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Phoenix
Slowdive
The Doobie Brothers
The Beatles
Leonard Cohen
Grace Jones
Motörhead
Nirvana
New Order
Yes
Janet Jackson
The Clash
Peter Gabriel
Tangerine Dream
Radiohead
Prince
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Bruce Springsteen
Kate Bush
Talking Heads
Billy Joel
Big Star
Cocteau Twins
Camera Obscura
The Smiths
The National
Fleetwood Mac
Jim Croce
Burial
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Destroyer
Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry
Johnny Cash
The Flaming Lips
The Cure
Joy Division
Neil Young
Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
Simon and Garfunkel / Paul Simon solo
George Harrison
Jens Lekman
Belle and Sebastian




Desert Island CD Blogathon: 12 tracks from soundtracks
I liked the soundtrack better than the movie!
My Never-Ending Music Playlist




Looking ahead, the long-term goal is share my favorite tracks from: 

60s: Johnny Cash, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

70s: Neil Young, Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac, Big Star, George Harrison, Billy Joel, Jim Croce, Tangerine Dream, Yes, Chic, Rush, Tom Waits, Steely Dan, T. Rex, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Queen, America, David Bowie, The Eagles, Diana Ross, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, Nick Drake, Carly Simon, Blondie, Tom Petty, Gil Scott-Heron, The Runaways, Joe Cocker, Simon and Garfunkel, Randy Newman, Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention, Emmylou Harris, Dire Straits, Iggy Pop,

80s: The Cure, Joy Division, The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Bruce Springsteen, Kate Bush, Talking Heads, Prince, Peter Gabriel, The Clash, Janet Jackson, New Order, Grace Jones, The Cars, Cocteau Twins, Van Halen, Echo and the Bunnymen, Talk Talk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sonic Youth, Eurythmics, Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode, The Pixies, Kraftwerk, Ultravox, Genesis, Phil Collins, The Replacements, Yazoo, Giorgio Moroder, Patrick Cowley, Pet Shop Boys,  Psychedelic Furs, Tom Tom Club, This Mortal Coil, Everything but the Girl, Soft Cell, The Sugarcubes, Love and Rockets, Enya, Sade, N.W.A, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Anthrax, The Chameleons, The Birthday Party

90s: The Flaming Lips, Pearl Jam, Belle and Sebastian, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Radiohead, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Slowdive, Curve, Björk, Julee Cruise, Massive Attack, Sinéad O'Connor, Beck, The White Stripes,  Blur, Oasis, The Strokes, Morrissey, Aphex Twin, PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, Portishead, Tindersticks, D'Angelo, Ride, Saint Etienne, Kent, Catherine Wheel, Jonathan Richman, Pulp,

2000s: The National, Destroyer, Camera Obscura, Burial, Jens Lekman, Phoenix, The Radio Dept, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, Metronomy, The Knife, Arcade Fire, Sun Kil Moon, Arctic Monkeys, Keane, Franz Ferdinand, Feist, Sebastien Tellier, The Antlers, Amy Winehouse, Cat Power, The Killers, The Shins, Josh Ritter, Gorillaz, Melody Gardot, Agalloch

2010s: Blood Orange, Beach House, Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala, School of Seven Bells, Kendrick Lamar





Best songs of 1980 (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) (part 5) (part 6) (part 7) (part 8) (part 9) (part 10)
(part 11) (part 12) (part 13) (part 14) (part 15)





Retro 80s playlist







Top 10 albums of the decade so far (2010-2014)
Best songs of the decade so far (2010-2014)





2017 anticipated albums 


Favorite older album discoveries of 2016
Top 10 albums of 2016
Best albums of 2016 (11-20)
Older song discoveries from soundtracks during 2016
Guilty pleasure songs of 2016
Top 10 album disappointments of 2016
Top 100 songs of 2016 (tracks 10-1) (tracks 11-20) (tracks 30-21) (tracks 40-31) (tracks 50-41) (tracks 60-51) (tracks 70-61) (tracks 80-71) (tracks 90-81) (tracks 100-91)


Top 10 albums of 2015
Top 10 songs of 2015
Top 50 songs of 2015 so far (tracks 1-25) (tracks 26-50)


Top 10 albums of 2014
Top 10 soundtracks of 2014
Top 100 songs of 2014  (tracks 1-25) (tracks 50-26) (tracks 60-51) (tracks 70-61) (tracks 80-71) (tracks 90-81) (tracks 100-91) (overlooked 2014) (overlooked trailer music)


Top 10 albums of 2013
Top 100 songs of 2013 (tracks 1-25) (tracks 50-26) (tracks 60-51) (tracks 70-61) (tracks 80-71) (tracks 90-81) (tracks 100-91) (overlooked 2013 no 1) (overlooked 2013 no 2)


