Thursday, November 19, 2009

Orphans more interesting.

I just discovered that The AV Club also posted a list called "Orphans."  It consists of 50 albums from 2000-2009 that were favourites of their reviewers that didn't make the Best of the Decade list.  I have to say, quickly browsing the lists... I probably listen to most of these albums way more than the ones on the official Best of list.

End of Decade lists.

The desire to make sense of our times through lists... it's provocative, it's lazy, it's fun, it's impossible. We're doing it. But in the meantime here are links to a couple of sources that have compiled top 50 albums of the Decade lists:

Paste Magazine

Safe choices: Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Flaming Lips
Odd choices: Loretta Lynn, Pedro the Lion


The Onion AV Club

Safe choices:  Grizzly Bear, TV on the Radio, The Strokes
Odd choices:  McClusky, Fugazi