Posted in music on October 2, 2009

Daft Punk

Daft Punk's first album had helped refresh house music in the mid 1990s; the second went further, rewriting electronic pop's pleasure principles to such a degree that when it came out a lot of people thought Discovery must be a put-on. They took the joy in the record for irony. Rather, the band had simply plunged into the raw popstuff of their 70s childhoods, from AOR to disco, Buggles to Manilow, rock to robotics. They wanted their listeners to get the rush of context-free delight they had hearing music as kids, and on "Aerodynamic" and "Digital Love" they succeeded wildly, dissolving a decade-plus of dance music good taste. And not all of Discovery looked back. The middle of the album is house music as string theory, with the duo finding dimensions of pleasure coiled within the tiniest loops: "Crescendolls" releases an awesome, gleeful energy by repeatedly triggering one five-second sample.

Discovery was simply the decade's best good-times record, with Daft Punk as pyramid-toting party wizards and the chipmunk Kraftwerk of "Harder Better Faster Stronger" their anthem. But this most celebratory of records has a bittersweet streak, too: Daft Punk know that a rush always carries the risk of exhaustion. Perhaps the album's most underappreciated track is the sad but gorgeous "Short Circuit", a three-minute robot graveyard of crumbled transistors and dying LEDs. But from Romanthony's first blissful, vocoded shout of "one more time!" the dominant emotion on Discovery is joy. A joy that wasn't afraid to be sentimental and funny as well as hard and futuristic, and is all the better for that. When a generation looks back and tries to catch a fuzzy hold of the music that made them happy this decade, Daft Punk's will be top of the list. --Tom Ewing [Pitchfork]

Daft Punk grabbed the #3 spot on Pitchfork's list of the Top 200 albums of the 2000s (now fully announced) (yesterday they were only up to #21). The top 20 are also listed below...

01. Radiohead - Kid A
02. Arcade Fire - Funeral
03. Daft Punk - Discovery
04. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
05. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
06. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
07. The Strokes - Is This It
08. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
09. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
10. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
11. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
12. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
13. OutKast - Stankonia
14. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
15. The Knife - Silent Shout
16. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
17. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
18. Kanye West - Late Registration
19. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
20. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

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Comments (174)

so MPP is the #1 album of 2009 then.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:38 AM

this list sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:41 AM

a few solid choices, but some of it is ridiculous. late registration? give me a break.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:59 AM

Strokes?! I think I'm gonna get a stroke reading this list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:10 AM

Who the heck are the Avalanches!?

Posted by 20 year old | October 2, 2009 2:16 AM

Nothing too surprising to be honest

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:18 AM

I'm surprised Panda Bear ranked higher than Animal Collective

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:20 AM

Why does anyone give a flying fuck what Shitfork thinks?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:40 AM

@2:16 ....that's joe sakic's former team...ha

i know i should just ignore but all this list does is piss me off, not start a conversation. And it's like they purposely randomize album placement. I know, all subjective, but at least be close to the toilet...dam

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:48 AM

totally weak..
it's not possible to make any kind of definitive top 20 list for an entire decade.
some good picks, but it just can't be done

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:45 AM

I don't get Person Pitch. I don't see anything appealing about that album. I had it. Listen to it a half a dozen times then sold it to a used cd store because it just did nothing for me. Sigur Ros on the other hand should be #1. Nothing sounds like them. That album is perfect!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 7:38 AM

so i am to believe that the lemon of pink is not one of the top 200 albums of the 2000s? and medulla is not? and misery is a butterfly? and no the gossip? and one beat is not in the top 20? oh yeah, but let's throw the strokes in at number 7.

Posted by ugh | October 2, 2009 7:39 AM

love person pitch as much now as back when it first came out.... and personally don't get why the strokes are so high, but it is just a list at the end of the day...there is a lot of great stuff in there despite the anti-p4kness of people on this site and the list does a decent job of pulling it together

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 7:43 AM

ditto on lemon of pink. wtf?

Posted by ... | October 2, 2009 8:15 AM

Late Registration is actually one of the better ones on the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 8:18 AM

Homework > Discovery

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 8:36 AM

your all lost. this list isn't for us. It's for people who don't know music well and future generations (or older and out of touch one's). Could you imagine stumbling on this list when you were first getting into music. It's a beautiful compass for someone to follow.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 8:39 AM

I totally support the Panda bear/arcade fire stuff for sure....

And the knife.... and animal collec (duh)

Lists are so weird.

Posted by mira | October 2, 2009 8:40 AM

I like the ultra-predictable Radiohead choice for #1 album Pitchfork. Way to go!

Posted by GW | October 2, 2009 9:03 AM

I don't get how they could rank Person Pitch higher than every single of album by Animal Collective. Without AC, there would be no Panda Bear or Person Pitch. Give credit where credit is due, and reverse those two.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:04 AM

Where are my Vivian Girls :(

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:05 AM

Wilco are great, but YHF is grossly overrated. They were trying to sound like Radiohead. It's perhaps their worse album. No one will admit that however, because they don't want to contradict Pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:06 AM

Wilco's worst album is Ghost by a Mile...and Yankee is worth every rave review. How does Reservations, Radio Cure, War on War, Heavy Metal Drummer, Pot Kettle Black and Ashes sound like Radiohead? You have no clue what you are talking about!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:09 AM

YHF is a lot better than AM. A lot.

Poor Places > Reservations is fantastic stuff.


Am I the only one who is stunned about the total snub of Mogwai? Seriously, not one of their last 4 records (or six, if you count MFMK or EP+6) warranted inclusion?

