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Postby StevieFan13 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:59 am

OK, so Bruno posting the ongoing '80s list made me go back and check to see if Spectrum Culture had other lists that could possibly qualify, as I saw none on the main site or the summary of lists to be added. In short: wow. The only list I'm unsure of in terms of eligibility is the hip-hop by year list, but I've seen similar lists be added in the past, so it's worth at least a mention.

Spectrum Culture - Year-By-Year: Hip-Hop (1984-2008) (2009)
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/07/08/y ... 1984-2008/
1984: Kurtis Blow - Ego Trip
1985: LL Cool J - Radio
1986: Run-DMC - Raising Hell
1987: Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
1988: Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989: Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
1990: Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
1991: A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
1992: Dr. Dre - The Chronic
1993: Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1994: The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
1995: GZA - Liquid Sword
1996: Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst
1997: Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus
1998: A Tribe Called Quest - The Love Movement
1999: The Roots - Things Fall Apart
2000: OutKast - Stankonia
2001: Aesop Rock - Labor Days
2002: Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
2003: Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
2004: Madvillain - Madvillainy
2005: Kanye West - Late Registration
2006: Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
2007: Lupe Fiasco - The Cool
2008: Cadence Weapon - Afterparty Babies

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best CDs of 2003!! (2009)
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/01/03/best-cds-of-2003/
10) Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
9) Calexico - Feast of Wire
8) Jay Z - The Black Album/New Pornographers - Electric Version (tie)
7) Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
6) Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism/OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (tie)
5) The Decemberists - Her Majesty the Decemberists
4) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
3) The White Stripes - Elephant
2) The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
1) The Postal Service - Give Up

Spectrum Culture - End of the Aughts: Songs of the Decade, Pt. 1 (artist selections) (2009)
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/05/21/a ... -comes-to/
- The Strokes - Is This It
- Daft Punk - One More Time
- Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
- M.I.A. - Paper Planes
- Danger Mouse - The Grey Album (full album)
- Weezer - Greatest Man That Ever Lived
- 3 Doors Down - Citizen/Soldier
- LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
- Against Me! - Reinventing Axl Rose
- OutKast - Ms. Jackson
- OutKast - Hey Ya!
- Sigur Ros - Svefn-g-englar
- Boredoms - Creation New Sun (full album)
- OutKast - Hey Ya! (again)
- Radiohead - Idioteque
- Missy Elliott - Get Ur Freak On
- Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games
- Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
- Thom Yorke - Atoms for Peace
- Peter, Bjorn and John - Young Folks
- Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
- OutKast - Hey Ya! (again again)

Spectrum Culture - End of the Aughts: Songs of the Decade, Pt. 2 (writer selections) (2009)
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/11/11/e ... he-decade/
- The Shins - New Slang
- Sigur Ros - " "
- Tom Waits - Barcarolle
- Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer
- cLOUDDEAD - Son of a Gun
- Elvis Costello - The Scarlet Tide
- Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger
- Gorillaz - Kids with Guns
- Eels - I'm Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart
- Regina Spektor - Fidelity
- Neko Case - Hold On, Hold On
- LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
- Born Ruffians - Kurt Vonnegut

Spectrum Culture: Our Favorite Albums of the '00s (2009)
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/12/13/e ... bums-pt-1/
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/12/13/e ... -00s-pt-2/
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/12/13/e ... -00s-pt-3/
http://spectrumculture.com/2009/12/13/e ... -00s-pt-4/
- Radiohead - Kid A
- Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
- Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
- The Strokes - Is This It
- Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
- The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
- Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
- Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas
- The Streets - Original Pirate Material
- The Postal Service - Give Up
- Jason Molina - Pyramid Electric Co.
- Arcade Fire - Funeral
- Kanye West - The College Dropout
- Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
- Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
- Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
- The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
- Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
- LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
- The National - Boxer
- Burial - Untrue
- Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
- Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
- Portishead - Third

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2004!! (2010)
http://spectrumculture.com/2010/01/14/f ... s-of-2004/
10) Tom Waits - Real Gone
9) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
8) Madvillain - Madvillainy
7) The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
6) Brian Wilson - Smile
5) Kanye West - The College Dropout
4) Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
3) TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
2) Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
1) Arcade Fire - Funeral

