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1986

• Anita Baker - Rapture
• Billy Bragg - Talking with the taxman about poetry
• The Bhundu boys - Shabini
• Cameo - Word up
• Sam Cooke - The man and his music
• Robert Cray - String Persuader
• Albert Collins, Robert Cray, Johnny Copeland - Showdown!
• Elvis Costello - Blood and Chocolate
• Miles Davis - Tutu
• The fabulous thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff
• 5-Star - Silk and Steel
• Frankie goes to Hollywood - Liverpool
• Peter Gabriel - so
• Sophia George - Fresh
• Ted Hawkins - Watch your step
• The Housemartins - London 0 Hull 4
• Billy Idol - Whiplash smile
• Janet Jackson - Control
• Little feat - As time goes by: The best of Little Feat
• Le mystere des voix bulgres - Same
• Branford Marsalis - Royal garden blues
• Madonna - True blue
• Ennio Morricone - The mission soundtrack
• New order - Brotherhood
• Youssou N’Dour - Nelson Mandella
• The Oyster Band - Step outside
• Pet shop boys - Please
• The pretenders - get close
• Prince - Parade
• Stan Ridgway - The big heat
• REM - Lifes Rich Pageant
• Lionel Richie - Dancing on the ceiling
• Run DMC - Raising hell
• Bessie Smith - Jazz classics in digital stereo
• The Smiths - The Queen is dead
• Paul Simon - Graceland
• Ricky Skaggs - Love’s gonna get ya!
• Bruce Springsteen & the E street band - Live 1975 - 85
• Talking heads - True stories
• The Triffids - Born*Sandy*Devotional
• Trouble Funk - Say What!
• Richard Thompson - Daring adventures
• Randy Travis - Storms of life
• Various artists - Hip-Hop Electro 13
• Various artists - Atlantic rhythm & Blues 1947-74
• Various artists - The house sound of Chicago
• Van Halen - 5150
• Steve Winwood - Back in the high life
• Dwight Yoakam - Guitars Cadillacs Etc. etc...
• XTC - Skylarking

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1987

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year

• Anthrax - Among the living
• The Beatles - Revolver
• Regina Belle - All by myself
• The Christians - same
• Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle
• The Cure - Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me
• Def Leppard - Hysteria
• Joe Ely - Lord of the Highway
• Eurythmics - Savage
• The Fabulous Thunderbirds - Portfolio
• Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the night
• John Hiatt - Bring the family
• Husker Du - Warehouse (songs and stories)
• Chris Isaak - Same
• Joe Jackson - Will power
• Michael Jackson - Bad
• Jesus and Mary chain - Darklands
• New Order - Substance
• Randy Newman - Lonely at the top
• Alexander O’Neal - Hearsay
• Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris - Trio
• Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Signs of life
• Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry - Time boom X de devil dead
• Salif Keita - Soro
• LL Cool J - Bigger and Deffer
• Marillion - Clutching at straws
• Mel & Kim - F.L.M.
• Van Morrison - Poetic champions compose
• Najma - Qareeb
• Pet shop boys - Actually
• Pop will eat itself - Box frenzy
• Elvis Presley - The all time greatest hits
• Maxi Priest - Maxi
• Prince - Sign ‘o’ the times
• Chris Rea - Dancing with strangers
• REM - Document
• The Replacements - Pleased to meet me
• Robbie Robertson - Same
• Marta Sebestyen - Same
• Shirati jazz - Benga beat
• Simply red - Men and woman
• The Smiths - Strangeways here we come
• Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of love
• 10,000 Maniacs - In my tribe
• That petrol emotion - Babble
• ‘Till Tuesday - Welcome home
• Trouble Funk - Trouble over here, trouble over there
• U2 - The Joshua tree
• Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat
• Stevie Wonder - Characters

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1988

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


• Joan Armatrading - The shouting stage
• Eric B & Rakim - Follow the leader
• Bon Jovi - New Jersey
• Boogie down productions - By all means necessary
• Billy Bragg - Workers playtime
• Cameo - Machismo
• Tracy Chapman - same
• Toni Childs - Union
• Leonard Cohen - I’m your man
• The Robert Cray Band - Don’t be afraid of the dark
• Crowded house - Temple of low men
• Toumani Diabate - Kaira
• Gail Ann Dorsey - The corporate world
• Fairground attraction - The first of a million kisses
• Fingers inc. - Another side
• Nanci Griffith - Little love affairs
• A.R. Kane - Sixty Nine
• K. D. Lang - Shadowland
• Living Colour - Vivid
• Loose Tubes - Open letter
• Mahlathini and the Mahotella queens - Thokozile
• Bobby McFerrin - Simple pleasures
• Michelle Shocked - Short sharp shocked
• Van Morrison & the Chieftains - Irish heartbeat
• Morrissey - Viva hate
• Randy Newman - Land of dreams
• The Nits - In the Dutch mountains
• Pet shop boys - Introspective
• The Pogues - If I should fall from grace with god
• Prefab Sprout - From Langley park to Memphis
• Prince - Lovesexy
• Public Enemy - It will take a nation of millions to hold us back
• REM - Green
• Keith Richards - Talk is cheap
• Kevin Rowlands - The Wanderer
• Johannes Schmoelling - The zoo of tranquillity
• Siouxsie and the banshees - Peep show
• The Smiths - Rank
• The Sugercubes - Life’s too good
• Talk talk - Spirit of eden
• Tanita Tikaram - Ancient heart
• Traveling Wilburys - Volume one
• U2 - Rattle and hum
• Was(not was) What up, dog?
• Brian Wilson - Same
• Steve Winwood - Roll with it
• Richard Thompson - Amnesia
• Ali Farka Toure - Same
• Neil Young - This note’s for you
• John Zorn - Spillane

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1989

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


• Adeva - Adeva!
• Aerosmith - Pump
• The Beautiful South - Welcome to ...
• The Blue Nile - Hats
• David Byrne - Rei Momo
• Tracy Chapman - Crossroads
• Neneh Cherry - Raw like sushi
• Eric Clapton - Journeyman
• Elvis Costello - Spike
• Deacon Blue - When the world knows your name
• De La Soul - 3 Feet high and rising
• Bob Dylan - Oh mercy
• Erasure - Wild!
• Eurythmics - We too are one
• Fine young cannibals - The raw and the cooked
• Peter Gabriel - Passion
• The gipsy kings - Mosaique
• John Lee Hooker - The healer
• Lenny Kravitz - Let love rule
• Daniel Lanois - Acadie
• Paul McCartney - Flowers in the dirt
• Kirsty Maccoll - Kite
• Madonna - Like a prayer
• Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset
• Les Negresses - Mlah
• Neville Brothers - Yellow moon
• Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl
• Tom Petty - Full moon fever
• Pixies - Doolittle
• The Pogues - Peace and Love
• Prefab Sprout - Protest songs
• Prince - Batman
• Chris Rea - The road to hell
• Dan Reed Network - Slam
• Lou Reed - New York
• Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels
• S’Express - Original soundtrack
• Simple minds - Street fighting years
• Simply red - A new flame
• Soul II Soul - Club classics Vol I
• The stone roses - same
• Tears for fears - The seeds of love
• Tin Machine - same
• Tone loc - Loc’ed after dark
• The triffids - The black swan
• Various artists - Italia: Dance music from Italy
• Wet wet wet - Holding back the river
• Loudon Wainwright III - Therapy
• The wonder stuff - Hup
• Neil Young - Freedom

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1990

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


• Aztec Camera - Stray
• Pet sounds - The Beach Boys
• Beats International - Let them eat bingo
• The beautiful South - Choke
• The beloved - Happiness
• Clint Black - Killin’ time
• Tim Buckley - Dream letter live in London 1968
• The Christians - Colour
• Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
• Lloyd Cole - Same
• Julee Cruise - Floating into the night
• Deee-lite - World clique
• Depeche mode - Violator
• 808 state - Ninety
• Bob Geldof - The vegetarians of love
• Happy Mondays - Pills ‘n’ thrills and bellyaches
• Inxs - X
• The La’s - same
• Living colour - Time’s up
• Nick Lowe - Party of one
• Jeff Lynne - Armchair theatre
• Madonna - The immaculate collection
• George Michael - Listen without whinging Vol 1
• Midnight oil - Blue sky mining
• Gary Moore - Still got the blues
• Van Morrison - Enlightenment
• Sinead O’ Connor - I do not want what I haven’t got
• Pet shop boys - Behaviour
• Pixies - Bossanova
• Prefab sprout - Jordan: The comeback
• The Pretenders - Packed!
• Prince - Graffiti bridge
• Public Enemy - Fear of a black planet
• The pursuit of happiness - On sided story
• Queen Latifah - All hail the queen
• Quireboys - A bit of what you fancy
• Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs for Drella
• Jonathan Richman - Jonathan goes country
• Paul Simon - The rhythm of the saints
• The sisters of mercy - Vision thing
• The soup dragons - Lovegod
• Sonny Southon - Falling through a cloud
• Martin Stephenson and the daintees - Salvation road
• They might be giants - Flood
• Traveling Wilburys - Vol 3
• Randy Travis - Heroes and friends
• Was(not was) - Are you okay?
• World Party - Goodbye jumbo
• Neil Young - Ragged Glory
• ZZ Top - Recycler

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1991

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


• Blur - Leisure
• Billy Bragg - Don’t try this at home
• Gary Clail/On-U Sound System - The Emotional Hooligan
• Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide
• Elvis Costello - Mighty like a rose
• Crowded House - Woodface
• Dire Straits - On every street
• The Dream Warriors - And now the legacy begins
• EG and Alice - 24 years of hunger
• 808 State - Ex.El
• Electronic - Same
• EMF - Schubert dip
• Erasure - Chorus
• Flowered up - A life with Brian
• Guns N’ Roses - Use your illusion II
• John Lee Hooker - Mr Lucky
• Ice T - Original Gangster
• Jellyfish - Bellybutton
• Jesus Jones - Doubt
• The KLF - White Room
• Kraftwerk - The mix
• Lenny Kravitz - Mama said
• Metallica - Same
• The milltown brothers - Slinky
• Nirvana - Nevermind
• Omar - There’s Nothing like this
• Alexander O’Neil - All true man
• Tom Petty - Into the great wide open
• P.M. Dawn - Of the heart, of the soul and of the cross..
• Primal Scream - Screamadelica
• Prince - Diamonds and pearls
• Bonnie Raitt - Luck of the draw
• Chris Rea - Auberge
• REM - Out of time
• Runrig - The big wheel
• Seal - Seal
• Simply Red - Stars
• Slowdive - Just for a day
• Squeeze - Play
• St Etienne - Fox Base Alpha
• Sting - The soul Cages
• Teenage fanclub - Bandwagonesque
• Richard Thompson - Rumor and sigh
• U2 - Achtung baby
• Various artists - I’m your fan
• Various artists - Where the pyramid meets the eye: A tribute to Roky Erickson
• Voice of the beehive - Honey lingers
• Chris Whitley
• The wonder stuff - Never loved Elvis
• Neil Young - Arc weld

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1992

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


For this year they listed a top 10 (In alphabetical order)

• Tori Amos - Little earthquakes
• The Cure - Wish
• Inxs - Welcome to wherever you are
• Michael Jackson - Dangerous
• The Orb - U.F.Orb
• REM - Automatic for the people
• Spiritualized - Lazer guided melodies
• Sugar - Copper blue
• Neil Young - Harvest moon
• Warren Zevon - Mr bad example

The rest!

