Best of Decade (2000s) Album Lists

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Al's been on this tip:

http://narrowcast.blogspot.com/

LAMBDA LAMBDA LANDA (Beatrix Kiddo), Monday, 30 November 2009 21:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, whoops! some dude is not a major web site or print publication, obviously (or maybe that's debatable).

LAMBDA LAMBDA LANDA (Beatrix Kiddo), Monday, 30 November 2009 21:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thank you for this thread. Not sure if anyone else is having this problem, but trying to open the link to the FACT list is crashing my internet connection.

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 30 November 2009 21:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha no i am so major!

it's a crazy college where you come from (some dude), Monday, 30 November 2009 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

the FACT list is working great for me. and it is about 100x more interesting than any of the others

psychgawsple, Monday, 30 November 2009 22:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

and they've only revealed 20 so far

psychgawsple, Monday, 30 November 2009 22:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

al's has been the best read so far by a lot

brutt fartve (k3vin k.), Monday, 30 November 2009 22:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sampling stuff from the FACT list now. It's interesting, e.g., there's a lot of stuff on the list I've never heard before. That's good, as far as it goes (doesn't make their list better than other publications, just less predictable).

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 30 November 2009 22:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like the quarterly reports that FACT puts on their website. I've found some great music through them.

Dan S, Monday, 30 November 2009 22:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

The best albums of the decade - The Irish Times
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/2009/1201/1224259791948.html

djmartian, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 10:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, whoops! some dude is not a major web site or print publication

Considering the fact he wrote about every single album in the list, that's pretty major. I've never had the time to do something like that. If it's an ILX regular, it would be worth checking out. It's just that there's so much worthless dreck to wade through on LargeheartedBoy's lists.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 14:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyone know if this is available in Chicago anywhere?

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 3 December 2009 17:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

The FACT list is down to #21. Pretty interesting, like an alternate universe where rock doesn't exist except for a few odd token entries of Arctic Monkeys, White Stripes, Wilco and Arcade Fire. It reminded me to re-listen to some albums I'd forgotten about, like the Sunn 0)))/Boris collab, The Soft Pink Truth. It also has the most albums in a decade list I've never even heard of:

100: PARALLAX CORPORATION - COCADISCO (VIEWLEXX, 2001)
98: SHED - SHEDDING THE PAST (OSTGUT-TON, 2008)
96: KARL LINDH - BORTOM E4'S HORRISONT (STRANGE LIFE, 2005)
94: SENKING - LIST (RASTER-NOTON, 2007)
90: BJØRN TORSKE - FEIL KNAPP (SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND, 2007)
85: REKID - MADE IN MENORCA (SOUL JAZZ, 2006)
79: DJ HARVEY - SARCASTIC DISCO VOL. 2 (SARCASTIC CLOTHING, 2001)
73: TRUS’ME - WORKING NIGHT$ (FAT CITY, 2007)
72: MONOLAKE - POLYGON CITIES (MONOLAKE / IMBALANCE COMPUTER MUSIC, 2005)
69: VARIOUS ARTISTS - RUN THE ROAD (679, 2005)
64: THEO PARRISH - SOUND SCULPTURES (SOUND SIGNATURE, 2008)
62: LAWRENCE - THE ABSENCE OF BLIGHT (DIAL, 2003)
52: JAN JELINEK - LOOP-FINDING-JAZZ-RECORDS (~SCAPE, 2001)
50: DJ SLIMZEE - SIDEWINDER TAPE (SIDEWINDER, 2002)
44: NEWWORLDAQUARIUM - THE DEAD BEARS (DELSIN, 2007)
30: WILLIAM BASINSKI - THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS (2062, 2002-2003)
29: ACTRESS - HAZYVILLE (WERK DISCS, 2008)
21: CONVEXTION (DOWN LOW MUSIC, 2006)

I wonder if recently released favorites King Midas Sound and Oneohtrix Point Never will make the top 20.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 3 December 2009 19:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

"It's just that there's so much worthless dreck to wade through on LargeheartedBoy's lists."

so true ! LB goes for quantity over quality, so many of the lists are shockingly blatant pitchfork pastiches

djmartian, Thursday, 3 December 2009 20:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.factmagazine.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4095&Itemid=103&limit=1&limitstart=8

The FACT list is complete. Not totally surprising, but also not nearly as predictable as other lists. Pretty cool. One more I hadn't heard of:

11: THE OTHER PEOPLE PLACE - LIFESTYLES OF THE LAPTOP CAFÉ (WARP, 2001)

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

so true ! LB goes for quantity over quality, so many of the lists are shockingly blatant pitchfork pastiches

But he isn't even going for quality-control, is he? It's presented as the most comprehensive survey of year-end (or decade-end) lists available in one place.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 4 December 2009 18:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Fact Magazine lists are always great. Really hoping they make a best songs of the decade as well.

feisty, Spanish, girl (Moka), Friday, 4 December 2009 18:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hey! I like this FACT list. Burial as No. 1 es good.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 4 December 2009 18:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

I didn't intend to criticize LargeheartedBoy. I just meant that it's difficult to weed out the good lists that reflect the collaborative efforts of several people with better writing skills than your average blogger.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 4 December 2009 18:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

huh, FACT list is great, i like it a lot, maybe i should be reading FACt more. the order seems sort of arbitrary, but w/e.

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Friday, 4 December 2009 20:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Didn't like some of the choices between Nos. 20 -- 2, but still a lot of good albums on that list.

Daniel, Esq., Friday, 4 December 2009 20:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Have to agree...the FACT Magazine list is far more interesting than the others, which all seem like variations of the Pitchfork list (in other words, a little stuck in an indie rock nostalgia). Putting Burial at #1 is a far more inspired choice than The Strokes, Arcade Fire, or The White Stripes.

untrue pitch, Saturday, 5 December 2009 01:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

definitely agree with the high placements of Untrue, Alcachofa, and This Bliss.

Dan S, Saturday, 5 December 2009 02:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

FACT list is great. I sort of expected placings from Benga, Ellen Allien, Jay Haze, Roots Manuva, Hawtin's dex, fx, 909 mix, Omar S, Ghostface, Mr. Lif, Basement Jaxx, Santogold. I also thought that Isolee might take this. But I now have a dozen or so albums to check out. Great!

paulhw, Saturday, 5 December 2009 03:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

has 'cold house' turned up on any of these lists yet?

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (webinar), Sunday, 6 December 2009 13:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Decibel list
1. Converge - Jane Doe
2. Cave In - Jupiter
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park
4. Isis - Oceanic
5. Mastodon - Remission
6. Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
7. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
8. Iron Maiden - Brave New World
9. Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
10. Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
11. Torche - Meanderthal
12. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
13. Baroness - Blue Record
14. Napalm Death - Enemy of the Music Business
15. Pelican - The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw
16. The Red Chord - Clients
17. Converge - Axe to Fall
18. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
19. Melt-Banana - CellScape
20. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
21. Enslaved - Isa
22. Tragedy - Tragedy
23. Fugazi - The Argument
24. Mare - Mare
25. Celtic Frost - Monotheist
26. Jesu - Silver
27. High on Fire - Surrounded By Thieves
28. Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
29. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
30. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
31. Mastodon - Leviathan
32. Craft - Fuck the Universe
33. Isis - Panopticon
34. Anaal Nathrakh - The Codex Necro
35. Shellac - 1000 Hurts
36. Witchcraft - Witchcraft
37. Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
38. Pig Destroyer - Prowler in the Yard
39. Converge - You Fail Me
40. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
41. Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
42. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
43. Nile - Annihilation of the Wicked
44. Watain - Sworn to the Dark
45. Between the Buried and Me - Alaska
46. Evoken - Quietus
47. Electric Wizard - Witchcult Today
48. Mastodon - Blood Mountain
49. Arsis - A Celebration of Guilt
50. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
51. Ludicra - Fex Urbis, Lex Orbis
52. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
53. Isis - Celestial
54. Jesu - Jesu
55. Enslaved - Below the Lights
56. Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along the Highway
57. High on Fire - Death Is This Communion
58. Disfear - Live the Storm
59. Dying Fetus - Destroy the Opposition
60. Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave
61. Deftones - White Pony
62. Botch - An Anthology of Dead Ends
63. Converge - No Heroes
64. Hatebreed - Perseverance
65. Withered - Memento Mori
66. Leviathan - Tentacles of Whorror
67. Meshuggah - Catch 33
68. Thorns - Thorns
69. Rotten Sound - Murderworks
70. Trap Them - Seizures in Barren Praise
71. Deathevokation - The Chalice of Ages
72. Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I
73. Immortal - Sons of Northern Darkness
74. Nasum - Human 2.0
75. Fucked Up - Hidden World
76. Neurosis - Given to the Rising
77. Taint - The Ruin of Nova Roma
78. System of a Down - Toxicity
79. Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
80. Warhorse - As Heaven Turns to Ash
81. Mayhem - Chimera
82. Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
83. Drowningman - How They Light Cigarettes in Prison
84. Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
85. Watain - Casus Luciferi
86. Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache
87. Psyopus - Ideas of Reference
88. The Haunted- The Haunted Made Me Do It
89. Cryptopsy - ...And Then You'll Beg
90. Asunder - Works Will Come Undone
91. Godflesh - Hymns
92. Cathedral - Endtyme
93. The Paper Chase - Now You Are One Of Us
94. Decapitated - Nihility
95. Coalesce - Ox
96. In Flames - Clayman
97. Battle of Mice - A Day of Nights
98. Cobalt - Gin
99. My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours
100. Slayer - World Painted Blood

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 6 December 2009 15:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hawtin's dex, fx, 909 mix

This came out in '99 fwiw

I AGREE WITH THE COSMETIC SURGERY (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 6 December 2009 15:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

blue record so high in best of the decade already?

