The Best Albums of 2014


1. GridlinkLonghena


2. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!


3. FKA twigsLP1


4. D’AngeloBlack Messiah


5. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream


6. Couch SlutMy Life As a Woman


7. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2


8. TriptykonMelana Chasmata


9. BehemothThe Satanist


10. Kate TempestEverybody Down


11. OpethPale Communion


12. Aphex TwinSyro


13. At the GatesAt War With Reality


14. Brian Eno & Karl HydeSomeday World


15. FallujahThe Flesh Prevails


16. The OathThe Oath


17. PerturbatorDangerous Days


18. Animals as LeadersThe Joy of Motion


19. PharmakonBestial Burden


20. Robert PlantLullaby and the Ceaseless Roar


21. Bryan FerryAvonmore


22. SaorAura


23. SwansTo Be Kind


24. Full of Hell & MerzbowFull of Hell & Merzbow


25. David SylvianThere’s a Light That Enters Houses With No Other House in Sight

Guest List: The Best Albums of 2014 – John Macintosh

1. The War on DrugsLost in the Dream

2. D’Angelo and the VanguardBlack Messiah

3. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels 2

4. SpoonThey Want My Soul

5. Aphex TwinSyro

6. FKA twigsLP1

7. SwansTo Be Kind

8. Ty SegallManipulator

9. Amen DunesLove

10. Flying LotusYou’re Dead!

11. IceagePlowing Into the Field of Love

12. OughtMore Than Any Other Day

13. Ben FrostA U R O R A

14. Sun Kil MoonBenji

15. Perfect PussySay Yes To Love

16. CaribouOur Love

17. ClarkClark

18. Mac DeMarcoSalad Days

19. Sharon Van EttenAre We There

20. Shabazz PalacesLese Majesty

21. Todd TerjeIt’s Album Time

22. Vince StaplesHell Can Wait

23. Angel OlsenBurn Your Fire For No Witness

24. St. VincentSt. Vincent

25. Parquet CourtsSunbathing Animal

The Best Albums of 1969


1. Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin


2. Frank ZappaHot Rats


3. Miles DavisIn a Silent Way


4. Captain BeefheartTrout Mask Replica


5. The BeatlesAbbey Road


6. The BandThe Band


7. Scott WalkerScott 4


8. King CrimsonIn the Court of the Crimson King


9. The WhoTommy


10. Sly & the Family StoneStand!


11. Neil YoungEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere


12. Townes Van ZandtTownes Van Zandt


13. The Rolling StonesLet It Bleed


14. CanMonster Movie


15. The StoogesThe Stooges


16. MoondogMoondog


17. Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly and the Poor Boys


18. Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin II


19. The Allman Brothers BandThe Allman Brothers Band


20. Bob DylanNashville Skyline


21. MC5Kick Out the Jams


22. SantanaSantana


23. Leonard CohenSongs From a Room


24. The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground


25. Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left

The Best Albums of 1968


1. The BeatlesThe White Album


2. Van MorrisonAstral Weeks


3. The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceElectric Ladyland


4. The Velvet UndergroundWhite Light / White Heat


5. The Rolling StonesBeggars Banquet


6. The Mothers of InventionWe’re Only in It for the Money


7. Dillard & ClarkThe Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark


8. The ByrdsSweetheart of the Rodeo


9. TropicáliaOu Panis et Circensis


10. NicoThe Marble Index


11. The BandMusic From Big Pink


12. Simon & GarfunkelBookends


13. The ZombiesOdessey & Oracle


14. Os MutantesOs Mutantes


15. Harry NilssonAerial Ballet


16. Bloomfield, Kooper & StillsSuper Session


17. Big Brother & The Holding CompanyCheap Thrills


18. The MillenniumBegin


19. Taj MahalTaj Mahal


20. Dr. JohnGris-Gris


21. Miles DavisNefertiti


22. Peter BrötzmannMachine Gun


23. Gilberto GilGilberto Gil


24. Rahsaan Roland KirkThe Inflated Tear


25. Silver ApplesSilver Apples

The Best Albums of 2013


1. Nick Cave and The Bad SeedsPush the Sky Away


2. CarcassSurgical Steel


3. GorgutsColored Sands


4. David BowieThe Next Day


5. Stomach EarthStomach Earth


6. Kurt VileWakin on a Pretty Daze


7. Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks


8. Boards of CanadaTomorrow’s Harvest


9. Run the JewelsRun the Jewels


10. Oneohtrix Point NeverR Plus Seven


11. Scale the SummitThe Migration


12. AmorphisCircle


13. Cass McCombsBig Wheel and Others


14. PryapismeHyperblast Super-Collider


15. Ghostface KillahTwelve Reasons to Die


16. FallujahNomadic


17. Janelle MonáeThe Electric Lady


18. Tim HeckerVirgins


19. Kanye WestYeezus


20. My Bloody Valentinem b v


21. Melt-BananaFetch


22. The Haxan CloakExcavation


23. Chelsea WolfePain Is Beauty


24. PortalVexovoid


25. Tedeschi Trucks BandMade Up Mind