Posts Tagged ‘2000s’

So this is it. The final entry in a five-part series on my favorite albums of each decade from the 1960s to the 2000s. I didn’t anticipate this project dragging out for two years, but real life can get kind of busy sometimes. Anyway, I’m sad it’s over because this was a lot of fun. Turns out there’s been a lot of great music made over the last 50 years.┬áBefore we get started, a rules reminder: no live albums, no compilations, no more than two albums from any one artist.

If you missed any of the previous entries, check them out here: 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s.

Honorable mentions
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf (2002)
Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
The Shins – Oh, Inverted World (2001)

20. The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
Elephant isn’t as consistent start to finish as its predecessor, White Blood Cells, but it still has enough great songs to be one of the decade’s best albums. Opener “Seven Nation Army” is overused at sporting events, but it’s still an undeniably excellent song. The epic “Ball and Biscuit” alternates between slow blues and fiery, out-of-control guitar solos. “Black Math,” “The Hardest Button to Button,” “Hypnotize,” “The Air Near My Fingers” and “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine” are all great as well. (more…)