Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Top 20 Albums of the '00s: Number 1

P.J. Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (2000, Island)

In my '90s list, "Rid Of Me" is second only to "Nevermind". Seven years after her first masterpiece (although one could argue that "Dry" also deserves the same high praise) Polly Jean Harvey repeated her triumph with "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea", a timeless classic that can proudly stand next to the work of any of the legends that inspired her. For more about our top album of the decade check out here the NME review and here our 2000 review.

A Place Called Home

Good Fortune

And there you have it! With this post we complete the marathon of presenting our favorite albums of the decade and the full Top 25 list looks like this:

Top 25 Albums of the '00s

1. Stories from the city, stories from the sea - P.J. HARVEY
2. Is this it - THE STROKES
3. Turn on the bright lights - INTERPOL
4. Return to cookie mountain - TV ON THE RADIO
5. Songs for the deaf - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
7. Fever to tell - YEAH YEAH YEAHS
8. Exterminator - PRIMAL SCREAM
9. The unutterable - THE FALL
10. Dig, Lazarus, dig!!! - NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS
11. Let’s stay friends - LES SAVY FAV
12. Franz Ferdinand - FRANZ FERDINAND
13. Whatever people say I am, that's what I am not - ARCTIC MONKEYS
14. Good news for people who love bad news - MODEST MOUSE
15. Silent alarm - BLOC PARTY
16. LCD Soundsystem - LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
17. Source tags and codes - …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD
18. Coral fang - THE DISTILLERS
19. Throwing Muses - THROWING MUSES
21. Yoshimi battles the pink robots - THE FLAMING LIPS
22. Funeral - THE ARCADE FIRE
23. Take them on, on your own - BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB
24. One beat - SLEATER-KINNEY
25. Gimme fiction - SPOON

Roll the credits:

As I've written before, our decision was to include only one album from each artist in this list in order to have a more varied selection. Also, no albums from 2009 were included at this stage as we feel it's too early to compare them with albums that we've lived with for several years. The plan is to return to the subject after a year or so, when we'll have a bit of a distance and a better perspective, and present our full list for the decade in Cool Music Database. Meanwhile, you can check out our "Counting Down The '00s" posts where you'll find out our Top 30 albums and singles for each year of the decade up to 2008 and, of course, our 2009 lists that are coming soon.

This list was presented in parallel to those of more than 80 other greek bloggers that participated in voting for the best albums of the decade and the year. The poll was organized by All Gone and a collective list is expected soon. All the relevant posts can be found here thanks to lkrory.

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