Finer Feelings: My Favorite Albums of the ’00s, #70-61

As you read over this list of albums, consider which might be your own favorites of the decade. If you’re so inclined, make your own list and post it somewhere for all to see. Believe me, it’s a fun ride, and I’m not even halfway through it!

Just in case, here’s Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3

Now on to the latest additions…

70. Neko CaseMiddle Cyclone (2009)

Gripping, enchanting music from one of modern pop’s most powerful voices. Could do without the half-hour of swamp sounds at the end, though.

69. Sonic YouthMurray Street (2002)

Sonic Youth - Murray Street

I never knew that Sonic Youth could make such pretty music. Of course, the Lee songs break the ease with noise and feedback, but what did you expect?

68. Sea WolfLeaves In The River (2007)

Sea Wolf - Leaves In The River

Intricately arranged debut album from Alex Brown Church. The upbeat songs are fun, but the lilting slow songs are his real strength.

67. The Black KeysAttack & Release (2008)

The Black Keys - Attack & Release

The Keys team up with Danger Mouse for a haunting, eclectic set of monster-sized blues and rock.

66. The Good, The Bad & The QueenThe Good, The Bad & The Queen (2007)

The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen

Damon Albarn teams up with Danger Mouse (and others) for a haunting, eclectic set of classy psychedelic electronica.

65. Regina SpektorBegin To Hope (2006)

Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope

In three words: Oh ho ho!

64. Major LazerGuns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do (2009)

Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do

Dub and hip-hop collide in the massively entertaining cartoon world of MAJAH LAZAH!!

63. Dr. DogWe All Belong (2007)

Dr. Dog - We All Belong

Philly’s (new) favorite sons create some of Philly’s (new) favorite songs. The boys done good.

62. Andrew BirdAndrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs (2005)

Andrew Bird - Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs

The musical bookworm takes out his brain, measures it, turns his findings into perplexing but adorable tunes.

61. The DecemberistsPicaresque (2005)

The Decemberists - Picaresque

One last hurrah before moving on to proggier, major-label pastures.

…ready for Part 5?


~ by E. on November 12, 2009.

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