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2005!! (2011)
http://spectrumculture.com/2011/01/05/f ... s-of-2005/
10) The National - Alligator
9) Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
8) Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
7) The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
6) The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
5) The Decemberists - Picaresque
4) Kanye West - Late Registration
3) Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
2) Wolf Parade - Apologies to Queen Mary
1) Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Spectrum Culture - The Best Soundtracks (2011)
http://spectrumculture.com/2011/04/14/l ... undtracks/
- Fight Club
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Superfly
- Kill Bill Vol. 1
- Orgazmo
- Singles
- The Twilight Zone
- Romeo + Juliet
- Batman
- The Shining
- Amelie
- Blade Runner
- Lost Highway
- Natural Born Killers
- The Muppet Movie
- Rushmore
- O Brother, Where Art Thou?
- Mary Poppins
- Pulp Fiction
- Garden State
- Masked and Anonymous

Spectrum Culture - I'm Not Ashamed: Albums We Still Love (But You Don't Cos You're So Cool)
http://spectrumculture.com/2011/11/30/l ... cool-pt-1/
- Dog's Eye View - Happy Nowhere
- Counting Crows - August and Everything After
- 311 - Music
- Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
- Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman
- Dio - Holy Diver
- Collective Soul - Collective Soul
- Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain
- The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
- Rancid - ...And Out Come the Wolves
- Phish - Live At Madison Square Garden 1995
- The Killers - Hot Fuss
- Original Cast Recording - Rent
- Remy Zero - Villa Elaine
- Dishwalla - Pet Your Friends
- Spice Girls - Spice
- Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
- Bloc Party - Intimacy
- Saves the Day - Through Being Cool
- Dave Matthews Band - Crash

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2006!! (2012)
http://spectrumculture.com/2012/01/04/f ... s-of-2006/
10) Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards
9) Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
8) Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
7) M. Ward - Post-War
6) The Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine
5) TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
4) The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
3) The Knife - Silent Shout
2) Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
1) Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury

Spectrum Culture - Best Live Albums (2012)
http://spectrumculture.com/2012/07/19/l ... ve-albums/
- Leonard Cohen - Live in London
- Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians - Gotta Let This Hen Out!
- The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall
- Sia - Lady Croissant
- Neil Young - Time Fades Away
- Miles Davis - Agharta
- The Grateful Dead - Live/Dead
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Live Seeds
- The Who - Live at Leeds
- The Disco Biscuits - Trance Fusion Radio Broadcast 2
- Neil Diamond - Hot August Night
- John Cale - Sabotage/Live
- The Lunachicks - Drop Dead Live
- Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
- Otis Redding - In Person at the Whiskey A Go Go

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2007!! (2013)
http://spectrumculture.com/2013/01/02/f ... s-of-2007/
10) Kanye West - Graduation
9) Okkervil River - The Stage Names
8) The White Stripes - Icky Thump
7) Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
6) Burial - Untrue
5) M.I.A. - Kala
4) Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
3) The National - Boxer
2) LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
1) Radiohead - In Rainbows

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2008!! (2014)
http://spectrumculture.com/2014/01/05/f ... s-of-2008/
10) Shearwater - Rook
9) Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
8) The Black Keys - Attack & Release
7) Portishead - Third
6) M83 - Saturdays = Youth
5) Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
4) Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
3) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig!! Lazarus Dig!!
2) Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
1) TV on the Radio - Dear Science

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2009!! (2015)
http://spectrumculture.com/2014/01/05/f ... s-of-2009/
10) Passion Pit - Manners
9) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
8) Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
7) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
6) The Antlers - Hospice
5) Fever Ray - Fever Ray
4) Girls - Album
3) Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
2) Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
1) The xx - xx

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2010!! (2016)
http://spectrumculture.com/2016/01/03/f ... s-of-2010/
11) Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
10) The Black Keys - Brothers
9) The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
8) LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
7) Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
6) Sleigh Bells - Treats
5) Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
4) Beach House - Teen Dream
3) The National - High Violet
2) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
1) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Spectrum Culture - Five Years Later: The Best Albums of 2011!! (2017)
http://spectrumculture.com/2017/01/03/f ... s-of-2011/
10) Bon Iver - Bon Iver
9) Adele - 21
8) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
7) Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
6) PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
5) The Roots - Undun
4) Radiohead - The King of Limbs
3) Kate Bush - 50 Words for Snow
2) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
1) Destroyer - Kaputt