Fuck that.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:10 AM

What a great decade for music. Pitchfork is sort of stupid, and yeah, the list is sort of stupid, but reading over it made me want to listen to so many albums that I have almost forgotten about. It feels good. Is Kill the Moonlight really the 19th best album of the decade? Maybe not. But will it feel so so good to listen to? You better believe it.

Posted by Katie | October 2, 2009 9:13 AM

Mostly Pseudo-Indie as expected.

Meh-fork!

Posted by Roman411 | October 2, 2009 9:14 AM

This is such crap, Pitchfork does not know anything about music. I don't think that anything on there should be there with the exception of maybe Kid A, but I still think In Rainbows is better, LCD Soundsystem, and most likely Arcade Fire. Where is Muse, Kings of Leon and TV on the Radio?

Posted by Jon | October 2, 2009 9:16 AM

Its all about Summerteeth

Posted by Plus 8 | October 2, 2009 9:18 AM

good thing that pitchfork doesnt have a comment section for these lists, bc they're awful. like most, i agree with a couple albums...but it really isnt any sort of accurate reflection of anything.

-strokes dont deserve to be over sigur ros.
-avalanches, while a big draw abroad, shouldnt even be on this list.
-that panda bear album, imo, aside from a couple songs, aint all that great.
-spoon? top 20 of a DECADE? no fckin way.
-and while im prolly alone on this one, im comfortable with that...im not so sure id put MPP over a couple earlier AC albums. but i could see why others would disagree.

i disagree with 445am, because it's def possible to make a solid top 20 of a decade...but i think it's more important to look at (in no specific order):
1.the album's/musical impact on other bands as 'trend-setters',
2.what genres of music/styles the album represents from the past,
3.record sales,
4.mehlegal internet download torrent data, 5.touring/crowd draws,
and so on...

...but, i think all of that takes time, intelligence, and thought...hmmmm.

y'all could disagree, that's fine. just my opinion.

Posted by vinny | October 2, 2009 9:22 AM

Muse? Kings of Leon? Huh?

By the way, Neon Bible is ten times the record Funeral is. Talk about summing up the zeitgeist.

And the Strokes debut should be higher.

Posted by Lester | October 2, 2009 9:24 AM

The Strokes, Jay-Z and Daft Punk rated HIGHER than SIGUR ROS???????????

ARE YOU EFFING SERIOUS PITCHFORK???!?!?!!!?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:24 AM

FUCK whoever keeps mentioning Muse. Shitty stadium rock.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:26 AM

So basically in the past 10 years there has been no better hip-hop than Kanye, with the exception of Jay-Z and Ghostface.....PUHLEEEEEEEEEZ!!!!!!!!!

AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:32 AM

TV on the Radio was on the list, by the way, Cookie Mountain was in the top 50 somewhere. This list is made just to get these kind of responses about "so and so should have been higher!" + what someone else said about it being a future guide for young'ins who know jack shit about music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:33 AM

This is just, like, their opinion, man. What's the point of getting worked up over it? These are 200 albums that Pitchfork writers like. How do they "not know anything about music?" They listen to music for a living. Do you listen to music for a living? If so, make your own list and everyone will piss on that too. Agreed with 9:13. Makes me want to listen to some of those albums, even though it's not all my taste.

Posted by panopticon | October 2, 2009 9:33 AM

MUSE!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:34 AM

Great list. Daft Punk deserve that spot (to previous poster, Homework may be better than Discovery, but it came out in the 90s). Also anyone who hasnt heard the Avalanches record, give it a try, its excellent. Also also, Elephant is better than White Blood Cells.

Posted by I-Train | October 2, 2009 9:35 AM

i can't stomach animal collective.


cat power's the greatest shoulda made this one.

Posted by beast | October 2, 2009 9:36 AM

Kanye is better than anything put out by Def Jux, Rhymesayers and every other independent hip-hop label???

EFF YOU PITCHFORK!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:36 AM

This top 20 list is a total joke. The Arcade Fire at #2? The Strokes anywhere near the top 200 in the first place? "Late Registration", are you KIDDING ME? "MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION"? Probably the worst Spoon album?

The only albums in the top 20 that make any sense are "Discovery", "The Blueprint", "Kid A", "Since I Left You", and "Stankonia". And there is NO WAY "Kid A" deserves #1. That's right I'm going there.

Pitchfork just became the new Rolling Stone magazine guys!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:37 AM

LCD's "Sound of Silver" is revolutionary!!! Should NOT be at the bottom of that list...

Posted by Chris | October 2, 2009 9:39 AM

@myself, 9:37

Actually, never mind, "Kid A" is completely overrated and so is Radiohead. Ditto on "The Blueprint".

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:39 AM

Some of you people are so damn stupid. Pitchfork is a great resource, that helped most of us discover tons of great music over the decade, and will continue to do so.
And that list makes perfect sense, whatever your personal choices are. Guess what, The avalanches' album is one I've listened to for almost 10 years now, its title track being one of my favorite songs of the decade. They deserve a spot there.
And yes, Kid A might be a predictable choice, but it's the only choice, it's the best (and/or most important) album of the decade, no question. It hasn't aged a day (something that can't be said of even OK computer) and there will probably never be an album such as this hitting the top of the charts ever again (it was #1 when it was released).

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:47 AM

I dont even LIKE radiohead. so overrated

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:48 AM

i'm with 7:39 and 8:15.

where the hell did LEMON OF PINK go?!?!?
#20 on p4k top albums of 00-04.
now it's not in the top 200 of the decade.

stupid stupid stupid.

not even just because it's my opinion, but because they must have just accidentally omitted it. right?

