Top 100 albums of the decade (2000-2009)

At the start of 2010, I compiled my favourite albums from the previous decade.  It’s a firm rebuttal to anyone who claims that there haven’t been any decent albums released in the last ten years…

1.  Rufus Wainwright – “Want One”
2.  Ben Folds – “Rockin’ The Suburbs”
3.  Ron Sexsmith – “Time Being”
4.  Elbow – “The Seldom Seen Kid”
5.  Red Hot Chili Peppers – “By The Way”
6.  Muse – “Absolution”
7.  Elvis Costello – “When I Was Cruel”
8.  Sean Lennon – “Friendly Fire”
9.  Ray Davies – “Working Man’s Cafe”
10.  Arcade Fire – “Funeral”
11.  Paul McCartney – “Chaos & Creation In The Backyard”
12.  Muse – “The Resistance”
13.  Wilco – “Wilco (The Album)”
14.  The White Stripes – “White Blood Cells”
15.  Richard Thompson – “Sweet Warrior”
16.  Boo Hewerdine – “Harmonograph”
17.  Rufus Wainwright – “Want Two”
18.  David Ford – “I Sincerely Apologise For The Trouble I’ve Caused”
19.  Muse – “Origin Of Symmetry”
20.  Mercury Rev – “All Is Dream”
21.  The Divine Comedy – “Regeneration”
22.  Rufus Wainwright – “Release The Stars”
23.  Aimee Mann – “Bachelor No.2 or The Last Remains Of The Dodo”
24.  Jack Johnson – “In Between Dreams”
25.  David Ford – “Songs For The Road”
26.  Damien Rice – “O”
27.  Ben Folds – “Songs For Silverman”
28.  Tom Baxter – “Feather and Stone”
29.  George Harrison – “Brainwashed”
30.  Richard Hawley – “Cole’s Corner”
31.  Elvis Costello – “North”
32.  Dame Shirley Bassey – “The Performance”
33.  Ryan Adams – “Gold”
34.  Conor Oberst – “Conor Oberst”
35.  Elvis Costello – “The Delivery Man”
36.  Ben Kweller – “Sha Sha”
37.  Josh Ritter – “Hello Starling”
38.  The Finn Brothers – “Everyone Is Here”
39.  Ray LaMontagne – “Trouble”
40.  Grant-Lee Phillips – “Little Moon”
41.  Ray LaMontagne – “’Till The Sky Turns Black”
42.  Nicole Atkins – “Neptune City”
43.  Madness – “The Liberty Of Norton Folgate”
44.  Raconteurs – “Consolers Of The Lonely”
45.  David Gray – “Draw The Line”
46.  Jason Lytle – “Yours Truly, The Commuter”
47.  Ray Davies – “The Kinks Choral Collection”
48.  Manic Street Preachers – “Send Away The Tigers”
49.  Ron Sexsmith – “Retriever”
50.  Chris Difford – “The Last Temptation Of Chris”
51.  Paul McCartney – “Memory Almost Full”
52.  Bruce Springsteen – “Magic”
53.  Elbow – “Leaders Of The Free World”
54.  Grant-Lee Phillips – “Strangelet”
55.  Elton John – “Songs From The West Coast”
56.  Frank Turner – “Love, Ire & Song”
57.  The White Stripes – “Elephant”
58.  The Decemberists – “The Crane Wife”
59.  Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Stadium Arcadium”
60.  Franz Ferdinand – “You Could Have It So Much Better”
61.  John Frusciante – “Shadows Collide With People”
62.  Brian Wilson – “SmiLE”
63.  Grandaddy – “Sumday”
64.  Weezer – “Weezer (The Green Album)”
65.  Richard Hawley – “Truelove’s Gutter”
66.  Ray LaMontagne – “Gossip In The Grain”
67.  Bob Dylan – “Love & Theft”
68.  Starsailor – “Love Is Here”
69.  Damien Rice – “9”
70.  Brendan Benson – “Lapalco”
71.  Elliott Smith – “From A Basement On The Hill”
72.  Tori Amos – “American Doll Posse”
73.  Bob Dylan – “Modern Times”
74.  KT Tunstall – “Eye To The Telescope”
75.  Johnny Cash – “American IV: The Man Comes Around”
76.  Brett Anderson – “Slow Attack”
77.  Jarvis Cocker – “Jarvis”
78.  Elvis Costello – “Momofuku”
79.  Crowded House – “Time On Earth”
80.  Franz Ferdinand – “Franz Ferdinand”
81.  Anthony & The Johnsons – “I Am A Bird Now”
82.  Rufus Wainwright – “Poses”
83.  Wilco – “A Ghost Is Born”
84.  The Thorns – “The Thorns”
85.  David Bowie – “Heathen”
86.  Amy Winehouse – “Back To Black”
87.  James McMurtry – “Just Us Kids”
88.  Bruce Springsteen – “The Rising”
89.  R.E.M. – “Reveal”
90.  Nils Lofgren – “The Loner – Nils Sings Neil”
91.  Scott Matthews – “Elsewhere”
92.  David Bazan – “Curse Your Branches”
93.  Queens Of The Stone Age – “Songs For The Deaf”
94.  Melody Gardot – “My One And Only Thrill”
95.  My Morning Jacket – “Z”
96.  Neil Young – “Prairie Wind”
97.  Super Furry Animals – “Rings Around The World”
98.  Jeff Healey – “Mess Of Blues”
99.  R.E.M. – “Accelerate”
100.  Jon Boden – “Songs From The Floodplain”

Which albums are your personal favourites from the last decade?

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About A.D.S.

You are reading the musings of a music-obsessed forty-something who was brought up on The Beatles, lived through Britpop and now spends his time in pursuit of the best music around. This 'blog gives me an outlet to write about the huge number of albums I buy and the many gigs I go to. All of the opinions expressed are my own and if you don't agree with me, then I understand - music is a very personal thing. I like to receive comments, especially if they're nice ones.
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