Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top Albums of the 2000s (Pt. 1)

I got a little sappy on you in my explanation of My Favorite Songs of the 2000s (Pt. 1) (Part 2 is here in case you missed it), but it was a deserved sappiness. I've enjoyed this decade, partly because I don't have much to compare it to. (My memories from the early to mid '90s are few and far between/nonexistant.) Anyhow, here is my list of my favorite albums of the decade. While I do tend to prefer older music for its originality and whatnot, this is the music that resonates most with me because these are albums I (sometimes) bought the day they came out made by artists that I read about and see live, etc. When I grow old and my kids are listening to Justin Bieber (after his mid-career renaissance), I'll be able to say, "this is what music was like when I was your age," and then put on Blueberry Boat and blow their minds. Enjoy.

150. Viktor Vaughn--Vaudeville Villain
149. The Unicorns--Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone
148. Fucked Up--Hidden World
147. Sunn 0)))--Black One
146. Fiery Furnaces--I'm Going Away
145. Beirut--The Flying Club Cup
144. Chromatics--Night Drive
143. Lindstrom--Where You Go I Go Too
142. Caribou--Andorra
141. Queens Of The Stone Age--Songs For The Deaf

140. Art Ensemble Of Chicago--Tribute To Lester
139. DJ/rupture--Uproot
138. My Morning Jacket--Z
137. Sunn 0)))--Monoliths & Dimensions
136. Dirty Projectors--Slaves' Graves & Ballads
135. The Books--Lost And Safe
134. TV On The Radio--Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes
133. Deerhunter--Cryptograms
132. Junior Boys--Last Exit
131. M83--Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

130. Lightning Bolt--Wonderful Rainbow
129. Fuck Buttons--Street Horrrsing
128. Boris--Pink
127. Destroyer--Destroyer's Rubies
126. Dam-Funk--Toeachizown
125. Mum--Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK
124. Basement Jaxx--Rooty
123. Burial--Burial
122. M.I.A.--Arular
121. Isolee--We Are Monster

120. Beach House--Beach House
119. Jim O'Rourke--The Visitor
118. The Go! Team--Thunder, Lightning, Strike
117. Sonic Youth--Sonic Nurse
116. The Microphones--The Glow, Pt. 2
115. Deerhoof--Apple O'
114. Bibio--Ambivalence Avenue
113. Liars--Liars
112. Radiohead--Amnesiac
111. Arthur Russell--Love Is Overtaking Me

110. Atlas Sound--Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
109. Jim O'Rourke--Insignificance
108. Primal Scream--XTRMNTR
107. King Midas Sound--Waiting For You
106. M.I.A.--Kala
105. Ekkehard Ehlers--Plays
104. Mu--Afro Finger & Gel
103. The Rapture--Echoes
102. Junior Boys--So This Is Goodbye
101. Beach House--Devotion

100. The Sandwitches--How To Make Ambient Sadcake
99. Ghostface Killah--Fishscale
98. Black Dice--Beaches & Canyons
97. Dirty Projectors--The Getty Address
96. Animal Collective--Here Comes The Indian
95. Devendra Banhart--Oh Me Oh My...
94. Dan Deacon--Spiderman Of The Rings
93. Micachu--Jewellery
92. The Darkness--Permission To Land
91. Fleet Foxes--Fleet Foxes

90. Hot Chip--The Warning
89. Luomo--Vocalcity
88. 2 Many DJ's--As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
87. Fenn O'Berg--The Return Of Fenn O'Berg
86. Bat For Lashes--Two Suns
85. Godspeed You! Black Emperor--Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
84. Gang Gang Dance--Saint Dymphna
83. The Books--Thought For Food
82. Modest Mouse--Good News For People Who Love Bad News
81. Grouper--Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill

80. Max Tundra--Mastered By Guy At The Exchange
79. Outkast--Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
78. Fiery Furnaces--Gallowsbird's Bark
77. Deerhoof--The Runners Four
76. Erlend Oye--DJ Kicks
75. Antony & The Johnsons--The Crying Light
74. The Streets--A Grand Don't Come For Free
73. Joanna Newsom--Ys
72. The White Stripes--De Stijl
71. Ghostface Killah--Supreme Clientele

70. Missy Elliott--Miss E...So Addictive
69. Raekwon--Only Built 4 Cuban Link, Pt. II
68. Bjork--Vespertine
67. Gas--Pop
66. Broadcast & The Focus Group--Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
65. The Bug--London Zoo
64. Fucked Up--The Chemistry Of Common Life
63. Wolf Parade--Apologies To The Queen Mary
62. Tom Waits--Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards
61. No Age--Weirdo Rippers

That's what I think. Stay tuned for Parts 2 through 4.

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