Posted by grrr | October 2, 2009 9:49 AM

tha carter III

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:56 AM

Are you seriously wasting your Friday morning by exerting unnecessary energy on "The Books"?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:57 AM

though i do think this is a decent list, i agree on the wtf omission of the books' lemon of pink and the placement of their debut, thought for food in the higher numbers. sleater-kinney's records were placed way too low as well.

but the more interesting question, to me at least, is: why did they do this in september/october '09? they even admit in the write-ups of many 08/09 records that p4k is not ready to evaluate these records' importance. sure, the internet creates instant systems of evaluation in many ways, but for posterity's sake, it would have been nice if they decided to make this list after the decade is over...

p4k has a lot of readers, and will probably continue to grow in readership. those readers will miss out on a list whose makers took the necessary time and space to consider what happened with music this decade.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:04 AM

Shouldn't M.I.A. be on this list? Kala = #1. Who are these pitchfork nerds? They need 2 stop smoking crack.

Posted by chrysler5thavenue | October 2, 2009 10:13 AM

I'm going back to the 70s.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:14 AM

summerteeth was in the last millenium moron

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:19 AM

They did the list now to give themselves an excuse to reevaulate it in 2012 or something.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Ágætis Byrjun isn't even the best Sigur Ros album of the decade. And Panda Bear being on that list is an absolute joke.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:20 AM

Which Sigur Ros is better? Takk is good but not better than Agaetis!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:21 AM

SIGUR ROS didn't even come out this decade. Calm down everyone, they did you a favour including it at all when it shouldn't be there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:22 AM

Well put 9:47, couldn't agree more.

And Avalanches could easily have placed higher, it's a remarkable record.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:23 AM

LCD is beyond unlistenable.

MPP will soon receive Pitchfork's coveted: Best Album of All Future and Past Time

Maybe 3 or 4 of those are appropriate...but yep, that list sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:26 AM

It is a fun list and like some above I broke out some stuff I have not heard in a while....I never really got the hate about this sort of thing...seriously focus it on something else...I love about 80% of this top 20...personally kanye, strokes and interpol should be nowhere near this high but I won't get mad about it

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:27 AM

Where the fuck is Snow Patrol!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:31 AM

I understand why people bash any sort of top [x] list - it happens every time one is released. However, I thank pitchfork for making this list. For someone who musically came of age around 2005-2006, there are a lot of great albums and bands on the list - whether in the hundreds or top 50 - which I had never heard of and have enjoyed exploring the past few days. Also, it's incredible that lala.com lets you listen to almost every album without having to download it, something that wasn't possible last year.

I understand why people get worked up, but lists like this, at least for me, only allow me to listen and explore new music and remember albums I have listened to in the past. It's a great time to be alive in the age of music; why is everyone so angry?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:31 AM

Why is Daft Punk so heavily lauded? I'm serious. This isn't a joke. I don't "get" Daft Punk. Why do people who make lists for indie rock publications like them so much?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:32 AM

lists are
stupid, childish and
an affront to
the music.
this
list aint no different.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:32 AM

WHAT THE FUCK TIME DOES DAFT PUNK EVEN GO ON?!??!?!?!?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:37 AM

LOL! what a joke

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:38 AM

I think 8:39 should be lauded for making a legitimately good, positive point.

Everyone else: these sort of lists are meant to take a stab at something that, from a subjective standpoint, is damn near impossible. At its worst it pisses people off, & at its best it's a great reminder of a lot of the music you may have enjoyed over the last decade. It gets people to talk + argue, which is good.

Oh and it also boosts web traffic + makes $, if you'd rather be pessimistic. It'd be interesting to think where pfork would be if they didn't have the audacity to do these lists.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:41 AM

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head???

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:41 AM

Wow!! What a horrendous list. I have 2 of the 20 listed. "Kid A" = the most overrated LP of the last 20 years.

Posted by Hank | October 2, 2009 10:44 AM

Asher Roth?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:44 AM

VAMPIRE WEEKEND'S SELF-TITLED DEBUT IS THE GREATEST PIECE OF ART EVER CREATED IN HEAVEN OR ON EARTH.

IT IS A FELONY THAT IT WASN'T GIVEN THE NUMBER ONE SPOT.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:53 AM

WEEN

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:54 AM

people who say this is an adequate list or a "compass" for new listeners are making a point that is just as obvious/boring as the people who say "this list sucks," etc. everyone knows it's difficult to make a list like this. defending the list and assaulting the list are equally obnoxious.

but also, p4k has always positioned itself as a mouthpiece for a certain set of self-identified "music nerds," and a lot of these nerds like to debate which albums should have been higher or lower or included or excluded. so if this list is a compass for new listeners, many current listeners would prefer the list to contain another underground hip hop artist, rather than 3 kanye records, and some would prefer that at least ONE of the top 20 albums were a female solo artist, or female-fronted band. apparently three or four people are obsessed with the books, and want to see them represented. a lot of people want to seem ULTRA cool by not liking radiohead (ooooh, so cool!) ... whatever the case, people get worked up about it because they are passionate about MUSIC.

summary: we're all snobs for paying attention. get over it.

p.s. muse, coldplay, and kings of leon suck my balls. but don't worry fans: all of the mainstream publications will give them attention on their "best of the decade" lists!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 10:57 AM

I think Ageatis was release in 1999 in Iceland, 2000 in US? No?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:03 AM

Francine Fishpaw rocks #10!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:07 AM

While I could give a rat's ass about their list, the cool thing is that you can sample many of the albums via Lala.com....and, best of all, most of them are on sale for download, some for as little as $1.99. Picked up albums by Lightning Bolt, Animal Collective, Cannibal Ox, Broken Social Scene, and The Knife for that price. Check it out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:15 AM

Why the fuck The Knife is on this list? I listened to that album and it was utter shit.

