Blow Up End of the year lists
 
1995

 

      1)      Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do

2)      Long Fin Killie – Houdini

3)      June of ’44 – Engine Takes To The Water

4)      Julian Cope – 20 Mothers

5)      Net Wet Kojak - Net Wet Kojak

6)      Don Caballero – II

7)      The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

8)      Primus – Tales From the Punchball

9)      Tortoise – Rhythms, Resolutions and Clusters

10)  Pain Teens – Beast of Dreams

 

 1996

 

1)      Gastr Del Sol – Upgrate & Afterlife

2)      Nearly God - Nearly God

3)      Polvo – Exploded Drawning

4)      Kletke Red – Hijacking

5)      Derek Bailey – Guitar, Drum ‘n’ Bass

6)      Roof – The Untraceable Cigar

7)      Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry

8)      Cibo Matto – Viva! La Woman

9)      Beck -  Odelay

10)  CSI – Linea Gotica

 

 1997

 

1)      Storm & Stress - Storm & Stress

2)      Microstoria – Reprovisers

3)      Gravitar – Now the Road of Knieves

4)      Robert Wyatt -   Shleep

5)      To Rococo Rot – Veiculo

6)      Susanne Brokesch – Sharing the Sunhat

7)      Polvo – Shapes

8)      We – As Is

9)      Laika – Sound of the Satellites

10)  Mouse on Mars - Autoditaker

 

 1998

 

1)      David Grubbs – The Thicket

2)      You Fantastic! – Homesickness

3)      Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis

4)      Calexico - The Black Light

5)      16B - Sounds from Another Room

6)      Blonde Redhead - In an Expression of the Inexpressible

7)      Gastr Del Sol – Camoufleur

8)      June of ’44 – Four Great Points

9)      Beck – Mutations

10)  Vic Chesnutt – The Salesman and Bernadette

 

 1999

 

