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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


#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.