10.07.2009

WANTED: the best 100 albums since the year 2000


As the title indicates, I'm looking for the best 100 albums of the past decade.

Starting Dec.7, I'll begin unveiling my favorite albums from the last 10 years, and I need your help. I've started crafting the list, but I'm sure there are albums I've forgotten.

So, in the comments section if you please, let me know what your favorite albums are. They can be as popular or obscure as you want, just make sure they're YOUR favorite. Maybe they're mine, too.

P.S.- Three of the albums shown above will be on my list. Guess which one isn't.

21 comments:

  1. Can I vote for 1/2 of a double album?

    In that case, I'd say Outkast's "The Love Below" (but not Speakerboxxx)

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  2. I'd have to say for the 100 best albums...Deftones - White Pony and Dredg - Catch Without Arms and Gnarles Barkley - St. Elsewhere

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  3. Ryan Adams - Gold; Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cold Roses; Wilco - A Ghost is Born; Elliott Smith - Figure 8 (Released in 2000, not sure if that's applicable); Poison the Well - Tear from the Red; Sims - Lights out Paris; Sage Francis - Personal Journals; Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust; The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music; Damien Rice - O; Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly; Cage - Hell's Winter; Howie Day - Australia (another from 2000); Pernice Brothers - Yours, Mine, and Ours; Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew; The Nasty Midnighters - En Flagrante Delicto; Emily Haines - Knives Don't Have Your Back....ummm I MIGHT be able to think of a few more...

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  4. And yes, I did include The Nasty Midnighters.

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  5. Does the Grey Album from Danger Mouse count if it was never officially released? I have to admit I've spent the last several years looking back musically instead of what was out at the time. Two of my favorites that are good start to finish are Death Magnetic and The Black Album.

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  6. BPB- Master And Everyone (2003)
    Beck- Sea Change (2002)
    Raphael Saadiq- The Way I See It (2008)

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  7. Nas - Stillmatic
    The Arcade Fire - Funeral

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  8. Good call on Sea Change, Andy. That one's a classic.

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  9. I'm going to guess that out of those four, Viva la Vida is not on the list.

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  10. The Decemberists - Picaresque
    My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
    Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cold Roses
    Damien Rice - O
    The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
    Ray LaMontagne - Trouble

    I need to think about this some more.

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  11. Oh also Death Cab for Cutie - Plans

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  12. I have two: Abulum by Glen Phillips and Little Voice by Sara Bareilles.

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  13. DeVotchka - How it Ends. Clearly someone is working really hard at work today. Clearly, it's not me.

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  14. Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

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  15. Number one album: Arcade Fire - Funeral. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene, Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours, Midlake - Trials of Van Occupanter, Mono - Under the Pipal Tree, Sigur Ros - Takk and (), Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

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  16. I like how you already have the Taylor Swift~ Fearless. I would say one of Regina Spektor's, maybe far thats good.

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  17. Now if you said '90s, I'd have plenty. But here are a few:
    Mock Orange - Mind Is Not Brain
    Robert Plant/Alison Kraus - Raising Sand
    Gary Jules - Trading Snakeoil for Wolf Tickets
    (in a pinch) Radiohead - In Rainbows

    Oh, and Brad Mehldau - Places, but this is jazz so I doubt it counts.

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  18. weezer-pinkerton; the fugees- the score; lauryn hill- the miseducation of lauryn hill; kanye west- graduation; the national- boxer; saves the day- through being cool

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  19. I'll second Howie Day - "Australia," Raphael Saadiq - "The Way I See It," Ray LaMontagne - "Trouble," Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere. And "The Grey Album" has to count.

    Off the top of my head, you need Ben Kweller (probably "Sha Sha," but others work, too) and Ben Harper ("Diamonds On the Inside"). Jack Johnson is a bit played out now, but "Brushfire Fairytales" was strong. I spent the early part of the decade hanging out with a good deal of punk music and, because of that, will include a vote for Thursday - "Full Collapse."

    The Roots ... can they just have a section to themselves? It's probably not fair to most other musicians and groups. "Things Fall Apart" misses by a year (and so does the live album), but "Phrenology" and "The Tipping Point" represent the pinnacle of a ridiculous career.

    Also, "Black Star" by Mos Def and Talib Kweli, "Quality" by Talib Kweli, Common's "Like Water For Chocolate" and "Finding Forever," Lupe Fiasco's "Food and Liquor" and Little Brother's "The Listening."

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  20. how has nobody said "spice girls" yet...

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  21. crap. because that came out way before 2000. well, i beg you to make an exception.

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