Previous picks of the year 2004-2009

Just thought I’d share with you my previous lists, if anyone is interested!  These were my picks at the time – the preferences may have changed over the years!

2004

1. Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Delivery Man
2. Keane – Hopes & Fears
3. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
4. Brian Wilson – Smile
5. The Finn Brothers – Everyone Is Here
6. Green Day – American Idiot
7. Ryan Adams – Love Is Hell
8. Ron Sexsmith – Retriever
9. Embrace – Out Of Nothing
10. Elton John – Peachtree Road
11. Manic Street Preachers – Lifeblood
12. U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
13. Morrissey – You Are The Quarry
14. The Divine Comedy – Absent Friends
15. R.E.M. – Around The Sun
16. The Magnetic Fields – i
17. Hope Of The States – The Lost Riots
18. Graham Coxon – Happiness In Magazines
19. Obi – Diceman Lopez
20. Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Please Describe Yourself

2005

1.  Paul McCartney – Chaos & Creation In The Backyard
2.  Ben Folds – Songs For Silverman
3.  Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better
4.  The Magic Numbers – The Magic Numbers
5.  The Arcade Fire – Funeral
6.  Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise
7.  Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams
8.  Elbow – Leaders Of The Free World
9.  Super Furry Animals – Love Kraft
10.  Rufus Wainwright – Want Two
11.  KT Tunstall – Eye To The Telescope
12.  Neil Young – Prairie Wind
13.  Malcolm Middleton – Into The Woods
14.  Eels – Blinking Lights
15.  Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
16.  Richard Hawley – Coles Corner
17.  Supergrass – Road To Rouen
18.  Athlete – Tourist
19.  Teenage Fanclub – Man-Made
20.  Queens Of The Stone Age – Lullabyes To Paralize

2006

1.  The Beatles – Love
2.  Ron Sexsmith – Time Being
3.  Damien Rice – 9
4.  Paul Simon – Surprise
5.  Ray Davies – Other People’s Lives
6.  Jarvis Cocker – The Jarvis Cocker Record
7.  Neil Diamond – 12 Songs
8.  Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
9.  Guillemots – Through The Windowpane
10.  Bob Dylan – Modern Times
11.  Elton John – The Captain & The Kid
12.  The Divine Comedy – Victory For The Comic Muse
13.  Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint – The River In Reverse
14.  The Feeling – 12 Stops And Home
15.  Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
16.  Iron Maiden – A Matter Of Life Or Death
17.  The Magic Numbers – Those The Brokes
18.  Donald Fagan – Morph The Cat
19.  Tom Petty – Highway Companion
20.  The Zutons – Tired Of Hanging Around

2007

1. Rufus Wainwright – Release The Stars
2. Paul McCartney – Memory Almost Full
3. Ray Davies – Working Man’s Cafe
4. Jesse Malin – Glitter In The Gutter
5. Richard Hawley – Lady’s Bridge
6. Richard Thompson – Sweet Warrior
7. Crowded House – Time On Earth
8. Bright Eyes – Cassadaga
9. Bruce Springsteen – Magic
10. Tori Amos – American Doll Posse
11. Radiohead – In Dreams
12. Newton Faulkner – Hand Built By Robots
13. Manic Street Preachers – Send Away The Tigers
14. Grant Lee Phillips – Strangelet
15. Cherry Ghost – Thirst For Romance
16. Elliott Smith – New Moon
17. Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter
18. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
19. Malcolm Middleton – A Brighter Beat
20. LEO – Alcapas Orgling

2008

1. The Seldom Seen Kid – Elbow
2. Consolers Of The Lonely – The Raconteurs
3. The Last Temptation Of Chris – Chris Difford
4. Gossip In The Grain – Ray LaMontagne
5. Momofuku – Elvis Costello & The Imposters
6. The Loner – Nils Sings Neil – Nils Lofgren
7. Mess Of Blues – Jeff Healey
8. Exit Strategy Of The Soul – Ron Sexsmith
9. A Piece Of What You Need – Teddy Thompson
10. For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver
11. Saudades De Rock – Extreme
12. Pretty. Odd. – Panic At The Disco
13. Death Magnetic – Metallica
14. Ode To Sunshine – Delta Spirit
15. Accelerate – R.E.M.
16. Carried To Dust – Calexico
17. Chinese Democracy – Guns ‘N Roses
18. Neptune City – Nicole Atkins
19. The Water – Colin MacIntyre
20. I Know You’re Married But I Have Feelings Too – Martha Wainwright

2009
1= Muse – “The Resistance”
1= Wilco – “Wilco (The Album)”
3. Dame Shirley Bassey – “The Performance”
4. Grant-Lee Phillips – “Little Moon”
5. Elbow – “The Seldom Seen Kid Live At Abbey Road”
6. Madness – “The Liberty Of Norton Folgate”
7. David Gray – “Draw The Line”
8. Jason Lytle – “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
9. Ray Davies – “The Kinks Choral Collection”
10. Richard Hawley – “Truelove’s Gutter”
11. Brett Anderson – “Slow Attack”
12. Scott Matthews – “Elsewhere”
13. David Bazan – “Curse Your Branches”
14. Melody Gardot – “My One And Only Thrill”
15. Jon Boden – “Songs From The Floodplain”
16. Brendan Benson – “My Old, Familiar Friend”
17. Charlie Winston – “Hobo”
18. Dawes – “North Hills”
19. Eddi Reader – “Love Is The Way”
20. Regina Spektor – “Far”
21. Boo Hewerdine – “God Bless The Pretty Things”
22. The Duckworth Lewis Method – “The Duckworth Lewis Method”
23. Manic Street Preachers – “Journal For Plague Lovers”
24. Henry Priestman – “The Chronicles Of Modern Life”
25. John Frusciante – “The Empyrean”

I’ve just pulled these lists off the hard drive of my computer.  Can’t say I agree with everything, but a lot of it stands the test of time!

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About A.D.S.

You are reading the musings of a music-obsessed forty-something who was brought up on The Beatles, lived through Britpop and now spends his time in pursuit of the best music around. This 'blog gives me an outlet to write about the huge number of albums I buy and the many gigs I go to. All of the opinions expressed are my own and if you don't agree with me, then I understand - music is a very personal thing. I like to receive comments, especially if they're nice ones.
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