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October 22, 2009
These are the individual staff picks for the best 25 releases of 2000-2009, which we use to mathematically compile the composite 2000-2009 Top 50 Albums of the Decade list. There is a link to the composite list, as well as our favorite songs of the decade, at the bottom of the feature. Enjoy.




Kiran Aditham


1) Deftones - White Pony
2) The Faint - Danse Macabre
3) Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
4) Radiohead - Amnesiac
5) Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
6) The Knife - Silent Shout
7) I Am X - Kiss and Swallow
8) Doves - The Last Broadcast
9) M83 - Dead Cities, Red Cities and Lost Ghosts
10) Sigur Ros - ()
11) Lovage - Songs to Make Love to Your Old Lady By
12) The Horrors - Primary Colours
13) Amon Tobin - Supermodified
14) Clint Mansell - Requiem for a Dream (Score)
15) Portishead - Third
16) Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
17) Elbow - Cast of Thousands
18) Junior Boys - Last Exit
19) Curve - Gift
20) The Raveonettes - Whip it On
21) Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
22) Muse - Absolution
23) Out Hud - S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D.
24) Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
25) Beck - Sea Change





Kevin Alfody


Hood - Outside Closer
Broadways - Broken Van
Neil Young - On The Beach (it was released on CD for the first time in 2003)
The National - Aligator / Boxer
Blood Brothers - Burn Piano Island Burn
Carissa's Wierd - You Should Be At Home Here
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
Death Cab For Cutie - We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes
At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Converge - You Fail Me
The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed
Cursive - Domestica
Isis - Oceanic
The Thermals - More Parts Per Million / Fucking A / The Body The Blood The Machine
Songs Ohia - Didn't It Rain
Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Propagandhi - Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes
Speakers - Yeat's Is Greats
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan
The Weakerthans - Left And Leaving
Yaphet Kotto - Syncopated Synthetic Laments For Love
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
David Cross - Shut Up, You Fucking Baby!





Jonah Flicker


25) Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain - Sound Ink
24) Unicorns - Who WIll Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? - Alien8
23) Ghostface Killah - Fishscale - Def Jam
22) King Geedorah - Take Me to Your Leader - Big Dada
21) The Constantines - Shine a Light - Sub Pop
20) Deerhunter - Microcastle - Kranky
19) Band of Horses - Everything All the Time - Sub Pop
18) Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeny - Superwolf - Drag City
17) LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver - DFA
16) Sean Price - Monkey Barz - Duck Down
15) Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam - Domino
16) Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak - RCA
15) The Futureheads - S/T - Sire
14) Kanye West - The College Dropout - Roc-A-Fella
13) Fever Ray - S/T - Mute
12) Q and Not U - Different Damage - Dischord
11) Polvo - In Prism - Merge
10) Arcade Fire - Funeral - Merge
9) Pretty Girls Make Graves - Good Health - Lookout
8) The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow - Sub Pop
7) Les Savy Fav - Inches - French Kiss
6) Liars - They Stuck Us All in a Trench... - Mute
5) Madvillain - Madvillainy - Stones Throw
4) Wilderness - S/T - Jagjaguwar
3) Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica - Epic
2) Interpol - Turn On Your Bright Lights - Matador
1) The Knife - Silent Shout - Mute





Eric J Herboth


01. Radiohead - Kid A (Parlophone)
02. Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven (Kranky)
03. The Notwist - Neon Golden (City Slang)
04. The White Stripes - Elephant (V2)
05. Why? - Alopecia (Anticon)
06. Fugazi - The Argument (Dischord)
07. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica (Epic)
08. Murder By Death - Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them? (Tent Show)
09. Jay-Z - The Black Album (Rocafella)
10. Dälek - Absence (Ipecac)
11. El-P - Fantastic Damage (Def Jux)
12. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump (V2)
13. The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine (Sub Pop)
14. Ted Leo/Pharmacists - Tyranny of Distance (Lookout)
15. Songs:Ohia - The Lioness (Secretly Canadian)
16. Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher (Warp)
17. Beirut - The Gulag Orkestar (4AD)
18. Deerhoof - The Runners Four (Kill Rock Stars)
19. Juno - A Future Lived In Past Tense (DeSoto)
20. John Vanderslice - Cellar Door (Barsuk)
21. Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2 (K)
22. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (Kill Rock Stars)
23. Sigur Rós - Ágćtis Byrjun (FatCat)
24. Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Jinx (Staubgold)
25. Beck - Sea Change