Top 100 2012
Top 100 2011
Top 100 2010


2016 albums ranked
2015 albums ranked
2014 albums ranked
Favorite albums of 2013
Favorite albums of 2012
Favorite albums of 2011







TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2017:
Life Will See You Now by Jens Lekman
Windswept by Johnny Jewel
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Room 29 by Jarvis Cocker & Chilly Gonzales






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2016:
Blonde by Frank Ocean
Blackstar by David Bowie
Strange Little Birds by Garbage
Skeleton Tree by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Midwest Farmer's Daughter by Margo Price
Foreverland by The Divine Comedy
Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest
Lemonade by Beyoncé
A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
This Unruly Mess I've Made by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2015:
Currents by Tame Impala
To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Depression Cherry by Beach House
Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
Vulnicura by Björk
The Desired Effect by Brandon Flowers
Divers by Joanna Newsom
B'lieve I'm Goin' Down by Kurt Vile
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure by John Grant
Toto XIV by Toto





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2014:
Lost In The Dream by The War on Drugs
Tough Love by Jessie Ware
American Hustle (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists (Vinyl, 6 bonus tracks)
Lazaretto by Jack White
Morning Phase by Beck
Ultraviolence by Lana Del Rey
Benji by Sun Kil Moon
Black Messiah by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Guardians of the Galaxy (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Salad Days by Mac Demarco





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2013:
Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Great Beauty (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Trouble Will Find Me by The National
Double Ep: A Sea of Split Peas by Courtney Barnett
The Next Day by David Bowie
Sound City: Real to Reel (soundtrack) by Various Artists
Ice on the Dune by Empire of the Sun
Dominae by Young Ejecta





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2012:
Born to Die (Paradise Edition) by Lana Del Rey
Kill for Love by Chromatics
Searching For Sugar Man (compilation) by Rodriguez
St. Lucia by St. Lucia
Old Ideas by Leonard Cohen
Visions by Grimes
Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
Port Of Morrow by The Shins
What We Saw From The Cheap Seats by Regina Spektor
The Idler Wheel by Fiona Apple



TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011:
Kaputt by Destroyer
We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves by John Maus
Drive (soundtrack compilation) by Cliff Martinez
Vanity Is Forever by Geoffrey O'Connor
Holy Ghost by Holy Ghost!
Burst Apart by The Antlers
Submarine (soundtrack) by Alex Turner
The King of Limbs by Radiohead
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming by M83
Shapeshifting by Young Galaxy




TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2010:
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
High Violet by The National (Expanded Edition)
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
Penny Sparkle by Blonde Redhead
Teen Dream by Beach House
Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell
The Fool by Warpaint
In Memory of Loss by Nathaniel Rateliff
Epic by Sharon Van Etten





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2009:
Fever Ray by Fever Ray
My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
Embryonic by The Flaming Lips
Magic by Sean Rowe
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
Towards the Sun by Alexi Murdoch
009 Sound System by 009 Sound System





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2008:
Seventh Tree by Goldfrapp
Shallow Grave by The Tallest Man on Earth 
Anywhere I Lay My Head (Tom Waits covers) by Scarlett Johansson
Day & Age by The Killers
Hurricane by Grace Jones
Good Evening by Nite Jewel






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2007:
Into the Wild (soundtrack) by Eddie Vedder
Boxer by The National
In Rainbows by Radiohead
I Danmark er jeg født by Natasja
Pocket Symphony by AIR
Dylanesque by Bryan Ferry
Magic by Bruce Springsteen
Untrue by Burial





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2006:
Marie Antoinette (2 disc soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Ys by Joanna Newsom
Pet Grief by The Radio Dept.
American V: A Hundred Highways by Johnny Cash
At War With the Mystics by The Flaming Lips
Victory for the Comic Muse by The Divine Comedy
Destroyer's Rubies by Destroyer
Modern Times by Bob Dylan
5:55 by Charlotte Gainsbourg
Let's Get Out of This Country by Camera Obscura





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2005:
Alligator by The National
Aerial by Kate Bush
Extraordinary Machine by Fiona Apple
Bleed Like Me by Garbage
Human After All by Daft Punk
Push Barman to Open Old Wounds (compilation of 7 EPs) by Belle and Sebastian
Confessions on a Dance Floor by Madonna
Hotel by Moby





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2004:
So-Called Chaos by Alanis Morissette
Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus by Nick Cave
Garden State (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb by U2
A Strangely Isolated Place by Ulrich Schnauss
Absent Friends by The Divine Comedy





