Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Best of the decade: 1-10


Band: Sufjan Stevens
Album: Ilinois

It's hard not to be repetitive when I've already outlined why I like Sufjan Stevens. Illinois is better than Michigan. The crazy arranged stuff is more fun, the subtle beauty is more subtle. "Chicago" is just such an amazing song, with Stevens' voice taking center stage.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best of the decade: 11-20


Band: Mastodon
Album: Leviathan

And so it began.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Best of the decade: 21-30


Band: Battles
Album: Mirrored

As previously written, Mirrored is the sound of the future, for worse or for (mostly) better.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Best of the decade: 31-40


Band: Pinback
Album: Blue Screen Life

As mentioned in the bit about the Raconteurs, this list is often a romp through my life story since Jan. 1, 2000 (and mostly since May 2003, my college graduation). Thhe deeper I go into the list, the more I find the records that soundtracked my daily existance: The Metro, playing video games, girlfriends, whatever.