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Best album of 2009 (marking 10 years of music)

As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2009 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

From 2009 the year that Jonathon Ross returned to his Radio two show and Sir Terry Wogan left his, also the year we got a new baby. Talitha. (nice) .
the contenders in alphabetical order;

  • The Builder and the Butchers – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well
  • The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
  • Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
  • Fanfarlo – Reservior
  • Florence & the Machine – Lungs
  • fun. – Aim and Ignite
  • Howling Bells – Radio Wars
  • Neko Case- Middle Cyclone
  • Nellie McKay – Normal As Blueberry Pie
  • Odd Nosdam – T.I.M.E. Soundtrack
  • One eskimO – One eskimO
  • Over the Rhine – Live from Nowhere vol. 4
  • Pheonix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  • Regina Spector – Far
  • Jonsi & Alex – Riceboy Sleeps
  • Royskopp – Junior
  • St Vincent – Actor
  • Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer
  • Using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    The Decemberists – The Hazards of Love
    a modern progressive rock opera, with 4 lead singing parts, 2 female, 2 male, sung by two females and 1 male. staged as a touring show played in order, it shouldn’t have worked, on first listen it didn’t work, but Shara Wooten for My Brightest Diamond pushes this album into the realms of greatness. It is literate, deep, compelling, strange and weird all at the same time with some wonderful melodies and great tunes backing it up.
    seek out – as it is a progressive rock opera, it has to be the whole album, one song just doesn’t give enough without the full fabric around it.

    number 2
    Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
    Dirty Projectors, never quite got the previous album, “twin cinema”, but “Bitte Orca” is magnificent, it just sound right. It does just sound right. It is indie greatness.
    seek out – sorry the whole album, it is wonderful and only slightly pipped by Sunset for the top spot.

    number 1
    Sunset Rubdown – Dragonslayer
    This is a wonderful album which starts as grandly as it can and continues in it’s opulence and rock opera melodics for the whole album. considerably shorted that the Decemberists attempt at doing the same thing and this album does rock, you have probably never heard it but this sounds wonderful, like a band who are having fun creating something they will be proud of for the rest of their lives. truly a great album.seek out – The whole album. You just should.

    Best album of 2008 (marking 10 years of music)


    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2008 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    From 2008 the year that Barack Obama (“yes we can”) was elected 44th US president, and Bill Gates stepped down from day to day control at Microsoft in order to give away money.
    the contenders in alphabetical order;

  • The Airbourne Toxic Event – The Airbourne Toxic Event
  • Bon Ivor – For Emma, Forever Ago
  • British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
  • Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
  • Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
  • James Yorkston – When The Haar Rolls In
  • Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
  • Kings of Leon – Only By The Night
  • Ladytron – Velocifero
  • Max Richter – 24 postcard in Full Colour
  • My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
  • Of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
  • Sad Day For Puppets – Sad Day For Puppets
  • She & Him – Volume 1
  • Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Perishing
  • Starflyer 59 – Dial M for Murder
  • Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
  • Using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever ago
    atmospheric, folky, rough yet gentle, this album had some wonderful things in it, an album of emotive depth which takes root in your head and keep s floatinground and round. a ultimately joyful listen
    seek out – “Flume”, “Skinny Love”, & “For Emma”

    number 2
    Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
    Loved this album. Especially shouting out (Blake’s got a new face loudly at really inappropriate times. dunno what else to say. it wears its influences on its seleves and is very enjoyable as a listen.
    seek out – “Oxford Comma”, “A-Punk”, “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” & “One (Blake’s Got a New Face)”

    number 1
    Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
    Great Album, similar to Beirut’s album the year before, but simply and wonderful album of harmony, melody and song. I really like this album alot
    seek out – The whole album. It lovelyness in musical form.

