Ohmpark’s Top 40 Albums of The Decade

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I wouldn’t claim this is the most comprehensive list of the ’00′s best albums, but everything on here I consider part of the canon. I spent months and months obsessed with each and every record on this list. These albums helped shape my music taste. They define a generation that might have produced the best art in pop music history. Here’s one last list:




40. Sigur Rós: Ágætis Byrjun (2001)

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39. Women: Women (2008)

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38. The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)

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37. Panda Bear: Person Pitch (2007)

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36. Outkast: Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below (2003)

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35. Animal Collecitve: Feels (2005)

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34. Deerhunter: Cryptograms (2007)

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33. Deerhoof: Friend Opportunity (2007)

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32. Marnie Stern: In Advance Of The Broken Arm (2007)

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31. Cat Power: You Are Free (2003)

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30. Blackalicious: Blazing Arrow (2002)

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29. Do Make Say Think: Other Truths (2009)

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28. The Ruby Suns: Sea Lion (2008)

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27. The Stills: Logic Will Break Your Heart (2003)

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26. Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump (2000)

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25. The Mars Volta: De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)

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24. Of Monteal: Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (2007)

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23. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest (2009)

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22. Evangelicals: The Evening Descends (2008)

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21. Bloc Party: Silent Alarm (2005)

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20. The Mars Volta: Frances the Mute (2005)

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19. Deerhunter: Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. (2008)

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18. Elliott Smith: Figure 8 (2000)

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17. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)

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16. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (2006)

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15. St. Vincent: Actor (2009)

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14. The Arcade Fire: Funeral (2004)

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13. The Decemberists: Picaresque (2005)

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12. Jim O’Rourke: Insignificance (2001)

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11. Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming (2006)

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10. Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It In People (2003)

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9. Joanna Newsom: Ys (2006)

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8. Modest Mouse: The Moon And Antarctica (2000)

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7. Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

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6. Sleater-Kinney: The Woods (2005)

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5. Animal Collective: Sung Tongs (2004)

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4. Radiohead: Kid A (2000)

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3. Radiohead: Amnesiac (2001)

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2. Sonic Youth: Murray Street (2002)

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1. Radiohead: In Rainbows (2007)

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4 Responses to “Ohmpark’s Top 40 Albums of The Decade”
  1. shinkeidei Says: January 11th, 2010 at 1:57 am

    What a great list you got there! If I have to write a list myself it would be pretty much similar. I think this decade is one of the best, if not the best, for indie, experimental music, thanks to the web and the emerging distribution models, and the great musicians out there making great music. It was only logical to expect Radiohead at the top of your list. RH has benn arguably the flag carrier this generetion, and even though many considered ok computer to be their best album, it was Kid A which positioned the band ahead of the gen. So many great new bands (Here we go Magic, Bloc Party) , some older bands getting back stronger than ever (Deerhoof, Sonic Youth, Portishead), this decade has been a hell of a ride. I’m so glad I got to live the 2000′s.

  2. Nice Selection Says: April 4th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Gotta mention Pinback, Ben Folds, PJ Harvey, Bjork, Gorillaz, Cursive, Grinspoon, Coldplay, TV On The Radio, Silverchair, Dirty Projectors, Jay Reatard, The Fiery Furnaces, Mean Red Spiders, Tame Impala, Mercy Arms, Massive Attack, Eskimo Joe, Green Day, Los Campesinos, Muse and The Killers…

    When I think of music of the ’00′s I think of those bands as well, some of those that are unfamiliar haven’t got some of the top albums but they’re in my top 100.

  3. Jason Says: July 2nd, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    nice list – check mine @ last fm.

  4. Marvin Says: December 30th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Really great list – I’m a huge fan of about half of the albums on your list (I’m ashamed to say I haven’t actually heard many of the other half – I should really get to it.)

    Funny I was thinking: “Man this is a great list… but no Radiohead?…” and then boom!

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