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OOR Critics Top 20 (Albums) – 1978
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – Dec. ’78)

1. Elvis Costello - This Year’s Model
2. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food
3. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
4. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Gerry Rafferty - City To City
6. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
7. Herman Brood & His Wild Romance - Shpritsz
8. Dave Edmunds - Tracks On Wax
9. Southside Johnny - Hearts Of Stone
10. Rolling Stones - Some Girls
11. Gruppo Sportivo - Back To 78
12. Nick Lowe - Jesus Of Cool
13. Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow
14. Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast
15. Blondie - Parallel Lines
16. Magazine - Real Life
17. Billy Joel - 52nd Street
18. 10 CC - Bloody Tourists
19. XTC - White Music
20. David Bowie - Stage
21. Ashford & Simpson - Is It Still Good To ‘Ya




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1979

1. Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop
2. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
3. Linton Kwesi Johnson - Forces Of Victory
4. Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!
5. The Undertones - The Undertones
6. The Police - Regatta De Blanc
7. Ian Dury - Do It Yourself
8. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
9. The Police - Outlandos D’amour
10. Frank Zappa - Joe’s Garage Act 1

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OOR Critics Top 20 (Albums) – 1980
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 17 Dec. ’80)

1. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
2. Bruce Springsteen - The River
3. Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band - Doc At The Radar Station
4. Joy Division - Closer
5. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
6. The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
7. Dire Straits - Making Movies
8. Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy
9. John Hiatt - Two Bit Monsters
10. Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
11. Graham Parker - The Up Escalator
12. Johnny G - G-Beat
13. UB 40 - Signing Off
14. The Clash - London Calling
15. David Bowie - Scary Monsters
16. B 52’s - Wild Planet
17. U2 - Boy
18. John Martyn - Grace & Danger
19. Jack Bruce & Friends - I’ve Always Wanted To Do This
20. XTC - Black Sea




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1981
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 16 Dec. ’81)

1. U2 - October
2. Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
3. Black Uhuru - Red
4. David Thomas & The Pedestrians - The Sound Of The Sand & Other Songs Of The Pedestrian
5. Mink Deville - Coup De Grâce
6. Steve Winwood - Arc Of A Diver
7. King Crimson - Discipline
8. Pil - The Flowers Of Romance
9. Scars - Author! Author!
10. Echo & The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1982
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 15 Dec. ’82)

1. Joe Jackson - Night And Day
2. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
3. Pere Ubu - Song Of The Bailing Man
4. Marvin Gaye - Midnight Love
5. XTC - English Settlement
6. Kevin Rowland & Dexys Midnight Runners - ‘Too-Rye-Ay’
7. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
8. Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom
9. Laurie Anderson - Big Science
10. Comsat Angels - Fiction




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1983
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 17 Dec. ’83)

1. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
2. Clock Dva - Advantage
3. Elvis Costello - Punch The Clock
4. King Sunny Adé & His African Beats - Synchro System
5. The The - Soul Mining
6. Kowalski - Schlagende Wetter
7. Anita Baker - The Songstress
8. John Hiatt - Riding With The King
9. Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess
10. Die Haut - Burnin’ The Ice

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1984
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 15 Dec. ’84)

1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity
2. The Gun Club - The Las Vegas Story
3. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
4. David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
5. Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - ‘Hole’
6. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A.
7. Scott Walker - Climate Of Hunter
8. Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
9. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
10. Holger Hiller - Ein Bündel Fäulnis In Der Grube




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1985
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 14 Dec. ’85)

1. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
2. Chris Isaak - Silvertone
3. Sting - The Dream Of The Blue Turtles
4. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
5. Talking Heads - Little Creatures
6. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
7. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead
8. Jason & The Scorchers - Lost & Found
9. R.E.M. - Fables Of The Reconstruction/Reconstruction Of The Fables
10. Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - ‘Nail’

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1986
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 12 Dec. ’86)

1. Prince & The Revolution - Parade
2. Paul Simon - Graceland
3. R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
4. The The - Infected
5. Peter Gabriel - So
6. Peter Case - Peter Case
7. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Live/1975-85
8. Franco & Le T.P.O.K. Jazz - A Nairobi
9. Elvis Costello - King Of America
10. Sonic Youth - Evol




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1987
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 12 Dec. ’87)

