As you know, I like lists. All kinds of lists. But my favorite are musically inclined lists. The end of the decade is approaching rather quickly, and with lists on my mind, I've been thinking about something I think a you all ought to be thinking about. The best albums of the 2000s. What were the first great albums of this millennium? Jeff Lind is down for the task of finding out. But he won't do it alone.
From now up until late December, we will try to figure out what have been the best albums of the 00s, by year. This will amount to a total of 10 albums, one from each year, to keep things even. This is how it will work — for each year, Jeff and I will pick one album as our favorite, but we will also hold a poll for you all to vote on to find the PMA Readers' choice for best album. Hopefully we will decide on two distinct albums to remember that given year.
We will be starting off with the year 2000. I have drawn up a list of 10 albums released in the year 2000 (in the US). This list was derived from various year-end lists from publications like: Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll, Pitchfork, Mojo and Metacritic. Please select the album you think was the best in 2000. If your choice isn't on here, we'd love to see it in the comments section (though, we'd appreciate if you'd vote for your favorite on the list anyway).
A. OutKast - Stankonia
B. Radiohead - Kid A
C. Modest Mouse - The Moon And Antarctica
D. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
E. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
F. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
G. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
H. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
I. Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2
J. Sleater-Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One