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Doof's Top 100 Albums (UPDATE)

Previous List: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?memberid=1060512&listid=165376
1The The
Infected


1 [1]
2Destroyer
Kaputt


2 [2]
3Radiohead
OK Computer


3 [3]
4The National
Trouble Will Find Me


4 [4]
5Sunhouse
Crazy on the Weekend


5 [5]
6The National
Boxer


6 [6]
7Lambchop
Is a woman


7 [8]

Up one spot, this continues to grow on me, as does Lambchop's discography in general - their upcoming 2016 album is my most anticipated release for the rest of 2016.
8Tindersticks
Tindersticks


8 [14]

And Lambchop's sister band also have earned a position jump. Seeing the band live last year has only added to my appreciation of this.
9Nirvana
In Utero


9 [17]

Another big mover, this album has really sunk its hooks in again - sometimes you have an itch that only a tune like 'Milk It' or 'Scentless Apprentice' can scratch.
10Billy Corgan
TheFutureEmbrace


SIAMESE DREAM

10 [15]

Sput needs to sort out the Pumpkins list glitch so use your imaginations people. Three 1993 albums in a row now and all in the top 10, strong year.
11Thomas Feiner & Anywhen
The Opiates Revised


11 [NEW ENTRY]

The artist formerly known as Clover's rec competition winner, this is a stunning album of predominantly ballads with nods to jazz and chamber music. Every song on the album is strong.
12Glenn Branca
The Ascension


12 [NEW ENTRY]

Branca appears to be somewhat of a year zero for a certain style of guitar playing and is the key step in the evolutionary chain for a lot of art rock in the mode of Sonic Youth and post rock in the form of GSY!BE. Ferocious stuff.
13David Bowie
Low


13 [16]

Bowie's greatest album jumps up the list a bit, you probably can guess why I've revisited a lot of his stuff this year.
14Talking Heads
Remain in Light


14 [7]

A faller (tumbler?), I just haven't been on a Talking Heads tip, don't read too much into it.
15The Residents
Not Available


15 [NEW ENTRY]

Phenomenal album, this has possibly been the album to make the greatest impression on me in the last 12 months and has got me slowly working through The Residents back catalogue. Makes something like 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea' look comparatively pedestrian. Totally bizarre but there's a logic at work.
16The National
High Violet


16 [11]
17Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs


17 [10]
18Songs: Ohia
Magnolia Electric Co


18 [21]

This deserved to climb, there's just something about Molina, I listen to his output more than Oldham or Callahan now and this list should reflect that.
19Robert Wyatt
Rock Bottom


19 [12]
20Talk Talk
Laughing Stock


20 [9]

Drops out of the top 10, still one of the most purely beautiful album's on the list.
21Pink Floyd
Animals


21 [13]
22Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left


22 [19]
23Elliott Smith
Either/Or


23 [51]

Big mover, I revisited this a lot this year and realised there are more classic songs on here than I'd given credit.
24The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin


24 [20]
25R.E.M.
Automatic for the People


25 [18]
26Love
Forever Changes


26 [NEW ENTRY]

I've only just started delving into the 60's but this album had been on my list for over a decade to check, the first side is stronger than the second but it doesn't damage it's classic status. The trippy vocals are perfect.
27Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica


27 [22]
28David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive


28 [NEW ENTRY]

After checking out a large chunk of the man's back catalogue this year this goes down as my favourite Sylvian release (yes, including all the Japan output). The album has a perfect track flow.
29Therapy?
Troublegum


29 [24]
30Nirvana
Nevermind


30 [25]
31Led Zeppelin
Physical Graffiti


31 [42]

Listened to a lot of Zeppelin this year and ended up bumping PG to a 5, I'd overlooked the second disc too much.
32Radiohead
The Bends


32 [23]

Nostalgia is still strong but this is falling...
33Radiohead
Kid A


33 [90]

