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End Of Year Lists


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If anybody should have any previous years Clash lists that they would like to share, please email me.


Clash Top Albums Of 2009

Animal Collective

1. Animal Collective – Merriwether Post Pavillion
2. Fuck Buttons – Tarrot Sport
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It's Blitz
4. Grizzly Bear – Veckatmest
5. Health – Get Colour
6. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
7. The Horrors – Primary Colours
8. Noah And The Whale – The First Days Of Spring
9. Andrew Weatherall – A Pox On The Pioneers
10. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
11. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenex
12. Yacht – See Mystery Lights
13. Florence And The Machine – Lungs
14. Monsters Of Folk – Monsters Of Folk
15. Luke Vibert – We Hear You
16. Lusine – A Curtain Of Dreams
17. Nathan Fake – Hard Islands
18. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
19. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
20. Future Of The Left – Travels With Myself And Another
21. Moderat – Moderat
22. Anathallo – Canopy Glow
23. Dm Stith – Heavy Ghost
24. Passion Pit – Manners
25. Paul White – The Strange Dreams Of Paul White
26. Woodpigeon – Treasury Libruary Canada
27. Beyond The Wizards Sleeve – Re-Animations Vol.1
28. Devendra Banheart – What Will Be
29. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic
30. 2562 – Unbalance
31. Gossip – Music For Men
32. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle
33. The Dead Weather – Horebound
34. Dananananaycroyd – Hey Everyone!
35. Hope Sandoval And The Warm Intentions – Through The Devil Softly
36. The Maccabees – Wall Of Arms
37. Jamie T – Kings And Queens
38. Bibo - Ambivalence Avenue
39. Crocodiles – Summer Of Hate
40. Dizzee Rascal – Tongue 'N' Cheek





Clash Top Albums Of 2010


Arcade Fire


1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
2. Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer
3. Caribou – Swim
4. Pantha Du Prince – Black Noise
5. Beach House – Teen Dream
6. Band Of Horses – Infinite Arms
7. Foals – Total Life Forever
8. Matthew Dear – Black City
9. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
10. These New Puritans – Hidden
11. M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
12. Efterklang – Magic Chairs
13. The Black Keys – Brothers
14. No Age – Everything In Between
15. Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown
16. Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
17. Maps And Atlases – Perch Patchwork
18. Aloe Black – Good Things
19. The Phantom Band – The Wants
20. Sufjan Stevens – Age Of Adz
21. Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
22. Autechre – Oversteps
23. Holy Fuck – Latin
24. Max Richter – Infra
25. High Places – Vs Mankind
26. Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
27. The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang
28. Avey Tare – Down There
29. Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can
30. Vampire Weekend – Contra
31. Chrome Hoof – Crush Depth
32. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
33. The National – High Violet
34. The Strange Boys – Be Brave
35. Chilly Gonzales – Ivory Tower
36. Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation
37. Stornoway – Beachcomber’s Windowsill
38. EL-P – We Are All Going To Burn In Hell 3
39. Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
40. Grinderman – Grinderman 2


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Clash – Recordings Of 2011


Albums Of 2011


1. Modeselektor – Monkeytown
2. The Horrors – Skying
3. PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
4. Battles – Gloss Drop
5. Radiohead – The King Of Limbs
6. Metronomy – The English Riviera
7. The Kills – Blood Pressures
8. Adele – 21
9. My Morning Jacket – Circuital
10. Zombie – Dedication
11. Beirut – The Rip Tide
12. Bjork – Biophila
13. Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues
14. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine
15. Wild Beasts – Smother
16. Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
17. Planning To Rock – W
18. Gruff Rhys – Hotel Shampoo
19. Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes
20. DJ Shadow – The Less You Know The Better
21. Oneothtrx Point Never – Replica
22. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
23. Wilco – The Whole Love
24. Bibio – Mind Bokeh
25. Explosions In The Sky – Take Care, Take
26. Bon Iver – Bon Iver
27. The Low Anthem – Smart Flesh
28. Florence And The Machine – Ceremonials
29. Matthew Herbert – One Pig
30. Ryan Adams – Ashes And Fire
31. Little Dragon – Ritual Union
32. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
33. Kasabian – Velociraptor
34. White Denem – D
35. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – I’m With You
36. Richard Donose – Progress Chance
37. Wagon Christ – Toomorrow
38. Wooden Shjips – West
39. When The Saints Go Marching In – Konkylie
40. Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi – Rome