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (webinar), Sunday, 6 December 2009 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

some good stuff in that decibel list. some very good stuff. especially:

1. Converge - Jane Doe
5. Mastodon - Remission
7. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
17. Converge - Axe to Fall
18. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
19. Melt-Banana - CellScape
24. Mare - Mare
30. Andrew W.K. - I Get Wet
39. Converge - You Fail Me
40. Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum
50. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
52. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
61. Deftones - White Pony
63. Converge - No Heroes
67. Meshuggah - Catch 33
78. System of a Down - Toxicity
97. Battle of Mice - A Day of Nights

m the g, Sunday, 6 December 2009 16:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

blue record's great too btw I just wasn't sure it's even out yet

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (webinar), Sunday, 6 December 2009 16:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

its been out months

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

out is a nebulous term these days

anyway whatever it's great

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (webinar), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

you gone metal this year cozen?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

I listen to lots of stuff :)

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (webinar), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Herman, you rule. A very interesting list. I'm wondering, did Converge do so well in the year-end polls with those previous albums, or did the latest one help boost opinion of the others? It's also interesting how both Mastodon and Opeth did so well most of the decade, but their most recent didn't even make the list. Cool to see metalhead luv for Fugazi and Shellac. Would have been interesting if the reunited Jesus Lizard came out with an album this year. I'll still buy this issue when I find it.

Fastnbulbous, Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

well i think (scott i think) who posted the link on the metal thread to the terrorizer forum which has the list.
Jane Doe won Terrorizer AOTY when it came out.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

thank

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 6 December 2009 17:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

summary of FACT 00s album list

summary via Acclaimed Music Forum

100: PARALLAX CORPORATION- COCADISCO
99: LATE OF THE PIER- FANTASY BLACK CHANNEL
98: SHED- SHEDDING THE PAST
97: ANNIE- ANNIEMAL
96: KARL LINDH- BORTOM E4'S HORRISONT
95: PREFUSE 73- ONE WORD EXTINGUISHER
94: SENKING- LIST
93: CAMERA OBSCURA- LET'S GET OUT OF THIS COUNTRY
92: MISS KITTIN AND THE HACKER- FIRST ALBUM
91: WILCO- YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT
90: BJØRN TORSKE- FEIL KNAPP
89: ZOMBY- WHERE WERE U IN 92?
88: MICHAEL MAYER- IMMER
87: NO AGE- NOUNS
86: COCOROSIE- LA MAISON DE MON REVE
85: REKID- MADE IN MENORCA
84: ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS- I AM A BIRD NOW
83: GHOSTFACE KILLAH- SUPREME CLIENTELE
82: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE- YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE
81: NEIL LANDSTRUMM- SHE TOOK A BULLET MEANT FOR ME

80: KODE9 & SPACEAPE- MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE
79: DJ HARVEY- SARCASTIC DISCO VOL. 2
78: THE BUG- LONDON ZOO
77: LIL WAYNE- THE CARTER II
76: THE KNIFE- SILENT SHOUT
75: QUIET VILLAGE- SILENT MOVIE
74: MANITOBA- START BREAKING MY HEART
73: TRUS’ME- WORKING NIGHT$
72: MONOLAKE- POLYGON CITIES
71: THE SOFT PINK TRUTH- DO YOU WANT NEW WAVE OR DO YOU WANT THE SOFT PINK TRUTH?
70: LUOMO- VOCALCITY
69: VARIOUS ARTISTS- RUN THE ROAD
68: SUNNO))) & BORIS- ALTAR
67: QUASIMOTO- THE UNSEEN
66: RICARDO VILLALOBOS- THE AU HAREM D'ARCHIMEDE
65: THE BOOKS- THE LEMON OF PINK
64: THEO PARRISH- SOUND SCULPTURES
63: FIERY FURNACES- BLUEBERRY BOAT
62: LAWRENCE- THE ABSENCE OF BLIGHT
61: ARCTIC MONKEYS- WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT

60: MATIAS AGUAYO- ARE YOU REALLY LOST
59: WHITE STRIPES- WHITE BLOOD CELLS
58: HORSEPOWER PRODUCTIONS- IN FINE STYLE
57: STUDIO- WEST COAST
56: RHYTHM & SOUND- W/ THE ARTISTS
55: MATTHEW DEAR- ASA BREED
54: BOREDOMS- VISION CREATION NEWSUN
53: THE XX- THE XX
52: JAN JELINEK- LOOP-FINDING-JAZZ-RECORDS
51: J DILLA- DONUTS
50: DJ SLIMZEE- SIDEWINDER TAPE
49: DAFT PUNK- DISCOVERY
48: OUTKAST- STANKONIA
47: THE STREETS- ORIGINAL PIRATE MATERIAL
46: THE CARETAKER- A STAIRWAY TO THE STARS
45: ELLEN ALLIEN & APPARAT- ORCHESTRA OF BUBBLES
44: NEWWORLDAQUARIUM- THE DEAD BEARS
43: CLIPSE- WE GOT IT 4 CHEAP VOL. 2
42: GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR- LIFT YR. SKINNY FISTS LIKE ANTENNAS TO HEAVEN
41: BELBURY POLY- THE WILLOWS

40: BEIRUT- THE FLYING CLUB CUP
39: HERBERT- BODILY FUNCTIONS
38: BLACK DICE- BEACHES AND CANYONS
37: CANNIBAL OX- THE COLD VEIN
36: M.I.A.- ARULAR
35: ISOLEE- WE ARE MONSTER
34: 2 MANY DJS- AS HEARD ON RADIO SOULWAX PT. 2
33: JOANNA NEWSOM- YS
32: GAS- POP
31: PINCH- UNDERWATER DANCEHALL
30: WILLIAM BASINSKI- THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS
29: ACTRESS- HAZYVILLE
28: PORTISHEAD- THIRD
27: ARCADE FIRE- FUNERAL
26: CHROMATICS- NIGHT DRIVE
25: HOT CHIP- THE WARNING
24: KELLEY POLAR- LOVE SONGS OF THE HANGING GARDENS
23: FENNESZ- ENDLESS SUMMER
22: BURIAL- BURIAL
21: CONVEXTION- CONVEXTION

20: KANYE WEST- THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
19: METRO AREA- METRO AREA
18: VAMPIRE WEEKEND- VAMPIRE WEEKEND
17: ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI- THE DOLDRUMS
16: MAX RICHTER- THE BLUE NOTEBOOKS
15: ROBYN- ROBYN
14: MADVILLAIN- MADVILLAINY
13: BJORK- VESPERTINE
12: PANDA BEAR- PERSON PITCH
11: THE OTHER PEOPLE PLACE- LIFESTYLES OF THE LAPTOP CAFÉ
10: GANG GANG DANCE- SAINT DYMPHNA
09: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM- SOUND OF SILVER
08: PANTHA DU PRINCE- THIS BLISS
07: RADIOHEAD- KID A
06: M.I.A.- KALA
05: JAY-Z- THE BLUEPRINT
04: VILLALOBOS- ALCACHOFA
03: DIZZEE RASCAL- BOY IN DA CORNER
02: THE STROKES- IS THIS IT
01: BURIAL- UNTRUE

djmartian, Sunday, 6 December 2009 19:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

and still Kid A and Is This It get in their top 10

mdskltr (blueski), Sunday, 6 December 2009 19:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Is This It? is a good album. I spent a delighted hour browsing that Fact list (with more to come) - have heard of virtually none of it, have heard even less, the writing made me want to hear the rest, so far liking it very much.

Ismael Klata, Sunday, 6 December 2009 20:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

carrie brownstein and co. did a whole big end-of-decade thing on her npr blog. (insert npr joke here.)

their 50 most important recordings are in alphabetical order, not numeric. from john adams to amy winehouse. basically 0 out of 50 for surprises.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Monday, 7 December 2009 02:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

I contributed a few blurbs to that NPR thing! some fun stuff in there.

