Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My favorite albums of the first decade of the 21st century

First, by year (my top 5 for each year):

2000
  1. Kid A - Radiohead
  2. Transcendental Blues - Steve Earle
  3. Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams
  4. American III: Solitary Man - Johnny Cash
  5. Since I Left You - Avalanches
2001
  1. Gold - Ryan Adams
  2. Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch
  3. The Swimming Hour - Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire
  4. At Dawn - My Morning Jacket
  5. Burnside on Burnside - R.L. Burnside
2002
  1. Demolition - Ryan Adams
  2. The Creek Drank the Cradle - Iron and Wine
  3. Jerusalem - Steve Earle
  4. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
  5. Control - Pedro the Lion
2003
  1. Hail to the Thief - Radiohead
  2. Master and Everyone - Bonnie Prince Billy
  3. Blackberry Belle - The Twilight Singers
  4. Terroir Blues - Jay Farrar
  5. Give Up - The Postal Service
2004
  1. Real Gone - Tom Waits
  2. Set Yourself on Fire - Stars
  3. Good News for People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
  4. More Adventurous - Rilo Kiley
  5. Seven Swans - Sufjan Stevens
2005
  1. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
  2. Jacksonville City Nights - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
  3. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  4. I'm Wide Awaye, It's Morning - Bright Eyes
  5. Alligator - The National
2006
  1. The Dust of Retreat - Margot and the Nuclear So and So's
  2. Straight to Hell - Hank Williams III
  3. Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Neko Case
  4. Electric President - Electric President
  5. The Crane Wife - Decemberists
2007
  1. The Shepard's Dog - Iron and Wine
  2. In Rainbows - Radiohead
  3. The Stage Names - Okkervil River
  4. We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank - Modest Mouse
  5. Person Pitch - Panda Bear
2008
  1. The Evening Descends - Evangelicals
  2. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
  3. The Stand Ins - Okkervil River

Alright, now my top 10 of the decade:
  1. Kid A - Radiohead
  2. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
  3. Demolition - Ryan Adams
  4. The Shepard's Dog - Iron and Wine
  5. Transcendental Blues - Steve Earle
  6. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  7. The Creek Drank the Cradle - Iron and Wine
  8. I'm Wide Awake Its Morning - Bright Eyes
  9. Give Up - The Postal Service
  10. Jacksonville City Nights - Ryan Adams

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