My increasingly adequate website

My favorite albums by year

I am a great fan of the BNR Metal Pages site. When I discovered it almost 15 years ago, I was a wee lad, new to metal and music generally. That site (and AllMusic also) introduced me to many of the bands I still consider favorites. Nowadays, the Metal Archives site has vastly more data, but I keep coming back to the BNR Metal Pages for editor Brian Russ's consistent, insightful editorial tone and his knowledgeable histories of the bands listed on the site. I know that if he likes something, I probably ought to give it a try. To that end I enjoy reading and re-reading his top 10 albums lists, of which he has one for every year.

When you find a list, any list, where a few entries match your own preferences, you immediately have lots of pointers for new things to track down or try out. To give my ones of readers that gift, I figured I might try my own hand at making my own list of my favorite albums of every year from 1968 on. Here goes.

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018