And here are all of their year-end lists
Best CDs of 2008, Part 1: http://spectrumculture.com/2008/12/10/b ... 08-part-1/
Best CDs of 2008, Part 2: http://spectrumculture.com/2008/12/11/b ... 08-part-2/
Best CDs of 2008, Part 3: http://spectrumculture.com/2008/12/12/b ... 08-part-3/
The Top 25 Tracks of 2009: http://spectrumculture.com/2009/12/12/t ... s-of-2009/
The 20 Best Albums of 2009: http://spectrumculture.com/2009/12/14/t ... s-of-2009/
Top 25 Songs of 2010: http://spectrumculture.com/2010/12/14/t ... s-of-2010/
Top 20 Albums of 2010: http://spectrumculture.com/2010/12/16/t ... s-of-2010/
Top 25 Songs of 2011: http://spectrumculture.com/2011/12/14/t ... s-of-2011/
Top 20 Albums of 2011: http://spectrumculture.com/2011/12/15/t ... s-of-2011/
Top 25 Songs of 2012: http://spectrumculture.com/2012/12/18/t ... s-of-2012/
Top 20 Albums of 2012: http://spectrumculture.com/2012/12/20/t ... s-of-2012/
Top 25 Songs of 2013: http://spectrumculture.com/2013/12/17/t ... s-of-2013/
Top 20 Albums of 2013: http://spectrumculture.com/2013/12/19/t ... s-of-2013/
Top 25 Songs of 2014: http://spectrumculture.com/2014/12/16/t ... ongs-2014/
Top 20 Albums of 2014: http://spectrumculture.com/2014/12/18/t ... bums-2014/
Top 25 Songs of 2015: http://spectrumculture.com/2015/12/15/t ... s-of-2015/
Top 20 Albums of 2015: http://spectrumculture.com/2015/12/17/t ... s-of-2015/
Top 25 Songs of 2016: http://spectrumculture.com/2016/12/20/t ... ongs-2016/
Top 20 Albums of 2016: http://spectrumculture.com/2016/12/22/t ... bums-2016/
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Henrik » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:26 pm

All lists eligible, except the hip-hop by year and "I'm Not Ashamed: Albums We Still Love (But You Don't Cos You're So Cool)". The only time I make an exception and allow "best of" lists is for lists of "forgotten" music. The latter is not such a list.

The 2015 and 2016 eoy lists are already in the spreadsheets, but I think none of the others are on AM.
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:30 pm

Henrik wrote:All lists eligible, except the hip-hop by year and "I'm Not Ashamed: Albums We Still Love (But You Don't Cos You're So Cool)". The only time I make an exception and allow "best of" lists is for lists of "forgotten" music. The latter is not such a list.

The 2015 and 2016 eoy lists are already in the spreadsheets, but I think none of the others are on AM.

Sweet! Sorta figured the first two weren't, but they're good lists anyway (and I think more people still like Hot Fuss and Morning Glory than they give credit for).
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Henrik » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:11 pm

It would be awesome if someone could transcribe the eoy lists to this thread.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:39 pm

Henrik wrote:It would be awesome if someone could transcribe the eoy lists to this thread.

I'll get to them later today.
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Henrik » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:32 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Henrik wrote:It would be awesome if someone could transcribe the eoy lists to this thread.

I'll get to them later today.

Thanks!
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:13 pm

Best CDs of 2008 [I didn't list albums more than once, but some appeared on multiple lists]:
- J. Matthew Gerken, Christian Kiefer, and Jefferson Pitcher - Of Great and Mortal Men: 43 Songs for 43 U.S. Presidents
- Wilderness - (k)no(w)here
- Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and the Amorphous Strums - Dark Developments
- Dr. Dog - Fate
- MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
- Michael Giacchino - Lost Season 3 Soundtrack
- Yael Naim and David Donatien - S/T [Self-Titled]
- Adele - 19
- William Joseph - Beyond
- Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
- Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
- TV on the Radio - Dear Science
- The Walkmen - You & Me
- Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances
- Fleet Foxes - S/T
- King Khan - The Supreme Genius of King Khan
- Portishead - Third
- Murder by Death - Red of Tooth and Claw
- Sigur Ros - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
- Tokyo Police Club - Elephant Shell
- Times New Viking - Rip It Off
- Drakkar Sauna - War and Tornadoes
- Broken Strings - Broken Strings
- Erykah Badu - New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War
- Various Artists - Juno: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Vampire Weekend - S/T
- Spiritualized - Songs in A+E
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig!! Lazarus Dig!!
- David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
- Love is All - A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night
- Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
- The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
- Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak

Top 25 Tracks of 2009
25) Antony and the Johnsons - Her Eyes Are Underneath the Ground
24) A.C. Newman - Like a Hitman, Like a Dancer
23) Junior Boys - Dull to Pause
22) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
21) Wild Beasts - Hooting and Howling
20) Bon Iver - Blood Bank
19) Bill Callahan - Too Many Birds
18) Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
17) Akron/Family - River
16) YACHT - Psychic City (Voodoo City)
15) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
14) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
13) Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
12) The xx - Crystalised
11) Camera Obscura - French Navy
10) Beirut - My Wife, Lost in the Wild
9) Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
8) Andrew Bird - Effigy
7) Amadou & Mariam - Sabali
6) Atlas Sound - Walkabout
5) Phoenix - Lisztomania
4) Passion Pit - The Reeling
3) The Thermals - Now We Can See
2) Animal Collective - My Girls
1) Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks

The 20 Best Albums of 2009
20) Future of the Left - Travels with Myself and Another
19) Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
18) Elvis Perkins - Elvis Perkins in Dearland
17) Dan Deacon - Bromst
16) Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
15) The Thermals - Now We Can See
14) St. Vincent - Actor
13) Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
12) M. Ward - Hold Time
11) Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
10) The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love
9) The xx - xx
8) The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
7) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
6) Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
5) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4) The Antlers - Hospice
3) Various Artists - Dark Was the Night
2) Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
1) Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Top 25 Songs of 2010
25) Arcade Fire - Modern Man
24) Flying Lotus - Do the Astral Plane
23) Das Racist - All Tan Everything
22) Titus Andronicus - The Battle of Hampton Roads
21) Broken Bells - The High Road
20) Band of Horses - Factory
19) Gonjasufi - She Gone
18) LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change
17) LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
16) Florence and the Machine - Dog Days Are Over
15) Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home
14) The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
13) Janelle Monae feat. Big Boi - Tightrope
12) Arcade Fire - The Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
11) Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelton - Sink/Let It Sway
10) Beach House - Norway
9) Surfer Blood - Swim
8) Sleigh Bells - Infinity Guitars
7) The Roots - How I Got Over
6) Beach House - Zebra
5) Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union
4) Menomena - TAOS
3) Kanye West - Power
2) Best Coast - Boyfriend
1) Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You!

Top 20 Albums of 2010
20) Robyn - Body Talk
19) Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer
18) Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
17) Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Ads
16) Cee-Lo Green - The Lady Killer
15) Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
14) Deerhunter - Halycon Digest
13) Spoon - Transference
12) The Roots - How I Got Over
11) Sleigh Bells - Treats
10) Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
9) Best Coast - Crazy for You
8) Vampire Weekend - Contra
7) Grinderman - Grinderman 2
6) LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
5) The National - High Violet
4) Beach House - Teen Dream
3) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2) Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
1) Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
Honorable Mentions:
- The Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time
- Baths - Cerulean
- Cloud Cult - Light Chasers
- Matthew Dear - Black City
- Dez and Nobs - Rocky Dennis
- Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
- How to Dress Well - Love Remains
- Jukebox the Ghost - Everything Under the Sun
- Let's Wrestle - In the Court of the Wrestling Let's
- Los Campesinos! - Romance is Boring
- The Mynabirds - What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood
- The Secret History - The World That Never Was
- Ty Segall - Melted
- Shabazz Palaces - Shabazz Palaces/Of Light EPs
- Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi
- The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt
- Tokyo Police Club - Champ
- The Walkmen - Lisbon