Complex did a list, but you have to click through 100 pages to see it all, or at least I haven't seen anyone reproduce it on one page yet: http://www.complex.com/blogs/2009/09/09/complex-presents-the-100-best-albums-of-the-2000s/

radric in manehattan (some dude), Monday, 7 December 2009 02:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

very happy to see saint dymphna in the top 10 on the FACT list. that album's been missing from a lot of lists.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Monday, 7 December 2009 03:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rolling Stone Top 100 albums of the 2000s

1 | Radiohead: Kid A
2 | The Strokes: Is This It
3 | Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4 | Jay-Z: The Blueprint
5 | The White Stripes: Elephant
6 | Arcade Fire: Funeral
7 | Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP
8 | Bob Dylan: Modern Times
9 | M.I.A.: Kala
10 | Kanye West: The College Dropout
11 | Bob Dylan: Love and Theft
12 | LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver
13 | U2: All That You Can't Leave Behind
14 | Jay-Z: The Black Album
15 | Bruce Springsteen: The Rising
16 | OutKast: Stankonia
17 | Beck: Sea Change
18 | MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
19 | Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
20 | The White Stripes: White Blood Cells
21 | Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head
22 | Green Day: American Idiot
23 | D'Angelo: Voodoo
24 | Bruce Springsteen: Magic
25 | Radiohead: Amnesiac
26 | Cat Power: The Greates
27 | The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
28 | Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell
29 | Sigur Rós: Ágaetis Byrjun
30 | Radiohead: In Rainbows
31 | My Morning Jacket: Z
32 | Lil Wayne: Tha Carter III
33 | Daft Punk: Discovery
34 | OutKast: Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
35 | PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
36 | U2: No Line on the Horizon
37 | 50 Cent: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
38 | Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker
39 | Kings of Leon: Aha Shake Heartbreak
40 | Kanye West: Late Registration
41 | Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
42 | Elliott Smith: Figure 8
43 | The Killers: Hot Fuss
44 | System of a Down: Toxicity
45 | Kanye West: Graduation
46 | Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveSounds
47 | Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes
48 | TV on the Radio: Dear Science
49 | Fiona Apple: Extraordionary Machine
50 | Bright Eyes: I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
51 | Spoon: Kill the Moonlight
52 | M.I.A.: Arular
53 | Kings of Leon: Only By the Night
54 | Norah Jones: Come Away With Me
55 | Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Raising Sand
56 | Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
57 | Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism
58 | Danger Mouse: The Grey Album
59 | Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights
60 | Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
61 | The Shins: Oh, Inverted World
62 | Johnny Cash: American III: Solitary Man
63 | Kanye West: 808s and Heartbreak
64 | Gillian Welch: Time the Revelator
65 | Manu Chao: Próxima Estación Esperanza
66 | Antony & the Johnsons: I Am a Bird Now
67 | Björk: Vespertine
68 | U2: How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
69 | Missy Elliott: Under Construction
70 | Sleater-Kinney: The Woods
71 | Bright Eyes: Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Eart to the Ground
72 | Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
73 | Coldplay: Parachutes
74 | Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium
75 | Arcade Fire: Neon Bible
76 | Sigur Rós: ()
77 | Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
78 | Sufjan Stevens: Come On, Feel The Illinoise
79 | The New Pornographers: Electric Version
80 | Kings of Leon: Youth and Young Manhood
81 | Ryan Adams: Gold
82 | Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R
83 | The Black Keys: Attack and Release
84 | Eminem: The Eminem Show
85 | Coldplay: Viva La Vida
86 | The Postal Service: Give Up
87 | Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere
88 | Brian Wilson: Smile
89 | Radiohead: Hail to the Thief
90 | Amadou & Miriam: Dimanche a Bamako
91 | The Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious
92 | Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
93 | Johnny Cash: Unearthed
94 | The Libertines: Up the Brackett
95 | Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor
96 | The Streets: Original Pirate Material
97 | Wilco: Sky Blue Sky
98 | TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain
99 | The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me
100 | Leonard Cohen: 10 New Songs

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 Kings of Leon records and nothing by the Drive-By Truckers = Barf Out

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

That Fact list is terrific.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not heard the Other People Place, Pantha du Prince or Villalobos albums from the Fact top 20. Are they that good?

And yeah, it's a great list. I love the fact that the Rolling Stone/P4K/Uncut consensus choices are scattered throughout instead of being in Lex-style indie denial so you get Wilco in there but just below Bjorn Torske.

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

FACT list does stand out and is full of stuff i like/love that wouldn't get a look in elsewhere, but the persisting inclusion and high rank of over-rated 'in every other top 10' LPs still annoys. they can't win. putting both Burial albums in the top 25 just seems silly too.

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Other People Place album is really deep Detroit techno from a Drexciya character - I think it's good but not listened to it for years

Dark, promiscuous five-year-old (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 16:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

poor Drexciya's 'Neptune's Lair' LP came out 10 years ago this month iirc, too late for 90s lists and too early for 00s lists (not that it would get on 99% of them anyway but its probably better than 'Lifestyles Of The Laptop Cafe' which i also do like)

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

45: ELLEN ALLIEN & APPARAT- ORCHESTRA OF BUBBLES

this is the album i'm most proud to see in the fact list - no ellen & apparat no credibility as far as i'm concerned

lex pretend, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

That is a great album. Surprised it didn't make the P4K list, actually. They seemed to love it at the time.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dorian - The Pantha album is a masterpiece for 'Saturn Strobe' alone.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's sort of very melodic, twinkly, chimey minimal house music. Someone described it as 'glassy' over on their own thread, which is an excellent description.

Space Battle Rothko (Matt DC), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

same point applies w/alcahofa for 'easy lee' and 'dexter'

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

74 | Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

wtf

a full circle lol (J0hn D.), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

no worse than putting Coldplay and U2 (all three albums ffs!) in there, more unexpected tho i guess yeah

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

74 | Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium

wtf

xpost
Haven't looked at the list yet, but if it's Rolling Stone and there's only ONE WTF, it's probably their best list ever.

Parenthetical Grillz, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rest easy. Rolling Stone's list is full of sterling WTF moments.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but that's not nearly as horrible as it could have been. There's no Peter Wolf, for example. Or Mark Knopfler.

Parenthetical Grillz, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

did tht chris cornell record chart yet

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (cozwn), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

THREE fucking Kings of Leon albums in there too.

where are that man's pants? :-( (Whitey on the Moon), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol. ACT OF THE DECADE, obv.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 | The Strokes: Is This It

lol usa

DavidM, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

as opposed to NME in the UK making it #1

mdskltr (blueski), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

MGMT is a fine record. Not sure it's the 18th best of the entire decade.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 17:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's funny--I like a lot of these records, love a few, and don't hate all that many. And yet seeing them listed like that just siphons all the joy out of music for me.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

^otm^

where are that man's pants? :-( (Whitey on the Moon), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

If you have "all the joy" siphoned out of music by some stupid magazine printing a list, you are taking things way the fuck too seriously. These are actually pretty easy to ignore!

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rolling Stone Top 100 albums of the 2000s

1 | Radiohead: Kid A
2 | The Strokes: Is This It
3 | Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4 | Jay-Z: The Blueprint

7 | Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP
8 | Bob Dylan: Modern Times

the 2000s stopped at 2001, I see

abanana, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost

Yes, I obviously meant that I'll never be able to listen to music again and I'll never get over that list and it will haunt me for the rest of my life.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bob Dylan: Modern Times

This was released in 2006

o. nate, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

i got it mixed up with love and theft (#11)

abanana, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Comparing RS top 10 and P4k rankings (in parentheses):

1 | Radiohead: Kid A (#1)
2 | The Strokes: Is This It (#7)
3 | Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (#4)
4 | Jay-Z: The Blueprint (#5)
5 | The White Stripes: Elephant (#74, White Blood Cells at #12)
6 | Arcade Fire: Funeral (#2)
7 | Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP
8 | Bob Dylan: Modern Times
9 | M.I.A.: Kala (#22)
10 | Kanye West: The College Dropout (#28, Late Registration at #18)

Seems like a lot of consensus, with the main exceptions being Eminem and Dylan.

o. nate, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kanye's 4 for 4 in RS, impressive.

dr. phil, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 19:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

from what I can tell, the RS list has one album from 2009 (may have missed some):

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Dan S, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 20:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

eminem was on the p4k list too

scottpl, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 20:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

You could poll any time period in virtually any magazine and you'd get exactly the same trend. A pile of madrigals from 1211 and just the one from 1219.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 20:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

I would like to lodge a formal complaint about the great Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? not making many best-of decade lists.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 20:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

eminem was on the p4k list too

I only looked through the top 100 - I didn't see it there, but maybe it placed lower or I missed it.

o. nate, Wednesday, 9 December 2009 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

duly noted! (xp)

LA CANCION MAS PRETENCIOSA DEL MUNDO... (The Reverend), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

complaint seconded, tho it made the p4k list iirc

k3vin k., Wednesday, 9 December 2009 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol at actual of montreal fan k3vin k.

LA CANCION MAS PRETENCIOSA DEL MUNDO... (The Reverend), Wednesday, 9 December 2009 22:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

eminem was on the p4k list too

I only looked through the top 100 - I didn't see it there, but maybe it placed lower or I missed it.

― o. nate, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 3:38 PM

The Marshall Mathers LP clocked in at #119 on the P4K list.

Marraskuu Rain (KMS), Thursday, 10 December 2009 23:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if this is getting printed anywhere but I feel it is so important that you know what Lars and Kirk from Metallica's top 25s are that I am just gonna ignore that rule

Lars:
01. ARCTIC MONKEYS - "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not"
02. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "Toxicity"
03. THE SWORD - "Age Of Winters"
04. KINGS OF LEON - "Aha Shake Heartbreak"
05. THE WHITE STRIPES - "Elephant"
06. GREEN DAY - "American Idiot"
07. SLIPKNOT - "Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses"
08. EMINEM - "The Eminem Show"
09. WOLFMOTHER - "Wolfmother"
10. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - "Renegades"
11. U2 - "No Line On The Horizon"
12. KASABIAN - "Kasabian"
13. THE MARS VOLTA - "De-Loused in the Comatorium"
14. OASIS - "Don't Believe The Truth"
15. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Rated R"
16. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "Mezmerize"
17. ARCTIC MONKEYS - "Favorite Worst Nightmare"
18. ALICE IN CHAINS - "Black Gives Way To Blue"
19. THE BLACK KEYS - "Attack & Release"
20. AUDIOSLAVE - "Audioslave"
21. MASTODON - "Crack The Skye"
22. MOTÖRHEAD - "Inferno"
23. GUNS N' ROSES - "Chinese Democracy"
24. THE DATSUNS - "The Datsuns"
25. THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS - "The Age Of The Understatement"

