Albums of the Decade

Disclaimer: This is a list of the Top 25 albums of the last decade from Rolling Stone magazine.  I know the RS writers are often bias to certain artists, but there are a lot of great writers (who pay a lot of respect to the true artists in RnR history)

Albums of the Decade
1 | Radiohead: Kid A
Jason says… It’s appropriate that Radiohead start and end this list as they are the most important band of the last 10 years.  I saw them in Vancouver on the Kid A 2001 tour and it was a phenomenal show (to match this great album, even though OK COmputer is still my favourite of their albums).
2 | The Strokes: Is This It
Jason says… Great debut record and an awesome show at the Vancouver Orpheum in 2001.  They helped bring back rock n’ roll at a time when it was desperately needed. 

3 | Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Jason says…
I’m anxious to catch Wilco in Ottawa in February, and when I say them on the tour for YHF in Seattle I wasn’t a big fan at teh time.  Since then, I’ve been listening to this album and this band ever since! 

4 | Jay-Z: The Blueprint
Jason says… Have to admit, don’t have this album, but his recent show in Kelowna was excellent, and I’ve always had respect for what he does. 

5 | The White Stripes: Elephant
Jason says… High on my list of favourite bands in the ’00s and high on my list of artists I can’t wait to see in concert! 

6 | Arcade Fire: Funeral
Jason says… High on my list of favourite bands in the ’00s and high on my list of artists I can’t wait to see in concert! 

7 | Eminem: The Marshal Mathers LP
Jason says… Don’t listen to music, but I understand all the respect he gets. 
8 | Bob Dylan: Modern Times
Jason says… Artist of the decade (and the last decade, and the one before that….)  Great album

9 | M.I.A.: Kala
Jason says…  I love “Paper Planes” and

10 | Kanye West: The College Dropout
11 | Bob Dylan: Love and Theft
Jason says…  see above.

12 | LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver
13 | U2: All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Jason says…  The best of their albums this decade and the best of the tours.  The Vancouver show rocked!

14 | Jay-Z: The Black Album
Jason says…  see above.

15 | Bruce Springsteen: The Rising
Jason says…  so bummed I’ve missed his tour again this time around.  I should have flowed to NJ to see the recent show where they performed “Born To Run” album.

16 | OutKast: Stankonia
17 | Beck: Sea Change
18 | MGMT: Oracular Spectacular
Jason says…  One of the best albums of the last few years.  Hoping to catch them on the music festival circuit in 2010

19 | Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
20 | The White Stripes: White Blood Cells
Jason says…  see above.

21 | Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head
Jason says…  They played a great set at the Pemberton festival in ’08 and they continue to put our strong albums, but Rush of Blood to the Head is the best.

22 | Green Day: American Idiot
Jason says…  Wow, they’re a big stadium rock band now, and their Vancouver show in July proved that.  They have a lot of hits, and are evolving as a band too!

23 | D’Angelo: Voodoo
24 | Bruce Springsteen: Magic
Jason says…  #15

25 | Radiohead: Amnesiac
Jason says…  see #1

other bands that released great albums this decade that didn’t make the Top 25 according to Rolling Stone, but I think they should have made the cut.
Warren Zevon – Life’ll Kill Ya, My Ride’s Here, and The Wind
Tom Waits – Alice, Real Gone, Orphans

Pearl Jam – Binaural, Riot Act, Pearl Jam, Backspacer

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Pig Lib

Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey..

Lou Reed – Ecstasy

The Postal Service
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism
Beth Orton – Comfort of Strangers
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Josh Ritter – The Animal Years
Joel Plaskett Emergency – Truthfully Truthfully
Joel Plaskett – Three
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot it in People
David Bowie – Reality
Joe Strummer & the Mecalaros – Streetcore
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Wintersleep – Untitled
Soundtrack – Garden State
Soundtrack -Lost in Translation

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