ck’s top 100 albums of the decade: #100-51

23Jan10

Welcome back.

It’s that time again; time for another list pored over by one of your two founding listmaniacs. We’ve spent so much time reading top album lists over the past decade, we needed to give back. What follows are my thoughts about the greatest albums of 2000-2009. I won’t be doing any decade analysis; TK has already summed up the decade better than I could without going insane. If you missed his top 40 albums of the decade/love letter to ridiculous nicknames, go check that out.

ck dictating his top 100 albums list

My top 100 is a pure list at its finest. No commentary, no BS. Just a ton of great music with links to each album’s page on lala.com. You can listen to the overwhelming majority of them in their entirety. Some are not yet available, some have 30-second song samples, etc. Either way, this should be a solid soundtrack for your weekend.

If you’re curious about how the rankings have changed, you can read my original lists from the second half of the decade: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Here we go!

CK’S TOP 100 ALBUMS OF THE DECADE: PART I

100    Girls – Album (2009)
99    Reggie and the Full Effect – Promotional Copy (2000)
98    Kings of Convenience – Riot On An Empty Street (2004)
97    Sigur Ros – Takk… (2005)
96    Straylight Run – s/t (2004)
95    Ozma – Rock and Roll Part Three (2000)
94    Muse – Absolution (2003)
93    The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
92    Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
91    Beck – Modern Guilt (2008)
90    Coheed and Cambria – The Second Stage Turbine Blade (2002)
89    Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (2007)
88    Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American* (2001)
87    The Decemberists – Picaresque (2005)
86    Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007)
85    Vroom – …Throws Like a Girl (2000)
84    Dashboard Confessional – Swiss Army Romance** (2000)
83    Fall Out Boy – From Under the Cork Tree (2005)
82    Phantom Planet – The Guest (2002)
81    The Rocket Summer – Hello Good Friend (2005)
80    Sufjan Stevens – Seven Swans (2004)
79    Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)
78    Mew – Frengers (2003)
77    Five Iron Frenzy – The End is Near (2004)
76    PANIC! at the Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (2005)
75    Five Iron Frenzy – Five Iron Frenzy 2: Electric Boogaloo (2001)
74    The Shins – Oh, Inverted World (2001)
73    Elliott Smith – Figure 8 (2000)
72    Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (2008)
71    Jamie Lidell – Jim (2008)
70    Passion Pit – Manners (2009)
69    Matisyahu – Light (2009)
68    Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams (2005)
67    Weezer – Raditude (2009)
66    Coldplay – Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
65    Dashboard Confessional – The Places You Have Come to Fear The Most (2001)
64    The White Stripes – Icky Thump (2007)
63    Taking Back Sunday – Where You Want to Be (2004)
62    The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
61    Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
60    Conor Oberst – s/t (2008)
59    PANIC! at the Disco – Pretty. Odd. (2008)
58    Ben Folds – Ben Folds Live (2002)
57    The Shins – Wincing the Night Away (2007)
56    TV on the Radio – Dear Science (2008)
55    The Hives – Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004)
54    The Get Up Kids – Guilt Show (2004)
53    Daft Punk – Discovery (2001)
52    U.S.E. – s/t (2004)
51    Beck – Guero (2005)

Not satisfied? Read part II here.

*shortly after the 9/11 terror attacks, Bleed American was renamed. It is now usually listed as a self-titled Jimmy Eat World release.
**the version of
Swiss Army Romance that is on lala adds two tracks before the hidden track: “Hold On” and “This is a Forgery”. These were not on the 2000 release listed here.

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One Response to “ck’s top 100 albums of the decade: #100-51”

  1. 1 B-Melt

    Cant wait to see the top 50.

    Pretty good list, i think I would put Panic at the Disco’s CD’s up a little higher, especially pretty odd. And passion Pit and Phoenix might be a little higher than mine. But over all nic elist. i think ill be more critical of the top 50 =]


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