Top Albums of the Decade

So i couldn't, try as i might, limit this list to 10 albums. Thats why its 15 long. either way these are the albums that are both my favorite combined with their critical acclaim.

15. Meteora – Linkin Park
-It was a toss up between this and Hybrid Theory, but this won out in the end as the album I much preferred.
14. Stars of CCTV – Hard-Fi
-This London rock group’s first album tells the stories of young adults under the cameras; the stars of CCTV.
13. These Streets – Paolo Nutini
-Unique and different, this album is a really good listen. Too bad his sophomore did not meet the same high standards.
12, Graduation – Kanye West
-His most celebrated release, and the album that really defined the Kanye West brand. And who can forget those glasses?
11. X & Y – Coldplay
-While others might point out A Rush of Blood to the Head, X & Y is the album that got me addicted and is the most played in my library.
10. Jimmy Eat World – Jimmy Eat World
-Another complete album, surprisingly varied yet totally unified.
9. Eye to the Telescope – KT Tunstall
-Can’t find a bad thing to say about this album, it has highs and lows but comes out solid in the end.
8. FutureSex/Lovesounds – Justin Timerlake
-Without knowing it you can probably identify 4 songs from this album, JT reinvents himself from pop star boy to hip hop adult.
7. Hot Fuss – The Killers
-The debut album from the Killers, bringing a unique sound that they would soon depart from, going on to equally good things.
6. The Black Parade – My Chemical Romance
-yea im a sucker for concept albums, but this one is one of the better ones.

...and now the top 5...


5. Continuum – John Mayer
John Mayer’s third major release rounds out the top five. It’s a smart album that combines multiple influences into a string of likable and well constructed songs.



4. Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
-the longest album title on the list, thought this isnt suprising considering lead singer Alex Turner’s way with words that craft the eccentric lyrics to the Arctic Monkeys high intensity narrative-esque songs.


3. Eyes Open – Snow Patrol
-This album manages to capture so many wide ranging feelings and emotions in a tight package it has squirmed into the number 3 spot. While many will only know this album for its major hit ‘Chasing Cars,’ the album is full of many other exceptional songs, ‘Hands Open’ and ‘Set Fire to the Third Bar’ to name a couple.


2. Absolution – Muse
-It was the album that brought Muse into the spotlight. Full of single worthy songs yet cohesive as a whole this album earned Muse the respect they had been due since ‘Origins of Symetry.’



1. American Idiot – Green Day.
- If ever there was an album that captured the feelings of this decade, Green Day created it. A complete album that tells the story of angst, political awareness and love in times of hardships, this slips—although with much competition—into the number one spot.


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