Top 25 Songs of 2011
25) St. Vincent - Surgeon
24) Destroyer - Suicide Demo for Kara Walker
23) Jay Z and Kanye West - That's My Bitch
22) Cass McCombs - County Line
21) St. Vincent - Cruel
20) Dum Dum Girls - Bedroom Eyes
19) PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
18) Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce
17) Wilco - Born Alone
16) PJ Harvey - The Glorious Land
15) Fucked Up - Queen of Hearts
14) The Mountain Goats - Damn These Vampires
13) Wild Flag - Romance
12) Cut Copy - Need You Now
11) Shabazz Palaces – An Echo From the Hosts That Profess Infinitum
10) Frank Ocean - Swim Good
9) Cults - Go Outside
8) EMA - The Grey Ship
7) Tyler, the Creator - Yonkers
6) Lykke Li - Youth Knows No Pain
5) The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
4) M83 - Midnight City
3) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
2) The Weeknd - House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
1) Tune-Yards - Gangsta


Top 20 Albums of 2011
20) Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
19) Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
18) Wye Oak - Civilian
17) Tim Hecker - Ravedeath, 1972
16) Cut Copy - Zonoscope
15) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
14) Frank Ocean - nostalgia, ULTRA
13) EMA - Past Life, Martyred Saints
12) Destroyer - Kaputt
11) James Blake - James Blake
10) Shabazz Places - Black Up
9) Wilco - The Whole Love
8) The Roots - Undun
7) Tune-Yards - Whokill
6) Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
5) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
4) Radiohead - The King of Limbs
3) The Weeknd - House of Balloons
2) Tom Waits - Bad as Me
1) PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Honorable Mentions:
- The Antlers - Burst Apart
- Battles - Gloss Drop
- Beirut - The Rip Tide
- The Black Keys - El Camino
- Bon Iver - Bon Iver
- The Decemberists - The King is Dead
- Drake - Take Care
- Nicolas Jaar - Space is Only Noise
- Jay Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
- Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
- Los Campesinos! - Hello Sadness
- Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
- J Mascis - Several Shades of Why
- The Mountain Goats – All Eternals Deck
- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
- Ty Segall – Goodbye Bread
- Tyler, the Creator – Goblin
- Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring for My Halo
- Wild Beasts – Smother
- Wild Flag – Wild Flag

Top 25 Songs of 2012
25) M.I.A. - Bad Girls
24) Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
23) El-P - The Full Retard
22) Burial - Kindred
21) Psy - Gangnam Style
20) Tame Impala - Be Above It
19) Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Driftin' Back
18) Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
17) St. Vincent - Krokodil
16) Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
15) Fiona Apple - Every Single Night
14) The Mountain Goats - Cry for Judas
13) Lambchop - 2B2
12) Spiritualized - Hey Jane
11) Frank Ocean feat. Earl Sweatshirt - Super Rich Kids
10) Jack White - Love Interruption
9) Vampire Weekend - The House That Heaven Built
8) Cloud Nothings - Wasted Days
7) Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
6) Spiritualized - So Long You Pretty Thing
5) Bob Mould - The Descent
4) Grimes - Oblivion
3) Beach House - Myth
2) Alabama Shakes - Hold On
1) Frank Ocean - Pyramids

Top 20 Albums of 2012
20) Cat Power - Sun
19) Japandroids - Celebration Rock
18) The Men - Open Your Heart
17) Burial - Kindred EP
16) Kishi Bashi - 151a
15) Hospitality - Hospitality
14) The Walkmen - Heaven
13) Twin Shadow - Confess
12) Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
11) The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
10) Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music
9) Chromatics - Kill for Love
8) Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
7) Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
6) Beach House - Bloom
5) Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
4) Grimes - Visions
3) Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
2) Jack White - Blunderbuss
1) Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE

Top 25 Songs of 2013
25) Janelle Monae - Dance Apocalyptic
24) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away
23) Kanye West - Blood on the Leaves
22) Atoms for Peace - Before Your Very Eyes
21) Kurt Vile - Wakin' on a Pretty Day
20) John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
19) Disclosure - White Noise
18) Washed Out - It All Feels Right
17) Portugal. The Man - Modern Jesus
16) Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt
15) Parquet Courts - Stoned and Starving
14) The Knife - Full of Fire
13) Mikal Cronin - Weight
12) Phosphorescent - Ride On/Right On
11) Rhye - Open
10) John Grant - GMF
9) CHVRCHES - We Sink
8) Savages - She Will
7) The National - Graceless
6) Haim - The Wire
5) Neko Case - Man
4) The National - I Should Live in Salt
3) Arcade Fire - Reflektor
2) Phosphorescent - Song for Zula
1) Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers - Get Lucky

