Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2000-2009 Music: Albums, a slight update

I guess it might be worth posting this here. Why now? the Sound Opinions Message Board is doing another 1 of their fun Polls, and it happens to be for those years/that decade.

Blurbs and things of course not now. But this is a slight update on my 100+ (144) of the 2000-2009 10-year span decade. Aka the 2000's.

101-144 though is really just an honorable mention and truthfully could or should include at least 25 or even 50 more titles. Maybe a top 200? I'm just noting how there are many 4-star or 78-87 (out of 100) records, eps, mini-albums I didn't manage to include there. And some really that could belong in the top 100 as well.

Why I hate to make lists in a lot of ways.

But if I remember and have time, perhaps I'll bump this entry and add those and maybe even blurb about some of them. Or maybe for the sake of efficiency, try and write more of a summary and article, that includes noteworthy bits about many of them.

2000-2009 certainly was the most fruitful/fulfilling 10-year span for music for me and more or less anyone whose an avid music fan. So naturally, the lists and depth is longer than most other decades. Although looking at 10-year periods, who knows.

more to add...


144-101..vaguely, as I'm certain there's a few dozen other 4+-star 2000-2009 lps and eps not here

144 Pat Metheny | The Way Up (2005)
143 Archive | Noise (2004)
142 Brian Wilson | Smile (2004)
141 Bruce Peninsula | A Mountain Is a Mouth (2009)
140 Sufjan Stevens | Illinois (2005)
139 Broken Social Scene | You Forgot It in People (2002)
138 Nexus | Metanoia (2001)
137 Unexpect | In a Flesh Aquarium (2006)
136 Brooke Waggoner | Go Easy Little Doves (2009)
135 Doves | Lost Souls (2000)
134 Greg Herriges | Telluric Currents (2009)
133 The Decemberists | The Tain (2004)
132 Peter Gabriel - Up (2002)
131 Archive | Controlling Crowds (2009)
130 The Decemberists | Picaresque (2005)
129 Anathallo | Floating World (2006)
128 The Receiving End of Sirens | The Earth Sings Mi Fa Mi (2007)
127 Ramona Falls | Intuit (2009)
126 The Flower Kings | Space Revolver (2000)
125 Margot and the Nuclear So and So's | Not Animal (2008)
124 Thurisaz Circadian Rhythm (2007)
123 Kacica | Kacica (2006)
122 Warpaint | Exquisite Corpse (2008)
121 Minus the Bear | Planet of Ice (2007)
120 Pain of Salvation | Be (2004)
119 Annuals - Be He Me (2006)
118 The Dissociatives | The Dissociatives (2004)
117 Biffy Clyro | Puzzle (2007)
116 Opeth | Deliverance (2002)
115 Muse | Origin of Symmetry (2001)
114 Mute Math | Mute Math (2006)
113 Spock's Beard | Snow (2002)
112 Pat Metheny | Speaking of Now (2002)
111 Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
110 SikTh | Death of a Dead Day (2006)
109 Cavil at Rest | Orion Way (2007) [EP]
108 Neverending White Lights | Act II: The Blood and the Life Eternal (2007)
107 Cloud Cult | Feel Good Ghosts (Tea-Partying Through Tornadoes) (2008)
106 Margot and the Nuclear So and So's | The Dust of Retreat (2005)
105 The Velvet Teen | Elysium (2004)
104 The New Pornographers | Twin Cinema (2005)
103 Jared Micah & Hats | T.C.H.T.O.B. (2007)
102 Wolf Parade | At Mt Zoomer (2008)
101 3 | The End Is Begun (2007)


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100 Immortal Technique | Revolutionary Vol. 2 (2003)
99 System of a Down | Mezmerize (2005)
98 Umphrey's McGee | Anchor Drops (2004)
97 Time of Orchids | Namesake Caution (2007)
96 Local Natives | Gorilla Manor (2009)
95 The Antlers | Hospice (2009)

94 Enchant | Juggling 9 or Dropping 10 (2000)
93 Spock's Beard | V (2000)
92 Anathallo | Luminous Luminescence in the Atlas Position (2001)
91 note. | my city of ghosts, stars and hours (2009)
90 People for Audio | The New Ancients (2007)
89 The Decemberists | The Crane Wife (2006)

