Monday, January 04, 2010

Best Albums of the Decade: Part 2 (25-1)

Okay, here comes the last half of that list. Get ready, it's coming after the jump...

Best Albums of the Decade: Part 1 (50-26)

I like making lists. I find list making shallow, but I'm okay with that. It's faster. It saves time. Making a list like Fifty Best Albums of the Decade is a pretty impossible task, and I think I shot myself in the foot right at the beginning by laying claim to the albums I'm about to toss at you as the 'best' as opposed to 'favorite' or something like that. I'm no professional, I didn't hear everything that was released in the past ten years. So that 'best' designation should be taken with a grain of salt. But, that being said, I'll stand by this list, so there's that.

I should probably say something about my methodology, but I'm not going to. All I'm going to say is this: over the course of the past ten years this sort of list making has become incredibly ubiquitous. So, needless to say, I saw this list coming from a mile away and prepared myself accordingly. What that really means is I've been thinking about this for a while. So, don't think I did what would make the most sense, which is to get really drunk and just vomit this list onto the internet. That way its over really quickly and you don't think about what you list and how it's ordered, which would hypothetically mean that the list is a more honest representation of your musical intuitions. Like I said, I didn't do that. In any case, here is the list along with a few thoughts on each album.

Okay, so let's try a re-boot...

Let's not kid ourselves. This whole end of the decade festivities thing was a debacle. Once a day? Who were we kidding? So, I'm ending it right here because it is forcing me to not write about other things, even though I really want to. So, it ends at number forty-something. I'm going to post the Best Albums of the Decade lists that I've come up with right now so they're here then we're starting off the year fresh.

I mean, a move to the big, scary city should be enough to re-boot this crazy inactive blog, right? Especially if I'm going to be, you know, riding on subways a lot and stuff. Tons of music to talk about and tons to listen to. Let's get started, yeah?