction, Strange Free World
  6. Robyn Hitchcock, Eye
  7. The Jazz Butcher, Cult of the Basement
  8. Morrissey, Bona Drag
  9. The Blue Aeroplanes, Swagger
  10. Bob Mould, Black Sheets of Rain
  11. World Party, Goodbye Jumbo
  12. Robert Plant, Manic Nirvana
  13. Pylon, Chain
  14. Masters of Reality, Masters of Reality
  15. The Shakers, Songs From Beneath the Lake
  16. Sonic Youth, Goo
  17. The Fall, Extricate
  18. Neil Young, Ragged Glory
  19. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet
  20. Social Distortion, Social Distortion
  21. The Pogues, Hell's Ditch
  22. Mazzy Star, She Hangs Brightly
  23. The Chills, Submarine Bells
  24. Wendy and Lisa, Eroica
  25. The Pixies, Bossanova
  26. Wire, Manscape
  27. Killing Joke, Extremities, Dirt, and Various Repressed Emotions
  28. Uncle Tupelo, No Depression
  29. The Breeders, Pod
  30. The Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas
  31. The Cramps, Stay Sick!
  32. Material Issue, International Pop Overthrow
  33. Hindu Love Gods, Hindu Love Gods
  34. The Sundays, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
  35. The Posies, Dear 23
  36. Andy Prieboy, ...Upon My Wicked Son
  37. Kylie Minogue, Enjoy Yourself

1991

  1. Nirvana, Nevermind
  2. R.E.M., Out of Time
  3. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Perspex Island
  4. The Mekons, Curse of the Mekons
  5. The Pixies, Trompe Le Monde
  6. The Blue Aeroplanes, Beatsongs
  7. The Psychedelic Furs, World Outside
  8. Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart, Rising Above Bedlam
  9. Chris Whitley, Living With the Law
  10. Pere Ubu, Worlds in Collision
  11. Richard Thompson, Rumour and Sigh
  12. Lloyd Cole, Don't Get Weird On Me, Babe
  13. The Fall, Shift-Work
  14. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Sexplosion!
  15. Gang of Four, Mall
  16. Momus, Hippopotomomus
  17. U2, Achtung, Baby
  18. Matthew Sweet, Girlfriend
  19. Crowded House, Woodface
  20. Massive Attack, Blue Lines
  21. The Judybats, Native Son
  22. Uncle Tupelo, Still Feel Gone
  23. Jack Frost, Jack Frost
  24. ABC, Abracadabra
  25. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Into the Great Wide Open
  26. Throwing Muses, The Real Ramona
  27. Pop Will Eat Itself, Cure for Sanity
  28. Tin Machine, Tin Machine II
  29. Prince, Graffiti Bridge
  30. Warren Zevon, Mr. Bad Example
  31. Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey, Mavericks
  32. Joe Jackson, Laughter & Lust
  33. Morrissey, Kill Uncle
  34. Andy Prieboy, Montezuma Was a Man of Faith EP
  35. Ric Ocasek, Fireball Zone

1992

  1. The Judybats, Down in the Shacks Where the Satellite Dishes Grow
  2. Julian Cope, Jehovahkill
  3. Pere Ubu, Story of My Life
  4. The Jazz Butcher, Condition Blue
  5. Bruce Springsteen, Lucky Town
  6. Prince, O(+>
  7. P. J. Harvey, Dry
  8. Uncle Tupelo, March 16-20, 1992
  9. The Cure, Wish
  10. Morrissey, Your Arsenal
  11. XTC, Nonsuch
  12. R.E.M., Automatic for the People
  13. Wir, The First Letter
  14. Curve, Doppelganger
  15. Momus, Voyager
  16. Luna, Lunapark
  17. Annie Lennox, Diva
  18. Damon & Naomi, More Sad Hits
  19. T-Bone Burnett, The Criminal Under My Own Hat
  20. Sugar, Copper Blue
  21. The Fall, Code: Selfish
  22. Public Image Ltd., That What Is Not
  23. Momus, The Ultraconformist
  24. Material Issue, Destination Universe
  25. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Honey's Dead
  26. The Breeders, Safari EP
  27. The Chills, The Soft Bomb
  28. Smokin' Dave and the Premo Dopes, Huh?
  29. Neil Young, Harvest Moon

