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Pazz & Jop Best Albums

From 1974 to 2018, Robert Christgau polled his fellow music critics about that year's best and published the results in the Village Voice. Can you name the top albums of each year?
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Last updated: November 12, 2021
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Year
Album
Album
1974
Joni Mitchell
Court and Spark
1975
Bob Dylan and The Band
The Basement Tapes
1976
Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life
1977
Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
1978
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
This Year's Model
1979
Graham Parker
Squeezing Out Sparks
1980
The Clash
London Calling
1981
The Clash
Sandinista!
1982
Elvis Costello and the Attractions
Imperial Bedroom
1983
Michael Jackson
Thriller
1984
Bruce Springsteen
Born in the U.S.A.
1985
Talking Heads
Little Creatures
1986
Paul Simon
Graceland
1987
Prince
Sign o' the Times
1988
Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989
De La Soul
3 Feet High and Rising
1990
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Ragged Glory
1991
Nirvana
Nevermind
1992
Arrested Development
3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
1993
Liz Phair
Exile in Guyville
1994
Hole
Live Through This
1995
PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love
1996
Beck
Odelay
Year
Album
Album
1997
Bob Dylan
Time Out of Mind
1998
Lucinda Williams
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
1999
Moby
Play
2000
Outkast
Stankonia
2001
Bob Dylan
Love and Theft
2002
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003
Outkast
Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
2004
Kanye West
The College Dropout
2005
Kanye West
Late Registration
2006
Bob Dylan
Modern Times
2007
LCD Soundsystem
Sound of Silver
2008
TV on the Radio
Dear Science
2009
Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion
2010
Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2011
Tune-Yards
Whokill
2012
Frank Ocean
Channel Orange
2013
Kanye West
Yeezus
2014
D'Angelo and the Vanguard
Black Messiah
2015
Kendrick Lamar
To Pimp a Butterfly
2016
David Bowie
Blackstar
2017
Kendrick Lamar
Damn
2018
Kacey Musgraves
Golden Hour
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