Year-End Lists

TC’s top 40 albums of 2016

Life gets in the way more often than it used to, so for my 14th consecutive year of reviewing my favorite music, I’m introducing a new format that eschews my usual rambling tangents for a concise overview that lets the year’s music speak for itself. Take a trip back to 2016 with this curated, eclectic playlist.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2015

It’s my 13th consecutive year of reviewing my favorite music, so you can’t blame me for showing up late to the party. Luckily, I don’t care what the calendars say. Take a trip back to 2015 with me in this signature special feature. You might just discover some music that missed your radar the first time around.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2014

For my 12th consecutive year of listing and reviewing my favorite music, I’ll be looking back at some of the most memorable singles of each season of 2014, followed by my top 40 albums. Who will claim #1 this year? You’ll have to keep reading to find out. Join me for this signature special feature.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2013

Each year, I take an inclusive, honest, and unapologetic look back at my personal favorite and otherwise memorable music. Now it’s time to review 2013, my 11th consecutive year. Inside this special feature, a list of the most noteworthy singles of each season, followed by my top 40 albums of 2013.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2012

In this special magazine-style feature article, I celebrate the 10th consecutive year of counting down my favorite music with an extended look back at all the music that defined 2012 for me. Inside, a summary of the year’s most memorable songs by season, followed by original reviews of my top 40 albums of 2012.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2011

Do not adjust your set. This is TC’s top 40 albums of 2011.

This is the 9th consecutive year that I’ll be counting down my favorite music. This year-end tradition started back in 2003, and since then, it has weathered everything you could throw at it. I mean, it’s practically an institution at this point.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2010


Where has the time gone? This is TC’s top 40 albums of 2010.

Somehow, this is the 8th consecutive year that I’ll be counting down my favorite music. I’ve been part of this great event every year since 2003. Last year, we sent off an entire decade, but I can’t stop there. I’m back for more!

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2009

Say adios to the ’00s! This is TC’s top 40 albums of 2009.

Believe it or not, this is the 7th consecutive year that I’ll be counting down my favorite music. I’ve been part of this great event every single year since 2003. This time, we’ve reached the end of the decade. That’s insane.

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TC’s top 120 songs and top 40 albums of 2008


July 19, 2009

I can’t believe it either! This is TC’s top 120 songs and top 40 albums of 2008.

For the sixth consecutive year, I’ll be counting down the best music according to me. That’s right, I have been doing this since 2003, and I’ve come back for more. Join me for yet another look back at yet another year of music.

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TC’s top 40 albums of 2007


Here we go again! This is TC’s top 40 albums of 2007.

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for my 5th year-end countdown. Nevertheless, here we are. Every year since 2003, I’ve been counting down my favorite music of the year, and this year is… well, a little different.

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