1993

  1. P. J. Harvey, Rid of Me
  2. Midnight Oil, Earth and Sun and Moon
  3. The Loud Family, Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things
  4. U2, Zooropa
  5. Blur, Modern Life Is Rubbish
  6. Yo La Tengo, Painful
  7. Lisa Germano, Happiness
  8. James, Laid
  9. Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville
  10. Kate Bush, The Red Shoes
  11. Frank Black, Frank Black
  12. Nirvana, In Utero
  13. Urge Overkill, Saturation
  14. The Spinanes, Manos
  15. Tom Waits, Bone Machine
  16. The Judybats, Pain Makes You Beautiful
  17. Matthew Sweet, Altered Beast
  18. The Mekons, I Love Mekons
  19. Uncle Tupelo, Anodyne
  20. The Bottle Rockets, The Bottle Rockets
  21. The Posies, Frosting on the Beater
  22. The Fall, The Infotainment Scan
  23. Curve, Cuckoo
  24. Terence Trent D'Arby, Symphony or Damn
  25. Robert Plant, Fate of Nations
  26. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Waiting for the Love Bus
  27. The Breeders, Last Splash
  28. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Respect
  29. Mazzy Star, So Tonight That I Might See
  30. Sugar, Beaster EP
  31. The Candyskins, Fun?
  32. Momus, Timelord
  33. Maria McKee, You Gotta Sin To Be Saved

1994

  1. Frank Black, Teenager of the Year
  2. The Judybats, Full-Empty
  3. The Church, Sometime Anywhere
  4. R.E.M., Monster
  5. They Might Be Giants, John Henry
  6. Blur, Parklife
  7. Killing Joke, Pandaemonium
  8. Hole, Live Through This
  9. The Loud Family, The Tape of Only Linda
  10. Pere Ubu, Raygun Suitcase
  11. The Fall, Middle-Class Revolt
  12. James, Wah-Wah
  13. Material Issue, Freak City Soundtrack
  14. Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
  15. Prince, Come
  16. Richard Thompson, Mirror Blue
  17. Luna, Bewitched
  18. Jack Logan, Bulk
  19. Yo La Tengo, Electr-O-Pura
  20. Bryan Ferry, Mamouna
  21. The Blue Aeroplanes, Life Model
  22. Lloyd Cole, Bad Vibes
  23. Julian Cope, Autogeddon
  24. Crowded House, Together Alone
  25. Neil Young, Sleeps With Angels
  26. Jason & the Scorchers, A Blazing Grace
  27. Pop Will Eat Itself, Dos Dedos Mes Amigos
  28. Love Spit Love, Love Spit Love
  29. Steve Tibbetts, The Fall of Us All
  30. Kylie Minogue, Kylie Minogue
  31. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Stoned & Dethroned
  32. Everything But the Girl, Amplified Heart
  33. Morrissey, Vauxhall and I
  34. Cheap Trick, Woke Up With a Monster

1995

  1. Julian Cope, 20 Mothers
  2. Tom Petty, Wildflowers
  3. Momus, The Philosophy of Momus
  4. Radiohead, The Bends
  5. Tricky, Maxinquaye
  6. Son Volt, Trace
  7. Chris Isaak, Forever Blue
  8. Urge Overkill, Exit the Dragon
  9. The Verve, A Northern Soul
  10. Luna, Penthouse
  11. Wilco, A.M.
  12. The Fall, Cerebral Caustic
  13. Terence Trent D'Arby, Vibrator
  14. Pulp, Different Class
  15. Lloyd Cole, Love Story
  16. Prince, The Gold Experience
  17. The Blue Aeroplanes, Rough Music
  18. Bruce Springsteen, The Ghost of Tom Joad
  19. Throwing Muses, University
  20. Neil Young, Mirror Ball
  21. Ruby, Salt Peter
  22. Blur, The Great Escape
  23. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Illuminate
  24. Kendra Smith, Five Ways of Disappearing
  25. Flying Saucer Attack, Chorus
  26. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Hate Rock 'n' Roll
  27. Morrissey, Southpaw Grammar