BTW LCD's sound of silver should be higher.

I'm suprised with the placement of Arcade Fire, Jay-Z and Kayne.

Posted by Justin Leon | October 2, 2009 11:41 AM

Sound of Silver was ace!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:50 AM

thought one of the late model dylan albums would make the list. also was looking for tom waits. finally not enough metal, only mastodon way back on the list..a few more could easily make the top 250

Posted by dude | October 2, 2009 11:57 AM

Hall and Oates are #2?? What the eff!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:58 AM

Does anyone in the world actually still listen to Sufjan Stevens?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:13 PM

Brian Wilson's Smile--so it didn't make the Top 200 list at all?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:19 PM

RadioMehd-so overrated.

Chocolate and Cheese where are you?

Posted by Tin Lizzie | October 2, 2009 12:26 PM

OMGOSH WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS!!!

its a solid list get over yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:28 PM

I dont think its cool that Im not a fan of radiohead. I just dont like them very much. Never really listen to their albums. I find it funny that this seems to piss everyone off when they ask me my opinion of radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:32 PM

Tin Lizzie you fucking idiot, Chocolate and Cheese was 1994. And Ween hasn't put out anything worthwhile since the Mollusk. Go away.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:38 PM

what the hell is wrong with you guys?

that strokes album is perfect and more than deserves to be in the top 20. if anything, 18 is too low.

jesus.

Posted by choikle | October 2, 2009 12:40 PM

12:38-sorry for the confusion but it is lunchtime and I was just thinking aloud about what I wanted to eat.
Maybe you should get changed out of your pj's, turn off the Panda Bear/Sufjan Stevens/Sigur Ros mixed tape, and head on down to Old Navy to see if they're hiring. You Big Homo.

Love, Dad

Posted by Tin Lizzie | October 2, 2009 12:52 PM

How is "Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus" towards the back-end of this list?

And where is "Let's Get Free" by Dead Prez?


Why won't anyone admit that "Merriweather Post Pavilion" is a bland, boring album?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:54 PM

The Cranberries are better than radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:54 PM

I haven't seen the full list, but was Queens of the Stone Age's Songs for the Deaf on there anywhere? That is a killer record.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:58 PM

ya it there

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 12:59 PM

Oh Dad! I can't stay mad at you. ;)

Love you lots,
12:38

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:00 PM

where is boris's pink? and absolutely no metal. what a terrible list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:04 PM

"Songs For The Deaf" was #134 on the full list of 200 albums.

Posted by Jeff | October 2, 2009 1:07 PM

I totally agree with 9:33.

The thing about Pitchfork is, yeah they are become annoyingly more prevalent to the point where they're essentially the alternative/indie Rolling Stone (when Rolling Stone was relevant), and more and more people take their word as though they're the only ones whose opinions matter, and their tastes have become gradually mainstreamed over time. If you look at the yearly lists from the first few years of the decade, there was no virtually no pop or mainstream music, whereas now, they put Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson as the 21st best song of the decade. Now not everything that gets played on the radio is shit, but Kelly Clarkson?

As much as I think its ridiculous that their reviews can sometimes single-handedly make or break a record's success, and it cheapens the experience of discovering a great new band when all of a sudden everyone starts downloading Girls' debut album cause they gave them a 9.1 and suddenly the whole fucking internet goes insane, its not Pitchfork's fault as much as the community of people who follow indie nowadays, many of whom don't know shit about music and just listen to whatever Pitchfork puts on their plate. But hey, when they gave Funeral a 9.7, it wasn't because they knew that Merge was gonna sell out every damn copy of the album as a result. It was because it was a brilliant fucking album.

All in all, a pretty good list. Wouldn't agree with them all, but who would?

Posted by ReyM | October 2, 2009 1:08 PM

And they'll probably do what they did in their 90s list and completely go over this list in 4 or 5 years. I doubt Kid A wont be at the top, but there definitely would be changes with another few years of hindsight.

Posted by ReyM | October 2, 2009 1:13 PM

opinions opinions self righteous what does it even matter

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:17 PM

weird: 5 of the top 6 artists made BETTER albums in the 90s.

best of the 2000s: sloppy seconds from the 1990s, I guess

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:18 PM

Seriously....WTF? Brooklynvegan sets it up for the perfect, what time does Daft Punk go on and nobody bites?

For shame!

Posted by Thomas Bangalter | October 2, 2009 1:19 PM

"I think Ageatis was release in 1999 in Iceland, 2000 in US? No?"


DEAL WITH IT....this website is not REYKJAVIKVEGAN.COM!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:21 PM

The Knife album is awesome it would be in my top 10, that's just me...fun list and it is after all just a list

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:23 PM

"The Knife album is awesome it would be in my top 10, that's just me...fun list and it is after all just a list"

Nobody cares about you, your "list", or The Knife...that's just me.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:26 PM

hey 1:26

SUCK IT!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:27 PM

When are you guys gonna realize that no top 200 of anything is gonna make even a minority of people happy?

"WUT?! X-album is higher than Y-album? Dat means dat p4rk thinks X-band is better than Y-band?! This list SUX!"

i.e. ya'll sound like six year-olds. And yet you all have the hubris to act like your take on things represents a priori how pop music is supposed to be evaluated.

No, it isn't clear that Sigur Ros should be rated higher than the Strokes. Nor is it clear that The Knife is "shit" (a bullshit sentiment in my opinion), nor is it clear that Sound of Silver shouldn't be on the list. None of this is obvious. All of it is up for debate.

