Top Five Albums of 2009
Various Artists – Dark was the Night
Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Top 5 Albums of the Decade
Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
This one’s on the top of a lot of lists and justifiably so. After the opus of OK Computer, my anticipation for a new Radiohead album was never higher than for Kid A. Even still, I was unprepared for what they created. What a great way to kick off a decade in music and set the bar high for everyone else.
Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun (2000)
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)
It was a tough call between this and Elephant but I have to go with the one that introduced me to this duo. This album shows them just as they’re hitting their stride. The vibrancy that’s captured on this album was a refreshing change from everything around it at the time.
Beck – Sea Change (2002)
This came out of nowhere for me. I fully came to respect Beck’s genius as a musician because of this album. Even after endless listens, my heart aches at these songs. Raw emotion like this is rarely captured so completely.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell (2003)