Kirk:
01. RADIOHEAD - "Kid A"
02. THE MARS VOLTA - "De-Loused in the Comatorium"
03. SIGUR ROS - ()
04. MUSE - "Absolution"
05. LAMB OF GOD - "Ashes Of The Wake"
06. DAMIAN MARLEY - "Welcome To Jamrock"
07. MASTODON - "Crack The Skye"
08. OUTKAST - "Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below"
09. INTERPOL - "Turn On The Bright Lights"
10. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS - "100 Days, 100 Nights"
11. SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "Mezmerize"
12. THE BLACK KEYS - "Magic Potion"
13. PJ HARVEY - "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea"
14. SINÉAD O'CONNOR - "Faith And Courage"
15. GOJIRA - "The Way Of All Flesh"
16. MACHINE HEAD - "The Blackening"
17. RY COODER & MANUEL GALBAN - "Mambo Sinuendo"
18. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Rated R"
19. TOOL - "Lateralus"
20. TOM WAITS - "Alice"
21. MY MORNING JACKET - "It Still Moves"
22. ALICE IN CHAINS - "Black Gives Way To Blue"
23. THE SWORD - "Age Of Winters"
24. PINK MARTINI - "Hey Eugene!"
25. ALL SHALL PERISH - "Awaken The Dreamers"

imo better blues (DJ Mencap), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

dear lars, what the fuck, luv moi

kirk's isn't bad in a kinda lol indie way

dyaaaow (acoleuthic), Monday, 14 December 2009 00:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

06. DAMIAN MARLEY - "Welcome To Jamrock"

!!!! <3 that album

LA CANCION MAS PRETENCIOSA DEL MUNDO... (The Reverend), Monday, 14 December 2009 02:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

basically agree with lj's assessment of the two lists

LA CANCION MAS PRETENCIOSA DEL MUNDO... (The Reverend), Monday, 14 December 2009 02:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

In case anyone's interested, I compared the Pitchfork, NME, and Rolling Stone top 100 songs lists, and there were 58 songs that appeared on at least two of the three lists.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 14 December 2009 23:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hm. METACRITICS Best Artists Of The Decade. Interesting, tho predictable, results.

Not sure if this is appropriate for the Best of Decade Album Lists thread (it sort of fits, since METACRITICS' rating is based on METACRITIC album scores). Couldn't think of a more appropriate existing thread tho.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 16 December 2009 03:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

58 songs that appeared on at least two of the three lists

I've heard all but about 10 of these. I don't feel so completely out of it now.

o. nate, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

That MetaCritics list is just odd. It's a strange universe in which those particular artists would be measured as best of the decade. I guess their methodology is pretty transparent, but it doesn't seem to work. I think they end up making a list of critical darlings who slogged through the decade making lots of generally well-reviewed albums that never really broke through.

o. nate, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 15:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here's the Metacritic Best Albums of the Decade, I don't think anyone's posted it yet:

1 SMiLE by Brian Wilson 2004 97 7.9
2 Van Lear Rose by Loretta Lynn 2004 97 9.0
3 Stankonia by OutKast 2000 95 8.4
4 Savane by Ali Farka Toure 2006 94 8.2
5 Madvillainy by Madvillainy 2004 93 8.7
6 Love And Theft by Bob Dylan 2001 93 8.8
7 Boy In Da Corner by Dizzee Rascal 2004 92 9.0
8 Elephant by The White Stripes 2003 92 8.2
9 A Grand Don’t Come For Free by The Streets 2004 91 7.7
10 Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast 2003 91 9.1
11 Canto by Los Super Seven 2001 91 8.0
12 From Here We Go Sublime by The Field 2007 90 6.5
13 Illinois by Sufjan Stevens 2005 90 8.8
14 Original Pirate Material by The Streets 2002 90 8.9
15 Alice by Tom Waits 2002 90 9.5
16 Is This It? by The Strokes 2001 90 8.6
17 Funeral by Arcade Fire 2004 90 9.4
18 London Zoo by The Bug 2008 90 6.0
19 Untrue by Burial 2007 90 7.4
20 XTRMNTR by Primal Scream 2000 90 8.7
21 Z by My Morning Jacket 2005 90 8.2
22 Since I Left You by The Avalanches 2001 89 9.3
23 Rounds by Four Tet 2003 89 8.9
24 Neon Golden by The Notwist 2003 89 9.0
25 Modern Times by Bob Dylan 2006 89 8.4
26 Miss E… So Addictive by Missy Elliott 2001 89 7.9
27 HoboSapiens by John Cale 2004 89 9.5
28 Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) by Aimee Mann 2000 89 9.4
29 Fed by Plush 2008 89 7.6
30 Last Exit by Junior Boys 2004 89 8.2
31 Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective 2009 89 8.5
32 Songs For The Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age 2002 89 9.2
33 Wearemonster by Isolée 2005 89 8.3
34 Hell Hath No Fury by Clipse 2006 89 8.0
35 Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins 2003 88 9.2
36 Yours, Mine & Ours by Pernice Brothers 2003 88 9.2
37 Hypermagic Mountain by Lightning Bolt 2005 88 6.2
38 Ta Det Lugnt by Dungen 2004 88 9.3
39 Dear Science, by TV on the Radio 2008 88 9.1
40 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II by Raekwon 2009 88 9.0

o. nate, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

I guess their methodology is pretty transparent

It may be transparent, but it's convoluted. Sometimes a METASCORE will be, say, 83 on 10 reviews, but only one of the reviews scores the disc at 83 or higher. Put differently, METACRITIC's special formula includes some strange weighting of scores. I still find it an invaluable website.

Daniel, Esq., Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

xp I got some publicity email saying Kirk from Metallica named some Dengue Fever song his #2 or 3 track of the decade, but I haven't seen the rest of that list.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

The other problem is that a lot of albums get such a high rating because only 3-4 publications (in Metacritic's active list) that rated it. Whereas albums that are more widely reviewed generally get a lower average because there's more chance of dissenting opinions. Still, it makes the list plenty different from all the others.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 16 December 2009 16:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

As an aside, see how many of these you can recognise - http://www.flickr.com/photos/njsouthall/4190387283/

exploding angel vagina (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 16 December 2009 20:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

There are 11 days left in the decade. This is not like you to jump the gun.

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 21 December 2009 17:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

i don't know how anyone ever really comes up with a "best of decade" list

even within this decade my tastes have swerved around so wildly that things that meant a huge amount to me 5 years ago mean nothing now. and the things i love now, how will i know if i'll feel the same way, looking back in another 10 years?

how do people actually make these decisions?

Karen Tregaskin, Monday, 21 December 2009 17:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

well if you're gonna post yours...i finished mine that Beatrix referred to at the top of the thread:http://narrowcast.blogspot.com/2009/12/narrowcasts-top-100-albums-of-decade_04.html

xpost -- i made mine by going back and re-doing my best-of lists for each year of the decade, and then just kinda keeping and eliminating stuff from there based on gut instinct. it's not an exact science, but if you're committed to making a list then at the end you've got one.

some dude, Monday, 21 December 2009 18:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I did pretty much the same thing. I tried to only keep stuff that I still feel passionate about, but I also threw in a few albums I've since softened on, just out of recognition for how much they meant to me at the time. Like, if I ever considered an album my #1 of its year, then it deserved to be on the list, regardless of how much I play it now.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 21 December 2009 18:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Obviously, any method or criterion is debatable, though.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 21 December 2009 18:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

do you have these "best of each year" lists just sitting around, or do you compile them from scratch

Karen Tregaskin, Monday, 21 December 2009 18:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

i've been freelancing for a few years and was making OCD end-of-year lists for a few years before that (sometimes just for singles, not albums), so i had lists for most years and did new ones more recently for years i didn't make a list at the time.

jaymc is your list posted anywhere yet?

some dude, Monday, 21 December 2009 18:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

I had to finish earlier because I had to use time off now, as I gotta cover for someone else who will be gone from work between Xmas and NY's.

<q>i don't know how anyone ever really comes up with a "best of decade" list

even within this decade my tastes have swerved around so wildly that things that meant a huge amount to me 5 years ago mean nothing now. and the things i love now, how will i know if i'll feel the same way, looking back in another 10 years?

how do people actually make these decisions?</q>

I certainly changed my mind on some albums as the decade progressed, but not that radically. I was in my 30s, and my tastes haven't changed that much. Nevertheless, making such lists does take time, and is not for the weak. If you're afraid to confront your true feelings about your favorite albums, perhaps some mushrooms or peyote will help. Or perhaps it's best you not attempt it.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 21 December 2009 19:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

jaymc is your list posted anywhere yet?

Not ... yet.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 21 December 2009 19:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

do you have these "best of each year" lists just sitting around, or do you compile them from scratch

I posted my lists from 2002 to 2007 online, so I was able to easily refer to them. 2000-01 involved some reconstructing (though I remembered what my favorite album of each year was), and I threw together lists for 2008-09 on the fly.

I'll be honest: I spent the majority of September listening to about 120 albums from this decade so I could narrow them down to a top 50.

Nuyorican oatmeal (jaymc), Monday, 21 December 2009 19:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

best thing abt these lists is when they throw up some band u haven't thought about in years (e.g. cex, enon on SD's list)

cozwn, Monday, 21 December 2009 19:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

doing 5 top 100s of tunes as youtube playlists now:

1. Instrumentals
2. Remixes
3. Non-Singles

between now and the 31st
4. Top 40 Singles
5. Non-Hit Singles (ie didn't make top 40)

mdskltr (blueski), Monday, 21 December 2009 20:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm doing a thing at BSCReview.com in installments. My list is predictably weird.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Monday, 21 December 2009 22:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've been watching it. I like your lists, even if I don't usually like a lot of stuff that appears on them. But you definitely come up with some of the most independent-looking and most international lists (the latter especially for a non- "world music" best of list). You should check out Bannakumbi's Un Nuevo Dia, I think you would like it. (Yes, I am really hyping it hard. I think it's great.)

