Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top 200 Albums of The Decade (75-128)

53. Ryan Adams- (my own mix of Jacksonville/29/Cold Roses/Easy Tiger/Cardinology/Follow The Lights) again, taking some poetic license and creating greatness from the scattered moments of greatness. And, yes, I am fully aware that this is not in the spirit of "taking a work of art on its own merits." Sue me.


77. Avett Brothers- I and love and you

78. Megafaun- Gather Form & Fly

79. Low Anthem- OMGCD

All three of these hit high notes for me this year, but I'm hesitant to pull a Pitchfork and laud them as the greatest thing since (enter hipster record of note here).

80. White Stripes- White Blood Cells (too low? probably)

81. Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins- Rabbit Fur Coat

82. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- s/t

didn't age like I hoped it would, but still a great album

83. David Gray- White Ladder

84. Rufus Wainwright- Poses

85. Norah Jones- Come Away With Me

86. Spoon- Gimme Fiction

87. Gillian Welch- Soul Journey

88. Sigur Ros- agaetis bjyrtjsfsdfsdf

89. My Morning Jacket- Z

90. Joe Henry- Civilians

91. Josh Rouse- Nashville

92. Tom Waits- Orphans, Brawlers, Bawlers, and Bastards

93. M Ward- The Transfiguration Of Vincent

94. Beth Orton- Daybreaker

95. Jason Collett- Here’s To Being Here

I still love this record, but I may have overrated it in 08 for reasons unknown.

96. Ryan Adams- Gold

97. Jayhawks- Smile

98. Jay-Z/Danger Mouse- The Grey Album

Not a ton of more culturally relevant albums out there.

99. Damien Rice- O

100. Badly Drawn Boy- Hour Of The Bewilderbeast/About A Boy (liberties again.)

101. Regina Spektor- Begin To Hope

102. Ben Kweller- On My Way

103. White Stripes- Elephant

104. Travis- The Invisible Band

105. Aimee Mann- The Forgotten Arm

106. Mark Mothersbaugh- Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack

107. Sufjan Stevens- Illinoise

108. Sunfall Festival- Bang Bang Bang

109. Laura Gibson- If You Come To Greet Me

110. Dominic Moore Sings His Heart Out

111. Bob Dylan- Love & Theft

112. Wallflowers- Breach

113. Fleet Foxes- s/t

114. Retribution Gospel Choir- s/t

115. Josh Ritter- Hello, Starling

STILL TOO SOON TO KNOW albums part 2

4 more albums from 2009 that really hit me hard, but, again, I'm taking the safe route and letting time do what it does best: sift the pretenders out.

116. Fanfarlo- Resevoirs

117. David Rawlings Machine- Friend of a Friend

118. Sara Watkins- s/t

119. Sparklehorse- Dark Night of the Soul

120. Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career

121. Ryan Adams- Love Is Hell pt1/2

122. Tim Easton- Break Your Mother’s Heart

123. Ben Folds- Rockin’ The Suburbs

124. Grant Lee Phillips- Virginia Creeper

125. Delgados- The Great Eastern

126. Ben Kweller- Ben Kweller

127. Shins- Chutes Too Narrow

128. Jayhawks- Rainy Day Music

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