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Popten’s Top Albums of the Decade: A Through Z

a to zSo we here at popten got together and assembled a gigantic list of our favorite albums of the past decade. Then we voted on each others choices. It is amazing how wide a variety of listening styles your trusty pop culture gurus have. I’ve assembled the top vote-getters into a trusty A to Z list. Albums are in order by band name, with apologies up front for slightly fudging letters I, Q, V, and Y – those are album title. Our other, lesser communally-loved albums are tacked on as honorable mentions, by year.

A Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
B Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)
C Chemical Brothers – Push the Button (2005)
D Daft Punk – Discovery (2001)
E Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
F Feist – The Reminder (2007)
G Girl Talk – Night Ripper (2006)
H The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday (2005)
I The Magnetic Fields – i (2004)
J Josh Rouse – Under Cold Blue Stars (2002)
K Kanye West – College Dropout (2004)
L Lil Wayne – The Carter III (2008)
M Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004)
N Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings The Flood (2006)
O OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
P The Postal Service – Give Up (2003)
Q Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary (2005)
R Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
S Sufjan Stevens – Come On Feel The Illinoise (2005)
T TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain (2006)
U U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
V Grizzly Bear – Veckamist (2009)
W Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
X The xx – xx (2009)
Y Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
Z Jay Z – Blueprint (2001)

Stream the mix in two parts:

Part One (A through M)

Part Two (N through Z)

Honorable Mentions:
2000 Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of Bewilderbeast * Outkast – Stankonia * Radiohead – Kid A * Sigur Ros – Ágætis Byrjun * System of a Down – Toxicity * Ben Folds – Rockin The Suburbs 2001 New Pornographers – Mass Romantic * Rufus Wainwright – Poses 2002 Beck – Sea Change * Jay-Z – Blueprint 2: The Gift and The Curse 2003 Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress * British Sea Power – The Decline of British Sea Power * Darkness – The Darkness * Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism * Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers * Mars Volta – De-loused in the Comatorium * Shins – Chutes Too Narrow 2004 Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand * Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake * Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous * Say Anything – …Is a real boy 2005 Andrew Bird – The Mysterious Production of Eggs * Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine * New Pornographers – Twin Cinema * Sigur Ros – Takk * Stars – Set Yourself on Fire 2006 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not * Ghostface Killah – Fishscale * Muse – Black Holes and Revelations * Silversun Pickups – Carnavas 2007 Battles – Mirrored * Caribou – Andorra * Daft Punk – Alive 2007 * Danger – First EP * Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 2008 Alive In Wild Paint – Ceilings * Blue Sky Black Death – Late Night Cinema * Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes * Kanye West – 808s and Heartbreaks * M83 – Saturdays = Youth * MGMT – Oracular Spectacular * TV On The Radio – Dear Science 2009 Animal Collective – Meriweather Post Pavillion * Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3 * Rammstein – Liebe ist für alle da

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