Rock
Annual


the lists:

1920-1949

1950-1959

1960-1969

1970-1979

1980-1989

1990-1999

2000-2009

2010-2021


the list

Albums:

2010

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)

Beach House - Teen Dream

Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream

Robyn - Body Talk

These New Puritans - Hidden


2011

Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer

King Creosote/ Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

Prince Rama - Trust Now

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy


2012

Chromatics - Kill for Love

Grimes - Visions

Guided by Voices - Class Clown Spots a U F O

Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold

Sun Araw/ M Geddes Gingras/ The Congos - Icon Give Tank

Tame Impala - Lonerism


2013

Deafheaven - Sunbather

The Invisible Hands [double-L P version]

The Knife - Shaking the Habitual


2014

Beyoncé

The Black Keys - Turns Blue

Richard Dawson - Nothing Important

Grouper - Ruins

Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal

Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right

Sun Kil Moon - Benji


2015

Ought - Sun Coming Down

Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country and Western Music


2016

David Bowie - Blackstar

Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial

Horse Lords - Interventions

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

Solange - A Seat at the Table


2017

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana: Explorations Into Microtonal Tuning Volume 1

Lorde - Melodrama

Motorpsycho - The Tower


2018

A Hawk and a Hacksaw - Forest Bathing

Idles - Joy as an Act of Resistance

Ought - Room Inside the World

Sarah Louise - Deeper Woods

Tropical Fuck Storm - A Laughing Death in Meatspace


2019

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Ghosteen

Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell

Fat White Family - Serfs Up!

Bill Orcutt - Odds Against Tomorrow

Purple Mountains

75 Dollar Bill - I Was Real


2020

Hen Ogledd - Free Humans

Hey Colossus - Dances/ Curses

Horse Lords - The Common Task

Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today

Róisín Murphy - Róisín Machine


Singles and deep cuts:

2010

Adele - 'Rolling in the Deep', 21 [2011]

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - 'Round and Round', Before Today

Martin Solveig/ Dragonette - 'Hello', [Martin Solveig] Smash


2011

Carly Rae Jepsen - 'Call Me Maybe', Kiss

Cass McCombs - 'County Line', Wit's End

Rihanna - 'We Found Love', Talk That Talk


2012

Charli X C X - 'You're the One', True Romance [2013]

Lana Del Rey - 'Video Games', Born to Die

Icona Pop Featuring Charli X C X - 'I Love It', Icona Pop

Frank Ocean - 'Thinkin Bout You', Channel Orange

Taylor Swift - 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Red

Taylor Swift - 'I Knew You Were Trouble', Red

Taylor Swift - 'Red', Red


2014

Ariana Grande - 'Problem', My Everything

Ariana Grande - 'Break Free', My Everything

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars - 'Uptown Funk', [Mark Ronson] Uptown Special [2015]


2015

The Weeknd - 'Can't Feel My Face', Beauty Behind the Madness


2016

Anohni [Antony and the Johnsons] - 'Drone Bomb Me', Hopelessness

The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - 'Starboy', [The Weeknd] Starboy


2019

The Weeknd - 'Blinding Lights', After Hours [2020]


Archival and compilation albums:

2010

Joe Tex - Singles A's and B's Vol. 1 1964-1966

Joe Tex - Singles A's and B's Vol. 2 1967-1968


2011

Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974

The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions

Neil Diamond - The Bang Years 1966-1968

Big Jay McNeely - King of the Honkin' Sax

Joe Tex - Singles A's and B's Vol. 3 1969-1972

Joe Tex - Singles A's and B's Vol. 4 1973-1976

Conway Twitty - Complete Original # 1 Hits of the '60s & '70s

The Who - Quadrophenia [expanded box-set version]


2012

[Captain ]Beefheart - Bat Chain Puller

Can - The Lost Tapes

The Cleaners From Venus - Volume One

My Bloody Valentine - E P's 1988-1991


2013

The Rise And Fall Of Paramount Records 1928-1932, Volume 1

The Cleaners From Venus - Volume Two

Elvis Presley - Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition


2014

The Rise And Fall Of Paramount Records 1928-1932, Volume 2

The Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings

The Cleaners From Venus - Volume Three

Bob Dylan and the Band - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11


2015

Clarence Gatemouth Brown - Gate Walks to Board: 1947-1960 Aladdin & Peacock Sides

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Portrait of an American Singer

The Staple Singers - Freedom Highway Complete: Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church


2016

Mickey Gilley - The Definitive Hits Collection

Porter Wagoner - The Definitive Collection


2017

Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain: Ultimate Collector's Edition

Neil Young - Hitchhiker


2018

The Beatles - The Beatles: Annniversary Edition

Bob Dylan - More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

Frank Zappa - Zappa in New York: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition


2019

Henry Cow - 50th Anniversary Box: Cow Box Redux

Prince - 1999: Super Deluxe Edition

The Residents - Mole Box

The Television Personalities - Some Kind of Happening: Singles 1978-1989

X T C as the Dukes of Stratosphear - Psurroundabout Ride


2020

Earl Hooker - Rockin' Wild: 1952-1963 Recordings

Prince - Sign "O" the Times: Super Deluxe Edition

Neil Young - Archives Volume II (1972-1976)