The decade in music. And by music, I mean popular music. And by popular, I mean what I listened to. For each year this past decade, I chose one album. This made me sad. So I then chose 2 runners-up. So many songs left. So I picked a single as well. No artist is represented more than once. I wanted to make a list where if you listened to every single one of these albums/songs before the end of 2009, you would have a lot more time on your hands than I do. I hope I succeeded.
He certainly is. You treat him right, Mandy Moore.
Tight tight tight.
Scottish supergroup with Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian and Arab Strap represented? Sign me up!
Their White Album after Stankonia’s Sgt. Peppers
After listening to this I feel like I just got out of a Fellini film.
Master Trent gets back to the force of Pretty Hate Machine, but using all the tricks he’s learned since.
Sonically sprawling. A disgorgement of all their influences while setting the stage for what comes next.
That scrappy kid from London lays down some funky FUNKY tunes.
Most of these songs came out live long before, however I can’t help but returning to this album again and again. I thought novelty records were supposed to get old?
The Decemberists finally figure out how to stretch their wonderful story/songs into a full-length album.