Best 41 Albums of the Decade

I’m just going to throw this out there. My goal is sharing and discovery–but if you prefer to create controversy (no, I didn’t forget about Strawberry Jam…), go right ahead!

(*Hint* – One of these albums does not belong. Hrm… I wonder which one!)

Top 20
1. Wilco – Yankee Foxtrot Hotel (2002)
2. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem (2005)
3. Justice – † (2008)
4. Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow & Blue (2008)
5. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)
6. The Tallest Man On Earth – Shallow Graves (2008)
7. Daft Punk – Alive 2007 (2007)
8. Califone – Roomsound (2001)
9. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
10. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and Matt Sweeney – Superwolf (2005)
11. Damien Rice – O (2002)
12. The Decemberists – Picaresque (2005)
13. Elliot Smith – From a Basement on a Hill (2004)
14. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
15. Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies (2006)
16. Wilco – A Ghost is Born (2004)
17. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium (2006)
19. Modest Mouse – The Moon & Antarctica (2004)
20. Girl Talk – Feed the Animals (2008)

Bonus 10
21. Florence + The Machine – Lungs (2009)
22. The Format – Interventions + Lullabies (2004)
23. The Mountain Goats – All Hail West Texas (2002)
24. Gomez – How We Operate (2006)
25. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (2001)
26. Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (2008)
27. Built to Spill – You In Reverse (2006)
28. The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
29. Soulja Boy – Soulja Boy Tell Em (2007)
30. Spoon – GA GA GA GA GA (2007)

Runners Up
31. Kings of Leon – Only By The Night (2008)
32. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
33. TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain (2006)
34. Sunjan Stevens – Illinois (2005)
35. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
36. Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover (2007)
37. Andrew Bird – Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005)
38. Ben Folds – Rockin’ the Suburbs (2001)
39. Johnny Flynn – A Larum (2008)
40. Chad VanGaalen – Infiniheart (2004)
41. Band of Horses – Cease to Begin (2007)

About Mark Egge

Two truths and a lie: Mark Egge is an outdoor enthusiast, opera singer, and a transportation data scientist. He lives in Bozeman, Montana.
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2 Responses to Best 41 Albums of the Decade

  1. Sagar1586 says:

    solja boy? really?

    for shame sir. for shame. and no outkast? boooo.

  2. markegge says:

    [Quote] (*Hint* – One of these albums does not belong. Hrm… I wonder which one!) [/Quote]

    C’mon. Give me a little credit here.

    Believe it or not, only in the last week have I listened to Stankonia for the first time. Might have made the list, otherwise.