here are some random albums and songs i feel contend for best of the decade, in no order, with a "review" of less than ten words.
A MANNER TO ACT --- RA RA RIOT
I LUV THE VALLEY OH! --- XIU XIU
DUPPY CONQUEROR --- SAM BUCK ROSEN
this song makes you feel like you can do anything
STILLNESS IS THE MOVE --- DIRTY PROJECTORS
R&B diva + talking heads guitar = gold gold gold
WOMEN'S REALM --- BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
mom bought this album when i was 11. thanks mom
FIGHT AND KISS --- WE ARE WOLVES
feels like being punched. and being kissed
NOBODY MOVE NOBODY GET HURT --- WE ARE SCIENTISTS
so intensely singable. what's mine is yours
SKIN IS MY --- ANDREW BIRD
the most talented man in rock music. no contest
DEAD LEAVES AND THE DIRTY GROUND --- WHITE STRIPES
straight simple rock knows how to be heartwrenching
SHINE A LIGHT --- WOLF PARADE
another song that makes you feel you can do anything
BE GOOD --- TOKYO POLICE CLUB
straight playful indie pop. TPC could write the book
HOW WE KNOW --- THE THERMALS
this is a love song. did you know that?
JUST DRUMS --- TAPES N TAPES
hype can make good - very, very good
THERE THERE --- RADIOHEAD
USE IT --- NEW PORNOGRAPHERS
two sips from the cup of human kindness & i'm shitfaced
ABEL --- THE NATIONAL
a perfect rock song
ELECTRIC FEEL --- MGMT
there is no denying that this song is awesome.
YOU! ME! DANCING! --- LOS CAMPESINOS
big buildup and glorious breakdown
THE GOOD ONES --- THE KILLS
fuzz, drum machine, sexy croon. delicious
OBSTACLE 1 --- INTERPOL
EVIL --- INTERPOL
joy division if the strokes are the sex pistols. an equal and opposite reaction
BANDAGES --- HOT HOT HEAT
i pray this goes down as the classic it is.
TAKE ME OUT --- FRANZ FERDINAND
WE USED TO VACATION --- COLD WAR KIDS
nouveau blues. piano embodies discord
OVER AND OVER AGAIN --- CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
hype made good. again.
ALMOST CRIMES --- BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
first two lines of lyrics = GOLD
HELICOPTER --- BLOC PARTY
the first song i binge-listened to, eighth grade
ATLAS --- BATTLES
this sounds like industry. incredible metallic creativity
NEIGHBORHOOD #2 (LAIKA) --- ARCADE FIRE
BLACK MIRROR --- ARCADE FIRE
WAKE UP --- ARCADE FIRE
this band changed everything.
DID YOU SEE THE WORDS --- ANIMAL COLLECTIVE
the best song they have ever made. no contest
DIRTY PROJECTORS "RISE ABOVE"
NEW PORNOGRAPHERS "MASS ROMANTIC"
BLOC PARTY "SILENT ALARM"
WE ARE SCIENTISTS "WITH LOVE AND SQUALOR"
(extra points here for being named after MY FAVORITE SALINGER SHORT)
PROFESSOR MURDER "RIDES THE SUBWAY"
RA RA RIOT EP
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN "FOLD YOUR HANDS CHILD, YOU WALK LIKE A PEASANT"
SPOON "KILL THE MOONLIGHT"
GRIZZLY BEAR "YELLOW HOUSE"
ARCADE FIRE "FUNERAL"
THE NATIONAL "BOXER"
RADIOHEAD "HAIL TO THE THIEF"
SUFJAN STEVENS "COME ON FEEL THE ILLINOISE"
TAPES N TAPES "THE LOON"
WHITE STRIPES "WHITE BLOOD CELLS"
sorry about that monster of a post. all these albums and songs are worth a listen. i might add more, i feel like i've forgotten a bunch!