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Your top ten albums of the 2000's

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Posted by psychicofficer
Nov 30, 2009 14:43:33 GMT -5
Stolen from another board, not that its too original of a concept.

So here is where you will post your top 10 albums of the 2000s. If we get enough entries, I will comply a board wide consensus list. I'm pretty sure that I know what #1 is going to be because its pretty ubiquitous on all the lists I've seen.

I am still trying to figure out the order of my top ten, so I will be posting mine within a week. Get your list in by December 29th, and I will post the official Sasquatch Board list by the 31st.
Posted by psychicofficer
Jan 11, 2010 17:25:13 GMT -5
Here's my list:

10. TVOTR - Dear Science,
9. Ted Leo - Tyrrany of Distance
8. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
7. Of Montreal - Oh Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer?
6. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People
4. TVOTR - Return from Cookie Mountain
3. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi
2. Beta Band - Hot Shots Part II
1. Radiohead - Kid A

Honorable mentions:
Strokes - Is this it
Ted Leo - Hearts of Oak
Avalanches - Since I left You
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Manitoba(Caribou) - Up In Flames
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Posted by interstateeight
Jan 20, 2010 14:18:20 GMT -5
I did this about a month ago and this class is terribly boring, so here we go. Note coming in: These are my "favorite" albums -- the ones I loved the most. I'm not going to pretend that Northstar is a better band than Radiohead, and even though Kid A is a great album, I listen to it while I do homework -- I don't connect to it on a personal level.

And additional note: I in no way endorse this list as an "ideal Sasquatch lineup" list. PLENTY of these bands should stay FAR away from Sasquatch.

100. The Killers - Hot Fuss
99. The New Amsterdams – Never You Mind
98. Straylight Run - Straylight Run
97. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
96. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
95. The Avett Brothers – The Gleam II
94. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
93. Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
92. Further Seems Forever – The Moon Is Down
91. Champion – Promises Kept
90. Fugazi – The Argument
89. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
88. I Would Set Myself on Fire for You – Believes in Patterns
87. The Black Keys – Rubber Factory
86. Minus the Bear – Menos el Oso
85. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
84. Sabertooth Zombie - …And Your Fathers Are Dead in the Ground
83. The Roots – Phrenology
82. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
81. Architecture in Helsinki – In Case We Die
80. The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
79. Iron & Wine – The Creek Drank the Cradle
78. Pela – Anytown Graffiti
77. DeVotchKa – How It Ends
76. Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
75. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
74. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
73. Stars – Set Yourself on Fire
72. Fairweather – Lusitania
71. Give Up the Ghost – We’re Down Til We’re Underground
70. Bane – Give Blood
69. Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days
68. Bear vs. Shark – Right Now, You’re in the Best of Hands…
67. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
66. The Blood Brothers – Crimes
65. The Decemberists – Picaresque
64. Girl Talk – Night Ripper
63. Hot Cross – Cryonics
62. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
61. Brand New – Deja Entendu
60. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It in People
59. Sigur Ros – Takk…
58. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
57. Jena Berlin – Quo Vadimus
56. The Arcade Fire – Funeral
55. Ruiner – Prepare To Be Let Down
54. Trap Them – Seizures in Barren Praise
53. Brand New – The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
52. Pretty Girls Make Graves – The New Romance
51. Fucked Up – The Chemistry of Common Life
50. Have Heart – The Things We Carry
49. The Blood Brothers - …Burn, Piano Island, Burn
48. Death From Above 1979 – You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
47. Los Campesinos! – We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
46. I Hate Myself – 10 Songs
45. Bright Eyes – Lifted
44. Hot Cross – Fair Trades and Farewells
43. Bear vs. Shark – Terrorhawk
42. Cursive – Happy Hollow
41. Glassjaw – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence
40. Iron & Wine – Woman King
39. Cursive – Domestica
38. Killing the Dream - Fractures
37. Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
36. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
35. Planes Mistaken For Stars - Up in Them Guts
34. These Arms Are Snakes - Oxeneers
33. Shook Ones - The Unquotable A.M.H.
32. Ugly Casanova – Sharpen Your Teeth
31. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
30. Converge - Jane Doe
29. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
28. Thursday - Full Collapse
27. Every Time I Die - Hot Damn!
26. The National - Boxer
25. The North Atlantic - Wires in the Walls
24. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
23. Death Cab For Cutie - The Photo Album
22. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
21. Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
20. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
19. Defeater - Travels
18. Northstar - Pollyanna
17. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
16. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
15. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
14. Have Heart - Songs To Scream at the Sun
13. Los Campesinos! – Hold On Now, Youngster…
12. The Postal Service – Give Up
11. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
10. Moving Mountains - Pneuma
9. Islands - Return to the Sea
8. Circle Takes the Square - As the Roots Undo
7. Saetia - A Retrospective
6. American Nightmare - Background Music
5. Cursive - Burst & Bloom
4. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
3. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
2. Band of Horses – Everything All the Time
1. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Posted by psychicofficer
Jan 20, 2010 19:02:58 GMT -5
^now thats a list. Crazy that you have Neon Bible at 22 but Funeral did not make the list. Lets both hope that Arcade Fire will be headlining/subheadlining in 2010.
Posted by interstateeight
Jan 20, 2010 21:19:26 GMT -5
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^now thats a list. Crazy that you have Neon Bible at 22 but Funeral did not make the list. Lets both hope that Arcade Fire will be headlining/subheadlining in 2010.


