Album of the year

ALBUM OF THE YEAR LIST

  • 1955 – Errol Gardner – Concert by the Sea
  • 1956 – Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
  • 1957 – Miles Davis – Round About Midnight
  • 1958 – Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else
  • 1959 – Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
  • 1960 – Muddy Waters – At Newport
  • 1961 – Robert Johnson – King of the Delta Blues Singers
  • 1962 – Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan
  • 1963 – Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  • 1964 – Nina Simone – In Concert
  • 1965 – Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
  • 1966 – The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
  • 1967 – The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico
  • 1968 – Simon and Garfunkel – Bookends
  • 1969 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
  • 1970 – George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
  • 1971 – The Doors – LA Woman
  • 1972 – The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
  • 1973 – Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
  • 1974 – Neil Young – On the Beach
  • 1975 – Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
  • 1976 – Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
  • 1977 – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
  • 1978 – Blondie – Parallel Lines
  • 1979 – Patti Smith – Wave
  • 1980 – Kate Bush – Never Forever 
  • 1981 –  Motorhead – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
  • 1982 – Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
  • 1983 – REM – Murmur
  • 1984 – Leonard Cohen – Various Positions
  • 1985 – Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
  • 1986 – The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
  • 1987 – U2 – The Joshua Tree
  • 1988 – All About Eve – All About Eve
  • 1989 – The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
  • 1990 – Depeche Mode – Violator
  • 1991 – Pearl Jam – Ten 
  • 1992 – Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes
  • 1993 – Blur – Modern Life is Rubbish
  • 1994 – Suede – Dog Man Star
  • 1995 – Radiohead – The Bends
  • 1996 – Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister 
  • 1997 – Radiohead – OK Computer
  • 1998 – Massive Attack – Mezzanine
  • 1999 – Blur – 13
  • 2000 – Eels – Daisies of the Galaxy
  • 2001 – Avalanches – Since I Met You
  • 2002 – Beck – Sea Change
  • 2003 – The White Stripes – Elephant 
  • 2004 – Brian Wilson – Smile
  • 2005 – Belle and Sebastian – Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (comp) 
  • 2006
  • 2007 – Machine Head – The Blackening
  • 2008
  • 2009 – Leviathan – Crack the Skye
  • 2010
  • 2011 – PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014 – Machine Head – Bloodstones and Diamonds
  • 2015
  • 2016

NB – Much of what passes for popular music post-2000 leaves me deeply uninspired. That’s why many of the years in this period are unfilled with a few honourable exceptions. I leave them open in the hope they may one day be filled.

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