This is what we in the adult world call matters of opinion. Opinion means that just because you look at pop culture in a certain way doesn't make your views axiomatic.

If you detect an overall trend in the list that you find problematic, I'm all ears. But don't complain about these stupid petty problems you have about how your favorite album isn't rated as high as you know in your heart/mind/gut/bowels that it should be.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:40 PM

and p.s. the second to last poster before me (1:26) is a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:42 PM

1:26 – "Nobody cares about...The Knife...that's just me."

The proposition [Nobody likes The Knife] is not a matter of personal opinion. It's either true or not. And in this case, NOT.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:50 PM

If you are talking about hip hop (and pop music for that matter) in the 2000s I think you need to give a nod to Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes' production work. I feel like there was a time when you couldn't turn on the radio with hearing something they had their hands in.

And to stay on the topic... just my humble opinion but the best hip-hop album of this decade has been The Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury (which Pitchfork gave a 9.1).

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:52 PM

1:40pm is a poo poo head!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:56 PM

It is funny how the lists pitchfork makes have little relation to their initial ratings/reviews. "Source Tags and Codes" #100 album of the 00's yet got a 10.0 when it came out. Albums they panned originally now one of the best of the decade. I actually think this is a decent list it is just strange that the included many albums they originally did not like.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:11 PM

"Where are my Vivian Girls :("

Isn't it funny how after hyping the shit out of this current "lo-fi" movement, Pitchfork basically just acknowledged that none of it has any lasting power?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:13 PM

'the killers' not in the top 200? hhmmm...interesting

Posted by ROCK STARchitect | October 2, 2009 2:34 PM

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY SPOON GOT SO MANY ALBUMS IN THE TOP 100? THEY ARE THE MOST HYPED BAND FOR NO REASON. THEY MAKE THE LAMEST MUSIC, I FUCKING HATE SPOON.

Posted by Rapist Wit | October 2, 2009 2:34 PM

i repeat, does anyone outside of pitchfork actually listen to sufjan stevens anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:36 PM

Heartbreaker in the 120's was far too low

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:44 PM

@2:44 - NO COLD ROSES EITHER?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:51 PM

Oh my god...NICKELBACK!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:54 PM

@2:34 i am also a rapist, we should compare notes

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 2:57 PM

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Posted by karen | October 2, 2009 3:09 PM

I am a defender of Pitchfork and the list, but does anyone else notice that even though they often give metal albums high scores (how is there no Isis on this list? I think they gave Oceanic a 9.1) that they rarely ever call them "best new music" and usually leave them off their lists? They seem to go out of their way to include hip hop and mainstream stuff, even if it usually is token (a lot of people mentioned how little underground hip-hop is on the list), but really, ONLY Mastodon and QOTSA (not really metal, but at least stoner rock) make your top 200 albums?

Posted by panopticon | October 2, 2009 3:10 PM

where the fuck is Blur's Think Tank? it should be in the top 20 at least... Probably in the top 10...i just read the list again...and Think Tank is def better than 13 albums on that list, so it should at least be #7...and its def better than Arcade Fire. Way mother fucking bettah!!! Arcade should not even be on the top 20. I downloaded it once ,heard the first 4 songs, then clicked on some other album on my itunes. never heard it again, and eventually i erased that shit to make room on my hard drive for good music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:11 PM

Okay, anon 3:11, You're a fucking asshole. you didn't even LISTEN TO ARCADE FIRE. DONT TALK SHIT YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE>

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:13 PM

Very fantastic thanks

Posted by sexiga underkläder | October 2, 2009 3:19 PM

i didnt listen to it cause its a bad album.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:20 PM

Where is Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons? Or any BRH?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:24 PM

PopoZão overlooked again!!!!

next decade we will revisit this song and this album and really wonder how we could all be so wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:53 PM

Arcade Fire is no surface all feeling

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:55 PM

Spoon and Wilco is to indie/hipster kids as Ecstasy is to ravers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 3:58 PM

YOU GUYS DONT FUCKING GET IT.
ARCADE FIRE IS REALLY GOOD
YOU JUST DONT FUCKING UNDERSTAND
BECAUSE YOU ARE IDIOTS.
GET THE FUCK OVER YOURSELVES.
DAFT PUNK ARE THE IDIOTS THEY DONT DESERVE NUMBER 3.
PERSON PITCH SHOULD BE FUCKING #2.
FUCK THE GODDAMN IDIOT.

Posted by fuck you | October 2, 2009 4:02 PM

It's telling that they gave an album with a 6.4 original score (Daft Punk's Discovery) the #3 best record of the decade. They gave Sholi, one of the best records of 2009, a 6.4 as well. And Beck's Sea Change was originally gifted a 6.9 before making the top 100 list. It's nice that Pitchfork isn't afraid of revisiting a haphazard or hastily written of-the-moment-to-make-a-point review.

Great to see the Avalanches in the top 10 and Notwist mentioned. Where are the Unicorns? Unwound? Deerhoof?

Cheers to the 2000s.

Posted by Tomas | October 2, 2009 4:04 PM

@panopticon, because they only have a few writers who are into metal. That small group reviews the metal albums and give them a good scores, but when it comes time to make lists those albums aren't going to get many votes from the rest of the staff.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:23 PM

Where is Think Tank?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:23 PM

What the fuck is wrong with you people?

1. personal preferences aside, these are all "good" albums. they all work well in their respective genres - and if they aren't YOUR favorite example of those styles of music, the selections are at least based on some sort of logical, critical aesthetic.

