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10 Best Albums of various years

In my opinion, these are the 10 best albums of each year, and you should rush out and buy every one of them.
Note: I go by copyright date, so some albums may not be in the year you expect.

I've been trying to indicate the musical genre of these albums. Where I've listed more than one genre, they're in decreasing order of influence. A lot of these albums are hard to describe, so I may change their categories as time goes on.

(Please let me know if any of these links are wrong, or if you have a link or album I should know about.)

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2016

Solar Bears -- Advancement (Post-Rock)
Tides from Nebula -- Safehaven (Post-Rock)
Tycho -- Epoch (Post-Rock)
Contact -- Zero Moment (Prog)
LNZNDRF (Post-Rock)
Explosions in the Sky -- The Wilderness (Post-Rock)
65daysofstatic -- No Man's Sky (Electronic)(Post-Rock)
Wintersleep -- The Great Detachment (Rock)
Pitch Black -- Filtered Senses (Electronic)
Bad Suns -- Disappear Here (Rock)(Pop)


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2015

Lymbyc Systym -- Split Stones (Chillout)(Post-Rock)
Public Service Broadcasting -- The Race for Space (Rock)
Go March (Post-Rock)
Voices from the Lake -- Live at MAXXI (Electronic)
Presents for Sally -- Colours and Changes (Rock)
Childs -- Realidal (Rock)(Latin)
Eternal Summers -- Gold and Stone (Rock)(Pop)
Monokle -- Rings (Electronic)
Kagoule -- Urth (Rock)
Keep Shelly in Athens -- Now I'm Ready (Electronic)(Pop)


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2014

Young the Giant -- Mind Over Matter (Rock)
Tycho -- Awake (Post-Rock)
Kaiser Chiefs -- Education, Education, Education, & War (Rock)
Bad Suns -- Language and Perspective (Rock)
Bear in Heaven -- Time is Over One Day Old (Pop?)
Coco, Steel, & Lovebomb -- The Chillout Album (Chillout)
Interpol -- El Pintor (Rock)
Minus the Bear -- Lost Loves (Rock)
Woods -- With Light and With Love (Rock)
This Will Destroy You -- Another Language (Post-Rock)


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2013

Black Hearted Brother -- Stars Are Our Home (Post-Rock)(Pop)(Electronic)
Solar Bears -- Supermigration (Post-Rock)
Ulrich Schnauss & Mark Peters -- Tomorrow is Another Day (Post-Rock)(Electronic)
Blue Sky Black Death -- Glaciers (Electronic)
The Boxer Rebellion -- Promises (Rock)(Pop)
A Great Big Pile of Leaves -- You're Always on My Mind (Rock)
La Barranca -- Eclipse de Memoria (Rock)(Latin)
Wallace Roney -- Understanding (Jazz)
Zero One -- Sonar (Electronic)
Alkaline Trio -- My Shame is True (Rock)


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2012

Kaiser Chiefs -- Start the Revolution Without Me (Rock)
Emeralds -- Just to Feel Anything (Electronic)(Post-Rock)
Minus the Bear -- Infinity Overhead (Rock)
Voices from the Lake (Electronic)(Ambient)
Fresh Moods -- Love, Death, Angels (Chillout)
Bear in Heaven -- I Love You, It's Cool (Pop?)
Gogo Penguin -- Fanfares (Jazz)
Keep Shelly in Athens -- In Love with Dusk / Our Own Dream (Electronic)(Pop)
2:54 (Rock)
Cafe Tacuba -- El Objeto Antes Llamada Disco (Rock)(Latin)


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2011

Tycho -- Dive (Post-Rock)(Electronic)
Fountains of Wayne -- Sky Full of Holes (Rock)
Telepath -- Crush (World)(Electronic)
Flogging Molly -- Speed of Darkness (Rock)(Irish)
Biosphere -- N-Plants (Ambient)
System 7 -- Up (Techno)(Prog)
Gang Gang Dance -- Eye Contact (Electronic)(Psychedelia)(World)(Weird)
The Boxer Rebellion -- The Cold Still (Rock)(Pop)
Three Trapped Tigers -- Route One or Die (Post-Rock)
The Go! Team -- Rolling Blackouts (Psychedelia)(Pop)


