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2017

Louder Than War iss13

Louder Than War Top 100 Albums Of 2017


Sleaford Mods


1. Sleaford Mods – English Tapas
2. Slowdive – Slowdive
3. Cabbage – Young, Dumb And Full Of…
4. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Damage And Joy
5. Idles – Brutalism
6. Japandroids – Near To The Heart Of Life
7. Diet Cig – Swear I’m Good At This
8. Alvvays – Antisocialites
9. Cloakroom – Time Well
10. The National – Sleep Well Beast
11. Wire – Silver/Lead
12. The Charlatans – Different Days
13. UNCLE – The Road Pt. 1
14. Ride – Weather Diaries
15. Melvins – A Walk With Love & Death
16. Rat Boy – Scum
17. The Fall – New Facts Emerge
18. The Cribs – 24/7 Rock Star Shit
19. Mogwai – Every Country’s Sun
20. Liam Gallagher – As You Were
21. Koyo – Koyo
22. The Horrors – V
23. Black Grape – Pop Voodoo
24. Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now
25. Cloud Nothings – Life Without Sound
26. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes – Modern Ruin
27. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe
28. Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark
29. The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody
30. Public Service Broadcasting – Every Valley
31. Sheer Mag – Need To Feel Your Love
32. Minor Victories – Orchestral Variations
33. Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
34. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Don’t Get Lost
35. LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
36. Pallbearer – Heartless
37. Grave Pleasures – Motherblood
38. Desperate Journalist – Grow Up
39. Paul Draper – Spooky Action
40. Sacred Paws – Strike A Match
41. Afghan Whigs – In Spades
42. The War On Drugs – A Deeper Understanding
43. Chealsea Wolfe – Hiss Spun
44. Baxter Dury – Prince Of Tears
45. Thurston Moore – Rock ‘N’ Roll Consciousness
46. Wolf Eyes – Undertow
47. Auction For The Promise Club – Silence
48. Menace Beach – Lemon Memory
49. At The Drive-In – In-Ter A-Li-A
50. Arcade Fire – Everything Now
51. Queens Of The Stoneage – Villains
52. British Sea Power – Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
53. The Moonlandingz – Interplanetary Class Classics
54. And So I Watch You From Afar – The Endless Shimmering
55. Cast – Kicking Up The Dust
56. Fever Dream – Squid
57. Inheaven – Inheaven
58. King Woman – Created In The Image Of Suffering
59. Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
60. Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind
61. Dutch Uncles – Big Balloon
62. Royal Trux – Platinum Tips + Ice Cream
63. Echobelly – Anarchy & Alchemy
64. Ryan Adams – Prisoner
65. Surfer Blood – Snowdonia
66. Oxbow – Thin Black Duke
67. Part Chimp – Iv
68. Wear Your Wounds – Wyw
69. Bmx Bandits – Bmx Bandits Forever
70. Eight Rounds Rapid – Objet D’art
71. Maximo Park – Risk To Exist
72. Los Campesinos! – Sick Scenes
73. Spectres – Condition
74. Granddaddy – Last Place
75. Mew – Visuals
76. Boris – Dear
77. Death From Above – Outrage! Is Now
78. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Luciferian Towers
79. The Sherlocks – Live For The Moment
80. Gorillaz – Humanz
81. Paul Weller – A Kind Revolution
82. Myrkur – Mereridt
83. Brand New – Science Fiction
84. Ho9909 – United States Of Horror
85. Spotlights – Seismic
86. Honey Joy – Honey Joy
87. Wolf Alice – Visions Of A Life
88. Curse Of Lono – Severed
89. Mark Lanegan Band – Gargoyle
90. The Shins – Heartworms
91. Ty Segall – Ty Segall
92. True Moon – True Moon
93. Waxahatchee – Out In The Storm
94. Mick Harvey – Intoxicated Woman
95. Spiral Stairs – Doris And The Daggers
96. Wild Beasts – Punch Drunk And Trembling
97. The Bronx – V
98. Wolf Parade – Cry Cry Cry
99. Broken Social Scene – Hug Of Thunder
100. Kadavar – Rough Times