I know, the more I look at the album the more I think "Oh wow, I actually didn't include (this or that)." But while Funeral is a great record, I got WAY more into Neon Bible.
Posted by wintermoon
Jan 20, 2010 23:17:20 GMT -5
i love doing these lists so here is mine. these are my favorite, most listened to albums.

10. sufjan stevens - illinois
9. white stripes - white blood cells
8. bloc party - silent alarm
7. wolf parade - apologies to queen mary
6. radiohead - kid a
5. black keys - magic potion
4. fleet foxes - fleet foxes
3. modest mouse - moon and antarctica
2. sigur ros - agaetis byrjun
1. arcade fire - funeral

Posted by jobosrock
Jan 21, 2010 1:18:54 GMT -5
Top 10 albums is extraordinarily hard to pick, but I think I'd have to go with:

10. dredg - The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion
9. Our Lady Peace - Spiritual Machines
8. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
7. Patrick Watson - Close to Paradise
6. Patrick Watson - Fireweed
5. A Silver Mt. Zion - Horses In the Sky
3. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (tied for 3rd place)
3. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
2. Efterklang - Parades
1. Gavin Castleton - Home

Honorable mention to albums that just came out but could likely make this list if I had them longer:

Efterklang - Magic Chairs
A Silver Mt. Zion - Kollaps Tradixionales
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Posted by Jacaran
Jan 25, 2010 2:01:46 GMT -5
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway (2003)
Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain (2006)
Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye (2003)
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati (2006)
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
The Dixie Chicks - Taking the Long Way (2006)
Agalloch - The Mantle (2002)
Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights (2002)
Brian Wilson - Smile (2004)
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes (2002)
The National - Alligator (2005)
maudlin of the Well - Bath (2001)
Morrissey - You Are the Quarry (2004)
Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006)
Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue (2006)
Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound (2007)
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (2000)
Deerhunter - Microcastle (2008)
Sun Kil Moon - April (2008)
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath (2008)
Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life (2008)
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II (2009)
Shellac - 1000 Hurts (2000)
Cursive - Domestica (2000)
Opeth - Ghost Reveries (2005)
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
Eminem - The Eminem Show (2002)
Explosions in the Sky - How Strange, Innocence (2000)
Death - ...For the Whole World to See (2009)
maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map (2001)
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Master and Everyone (2003)
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker (2000)
Wolves in the Throne Room - Two Hunters (2007)
Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago (2005)
Various Artists - Chicago (2002)
OutKast - Stankonia (2000)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Sonic Youth - Murray Street (2002)
The National - Boxer (2007)
Akimbo - Jersey Shores (2008)
I Heart Hiroshima - Tuff Teef (2007)
The Ergs! - Dorkrockcorkrod (2004)
Polvo - In Prism (2009)
Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001)
Against Me! - As the Eternal Cowboy (2003)
Sir Richard Bishop - While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (2007)
The Drones - Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By (2005)
Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005)
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic (2003)
Cat Power - The Greatest (2006)
Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
Butch Walker - The Rise and Fall of Butch Walker and the Let's-Go-Out-Tonites (2006)
Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)
The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
Masters of Reality - Flak 'n' Flight (2002)
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (2007)
Oysterhead - The Grand Pecking Order (2001)
Mirrors - Hands in My Pockets (2001)
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf (2002)
AFI - Sing the Sorrow (2003)
Against Me! - Reinventing Axl Rose (2002)
Electric Wizard - Dopethrone (2000)
Two Gallants - What the Toll Tells (2006)
Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005)
Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun (2008)
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine (2005)
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar (2006)
Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
Converge - Jane Doe (2001)
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)
Amen Dunes - DIA (2009)
Fall Out Boy - From Under the Cork Tree (2005)
Angels of Light & Akron/Family - Akron/Family & Angels of Light (2005)
Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now (2006)
Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse (2004)
Cannibal Corpse - The Wretched Spawn (2004)
Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy (2009)
Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends (2008)
Harvey Milk - Life... The Best Game in Town (2008)
World's End Girlfriend - Hurtbreak Wonderland (2007)
Liars - Liars (2007)
Battles - Mirrored (2007)
Joanna Newsom - Ys (2006)
Jay Reatard - Blood Visions (2006)
Two Gallants - The Throes (2004)
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000)
Primal Scream - Xtrmntr (2000)
Enon - High Society (2002)
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R (2000)
Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)
Tomahawk - Tomahawk (2001)
mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister (2006)
Lily Allen - Alright, Still (2006)
Yoko Ono - Yes, I'm a Witch (2007)
L' Acephale - Stahlhartes Gehäuse (2009)
Boston Spaceships - Brown Submarine (2008)
The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (2006)

edit there is top hundred. but lame this forum doesn't have code for adding numbers to list.
Posted by sasquatch777
Jan 27, 2010 0:27:00 GMT -5
1. arcade fire-funeral
2. justice-cross
3. muse-absolution
4. the decemberists- hazards of love
5. spoon-ga ga ga ga ga
6. muse-black holes and revelations
7. johnossi-johnossi
8. interpol-antics
9. franz ferdinand-franz ferdinand
10. cold war kids- robers and cowards
Posted by rozzco
Jan 27, 2010 1:55:28 GMT -5
Here's mine :

1. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
2. Radiohead - In Rainbows
3. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
4. Arcade Fire - Funeral
5. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
6. Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
7. New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
8. Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
9. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
10. Walkmen - Bows and Arrows

Shout Outs to:
White Stripes - Elephant
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Kanye West - College Dropout (I hate him to, but you can't argue)
National - Boxer
Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Posted by squatchinitup
Feb 7, 2010 23:54:44 GMT -5
My favorites of the Decade:

10) Bloc Party- Silent Alarm
9) Dream Theater- Train of Thought
8) Beck- Odelay
7) In Flames- Clayman
6) Mars Volta- Deloused
5) The Streets- Original Pirate Material
4) Wilco- Summerteeth
3) Radiohead- Kid A
2) Iron and Wine/Calexico- In the Reins
1) Mark Knopfler- Sailing to Philidelphia
Posted by ozmafan
Feb 11, 2010 13:33:47 GMT -5
And here are mine...

