ck’s top 100 albums of the decade: #50-11

25Jan10

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Hey hey, here we go. I hope you spent the entire weekend evaluating the picks from the previous post. This has been quite the metaphorical trip down memory lane for me; I was 14 when the naughties began, and I’m 24 on the way out. Most of my music-listening life happened in the last ten years, and every single one of these albums was important to me in some way during the past decade. I had so many “blasts from the past” while compiling this list, and it’s just barely scratching the surface of the music I’ve listened to in the past decade. This is the second part of my list; for part I (#100-51), click here.

Without further ado…

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

50    Brave Saint Saturn – So Far From Home* (2000)
49    Girl Talk – Night Ripper (2006)
48    Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008)
47    Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam (2007)
46    The Decemberists – The Crane Wife (2006)
45    Joy Electric – Legacy: The White Songbook (2001)
44    Lindsey Pool – All My Stories (2007)
43    Girl Talk – Feed the Animals (2008)
42    Taking Back Sunday – Louder Now (2006)
41    M83 – Saturdays = Youth (2008)
40    Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
39    Sufjan Stevens – Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State (2003)
38    Death Cab for Cutie – The Photo Album (2001)
37    The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
36    AFI – decemberunderground (2006)
35    Junior Senior – Hey Hey My My Yo Yo (2005)
34    Blink 182 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001)
33    Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)
32    The Juliana Theory – Emotion is Dead (2000)
31    The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
30    Annuals – Such Fun (2008)
29    Muse – Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
28    fun. – Aim and Ignite (2009)
27    The Killers – Sam’s Town (2006)
26    Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere (2006)
25    The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)
24    The Format – Dog Problems (2006)
23    Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals (2007)
22    Panda Bear – Person Pitch (2007)
21    U.S.E. – LOVEWORLD (2009)
20    The Strokes – Is This It? (2001)
19    The Format – Interventions & Lullabies (2003)
18    AFI – Sing the Sorrow (2003)
17    The Knife – Silent Shout (2006)
16    Alkaline Trio – Crimson (2005)
15    Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
14    The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)
13    Shout Out Louds – Our Ill Wills (2007)
12    The Antlers – Hospice (2009)
11    Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

*When you listen to So Far From Home, do me a favor. Don’t listen to “Shadow of Def”. Just skip right over it. Seriously. It might be the worst song of the decade.

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2 Responses to “ck’s top 100 albums of the decade: #50-11”

  1. 1 tylersknox

    Good call on Emotion is Dead. I haven’t listened to that in ages!
    Furthermore, good call on including the year of release. That was a notable omission on my part.

    It’s interesting to see Funeral at #40 because most people/blogs/critics have either placed it in their Top 5 or given it no mention at all. You don’t see much middle ground on that particular release.

    • 2 ck

      The Juliana Theory were really good. I love Emotion is Dead– Such a solid record all-around! If I were to make a list of biggest disappointments of the decade, though, Love would be on there. They had all the ingredients – great live show, really solid people, a fantastic album… it’s really too bad that they got screwed by the major label.

      And, yes. I like Funeral a lot, but I feel as if it’s really driven by about four great songs. It’s very much a “middle ground” release for me. “Rebellion (Lies)” is maybe a top-5 song of the decade, among other highlights. But there’s too much on there that I consider either filler or just not very good.


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