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 few decades.

2021 Top 10 Albums

  1. The War on Drugs, I Don’t Live Here Anymore
  2. Lord Huron, Long Lost
  3. Bleachers, Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night
  4. Jackson Bybee, Galactic Voyage
  5. Adele, 30
  6. Big Red Machine, How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?
  7. The Wallflowers, Exit Wounds
  8. Mdou Moctar, Afrique Victime
  9. Pharoah Sanders, Floating Points, and the London Symphony, Promises
  10. Balthazar, Sand

2020 Top 10 Albums

  1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Letter to You
  2. Taylor Swift, folklore
  3. Chris Stapleton, Starting Over
  4. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Reunions
  5. The Strokes, The New Abnormal
  6. The Secret Sisters, Saturn Return
  7. Khruangbin, Mordechai
  8. Fleet Foxes, Shore
  9. Margo Price, That’s How Rumors Get Started
  10. Phoebe Bridgers, Punisher

2019 Top 10 Albums

  1. Bon Iver, i, i
  2. Daniel Norgren, Wooh Dang
  3. Pedro the Lion, Phoenix
  4. Michael McDermott, Orphans
  5. Dylan LeBlanc, Renegade
  6. The National, I Am Easy to Find
  7. The Tallest Man on Earth, I Love You. It’s a Fever Dream.
  8. Thom Yorke, ANIMA
  9. Wilco, Ode to Joy
  10. Grizfolk, Rarest of Birds

2018 Top 10 Albums

  1. Khruangbin, Con Todo El Mundo
  2. Lauren Diagle, Look Up Child
  3. Leon Bridges, Good Thing
  4. CHVRCHES, Love is Dead
  5. Jeff Tweedy, WARM
  6. Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
  7. Israel Nash, Lifted
  8. Wild Pink, Yolk in the Fur
  9. Hush Kids, Hush Kids
  10. St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Young Sick Camellia

2017 Top 10 Albums

  1. The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding
  2. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
  3. Chris Stapleton, From A Room, Vol. I & II
  4. John Moreland, Big Bad Luv
  5. Josh Ritter, Gathering
  6. Sam Outlaw, Tenderheart
  7. Ryan Adams, Prisoner
  8. The National, Sleep Well Beast
  9. Son Volt, Notes of Blue
  10. U2, Songs of Experience

2016 Top 10 Albums

  1. Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
  2. Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth
  3. Bon Iver, 22 A Million
  4. Whitney, Light Upon the Lake
  5. Michael McDermott, Willow Springs
  6. Amos Lee, Spirit
  7. Lee Dewyze, Oil and Water
  8. Augustines, This Is Your Life
  9. Kings of Leon, WALLS
  10. Margo Price, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter

2015 Top 10 Albums

  1. Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  2. Adele, 25
  3. Wilco, Star Wars
  4. James McMurtury, Complicated Game
  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. Taylor Swift, 1989
  4. Crowder, Neon Steeple
  5. Beck, Morning Phase
  6. Hozier, Hozier
  7. U2, Songs of Innocence
  8. Coldplay, Ghost Stories
  9. Doug Paisley, Strong Feelings
  10. The Apache Relay, Apache Relay

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. Bill Fay, Life Is People
  2. Jack White, Blunderbuss
  3. The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter
  4. Beach House, Bloom
  5. Mumford & Sons, Babel
  6. The Walkmen, Heaven
  7. Alabama Shakes, Boys and Girls
  8. Tame Impala, Lonerism
  9. The Lumineers, The Lumineers
  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. The Avett Brothers, Emotionalism
  2. Radiohead, In Rainbows
  3. The National, Boxer
  4. Michael McDermott, Noise From Words
  5. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible

2006 Top 5 Albums

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

2005 Album of the Year: David Crowder Band, A Collision

2004 Album of the Year: Johnny Cash, My Mother’s Hymn Book

2003 Album of the Year – Explosions in the Sky, The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place

2002 Album of the Year – Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head

2001 Album of the Year – Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

2000 Album of the Year – Radiohead, Kid A

1999 Album of the Year – Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun

1998 Album of the Year – David Gray, White Ladder

1997 Album of the Year – Radiohead, OK Computer

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

1995 Album of the Year – Oasis, What’s the Story Morning Glory?

1994 Album of the Year – Hootie & the Blowfish, Cracked Rear View

1993 Album of the Year – Counting Crows, August and Everything After

1992 Album of the Year – Radney Foster, Del Rio, TX, 1959

1991 Album of the Year – U2, Achtung Baby

1990 Album of the Year – Dwight Yoakam, If There Was a Way

1989 Album of the Year – The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses

1988 Album of the Year – Dwight Yoakam, Buenas Noches from a Dark and Lonely Room

1987 Album of the Year – U2, The Joshua Tree

1986 Album of the Year – Dwight Yoakam, Guitars, Cadillacs, etc. etc.

1985 Album of the Year – The Highwaymen (Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson), Highwayman

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