1. Nada Surf – “Let Go”

2. The National – “Boxer”

3. Andrew Bird – “The Mysterious Production of Eggs”

4. Rilo Kiley – “The Execution of All Things”

5. The White Stripes – “White Blood Cells”

6. The Thermals – “More Parts Per Million”

7. Ted Leo – “The Tyranny of Distance”

8. Elliott Smith – “Figure 8”

9. Harvey Danger – “King James Version”

10. Death Cab for Cutie – “The Photo Album”
Posted by thedjbouti
Feb 14, 2010 15:49:44 GMT -5
50. The xx- XX
49. Band of Horses- Everything all the Time
48. Deltron 3030- Deltron 3030
47. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- It's Blitz!
46. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular
45. Kanye West- The College Dropout
44. Explosions in the Sky- The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place
43. Decemberists- The Crane Wife
42. Daft Punk- Discovery
41. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible
40. Outkast- Stankonia
39. Death Cab for Cutie- Transatlanticism
38. Passion Pit- Manners
37. Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say I am, That's what I'm not
36. Rilo Kiley- More Adventurous
35. Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head
34. The Strokes- Is This It
33. Lupe Fiasco- The Cool
32. LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
31. Beck- Sea Change
30. Blue Scholars- Bayani
29. The Killers- Hot Fuss
28. Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker
27. Jay-Z- The Blueprint
26. Amy Winehouse- Back to Black
25. Kanye West- Late Registation
24. John Legend- Once Again
23. Radiohead- In Rainbows
22. Girl Talk- Feed the Animals
21. Arcade Fire- Funeral
20. Coldplay- Parachutes
19. Death Cab for Cutie- Plans
18. Ra Ra Riot- The Rhumb Line
17. Justin Timberlake- Futuresex/Lovesounds
16. M83- Saturdays=Youth
15. Lil Wayne- Tha Carter III
14. TV on the Radio- Dear Science
13. Gorillaz- Demon Days
12. Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
11. MIA- Kala
10. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
9. Postal Service- Give Up
8. Outkast- Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
7. Bright Eyes- I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
6. Bloc Party- Silent Alarm
5. The-Dream- Love vs. Money
4. Stars- Set Yourself on Fire
3. Kanye West- Graduation
2. Girl Talk- Night Ripper
1. Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Posted by wheresmyjuice
Feb 15, 2010 14:05:59 GMT -5
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Here's my list:

10. TVOTR - Dear Science,
9. Ted Leo - Tyrrany of Distance
8. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
7. Of Montreal - Oh Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer?
6. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People
4. TVOTR - Return from Cookie Mountain
3. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi
2. Beta Band - Hot Shots Part II
1. Radiohead - Kid A

Honorable mentions:
Strokes - Is this it
Ted Leo - Hearts of Oak
Avalanches - Since I left You
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Manitoba(Caribou) - Up In Flames
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight


This has got to be the most I've ever agreed with one of these lists. Nice to see someone else truly appreciates the genius of Kevin Barnes' previous two albums.
Posted by psychicofficer
Feb 15, 2010 15:04:49 GMT -5
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psychicofficer Avatar
Here's my list:

10. TVOTR - Dear Science,
9. Ted Leo - Tyrrany of Distance
8. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
7. Of Montreal - Oh Hissing Fauna, Are you the Destroyer?
6. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People
4. TVOTR - Return from Cookie Mountain
3. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi
2. Beta Band - Hot Shots Part II
1. Radiohead - Kid A

Honorable mentions:
Strokes - Is this it
Ted Leo - Hearts of Oak
Avalanches - Since I left You
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Manitoba(Caribou) - Up In Flames
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight


This has got to be the most I've ever agreed with one of these lists. Nice to see someone else truly appreciates the genius of Kevin Barnes' previous two albums.


Bright minds think alike ;)

Yeah, I thought that Skeletal Lamping did not get the acclaim that it deserved. I can't wait for the next one.