Top 20 Albums of 2013
20) Julianna Barwick - Nepenthe
19) Washed Out - Paracosm
18) Disclosure - Settle
17) Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels
16) Darkside - Psychic
15) Haim - Days Are Gone
14) Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
13) CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe
12) John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
11) Neko Case - The Worse I Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
10) Rhye - Woman
9) The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
8) Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold
7) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
6) Kanye West - Yeezus
5) Savages - Silence Yourself
4) Phosphorescent - Muchacho
3) The National - Trouble Will Find Me
2) Arcade Fire - Reflektor
1) Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Top 25 Songs of 2014
25) Lykke Li - Never Gonna Live Again
24) First Aid Kit - Stay Gold
23) Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
22) Swans - A Little Gold in My Hands
21) Ought - Today, More Than Any Other Day
20) St. Vincent - Birth in Reverse
19) Sun Kil Moon - Carissa
18) Spoon - Do You
17) Taylor Swift - Blank Space
16) FKA twigs - Two Weeks
15) Todd Terje - Delorean Dynamite
14) The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
13) Run the Jewels - Oh My Darling Don't Cry
12) Mac DeMarco - Blue Boy
11) The War on Drugs - Under the Pressure
10) Spoon - Rent I Pay
9) Father John Misty - Bored in the USA
8) Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me
7) Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - Johnny and Mary
6) Sharon Van Etten - Taking Chances
5) Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me
4) Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
3) Perfume Genius - Fool
2) St. Vincent - Digital Witness
1) Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)

Top 20 Albums of 2014
20) Lykke Li - I Never Learn
19) Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
18) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
17) Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else
16) Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
15) FKA twigs - LP1
14) Sharon Van Etten - Are We There
13) Future Islands - Singles
12) The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
11) Spoon - They Want My Soul
10) Caribou - Our Love
9) Perfume Genius - Too Bright
8) Todd Terje - It's Album Time
7) Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire for No Witness
6) Swans - To Be Kind
5) Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
4) Aphex Twin - Syro
3) Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
2) Sun Kil Moon - Benji
1) St. Vincent - St. Vincent
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Postby Henrik » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:18 pm

That's weird.

I have no problem accessing the Spectrum Culture lists, but I'd really appreciate if someone else could do the transcribing work, so that I can focus on adding lists to my spreadsheets.
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:08 pm

6. Kanye West
Yeezus
5. Savages
Silence Yourself
4. Phosphorescent
Muchacho
3. The National
Trouble Will Find Me
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Henrik » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:23 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:6. Kanye West
Yeezus
5. Savages
Silence Yourself
4. Phosphorescent
Muchacho
3. The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Thanks! Although I meant all the other EOY lists as well.
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:24 pm

Henrik wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:6. Kanye West
Yeezus
5. Savages
Silence Yourself
4. Phosphorescent
Muchacho
3. The National
Trouble Will Find Me

Thanks! Although I meant all the other EOY lists as well.


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Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:57 pm

It works again now, so I'll add the other EOY lists.
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:05 am

All done!
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StevieFan13 wrote:All done!

Thanks!!
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby Henrik » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:18 pm

9) Vampire Weekend - The House That Heaven Built

Should be Japandroids.
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Postby StevieFan13 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:23 pm

Henrik wrote:9) Vampire Weekend - The House That Heaven Built

Should be Japandroids.

Whoops! Of course. After typing "Vampire Weekend" so many times you get into a rhythm.
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Re: Spectrum Culture lists

Postby StevieFan13 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:14 pm

http://spectrumculture.com/2018/01/01/f ... usic-2012/
5 Years Later: The Best Music of 2012! (2018)
(Why do they always wait six years to post these? Whatever.)
10. Tame Impala – Lonerism [Interscope]
9. Burial – Kindred EP [Hyperdub]
8. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes [4AD]
7. Chromatics – Kill for Love [Italians Do It Better]
6. Beach House – Bloom [Sub Pop]
5. Grimes – Visions [4AD]
4. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music [Williams Street]
3. Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel…. [Epic]
2. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange [Def Jam]
1. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city [Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope]
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