Album Top10 lists 1965 to 2011

These are my favourite albums for each year. Since I'm always behind looking up the albums you really need to hear and music needs some time to grow on you, I keep a gap of 5 years.

    El Camino
    2011

  1. The Black Keys - El Camino
  2. Wilco - The Whole Love
  3. Joan As Police Woman - The Deep Field
  4. Laura Marling - A Creature I Don't Know
  5. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
  6. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
  7. Lindsey Buckingham - The Seeds We Sow
  8. Brett Anderson - Black Rainbows
  9. Kasabian - Velociraptor!
  10. Buffalo Tom - Skins

    Band Of Joy
    2010

  1. Robert Plant - Band Of Joy
  2. Spoon - Transference
  3. Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation
  4. Josh Rouse - El Turista
  5. Elvis Costello - National Ransom
  6. Manic Street Preachers - Postcards From A Young Man
  7. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
  8. The Black Keys - Brothers
  9. Lloyd Cole - Broken Record
  10. Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs

    Oasis
    2009

  1. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
  2. The Horrors - Primary Colors
  3. Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
  4. The Black Crowes - Before The Frost... (Until The Freeze)
  5. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
  6. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
  7. Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
  8. Moss - Never Be Scared / Don't Be A Hero
  9. Editors - In This Light And On This Morning
  10. Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures

    Oasis
    2008

  1. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
  2. Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
  3. The Black Crowes - Warpaint
  4. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
  5. Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of Understatement
  6. R.E.M. - Accelerate
  7. Pete and The Pirates - Little Death
  8. dEUS - Vantage Point
  9. Joan As Police Woman - To Survive
  10. The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely

    Arctic Monkeys
    2007

  1. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
  2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
  3. Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full
  4. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
  5. Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
  6. Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
  7. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
  8. Ian Hunter - Shrunken Heads
  9. The Good, The Bad & The Queen
  10. Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City

    Arctic Monkeys
    2006

  1. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
  2. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
  3. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
  4. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
  5. Paul Simon - Surprise
  6. Lindsey Buckingham - Under The Skin
  7. Joan As Police Woman - Real Life
  8. Donald Fagen - Morph The Cat
  9. Cheap Trick - Rockford
  10. Tool - 10.000 Days

    The Back Room
    2005

  1. Editors - The Back Room
  2. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cold Roses
  3. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl
  4. Queens Of The Stone Age - Lullabies To Paralyse
  5. Josh Rouse - Nashville
  6. Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth
  7. Paul McCartney - Chaos And Creation In The Backyard
  8. Supergrass - Road To Rouen
  9. dEUS - Pocket Revolution
  10. Foo Fighters - In Your Honor

    American Idiot
    2004

  1. Green Day - American Idiot
  2. Beulah - Yoko
  3. Brian Wilson - Smile
  4. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
  5. The Bigger Lovers - This Affair Never Happened
  6. Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
  7. Soulwax - Any Minute Now
  8. The Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here
  9. Interpol - Antics
  10. Morrissey - You Are The Quarry

    Antenna
    2003

  1. Cave In - Antenna
  2. Damien Rice - O
  3. John Cale - Hobosapiens
  4. Josh Ritter - Hello Starling
  5. The Gathering - Souvenirs
  6. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
  7. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
  8. Sloan - Action Pact
  9. Counting Crows - Hard Candy
  10. Tim Christensen - Honeyburst

    Songs For The Deaf
    2002

  1. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
  2. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
  3. Supergrass - Life On Other Planets
  4. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
  5. Cave In - Tides Of Tomorrow
  6. Suede - A New Morning
  7. Pearl Jam - Riot Act
  8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
  9. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
  10. Daryll-Ann - Trailer Tales

    The Big Picture
    2001

  1. Cotton Mather - The Big Picture
  2. Masters Of Reality - Deep In The Hole
  3. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
  4. R.E.M. - Reveal
  5. Tool - Lateralus
  6. Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
  7. The Bigger Lovers - How I Learned To Stop Worrying
  8. Travis - Invisible Band
  9. Ryan Adams - Gold
  10. Sense Field - Tonight And Forever