• Arrested Development - 3 years, 5 months & 2 days in the life of...
• The Black Crows - The Southern Harmony and the musical Companion
• Mary - Chapin Carpenter - Come on come on
• Nick Cave - Henry’s dream
• Neneh Cherry - Homebrew
• dc Basehead - Play with toys
• Def leppard - Adrenalize
• Del Amitri - Change Everything
• Del tha funkee homosapien - I wish my brother George was here
• Disposable heroes of hiphoprisy - Hypocrisy is the greatest luxury
• Bob Dylan - Good as I been to you
• EMF - Stigma
• Faith no more - Angel dust
• The Fall - Code:selfish
• The 4 of us - Man alive
• The Frank and Walters - Trains, boats and planes
• Peter Gabriel - Us
• Juliana Hatfield - Hey babe
• Joe Henderson - Lush Life
• K.D. Lang - Ingenue
• Lemonheads - It’s a shame about Ray Groves
• Annie Lennox - Diva
• Los Lobos - Kiko
• Baaba Maal - Lam Toro
• Manic street preachers - Generation Terrorists
• Loreena McKennit - The Viset
• Morrissey - Your Arsenal
• Pavement - Slanted and enchanted
• PJ Harvey - Dry
• Pearl Jam - Ten
• Prince - OI+>
• Chris Rea - God’s great banana skin
• Lou Reed - Magic and loss
• The Rockingbirds
• Sonic youth - Dirty
• Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch/Lucky Town
• Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
• Thunder - Laughing on judgement day
• Suzanne Vega - 99.9 F

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1993

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Top 10

• The Auteurs - New wave
• Cypress hill - Black Sunday
• Aimee Mann - Whatever
• Meat Loaf - Bat out of hell IV
• New order - Republic
• Nirvana - In Utero
• The spin doctors - Pocket full of Kryptonite
• Sting - Ten Summoner’s tales
• UB40 - Promises and lies
• Neil Young - Unplugged

The rest

• A-Ha - Memorial Beach
• Geri Allen - Maroons
• Altan - Island
• The Aphex twin - selected ambient recordings 1985 - 1992
• David Baerwald - Triage
• Bjork - Debut
• Frank Black - Same
• Blur - Modern life is rubbish
• The boo radleys - Giant steps
• David Bowie - Black tie white noise
• Jackson Browne - I’m Alive
• Buzzcocks - Trade test transmissions
• The Cranberries - Everybody else is doing it, So why can’t we?
• Sheryl Crow - Tuesday night music club
• Crowded house - Together alone
• Terence Trent D’Obolicle - Symphony or damn: bla bla bla...
• Chaka Demus and Torque wrench - Tease me
• Depeche mode - Songs of faith and devotion
• Dr Dre - The Chronic
• Donald Fagen - Kamakiriad
• Grant Lee Buffalo - Fuzzy
• John Hiatt - Perfectly good guitar
• The Lemonheads - Come on feel the lemonheads
• Willie Nelson - Across the borderline
• Geoggrey Oryema - Beat the border
• Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
• PJ Harvy - Rid of me
• Robert Plant - Fate of nations
• Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese dream
• Suede - Same
• Teenage Fanclub - Thirteen
• Tont Toni tone - Sons of soul
• U2 - Zooropa
• Sven Vath - Accident in paradise
• Paul Weller - Wild Wood
• Paul Westerberg - 14 songs
• The wildhearts - Earth versus the wildhearts
• The wonderstuff - Construction for the modern idiot
• World Party - Bang
• Warren Zevon - Learning to flinch

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1994

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Top 10

• Blur - Park life
• Jackie Leven - The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death
• Morrissy - Vauxhall and I
• Soundtrack (Various artists) - Natural born killers
• Oasis - Definitely maybe
• Orbital - Snivilation
• Pink Floyd - The division bell
• Soundgarden - Superunknown
• Suede - Dog man star
• Therapy? - Troublegum

The rest.

• Above the rim - The soundtrack
• Beastie Boys - ill Communication
• Beck - Mellow gold
• Boston - Walk on
• Jeff - Buckley - Grace
• Johnny Cash - American recordings
• Vic Chesnut - Drunk
• Eric Clapton - From the cradle
• Colour me bad - Time and chance
• Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth
• Counting crows - August and everything after
• The Cranberries - No need to argue
• Crash test dummies - God shuffled his feet
• The divine comedy - Promenade
• Warren G - Regulate...G funk era
• Green day - Dookie
• Hole - Live through this
• Ice cube - Lethal injection
• Lightning seeds - Jollification
• Nick Lowe - The impossible bird
• Baaba Maal - Firin’ in fouta
• Shane MacGowan & The Popes - The Snake
• Machine Head - Burn my eyes
• Manic street preachers - The Holy Bible
• Massive attack - Protection
• Ian McNabb - Head like a rock
• Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
• Sinead O’Connor - Universal mother
• Jimmy Page and Robert Plant - No Quarter: Unledded
• Liz Phair - Whip-Smart
• The Prodigy - Music for a jilted generation
• Pulp - His ‘N’ hers
• REM - Monster
• Danny Red - Riddimwize
• David Sanchez - The departure
• Snoop Doggy dog - Doggystyle
• Sparks - Gratuitous sax and senseless violins
• Strangelove - Time for the rest of your life
• Terrorvision - How to make friends and influence people
• Neil Young - Sleeps with angels

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1995

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Top 10

• Blur - The great escape
• Bon Jovi - These days
• The Chemical Brothers - Exit planet dust
• Del Amitri - Twisted
• PJ Harvey - To bring you my love
• Oasis - (What’s the story)Morning glory?
• Radiohead - The bends
• Ron Sexsmith - same
• Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix
• Paul Weller - Stanley Road

The rest

• Guy Baker - Into the blue
• Black Grape - It’s great when you’re straight... Yeah
• Bomb the bass - Clear
• The boo radleys - Wake up!
• Ali Campbell - Big love
• The Cardigans - Life
• The Charlatans - Same
• The dogg pound - Dogg food
• Steve Earle - Train a comin’
• Enya - The memory of trees
• Finn - Finn
• Stevie Forbert - Mission of the crossroads palms
• Emmylou Harris - Wrecking ball
• Salif Keita - Folon
• K.D. Lang - All you can eat
• Leftfield - Leftism
• Marillion - Afraid of light
• Method man - Tical
• Keb’ Mo’ - same
• Morphine - Yes
• Van Morrison - Days like this
• Alanis Morissette - Jagged little Pill
• Morrissey - Southpaw grammar
• Paradise lost - Draconian times
• Passengers - Original soundtracks 1
• Pulp - Different Class
• Red hot chili peppers - One hot minute
• Rolling Stones - Stripped
• Smashing pumpkins - Mellon collie and the infinite sadness
• Jill Sobule - Same
• Bruce Springsteen - The ghost of Tom Joad
• Stereolab - Music for the amorphous body study centre
• Supergrass - I should coco
• Therapy? - Infernal love
• TLC - CrazySexyCool
• Tricky - Maxinquaye
• Various - The help album
• The Verve - A northern soul
• Wet wet wet - Picture this
• The Wildhearts - P.H.U.Q.

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1996

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


The top 10 - In alphabetical order.

• Ash - 1977
• Ben folds five - Ben folds five
• Def leppard - Slang
• Fugees - The score
• Manic street preachers - Everything must go
• Ocean colour scene - Moseley shoals
• REM - New adventures in hi fi
• Sting - Mercury falling
• Suede - Coming up
• Underworld - Second toughest in the infants

The rest...

• The auteurs - After murder park
• Baby bird - Ugly Beautiful
• Babylon zoo - The boy with the X-ray eyes
• The beautiful south - Blue is the colour
• Beck - Odelay
• The blue nile - Peace at last
• Billy Bragg
• The cardigans - First band on the moon
• The divine comedy - Casanova
• DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..
• Dodgy - Free peace sweet
• Earl Brutus - Your majesty..we are here
• Everything but the girl - Walking wounded
• Genius/Gza - Liquid swords
• Joe Henry - Trampoline
• Iona - Journey to the moon
• Kris Kristofferson - A moment forever
• Kula shaker - K
• Chikhlo - Ne la thass
• Lightning seeds - Dizzy heights
• Longpigs - The sun is often out
• Metalheads - Metalheads presents platinum breakz
• George Michael - Older
• Nas - It is written
• New edition - Home again
• Nirvana - From the muddy banks of the Wishkah
• Orbital - In sides
• Pearl jam - No code
• Pet shop boys - Bilingual
• Tom Petty and the heartbreakers - Songs & music from She’s the one
• Courtney Pine - Modern day jazz stories
• Lou Reed - Set the twilight reeling
• The Tony Rich project - Words
• Patti Rothberg - Between the 1 and the 9
• Screaming trees - Dust
• Patti Smith - Gone again
• Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot
• Super furry animals - Fuzzy logic
• Terrorvision - Regular urban survivors
• Norma Waterson - Norma Waterson

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1997

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


No ranking – No Top 10 This year - Alphabetical order.