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2016


Louder Than War Albums Of 2016


Blackstar


1. David Bowie – Blackstar
2. Meilyr Jones – 2013
3. Savages – Adore Life
4. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
5. Anohni – Hopelessness
6. Fat White Family – Songs For Our Mothers
7. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Skeleon Tree
8. Pj Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project
9. Deux Furieuses – Tracks Of Wire
10. Wire – Nocturnal Koreans
11. Factory Floor – 25 25
12. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
13. Skepta – Konnichiwa
14. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression
15. Beyonce – Lemonade
16. Martha – Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart
17. Swans – The Glowing Man
18. Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini
19. The Anchoress – Confessions Of A Romance Novelist
20. Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo
21. Brian Eno – The Ship
22. Gnod – Mirror
23. Grumbling Fur – Furfour
24. A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thank You..
25. Family Atlantica – Cosmic Unity
26. The Ruts Dc – Music Destroy
27. Skating Polly – The Big Fit
28. Barry Hyde – Melody
29. Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits
30. Jenny Hval – Blood Bitch
31. The Tuts – Update Your Brain
32. Marissa Nadler – Strangers
33. Shirley Collins – Lodestar
34. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
35. Hands Off Gretel – Burn The Beauty Queen
36. Theatre Of Hate – Kinshi
37. Angel Olson – My Woman
38. Evans The Death – Vanilla
39. Deerhoof – The Magic
40. Th Membranes – Inner Space
41. Minor Victories – Minor Victories
42. Car Seat Headrest – Teen Of Denial
43. Solange – A Seat At The Table
44. Suede – Night Thoughts
45. Die Antwoord – Mount Ninji And Da Time Kid
46. Thought Forms – Songs About Drowning
47. Unqualified Nurse Band – Debasement Tapes
48. Moor Mother – Fetish Bones
49. Linda Guilala – Psiconautica
50. Dexys – Let The Record Show


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2015

Louder Than War Albums Of 2015





1. Sleaford Mods – Key Markets
2. Sunn O))) – Kannon
3. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
4. The Smoking Trees – TST
5. Haiku Salut – Etch and Etch Deep
6. Killing Joke – Pylon
7. Anna Von Hausswolff – The Miraculous
8. Lonelady – Hinterland
9. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
10. Bjork – Vulnicura
11. The Charlatans – Modern Nature
12. PINS – Wild Nights
13. The Membranes – Dark Matter / Dark Energy
14. Soft Moon – Deeper
15. Sauna Youth – Distractions
16. Kathryn Williams – Hypoxia
17. Evil Blizzard – Everybody Come to Church
18. East India Youth – Culture of Volume
19. The Nightingales – Mind Over Matter
20. Kagoule – Urth
21. Oneohtrix – Garden of Delete
22. Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
23. Gwenno – Y Dydd Olaf
24. GNOD – Infinity Machines
25. Datblygu – Porwr Trallod
26. Rats on Rafts – Tape Hiss
27. Grimes – Art Angels
28. Noveller – Fantastic Planet
29. Reverend and The Makers – Mirrors
30. Asian Dub Foundation – More Signal More Noise
31. Super Fast Girlie Show – Don’t Go Down Gentle
32. Radkey – Dark Black Makeup
33. Kurt Vile – B’lieve I’m Goin Down
34. Public Enemy – Man Plans God Laughs
35. Sam Forrest – Candlelightwater
36. Four Tet – Morning/Evening
37. Paranoid Visions – Cryptic Cross Words
38. Follakzoid – III
39. Jenny Hval – Apocolypse, Girl
40. Slaves – Routine Breathing
41. Holly Hearndon – Platform
42. Ryley Walker – Primrose Green
43. Kamasi Washington – The Epic
44. The Fall – Sub-Lingual Tablet
45. Carter Tutti Void – f
46. Girl Band – Holding Hands with Jamie
47. Ezra Furman – Perpetual Motion People
48. Superhand – American Teeth
49. Leaf Library – Daylight Version
50. The Daintees – Haunted Highway
51. Legendary Shake Shackers – Southern Surreal
52. Nils Frahm – Solo
53. Wreckless Eric – amERICa
54. Rocket from the Tombs – Black Record
55. The Men That Will Be Blamed for Nothing – Not Your Typical Victorians
56. Penetration – Resolution
57. British Sea Power – Sea of Brass
58. Grimm Grimm – Hazy Eyes Maybe
59. Mercury Rev – The Light in You
60. Nadine Shah – Fast Food
61. Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, Sometimes I Just Sit
62. Charli XCX – Sucker
63. Clutch – Psychic Warfare
64. FFS – FFS
65. Shilpa Ray – Last Year’s Savage
66. Orlando Julias and The Heliocentrics – Jaiyee Afro
67. Dave Gahan and the Soulsavers – Angels & Ghosts
68. Sara Forslund – Water is Wild
69. Radio Europa – Rise Of The Gutterzz Press and the Death Of Modern Thought
70. Ben Salisbury and Geoff Barrow – Ex Machina OST
71. Pit Ponies – Magnificent Second Occupation
72. The Cramps – Coast to Coast
73. Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Balance
74. Ashley Reaks – Before Karesh
75. Damaged Bug – Cold Hot Plums
76. King Midas Sound / Fennesz – Edition 1
77. Annabel (lee) – By the Sea and Other Solitary Places
78. Clownns – The Artful Execution of Artful Bimbo
79. War on Women – War on Women
80. Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumentals 2015
81. La Luz – Weirdo Shrine
82. Low – Ones and Sixes
83. Archive 45 – 33 and A Third
84. Ufomammut – Ecate
85. Marriages – Salome
86. Grawl!x – Good Grief
87. Laura Cannell – Beneath Swooping Talons
88. Band of Holy Joy – The Land of Holy Joy
89. Angry Itch – Champanzee
90. Robert Forster – Songs to Play
91. Mammoth Penguins – Hide and Seek
92. Mini Mansions – The Great Pretenders
93. Yeah Yeah Noh – Automatically Saturday
94. Micko Westmorland – Yours, etc abc
95. I, Ludicrous – Dull is the New Interesting
96. Ceremony – The L-Shaped Man
97. Some Skeletons – Vigils
98. The Creeping Ivies – Your New Favourite Garage Band
99. One More Grain – Grain Fever
100. Nicolas Godin – Contrapoint


