January 4, 2010

Best of: 70 Absolutely Awesome Albums from 2000-2009

Boiling down a decade's worth of great albums into one list is exceedingly hard. Coming up with a Top 10 list is just about impossible. As you'll see in the list below, ranking these albums was too much for me. I chose these albums by looking at the star ratings I gave to all the 2000-2009 albums in my collection. These came out on top.

all systems go - mon chi chi
arctic monkeys - whatever people say i am, that's what i'm not
ash - free all angels
the automatic - not accepted anywhere
bella - no one will know
biffy clyro - puzzle
bloc party - silent alarm
boy kill boy - civilian
death cab for cutie - transatlanticism
doves - the last broadcast
editors - an end has a start
fiona apple - extraordinary machine
franz ferdinand - franz ferdinand
friendly fires - friendly fires
the gaslight anthem - the 59 sound
the go! team - thunder lightning strike
hard-fi - stars of cctv
the hold steady - boys and girls in america
the hold steady - stay positive
the hold steady - a positive rage
an horse - rearrange beds
interpol - antics
interpol - turn on the bright lights
interpol - our love to admire
jem - finally woken
kaiser chiefs - employment
kasabian - kasabian
killers - hot fuss
kings of leon - because of the times
kings of leon - only by the night
klaxons - myths of the near future
the kooks - inside in inside out
lily allen - alright still
long blondes - someone to drive you home
lowest of the low - sordid fiction
maximo park - a certain trigger
maximo park - our earthly pleasures
maximo park - quicken the heart
metric - live it out
metric - old world underground, where are you now?
mike doughty - haughty melodic
muse - absolution
muse - black holes & revelations
my morning jacket - z
the national - alligator
the national - boxer
the new pornographers - electric version
the new pornographers - mass romantic
the new pornographers - twin cinema
nine black alps - everything is
norah jones - come away with me
the postal service - give up
the raconteurs - steady as she goes
radiohead - in rainbows
ron hawkins - chemical sounds
ron hawkins - crackstatic
the shins - chutes too narrow
sid six - sid six
simon wilcox - the charm and the strange
snow patrol - final straw
the sounds - dying to say this to you
stars - set yourself on fire
stellastarr* - stellastarr*
storm large - the calm years
the strokes - this is it
teenage head - teenage head with marky ramone
the ting tings - we started nothing
we are scientists - with love and squalor
1990s - cookies

Also, check out my 25 Great Songs of 2009 and 30 Great Albums of 2009 lists or check the whole best of series.

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