    Heartbreaker
    2000

  1. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
  2. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
  3. The Webb Brothers - Maroon
  4. Cave In - Jupiter
  5. Elliot Smith - Figure 8
  6. Coldplay - Parachutes
  7. A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
  8. John Brion - Meaningless
  9. Steely Dan - Two Against Nature
  10. The Gathering - if_then_else


    Apple Venus Volume 1
    1999

  1. XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1
  2. Wilco - Summerteeth
  3. Kashmir - The Good Life
  4. Shack - H.M.S. Fable
  5. Travis - The Man Who
  6. Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
  7. dEUS - The Ideal Crash
  8. Blur - 13
  9. Sheryl Crow - The Globe Sessions
  10. Jason Falkner - Can You Still Feel?

    XO
    1998

  1. Elliot Smith - XO
  2. Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
  3. Myracle Brah - Life On Planet Earthshop
  4. Sloan - Navy Blues
  5. Jeff Buckley - Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk
  6. Jimmy Page & Robert Plant - Walking Into Clarksdale
  7. Josh Rouse - Dressed Up Like Nebraska
  8. Queens Of The Stone Age - Queens Of The Stone Age
  9. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancer's Union
  10. Soulwax - Muchagainsteveryone'sadvice


    OK Computer
    1997

  1. Radiohead - OK Computer
  2. The Verve - Urban Hymns
  3. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
  4. Blur - Blur
  5. Super Furry Animals - Radiator
  6. Supergrass - In It For The Money
  7. Suede - Sci-Fi Lullabies
  8. Elliot Smith - Either/Or
  9. 13 - 13 Featuring Lester Butler
  10. Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie


    Pinkerton
    1996

  1. Weezer - Pinkerton
  2. Tool - Aenima
  3. Sloan - One Chord To Another
  4. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
  5. R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
  6. Patti Smith - Gone Again
  7. The Auteurs - After Murder Park
  8. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
  9. Johnny Cash - Unchained
  10. Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music..Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop

    The Bends
    1995

  1. Radiohead - The Bends
  2. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
  3. Supergrass - I Should Coco
  4. Blur - The Great Escape
  5. The Presidents Of The United States Of America - Same
  6. The Jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass
  7. Scott Walker - Tilt
  8. Flamingoes - Plastic Jewels
  9. Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love
  10. Wayne Kramer - The Hard Stuff

    Grace
    1994

  1. Jeff Buckley - Grace
  2. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
  3. Blur - Parklife
  4. Soundgarden - Superunknown
  5. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
  6. Suede - Dog Man Star
  7. Therapy? - Troublegum
  8. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
  9. Morrissey - Vauxhall And I
  10. Mark Lanegan - Whiskey For The Holy Ghost

    Triage
    1993

  1. David Baerwald - Triage
  2. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
  3. Nirvana - In Utero
  4. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
  5. The Posies - Frosting On The Beater
  6. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
  7. Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
  8. Paul Weller - Wildwood
  9. Pearl Jam - Vs.
  10. The Auteurs - New Wave

    Automatic For The People
    1992

  1. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
  2. Sugar - Copper Blue
  3. Pearl Jam - Ten
  4. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
  5. The Young Gods - T.V. Sky
  6. Faith No More - Angel Dust
  7. Lou Reed - Magic And Loss
  8. The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
  9. The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
  10. The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray

    Nevermind
    1991

  1. Nirvana - Nevermind
  2. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
  3. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
  4. U2 - Achtung Baby
  5. My Bloody valentine - Loveless
  6. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
  7. Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide
  8. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Weld
  9. Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said
  10. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

    Songs For Drella
    1990

  1. Lou Reed & John Cale - Songs For Drella
  2. The Chills - Submarine Bells
  3. Fugazi - Repeater
  4. Bad Religion - Against The Grain
  5. The La's - The La's
  6. Pixies - Bossanova
  7. Prefab Sprout - Jordan: The Comeback
  8. Iggy Pop - Brick By Brick
  9. The Breeders - Pod
  10. Neil Young - Ragged Glory

    New York
    1989

  1. Lou Reed - New York
  2. Neil Young - Freedom
  3. Pixies - Doolittle
  4. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step
  5. XTC - Oranges And Lemons
  6. Urban Dance Squad - Mental Floss For The Globe
  7. Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
  8. Bad Religion - No Control
  9. Bob Mould - Workbook
  10. Eric Clapton - Journeyman

