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 Drugs – Lost in the Dream

2. D’Angelo and the Vanguard – Black Messiah

3. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2

4. Spoon – They Want My Soul

5. Aphex TwinSyro

6. FKA twigs – LP1

7. Swans – To Be Kind

8. Ty Segall – Manipulator

9. Amen Dunes – Love

10. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!

11. Iceage – Plowing Into the Field of Love

12. Ought – More Than Any Other Day

13. Ben Frost – A U R O R A

14. Sun Kil Moon – Benji

15. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love

16. Caribou – Our Love

17. Clark – Clark

18. Mac DeMarco – Salad Days

19. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There

20. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty

21. Todd Terje – It’s Album Time

22. Vince Staples – Hell Can Wait

23. Angel Olsen – Burn Your Fire For No Witness

24. St. Vincent – St. Vincent

25. Parquet Courts – Sunbathing Animal

The Best Albums of 1969


1. Led Zeppelin – Led 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 Beatles – The White Album


2. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks


3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland


4. The Velvet Underground – White Light / White Heat


5. The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet


6. The Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in It for the Money


7. Dillard & Clark – The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark


8. The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo


9. TropicΓ‘liaOu Panis et Circensis


10. Nico – The Marble Index


11. The Band – Music From Big Pink


12. Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends


13. The Zombies – Odessey & Oracle


14. Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes


15. Harry Nilsson – Aerial Ballet


16. Bloomfield, Kooper & Stills – Super Session


17. Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills


18. The Millennium – Begin


19. Taj Mahal – Taj Mahal


20. Dr. John – Gris-Gris


21. Miles Davis – Nefertiti


22. Peter BrΓΆtzmann – Machine Gun


23. Gilberto Gil – Gilberto Gil


24. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – The Inflated Tear


25. Silver Apples – Silver Apples

The Best Albums of 2013


1. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away


2. Carcass – Surgical Steel


3. Gorguts – Colored Sands


4. David Bowie – The Next Day


5. Stomach Earth – Stomach Earth


6. Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze


7. Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks


8. Boards of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest


9. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels


10. Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven


11. Scale the Summit – The Migration


12. Amorphis – Circle


13. Cass McCombs – Big Wheel and Others


14. Pryapisme – Hyperblast Super-Collider


15. Ghostface Killah – Twelve Reasons to Die


16. Fallujah – Nomadic


17. Janelle MonΓ‘e – The Electric Lady


18. Tim Hecker – Virgins


19. Kanye West – Yeezus


20. My Bloody Valentine – m b v


21. Melt-Banana – Fetch


22. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation


23. Chelsea Wolfe – Pain Is Beauty


24. Portal – Vexovoid


25. Tedeschi Trucks BandMade Up Mind