Friday, January 1, 2010

solid decade

growing up in the 90's allowed me to experience rap's golden years and the underground becoming mainstream.  the end of the 90's was a dreadful mix of boy bands and rap-metal (yuck).  the 00's however, issued many albums that could not be categorized or placed into one genre.  the albums below are the best of the decade because they shifted the way we listen and label music, as well as how albums are made and marketed.  many left turns (Beck making a fabulous acoustic album?) coupled with pop sensibilities make these the best albums of the 00's. i doubt many will agree with my #1; whether you like him or not, he's the artist of the decade.

#25 The Shins – Oh Inverted World

#24 Cursive – The Ugly Organ

#23 Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury

#22 Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antartica

#21 Justin Timberlake – Future/Sex/Love Sounds

#20 Spoon – Gimme Fiction

#19 Outkast – Speakerboxx/ Love Below

#18 Killers – Hot Fuss

#17 Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

#16 Postal Service – Give Up

#15 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend

#14 The National - Boxer

#13 Beck – Sea Change

#12 Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago

#11 Bright Eyes – Lifted or the Story is in the Soil

#10 The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday

#9 Broken Social Scene – You Forgot it In People

#8 Sigur Ros – ( )

#7 Deathcab for Cutie – Transatlanticism

#6 Wilco – Yankee Foxtrot Hotel

#5 Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker

#4 Radiohead – Kid A

#3 The Strokes – Is This It

#2 Arcade Fire – Funeral

#1 Kanye West – The College Dropout