As we close in on the end of the decade, our Music Designers decided to do one more look back at the last 10 years and spotlight a few of their favorite albums. As with all of our lists, the team’s varied tastes leave for little overlap in their choices. But one album made a lasting impression on five team members…a 2015 album from Tame Impala.

Albums from Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Chance the Rapper, Gil Scott-Heron, Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Rosalía, and Kayne West also ended up on several lists. Are any of these albums on your list? Let us know in the comments!

Keep on scrolling for all of the albums our team loved this decade. We can’t wait to hear all of the amazing music that 2020 will bring!

Erick Bohorquez:
We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service – A Tribe Called Quest
Blackstar – David Bowie
Bon Iver, Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Acid Rap – Chance The Rapper
El Mal Querer – Rosalía

Vanessa Burden:
Pop Negro – El Guincho
Anti – Rihanna
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
Amanecer – Bomba Estereo
El Mal Querer – Rosalía

Brian Chamberlain:
Contra – Vampire Weekend
Brothers – The Black Keys
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Cuz I Love You – Lizzo
American Love Call – Durand Jones And The Indications

Ashley Columbus:
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Lust For Life – Lana Del Rey
Shapeshifting – Young Galaxy
Hurry Up We’re Dreaming – M83
This Night Falls Forever – DeVotchka

Blake Deming:
Arabia Mountain – Black Lips
I’m New Here – Gil Scott-Heron
Reverie – Joe Henry
Temple Beautiful – Chuck Prophet
The Tree Of Forgiveness – John Prine

Amy Frishkey:
Nikki Nack – Tune-Yards
I Love You, Honeybear – Father John Misty
Beyoncé – Beyoncé
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Vengo – Ana Tijoux

Cody Hare:
Currents – Tame Impala
Golem – Wand
Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit – Courtney Barnett
Settle – Disclosure
I’m New Here – Gil Scott Heron

Linda Kennedy:
DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean
Ambivalence Avenue – Bibio
Igor – Tyler the Creator
II – Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Justin Main:
Divide and Exit – Sleaford Mods
No Passion All Technique – Protomartyr
good kid, m.A.A.d. city – Kendrick Lamar
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Spray Paint – Spray Paint

Tara Miller:
Currents – Tame Impala
Blonde – Frank Ocean
good kid, m.A.A.d. city – Kendrick Lamar
Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves
Teens of Denial – Car Seat Headrest

Will Mueller:
Currents – Tame Impala
99.9% – Kaytranada
Freudian – Daniel Caesar
good kid, m.A.A.d. city – Kendrick Lamar
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
Singles – Future Islands
Dark Red – Shlohmo
channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean
Acid Rap – Chance the Rapper
French Kiwi Juice – FKJ

Jamie Overcash:
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West
To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean
Currents – Tame Impala
House of Balloons – The Weeknd

Brad Pressley:
Kaputt – Destroyer
Blackstar – David Bowie
Mixed Emotions – Tanlines
Cupid Deluxe – Blood Orange
Days Are Gone – Haim

Trevor Pronga:
Woman – Rhye
Tales Of Us – Goldfrapp
Currents – Tame Impala
Art Angels – Grimes
Born To Die (Paradise Edition) – Lana Del Rey

Mark Shapiro:
92 Years Young – Terry Gibbs
Second Impression – Eric Alexander
Dreamsville – Cory Weeds
Some Other Time – Bill Evans
Swedish Ballads & More – Scott Hamilton

David Sheyda:
Real – Lydia Loveless
Effloresce – Covet
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music – Sturgill Simpson
Lost In The Dream – The War On Drugs
Purple – Baroness

Luke Stemmerman:
Endless Pussyfooting – ISS
Nothing More To Say – Frightnrs
Body Talk – Robyn
The Idler Wheel… – Fiona Apple
Under Color Of Official Righ – Protomartyr

Janice Williams:
Lifers – Cody Jenks
A Long Way From Your Heart – Turnpike Troubadors
Adios – Glen Campbell
Chains Are Broken – Devil Makes Three
Photograph – Robert Ellis

Erin Yousef:
Ghost Stories – Coldplay
x – Ed Sheeran
Caracal – Disclosure
1989 – Taylor Swift
Blood – Lianne La Havas

Happy New Year!

– Submitted by Music Design