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2014


Louder Than War Albums Of The Year 2014





1. Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament
2. Shellac – Dude Incredible
3. Swans – To Be Kind
4. Sleaford Mods – Divide and Exit
5. Winterfylleth – Divination of Antiquity
6. Simone Felice – Strangers
7. Temples – Sun Structures
8. Morrissey – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
9. Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
10. Vamos – More Songs About Circles (Antipop Records)
11. Sun Kil Moon – Benji (Caldo Verde Records)
12. FKA Twigs – LP1 (Young Turks)
13. Aphex Twin – Syro (Warp)
14. Manic Street Preachers – Futurology
15. Kate Tempest – Everybody Down
16. Ty Segall – Manipulator
17. Perfect Pussy – Say Yes to Love
18. Ibibio Sound Machine – Ibibio Sound Machine
19. Let’s Wrestle – Let’s Wrestle
20. Taylor Swift – 1989
21. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
22. Zombina and The Skeletones – Charnel House Rock
23. Lakefield – Swan Songs
24. The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
25. Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
26. Noura Mint Seymali – Tzenni
27. Mica Levi – Under the Skin
28. Perfume Genius – Too Bright
29. Get The Blessing – Lope and Antilope
30. Popcaan – Where We Come From
31. Acollective – Pangaea
32. Allo Darlin’ – We Come From the Same Place
33. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
34. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib – Piñata
35. Voices – London
36. Perc – The Power And The Glory
37. Ruts DC – Live On Stage
38. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
39. Christina Vantzou – No.2
40. Echo and The Bunnymen – Meteorites
41. Azealia Banks – Broke With Expensive Taste
42. The Furrow Collective – At Our Next Meeting
43. Alvvays – Alvvays
44. The Body – I Shall Die Here
45. Afghan Whigs – Do The Beast
46. Ekoplekz – Unfidelity
47. The Skull Defekts – Dances In The Dreams Of The Known Unknown
48. Sheepy – Sheepy
49. Dubkasm – Dubkasm Ft. Lidj Xylon
50. The Bug – Angels & Devils


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2013

Louder Than War Albums Of The Year 2013


 


1. Savages – Silence Yourself
2. Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
3. Factory Floor – Factory Floor
4. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
5. Melt Banana – Fetch
6. Haiku Salut – Tricolore
7. Evil Blizzard – The Dangers Of Evil Blizzard
8. MIA – Matangi
9. Black Pus – All My Relations
10. clipping. – midcity
11. Scott and Charlene’s Wedding – Any Port in a Storm
12. Dirt Box Disco – People Made Of Paper
14. Tamikrest – Chatma
15. Joanna Gruesome – Weird Sister
16. Iceage – You’re Nothing
17. Goldblade – The Terror Of modern Life
18. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
19. Adam Ant – Adam Ant Is the BlueBlack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter
20. Kiran Leonard – Bowler Hat Soup
21. Klaus Dinger and Japandorf – Japandorf
22. Thought Forms – Ghost Mountain
23. Throwing Up – Over You
24. Primal Scream – More Light
25. Steve Ignorant & Paranoid Visions ‘When…?’
26. Ian McCulloch – Holy Ghosts
27. Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time
28. Toy – Join The Dots
29. Talulah Gosh – Was It Just A Dream?
30. Cretin 77 – Cretin 77
31. Phildel – The Disappearance of the Girl
32. Rival Mob – Mob Justice
33. Wire – Change Becomes Us
34. The Bad Shepherds – Mud, Blood and Beer
35. Malevolence – Reign Of Suffering
36. Edwyn Collins – Understated
37. Merchandise – Totale Nite
38. Public Service Broadcasting – Inform. Educate. Entertain
39. Pharmakon – Abandon
40. Gnod – Chaudelande
41. Pissed Jeans – Honeys
42. Various – Mad Daddy’s Maddest Spins
43. The Restarts – Sickness Of The Mind
44. Beat Mark – Howls of Joy
45. Radkey – Devil Fruit
46. Årabrot – Årabrot
47. Gorgon Sound vs Dubkasm – The Versions E.P.
48. History Of Colour TV – Emerald Cures Chic Ills
49. The Haxan Cloak – Excavation
50. R. Stevie Moore – Personal Appeal