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Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

From the recent 30th anniversary issue (27th June 2007)

1977 :
1. Graham Parker - Stick To Me
2. Joan Armatrading - Show Some Emotion
3. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
4. Dave Edmonds - Get It
5. Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation

1978 :
1. Van Morrison - Wavelength
2. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
3. Gerry Rafferty - City To City
4. Bruce Sprinsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Talking Heads - More Songs about Buidings And Food

1979 :
1. Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop
2. Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
3. Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
4. The Undertones - The Undertones
5. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces

1980 :
1.Talking Heads - Remain In Light
2. U2 - Boy
3. Joy Divison - Closer
4. Captain Beefheart - Doc At The Radar Station
5. Ry Cooder - Borderline

1981 :
1. Elvis Costello - Trust
2. The Undertones - Positive Touch
3. The Human League - Dare
4. Elvis Costello - Almost Blue
5. De Danann - The Star Spangled Molly

1982 :
1. Elivs Costello - Imperial Bedroom
2. Kevin Rowland & Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Aye
3. Van Morrision - Beautiful Vision
4. The Beat - Special Beat Service
5. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters

1983 :
1. Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
2. Elivs Costello - Punch The Clock
3. U2 - War
4. Van Morrison - Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart
5. Big Country - The Crossing

1984 :
1. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
2. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
3. Elvis Costello - Goodbye Cruel World
4. R.E.M. - Reckoning
5. Prefab Sprout - Swoon

1985 :
1. Talking Heads - Little Creatures
2. Madness - Mad Not Mad
3. Prefab Sprout - Steve Mcqueen
4. John Fogerty - Centrefield
5. Loyd Cole And the Commotions - Easy Pieces

1986 :
1. Elivs Costello & The Attractions - Blood & Chocolate
2. Paul Simon - Graceland
3. The Housemartins - London 0, Hull 4
4. The Costello Show - King Of America
5. Van Morrison - No Guru, No Method, No Teacher

1987 :
1. R.E.M. - Document
2. Prince - Sign O' The Times
3. U2 - The Joshua Tree
4. Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson
5. Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love

1988 :
1. R.E.M. - Green
2. U2 - Rattle & Hum
3. Something Happens ! - Been There, Seen That, Done That
4. Van Morrison/Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat
5. Prefab Sprout - From Langley Park To Memphis

1989 :
1. Lou Reed - New York
2. Neil Young - Freedom
3. Elvis Costello - Spike
4. The Blue Nile - Hats
5. Pixies - Doolittle

1990 :
1. Fatima Mansions - Viva Dead Ponies
2. World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
3. Prefab Sprout - Jordan : The Comeback
4. Pixies - Bossanova
5. Something Happens - Stuck Together With God's Glue

1991 :
1. R.E.M. - Out Of Time
2. U2 - Achtung Baby
3. Nirvana - Nevermind
4. G.W McLennan - Watershed
5. Pierce Turner - Now Is Heaven

1992 :
1. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
2. Fatima Mansions - Valhalla Avenue
3. Lou Read - Magic And Loss
4. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days
5. Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray

1993 :
1. Aimee Mann - Whatever
2. Kate Bush - The Red Shoes
3. Bjork - Debut
4. Radiohead - Pablo Honey
5. American Music Club - Mercury

1994 :
1. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Sleeps With Angels
2. R.E.M. - Monster
3. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
4. Elvis Costelllo - Brutal Youth
5. Nirvana - Unplugged In New York

1995 :
1. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
2. Aimee Mann - I'm With Stupid
3. Tricky - Maxinquaye
4. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory ?
5. Whipping Boy - Heartworm

1996 :
1. The Divine Comedy - Casanova
2. Orbital - In Sides
3. Suede - Coming Up
4. Manic street Preachers - Everything Must Go
5. R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi

1997 :
1. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. The Verve - Urban Hymns
3. Teenage Fanclub - Songs From Northern Britain
4. Spritualized - Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
5. Fountains Of Wayne - Fountains Of Wayne

1998 :
1. Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
2. R.E.M. - Up
3. Manic street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
4. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
5. Sparklehorse - Good Morning Spider

1999 :
1. The Flaming Lips - The Sft Bulletin
2. Tom Waits - Mule Variations
3. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
4. Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure
5. Beck - Midnite Vultures

2000 :
1. Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
2. PJ Harvey - Stories from The City, Stories From The Sea
3. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
4. Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
5. Radiohead - Kid A

2001 :
1. The Frames - For The Birds
2. David Kitt - The Big Romance
3. The Strokes - Is This It
4. Ash - Free All Angels
5. Radiohead - Amnesiac

2002 :
1. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
2. Damien Rice - O
3. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
4. DJ Shadow - The Private Press
5. Doves - The Last Broadcast

2003 :
1. The White Stripes - Elephant
2. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
3. David Kitt - Square 1
4. Kings Of Leon - Youth And Young Manhood
5. Damien Dempsey - Seize The Day

2004 :
1. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
2. The Killers - Hot Fuss
3. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
4. Interpol - Antics
5. U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

2005 :
1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
3. Anthony & The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
4. Sufjan Stevans - Illinoise
5. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

2006 :
1. Bod Dylan - Modern Times
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Show Your Bones
3. Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
5. Thom Yorke - The Eraser

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Some suspect choices for sure

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Every list has suspect choices. Anyway i don't really see what's suspect about these seeing that most of them are no different from every other music mag's top 5. OK, being an Irish mag there is a domestic bias & 'Rattle & Hum' 2nd best of '88 is pushing it. But, again, at the end of the day every other music mag has a domestic bias.

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Thanks Charlie!

Check: These are old EOY lists that were published again in the anniversary issue, right?

Or did they create these lists in 2007, based on current opinion?

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Elvis Costello: 12 NOMINATIONS!!!

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Yes Henrik these are their original EOY Top 5's as re-published in the recent 30th anniversary edition.

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Elvis Costello- 12 nominations. Absolutely tragic !!

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

wash your mouth with soap.

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

In 1986, The Queen Is Dead is better than the other ones(excluding Graceland) put together...

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Yeah, but even the NME only rated TQID 9th best of '86 (& Melody Maker 6th). Also justice is done in the end as Hot Press well included it in their all-time list's : 30th in '89 & 18th last year.

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

Wow these people seem to love REM and U2.

Key albums missed:

Michael Jackson - Thriller - 1982
Pearl Jam - Ten - 1991
Guns 'n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - 1987
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land - 1997

Re: Hot Press - critics EOY top 5 albums 1977-2006

The "oops" picks in my opinion:

1982 :
5. Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters

1983 :
5. Big Country - The Crossing

1985 :
4. John Fogerty - Centrefield Any album with "Vanz Can't Dance" appearing on a "Best of Year" list?

1989 :
5. Pixies - Doolittle- Let the flames begin..

1992 :
4. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days- There's some great SONGS on here...but it's not really a great ALBUM, IMHO...

1994 :
4. Elvis Costelllo - Brutal Youth- It's OK but not stellar

1997 :
1. Radiohead - OK Computer- Flame away...

2000 :
5. Radiohead - Kid A

2001 :
3. The Strokes - Is This It

2003 :
2. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

2004 :
4. Interpol - Antics

2005 :
1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

2006 :
2. Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Show Your Bones
5. Thom Yorke - The Eraser