WoS Writers And Readers Pick Their Favourite Albums Of The Decade

Arcade Fire performs in a Paris elevator.

This is not a ranking! Nor a review. Just a list of some of our favourites, from 2010 to the end of 2019. Feel free to add yours in the Comments section below this post. And thanks for reading Wall of Sound.


From Steve:

Loreena McKennitt:  Lost Souls (2018)
Taj Mahal and Keb Mo: TajMo (2017)
Bonnie Raitt: Dig In Deep (2016)
Sting and Shaggy: 44/876 (2018)
Thelonious Monk: Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (2017)

From Scott:

Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker (2016)
Pat Metheny: What’s It All About (2011)
Gonzalo Rubacaba & Charlie Haden: Tokyo Adagio (2015)
Chick Corea/Christian McBride/Brian Blade: Trilogy 2  (2018)
Adele: 21 (2011)

From Neil:
Sandy Denny and the Strawbs: All Our Own Work: The Complete Sessions (Witchwood Media, 2010)
Van der Graaf Generator: A Grounding in Numbers (Esoteric Recordings, 2011)
Marianne Trudel: La vie commence ici (Justin Time, 2014)
House of Mirrors: Act One (WismART, 2014)
Steven Wilson: Hand. Cannot. Erase (Kscope, 2015)
Yelena Eckemoff: Everblue (L & H Production, 2015)
Frank Zappa / The Mothers of Invention: Meat Light (Zappa Records, 2016)
The Neal Morse Band: The Similitude of a Dream (Radiant Records, 2016)
Cobalt Chapel: Cobalt Chapel (self-released, 2017)
Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry (ECM, 2019)

From Noam:

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (2010)
Bon Iver:  Bon Iver (2011)
Mazzy Star: Seasons Of Your Day (2013)
Beck: Morning Phase (2014)
Beach House: Depression Cherry (2015)
Max Richter: Sleep / from Sleep  (2015)
Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell (2015)
Bill Evans: Some Other Time: The Lost Session From The Black Forest (2016)
Lorde: Melodrama (2017)
Indo-Canadian Slide Project: Delta Raga (2019) (review)
Lana Del Rey: Norman Fucking Rockwell (2019)

From our Readers:

Tool: Fear Inoculum (2019)
Tori Amos: Night of Hunters (2011)
Cowboy Junkies: All That Reckoning (2018)
Max Richter: The Blue Notebooks (15 Years) (2018)
Freya Ridings: My Songbook (Spotify releases 2016-19)
Bruno Mars: Unorthodox Jukebox (2012)
Radiohead: Ok Computer Oknotok1997-2017 (2017)
The Civil Wars: s/t (2013)
Metric: Art of Doubt (2018)
Feist: Metals (2011)
Wilco: The Whole Love (2011)
Cassandra Wilson: Another Country (2012)
Mother Mother: The Sticks (2012)
Johann Johannsson: Arrival OST (2016)
Sleater-Kinney: No Cities To Love (2015)
Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob (2013)
Patty Griffin: s/t (2019)
John Coltrane: Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (2018)
John Coltrane: Blue World (2019)
Leonard Cohen: Live in Dublin (2013)
Gary Clark Jr.: Live (2014)
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon? (2017)




Bonus: Follow this link for Exclaim’s 50 Best Canadian Albums of the 2010’s. It’s a good list and an easy way to discover some amazing Canadian artists, and I couldn’t agree more with their pick for #1. They neglected to include Mother Mother, so please have some Mother Mother….




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1 Comment on WoS Writers And Readers Pick Their Favourite Albums Of The Decade

  1. Stephen Graham // 2019/11/30 at 3:56 pm // Reply

    Though I like the music, the sound quality on the Bonnie Raitt is ghastly, compressed and bright-sounding. Best listened to in the car or on a low res system. Sting and Shaggy are a bit of a throw-away, but fun to stream. I’ve actually acquired a lot of music in the last ten years, but mostly from previous decades.
    Cheers, Steve Graham

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