_Rudipherous_, Monday, 21 December 2009 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Acclaimed Music's Top 100 Artists of the Decade:

1 The White Stripes
2 Radiohead
3 OutKast
4 LCD Soundsystem
5 Arcade Fire
6 Kanye West
7 The Strokes
8 Franz Ferdinand
9 Eminem
10 TV on the Radio
11 Jay-Z
12 M.I.A.
13 Coldplay
14 Missy Elliott
15 Wilco
16 The Streets
17 Queens of the Stone Age
18 The Libertines
19 Sufjan Stevens
20 Arctic Monkeys
21 Nick Cave
22 Gorillaz
23 Justin Timberlake
24 Gnarls Barkley
25 Modest Mouse
26 Interpol
27 Hot Chip
28 Dizzee Rascal
29 Johnny Cash
30 Bob Dylan
31 Spoon
32 PJ Harvey
33 Amy Winehouse
34 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
35 The Flaming Lips
36 Madonna
37 Ryan Adams
38 Cat Power
39 Antony and The Johnsons
40 The Avalanches
41 The Shins
42 Justice
43 Sigur Rós
44 Daft Punk
45 Animal Collective
46 The Rapture
47 The National
48 Björk
49 Tom Waits
50 Joanna Newsom
51 Ghostface Killah
52 50 Cent
53 U2
54 Portishead
55 Bright Eyes
56 Fleet Foxes
57 Beyoncé
58 The Killers
59 The Hold Steady
60 Battles
61 The Knife
62 System of a Down
63 Morrissey
64 Bloc Party
65 Blur
66 My Morning Jacket
67 Primal Scream
68 Feist
69 The Raconteurs
70 Burial
71 The New Pornographers
72 The Roots
73 Rufus Wainwright
74 Scissor Sisters
75 Yo La Tengo
76 Sleater-Kinney
77 Devendra Banhart
78 At the Drive-In
79 Broken Social Scene
80 Panda Bear
81 The Postal Service
82 Bon Iver
83 Bruce Springsteen
84 Vampire Weekend
85 Brian Wilson
86 Basement Jaxx
87 Junior Boys
88 Kylie Minogue
89 Elliott Smith
90 Peter Bjorn and John
91 The Hives
92 Common
93 Sonic Youth
94 Britney Spears
95 Clipse
96 Beck
97 Kings of Leon
98 N.E.R.D.
99 M83
100 Amerie

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 02:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Lists that don't have Underworld's Everything Everything and Daft Punk's Alive 2007 hate fun.

StanM, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 07:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

That list, the artists list, is the only way I can look back at the decade, because it became so difficult to establish yourself and burn-in as a recording artist after about 2004/5. I would love to see one that whittled away bands who were already established pre-Internet/media changeup. I think you'd have about 20 left.

cee-oh-tee-tee, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 13:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

xpost, to further that thought, these 22 also made the top 100 of the 90's:

Bob Dylan #43
Radiohead #2
U2 #17
Johnny Cash #99
Madonna #28
Beck #5
Sonic Youth #41
Blur #7
PJ Harvey #10
Tom Waits #72
Bjork #8
Eminem #61
Nick Cave #21
Primal Scream #15
Wilco #64
Portishead #18
The Flaming Lips #48
Daft Punk #53
Elliot Smith #52
Sigur Ros #79
Yo La Tengo #67
Basement Jaxx #84

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 19:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

these 4 also made the top 100 of the 80s:

3 U2
9 Madonna
13 Sonic Youth
18 Tom Waits

cee-oh-tee-tee, Tuesday, 22 December 2009 20:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Xgau:

http://robertchristgau.com/xg/list/rs00.php

xhuxk, Thursday, 24 December 2009 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

interesting x'gau list - i wonder why he picked that GoB's, which is great, but not as great as Oceans Apart. and Wussy two times (!!!)

pobrecito (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 24 December 2009 19:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Horrible list. Double Dylan. Moldy Peaches? DJ Shadow? I'm not into a lot of the more radio-friendly stuff either, but I'm more willing to write that off as my own limitations. (I don't like Kanye West or M.I.A. that much, but I can at least understand the enthusiasm more than for some of the other stuff.)

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 24 December 2009 19:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kanye and Dylan two times in the top ten. And two Gogols and Youssous. And his least compelling singles list ever. And say children, what does it all mean?

Kevin John Bozelka, Thursday, 24 December 2009 19:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

that dj shadow album is awesome fwiw

deej, Thursday, 24 December 2009 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

ha is xgau the only critic to not go back on oberst? god he sucks

k3vin k., Thursday, 24 December 2009 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Serves Christgau right for not properly vetting his list here on ILM before he blithely sent it off to Rolling Stone.

cheesy porn film background banjo music (KMS), Thursday, 24 December 2009 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

that dj shadow album is awesome fwiw

it made my list.

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 December 2009 21:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

my eyes literally went O_O when i stopped to check what roman numeral was next to Tha Carter. the guy has his own taste, can't take that away from him, but fuck I didn't think anyone was crazy enough to put that album was up their on their end of decade list.

forkslovecraftcthulhu (some dude), Thursday, 24 December 2009 21:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

his choice of Wayne albums isn't nearly as o_O as his choice of Wayne tracks

sug knight (The Reverend), Thursday, 24 December 2009 22:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Everybody who makes lists fucking sucks and all music sucks too.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 25 December 2009 00:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't know if this counts as major media, but it's

http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/play/6-most-underrated-japanese-albums-00s-702098#ixzz0afFFD6QS

True, it does happen to list my favorite album of the decade, but the youtube clips for four of the five other albums mentioned here also sound good to me. (I think they've all been mentioned on ILM before, too, but they were new to me.)

And here's another list of Thai albums, but all but one of the songs I clicked didn't sound so hot:

http://www.cnngo.com/bangkok/play/10-bands-made-thai-music-cool-noughties-562161

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 25 December 2009 14:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

x-post

Both Xgau & Jody Rosen list that Brad Paisley song "Then" (Xgau for decade, Rosen for '09) which was pretty much the worst song on the album.

President Keyes, Friday, 25 December 2009 14:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I used to like to criticize Christgau back when he was still the "Poobah." But people, come on, the man lost his main gig and is 68 years old, give him a break! How many people do you know over 65 who listens to new music they can't find at Walmart, or even listens to anything from the past 30 years? Do any of you twentysomething fucks really think your tastes will be even remotely relevant in 2040??

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 25 December 2009 14:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

I wish I were twentysomething.

_Rudipherous_, Friday, 25 December 2009 14:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Chill. I was just observing that two prominent critics who like Brad Paisley (this is more about Rosen, who spent much of a Slate podcast drooling over him) picked what I see as his lamest single for their lists.

President Keyes, Friday, 25 December 2009 14:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was responding to those talking specifically about our ex-Dean. And yes, I know there's some geezers on here pushing 50.

Fastnbulbous, Friday, 25 December 2009 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

Or perhaps it's best you not attempt it.

very ducasse, this, also very silly.

keythhtyek, Friday, 25 December 2009 16:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Do any of you twentysomething fucks really think your tastes will be are even remotely relevant in 2040 now??

I like the Brad Paisley album, too, btw. (Enough to give it P&J 5 points, 10th place.) Don't like "Then" much, though.

xhuxk, Friday, 25 December 2009 17:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Actually, that's not fair -- there are a few twentysomethings whose writing about music is as interesting as Xgau's these days. I don't want to be ageist, just because I'm pushing 50 myself. Just don't see how his list is any more clueless than most other ones on this thread.

xhuxk, Friday, 25 December 2009 17:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's christmas, so merry christmas

k3vin k., Friday, 25 December 2009 18:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

<3 u all

sugg knight (The Reverend), Friday, 25 December 2009 18:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

the only album on xgau's list that i would listen to now is the go-betweens one. cuz i love that one about the surfing magazines. i don't care how old he is its a pretty boring list. to me. obviously. i'm sure there are plenty of people who still jam out to stankonia or love and theft at the gym whilst doing their cardio workouts or during a power walk thru the park.

scott seward, Friday, 25 December 2009 19:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Dean has turned me on to more good music than any other person on planet Earth. Anybody who tools on him is a douche, objectively.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 25 December 2009 19:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Scott, you might like that Brad Paisley album if you heard it! I know you have liked songs by him before. I've never loved his stuff before, but that's a really good album. Those Gogol Bordello ones are good too -- Not Top-20-of-Decade good, for me anyway (neither is Paisley), but still good. So are a few other ones he named. And like I said, it's not like anybody else's best-of-decade lists are inspiring me much, either. Plus my tastes haven't aligned with Xgau's for the past quarter-century. (I never even liked the Go-Betweens! And he totally picks the wrong Drive By Truckers album! I don't know if I've ever head Wussy; what do they sound like???) But if everybody else gets to make boring lists, he should be able to, too. Anyway, Merry Xmas to you and yours!!

xhuxk, Friday, 25 December 2009 19:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wussy is the guy from the Ass Pony's new band. He and his girlfriend share vocals. They're pretty heavy alternative rock, much less rootsy than the Ass Ponys. Some of their best songs are Shunt, Rigor Mortis and Airborn, all easy to hear online.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 25 December 2009 19:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

merry austin xmas to you too! and yours!

