Top Ten Favorite Albums, 2000-Present

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  • 2003
  • 1. Streetcore - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros
  • 2. World Without Tears - Lucinda Williams
  • 3. Welcome Interstate Managers - Fountains Of Wayne
  • 4. The Wind - Warren Zevon
  • 5. Down With Wilco - The Minus 5
  • 6. Volume 4 - Joe Jackson Band
  • 7. Yours, Mine & Ours - The Pernice Brothers
  • 8. Soul Journey - Gillian Welch
  • 9. Wildwood Flower - June Carter Cash
  • 10. Elephant - White Stripes
  • 2002
  • 1. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
  • 2. The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
  • 3. Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue - Bob Dylan
  • 4. Blood Money - Tom Waits
  • 5. When I Was Cruel - Elvis Costello
  • 6. One Beat - Sleater-Kinney
  • 7. Ralph Stanley - Ralph Stanley
  • 8. Struts & Shocks - Seana Carmody
  • 9. On - Imperial Teen
  • 10. Tell The Kids The Cops Are Here - Model Rockets
  • 2001
  • 1. The Convincer - Nick Lowe
  • 2. Love And Theft - Bob Dylan
  • 3. Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch
  • 4. Because We Hate You - Young Fresh Fellows
  • 5. Let The War Against Music Begin - The Minus 5
  • 6. Pneumonia - Whiskeytown
  • 7. Global A Go-Go - Joe Strummer
  • 8. Gold - Ryan Adams
  • 9. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
  • 10. Is This It - The Strokes
  • 2000
  • 1. Silver & Gold - Neil Young
  • 2. Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris
  • 3. Kid A - Radiohead
  • 4. If I Could Only Fly - Merle Haggard
  • 5. Two Against Nature - Steely Dan
  • 6. Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams
  • 7. Smile - The Jayhawks
  • 8. Life'll Kill Ya - Warren Zevon
  • 9. Wasp Star - XTC
  • 10. And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out - Yo La Tengo
Author Comments: 

I've been doing these lists for several years now, but this gives me a chance to a) stick them all in one place (as opposed to having them scattered around a few sites) and b) re-examine some prior favorites and later discoveries. My goal is to make it all the way to the 60s, though I'll honestly be surprised if I'm able to finish up the 90s.

I should also point out that I'm making no attempt to sort out what I think are the "best" albums by year, just what pleased my ears the most. For example, the Interpol record was better than most of what I heard in 2002, but there were others I enjoyed more. Feel free to flame away below.