Monday, August 31, 2009

The Next Best 111 Albums of the 00s:


I'm going to tease this out just a bit more before the reveal of the Top 11 of the decade. Until then, here are the runner-ups. Those who were good...but maybe...just not good enough.

The Next Best 111 Albums of the 00s:
  1. ...And You Will Know Us - Source Tags & Codes
  2. Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
  3. Against Me! - New Wave
  4. Alicia Keyes - The Diary of Alicia Keyes
  5. Animal Collective - Feels
  6. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
  7. The Anniversary - Your Majesty
  8. At The Drive-In - Relationship in Command
  9. Band of Horses - Everything all the Time
  10. Beck - Guero
  11. Black Rebel Motorcycle - Black Rebel Motorcycle
  12. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
  13. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake and It's Morning
  14. Bright Eyes - Cassadega
  15. Burial - Untrue
  16. Cat Power - The Greatest
  17. Cold War Kids - Robbers and Cowards (Hospital Beds)
  18. Cursive - Happy Hollow
  19. Cursive - The Ugly Organ (Sierra)
  20. Damien Rice - O
  21. Danger Mouse and Jemini - Ghetto Pop Life
  22. Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
  23. The Darkness - Permission To Land
  24. Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most
  25. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism (The New Year)
  26. Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts and We Are Voting Yes
  27. The Decemberists - Her Majesty
  28. The Decemberists - Picaresque
  29. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
  30. DJ Shadow - The Private Press
  31. Drive By Truckers - Dirty South
  32. Elliott Smith - Basement on the Hill
  33. Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
  34. The Faint - Danse Macabre
  35. FELT - A Tribute to Lisa Bonet
  36. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
  37. The Foo Fighters - There Is Something Left To Lose
  38. Fugazi - The Argument
  39. Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
  40. Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks
  41. Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
  42. Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
  43. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
  44. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
  45. Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
  46. Iron and Wine/Calexico - In The Reins
  47. Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
  48. Jay-Z - Blueprint 3.0
  49. Jay-Z - MTV Unplugged
  50. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
  51. Joanna Newsom - Ys
  52. John Legend - Get Lifted
  53. Kayne West - 808s and Heartbreak
  54. The Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
  55. The Knife - Silent Shout
  56. The Libertines - The Libertines
  57. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
  58. Loretta Lynne - Van Leer Rose
  59. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
  60. M. Ward - Post War
  61. Manu Chao - Proxima Estacion
  62. Mastodon - Leviathon
  63. Matisyahu - Live at Stubbs
  64. The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
  65. Metallica - Death Magnetic
  66. M.I.A. - Arular
  67. Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
  68. Missy Elliott - Miss E...So Addictive
  69. Modest Mouse - The Moon And Antarctica
  70. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk
  71. Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
  72. Mr. Lif - I Phantom
  73. Muse - Absolution
  74. Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead
  75. Neko Case - Fox Confesor Brings The Flood
  76. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
  77. Okkervil River - Stage Names
  78. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
  79. Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
  80. The Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages Of...
  81. Q-Tip - Kamaal: the Abstract
  82. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
  83. The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
  84. Radiohead - Amnesiac
  85. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
  86. Rodrigo y Gabriela - Rodrigo y Gabriela
  87. Ryan Adams - Rock N Roll
  88. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
  89. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
  90. The Shins - Wincing The Night Away
  91. Santogold - Santogold
  92. She and Him - Volume One
  93. Sia - Colour The Small One
  94. Sigur Ros - ()
  95. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (The Ghost of You Lingers)
  96. The Strokes - Room On Fire
  97. The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth
  98. Talib Kweli - Quality
  99. Tapes and Tapes - The Loon
  100. Tegan and Sara - The Con
  101. Tool - 10,000 Days
  102. Tool - Lateralus
  103. Travis - The Invisible Band
  104. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
  105. U2 - How To Build An Atomic Bomb
  106. Usher - Confessions
  107. The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
  108. Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
  109. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
  110. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
  111. Wilco - The Album

3 comments:

Rebecca L. Morrison said...

brand new was robbed.

newyearsdrive said...

Is "The Black Parade" too emo for the list? I myself found it to be a fantastic rock record, mixing the Tim Burton/iPod generation with 70's awesomeness. Is it not good enough for consideration, at the least?

acompleteunknown said...

The Black Parade is a decent album. I was surprised to find myself liking it as much as I did. But at the same time...I felt like its popularity was far more fabricated by all the MTV hype rather than just being a solid rock record. If anything...they're previous album (3 Cheers) was more suited for the list. Of course...IMO.