Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Best Music of the Decade

What? Me want to make a list? I know, it's incredible.

But seriously. Just read this: http://pitchfork.com/features/guest-lists/7698-guest-list-2000s-edition/
and I'm pissed.

No Andrew Bird? 1 mention of Sufjan Stevens? No Outkast? No LCD Soundsystem? No retroactive votes for Frank Stallone? Did no one listen to music this decade?

So, let's start with albums and songs that got you. Twenty albums. Twenty songs. No numbers needed.


T. Azimuth Schwitters said...

I'll be the first to make a stab at this, although I reserve the right to change my picks after I've had more time to think about them:

20 ALBUMS: These are the records that I not only thought were great but that I couldn't stop listening to. I know better records were released--I have enormous respect for Joanna Newsome, Deerhoof, Deerhunter, Outkast, and others--but I just didn't "get into them" in the way that I got into these. I also want to note that there were a huge number of artists I love who had great albums in 1999 but never made another truly awesome record. Bummer. Anyway:

Andrew Bird
"The Mysterious Production of Eggs"

"Gulag Orkestar"

Bon Iver
"For Emma, Forever Ago"



Explosions in the Sky
"Earth Is Not A Cold, Dead Place"

The Flaming Lips
"Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots"

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
"Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven"

Johnny Cash
"American IV"

Modest Mouse
"The Moon & Antarctica"

The Mountain Goats
"We Shall All Be Healed"

M. Ward

"Blue Screen Life"

"Kid A"


Sigur Ros
"Agaetis Byrjun"

Sufjan Stevens
"Come On, Feel the Illinoise!"

Sun Kil Moon
"Ghosts of the Great Highway"

The White Stripes

"Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"

Gaston Monescu said...

Really great list.

Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom
Peach Plum Pear

Sufjan Stevens
Greetings from Michigan

Of Montreal
Satanic Panic in the Attic

Arcade Fire
Neon Bible

Andrew Bird
Mysterious Production

Rogue Wave
Descended Like Vultures

LCD Soundsystem
Sound of Silver

Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway

Ryan Adams
Jacksonville City Nights

My Brightest Diamond
Bring Me the Workhorse

Death Cab For Cutie
We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes

Sigur Ros
Aegytus Byrjun

Neko Case
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

Future Perfect

Is this It

Kid A

Mates of State
Team Boo

Vampire Weekend

Fleet Foxes

T. Azimuth Schwitters said...

Working a nice rundown of my top 25 songs of the decade, with write-ups. Should be a terrifying look into the workings of my psyche. Wait, what?