Rolling Stone's Best of the Decade

With the end of the decade upon us, comes the recap on all the great things that happened. The Rolling Stones new issue is all about The Bests of the Decade including: 100 greatest guitar songs, 100 greatest singers, 500 greatest songs, and 500 greatest albums. Rolling Stones will be unveiling more special decade-end features in the days to come before the New Year.

For all of you who’s memory is as terrible as mine this is a must have issue. Here is a sneak peak of Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the Decade:

9. M.I.A. – Kala
8. Bob Dylan – Modern Times
7. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
6. Arcade Fire – Funeral
5. The White Stripes – Elephant
4. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
3. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2. The Strokes – Is This It
1. Radiohead – Kid A

And where my favorite albums showed up:

17. Beck – Sea Change
26. Cat Power – The Greatest
42. Elliott Smith – Figure 8
47. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
50. Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning
61. The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
92. Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago

As I read through the list I am reminded of all the great albums in the past ten years. I feel like I have re-discovered my iTunes playlist and I need to go back and listen to all of these songs again. Bands like Kings of Leon, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, and The White Stripes show up more than once in this list and I would have to agree that these bands made a significant impact on the music industry in the past decade.

-Annie H.


Kim said...

Eminem is in the top ten? I guess they have to take album sales into account, but come on!

Anonymous said...

Where's Elevation's Strangelove? RS is sleeping...