Best-of-Year Lists

100.  Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
99.  Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
98.  Johnny Marr – Playland
97.  Cabin – It Is What It Looks Like
96.  St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half the City
95.  Milky Chance – Sadnecessary
94.  Sylvan Esso – Sylvan Esso
93.  Minor Alps – Get There
92.  George Ezra – Did You Hear The Rain?
91.  Sol Invictus – Cassingle Series
90.  Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
89.  Ha Ha Tonka – Lessons
88.  James – Le Petit Mort
87.  Cold War Kids – Hold My Home
86.  Lenny Kravitz – Strut
85.  Bobby Bare Jr. – Undefeated
84.  Tennis – Ritual in Repeat
83.  London Grammar – If You Wait
82.  Spanish Gold – South of Nowhere
81.  Hamilton Leithauser – Black Hours
80.  Rufus Wainwright – “Me & Liza”
79.  Hozier – S/T
78.  Barr Brothers – Sleeping Operator
77.  Damon Albarn – Everyday Robots
76.  David Gray – Back in The World
75.  Jukebox the Ghost – S/T
74.  Sleeper Agent – About Last Night
73.  Vienna Teng – Aims
72.  Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Singer’s Grave A Sea of Tongues
71.  Bob Mould – Beauty & Ruin
70.  The Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger – Midnight Sun
69.  Tom Petty – Hypnotic Eye
68.  Elbow – The Takeoff and Landing of Everything
67.  The Afghan Whigs – Do To The Beast
66.  Field Report – Marigolden
65.  Chrissie Hynde – Stockholm
64.  Bahamas – Bahamas Is Afie
63.  David Crosby – Croz
62.  Dawn Landes – Bluebird
61.  Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
60.  My Brightest Diamond – This Is My Hand
59.  Tweedy – Sukierae
58.  Counting Crows – Somewhere Under Wonderland
57.  Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
56.  Benjamin Booker – S/T
55.  Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy
54.  Trampled By Turtles – Wild Animals
53.  Mike Doughty – Stellar Motel
52.  Arctic Monkeys – AM
51.  House Ghost – Primitive Emotion
50.  Joe Henry – Invisible Hour
49.  Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour
48.  Broncho – Just Enough Hip To be Woman
47.  Walter Martin – We’re All Young Together
46.  Strand of Oaks – Heal
45.  The Whigs – Modern Creation
44.  Umphrey’s McGee – Similar Skin
43.  Dean Wareham – S/T
42.  Jonathan Glen Wood – Ballad of John
41.  Alt-J – This Is All Yours
40.  Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers
39.  Nicole Atkins – Slow Phaser
38.  Apache Relay – S/T
37.  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Give The People What They Want
36.  Old 97s – Most Messed Up
35.  Alex Wright – Starlight Navigator
34.  Asgeir – In the Silence
33.  Damien Jurado – Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
32.  Broken Bells – After the Disco
31.  Courtney Barnett – Split EP: A Sea of Split Peas
30.  Sam Roberts – Lo-Fantasy
29.  The Secret Sisters – Put Your Needle Down
28.  Wax Fang – The Astronaut
27.  Ryan Adams – S/T
26.  Nickel Creek – A Dotted Line
25.  Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
24.  Sean Rowe – Madman
23.  Jenny Lewis – The Voyager
22.  First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
21.  New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
20.  Kyle James Hauser – Belle 100
19.  Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain
18.  U2 – Songs of Innocence
17.  The Deloreans – As Long As It’s You
16.  Robert Plant – Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
15.  The War On Drugs – Lost In the Dream
14.  Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
13.  Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
12.  Coldplay – Ghost Stories
11.  Ray Lamontagne – Supernova
10.  Beck – Morning Phase
9.  Joan Shelley – Electric Ursa
8.  The Both – S/T
7.  Sabina – Toujours
6.  Spoon – They Want My Soul
5.  White Reaper – S/T
4.  The Black Keys – Turn Blue
3.  St. Vincent – S/T
2.  Jack White – Lazaretto
1.  Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits