Favorite Albums of 2000-2009
This is, quite simply, a list of my favorite albums of the last decade. These are not the best sellers, the highest voted in a Rolling Stone readers poll, the critics choices or the most popular, these are the albums that I return to again and again. Albums that have seen me through the best and the worst moments of the last ten years, albums that I cannot live without. I most certainly did not forget "the Blueprint," "Stankonia," "White Blood Cells," "Funeral," "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," or for that matter Kanye, Amy Winehouse, Ghostface, Sufjan Stevens, and the New Pornographers, but I left them off because for one reason or another the albums here were more important to me, made a deeper impression on me. I love music, possibly more than anything in my life, and these ten albums help to strengthen that love every time I hear them.