• Erykah Badu ~ Baduizm
• Belle And Sebastian ~ If You’re Feeling Sinister
• Blur ~ Blur
• David Bowie ~ Earthling
• Bush ~ Razorblade Suitcase
• Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds ~ The Boatman’s Call
• The Charlatans ~ Tellin’ Stories
• The Chemical Brothers ~ Dig Your Own Hole
• Chumbawamba – Tubthumper
• Common ~ One Day It Will All Make Sense
• Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer ~ Buena Vista Social Club
• Daft Punk ~ Homework
• Etienne De Crecy ~ Super Discount
• Depeche Mode ~ Ultra
• Bob Dylan ~ Time Out Of Mind
• Ben Folds Five ~ Whatever And Ever Amen
• Fountains Of Wayne ~ Fountains Of Wayne
• Gravediggaz ~ The Pick, The Sickle & The Shovel
• Hanson ~ Middle Of Nowhere
• Hurricane #1 ~ Hurricane #1
• James ~ Whiplash
• The Jayhawks ~ Sounds Of Lies
• Khaled ~ Sahra
• Lighthouse Family ~ Postcards From Heaven
• Charles Lloyd ~ Canto
• Mansun ~ Attack Of The Grey Lantern
• Paul McCartney ~ Flaming Pie
• Van Morrison ~ The Healing Game
• U-Ziq ~ Lunatic Harness
• The Notorious B.I.G. ~ Life After Death
• Oasis ~ Be Here Now
• Ocean Colour Scene ~ Marchin’ Already
• Portishead ~ Portishead
• Primal Scream ~ Vanishing Point
• The Prodigy ~ The Fat Of The Land
• Finley Quaye ~ Maverick A Strike
• Radiohead ~ Ok Computer
• Reef ~ Glow
• Roni Size Reprazent ~ New Forms
• Sleeper ~ Pleased To Meet You
• Spiritualized ~ Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
• Stereophonics ~ Word Gets Around
• Supergrass ~ In It For The Money
• Texas ~ White On Blond
• Tindersticks ~ Curtains
• Travis ~ Good Feeling
• U2 ~ Pop
• The Verve ~ Urban Hymns
• Simon Warner ~ Waiting Rooms
• Wilco ~ Being There

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1998

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


No Ranking Just In Alphabetical Order.

Air

• Air – Moon Safari
• Tori Amos – From The Choirgirl Hotel
• Ash – Nu-Clear Sounds
• Buju Banton – Inna Heights
• Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
• The Beautiful South – Quench
• Belle & Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
• Belly Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
• Michael Brecker Quartet – Two Blocks From The Edge
• Jeff Buckley – Sketches For (My Sweetheart The Drunk)
• Bernard Butler – People Move On
• Canibus – Can-I-Bus
• Catatonia – International Velvet
• The Corrs – Talk On Corners
• Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory
• Sheryl Crow – The Globe Sessions
• Embrace – The Good Will Out
• Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way Baby
• Neil Finn – Try Whistling This
• Garbage – Version 2.0
• Philip Glass – Kundun
• Gomez – Bring It On
• Lauryn Hill – The Miseducaction Of Lauryn Hill
• Hole – Celebrity Skin
• Ifang Bondi – Gis Gis
• Madonna – Ray Of Light
• Manic Street Preachers – This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours
• Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
• Massive Attack – Mezzanine
• Maxwell – Embrya
• Mercury Rev – Deserters Songs
• Alanis Morissette – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
• Willie Nelson – Teatro
• Page And Plant – Walking Into Clarksdale
• Placebo – Without You I’m Nothing
• Propellerheads – Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
• Pulp – This Is Hardcore
• Rae & Christian – Northern Sulphuric Soul
• R.E.M. – Up
• Semisonic – Feeling Strangely Fine
• Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
• Elliot Smith – Xo
• Space – Tin Planet
• Usher – My Way
• Robbie Williams – I’ve Been Expecting You

Reissues
• The Beta Band – The 3 EP’s
• Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series Vol. 4 & 5 – The Royal Albert Hall Concert
• James – The Best Of
• Derrick May – Innovator
• Oasis – The Masterplan

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1999

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Album of the year

Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers – Surrender

The rest in alphabetical order…

• Basement Jaxx – Remedy
• Beck – Midnight Vultures
• Ben & Jerry – Emoticons
• The Beta Band – The Beta Band
• The Black Crows – By Your Side
• Mary J Blige – Mary
• Blur – 13
• David Bowie – …Hours
• Catatonia – Equally Cursed And Blessed
• The Charlatans – Us And Us Only
• Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions
• Missy Elliott – Da Real World
• Eminem – The Slim Shady Lp
• The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
• Gomez – Liqued Skin
• Macy Gray – On How Life Is
• Groove Armada – Vertigo
• James – Millionaires
• Jamiroquai – Synkronized
• Lightning Seeds – Tilt
• Shelby Lynne – I Am Shelby Lynne
• Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate – Kulanjan
• Moby – Play
• New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
• Orbital – The Middle Of Nowhere
• Pavement – Terror Twilight
• Pet Shop Boys – Nightlife
• Re Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication
• Linda Ronstat & Emmylou Harris – Western Wall/The Tucson Sessions
• The Roots – Things Fall Apart
• Kate Rusby – Sleepless
• Scritti Politti – Anomie & Bonhomie
• Shack – Hms Fable
• Stereophonics – Performance & Cocktails
• Sting – Brand New Day
• Suede – Head Music
• Supergrass – Supergrass
• Texas – The Hush
• TLC – Fanmail
• Travis – The Man Who
• Tom Waits – Mule Variations
• Wilco – Summerteeth
• Casandra Wilson – Travelling Miles
• Witness – Before The Calm
Re Issues..
• Air – Premiers Symptoms
• The Clash – From Here To Eternity
• Dean Martin – The Very Best Of.. The Capitol Years/Reprise Years
• Bruce Springsteen – Tracks
• Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense

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2000

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year

Readers Choice

Parachutes

• Coldplay – Parachutes

Writers Choice
Alphabetical order

• AC/DC – Stiff Upper Lip
• Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
• Beautiful South – Painting It Red
• Black Box Recorder – The Facts Of Life
• Bloodhound Gang – Hooray For Boobies
• Brothers In Sound – Family Is For Sharing
• Johnny Cash – American III: Solitary Man
• Coldplay – Parachutes
• D’Angelo – Voodoo
• The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
• Craig David – Born To Do It
• Doves – Lost Souls
• Dr Dre – 2001
• Eels – Daisies Of The Galaxy
• Eminem – The Marshall Matherd Lp
• Fatboy Slim – Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars
• Foo Fighters – There Is Nothing Left To Lose
• Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
• Ruben Gonzalez – Chanchullo
• Granddaddy – The Sophtware Slump
• David Gray – White Ladder
• Guru’s Jazzmatazz – Streetsoul
• Emmylou Harris – Red Dirt Girl
• PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
• Graham Haynes – Bpm
• JJ72 – JJ72
• Kelis – Kaleidoscope
• Lambchop – Nixon
• Madonna – Music
• Tom Mcrae – Tom Mcrae
• Moloko – Things To Make And Do
• Monster Magnet – God Says No
• Muse – Showbiz
• Nelly – Country Grammar
• Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants
• Primal Scream – Exterminator
• Q-Tip – Amplified
• Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R
• Radiohead – Kid A
• Jill Scott – Who The Fuck Is Jill Scott? Words And Sounds Vol 1
• Paul Simon – You’re The One
• Sisqo – Unleash The Dragon
• Elliott Smith – Figure 8
• Angie Stone – Black Diamond
• Toploader – Onka’s Big Moka
• U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
• Kathryn Williams – Little Black Number
• Robbie Williams – Sing When You’re Winning
• Wookie – Wookie
• Neil Young – Silver And Gold

Best Re Issues

• Blur – Greatest Hits
• David Bowie – Bowie At The Beeb
• Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
• Nick Drake – Bryter Later
• Stevie Wonder – At The Close Of The Century

Best Compilations

• New Orleans Funk
• Romeo Must Die – The Album
• Sasha & John Digweed Communicate
• The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol.3
• Zed Bias: Sound Of The Pirates

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2001

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Readers choice


Travis - The invisible band

Writers choice

• Ryan Adams – Gold
• Air – 100000 Hz Legend
• Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet
• Ash – Free All Angels
• The Avalanches – Since I Left You
• Basement Jaxx – Rooty
• The Charlatans – Wonderland
• Cosmic Rough Riders – Enjoy The Melodic Sunshine
• Daft Punk – Discovery
• Dido – No Angel
• Bob Dylan – Love And Theft
• Elbow – Asleep At The Back
• Missy Elliott – Miss E…. So Addictive
• Nelly Furtado – Whoa, Nelly
• Gorillaz – Gorillaz
• John Hammond – Wicked Grin
• Ed Hardcourt – Here Be Monsters
• Jamiroquai – A Funk Odyssey
• Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
• Alicia Keys – Songs In A Minor
• Baaba Maal – Missing You (Mi Yeewnii)
• Mercury Rev – All Is Dream
• Mull Historical Society – Loss
• Muse – Origin Of Symmetry
• N*E*R*D – In Search Of
• New Order – Get Ready
• Outkast – Stankonia
• Oxide & Neutrino – Execute
• Playgroup – Playgroup
• Radiohead – Amnesiac
• R.E.M. – Reveal
• Roots Manuva – Run Come Save Me
• Semisonic – All About Chemistry
• Spritualized – Let It Come Down
• Starsailor – Love Is Here
• Stereophonics – Just Enough Education To Perform
• The Stroks – Is This It
• Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World
• Tool – Lateralus
• Travis – The Invisible Band
• Turin Breaks – The Optimist LP
• Rufus Wainwright – Poses
• Weezer – The Green Album
• The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
• Lucinda Williams – Essence

Compilations

• Various – Rough Trade Shops – 25 Years
• Various – Death Row Greatest Hits
• Various – The Stax Story

Re-Releases

• Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
• The La’s – The La’s

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2002

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Readers Choice

Coldplay

• Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
In Alphabetical Order..

