Thursday, March 08, 2007

Listamania II

Top 40 of the 2000's? Don't mind if I do!

40. Don't Give Up On Me, Solomon Burke
39. Employment, Kaiser Chiefs
38. Diamonds on the Inside, Ben Harper
37. The Last Broadcast, Doves
36. Audioslave, Audioslave
35. Threat Level RedWhiteBlue, Aceface
34. White Blood Cells, The White Stripes
33. We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen
32. Stories from the City Stories From the Sea, P.J. Harvey
31. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, The Flaming Lips
30. Tyrannosaurus Hives, The Hives
29. Funeral, Arcade Fire
28. American III: Solitary Man, Johnny Cash
27. Scissor Sisters, Scissor Sisters
26. The Hour of Bewilderbeest, Badly Drawn Boy
25. The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living, the Streets
24. Sam's Town, The Killers
23. Binaural, Pearl Jam
22. American V: A Hundred Highways, Johnny Cash
21. Day One, Sarah Slean
20. Beetbox My Heartbeat, The Weekend
19. Set Yourself on Fire, Stars
18. De Stijl, The White Stripes
17. Get Behind Me Satan, The White Stripes
16. Van Lear Rose, Loretta Lynn
15. Brainwashed, George Harrison
14. Kid A, Radiohead
13. The Rising, Bruce Springsteen
12. Night Bugs, Sarah Slean
11. You Were Here, Sarah Harmer
10. American IV: The Man Comes Around, Johnny Cash
9. Songs From The West Coast, Elton John
8. Speakerboxx/The Love Below, Outkast
7. Pearl Jam, Pearl Jam
6. A Grand Don't Come For Free, The Streets
5. Rockin' The Suburbs, Ben Folds
3(tie). How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, U2
3(tie). All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2
2. Hot Fuss, The Killers
1. Elephant, The White Stripes

BTW, I've edited the top 40 of the 90's list, since I inexplicably forgot Oasis' Masterplan, which although is a b-sides album, is the second-best thing they've ever recorded.


Hal Incandenza said...

Love this list thing! Lots of love for the Streets (Carrie will be happy), but...

1. Silent Alarm, Bloc Party?? You introduced me to this band for Christ's sake! And it's gotta be in the top five.
2. I'll fight you to the death (harsh? Perhaps) if you actually believe that Sam's Town is better than Funeral. And I love, love, love Hot Fuss (#2 is not unjustified).
3. Your dislike of Sufjan Stevens never ceases to amaze me. Illinois is top five material.
4. Really should be on the list:
-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
-The Arcade Fire EP, TAF
-Broken Social Scene, BSS (GOB voice: "come on!!")
-You Forgot in People, BSS
-Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, Bright Eyes
-A Weekend in the City, Bloc Party (too soon? Maybe).
5. This one gets its own number: no Coldplay? Really?? I'll admit that X&Y is a shade too uneven (though surely it has a place in the 30s), but Parachutes and, especially, A Rush of Blood to the Head have to be on the list.)

sarah nicole said...

If you're going to pick an overhyped Brit band, I think the Arctic Monkeys have the edge over the highly forgettable Kaiser Chiefs.

And speaking of the UK, I obviously agree with Kyle re: Bloc Party and Coldplay. And everything else, actually.

Also, you should really consider checking out The Hold Steady. A bit Springsteen-ish, and definitely better than a lot of this, I think.

#35 I don't think I've even heard of. #27 I'm assuming is a joke; #9, likewise.

Finally, I know you really love U2, but How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb should not be on any "best of" list. Anywhere. Ever. The album is so full of cliches and Bono-isms and weak-ass imitations of greatness that it borders on self-parody.

I mean, if you ask me.

P.S. What are you doing these days, anyway?