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  Best Albums of 2012    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. Rush: Clockwork Angels (Roadrunner)
02. Soundgarden: King Animal (Seven Four/Universal)
03. Japandriods: Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
04. Matt Boroff: Filling in the Cracks [EP] (Matt Boroff)
05. Dash Rip Rock: Black Liquor (Alternative Tentacles)
06. Guided by Voices: The Bears for Lunch (GBV Inc./Guided by Voices)
07. Matthew Ryan: In the Dusk of Everything (Matthew Ryan)
08. Santigold: Master of My Make-Believe (Atlantic)
09. John K. Samson: Provincial (ADA/Epitaph)
10. Richard Hawley: Standing at the Sky’s Edge (Parlaphone)
  01. Big Big Train: English Electric (Part One) (English Electric / GEP)
02. Swans: The Seer (Young God)
03. Anaïs Mitchell: Young Man In America (Wilderland)
04. Steven Wilson: Get All You Deserve (Kscope)
05. Änglagård: Viljans Öga (Anglagard)
06. Chromatics: Kill For Love (Italians Do It Better)
07. Screaming Females: Ugly (Don Giovanni)
08. Lost in the Trees: A Church That Fits Our Needs (Anti-)
09. Advance Base: A Shut-In's Prayer (Caldo Verde)
10. Cloud Nothings: Attack on Memory (Carpark)
       
       
  Best Albums of 2011    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. The Decemberists: The King is Dead (Capitol/Rough Trade)
02. Blink-182: Neighborhoods (Interscope)
03. Mastodon: The Hunter (Reprise)
04. The Twilight Singers: Dynamite Steps (Sub Pop)
05. Steve Earle: I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive (New West)
06. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (Vagrant)
07. Tom Waits: Bad as Me (Anti-)
08. Eric Church: Chief (EMI)
09. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop)
10. Matthew Ryan: I Recall Standing As Though Nothing Could Fall (Dear Future Collective)
  01. Fucked Up: David Comes To Life (Matador)
02. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (Island)
03. The Field: Looping State of Mind (Kompakt)
04. Atlas Sound: Parallax (4AD)
05. Radiohead: The King of Limbs (Self-released)
06. Tom Waits: Bad As Me (Anti-)
07. John Maus: We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves (Ribbon Music / Upset the Rhythm)
08. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks: Mirror Traffic (Matador)
09. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop / Bella Union)
10. Shabazz Palaces: Black Up (Sub Pop)
       
       
  Best Albums of 2010    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (Purple Ribbon/Def Jam)
02. Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R Deluxe Edition (Interscope)
03. R.E.M.: Fables of the Reconstruction 25th Anniversary Edition (EMI)
04. Tired Pony: The Place We Ran From (Mom & Pop Music)
05. Idlewild: Post Electric Blues (Cooking Vinyl)
06. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (4AD)
07. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (Universal Motown)
08. Cee-Lo Green: The Lady Killer (Elektra)
09. Dr. John: Tribal (429 Records)
10. Jamey Johnson: The Guitar Song (Mercury Nashville)
  01. Hudson Bell: Out of the Clouds (St. Ives)
02. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (4AD)
03. Walkmen: Lisbon (Fat Possum)
04. Julie Christmas: The Bad Wife (Rising Pulse)
05. Spoon: Transference (Merge)
06. National: High Violet (4AD)
07. Paul Weller: Wake Up the Nation (Yep Roc)
08. Mary Gauthier: The Foundling (Razor & Tie)
09. I Am Kloot: Sky at Night (Shepherd Moon / EMI)
10. Shed: The Traveller (Ostgut Ton)
       
       
  Best Albums of the 2000s    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. The Weakerthans: Reconstruction Site (Epitaph, 2003)
02. Matthew Ryan: East Autumn Grin (Interscope, 2001)
03. Idlewild: 100 Broken Windows (Capitol, 2000)
04. Green Day: American Idiot (Reprise, 2004)
05. Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera (Lost Highway, 2002)
06. Alice in Chains: Black Gives Way to Blue (Virgin, 2009)
07. Rush: Snakes and Arrows (Atlantic, 2007)
08. Gutter Twins: Saturnalia (Sub Pop, 2008)
09. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends: Furnace Room Lullaby (Bloodshot, 2000)
10. Kelly Clarkson: Breakaway (RCA, 2004)
  01. Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch, 2002)
02. Radiohead: In Rainbows (Self-Released, 2007)
03. Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Warner Bros., 2009)
04. Radiohead: Kid A (Capitol, 2000)
05. TV On The Radio: Dear Science (DGC/Interscope, 2008)
06. Gillian Welch: Time (The Revelator) (Acony, 2001)
07. DJ Shadow: The Private Press (Mo' Wax/Island, 2002)
08. Sun Kil Moon: April (Caldo Verde, 2008)
09. PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (Island, 2000)
10. Spoon: Kill the Moonlight (Merge, 2002)
       
  Best Albums of 2009    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. Alice in Chains: Black Gives Way to Blue (Virgin)
02. Them Crooked Vultures: Them Crooked Vultures (Interscope)
03. Nirvana: Live at Reading (Geffen)
04. Mastodon: Crack the Skye (Reprise)
05. Muse: The Resistance (Warner Bros.)
06. Tom Waits Glitter & Doom Live (Anti-)
07. Iron Maiden: Flight 666 Original Soundtrack (EMI)
08. Green Day: 21st Century Breakdown (Reprise)
09. Matthew Ryan: Dear Lover (The Dear Future Collective)
10. Kiss: Sonic Boom (Kiss/Universal)
  01. Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Warner Bros.)
02. Boston Spaceships: Zero to 99 (Guided By Voices)
03. Eels: Hombre Lobo: 12 Songs Of Desire (Vagrant)
04. Dinosaur Jr.: Farm (Jagjaguwar)
05. Atlas Sound: Logos (Kranky)
06. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions: Through The Devil Softly (Nettwerk)
07. PJ Harvey & John Parish: A Woman A Man Walked By (Island)
08. Raekwon: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II (EMI)
09. Built to Spill: There Is No Enemy (Warners Bros.)
10. The Church: Untitled #23 (Second Motion/Unorthodox)
       
  Best Albums of 2008    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. The Gutter Twins: Saturnalia (Sub Pop)
02. Santogold: Santogold (Downtown)
03. Robyn Hitchcock: Luminous Groove (Yep Roc)
04. R.E.M.: Accelerate (Warner Bros.)
05. Ludacris: Theater of the Mind (Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam)
06. Janelle Monae: Metropolis, Suite I: The Chase (Bad Boy/Atlantic)
07. Christina Aguilera: Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits (RCA)
08. Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark (New West)
09. Radiohead: In Rainbows (ATO)
10. Matthew Ryan: Matthew Ryan vs. The Silver State (2:59)
 

01. TV On The Radio: Dear Science (DGC/Interscope)
02. Sun Kil Moon: April (Caldo Verde)
03. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks: Real Emotional Trash (Matador)
04. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Anti-)
05. Portishead: Third (Mercury/Island)
06. Deerhunter: Microcastle (Kranky)
07. The Walkmen: You & Me (Gigantic)
08. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) (Motown)
09. Jamie Lidell: Jim (Warp)
10. Shearwater: Rook (Matador)

       
  Best Albums of 2007    
       
  Kevin Moreau:   Laurence Station:
       
  01. Rush: Snakes & Arrows (Atlantic)
02. Bruce Springsteen: Magic (Columbia)
03. The White Stripes: Icky Thump (Warner Bros.)
04. The Weakerthans: Reunion Tour (Anti/Epitaph)
05. Against Me!: New Wave (Sire)
06. Bettye LaVette: Scene of the Crime (Anti-)
07. Steve Earle: Washington Square Serenade (New West)
08. Jason Isbell: Sirens of the Ditch (New West)
09. Ween: La Cucaracha (Rounder)
10. Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
 

01. Radiohead: In Rainbows (Self-Released)
02. Burial: Untrue (Hyperdub)
03. Wilco: Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
04. The White Stripes: Icky Thump (Warner Bros.)
05. Feist: The Reminder (Cherrytree/Interscope)
06. Les Savy Fav: Let's Stay Friends (French Kiss)
07. Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)
08. Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum)
09. The National Boxer: (Beggars Banquet)
10. Iron & Wine: The Shepherd's Dog (Sub Pop)

       


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