Monday, February 15, 2010

The Best Albums of The 00's
I did my top 10 of the 90's last year, now i'm going to give you my top 10 of the last decade [2000-2009]!!!!!!!

Honourable Mentions:
A few of these could be swapped around on my final top 10 list. As it stands though, they just missed out. I did enjoy these albums a lot though. There are a few other albums i enjoyed, but don't LOVE TO DEATH that i'd still recommend like...

Auf Der Maur Auf Der Maur
iiO Poetica
Yeah Yeah Yeahs It's Blitz
Bjork Vespertine
Kanye West 808's & Heartbreak
Jessica Mauboy Been Waiting
Brandy Afrodisiac
MGMT Oracular Spectacular
Daft Punk Discovery

Now, THE TOP 10!!!!!...........

10. Madonna American Life [2003]
This album got a bit of a mixed reception. Lyrically it can be a bit silly in places [the title song], and some would say she goes a little overboard w
ith the electronica. Personally, any "silly" lyrics were made up for in other songs featuring very personal and well written lyrics [Xstatic Process], and i LOVE electronic music, so when used heavily in certain parts of the album, i think it sounds pretty cool.
All her albums throughout the last decade have been g
reat, and although something like 'Confessions On A Dancefloor' is a more obvious choice for this list, i'm going to go for something a little more low key. I love it.

09. Aaliyah Aaliyah [2001]
One of the best mellow r&b albums i've heard. It's a shame she died soon after releasing this, it would have been cool to see what else her and Timbaland could have come up with. There's some nice darker production on a few of the tracks [We Need A Resolution] and other songs that showcase her warm and smooth voice [I Care 4 U]. The album also features one of my all time favourite songs ever, 'Try Again'.

08. M.I.A. Kala [2007]
This type of music is either murder to your ears, or something you LOVE playing full blast. Either way, you can't deny how original M.I.A. is, and if you can understand her through her accent, she's very political too. Would love to see her live one day.

07. Boomkat A Million Trillion Stars [2008]
The album that never was!.....released only via iTunes, this underrated sophomore album by Boomkat completely went under the radar, and is only known amongst the small handful of fans the group has online. These guys have always been my special little secret. I pray they release more music in the future.

06. Silverchair Diorama [2002]
I got into this album only recently, though i was aware of the singles for sometime. Great rock album, it's rare i come across a rock album that i like from start to finish. Their most consistent record. 'After All These Years' is amazing.

05. Peaches I Feel Cream [2009]
I could have put one of a couple of her albums here, but with 'I Feel Cream' she really hit her creative peak. It's the first time she collaborated so heavily with other acts, and it really worked in her favour. Not one song on this i don't like.

04. Lady GaGa The Fame Monster [2009]
An album that has been my life for a year and a half. It all started with 'The Fame', and then branched out even further with 'The Fame Monster'. This double album has got me SO excited for what GaGa will give us in the future, she's incredible.

03. Gossip Music For Men [2009]
I went on and on about this album throughout 2009. I almost feel as if there's not much else i can say. Gossip finally reached their deserving level of success with this record. An amazing mix of indie rock that you can dance to. Beth Ditto is fucking bad ass.

02. Nelly Furtado Folklore [2003]
A truly talented artist who doesn't get enough credit imo. It's a beautiful album filled with hooks and catchy melodies. Every song is unique and perfect in it's own way. If you like folk music, you'll LOVE this. The last track on the album, 'Childhood Dreams', is gorgeous.

01. Fever Ray Fever Ray [2009]
It's amazing how long it took for this album to finally click with me. It's also amazing how fast it completely consumed my brain when it finally hit me in the right spot!!!! It's a haunting and moody electronic album with some amazing production sprinkled throughout some of the songs. I can't get enough of it, i absolutely love it to death.



Mas OvaltinePls said...

I can't say I agree with some of the choices you've made, but I applaud that you have such a wide variety in your top 10.

Anomaly said...

Yeah you better applaud!

Mas OvaltinePls said...

Clap, clap, mothabitch. :)

Mas OvaltinePls said...

I came here to see if you had a Lightning Thief review.
Why not?!

Also, HAHA at the spam comments.
Viagra and anti-depressants? Is there something you want to talk about, cubby boy?

Anomaly said...

I didn't feel any need to review Percy Jackson in full. I liked it though, it was fun.