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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

ihrtmusique's Top 50 Albums of 2000 - 2009

After the mammoth ihrtmusique Top 100 Songs of 2000 - 2009 I couldn't forget about doing an album poll, but as befits the decade that saw the rise of the consumer's ability to cherry pick songs without buying whole albums, I knew that my best albums list couldn't hope to be as extensive as the songs list. So no great hyperbole about the entries in the list below - the majority of these artists are featured in the songs list anyway, so check that out for some more extensive analysis) and instead here's a straight-up list of the albums that have rocked my noughties so far. Enjoy.


1. Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes


2. Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend


3. The KnifeSilent Shout


4. Jimmy Eat WorldBleed American


5. Band Of HorsesCease To Begin


6. Jay-ZThe Black Album


7. Ryan AdamsLove Is Hell


8. Daft PunkDiscovery


9. Bon IverFor Emma, Forever Ago


10. Iron & WineThe Creek Drank The Cradle


11. LCD SoundsystemSound Of Silver


12. BeckSea Change


13. Jay-ZThe Blueprint


14. Red Hot Chili PeppersBy The Way


15. Ryan AdamsGold


16. Fever RayFever Ray


17. Bruce SpringsteenDevils & Dust


18. Okkervil RiverThe Stage Names


19. OutkastStankonia


20. The StrokesIs This It?


21. Iron & WineOur Endless Numbered Days


22. 50 CentGet Rich Or Die Tryin’


23. Foo FightersIn Your Honour


24. The Hold SteadyBoys And Girls In America


25. The Arcade FireFuneral


26. Rodrigo Y GabrielaRodrigo Y Gabriela


27. The RootsGame Theory


28. Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand


29. Queens Of The Stone AgeSongs For The Deaf


30. Arctic MonkeysWhatever People Say I Am That’s What
I’m Not



31. RadioheadIn Rainbows


32. Friendly FiresFriendly Fires


33. TinariwenAman Iman


34. The Gaslight AnthemThe ’59 Sound


35. Justice - †


36. ColdplayParachutes


37. Beastie BoysTo The Five Boroughs


38. The RootsPhrenology


39. Neon NeonStainless Style


40. Passion PitManners


41. MGMTOracular Spectacular


42. TV On The RadioDear Science


43. BeckGuero


44. ColdplayA Rush Of Blood To The Head


45. The KillersHot Fuss


46. The Felice BrothersThe Felice Brothers


47. ClipseHell Hath No Fury


48. Ryan Adams29


49. M.I.A.Kala


50. Johnny CashAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around

2 comments:

#1 said...

Good work. Rodrigo y Gabriela certainly deserve to be on this list.I have been digging them so much that I gathered as many of their concert videos, inteviews and guest appearances as I could and created a website, the Rodrigo y Gabriela Fan Club. Cheers.

MRW said...

Great stuff. I'm working with Wallis Bird at the moment and she's supporting them on their European tour right now. She speaks very highly of them and said that they met two of their heroes on this tour recently, Al di Meola and Trio Joubran.