One of the things you should know about me is that I love music. Here is a list of some of my favorite music over the past 15 years or so.

2016 Top 10 Albums

  1. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
  2. Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
  3. Whitney, Light Upon the Lake
  4. Michael McDermott, Willow Springs
  5. Amos Lee, Spirit
  6. Lee Dewyze, Oil and Water
  7. Augustines, This Is Your Life
  8. Kings of Leon, WALLS
  9. John Paul White, Beulah
  10. Margo Price, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

2015 Top 10 Albums

  1. Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  2. Wilco, Star Wars
  3. James McMurtury, Complicated Game
  4. Adele, 25
  5. Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
  6. Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
  7. Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  8. Dwight Yoakam, Second Hand Heart
  9. Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell
  10. Tobias Jesso, Jr., Goon

2014 Top 10 Albums

  1. The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream
  2. Augustines, Augustines
  3. Crowder, Neon Steeple
  4. Beck, Morning Phase
  5. U2, Songs of Innocence
  6. Coldplay, Ghost Stories
  7. Hozier, Hozier
  8. Doug Paisley, Strong Feelings
  9. The Apache Relay, Apache Relay
  10. Matthew Barber, Big Romance

2013 Top 10 Albums

  1. Jason Isbell, Southeastern
  2. The National, Trouble Will Find Me
  3. Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City
  4. The Head and the Heart, Let’s Be Still
  5. Arcade Fire, Reflektor
  6. Kings of Leon, Mechanical Bull
  7. Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
  8. Josh Ritter, The Beast in Its Tracks
  9. The Civil Wars, The Civil Wars
  10. The Lone Bellow, The Lone Bellow

2012 Top 10 Albums

  1. Mumford & Sons, Babel
  2. Jack White, Blunderbuss
  3. The Walkmen, Heaven
  4. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
  5. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  6. Of Monsters and Men, My Head Is An Animal
  7. Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls
  8. Beach House, Bloom
  9. Lucero, Women and Work
  10. First Aid Kit, The Lion’s Roar

2011 Top 10 Albums

  1. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
  2. The Head and the Heart, The Head and the Heart
  3. Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues
  4. Blind Pilot, We Are the Tide
  5. The Decemberists, The King is Dead
  6. Iron & Wine, Kiss Each Other Clean
  7. The Apache Relay, American Nomad
  8. Wilco, The Whole Love
  9. The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow
  10. Eddie Vedder, Ukelele Songs

2010 Top 10 Albums

  1. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
  2. The National, High Violet
  3. Vampire Weekend, Contra
  4. Ray LaMontagne & the Pariah Dogs, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise
  5. Band of Horses, Infinite Arms
  6. Jakob Dylan, Women & Country
  7. Johnny Cash, American VI: Ain’t No Grave
  8. Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown
  9. Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away
  10. The Radio Dept., Clinging To A Scheme

2009 Top 10 Albums

  1. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More
  2. U2, No Line on the Horizon
  3. M Ward, Hold Time
  4. The Avett Brothers, I and Love and You
  5. Dawes, North Hills
  6. Eels, Hombre Lobo
  7. Justin Townes Earle, Midnight at the Movies
  8. Pearl Jam, Backspacer
  9. Monsters of Folk, Monsters of Folk
  10. Bruce Springsteen, Working on a Dream

2008 Top 5 Albums

  1. The Gabe Dixon Band, The Gabe Dixon Band
  2. Coldplay, Viva La Vida
  3. Ryan Adams, Cardinology
  4. Mark Erelli, Delivered
  5. Matthew Barber, Ghost Notes

2007 Top 5 Albums

  1. Radiohead, In Rainbows
  2. The Avett Brothers, Emotionalism
  3. The National, Boxer
  4. Michael McDermott, Noise From Words
  5. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

2006 Top 5 Albums

  1. Josh Ritter, The Animal Years
  2. The Dixie Chicks, Taking the Long Way
  3. Michael Giacchino, LOST (Original Television Soundtrack)
  4. Johnny Cash, American V: A Hundred Highways
  5. Bruce Springsteen, We Shall Overcome

2005 Top 5 Albums

  1. David Crowder Band, A Collision
  2. Derek Webb, Mockingbird
  3. Coldplay, X&Y
  4. Lost & Found, Pronto
  5. Jars of Clay, Redemption Songs

2004 Top 5 Albums

  1. Johnny Cash, My Mother’s Hymn Book
  2. U2, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
  3. Ray Lamontagne, Trouble
  4. Old Crow Medicine Show, O.C.M.S.
  5. Arcade Fire, Funeral

2003 Album of the Year – The Jayhawks, Rainy Day Music

2002 Album of the Year – Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around

2001 Album of the Year – The Strokes, Is This It?

2000 Album of the Year – U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind

1999 Album of the Year – Moby, Play

1998 Album of the Year – Pearl Jam, Yield

1997 Album of the Year – Radiohead, OK Computer

1996 Album of the Year – The Wallflowers, Bringing Down the Horse

1995 Album of the Year – Michael McDermott, Michael McDermott

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