BACK TO 100-76
(HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THIS POST FOR SOME REASON...HOPE ITS READABLE...)
by Grizzly Bear (2009)
Baroque-space folk-pop (?) Still new-ish, but its inching up the decade list.
by Rage Against the Machine (2000)
The great Rage's last one. This is how a cover's album should be done.
#73. Silent Alarm
by Bloc Party (2005)
A promising group that sorta fizzled out after this. Boy what a fabulous punk-funk debut, though.
#72. Moon Over the Freeway
by The Ditty Bops (2006)
Dang these alt-vaudeville gals are fun. Great live show, too. Too bad they're lesbians. Or not.
by Daft Punk (2001)
I only barely heard this whole album for the first time this year. Still "discovering" its brilliance.
#70. Tyrannosaurus Hives
by The Hives (2004)
Retro punk deliciousness.The audio equivalent of caffeine. And just as addicting.
#69. The Mouse and the Mask
by DangerDoom (2006)
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim+One of the best producers (Danger Mouse)+One of the best rappers (MF Doom) = I like.
#68. Weezer (Green Album)
by Weezer (2001)
The last album I cherished before I went on the mission. The last summer album of adolescence.
by Mongol 800 (2001)
Extremely talented and fun pop-punk guitar chugg-chuggery. Great for a drive on the town.
by Coldplay (2005)
My least fav of their's, but it is Coldplay after all. Don't be a hater.
#65. Keep It Together
by Guster (2003)
Guster's best working of harmonious melody and folk rock grooviness.
#64. Fleet Foxes
by Fleet Foxes (2008)
Bringing back the four-part harmony folk to the masses. And its even better live.
#63. Dear Science
by TV On the Radio (2008)
This is exactly why more black dudes should take part in the "indie" avant-garde.
#62. The Shepherd's Dog
by Iron & Wine (2007)
Lots of Twilight fans have heard this album by now. Sam Beam should have a full band with him at all times.
by Love Psychedelico (2004)
The group's third album of electro-country-rock goodness. Representing some of Japan's best.
by Erlend Oye (2003)
This half of Kings of Convenience is obviously the fun half. Fantastic dance album.
#59. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
by Phoenix (2009)
Instant '09 classic, still marinating. If The Strokes had a baby with Kelly Clarkson, it would be this band.
#58. Viva La Vida Or Death and All His Friends
by Coldplay (2008)
Probably the most eclectic of Coldplay's albums. Beautiful and emotional.
by Tahiti 80 (2000)
Them Frenchies sure do know how to make great dance pop. (See also: Daft Punk, Phoenix, Justice)
#56. Relationship of Command
by At the Drive-In (2000)
Before the split into Sparta/Mars Volta, these guys rocked to perfection on their final effort.
#55. Is This It?
by The Strokes (2001)
The slightly overrated but still brilliant debut of the garage rock revivalists.
#54. Get Born
by JET (2003)
Not nearly as unique or genre defining as Is This It?, but it's twice as fun.
#53. Nickel Creek
by Nickel Creek (2000)
First major label debut with Alison Krauss producing. And what a beautiful one it is.
by 311 (2003)
Not the mega-fan I once was, but Evolver is definitely one of their more adventurous and sincere albums
#51. Happy Songs For Happy People
by Mogwai (2003)
Winner for most sarcastic title. Brooding and epic post-rock instrumentals.