Uncle E’s Top 85 Albums Of The Past Decade

Well, for what it’s worth…here it is, Uncle E’s Top 85 Albums Of The Decade. Why 85?

Because, quite frankly, that’s all I could come up with. Alphabetically,

’cause a) it was too difficult and time is precious and, b) because I’m a coward and fear

the backlash. Naw, actually I did do them in order and at the end of this post you’ll find

a sneak peek at my personal top 10. When I began this task my initial feeling was

that I thought the decade was a little lacking in outstanding album selections,

but put them all together in a list like this and it makes a pretty decent argument

that this was a pretty fantastic decade for music. Perhaps not as great as the 60’s or 70’s,

or even the 80’s, but maybe equal to the 90’s. Did anyone else notice that there was no

clear cut “movement”, or “style” this decade? The 60’s had psychedelia, the 70’s had

metal, punk and “soft” rock”, the 80’s had new wave, the 90’s had grunge, house

and electro, but what about the naughties (or whatever the hell you call this decade!)?

I’d like to know.

As always, this list contains no greatest hits, live albums, EP’s, singles or comps of

any sort…just pure albums.

Comment, argue among yourselves, or enjoy. It’s all subjective.

A Ghost Is Born, Wilco

Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Action Pact, Sloan
Agaetis Byrjun, Sigur Ros
American Idiot, Green Day
American III: Solitary Man, Johnny Cash
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out, Yo La Tengo
nick loweAt My Age, Nick Lowe
Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, Eels
Boys And Girls In America, The Hold Steady
By The Way, The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Caribou, Andorra
Country Club, John Doe and the Sadies
Daisy’s Of The Galaxy, The Eels
Dark Days, Light Years, Super Furry Animals
Demon Days, Gorillaz
nick caveDig, Lazarus, Dig!, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Discovery, Daft Punk
Elephant, White Stripes
Embryonic, The Flaming Lips
Exterminator, Primal Scream
Figure 8, Elliot Smith
Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
Funeral, Arcade Fire
Further Complications, Jarvis Cocker
Gagagagaga, Spoon
Gimme Fiction, Spoon
Girls Can Tell, Spoon
Gold, Ryan Adams
Goodnight Oslo, Robyn Hitchcock
Hail To The Thief, Radiohead
Heartbreaker, Ryan Adams
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?, Of Montreal
Hold Time, M Ward
Hot Shots II, Beta Band
Howdy!, Teenage Fanclub!
Illinois, Sufjan Stevens
Is This It?, The Strokes
Kid A, Radiohead
LCD Soundsystem, LCD Soundsystem
Life On Other Planets, Supergrass
Lost Souls, Doves
Love Kraft, Super Furry Animals
Melody AM, Royksopp
Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective
Microcastle, Deerhunter
Modern Times, Bob Dylan
Mwng, Super Furry Animals
sloanNever Hear The End Of It, Sloan
Nixon, Lambchop
Okema And The Melody Of Riot, Son Volt
Ole Tarantula, Robyn Hitchcock
Or Give Me Death, Aqueduct
Other People’s Lives, Ray Davies
Paul Weller – Heliocentric
Phantom Power, Super Furry Animals
Post War, M Ward
Primary Colours, The Horrors
Rated R, Queens Of The Stone Age
Rings Around The World, Super Furry Animals
Road To Rouen, Supergrass
Rockin’ The Suburbs, Ben Folds
Roots And Crowns, Califone
Sea Change, Beck
Since I Left You, The Avalanches
SMILE, Brian Wilson
lcd soundSound Of Silver, LCD Soundsystem
Spooked, Robyn Hitchcock
Streetcore, Joe Strummer
Talkie Walkie, AIR
The Convincer, Nick Lowe
The Crane Wife, The Decemberists
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast, Badly Drawn Boy
The Information, Beck
The Life Pursuit, Belle and Sebastian
The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy
m ward vincentThe Transfiguration Of Vincent, M Ward
The Warning, Hot Chip,
Together Through Life, Bob Dylan
We Love Life, Pulp
White Blood Cells, White Stripes
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco
Yes, Pet Shop Boys
yoshimiYoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Flaming Lips
Z, My Morning JacketUNCLE E’S TOP 10 OF THE DECADE

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, Flaming Lips

Exterminator, Primal Scream

At My Age, Nick Lowe

Dark Days, Light Years, Super Furry Animals

Blinking Lights And Other Revelations, The Eels

Z, My Morning Jacket

Sound Of Silver, LCD Soundsystem

Never Hear The End Of It, Sloan

The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy

Dig Lazarus, Dig, Nick Cave