1)      Dean Roberts – All Cracked Media

2)      Gorge Trio & Milo Fine - For Loss Of

3)      Beck - Midnite Vultures

4)      Kevin Drumm - Duo

5)      The Flying Luttenbachers - The Truth Is a Fucking Lie

6)      The Black Heart Procession - 2

7)      Howie B. – Snatch

8)      Repeat – Temporary Contemporary

9)      U.S. Maple – Talker

10)  Sonic Youth – Goodbye 20th Century


Blow Up  critics’ list 2000 

 BEST ALBUM  2000

  1. Daniel Givens-Age

  2. Trans Am-Red line

  3. Storm & Stress-Under thunder and fluorescent light

  4. Storm & David Maranha-Circunscrita

  5. Giant Sand-Chore of enchantment

  6. Songs:Ohia – Ghost tropic

  7. Cat Power-The covers record

  8. Laurent Garnier-Unreasonable behaviour

  9. Steve Peters-In memory of the four winds

  10. Dj Assault-Belle isle tech

  11. Kev Hopper-Whispering foils

  12. Photek-Solaris

  13. Gogogo Airheart- Gogogo Airheart

  14. Sonic Youth NYC-Ghosts & flowers

  15. Yo La Tengo-And then nothing turned itself inside-out

  16. Jolly Music-Jolly bar 2000

  17. Pillow-Field on water

  18. Klaxon Gueule-Muets

  19. Burkhard Stangl / Christof Kurzmann-Schnee

  20. Dean Roberts-The grand cinema

  21. Primal Scream-XTRMNTR

  22. San Agustin-Amokhali

  23. Shannon Wright-Maps of tacit

  24. Badly Drawn Boy-The hour of bewilderbeast

  25. Mojave 3-Excuses for travellers

  26. Broadcast-The noise made by people

  27. Kletka Red-Hybrid

  28. Blonde Redhead-Melodies of certain damaged lemons

  29. Vinicio Capossela-Canzoni a manovella

  30. Jackie-O Motherfucker –Fig.5

  31. Radiohead-Kid A

  32. Etienne De Crecy-Tempovision

  33. Jim O’Rourke / Mats Gustafsson-Xylophonen virtuosen

  34. In Gowan Ring-Abend the knurled stitch

  35. Kevin Drumm / Martin Tétreault-Particles and smears

  36. Ma Cherie For Painting-Autres directions

  37. Piano Magic-Artists’ rifles

  38. Tarantel-From bone to satellite

  39. Sun City Girls-Carnival folklore resurrection series

  40. Aloha-That’s your fire

  41. Arab On Radar-Soak the saddle

  42. Anti Pop Consortium-Tragic epilogue

  43. Calexico-Hot rail

  44. Sodastream-Looks like a russian

  45. C-Schulz & Hajsch- C-Schulz & Hajsch

  46. Radian-Tg 11

  47. 90 Day Men-(It (is) it) Critical Band

  48. A Short Apnea-Illu ogod ellat rhagedia

  49. Mum-Yesterday was dramatic today is ok

  50. Jimi Tenor-Out of nowhere



  51.  

     2001

     

    1)      Radiohead – Amnesiac

    2)      Clouddead – Clouddead

    3)      Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

    4)      Old Time Relijun – Witchcraft rebellion

    5)      Jackie-O Motherfucker – Liberation

    6)      David Thomas & Two Pale Boys – Surf’s Up

    7)      Fennesz – Endless Summer

    8)      Björk - Vespertine

    9)      Neotropic – La prochaine fois

    10)  Jim O’Rourke - I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1,2,3,4

 

 

BLOW UP CRITICS’ LIST BEST ALBUM 2002

1. ONEIDA Each One Teach One
2. EL GUAPO Super / System
3. LOW Trust
4. THE BOOKS Thought For Food
5. ANTI POP CONSORTIUM Arrhythmia
6. SPRING HEEL JACK Amassed
7. THE STREETS Original Pirate Material
8. WILCO Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
9. DALEK From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots
10. BLAZE Spiritually Speaking
11. LIARS They threw us all in a trench and stuck a monument...
12. L’ALTRA In The Afternoon
13. SUPER_COLLIDER Raw Digits
14. JOHNNY CASH The Man Comes Around
15. TOM WAITS Alice/Blood Money
16. McLUSKY Do Dallas
17. THE HUNCHES Yes. No. Shut It
18. PRIMAL SCREAM Evil Heat
19. ASA CHANG & JUNRAY Jun Ray Song Chang
20. WILLIAM BASINSKI The Disintegration Loops
21. SUICIDE American Supreme
22. BECK Sea Change
23. ELIANE RADIGUE Adnos I-III
24. COLDPLAY A Rush of Blood to the Head
25. CROSSOVER Fantasma
26. EKKEHARD EHLERS Plays
27. GUS GUS Attention
28. MASTERS AT WORK Out Time Is Coming
29. PERE UBU St. Arkansas
30. XIU XIU Knife Play
31. STEVE VON TILL If I Should Fall To The Field
32. BOARDS OF CANADA Geogaddi
33. DAVID GRUBBS Rickets & Scurvy
34. CLUB 8 Spring Come Rain Fell

 

Blowup Albums 2003


  1. Daniel Johnston – Fear Yourself
  2. Wire – Send
  3. Cody Chesnutt – The Headphone Masterpiece
  4. Bonnie "Prince" Billy -  Master and Everyone
  5. Black Eyes - Black Eyes
  6. El Guapo – Fake French
  7. The White Stripes – Elephant
  8. Rechenzentrum – Director’s Cut
  9. Robert Wyatt – Cuckooland
  10. Hell – N.Y. Muscle
  11. Animal Collective – Here Comes the Indian
  12. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
  13. The Rapture - Echoes
  14. Matmos – The Civil War
  15. The Microphones – Mount Eerie
  16. Cat Power - You Are Free
  17. Flim – Helio
  18. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  19. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
  20. Velma – Ludwig