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2010

Mirror System -- Reflector (Chillout)
Emeralds -- Does It Look Like I'm Here? (Electronic)(Post-Rock)
Young the Giant (Rock)
Minus the Bear -- Omni (Rock)
Solar Bears -- She Was Coloured In (Post-Rock)
Wintersleep -- New Inheritors (Rock)
Deerhunter -- Halcyon Digest (Post-Rock)(Ambient)(Punk)
Circa Survive -- Blue Sky Noise (Rock)
Chemical Brothers -- Further (Techno)(Rock)
Nortec Collective -- Bulevar 2000 (Techno)(Latin)


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2009

Green Day -- 21st Century Breakdown (Punk)(Pop)
Gustavo Cerati -- Fuerza Natural (Rock)(Latin)
Stanley Clarke -- Jazz in the Garden (Jazz)
Metric -- Fantasies (Rock)
Do Make Say Think -- Other Truths (Post-Rock)
Lost Idol -- Brave the Elements (Electronic)
AFI -- Crash Love (Rock)
Shpongle -- Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland (Electronic)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow -- Ashes Grammar (Ambient)(Pop?)(Rock?)
Bear in Heaven -- Beast Rest Forth Mouth (Pop?)(Rock?)


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2008

Aterciopelados -- Río (Rock)(Latin)
The Verve -- Forth (Rock)
Phil Manzanera -- Firebird V11 (Prog)
Deerhunter -- Microcastle (Post-Rock)(Ambient)
Alkaline Trio -- Agony & Irony (Rock)
Xploding Plastix -- Treated Timber Resists Rot (Electronic)
Vibrasphere -- Lungs of Life (Electronic)
Nortec Collective -- Tijuana Sound Machine (Techno)(Latin)
Lemongrass -- Beach Affairs (Chillout)
Jaguares -- 45 (Rock)(Latin)


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2007

Fountains of Wayne -- Traffic and Weather (Rock)
Minus the Bear -- Planet of Ice (Rock)
Deerhunter -- Cryptograms (Post-Rock)(Ambient)(Punk)
Tom Middleton -- Lifetracks (Chillout)
Wintersleep -- Welcome to the Night Sky (Rock)
Leggo Beast -- Tales from the Crib (Chillout)
Christian Scott -- Anthem (Jazz)
Rabbit in the Moon -- Decade (Techno)
Linkin Park -- Minutes to Midnight (Rock)
Do Make Say Think -- You, You're a History in Rust (Post-Rock)


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2006

AFI -- Decemberunderground (Rock)
Gustavo Cerati -- Ahi Vamos (Rock)(Latin)
Loop Guru -- Elderberry Driftglass (Psychedelia)(Pop)
The Burning Paris -- Half-Truths and Indiscretions (Rock)
Biosphere -- Dropsonde (Ambient)
Julieta Venegas -- Limón y Sal (Pop)(Latin)
Mojave 3 -- Puzzles Like You (Pop)(Rock)
La Gusana Ciega -- La Rueda del Diablo (Rock)(Latin)
Silversun Pickups -- Carnavas (Rock)(Noise)
Muse -- Black Holes and Revelations (Prog)


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2005

Alkaline Trio -- Crimson (Rock)
Nortec Collective -- Tijuana Sessions vol 3 (Techno)(Latin)
Mirror System (Chillout)
Pitch Black -- Ape to Angel (Electronic)
Thievery Corporation -- The Cosmic Game (World)(Dub)
Grey Area -- And Then the Clouds (Electronic)
Minus the Bear -- Menos el Oso (Rock)
Lymbyc Systym -- Carved By Glaciers (Post-Rock)
Fobia -- Rosa Venus (Rock)(Latin)
Jaguares -- Cronicas de un Laberinto (Rock)(Latin)


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2004

Green Day -- American Idiot (Punk)(Pop)
Elefante (Latin)(Pop)
Flogging Molly -- Within a Mile of Home (Rock)(Irish)
Momma Gravy -- Adios (Chillout)
The Go! Team -- Thunder Lightning Strike (Psychedelia)(Pop)
Bill Laswell -- Version 2 Version (Dub)
Jah Wobble -- Elevator Music vol 1a (Ambient)(Rock)
Leggo Beast -- Thunk (Chillout)
Phutureprimitive -- Sub Conscious (Electronic)
Los Lobos -- The Ride (Rock)(Latin)


