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Pangea's top 100 of the decade

I spend the last few months catching uo with a lot stuff. There is so much more i wanted to hear, but i also wanted to get this list out eventually. so here it is
100Sharon Van Etten
Are We There


2014
Singer Songwriter stuff
Your Love Is Killing Me
This one should be #20, somehow it got lost. Excellent songwriting backed with van Ettens powerful voice. I love the production too
99Mannequin Pussy
Romantic


2016
Punk
Recommend Track: Denial
Mannequin pussy have a great combination of harder punk rock songs and more softer rock songs with a pop sensibility. A lof of energy with great vocals
98The Tallest Man on Earth
There's No Leaving Now


2012
Folk
Revelation Blues
Kristian Mattson is one of my favourite songwriters and this isn't the last time he's on the list. On this album he employs a little more expansive instrumentation in comparion with his previous work with losing his touch with the songwriting and emotion
97Autechre
Oversteps


2010
Ambient/glitch
O=0
Weirdly soothing for an Autechre album. After a decade of weirder experimental stuff, Autechre started this decade with the calmer Oversteps and it sounds really nice
96Ghost (SWE)
Meliora


2015
Heavy Metal
Absolution
Incredibly fun and catchy metal album. It's full of great riffs and chorus and overal a blast to listen too
95The Dear Hunter
Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional


2016
Prog Rock
The March
The fifth and so far last inclusion of an incredibly ambitious concept albums series. Wonderful orchestral instumentation and catchy melodies.
94Hammock
Everything and Nothing


2016
Post Rock/Shoegaze
Unspoken
Very dreamy and pretty. This has a lot of vocal tracks for a Hammock album which works in its favour, especially if the songs are as good as Unspoken or Dissonance
93Casualties of Cool
Casualties of Cool


2014
Ambient Country
Moon
Country space journey that is beautiful. The vocal interplay between Townsend and Dorval is fantastic and the instrumentation is really nice
92Andy Stott
Passed Me By


2011
Dub Techno
New Ground
Really dark sound with excellent beats and a ominous atmosphere
91The National
High Violet


2010
Indie Rock
Conversation 16
While High Violet is not my favourite National album, it is clear that all their best qualities are there. Excellent lyrics, the instrumentation and Devendorf's drumming
90Coldplay
Mylo Xyloto


2011
Pop Rock
Hurts Like Heaven
Basically the album cover. Very colourful adhd version of Coldplay. Just a really fun album
89Mister And Mississippi
We Only Part To Meet Again


2015
Indie Rock
From Us to Remember
Atmospheric Indie rock hailing from my native country, The Netherlands. For Us to Remember is one of the best songs of the decade, listen to it!
88Mount Eerie
Now Only


2018
Folk
Now Only
I appreciate a Crow Looked At Me a lot for its lyrics, but musically, it doesn't much to me. Now Only however hits the sweet spot for me The lyrics are still excellent and reflective how his personal tradegy and this is musically much more engaging to me
87AJJ
Christmas Island


2014
Indie Folk
Coffin Dance
instrumentally this is mostly convential but the lyricism is classic weird AJJ that comines their quirkyness with morbid lyrics
86Aphex Twin
Syro


2014
Acid Techno
Produk 29 [101]
Very busy album that is mysterious but still very approachable
85Broods
Broods


2014
Synth Pop
Never Gonna Change
Very great consistent pop ep. True to the name mostly more brooding synth songs that remain catchy
841099
Blindpassasjer


2018
Post Rock
Osiris
Found these guys from Parksungjoons list and they rule so hard. Great summer-y post-rock with bright melodies
83Flotation Toy Warning
The Machine That Made Us


2017
Chamber Pop
Everything That's Difficult Will Come to an End
little bit weird album, kind of has its own atmosphere. Somewhat antiquated but still sounds fresh
82The Hotelier
Goodness


2016
Indie Rock/Emo
Two Deliverances
The perfect follow-up for Home.. Not as immediately impactful, but instead more reflective and hopeful. Despite this, it still have the build-ups and emotional releases to make it almost as special
81Sufjan Stevens
The Age of Adz


2010
Indietronica
Too Much
Incredibly ambitious album from Sufjan Stevens with excellent production. Wonderful album
80Polynation
Allogamy


