Saturday, October 10, 2009

IT'S BEST OF THE DECADE TIME

Here's my initial (but far from final) attempt at coming up with a list of the 25 best albums of the '00s:
  1. Radiohead, In Rainbows (2007)
  2. Beck, Guero (2005)
  3. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Raising Sand (2007)
  4. Kings of Leon, Because of the Times (2007)
  5. Spoon, Gimme Fiction (2005)
  6. Arcade Fire, Funeral (2004)
  7. Wilco, A Ghost Is Born (2004)
  8. Beck, Sea Change (2002)
  9. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (2007)
  10. Bob Dylan, Modern Times (2006)
  11. Brian Wilson, SMiLE (2004)
  12. Radiohead, Kid A (2000)
  13. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky (2007)
  14. Ryan Adams, Gold (2001)
  15. Spoon, Kill the Moonlight (2002)
  16. Shins, Wincing the Night Away (2007)
  17. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois (2005)
  18. White Stripes, Elephant (2003)
  19. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
  20. Aimee Man, Bachelor No. 2 (2000)
  21. Ray LaMontagne, Trouble (2004)
  22. U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
  23. Bob Dylan, Love and Theft (2001)
  24. My Morning Jacket, Z (2005)
  25. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver (2007)

6 comments:

BigSage said...

I don't know if I agree with all your selections...the Arctic Monkey and the Arcade Fire in my opinion don't measure up over repeat listenings, nor do they compare favorably with "breakthrough" efforts from earlier decades...

frankg said...

Not one of those are on my top of the year list, Bud, but that's probably because I am so buried in the indies, I don't have time to listen to "the distributed." I've always admired your taste, though (it paralleling mine to a large degree), and am going to scope out a few just to see what I'm missing. No Research Turtles, though. Hmmmm... If you want to hear them, let me know. In my top 5.

Dave said...

No mention of the album that "[took] on the reigning champ U2, and [didn't] so much dismantle Atomic Bomb as blast right through it, like a mile-wide meteor, hurtling across the heavens toward The Beatles themselves"?

http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/1801/review/music/coldplay_xy

Dave said...

No mention of the album that "[took] on the reigning champ U2, and [didn't] so much dismantle Atomic Bomb as blast right through it, like a mile-wide meteor, hurtling across the heavens toward The Beatles themselves"?

http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/1801/review/music/coldplay_xy

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Bud Scoppa said...

Never heard Research Turtles, Frank, but I'll look for them online.

As for Coldplay, Dave, I still think X&Y is the band's most sonically complex, and I prefer it to Viva La Vida, but A Rush of Blood to the Head is the one with the strongest material, so I had to go with it. I did pick "Speed of Sound" and "Talk" for my decade playlist, as you'll see.