2. I don't believe you when you say you hate pitchfork. Sorry, I just don't. Too many people who claim that pitchfork is "pretentious" or "horrible" have ipods that perfectly synch up to their Best New Music section. Most of the bands lauded by P4k are also promoted on this site and every other indie music blog -- so it just doesn't make much sense to say stupid things like "who cares what shitfork thinks." Alot of people do.

3. Radiohead will always be #1 for as long as they are making music. Get over it.

4. Breathe. It'll be OK.

Posted by Joe | October 2, 2009 4:28 PM

yea...but where is Think Tank. It came out in 2001....and should be in the top 10. Im glad Broadcast got 2 mentions but they should def be in top 20. Good to see Boards of Canada

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:31 PM

Ryan Adams' Rock N Roll?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:38 PM

I think 200 albums is too much. It's a bit ridiculous. Even then, a lot of artists that had some success over the past few years don't make the list while some obscure bands manage to put two or three albums!?

I like Pitchfork though because their website has very frequent updates. It's great to know what are the new releases.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:40 PM

i'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 4:40 PM

How on earth could Bitchfork have overlooked the Handsome Pheasants?

Posted by Rocky Napoli | October 2, 2009 5:02 PM

Notably absent:

Burial
The Streets
Dizzee Rascal

But shit like Kanye West and Jay-Z gets on the list?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 5:04 PM

are lists something we just have to deal with as human beings? is it impossible to imagine a world where people don't rank order everything? i guess not, judging from this list, and all the people with comments about this list.

Posted by anon | October 2, 2009 5:36 PM

Imagine all the people living life in peace...yahoo hoo hoo

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 6:08 PM

ha! i scoff at your list! LATE REGISTATION???????? well why not put it #1 then??!!!! sure go ahead! nobody will notice!

Posted by bah | October 2, 2009 7:23 PM

no dan deacon?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/dannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn deaconnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn 4evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 7:32 PM

These lists are bullshit (“No, Hendrix’s solo for Watchtower is #1!”), but they do get the job done. The job? Getting us to squabble and generate enough activity for their website. Yay to analytics.

I can’t argue with Radiohead’s Kid A taking the number 1 slot. I can’t think of another album to come out this decade that had so much impact and that will still be so relevant in 20 years. It left a massive footprint in the sand that is music history.

The inclusion of Sigur Rós, Wilco and Arcade Fire make some sense.

But Kanye? SERIOUSLY?

Will people still feel the same about that Animal Collective album in five years? I don’t think it has sustainability.

Yoshimi is not The Soft Bulletin, but it certainly crushes a solid third of this list.

M. Ward, Bjork, Feist, Fleet Foxes and TV On the Radio have all released albums that beat out some of these picks. I am not suggesting the aforementioned artists are top-20 worthy, but some perspective is in order.

At least Pitchfork had the common sense to leave The Decemberists out of the Top 20. Man, what an overrated band.

Shame on the people who suggested Ryan Adams and The Killers for the Top 20 list. Please go sit in time out and reflect on what you have done.

Posted by AnonAndOnAndOn | October 2, 2009 8:51 PM

Brian Wilson's Smile not being on the 200 is a huge travesty. I personally thought it'd crack the top 10.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:18 PM

Blur: Think Tank

The Unicorns: Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?

Out Hud: S.T.R.E.E.T. D.A.D.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:37 PM

What About Dark Side of the Moon... LOL

Who gives a @#$t about pitchfork

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 9:52 PM

Everyone is missing the point of these lists. It is pointless to complain about an album being ranked higher than another album because at the end of the day there is not that much difference between the album ranked 200 and the album ranked first when you consider how many were released this decade. There best of the 90's list really opened my eyes to a lot of what I listen to today. I didn't like everything on the list but considering I had never heard most of the bands but it really expanded my thoughts on music. As someone said earlier, this is a hell of a compass for someone in a similar situation in the future.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:01 PM

The list isn't bad. But please, just leave genres off that you don't specialize in. That's why metal is absent. They should do the same with rap (Kanye, seriously?).

Posted by Cuse | October 2, 2009 11:14 PM

one day everyone will forget the kneejerk strokes backlash (maybe even right now...anyone even remember why you're not supposed to like them? i bet you don't) and realize that those first two albums are the coolest things ever.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:55 PM

oh and dont give me that riff raff about them being rich boys with supposed "industry connections." i dont hear that crybaby chorus for vampire weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 11:56 PM

The Knife is shite. Panda Bear should be 1st. Also missing is Sleater Kinney's The Woods. Show me yer riffs...

Posted by Sucka Mutha Fukka | October 3, 2009 1:05 AM

The fact that this list made such boring, predictable reading probably means that they did their job well. Deep down, these are the albums that I think most people who read Pitchfork too much knew would get picked. "Kid A" for No 1 was a no-brainer. Anyone complaining about The Strokes should read the celebrity lists that were published on the site a couple of weeks ago: seriously, loads of people named the album as one of their favourites of the decade.

At any rate, I'd be far more interested in reading a list of 200 great records from the past decade that most people didn't ever hear. I can't see the point in trying to create a canon for music that's only just come out: these are decisions that history will make for us anyway. Stop whinging about why Sigur Ros wasn't placed higher and gimme some new shiznit.

Posted by Jrim | October 3, 2009 4:47 AM

yeah i agree "200 great records from the past decade that most people didn't ever hear" would be much more beneficial

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2009 11:01 AM

What time does Daft Punk go on?