1996

  1. R.E.M., New Adventures in Hi-Fi
  2. The Loud Family, Interbabe Concern
  3. Tricky, Pre-Millenium Tension
  4. Jason and the Scorchers, Clear Impetuous Morning
  5. Wilco, Being There
  6. Prince, Emancipation
  7. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, She's the One
  8. The V-Roys, Just Add Ice
  9. Beck, Odelay
  10. Local H, As Good As Dead
  11. Paula Cole, This Fire
  12. Tim Booth and Angelo Badalamenti, Booth and the Bad Angel
  13. The Sugarplastic, Bang, the Earth Is Round
  14. The Olivia Tremor Control, Dusk at Cubist Castle
  15. Robyn Hitchcock, Moss Elixir
  16. The Posies, Amazing Disgrace
  17. Richard Thompson, You?Me?Us?
  18. Superdrag, Regretfully Yours
  19. The Spinanes, Strand
  20. BR5-49, Live From Robert's EP
  21. Webb Wilder, Aces of Suede
  22. The Cardigans, First Band on the Moon
  23. BR5-49, BR5-49
  24. The Cure, Wild Mood Swings
  25. Sleeper, The It Girl
  26. You Am I, Hourly Daily (Australian version)
  27. The Virgin-Whore Complex, Stay Away From My Mother
  28. Rebecca Stout & the Circus Inebrius, The Empress EP
  29. Midnight Oil, Breathe
  30. Vic Chesnutt, About To Choke
  31. The Eels, Beautiful Freak
  32. Ass Ponys, The Known Universe
  33. The Church, Magician Among the Spirits
  34. Killing Joke, Democracy
  35. Go Sailor, Go Sailor
  36. Throwing Muses, Limbo
  37. Los Straitjackets, Viva Los Straitjackets!
  38. Marshall Crenshaw, Miracle of Science
  39. Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Braver Newer World
  40. Hayden, Everything I Long For
  41. Joe Henry, Trampolene
  42. Billy Bragg, William Bloke
  43. Mark Eitzel, 60-Watt Silver Lining
  44. Girls Against Boys, House of GVSB
  45. The Hoodoo Gurus, Blue Cave
  46. Frank Black, The Cult of Ray
  47. KMFDM, XTORT
  48. Weezer, Pinkerton
  49. Digital Underground, Future Rhythm
  50. Fountains of Wayne, Fountains of Wayne
  51. Joe, Marc's Brother, The Debut of Joe, Marc's Brother