1. Prince - Sign ‘O’ The Times
2. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
3. John Hiatt - Bring The Family
4. Sonic Youth - Sister
5. The Triffids - Calenture
6. R.E.M. - Document
Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years
8. Robbie Robertson; Robbie Robertson
9. The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
10. Swans - Children Of God

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1988
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 17 Dec. ’88)

1. Womack & Womack - Conscience
2. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
3. R.E.M. - Green
4. John Hiatt - Slow Turning
5. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Tender Prey
6. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
7. Prince - Lovesexy
8. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
9. Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
10. The House Of Love - The House Of Love
11. Talking Heads - Naked

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1989
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 16 Dec. ’89)


1. Lou Reed - New York
2. Neil Young - Freedom
3. Urban Dance Squad - Mental Floss For The Globe
4. Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon
5. Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
6. De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
7. Peter Case - The Man With The Blue Postmodern Fragmented Neo-Traditionalist Guitar
8. Daniel Lanois - Acadie
9. Gavin Friday & The Man Seezer - Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves
10. Masters Of Reality - Masters Of Reality




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1990
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 15 Dec. ’90)


1. Living Colour - Time’s Up
2. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
3. World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
4. The Pogues - Hell’s Ditch
5. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
6. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son
7. Pixies - Bossanova
8. Lou Reed & John Cale - Songs For Drella
9. The Serenes - Barefoot & Pregnant
10. John Hiatt - Stolen Moments

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1991
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 14 Dec. ’91)


1. Nirvana - Nevermind
2. R.E.M. - Out Of Time
3. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
4. Richard Thompson - Rumor And Sigh
5. Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said
6. Urban Dance Squad - Life ’N Perspectives Of A Genuine Crossover
7. Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black
8. The Tragically Hip - Road Apples
9. Crowded House - Woodface
10. U2 - Achtung Baby




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1992
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 12 Dec. ’92)

1. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
2. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of…
3. Los Lobos - Kiko
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
5. Gang Starr - Daily Operation
6. The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion
7. Sugar - Copper Blue
8. Sonic Youth - Dirty
9. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
10. Peter Gabriel - Us

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1993
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 11 Dec. ’93)


1. The Lemonheads - Come On Feel The Lemonheads
2. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
3. Buffalo Tom - Big Red Letter Day
4. Mick Jagger - Wandering Spirit
5. Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
6. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
7. Suede - Suede
8. Björk - Debut
9. Aerosmith - Get A Grip
10. John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1994
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 17 Dec. ’94)


1. Spearhead - Home
2. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
3. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
4. Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
5. Soundgarden - Superunknown
6. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
7. Dan Penn - Do Right Man
8. Jeff Buckley - Grace
9. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
10. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

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OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1995
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 16 Dec. ’95)


1. Oasis - (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
2. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
3. Tricky - Maxinquaye
4. Goldie - Timeless
5. Pj Harvey - To Bring You My Love
6. Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
7. Monster Magnet - Dopes To Infinity
8. The Presidents Of The United States Of America - The Presidents Of The United States Of America
9. Supergrass - I Should Coco
10. Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes




OOR Critics Top 10 (Albums) – 1996
Oor (Nr. 25/26 – 14 Dec. ’96)

1. Beck - Odelay
2. Dj Shadow - Endtroducing
3. Fun Loving Criminals - Come Find Yourself
4. 16 Horsepower - Sackcloth ‘N’ Ashes
5. Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
6. Suede - Coming Up
7. Kula Shaker - K
8. Tool - Aenima
9. Eels - Beautiful Freak
10. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry

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OOR Critics Top 100 Albums Of 1997

