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Lists!: Favorite Albums of the 00’s, 20-1 by Barbecue Bros
February 5, 2010, 1:34 pm
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My final 20 favorite albums of the 00’s. Albums 50-21 can be found here.

1. Radiohead – Kid A (Capital, 2000)
2. Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker (Bloodshot, 2000)
3. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Nonesuch, 2002)
4. Outkast – Stankonia (La Face, 2000)
5. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People (Arts and Crafts, 2002)
6. The Strokes – Is This It (RCA, 2001)
7. My Morning Jacket – At Dawn (Darla, 2001)
8. Explosions in the Sky – Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (Temporary Residence, 2001)
9. TV on the Radio – Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes (Touch ‘N’ Go, 2004)
10. Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (Kranky, 2000)

11. The National – Boxer (Beggar’s Banquet, 2007)
12. Papa M – Whatever, Mortal (Drag City, 2001)
13. The Dismemberment Plan – Change (DeSoto, 2001)
14. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (Capital, 2007)
15. Clipse – Lord Willin’ (Star Trak/Arista, 2002)
16. Fugazi – The Argument (Dischord, 2001)
17. Yo La Tengo – And then nothing turned itself inside out (Matador, 2000)
18. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (Glassnote, 2009)
19. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (XL, 2008)
20. Low – Things We Lost in the Fire (Kranky, 2001)

Some stats:
– I’ve said that I thought Spoon was the most consistent band of the decade, but according to my list its My Morning Jacket with 4 albums; TV on the Radio was second with 3
– Artists with 2 albums: Ryan Adams, Outkast, The National, Clipse, Spoon, Girl Talk, Spoon
– Breakdown by year: 2000 – 7; 2001 – 9; 2002 – 6; 2003 – 3; 2004 – 4; 2005 – 3; 2006 – 7; 2007 – 2; 2008 – 6; 2009 – 3

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Your Top 10 is all from before 2005. Is that an indication that you think the music industry fundamentally changed during the second half of the decade? Are you implying that songs written in the few years after 9/11 are inherently better than songs written after Katrina? Does George Bush hate Asian people…or Irish people? Is Susong asian or French? Why did Snooki interview Phoenix and what do you think about Strokes reuniting?

Comment by Avent

No, no, yes (both), frasian, planned mindfuck, technically they are just coming back from hiatus.

My guess is that my top 10 being pre-2005 is because I was just super into music during my college years. I can’t/don’t dedicate as much time to music as I did then, although that has increased in the past year or so.

Comment by Tommy

Well played Sir. We’re bringing music back.

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