...woah, and looky here, this is climbing. Obviously I revisited the Radiohead albums this year as they dropped a new one. This is the album to benefit from the renewed attention the most. The middle section of the album around 'In Limbo' was better than I remembered.
34Sparklehorse
It's a Wonderful Life


34 [43]

I had this down as too slight to be a true classic but now I know better, steady climber.
35Tricky
Maxinquaye


35 [38]
36Eels
Electro-Shock Blues


36 [40]
37Pavement
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain


37 [27]
38Guided by Voices
Bee Thousand


38 [NEW ENTRY]

This has it's eyes on usurping Crooked Rain as my favourite lo fi 90's indie album.
39Tindersticks
Tindersticks II


39 [56]

This was closer to the debut in quality than I'd been giving credit.
40Pixies
Doolittle


40 [47]
41Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


41 [45]
42Oneohtrix Point Never
Garden of Delete


42 [26[

It's fallen a little but still a good showing for my AOTY 2015
43Cass McCombs
Mangy Love


43 [NEW ENTRY]

My favourite album of the year so far, a traditional album where every song is strong and it's easily McCombs's most confident release to date.
44Animal Collective
Strawberry Jam


44 [28]
45Sigur Ros
Takk...


45 [29]
46Sun Kil Moon
Benji


46 [49]

I'm very close to bumping this to a 5, need to revisit it more next year, one to watch.
47Metallica
Master of Puppets


47 [31]
48Roxy Music
For Your Pleasure


48 [NEW ENTRY]

Another back catalogue I've been working through this year, this is my favourite so far, though I still haven't checked the debut so perhaps that might be stronger still?
49Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree


49 [NEW ENTRY]

Before this album Cave was always an artist i respected but there was an emotional disconnect. No more.
50Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
I See a Darkness


50 [32]
51Animal Collective
Feels


51 [NEW ENTRY]

Ok this is better than 'Merriweather'
52DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...


52 [96]

Big climber, I revisited this to see if it deserved bumping to a 5 and although I still don't believe this is a 5 it is still an excellent album, one that just has a couple of unfortunate lulls.
53Megadeth
Rust in Peace


53 [33]
54American Music Club
United Kingdom


54 [NEW ENTRY]

The perfect AMC atmosphere on this one, a strange release as its effectively a UK only cobbled together compilation, but it just works.
55Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


55 [41]
56Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation


56 [NEW ENTRY]

Leaving this off the previous list was another major derp, I checked this out again thanks to getting into Glenn Branca, want to revisit this some more to decide if it deserves bumping to a 5.
57Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


57 [35]

After giving the new one a few spins I'm thinking this one is safe in it's status as Doof's favourite Bon Iver.
58Talking Heads
Fear of Music


58 [48]
59Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell


59 [36]

Still great, just increasing competition Sufjan dear lad, you know how it goes
60Niechec
Niechec


60 [NEW ENTRY]

This is the 2016 album that came out of nowhere to knock me off my feet, this is a masterclass in how to imbue complex jazzy compositions with real energy and emotion (take note most sputcore)
61Slint
Spiderland


61 [52]
62Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


62 [44]
63Fleetwood Mac
Tusk


63 [55]
64Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway


64 [57]
65My Bloody Valentine
Loveless


65 [54]
66Brian Eno
Before and After Science


66 [NEW ENTRY]

Currently my favourite of the Eno albums I've investigated, this has potential to become a 5 I just need to live with it a while.
67Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest


67 [58]
68Yes
Close to the Edge


68 [NEW ENTRY]

Of all the smelly prog I've investigated in 2016 this is the one that stood out as top of the pile. 'The Soft Bulletin' owes it a lot that's for sure, I might even check 'Fragile' based on the strength of this.
69Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West


69 [50]
70Destroyer
Poison Season


70 [34]

Still enjoy this but listening to 'Kaputt' again makes it clear it is a step down.
71Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted


71 [53]
72Billy Corgan
TheFutureEmbrace


72 [39]

MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS

Been listening to this a lot over the last 12 months but it certainly has its weaknesses as a complete album.
73Sun Kil Moon
April


73 [63]
74Destroyer
Streethawk: A Seduction


74 [46]
75Fishmans
Long Season


75 [NEW ENTRY]

Really strange Japanese album with a dreamy atmosphere that contains a few repeated themes that build and fall away in a really addictive way.
76The Knife
Silent Shout


76 [97]

Had this a little low last time.
77David Bowie
Station to Station


77 [60]
78The The
Soul Mining


78 [71]
79Radiohead
A Moon Shaped Pool


79 [NEW ENTRY]

Still not sure exactly where this fits in their discog which brings us to...
80Radiohead
In Rainbows


80 [30]

...a big faller, I went back to this and Kid A and it was a real surprise how much it changed my opinion on both.
81Gas
Pop


81 [83]

Still my favourite ambient album...
82David Sylvian
Gone To Earth


82 {NEW ENTRY]

...saying that Side 2 of this double album has some great ambient work on it.
83Portishead
Portishead


83 [76]
84R.E.M.
Murmur


84 [72]
85Pearl Jam
Vitalogy


85 [67]
86The Psychedelic Furs
Talk Talk Talk


86 [NEW ENTRY]

Really solid early 80s album, vocal style takes a while to grow on you I'll admit but once it does this is great.
87Gavin Clark
Beautiful Skeletons


87 [65]
88The Blue Nile
Hats


88 [NEW ENTRY]

This is better than the Lewis album for that late night sad-times evocative hit. 'Let's Go Out Tonight' is one of my favourite songs of all time now.
89Tom Waits
Rain Dogs


89 [59]

This has grown off me a little, it isn't a repeat spins sort of album, you have to be in a very particular mood. Still impressive of course.
90Bark Psychosis
Hex


90 [74]
91The Residents
Meet the Residents


91 [NEW ENTRY]

Another that could climb, for now I've only listened under 20 times or so. Funny but never disposable.
92Portishead
Third


92 [79]
93Shearwater
Rook


93 [80]
94Faith No More
Angel Dust


94 [68]
95David Bowie
Blackstar


95 [85]

Be sad if this drops out of the top 100 by next year
96Run the Jewels
Run the Jewels 2


96 [37]

Ok ok, sput you've worn down my resistance concerning this album a bit now. It's still fun imo but ok maybe slightly disposable too. Was still hoping they'd drop a new one in 2016.
97Massive Attack
Blue Lines


97 [89]
98Everything Everything
Get To Heaven


98 [62]

I still love my baby...just not quite as much.
99The Drones
Feelin Kinda Free


99 [NEW ENTRY]

2016 has been a great year for music, the quality being such that you can almost forget about an album like this one. This is how to be angry in 2016.
100Foetus
Nail


100 [NEW ENTRY]

The best thing I've heard from Thirlwell and has a load of similarities to 'Infected'.
101David Lynch
Eraserhead OST


This is my one 5 that doesn't make the list as it's a soundtrack and a very peculiar one at that.

Below is a list of the fallen:
GSY!BE, Lift Yr Skinny Fists / Girls, Father Son Holy Ghost / TV on the Radio, Dear Science / Bloc Party, Silent Alarm / Unwound, Leaves Turn Inside You / Nick Drake, Pink Moon / Elliott Smith, XO / Sigur Ros, ( ) / Boards of Canada, Geogaddi / Red House Painters, Rollercoaster / Jane's Addiction, Ritual de lo Habitual / Lewis, L'Amour / Fennesz, Endless Summer / Tindersticks, Curtains / Julia Holter, Loud City Song / Grizzly Bear, Shields / Mastodon, Blood Mountain / Animal Collective, Merriweather Post Pavilion / Stone Temple Pilots, Purple / Vic Chesnutt, Is the Actor Happy? / Boards of Canada, Music Has the Right to Children / Cass McCombs, Big Wheel and Others
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