The last list of this sort got a decent response, so I’m going to do it again. These aren’t necessarily the best albums of the year, nor my favorites. I’m just kind of putting ’em out there at random … in most cases. Whatever, if you come across any of them, give ’em a listen!

  • 2011: “Demolished Thoughts” by Thurston Moore
  • 2010: “Midnight Souvenirs” by Peter Wolf
  • 2009: “Rough & Tough” by John Hammond
  • 2008: “Amen Corner” by Railroad Earth
  • 2007: “The Weirdness” by the Stooges
  • 2006: “Risin’ With the Blues” by Ike Turner
  • 2005: “In Space” by Big Star
  • 2004: “Deja Voodoo” by Gov’t Mule
  • 2003: “The Power to Believe” by King Crimson
  • 2002: “Live at the Wetlands” by Robert Randolph
  • 2001: “Artifact” by the Electric Prunes
  • 2000: “Chasin’ the Gypsy” by James Carter
  • 1999: “Bad Love” by Randy Newman
  • 1998: “Acme” by Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • 1997: “Toscco” by Happy Family
  • 1996: “Gone Again” by Patti Smith
  • 1995: “Infinity” by McCoy Tyner
  • 1994: “Grace” by Jeff Buckley
  • 1993: “Mirrors of Embarrassment” by Col. Bruce Hampton & Aquarium Rescue Unit
  • 1992: “Dirty” by Sonic Youth
  • 1991: “Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues” by Buddy Guy
  • 1990: “The Harem” by Milt Jackson
  • 1989: “Freedom” by Neil Young
  • 1988: “Broadway the Hard Way” by Frank Zappa
  • 1987: “Blues for Salvador” by Carlos Santana
  • 1986: “Daring Adventures” by Richard Thompson
  • 1985: “Song X” by Pat Metheny
  • 1984: “Double Nickels on the Dime” by the Minutemen
  • 1983: “Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1982: “Love Over Gold” by Dire Straits
  • 1981: “The Electric Spanking of War Babies” by Funkadelic
  • 1980: “Underwater Moonlight” by the Soft Boys
  • 1979: “Fear of Music” by Talking Heads
  • 1978: “Chairs Missing” by Wire
  • 1977: “Seconds Out” by Genesis
  • 1976: “Hoppkorv” by Hot Tuna
  • 1975: “Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics” by Man
  • 1974: “Inspiration Information” by Shuggie Otis
  • 1973: “Still Alive and Well” by Johnny Winter
  • 1972: “Argus” by Wishbone Ash
  • 1971: “Tago Mago” by Can
  • 1970: “Workingman’s Dead” by the Grateful Dead
  • 1969: “Happy Trails” by Quicksilver Messenger Service
  • 1968: “Electric Ladyland” by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • 1967: “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” by Pink Floyd
  • 1966: “Roger the Engineer” by the Yardbirds
  • 1965: “Highway 61 Revisited” by Bob Dylan
  • 1964: “Out to Lunch” by Eric Dolphy
  • 1963: “Please Please Me” by the Beatles
  • 1962: “Money Jungle” by Duke Ellington
  • 1961: “Africa/Brass” by John Coltrane
  • 1960: “Pyramid” by Modern Jazz Quartet
  • 1959: “Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis
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