Alright, let's get this show on the road. My 20 favorite albums from 2000-2009.

Aaaaaand, go!

20: Super Furry Animals - Mwng [2000]
[what's Welsh for "amazing"?]

The First Crusade
19: Jakobinarina - The First Crusade [2007]
[if Ash came from Iceland - I still have no idea why I love this one so much]

Hello Doctor
18: Gravy Train!!!! - Hello Doctor [2003]
[we wore our little pleated skirts and hiked them up to show our goods]

New Amerykah Part One: Fourth World War
17: Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: Fourth World War [2008]
[middle fingers proudly raised]

Free All Angels
16: Ash - Free All Angels [2001]
[this shouldn't exist, let alone be as good as it is]

Mississauga Goddam
15: The Hidden Cameras - Mississauga Goddam [2004]
[indie-pop's very own 'Very']

Girls of War
14: Die Monitr Batss - Girls of War [2004]
[at least someone was able to get the no-wave revival right]

La Roux
13: La Roux - La Roux [2009]
[are we too close to it? maybe. regardless, the album is synthpop perfection]

Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
12: PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea [2000]
[the least-PJ Harvey like album of the decade was also her finest]

Swallowed A Star
11: Daníel Ágúst - Swallowed A Star [2005]
["Bambi" to the nth degree]

10: Dragonette - Galore [2007]
[dirrty-girl pop done very right - marvellous]

The Invisible Deck
09: The Rogers Sisters - The Invisible Deck [2006]
[a consolidation of their strengths - sadly, also their swan song]

X Marks Destination
08: The Whip - X Marks Destination [2008]
[the New Order of the 00's would have killed for just one of these tracks]

Weather Underground
07: Geneva - Weather Underground [2000]
[not to be like that, but where Radiohead should have gone post-OK Computer]

The Seldom Seen Kid
06: Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid [2008]
[a heartbreaking work of staggering genius]

05: School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms [2008]
[aural bliss]

Rings Around The World
04: Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World [2001]
[they raised the stakes so high even they couldn't answer to them]

Asleep In The Back
03: Elbow - Asleep In The Back [2001]
[deliciously out of time, they never sounded like this again]

Title TK
02: The Breeders - Title TK [2002]
[Kim Deal proves how unfair her advantage is - she did more in the two minutes of "Son of Three" than most contemporary bands can do in a lifetime]

The Smell Of Our Own
01: The Hidden Cameras - The Smell of Our Own [2003]

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