Monday, November 10, 2008

Albums of the Year (Heartfelt and Sincere Opinions)

This list was compiled in like 10 minutes.

Either there will be disagreement (no loss, probable gain), or someone will chime in with something better (super gain). I'm especially interested in the 1990-2003 years, because those will have solidified and proven some enduring value.

Guaranteed net positive gain!

2008 - The Dodos "Visiter"
2008 - Fleet Foxes "Fleet Foxes"
2007 - Animal Collective "Strawberry Jam"
2007 - Andrew Bird "Armchair Apocrypha"
2006 - Sonic Youth "Rather Ripped"
2006 - Sunset Rubdown "Shut Up I Am Dreaming"
2005 - Wolf Parade "Apologies to the Queen Mary"
2005 - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah"
2004 - Arcade Fire "Funeral"
2003 - Motion City Soundtrack "I Am The Movie"
2002 - Wilco "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"
2000 - Modest Mouse "The Moon & Antarctica"
1998 - Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"

16 comments:

Zamdrovsky said...

2002 - Broken Social Scene "You Forgot It in People"

Anonymous said...

1988 Pixies "Surfer Rosa"

Anonymous said...

1991 Nirvana "Nevermind"

HayK47 said...

Full albums?
I'm always bad at this...

1991 - Pixies Trompe Le Monde
1991 - Nirvana Nevermind

2007 - I was really into Kevin Drews' Spirit If...but I'm in love with Kevin Drew so that might not be fair

HayK47 said...

oh man anonymous wtf we should be friends.

HayK47 said...

1988 - N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
1990 - Sonic Youth Goo...(not entirely sure though)
1995 - Smashing Pumpkins Melon Collie an the infinite sadness
2006 - Clipse Hell Hath No Fury

Leon Leon Leon said...

ur choices all suck

Ricky said...

haha
fuck 'em leon!

Wait, are these the albums we thought were the best album at the time? Or looking back in hindsight with our new mature music tastes? Because either way my list is only one album long:

1999 - Sarah McLachlan Mirror Ball

Dan Weisman said...

1997 - OK Computer (Radiohead)

OR

1997 - Third Eye Blind (Third Eye Blind)

Radiohead probably wins that round.

Dan Weisman said...

1994 - Dummy (Portishead)
OR
1994 - Dookie (Green Day)
1996 - The Score (Fugees)
OR
1996 - Sublime
2001 - Gorillaz (Gorillaz)
2004 - The Grey Album (Danger Mouse)
2010 - Look, Orion! (Look, Orion!)

Leon Leon Leon said...

2008 - Hercules and Love Affair "Hercules and Love Affair"
2007 - LCD Soundsystem "Sound of Silver"
2006 - Lupe Fiasco "Food & Liquor"
2005 - Okkervil River "Black Sheep Boy"
2004 - The Streets "A Grand Don't Come For Free"
2003 - Sufjan Stevens "Michigan"
2002 - Broken Social Scene "You Forgot It In People"
2001 - Daft Punk "Discovery"
2000 - i didnt listen to music this year
1999 - Mogwai "Come On Die Young"

my list isnt biased at all its teh best hadns down

Leon Leon Leon said...

surrrrsly daft punk "discovery" should trump all in 2001

Dan Weisman said...

hmmm... the 2001 album is a contest between robots and animated characters. Years from now researchers will determine that humans didn't make music in 2001 (even BSB and Britney were just androids).

Leon said...

robot v cartoon wars F T W

Leon Leon Leon said...

who is dis imposter leon wtf

leon leon said...

I'm standing right behind you, leon leon leon. You smell like lemon curd.