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2009 11:21 AM

"oh and dont give me that riff raff about them being rich boys with supposed "industry connections." i dont hear that crybaby chorus for vampire weekend."

really? because there was just an article in pitchfork about VW responding to that very thing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2009 11:40 AM

() is the better Sigur Ros record. and Ágætis byrjun came out in the UK in 2000 and US in 2001.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2009 11:58 AM

pitchfork list cannon of "ok" records for the most part...however, these records I liked, some may match, but only the top 5 or 6 on my list I think are monumentally great:

1.Bob Dylan-Love and Theft
2.Bob Dylan-Modern Times
3.Soundtrack of Our Lives-Behind the Music
4.Sun Kil Moon-Ghosts of the Great Highway
5.Lou Reed-Ecstasy
6.Joey Ramone-Don't Worry About Me
7.Bob Dylan-Together Through Life
8.Bruce Springsteen-The Rising
9.Grinderman
10.Steve Earle-Transcendental Blues
11.Bevis Frond-Valedictory Songs
12.Bruce Springsteen-Magic
13.Bruce Springsteen-Working On A Dream
14.Jim O'Rourke-Insignificance
15.Gogol Bordello-Multi Kontra Culti vs Irony
16.Sonic Youth-Rather Ripped
17.The Shins-Chutes Too Narrow
18.Robert Plant/Allison Krause-Raising Sand
19.Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds-Dig Lazarus Dig!
20.High on Fire-The Art of Self Defense

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2009 3:39 PM

I don't see why everyone is so amazed at "Is This It"'s position on this list. The album may not be to your taste but you would have to be stupid not to realize that it was incredibly successful.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2009 2:33 PM

Wow, The Hold Steady sure got a lot of props on the P2K. I always thought they were sort of mediocre. And it looks like Portishead's "Third" is listed as just a little bit better than "Elephant" here. I'm having trouble with that one.

Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2009 2:41 PM

Kid A over Hail to the Thief? OK Computer broke the genre and Hail to the Thief perfected it. Kid A and Amnesiac were amazing records, neither #1 though ; )

Posted by benavonjam | October 4, 2009 4:06 PM

ok....so...i don't care much about the list.
but i think Gogol Bordello's "Super Taranta" should've been added. The Dodos' "Visiter". Lupe Fiasco....i mean...too many to add. but its jhust my personal opinion. anyway....i don't even know what pitchfork is...........but...........what the hell...who gives a shit.

Posted by MelOfcourse | October 4, 2009 5:44 PM

Bright Eyes? Anyone? Jesus. Fevers and Mirrors was up in the 100s somewhere but Lifted and I'm Wide Awake are nowhere to be found? Unbelievable.

Posted by Anonymous | October 5, 2009 7:04 PM

there are some great records but no yeah yeah yeahs, or peaches for realz. avalacnches and animal collective tho. this is a shitty list.

Posted by shahim ali | October 7, 2009 7:43 PM

Hey Fellas, keep in mind, this is not your personal top 20 list, it's a group of people with a popular website's list. It's a truly silly thing to argue and complain about

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 4:24 AM

this list serves as a sacred document. no. but it is a reminder of what (good and bad) influence they have had over the indie world, if not also the actual world. they're not your favorites anymore, just incredibly influential in every regard. we hate all these records because everyone owns them, and they're simply not 'just ours' anymore. depending on your age, you'll always remember where you were when you first heard person pitch, funeral, is this it and perhaps a few others on this thing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 12:51 PM

here's the full list:

