Table of Contents
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

2020

  • Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
  • The Strokes - The New Abnormal
  • Dogleg - Melee
  • Run the Jewels - RTJ4

2019

  • Andrew Bird - My Finest Work Yet
  • Angel Olson - All Mirrors
  • Rex Orange County - Pony
  • Deerhunter - Why Hasn’t Everything Disappeared Already?
  • Thom Yorke - ANIMA
  • Toro y Moi - Outer Peace
  • Loyle Carner - Not Waving, But Drowning
  • Lizzo - Cause I Love You

2018

  • Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
  • Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  • Kurt Vile - Bottle It Up
  • Anderson .Paak - Oxnard
  • Beach House - 7

2017

  • Kendrick Lamar - Damn
  • Kevin Morby - City Music
  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Tourist
  • The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding
  • Alt-J - RELAXER
  • LCD Soundsystem - American Dream
  • St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
  • Flat Worms - s/t

2016

  1. Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
  2. Angel Olsen - MY WOMAN
  3. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam - I Had A Dream That You Were Mine
  4. Caveman - Otero War
  5. Whitney - Light Upon the Lake
  6. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
  7. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
  8. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered
  9. Beyonce - Lemonade
  10. Deakin - Sleep Cylces

2015

  • Tame Impala - Currents
  • Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Kurt Vile - b’lieve i’m goin down
  • Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
  • Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
  • Stoop Kids - Already out of time
  • Borns - Dopamine
  • Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight

2014

  1. Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness
  2. Mac Demarco - Salad Days
  3. Caribou - Our Love
  4. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
  5. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
  6. St. Vincent - s/t
  7. Real Estate - Atlas
  8. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold
  9. Busman’s Holiday - A Long Goodbye
  10. Spoon - They Want My Soul
  11. Tycho - Awake
  12. Alt-J - This is All Yours
  13. Temples - Sun Temples
  14. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

2013

  • Devendra Banhart - Mala
  • Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peach & Magic
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra - II
  • Youth Lagoon - Wondrous Bughouse
  • Arcade Fire - Reflektor
  • Yo La Tengo - Fade
  • Wavves - Afraid of Heights
  • FIDLAR - FIDLAR
  • A$AP Rocky - LongLiveA$AP
  • Mazes - Ores & Minerals
  • Toro Y Moi - Anything in Return
  • Thee Oh Sees - Floating Coffin
  • Kanye West - Yeezus
  • Generationals - Heza
  • Diane Coffee - My friend fish

2012

  1. Sleeping Bag - Women of Your Life
  2. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
  3. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  4. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
  5. Andrew Bird - Break it Yourself
  6. The Walkmen - Heaven
  7. Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
  8. King Tuff - King Tuff
  9. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
  10. Beach House - Bloom
  11. Ty Segall & White Fence - Hair
  12. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d City
  13. Captain Murphey - Duality
  14. Mac Demarco - 2
  15. Grizzly Bear - Shields
  16. Ty Segall - Slaughterhouse
  17. Champagne Champagne - Private Party
  18. Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
  19. Electric Guest - Mondo
  20. Andrew Bird - Hands of Glory

2011

  1. The Drums - Portamento
  2. Yuck - s/t
  3. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
  4. Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing
  5. Real Estate - Days
  6. Smith Westerns - Dye it Blonde
  7. Ty Segall - Goodbye Bread
  8. The Dodos - No Color
  9. We Are Augustines - Rise Ye Sunken Ships
  10. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
  11. WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
  12. Tokyo Police Club - Champ
  13. The Black Keys - El Camino
  14. M83 - Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  15. The Roots - Undun
  16. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
  17. Girls - Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
  18. Toro Y Moi - Underneath the Pine
  19. The Antlers - Burst Apart
  20. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80

2010

  1. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
  2. The Walkmen - Lisbon
  3. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
  4. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
  5. Wavves - King of the Beach
  6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
  7. LCD Soundsystem - The Is Happening
  8. Spoon - Transference
  9. The Thermals - Personal Life
  10. Vampire Weekend - Contra
  11. The National - High Violet
  12. Beach House - Teen Dream
  13. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
  14. Drink Up Buttercup - Born and Thrown on a Hook

2009

  1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
  2. St. Vincent - Actor
  3. The Antlers - Hospice
  4. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimist
  5. White Rabbits - It’s Frightening
  6. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  7. Japandroids - Post Nothing
  8. The Xx - s/t
  9. Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
  10. Girls - Album
  11. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
  12. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
  13. The Black Keys - Blackroc
  14. Real Estate - s/t
  15. Mos Def - The Ecstatic
  16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It’s Blitz
  17. Atlas Sound - Logos
  18. The Mars Volta - Octahedron
  19. Fever Ray - s/t
  20. Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

2008

  1. The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
  2. Born Ruffians - Red Yellow & Blue
  3. Delta Spirit - Ode to Sunshine
  4. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
  5. Evangelicals - The Evening Descends
  6. Santogold - s/t
  7. Ratatat - LP3
  8. Vampire Weekend - s/t
  9. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Flight
  10. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
  11. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
  12. The Walkmen - You and Me
  13. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
  14. Beck - Modern Guilt
  15. Foals - Antidotes
  16. The Black Keys - Attack & Release
  17. The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
  18. Deerhunter - Microcastles
  19. Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty
  20. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping

2007

  1. Radiohead - In Rainbows
  2. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
  3. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
  4. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
  5. The New Pornographers - Challengers
  6. Menomena - Friend and Foe
  7. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
  8. Blonde Redhead - 23
  9. The National - Boxer
  10. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
  11. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
  12. Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
  13. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse
  14. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
  15. Fujiya & Miyagi - Transparent Things
  16. Kanye West - Graduation
  17. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago…
  18. Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
  19. The Good The Bad and The Queen - s/t
  20. White Rabbits - Fort Nightly