1997

  1. Radiohead, O.K. Computer
  2. Yo La Tengo, I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
  3. You Am I, Hourly, Daily (US/UK version)
  4. The Dambuilders, Against the Stars
  5. James, Whiplash
  6. Momus, Ping Pong
  7. R.B. Morris, Take That Ride
  8. Kylie Minogue, Impossible Princess
  9. David Byrne, Feelings
  10. The Verve, Urban Hymns
  11. Mark Eitzel, West
  12. Fluid Ounces, Big Notebook for Easy Piano
  13. Barbara Manning, 1212
  14. U2, Pop
  15. The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole
  16. Julian Cope, Interpreter
  17. Jim White, Wrong-Eyed Jesus!
  18. Peter Holsapple, Out of My Way
  19. Luna, Pup Tent
  20. Son Volt, Straightaways
  21. Bjork, Homogenic
  22. that dog., Retreat From the Sun
  23. Rod McGaha, The Servant
  24. David Bowie, Earthling
  25. The Minus Five, The Lonesome Death of Buck McCoy
  26. Echo and the Bunnymen, Evergreen
  27. Kate Campbell, Moonpie Dreams
  28. Veruca Salt, Eight Arms To Hold You
  29. Blur, Blur
  30. Chris Whitley, Terra Incognita
  31. Lori Carson, Everything I Touch Runs Wild
  32. World Party, Egyptology
  33. Beth Orton, Trailer Park
  34. Material Issue, Telecommando Americano
  35. Space Ghost's Musical Bar-B-Que
  36. Prodigy, The Fat of the Land
  37. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery soundtrack
  38. Aphex Twin, The Richard D. James Album
  39. ABC, Skyscraping
  40. Love Spit Love, TrySomeEatOne
  41. Poster Children, RTFM
  42. Colin Newman, Bastard
  43. Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson, Industry
  44. Self, The Half-Baked Serenade
  45. Lost Highway soundtrack
  46. The Features, The Features EP
  47. John Lydon, Psycho's Path

1998

  1. The Loud Family, Days for Days
  2. Beck, Mutations
  3. Neil Finn, Try Whistling This
  4. Local H, Pack Up the Cats
  5. Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  6. Josh Rouse, Dressed Up Like Nebraska
  7. Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  8. Mike Ireland & Holler, Learning How To Live
  9. Liz Phair, whitechocolatespaceegg
  10. Tommy Womack, Positively Na Na
  11. Pulp, This Is Hardcore
  12. eels, Electroshock Blues
  13. The V-Roys, All About Town
  14. You Am I, #4 Record
  15. Momus, The Little Red Songbook
  16. Cotton Mather, Kon-Tiki
  17. The Jesus & Mary Chain, Munki
  18. The Posies, Success
  19. Son Volt, Wide Swing Tremolo
  20. The Spinanes, Arches and Aisles
  21. The Crowd Scene, Turn Left at Greenland
  22. Love & Rockets, Lift
  23. Frank Black & the Catholics, Frank Black & the Catholics
  24. Curve, Come Clean
  25. Prince, New Power Soul
  26. Fluid Ounces, Vegetable Kingdom EP
  27. The Tragically Hip, Phantom Power
  28. Amy Rigby, Middlescence
  29. BR5-49, Big Backyard Beat Show
  30. The Bevis Frond, North Circular
  31. Jon Langford, Skull Orchard
  32. Chris Von Sneidern, Wood & Wire
  33. Kate Campbell, Visions of Plenty
  34. Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty
  35. Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue
  36. Chris Whitley, Dirt Floor
  37. The Chemical Brothers, Brothers Gonna Work It Out
  38. Alison Faith Levy, The Fog Show
  39. Sinead Lohan, No Mermaid
  40. Spoon, A Series of Sneaks
  41. Nashville Pussy, Let Them Eat Pussy
  42. Lambchop, What Another Man Spills
  43. The Apples in Stereo, Tone Soul Evolution
  44. Midnight Oil, Redneck Wonderland
  45. Pearl Jam, Yield
  46. P.J. Harvey, Is This Desire?
  47. Vic Chesnutt, The Salesman & Bernadette
  48. Pere Ubu, Pennsylvania
  49. Reign of Frogs, Endlessly Resequenced
  50. R.E.M., Up
  51. Sumosonic, This Is Sumo
  52. Malka Spiegel, My Pet Fish
  53. Page & Plant, Walking Into Clarksdale
  54. Mary Lou Lord, Got No Shadow
  55. Tricky, Angels With Dirty Faces
  56. The Church, Hologram of Baal
  57. Garbage, Garbage 2.0
  58. Massive Attack, Mezzanine
  59. Bare Jr., Bootay
  60. Mark Eitzel, Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby
  61. Phantom Planet, Phantom Planet Is Missing

