Tuesday, December 01, 2009

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

Between now and 20th December we’ll be presenting our picks for the 20 best albums of the '00s in parallel with more than 80 other fellow bloggers. Read the details of this little game in our previous post and keep in mind that this Top 20 is only a prequel for our complete list that is going to be presented in Cool Music Database sometime in 2010. Take also in consideration that only one album from each artist is eligible in our selection and no 2009 albums are included at this point as we feel it is too early to compare them with albums that we have lived with for several years. Yes, as you can understand from all these rules (and I haven’t mentioned the most obvious ones that are stated here) we do take the compilation of this list very seriously! And without any further ado, we proceed to the announcement of our Number 20:

Blonde Redhead - 23 (2007, 4AD)

From Cool Music Central

Blonde Redhead’s seventh album is not at number 23 as its name might suggest, but at Number 20 of our shortlist for the Top Albums of this decade. You can read more about it in our 2007 review and if you don’t want to just take our word for it, read here the AllMusic review.

Blonde Redhead -23

To get an idea of what’s going on right beneath our Number 20, here are the four albums that could have taken its place: “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” by The Flaming Lips, “Funeral” by The Arcade Fire, “One Beat” (or maybe “All Hands On The Bad One” by Sleater-Kinney and “Take Them On, On Your Own” (or “B.R.M.C.”) by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. And, of course, there are at least three albums from this year that can claim a place in the final Top 20, but more about this subject in our 2009 review which is coming soon!

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