• Badly Drawn Boy – About A Boy
• Be Good Tanyas – Blue House
• Beck – Sea Change
• David Bowie – Heathen
• Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – BRMC
• Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
• The Coral – The Coral
• Cornershop – Handcream For A Generation
• The Datsuns – The Datsuns
• Doves – The Last Broadcast
• Steve Earle – Jerusalem
• Electric Soft Parade – Holes In The Wall
• Eminem – The Eminem Show
• Feeder – Comfort In Sound
• The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
• Leaves – Breathe
• Lemon Jelly – Lost Horizons
• Timo Maas – Loud
• Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper
• Moby – 18
• Gemma Hayes – Night On My Side
• The Hives – Your New Favourite Band
• Hundred Reasons – Ideas Above Our Station
• Idlewild – The Remote Part
• Jay-Z – The Blueprint
• Nickleback – Silver Side Up
• Orchestra Baobab – Specialist In All Styles
• The Polyphonic Spree – The Beginning Stages Of……
• Queens Of The Stoneage – Songs For The Deaf
• Radiohead – I Might Be Wrong
• Red Hot Chilli Peppers – By The Way
• Soundtrack Of Our Lives – Behind The Music
• Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
• The Streets – Original Pirate Material
• Sugerbabes – Angels With Dirty Faces
• The Vines – Highly Evolved
• Weezer – Maladroit
• Paul Weller – Illumination
• Cassandra Wilson – Belly Of The Sun
• Pete Yorn – Music For The Morning After

Compilations

• 2 Many Dj’s – As Herd On Radio Soulwax Pt2
• Futureism
• David Holms – Oceans Eleven Soundtrack
• Orbital – All Back To Mine
• 24 Hour Party People – OST

Re- Releases

• Ash – Intergalactic Sonic 7’s
• Elvis Presley – Elv1s
• U2 – Best Of 1990 – 2000
• Velvet Underground And Nico – Velvet Underground And Nico
• The Who – My Generation

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2003

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year



The White Stripes

1. The White Stripes – Elephant
2. Blur – Think Tank
3. The Mars Volta – De-Loused In The Comatorium
4. Kings Of Leon – Youth And Young Manhood
5. Justin Timberlake – Justified
6. 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
7. The Strokes – Room On Fire
8. Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
9. The Darkness – Permission To Land
10. Janes’s Addiction – Strays
11. Radiohead – Hail To The Thief
12. Elbow – Cast Of Thousand
13. Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner
14. Muse – Absolution
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
16. Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around
17. Sean Paul – Dutty Rock
18. The Thrills – So Much For The City
19. The Roots – Phrenology
20. The Distillers – Coral Fang
21. The Coral – Magic And Medicine
22. Zwan – Mary Star Of The Sea
23. Afi – Sing The Sorrow
24. Super Furry Animals – Phantom Power
25. Basement Jaxx – Kish Kash
26. The Sleepy Jackson – Lovers
27. The Rapture - Echoes
28. Audioslave – Audioslave
29. Beth Gibbons & Rustin’ Man – Out Of Season
30. Electric Six – Fire
31. The Black Keys – Thickfreakness
32. Athlete – Vehicles & Animals
33. Dave Gahn – Paper Monsters
34. The Dandy Wahols – Welcome To The Monkey House
35. Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
36. Iggy Pop – Skull Rising
37. Four Tet – Rounds
38. My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves
39. Tom McRae – Just Like Blood
40. Hot Hot Heat – Make Up The Breakdown
41. Stereophonics – You Gotta Go There To Come Back
42. Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance
43. Fountains Of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers
44. Pink – Try This
45. Audio Bullys – Ego War
46. Ryan Adams – Rock N’ Roll
47. British Sea Power – The Decline Of British Sea Power
48. Calexico – Feast Of Wine
49. Peaches – Fatherfucker
50. Kylie Minogue – Body Language

Re-Releases

Led Zeppelin – How The West Was Won
Neil Young – On The Beach
Lou Reed – Nyc Man
Television – Marquee Moon
Diana Ross - Diana

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2004

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


1. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
2. Keane – Hopes And Fears
3. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
4. U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
5. Razorlight – Up All Night
6. The Libertines – The Libertines
7. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus
8. The Killers – Hot Fuss
9. Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
10. Interpol – Antics
11. Snow Patrol – Final Straw
12. Dizzee Rascal – Showtime
13. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
14. Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
15. Danger Mouse – The Grey Album
16. Kasabain – Kasabain
17. Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
18. Prince – Musicology
19. Gwen Stefani – Love Angel Music Baby
20. The Zutons – Who Killed The Zutons
21. Green Day – American Idiot
22. Graham Coxon – Happiness In Magazines
23. Elliott Smith – From A Basement On The Hill
24. The Blue Nile – High
25. Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell
26. Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum
27. Norah Jones – Feels Like Home
28. Usher – Confessions
29. Kanye West – The Collage Dropout
30. Eminem – Encore
31. The Walkman – Bows + Arrows
32. Lost Prophets – Start Something
33. George Michael – Patience
34. Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans
35. The Futureheads – The Futureheads
36. Secret Machines – Now Here Is Nowhere
37. !!! [Chik Chik Chik] – Louden Up Now
38. Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing In The Hands
39. Estelle – The 18th Day…
40. Joss Stone – Mind Body And Soul
41. Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News
42. Brian Wilson – Smile
43. Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
44. Jamelia – Than You
45. The Von Bondies – Pawn Shoppe Heart
46. My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
47. Goldie Lookin’ Chain – Greatest Hits
48. Cee-Lo Green – Cee-Lo Green Is The Soul Machine
49. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Live In Hyde Park
50. The Bees – Free The Bees


Reissues

• Jeff Buckley – Grace
• The Clash – London Calling
• The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
• Nirvana – With The Lights Outs
• Pixies – Best Of The Pixies


Tracks That Q Thinks You Should Have Been Listening To In 2004

• Cannibal’s Hymn – Nick Cave
• Chicken Playback – The Bees
• Cuts Across The Land – Duke Sprit
• Diabollc Scheme – The Hives
• (Don’t Go Back To) Dalston – Razorlight
• Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice – Morrissey
• Drill Sergeant – Nerd
• Empty Souls – Manic Street Preachers
• Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll – The Killers
• If Eye Was He Man In Your Life – Prince
• Little House Of Savages – The Walkman
• Little Thoughts – Block Party
• One Hundred Days – Mark Lanegan
• Pistol On Fire – Kings Of Leon
• Reason Is Treason – Kasabain
• Take Me Out (Daft Punk Remix) – Franz Ferdinand
• Electro Blue – R.E.M.
• Fond Farewell – Elliott Smith
• I Started A Joke – Kathryn Williams
• Steve Mcqueen – Lambchop
• Still Iris – Faultline
• Devil In Me – 20-20’s
• Enemies/Friends – Hope Of The States
• Hounds Of Love – Futureheads
• Lost The Plot – The Dears
• My Way - Kanye West
• Narc – Interpol
• Shit Scheisse Merde - !!!
• Warm Night – The Concreats
• Better Luck – Scissor Sisters
• My Elusive Drug – Elton John
• Not-A-Lot-To-Do – The Zutons
• Original Of The Species – U2
• Shame – Pj Harvey
• What Are You? – Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy
• The Body Breaks – Devendra Banhart


Readers Best Tracks Of The Year

1. Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
2. Dry Your Eyes – The Streets
3. Run – Snow Patrol
4. Golden Touch – Razorlight
5. Mr Brightside – The Killers
6. Fit But You Know It – The Streets
7. Can’t Stand Me Now – The Libertines
8. Comfortably Numb – Scissor Sisters
9. First Of The Gang To Die – Morrissey
10. Laura – Scissor Sisters
11. Irish Blood, English Heart – Morrissey
12. Matinee – Franz Ferdinand
13. Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
14. Float On – Modest Mouse
15. Spitting Games – Snow Patrol
16. Everybody Changing – Keane
17. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
18. Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
19. Chocolate – Snow Patrol
20. For Lovers – Wolfman Ft Pete Doherty
21. Walk Idiot Walk – The Hives
22. Sing For Absolution – Muse
23. Reptilla – The Strokes
24. Bedshaped – Kene
25. Talk Talk Talk – The Ordanery Boys
26. Cannonball – Damien Rice
27. This Love – Maroon 5
28. Somebody Told Me –The Killers
29. You Will You Won’t – The Zutons
30. Trick Me – Kelis
31. Bittersweet Bundle Of Misery – Graham Coxon
32. Michael – Franz Ferdinand
33. Toxic – Britney Spears
34. Good Luck – Basement Jaxx
35. Ch-Check It Out – Beastie Boys
36. Milkshake – Kellis
37. I Love You ‘Cause I Have To – Dogs Die In Hot Cars
38. The Letter – Pj Harvy
39. End Of The World – The Cure
40. My Band – D12
41. 99 Problems – J-Z
42. Yeah – Usher
43. Lola’s Theme – Shapeshifters
44. I Miss You – Blink 182
45. The Rat – The Walkman
46. The Red The White The Black & The Blue – Hope Of The States
47. Roses - Outkast
48. Mass Destruction – Faithless
49. Long Time Coming – Delays
50. Starcrossed – Ash
51. Darts Of Pleasure – Franz Ferdinand
52. All The Things I’ve Done – The Killers
53. Orpheus – Ash
54. Shut Up – Black Eyed Peas
55. C’mon C’mon – The Von Bondies
56. See It In The Boys Eyes – Jamelia
57. Guns Don’t Kill People, Rappers Do – Goldie Lookin’ Chain
58. Decent Days And Night – The Futureheads
59. Step Into My Office – Belle & Sebastian
60. Assessment – The Beta Band
61. Year Of The Rat – Badly Drawn Boy
62. Girls – Prodigy
63. Rip It Up – Razorlight
64. Vice – Razorlight
65. Up At The Lake – The Charlitans
66. Spiders – Wilco
67. 2000 Places – The Polyphonic Spree
68. American Idiot – Green Day
69. Slither – Velvet Revolver
70. Home – Zero 7
71. Wash The Rain – The Bees
72. Some Girls – Rachael Stevens
73. Five Colours In Her Hair – Mcshit
74. She Wants To Move – Nerd
75. Lsf – Kasabain
76. Jesus Walks – Kanye West
77. Strict Machine – Goldfrapp
78. Gravity – Embrace
79. You Lot – Orbital
80. Whatever Happened To Cory Haim? – The Thrills
81. Blinded By The Lights – The Streets
82. Last Summer – Lostprophets
83. Through The Wire – Kanye West
84. Remember Me – The Zutons
85. Nearer To Heaven – Delays
86. Ride – The Vines
87. Harder To Breathe – Maroon 5
88. Leaving New York – R.E.M.
89. Stumble And Fall – Razorlight
90. Clb Foot – Kasabain
91. Single – Natasha Bedingfield
92. Our Mutual Friend – The Divine Comedy
93. Amazing – George Michael
94. My Happy Ending – Avril Lavigne
95. Followed The Waves – Auf Der Maur
96. Triple Trouble – The Beastie Boys
97. Slow Hands – Interpol
98. All Falls Down – Kanye West
99. Fell In Love With A Boy – Joss Stone
100. 1980 – Estelle

