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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Top albums of the decade

Cut/paste from The RC archives of my top albums from previous years. Once again my rules are different in that I always include albums that I discovered in the year and not necessarily albums that were released during that time.

What I really should do now is go over the list and just pick ten that still mean something to me.

2000
Splendor Soundtrack, Various Artists
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Furnace Room Lullaby
Air, Soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides
Dot Allison, Afterglow
Zbignew Preisner, Red
Calexico, Hot Rail
Saint Etienne, Sound of Water
Mojave 3, Excuses for Travellers
Pinetop Seven, Bringing Home the Last Great Strike
Oxford Sampler, Various Artists
Goldfrapp, Felt Mountain

2001
Sarah Harmer, You Were Here
Low, Things We Lost In the Fire
Doves, Lost Souls
In the Mood for Love Soundtrack
Tram, Frequently Asked Questions
Talk Talk, Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk, Missing Pieces
Sigur Ros, Agoelis byrjun
The Byrds, Preflyte
arco, coming to terms
k.c. accidental, Anthems for the could've bin pille
Departure Lounge, Jetlag Dreams
Low and Dirty Three, In the Fishtank
Sianspheric, The Sound of the Colour of the Sun
Third Eye Foundation, I poo poo on your joo joo
Moulin Rouge Soundtrack

2002
hayden, skyscraper national park
Sarah Shannon
The Black Heart Procession '2'
Craig Armstrong, As If To Nothing
Mary Margaret O'Hara, Apartment Hunting Soundtrack
Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Scott Merritt, The Detour Home
Loscil, submers
The Prisoner File #1
Low, Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (single)

2003

2004-2005
Bright Eyes - Digital ash in a digital urn.
Low - The Great Destroyer.
Yann Tiersen & Shannon wright.
thee silver mt. zion memorial orchestra & tra-la-la band - horses in the sky.
The Czars "Sorry I Made You Cry"
Feist
The Arcade Fire, funeral
Justin Rutledge - No Never Alone
Fred Eaglesmith, Dusty.
Luke Doucet - Broken
Dan Goldman, Through a Revolution
Broken Social Scene
Magneta Lane's "Constant Lover EP".

2006
Emily Haines and The Soft Skelton, Knives Don't Have Your Back
The Dears - Gang of Losers
Yhä Hämärää by Paavoharju
The Decemberists' - The Crane Wife
Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Robin Gutherie,
Charalambides,
Don Peris,
Junior Boys,
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins,
Camera Obscura,
Loscil,
Yo La Tengo,
Aimee Mann's Christmas album.
The New World,
Pride & Prejudice,
The Good Bad Ugly Extended version.

2007-2008
Mark Davis, Mistakes I Meant to Make
Popular Mechanix (Western World)
Yann Tiersen (Tabarly)
Robin Guthrie (3:19)
Martha Wainwright (I know your married),
Jose Gonzalez (In Our Nature)
Bon Iver (For Emma Forever Ago)
Hot Springs (Volcano)
Katie Moore (Only Thing Worse)
Jane Vain & The Dark Matter (Love Is Where the Smoke Is)
Alpha (The Sky Is Mine CD2),
Tindersticks (The Hungry Saw)
Portishead (Third)
Shelby Lynne (Just a Little Lovin)
Greg King's film (cycle) Rotating Mirror
The Virgin Queen television soundtrack Martin Phipps and The Mediaeval Baebes

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