Hammerman Ikon

Best Albums 1990-2019

Hammerman Ikon’s favourite albums from the recent years.



1.   James Blake: Assume Form
2.   Weyes Blood: Titanic Rising
3.   Big Thief: U.F.O.F.
4.   Angel Olsen: All Mirrors
5.   Jenny Hval: The Practice of Love
6.   Michael Kiwanuka: Kiwanuka
7.   Chromatics: : Closer to Grey
8.   Sharon Van Etten: Remind Me Tomorrow
9.   Elbow: Giants of All Sizes
10. Blanck Mass: Animated Violence Mild



1.   U.S. Girls: In a Poem Unlimited
2.   Low: Double Negative
3.   Mitski: Be the Cowboy
4.   George Fitzgerald: All That Must Be
5.   Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer
6.   Beach House: 7
7.   Blood Orange: Negro Swan
8.   Robyn: Honey
9.   Kids See Ghosts: Kids See Ghosts
10. Lykke Li: So Sad So Sexy

Pusha T: Daytona
Dirty Projectors: Lamp Lit Prose
Phosphorescent: C’est La Vie



1.   The XX: I See You
2.   Perfume Genius: No Shape
3.   Lorde: Melodrama
4.   Dirty Projectors: Dirty Projectors
5.   LCD Soundsystem: American Dream
6.   Broken Social Scene: Hug of Thunder
7.   The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding
8.   The Horrors: V
9.   Kendrick Lamar: DAMN
10. Destroyer: ken

Fever Ray: Plunge
Four Tet: New Energy
Plaid: The Digging Remedy
Spoon: Hot Thoughts
St. Vincent: Masseduction



1.   Anderson .Paak: Malibu
2.   ANOHNI: Hopelessness
3.   Christine and the Queens: Chaleur Humaine
4.   Blood Orange: Freetown Sound
5.   Kanye West: The Life of Pablo
6.   Chance the Rapper: Coloring Book
7.   James Blake: The Colour in Anything
8.   Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree
9.   Bon Iver: 22, A Million
10. Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate

Angel Olsen: My Woman
Todd Terje and the Olsens: The Big Cover-Up



1.   Miguel: Wildheart
2.   Low: Ones and Sixes
3.   Jamie XX: In Colour
4.   Empress Of: Me
5.   Susanne Sundfør: Ten Love Songs
6.   Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell
7.   Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon
8.   Beach House: Thank Your Lucky Stars
9.   Beach House: Depression Cherry
10.  Destroyer: Poison Season

Chvrches: Every Open Eye
Faith No More: Sol Invictus
John Grant: Grey Tickles, Black Pressure
Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness
Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly
Tame Impala: Currents



1.   Sun Kil Moon: Benji
2.   Todd Terje: It’s Album Time
3.   The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream
4.   Sharon Van Etten: Are We There?
5.   Interpol: El Pintor
6.   St. Vincent: St. Vincent
7.   Wild Beasts: Present Tense
8.   FKA Twigs: LP1
9.   Perfume Genius: Too Bright
10. Caribou: Our Love

The Black Keys: Turn Blue
Elbow: The Take Off and Landing of Everything
Lykke Li: I Never Learn



1.   John Grant: Pale Green Ghosts
2.   Kanye West: Yeezus
3.   Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe
4.   James Blake: Overgrown
5.   Arctic Monkeys: AM
6.   Vampire Weekend: Modern Vampires in the City
7.   Atoms for Peace: AMOK
8.   Fuck Buttons: Slow Focus
9.   The Flaming Lips: The Terror
10. Local Natives: Hummingbird

The Arcade Fire: Reflektor
Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe
Cut Copy: Free Your Mind
Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Janelle Monáe: The Electric Lady
The National: Trouble Will Find Me
Queens of the Stone Age: …Like Clockwork
Sigur Rós: Kveikur
65daysofstatic: White Light
Telekinesis: Dormarion



1.   Dirty Projectors: Sweet Lo Magellan
2.   Rufus Wainwright: Out of the Game
3.   Passion Pit: Gossamer
4.   Chromatics: Kill for Love
5.   Beach House: Bloom
6.   Grizzly Bear: Shields
7.   Spiritualized: Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
8.   The Bowerbirds: The Clearing
9.   Richard Hawley: Standing at the Sky’s Edge
10. Animal Collective: Centipede Hz

Bat for Lashes: The Haunted Man
El-P: Cancer for Cure
Kendrick Lamar: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Shearwater: Animal Joy
Sharon Van Etten: Tramp
Jessie Ware: Devotion