    Best album of 2007 (marking 10 years of music)



    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2007 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    From 2007 the year that was “European Year of Equal Opportunities for All”, the year Gordon brown became UK prime Minister, and the year of minority government at the Scottish Parliament.
    the contenders in alphabetical order;

  • Alphabeat – This Is Alphabeat
  • Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
  • Björk – Volta
  • Burial – Untrue
  • Emilie Simon – L’Olympia
  • Fiest – The Reminder
  • Mark Ronson – Version
  • Martyn Joseph- Vegas
  • The National – Boxer
  • Okkervil River – The Stage Names
  • Over The Rhine – The Trumpet Child
  • Radiohead – In Rainbows
  • Rilo Kiley – Under The Backlight
  • St Vincent – Marry Me
  • Steve Earle – Washington Square Blues
  • Using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    Over The Rhine – The Trumpet Child
    This is Over the Rhine’s third appearance in albums i liked from the 2000’s. and this one is again full of consistently great tunes and wonderful lyrics. another quietly wonderful album.
    seek out – “Desperate for Love”, “Trouble”, “If A Song Could Be President” & “Don’t Wait For Tom”

    number 2
    Steve Earle – Washington Square Blues
    A great album from Mr Earle, Recorded in New York where he had moved and influenced by the sounds of new york this album mixes up folk and country with hip hop beats and urban production. But it does this without messing with the songwriting, or the key folkiness of the album. It is a good album to listen too, but every so often some of lyrics will catch you provoke and challenge, i like that.
    seek out – “Satellite Radio”, “City of Immigrants”, “Sparkle and Shine” & “Oxycontin Blues”

    number 1
    Radiohead – In Rainbows
    Radiohead, narrowly edge out The National’s “Boxer”, with “In Rainbows”. What a great album. First thing to notice is that it is only ten songs, ten great songs, everyone is individually noticeable and integral to the album. secondly, it rocks. It really does. “15 step” is great, “Bodysnatchers” sounds wonderful, “weird fishes/arpeggi” is as clean a rock song as Radiohead have ever done.and on it goes. one song highlights this for me “House of Cards”, so simple, deep, emotional, yet simple. it doesn’t seem the longest song on the album yet it is. Lovely album. and in all the coverage about the pay what you want thing, i think the lovelyness of this album got lost somehow.
    seek out – The whole album. It lovelyness in musical form.

    Best album of 2006 (marking 10 years of music)


    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2006 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    From 2006 the year that richard hammond crashed in that crash, and the year norman kember was on a peacemaking trip,m was kidnapped and then resc=ued by the SAS.
    the contenders in alphabetical order;

  • Barenaked Ladies – Barenaked Ladies Are Me
  • Belle & Sebastian – This Life Pursuit
  • Betty Curse – Hear Lies
  • The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
  • Duke Special – Songs From The Dark Forest
  • Hem – Funnel Cloud
  • I’m From Barcelona – Let Me Introduce My Friends
  • Iain Archer – Magnetic North
  • Johnny Cash – American V – A Hundred Highways
  • Kings of Leon – Because The times
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead – Yell Fire
  • Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
  • MuteMath – MuteMath
  • Regina Spector – Begin To Hope
  • Using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    Muse – Black Holes & Revelations
    we were driving back fro Ruaha National Park to our digs at the Deaf school near Iringa, the night had been fun and long with good chat and cold frosty beverages, around 2am the hippos had started shouting seemingly outside our waterside lodges, lions had been calling to each other, and our lodges had no glass in the windows! We had had a long day animal spotting, and the drive home was long. as we drove Alice asked if we could listen to one of her tapes, It wa athe new muse album. The sun was going down as the landrover drove, the stereo played this amazing soundtrack as we powered to our home. This album sums up our time in Africa in a wonderful and great way.
    seek out – “Take A bow”, “Super Massive Black Hole”, “Knights of Cydonia” & “Assassin”

    number 2
    The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
    Kinda “Progrock” in places, pop rock in others. it is a fantastic album with a depth of music and way with words which get in your head as much as colin’s voice is Unique. frankly a very, very good album, which was odds on for number 1 if the number one album hadn’t made an appearance to my ear buds!
    seek out – “The Crane Wife 3”, “O Valencia”, “Summersong” & “Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)”

    number 1
    Hem – Funnel Cloud
    Hem’s funnel cloud is a beautiful album of gentle folky indie music. It a delight of an album.
    seek out – The whole album. It is simply beautiful.

    Best album of 2005 (marking 10 years of music)

    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2004 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    From 2005 the year Ellen MacArthur sailed very fast, Live 8 saw Pink Floyd on stage together again, and Coldplay made my the walls of our flat shake.
    the contenders in alphabetical order;

  • The Chemical Brothers – Push The Button
  • Courtney Pine – Resistance
  • Daniel Barenboim – Chopin : Preludes and other Piano Works
  • Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat
  • Kevin Max – The Impostor
  • Martyn Joseph – Deep Blue
  • My Morning Jacket -Z
  • The National – Alligator
  • Over the Rhine – Drunkards Prayer
  • Sufjan Stevens – (Come on feel the) Illinoise!
  • using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    TheNationalAlligatorzJointly My Morning Jacket – Z & The National – Alligator
    I couldn’t split them. Both American rock bands, both with awesome albums which I loved. Both are great live, both are albums i keep on returning to often. I don’t know how I could separate them to be honest.
    Seek out – both albums. they are very good.

    number 2
    deep-blueMartyn Joseph – Deep Blue
    What an album. really what an album. Practically prefect songs in every aspect. turn me tender is possibly my favourite song form this decade. it constantly leaves me desiring its company and wisdom as I work out what this thing called life is all about.
    seek out – the album, it is quite wonderful

    number 1
    illinoiseSufjan Stevens – (Come on feel the) Illinoise!
    I love the songs on this album, the way some tracks last 40 seconds or so, and how some last 5minutes. the way the sparing use of orchestration, the grooves on some songs, the fact it is about one of my top 52 American states, the fact the production seems sparing to give each piece of music its on space. it is quite, quite brilliant.
    seek out – the whole album. it should get your attention.

    Best album of 2004 (marking 10 years of music)

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    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2004 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    From 2004 the year Jeffery John and Christiano Ronaldo’s wink as Portugal put England out of European football championships both became infamous.
    the contenders in alphabetical order;

  • At The Close of Everyday – The Silja Symphony
  • Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Please Describe Yourself
  • Emiliana Torrini – Fisherman’s wife
  • Five For Fighting – The Battle For Everything
  • The Go! Team – Thunder, Lightening, Strike
  • Iain Archer – Flood the Tanks
  • The Killers – Hot Fuss
  • Madeleine Peyroux – Careless Love
  • Peter Case – Who’s Gonna Walk Your Crooked Mile?
  • Ron Sexsmith – Retriever
  • Viva Voce – The Heat Will Melt Your Brain
  • William Shatner – Has Been
  • using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    ronRon Sexsmith – Retriever.
    I was standing with my wife and Sarah at a concert, and the Sound Guy played this album over the PA. I was commented I loved this record, Sarah asked who it was, and I told her about it. she commented she wished she had my record collection. This album is a wonderfully great pop record, fantastic songs, quietly catchy, with strong melodies, lyrics to die for, this album is wonderful and why he is not stratispherically famous is shocking
    seek out – “Not About to Lose”, “Happiness” & “Tomorrow In Her Eyes”

    number 2
    WilliamShatner-HasBeenWilliam Shatner – Has Been
    His follow up to his last album in 1968 was great. Shatner doesn’t sing, he kinda reads poetry over the top of musical arrangements. Perhaps it was watching too much Star trek but I didn’t expect the emotional intensity of reality, brokenness of this album. Added to that Ben Folds, wrote the music, played, produced and co-wrote most of the songs this is really an unexpected, special, album. which deserves much love.
    seek out – “Real”, “I Can’t Get Behind That”, “You’ll Have Time”, “Common People”

    number 1
    The_Battle_for_EverythingFive For Fighting – The Battle for Everything
    I bought this album on the basis of hearing a song on a sampler CD. I thought I was getting country rock, instead i got a gorgeous wonderful collection of beauty. It really is wonderful album with songs of love and loss which have stayed. a depth of melody and meaning give rise to occasionally just singing part of the song as you are driving around. it is a great album.
    seek out – “The Devil In The Wishing Well”, “If God Made You”, “100 years”, “Maybe I”

    Best album of 2003 (marking 10 years of music)

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    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 200 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    From 2003 the year London introduced its congestion charge, and the end of Channel 4’s Brookside and Supersonic aircraft Concorde.
    the contenders are in alphabetical order;

      Barenaked Ladies – Everything to Everyone
      Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress
      British Sea Power – The Decline of British Sea Power
      Bruce Cockburn – You’ve Never Seen Everything
      Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
      Eddi Reader – Sings The Songs of Robert Burns
      Martyn Joseph – Whoever it was that brought me here will have to take me home
      OutKast – Speakerboxx / The Love Below
      Over the Rhine – Ohio
      Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
      Rufus Wainwright – Want One
      The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
      The Violet Burning – This Is The Moment
      Zwan – Mary Star of The Seas

    using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are
    please note this year was extremely good for music and a real tough decision!

