Finer Feelings: My Favorite Albums of the ’00s, #90-81

You can check out Part 1 (with albums 100 – 91) HERE. Part 2 is under the jump, as the cool kids say these days.

90. Bright EyesCassadaga (2007)

Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

Tremendously grown up effort and, so far, the last really great solo Conor work.

89. Simple Kid2 (2007)

Simple Kid - 2

Great lo-fi, aptly-named sophomore effort from the mysterious “Simp.”

88. Drywall – Barbeque Babylon (2005)

Drywall - Barbeque Babylon

Stan Ridgway‘s experimental trio delivers a set of typically awesome Ridgway songs for your next cookout.

87. Bodies Of Water – A Certain Feeling (2008)

Bodies Of Water - A Certain Feeling

True neo-prog rock from Los Angeles. Why be another band to draw influence from The Smiths when you can draw from Renaissance?

86. The Baseball ProjectVolume 1: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails (2008)

The Baseball Project - Volume One: Frozen Ropes And Dying Quails

The Minus 5 and Steve Wynn join for a musical history lesson about the greatest sport in the world.

85. Stereolab Chemical Chords (2008)

Stereolab - Chemical Chords

The iconic electro-loungers are currently on hiatus. Luckily, they left us with this bubbly disc of soulful pop.

84. Monsters Of FolkMonsters Of Folk (2009)

Monsters Of Folk - Monsters Of Folk

Album is tremendously fun. Live show needs some work on its pacing, though.

83. Grandaddy The Sophtware Slump (2000)

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

Arguably Jason Lytle‘s finest moment. Atmospheric, catchy, head-scratchingly great music.

82. Pilotdrift Water Sphere (2005)

Pilotdrift - Water Sphere

Theatrical, Danny Elfman-esque chamber pop that veers off into epic orchestration just often enough to keep things exciting.

81. Elvis Costello & The ImpostersMomofuku (2008)

Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Momofuku

The King shows that he still knows how to make a raw, ragged rock album. Made even more enjoyable by comparing it to the string of lukewarm albums that came before.

Part 3 awaits!!

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~ by E. on November 10, 2009.

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