88 Kacica | Mosaic (2008)
87 Sculptured | Embodiment (2008)
86 Russian Circles | Enter (2006)
85 Murder by Death | Who Will Survive, and What Will Be Left of Them? (2003)
84 Muse | Absolution (2003)
83 Blackfield | Blackfield (2004)
82 Kaddisfly | Buy Our Intention; We'll Buy You a Unicorn (2005)
81 Fates Warning | X (2004)
80 Pure Reason Revolution | Amor Vincit Omnia (2009)
78 Shaman | Ritual (2002)
77 The Reign of Kindo | Rhythm, Chord & Melody (2008)

76 sElf | Gizmodgery (2000)
75 Mutyumu | Ilya (2008)
74 Porcupine Tree | In Absentia (2004)
73 Clann Zú | Black Coats & Bandages (2004)
72 Mew | And the Glass Handed Kites (2005)
71 Klimt 1918 | Dopoguerra (2005)
70 Green Carnation | Light of Day, Day of Darkness (2001)
69 Umphrey's McGee | Mantis (2009)
68 Karnivool | Themata (2005)
67 Ours | Precious (2002)
66 Menomena | Friend and Foe (2007)
65 Oceansize | Music for Nurses (2004)

64 SikTh | The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out, Wait for Something Wild (2003)
63 Murder by Death | Like the Exorcist, But More Breakdancing (2002)
62 Crotchduster | Big Fat Box of Shit (2004)
61 The Dear Hunter | Act I: The Lake South, the River North (2006)

60 Kiss Kiss | Reality vs. the Optimist (2007)
59 Call Florence Pow | These Are the Plans... (2000)
58 House of Fools | Live and Learn (2007)
57 Archive | You All Look the Same to Me (2002)
56 3 | Wake Pig (2005)
55 Long Distance Calling | Avoid the Light (2009)
54 King's X | Please Come Home...Mr. Bulbous (2000)
53 Subterranean Masquerade | Suspended Animation Dreams (2005)
52 In Vain | The Latter Rain (2007)
51 Orphaned Land | Mabool: The Story of the Three Sons of Seven (2004)
50 The Mars Volta | De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
49 Protest the Hero | Kezia (2006)

48 Bend Sinister | Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers (2008)
47 Dream Theater | Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (2002)
46 Fair to Midland | Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True (2007)
45 Transatlantic | SMPTe (2000)
44 Fair to Midland | Inter.Funda.Stifle (2004)
43 The Dear Hunter | Act III: Life and Death (2009)
42 Between the Buried and Me | Alaska (2005)
41 Oceansize | Effloresce (2003)
40 Bend Sinister | Through The Broken City (2005)
39 Coheed and Cambria | In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003)
38 The Mars Volta | Frances the Mute (2005)
37 dredg | The Pariah, the Parrot, the Delusion (2009)
36 Opeth | Ghost Reveries (2005)
35 Mew | Frengers (2003)

34 Clann Zú | Rua (2002)
33 Imogen Heap | Speak for Yourself (2005)
32 OSI | Office of Strategic Influence (2003)
31 Oceansize | Frames (2007)
30 Mew | No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away (2009)
29 Burst | Lazarus Bird (2008)
28 Porcupine Tree | Deadwing (2005)
27 Ours | Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy) (2008)
26 dredg | Catch Without Arms (2005)

25 Oceansize | Everyone Into Position (2005)
24 Porcupine Tree | Lightbulb Sun (2000)
23 Fates Warning | Disconnected (2000)
22 John Arch | A Twist of Fate (2003) [EP]
21 Soundscape | Grave New World (2009)
20 Zero Hour | The Towers of Avarice (2001)
19 Pure Reason Revolution | The Dark Third (2006)
18 The Stiletto Formal | ¡Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta! (2008)
17 King's X | Manic Moonlight (2001)
16 Kevin Gilbert Nuts/Bolts (2009)
15 Menomena | I Am the Fun Blame Monster! (2003)
14 Coheed and Cambria | Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005)
13 maudlin of the Well Bath/Leaving Your Body Map (2001)
12 Between the Buried and Me | Colors (2007)
11 Pain of Salvation | Remedy Lane (2002)

10 The Dear Hunter | Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading (2007)
09 Transatlantic | Bridge Across Forever (2001)
08 Kaddisfly | Set Sail the Prairie (2007)
07 The Receiving End of Sirens | Between the Heart and the Synapse (2005)
06 dredg | El Cielo (2002)
05 Marillion | Marbles (2004)

04 Pain of Salvation | The Perfect Element I (2000)
03 Ours | Distorted Lullabies (2001)
02 Apes and Androids | Blood Moon (2008)
01 Kevin Gilbert | The Shaming of the True (2000)