Friday, November 21, 2008

The Modern Age: The Best Rock Albums Of the 21st far

MY top 50 from 2000-2008

1. The Strokes- Is This It?
2. Radiohead- Kid A
3. Wilco- Yankee Foxtrot Hotel
4. White Stripes- Elephant
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever To Tell
6. TV On The Radio- Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
7. Spoon- Kill The Moonlight
8. Interpol- Turn On The Bright Lights
9. At the Drive In- Relationship Of Command
10. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists- The Tyranny Of Distance
11. Arcade Fire- Funeral
12. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Source Tags & Codes
13. The Shins- Oh, Inverted World
14. Broken Social Scene- You Forgot It In People
15. White Stripes- White Blood Cells
16. Fugazi- The Argument
17. The Walkmen- Bows & Arrows
18. The Icarus Line- Penance Soiree
19. Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend
20. The Faint- Danse Macabre
21. Q and Not U- No Kill No Beep Beep
22. Hot Snakes- Suicide Invoice
23. The Rapture- Echoes
24. The Libertines- Up The Bracket
25. Franz Ferdinand- Franz Ferdinand
26. LCD Soundsystem- Sound Of Silver
27. Radiohead- In Rainbows
28. No Age- Nouns
29. Liars- They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top
30. PJ Harvey- Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
31. The Hives- Veni Vidi Vicious
32. Radio 4- Gotham
33. Death From Above 1978- You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
34. The Strokes- Room On Fire
35. Spoon- Gimme Fiction
36. The Unicorns- Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
37. The Black Lips- Let It Bloom
38. The Warlocks- Phoenix
39. M83- Saturdays = Youth
40. The Lilys- Precollection
41. Albert Hammond Jr.- Yours To Keep
42. The Stills- Logic Will Break Your Heart
43. Jimmy Eat World- Bleed American
44. Out Hud- S.T.R.E.E.T. DAD
45. Whiskeytown- Pneumonia
46. The Kills- Midnight Boom
47. Dead Meadow- Dead Meadow
48. Grinderman- Grinderman
49. Primal Scream- XTRMNTR
50. Yo La Tengo- And then nothing turned itself inside out

we're almost done with the first decade of the 21st century. once it's 2010 i'll probably go back and do this list all over again and make it 100 albums. my opinions change all the time but the top 10 has been pretty solid for a couple of years now.

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