I keep lists of my favorite records each year. You can find them here.

At the time, they probably had a some text justifying the choices. That's all lost, just the archive remains.

2016

  1. Anderson .Paak: Malibu
  2. Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate
  3. Andra Day: Cheers to the Fall
  4. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: A Man Alive
  5. Kate Tempest: Let Them Eat Chaos
  6. Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool
  7. Grace Kelly: Trying to Figure It Out
  8. David Bowie: Blackstar
  9. Higher Authorities: Neptune
  10. Gregory Porter: Take Me to the Alley

2015

  1. Public Broadcasting Service: The Race for Space
  2. Susanne Sundfør: Ten Love Songs
  3. Benjamin Clementine: At Least For Now
  4. Takuya Kuroda: Rising Son
  5. Carly Rae Jepsen: E·mo·tion
  6. Fresku (feat. Teemong): Nooit Meer Terug
  7. Guillaume Perret & The Electric Epic: Open Me
  8. Wolf Alice: My Love is Cool
  9. LA Priest: Inji
  10. Tobias Jesso Jr.: Goon

2014

  1. Spoon: They Want My Soul
  2. Against Me!: Transgender Dysphoria Blues
  3. The Twilight Sad: Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave
  4. Sun Kil Moon: Benji
  5. Future Islands: Singles
  6. The Hidden Cameras: AGE
  7. Lamb: Backspace Unwind
  8. Todd Terje: It’s Album Time
  9. Prawn: Kingfisher
  10. Nicholas Krgovic: On Sunset

2013

  1. I Am Kloot: Let It All In
  2. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away
  3. Jim James: Regions of Light and Sound of God

(This year only had a top three, accompanied by honourable mentions in several categories. It included work by a.o. The National, King Krule, Young Fathers, Zola Jesus and Lubomyr Melnyk.)

2012

  1. Menomena: Moms
  2. The Twilight Sad: No One Can Ever Know
  3. The Gaslight Anthem: Handwritten
  4. alt-J (∆): An Awesome Wave
  5. The Walkmen: Heaven
  6. Japandroids: Celebration Rock
  7. The Mountain Goats: Transcendental Youth
  8. Blaudzun: Heavy Flowers
  9. Balthazar: Rats
  10. Bobby Womack: The Bravest Man Of The Universe

2011

  1. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
  2. Yuck – Yuck
  3. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise
  4. Future Islands – On the Water
  5. Spinvis – Tot Ziens, Justine Keller
  6. Youth Lagoon – The Year of Hibernation
  7. TV On The Radio – Nine Types of Light
  8. 13 & God – Own Your Ghost
  9. Starfucker – Reptillians
  10. WU LYF – Tell Fire to the Mountains

2010

  1. Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles (II)
  2. Belle and Sebastian: Write About Love
  3. The Hundred in the Hands: s/t
  4. The National: High Violet
  5. The Gaslight Anthem: American Slang
  6. Foals: Total Life Forever
  7. Gold Panda: Lucky Shiner
  8. Olli Schulz: Es Brennt So Schön
  9. Gayngs: Relayted
  10. Sophie Hunger: 1983