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Sunday, 24 January 2010

My Favourite Albums Of The Decade

Following on from my earlier post on my favourite albums of 2009 see below for my albums of the decade....

My Favourite 25 Albums Of The Decade (2000-2009)

1) Yo La Tengo 'And Then Nothing Turned Itself Out'
2) Midlake 'The Trials Of Van Occupanther'
3) Brian Wilson 'Smile'
4) Laura Cantrell 'Humming By The Flowered Vine'
5) Sufjan Stevens 'Come On Feel the Illinoise'
6) Low 'Trust'
7) Cat Power 'The Greatest'
8) Ryan Adams 'Gold'
9) Dirty Three 'Ocean Songs'
10) Boards Of Canada 'The Campfire Headphase'
11) Eluvium 'Copia'
12) Grand Drive 'True Love & High Adventure'
13) Half Man Half Biscuit 'Achtung Bono'
14) Múm 'Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today Is OK'
15) Paddy McAloon 'I Trawl The Megahertz'
16) Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 'Raising Sand'
17) John Vanderslice 'Pixel Revolt'
18) M Ward 'Hold Time'
19) Bjork 'Vespertine'
20) Mercury Rev 'All Is Dream'
21) Amiina 'Kurr'
22) Calexico 'Feast Of Wire'
23) Animal Collective 'Merriweather Post Pavillion'
24) The Blue Nile 'High' 
25) Broadcast 'The Noise Made By People'

Other albums I enjoyed....(in no particular order)

Godspeed! You Black Emperor 'Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven'
Max Richter 'The Blue Notebooks'
Johann Johannsson 'Englaborn'
Alexandre Desplat 'Lust, Caution' (official soundtrack)
Field Music 'Tones Of Town'
Ryan Teague 'Coins And Crosses'
Tape 'Luminarium'
Tim Hecker 'Harmony In Ultraviolet'
Beachwood Sparks 'Once We Were Trees'
Jacaszek 'Treny'
Devendra Banhart 'Cripple Crow'
Ella Guru 'First Album'
Andy Palacios 'Watina'
Elbow 'The Seldom Seen Kid'
Gillian Welch 'Time (The Revelator)'
Sigur Ros 'Takk'
Grandaddy 'The Sophtware Slump'
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci 'How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart'
Grizzly Bear 'Yellow House'
Tinariwen 'Aman Iman: Water Is Life'
Stereolab 'Fab Four Sutre'
Elliott Smith 'Figure 8'

Saturday, 16 January 2010

My Favourite Albums Of 2009

I'm a little late in posting this but here are my favourite albums of 2009 (I have rated the top 10, the others follow in no particular order).

1) M. Ward 'Hold Time'

2) Yo La Tengo 'Popular Songs'

3) Monsters Of Folk 'Monsters Of Folk'

4) Animal Collective 'Merriweather Post Pavillion'

5) Múm 'Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know'

6) Bibio 'Ambivalence Avenue'

7) Ryuichi Sakamoto 'Playing The Piano'

8) Max Richter 'Memoryhouse'

9) Sufjan Stevens 'The B.Q.E'

10) Hypnotic Brass Ensemble 'Hypnotic Brass Ensemble'

Johann Johannsson 'Fordlandia'
Todd Sickafoose 'Tiny Resistors'
Grizzly Bear 'Veckatimest'
Nosaj Thing 'Drift'
Hildur Gudnadottir 'Without Sinking'
Hope Sabdoval & The Warm Inventions 'Through The Devil Softly'
Flaming Lips 'Embryonic'
Beirut 'March Of The Zapotec / Holland'
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba 'I Speak Fula'
Portico Quartet 'Isla'
Bill Callahan 'Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle'
Broadcast & The Focus Group '...Investigate The Witch Cults Of The Radio Age'
Klimek 'Movies Is Magic'
Fennesz 'Black Sea'
Tim Hecker 'An Imaginary Country'
Espers 'Espers III'
Emeralds 'What Happened'
Mercury Rev 'Peel Sessions'
Edward Williams 'Life On Earth'
Grouper 'Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill'
The Unthanks 'Here's The Tender Coming'
Sparklehorse & Fennesz 'In The Fishtank'
Trashcan Sinatras 'In The Music'
Tosca 'No Hassle'
John Vanderslice 'Romanian Names'
James Blackshaw 'The Glass Bead Game'
The Handsome Family 'Honey Moon'
Taken By Trees 'East Of Eden'
A Broken Consort 'Box Of Birch'
Belbury Poly 'From An Ancient Star'
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen 'Inspiration Information Vol. 4'
Last Days 'The Safety Of The North'
Simon Scott 'Navigare'
Library Tapes 'Fragment'
Soap&Skin 'Lovetune For Vacuum'