Thursday, 19 November 2009

Decaydence: Albums That Survived the Ravages of Time



With the Noughties - has anyone come up with a less abominable term for this decade yet? - drawing to a close, the inevitable year-end lists will undoubtedly have a supporting cast of best of the decade run downs.  

Now, Heavier ~ Than ~ Air could certainly shun this trend, standing above the noise and tutting like some cantankerous old crone lamenting today's youth, but the truth is I'll read as many of them as I can point my browser at and have fun doing so. Thus begins the Decaydence feature this weekend with a look all the way back to 2000. As old Rolf might put it, "can you tell  what it is yet?"

In the meantime, to whet the appetite, here are some links to interesting early adopters of the decade lists. Comments on your best of the past 10 are also very welcome. Go ahead, challenge what I think I might perhaps already know, maybe.

ALBUMS OF THE DECADE 'BLOG TOUR'
"10 blogs, 1 decade, too many albums to count."
(Made known to me via CYSTS? and DECKFIGHT)

AQUARIUM DRUNKARD 'DECADE' SERIES 
 "From the beginning of October through the end of December, Monday through Thursday, AD will feature a post, or posts, from a particular writer detailing their favorite albums of the decade."

KNOX ROAD: TOP ALBUMS OF THE 2000's
 "After creating and combining our individual “best of” lists, we have created a sort of patchwork of what we think are the greatest albums from 2000 to 2009."

 NME: TOP 100 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE DECADE
Sure they're perennial Brit 'hype then gripe' merchants, 
but they can also pick out a gem here and there


 PITCHFORK'S 'P2K' SERIES
 "The decade in music" 
(More lists than you can shake a shitty stick at. 
Animal Collective guaranteed or your money back)


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Now playing:
Muse - Time Is Running Out
via FoxyTunes



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