Albums of the Past Ten Years – All Our Lists

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I’d be looking at my top albums lists from the past ten years of lists here and choosing my favourite from that period. I’ll be doing that from December 27th – 31st, but if you can’t wait, here are the full top 20 lists for all 10 of those years. They haven’t aged too badly – not too many albums I would re-evaluate downwards too much.


20 Red Light Company             Fine Fascination 
19 Green Day                                 21st century breakdown
18 Ash                                               A-Z Series (download)
17 Low Anthem                            Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
16 Friendly Fires                         Friendly Fires 
15 Alela Diane                              To be still
14 Arctic Monkeys                       Humbug
13 Grizzly Bear                             Veckatimest
12 Hockey                                       Mind Chaos
11 Animal Collective                  Merriweather Post Pavilion
10 Bombay Bicycle Club           I had the blues but I shook them loose
9 Metric                                           Fantasies
8 The Big Pink                               A brief history of love 
7 Yeah Yeah Yeahs                      It’s Blitz
6 Florence and the Machine   Lungs
5 Mumford and Sons                  Sigh No More
4 The Maccabees                          Wall of Arms
3 The Joy Formidable                A Balloon called Moaning
2 Sweet Billy Pilgrim                Twice Born Men
1 The Wild Beasts                       Two Dancers


20 Free Energy                               Stuck on Nothing
19 Titus Andronicus                     The Monitor
18 Two Door Cinema Club         Tourist History
17 Mynabirds                                  What we lose in the fire we gain in the flood
16 Bombay Bycyle Club              Flaws
15 Band of Horses                        Infinite Suns
14 Midlake                                      Courage of Others
13 Frightened Rabbit                  Winter of Mixed Drinks
12 Lissie                                           Catching a Tiger
11 New Pornographers               Together
10 Chew Lips                                  Unicorn
9 Paul Weller                                 Wake up the Nation
8 Anais Mitchell                            Hadestown
7 Stornaway                                   Beachcomber’s Windowsill
6 The National                               High Violet
5 Robert Plant                               Band of Joy
4 The Mystery Jets                       Seratonin
3 Yeasayer                                      Odd Blood
2 Arcade Fire                                  The Suburbs
1 Laura Marling                             I Speak Because I Can


20 Hurray for the Riff Raff       Hurray for the Riff Raff
19 Phoenix Foundation              Buffalo
18 Low                                              C’Mon
17 Bon Iver                                     Bon Iver
16 Yuck                                            Yuck
15 Ryan Adams                             Ashes & Fire
14 Vaccines                                    What Did You Expect from the Vaccines
13 Ben Howard                             Every Kingdom
12 Feist                                            Metals
11 Horrors                                      Skying
10 James Blake                             James Blake
9 Laura Marling                           A Creature I Don’t Know
8 Wild Beasts                                Smother
7 EMA                                               Past Life Martyred Saints
6 Bombay Bicycle Club              A Different Kind of Fix
5 Arctic Monkeys                          Suck It and See
4 Joy Formidable                         The Big Roar
3 Florence                                       Ceremonials
2 Decemberists                              The King is Dead
1 Antlers                                           Burst


20 First Aid Kit                          The Lion’s Roar
19 Spector                                      Enjoy It While It Lasts
18 Shearwater                              Animal Joy
17 Fixers                                         We’ll Be The Moon
16 Citizens!                                    Here We Are
15 Here We Go Magic                A Different Ship
14 Tribes                                         Baby
13 Frank Ocean                              Channel Orange
12 Vaccines                                    Come of Age
11 King Charles                             Youngblood
10 Anais Mitchell                         Young Man in America             
9 Dry the River                              Shallow Bed
8 Sweet Billy Pilgrim                  Crown and Treaty
7 Dog is Dead                                  All Our Favourite Stories
6 The Maccabees                          Given to the Wild
5 Grimes                                          Visions
4 Sharon Van Etten                     Tramp
3 Django Django                           Django Django
2 Of Monsters and Men             My Head is an Animal         
1 Alt-J                                               An Awesome Wave


20 David Bowie                                The Next Day
19 Queens of the Stone Age         Like Clockwork         
18 Laura Stevenson                        Wheel
17 The National                                Trouble Will Find Me
16 Public Service Broadcasting  Inform – Educate - Entertain
15 London Grammar                      If You Wait
14 Caitlin Rose                                  The Stand-In
13 Suede                                              Bloodsports
12 Foals                                               Holy Fire
11 Arcade Fire                                  Reflektor
10 Kacey Musgraves                      Same Trailer, Different Park
9 The Wonder Years                     The Greatest Generation
8 Jonathan Wilson                        Fanfare
7 The 1975                                         The 1975
6 Tegan & Sara                                Heartthrob
5 Laura Marling                             Once I was An Eagle
4 Arctic Monkey                             AM
3 Lanterns on the Lake               Until the Colours Run
2 Peace                                              In Love
1 Vampire Weekend                    Modern Vampires of the City


20 Simone Felice                          Strangers
19 Antlers                                        Familiars
18 Black Keys                                 Turn Blue
17 FKA Twiggs                               LP1
16 Catfish and the Bottlemen  The Balcony
15 Family Rain                              Under the Volcano
15 Horrors                                      Luminous
13 Frazey Ford                              Indian Ocean
12 Merchandise                           After The End
11 Hookworms                             The Hum
10 War on Drugs                         Lost in the Dream
9 George Ezra                              Wanted on Voyage
8 La Roux                                      Trouble in Paradise
7 Jamie T                                       Carry on the Grudge
6 Ben Howard                             I Forgot Where We Were
5 Hozier                                         Hozier
4 Ex Hex                                        Rips
3 Alt-J                                             This is All Yours
2 Royal Blood                              Royal Blood
1 Bombay Bicycle Club            So Long See You Tomorrow


20  Bring Me The Horizon          That’s The Spirit
19  Night Terrors of 1927             Everything’s Coming Up Roses
18  Laura Marling                          Short Movie
17  Brandi Carlile                           The Firewatchers Daughter
16  Nothing But Thieves              Nothing But Thieves
15  Rhiannon Giddens                 Tomorrow Is My Turn
14  Stornoway                                 Bonxie
13  Circa Waves                             Young Chasers
12  Susanne Sundfør                   Ten Love Songs
11  Rae Morris                               Unguarded
10  Blur                                            The Magic Whip
9  Alabama Shakes                      Sound and Colour
8  Florence & the Machine       How Big, How Bold, How Beautiful
7   Grimes                                       Art Angel
6  Du Blonde                                 Welcome Back to Milk
5  Julia Holter                              Have You In My Wilderness
4  The Districts                            A Flourish and a Spoil
3  Courtney Barnett                   Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
2  Maccabees                                Marks to Prove It
1  Wolf Alice                                  My Love Is Cool


20 Jack Garrett                             Phase
19 Suede                                           Night Thoughts
18 James Vincent McMorrow  Move
17 Lisa Hannigan                          At Swim
16 David Bowie                              Blackstar
15 Sturgill Simpson                     A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
14 Bastille                                       Wild World
13 Cat’s Eyes                                  How to Be A Human Being
12 Radiohead                                 A Moon Shaped Pool
11 Beyoncé                                      Lemonade
10 Frightened Rabbit                 Painting of a Panic Attack
9 Catfish and the Bottlemen    Ride
8 Drive-by Truckers                   American Band
7 Glass Animals                            How to Be A Human Being
6 The 1975                                       I Like It when You Sleep
5 Michael Kiwanuka                   Love & Hate
4 Let’s Eat Grandma                   I, Gemini
3 Nick Cave                                     Skeleton Tree
2 Bon Iver                                       22 A Million
1 Christine and the Queens     Chaleur Humaine


20  The National                          Sleep Well Beast
19 Amber Run                               For A Moment, I Was Lost 
18 Circa Waves                             Different Creatures
17 Vant                                             Dumb Blood
16 Hippo Campus                        Landmark
15 Nothing But Thieves             Nothing But Thieves
14 Flyte                                            The Loved Ones
13 St Vincent                                 Masseduction 
12 Sampha                                     Process
11 Big Moon                                   Love in the Fourth Dimension
10 Laura Marling                         Sempa Femina 
9 Neck Deep                                  The Peace and the Panic
8 Toothless                                    The Pace of the Passing
7 Declan McKenna                      What Do You Think About the Car?
6 James Vincent McMorrow   True Care
5 Hippo Campus                           The Halocline
4 Wolf Alice                                    Visions of a Life
3 Sundara Karma                         Youth Is Only Fun In Retrospect
2 Lorde                                             Melodrama
1 Hurray For The Riff Raff        The Navigator 

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  1. Chloe:

    You forgot La Roux-La Roux in 2009 🙂

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