2015
Ambient House
Why You
Gorgous album really. Free-flowing with a excellent atmosphere and nice melodies
79Kacey Musgraves
Golden Hour


2018
Country Pop
Lonely Weekend
Beautifully produced pop album. Everything is clear and bright. The melodies are wonderful too
78Carly Rae Jepsen
Emotion


2015
Pop
Run Away With Me
Probably the best pop album this decade in terms of the amount of bops It's super consistent too with only a few weak points
77Perfume Genius
Too Bright


2014
Experimental Pop
Fool
Really varied and quite experimental pop album. Really like his vocals and songwriiting here
76Melt Yourself Down
Melt Yourself Down


2013
Afrobeat
Fix My Life
Very busy and energetic. A blast to listen too
75Lakker
Tundra


2015
Techno
Milch
Thank you to Trifolium for putting Milch in SOTD, otherwise I probably wouldn't have found this. Amazing beats with great atmosphere, exactly what i love in electronic stuff
74Todd Terje
It's Album Time


2014
Nu Disco
Inspector Norse
Super goofy album and just really fun. Perfect for making weird dances when no is looking
73Deafheaven
Roads to Judah


2011
Blackgaze
Violet
Roads to Judah is more aggresive releases, but more importantly, it flows much better. The interlude tracks of Sunbather and Ordinary Human Corrupt Love interrupt the flow for me. Roads to Judah, in contrast, is a more whole and conistent release
72Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!


2012
Post Rock
We Drift Like Worried Fire
Post Rock legends show how it's done. Amazing build-ups and climax as per usual. I've grown to like the drone tracks as well
71Hammock
Departure Songs


2012
Post Rock/Shoegaze
Tonight We Burn Like Stars That Never Die
I love Hammock, but I was really worried about a double album from them. Luckilly the pull it off great. Not in particular very varied, but the quality of these songs is so high that it's amazing either way. Very dreamy post rock
70Do Make Say Think
Stubborn Persistent Illusions


2017
Post Rock
War On Turpor
Somewhat atypical post rock album with how dynamic and impactful this is. Excellent drumming as well that keep you engaged throughout
69Sheer Mag
Compilation LP


2017
Garage Rock
Worth The Tears
All three eps rule hard. Really fun catchy rock with great riffs. Powerful vocals too
68Vektor
Terminal Redux


2016
Thrash Metal
Collapse
You probably have noticed by now, but i don't typically pay much attention to metal. Vektor's hype in 2016 was unavoidable though and for good reason. Really fun album with great riffs and great progressive song structures
67Marika Hackman
We Slept at Last


2015
Indie Folk
Claude's Girl
A different kind of beast from her later pop rock albums, We Slept at Last is a beautiful and gentle folk album
66Touche Amore
Is Survived By


2013
Post Hardcore/emo
Very melodic post hardcore with passionate vocals. Beautiful aggresion
65Brandi Carlile
By the Way, I Forgive You


2018
Folk/Americana
Sugartooth
Carlile is such a good songwriter and storyteller. It helps that she has an incredible voice too
64Lapalux
Ruinism


2017
Wonky/Ambient pop
Data Demon
The atmosphere on this album is fantastic. I really like the dynamics too, the album builds and deconstructs itself constantly, which makes it an exciting listen
63Trophy Scars
Never Born, Never Dead


2011
Post Hardcore/Blues
Never Dead
Trophy Scars show their unique take on bluesy post-hardcore. Excellent instrumentation throughout in all areas as per usual for trophy scars. Great guitar playing and bright piano tones
62Kendrick Lamar
Section.80


Hip Hop
2011
Hiiipower
Underappreciated in this discog. Lamar is just as good as a songwriter as his later albums. That coupled with the great jazzy instruments makes it wonderful album
61Alcest
Écailles De Lune


2010
Blackgaze
Percees de Lumiere
Beautful stuff. Alcest balances the heavier parts perfecly with more gentle atmosphere.
60Captain, We're Sinking
The Future Is Cancelled


2013
Pop Punk
Adultery
Emotional raw and super catchy pop punk. Has that edge that some pop punk albums miss
59Nivhek
After Its own Death/ Walking in a Spiral


2019
Drone/Ambient
I can't pick a song from this
It's quite rare for me to really get into that it's mostly purely ambient, but this is gorgeously produced and perfomed that i fell in love with it anyway
58Sharon Van Etten
Epic


2010
Indie Folk
One Day
Short and sweet album. Great songwriting with a good variety and van Ettens vocals are amazing.
57Forest Swords
Compassion


2017
Ambient Dub
Raw Language
This sounds huge. Almost every song on here sounds larger than life. Take for example the sweeping strings of Raw Language.
56Chelsea Wolfe
Apokalypsis


2011
Gothic Folk
Tracks (tall bodies)
This album has that dark mysterious atmoshphere that drew me in. This is quite heavy at times but that's balanced perfectly with Wolfe's voice
55Arcade Fire
The Suburbs


2010
Indie Rock
Suburban War
Really fun upbeat songs backed with great songwriting. Nice summer listen
54Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket
Den sorgligaste musiken i varlden


2014
Screamo
Storm och langtan
The guitar lines in this are absolutely wonderful. The one behind the chorus of Storm och langtan espically. Pair this with a great emotive singer and very dynamic songwrting and you this beautful record
53Lapalux
Amnioverse


2019
Wonky/Ambient pop
Earth
Listening to this album is a journey. It always seems to built towards or away from something. It flows perfectly and has plenty of release that make all the building worth it
52Stara Rzeka
Zamknely Sie Oczy Ziemi


2015
Folk
Male Swierki
Atmospheric folk coming from poland with some ambient aspects. Really beautiful guitar melodies in here
51Ulver
The Assassination of Julius Caesar


2017
Synth Pop
Rolling Stone
Huge sounding synth pop. Every song has so much going on and it's very catchy
50White Lung
Deep Fantasy


2014
Punk
Lucky One
Aggresive and catchy punk with strong vocals from Mish Way. Their guitarist is great too.
49Radiohead
The King of Limbs


2011
Electronic Rock
Lotus Flower
One of Radiohead's more concise and consistent releases and all the better for.Not a single moment is wasted. Great production too
48Fleet Foxes
Crack-Up


2017
Progressive Folk
To be honest, I never got into Helplessness Blues. Crack-up, however, is wonderful with the ambitous songwriting, beautiful insturmentation and great vocal harmonies
47Mitski
Puberty 2


2016
Indie Rock
Your Best American Girl
Indie rock that is a bit noisy and rocks hard at times. But Mitski shines at the calmer moments too, take the great I Bet on Losing Dogs. Your Best American Girl is the best song though with it's great soft-load dynamic and soaring chorus
46Thom Yorke
Anima


2019
Electronic pop
Twist
It was tough battle between this and King of Limbs for favourite radiohead related album but this one edges it a little bit. The great production coupled with Yorke's amazing voice makes this a great listen
45Lana Del Rey
Norman Fucking Rockwell!


2019
Pop
Mariners Apartment Complex
What a suprise this was. There were always song of hers that i liked, but before this she always struck me as an inconsistent artists. NFR is consistent as hell though with great songs throughout
44The Dear Hunter
Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise


2015
Prog rock
Is There Anybody There
Theaterical as fuck but the songwriting is solid. I love the goregous orchestral instrumentation. That coupled with the huge chorus make this an enthralling listen
431099
Young Pines


2016
Post Rock
Memfis
1099 has been rocking my world the last few months. This is a bit jazzy post rock with great melodies. Not the most orginial post rock out there but it is one of the best
42James Blake
The Colour in Anything


2016
Alt R&B
Sad and moody R&B with incredible production. It's quite long but the overall song quality is so good that it doesn't matter
41Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree


2016
Ambient Singer-songwriter
Girl In Amber
The First album Nick Cave released after the tragic death of his son. Obviously devasting as fuck. This accompied by a gourgous ambient soundscape
40Solange
A Seat at the Table


2016
R&B
Weary
Really well performed album that tells a story of anger on racism and black empowerment, One of the few albums where the interlude tracks really helped in elaborating, Solange's voice is incredible too.
39Chelsea Wolfe
Abyss


2015
Darkwave
Grey Days
Dark and Visceral stuff. Love the beautiful atmosphere on this album. Great vocals too
38Lantlos
Agape


2011
Post Metal
You Feel Like Memories
Excellent atmosphere with hazy guitar and excellent drumming. You feel like memories is the best song ever
37The Tallest Man on Earth
I Love You. It's a Fever Dream.


2019
Folk
Running Styles of New York
Back to acoustic for Mattson. But his wonderful guitar playing is still beautifully accompanied by occasional other instruments. Probably his most personal album yet.
36Laurence Guy
Saw You for the First Time


2017
Deep House
Saw You for the First Time
Calm house music with great melodies. The t/t is incredible, as soon as the horns came un, I knew it was a winner song and album
35Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


2013
Rock
I Appear Missing
Masterfully executed rock album. It's quite varied, enough to keep the interesit going. All performances are really great too
34Sigur Ros
Kveikur


2013
Post Rock
Brennisteinn
Their first album after the depature of Kjartan Sveinsson, the pianoist and multi instrumentalist. This is immediately noticeable with the more noisy industrial sound. However, despite the noisyness, this is alo Sigur Ros's most poppy album with multiple roaring choruses
33GAS
Rausch


2018
Minimal Techno
Can't really pick a track or this
GAS is probably the best study music out there and also perfect for any form of relaxation. Incredible atmosphere accompied by his wonderful techno beats
32Preoccupations
Viet Cong


2015
Post Punk/Noise Rock
Bunker Buster
Noisy and catchy rock goodness. Excellent basslines throughout the album accompied with thundering drums and those noisy riffs
31Car Seat Headrest
Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)


2018
Indie Rock
Bodys
It could be because I heard this earlier but i definitely prefer this over the rougher 2011 version. But, anyway, i like to think of Twin Fantasy as an album going in circles, everything comes back at some point. It makes for a very coherent and engaging listen.
30Bon Iver
Bon Iver, Bon Iver


2011
Indie Folk
Holocene
Exactly the right move after For Emma. It doesn't try to recreate the same raw emotional impact and instead creates a beautifully performed and produced album
29The Menzingers
After the Party


2017
Rock
Charlie's Army
One of my favourite rock albums this decade. Incredibly catchy with fun songwriting. The vocals are very good too
28Vi Som Alskade Varandra Sa Mycket
Det Onda. Det Goda. Det Vackra. Det Fula.


2019
Screamo
Karleken Ar Dod
What stands out the most for this album for me is the incredible dynamics. This album is always in movement and is never content with staying in the same place for too long. This extents to the vocal performance that is very dynamic and a record highlight
27Kishi Bashi
Omoiyari


2019
Chamber folk/pop
Angeline
Definitely a more conventional album from Kishi Bashi, but so wonderfully created that it doesn't matter.
26Angel Olsen
All Mirrors


2019
Chamber pop
Chance
I'm a sucker for this kind of orchestral pop and this is one of the best of those of the decade. Really epic instrumentals powered up by Olsens strong voice
25Laura Stevenson
Wheel


2013
Indie Rock
The Wheel
This is an album that has a way of getting under your skin. Great infectious melodies and nice vocals sucked me in whereafter the insightful vocals on personal tumoil and dealing with it made me connect with it more
24Car Seat Headrest
Teens of Denial


2016
Indie Rock
Great ambitious rock album dealing with growing up. Excellent lytics with great songwriting
23The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt


2010
Folk
Love is All
Incredible singer-songrwriter album with wonderful guitar picking melodies. It took me a little while to get used to the vocals but i love those now, so much character
22Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell


2015
Indie Folk
The Only Thing
For all its sadness and grief is Carrie & Lowell beautifully aranged with gentle guitar pickings, softly spoken vocals and beautiful ambient soundscrapes
21Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires of the City


2013
Indie Pop
Step
Vampire Weekend use their infectious indie pop sensability and create a more ambitious album. Love the production on here, everything sounds clear without being sterile.
20Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Ghosteen


2019
Ambient Pop
Britght Horses
Oh man the atmosphere on this album is absolutely gorgeous. Love the poetic lyrics too; it's still sad and full of grief in a reflective manner. It's Nick Cave trying to find some sort of sense of the tragedy and tring to find some sort of peace within himself
19Gold Panda
Lucky Shiner


2010
Microhouse
I'm WIth You, but I'm Lonely
I really like everything Gold Panda has put out but this one sticks out as his clear best for me. Everything on here just sounds so nice
18Perfume Genius
No Shape


2017
Chamber pop
Just Like Love
Beautfully written and produced album. Really varied in its approach to songs which makes the whole listen fresh
17Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d city


2012
Hip Hop
Swimming Pools (drank)
Kendrick Lamar has shown before that he's a great storyteller and uses this in this excellent album. Also one of the rare cases where every feature contributes to the album
16Lorde
Melodrama


2017
Pop
Hard Feelings/Loveless
Lorde is in my opinion the best current pop songwriter. The lyrics on here great and she shapes a really satisfying narrative of break up songs here. Otherwise this album is full of really good hooks
15Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma


2010
Instrumental Hip Hop
And the World Laughs With You
This album has bit odd and really creative sound. Every song sounds really cool and somewhat mysterious
14The National
Trouble Will Find Me


2013
Indie Rock
Pink Rabbits
Probably the biggest grower in their discography. Every song here has a way of getting under your skin. Some of their more affectionate song-writing on here
13La Dispute
Panorama


2019
Post Hardcore/emo
Fulton Street I
Despite what some think, I love the production on here. The voice being lower in the mix works really well for the sound they're going for. Furthermore, this their best realized and mature album.
12The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There


2014
Pop Punk/emo
In Dendron
A sput favourite for a good reason. Really good songwriting with excellent lyrics and passionate vocals. So much tension and release
11Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


2010
Hip Hop
Monster
The wonderful madness of Kanye West. Really like the production, every song sounds huge. Really apprachable songwriting too. Just like Good Kid, Another example of every featured artist holding its weight
10Stimming
Alpe Lusia


2016
House
Tanz fur Drei
Everything on here just sounds so pristine. Really nice beats and cool melodies. And oh man, the piano notes on Tanz fur Drei are so gorgous. Love this album
9Frank Ocean
channel ORANGE


2012
R&B
Pyramids
Really ambitious R&B/pop album with excellent production and vocals. Really engaging listen from front to back
8Yndi Halda
Under Summer


2016
Post Rock
Golden Threads From the Sun
Beautiful Post rock with a lot of violin. This album is so uplifting and inspirational for me. I can always count on it when i'm feeling down
7Clarence Clarity
No Now


2015
Glitch pop
Those who can't, cheat
No Now is a combination of glitchy chaos and crazy catchy pop structures. Really creative album with amazing production and hooks to die for. Everything I could want form electronic pop
6Sophie
Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides


2018
Experimental pop
Ponyboy
Really odd and creative pop ablum with experimental production and great pop structures.
5Passion Pit
Gossamer


2012
Synth Pop
Constant Conversations
Beautifully contrasts somber themes and lyrics with sugary pop goodness.A perfect pop album for me. Amazing hooks, really catchy. Every song is a winner
4M83
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming


2011
Synth Pop
Midnight City
A beautiful love letter to 80s synth music. Alternates pop bangers (Midnight City & Steve McQueen) with more atmospheric songs (Wait & Splendor). Very imaginative, it really feels like a dream put on a album to me.
3Kishi Bashi
Lighght


2014
Chamber Pop
In Fantasia
What a wonderful, kind of silly and charming album. It's very creative and unique, but still incredibly approachable and catchy. A very sunny and fun listen
2Vali
Skogslandskap


2013
Neo Folk
Langt I Fjerne
One of my more impactful first listens. Skoggslandskap is breathtakingly beautiful with gorgeous acousitic guitar melodies accompied with cello, flute and piano. Perfect autumn album with walking through the forest
1Trophy Scars
Holy Vacants


2014
Post Hardcore/Blues Rock
Everything Dissappearing
This is it, my favourite album of the decade. Holy Vacants is a triumph. It's a ridiculous concept album driven by excellent song writing and musicanship. The amazing guitar solo's take the main spotlight, but there is so much more to love: great bass sound and excellent background vocals for example
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