20. Clipse- Hell Hath No Fury.
19. Sufjan Stevens- Come On, Feel The Illinoise!
18. Dan Deacon- Bromst.
17. Arcade Fire- Funeral.
16. Four Tet- Rounds.
15. The Tallest Man On Earth- Shallow Grave.
14. Ghostface Killah- Supreme Clientele.
13. Daft Punk- Discovery.
12. Lightning Bolt- Wonderful Rainbow.
11. The Field- From Here We Go Sublime.
10. múm- Yesterday Was Dramatic–Today Is OK.
09. Joanna Newsom- Ys.
08. Fuck Buttons- Tarot Sport.
07. TV On The Radio- Return To Cookie Mountain.
06. Panda Bear- Person Pitch.
05. Madvillain- Madvillainy.
04. Grizzly Bear- Yellow House.
03. The National- Boxer.
02. Flying Lotus- Los Angeles.
01. The Avalanches- Since I Left You.
50. Micachu & The Shapes- Jewellry
49. Jay Reatard- Watch Me Fall
48. Woods- Songs of Shame
47. Nudge- As Good As Gone
46. Lil Wayne- No Ceilings
45. Neon Indian- Psychic Chasms
44. Ganglians- Monster Head Room
43. Tiny Vipers- Life On Earth
42. Mi Ami- Watersports
41. The Field- Yesterday And Today
40. Circulatory System- Signal Morning
39. tUnE-yArDs- BiRd-BrAiNs
38. The Flaming Lips- Embryonic
37. Emeralds- What Happened
36. Drake- So Far Gone Mixtape
35. Tyondai Braxton- Central Market
34. Strong Arm Steady- In Search of Stoney Jackson
33. Nosaj Thing- Drift
32. Bruce Peninsula- A Mountain Is A Mouth
31. HEALTH- Get Color
30. Lightning Bolt- Earthly Delights
29. Omar Souleyman- Dabke 2020: Folk And Pop Sounds Of Syria
28. Rain Machine- Rain Machine
27. St. Vincent- Actor
26. Thee Oh Sees- Help
25. Talk Normal- Sugarland
24. Blue Roses- Blue Roses
23. Mos Def- The Ecstatic
22. The Antlers- Hospice
21. The Decemberists- Hazards of Love
20. Lotus Plaza- The Floodlight Collective
19. Antony And The Johnsons- The Crying Light
18. Taken By Trees- East Of Eden
17. DOOM- Born Like This
16. jj- jj nº 2
15. Mount Eerie- Wind's Poem
14. Dan Deacon- Bromst
13. Bibio- Ambivalence Avenue
12. OOIOO- Armonico Hewa
11. Wild Beasts- Two Dancers
10. Oneohtrix Point Never- Zones Without People
09. Bradley Hathaway- A Mouth Full Of Dust
08. Raekwon- Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
07. Kurt Vile- Childish Prodigy
06. Atlas Sound- Logos
05. A Sunny Day In Glasgow- Ashes Grammar
04. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
03. Bill Callahan- Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
02. Fuck Buttons- Tarot Sport
01. Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca
Okay, so I have this half-cracked idea to make a grand summary of the decade of the 00's by creating a list of my favorite albums from the decade, ordering them, and then writing up about each one, which will be posted [SHAMELESS PLUG] on my blog, bornunderpunchesss.blogspot.com. Obviously, this list is not ordered, very preliminary, doesn't include anything from 2009, and is almost definitely going to change, but I thought I'd give a peek into what I'm leaning towards in this insane endeavor. So, without further ado, my 50 favorite albums of the 00's, in alphabetical order:
A Grand Don't Come For Free- The Streets
Ágætis Byrjun- Sigur Rós
Blueberry Boat- Fiery Furnaces
The Blueprint- Jay-Z
Boy In Da Corner- Dizzee Rascal
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Come On Feel The Illinoise- Sufjan Stevens
Dear Science- TV On The Radio
Discovery- Daft Punk
Drum's Not Dead- Liars
Feels- Animal Collective
Funeral- Arcade Fire
Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga- Spoon
The Glow Pt. 2- The Microphones
Hell Hath No Fury- Clipse
Hypermagic Mountain- Lightning Bolt
I Am A Bird Now- Antony & The Johnsons
In Rainbows- Radiohead
Kid A- Radiohead
LCD Soundsystem- LCD Soundsystem
The Moon And Antarctica- Modest Mouse
Nouns- No Age
Original Pirate Material- The Streets
Person Pitch- Panda Bear
Rejoicing In The Hands- Devendra Banhart
Rise Above- Dirty Projectors
Rooty- Basement Jaxx
SMiLE- Brian Wilson
Sound of Silver- LCD Soundsystem
Strawberry Jam- Animal Collective
Sung Tongs- Animal Collective
Supreme Clientele- Ghostface Killah
They Threw Us In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top- Liars
Thunder Lightning Strike- The Go! Team
Turn On The Bright Lights- Interpol
Twin Cinema- New Pornographers
Weirdo Rippers- No Age
Writer's Block- Peter Bjorn & John
Yellow House- Grizzly Bear
Yesterday Was Dramatic-- Today Is Okay- múm
You Are Free- Cat Power
You Forgot It In People- Broken Social Scene
Ys- Joanna Newsom
Okay, so Animal Collective's new album Merriweather Post Pavilion was recently leaked in full. This is one of the most anticipated albums of my young life. Sure, this probably won't be the best album I will ever own, or even my favorite, but I've never been this excited about an album this long before it came out. I've already preordered the album for when it comes out on the 20th, but I still can't help but want to pirate it before it officially hits the streets. I've heard two tracks off of the album, "My Girls" from the AC myspace and "Brothersport" through a leak, but I'm not quite ready to nab the entire thing from a torrent client. I have the feeling that I will appreciate the CD as a whole more if I get it in its packaging the day it gets shipped, where I can touch it, feel it, smell it, and know "This is it." But then, knowing that I'm just a few clicks away from taking it right now is, for something that I want so badly, a very tantalizing option. So, the decision boils down to this: do I wait for what I'm thinking will be a greater reward in the long run, or do go for the instant gratification and ruin the listening experience once I receive it in the mail? I'm seriously torn on this. I think, if I can muster up the moral fortitude, that I'm going to try and do what Bradford Cox of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound said:
My advice to those who are so desperate for AC's album to leak is to pick up instruments and make your own version of what you would want it to sound like. Respect the BANDS wishes and wait till release day. Then you can compare your new songs with theirs. Who knows. Maybe your album will be the one people are wanting to leak next year.
So, I guess tomorrow I'm gonna try and produce some new tracks. Good luck to me then.
25. HEALTH- //DISCO
24. Fleet Foxes- s/t
23. Animal Collective- Water Curses EP
22. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
21. DJ/ Rupture- Uproot
20. Beach House- Devotion
19. Air France- No Way Down EP
18. Born Ruffians- Red, Yellow and Blue
17. Lindstrom- Where You Go I Go Too
16. Flying Lotus- Los Angeles
15. Vampire Weekend- s/t
14. The Bug- London Zoo
13. Crystal Castles- s/t
12. Portishead- Third
11. El Guincho- Alegranza!
10. TV On The Radio- Dear Science
09. Abe Vigoda- Skeleton
08. The Cool Kids- The Bake Sale
07. Titus Andronicus- The Airing Of Grievances
06. Hercules and Love Affair- s/t
05. Atlas Sound- Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel
04. Lil Wayne- Tha Carter III
03. Cut Copy- In Ghost Colours
02. Deerhunter- Microcastle
01. No Age- Nouns