Compiling a list of this magnitude is a daunting task, so we’re going to start with a disclaimer. This is “our” favorite albums of the decade and we make no claims that this is the defining, music snob list that you should bow before as you read it. While we shunned the concept initially, we’ve been disappointed to see a lot of our favorite albums being ignored by the likes of Pitchfork and others. Obviously, there will some overlap (how many Radiohead albums does your list have?), but in general we think this list gives you a taste of what The Dumbing of America has been listening to for the last decade.
Each Wednesday, we’ll present you with a new list for you to peruse. We’ve done everything we can to make it easy for you to listen to and purchase each of these records. And with that…..
40) Longview- Mercury (2004)
Recommended Track: Further
39) Ida Maria- Fortress ‘Round My Heart (Released in Europe in 2008. Please make fun of anyone that puts this on their 2009 ‘Best of’ list)
Recommended Track: Oh My God
38) Longwave- The Strangest Things (2003)
Recommended Track: Everywhere You Turn
37) The Futureheads- S/T (2004)
Recommended Track: Decent Days and Nights
36) The Electric Soft Parade- Holes In The Wall (2002)
Recommended Track: There’s A Silence
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The Electric Soft Parade- Holes in the Wall
35) Iron & Wine- Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
Recommended Track: Naked As We Came
34) Division of Laura Lee- Black City (2002)
Recommended Track: Pretty Electric
33) The Distillers- Coral Fang (2003)
Recommended Track: Drain The Blood
32) The Black Keys- Thickfreakness (2003)
Recommended Track: Set You Free
31) The Distillers- S/T (2000)
Recommended Track: Oh Serena
Comments? Predictions of the #1 album? Questions on why our list doesn’t look anything like Pitchfork? Leave a comment!
ED NOTE: View our picks for #’s 21 thru 30 here.