i can't remember xgau ever turning me on to anything, to be honest. he hates soooooo much stuff that i dig. and i've never been that big on the stuff he loves. AND i realize that LOTS of people like a lot of those records a bunch. that's fine. still pretty boring though. i like oddball lists. what can i say, i'm an oddball. i'm not hating on the guy. he's still one of the only people writing about music that i can read with (some) interest who differs so totally from me and my tastes. (mostly cuz i think he's a good writer.)

scott seward, Friday, 25 December 2009 21:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

he is sorta one of those opposite critics for me. if he hates it, i'm interested. if he loves it, i'm not all that interested.

scott seward, Friday, 25 December 2009 21:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

but also, admit it scott, he is an oddball too!! (just a different kind of oddball.)

xhuxk, Friday, 25 December 2009 21:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

he's kind of a crank. does crank equal oddball? as far as what he likes, he's in line with a lot of other trad/boring critics, isn't he? putting two wussy albums on your list is like putting two hold steady or two paul westerberg albums on your list. the only people who ever listened to ass ponys were rock critics and the long-suffering women who loved(tolerated) them.

it's BECAUSE he listens to so much music that i wish his lists/likes were a little more left field. not saying he doesn't champion stuff that nobody knows about... i dunno, after all this time and after a zillion records listened to and the moldy peaches album is one of the greatest recordings of the decade? okay, he's an oddball. he's perverse anyway.

scott seward, Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

can't believe fluffy didn't make the list. they WERE the greatest punk group since wire after all:

Black Eye [Capitol, 1996]
Am I forgetting somebody, or is this the most unrelenting (and, not to hedge any bets, best) punk debut since the glory days of Ramones-Pistols-Clash? OK, Wire, but really. When the big loud production by Clash/Pistols veteran Bill Price, tweaks classic riffs for hard rock oomph, the riffs carry the power surges, and except for the fame one, the songs live up to the underlining. Amanda Rootes's sex life is at best a draw, but she knows its garish details thoroughly enough to convince anyone willing to stand up there while she spits them out that sooner or later she'll walk away with a victory. Her rage doesn't mean she's strong--it means she's hellbent on getting there. A

scott seward, Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh wait 1996. sorry. hahaha. did they make his best of the 90's list? probably. wow, i don't remember that album being so long ago!

scott seward, Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

northern state were definitely robbed though.

scott seward, Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

i wouldnt argue that xgau's taste is largely average but i think it's wrong to assume that if you listen to more records you should be championing more obscure stuff

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

the odds are good that if you listen to lots of records you will hear, like, 20 records better than a moldy peaches album. if you are sane.

scott seward, Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

or 30 records, even.

but that's just me. i listened to hundreds of records that came out this decade and LOTS of them were better than that moldy peaches album. or even that shadow album.

scott seward, Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

right, i'm not saying the moldy peaches don't suck. i'd be fine with the list being all obvious choices, as long as they were good records.

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

I know I was ragging on his pics upthread but, you know, taste is a motherfucker.

aim chtza (The Reverend), Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

basically

k3vin k., Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure my taste will be irrelevant in 2040 -- and maybe already is today -- but that is one weird list.

real bears playing hockey (polyphonic), Saturday, 26 December 2009 01:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Is Xgau the only critic who still admits he likes the Moldy Peaches? I mean, that record did well P&J right.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Saturday, 26 December 2009 02:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think Momus has defended them in the past.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 26 December 2009 02:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

I still like them fine.

if I don't see more dissent, I'm going to have to check myself in (Matos W.K.), Saturday, 26 December 2009 02:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Dean has some uh, unique pet artists that he champions. Amy Rigby, Northern State, Moldy Peaches/Kimya Dawson, Fluffy, Buck 65, Imperial Teen, etc. But out of all his A or A- records in a given year, at least 70% are right up my musical alley, which makes the consumer guide essential reading.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 26 December 2009 03:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

I do wish, just for the sake of this exercise, Xgau had limited himself to one album per artist. Then again, since his annual top tens are online and he doesn't second-guess himself much, there's no way a decade list of his could be surprising.

uninspired girls rejoice!!! (Hoot Smalley), Saturday, 26 December 2009 03:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

he's kind of a crank. does crank equal oddball? as far as what he likes, he's in line with a lot of other trad/boring critics, isn't he? putting two wussy albums on your list is like putting two hold steady or two paul westerberg albums on your list. the only people who ever listened to ass ponys were rock critics and the long-suffering women who loved(tolerated) them.

it's BECAUSE he listens to so much music that i wish his lists/likes were a little more left field. not saying he doesn't champion stuff that nobody knows about... i dunno, after all this time and after a zillion records listened to and the moldy peaches album is one of the greatest recordings of the decade? okay, he's an oddball. he's perverse anyway.

― scott seward

basically otm

A™ machine (sic) (omar little), Saturday, 26 December 2009 20:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

the 2000s stopped at 2001, I see

― abanana, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 7:33 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

even if you look at the rest of the list there's like nothing from the past few years. apparently music died sometime in 2005?

bread has no effect on you (ciderpress), Saturday, 26 December 2009 20:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

What are the ethics of making a top 100 list with an extra 20 or 40 albums on it? I CANNOT CHOOSE AND IT IS DRIVING ME KRAZEE.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Saturday, 26 December 2009 21:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

Well, some people have always done that weird thing where they have a top "ten," but with, say, three albums (or movies -- a NY Times film critic did this last week I think!) tied for sixth place, and three more tied for "seventh," etc.; in other words, they just pretend ties have no effect on what the next placement would be. Totally unethical, if you ask me (plus it looks weird), but hardly unprecedented. That way, 120 or 140 albums in your top 100 should be easy!

xhuxk, Saturday, 26 December 2009 21:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm already hella cheating by only having one album per artist. Might as well go all the way.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Saturday, 26 December 2009 22:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

See, I totally believe in the one-album-per-artist rule. The last thing I want to look at is a list filled with the same artists over and over again. Just tell me which album is the best, how much you like it, and move on. If you can't come up with 100 artists who you think were relevant over the course of a decade, you should lose your list-making privileges imo.

real bears playing hockey (polyphonic), Saturday, 26 December 2009 22:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

Better yet: One album per record label! (If you're gonna make arbitrary limitations, go whole hog, I say!)

xhuxk, Saturday, 26 December 2009 22:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

This museum has too much Picasso.

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 26 December 2009 23:27 (4 years ago) Permalink


This museum has too much Picasso.

the embodiment of "My dick is where? This is too rich." (Whitey on the Moon), Saturday, 26 December 2009 23:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

putting multiple albums by one artist can have an effect. i finially listened to wussy just cuz he had two on his list. one probably wouldn't have done it.

i don't know how much more wussy i'll listen to, but at least he got me to do that. pretty much the most any enthusiast can hope for.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 26 December 2009 23:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

The double Wussy had the same effect on me too, with the same results. (Although I complained about Dylan being on the list twice, I don't have anything against critics listing one artist more than once on lists like these. I don't think Dylan deserved it for those albums, one of which I regret to say I actually bought, but I'm not much of a Dylan lover.)

_Rudipherous_, Saturday, 26 December 2009 23:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

It was pretty much just for my own self-preservation, as I would have melted down trying to decide between albums by artists I love. I will guarantee that Wussy will not be on my list.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Saturday, 26 December 2009 23:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've avoided doing a best of the decade list, partially for that reason. (I submitted an unordered Top 50 and an ordered Top 20 to a couple places that asked for them, and one of those is actually seeable in some remote corner of the Internet, but ever since I sent them in all I'm thinking of is all the albums I haven't listened to for eight years that might've been good enough for the lists. So I'm finally relistening to those. I'll have a definitive list in, like, 2020 maybe.)

xhuxk, Sunday, 27 December 2009 01:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

no mention at all of Lindus by the Shadow Ring?!?!!

ian, Sunday, 27 December 2009 02:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

ever since I sent them in all I'm thinking of is all the albums I haven't listened to for eight years that might've been good enough for the lists

co-sign x 10000000

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

heyg uys heres a list of my ballz

( )( )

doomed... to fart (cankles), Sunday, 27 December 2009 14:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

^ best list

moullet, Sunday, 27 December 2009 15:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think you should see someone about yr ballz (xp)

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Sunday, 27 December 2009 16:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

There are only two? And they are both the same?

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 27 December 2009 22:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've avoided doing a best of the decade list, partially for that reason. (I submitted an unordered Top 50 and an ordered Top 20 to a couple places that asked for them, and one of those is actually seeable in some remote corner of the Internet, but ever since I sent them in all I'm thinking of is all the albums I haven't listened to for eight years that might've been good enough for the lists. So I'm finally relistening to those. I'll have a definitive list in, like, 2020 maybe.)

xhuxk-
Could you post your decade list? I'd be interested in seeing it.

jetfan, Monday, 28 December 2009 00:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

heyg uys heres a list of my ballz

There better be some hip hop on them.

kornrulez6969, Monday, 28 December 2009 00:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hey jetfan -- The top 20 is at rocksbackpages.com (along with lots of other people's) if you really wanna see it, but like I said, I'm already rethinking it -- pretty sure I listed the wrong Gore Gore Girls album, probably should've bumped Miranda Lambert for Noir Desir, etc. I was thinking of just posting the country albums from my list(s) on Rolling Country; will try to get around to that sometime before 2020.

xhuxk, Monday, 28 December 2009 01:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, I'll check it out. Rethinking is a common problem with me, as well. Usually, I try to move on once I make a list.

jetfan, Monday, 28 December 2009 01:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

heyg uys heres a list of my ballz

There better be some hip hop on them.