    The House Of Love
    1988

  1. The House Of Love - The House Of Love
  2. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
  3. R.E.M. - Green
  4. Morrissey - Viva Hate
  5. Crowded House - Temple Of Low Men
  6. American Music Club - California
  7. Bad Religion - Suffer
  8. The Bevis Frond - Triptych
  9. Masters Of Reality - Masters Of Reality
  10. John Hiatt - Slow Turning

    Bring The Family
    1987

  1. John Hiatt - Bring The Family
  2. U2 - The Joshua Tree
  3. R.E.M. - Document #5
  4. The Triffids - Calenture
  5. The Replacements - Pleased To Meet me
  6. John Cougar Mellencamp - The Lonesome Jubilee
  7. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Darklands
  8. Midnight Oil - Diesel And Dust
  9. Hüsker Dü - Warehouse: Songs And Stories
  10. The DB's - The Sound Of Music

    The Queen Is Dead
    1986

  1. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
  2. XTC - Skylarking
  3. Peter Gabriel - So
  4. Elvis Costello - King Of America
  5. R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant
  6. Hüsker Dü - Candy Apple Grey
  7. Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
  8. Joe Jackson - Big World
  9. David & David - Boomtown
  10. The Triffids - In The Pines

    New Day Rising
    1985

  1. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
  2. The Replacements - Tim
  3. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
  4. Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
  5. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
  6. John Fogerty - Centerfield
  7. John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
  8. R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction
  9. The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
  10. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder

    Ocean Rain
    1984

  1. Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
  2. The Replacements - Let It Be
  3. The Smiths - The Smiths
  4. R.E.M. - Reckoning
  5. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions - Rattlesnakes
  6. Van Halen - 1984
  7. The Gun Club The Las Vegas story
  8. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
  9. Scott Walker - Climate Of Hunter
  10. Julian Cope - Fried

    Murmur
    1983

  1. R.E.M. - Murmur
  2. Wipers - Over The Edge
  3. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood
  4. The Blue Nile - A Walk Across The Rooftops
  5. The Police - Synchronicity
  6. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
  7. Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain
  8. Yes - 90125
  9. Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock
  10. The Go-Betweens - Before Hollywood

    Imperial Bedroom
    1982

  1. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom
  2. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
  3. Joe Jackson - Night And Day
  4. The Comsat Angels - Fiction
  5. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 4
  6. The Gun Club - Miami
  7. Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
  8. XTC - English Settlement
  9. King Crimson - Beat
  10. Midnight Oil - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

    Sleep No More
    1981

  1. The Comsat Angels - Sleep No More
  2. Elvis Costello - Trust
  3. King Crimson - Discipline
  4. Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
  5. The Sound - From The Lion's Mouth
  6. Squeeze - Eastside Story
  7. Wipers - Youth Of America
  8. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You
  9. The Gun Club - Fire Of Love
  10. X - Wild Gift

    Closer
    1980

  1. Joy Division - Closer
  2. The Comsat Angels - Waiting For A Miracle
  3. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
  4. Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
  5. The Jam - Sound Affects
  6. AC/DC - Back In Black
  7. XTC - The Black Sea
  8. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
  9. Squeeze - Argy Bargy
  10. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 3

    London Calling
    1979

  1. The Clash - London Calling
  2. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
  3. Wire - 154
  4. Cheap Trick - At Budokan
  5. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
  6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes
  7. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
  8. XTC - Drums And Wires
  9. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
  10. The Jam - Setting Sounds

    The Third Album
    1978

  1. Big Star - The Third Album/Sister Lovers
  2. Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight
  3. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
  4. Wire - Chairs Missing
  5. The Jam - All Mod Cons
  6. Bob Dylan - Street Legal
  7. The Only Ones - The Only Ones
  8. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
  9. Van Halen - Van Halen
  10. The Adverts - Crossing The Red Sea With

    Marquee Moon
    1977

  1. Television - Marquee Moon
  2. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
  3. The Clash - The Clash
  4. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
  5. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  6. The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
  7. Wire - Pink Flag
  8. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
  9. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
  10. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick

    Ramones
    1976

  1. Ramones - Ramones
  2. Bob Dylan - Desire
  3. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
  4. Graham Parker - Howlin' Wind
  5. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!
  6. Dwight Twilley Band - Sincerely
  7. The Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
  8. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
  9. Jackson Browne - The Pretender
  10. Van Der Graaf Generator - Still Life

    Wish You Were Here
    1975

  1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  2. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
  3. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
  4. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
  5. Queen - A Night At The Opera
  6. Steely Dan - Katy Lied
  7. Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
  8. Neu! - Neu! 75
  9. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  10. Roxy Music - Siren

    Grievous Angel
    1974

  1. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel
  2. Big Star - Radio City
  3. Neil Young - On The Beach
  4. Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
  5. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
  6. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
  7. Roxy Music - Country Life
  8. Gene Clark - No Other
  9. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
  10. Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour '74

    Berlin
    1973

  1. Lou Reed - Berlin
  2. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
  3. John Cale - Paris 1919
  4. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
  5. The Who - Quadrophenia
  6. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run
  7. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard/A True Star
  8. Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy
  9. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
  10. The Stooges - Raw Power

These are my favourite albums from 1973 as selected for the Dutch magazine for recordcollectors 'Platenblad'. The early 70's weren't as dull, musically, as a lot of experts have stated. This list is pretty impressive, especially considering I had to leave off great albums by The Beach Boys (Holland), Jackson Browne (For everyman), Andy Pratt (Andy Pratt), Stealers Wheel (Ferguslie park), Spooky Tooth (You broke my heart...so I busted your jaw), Roy Wood (Boulders), Procol Harum (Grand hotel), Rory Gallagher (Tattoo) and many others.

    Something/Anything?
    1972

  1. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
  2. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
  3. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
  4. Lou Reed - Transformer
  5. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
  6. Big Star - #1 Record
  7. Can - Ege Bamyasi
  8. Deep Purple - Machine Head
  9. Neil Young - Harvest
  10. Rory Gallagher - Live In Europe

    What's Going On
    1971

  1. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
  2. Led Zeppelin - IV
  3. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
  4. The Who - Who's Next
  5. Jack Bruce - Harmony Row
  6. Tim Buckley - Starsailor
  7. The Doors - L.A. Woman
  8. Miles Davis - A Tribute To Jack Johnson
  9. John Lennon - Imagine
  10. The Flamin' Groovies - Teenage Head

    Layla
    1970

  1. Derek & The Dominoes - Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
  2. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
  3. Neil Young - After The Goldrush
  4. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déja Vù
  5. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
  6. Santana - Abraxas
  7. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
  8. The Grateful Dead - American Beauty
  9. Van Morrison - Moondance
  10. The Beach Boys - Sunflower

    The Band
    1969

  1. The Band - The Band
  2. The Beatles - Abbey Road
  3. Led Zeppelin - II
  4. Scott Walker - Scott 4
  5. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
  6. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
  7. The Who - Tommy
  8. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
  9. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
  10. Moby Grape - Moby Grape '69

    The Beatles (White Album)
    1968

  1. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
  2. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
  3. The Band - Music From Big Pink
  4. The Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
  5. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle
  6. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
  7. The Kinks - Are The Village Green Preservation Society
  8. Scott Walker - Scott 2
  9. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
  10. Family - Music In A Doll's House

    Forever Changes
    1967

  1. Love - Forever Changes
  2. The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  3. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  4. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
  5. The Doors - The Doors
  6. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
  7. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
  8. Buffalo Springfield - Again
  9. The Kinks - Something Else
  10. Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 2

    Revolver
    1966

  1. The Beatles - Revolver
  2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  3. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
  4. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
  5. Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin 1
  6. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
  7. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton
  8. The Kinks - Face To Face
  9. Frank Zappa - Freak Out
  10. Fred Neil - Fred Neil

    Highway 61 Revisited
    1965

  1. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
  2. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
  3. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
  4. The Who - My Generation
  5. Fred Neil - Bleecker & MacDougal
  6. Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
  7. The Beach Boys - Today
  8. Bert Jansch - It Don't Bother Me
  9. The Rolling Stones - Out Of Our Heads
  10. Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank