The Best Albums of 2016


1. David Bowie


2. Blood IncantationStarspawn


3. Mélanie de BiasioBlackened Cities


4. KaHonor Killed the Samurai


5. NailsYou Will Never Be One of Us


6. Autechreelseq


7. William TylerModern Country


8. Agoraphobic NosebleedArc


9. Nicolas JaarSirens


10. Shabaka and the AncestorsWisdom of Elders


11. Cass McCombsMangy Love


12. The Dillinger Escape PlanDissociation


13. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition


14. Oranssi PazuzuVärähtelijä


15. TeramobilMagnitude of Thoughts


16. The Gerogerigegege燃えない灰


17. Bon Iver22, a Million


18. SumerlandsSumerlands


19. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEars


20. King Gizzard and the Lizard WizardNonagon Infinity


21. UlcerateShrines of Paralysis


22. KingWe Are King


23. ZhrineUnortheta


24. Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsSkeleton Tree


25. SumacWhat One Becomes

The Best Albums of 1972


1. David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars


2. Roxy MusicRoxy Music


3. Novos BaianosAcabou chorare


4. Grateful DeadEurope ’72


5. Curtis MayfieldSuperfly


6. Arthur VerocaiArthur Verocai


7. Big Star#1 Record


8. Klaus SchulzeIrrlicht


9. Miles DavisOn the Corner


10. Neil YoungHarvest


11. Aphrodite’s Child666


12. Stevie WonderTalking Book


13. The Allman Brothers BandEat a Peach


14. Lou ReedTransformer


15. Pharoah SandersBlack Unity


16. Jackson BrowneJackson Browne


17. Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love


18. Wishbone AshArgus


19. Nitty Gritty Dirt BandWill the Circle Be Unbroken


20. CanEge Bamyasi


21. Fela KutiRoforofo Fight


22. Popol VuhHoisanna Mantra


23. The Rolling StonesExile on Main Street


24. NEU!NEU!


25. Little FeatSailin’ Shoes

The Best Albums of 1971


1. CanTago Mago


2. John PrineJohn Prine


3. Sly & the Family StoneThere’s a Riot Goin’ On


4. David BowieHunky Dory


5. Judee SillJudee Sill


6. John Cale & Terry RileyChurch of Anthrax


7. The WhoWho’s Next


8. Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin IV


9. Roy HarperStormcock


10. Black SabbathMaster of Reality


11. Catherine Ribeiro + AlpesÂme debout


12. The Mothers of InventionFilmore East – June 1971


13. Joni MitchellBlue


14. T. RexElectric Warrior


15. Uriah HeepLook at Yourself


16. Marvin GayeWhat’s Going On


17. The Rolling StonesSticky Fingers


18. FunkadelicMaggot Brain


19. Flamin’ GrooviesTeenage Head


20. Serge GainsbourgHistoire de Melody Nelson


21. Bill WithersJust As I Am


22. Eugene McDanielsHeadless Heroes of the Apocalypse


23. Popol VuhIn den Gärten Pharaos


24. The Allman BrothersAt Fillmore East


25. ComusFirst Utterance

The Best Albums of 2015


1. Heroin in TahitiSun and Violence


2. 2 8 1 4新しい日の誕生


3. MyrkurM


4. Beaten to DeathUnplugged


5. Max RichterSleep


6. MasteryVALIS


7. Death GripsJenny Death


8. KovtunAndroginóforo


9. IntronautThe Direction of Last Things


10. FutureDS2


11. GorodA Maze of Recycled Creeds


12. FKA twigsM3LL155X


13. The InternetEgo Death


14. Earl SweatshirtI Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside


15. Paradise LostThe Plague Within


16. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear


17. LeviathanScar Sighted


18. The GiraffesWe Hear Music


19. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete


20. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly


21. SorcererIn the Shadow of the Inverted Cross


22. HorrendousAnareta


23. Snoop DoggBush


24. Swallow the SunSongs From the North


25. John CarpenterLost Themes

Guest List: The Best Albums of 2015 – John Macintosh

1. Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell

2. Viet CongViet Cong

3. Kendrick LamarTo Pimp a Butterfly

4. Oneohtrix Point NeverGarden of Delete

5. Julia HolterHave You in My Wilderness

6. Joanna NewsomDivers

7. Colin Stetson and Sarah NeufeldNever Were the Way She Was

8. Floating PointsElaenia

9. FKA twigsM3LL155X

10. U.S. GirlsHalf Free

11. Vince StaplesSummertime ‘06

12. DeafheavenNew Bermuda

13. DeerhunterFading Frontier

14. William BasinskiCascade

15. ArcaMutant

16. BjörkVulnicura

17. Bell WitchFour Phantoms

18. Jamie xxIn Colour

19. Alessandro CortiniRisveglio

20. Tame ImpalaCurrents

21. Father John MistyI Love You, Honeybear

22. Beach HouseDepression Cherry

23. FutureDS2

24. Vattnet ViskarSettler

25. Anthony NaplesBody Pill

26. LoticAgitations

27. Panda BearPanda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper

28. Jennifer HvalApocalypse, girl

29. DestroyerPoison Season

30. Carly Rae JepsonEmotion