1. Ok Computer...Radiohead Parlophone/Emi
2. New Forms...Reprazent Featuring Roni Size Talking Loud/Mercury
3. Buena Vista Social Club...Ry Cooder World Circuit/Munich
4. Urban Hymns...The Verve Hut/Virgin
5. The Fat Of The Land...The Prodigy Xl/P.I.A.S.
6. The Boatman's Call...Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Mute/P.I.A.S.
7. Time Out Of Mind...Bob Dylan Columbia
8. Homework...Daft Punk Daft Trax/Virgin
9. Low Estate...16 Horsepower A&M/Polydor
10. When I Was Born For The Seventh Time...Cornershop Wiiija/P.I.A.S.
11. El Corazon...Steve Earle Warner Bros/Warner
12. Around The Fur...Deftones Maverick/Warner
13. The Future Of War...Atari Teenage Riot Digital Hardcore/P.I.A.S.
14. Saturday Teenage Kicks...Junkie Xl Roadrunner
15. Brighten The Corners...Pavement Domino/Konkurrent
16. Dig Your Own Hole...Chemical Brothers Virgin
17. Baduizm...Erykah Badu Kedar/Universal
18. Wu-Tang Forever...Wu-Tang Clan Loud/Rca/Bmg
19. Under The Western Freeway...Grandaddy V
20. Fountains Of Wayne...Fountains Of Wayne Scratchie/Atlantic/Warner
21. In It For The Money...Supergrass Parlophone/Emi
22. Interiors...Brad Epic/Sony
23. Echo Dek...Primal Scream Epic
24. Lifeforms...Reprazent Featuring Roni Size Mercury
25. Blue Moon Swamp...John Fogerty Warner
26. Portishead...Portishead Go!Beat/Polydor
27. Barrel Chested...Slobberbone Doolittle/Sonic Rendezvous
28. Dust Bunnies...Bettie Serveert Brinkman Records/P.I.A.S.
29. Be Here Now...Oasis Epic
30. Homemade Blood...Chuck Prophet Cooking Vinyl/Zomba/Rough Trad
31. One Second...Paradise Lost ????
32. Songs From The Capeman...Paul Simon Warner
33. The Colour And The Shape...Foo Fighters Roswell/Capitol/Emi
34. Blur...Blur Food/Parlophone/Emi
35. The End Of Violence...Ry Cooder Outpost/Bmg
36. The New Transistor Heroes...Bis Wiiija/Konkurrent
37. Nutrient...Soylent Green Eigen Beheer
38. Sound Of Lies...The Jayhawks American/Bmg
39. Halim...Natacha Atlas Naton/Beggars Banquet/P.I.A.S.
40. You Should Be Sinnin'...The Dirty's Crypt/Sonic
41. Homogenic...Bjork Mother/Polydor
42. Fashion Nugget...Cake Capricorn/Mercury
43. En Concert...Orchestre National De Barbes Popular African Music/Munich
44. Baduizm Live...Erykah Badu Universal
45. Poison Love...Buddy Miller Hightone/Sonic Rendezvous
46. Flaming Pie...Paul Mccartney Parlophone/Emi
47. Falling Into Infinity...Dream Theater ??
48. Transmission...The Tea Party Emi
49. 13 Featuring Lester Butler...13 Featuring Lester Butler Hightone/Sonic Rendez Vous
50. Freek Funk...Luke Slater Novamute/P.I.A.S.
51. Aphrodite Recordings...Aphrodite Aphrodite Record
52. Sol Niger Within...Fredrikthordendal's Sp. Defect Uae/Finyl Vinyl
53. Turn The Dark Off...Howie B. Polydor
54. The Charity Of Night...Bruce Cockburn Ryko/Munich
55. Kopstoot Van Een Vlinder...Van Dik Hout Columbia
56. The Comfort Of Replay...Benjamin B. Excelsior/Universal
57. Dots And Loops...Stereolab Warner
58. Es Ist Egal, Aber...Toc O Tronic L'age D'or
59. White On Blonde...Texas ????
60. Balance Of The Force...Boymerang Regal/Emi
61. Mag Earwhig!...Guided By Voices Matador/Konkurrent
62. Modus Operandi...Photek Virgin
63. Sound Verite...The Make-Up K/Konkurrent
64. Earthling...David Bowie Arista/Bmg
65. Further...Geneva Nude/
66. At The Club...Kenickie Emidisc/Emi
67. Universal Playground...Tuesday Child Columbia
68. The Wake Of The World...Savatage Shrapnel/Roadrunner
69. Niks Is Zoas 'T Lek...Skik Polydor
70. Red Apple Falls...Smog Domino/Konkurrent
71. Gaaphonger...De Kift Konkurrel/Konkurrent
72. A Wrong-Eyed Jesus...Jim White Luaka Bop/Warner
73. Hint Of Mess...Andrew Dorff Columbia/Sony
74. Either/Or...Elliot Smith Kill Rock Stars
75. Jugulator...Judas Priest Judas Priest/Spv/P.I.A.S.
76. Keepers...Guy Clark Sugar Hill
77. Pop...U2 Island/Mercury
78. Circle Songs...Bobby Mcferrin Sony
79. Back In Business...Epmd Defjam/Mercury
80. Stardust We Are...Flower Kings ??
81. The Time Is Nigh...Fushitsusha Tokuma/Japan
82. Yeah, It's That Easy...G. Love & Special Sauce Okeh/Sony
83. Hippjokk...Hedningarna Silence/Music & Words
84. Selfish...Lemon Crush Whale/Zomba
85. Cryptic Writings...Megadeth Emi
86. Seipsipd...Negativeland Secland/Staalplaat
87. Play 9 Songs With Mr. Quintron...Oblivians Crypt/Sonic Rendezvous
88. Water, Lucht En Liefde...Rowwen Heze Hkm/Cnr
89. Jungle Warriors On The Mountain Top...Tribe Of Issachar Congo Natty
90. Relax 20...6th Sense Approach Re-Load
91. Shizuo Vs. Shizor...Shizuo Digital Hardcore/P.I.A.S.
92. So Long So Wrong...Alison Kraus & Union Station Rounder/Crs/Munich
93. Share My World...Mary J.Blige Universal
94. Surf-N-Burn...Blue Stingrays Epitone/Epitaph/P.I.A.S.
95. Colla Parte...Ernst Reijseger Winter & Winter/Via
96. A Death Never To Be Complete...Fushitsusha Tokuma/Japan
97. I Got Next...Krs One Jive/Zomba
98. Three Dollar Bill Y'all...Limb Bizkit ????
99. Help Wanted, Love Needed, Caretaker...Mount Pilot Doolittle/Sonic Rendezvous
100. Bedrooms And Cities...Neil Landstrumm Tresor/P.I.A.S.