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2005

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year



1. Coldplay – X & Y
2. Gorillaz – Demon Days
3. Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
4. Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth
5. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
6. James Runt – Back To Boredom
7. Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better With…
8. Arcade Fire – Funeral
9. Kt Tunstall – Eye To The Telescope
10. Hard-Fi – Stars Of CCTV
11. Goldfrapp – Supernature
12. Kanye West – Late Registration
13. The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
14. The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
15. Antony And The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
16. Neil Young – Prairie Wind
17. Paul Weller – As Is Now
18. Jem – Finally Woken
19. Eels – Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
20. Bruce Springsteen – Devils And Dust
21. Rufus Wainwright – Want Two
22. The Darkness – One Way Ticket To Hell..And Back
23. Kate Bush – Aerial
24. David Grey – Life In The Slow Lane
25. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
26. Madonna – Confessions On A Dance Floor
27. Doves – Some Cities
28. Ryan Adams – 29
29. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
30. The Go-Betweens – Oceans Apart
31. Athlete – Tourist
32. Richard Hawley – Coles Corner
33. Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World
34. Depeche Mode – Playing The Angel
35. My Morning Jacket – Z
36. Josh Rouse – Nashville
37. Queens Of The Stoneage – Lullabies To Paralyze
38. Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth
39. Feeder – Pushing The Senses
40. Devendra Banheart – Cripple Crow
41. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous
42. Common – Be
43. Willy Mason – Where The Humans Eat
44. Jamiroquai – Dynamite
45. Roisin Murphy – Ruby Blue
46. Stereophonics – Language. Sex. Violence. Other?
47. Texas – Red Book
48. The Stands – Horse Fabulous
49. M.I.A. – M.I.A.
50. Joseph Arthur – Our Shadows Will Remain

Readers 100 Greatest Tracks Of 2005

1. The Importance Of Being Idle – Oasis
2. Fix You – Coldplay
3. I Predict A Riot – Kaiser Chiefs
4. Oh My God – Kaiser Chiefs
5. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree – Kt Tunstall
6. Lyla – Oasis
7. Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
8. Dakota – Stereophonics
9. Speed Of Sound – Coldplay
10. Hard To Beat – Hard-Fi
11. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
12. Best Of You – Foo Fighters
13. Somewhere Else – Razorlight
14. Forever Lost – The Magic Numbers
15. Banquet – Bloc Party
16. Holiday – Greenday
17. Somebody Told Me – The Killers
18. Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
19. Wires – Athlete
20. You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
21. Everyday I Love You Less And Less - Kaiser Chiefs
22. Wake Me Up When September Comes - Greenday
23. Club Foot – Kasabian
24. An Honest Mistake – The Bravery
25. My Doorbell – The White Stripes
26. American Idiot – Greenday
27. All These Things That I’ve Done – The Killers
28. Blue Orchid – The White Stripes
29. Black And White Town - Doves
30. Dare – Gorillaz
31. Hounds Of Love – Futureheads
32. Killamangiro – Babyshambles
33. Apply Some Pressure – Maximo Park
34. Vertigo – U2
35. Smile Like You Mean It – Killers
36. Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
37. Let There Be Love – Oasis
38. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams – Greenday
39. Gold Digger – Kanye West
40. Oxygen – Willy Mason
41. Fuck Forever – Babyshambles
42. City Of Blinding Lights – U2
43. Helicopter – Blockparty
44. Helena – My Chemical Romance
45. Galvanise – The Chemical Brothers
46. Going Missing – Maximo Park
47. Decent Days And Nights - Futureheads
48. What You Waiting For? – Gwen Stefani
49. Little Sister – Queens Of The Stoneage
50. Living For The Week-End – Hard-Fi
51. Graffiti – Maximo Park
52. Bullets – Editors
53. Turn Up The Sun – Oasis
54. In The Morning – The Coral
55. The Meaning Of Soul – Oasis
56. Neighbourhood #1 – Arcade Fire
57. White Shadows – Coldplay
58. Half Light – Athlete
59. The One I Love – David Grey
60. What If – Coldplay
61. Krafty – New Order
62. The Ghost Of You – My Chemical Romance
63. I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
64. Hope There’s Someone – Antony & The Johnsons
65. Suddenly I See – Kt Tunstall
66. So Here We Are – Block Party
67. Cash Machine – Hard-Fi
68. The First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
69. Diamonds From Sierra Leone – Kanye West
70. Neighbourhood #2 (Laika) – Arcade Fire
71. Superman - Stereophonics
72. Goodnight Goodnight – Hot Hot Heat
73. They – Jem
74. Love Me Like You – The Magic Numbers
75. Pioneers – Block Party
76. Other Side Of The World – Kt Tunstall
77. Bad Day – Daniel Powter
78. Processed Beats – Kasabian
79. Shiver – Natalie Imbruglia
80. Mucky Fingers – Oasis
81. Beverly Hills – Weezer
82. Two More Years – Block Party
83. Tied Up Too Tight – Hard-Fi
84. Girl – Beck
85. Who Put The Weight Of The World On My Shoulders? – Oasis
86. This Morning Love – Block Party
87. Munich – Editors
88. Why Do You Love Me – Garbage
89. Evil – Interpol
90. Byob – System Of A Down
91. I’m Not Ok (I Promise) – My Chemical Romance
92. Hey Scenesters! – The Cribs
93. Doa – Foo Fighters
94. Forget Myself – Elbow
95. E-Pro – Beck
96. Welcome To Jamrock – Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley
97. All Because Of You – U2
98. Feeling A Movement – Feeder
99. Good People – Jack Johnson
100. Push The Button – Sugarbabes

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2006

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year



Arctic Monkeys

1. Artic Monkeys – Whetever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
2. Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
3. Razorlight – Razorlight
4. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
5. The Killers – Sam’s Town
6. Keane – Under The Iron Sea
7. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
8. Kasabian – Empire
9. Scissor Sisters – Ta Da
10. Gnarles Barkley – St Elsewhere
11. The Kooks – Inside In/Inside Out
12. Corinne Bailey Rae – Corinne Bailey Rae
13. The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
14. The Feeling – Twelve Stops And Home
15. Shack – The Corner Or Miles And Gil
16. Bruce Springsteen – We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
17. Thom Yorke – The Eraser
18. Snow Patrol – Eye Open
19. Neil Diamond – 12 Songs
20. Guillemots – Through The Window Pain
21. Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther
22. Johnny Cash – American V: A Hundred Highways
23. Pet Shop Boys – Fundamental
24. Jarvis – Jarvis
25. Damien Rice – 9
26. James Morrison – Undercovered
27. Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
28. Elton John – The Captain And The Kid
29. Jet – Shine On
30. Outkast – Idlewild
31. Paul Simon – Surprise
32. My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
33. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
34. The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics
35. Orson – Bright Idea
36. Justin Timberland – Futuresex/Lovesounds
37. Cat Power – The Greatest
38. Neil Young – Living With War
39. Tv On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain
40. The Strokes – First Impressions Of Earth
41. The Automatic – Not Accepted Anywhere
42. The Zutons – Tired Of Being Alone
43. Lambchop – Damaged
44. Hot Chip – The Warning
45. David Gilmore – On An Island
46. Afx – Chosen Lords
47. Morrissey – Ringleader Leader Of The Tormenters
48. Christina Aguliera – Back To Basics
49. John Legend – Once Again
50. The Twilight Singers – Powder Burns
51. Graham Coxon – Love Travels At Illegal Speed
52. Scritti Politti – White Bread Black Beer
53. The Beatles – Love
54. Tom Waits – Orphans…
55. Nelly Furtado – Loose
56. Jack Johnson & Friends – Sing-A-Long And Lullabies..
57. Lilly Allen – Alright, Still
58. Badly Drawn Boy – Born In The Uk
59. Sparklehorse – Dreamt For Light Years In The Belly Of A Mountain
60. Joan As Police Woman – Joan As Police Woman
61. Sway – This Is My Demo
62. Jamelia – Walk With Me
63. Lostprophets – Liberation Transmission
64. Plan B – Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
65. Soloman Burke – Nashville
66. Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine
67. Shakira – Oral Fixation Vol.2
68. The Vines – Vision Valley
69. The Sleepy Jackson – Personality…..
70. Primal Scream – Riot City Blues
71. Secret Machines – Ten Silver Drops
72. Beyonce – B’day
73. Willy Nelson – Songbird
74. Belle & Sabastian – The Life Pursuit
75. Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
76. Ghostface Killah – Fishscale
77. Burial - Burial
78. Espers – Espers II
79. Get Cape, Wear Cape. Fly – Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager
80. Vetiver – To Find Me Gone
81. Tom Petty – Highway Companion
82. Regina Spektor – Begin To Hope
83. Wolfmother – Wolfmother
84. Meatloaf – Bat Out Of Hell Iii: The Monster Is Loose
85. Anthony Hamilton – Ain’t Nobody Worryin’
86. Mogwai – Mr Beast
87. The Magic Numbers – Those The Brokes
88. The Young Knives – Voices Of Animals And Men
89. Css – Cansei De Ser Sexy
90. Adrian Sherwood – Becoming A Cliché
91. David Kitt – Not Fade Away
92. Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint – The River In Reverse
93. Iron Maiden – A Matter Of Life And Death
94. Duke Special – Songs From The Deep Forrest
95. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
96. Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene
97. Boy Kill Boy – Civilian
98. The Like – Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking
99. The Concretes – In Colour
100. Matisyahu – Youth

