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A lot can happen in ten years.  No, I won’t list anything in particular that can happen in ten years.  That would lead us down a dark, dark path, one I am sure you don’t want to follow.  Let’s just be content considering how long a decade truly is, especially when it comes to music.  And considering most of us were 9 when the y2k bug nearly ended life as we know it (or are you one of the fools who still insists it was a superstition?) we felt a little subconscious about compiling a list of the decade’s best.  But we’re not going to have another chance to speak our minds until 2019, so we had to pull something together.

Lists are extremely difficult to compile, and they are often as fickle as they are outrageously subjective.  On a given day, a music lover could produce a list of ten completely different albums than the day before.  So why do we humans insist on creating such monsters?  Because it gives us a chance to rummage through our iTunes libraries, discover previously unknown facts about our favorite albums, and more thoroughly reflect on who we are as music listeners.  But most importantly, we do it because it’s fun.  So, the IF staff decided to contribute staff lists consisting of our 10 favorite albums of the thousands (at least at the time we came up with them and in no particular order.)

Conor Berigan

Michael Hurley – Ancestral Swamp (2007)

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

The Black Keys – The Big Come Up (2002)

Faraquet – The View From This Tower (2000)

Shellac – 1000 Hurts (2002)

Stnnng – Dignified Sissy (2005)

Hot Snakes – Suicide Invoice (2002)

Outkast – Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (2003)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)

Black Eyes – Black Eyes (2003)

Kathryn Freund

Radiohead – Kid A (2000)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell (2003)

Madvillain – Madvillainy (2004)

Beirut – The Flying Cup Club (2007)

The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? (2003)

Animal Collective –Strawberry Jam (2007)

Beck – Guero (2005)

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)

The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)

Kanye West – College Dropout (2004)

Colin Kennedy

J Dilla – “Donuts” (2006)

Don Caballero – American Don (2000)

Chavez – Better Days Will Haunt You (2006)

John Frusciante – To Record Only Water For Ten Days (2001)

The Redneck Manifesto – Thirtysixstrings (2001)

Battles – Mirrored (2007)

Fugazi – The Argument (2001)

Shellac – 1000 Hurts (2000)

Yo La Tengo – The Sounds Of The Sounds Of Science (SDTK) (2002)

Anything But Radiohead

Aldo Juraidini

Broken Social Scene – You Forgot in People (2002)

Radiohead – In Rainbows (2008)

Radiohead – Kid A (2000)

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)

Modest Mouse – The Moon and Antartica (2000)

Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam (2007)

Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)

Café Tacuba – SiNo (2007)

Phoenix – Alphabetical (2004)

The Strokes – Is This It (2001)

Hans Larsen

Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way (2002)

Eminem – Marshall Matters (2000)

Jurassic 5 – Quality Control ( 2000)

Rage Against the Machine – Battle of Los Angeles (2001)

The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)

Outkast- Stankonia (2000)

Cake – Comfort Eagle (2001)

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals (2007)

Incubus – Morning View (2001)

Bryant Kitching

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Radiohead – Kid A (2000)

The Strokes – Is This It (2001)

The Shins – Oh, Inverted World (2001)

Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)

The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)

Panda Bear – Person Pitch (2007)

Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)

The Mountain Goats – All Hail West Texas (2002)

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008)

Tom Kutilek

Radiohead – In Rainbows (2008)

Iron & Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)

The Strokes – Is This It (2001)

Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning (2005)

Postal Service – Give Up (2003)

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Bruce Springsteen – Devils & Dust (2005)

The Black Keys – Rubber Factory (2004)

Blitzen Trapper – Furr (2008)

U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)

Rachel Luba

Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

Margot – Dust of Retreat (2006)

White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan (2005)

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way (2002)

Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Grave (2008)

Blitzen Trapper – Furr (2008)

Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia (2000)

The Strokes – Is This It (2001)

Andrew Bird – Noble Beast (2009)

James Passarelli

Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)

Cunninlynguists – A Piece of Strange (2006)

Spoon – Gimme Fiction (2005)

Battles – Mirrored (2007)

The Black Keys – The Big Come Up (2002)

Outkast – Stankonia (2000)

Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours (2008)

Fugazi – The Argument (2001)

Shellac – 1000 Hurts (2000)

Gomez – Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline (2000)

Rob Schellenberg

Sufjan Stevens – Illinoise (2005)

Radiohead – Kid A (2000)

White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)

Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)

Beck – Guero (2005)

Medeski, Martin, and Wood – Uninvisible (2002)

Jay-Z – The Black Album (2003)

Radiohead – Hail to the Thief (2003)

Cold War Kids – Robbers and Cowards (2006)

The Bad Plus – Suspicious Activity? (2005)

Steve Selde

The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)

White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)

Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around (2002)

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030 (2000)

The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)

Citizen Cope – The Clarence Greenwood Recordings (2004)

White Stripes – Elephant (2003)

The Strokes – Is This It (2001)

Outkast – Stankonia (2000)

Ryan Waring

Outkast – Stankonia (2000)

of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (2007)

Band of Horses – Everything All The Time (2006)

Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008)

Arcade Fire – Funeral (2005)

Death Cab for Cutie – Plans (2005)

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)

Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)


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[…] In Ghost Colours, by Melbourne trio Cut Copy, our list of favorite albums of the decade.  So, it should come as no surprise that we are extremely excited for their new album.  Earlier […]

Inflatable Ferret » New Album: Cut Copy added these pithy words on Nov 02 10 at 6:23 pm

Wiman’s Ten

Athlete – Tourist
Brazilian Girls – Brazilian Girls
Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Editors – The Back Room
Elbow – Asleep In The Back
Frou Frou – Details
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals – Jacksonville City Nights
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
Zero 7 – Simple Things

spw added these pithy words on Dec 07 09 at 9:43 am

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