Current List

This is a list in progress. I’ll be updating it periodically until the New Year, or the New Decade technically.

The Top 50 Albums of the Decade. I know, ridiculously difficult. But there will be some bias. I mean, come on – it’s me.

I think I have it in order. I think.

1. Arcade Fire – “Funeral” (2004)

2. Radiohead – “Kid A” (2000)

3. The White Stripes – “Elephant” (2003)

4. Sufjan Stevens – “Illinoise” (2005)

5. M.I.A. – “Kala” (2007)

6. The Killers – “Hot Fuss” (2004)

7. Franz Ferdinand – “Franz Ferdinand” (2004)

8. The Strokes – “Is This It” (2001)

9. Interpol – “Turn on the Bright Lights” (2002)

10. Animal Collective – “Merriweather Post Pavilion” (2009)

11. Jay-Z – “The Blueprint” (2001)

12. Death Cab for Cutie – “Transatlanticism” (2003)

13. Kanye West – “College Dropout” (before he got uber-douchy). (2004)

14. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Fever to Tell” (2003)

15. We Are Scientists – “With Love and Squalor” (fine, shoot me for having an uber-bias) (2006)

16. Muse – “Black Holes and Revelations” (2006)

17. Radiohead – “In Rainbows” (2007-2008)

18. Kings of Leon – “Aha Shake Heartbreak” (2004-2005)

19. Spoon – “Kill the Moonlight” (2002)

20. The National – “Boxer” (2007)

21. Green Day – “American Idiot” (I mean, as much as this album was so freaking hyped, it was for a good reason.) (2004)

22. Modest Mouse – “Good News for the People Who Love Bad News” (2004)

23. Arctic Monkeys – “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (2006)

24. Bon Iver – “For Emma, Forever Ago” (2007)

25. Phoenix – “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” (2009)

26. Gnarls Barkley – “St. Elsewhere” (2006)

27. Blink 182 – “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket” (2001)

28. Coldplay – “A Rush of Blood to the Head” (2002)

29. Bright Eyes – “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning” (2005)

30. My Morning Jacket – “Z” (2005)

31. The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” (2002)

32. Alicia Keys – “Songs in A Minor” (2001)

33. Justin Timberlake – “FutureSex/LoveSounds” (2006)

34. Jimmy Eat World – “Bleed American” (2002)

35. MGMT – “Oracular Spectacular” (2007-2008)

36. Sigur Ros – “( )” (2002)

37. TV on the Radio – “Return to Cookie Mountain” (2006)

38. U2 – “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” (2000)

39. Vampire Weekend – “Vampire Weekend” (2008)

40. The Mars Volta – “Frances the Mute” (2005)

41. The Postal Service – “Give Up” (2003)

42. The Decemberists – “The Crane Wife” (2006)

43. Kings of Leon – “Only By The Night” (2008)

44. The Shins – “Chutes Too Narrow” (2003)

45. Spoon – “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” (2007)

46. Muse – “Absolution” (2003-2004)

47. Sea Change – “Beck” (2002)

48. Panda Bear – “Person Pitch” (2007)

49. Gorillaz – “Demon Days” (2005)

50. Lady Gaga – “The Fame” (2008)

Again, this may change. I may have an epiphany. Or if you think I’m being ridiculous, tell me.

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8 Responses to “Current List”

  1. Michael 01/03/2009 at 6:45 pm #

    1077 Gave Kings of Leon the #2 spot on their most downloaded album of 2008. #1 weath Death Cab

  2. Adrian 03/04/2009 at 10:39 pm #

    while reading 10-3 I kept thinking, “who’s gonna be first? WAS or KoL? WAS or KoL?”

    I am so disappointed. 😛

    but seriously, though I don’t like KoL’s music, they are darn attractive. except the drummer. he needs a haircut.

  3. abbigshmail 03/04/2009 at 10:52 pm #

    Wait, you’re disappointed but you have a happy face next to it? I’m perplexed.

  4. Adrian 03/04/2009 at 11:24 pm #

    cuz I don’t want you feeling bad cuz you’ve disappointed me. I just want you feeling perplexed.

  5. starbright31 03/04/2009 at 11:40 pm #

    The most current lineup of Spoon is better looking overall: http://blogs.pitch.com/wayward/spoon.jpg 😀

  6. Adrian 11/09/2009 at 4:57 am #

    I know diddly squat about Radiohead, but maybe In Rainbows should be on there just because of how they let you pay whatever you want for it?

    is this for pop wreckoning or yourself or the ledger or what?

    this list is so indie. I love it.

  7. Stephanie 12/23/2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Okay, I think I understand your perspective when creating this list, but I feel like it ignores some excellent albums in other genres. Personally, I’m appalled that Tool didn’t make the list at all. 10,000 Days, maybe not so much, but Lateralus (2001)* is an amazing album that received exceptional recognition.

    Lol, for awhile I wondered where Elliott Smith and Californication were…. and then I felt old. I miss the ’90s.

    I also think De-Loused in the Comatorium > Frances the Mute, though I love both albums very much. And I probably would’ve chosen Dookie over American Idiot.

    Anyway, I still think you did an admirable job in completing a very formidable task. Music is an amazing thing, and there are many different genres and styles. It’d be damn hard to make a list that satisfies everyone 🙂

    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralus

    • abbigshmail 12/23/2009 at 8:37 pm #

      Lol, we are old. The 90s were so much better though.

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