1999

  1. Wilco, Summerteeth
  2. Momus, Stars Forever
  3. Blur, 13
  4. Tim Rogers, What Rhymes With Cars And Girls
  5. Beck, Midnite Vultures
  6. Self, Breakfast With Girls
  7. Robyn Hitchcock, Jewels For Sophia
  8. Fl. Oz., In The New Old Fashioned Way
  9. The Shazam, Godspeed The Shazam
  10. Suede, Head Music
  11. The Fall, The Marshall Suite
  12. Tom Waits, The Mule Variations
  13. R.B. Morris, Zeke And The Wheel
  14. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, Rock Art & the X-Ray Style
  15. XTC, Apple Venus Vol. 1
  16. Richard Thompson, Mock Tudor
  17. The Chemical Brothers, Surrender
  18. Luna, The Days of Our Nights
  19. Matthew Sweet, In Reverse
  20. Alejandro Escovedo, Bourbonitis Blues
  21. Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs
  22. Prince, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic
  23. Blondie, No Exit
  24. Frank Black And The Catholics, Pistolero
  25. James, Millionaires
  26. Owsley, Owsley
  27. David Mead, The Luxury Of Time
  28. The Auteurs, How I Learned To Love The Bootboys
  29. The Negro Problem, Joys And Concerns
  30. Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile
  31. Bill Lloyd, Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants
  32. Sparklehorse, Good Morning Spider
  33. Hayseed, Melic
  34. Rich Creamy Paint, Rich Creamy Paint
  35. Tin Star, The Thrill Kisser
  36. Jason Falkner, Can You Still Feel?
  37. The Olivia Tremor Control, Black Foliage
  38. Joe Henry, Fuse
  39. Josh Rouse & Kurt Wagner, Chester EP
  40. The Wiseguys, The Antidote
  41. Nine Inch Nails, The Fragile
  42. Beulah, That's When Your Heartstrings Break
  43. John Linnell, State Songs
  44. Bryan Ferry, As Time Goes By
  45. David Bowie, Hours...
  46. Stephen Hero, Landed EP
  47. Bottle Rockets, Brand New Year
  48. Snakefarm, Songs From My Funeral
  49. Fleming & John, The Way We Are
  50. Fountains of Wayne, Utopia Parkway

2000

  1. The Cure, Bloodflowers
  2. Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub, Blue Notes
  3. The Fall, The Unutterable
  4. The Loud Family, Attractive Nuisance
  5. Stew, Guest Host
  6. Phil Lee, The Mighty King of Love
  7. Starlight Mints, The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of
  8. Aimee Mann, Bachelor #2
  9. Radiohead, Kid A
  10. Yo La Tengo, And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
  11. Black Box Recorder, The Facts of Life
  12. Amy Rigby, The Sugar Tree
  13. Superdrag, In the Valley of Dying Stars
  14. eels, Daisies of the Galaxy
  15. Kylie Minogue, Light Years
  16. The Shazam, Rev9 EP
  17. Nadine, Lit Up From the Inside [original version]
  18. XTC, Wasp Star
  19. Jason Ringenberg, A Pocketful of Soul
  20. The Judybats, Judybats '00
  21. Josh Rouse, Home
  22. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy, Rotten Soul
  23. My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, A Crime for All Seasons
  24. Sonic Youth, NYC Ghosts and Flowers
  25. Lou Reed, Ecstasy
  26. The Sugarplastic, Resin
  27. Tommy Womack, Stubborn
  28. Anton Barbeau, 17th Century Fuzzbox Blues
  29. P.J. Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
  30. Shriekback, Naked Apes and Pond Life
  31. The Blue Aeroplanes, Cavaliers
  32. Flying Saucer Attack, Mirror
  33. Los Straightjackets, The Velvet Touch of Los Straightjackets
  34. The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes & Villians
  35. Billy Bragg & Wilco, Mermaid Avenue 2
  36. Shelby Lynne, I Am Shelby Lynne
  37. Self, Gizmodgery
  38. Glossary, This Is All We've Learned About Living
  39. The Waxwings, Low To the Ground
  40. Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker
  41. Elastica, The Menace
  42. Marah, Kids in Philly
  43. Kimberly Rew, Tunnel Into Summer
  44. Godspeed You Black Emperor, Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
  45. Black Eyed Peas, Bridging the Gap
  46. Outkast, Stankonia
  47. U2, All That You Can't Leave Behind
  48. Travis, The Man Who
  49. Joe, Marc's Brother, Around the Year With Joe, Marc's Brother
  50. Sizzling Happy Family, ...And Oh How They Danced

