It took herculean effort, but here is our pick of the best albums from the last decade. This is the sort of thing we do to show off.


All albums are listed by their year under the artist, who is then listed in alphabetical order.



BL ATDH LP


Exclamation/ Number

!!! – ‘!!!’   ( 2000)

2562 – ‘Aerial’    (2008)


A.

Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Pardiso U.F.O – ‘New Geocentric World Of Acid Mothers Temple’    (2001)

Air – ‘The Virgin Suicides’    (2000)

          ‘10,000 Hz Legend’   ( 2001)

Anthony And The Johnsons – ‘I Am A Bird Now’    ( 2005)

Amy Winehouse – ‘Back To Black’    ( 2006)

Aphex Twin – ‘Drukqs’    (2001)

Aphex Twin Drukqs LP

Arcade Fire – ‘Funeral’     (2004)

                             ‘Neon Bible’    (2006)

Avalanches, The – ‘Since I Left You’    (2000)



B.

Bat For Lashes – ‘Fur And Gold’    (2006)

Battles – Mirrored’    (2007)

Besnard Lakes, The – ‘Are The Dark Horse’    (2007)

Black Lips – ‘Black Lips’    (2003)

Black Neon – ‘Arts And Crafts’    (2006)

Bloc Party – ‘Intimacy’    (2005)

                      ‘A Weekend In The City’    (2007)

Bondo Do Role – ‘With Lasers’    (2007)

Bon Ivor – ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’    (2008)

Books, The – ‘Lost And Safe’    (2005)

Boris – ‘Pink’    (2005)

Brain Wilson – ‘Smile’    (2004)

Brakes – ‘Give Blood’    (2005)

Bright Eyes – ‘I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning’    (2005)

BSP

British Sea Power – ‘The Decline Of British Sea Power’    (2003)

                                   ‘Open Season’    (2005)

Broken Social Scene – ‘Broken Social Scene’    (2005)



C.

Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah – ‘Clap Your Hands And Say Yeah’    (2005)

CD

cLOUDDEAD – ‘cLOUDDEAD’    (2001)

Converge – ‘John Doe’    (2001)

                         ‘You Fail Me’    (2004)

CSS – ‘CSS’    (2006)



D.

Daft Punk – ‘Discovery’    (2001)

DangerDoom – ‘The Mouse And The Mask’    (2005)

Dears, The – ‘Gang Of Losers’    (2006)

                            ‘Missiles’    (2008)

Death From Above 1979 – ‘You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine’    (2004)

DH C LP

Deerhunter – ‘Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.’    (2005)

                              ‘Cryptograms’    (2007)

Deerhoof – ‘Apple ‘O’    (2003)

Devendra Banhart – ‘Nino Rojo’    (2004)

Digitalism – ‘Idealism’    (2007)



E.

Earth – ‘The Bees Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull’    (2008)

B&TB Edan

Edan – ‘Primitive Plus’    (2002)

             ‘Beauty And The Beat’    (2005)

Einsturzende Neubauten – ‘Perpetuum Mobile’    (2004)

Elbow – ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’    (2008)



F.

Fennesz – ‘Endless Summer’    (2001)

FF WC LP

Fiery Furnaces, The – ‘Widow City’    (2007)

Flying Locust – ‘Los Angeles’    (2008)



G.

Ghostface – ‘Fishscale’    (2006)

Godspeed You Black Emperor – ‘Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven’    (2000)

GF

Goldfrapp – ‘Felt Mountain’    (2000)

                          ‘Black Cherry’    (2003)

                          ‘Seventh Tree’    (2008)

Gossip – ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’    (2005)

Grails – ‘Doomsdayer’s Holiday’    (2008)

Grizzly Bear – ‘Yellow House’    (2006)

Grinderman – ‘Grinderman’    (2007)



H.


Holy Fuck LP

Holy Fuck – ‘Holy Fuck’   (2007)

Howling Bells – ‘Howling Bells’    (2006)



I.

Interpol – ‘Turn On The Bright Lights’    (2002)

I & W

Iron And Wine – ‘Our Endless Numbered Days’    (2004)



J.


Justice Cross LP

Justice – ‘Cross’    (2007)



K.

The Knife

Knife, The – ‘Silent Shout’    (2006)

Klaxons, The – ‘Myths Of The Near Future’    (2007)



L.

LCD Soundsystem – ‘Sound Of Silver’    (2007)

Libertines, The – ‘Up The Bracket’    (2002)

 

Liars

 

Liars – ‘Drums Not Dead’    (2006)

Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow’    (2003)

Low – ‘The Great Destroyer’    (2005)

 


M.