200 Jay Reatard Blood Visions
199 Deerhoof Apple O'
198 Boris Akuma No Uta
197 Yeasayer All Hour Cymbals
196 William Basinski The Disentegration Loops
195 Bonnie "Prince" Billy The Letting Go
194 Pulp We Love Life
193 Devendra Banhart Rejoicing in the Hands
192 Art Brut Bang Bang Rock & Roll
191 Air Talkie Walkie
190 Elliot Smith Figure 8
189 Jamie Lidell Multiply
188 M83 Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
187 Stars of the Lid The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
186 The Thermals The Body, the Blood, the Machine
185 Scarface The Fix
184 Vitalic OK Cowboy
183 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
182 Max Tundra Mastered by Guy at the Exchange
181 Andrew Bird Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
180 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
179 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out of This Country
178 Lil Wayne Tha Carter II
177 Broadcast The Noise Made By People
176 The Mountain Goats Tallahasse
175 Various Artists Total 3
174 Okkervil River Black Sheep Boy
173 Herbert Bodily Functions
172 Constantines Shine a Light
171 The Go! Team Thunder, Lightning, Strike
170 Bright Eyes Fevers and Mirrors
169 Common Like Water for Chocolate
168 Califone Roots and Crowns
167 Annie Anniemal
166 Jim O'Rourke Insignificance
165 Ricardo Villalobos Alcachofa
164 Les Savy Fav Rome (Written Upside Down)
163 DJ/rupture Uproot
162 Wu-Tang Clan The W
161 Air France No Way Down
160 Deerhunter Cryptograms
159 Girl Talk Night Ripper
158 Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
157 Lightning Bolt Wonderful Rainbow
156 Bloc Party Silent Alarm
155 Clipse Lord Willin'
154 Ghostface Killah The Pretty Toney Album
153 Jens Lekman Night Falls Over Kortedala
152 Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
151 The Walkmen Bows and Arrows
150 The New Pornographers Twin Cinema
149 Tough Alliance A New Chance
148 Erlend Øye DJ Kicks
147 T.I. King
146 My Morning Jacket Z
145 Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat
144 Andrew W.K. I Get Wet
143 The Decemberists Picaresque
142 Primal Scream XTRMNTR
141 Neko Case Blacklisted
140 TV on the Radio Dear Science
139 Love is All Nine Times That Same Song
138 The Libertines Up the Bracket
137 Iron & Wine The Creek Drank the Cradle
136 No Age Weirdo Rippers
135 Sigur Ros ()
134 Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
133 Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War
132 Hercules and Love Affair Hercules and Love Affair
131 The Notwist Neon Golden
130 Clipse We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2
129 The Streets A Grand Don't Come for Free
128 Life Without Buildings Any Other City
127 Sleater-Kinney The Woods
126 Mastodon Leviathan
125 The Books Thought for Food
124 PJ Harvey Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
123 Four Tet Rounds
122 Ryan Adams Heartbreaker
121 Broadcast Haha Sound
120 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists The Tyranny of Distance
119 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
118 The Beta Band Hot Shots II
117 Low Things We Lost in the Fire
116 Michael Mayer Immer
115 The Shins Oh, Inverted World
114 Cam'ron Purple Haze
113 LCD Soundsystem LCD Soundsystem
112 Feist The Reminder
111 M83 Saturdays=Youth
110 The National Boxer
109 Band of Horses Everything All the Time
108 Sonic Youth Murray Street
107 Justice †
106 Caribou Up in Flames
105 Battles Mirrored
104 The Postal Service Give Up
103 M.I.A. Piracy Funds Terrorism Volume 1
102 The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
101 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
100 ...And You Shall Know Us By the Trail of Dead Source Tags & Codes
99 Lil Wayne Da Drought 3
98 Cat Power You Are Free
97 The Dismemberment Plan Change
96 Spoon Girls Can Tell
95 Grizzly Bear Yellow House
94 McLusky McLusky Do Dallas
93 2 Many DJs As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Pt. 2
92 Björk Vespertine
91 The New Pornographers Mass Romantic
90 Jay-Z The Black Album
89 Wolf Parade Apologies to Queen Mary
88 The Wrens The Meadowlands
87 Kanye West Graduation
86 Belle and Sebastian The Life Pursuit
85 Gas Pop
84 Super Furry Animals Rings Around the World
83 Joanna Newsom Ys
82 Beck Sea Change
81 Hot Chip The Warning
80 The Clientele Suburban Light
79 Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
78 No Age Nouns
77 Missy Elliott Miss E: So Addictive
76 Junior Boys Last Exit
75 Ghostface Killah Fishscale
74 The White Stripes Elephant
73 The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2
72 Sleater-Kinney One Beat
71 Portishead Third
70 Sufjan Stevens Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lakes State
69 Liars Drums Not Dead
68 Robyn Robyn
67 The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
66 J Dilla Donuts
65 Godspeed You Black Emperor! Lift Yr Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven
64 The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
63 Of Montreal Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
62 Dizzee Rascal Boy in Da Corner
61 Cut Copy In Ghost Colours
60 Exploding Hearts Guitar Romantic
59 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Hearts of Oak
58 The Field From Here We Go Sublime
57 The Rapture Echoes
56 Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
55 Animal Collective Feels
54 M.I.A. Arular
53 Clinic Internal Wrangler
52 Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
51 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
50 Deerhunter Microcastle
49 Antony & the Johnsons I Am a Bird Now
48 The Hold Steady Separation Sunday
47 Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender
46 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
45 Fugazi The Argument
44 D'Angelo Voodoo
43 Luomo Vocalcity
42 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
41 Bruial Untrue
40 The National Alligator
39 Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun
38 Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
37 Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
36 The Streets Original Pirate Material
35 Spoon Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
34 Radiohead Amnesiac
33 Basement Jaxx Rooty
32 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
31 TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
30 Boards of Canada Geogaddi
29 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
28 Kanye West The College Dropout
27 Animal Collective Sung Tongs
26 Fennesz Endless Summer
25 Madvillian Madvilliany
24 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell
23 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
22 M.I.A. Kala
21 Radiohead In Rainbows
20 Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
19 Spoon Kill the Moonlight
18 Kanye West Late Registration
17 LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
16 Sufjan Stevens Illinois
15 The Knife Silent Shout
14 Animal Colletive Merriweather Post Pavilion
13 OutKast Stankonia
12 White Stripes White Blood Cells
11 Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele
10 Avalanches Since I Left you
9 Panda Bear Person Pitch
8 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun
7 The Strokes Is This It
6 Modest Mouse The Moon and Antarctica
5 Jay-Z The Blueprint
4 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
3 Daft Punk Discovery
2 The Arcade Fire Funeral
1 Radiohead Kid A

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2009 3:23 PM

Spoonspork. Boooooo.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2009 11:24 PM

Where is Happy songs for Happy People?

I'm a huge mogwai fan so obviously I would rank it higher than most, but 200 albums and it's no where to be found?

Posted by shane | January 14, 2010 2:11 PM

who even likes radiohead?

Posted by doug | March 1, 2010 1:19 AM

great reminder of a lot of the music you may have enjoyed over the last decade. It gets people to talk + argue, which is good

Posted by سعودي كام | February 25, 2011 9:11 AM

Daft Punk made the Top 3? This is a legit list. :D

Dee

Posted by Woodworking Plans | May 21, 2011 11:13 AM

Hey! It's Daft Punk! Good thing they made it on the list, or else I would have raged!

Posted by Keyword Tool | August 29, 2011 12:11 AM

Its good thing to know that Radio Head was able to be on the number one list. I wasn't really expecting it.

Posted by BBQ Islands | August 29, 2011 4:21 AM

Beedrills come flying out of my anal cavity and caress my junk.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2011 4:55 AM

Thanks for the article freinds, they all are very close, because no one else can sing it like you.

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