1.   Bon Iver: Bon Iver
2.   Destroyer: Kaputt
3.   James Blake: James Blake
4.   PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
5.   Kanye West & Jay-Z: Watch the Throne
6.   St. Vincent: Strange Mercy
7.   The War on Drugs: Slave Ambient
8.   The Antlers: Burst Apart
9.   Lykke Li: Wounded Rhymes
10. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues

The Black Keys: El Camino
British Sea Power: Valhalla Dancehall
Cut Copy: Zonoscope
Elbow: Build a Rocket Boys!
Feist: Metals
Justice: Audio, Video, Disco
My Morning Jacket: Circuital
TV on the Radio: Nine Types of Light
Tom Waits: Bad as Me



1.   Beach House: Teen Dream
2.   Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
3.   Vampire Weekend: Contra
4.   Yeasayer: Odd Blood
5.   The National: High Violet
6.   LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
7.   The Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
8.   John Grant: Queen of Denmark
9.   The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
10. Four Tet: There Is Love in You

I am Kloot: Sky at Night
Local Natives: Gorilla Manor
Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid
Midlake: The Courage of Others
The Morning Benders: Big Echo
Shearwater: The Golden Archipelag



1.   The Antlers: Hospice
2.   Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion
3.   Fever Ray: Fever Ray
4.   The Flaming Lips: Embryonic
5.   Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca
6.   Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest
7.   Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport
8.   Patrick Wolf: The Bachelor
9.   The Decemberists: Hazards Of Love
10. Dan Auerbach: Keep It Hid

The Bowerbirds: Upper Air
Julian Casablancas: Phrazes for the Young
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse: Dark Night of the Soul
Doves: Kingdom Of Rust
Mew: No More Stories
The Mummers: Tale to Tell
DM Stith: Heavy Ghost



1.   Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
2.   Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid
3.   Portishead: Third
4.   Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
5.   TV on the Radio: Dear Science
6.   Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
7.   Kanye West: 808s & Heartbreak
8.   Sigur Rós: Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
9.   MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
10. Metronomy: Nights Out

Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
Destroyer: Trouble in Dreams
The Dodos: Visiter
Glasvegas: Glasvegas
Gnarls Barkley: The Odd Couple
Mercury Rev: Snowflake Midnight
My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges
Shearwater: Rook
Supergrass: Diamond Hoo Ha
The Walkmen: You & Me



1.   LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver
2.   The National: Boxer
3.   Radiohead: In Rainbows
4.   Beirut: The Flying Club Cup
5.   Miracle Fortress: Five Roses
6.   The Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
7.   Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
8.   The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
9.   Arctic Monkeys: Favourite Worst Nightmare
10. Andrew Bird: Armchair Apocrypha

The Cinematic Orchestra: Ma Fleur
The Earlies: The Enemy Chorus
Feist: The Reminder
The Good, the Bad & the Queen
Richard Hawley: Lady’s Bridge
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raising Sand
Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga



1.   Midlake: The Trials Of Van Occupanther
2.   The Knife: Silent Shout
3.   Thom Yorke: The Eraser
4.   Destroyer: Destroyer’s Rubies
5.   Beirut: Gulag Orkestar
6.   The Flaming Lips: At War with the Mystics
7.   Secret Machines: Ten Silver Drops
8.   Grizzly Bear: Yellow House
9.   TV on the Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain
10. Jarvis Cocker: Jarvis

Ellen Allien & Apparat: Orchestra of Bubbles
Booka Shade: Movements
The Decemberists: The Crane Wife
Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere



1.   My Morning Jacket: Z
2.   Antony and the Johnsons: I am a Bird Now
3.   LCD Soundsystem: LCD Soundsystem
4.   Sufjan Stevens: Illinois
5.   Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
6.   Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
7.   Aimee Mann: The Forgotten Arm
8.   Sigur Rós: Takk
9.   Elbow: Leaders of the Free World
10. Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase

Richard Hawley: Cole’s Corner
Queens of the Stone Age: Lullabies to Paralyze
Patrick Wolf: Wind In The Wires
Wolf Parade: Apologies To The Queen Mary



1.   The Arcade Fire: Funeral
2.   Tom Waits: Real Gone
3.   Secret Machines: Now Here Is Nowhere
4.   The Magnetic Fields: i
5.   Midlake: Bamnan and Slivercork
6.   Mark Lanegan Band: Bubblegum
7.   TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
8.   Kanye West: The College Dropout



1.   Four Tet: Rounds
2.   OutKast: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
3.   Radiohead: Hail to the Thief
4.   Elbow: Cast of Thousands
5.   Mew: Frengers
6.   The Arcade Fire: Arcade Fire EP
7.   The Knife: Deep Cuts
8.   Massive Attack: 100th Window
9.   Goldfrapp: Black Cherry
10. Patrick Wolf: Lycanthropy

