Archive for December, 2009

Barb’s Favorite Albums of the Decade

December 23, 2009

In no particular order:

  1. Confessions on a Dancefloor – Madonna
  2. Supernature – Goldfrapp
  3. The Reminder – Feist
  4. The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
  5. Lovers Rock – Sade
  6. FutureSex/LoveSounds – Justin Timberlake
  7. Kala – M.I.A.
  8. The Greatest – Cat Power
  9. 100th Window – Massive Attack
  10. A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay

Douglas’s Favorite Songs of the Decade

December 23, 2009

These are the top 25 from his carefully created list of 100 songs:

  1. “Idioteque” – Radiohead
  2. “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” – Arcade Fire
  3. “7/4 (Shoreline)” – Broken Social Scene
  4. “Paper Planes” – M.I.A.
  5. “And I Was A Boy From School” – Hot Chip
  6. “King’s Crossing” – Elliott Smith
  7. “Y Control” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  8. “Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)” – !!!
  9. “The Crying of Lot G” – Yo la tengo
  10. “RIP Static” – Gentle Friendly
  11. “All Our Base Are Belong To Them” – The Books
  12. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” – Daft Punk
  13. “Disco Sheets” – Wolf Parade
  14. “Electric Feel” – MGMT
  15. “I Want Wind to Blow” – The Microphones
  16. “Sister Savior” – The Rapture
  17. “Banquet” – Bloc Party
  18. “(Antichrist Television Blues)” – Arcade Fire
  19. “All My Friends” – LCD Soundsystem
  20. “Playhouses” – TV On the Radio
  21. “All I Need” – Radiohead
  22. “The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth” – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
  23. “Obstacle 1” – Interpol
  24. “Black Rice” – Women
  25. “Persons & Machinery” – UNKLE featuring Autolux

Abbi’s Favorite Albums of the Decade

December 22, 2009
  1. Is This It – The Strokes (2001)
  2. Brushfire Fairytales – Jack Johnson (2001)
  3. The Lillywhite Sessions – Dave Matthews Band (2001)
  4. Transatlanticism – Death Cab for Cutie (2003)
  5. American Idiot – Green Day (2004)
  6. Silent Alarm – Bloc Party (2005)
  7. I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning – Bright Eyes (2005)
  8. Illinois – Sufjan Stevens (2005)
  9. In Rainbows – Radiohead (2007)
  10. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008)

*She really wishes she could include Rage Against the Machine’s Battle of Los Angeles, released in November 1999, but I wouldn’t let her.

My 10 Favorite Albums of the Decade

December 19, 2009

After abandoning this blog for more than four months, I decided it would be fun to get in on the “best of the decade” hoopla and post my own personal faves.

Here they are, roughly in the order that they were released:

  1. Figure 8 – Elliott Smith (2000) – This was the last album released before he died, but I didn’t really start listening until about 2002.
  2. BB Queen – Bahamadia (2000) – Why doesn’t this lady put out more albums?
  3. Amnesiac – Radiohead (2001) – It’s tough to pick a favorite Radiohead album, but “Pyramid Song” and “I Might Be Wrong” decided it for me.
  4. Blue Horse – The Be Good Tanyas (2001) – Not sure what it is about these gals that I like so much.
  5. The Listening – Little Brother (2003) – Amazing production by 9th Wonder, fascinating lyrics by Phonte and Big Pooh.
  6. Remember Who I Am – Girlyman (2003) – Some of the best times I’ve had with my best friends have been accompanied by these sweet harmonies.
  7. Grey Album – Danger Mouse (2004) – A bootleg mashup of Jay-Z’s Black Album and the Beatles’ White Album. Enough said.
  8. Arular – M.I.A. (2005) – Sadly, I didn’t start listening to M.I.A. until a couple years after this was released.
  9. Illionois – Sufjan Stevens (2005) – Epic pop.
  10. Jeanius – Jean Grae & 9th Wonder (2008, kinda) – This was actually leaked on the internet in 2004, so most fans have been listening to it for years.

Hmm, I notice that no albums released past 2005 have wormed their way into my heart quite yet.