Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Best of the decade

My list:

1. Radiohead, Kid A (2000)
2. Spoon, Kill the Moonlight (2002)
3. M.I.A., Arular (2005)
4. Arcade Fire, Funeral (2004)
5. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
6. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
7. Nick Lowe, The Convincer (2001)
8. The Shins, Oh, Inverted World (2001)
9. Kanye West, The College Dropout (2004)
10. Cat Power, The Greatest (2006)

(Average is 2002.8, slightly on the fogy side.)

The next 10:

11. Webb Brothers, Maroon (2000)
12. Salif Keita, Moffou (2002)
13. Feist, The Reminder (2007)
14. Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca (2009)
15. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand (2007)
16. Teenage Fanclub, Howdy! (2000)
17. White Stripes, White Blood Cells (2001)
18. Beyoncé, Dangerously in Love (2003)
19. Grandaddy, Sumday (2003)
20. Camille, Le Fil (2006)

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Blogger Robert said...

After all that number-crunching, there has to be something to this final result. I'll be giving several of these items a second listen.

Here's a sneak preview of mine (coming soon to a status update near you):

BEST (NON-DOWNTEMPO) ALBUMS OF THE 00'S:
10. "Dr. Steel" by Dr. Steel
09. "Come away with Me" by Norah Jones
08. "Fisherman's Woman" by Emiliana Torrini
07. "Wincing the Night Away" by The Shins
06. "I Heart Huckabees" by Jon Brion
05. "Feed the Animals" by Girl Talk
04. "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse
03. "Kid A" by Radiohead
02. "Funeral" by The Arcade Fire
01. "Deltron 3030" by Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala

BEST DOWNTEMPO ALBUMS OF THE 00'S:
10. "Programmed to Love" by Bent
09. "Tanto Tempo" by Bebel Gilberto
08. "Vespertine" by Bjork
07. "Talkie Walkie" by Air
06. "Simple Things" by Zero 7
05. "Waltz for Koop" by Koop
04. "The Campfire Headphase" by Boards of Canada
03. "The Richest Man in Babylon" by Thievery Corporation
02. "Lost in a Garden of Clouds" by Alpha
01. "Felt Mountain" by Goldfrapp

sam said...

50 Cent? #5??