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2003

Djam Karet -- A Night for Baku (Prog)
Front 242 -- Pulse (Techno)
Fountains of Wayne -- Welcome Interstate Managers (Rock)(Pop)
Linkin Park -- Meteora (Rock)
The Sea and Cake -- Glass (Rock)(Electronic)
Cafe Tacuba -- Cuatro Caminos (Rock)(Latin)
Jah Wobble & Deep Space -- Five Beat (Ambient)(Dub)(Rock)
Laika -- Wherever I Am, I Am What Is Missing (Rock)(Trip-Hop)
Mojave 3 -- Spoon & Rafter (Pop)
All India Radio (Post-Rock)


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2002

Thievery Corporation -- The Richest Man in Babylon (World)
Chemical Brothers -- Come with Us (Techno)(Rock)
Inspector -- Alma en Fuego (Ska)(Latin)
Jah Wobble -- Fly (Ambient)(Rock)
Do Make Say Think -- & Yet & Yet (Post-Rock)
Los Lobos -- Good Morning Aztlán (Rock)(Latin)
Elefante -- Lo Que Andábamos Buscando (Rock)(Latin)
Moodswings -- Horizontal (Chillout)
My Friend the Chocolate Cake -- Curious (Pop)(World)
Moss -- Corporation Pop (Chillout)


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2001

Momma Gravy -- Dribble It On (Chillout)
The Appleseed Cast -- Low Level Owl: Volumes I and II (Rock)
Nortec Collective -- The Tijuana Sessions vol 1 (Techno)(Latin)
Moss -- Stone Soup (Chillout)
Jumbo -- D D y Ponle Play (Rock)(Pop)(Latin)
Ooze -- Where the Fields Never End (Chillout)
Jah Wobble / Bill Laswell -- A Dub Transmission (Dub)
Jimmy Eat World (Rock)
Leggo Beast -- Sines and Cymbals (Chillout)
ORG Lounge (Chillout)


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2000

Jumbo -- Restaurant (Rock-n-Roll)(Latin)
Julieta Venegas -- Bueninvento (Rock)(Latin)
La Gusana Ciega -- Correspondencia Interna (Rock)(Latin)
Sounds from the Ground -- Terra Firma (Electronic)
Jah Wobble -- Beach Fervour Spare (World)(Dub)(Rock)
Thievery Corporation -- The Mirror Conspiracy (Dub)(World)
Leggo Beast -- From Here to G (Chillout)
Biosphere -- Cirque (Ambient)
Jeff Beck -- You Had It Coming (Fusion)
Ultralights -- Eclipsing the Past (Jazz)(Electronic)


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1999

Joi -- One and One is One (Techno)(World)
Cafe Tacuba -- Reves / Yosoy (Rock)(Latin)(Weird)
Spacetime Continuum -- Double Fine Zone (Techno)(Jazz)(Ambient)
Daddylonglegs -- Horse (Electronic)
Gustavo Cerati -- Bocanada (Rock)(Latin)
Fountains of Wayne -- Utopia Parkway (Rock)(Pop)
Tadpoles -- Whirlaway (Rock)(Noise)(Psychedelia)
Sonic Youth -- Goodbye 20th Century (Noise)
June of 44 -- Anahata (Post-Rock)
Jah Wobble -- Deep Space (World)(Dub)(Rock)


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1998

Jah Wobble -- Umbra Sumus (World)(Rock)
The Irresistable Force -- It's Tomorrow Already (Electronic)
Bullitnuts -- A Different Ball Game (Chillout)
Future Loop Foundation -- Conditions for Living (Dub)(Techno)
Groove Collective -- Dance of the Drunken Master (Jazz)(Hip-Hop)(World)
Shakira -- Dónde Están las Ladrones? (Rock)(Latin)(Pop)
Jets to Brazil -- Orange Rhyming Dictionary (Rock)
Fatboy Slim -- You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Hip-Hop)
Tortoise -- TNT (Post-Rock)
June of 44 -- Four Great Points (Post-Rock)


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1997

Banco de Gaia -- Big Men Cry (Ambient)(Techno)(World)
Loop Guru -- Loop Bites Dog (Electronic)(World)(Ambient)
various artists -- Gong -- You Remixed (Techno)
Swervedriver -- 99th Dream (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Bullitnuts -- Nut Roast (Chillout)
The Verve -- Urban Hymns (Rock)
Purple Penguin -- De-Tuned (Chillout)
Yo La Tengo -- I Can Feel the Heart Beating As One (Rock)
Feverdream -- You Don't Know Us, But We Know Who You Are (Rock)
System 7 -- Golden Section (Techno)(Prog)