Madvillian – ‘Madvillainy’    (2004)

Mae Shi, The – ‘HLLHY’    (2008)

 

mew

 

Mew – ‘Frengers’    (2003)

                ‘And The Glass Handed Kites’ (2005)

MF Doom – ‘Mm Food’    (2004)

M.I.A – ‘Arular’    (2005)

Modest Mouse – ‘Good News For People Who Love Bad News’    (2004)

Mogwai – ‘Happy Songs For Happy People’    (2003)

Mono & World’s End Girlfriend – ‘Palmless Prayers/Mass Murder Refrain’    (2005)

Mountain Goats – ‘The Sunset Tree’    (2005)

Mr.Ozio – ‘Lambs Anger’    (2008)

 

N.



National, The – ‘Alligator’    (2005)

                                  ‘Boxer’    (2007)

Neon Neon – ‘Stainless Style’    (2008)

New Pornographers, The – ‘Mass Romantic’    (2000)

No Age

 

No Age – ‘Nouns’    (2008)

 


O.


OM

 

Of Montreal – ‘Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer’    (2007)

 


P.

PJ Harvey – ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’    (2000)

PB PP

 

Panda Bear – ‘Person Pitch’    (2008)

Peter, Bjorn and John – ‘Writers Block’    (2006)

Peter Broderick – ‘Home’    (2008)

 


Q.


Q-Tip R

 

Q- Tip – ‘The Renaissance’    (2008)

 


R.


radiohead httt

 

Radiohead – ‘Kid A’    (2000)

                           ‘Amnesiac’    (2001)

                           ‘Hail To The Thief’    (2003)

                           ‘In Rainbows’    (2007)

Rapture, The – ‘Pieces Of The People We Love’   (2006)

Rodrigo Y Gabriela – ‘Rodrigo Y Gabriela’    (2006)

 

 


S.

School Of Seven Bells – ‘Alpinism’    (2008)

Scott Walker – ‘The Drift’    (2006)

Secret Machines – ‘September 000’    (2000)

                                        ‘Now Here Is Nowhere’    (2004)

Shearwater – ‘Rook’    (2008)

Shins, The – ‘Chutes Too Narrow’    (2003)

Sigur Ros – ‘( )’    (2002)

Simian Mobile Disco – ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’    (2007)

Soulwax – ‘Nite Versions’    (2005)

 

S LB LP

Sparks – ‘Lil’ Beethoven’    (2002)

                   ‘Hello Young Lovers’    (2006)

Stars Of The Lid – ‘And Their Refinement Of The Decline’    (2007)

Strokes, The – ‘Is This It’    (2001)

Subtle – ‘Exiting Arm’    (2007)

Sunn O))) & Boris – ‘Alter’    (20060

Super Furry Animals – ‘Rings Around The World’    (2001)

                                                              ‘Phantom Power’    (2003)

                                                               ‘Lovekraft’    (2005)

 


T.

TNT TL LP

Tapes ‘N’ Tapes – ‘The Loon’    (2006)

Thee Silver Mount Zion Orchestra & Tra La La Band & Choir – ‘Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upwards’    (2001)

Tokyo Police Club – ‘A Lesson In Crime’    (2006)

TV On The Radio – ‘Desperate Youth, Bloody Thirsty Babes’    (2004)

                                                    ‘Return To Cookie Mountain’    (2006)

                                                    ‘Dear Science’    (2008)

Twilight Sad, The – ‘Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters’    (2007)

 


U.


UOK

 

Union Of Knives – ‘Violence And Birdsong’    (2006)

 


V.


Volcano! LP

 

Volcano! – ‘Paperwork’    (2008)

 


W.

Walkmen, The – ‘Bows And Arrows’    (2004)

White Denim – ‘Workout Holiday’    (2008)

White Stripes – ‘De Stijl’    (2000)

                                  ‘Elephant’    (2003)

                                  ‘Get Behind Me Satan’    (2005)

Wolf Parade ATQM LP Cover

 

Wolf Parade – ‘Apologies To Queen Mary’    (2005)

                                        ‘At Mount Zoomer’    (2008)

Wu Tang Clan – ‘Iron Flag’    (2001)

 


Y.


YYY SYB

 

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Fever To Tell’    (2003)

                                         ‘Show Your Bones’    (2006)

Yo La Tengo – ‘And Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out’    (2000)

                                       ‘I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass’    (2006)


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