Saturday, January 09, 2010

A Decade Under the Influence Pt. 2 Albums


As I said with my songs of the decade, this list could be ever changing. However I really wanted to recognize the albums I have loved over the past ten years. I tried to include as many genres as possible and be as true to myself as I could. My taste in music has certainly changed throughout these years, but I think this list does some justice. Once again #78 might be better than #73 on some days, however I did the best I could. I chose to only include one album from each band/artist in order to include as much variety and as many genres as possible. I know, I need to listen to more hip-hop.


100 Dizzee Rascal | Boy in da Corner
099 Shellac | 1000 Hurts
098 Be Your Own Pet | Be Your Own Pet
097 Hot Chip | Made in the Dark
096 Andrew WK | I Get Wet
095 Thursday | Full Collapse
094 Justice |
093 Death Cab for Cutie | Transatlanticism 
092 Fuck Buttons | Tarot Sport
091 Santogold | Santogold

090 A Sunny Day in Glasgow | Ashes Grammar
089 The Wind-Up Bird | Whips
088 The Low Frequency in Stereo | Futuro
087 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart | The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
086 Jimmy Eat World | Bleed American
085 Japandroids | Post Nothing
084 of Montreal | Hiss Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
083 Mogwai | Happy Songs for Happy People
082 Clipse | Hell Hath No Fury
081 The Good The Bad and the Queen | The Good The Bad and the Queen

080 Phoenix | Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
079 Spoon | Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
078 the xx | xx
077 Sonic Youth | Murray Street
076 The Books | The Lemon of Pink
075 At the Drive-In | Relation of Command
074 Explosions in the Sky | Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
073 AirTalkie Walkie
072 Wolf Parade | Apologies to the Queen Mary
071 Vivian Girls | Vivian Girls

070 MIA | Kala
069 Four Tet | Rounds
068 Squarepusher | Go Plastic
067 Cursive | Domestica
066 Band of Horses | Everything All the Time
065 Daft Punk | Discovery
064 Boards of Canada | Geogaddi
063 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah | Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
062 Elliott Smith | Figure 8 
061 Beirut | Gulag Orkestar

060 Fever Ray | Fever Ray
059 Ghostface Killah | Fishscale
058 Caribou | Andorra
057 The Raconteurs | Broken Boy Soldiers
056 Arctic Monkeys | Whatever People Say I am, That's What I am Not
055 Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Fever to Tell
054 Liars | Liars
053 Ryan Adams | Gold
052 Feist | The Reminder
051 The Hives | Vini Vidi Vicious

050 Madvillain | Madvillainy
049 Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas Towards Heaven
048 Beach House | Devotion
047 J Dilla | Donuts
046 Vampire Weekend | Vampire Weekend
045 Death from Above 1979 | You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
044 The Flaming Lips | Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot
043 The National | Boxer
042 The Anniversary | All Things Ordinary
041 Saves the Day | Stay What You Are

040 Iron and Wine | Our Endless Numbered Days
039 Bloc Party | Silent Alarm
038 The Libertines | Up the Bracket
037 Bright Eyes | I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
036 Sleater-Kinney | The Woods
035 Broken Social Scene | You Forgot It in People
034 Outkast | Stankonia
033 The Avalanches | Since I Left You
032 Beck | Sea Change
031 Lightning Bolt | Ride the Skies

030 Deerhunter | Microcastle
029 No Age | Nouns
028 Dirty Projectors | Bitte Orca
027 The Mountain Goats | All Hail West Texas
026 Burial | Untrue
025 Kanye West | Graduation
024 Interpol | Turn on the Bright Lights
023 The Microphones | The Glow, Pt. 2
022 M83 | Before the Dawn Heals Us
021 Jay-Z | The Blueprint

020 The Knife | Silent Shout
019 Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago
018 Drexel | The Inevitable is Available
017 Battles | Mirrored
016 Grizzly Bear | Veckatimest
015 Fleet Foxes | Fleet Foxes
014 Sufjan Stevens | Illinois
013 Panda Bear | Person Pitch
012 Portishead | Third
011 Joanna Newsom | Ys

010 TV on the Radio | Return to Cookie Mountain
009 Animal Collective | Sung Tongs
008 Sigur Rós | Agætis Byrjun
007 Modest Mouse | The Moon and Antarctica
006 Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
005 LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver
004 Arcade Fire | Neon Bible
003 The White Stripes | Elephant
002 The Strokes | Is This It?
001 Radiohead | Kid A

2 comments:

Alex Dill said...

ok so stamp 28, 37, 42 and 96 (altho I think college dropout trumps graduation) and stamp ryan adams, feist and band of horses. the amount of bright eyes worries me b/c i think they're really emo, is that true? and who is drexel? cause that is a rockin university in philadelphia haha

marc said...

call Bright Eyes emo if you want, but i think Conor Oberst has some of the best lyrics of the past decade. Drexel was a punk/hardcore band from Boston that I listened to a lot in high school (no affiliation with the school as far as i know).

i think graduation is the closest hip-hop has ever come to pop perfection.