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1996

Aterciopelados -- La Pipa de la Paz (Rock)(Latin)
Screaming Trees -- Dust (Rock-n-Roll)
Maldita Vecindad -- Baile de Mascaras (Rock-n-Roll)(Latin)
The Egg -- Albumen (Prog)
Fountains of Wayne (Rock)(Pop)
Baby Mammoth -- Bridging Two Worlds (Chillout)
Loop Guru -- Amrita (Techno)(World)(Ambient)
Bullitnuts -- 1st of the Day (Chillout)
Unitone HiFi -- Boomshot (Dub)
Sounds from the Ground -- Kin (Ambient)(Techno)


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1995

For Squirrels -- Example (Rock-n-Roll)
Banco de Gaia -- Last Train to Lhasa (Ambient)(Techno)(World)
Orbital -- In Sides (Electronic)
Swervedriver -- Ejector Seat Reservation (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Jah Wobble -- Heaven and Earth (World)(Rock)
Laika -- Silver Apples of the Moon (Rock)(Hip-Hop)
23 Degrees -- Born of Earth's Torments (Ambient)(Dub)
Radiohead -- The Bends (Rock)
Smashing Pumpkins -- Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Rock)
Chemical Brothers -- Exit Planet Dust (Techno)


In my opinion, the strongest year ever for music.

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1994

Banco de Gaia -- Maya (Ambient)(Techno)(World)
Jah Wobble -- Take Me to God (Rock)(World)
Drum Club -- Drums are Dangerous (Dance)
Orbital -- Snivilisation (Electronic)
23 Degrees -- ... an Endless Searching for Substance (Ambient)(Dub)
Young American Primitive (Techno)(Ambient)
Cafe Tacuba -- Re (Rock)(Latin)
Strangelove -- Time for the Rest of Your Life (Rock)
Underworld -- Dubnobasswithmyheadman (Dance)
Global Communication -- 76:14 (Ambient)


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1993

Swervedriver -- Mezcalhead (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Orbital -- Orbital 2 (Techno)
Pearl Jam -- Vs (Rock-n-Roll)
The Boo Radleys -- Giant Steps (Pop)(Noise)
Not Drowning, Waving -- Circus (Rock)(World)
Soda Stereo -- Dynamo (Rock)(Latin)
Verve -- A Storm in Heaven (Rock)(Psychedelia)
Human Mesh Dance -- Hyaline (Electronic)
Seefeel -- Quique (Ambient)(Rock)
The Pogues -- Waiting for Herb (Rock)(Irish)


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1992

Julian Cope & Donald Ross Skinner -- Rite (Ambient)(Rock)
Caifanes -- El Silencio (Rock)(Latin)
Levitation -- Need for Not (Rock-n-Roll)(Psychedelia)
Julian Cope -- Jehovahkill (Rock)
Hunters and Collectors -- Cut (Rock)
Future Sound of London -- Accelerator (Techno)
Los Lobos -- Kiko (Rock)(Latin)
Inspiral Carpets -- Revenge of the Goldfish (Rock)(Psychedelia)
Moodswings -- Moodfood (Chillout)
Curve -- Pubic Fruit (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)


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1991

The Orb -- The Orb's Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (Ambient)(Electronic)
Kirsty MacColl -- Electric Landlady (Rock)
Pearl Jam -- Ten (Rock-n-Roll)
Smashing Pumpkins -- Gish (Rock-n-Roll)
Swervedriver -- Raise (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Toad the Wet Sprocket -- Fear (Rock)
System 7 (Techno)(Prog)
Pulnoc -- City of Hysteria (Rock)
The Meat Puppets -- Forbidden Places (Rock)(Humor)
REM -- Out of Time (Rock)


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1990

Sonic Youth -- Goo (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Charlatans UK -- Some Friendly (Rock)(Pop)
Not Drowning, Waving -- Claim (Rock)(World)
The Pogues -- Hell's Ditch (Rock)(Irish)
Schnell Fenster -- The Sound of Trees (Rock)(Pop)
Héroes del Silencio -- Senderos de Traición (Rock-n-Roll)(Latin)
Caifanes -- El Diabolito (Rock)(Latin)
Bakra Bata' -- Steel Drums and Percussion (World)
House of Love (Rock)(Pop)
Sun Ra -- Purple Night (Jazz)


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1989

The Stone Roses (Rock)
Kirsty MacColl -- Kite (Rock)
Hunters and Collectors -- Ghost Nation (Rock)
Mary My Hope -- Museum (Rock-n-Roll)
The Pogues -- Peace and Love (Rock)(Irish)
The Wonder Stuff -- Hup (Rock)(Pop)
Thomas Mapfumo -- Corruption (World)
Public Image Ltd -- 9 (Rock)
Miles Davis -- Aura (Jazz)
Maldita Vecindad -- y los Hijos del Quinto Patio (Rock)(Latin)


