tk’s top 40 albums of the decade


I pity the poor suckers who unleashed their “Albums of the Decade” lists before midnight on January 1st, 2010, because they ALL MISSED THIS ONE! This album (the one that I linked with pink ink before the exclamation point and after the word “they”) did MORE than just convert me to Epistemological Luddism–it also reminded me of WHY I LISTEN TO MUSIC IN THE FIRST PLACE… I can’t remember why off the top of my head, though.

Now that we’ve all settled on naming the prior decade THE NOUGHTIES, I’m going to use that word as many times as possible so that when people Google search THE NOUGHTIES in hopes of finding timely information about settling on naming the prior decade THE NOUGHTIES, they will run into this post, which features 40 albums that I find to be brilliant from THE NOUGHTIES.


If you happen to desire some armchair insight from TK on his thoughts and feelings about the musical trends from this decade, then please check out previous postings. However, if you’re looking for the streamlined, no-BS, hands-free, organic, low APR financing, straight-up, old-school list THEN YOU’VE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! Also, if you’re into capital letters, then you’ve come to the right place. Also, if you’re looking for someone to ridicule for placing a corporate handjob of an album near the top of his or her (in this case, his) list, then you’ve come to the right place. Also, if you love the word ALSO, then you’ve come the right place. Also, if you’ve come to the right place, then you’ve come to the right place.

Thanks for reading!

TK’s Top 40 Albums of THE NOUGHTIES

40. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
39. Johann Johannsson – Fordlandia
38. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
37. Murder by Death – Like the Exorcist but More Breakdancing
36. The Antlers – Hospice
35. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
34. The Bad Plus – Prog
33. Silversun Pickups – Swoon
32. DJ Tiesto – Parade of the Athletes
31. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
30. Liars – Drum’s Not Dead
29. Sigur Ros – Takk
28. Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
27. Doves – Some Cities
26. Broken Social Scene – You Forget it in People
25. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
24. Radiohead – In Rainbows
23. Broken Social Scene – s/t
22. The National – Boxer
21. Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish I Were an Eagle
20. Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing in the Hands
19. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
18. Jose Gonzalez – Veneer
17. Battles – Mirrored
16. Fleet Foxes – s/t
15. The Strokes – Is This It?
14. M83 – Saturdays=Youth
13. Sufjan Stevens – Come on Feel the Illinoise!
12. The Knife – Silent Shout
11. Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Grave

10. Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days
9. The War on Drugs – Wagonwheel Blues
8. Panda Bear – Person Pitch
7. Old Crow Medicine Show – O.C.M.S.
6. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33
5. Brian Wilson – Smile
4. Joanna Newsom – Ys
3. Arcade Fire – Funeral
2. Sigur Ros – ( )
1. Radiohead – Kid A

What’s your list? Drop some comments!

Meanwhile, feel free to mock me for putting an Olympics-inspired trance album right next to Radiohead.

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