2001

  1. Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Thus Always To Tyrants
  2. Paula Carino, Aquacade
  3. Jay Farrar, Sebastopol
  4. Phil Lee, You Should Have Known Me Then
  5. The New Pornographers, Mass Romantic
  6. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, The Tyranny of Distance
  7. Buddy & Julie Miller, Buddy & Julie Miller
  8. Bob Dylan, Love & Theft
  9. Jim White, No Such Place
  10. Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun
  11. Steve Wynn, Here Come the Miracles
  12. David Mead, Mine and Yours
  13. P. Hux, Purgatory Falls
  14. Radiohead, Amnesiac
  15. Neil Finn, One Nil
  16. David Byrne, Look Into the Eyeball
  17. Momus, Folktronic
  18. Curve, The Gift
  19. Sam Phillips, Fan Dance
  20. New Order, Get Ready
  21. No Doubt, Rock Steady
  22. Prince, The Rainbow Children
  23. Kelly Hogan, Because It Feel Good
  24. You Am I, Dress Me Slowly
  25. Paul Burch, Last of My Kind
  26. Tim Carroll, Free Again
  27. Spoon, Girls Can Tell
  28. Garbage, Beautiful Garbage
  29. R.E.M., Reveal
  30. Lucinda Williams, Essence
  31. Ruby, Short-Staffed at the Gene Pool
  32. The Faults, The Faults
  33. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
  34. Alejandro Escovedo, A Man Under the Influence
  35. Ian Hunter, Rant
  36. Apelife, Natural Selections EP
  37. The Fall, Are You Missing Winner?
  38. The Features, The Beginning EP
  39. Frank Black & the Catholics, Dog in the Sand
  40. Whiskeytown, Pneumonia
  41. Echo & the Bunnymen, Flowers
  42. The Luxury Liners, Believe EP
  43. Old 97's, Satellite Rides
  44. The Strokes, Is This It?
  45. Autechre, Confield
  46. Yazbek, Damascus
  47. Tricky, Mission Accomplished EP
  48. Ryan Adams, Gold [yeeeech!]

