The Best Albums of 1964


1. Eric DolphyOut to Lunch!


2. Woody GuthrieLibrary of Congress Recordings


3. Nina SimoneNina Simone in Concert


4. Bob DylanThe Times They Are A-Changin’


5. Bob DylanAnother Side of Bob Dylan


6. Grant GreenIdle Moments


7. Jan JohanssonJazz på svenska


8. The BeatlesA Hard Day’s Night


9. Herbie HancockInventions and Dimensions


10. Andrew HillJudgement!


11. Stan Getz & João GilbertoGetz/Gilberto


12. Doc WatsonDoc Watson


13. John ColtraneCrescent


14. Michael GarrickMoonscape


15. Phil OchsAll the News That’s Fit to Sing


16. The RonettesPresenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica


17. Herbie HancockEmpyrean Isles


18. Dave Van RonkJust Dave Van Ronk


19. Wayne ShorterJuju


20. John ColtraneColtrane’s Sound


21. Sam CookeAin’t That Good News


22. Buck OwensTogether Again / My Heart Skips a Beat


23. The Modern Jazz QuartetCollaboration


24. Baden PowellÀ Vontade


25. Johnny CashBitter Tears

The Best Albums of 1963


1. Bob DylanThe Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan


2. Charles MingusThe Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


3. Pete SeegerWe Shall Overcome


4. John ColtraneImpressions


5. Duke EllingtonMoney Jungle


6. Sam CookeNight Beat


7. John Coltrane & Johnny HartmanJohn Coltrane & Johnny Hartman


8. Sandy BullFantasias for Guitar & Banjo


9. John ColtraneBallads


10. Thelonious MonkMonk’s Dream


11. James BrownLive at the Apollo


12. Jorge BenSamba Esquema Novo


13. Solomon BurkeIf You Need Me


14. The DillardsBack Porch Bluegrass


15. Duke Ellington & John ColtraneDuke Ellington & John Coltrane


16. John ColtraneLive at Birdland


17. The BeatlesPlease Please Me


18. Cecil TaylorLive at the Café Montmartre


19. John Lee HookerDon’t Turn Me From Your Door


20. The BeatlesWith The Beatles


21. Tony BennettI Wanna Be Around…


22. Jackie McLeanOne Step Beyond


23. John FaheyDeath Chants, Breakdowns and Military Waltzes


24. Hank MobleyNo Room for Squares


25. Kenny Burrell & John ColtraneKenny Burrell & John Coltrane

The Best Albums of 1962


1. John ColtraneColtrane “Live” at the Village Vanguard


2. Charles MingusOh Yeah


3. Bill Evans & Jim HallUndercurrent


4. Wes MontgomeryFull House


5. Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba


6. John ColtraneColtrane


7. Eric DolphyFar Cry


8. Charles MingusTijuana Moods


9. Sonny ClarkLeapin’ and Lopin’


10. Max RoachIt’s Time


11. Roy HaynesOut of the Afternoon


12. Ray CharlesModern Sounds in Country and Western Music


13. Milt Jackson & Wes MontgomeryBags Meets Wes!


14. Woody GuthrieWoody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs


15. Sonny RollinsThe Bridge


16. Hank MobleyWorkout


17. LeadbellyHis Guitar, His Voice, His Piano


18. Horace SilverTokyo Blues


19. Herbie HancockTakin’ Off


20. Vince GuaraldiJazz Impressions of Black Orpheus


21. Howlin’ WolfHowlin’ Wolf


22. John ColtraneColtrane Plays the Blues


23. Rahsaan Roland KirkWe Free Kings


24. Roy OrbisonCrying


25. Dexter GordonGo

The Best Albums of 2011


1. DestroyerKaputt


2. FallujahThe Harvest Wombs


3. PJ HarveyLet England Shake


4. Bon IverBon Iver, Bon Iver


5. Tom WaitsBad As Me


6. AutopsyMacabre Eternal


7. MastodonThe Hunter


8. GrouperA I A


9. EsotericParagon of Dissonance


10. WormrotDirge


11. Arch/MatheosSympathetic Resonance


12. OpethHeritage


13. Kurt VileSmoke Ring for My Halo


14. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost


15. A Winged Victory for the SullenA Winged Victory for the Sullen


16. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972


17. Paul WardinghamAssimilate Regenerate


18. Josh T PearsonLast of the Country Gentlemen


19. MoonsorrowVarjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa


20. The Psychic ParamountII


21. Beastie BoysHot Sauce Committee Part Two


22. Danny BrownXXX


23. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow


24. The AntlersBurst Apart


25. Washed OutWithin and Without

Guest List: The Best Albums of 2011 – John Macintosh

1. DestroyerKaputt

2. PJ HarveyLet England Shake

3. GirlsFather, Son, Holy Ghost

4. Bon IverBon Iver, Bon Iver

5. Tim HeckerRavedeath, 1972

6. Atlas SoundParallax

7. Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica

8. Julianna BarwickThe Magic Place

9. Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues

10. Panda BearTomboy

11. Cass McCombsWit’s End

12. Clams CasinoInstrumentals

13. Nicolas JaarSpace Is Only Noise

14. BurialStreet Halo

15. The FieldLooping State of Mind

16. ASAP RockyLiveLoveA$AP

17. James BlakeJames Blake

18. Washed OutWithin and Without

19. Elite GymnasticsRUIN

20. araabMUZIKElectronic Dream

21. Real EstateDays

22. The WeekndHouse of Balloons

23. John MausWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves

24. SepalcureSepalcure

25. tUnE-yArDsw h o k i l l

26. YuckYuck

27. RadioheadKing Of Limbs

28. Kate Bush50 Words for Snow

29. Secret CitiesStrange Hearts

30. Gang Gang DanceEye Contact