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MAGNET’s Phil Sheridan Picks His 30 Favorite LPs Of The Past 30 Years

To celebrate our 30th anniversary and all the great music that made the past three decades special, MAGNET contributors past and present chose their 30 favorite albums released between 1993 and 2022. The only rules were that each record has to be a full-length and that no artist could be represented more than once in […]

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To celebrate our 30th anniversary and all the great music that made the past three decades special, MAGNET contributors past and present chose their 30 favorite albums released between 1993 and 2022. The only rules were that each record has to be a full-length and that no artist could be represented more than once in the same incarnation. We’re posting these lists throughout the rest of the year.

Phil Sheridan, contributing writer
1) The Wrens
The Meadowlands (Absolutely Kosher), 2003
2) Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch), 2002
3) Guided By Voices Bee Thousand (Scat), 1994
4) Uncle Tupelo Anodyne (Sire/Reprise), 1993
5) Okkervil River The Silver Gymnasium (ATO), 2013
6) Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador), 1994
7) Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (Merge), 1998
8) Elliott Smith XO (DreamWorks), 1998
9) The Mendoza Line Fortune (Bar/None), 2004
10) The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site (Epitaph), 2003 
11) The Mountain Goats Tallahassee (4AD), 2002
12) The National Boxer (Beggars Banquet), 2007
13) Aimee Mann Whatever (Imago), 1993
14) Pernice Brothers The World Won’t End (Ashmont), 2001
15) The Bevis Frond North Circular (Flydaddy), 1997
16) The Handsome Family Through The Trees (Carrot Top), 1998
17) Wesley Stace Self-Titled (Yep Roc), 2013
18) Home XI Elf :: GulfBoreWaltz (Jetset), 1996
19) Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight (FatCat), 2008
20) Matt Keating Scaryarea (Alias), 1994
21) Superchunk On The Mouth (Matador), 1993
22) Liz Phair Exile In Guyville (Matador), 1993
23) Old 97’s Too Far To Care (Elektra), 1997
24) Evan Dando Baby I’m Bored (Bar/None), 2003
25) Bird Of Youth Defender (Jagjaguwar), 2011
26) The Paranoid Style For Executive Meeting (Bar/None), 2022
27) Dr. Dog Fate (Park The Van), 2008
28) Amy Rigby Diary Of A Mod Housewife (Koch), 1996
29) Luna Bewitched (Elektra), 1994
30) Buzz Zeemer Delusions Of Grandeur (Record Cellar), 1998

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