Monday, November 23, 2009

Here come the '00s lists.

NME
50 MIA - Arula
49 Muse - Absolution
48 The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
47 Brendan Benson - Lapalco
46 The Delgados - The Great Eastern
45 Avalanches - Since I Left You
44 Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
43 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
42 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
41 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
40 Ryan Adams - Gold
39 Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
38 Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
37 The Knife - Silent Shout
36 Spirtualized - Let it Come Down
35 Babyshambles - Down In Albion
34 Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
33 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
32 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
31 Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
30 Elbow - Asleep In The Back
29 Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
28 Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
27 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
26 Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
25 The Rapture - Echoes
24 The Libertines - The Libertines
23 Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
22 Jay-Z - The Blueprint
21 The Coral - The Coral
20 Blur - Think Tank
19 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
18 The White Stripes - Elephant
17 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
16 The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
15 Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
14 Radiohead - Kid A
13 The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
12 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
11 At The Drive In - Relationship Of Command
10 Radiohead - In Rainbows
09 The Streets - Original Pirate Material
08 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
07 Arcade Fire - Funeral
06 PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
05 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
04 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
03 Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
02 The Libertines - Up The Bracket
01 The Strokes - Is This It


Pitchfork
20 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights [Matador, 2002]
19 Spoon - Kill The Moonlight [Merge, 2002]
18 Kanye West - Late Registration [Roc-A-Fella, 2002]
17 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver [EMI/DFA, 2007]
16 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois [Asthmatic Kitty, 2005]
15 The Knife - Silent Shout [Mute/Rabid, 2006]
14 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion [Domino, 2009]
13 OutKast - Stankonia [La Face, 2000]
12 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells [Sympathy For The Record Industry, 2001]
11 Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele [Sony, 2000]
10 The Avalanches - Since I Left You [Modular/Interscope, 2000]
09 Panda Bear - Person Pitch [Paw Tracks, 2007]
08 Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun [Smekkleysa; 2000]
07 The Strokes - Is This It [RCA, 2001]
06 Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica [Epic, 2000]
05 Jay-Z - The Blueprint [Roc-A-Fella, 2001]
04 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [Nonesuch, 2002]
03 Daft Punk - Discovery [Virgin, 2001]
02 Arcade Fire - Funeral [Merge, 2004]
01 Radiohead - Kid A [Capitol, 2000]

Paste
50 Björk - Vespertine (Elektra, 2001)
49 Libertines - Up The Bracket (Rough Trade, 2002)
48 Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (Interscope, 2004)
47 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino, 2006)
46 Once - Music From The Motion Picture (Columbia, 2007)
45 Radiohead - In Rainbows (self-released, 2007)
44 The Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music (Lost Highway, 2003)
43 Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala (Secretly Canadian, 2007)
42 Jay-Z - The Blueprint (Roc-A-Fella, 2001)
41 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (Capitol, 2007)
40 TV on the Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain (Interscope, 2006)
39 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (Merge, 2007)
38 Gentleman Jesse - Introducing Gentleman Jesse (Douchemaster, 2008)
37 Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days (Sub Pop, 2004)
36 Pedro The Lion - Control (Jade Tree, 2002)
35 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (Domino, 2009)
34 Various artists - O Brother Where Art Thou? (Mercury, 2001)
33 Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (Capitol, 2002)
32 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Warner Bros., 2002)
31 Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (Barsuk, 2003)
30 Damien Rice - O (Vector, 2003)
29 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguwar, 2008)
28 Paul Westerberg - Folker (Vagrant, 2004)
27 Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day (New West, 2003)
26 Over the Rhine - Ohio (2004)
25 Sigur Rós - Med ud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (XL, 2008)
24 The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (Sub Pop, 2003)
23 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (Bloodshot, 2000)
22 The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (Capitol, 2006)
21 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (XL, 2008)
20 The National - Boxer (Beggars Banquet, 2007)
19 Beck - Sea Change (Interscope, 2002)
18 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (Universal Republic, 2007)
17 Kanye West - The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella, 2004)
16 Rufus Wainwright - Want One (Dreamworks, 2003)
15 Patty Griffin - 1000 Kisses (ATO, 2002)
14 The Strokes - Is This It (RCA, 2001)
13 Josh Ritter - The Animal Years (V2, 2006)
12 Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (Merge, 2002)
11 The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America (Vagrant, 2006)
10 M.I.A. - Arular (Interscope, 2005)
09 The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (Columbia/American, 2009)
08 OutKast - Stankonia (Arista/LaFace, 2000)
07 Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (Acony, 2001)
06 The White Stripes - Elephant (V2, 2003)
05 Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (Saddle Creek, 2005)
04 Radiohead - Kid A (Capitol, 2000)
03 Arcade Fire - Funeral (Merge, 2004)
02 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch, 2002)
01 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty, 2005)

Uncut
20 Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
19 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
18 Kate Bush - Aerial
17 The White Stripes - Elephant
16 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
15 Radiohead - In Rainbows
14 Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
13 Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
12 Portishead - Third
11 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
10 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
09 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
08 Bob Dylan - Modern Times
07 Arcade Fire - Funeral
06 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
05 The Strokes - Is This It
04 Brian Wilson - Smile
03 Wilco - A Ghost is Born
02 Bob Dylan - 'Love and Theft'
01 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells


While I could go on forever about what I think should have been on these lists or what should have been higher, here are the main things that stuck out to me.

Obviously I'm a bit partial to Uncut's (British music magazine) loving on Jack White. (They also named him "Man of the Decade." Yes, seriously.)

However, I thought it was nice to see Bright Eyes, Josh Ritter, The Avett Brothers, Death Cab, Bon Iver, and the National on Paste's list. I'm really surprised that Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago only made it onto one out of these four lists.

Thoughts? What do you think should have been included or higher on these lists?





1 comment:

Hot Cizzle said...

more: the national, bon iver, spoon.

interesting how many of pitchforks top 15 albums were from 2000/2001/2002

also interesting when mags/websites don't agree on an artists best album.

(radiohead especially)