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1988

The Pogues -- If I Should Fall from Grace with God (Rock)(Irish)
Hunters and Collectors -- Fate (Rock)
Sonic Youth -- Daydream Nation (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Caifanes (Rock)(Latin)
U2 -- Rattle and Hum (Rock)
The Sugarcubes -- Life's Too Good (Pop)(Weird)(Rock)
The Mighty Lemon Drops -- World Without End (Rock)
The Church -- Starfish (Rock)
Joy Division -- Substance (Goth)
William Orbit -- Strange Cargo (Rock)(Ambient)(Jazz)


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1987

New Order -- Substance (Dance)
Game Theory -- Lolita Nation (Rock)(Weird)
The Replacements -- Pleased to Meet Me (Rock)
David Torn -- Cloud About Mercury (Jazz)(Rock)
REM -- Document (Rock)
Public Image Ltd -- Happy? (Rock)
Los Lobos -- By the Light of the Moon (Rock)(Latin)
The Plastic People of the Universe -- Pulnocni Mys (Prog)(Rock)
Milky Way (Jazz)
Screaming Trees -- Even If and Especially When (Rock-n-Roll)


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1986

Love and Rockets -- Express (Rock-n-Roll)
REM -- Life's Rich Pageant (Rock)
Love and Rockets -- Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven (Rock)
Sonic Youth -- EVOL (Rock-n-Roll)(Noise)
Concrete Blonde (Rock-n-Roll)
The Smiths -- The Queen is Dead (Rock)
The Call -- Reconciled (Rock)
Steve Roach -- Empetus (Electronic)
Yo La Tengo -- Ride the Tiger (Rock)
Cactus World News -- Urban Beaches (Rock-n-Roll)


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1985

New Order -- Low-Life (Dance)
Tones on Tail (Goth)(Weird)
REM -- Fables of the Reconstruction (Rock)
Kazumi Watanabe -- Mobo Club (Fusion)
The Church -- Heyday (Rock)
Tears for Fears -- Songs from the Big Chair (New Wave)
Public Image Ltd -- generic album (Rock-n-Roll)
The Smiths -- Meat is Murder (Rock)
Oingo Boingo -- Dead Man's Party (Rock)
Jean Michel Jarre -- Zoolook (Electronic)(World)(Weird)


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1984

Tones on Tail -- Pop (Rock)(Goth)
Big Country -- Steeltown (Rock-n-Roll)
REM -- Reckoning (Rock)
Simple Minds -- Sparkle in the Rain (New Wave)(Pop)
U2 -- The Unforgettable Fire (Rock)
Ultravox -- Lament (New Wave)
Psychedelic Furs -- Mirror Moves (Rock)
Group 87 -- A Career in Dada Processing (Jazz)(Prog)
Dead Can Dance (Medieval)(Rock)
Section 25 -- From the Hip (New Wave)(Electronic)


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1983

New Order -- Power Corruption and Lies (New Wave)(Dance)
U2 -- War (Rock)
Oingo Boingo -- Good for Your Soul (Rock)
REM -- Murmur (Rock)
Tears for Fears -- The Hurting (New Wave)
Tangerine Dream -- Poland (Electronic)
Kazumi Watanabe -- Mobo II (Fusion)
The Pretenders -- Learning to Crawl (Rock)
X -- More Fun in the New World (Rock-n-Roll)(Punk)
The The -- Soul Mining (Rock)


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1982

Oingo Boingo -- Nothing to Fear (Rock)
Psychedelic Furs -- Forever Now (Rock)
The Church -- The Blurred Crusade (Rock)
Phil Manzanera -- Primitive Guitars (Prog)
Simple Minds -- New Gold Dream (New Wave)
REM -- Chronic Town (Rock)
Czukay, Wobble, Liebezeit -- Full Circle (World)(Ambient)(Prog)
Neil Young -- Trans (Rock)
Section 25 -- The Key of Dreams (New Wave)(Electronic)
The Fixx -- Shuttered Room (Rock)


