Saturday, January 16, 2010

My favorite music of the past Decade 2000-09

Music is truly an obsession of mine. It fuels my creative ventures, my life more than I can describe in words.

Lately I've been noticing with a great deal of interest music, lifestyle and mainstream publications, web sites, blogs weighing in with their best records of the past decade.

I thought i would also join in and list in no particular order the CDs that inspired me this past decade and helped me get through one of the worst decades in my life. I won't go into that in this post, except to say that I no longer take life for granted anymore. However, music means more to me than it ever has.

Here are my fave recordings of the 2000s. These are limited to the actual CDs I own and realize there are some I may have left out.


My favorite records of 2000-2009

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost is Born, Wilco, Wilco
Seachange, Beck
In Rainbows, Kid A, Hail to the Thief, Radiohead
Love & Theft, Modern Times, Together Through Life, Bob Dylan
The Rising, Magic, The Pete Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen
White Blood Cells, Elephant, Get Behind Me Satan, White Stripes
I'm Wide Awake It's Morning, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn, Lifted, Bright Eyes
Read English/Speak Spanish, Desaparecidos
All That You Leave Behind, U2
Illinois, Sufjan Stevens
The Greatest, Cat Power
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, The Boxer, The National
Transcendental Blues, Jerusalem, Townes, Steve Earle
The Wind, Warren Zevon
Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Kraus
Fever to Tell, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs
Love, The Beatles
Revival, John Fogarty
Children of Men Soundtrack
Entourage Soundtrack
Hustle and Flow Soundtrack
LCD Soundsystem
Gorillaz, Demon Days, Gorillaz
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, War Against the Mystics, Flaming Lips
Yonder is the Clock, Felice Brothers
The College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation, Kanye West
Stay Positive, Boys and Girls in America, The Hold Steady
Whatever People Say I am, That's What I am Not, Artic Monkeys
Sing, Sing Death House, the Distillers
Veni Vidi Vicious, The Hives
Rabbit Fur Coat, Jenny Lewis
Black Cadillac, Roseanne Cash
Funeral, Neon Bible, Arcade Fire
Gold, Love is Hell, Part 1 & 2, Easy Tiger, Ryan Adams
Arular, Kala, MIA
Be, Common
Kill the Moonlight, Gimme Fiction, Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon
Taking the Long Way, Dixie Chicks
Dear Science, TV on the Radio
Murray Street, Rather Ripped, Sonic Youth
St. Elsewhere, The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley
Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins
In Search Of, N.E.R.D
Marshall Mathers Project, 8 Mile, Eminem
Chronic 2001, Dr. Dre
Stankonia, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Outkast
Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2, Billy Bragg and Wilco
Figure 8, From a Basement on a Hill, New Moon, Elliott Smith
Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy
Under Construction, Missy Elliott
American Gangster Soundtrack, Jay Z
Rounds, Four Tet
Original Pirate Material, The Streets
Phrenology, The Roots
Don't Give Up on Me, Solomon Burke
Blood Money, Alice, Tom Waits
A Rush of Blood to the Head, Coldplay
Decoration Day, Dirty South, Brighter Than Creation's Dark, Drive-By Truckers
You Forgot it in People, Broken Social Scene
Welcome Interstate Managers, Fountains of Wayne
Transatlanticism, Plans, Narrow Stairs, Death Cab for Cutie
Up the Bracket, The Libertines
Get Rich or Die Trying, 50 Cent
Van Lear Rose, Loretta Lynn
Hobosapiens, John Cale
Franz Ferdinand
Cee-Lo the Soul Machine
American Idiot, Green Day
Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Modest Mouse
More Adventurous, Rilo Kiley
Z, Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket
Chavez Ravine, Ry Cooder
Toxicity, Mezmerize, Hyptonize, System of a Down
This is Buck 65
Souljacker, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, eels
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Ever
Conor Oberst
Dig! Lazarus Dig!, Nick Cave
Let's Stay Friends, Les Savy Fav
Vampire Weekend
Real Animal, Alejandro Escovedo
Harps & Angels, Randy Newman
Third, Portishead
Sigur Ros
St. Anger, Death Magnetic, Metallica
Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
Highway Companion, Tom Petty
3121, Prince

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