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 – AC/DC – Back in Black 

1981 –  Motorhead – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith (Live)

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 Cure – Disintegration 

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

NB – Much of what passes for popular music post-2000 leaves me deeply uninspired. One of these days I may continue the list beyond 2002 but I’ve not plans to yet .

 

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