Re Issues

1. The Clash – The Singles
2. Queen – A Night At The Opera
3. Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
4. Pulp – Different Class
5. Talking Heads – Remain In Light
6. Depeche Mode – Violator
7. George Michael – Twentyfive
8. The Jam – All Mod Cons
9. The La’s – Bbc In Session
10. Oasis – Stop The Clocks

100 Great Undiscovered Tracks Of 2006

1. Kasabian - Sun/Rise/Light/Files
2. Arcade Fire – Age Of Concent
3. Gnarls Barkley – Transformer
4. David Gray – The One I Love (Live From London)
5. Neil Young – Flags Of Freedom
6. The Bluetones – My Neighbour’s House
7. Secret Machines – Alone, Jealous And Stoned
8. Kris Kristofferson – Chase The Feeling
9. Sparklehorse – Ghost In The Sky
10. The Flaming Lips – Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung
11. Regina Spektor – Fidelity
12. Sparks – Dick Around
13. Bob Dylan – Ain’t Talkin’
14. Lambchop – Paperback Bible
15. Prince – Fury
16. Michael Stipe Ft. Joseph Arthur – In The Sun
17. Bat For Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do
18. Fall Out Boy – Snitches And Talkers Get Stitches And Walkers
19. Morrissey – Life Is A Pigsty
20. The Fratellis – Henrietta
21. Jack Johnson – We’re Going To Be Friends
22. Richard Ashcroft – Sweet Brother Malcolm
23. Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins – Rise Up With Fists!!
24. Midlake – Rosco
25. Nouvelle Vague – The Killing Moon
26. Candi Staton – His Hands
27. Brian Ferry And Antony – Lowlands Low
28. Eels – Girl From The North Country
29. The Killers – Bling (Confession Of A King)
30. Tom Waits – Road To Peace
31. Tom Petty – Square One
32. Neil Diamond – I’m On To You
33. Cat Power – Where Is My Love
34. Outkast – The Train
35. Lindsey Buckingham – Down On Rodeo
36. Mika – Relax, Take It Easy
37. Elton John – Blues Never Fade Away
38. Ray Lamontange – Forever My Friend
39. Graham Coxon – I Can’t Look At Your Skin
40. Lilly Allen – Knock ‘Em Out
41. Paul Simon – How Can I Live In The Northeast?
42. Beck – Strange Apparition
43. Kanye West – Touch The Sky
44. My Robot Friend – One More Try
45. Plan B – No Good
46. Joan As Police Woman – Eternal Flame
47. The Young Knives – Tremblings Of Trails
48. Bruce Springsteen – Froggie Went A-Courtin’
49. Amy Winehouse – Love Is A Game
50. Scissor Sisters – Might Tell You Tonight
51. Jarvis – Running The World
52. Pharrell Ft. Snoop Dogg – That Girl
53. Arcade Fire & David Bowie – Five Years
54. Thom Yorke – Cymbal Rush
55. Snow Patrol – You Could Be Happy
56. Richard Hawley – Some Candy Talking
57. The View – Posh Boys
58. Dirty Pretty Things – Wondering
59. The Who – Endless Wire
60. The Walkman – Louisiana
61. Jamelia – Do Me Right
62. Primal Scream – Sometimes I Feel So Lonely
63. The Strokes – Ask Me Anything
64. Hot Chip – And I Was A Boy From School
65. Nelly Furtado – All Good Things (Come To An End)
66. Barbarossa – Aeroplanes
67. Hope Of The States – Industry
68. Camera Obscura – Lloyd, I’m Ready To Be Heartbroken
69. Rekid – Lost Star 6
70. Pet Shop Boys – Luna Park
71. Scream – Midnight Request Line
72. Dj Shadow – Seein’ Things
73. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Animal Bar
74. Sebastian Teller – La Ritournelle
75. Scritti Politti – The Boom Boom Bap
76. Tortoise & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
77. Afx – Crying In Your Face
78. M Word – Poison Cup
79. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry – Panic In Babylon
80. Boards Of Canada – Chromakey Dreamcoat
81. Mastodon – Colony Of Birchmen
82. Muse – Map Of The Problematique
83. Matisyahu - Youth
84. Wolfmother – Minds Eye
85. Css – Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
86. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Black Mountain
87. Justice Vs Simian – We Are Your Friends
88. Keane – The Frog Prince
89. E-40 – Tell Me When To Go
90. The Raconteurs – Intimate Secretary
91. The Sleepy Jackson – I Understand What You Want, But I Just Don’t Agree
92. Easy Star All*Stars – Exit Music
93. Robbie Williams – Summertime
94. Van Hunt – No Sense Of Crime
95. We Are Scientists – Lousy Reputation
96. Coldcut Feat. Roots Manuva – True Skool
97. Tv On The Radio – Tonight
98. The Horrors – Sheena Is A Parasite
99. The Like – June Gloom
100. Shack – Butterfly


Readers’ 100 Greatest Tracks of the Year

1. Razorlight - America
2. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
3. Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
4. Killers - When You Were Young
5. Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
6. Muse - Starlight
7. Kooks - Naïve
8. Raconteurs - Steady, as She Goes
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California
10. Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
11. Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger
12. Razorlight - In the Morning
13. Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down
14. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
15. Keane - Is it Any Wonder?
16. Lily Allen - Smile
17. Feeling - Sewn
18. Kasabian - Empire
19. Zutons - Valerie
20. Guillemots - Made Up Love Song #43
21. Arctic Monkeys - View from the Afternoon
22. James Morrison - You Give Me Something
23. Automatic - Monster
24. Orson - No Tomorrow
25. Corrine Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
26. Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang Your Dead
27. José González - Heartbeat
28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
29. Morrissey - You Have Killed Me
30. Arctic Monkeys - Mardy Bum
31. Madonna - Sorry
32. Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way
33. Gnarls Barkley - Smiley Faces
34. Nelly Furtado - Maneater
35. OutKast - Morris Brown
36. Paolo Nutini - Last Request
37. Corinne Bailey Rae - Like a Star
38. Franz Ferdinand - Eleanor Put Your Boots On
39. Strokes - Jukebox
40. Muse - Knights of Cydonia
41. Placebo - Because I Want You
42. Lostprophets - A Town Called Hypocrisy
43. Kasabian - Shoot the Runner
44. Rhianna - SOS
45. Beck - Cell Phone’s Dead
46. Fratellis - Creepin’ Up the Backstairs
47. Killers - Read My Mind
48. Franz Ferdinand - L Wells
49. Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
50. View - Wasted Little DJs
51. Editors - All Sparks
52. Lily Allen - LDN
53. Hot Chip - Over & Over
54. Seth Lakeman - White Hare
55. Gorillaz - El Mañana
56. Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z - Déjà Vu
57. Primal Scream - Country Girl
58. Streets - Never Went to Church
59. Evanescence - Call Me When You’re Sober
60. Keane - Nothing in My Way
61. Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
62. Nerina Pallot - Everybody’s Gone to War
63. Feeling - Never be Lonely
64. Delays - Valentine
65. Embrace - Nature’s Law
66. Robbie Williams - Lovelight
67. Pearl Jam - World Wide Suicide
68. Christina Aguilera - Ain’t no Other Man
69. Flaming Lips - It Overtakes Me
70. Orson - Bright Idea
71. Magic Numbers - Take a Chance
72. Badly Drawn Boy - Born in the UK
73. Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
74. Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous
75. Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
76. Jack Johnson - Better Together
77. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
78. Richard Ashcroft - Break the Night with Colour
79. Feeder - Lost & Found
80. Jet - Shine On
81. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh)
82. Young Knives - She’s Attracted To
83. Vines - Don’t Listen to the Radio
84. Sugababes - Easy
85. OK Go - Here it Goes Again
86. Bob Dylan - Workingman’s Blues #2
87. Shakira featuring Wyclef - Hips Don’t Lie
88. Strokes - Heart in a Cage
89. Automatic - Raoul
90. Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill
91. Massive Attack - Live with Me
92. Wolfmother - Woman
93. Pet Shop Boys - I’m with Stupid
94. Prince - Black Sweat
95. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Handle with Care
96. Madonna - Jump
97. Who - Wire & Glass
98. Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker
99. Fall Out Boy - Dance Dance
100. Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

Worst Albums

o Tony Bennett - Duets: An American Classic
o Def Leppard - Yeah!
o Milburn - Well, Well, Well
o Towers of London - Blood, Sweat & Towers
o Wicked Wisdom - Wicked Wisdom

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2007

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Arcade Fire

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2. The White Stripes - Icky Thump
3. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
4. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen
6. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
7. Kings of Leon - Because of the Times
8. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
9. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
10. Rufus Wainwright - Release the Stars
11. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
12. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
13. Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
14. Cherry Ghost - Thirst for Romance
15. Interpol - Our Love to Admire
16. Manic Street Preachers - Send Away the Tigers
17. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
18. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
19. Björk - Volta
20. The Rumble Strips - Girls and Weather
21. Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards
22. The Coral - Roots & Echoes
23. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
24. PJ Harvey - White Chalk
25. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
26. Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
27. Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
28. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
29. Roìsìn Murphy - Overpowered
30. The National - Boxer
31. Soulsavers - It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land
32. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
33. Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II
34. M.I.A. - Kala
35. Hard-Fi - Once upon a Time in the West
36. Common - Finding Forever
37. Robyn - Robyn
38. Fall Out Boy - Infinity on High
39. Joni Mitchell - Shine
40. Field Music - Tones of Town
41. Keren Ann - Keren Ann
42. The Enemy - We'll Live and Die in These Towns
43. Patrick Watson - Close to Paradise
44. Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta!
45. Lucinda Williams - West
46. Sigur Ròs - Hvarf-Heim
47. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
48. Justice - †
49. Jamie T - Panic Prevention
50. Stereophonics - Pull the Pin

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2008

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year


Kings Of Leon

1. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
2. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
3. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
4. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
5. Glasvegas - Glasvegas
6. Duffy - Rockferry
7. TV On the Radio - Dear, Science
8. Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid
9. Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
10. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
11. Sigur Rós - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
12. Keane - Perfect Symmetry
13. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
14. Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
15. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
16. Hot Chip - Made In the Dark
17. Adele - 19
18. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
19. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
20. Gaslight Anthem - ‘59 Sound
21. Razorlight - Slipway Fires
22. Killers - Day & Age
23. Beck - Modern Guilt
24. Last Shadow Puppets - Age of the Understatement
25. Metallica - Death Magnetic
26. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
27. Neil Diamond - Before Home
28. Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
29. AC/DC - Black Ice
30. Portishead - Third
31. Black Mountain - In the Future
32. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
33. Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules & Love Affair
34. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
35. Hold Steady - Stay Positive
36. REM - Accelerate
37. Lykke Li - Youth Novels
38. John Mellencamp - Life, Love, Death & Freedom
39. Santogold - Santogold
40. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
41. Lindsey Buckingham - Gift of Screws
42. Liam Finn - I’ll Be Lightning
43. Joan As Police Women - To Survive
44. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
45. Jack Johnson - Sleep Through Static
46. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
47. Verve - Forth
48. Randy Newman - Harps & Angels
49. Emmylou Harris - All I Intended To Be
50. Dido - Safe Trip Home

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2009

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year



Kasabian


1. Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
2. Florence And The Machine – Lungs
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz
4. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
5. Manic Street Preachers – Journal For Plague Lovers
6. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
7. Muse – The Resistance
8. Lilly Allen – It’s Not Me, It’s You
9. U2 – No Line On The Horizon
10. Phoenix – Woulgang Amadeus Phoenix
11. Doves – Kingdom Of Rust
12. Jack Penate – Everything Is New
13. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
14. Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be
15. Dizzee Rascal – Tongue ‘N Cheek
16. Empire F The Sun – Walking On A Dream
17. Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
18. Mika – The Boy Who Knew Too Much
19. Monsters Of Folk – Monsters Of Folk
20. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
21. Jamie T – Kings And Queens
22. The Low Anthem – Oh My Gad, Charlie Darwin
23. The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
24. Mos Def – The Ecstatic
25. Noah And The Whale – The First Days Of Spring
26. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
27. The Dead Weather – Horehound
28. Bruce Springsteen – Working On A Dream
29. Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
30. La Roux – La Roux
31. Biffy Clyro – Only Revolutions
32. Paolo Nutini – Sunny Side Up
33. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
34. White Lies – To Lose My Life
35. Pearl Jam – Backspacer
36. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
37. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
38. Richard Hawley
39. The Horrors – Primary Colours
40. Cheryl Cole – 3 Words
41. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
42. Mariachi El Bronx – Mariachi El Bronx
43. Tinariwen – Imidiwan Companions
44. The View – Which Bitch
45. Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band – Outer South
46. Golden Silvers – True Romance
47. Madness – The Liberty Of Norton Folgate
48. Ian Brown – My Way
49. Bob Dylan – Together Through Life
50. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complication

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2010

Q magazine Recordings Of The Year

The Suburbs

1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
2. Robert Plant – Band Of Joy
3. Plan B – The Defamation Of Strickland Banks
4. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
5. Vampire Weekend – Contra
6. John Grant – Queen Of Denmark
7. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
8. The National – High Violet
9. Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation
10. Mgmt – Congratulations
11. The Black Keys – Brothers
12. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
13. Beach House – Teen Dream
14. Hot Chip – One Life Stand
15. Yeasayer – Odd Blood
16. Foals – Total Life Forever
17. John Legend And The Roots – Wake Up!
18. Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man
19. Grinderman – Grindaman 2
20. Take That – What Progress
21. Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms
22. Corinne Bailey Rae – The Sea
23. Lcd Soundsystem – This Is Happening
24. Bryan Ferry – Olympia
25. Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
26. Klaxons – Surfing The Void
27. Midlake – The Courage Of Others
28. Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
29. Interpol – Interpol
30. Brandon Flowers – Flamingo
31. The Chemical Brothers – Further
32. The Drums – The Drums
33. Tricky – Mixed Race
34. The Dead Weather – Sea Of Cowards
35. Everything Everything – Man Alive
36. The Roots – How I Got Over
37. The Coral – Butterfly House
38. Janelle Monae – The Archandroid
39. I Am Kloot – Sky At Night
40. Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back
41. Belle And Sebastian – Write About Love
42. Tom Jones – Praise And Blame
43. Scream – Outside The Box
44. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
45. Cherry Ghost – Beneath This Burning Shoreline
46. Joanna Newsome – Have One On Me
47. Two Door Cinema Club – Tourist History
48. Edwyn Collins – Loosing Sleep
49. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
50. Steve Mason – Boys Outside

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2011

Q Magazine Albums Of 2011


1. Florence And The Machine – Ceremonials
2. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
3. Adele – 19
4. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
5. Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto
6. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Thorne
7. Arctic Monkeys – Suck It And See
8. St Vincent – Strange Mercy
9. Wu Lyf – Go Tell Fire To The Mountain
10. Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys!
11. The Horrors – Skying
12. Laura Marling – A Creature I Don’t Know
13. Bombay Bicycle Club – A Different Kind Of Fix
14. The Weekend – House Of Ballons
15. Baxter Dury – Happy Soup
16. Kurt Vile – Smoke Ring For My Halo
17. Metronomy – The English Riviera
18. Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi
19. Cass Mccombs – Wit’s End
20. The Weekend – Thursday
21. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds
22. White Lies – Ritual
23. Bjork – Biophilla
24. Real Estate – Days
25. Wild Beasts – Smother
26. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
27. Ed Sheeran - +
28. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
29. Kasabian – Velociraptor!
30. Lady Gagagagag – Born This Way
31. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
32. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
33. Tune-Yards – Whokill
34. Gruff Ryhs – Hotel Shampoo
35. Cass Mccombs – Humor Risk
36. Katy B – On A Mission
37. Washed Out – Within And Washed Out
38. Feist – Metals
39. James Blake – James Blake
40. Dangermouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome
41. Girls – Farther, Son, Holy Ghost
42. Josh T Pearson – Last Of The Country Gentlemen
43. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
44. Death In Vegas – Trans Love Energies
45. Miles Kane – The Colour Of The Trap
46. Sbtkt – Sbtrkt
47. Mastodon – The Hunter
48. Noah And The Whale – Last Night On Earth
49. Frank Ocean – Nostalgia, Ultra
50. Justice – Audio, Video, Disco


Q magazine Tracks Of 2011


1. Adel – Someone Like You
2. Lana Del Rey – Video Games
3. Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci
4. Foster The People – Pumped Up Kids
5. Lady Gagagagagag – The Edge Of Glory
6. The Vaccines – If You Wanna
7. Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
8. Tyler The Creator – Yonkers
9. The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness
10. Lykke Li – Get Some
11. Jack White – Love Is Blindness
12. Chase & Status – Blind Faith
13. Rihanna – Man Down
14. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
15. Florance & The Machine – Shake It Out
16. Ghostpoet – Cash And Carry Me Home
17. Wretch 32 – Traktor
18. Cat’s Eyes – Best Person I Know
19. Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
20. Beady Eye – The Morning Son


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2012

The 50 Best Albums Of 2012


Bobby Womack

Q Album Of The Year - Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe

• 2Bears – Be Strong
• Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
• Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
• Paul Banks – Banks
• Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
• Beach House – Bloom
• Jake Bugg – Bloom
• David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant
• Cat Power – Sun
• Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas
• Daphni – Jiaolong
• Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
• Dirty Projectors – Swing Low Magellan
• Django Django – Django Django
• Bob Dylan – Tempest
• El-P – Cancer4cure
• Field Music – Plumb
• Go-Kart Mozart – On The Hot Dog Streets
• Grimes – Visions
• Grizzly Bear – Shields
• Ren Harveieu – Through The Night
• Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
• Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship
• Hot Chip – In Our Heads
• Elton John Vs. Pnau – Good Morning To The Night
• Josephine – Portrait
• The Killers – Battle Born
• Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind
• Mark Lanegan Band – Blues Funeral
• The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
• Mala In Cuba – Mala In Cuba
• Mumford And Sons – Babel
• Muse – The 2nd Law
• Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
• Orbital – Wonky
• Peaking Lights – Lucifer
• Plan B – Ill Manors
• Emeli Sande – Our Version Of Events
• Saint Etienne – Words And Music By Saint Etienne
• School Of Seven Bells – Ghostory
• Bruce Springsteen – Wrecking Ball
• Tame Impala – Lonerism
• Teed – Trouble
• The Vaccines – Come Of Age
• Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
• The Walkmen – Heaven
• Jessie Ware – Devosion
• Paul Weller – Sonic Kicks
• Jack White – Blunderbuss
• Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe

Plus…Ten Great Albums You Might Have Missed…

• Allah-Las – Allah-Las
• Cornershop – Urban Turban
• Dues – Following Sea
• DIIV – Oshin
• Kendrick Lamar – Good Lid m.A.A.d City
• Ian Mcnabb – Little Episodes
• Oh No – Ohnomite
• Pulled Apart By Horses – Tough Love
• Taken By Trees – Other Worlds
• Ty Segall – Twins


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2013

Q Magazine Albums The Year


Arctic Monkeys AM


1. Arctic Monkeys – AM
2. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
3. David Bowie – The Next Day
4. Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
5. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
6. Manic Street Preachers – Rewind The Film
7. Cass Mccombs – Big Wheel And Others
8. Bill Ryder-Jones – A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart
9. John Grant – Pale Green Ghosts
10. Haim – Days Are Gone
11. Jagwar Ma – Howlin’
12. My Bloody Valentine – m b v
13. Steve Mason – Monkey Minds In Devil Time
14. Queens Of The Stoneage - …Like Clockwork
15. Foals – Holy Fire
16. Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon
17. Matthew E White – Big Inner
18. Laura Marling – Once I Was An Eagle
19. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
20. Biffy Clyro – Opposites
21. Palma Violets – 180
22. Suede – Bloodsports
23. Disclosure – Settle
24. Empire Of The Sun – Ice On The Dune
25. Boards Of Canada – Tomorrow’s Harvest
26. Kanye West – Yeezus
27. Bill Callahan – Dream River
28. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action
29. Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
30. Pet Shop Boys – Electric
31. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady
32. Savages – Silence Yourself
33. Parquet Courts – Light Up Gold
34. Prefab Sprout – Crimson/Red
35. Devandra Banheart – Mala
36. Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Daze
37. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
38. Goldfrapp – Tales Of Us
39. Alunageorge – Body Music
40. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels
41. Neon Neon – Praxis Makes Perfect
42. These New Puritans – Fields Of Reeds
43. The Knife – Shaking The Habitual
44. Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
45. Sigur Ros – Kveikur
46. James Blake – Overgrown
47. The Strokes – Comedown Machine
48. Cate Le Bon – Mug Museum
49. Primal Scream – More Light
50. Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day

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The 100 Greatest British Albums Ever

This list was put together by the writers and staff of Q magazine and first published in the June 2000 issue (#165). Qualifying albums had to be made with the major artist being British – so for example albums by The Jimi Hendrex Experience were excluded.

1. Revolver – The Beatles
2. Ok Computer – Radiohead
3. Exile On Main Street – The Rolling Stones
4. London Calling – The Clash
5. A Hard Days Night – The Beatles
6. Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
7. The Beatles – The Beatles
8. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory – Oasis
9. Blue Lines – Massive Attack
10. Never Mind The Bollocks… Sex Pistols
11. Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd
12. Sticky Fingers – The Rolling Stones
13. Sgt. Pepper’s… - The Beatles
14. Low – David Bowie
15. Mezzanine – Massive Attack
16. Hunky Dory – David Bowie
17. Abby Road – The Beatles
18. Screamadellica – Primal Scream
19. Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division
20. Hounds Of Love – Kate Bush
21. Rubber Soul – The Beatles
22. Park Life – Blur
23. Bryter Later – Nick Drake
24. Definitely Maybe – Oasis
25. …Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
26. Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
27. The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths
28. Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones
29. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
30. Scary Monsters & Super Creeps – David Bowie
31. Pills ’N’ Thrills & Bellyaches – Happy Mondays
32. Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin
33. For Your Pleasure – Roxy Music
34. Leftism – Leftfield
35. The Bends – Radiohead
36. Maxinquaye – Tricky
37. Led Zeppelin II – Led Zeppelin
38. The Specials – The Specials
39. Everything Must Go – Manic Street Preachers
40. The Lexicon Of Love – ABC
41. A Night At The Opera – Queen
42. Dig Your Own Hole – Chemical Brothers
43. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
44. Hatful Of Hollow – The Smiths
45. Armed Forces – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
46. Different Class – Pulp
47. The Fat Of The Land – Prodigy
48. The Clash – The Clash
49. Club Classics Vol. One – Soul To Soul
50. All Mod Cons – The Jam
51. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits
52. Connected – Stereo MC’s
53. Peter Gabriel III – Peter Gabriel
54. The Man Who – Travis
55. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – Pink Floyd
56. Quadrophenia – The Who
57. In It For The Money – Supergrass
58. Urban Hymns – The Verve
59. Ogdon’s Nut Gone Flake – The Small Faces
60. Vol.4 – Black Sabbath
61. Dummy – Portishead
62. Plastic Ono Band – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
63. Metalheads Presents Platinum Breaks – Various
64. Everything’s Coming Up Dusty – Dusty Springfield
65. Seventeen Seconds – The Cure
66. New Boot And Panties – Ian Dury
67. Solid Air – John Martyn
68. When I Was Born For The 7th Time – Cornershop
69. Dare – The Human League
70. Anokha, Sounds Of The Asian Underground – Various
71. Unplugged – Eric Clapton
72. Grand Prix – Teenage Fanclub
73. Radiator – Super Furry Animals
74. 3 EP’s – The Beta Band
75. Band On The Run – Wings
76. Ghost In The Machine – Police
77. Wildwood – Paul Weller
78. In Rock – Deep Purple
79. Unhalfbricking – Fairport Convention
80. Stars – Simply Red
81. You’ve Come A Long Way Baby – Fatboy Slim
82. This Years Model – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
83. Signing Off – Ub40
84. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
85. Searching For The Young Soul Rebels – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
86. The Yes Album – Yes
87. Brewing Up With Billy Bragg – Billy Bragg
88. Psycocandy – The Jesus And Mary Chain
89. The White Room – The KLF
90. The Undertones – The Undertones
91. Very – The Pet Shop Boys
92. Hats – The Blue Nile
93. Rum Sodomy And The Lash – The Pogues
94. Goodbye Jumbo – World Party
95. Kilimanjaro – The Teardrop Explodes
96. Coming Up – Suede
97. Low Life – New Order
98. Rio – Duran Duran
99. Infected – The The
100. Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden

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NOT from Q magazine but a US equivalent list...

Top 100 American Albums – from Blender magazine Feb/March 2002 issue.

We Americans have the best music in the world. Nothing like a bit of arrogance to get people to talk and write bollocks! JW

In alphabetical order, according to artist:

A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
Aerosmith, Rocks
Tori Amos, Under the Pink
Louis Armstrong, The Complete Hot Five and Hot Seven Recordings
The B-52’s, The B-52’s
Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
Beastie Boys (twice), Paul’s Boutique and Licensed to Ill
Beck, Odelay
Chuck Berry, The Great Twenty-Eight
Mary J. Blige, My Life
Blondie, Parallel Lines
James Brown, Sex Machine
Carpenters, The Singles 1969–1981
Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
Ray Charles, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Chic, Risque
The Coasters, 50 Coastin’ Classics
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising
DJ Shadow, Endtro-ducing
The Doors, The Doors
Dr. Dre, The Chronic
Bob Dylan (three times), The Basement Tapes, Blonde on Blonde and Highway 61 Revisited
Eagles, Hotel California
Eminem, The Slim Shady LP
Aretha Franklin (twice), I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You and Lady Soul
Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On
Grateful Dead, American Beauty
Al Green, Call Me
Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction
Woody Guthrie, Dustbowl Ballads
Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland
Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Hole, Live Through This
Billie Holiday, Lady in Satin
Buddy Holly, Greatest Hits
Michael Jackson, Off the Wall
Jane’s Addiction, Nothing’s Shocking
Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers
Kid Rock, Devil Without A Cause
Kiss, Destroyer
Little Richard, Grooviest 17 Original Hits!
LL Cool J, Radio
Lynyrd Skynyrd, (Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd)
Madonna, The Immaculate Collection
Curtis Mayfield, Superfly
Metallica, Metallica
The Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime
Joni Mitchell (twice), Court and Spark and Blue
Modern Lovers, Modern Lovers
Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger
Randy Newman, 12 Songs
Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson
Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
Nirvana (twice), In Utero and Nevermind
Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death
Parliament, Mothership Connection
Gram Parsons, Grievous Angel
Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted
Pearl Jam, Vs.
Pixies, Surfer Rosa
Elvis Presley (twice), From Elvis in Memphis and The Sun Sessions
Prince, Sign “O” The Times
Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain
Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Rage Against the Machine, Evil Empire
Ramones, Ramones
Otis Redding, Otis Blue — Otis Redding Sings Soul
R.E.M. (twice), Automatic for the People and Murmur
The Replacements, Let It Be
Run-DMC, Raising Hell
Paul Simon, Graceland
Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours
Sly & the Family Stone, There’s a Riot Goin’ On
Patti Smith, Horses
Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958-69)
Bruce Springsteen, Darkness on the Edge of Town
Steely Dan, Katy Lied
Talking Heads, Remain in Light
TLC, Crazysexycool
Van Halen, Van Halen
Various Artists, Nuggets: 1965–1968
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico
Muddy Waters, At Newport 1960
Weezer, Weezer
Hank Williams, 40 Greatest Hits
Lucinda Williams, Lucinda Williams
Stevie Wonder (twice), Fulfillingness’ First Finale and Innervisions
Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Neil Young (twice), After the Gold Rush and Rust Never Sleeps

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50 Greatest British Tracks

Q – National Anthems

Q 231 – Oct 2004

1. The Beatles – A Day In The Life
2. The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
3. Oasis – Wonderwall
4. Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
5. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
6. The Who - My Generation
7. Robbie Williams – Angels
8. David Bowie – Life On Mars
9. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
10. Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy
11. Oasis – Live Forever
12. The Beatles – Help!
13. The Smiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
14. The Clash – London Calling
15. Blur – This Is A Low
16. The Jam – Going Underground
17. The Small Faces – All Or Nothing
18. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
19. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
20. Coldplay – The Scientist
21. Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
22. Madness – Baggy Trousers
23. Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen
24. The Stone Roses – Fools Gold
25. The Streets – Dry Your Eyes
26. Blur – Girls And Boys
27. The La’s – There She Goes
28. Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
29. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
30. Ian Dury – Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll
31. The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
32. The Specials – Ghost Town
33. Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven
34. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
35. The Prodigy – Firestarter
36. Pulp – Common People
37. Slade – Cum On Feel The Noise
38. Soul II Soul – Back To Life
39. Morrissey – Everyday Is Like Sunday
40. Radiohead – Karma Police
41. Happy Mondays – Step On
42. The Libertines – Time For Heroes
43. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
44. New Order – Blue Monday
45. Spice Girls – Wannabe
46. Rod Stewart – Maggie May
47. Keane – Everybody’s Changing
48. Elvis Costello – (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea
49. Cornershop – Brimful Of Asha
50. The Undertones – Teenage Kicks