There is a parallel thread of about top 20 ever favorities – with some lack in new stuff, which is good but probably not old enough to get some over-the-years-recognition. And, even then, there is music in niches that get not the attention of the world but could be somewhat cool. So, go backwards in time, find per year the album that you still like to hear or you would surprise a good friend with. I guess everybody know that this can’t be done with Pink Floyd anymore. And, if there isn’t one in 2014, then continue with 2013, and stop at 2000. Let’s see, what to find.
2017: K.Flay – Every Where is Some Where
2015: Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space (a concept album about the contest between the US and Sovietunion to conquer space)
2014: Paolo Nutini – Caustic Love
2012: Vivaldi The Four Seasons – Recomposed by Max Richter (hard to believe that this everybody-knows still can make surprising twists)
2011: Boy – Mutual Friends (an album I used to find my music gear as it can drive pictures in your head (at least mine))
2010: The National – High Violet (still getting my attention)
2009: Fever Ray – Fever Ray
2008: Madrugada – Madrugada (well, probably not their best album, but I had to name them some year)
2007: Au Revoir Simone – The Bird of Music (no drums, no guitars, just three women on keyboards)
2006: Hellsongs – Lounge (initialy released in Sweden only and so I got my CD directly from them after some very nice e-mail exchange. They do what they tell „metal lounge“, that is they cover songs like Run to The Hills from Iron Maiden, and, well, even my mom likes it…)
2003: Linkin Park – Meteora
2002: In Extremo – Sünder ohne Zügel (as one of the representative of Medieval rock, which has to my knowledge it roots in East Germany, some songs are in Latin and texts are also taken from french poet Francois Villon)
2001: Rammstein – Mutter (well, they have to come sometime)
A list without Massive Attack or Clawfinger (another norwegian group), but here I slip into the 90’s ….