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OOR Critics Albums Of 1998

1. Elliott Smith: Xo
2. Massive Attack: Mezzanine
3. Air: Moon Safari
4. Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty
5. Calexico: The Black Light
6. Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
7. Johnny Dowd: Wrong Side Of Memphis
8. Sparklehorse: Good Morning Spider
9. Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
10. Caesar: No Rest For The Alonely




OOR Critics Top 10 Of 1999

1. Waits, Tom: Mule Variations
2. Basement Jaxx: Remedy
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Californication
4. Moby: Play
5. Beck: Midnite Vultures
6. Daryll-Ann: Happy Traum
7. Macy Gray, Macy: On How Life Is
8. Deus: The Ideal Crash
8. Mos Def: Black On Both Sides
10. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: I See A Darkness

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OOR Critics Top 10 2000

1. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP
2. Radiohead: Kid A
3. Coldplay: Parachutes
4. D’angelo: Voodoo
5. Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
6. Johnny Cash: American Iii: Solitary Man
7. Madonna: Music
8. At The Drive-In: Relationship Of Command
9. U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
10. Godspeed You Black Emperor!: Levez Voz Skinny Fists Comme Antennas To Heaven!


OOR Critics List 2001

1. Is This It - The Strokes (Rca/Bmg)
2. All Is Dream - Mercury Rev (V2)
3. Amnesiac - Radiohead (Parlophone/Emi)
4. Pergola - Johan (Excelsior/V2)
5. Lateralus - Tool (Volcano/Zomba)
6. In Search Of - N*E*R*D (Virgin)
7. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes (Xl/V2)
8. Endless Summer - Fennesz (Mego/Konkurrent)
9. Mahogany Soul - Angie Stone (J/Arista/Bmg)
10. It's A Wonderful Life - Sparklehorse (Capitol/Emi)


OOR 2002 Critics List:

1. Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
2. Spinvis – Spinvis
3.The Streets – Original Pirate Material
4.Bright Eyes – Lifted
5.Solomon Burke – Don’t Give Up On Me
6.Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
7.Audioslave – Audioslave
8.Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
9.The Coral – The Coral
10.Missy Elliott – Under Construction


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OOR Critics list 2003:

01 The White Stripes - Elephant
02 The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Comatorium
03 Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
04 The Thermals - More Parts Per Million
05 Radiohead - Nail To The Thief
06 Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
07 Damien Rice - O
08 Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
09 Dank Jones - We Sweat Blood
10 Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner



OOR Critics list 2004

01 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
02 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
03 The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
04 Tom Waits - Real Gone
05 Kanye West - The College Dropout
06 Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
The Libertines - The Libertines
07 Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
08 Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
09 Brian Wilson - Smile
10 Interpol - Antics
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters



OOR Critics list 2005:

