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Dalton 12-30-2009 02:33 PM

Top Albums of the Naughtiest Decade
I wanted to call this the Top 25 albums of the decade, but I know some of you shit nuggets will never stop at 25. Here's mine. You know the drill. Yes, yes, yes we all know it's "way too soon" for you self-important artist types to try to evaluate an entire decade, but let me recommend that you stop being gaping pussies for a moment and remember that this is the internet and none of it matters.

1. Kid A - Radiohead
2. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
3. Boxer - The National
4. Funeral - Arcade Fire
5. Ágætis Byrjun - Sigur Ros
6. Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol
7. Michigan - Sufjan Stevens
8. The Seldom Seen Kid- Elbow
9. The Stage Names - Okkervil River
10. In Rainbows - Radiohead
11. Alligator - The National
12. Youth and Youngmanhood - Kings of Leon
13. Elephant - The White Stripes
14. The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
15. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning - Bright Eyes
16. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
17. Armchair Apocrypha - Andrew Bird
18. Sea Change - Beck
19. You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
20. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
21. We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed - Los Campesinos!
22. Stankonia - Outkast
23. All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone - Explosions in the Sky
24. Give Up - The Postal Service
25. Gold - Ryan Adams

corianderstem 12-30-2009 02:57 PM

Thanks for starting the thread. I'm working on a few lists for my favorite songs and albums, but they need some whittling down.

I was just yammering over on Facebook about putting U2 on these lists (a friend joked that my list of top songs would all be U2). It's like I'm such a big U2 fan that I struggle with comparing them to other music. I kind of compare them to other U2 songs and albums, but sometimes can't figure out where they fit in the larger picture.

Like, I'm thinking about putting ATYCLB on the fave albums list, even though I think No Line is better. It's like it belongs there because it set the tone for U2 in this decade (for better or worse), and hey, I sure did love it when it came out. Also, I think NLOTH is too new for it to end up in a "best of the decade" list. Maybe.

I know it doesn't matter, since it's just my list of shit I've dug over the past 10 years, but there you go.

GirlsAloudFan 12-30-2009 02:58 PM

50 is probably an obnoxious number, sorry, but I was bored a few weeks back and put together a top 50 for the decade. Cest la vie. Here it is:

1. Is This It - The Strokes
2. Fearless - Taylor Swift
3. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys
4. In Rainbows - Radiohead
5. Up The Bracket - The Libertines
6. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
7. Boys And Girls In America - The Hold Steady
8. Room On Fire - The Strokes
9. Chemistry - Girls Aloud
10. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
11. Kid A - Radiohead
12. The Blueprint - Jay-Z
13. The Woods - Sleater-Kinney
14. Alright, Still - Lily Allen
15. Elephant - The White Stripes
16. Funeral - Arcade Fire
17. All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
18. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - PJ Harvey
19. Love And Theft - Bob Dylan
20. Into The Wild (Original Soundtrack) - Eddie Vedder
21. Give Up - Postal Service
22. College Dropout - Kanye West
23. The Black Album - Jay-Z
24. Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet
25. Hail To The Thief - Radiohead
26. Separation Sunday - The Hold Steady
27. Get Behind Me, Satan - The White Stripes
28. Out Of Control - Girls Aloud
29. The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
30. Picaresque - The Decemberists
31. Fever To Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
32. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Miranda Lambert
33. Alligator - The National
34. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
35. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
36. Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
37. Anniemal - Annie
38. Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol
39. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
40. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
41. Z - My Morning Jacket
42. Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
43. Van Lear Rose - Loretta Lynn
44. Take Them On, On Your Own - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
45. De Stijl - The White Stripes
46. Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift
47. Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams
48. The Guest - Phantom Planet
49. The Age of the Understatement - The Last Shadow Puppets
50. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips

LemonMelon 12-30-2009 02:59 PM

Top 50, pretty confident in this for the most part, although NLOTH will inevitably work its way down eventually:

1. Beck - Sea Change
2. Arcade Fire - Funeral
3. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
6. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
7. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
8. Madvillain - Madvillainy
9. Kanye West - Late Registration
10. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
11. Radiohead - Kid A
12. Deerhunter - Microcastle
13. Gorillaz - Demon Days
14. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
15. Spoon - Girls Can Tell
16. The White Stripes - Elephant
17. Modest Mouse - The Moon And Antarctica
18. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
19. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
20. Lupe Fiasco - Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
21. Coldplay - Parachutes
22. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
23. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
24. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
25. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
26. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better
27. The National - Boxer
28. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
29. The Strokes - Is This It
30. The Dismemberment Plan - Change
31. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
32. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
33. Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard
34. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
35. OutKast - Stankonia
36. My Morning Jacket - Z
37. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
38. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
39. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People
40. The Format - Dog Problems
41. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
42. U2 - No Line On The Horizon
43. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
44. Doves - Lost Souls
45. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
46. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
47. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
48. Daft Punk - Discovery
49. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
50. Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

Dalton 12-30-2009 03:01 PM

My favorite thing about you, GAF, is that you put Taylor Swift above Radiohead without a hint of irony ... a whole wagon full of pedophilia ... but no irony.

Imperor 12-30-2009 03:01 PM

Well, I narrowed it down to a top 92. That's a start.

Dalton 12-30-2009 03:45 PM

If they're in order, post your list fool.

onebloodonelife 12-30-2009 03:48 PM

I'm going to attempt to come up with a list today, so I set up a playlist in iTunes with only 2000s music. Apparently, 13,064 of my 20,749 songs (or about 63%) are from this decade, which is a bit absurd when I think about it.

Anyway, hopefully the list doesn't end up with 92 albums on it...shooting for 50 or so.

corianderstem 12-30-2009 03:49 PM

So far, I have a list of about 45 albums, 70 or so songs, and 29 of my Big, Dumb Pop songs, because they're so beloved, they need their own list. :wink:

Imperor 12-30-2009 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Dalton (Post 6590119)
If they're in order, post your list fool.

They're in alphabetical order for each release year. Hardly ready to be posted. But I'm working on it. I'm also going to add eight more to make it a cool 100.

Dalton 12-30-2009 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Imperor (Post 6590152)
They're in alphabetical order for each release year. Hardly ready to be posted. But I'm working on it. I'm also going to add eight more to make it a cool douche 100.


GirlsAloudFan 12-30-2009 04:17 PM

Man, doing a list of top songs of the decade would be insane. Way more difficult than albums. Off the top of my head I would be very tempted to say that "Wake Up" is the song of the decade. "Rebellion (Lies)" and "Neighborhood #1" are stunning, as well. I'm not even particularly a big fan of that band (mostly due to their personalities/nationality) but, yeah, I think "Wake Up" would maybe be my song of the decade.

corianderstem 12-30-2009 04:23 PM

The hardest part of my favorite songs list so far? Picking a song off Funeral. Hell, I don't think I can even pick two. There are a solid 4 that I love so much, I can't bear to leave them off any list.

mikal 12-30-2009 04:24 PM

1. Creed - Human Clay

corianderstem 12-30-2009 04:28 PM


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