Beth Gibbons & Rustin’ Man: Out of Season



1.   The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
2.   DJ Shadow: The Private Press
3.   Queens Of The Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf
4.   Moloko: Statues
5,   Boards of Canada: Geogaddi
6.   Supergrass: Life on Other Planets
7.   Sigur Rós: ()
8.   Norah Jones: Come Away with Me
9.   Aimee Mann: Lost in Space
10. Beck: Sea Change



1.   Spiritualized: Let It Come Down
2.   Mercury Rev: All Is Dream
3.   Björk: Vespertine
4.   Radiohead: Amnesiac
5.   Elbow: Asleep in the Back
6.   The Avalanches: Since I Left You
7.   Four Tet: Pause
8.   Daft Punk: Discovery
9.   The Divine Comedy: Regeneration
10. Mark Lanegan: Field Song



1.   Aimee Mann: Bachelor No. 2
2.   Radiohead: Kid A
3.   Goldfrapp: Felt Mountain
4.   David Gray: White Ladder
5.   PJ Harvey: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
6.   Moloko: Things to Make and Do
7.   Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R
8.   Björk: Selmasongs
9.   Fishbone: The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx
10. Ultra Bra: Vesireittejä



1.   The Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs
2.   The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin
3.   Mark Lanegan: I’ll Take Care of You
4.   Supergrass: Supergrass
5.   Four Tet: Dialogue
6.   Moby: Play
7.   Chris Cornell: Euphoria Morning
8.   Masters of Reality: Welcome to the Western Lodge



1.   Massive Attack: Mezzanine
2.   The Divine Comedy: Fin de Siècle
3.   Mercury Rev: Deserter’s Songs
4.   Pearl Jam Yield
5.   Sheryl Crow: The Globe Sessions
6.   Jeff Buckley: Sketches (for My Sweetheart the Drunk)
7.   Mark Lanegan: Scraps at Midnight
8.   Garbage: Version 2.0



1.   Radiohead: OK Computer
2.   Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
3.   Björk: Homogenic
4.   Supergrass: In It for the Money
5.   Ultra Bra: Kroketti
6.   Portishead: Portishead
7.   Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The Boatman’s Call
8.   Depeche Mode: Ultra
9.   Kent: Isola
10. Faith No More: Album of the Year



1.   Screaming Trees: Dust
2.   DJ Shadow: Endtroducing
3.   The Divine Comedy: Casanova
4.   Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads
5-   Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go
6.   Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow
7.   Black Crowes: Three Snakes and One Charm
8.   Zakk Wylde: Book of Shadows



1.   Radiohead: The Bends
2.   Echobelly: On
3.   Garbage: Garbage
4.   Faith No More: King for a Day…Fool for a Lifetime
5.   Björk: Post
6.   Del Amitri: Twisted
7.   The Flaming Lips: Clouds Taste Metallic



1.   Portishead: Dummy
2.   Jeff Buckley: Grace
3.   Black Crowes: Amorica
4.   Tom Petty: Wild Flowers
5.   Massive Attack: Protection
6.   The Magnetic Fields: Holiday
7.   Echobelly: Everyone’s Got One
8.   Nirvana: Unplugged in New York
9.   Pearl Jam: Vitalogy
10. Johnny Cash:  American Recordings



1.   Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream
2.   Björk: Debut
3.   Pearl Jam: Vs.
4.   Jellyfish: Spilt Milk
5.   Depeche Mode: Songs of Faith and Devotion
6.   Sheryl Crow: Tuesday Night Music Club
7.   Radiohead: Pablo Honey
8.   The Flaming Lips: Transmissions from the Satellite Heart



1.   Faith No More: Angel Dust
2.   Masters of Reality: Sunrise on the Sufferbus
3.   Screaming Trees: Sweet Oblivion
4.   Black Crowes: The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
5.   Sugar: Copper Blue
6.   Alice in Chains: Dirt
7.   L7: Bricks Are Heavy
8.   The Flaming Lips: Hit to Death in the Future Head
9.   Del Amitri: Change Everything



1.   Massive Attack: Blue Lines
2.   Temple of the Dog: Temple of the Dog
3.   Nirvana: Nevermind
4.   Fishbone: The Reality of My Surroundings
5.   Pearl Jam: Ten
6.   Metallica: Metallica
7.   Red Hot Chiki Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
8.   Levellers: Levelling the Land
9.   Lenny Kravitz: Mama Said
10. The Cult: Ceremony



1.   Sisters of Mercy: Vision Thing
2.   Trouble: Trouble
3.   Maggie’s Dream: Maggie’s Dream
4.   Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker
5.   Neil Young: Ragged Glory
6.   Danzig: Lucifuge
7.   Jellyfish: Bellybutton
8.   Mother Love Bone: Apple
9.   Queensryche: Empire
10. Wendy & Lisa: Eroica