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Albums of the Year

2019 🎵 2018 🎵 2017 🎵 2016 🎵 2015 🎵 2014🎵 2013 🎵 2012

Go back in time with lists of the Best Albums of the Year from 2012 through 2019!

Best Albums of 2019
  1. Yung Gravy - Sensational

  2. TWICE - &TWICE • Feel Special EP • FANCY YOU EP

  3. Sublime with Rome - Blessings

  4. Bring Me the Horizon - amo 

  5. Weezer - Weezer (Black Album)

  6. Big Data - 3.0

  7. blackbear - ANONYMOUS

  8. Denzel Curry - ZUU

  9. DaBaby - KIRK / Baby on Baby

  10. Bayside - Interrobang

  11. The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru The Passion

  12. Electric Guest - KIN

  13. Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?

  14. The Cat Empire - Stolen Diamonds

  15. Dirty Heads - Super Moon

  16. TENDER - Fear of Falling Asleep

  17. Logic - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind / Supermarket Soundtrack

  18. Tyga - Legendary

  19. The Chainsmokers - World War Joy

  20. Bear Hands - Fake Tunes

Best Albums of 2018
  1. Logic – Bobby Tarantino II / YSIV

  2. Poppy – Am I a Girl?

  3. Sofi Tukker – Treehouse

  4. Kero Kero Bonito – Time ‘n’ Place / TOTEP

  5. Underoath – Erase Me

  6. Turnstile – Time & Space

  7. Ballyhoo! – Detonate

  8. Elohim – Elohim

  9. CHVRCHES – Love is Dead / Out of My Head

  10. The Knocks – New York Narcotic

  • Alison Wonderland – Awake

  • BROCKHAMPTON – iridescence

  • Bun B – Return of the Trill

  • Dashboard Confessional – Crooked Shadows

  • Eminem – Kamikaze

  • Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked

  • Punchline – LION

  • Saves the Day – 9

  • Thrice – Palms

  • Vince Staples – FM!

Best Albums of 2017
  1. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 3

  2. Magic & Bird – Andy Mineo and Wordsplayed Present Magic & Bird

  3. Silverstein – Dead Reflection

  4. Minus the Bear – VOIDS

  5. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Zombies on Broadway

  6. Ballyhoo – girls.

  7. The Chainsmokers – Memories…Do Not Open

  8. Knox Hamilton – The Heights

  9. Paramore – After Laughter

  10. Weezer – Pacific Daydream

  11. Fenech-Soler – ZILLA

  12. Portugal. The Man – Woodstock

  13. Vinyl Theatre – Origami

  14. Dirty Heads – SWIM TEAM

  15. Big Boi – BOOMIVERSE

  • AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

  • Anti-Flag – American Fall

  • BROCKHAMPTON – SATURATION I / SATURATION II / SATURATION III

  • Early Riser – Currents

  • Ed Sheeran – ÷

  • Electric Guest – Plural

  • For the Win – Heavy Thoughts

  • Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club

  • Foxygen – Avalon

  • Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry

  • Kingdom of Giants – All the Hell You’ve Got to Spare

  • MisterWives – Connect the Dots

  • Poppy – Poppy.Computer

  • Rise Against – Wolves

  • Stray from the Path – Only Death is Real

Best Albums of 2016
  1. Fitz and the Tantrums - Fitz and the Tantrums

  2. GROUPLOVE - Big Mess

  3. Glass Animals - How to be a Human Being

  • Balance and Composure - Light We Made

  • Bayside - Vacancy

  • Bear Hands - You’ll Pay for This

  • Big Gigantic - Brighter Future

  • Dirty Heads - Dirty Heads

  • Illuminati Congo - Health Wealth Knowledge of Self

  • Jimmy Eat World - Integrity Blues

  • Kevin Devine - Instigator

  • Miike Snow - iii

  • Miniature Tigers - I Dreamt I Was a Cowboy

  • Nightshade - Predilections

  • Reef the Lost Cauze and Bear One - Furious Styles

  • Saosin - Along the Shadow

  • Thrice - To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere

  • Touche Amore - Stage Four

  • Two Door Cinema Club - Gameshow

  • Yellowcard - Yellowcard

Best Albums of 2015
  1. Joywave - How Do you Feel Now?

