A brief break from the talk of dodgy interviewees for a moment for an 'everyone's doing it and, well, so am I actually' end of decade chart. I came up with this list for a website I write for (musicOMH.com pop pickers) and only The Strokes made it through to the final top 21 (see here for that) so here is my two penneth for the best albums from 2000-2009:
TOP TEN ALBUMS OF THE DECADE
1. Chemical Brothers – We Are The Night
2. Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
3. Royksopp – Melody AM
4. Justice – Cross
5. Tim Story & Hans Joachim Roedelius – Lunz
6. Saint Germain – Tourist
7. Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
8. Black Devil Disco Club – In Dub
9. Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi
10. The Strokes – Is This It?
The problem with things like this is you always remember other albums after you've sent the list off. I would add to this, Daedelus' 'Love To Make Music To' which would come in at around number six, meaning The Strokes wouldn't even have made it! It's a funny old game.
Useless music fact #10: The best selling single of the decade was 'Anything Is Possible'/'Evergreen' by Will Young and the best selling album of the decade was James 'yes my name is cockney rhyming slang' Blunt's 'Back To Bedlam'. Thus proving once again that the record buying public do tend to like a load of old cock.
Originally posted on http://blog.ianroullier.com on 7 January 2010.