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1981

New Order -- Movement (New Wave)
King Crimson -- Discipline (Rock)(Prog)
The Pretenders -- Pretenders II (Rock)
Twelfth Night -- Live at the Target (Prog)
Simple Minds -- Sons and Fascination (New Wave)(Rock)
U2 -- October (Rock)
Psychedelic Furs -- Talk Talk Talk (Rock)
The Teardrop Explodes -- Wilder (Rock)
Ultravox -- Rage in Eden (New Wave)
X -- Wild Gift (Rock-n-Roll)(Punk)


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1980

Random Hold -- The View from Here (Rock)(Weird)
Zamla Mammaz Manna -- Familjesprikor (Prog)(Humor)(Weird)
The Psychedelic Furs (Rock)
Michael Mantler -- More Movies (Jazz)
U2 -- Boy (Rock)
Group 87 (Prog)(Jazz)
Ultravox -- Vienna (New Wave)
X -- Los Angeles (Punk)(Rock-n-Roll)
Simple Minds -- Empires and Dance (New Wave)(Rock)
Visage (New Wave)


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1979

Bill Bruford -- One of a Kind (Fusion)
Random Hold (Rock)(Weird)
Simple Minds -- Reel to Real Cacophony (Rock)(New Wave)
Robert Fripp -- Exposure (Rock)(Weird)(Pop)(Prog)
Eloy -- Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (Prog)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse -- Rust Never Sleeps (Rock)
Planxty -- After the Break (Irish)(Folk)
Space Art -- Play-Back (Prog)(Space)
Joy Division -- Unknown Pleasures (Goth)
Jethro Tull -- Stormwatch (Prog)


In my opinion, the weakest year for music.

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1978

Andrew Lloyd Webber -- Variations (everything)
FM -- Black Noise (Prog)(Electronic)
National Health (Prog)
Michael Mantler -- Movies (Jazz)
UK (Prog)
Michael Giles -- Progress (Prog)
Steve Reich -- Music for 18 Musicians (Ambient)
Brian Eno -- Music for Airports (Ambient)
Happy the Man -- Crafty Hands (Prog)
Jean Michel Jarre -- Equinoxe (Electronic)


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1977

Tangerine Dream -- Encore (Electronic)
Bill Bruford -- Feels Good to Me (Fusion)
Brand X -- Livestock (Fusion)
Happy the Man (Prog)
Al Dimeola -- Elegant Gypsy (Fusion)
Bo Hansson -- Music Inspired by Watership Down (Prog)(Pop)
Brand X -- Moroccan Roll (Fusion)
SFF -- Sunburst (Prog)(Electronic)(Pop)
Brian Eno -- Before and After Science (Prog)(Pop)(Ambient)(Weird)
David Bowie -- Low (Pop)(Rock)(Ambient)(Weird)


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1976

801 Live (Prog)
Brand X -- Unorthodox Behaviour (Fusion)
Stomu Yamashta -- Go (Space)(Prog)
Jeff Beck -- Wired (Fusion)
The Enid -- In the Region of Summer Stars (Prog)
Steve Hackett -- Voyage of the Acolyte (Prog)
Lancaster & Lumley -- Marscape (Prog)(Ambient)
Be-Bop Deluxe -- Sunburst Finish (Rock)(Pop)
Jean Michel Jarre -- Oxygene (Electronic)
Joachim Kuhn -- Hip Elegy (Jazz)


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1975

Tangerine Dream -- Rubycon (Electronic)
Camel -- The Snow Goose (Prog)(Pop)
Jeff Beck -- Blow by Blow (Fusion)
Larry Coryell -- Planet End (Fusion)
Phil Manzanera -- Diamond Head (Prog)
Hawkwind -- Warrior on the Edge of Time (Psychedelia)(Rock-n-Roll)(Electronic)
Tony Williams Lifetime -- Believe It (Fusion)
Quiet Sun -- Mainstream (Prog)(Weird)
Gong -- Shamal (Prog)(Jazz)(World)
Passport -- Cross-Collateral (Fusion)


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1974

King Crimson -- Starless and Bible Black (Prog)(Rock)
Miles Davis -- Get Up With It (Jazz)(Rock)(Ambient)
Gentle Giant -- The Power and the Glory (Prog)
King Crimson -- Red (Rock-n-Roll)(Prog)
Yes -- Relayer (Prog)(Rock-n-Roll)
Gryphon -- Red Queen to Gryphon Three (Prog)(Medieval)
Genesis -- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (Prog)
Blue Oyster Cult -- Secret Treaties (Rock)
Golden Earring -- Moontan (Rock)(Prog)
Return to Forever -- Where Have I Known You Before (Fusion)


