The Top 60 Albums Of The New Millennium

I, He Who Has Done Every Conceivable List Imaginable, have never, ever done a “Best Albums Since 2000” list. I am going to remedy that right now. In retrospect it has been a very good 12 years, and a good majority of the bands below were new finds, although a few oldies released some exceptional albums and made it pretty high on the list. This list, like all others, is subjective and open to criticism. Some really new albums made it close to the top, and that may or may not change as time goes by, but right now I am digging the heck out of them. Argue about the order and tell me who you think I left off. I may or may not agree. After all, this is my list…

 1. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

2. My Morning Jacket, Z

3. Primal Scream, Xtrmntr

4. Super Furry Animals, Rings Around The World

5. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening

6. AIR, Le Voyage Dans La Lune

7. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

8. The Beach Boys, SMiLE

9. Spiritualized, Sweet Heart Sweet Light

10. M Ward, Post War

11. Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump

12. Sloan, Never Hear The End Of It

13. Supergrass, Life On Other Planets

14. Spoon, Gimme Fiction

15. Beach House, BLOOM

16. Paul Weller, Wake Up The Nation

17. Beck, The Information

18. Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass

19. Destroyer, Kaputt

20. Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun

21. Robyn Hitchcock, Goodnight Oslo

22. Radiohead, Hail To The Thief

23. Madness, The Liberty Of Norton Folgate

24. Rush, Snakes and Arrows

25. AIR, Talkie Walkie

26. LCD Soundsystem, Sound Of Silver

27. Mercury Rev, All Is Dream

28. Pet Shop Boys, YES

29. Super Furry Animals, Dark Days, Light Years

30. PiL, This Is PiL

31. Flaming Lips, Embryonic

32. The Horrors, Skying

33. Brian Jonestown Massacre, Aufheben

34. Califone, Roots and Crowns

35. Here We Go Magic, A Different Ship

36. Paul Weller, Sonik Kicks

37. Radiohead, Kid A

38. M Ward, A Wasteland Companion

39. M83, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming

40. Metronomy, The English Riviera

41. Primal Scream, Evil Heat

42. The Strokes, Is This It?

43. Ryan Adams, Gold

44. Thomas Dolby, A Map Of The Floating City

45. Wilco, A Ghost Is Born

46. Mark Lanegan Band, Blues Funeral

47. Sloan, Action Pact

48. The Coral, Magic and Medicine

49. Wilco, The Whole Love

50. Andrew Bird, Break It Yourself

51. Belle and Sebastian, The Life’s Pursuit

52. My Morning Jacket, Circuital

53. Neon Indian, Era Extrana

54. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!

55. Nick Lowe, The Old Magic

56. Spoon, Transference

57. Supergrass, Road To Rouen

58. Flaming Lips, At War With The Mystics

59. My Morning Jacket, Evil Urges

60._______________________________(put your pick here)

 

 

 

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