    number 3
    e2eBarenaked Ladies – Everything to Everyone.
    in my humble opinion probably the best record Barenaked Ladies have made. off kilter, gorgeous pop with a rock underbelly. lyrics to die for and a pop sensibility which belies the seeming simplicity of the album, it took me a while to click with, but now the album is welded in my subconscious, with twists and turns which are as familiar as old friends and sometimes as surprising as friends are.
    seek out – “Another Postcard”, “Shopping” & “War on Drugs”

    number 2
    wantoneRufus Wainwright – Want One
    I remember buying this CD then giving a lift to someone in my car, and saying “You must listen to this album. it is wonderful, it mixes classical pop, beauty and wonder. it is as operatic as it is pop, it is just wonderful”. then I turned it up loud and sang along completely convinced it’s beauty would work wonders.
    what an album. If it wasn’t for number 1 it would easily have been album of the year.
    seek out – the whole album. it is easily one of the top ten albums of this decade.

    number 1
    OhioOver the Rhine – Ohio
    I don’t know how 2 albums into a 4 album deal Over the Rhine persuaded Virgin records to allow them to release a double album, but frankly it is a move of backing artists vision which was rewarded by one of the best albums i have ever heard.
    It is moving, frank, honest, emotional, wonderful, dreamy, yet real, bitter sweet, an album of supreme skill craft, songwriting and beauty, just wonderful. absolutely wonderful.
    seek out – ensure you have this album. If you don’t have it ask I will buy it for you. (really this is a real offer)

    Best album of 2002 (marking 10 years of music)

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    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 200 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    Anyway from the year 2002 the year Gunther von Hagens conducted the first public autopsy in a London theatre for 170 years, and also the year of the Manchester commonwealth games.
    the contenders in alphabetical order(!)

      Aimee Mann – Lost in Space
      Bon Voyage – The Right Amount
      Buddy Miller – Midnight and Lonesome
      The Chemical Brothers – Come With Us
      Del Amitri – Can You Do Me Good?
      Doves – The Last Broadcast
      Johnny Cash – American IV – The Man Comes Around
      Sixpence None The Richer – Divine Discontent
      Steve Earle – Jerusalem

    Using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are…

    3
    JerusalemSteve Earle – Jerusalem
    I cannot remember why i bought this album. I had never heard any of Steve Earle’s albums before, but buy it I did. What I found was a politically charged, folk, country protest singer trying to work out what he saw going on in America and singing the songs which came out of that trying to understand.
    It is a great album with some stand out tracks! It has an intensity, which brought with it controversy and a strong reation, then again isn’t all good art controversal?
    seek out – “John Walker’s Blues”, “The Truth” & “Jerusalem”

    2
    cashJohnny Cash – American IV – The Man Comes Around
    What can I say.
    If you haven’t seen the video for “Hurt” your life is incomplete. this albums is as complete an album as a frail, old, dying man can make. Simply breathtaking.
    seek out – go buy the album. and the video of Hurt. you really need this.

    1
    divine discontentSixpence None The Richer – Divine Discontent
    The first time I heard Sixpence None the Richer’s Divind Discontent I was excited. it sounds like a brilliant polished pop album, georgous melody’s, Leighs brilliant floating vocals, a full rounded band sound. it sustained as constant listens happened. wonderful album. with a georgous sound and wonderful running order, the only blight on a great album is it was woefully under promoted. meaning very few people heard it. shame it is a great pop album.
    seek out – the whole album, is it wonderful

    Best album of 2001 (marking 10 years in music)

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    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod or not. So what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 2001 and a top 3 with some witterings on why I like things you will probably not like!

