Saturday, January 30, 2010

Looking Back at Ten

Here is my list of the best of the years 00-09. You 'aught' to like it!

Lame jokes aside...I dont get exposed to a lot of new music - mostly in my house I get to hear High School Musical and Hannah Montana. But I try to keep up by listening to NPRs All Songs Considered, and online at stations like Philly's WXPN and Seattle's KEXP. A few times a year, I am moved to buy (yes, buy) a CD. iTunes makes it so easy to scan the last 10 years and see what held up over the decade. Let me know what you think!

By the way, for those of you new to this blog, I've been going through my top 50 CDs of all time...it is taking my quite a while. See below to see the list through #6. This list below might not be totally consistent with the other list - that's because my tastes might have changed in the year and a half it has taken me to get through the top 50!

1 The Crane Wife - The Decemberists
2 Elephant - White Stripes
3Guero - Beck
4 In Rainbows - Radiohead
5 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
6 American Idiot - Green Day
7 Get Away From Me - Nellie McKay
8 Acid Tongue - Jenny Lewis
9 Fever To Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
10 Narrow Stairs - Death Cab For Cutie
11 Garden State Soundtrack
12 Last Broadcast - Doves
13 GaGaGaGaGa - Spoon
14 In Between Dreams - Jack Johnson
15 Is This It - Strokes
16 Corinne Bailey Rae
17 Shine - Trey Anastasio
18 Keep It Together - Guster
19 Veni Vidi Vicious - Hives
20 Franz Ferdinand
21 The Meadowlands - Wrens
22 Drastic Fantastic - KT Tunstall
23 The Rising - Springsteen
24 Electric Version - New Pornographers
25 We Started Nothing - Ting Tings

3 comments:

Brian said...

Wait a minute! I seem to recall a previous post of yours that complained about how Radiohead was overrated, and now they're at your number 4 slot? What happened? Did you have some kind of Radiohead conversion? I think you have some explaining to do.

CTV said...

Brian, good job calling me out! In the last year or so, I have become a Radiohead convert. Interestingly, this only happened because I decided to give them a chance due to the In Rainbows "experiment" (I paid 4 dollars for it). I respected them for doing that and wanted to support them - ended up really enjoying the CD. Now I've gone back and listened to their "classics" - and I actually like In Rainbows better than Kid A, OK Computer, etc.

Fishcounter said...

hmmm. My browser seems to be broken. Unless the #1 cd (The Decemberists)is actually #50, and, if you've listed up through #7, then 1 through 25 has to be interpolated onto the scale 50 to 7. That doesn't come out with a round number. I think you've been working too hard to confuse any bots that may mine this list...