Top 100 Albums of the Noughties

November 25, 2009

Everyone else is at it, so here are my top 100 albums of the decade.

Provisionally. Maybe. Subject to change. Full of conviction, as ever. Ahem.

You can listen to most of my choices on this Spotify playlist.

100 Starsailor – Love is Here
99 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
98 MIA – Arular
97 Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
96 Mogwai – The Hawk Is Howling
95 The Long Blondes – Someone To Drive Me Home
94 Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
93 The Tough Alliance – A New Chance
92 Ian Brown – Solarized
91 Cansei de Ser Sexy – Cansei de Ser Sexy
90 The Horrors – Primary Colours
89 Walkmen – Bows and Arrows
88 The Webb Brothers – Maroon
87 The Chemical Brothers – Come With Us
86 Sons & Daughters – The Replusion Box
85 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers
84 Filthy Dukes – Nonsense In The Dark
83 Blur – Think Tank
82 MSTRKRFT – The Looks
81 My Morning Jacket – Z
80 Kings of Leon – Because of the Times
79 Gruff Rhys – Candylion
78 Guillemots – Through the Window Pane
77 Jim Noir – Jim Noir
76 New Order – Get Ready
75 The Black Ghosts – The Black Ghosts
74 Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
73 LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem
72 Late of the Pier – Fantasy Black Channel
71 The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
70 Foals – Antidotes
69 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
68 Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene
67 Daft Punk – Human After All
66 Roots Manuva – Run Come Save Me
65 Maximo Park – A Certain Trigger
64 Spiritulized – Amazing Grace
63 Antony and the Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
62 Delgados – Universal Audio
61 Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood
60 Black Francis – Bluefinger
59 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Baby 81
58 Belle & Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
57 Radiohead – In Rainbows
56 The White Stripes – Icky Thump
55 Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
54 Hot Chip – The Warning
53 Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare
52 2ManyDjs – As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
51 Radiohead – Kid A
50 Midlake – The Trials of Van Occupanther
49 The xx – xx
48 Richard Hawley – Coles Corner
47 Isobell Campbell and Mark Lanegan – Ballad of The Broken Seas
46 Simian Mobile Disco – Attack Decay Sustain Release
45 The Beta Band – Hot Shots II
44 The Duke Spirit – Cuts Across The Land
43 Evan Dando – Baby I’m Bored
42 Ian Brown – Music of the Spheres
41 Interpol – Antics
40 Glasvegas – Glasvegas
39 Herclues & Love Affair – Herclues & Love Affair
38 Digitalism – Idealism
37 Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
36 Lupe Fiasco – Food and Liquor
35 Mercury Rev – All Is Dream
34 The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
33 The View – Hats Off to the Buskers
32 Justice – Cross
31 Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World
30 The Libertines – The Libertines
29 Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
28 The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
27 We Are Scientists – With Love and Squalor
26 Bon Iver – Forever Emma, Forever Ago
25 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
24 Emma Pollock – Watch The Fireworks
23 Friendly Fires – Friendly Fires
22 LCD Soundsystem – The Sound Of Silver
21 Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
20 The Streets – Original Pirate Material
19 Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of Bewilderbeast
18 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
17 Belle & Sebastain – Dear Catastrophe Waitress
16 Super Furry Animals – Phantom Power
15 Daft Punk – Discovery
14 Delgados – The Great Eastern
13 The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot
12 Spirtualized – Let it Come Down
11 Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

10 Jamie T – Panic Prevention
9 Doves – The Last Broadcast
8 Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
7 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
6 The Libertines – Up The Bracket
5 Stanton Warriors (and various) – Stanton Sessions Vol II
4 The White Stripes – Elephant

3 Primal Scream – xtrmntr

2 Arcade Fire – Funeral

1 The Strokes – Is This It

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