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1973

Gentle Giant -- In A Glass House (Prog)
King Crimson -- Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Prog)(Rock)
Hatfield and the North (Prog)(Humor)(Jazz)
Gong -- You (Psychedelia)(Electronic)(Jazz)(Humor)
Pink Floyd -- Dark Side of the Moon (Rock)(Prog)
Can -- Future Days (Prog)(Ambient)
Yes -- Tales from Topographic Oceans (Prog)
Genesis -- Selling England by the Pound (Prog)
The Who -- Tommy (Rock)
Fripp & Eno -- No Pussyfooting (Ambient)


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1972

Santana -- Caravanserai (Latin)(Rock)(Jazz)
War -- The World is a Ghetto (R&B)(Jazz)(Latin)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express -- Second Wind (Jazz)(Pop)
Yes -- Close to the Edge (Prog)
Embryo -- Steig Aus (Prog)(World)
Blue Oyster Cult (Rock)
Gentle Giant -- Octopus (Prog)(Medieval)
Gong -- Flying Teapot (Psychedelia)(Humor)(Electronic)
Bo Hansson -- Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings (Prog)(Jazz)
Kraan (Prog)


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1971

Yes -- The Yes Album (Prog)(Rock)
War (R&B)(Jazz)(Latin)
Larry Coryell -- Barefoot Boy (Fusion)
The Who -- Who's Next (Rock)
Caravan -- In the Land of Grey and Pink (Prog)(Pop)
Traffic -- Low Spark of High Heel Boys (Rock)(Pop)
Gentle Giant -- Acquiring the Taste (Prog)(Weird)
Led Zeppelin -- IV (Rock-n-Roll)
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express (Rock)(Jazz)
Nektar -- Journey to the Centre of the Eye (Prog)(Psychedelia)


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1970

Miles Davis -- A Tribute to Jack Johnson (Jazz)(Rock-n-Roll)
Caravan -- If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You (Prog)(Jazz)(Pop)
Donald Byrd -- Electric Byrd (Jazz)(Rock)
If -- If 2 (Pop)(Jazz)
Soft Machine -- Third (Prog)(Jazz)(Weird)
Jefferson Starship -- Blows Against the Empire (Rock)(Prog)
Gentle Giant (Prog)
Alice Cooper -- Easy Action (Rock)(Weird)(Pop)
Wayne Shorter -- Moto Grosso Feio (Jazz)(World)
Egg (Prog)


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1969

Miles Davis -- Bitches Brew (Jazz)(Rock)(Ambient)
Miles Davis -- In A Silent Way (Jazz)(Rock)
The Beatles -- Abbey Road (Rock)(Pop)
The Soft Machine -- Volume Two (Psychedelia)(Jazz)(Humor)
Alice Cooper -- Pretties For You (Rock)(Weird)
King Crimson -- In the Court of the Crimson King (Prog)(Rock)
Yes (Pop)(Prog)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse -- Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (Rock)
Santana (Latin)(Rock)(Jazz)
Pink Floyd -- More (Psychedelia)


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1968

Miles Davis -- Filles de Kilimanjaro (Jazz)
The Beatles (Rock)(Pop)
Steppenwolf -- the Second (Rock)
Big Brother and the Holding Company -- Cheap Thrills (Rock-n-Roll)(Blues)
The Soft Machine (Psychedelia)(Prog)
Family -- Music in a Doll's House (Rock)(Psychedelia)
Chicago Transit Authority (Rock)(Jazz)
Chick Corea -- Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Jazz)
Pink Floyd -- A Saucerful of Secrets (Psychedelia)
The Action -- Rolled Gold (Rock)(Pop)


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1967

The Beatles -- Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Pop)(Rock)
Miles Davis -- Nefertiti (Jazz)
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators -- Easter Everywhere (Psychedelia)
The Beatles -- Magical Mystery Tour (Pop)
Pink Floyd -- The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Psychedelia)
The Byrds -- The Notorious Byrd Brothers (Rock)
Big Brother and the Holding Company (Rock)(Blues)
Thelonious Monk -- Straight No Chaser (Jazz)
Cream -- Disraeli Gears (Rock)
Jefferson Airplane -- Surrealistic Pillow (Rock)