    From 2001 the year that the twin towers were destroyed and pyres of foot and mouth cattle were lit across the British countryside.
    the contenders (in alphabetical order)

  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – B.R.M.C.
  • Buddie & Julie Miller – Buddie & Julie Miller
  • Cowboy Junkies – Open
  • Eddi Reader – Live
  • Lost Dogs – Real Men Cry
  • Over the Rhine – Films for Radio
  • R.E.M. – Reveal
  • Radiohead – Amnesiac
  • using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    3
    brmcBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club – B.R.M.C.
    what a great album, i first head of it from Pip Wilson’s blog, and what a good little rock’n’roll album it is all fuzzy guitars, thumping drums and almost distorting bass lines, and a brooding sense of something happening. I think this album is ace. but then after putting Smashing Pumpkins and At The Drive In in my top 3 from 2000 is that any surprise?
    seek out ‘Spread You Love’ & ‘Love Burns’

    2
    ffrOver the Rhine – Films for Radio
    good classy record. it marked a change in direction for the band, after being signed to IRS, and being a four peice band making pretty straight pop rock, the band had self recorded and released (the unbelievaby fantastic album) Good Dog Bad Dog, Ric (guitars) and Brian (drums) had left the band, this left the band more focused on linford’s writing and Karen’s voice.
    the resulting album is very good indeed. With a new guitarist and producer in tow, Films For Radio, has a dreamy wonderfulness quality to it. The songs have the feel of a bond theme about them, and perhaps hinting at the change leading to a change of direction but possibly even more fantastic music to come. still pop / rock wbut with hints of country and perhaps a jump forward in production quality.
    Seek out – ‘I radio heaven’, ‘If nothing else”

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    buddy-and-julieBuddy & Julie Miller – Buddy & Julie Miller
    I love this album, I guess loving Country/americana music can be hard to do but with this album it is easy, an album jam packed with great songs and great harmonies. Buddy and Julie have been called the first couple of americana, and looking at the list of who they have and contiue to work with is a who’s who of country /americana music.
    This album is delivered with class. It was the first album I got from Buddy & Julie and it is great music for driving to! you should really be listening to this album. seriously, you should!
    seek out ‘Keep Your Distance’ & ‘The Rivers Gonna Run’

    Best Album of 2000 (marking 10 years of music)

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    As part of thinking back and remembering things on the cusp of moving into 2010, I am trying to work out what to put on my iPod and what not. so what follows is a brief look through the best albums I got in the year 200 and a top 3 with some witterings on why i like things you will probably not like!

    anyway from 2000, the year Alex Salmond resigned as leader of the SNP(!), and microsoft unleashed the mighty ME.
    The Contenders in alphabetical order

  • Aimee Mann – Bachelor No.2
  • At The Drive-In – Relationship of Command
  • Barenaked Ladies – Maroon
  • Coldplay – Parachutes
  • Earthsuit – Kaleidoscope Superior
  • Fatboy Slim – Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars
  • Johnny Cash – American III: Solitary Man
  • Johnny Q Public – Welcome To Earth
  • Radiohead – Kid A
  • The Smashing Pumpkins – MACHINA/The Machines of God
  • Terry Scott Taylor – Avocado Faultine
  • Various Artists – O Brother, Where Art Thou? OST
  • using a completely biased methodology of what did I listen to most then, what do I listen to now and think is pretty good and just what rocks my world, the top three are

    number 3
    machina Smashing Pumpkins – MACHINA/The Machines of God
    from my first time hearing Siamese Dream, I really got the Smashing Pumpkins. (says alot about my teenage years, but then albums like “Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness”, were aimed at my teenage self.) MACHINA/The Machines of God is a strong album probably a bit needy, trying to prove that the band could do without D’arcy who had left from the original lineup. as such there are some tremendous songs on this album, It made alot of rock sense to me.
    Seek out – “The Everlasting Gaze” or “Try, Try, Try”

    number 2
    relationship_of_command-150x150 At The Drive-In – Relationship Of Command
    What an album. the thing is awesome. every song is full of energy, edgy rockiness, which is generous as it is greatness. the album keeps you going, and going, and going, as it propels you along it slap you in the face to keep up. I love it all. it just rocks, what an album. I am in awe of it. (& it still sounds great.)
    seek out – “Invalid Litter Dept.” & “Rolodex Propaganda”

    Number 1
    kida Radiohead – Kid A

    what can you say, the album which followed up “OK Computer”, an album variously voted the best album ever, and I think some of the songs on this album are better. Every move is natural and sounds wonderful. It’s like Radiohead had signposted that each album was a step on from each other, and this is just where naturally it was all going.

    This album is probably my favourite Radiohead album, I don’t think it is as well rounded as OK Computer, but I think it has better songs, and I like that it isn’t as legendary! If you are only buying on album from 2000, I would tell you to buy this one.
    seek out – the whole album, you’ll thank me in the long run!

    So what was your favourite album of 2000? let me know in the comments!