The Best Rock Albums by Year 1963 - 2006

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  • 1963 – Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan [James Brown - Live at the Apollo]
  • 1964 – The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hitmakers]
  • 1965 – The Beatles - Rubber Soul [Highway 61 Revisited]
  • 1966 – The Beatles - Revolver[Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde]
  • 1967 – The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band [The Velvet Underground And Nico - The Velvet Underground]
  • 1968 – The Beatles -The White Album [The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric ladyland]
  • 1969 – The Beatles – Abbey Road [The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground]
  • 1970 – John Lennon – John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band [The Stooges - Fun House]
  • 1971 – The Who - Who's Next [David Bowie - Hunky Dory]
  • 1972 – David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust [The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.]
  • 1973 – Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power [The Who - Quadrophenia]
  • 1974 – New York Dolls - Too Much Too Soon [Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Animal]
  • 1975 – Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks [Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti]
  • 1976 – The Ramones - The Ramones [The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers]
  • 1977 – The Sex Pistols- Never Mind the Bolloocks... [The Clash - The Clash] 1978 – Elvis Costello & the Attractions – This Year’s Model [The Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food]
  • 1979 – The Clash - London Calling [Joy Division - Unkonown Pleasures]
  • 1980 – Joy Division - Closer [X - Los Angeles]
  • 1981 – Gang of Four - Solid Gold [Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls & Marches]
  • 1982 – Gang of Four - Solid Gold[ Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom]
  • 1983 – The Meat Puppets - II [Minor Threat - Out of Step]
  • 1984 – The Replacements - Let It Be [Husker Du - Zen Arcade]
  • 1985 – The Meat Puppets - Up On the Sun [The Replacements - Tim]
  • 1986 – The Smithereens - Especially For You [Sonic Youth - EVOL]
  • 1987 – Dinosaur Jr. - Your Living all Over Me [Sonic Youth - Sister]
  • 1988 – Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation [The Pixies - Surfer Rosa]
  • 1989 – The Pixies - Doolittle [Fugazi - 13 Songs]
  • 1990 - Sonic Youth - Goo [The Pixies - Bossa Nova]
  • 1991 – Nirvana - Nevermind [My Bloody Valentine - Loveless]
  • 1992 – Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted [The Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion]
  • 1993 – Nirvana - In Utero [The Flaming Lips - Transmissions from the Satellite Heart]
  • 1994 – Nirvana - Unplugged in New York [Pavement - Crooekd Rain Crooked Rain]
  • 1995 – Radiohead - The Bends [Oasis - What's the Story?(Morning Glory)]
  • 1996 – Beck - Odelay [Weezer - Pinkerton]
  • 1997 – Radiohead – OK Computer [The Verve - Urban Hymns]
  • 1998 – Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [Beck - Mutations]
  • 1999 – The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin [Blur - 13]
  • 2000 – The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious [Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antartica]
  • 2001 - The Strokes - Is This It? [The White Stripes – White Blood Cells]
  • 2002 – Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights [The Libertines - Up The Bracket]
  • 2003 – The Strokes - Room On Fire [The White Stripes - Elephant]
  • 2004 - Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand [Arcade Fire - Funeral]
  • 2005 - The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan [Gorillaz - Demon Dayz]
  • 2006 - The Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not [The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth]
Author Comments: 

Second Best in Brackets

Great list!

I think I actually dig all the albums you list. Fun stuffs!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs