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Under The Radar: Best Of The Decade – Albums 1-10

Posted in Chart, Under The Radar by newmusicexcess on December 27, 2009

The December issue of Under The Radar magazine features a list of the 200 best albums of the decade. Here are numbers 1 to 10 on the list:

1. Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
2. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
3. Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
4. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out of This Country (2006)
5. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (2005) 
6. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (2009)
7. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
8. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
9. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
10 Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It in People (2002)

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  1. Brett said, on January 15, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I didnt agree with quite a few of their choices on this “top 200” list, but there were a couple major uncertainties in my mind. Camera Obscura as the 4th best album of the decade? I enjoy them fine but I didn’t see that at all. Also, they listed three Decemberists albums none of which were Picaresque. As far as top lists go it’s so hard to rate the best top 200 albums of a decade let alone just picking them. Everyone has their own opinion and have different tastes and emotions tied to various albums, so I don’t take them to heart. It’s still interesting what a magazine or company will deem the best.

  2. newmusicexcess said, on January 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Thanks for commenting on the blog. I know what you mean about trying to pick the top 200 albums. I think I might take a look at the magazine again, it would be interesting to see if they explain how they drew up the list. Also, listing 200 seemed a pretty tall order for them. I noticed other magazines kept down to 100 or less, and some also included reviews for each entry. I must confess to being totally unfamiliar with most albums on the Under The Radar list as prior to starting this blog I had been mostly listening to extreme music and minimalistic electronica.

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