Brian Christopher Jones


Sigur Rós - Takk…
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Portishead - Third
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
The National - Boxer
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Deerhunter - Cryptograms
Outcast - Stankonia
Animal - Collective Strawberry Jam
Do Make Say Think - You, You're A History In Rust
Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages of...
Blonde Redhead - 23
Metric - Fantasies
Mum - Go Go Smear the Poison Ivy
Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
Magnetic - Fields Distortion
Liars - Liars
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Blink 182 - Blink 182
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
Weezer - Green Album





Dan Kober


Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Blur - Think Tank
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
New Pornographers - Electric Version
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
The Tough Alliance - A New Chance
Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye
Battles - Mirrored
Peter Bjorn and John - Writer's Block
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above
Daft Punk - Discovery
The Strokes - Is This It?
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
High Places - s/t
Studio - Yearbook 1
Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
Califone - Roots & Crowns
Hercules and Love Affair - s/t
The Strokes - Room on Fire





JJ Lang


Mirrored (Battles)
The Glow, Pt. 2 (The Microphones)
Moon & Antarctica (Modest Mouse)
Leaves Turn Inside You (Unwound)
cLOUDDEAD (cLOUDDEAD)
Illinoise (Sufjan Stevens)
Madvillainy (Madvillain)
In Rainbows (Radiohead)
Songs For The Deaf (Queens Of The Stone Age)
The Woods (Sleater-Kinney)
Oceanic (Isis)
Echoes (The Rapture)
Summer In Abaddon (Pinback)
Stankonia (Outkast)
Kid A (Radiohead)
Relationship Of Command (At The Drive-In)
Since I Left You (The Avalanches)
Marshall Mathers LP (Eminem)
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (PJ Harvey)
Funeral (Arcade Fire)
Fabulous Muscles (Xiu Xiu)
Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins)
Chemistry of Common Life (Fucked Up)
Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)
Locked In A Basement (Heernt)





Lara Longo


Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Mates of State - Team Boo
Brand New - Deja Entendu
MIA - Kala
Tilly and the Wall - Wild Like Children
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Pretty Girls Make Graves - Elan Vital
Trail of Dead - Worlds Apart
The Thermals - The Body The Blood The Machine
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
The Anniversary - Designing a Nervous Breakdown
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Thursday - Full Collapse
The Blood Brothers - Burn Piano Island Burn
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Dan Deacon - Bromst
Deathcab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Man Man - Six Demon Bag
Sigur Ros - ()
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Saves the Day - Stay What You Are
The Arcade Fire - Funeral





Adrian Perez


1. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
2. The Postal Service - Give Up
3. The Notwist - Neon Golden
4. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
5. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlantisism
6. The Earlies - These Were
7. Arcade Fire - Funeral
8. The New Pornographers - The Electric Version
9. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
10. Radiohead - Kid A
11. Porter - Donde los Ponys Pastan
12. Juana Molina - Son
13. Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah
14. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
15. TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth
16. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
17. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
18. Café Tacuba - Cuatro Caminos
19. Why? - Alopecia
20. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
21. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
22. Ambulance LTD - Ambulance LTD
23. Helio Sequence - Young Effectuals
24. The Secret Machines - Now Here is Nowhere
25. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Like Bad News





