Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Best 50 Albums of the Decade

Yes, fans and fervent followers:  another one of my year end lists for you to devour, decipher and dis. But this one happens to be Decade-licious and not focused on 2009. Without further ado : My 50 Best Albums of the Decade!!

1.         Kid A –Radiohead -2000
2.         Songs For the Deaf-Queens of the Stone Age- 2002
3.         Them Crooked Vultures- 2009
4.         Wilco- A Ghost is Born- 2004
5.         Mark Lanegan-Field Songs- 2001
6.         Beck-Sea Change- 2002
7.         Allison Krauss and Robert Plant-Raising Sand -2007
8.         In Rainbows-Radiohead -2007
9.         Mastodon-Crack The Skye- 2009
10.       White Stripes-De Stijl- 2000
11.       Mars Volta-Deloused in the Comatorium-2003
12.       Queens of the Stone Age-Rated R-2000
13.       Kings of Leon-Youth and Young Manhood-2003
14.       Drive By Truckers-The Southern Rock Opera-2001
15.       The Hold Steady-Separation Sunday-2005
16.       Built to Spill-You In Reverse-2006
17.       Ray LaMontagne-Trouble-2004
18.       Radiohead-Amnesiac-2001
19.       Clutch-Pure Rock Fury-2001
20.       U2-No Line on the Horizon-2009
21. Elliott Smith- From a Basement On a Hill- 2004
21.       My Morning Jacket-Z-2005
22.       Heartless Bastards-The Mountain-2009
23.       High On Fire-Death is This Communion-2007
24.       Neko Case-Middle Cyclone-2009
25.       Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds-Dig! Lazarus Dig!-2008
26.       Eagles of Death Metal-Peace, Love and Death Metal-2004
27.       Black Keys-Attack and Release-2008
28.       Valient Thorr-Immortalizer-2008
29.       LCD Soundsystem-self titled-2005
30.       Diamond Nights-Popsicle-2005
31.       Iron and Wine- Our Endless Numbered Days-2004
32.       Death From Above 1979- You’re a Woman, I’m A Machine- 2004
33.       Blitzen Trapper-Furr-2008
34.       Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot-2002
35.       Spoon-Kill The Moonlight-2002
36.       The Darkness-Permission to Land-2003
37.       Comets On Fire-Blue Cathedral 2004
38.       Mark Lanegan-Bubblegum-2004
39.       Mastodon-Leviathan-2004
40.       Flaming Lips-Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots-2002
41.       The Sword-Gods of the Earth-2008
42.       The Parlor Mob-And You Were a Crow-2008
43.       Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit- 2009
44.       Thom Yorke-The Eraser-2006
45.       Priestess-Lay Down-2006
46.       Black Mountain-In the Future-2008
47.       Early Man-Closing In-2005
48.       Black Crowes-Warpaint-2008
49.       Howlin’ Rain- (self titled) 2006
50.       JJ Grey and Mofro- Lochloosa- 2004

I'm sure I've surprised a large majority of you with my diversity. Hell, you should see all of the different flags that I have hanging off of the front of my house. The neighbors all scratch their heads as their little foofy dogs crap on my immaculately manicured lawn. The fact is, you never know what you'll get here at Circle of Fits. Sometimes full circle, always a fit.


  1. That's a creditable list,Seano .... You do have a diversified list up there, and I would also like to applaud you for the really good work you have done ...

  2. Great list, obviously there's a ton of awesome albums on there. One mistake I made on my list is I forgot to put on Beck's Sea Change. It's definitely one of the better albums of the decade. I'm going to have to make a note of it when my list is finished.

  3. Great list - nearly as eclectic as mine. Check out my post and let me know what you think.