Best Debut Albums

1. Death Grips – Exmilitary
2. James Blake – James Blake
3. Ghost Poet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jams
4. The Vaccines – What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
5. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up
6. Cloud Control – Bliss Release
7. Austral – Feel It Break
8. How To Dress Well – Love Remains
9. Swimming – Ecstatstics International
10. Youth Lagoon – The Year Of Hibernation



Clash – Recordings Of 2012

Albums


1. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
2. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
4. Death Grips – The Money Store
5. Grimes – Visions
6. Edward Sharp And The Magnetic Zeroes – Here
7. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
8. Django Django – Django Django
9. Beth Jeans Houghton And The Hooves Of Destiny – Yours Truly Cellophane Nose
10. Grizzly Bear – Shields
11. Jack White – Blunderbuss
12. Gang Colours – The Keychain Collection
13. Tame Impala – Lonerism
14. Kendrik Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
15. Kindness – World, You Need A Change Of Mind
16. Neneh Cherry And The Cherry Thing, Cherry Thing
17. The XX – Coexist
18. The Weekend – Trilogy
19. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
20. Animal Collective – Centipede Hz
21. Efterklang – Pyramids
22. Swans – The Seer
23. Liars – WIXIX
24. Polica – Give You The Ghost
25. Jimmy Cliff – Rebirth
26. Shackelton – Music For The Quiet Hour
27. Perfume Genius – Put Ur Back N 2 It
28. Matthew Deer – Beams
29. Chromatics – Kill For Love
30. Micachu And The Shapes – Never
31. Actress – R.I.P
32. Dz Deathrays – Bloodstreams
33. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
34. Marconi Union – Different Colours
35. The Vaccines – Come Of Age
36. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
37. Breton – Other Peoples Problems
38. Yeasayer – Fragrant World
39. The Shins – Port Of Morrow
40. Willis Earl Beal – Acoustmatic Sorcery

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Clash – Recordings Of 2013


1. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris
2. James Blake - Overgrown
3. Kanye Wesy - Yeezus
4. Atoms For Peace - AMOK
5. King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
6. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrows Harvest
7. James Holden - The Inheritors
8. Moderat - II
9. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
10. Lorde - Pure Heroine
11. Arctic Monkeys - AM
12. David Bowie - The Next Day
13. Bonobo - The North Borders
14. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
15. M.I.A. - Matangi
16. Machinedrum - Vapor City
17. Tyler The Creator - Wolf
18. John Grant - Pale Green Gjosts
19. Fuck Buttons - Slow Focus
20. Special Request - Soul Music
21. Forest Swords - Engravings
22. Four Tet - Beautiful Rewind
23. Dean Blunt - The Redeemer
24. Kings Of Leon - Mechanical Bull
25. Kirin J Callinan - Embracism
26. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
27. Mac Miller - Watching Movies With The Sound Off
28. Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels
29. Thundercat - Apocalypse
30. Danny Brown - Old
31. Deptford Goth - Life After Defo
32. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
33. Jake Bugg - Shangri-La
34. Daughter - If You Leave
35. Money - The Shadow Of Heaven
36. Mount Kimble - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
37. Deafheaven - Sunbather
38. Daniel Avery - Drone Logic
39. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name
40. John Wizards - John Wizards

