Ten Albums, Last Fifteen Years (Episode 117)

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    So what are your ten favorite albums of the last fifteen years? That’s the question that makes up the main topic of this week’s episode of Encore. The rules are simple: favorite albums, 2001-2015, there can be only ten. We’d love to see your lists in the replies where you’ll find our super-sized episode goes into detail on how we picked the albums on our own lists. This was way harder than I expected. This week’s episode also covers some news on Kanye West and his new album, some first impressions of The Hotelier’s new album, and a discussion around walking into a very anticipated album or band for the first time. Oh, and of course there’s our usual random banter about life and things. We went long on this one to make up for last week! Hope you enjoy it. You’ll find show notes, ways to subscribe, and links to stream and/or download this episode by hitting read more.


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    The Top 10

    Jason’s List

    • Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
    • Jimmy Eat World – Futures
    • Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
    • Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    • The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
    • Jack’s Mannequin – Everything in Transit
    • Radiohead – King of Limbs
    • The Postal Service – Give Up
    • Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
    • Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues

    You can find the full 50 here.

    Thomas’s List

    • Brand New – Deja Entendu (2003)
    • Brand New – The Devil and God (2006)
    • Bruce Springsteen – The Rising (2002)
    • Four Year Strong – Rise Or Die Trying (2007)
    • The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound (2008)
    • Green Day – American Idiot (2004)
    • Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything To Nothing (2009)
    • The Menzingers – On The Impossible Past (2012)
    • New Found Glory – Sticks & Stones (2002)
    • The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation (2013)

    You can find the full 50 here.

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