Posts Tagged ‘decemberists’

This year, we’re turning over a new leaf. We’re combining the Quarterly Reports. CK and TK’s opinions, boiled down into one easy-to-digest list with a couple hundred tags. The only question left is: WILL IT BLEND? Favorites So Far: Albums that stand a distinct chance of being on one of our Top 10 lists at […]


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 […]


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; […]


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 […]


Alas, after a whole lot of this and a little bit of that, my 2009 list is ready to go. I’ll start by saying, yes, I do feel bad for the poor artists who are releasing albums this Tuesday, the 29th of December. But no, I don’t feel quite bad enough to wait until January […]


Notable Emissions for 2009… No, I’m not talking about the carbon kind. Nor am I referring to that of the nocturnal variety. Rather, I am now tackling my Notable Emissions (er… Omissions) of 2009, the music that couldn’t quite claw its way into my Top 10 but left an impression on me nonetheless. I will […]


Four score and seven years ago, it was 1922. And while the Roaring ’20s were the first great height of leisure time in the US, it was hard to discover music independently without going to ballroom dances every night. Fast forward from the Jazz Age to the Digital Age, and it seems as if everyone […]


Not to be outdone, here are my top ten albums of 2006. You can see the list with commentary and a bunch of other categories right here. This was the first year that I wrote a full commentary for the list, and it was INDEED a great year in music. Don’t forget that this is […]


2006 was an outstanding year for music. If you disagree then you’re not my friend anymore. I have elected to share my list from that year rather than 2005 for two reasons: 1) A strange and inadvertent hibernation I experienced in 2005 within the caves of Malaysia. 2) My recent obsession with one-upping everyone around […]


First, a note about the direction of CKTK. We will be posting our end-0f-the-decade thoughts soon. Also, our top albums of 2009 lists will drop in mid-to-late-December. To lead up to those, we will be posting our top ten albums of the year lists from 2005-2008, sans commentary. We will, of course, link to places […]