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The Best Albums of the Aughts?

An Afternoon Comment Diversion / TK

Comment Diversions | March 4, 2009 | Comments ()


I can think of no more ridiculous task. I’ve been asked to do some goofy shit for this site (The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, anyone?), but this is the goofiest. It’s an impossible task. Too much time has passed. Nine years ago I was living with my best friend in a shit hole apartment in Allston, getting ready for the biggest change of my life (moving to Philly to be with the future Mrs. TK). I couldn’t balance my checkbook, I got high every. single. day. and I reviewed video games for a website that I don’t think even exists anymore and had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Thousands of albums have been released since 2000 — I don’t know why anyone would even contemplate such a task.

Oh wait, yes I do — because we’re suckers for lists and for music. So I spent an insane amount of time poring through my music, trying to figure out — what are the best albums of the Aughts? I’ve got some ideas, but I’d like to hear yours, readers. You know the drill: list your faves, and we’ll compile them and list the top ten for you, complete with retrospective reviews. Here’s an off-the-top-of-my-head list of just a few of mine (not in order, and not probably even my favorites):

DJ ShadowThe Private Press/Repress

The Postal ServiceGive Up

Built to SpillYou In Reverse

The Drive-By TruckersDecoration Day

Aceyalone and RJD2Magnificent City

From Autumn To AshesHolding A Wolf By The Ears

The Receiving End of SirensBetween The Heart and the Synapse

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Elliott SmithFigure 8

Daft PunkDiscovery

Flaming LipsYoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Ryan AdamsHeartbreaker

Kanye WestCollege Dropout


I could go on and on. But now it’s your turn.



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