Top of the Pops: the 2000's

Here they are, ladies and gentlemen: the 25 greatest albums of the decade; nothing byt the best from 2000-2009. And of COURSE these are the best -- I've picked them. Without any further ado...

25) Once: Music from the Motion Picture

24) In Rainbows - Radiohead

23) Our Endless Numbered Days - Iron and Wine

22) A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

21) Transatlanticism - Death Cab for Cutie

20) O - Damien Rice

19) For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver

18) Med ud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust - Sigur Ros

17) Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins

16) Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

15) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!

14) Boxer - The National

13) Sea Change - Beck

12) Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

11) Want One - Rufus Wainwright

10) Is This It? - The Strokes

9) The Animal Years - Josh Ritter

8) Speakerboxx/The Love Below - Outkast

7) Emotionalism - The Avett Brothers

6) Elephant - The White Stripes

5) The College Dropout - Kanye West

4) All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2

3) The Crane Wife - The Decemberists

2) Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

1) Illinois - Sufjan Stevens


  1. I own eight of those albums. Which I guess makes me not even close to halfway cool.


  2. Baby, baby. This is a beautiful list.

  3. Nice choices. I'm surprised to see two hip hop albums made it on your list. I also noticed the White Stripes and U2 in the top ten. In that case, if you haven't seen "It Might Get Loud," you must go rent it. Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy Page sit down to discuss the guitar, their characteristic styles and what inspired them to pick up the instrument. The film will change the way you approach making music. It shook my foundation, especially the opening scene. Jack White steals the show.