  2. Smallpools - Lovetap!

  3. The Ongoing Concept - Handmade

  4. Motion City Soundtrack - Panic Stations

  5. Desaparecidos - Payola

  6. Big Data - 2.0

  7. Silverstein - I am Alive in Everything I Touch

  8. Aceyalone - Action

  9. Public Enemy - Man Plans God Laughs

  10. Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface

  11. Sublime with Rome - Sirens

  12. Jedi Mind Tricks - The Thief and the Fallen

  13. Charlie Brand - Monsoons

  14. River City Extension - Deliverance

  15. Penguin Prison - Lost in New York

  16. mewithoutYou - Pale Horses

  17. Refused - Freedom

  18. CHVRCHES - Every Open Eye

  19. Dustin Kensrue - Carry the Fire

  20. Atreyu - Long Live

Best Albums of 2014
  1. Twin Forks - LP

  2. Glass Animals - Zaba

  3. The Hotelier - Home, Like Noplace is There

  4. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2

  5. Miniature Tigers - Cruel Runnings

  • 50 Cent - Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win

  • Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - We Don’t Have Each Other

  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

  • Architects - Lost Forever Lost Together

  • Backtrack - Lost in Life

  • Bayside - Cult

  • Bear Hands - Distraction

  • Broken Bells - After the Disco

  • Candy Hearts - All the Ways You Let Me Down

  • Circa Survive - Decensus

  • Cold World - How the Gods Chill

  • Every Time I Die - From Parts Unknown

  • Foxygen - …And Star Power

  • I am the Avalanche - Wolverines

  • Kingdom of Giants - Ground Culture

  • La Dispute - Rooms of the House

  • Such Gold - The New Sidewalk

  • The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt

  • The Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams

  • XTRMST - XTRMST

Best Albums of 2013
  1. Paramore - Paramore

  2. Kevin Devine - Bulldozer / Bubblegum

  3. Silverstein - This is How the Wind Shifts

  4. Foxygen - We are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Love

  5. A Great Big Pile of Leaves - You’re Always on My Mind

  6. Pretty Lights - A Color Map of the Sun

  7. Touche Amore - Is Survived By

  8. TTNG (This Town Needs Guns) - 13.0.0.0.0

  9. Shone - Heat Thing

  10. Minus the Bear - Acoustics II

  11. letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful

  12. Portugal. the Man - Evil Friends

  13. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels

  14. Moving Mountains - Moving Mountains

  15. Balance and Composure - The Things We Think We’re Missing

  • A Need for Reason - Growing

  • A Wilhelm Scream - Partycrasher

  • AFI - Burials

  • And So I Watch You from Afar - All Hail Bright Futures

  • Bad Religion - True North

  • CHVRCHES - The Bones of What You Believe

  • Defeater - Letters Home

  • Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood

  • HAIM - Days are Gone

  • John Mayer - Paradise Valley

  • Kingdom of Giants - Every Wave of Sound

  • Kyle O’Quinn - Kyle O’Quinn

  • Lorde - Pure Heroine

  • My Heart to Fear - Algorithm

  • Saves the Day - Saves the Day

  • The Cat Empire - Steal the Light

  • The Ongoing Concept - Saloon

  • Tim Kasher - Adult Film

  • Twenty One Pilots - Vessel

  • What’s Eating Gilbert - Solid Gold Hits Vol. 1

Best Albums of 2012
  1. Kevin Devine – Matter of Time

  2. mewithoutYou – Ten Stories

  3. Silverstein – Short Songs

  4. The Chariot – One Wing

  5. Motion City Soundtrack – Go

  • Anberlin - Vital

  • Benjamin Gibbard - Former Lives

  • Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

  • Circa Survive - Violent Waves

  • Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Ascension

  • Cursive - I am Gemini

  • Every Time I Die - Ex Lives

  • Green Day - Uno Dos Tres

  • Miniature Tigers - Mia Pharaoh

  • Minus the Bear - Infinity Overhead

  • River City Extension - Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Your Anger

  • Such Gold - Misadventures

  • The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

  • Yellowcard - Southern Air

  • We Were Skeletons - Blame and Aging