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1966

The Beatles -- Revolver (Rock)(Pop)
Love (Rock)
Miles Davis -- Miles Smiles (Jazz)
Duke Ellington -- The Far East Suite (Jazz)
Wynton Kelly -- Full View (Jazz)
The Thirteenth Floor Elevators -- Psychedelic Sounds (Psychedelia)
Dave Brubeck -- Time In (Jazz)
Lee Morgan -- Charisma (Jazz)
Spanky and Our Gang -- Without Rhyme or Reason (Pop)
Cannonball Adderley -- Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Jazz)


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1965

The Beatles -- Rubber Soul (Pop)
The Beatles -- Help! (Pop)
Miles Davis -- E S P (Jazz)
Larry Young -- Unity (Jazz)
Wayne Shorter -- The Soothsayer (Jazz)
Herbie Hancock -- Maiden Voyage (Jazz)
Ramsey Lewis -- The In Crowd (Jazz)
Tony Williams -- Spring (Jazz)
Horace Silver -- The Cape Verdean Blues (Jazz)
Lee Morgan -- Cornbread (Jazz)


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1964

The Beatles -- A Hard Day's Night (Pop)
Herbie Hancock -- Empyrean Isles (Jazz)
John Coltrane -- A Love Supreme (Jazz)
Lee Morgan -- Tom Cat (Jazz)
Wayne Shorter -- Speak No Evil (Jazz)
Larry Young -- Into Somethin' (Jazz)
Dave Brubeck -- Jazz Impressions of Japan (Jazz)
John Coltrane -- Crescent (Jazz)
Bobby Timmons -- From the Bottom (Jazz)
Hampton Hawes -- The Green Leaves of Summer (Jazz)


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1963

Miles Davis -- Seven Steps to Heaven (Jazz)
Charles Mingus -- Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (Jazz)
The Beatles -- Please Please Me (Pop)
Donald Byrd -- A New Perspective (Jazz)
Thelonious Monk -- Criss-Cross (Jazz)
Lee Morgan -- The Sidewinder (Jazz)
Herbie Hancock -- My Point of View (Jazz)
Kenny Dorham -- Una Mas (Jazz)
Jackie McLean -- Vertigo (Jazz)
Dexter Gordon -- Our Man in Paris (Jazz)


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1962

Duke Ellington -- Money Jungle (Jazz)
Stan Getz -- Focus (Jazz)
Bill Evans -- Interplay (Jazz)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers -- Caravan (Jazz)
Oscar Peterson -- Night Train (Jazz)
Freddie Hubbard -- Hub-Tones (Jazz)
Dave Brubeck -- Countdown: Time in Outer Space (Jazz)
Red Garland -- When There are Grey Skies (Jazz)
Herbie Hancock -- Takin' Off (Jazz)
Horace Silver -- The Tokyo Blues (Jazz)


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1961

Red Garland -- Bright and Breezy (Jazz)
Miles Davis -- Someday My Prince Will Come (Jazz)
Wynton Kelly -- Wynton Kelly! (Jazz)
Cannonball Adderley -- Know What I Mean? (Jazz)
Bobby Timmons -- Easy Does It (Jazz)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers -- Mosaic (Jazz)
Donald Byrd -- The Cat Walk (Jazz)
Wynton Kelly -- Someday My Prince Will Come (Jazz)
Red Garland -- Soul Burnin' (Jazz)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers -- The Witch Doctor (Jazz)


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1960

Miles Davis -- Sketches of Spain (Jazz)(Classical)
Donald Byrd -- Byrd in Flight (Jazz)
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers -- A Night in Tunisia (Jazz)
John Coltrane -- My Favorite Things (Jazz)
Bobby Timmons -- This Here is Bobby Timmons (Jazz)
Wynton Kelly -- Kelly Great (Jazz)
Bobby Timmons -- Soul Time (Jazz)
Sun Ra -- Angels and Demons at Play (Jazz)
Horace Silver -- Horace-Scope (Jazz)
Red Garland -- Blues in the Night (Jazz)


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before 1960

Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue (1959) (Jazz)
Igor Stravinsky -- The Rite of Spring (1913) (Classical)(Punk)
Charles Mingus -- Mingus Ah Um (1959) (Jazz)
Cannonball Adderley -- Somethin' Else (1958) (Jazz)
Dave Brubeck -- Time Out (1959) (Jazz)
Miles Davis -- Birth of the Cool (1950) (Jazz)
Charles Mingus -- Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) (Jazz)
Miles Davis -- Relaxin' (1956) (Jazz)
Antonin Dvorak -- Symphony #9 "From the New World" (1893) (Classical)(World)
Charles Mingus -- Tijuana Moods (1957) (Jazz)


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