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2003:
Frank by Amy Winehouse
Lost in Translation (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Between Darkness & Wonder by Lamb
Dear Catastrophe Waitress by Belle and Sebastian
Black Cherry by Goldfrapp
Unearthed by Johnny Cash
Lesser Matters by The Radio Dept.
American Life by Madonna
100th Window by Massive Attack
Underachievers Please Try Harder by Camera Obscura






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2002:
American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
The Rising by Bruce Springsteen
Let Go by Avril Lavigne
Under Rug Swept by Alanis Morissette
18 by Moby 
Up by Peter Gabriel





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2001:
Regeneration by The Divine Comedy
Moulin Rouge (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Lenny by Lenny Kravitz
Beautifulgarbage by Garbage
What Sound by Lamb
White Blood Cells by The White Stripes 
Amnesiac by Radiohead
Discovery by Daft Punk
No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi by Camera Obscura





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2000:
Kid A by Radiohead
American III: Solitary Man by Johnny Cash
Felt Mountain by Goldfrapp
Bloodflowers by The Cure
United by Phoenix
Music by Madonna
All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1999:
Magnolia (soundtrack) by Aimee Mann
The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
Play by Moby
Playing My Game by Lene Marlin
Splinter by Sneaker Pimps
When the Pawn... by Fiona Apple
No Angel by Dido
The Matrix (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1998:
Moon Safari by AIR
Version 2.0 by Garbage
Ray of Light by Madonna
Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie by Alanis Morissette





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1997:
OK Computer by Radiohead
Lost Highway (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
The Boatman's Call by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
The Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson
Titanic (soundtrack) by James Horner
Come On Over by Shania Twain
Blood on the Dance Floor by Michael Jackson
Great Expectations (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Portishead by Portishead





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1996:
Tidal by Fiona Apple
If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle and Sebastian 
Casanova by The Divine Comedy
Emancipation by Prince and The New Power Generation
Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1995:
Garbage by Garbage
The Memory of Trees by Enya
The Bends by Radiohead
Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
HIStory by Michael Jackson
Pygmalion by Slowdive
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
Spinner by Brian Eno/Jah Wobble
Brown Sugar by D'Angelo
The Gold Experience by Prince and The New Power Generation






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1994:
Blade Runner (soundtrack) by Vangelis
MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
Let Love In by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
American Recordings by Johnny Cash





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1993:
Off the Ground by Paul McCartney
Songs of Faith and Devotion by Depeche Mode
janet. By Janet Jackson
In Utero by Nirvana
Souvlaki by Slowdive




TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1992:
Harvest Moon by Neil Young
Come On Come On by Mary Chapin Carpenter
Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
The Future by Leonard Cohen
Bram Stoker's Dracula (soundtrack) by Wojciech Kilar
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (soundtrack) by Angelo Badalamenti
Henry's Dream by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1991:
Shepherd Moons by Enya
Nevermind by Nirvana
Use Your Illusion (I and II) by Guns n' Roses
Black Album by Metallica
Dangerous by Michael Jackson
Achtung Baby by U2
Ten by Pearl Jam
Blue Lines by Massive Attack
No More Tears by Ozzy Osbourne
Just for a Day by Slowdive





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1990:
Twin Peaks (soundtrack) by Angelo Badalamenti
Violator by Depeche Mode
Bona Drag by Morrissey
The Rhythm of the Saints by Paul Simon
Heaven or Las Vegas by Cocteau Twins
The Good Son by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1989:
Disintegration by The Cure
Floating Into the Night by Julee Cruise
The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
The Sensual World by Kate Bush
Mystery Girl by Roy Orbison
Rain Man (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Batman (soundtrack) by Prince





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1988:
I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
Watermark by Enya
Viva Hate by Morrissey
Blue Bell Knoll by Cocteau Twins
Lovesexy by Prince
Tender Prey by Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Innocents by Erasure
Le Grand Bleu (soundtrack) by Eric Serra
Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
Peepshow by Siouxsie and The Banshees





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1987:
Tunnel of Love by Bruce Springsteen
Bad by Michael Jackson
Sign o' the Times by Prince
Substance (compilation) by New Order
The Joshua Tree by U2
Appetite for Destruction by Guns n' Roses
Louder Than Bombs (compilation) by The Smiths
Strangeways, Here We Come by The Smiths
Music for the Masses by Depeche Mode
Darklands by The Jesus and Mary Chain





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1986:
The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
Master of Puppets by Metallica
Victorialand by Cocteau Twins
Graceland by Paul Simon
So by Peter Gabriel
True Blue by Madonna
Parade (soundtrack) by Prince and The Revolution
5150 by Van Halen
Forklædt som voksen by Kim Larsen
A Kind of Magic by Queen




TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1985:
Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits
Misplaced Childhood by Marillion
Scarecrow by John Cougar Mellencamp
Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
Songs From the Big Chair by Tears for Fears
The Head on the Door by The Cure
Biograph (compilation) by Bob Dylan
Around the World in a Day by Prince and The Revolution





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1984:
Purple Rain by Prince and The Revolution
Treasure by Cocteau Twins
Ride the Lightning by Metallica
Heartbeat City by The Cars
Ocean Rain by Echo & The Bunnymen
Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
Hatful of Hollow by The Smiths
It's My Life by Talk Talk
Nutidens unge by tv•2
Reckless by Bryan Adams





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1983:
Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads
Let's Dance by David Bowie
Madonna by Madonna
Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes
Japanese Whispers (compilation) by The Cure
Porcupine by Echo & The Bunnymen
Scarface (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Power, Corruption & Lies by New Order
Midt om natten by Kim Larsen
L'Amour by Lewis





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1982:
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Signals by Rush
The Dreaming by Kate Bush
One From the Heart by Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle
1999 by Prince 
Avalon by Roxy Music
Pornography by The Cure
The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden
Upstairs at Eric's by Yazoo
Rio by Duran Duran





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1981:
Faith by The Cure
Computerwelt by Kraftwerk
Moving Pictures by Rush
Architecture & Morality by OMD
Nightclubbing by Grace Jones
Rage in Eden by Ultravox
Controversy by Prince
Take It Off by Chic
Renegade by Thin Lizzy
Stjerne til støv by Sebastian





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1980:
Closer by Joy Division
Flesh + Blood by Roxy Music
Sandinista! By The Clash
Peter Gabriel 3 (aka Melt) by Peter Gabriel
Crocodiles by Echo and The Bunnymen
Permanent Waves by Rush
Kaleidoscope by Siouxsie and The Banshees
Heartattack and Vine by Tom Waits
Double Fantasy by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Panorama by The Cars





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1979:
The Wall by Pink Floyd
London Calling by The Clash
Off the Wall by Michael Jackson
Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
Fear of Music by Talking Heads
Lovedrive by Scorpions
Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
Wave by Patti Smith
Recent Songs by Leonard Cohen
Miss the Mississippi by Crystal Gayle





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1978:
The Cars by The Cars
The Kick Inside by Kate Bush
More Songs About Buildings and Food by Talking Heads
52nd Street by Billy Joel
Van Halen by Van Halen
Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen
Ambient 1: Music for Airports by Brian Eno




TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1977:
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
Marquee Moon by Television
Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack compilation) by Various Artists
Foreigner by Foreigner
Exodus by Bob Marley & The Wailers
The Stranger by Billy Joel
The Clash by The Clash
Talking Heads: 77 by Talking Heads
Peter Gabriel by Peter Gabriel
Livin' on the Fault Line by The Doobie Brothers





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1976:
Desire by Bob Dylan
Turnstiles by Billy Joel






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1975:
Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
Old No. 1 by Guy Clark
Horses by Patti Smith
Fleetwood Mac by Fleetwood Mac
Tonight's the Night by Neil Young 
Radio-Aktivität by Kraftwerk
Another Green World by Brian Eno
Zuma by by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
A Night at the Opera by Queen






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1974:
On the Beach by Neil Young
Radio City by Big Star
Feats Don't Fail Me Now by Little Feat
The Heart of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
Country Life by Roxy Music
What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits by The Doobie Brothers
New Skin for the Old Ceremony by Leonard Cohen





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1973:
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Closing Time by Tom Waits
The Captain and Me by The Doobie Brothers
Piano Man by Billy Joel





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1972:
Harvest by Neil Young
Toulouse Street by The Doobie Brothers
#1 Record by Big Star
A Thing Called Love by Johnny Cash
Pink Moon by Nick Drake





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1971:
Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard Cohen
Blue by Joni Mitchell
Tapestry by Carole King
Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
New World in the Morning by Roger Whittaker
De Gyldne Løver by De Gyldne Løver
The Doobie Brothers by The Doobie Brothers





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1970:
All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
Kristofferson by Kris Kristofferson
American Beauty by Grateful Dead
Let It Be by The Beatles




TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1969:
Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground
Abbey Road by The Beatles
Songs From a Room by Leonard Cohen
Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones




TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1968:
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Beatles [White Album] by The Beatles





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1967:
Songs of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Are You Experienced? by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
Axis: Bold as Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience






TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1966:
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
Revolver by The Beatles





TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 1965:
Rubber Soul by The Beatles
Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
Help! By The Beatles




Did I miss any great albums on the lists? Feel free to recommend in the comments

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