Ari Shapiro


ARCADE FIRE - FUNERAL
WRENS - MEADOWLANDS
SIGUR ROS - ÁGĆTIS BYRJUN
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE
LIARS - DRUM'S NOT DEAD
SUFJAN STEVENS - ILLINOISE
FIERY FURNACES - BLUEBERRY BOAT
KEVIN DREW - SPIRIT IF
THE WALKMEN - BOWS AND ARROWS
SPOON - KILL THE MOONLIGHT
THE ANTLERS - HOSPICE
THE RAPTURE - ECHOES
THE SHINS - OH INVERTED WORLD
RADIOHEAD - AMNESIAC
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH - S/T
WOLF PARADE - APOLOGIES TO THE QUEEN MARY
CLOUD CULT - MEANING OF 8
BLUR - THINK TANK
CARIBOU - ANDORRA
BRITISH SEA POWER - THE DECLINE OF BRITISH SEA POWER
ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI - IN CASE WE DIE
BON IVER - FOR EMMA FOREVER AGO
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - SOUND OF SILVER
THE NATIONAL - ALLIGATOR
PARTS AND LABOR - MAPMAKER





Cory Tendering


1. Kid A by Radiohead (yes still)
2. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. The Glow pt 2 by Microphones
5. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
6. The Moon and Antarctica by Modest Mouse
7. Roots and Crowns by Califone
8. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
9. McLusky Do Dallas by McClusky
10. Desperate Youth, Bloodthirsty Babes by TV on the Radio
11. Kill the Moonlight by Spoon
12. Twin Cinema by New Pornographers
13. Isolation Drills by Guided by Voices
14. Room on Fire by The Strokes
15. Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
16. Figure 8 by Elliott Smith
17. The Woods by Sleater-Kinney
18. LCD Soundsystem by LCD Soundsystem
19. Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
20. Yellow House by Grizzly Bear
21. Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie
22. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
23. Werewolves and Lollipops by Patton Oswalt
24. Pause by Four Tet
25. Sung Tongs by Animal Collective





Dave Toropov


Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
Kid A - Radiohead
Funeral - Arcade Fire
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
Merriweather Post Pavillion - Animal Collective
You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
Is This It - The Strokes
Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol
The Moon & Antarctica - Modest Mouse
Source Tags & Codes - ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Since I Left You - The Avalanches
Rings Around The World - Super Furry Animals
The Glow, Pt. 2 - The Microphones
Stankonia - Outkast
Kala - M.I.A.
For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver
Discovery - Daft Punk
Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
Late Registration - Kanye West
Boxer - The National
All Is Well - Sam Amidon
Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts - M83
Original Pirate Material - The Streets
In Ghost Colours - Cut Copy





Gillian Watson


1) The Woods - Sleater-Kinney
2) s/t - The Futureheads
3) s/t (2003) - Throwing Muses
4) Any Other City - Life Without Buildings
5) s/t - Field Music
6) s/t - The Royal We
7) Title TK - The Breeders
8) s/t - Bricolage
9) Biggest Bluest Hi-Fi - Camera Obscura
10) One Beat - Sleater-Kinney
11) s/t - Franz Ferdinand
12) Nine Times The Same Song - Love Is All
13) Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
14) And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out - Yo La Tengo
15) Is This It - The Strokes





Theon Weber


01. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee (2002)
02. Bob Dylan - "Love and Theft" (2001)
03. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale (2006)
04. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (2009)
05. Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
06. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime (2007)
07. Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography (2004)
08. The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed (2004)
09. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
10. Joanna Newsom - Ys (2006)
11. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007)
12. The Magnetic Fields - Distortion (2008)
13. Kanye West - Graduation (2007)
14. Liz Phair - Liz Phair (2003)
15. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
16. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight (2007)
17. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones (2006)
18. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat (2002)
19. Britney Spears - Blackout (2007)
20. Stars of the Lid - ...and Their Refinement of the Decline (2007)
21. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (2008)
22. The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
23. MF DOOM - Born Like This (2009)
24. Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous (2003)
25. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene (2005)





Dan Weiss


1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
2. Sonic Youth - NYC Ghosts and Flowers
3. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
4. Yo La Tengo - Summer Sun
5. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
6. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
7. Wussy - Funeral Dress
8. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
9. Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You
10. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
11. Radiohead - Amnesiac
12. The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
13. Burial - Untrue
14. Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
15. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
16. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
17. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
18. Wu-Tang Clan - The W
19. Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
20. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
21. OutKast - Stankonia
22. Liz Phair - Liz Phair
23. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
24. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
25. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight




TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE DECADE (COMPOSITE) // SONGS OF THE DECADE



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