2002

  1. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  2. Wire, Read and Burn 01 EP
  3. Wire, Read and Burn 02 EP
  4. eels, Souljacker
  5. Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights
  6. The Streets, Original Pirate Material
  7. Robert Plant, Dreamland
  8. The Mountain Goats, All Hail West Texas
  9. The Soft Boys, Nextdoorland
  10. Jason Ringenberg, All Over Creation
  11. Nadine, Lit Up From the Inside ["unmastered" version]
  12. Mike Ireland & Holler, Try Again
  13. Shellydevoto, Buzzkunst
  14. Frank Black & the Catholics, Black Letter Days
  15. Pere Ubu, St. Arkansas
  16. Superdrag, Last Call for Vitriol
  17. Missy Elliott, Under Construction
  18. Luna, Romantica
  19. Bryan Ferry, Frantic
  20. Kylie Minogue, Fever
  21. Sigur Ros, ( )
  22. The Mountain Goats, Tallahassee
  23. Leslie Woods, Velvet Sky
  24. Peaches, The Teaches of Peaches
  25. Neil Finn, One All
  26. Spoon, Kill the Moonlight
  27. Paul Oakenfold, Bunkka
  28. Stew, The Naked Dutch Painter
  29. Foo Fighters, One By One
  30. The Liars, They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
  31. Joy Lynn White, On Her Own
  32. bliss, love & let down
  33. The Shazam, Tomorrow the World
  34. Anna Waronker, Anna
  35. Linda Thompson, Fashionably Late
  36. Baby Stout, The Terrible Threes
  37. Beck, Sea Change
  38. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Last DJ
  39. Cracker, Cracker Forever
  40. Mary Timony, The Golden Dove
  41. Tommy Womack, Circus Town
  42. Brendan Benson, Lapalco
  43. Frank Black & the Catholics, The Devil's Workshop
  44. The Donnas, Spend the Night
  45. Fluid Ounces, Foreign Legion
  46. Will Rigby, Paradoxaholic
  47. Joey Ramone, Don't Worry About Me
  48. Josh Rouse, Under Cold Blue Stars
  49. Local H, Here Comes the Zoo
  50. Bruce Springsteen, The Rising
  51. Brendan Benson, Lapalco
  52. Peter Gabriel, Up
  53. David Bowie, Heathen
  54. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
  55. Bob Mould, Modulate
  56. Phantom Planet, The Guest
  57. The Breeders, Title TK
  58. The Soundtrack of Our Lives, The Soundtrack of Our Lives
  59. Jay Farrar, ThirdShiftGrottoSlack EP
  60. Jay Bennet & Edward Burch, The Palace at 4 A.M.
  61. Paul Westerberg, Stereo/Mono
  62. Doves, The Last Broadcast

2003

  1. Wire, Send
  2. Todd Steed & the Suns of Phere, Knoxville Tells
  3. Goldfrapp, Black Cherry
  4. Glossary, How We Handle Our Midnights
  5. Nadine, Strange Seasons
  6. The New Pornographers, Electric Version
  7. Paul Burch, Fool For Love
  8. Richard Thompson, The Old Kit Bag
  9. Cobra Verde, Easy Listening
  10. Dressy Bessy, Dressy Bessy
  11. Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Hearts of Oak
  12. eels, Shootenanny!
  13. The Fall, The Real New Fall LP, Formerly "Country on the Click"
  14. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever To Tell
  15. Fischerspooner, #1
  16. The Pernice Brothers, Yours, Mine, and Ours
  17. Outkast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  18. Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Upside/Downside
  19. Pinataland, Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 1
  20. Starlight Mints, Built on Squares
  21. MC Honky, I Am the Messiah
  22. David Bowie, Reality
  23. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Greendale
  24. Fleetwood Mac, Say You Will
  25. Blur, Think Tank
  26. The White Stripes, Elephant
  27. Lili Haydn, Light Blue Sun
  28. Stew, Something Deeper Than These Changes
  29. Lucinda Williams, World Without Tears
  30. Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham, L'Avventura
  31. Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, Streetcore
  32. Iggy Pop, Skull Ring
  33. The Bangles, Doll Revolution
  34. Broadcast, Haha Sound
  35. Pinataland, Songs for a Forgotten Future
  36. Ted Leo, Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead EP
  37. Rich Creamy Paint, Lovers
  38. Tricky, Vulnerable
  39. Liz Phair, Liz Phair
  40. Jason Ringenberg, A Day at the Farm with Farmer Jason
  41. Anton Barbeau, King of Missouri
  42. Loose Fur, Loose Fur
  43. Kathleen Edwards, Failer
  44. Tris McCall, Shootout at the Sugar Factory
  45. Kylie Minogue, Body Language
  46. Yo La Tengo, Summer Sun
  47. Hot Hot Heat, Make Up the Breakdown
  48. Caitlin Cary, I'm Staying Out
  49. Momus, Oskar Tennis Champion
  50. Throwing Muses, Throwing Muses
  51. Robyn Hitchcock, Luxor
  52. The Go-Betweens, Bright Yellow/Bright Orange
  53. The Saving Graces, This Star Is for You EP
  54. The Raveonettes, Chain Gang of Love
  55. Wrens, The Meadowlands
  56. The Joe Jackson Band, Vol. 4
  57. Jay Farrar, Terroir Blues
  58. Venus Hum, Big Beautiful Sky
  59. The Rapture, Echoes
  60. Cheap Trick, Special One
  61. The Minus 5, Down With Wilco
  62. Mya, Moodring

