Monday, June 13, 2005

The 20 Best Albums of the Decade Thus Far (2000-2005)

So here's my picks for the 20 best albums released since 2000. Listed alphabetically by artist. Feel free to post your favorite albums from 2000-2005 in the Comments section!

Adams, Ryan - Cold Roses (2005, Lost Highway)
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs (2004, Fat Cat)
The Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004, Merge)
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast (2000, Twisted Nerve/XL)
Benson, Brendan - Lapalco (2002, StarTime)
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning (2005, Saddle Creek)
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People (2002, Arts & Crafts)
The Comas - Conductor (2004, Yep Roc)
The Decemberists - Castaways & Cutouts (2003, Kill Rock Stars)
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002, Matador)
Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002, Sub Pop)
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antartica (2000, Epic)
Moonbabies - The Orange Billboard (2004, A Hidden Agenda Record)
Radiohead - Kid A (2000, Capitol)
Ricchini, Bill - Ordinary Time (2002, Megaforce Records)
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (2003, Sub Pop)
Smith, Elliott - From A Basement On The Hill (2004, Anti)
The Strokes - Is This It? (2001, RCA)
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells (2001, Sympathy for the Record Industry)
The Wrens - The Meadowlands (2003, Absolutely Kosher)


Blogger TheKeenGuy said...

A great selection, Boone. A good mix of the landmark indie releases mixed with the hidden gems.

My list would have looked much the same... although I might have also included the Exploding Hearts album Guitar Romantic... and Jim O'Rourke's Insignificance... oh, and Joseph Arthur's Redemption's Son and Death Cab for Cutie's We Have the Facts and... ahh fuck...

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice list. good call.

12:51 PM  

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