Can we talk about the structural constraints that have limited the ballz list to exclusively male ballz? And how at some level P4K is to blame for this? I think there is a great deal of valuable discussion to be mined from this topic.

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 28 December 2009 01:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

In all seriousness, though, I'm really digging MattDC's list. Familiar enough that I don't have any signposts with regards to where my taste sits relative to the list, but lots and lots of good stuff that I haven't gotten much of a chance to sample. (At least thus far). That Devdas re-imagining is something that I had no idea existed and def. want to check out (both the movie and the soundtrack)

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 28 December 2009 01:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

*Familiar enough that I HAVE signposts, rather.

Alex in Montreal, Monday, 28 December 2009 01:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

putting multiple albums by one artist can have an effect. i finially listened to wussy just cuz he had two on his list. one probably wouldn't have done it.

Put this in the context of, say, a 60s list. Would you have wished they'd only list one each by Beatles/Stones/Dylan/VU/Coltrane/Hendrix. Overwhelmed by the multiple choices, will you never get around to listening to any of them?

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 28 December 2009 06:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

A list w/ only one artist by each of those would probably be a lot less boring and eyeroll-worthy, yes.

autogoon collective (The Reverend), Monday, 28 December 2009 07:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

i kinda limited myself to no more than 2 albums by the same artist on my top 100, although it was more that seeming just right than me deciding on that as a rule -- lots of artists made 2 albums i really loved in the last decade, but noone really made 3, or at least the third best wasn't so great that i had a hard time excluding it. previous decades are definitely more homogenous as far as the same artists popping up, but part of that's just a lot less people making records before.

De Suggestivistban (some dude), Monday, 28 December 2009 12:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

Please to excuse my ignorance but where oh where is the Matt DC list archived? And is this the Dev.D soundtrack we're talking about because that album is freaking amazing and is in my top 5 for 2009 for sure.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Thursday, 31 December 2009 01:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Shit. Mixed up my Matt's. Fuuuuck.

That was your list, Cave17Matt. I blame posting while inebriated.

Alex in Montreal, Thursday, 31 December 2009 04:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Feel even worse having seen that 29.5 is the magnificently strange and wonderful Sunday Love

Alex in Montreal, Thursday, 31 December 2009 04:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hahaha I AM MY OWN AWESOME

thanks alex, you just made my night perfect for real :)

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Thursday, 31 December 2009 05:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Top 25 Norwegian Albums of the 2000’s
http://norskmusikk.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/best-norwegian-albums-of-the-2000s/

djmartian, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

can't believe you posted a list of norwegian albums that doesn't have ulver on it

that shining album is epic btw

Electric Universe (wherever that is) (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

yay for biosphere's "dropsonde", arctic blasts ahoy!

guammls (QE II), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 more lists:

2000-2009 in twenty albums « mapsadaisical
http://mapsadaisical.wordpress.com/2010/01/05/2000-2009-in-twenty-albums/

10 YEARS IN 20 RECORDS | themilkfactory
http://www.themilkfactory.co.uk/st/2010/01/10-years-in-20-records/

djmartian, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

can't believe you posted a list of norwegian albums that doesn't have ulver on it

John Justen arranged it so that Dan couldn't catch him out again.

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 23:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Enjoying the Maximum Rocknroll staff decade Top Tens. Aside from the Observers and Dillinger Four, I don't recognize much outside of what eventually went to Matador and Sub Pop--Fucked Up, Jay Reatard, Pissed Jeans (none of which I'm a huge fan of, but I buy the idea that they made better recordings earlier).

Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, 12 January 2010 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

awesome, thanks andy

k3vin k., Wednesday, 13 January 2010 02:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

yes totally awesome

some dude, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 03:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

thirded

pugwant (The Reverend), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 03:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

4th'd - love to go to a party at Andy's house.

Mark, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 03:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

That could very well be my favorite decade list.

Parenthetical Grillz, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 04:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Y'all can come over to watch The Upside Down Show, trip over my son's Batcave, and change my daughter's diapers any time.

Andy K, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 12:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

sick list, lots of stuff I haven't heard either

SKATAAAAAAAAAAA (webinar), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 12:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

dope list! i need to check out that king midas sound

just sayin, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 13:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

I never realized Andy K into R&B to the extent that it would dominate his decade list.

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

not sure why u wouldnt realize that

not a playa but i ilx a lot (deej), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

yea thats weird

just sayin, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

andy k is rnb criti #1

just sayin, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Whoops, that's 09 only, sorry.

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 17:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

this is the best i could come up with for me

1. Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele
2. OutKast – Stankonia
3. David Banner – Mississippi: The Album
4. Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R
5. Kanye West – The College Dropout
6. Buck 65 – Talkin’ Honky Blues
7. Andrew WK – I Get Wet
8. SunnO))) – Flight Of The Behemoth
9. My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
10. Portishead – Third
11. Battles – Mirrored
12. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
13. Black Dice – Beaches And Canyons
14. Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
15. Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein
16. Low – Things We Lost In The Fire
17. White Stripes – White Blood Cells
18. Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
19. Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown
20. Animal Collective – Feels
21. Mastodon – Leviathan
22. Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
23. Jay-Z – The Black Album
24. Kanye West – 808s And Heartbreak
25. Prurient – Pleasure Ground
26. Ludacris – Back For The First Time
27. Keith Fullerton Whitman – Lisbon
28. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
29. Kevin Drumm – Sheer Hellish Miasma
30. Deftones – White Pony
31. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
32. Eyvind Kang – Virginal Co Ordinates
33. TV On The Radio – Dear Science
34. Orthrelm – Ov
35. El-P – Fantastic Damage
36. Torche - Torche
37. SunnO))) – Monoliths And Dimensions
38. Devin The Dude – Just Tryin’ Ta Live
39. Dälek – Absence
40. N.E.R.D. – In Search Of…
41. Against Me! – New Wave
42. T.I. – King
43. Girl Talk – Night Ripper
44. Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
45. Torche - Meanderthal
46. Scarface - The Fix
47. Earth – Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method
48. Missy Elliott – Miss E… So Addictive
49. cLOUDDEAD - Ten
50. System Of A Down – Hypnotize
51. The Field – From Here We Go Sublime
52. Opeth - Deliverance
53. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender
54. Isis – Oceanic
55. Boris - Flood
56. Fuck Buttons – Street Horrrsing
57. The Mae Shi - HLLLYH
58. The Roots – Game Theory
59. Cee-Lo Green – Is The Soul Machine
60. Jesu – Jesu
61. Quasimoto – The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas
62. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?
63. Young People – Young People
64. Hella – Hold Your Horse Is
65. Hyphy Hits
66. White Stripes – Elephant
67. Melvins – A Senile Animal
68. Lindstrøm – Where You Go I Go To
69. Tim Hecker – Harmony In Ultraviolet
70. Mannie Fresh – The Mind Of Mannie Fresh
71. Lil Jon And The Eastside Boyz – Kingz Of Crunk
72. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
73. Eluvium – Talk Amongst The Trees
74. Beanie Sigel – The B. Coming
75. Oren Ambarchi – Triste
76. Clipse – We Got It For Cheap Vol. 2
77. Kaada – Thank You For Giving Me Your Valuable Time
78. Mogwai – Rock Action
79. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part
80. Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
81. Wolf Eyes – Burned Mind
82. Converge - Jane Doe
83. Destiny’s Child – Number 1’s
84. UGK – Underground Kingz
85. Aphex Twin – Druqks
86. Boom Bip – Seed To Sun
87. Killer Mike - Monster
88. Lichens – The Psychic Nature Of Being
89. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
90. 50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
91. Beck – Sea Change
92. Baroness – The Red Album
93. Growing – His Return
94. The Roots – Rising Down
95. J. Dilla - Donuts
96. King Geedorah – Take Me To Your Leader
97. Pig Destroyer – Prowler In The Yard
98. Liars – Drums Not Dead
99. Young Dro – Best Thing Smokin
100. Trick Daddy – Thug Matrimony

rolling nutrition na'vis 2154 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 17:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not bad at t'all.

Hell is other people. In an ILE film forum. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

I like that list!

