Top 10 National

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Top 10 National

Greg Beets

1) Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold (What's Your Rupture?)

2) Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (Columbia)

3) Haim, Days Are Gone (Columbia)

4) White Fence, Live in San Francisco (Castle Face)

5) The Dirtbombs, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey! (In the Red)

6) Guerilla Toss, Gay Disco (NNA Tapes)

7) Superchunk, I Hate Music (Merge)

8) Catlin Rose, The Stand-In (ATO)

9) Thee Oh Sees, Floating Coffin (Castle Face)

10) Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II (Jagjaguwar)


Jim Caligiuri

1) Tedeschi Trucks Band, Made Up Mind (Sony Masterworks)

2) Jason Isbell, Southeastern (Southeastern)

3) Nick Lowe, Quality Street (Yep Roc)

4) Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-)

5) Dawes, Stories Don't End (HUB)

6) Tim Easton, Not Cool (Camp Fire Propaganda)

7) Holly Williams, The Highway (Georgiana)

8) Ha Ha Tonka, Lessons (Bloodshot)

9) The Howlin' Brothers, Howl (Readymade)

10) Son Volt, Honky Tonk (Rounder)


Thomas Fawcett

Top 10 National

1) El-P & Killer Mike, Run the Jewels (Fool's Gold)

2) Valerie June, Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord)

3) Laura Mvula, Sing to the Moon (Columbia)

4) Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap (Mixtape Coalition)

5) Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady (Bad Boy)

6) Charles Bradley, Victim of Love (Daptone/Dunham)

7) Kanye West, Yeezus (Def Jam)

8) Pusha T, My Name Is My Name (Def Jam)

9) King Khan & the Shrines, Idle No More (Merge)

10) Lady, Lady (Truth & Soul)


Doug Freeman

1) Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (Anti-)

2) The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

3) Valerie June, Pushin' Against a Stone (Concord)

4) Son Volt, Honky Tonk (Rounder)

5) Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold (What's Your Rupture?)

6) The Men, New Moon (Sacred Bones)

7) Phosphorescent, Muchacho (Dead Oceans)

8) Jason Isbell, Southeastern (Southeastern)

9) John Grant, Pale Green Ghosts (Bella Union)

10) Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture of You (Dualtone)


Chase Hoffberger

Top 10 National

1) The Men, New Moon (Sacred Bones)

2) El-P & Killer Mike, Run the Jewels (Fool's Gold)

3) Valerie June, Pushin' Up Against a Stone (Concord)

4) Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience (RCA)

5) Charles Bradley, Victim of Love (Daptone/Dunham)

6) Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows (XL)

7) Lucius, Wildewoman (Mom + Pop)

8) Hiatus Kaiyote, Tawk Tomahawk (Pineapple Spaceship)

9) Mikal Cronin, MCII (Merge)

10) Statik Selektah, Extended Play (Duck Down/Showoff)


Abby Johnston (Ladies)

1) Haim, Days are Gone (Columbia/Polydor)

2) Waxahatchee, Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)

3) Sky Ferreira, Night Time, My Time (Capitol)

4) Chvrches, The Bones of What You Believe (Glassnote)

5) Julianna Barwick, Nepenthe (Dead Oceans)

6) Savages, Silence Yourself (Matador)

7) Lorde, Pure Heroine (Universal)

8) Laura Marling, Once I Was an Eagle (Virgin/Ribbon)

9) Janelle Monáe, The Electric Lady (Bad Boy)

10) Grouper, The Man Who Died in His Boat (Kranky)


Margaret Moser

Top 10 National

1) The Beautiful Old Turn-of-the-Century Songs (Doubloon Records)

2) Delbert McClinton & Glen Clark, Blind, Crippled and Crazy (New West)

3) Marshall Chapman, Blaze of Glory (Tallgirl)

4) Sarah Jarosz, Build Me Up From Bones (Sugar Hill)

5) The Jones Family Singers, The Spirit Speaks (Arts+Labor)

6) Patty Griffin, American Kid (New West)

7) Merry Clayton, The Best of Merry Clayton (Sony Legacy)

8) Fitz & the Tantrums, More Than Just a Dream (Elektra)

9) Suzy Bogguss, American Folk Songbook (Loyal Dutchess)

10) Lorde, Pure Heroine (Universal)


Austin Powell

1) Kanye West, Yeezus (Def Jam)

2) Queens of the Stone Age, ... Like Clockwork (Matador)

3) Phosphorescent, Muchacho (Dead Oceans)

4) Haim, Days Are Gone (Columbia/Polydor)

5) Deerhunter, Monomania (4AD)

6) Unknown Mortal Orchestra, II (Jagjaguwar)

7) Savages, Silence Yourself (Matador)

8) Brazos, Saltwater (Dead Oceans)

9) King Krule, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL/True Panther)

10) Willis Earl Beal, Nobody Knows (XL)


Michael Toland (Metal)

Top 10 National

1) Kylesa, Ultraviolet (Season of Mist)

2) In Solitude, Sister (Metal Blade)

3) Windhand, Soma (Relapse)

4) Intronaut, Habitual Levitations (Century Media)

5) Tribulation, The Formulas of Death (Ajna Offensive)

6) Ihsahn, Das Seelenbrechen (Candlelight)

7) Motörhead, Aftershock (UDR)

8) Immortal Bird, Akrasia (Closed Casket)

9) Carousel, Jeweler's Daughter (Tee Pee)

10) Oranssi Pazuzu, Valonielu (20 Buck Spin)


Jay Trachtenberg

Top 10 National

1) The Mavericks, In Time (Valory/Big Machine)

2) Roberto Fonseca, Yo (Montuno/Concord)

3) Elvis Costello & the Roots, Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note)

4) The National, Trouble Will Find Me (4AD)

5) Etienne Charles, Creole Soul (Cultural Shock)

6) Atoms for Peace, Amok (XL)

7) Laura Marling, Once I Was an Eagle (Virgin/Ribbon)

8) Los Amigos Invisibles, Repeat After Me (Nacional)

9) Red Hot + Fela (Knitting Factory)

10) Carla Bley/Andy Sheppard/Steve Swallow, Trios (ECM)

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