01 Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
02 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
03 LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
04 Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
05 The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
06 The Arcade Fire - Funeral
07 M.I.A. - Arular
08 Kayne West - Late Registration
09 Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
10 Editors - The Back Room



OOR Critics list 2006:

01 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
02 Wolfmother - Wolfmother
03 Razorlight - Razorlight
04 Johan - THX JHN
05 Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
06 Guillemots - Through The Windowpane
07 Burial - Burial
08 Lily Allen - Allright, Still
09 Opgezwolle - Eigen Wereld
10 Damien Rice - 9



OOR critics list 2007:

01 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
02 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
03 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
04 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
05 Radiohead - In Rainbows
06 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
07 Editors - An End Has A Start
08 Mika - Life In Cartoon
09 Interpol - Our Love To Admire
10 Justice - †
11 Patrick Watson - Close To Paradise
12 Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
13 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
14 Moke - Shorland
15 The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
16 Burial - Untrue
17 Battles - Mirrored
18 M.I.A. - Kala
19 1990s - Cookies
20 The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
Grinderman - Grinderman



OOR critics list 2008:

01 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
02 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
03 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
04 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
05 Portishead - Third
06 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
07 The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of Understatement
08 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
09 Santogold - Santogold
10 Voicst - A Tale Of Two Devils
11 Blood Red Shoes - Box Of Secrets
12 Duffy - Rockferry
13 José James - The Dreamer
14 Port O' Brien - All We Could Do Was Sing
15 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
16 Sigur Rós - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
17 Lykke Li - Youth Novels
18 Kings Of Leon - Only By The Night
19 The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely
20 Benga - Diary Of An Afro Warrior
21 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
22 Adele - 19
23 Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
24 AC/DC - Black Ice
25 Black Mountain - In The Future
26 Foals - Antidotes
27 The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
28 Al Green - Lay It Down
29 Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
30 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
31 De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig - De Machine
32 No Age - Nouns
33 The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
34 Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Angles
35 Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
36 Department Of Eagles - In Ear Park
37 Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
38 dEUS - Vantage Point
39 Ane Brun - Chaging Of The Seasons
40 2562 - Aerial
41 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
42 Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
43 Jeff Beck - Performing This Week... Live At Ronnie Scott's
44 Blitzen Trapper - Furr
45 Face Tomorrow - In The Dark
46 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
47 Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin'
48 Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
49 The Verve - Forth
50 The Black Keys - Attack & Release

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OOR critics list 2009:  


The XX

01 The XX - XX
02 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
03 Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
04 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
05 Moss - Never Be Scared/Don't Be A Hero
06 Anne Soldaat - In Another Life
07 The Horrors - Primary Colours
08 Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
09 Editors - In This Light And On This Evening
10 Florence & The Machine - Lungs
11 Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
12 The Pains Of Being Pure At Haert - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
13 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
14 DM Stith - Heavy Ghost
15 Mastodon - Crack The Sky
16 Wilco - Wilco (The Album)
17 De Staat - Wait For Evolution
18 Fever Ray - Fever Ray
19 The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charlie Darwin
20 Hell - Teufelswerk
21 2562 - Unbalance
22 Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
23 Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
24 Them Crooked Vultures - The Crooked Vultures
25 Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk
26 White Denim - Fits
27 Dinosaur Jr - Farm
28 The Veils - Sun Gangs
29 A Place To Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
30 Kyteman - The Hermit Sessions
31 Maxwell - BLACKsummers' Night
32 Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
33 Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
34 Martyn - Great Lenghts
35 U2 - No Line On The Horizon
36 Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose
37 The Dead Weather - Horehound
38 Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement
39 Girls - Album
40 Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do
41 Andrew Bird - Noble Beast
42 The Maccabees - Wall Of Arms
43 Health - Get Color
44 Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
45 David Sylvian - Manafon
46 White Lies - To Lose My Life
47 Buddy & Julie Miller - Written In Chalk
48 Joe Gideon & The Shark - Harum Scarum
49 The Black Crowes - Before The Frost... Until The Freeze
50 The Virgins - The Virgins


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OOR critics list 2010:

Arcade Fire

01 Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
02 The National - High Violet
03 The Black Keys - Brothers
04 Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer
05 Beach House - Teen Dream
06 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
07 Spoon - Transference
08 Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
09 The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
10 Vampire Weekend - Contra
11 Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
12 Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
13 John Grant - Queen Of Denmark
14 Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
15 Wavves - King Of The Beach
16 Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
17 Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
18 The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack
19 Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
20 Balthazar - Applause
21 MGMT - Congratulations
22 Caribou - Swim
23 Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
24 No Age - Everything In Between
25 Broken Bells - Broken Bells
26 Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers
27 Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot...The Son Of Chico Dusty
28 The Drums - The Drums
29 The Roots - How I Got Over
30 The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
31 Midlake - The Courage Of Others
32 Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void
33 Janelle Monáe - The Archandroid
34 Yeasayer - Odd Blood
35 Agnes Obel - Philharmonics
36 Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
37 LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
38 Warpaint - Fools
39 Actress - Splazsh
40 Grinderman - Grinderman 2
41 Mavis Staples - You Are Not Alone
42 The Morning Benders - Big Echo
43 Anthony And The Johnsons - Swanlights
44 Junip - Fields
45 Olof Arnalds - Innundir Skinni
46 Perfume Genius - Learning
47 Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
48 Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
49 Best Coast - Crazy For You
50 Hot Chip - One Life Stand

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OOR critics list 2011:


Let England Shake


1. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2. Wilco - Rhe Whole Love
3. Spinvis - Tot Ziens, Justine Keller
4. Gillian Welch - The Harrow & The Harvest
5. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo
6. Adele - 21
7. The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
8. Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys!
9. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
10. Fucked Up - David Comes To Life
11. Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See
12. Pete And The Pirates - One Thousand Pictures
13. Destroyer - Kaputt
14. Other Lives - Tamer Animals
15. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
16. Tom Waits - Bad As Me
17. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome
18. The War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
19. The Decemberists - The King Is Dead
20. Zomby - Dedication
21. Florence + The Machine - Ceremonials
22. Foster The People - Torches
23. Ryan Adams - Ashes & Fire
24. Alamo Race Track - Unicorn Loves Deer
25. Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
26. James Blake - James Blake
27. John Maus - We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves
28. Miles Kane - Colour Of The Trap
29. The Black Lips - Arabia Mountain
30. The Weeknd - House Of Balloons
31. Tim Knol - Days
32. Dazzled Kid - Fire Needs Air
33. Real Estate - Days
34. Rustie - Glass Swords
35. dEUS - Keep You Close
36. Washed Out - Within And Without
37. Beady Eye - Different Gear, Still Speeding
38. Eefje De Visser - De Koek
39. Little Dragon - Ritual Union
40. Radiohead - The King Of Limbs
41. Amatorski - TBC
42. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
43. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
44. Frank Tuner - England Keep My Bones
45. Timber Timbre - Creep On Creepin' On
46. Beirut - The Rip Tide
47. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
48. Cloud Control - Bliss Release
49. Kasabian - Velociraptor!
50. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


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OOR Critics List 2012


Alt-J

1. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
2. Jack White – Blunderbuss
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
4. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory
5. The XX – Coexist
6. Tame Impala – Lonerism
7. Django Django – Django Django
8. Grizzly Bear – Shields
9. Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
10. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D.. City
11. Metz – Metz
12. Moss – Ornaments
13. Chromatics – Kill For Love
14. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
15. First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar
16. Beach House – Bloom
17. Dr. John – Locked Down
18. Blaudzun – Heavy Flowers
19. Ty Segall – Twins
20. Allah-Las – Allah-Las
21. Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again
22. Case Mayfield – The Many Colored Beast
23. The Vaccines – Come Of Age
24. Swans – The Seer
25. Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral

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OOR Critics List 2013



1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
2. Kanye West – Yeezus
3. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
4. Arctic Monkeys – AM
5. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
6. Jacco Gardner – Cabinet Of Curiosities
7. Atoms For Peace – AMOK
8. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
9. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
10. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
11. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – II
12. Holden – The Inheritors
13. Moderat – II
14. Mikal Cronin – MCII
15. Disclosure – Settle
16. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
17. Bill Callahan – Dream River
18. Jagwar Ma – Howlin
19. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
20. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
21. Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
22. Phosphorescent – Muchacho
23. Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit
24. Queens Of The Stone Age – Like Clockwork
25. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
26. Torre Florim & Roos Rebergen – De Tweede Speeldoos
27. Deerhunter – Monomania
28. Asgeir – In The Silence
29. Jonathan Wilson - Fanfare
30. Savages – Silence Yourself