Previous winners

2014 The War On Drugs | Lost In The Dream

2015 Julia Holter | Have You In My Wilderness

2016 Thee Oh Sees | A Weird Exits

This time of year we run a competition in the shop, asking customers to submit lists of their favourite records of the year. We award albums points depending on where they appear in those lists. We add the shops sales data to the mix. Finally, I add my own list and behold! The Left For Dead Album Of The Year Top 100:

  1. Oh Sees | Orc | Castleface
  2. Cigarettes After Sex | S/T | Partisan Records
  3. Idles | Brutalism | Balley Records
  4. Jane Weaver | Modern Kosmology | Fire
  5. Kelly Lee Owens | S/T | Smalltown Supersound
  6. The Black Angels | Death Song | Partisan Records
  7. Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile | Lotta Sea Lice | Milk
  8. St Vincent | Masseducation | Vista/Caroline
  9. LCD Soundsystem | American Dream | DFA
  10. Thundercat | Drunk | Brainfeeder
  11. Father John Misty | Pure Comedy | Bella Union
  12. Protomartyr | Relatives in Descent | Domino
  13. Kevin Morby | City Music | Dead Oceans
  14. Songhoy Blues | Resistance | Transgressive
  15. OCS | Memory Of A Cut Off Head | Castleface
  16. The National | Sleep Well Beast | 4AD
  17. Aldous Harding | Party | 4AD
  18. All Them Witches | Sleeping Through The War | New West
  19. Forest Swords | Compassion | Ninja Tune
  20. This Is The Kit | Moonshine Freeze | Rough Trade
  21. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever | French Press | Subpop
  22. Moonlandingz | Interplanetary Class Classics | Transgressive
  23. Ty Segall | S/T | Drag City
  24. James Holden & The Animal Spirits | Animal Spirits | Border Community
  25. Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band | Dreaming In The Non-Dream | No Quarter
  26. Broken Social Scene | Hug Of Thunder | City Slang
  27. Slowdive | S/T | Dead Oceans
  28. Spoon | Hot Thoughts | Matador
  29. Wand | Plum | Drag City
  30. King Krule | The Ooz | XL
  31. Moon Duo | Occult Architecture Vol 2 | Sacred Bones
  32. Ghost Poet | Dark Days & Canapes | Pias
  33. Joan Shelley | S/T | No Quarter
  34. Perfume Genius | No Shape | Matador
  35. The Weather Station | S/T | Paradise Of Bachelors
  36. Jen Cloher | S/T | Milk
  37. Downtown Boys | Cost Of Living | Subpop
  38. Grandaddy | Last Place | Columbia
  39. Pond | The Weather | Marathon Artists
  40. Hurray For The Riff Raff | The Navigator | ATO
  41. Fleet Foxes | Crack Up | Nonesuch
  42. Colin Stetson | All This I Do For Glory | 52KZ
  43. Thurston Moore | Rock n Roll Consciousness | Caroline
  44. Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts | Milano | 30th Century
  45. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | Sketches Of Brunswick East | Heavenly
  46. Sleaford Mods | English Tapas | Rough Trade
  47. The War On Drugs | A Deeper Understanding | Atlantic
  48. Ben Frost | The Centre Cannot Hold | Mute
  49. Waxahatchee | Out Of The Storm | Merge
  50. Chuck Prophet | Bobby Fuller Died For You | Yep Roc
  51. Flatworms | S/T | Castleface
  52. Ariel Pink | Dedicated To Bobby Jameson | Mexican Summer
  53. Robert Plant | Carry Fire | Nonesuch
  54. Afghan Whigs | In Spades | Subpop
  55. Nadine Shah | Holiday Destination | Pais
  56. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit | The Nashville Sound | Southeastern
  57. Four Tet | New Energy | Text
  58. Richard Dawson | Peasant | Domino
  59. Queens Of The Stone Age | Villains | Matador
  60. Endless Boogie | Vibe Killer | No Quarter
  61. Kendrick Lamar | Damn | Top Dawg
  62. Brian Jonestown Massacre | Don’t Get Lost | A Recordings
  63. Hiss Golden Messenger | Hallelujah Anyhow | Merge
  64. Julie Byrne | Not Even Happiness | Basin Rock
  65. Phoebe Bridgers | Stranger In The Alps | Dead Oceans
  66. Ride | Weather Diaries | Wichita
  67. Ryan Adams | Prisoner | Pax Am
  68. Jlin | Black Origami | Planet Mu
  69. Bjork | Utopia | One Little Indian
  70. Yorkston Thorne Khan | Neuk Wight Delhi All-stars | Domino
  71. Six Organs Of Admittance | Burning The Threshold | Drag City
  72. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | Kid | Western Vinyl
  73. Michal Head | Adios Senor Pussycat | Violette Records
  74. Floating Points | Reflections-Mojave Desert | Pluto
  75. Run The Jewels | 3 | RTJ
  76. Nadia Reid | Preservation | Basin Rock
  77. Mogwai | Every Country | Rock Action
  78. Sparks | Hippopotamus | BMG
  79. Jesca Hoop | Memories Are Now | Subpop
  80. Arcade Fire | Everything Now | Sonovox
  81. Horrors | V | Wolf Tone
  82. Gun Outfit | Out Of Range | Paradise Of Bachelors
  83. Kelley Stoltz | Que Aura | Woodsist
  84. Godspeed You Black Emperor | Luciferian Towers | Constellation
  85. Melanie De Biasio | Lilies | Pias
  86. Grizzly Bear | Painted Ruins | RCA
  87. Mario Batkovic | S/T | Invada
  88. Spiral Stairs | Doris & The Daggers | Domino
  89. Moses Sumney | Aromanticism | Jagjaguwar
  90. Woods | Love Is Love | Woodsist
  91. Bill Baird | Baby Blue | Talk Show
  92. Minami Deutsch | S/T | Guruguru Brain
  93. Sneaks | It’s A Myth | Merge
  94. Tinawiren | Elwan | Anti
  95. Cherry Glazerr | Apocalipstick | Secretly Canadian
  96. Sampha | Process | Young Turks
  97. Ulrika Spacek | Modern English Decoration | Tough Love
  98. Once And Future Band | S/T | Castleface
  99. Torres | Three Futures | 4AD
  100. New Candys | Bleeding Magenta | Fuzz Club