2004

  1. The Church, Forget Yourself
  2. Interpol, Antics
  3. Green Day, American Idiot
  4. The Features, Exhibit A
  5. Morrissey, You Are the Quarry
  6. Local H, Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles?
  7. Courtney Love, America's Sweetheart
  8. Luna, Rendezvous
  9. Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Shake the Sheets
  10. Leslie Woods and Dark Mountain Orchid, The Luxury of Sin
  11. David Mead, Indiana
  12. On!Air!Library!, On!Air!Library!
  13. The Mattoid, Hello
  14. Chris Stamey, Travels in the South
  15. Mission of Burma, ONoffON
  16. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
  17. Jason Ringenberg, Empire Builders
  18. The Streets, A Grand Don't Come for Free
  19. Wilco, A Ghost Is Born
  20. Bjork, Medulla
  21. Blondie, The Curse of Blondie
  22. The Cure, The Cure
  23. P.J. Harvey, Uh Huh Her
  24. Penelope Houston, The Pale Green Girl
  25. Fluid Ounces, The Whole Shebang
  26. Shalini, Metal Corner
  27. Mic Harrison, Pallbearer's Shoes
  28. John Sharples, I Can Explain Everything
  29. Jim White, Dig a Hole in that Substrate and Tell Me What You See
  30. Dizzee Rascal, Boy in da Corner
  31. Prince, Musicology
  32. TV on the Radio, Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
  33. Robyn Hitchcock, Spooked
  34. The Mountain Goats, We Shall All Be Healed

2005

  1. Goldfrapp, Supernature
  2. Dressy Bessy, Electrified
  3. Robert Plant & the Strange Sensation, Mighty Rearranger
  4. The New Pornographers, Twin Cinema
  5. The Fall, Fall Heads Roll
  6. Beck, Guero
  7. eels, Blinking Lights & Other Revelations
  8. The Pernice Brothers, Discover a Lovlier You
  9. Spoon, Gimme Fiction
  10. Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better
  11. Sigur Ros, Takk
  12. David Mead, Wherever You Are EP
  13. Webb Wilder, About Time
  14. New Order, Waiting for the Sirens' Call
  15. Garbage, Bleed Like Me
  16. The White Stripes, Get Thee Behind Me, Satan
  17. Brian Eno, Another Day on Earth
  18. The Fiery Furnaces, EP EP
  19. Fischerspooner, Odyssey
  20. Kate Bush, Aerial
  21. The Raveonettes, Pretty in Black
  22. Frank Black, Honeycomb
  23. The Mattoid, Eternifinity EP

2006

  1. Hank III, Straight To Hell
  2. Morrissey, Ringleader of the Tormentors
  3. Glossary, For What I Don't Become
  4. Paul Burch, East To West
  5. The Pernice Brothers, Live a Little
  6. The Loud Family with Anton Barbeau, What If It Works?
  7. Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3, Ole Tarantula
  8. Don Dixon, The Entire Combustible World In One Room
  9. Starlight Mints, Drowaton
  10. T-Bone Burnett, The True False Identity
  11. Editors, The Back Room
  12. Frank Black, Fast Man Raider Man
  13. Steve Wynn & the Miracle Three, tick... tick... tick...
  14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Show Your Bones
  15. Scott Miller, Citation
  16. The Features, Contrast EP
  17. Beck, The Information
  18. David Mead, Tangerine
  19. Ray Davies, Other People's Lives
  20. Richard Butler, Richard Butler
  21. The Church, Uninvited Like the Clouds
  22. She Wants Revenge, She Wants Revenge
  23. Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
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