Do the english boil pizza? (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 17:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

;)

Do the english boil pizza? (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 17:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

:D

rolling nutrition na'vis 2154 (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 17:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

i wouldn't argue with your top three at all

The tendrils INTERTWINE with gentle undulations. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 18:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

Loving these lists, especially to see the intersections and disagreements with my own. Closest so far is Whiney's, kind of surprising I guess but maybe not. All I can think of are the albums that didn't make it onto the list that really really should have.

mojitos (a cocktail) (Cave17Matt), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 19:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

^ interesting. i'm brazilian living in france, so this might explain, but the inclusion of daniela, itiberê, heloísa mixed with the-dream/cannibal ox/shakira got me pumpin

moullet, Friday, 15 January 2010 00:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Terrorizer Critics’ Albums Of The Decade

http://newmusicexcess.wordpress.com/2010/01/16/terrorizer-critics-albums-of-the-decade/

Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (Rise Above, 2000)
Celtic Frost – Monotheist (Century Media, 2006)
Watain – Sworn Of The Dark (Season Of Mist, 2007)
Converge – Jane Doe (Equal Vision, 2001)
Opeth – Blackwater Park (Music For Nations, 2001)
Negura Bunget – Om (Code 666, 2006)
Deathspell Omega – Si Monumentum Requires, Circumspice (Norma Evangelium Diaboli, 2004)
Enslaved – Ruun (Tabu, 2006)
Clutch – Pure Rock Fury (Atlantic, 2001)
Emperor – Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire And Demise (Candlelight, 2001)
Immortal – Sons Of Northern Darkness (Nuclear Blast, 2002)
Iron Maiden – A Matter Of Life And Death (EMI, 2006)
Pig Destroyer – Terrifyer (Relapse, 2004)
Mastodon – Leviathan (Relapse, 2004)
Anaal Nathrakh – The Codex Necro (Mordgrimm, 2001)
Gojira – From Mars To Sirius (Listenable, 2005)
Meshuggah – Catch Thirtythree (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
Neurosis – A Sun That Never Sets (Relapse, 2001)
Primordial – To The Nameless Dead (Metal Blade, 2007)
Napalm Death – Enemy Of The Music Business (Dreamcatcher, 2000)
Isis – Oceanic (Ipecac, 2002)
Drudkh – Forgotten Legends (Supernal, 2003)
Dissection – Reinkaos (Black Horizon, 2006)
Motorhead – Inferno (Steamhammer/SPV, 2004)
Reverend Bizarre – In The Rectory Of The Bizarre Reverend (Sinister Figure, 2002)
Blut Aus Nord – The Work Which Transforms God (Candlelight, 2003)
Thorns – Thorns (Moonfog, 2001)
Wolf – Black Things (No Fashion, 2002)
Hammers Of Misfortune – The August Engine (Cruz Del Sur, 2003)
Hate Eternal – King Of All Kings (Earache, 2002)
Lightning Bolt – Ride The Skies (Load, 2001)
Ephel Duath – The Painters Palette (Elitist, 2003)
High On Fire – Death Is Communion (Relapse, 2007)
Discordance Axis – The Inalienable Dreamless (Hydra Head, 2000)
Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media, 2005)
Whitehouse – Bird Seed (Susan Lawley, 2003)
Melt-Banana – Cell Scape (A-Zap, 2003)
Akercocke – Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone (Earache, 2005)
Bloodbath – Resurrection Through Carnage (Century Media, 2002)
Tool – Lateralus (Zoo, 2001)
Nile – Black Seeds Of Vengeance (Relapse, 2000)
Rammstein – Mutter (UMVD, 2001)
Weakling – Dead As Dreams (Tumult, 2000)
Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal (Metal Blade, 2005)
Cynic – Traced In Air (Season Of Mist, 2008)
Insect Warfare – World Extermination (625 Thrash, 2007)
Nasum – Helvete (Relapse, 2003)
Behemoth – Demigod (Regain, 2004)
Anata – The Conductor’s Departure (Earache, 2006)
Entombed – Serpent Saint: The Ten Amendments (Candlelight, 2007)
Sunn O))) – Black One (Southern Lord, 2005)
Warhorse – As Heaven Turns To Ash (Southern Lord, 2001)
Decapitated – Organic Hallucinosis (Earache, 2006)
Big Business – Here Come The Waterworks (Hydrahead, 2007)
Warning – Watching From A Distance (The Miskatonic Foundation, 2006)
Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine (Relapse, 2004)
Unsane – Visqueen (Ipecac, 2007)
Funeral Mist – Salvation (Norma Evangelium Diaboli, 2003)
Municipal Waste – Hazardous Mutation (Earache, 2005)
Between The Buried And Me – Colors (Victory, 2007)
Deicide – The Stench Of Redemption (Earache, 2006)
Necrophagist – Epitaph (Relapse, 2004)
Amorphis – Eclipse (Nuclear Blast, 2006)
Disfear – Live The Storm (Relapse, 2008)
Ensiferum – Ensiferum (Spinefarm, 2001)
Metallica – Death Magnetic (Warner Bros, 2008)
Ulver – Shadows Of The Sun (Jester, 2007)
Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem Of The 12 Stars (Southern Lord, 2006)
Witchcraft – Firewood (Rise Above, 2005)
Angels Of Light – We Are Him (Young God, 2007)
Darkest Hour – Hidden Hands Of A Sadist Nation (Victory, 2003)
Kreator – Enemy Of God (Steamhammer/SPV, 2005)
Absu – Tara (Osmose, 2001)
Death Breath – Stinking Up The Night (Black Lodge, 2006)
Melechesh – Sphynx (Osmose, 2003)
Rotting Christ – Theogonia (Season Of Mist, 2007)
The Red Chord – Fused Together In Revolving Doors (Robotic Empire, 2002)
Melvins – (A) Senile Animal (Ipecac, 2006)
Torche – Meanderthal (Hydra Head, 2008)
Anathema – A Natural Disaster (Music For Nations, 2003)
Cathedral – The garden Of Unearthly Delights (Nuclear Blast, 2005)
Turisas – Battle Metal (Century Media, 2004)
Xasthur – Telepathic With The Deceased (Moribund, 2004)
Nightwish – Once (Nuclear Blast, 2004)
Paradise Lost – Paradise Lost (Gun, 2005)
Slough Feg – Traveller (Dragonheart, 2003)
Enforcer – Into The Night (Heavy Artillery, 2008)
Laibach – Wat (Mute, 2003)
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Frozen Corpses Stuffed With Dope (Relapse, 2002)
Nifelheim – Servants Of Darkness (Blacksun, 2000)
Katatonia – The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville, 2006)
Dying Fetus – Stop At Nothing (Relapse, 2003)
Porcupine Tree – Deadwing (Lava, 2005)
Cryptopsy – And Then You’ll Beg (Century Media, 2000)
Morbid Angel – Gateways To Annihilation (Earache, 2000)
Boris – Pink (Caroline, 2005)
Sonata Arctica – Winterhearts Guild (Spinefarm, 2003)
Shining – V: Halmstad (Osmose, 2007)
Satyricon – Now, Diaboolical (Roadrunner, 2006)
Children Of Bodom – Hate Crew Deathroll (Spinefarm, 2003)

djmartian, Sunday, 24 January 2010 18:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Q: compare Decibel and Terrorizer top 100 00s lists, how many albums appear on both?

Terrorizer overlook Agalloch again !

djmartian, Sunday, 24 January 2010 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

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^ interesting. i'm brazilian living in france, so this might explain, but the inclusion of daniela, itiberê, heloísa mixed with the-dream/cannibal ox/shakira got me pumpin

― moullet, Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:42 PM (1 week ago)

Yeah and I also put on Cris Aflalo, Virginia Rodrigues, Trio Mocotó, Caetano, Gil, and a bunch of others, just ran out of room for Brazilians. Glad you liked it!

T Bone Streep (Cave17Matt), Sunday, 24 January 2010 18:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Resident Advisor Top 100 albums of the '00s:

http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?1144

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Monday, 25 January 2010 16:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Albums per year on the RA list:

2000 : 9
2001 : 12
2002: 14
2003 : 8
2004 : 4
2005 : 7
2006 : 15
2007 : 14
2008 : 13
2009 : 4

Interesting to me, and it seems about right in terms of what I remember about electronic music in those years.

if I don't see more dissent, I'm going to have to check myself in (Matos W.K.), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

And, obv., in terms of what RA champions. (Not talking about my own tastes here so much.)

if I don't see more dissent, I'm going to have to check myself in (Matos W.K.), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

not sure i'll ever come round to Alcahofa

mdskltr (blueski), Monday, 25 January 2010 20:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

pretty dope that they waited until after the decade was over imo

tza nicholas ii (The Reverend), Monday, 25 January 2010 21:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

another late entry http://www.cokemachineglow.com/feature/5204/top100albums-2000s?pg=1

sofatruck, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 19:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

looooooool @ Wolf Parade at #5

ksh, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 19:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Flipping through the list... kudos for including Joy Shapes, The Drift, Vocalcity, Laulu Laakson Kukista, Aaliyah, Endless Summer, Berlinette, Pop, Tronic, The Tired Sounds of..., This Bliss, Beauty and the Beat, Saint Dymphna, Lisbon (#26!!), Donuts, New Amerykah... these are all excellent and I'd like to see them more consistently on decade-end lists.

Kid A at #7 sounds about right.

New Amerykah at #4 is excellent, and the top 5 looks really solid... except for, uh, Wolf Parade.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 19:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

wolf parade at #4 > > > Arcade Fire at #2 on Pitchfork

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 19:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

word

hipster puddy (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 19:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm not a big Arcade Fire fan but that's delusional.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was making carrot cake when I realized that. I put bourbon in my cream cheese icing to make it less cheesy; the Avalanches somehow strike the same balance and avoid a slight half-step left to cheese-stache purgatory.

ksh, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

i guess j0rdan and i are delusional--oh well.

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Arcade Fire can lick the right nut.

wakaflockapitusberry (The Reverend), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

the my

wakaflockapitusberry (The Reverend), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

challenging opinion, that

hipster puddy (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

What can ya do?

wakaflockapitusberry (The Reverend), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

New Amerykah at #4 is excellent,

^this

it's almost like God is answering my prayers (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 31 March 2010 20:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

i hate the cannibal ox album (#3)

abanana, Thursday, 1 April 2010 02:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

94 :: Fire Show - Saint the Fire Show (Perishable; 2002)

Awesome, I loved the Fire Show! Saw them open for Dalek and Eleventh Dream Day and one headline gig, then they split.

72 :: OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (Avex/Thrill Jockey; 2009)

Nice one, this album didn't get enough love.

Waiting a few months after the end of the decade was a good idea, one of the more interesting lists, though I don't care for the top 6.

Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 1 April 2010 02:50 (4 years ago) Permalink


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