Best albums of my life so far, by year, up to my 28th birthday

Tom Waits. Rain Dogs Island Records, 1985

2 Live Crew. The 2 Live Crew is What We Are Luke Records, 1986

Michael Jackson. Bad Epic Records, 1987

N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton Ruthless Records, 1988

Bob Dylan. Oh Mercy Columbia Records, 1989

Public Enemy. Fear of a Black Planet Columbia Records, 1990

Nirvana. Nevermind DGC Records, 1991

Beastie Boys. Check Your Head Capitol Records, 1992

Wu-Tang Clan. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Loud Records, 1993

Johnny Cash. American Recordings American Recordings, 1994

2Pac. Me Against the World Interscope Records, 1995

Cake. Fashion Nugget Capricorn Records, 1996

Company Flow. Funcrusher Plus Rawkus Records, 1997

Elliot Smith. XO DreamWorks Records, 1998

Kool Keith. Black Elvis/Lost in Space Columbia Records, 1999

Eminem. The Marshall Mathers LP Interscope Records, 2000

Cannibal Ox. The Cold Vein Definitive Jux, 2001

Sigur Ros. () Fatcat Records, 2002

Aesop Rock. Bazooka Tooth Definitive Jux, 2003

Arcade Fire. Funeral Merge Records, 2004

Bright Eyes. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning Saddle Creek Records, 2005

Nas. Hip Hop is Dead Def Jam Recordings, 2006

The White Stripes. Icky Thump Warner Brothers Records, 2007

Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III Cash Money Records, 2008

K'Naan. Troubador A&M Octone Records, 2009

Gorillaz. Plastic Beach Virgin Records, 2010

Saul Williams. Volcanic Sunlight Columbia Records, 2011

Big Boi. Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors Def Jam Recordings, 2012

Major Lazer. Free the Universe Secretly Canadian, 2013