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Clash – Recordings Of 2014

FKA Twigs


1. FKA twigs – LP1
2. Flying Lotus – Youre Dead!
3. Young Fathers – Dead .
4. The Bug – Angels And Devils
5. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
6. St Vincent – St Vincent
7. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Piñata
8. Aphex Twin – Syro
9. Metronomy – Love Letters
10. East India Youth – Total Strife Forever
11. Ben Frost – A U R O R A
12. Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
13. Hozier – Hozier
14. Jungle – Jungle
15 Caribou – Our Love
16. SOHN – Tremors
17. Sharon Van Etten – Are We There
18. BadBadNotGood – III
19. Chet Faker – Built On Glass
20. clipping. – CLPPNG
21. LV and Josh Idehen – Islands
22. Ought – More Than Any Other Day
23. Swans – To Be Kind
24. Jack White – Lazaretto
25. tUnE-yArDs – Nikki Nack
26. Wiley – Snakes And Ladders)
27. Grouper – Ruins
28. Robert Plant – Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar
29. First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
30. Shellac – Dude Incredible
31. DELS – Petals Have Fallen
32. Temples – Sun Structures
33. Liars – Mess
34. YG – My Krazy Life
35. Kiasmos – Kiasmos
36. Mogwai – Rave Tapes
37. The Phantom Band – Strange Friend
38. Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
39. Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
40. Wild Beasts – Present Tense


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Clash – Recordings Of 2015

Kendrick Lamar

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Tame Impala - Currents
3. Grimes - Art Angels
4. Bjork - Vulnicura
5. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
6. Darkstar - Foam Island
7. Sleater-Kinney - No Cities To Love
8. Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
9. Real Lies - Real Life
10. Flako - Natureboy
11. JME - Integrity
12. Joanna Newsom - Divers
13. Leon Bridges - Coming Home
14. East India Youth - Culture Of Volume
15. Julia Holter - Have You In My Wilderness
16. Dr. Dre - Compton: A Soundtrack
17. John Grant - Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
18. C Duncan - Architect
19. Floating Points - Elaenia
20. Holly Herndon - Platform
21. Little Simz - A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons
22. Dornik - Dornik
23. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon
24. Travis Scott - Rodeo
25. Sleaford Mods - Key Markets
26. The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes
27. Foals - What Went Down
28. Gwenno - Y Dydd Olaf
29. Future - DS2
30. Luke Vibert - Bizarster
31. Gengahr - A Dream Outside
32. Vince Staples - Summertime 06
33. The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It
34. SOAK - Before We Forgot How To Dream
35. Blur - The Magic Whip
36. Nozinja - Nozinja Lodge
37. Roots Manuva - Bleeds
38. Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
39. Kurt Vile - blieve im goin down
40. Deerhunter - Fading Frontier
41. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
42. Jeremih - Late Nights
43. Girl Band - Holding Hands With Jamie
44. Jay Rock - 90059
45. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
46. Romare - Projections
47. Letta - Testimony
48. Jamie xx - In Colour
49. Fatima Yamaha - Imaginary Lines
50. Justin Bieber - Purpose

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Clash – Recordings Of 2016

Solange ASATT

1. Solange - A Seat At The Table
2. Frank Ocean – Blonde
3. Skepta – Konnichiwa
4. Beyonce – Lemonade
5. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here…
6. David Bowie – Blackstar
7. The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it…
8. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
9. ANOHNI – Hopelessness
10. Kaytranada - 99.9%
11. Trim – 1-800 Dinosaur Presents Trim
12. Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo
13. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
14. Kano - Made In The Manor
15. Anderson .Paak – Malibu
16. Michael Kiwanuka - Love And Hate
17. Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
18. Car Seat Headrest – Teens Of Denial
19. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
20. The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood
21. Angel Olsen - 'My Woman'
22. Childish Gambino - 'Awaken, My Love!'
23. Machinedrum - 'Human Energy'
24. Yussef Kamaal - 'Black Focus'
25. Travis Scott - 'Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight'
26. Jenny Hval - 'Blood Bitch'
27. Rosie Lowe - 'Control'
28. Whitney - 'Light Upon The Lake'
29. DJ Earl - 'Open Your Eyes'
30. NAO - 'For All We Know'
31. Ariana Grande - 'Dangerous Woman'
32. Let's Eat Grandma - 'I, Gemini'
33. NZCA Lines - 'Infinite Summer'
34. Kero Kero Bonito - 'Bonito Generation'
35. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - 'EARS'
36. D∆WN - 'Redemption'
37. Yamaneko - 'Project Nautilus'
38. Rihanna - 'ANTI'
39. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 'The Getaway'
40. Jessy Lanza - 'Oh No'