Album of the Year

2023Sufjan StevensJavelin
2022Big ThiefDragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You
2021Japanese BreakfastJubilee
2020WaxahatcheeSaint Cloud
2019LizzoCuz I Love You
2018Courtney Barnett Tell Me How You Really Feel
2017Jason Isbell and The 400 UnitThe Nashville Sound
2016Sonny Knight & The LakersSooner or Later
2015Charlie ParrStumpjumper
2014Magic CastlesSky Sounds
2013Kurt VileWakin On A Pretty Daze
2012Father John MistyFear Fun
2011Fleet FoxesHelplessness Blues
2010The Black KeysBrothers
2009The DecemberistsThe Hazards of Love
2008The Hold SteadyStay Positive
2007RadioheadIn Rainbows
2006The Hold SteadyBoys And Girls in America
2005Sufjan StevensIllinois
2004TV on the RadioDesperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
2003Cat PowerYou Are Free
2002Paul Westerberg/GrandpaboyStereo/Mono
2001LowThings We Lost in the Fire
2000 Elliot SmithFigure 8
1999Tom WaitsMule Variations
1997RadioheadOK Computer
1996SurahooliesUnderneath the Water (local)
1995JayhawksTomorrow the Green Grass (local)
1994SugarFile Under: Easy Listening
1993CrackerKerosene Hat
1992SugarCopper Blue
1991Crash Test DummiesThe Ghosts That Haunt Me
1990Trip ShakespeareAcross the Universe (local)
1989Indigo GirlsSelf Titled
1988Edie Brickell & New BohemiansShooting Rubberbands at the Stars
1987The BearsThe Bears
1986Paul SimonGraceland
1983Bob DylanInfidels