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10.08.13 Still Crazy After All These Years 08.13.13 Digs Mate
11.29.11 Stereosonic 201110.28.11 Lib's House 29/10
09.26.11 Lib's House 27/09 08.22.11 Lib's Digs 22/08
08.05.11 Lib's Digs #107.28.11 2011's Best You Aint Heard Yet.
07.11.11 7x House You're Missing05.29.11 My 100,000th Play
10.04.10 Liberi's Top 20 From 2000-09 12.22.07 Liberi's Best Of 07
03.28.07 My Life In Post Rock Form12.26.06 Top 10 Albums Of '06. Yeh Boy!
06.24.06 Top 5 Tangerine Dream albums

Liberi's Top 20 From 2000-09

These are my top 20 albums of the decade. In a few instances I realise I am leaving out rbetter albums, but instead I've tried to capture the albums that I have connected with the rmost. A few hard to leave out albums include stuff by At the Drive-In, J-Dilla, Flying Lotus & rJimmy Eat World. But alas these are the top 20 as it stands today, which will no doubt be rdifferent in another couple years.
20Rhian Sheehan
Tiny Blue Biosphere
19St. Germain
18Florence and the Machine

From its lead single Dog Days are Over, Florence and the Machine won me
over. Perhaps in a couple years this won't still be on this list, but for now
Lungs has me entranced.
17Tangerine Dream
The Seven Letters From Tibet

This past decade wasn't Tangerine Dream's best, but there do exist a few
standouts. Madcap's Flaming Duty, the Five Atomic Seasons series and
most notably Seven Letters from Tibet are worthy additions to the TD
collection. It has been four years since I reviewed this album, but still the
ideas presented in the album are as enjoyable today as on first listen.
16Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago
15Kanye West
The College Dropout

Yeah there is too much filler, but in College Dropout Kanye strode ahead of
his mainstream contemporaries and it still remains as arguably the best
Kanye album. All Falls Down in particular still does it for me today, just like it
did first seeing the music video 7 years ago.
14 Fat Freddy's Drop
Based on a True Story

Quite likely the best New Zealand album of the decade, Fat Freddy's 2005
album Based on a True Story stands as a perfect example of New Zealand
The Emperors New Clothes

Klute's deft touch always takes songs just where they need to go. The
album packs both laid back experiences with pure melodies and high-paced,
bass driven songs. Our Leader proves the focal point of the album, a hair-
raising melody and strong unrelenting breakbeats create a memorable ride.
And in every song the album maintains a standard of quality reflective of
Klute's hard work. Those unfamiliar with Drum & Bass may not know where
to look, yet those who turn to Klute are unlikely to turn away with a feeling
of disappointment.
Turn on the Bright Lights
The Alchemy Index Vols. I & II

Thrice never quite clicked for me before The Alchemy Index, despite being
recommended heavily by a few friends. Yet The Alchemy Index blew that
out the door.
9Arcade Fire
8The Mars Volta
De-Loused in the Comatorium

I fell out of love with the Mars Volta quickly after their debut album, De-
Loused in the Comatorium, yet De-Loused still remains special to me.
7Daft Punk

It is sometimes easy to forget how big of a deal Daft Punk were back
around the start of the decade. Many will argue Homework (1997) is the
better album, but nevertheless Discovery is quite easily one of the best
albums of its decade.

It seems every man and his dog wants to capture what makes this album
so special, sum it up perfectly. Yet though the countless deions on the
internet, television and in print often do an apt job, they never quite
capture the true magic. The album simply exceeds expectations at every
turn; its construction, vibe, pacing and subtle design all contribute towards
what is a mesmerizing experience.
5 Yoko Kanno
Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex I-IV

This place goes to Yoko Kanno's Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
soundtracks. Kanno's work often far exceeds her contemporaries and her
work for the Ghost in the Shell stands as some of her finest, right alongside
Cowboy Bebop.
4The National

You'd be hard put to find an album with a better starting quintet of songs
than The National's Boxer. Many great songs are often beautiful in design,
yet with songs such as Squalor Victoria, Mistaken for Strangers and Green
Gloves it seems The National create beauty both through design and
execution. The vocals and the lyrics are a strong focus in the album, and
the emphasis put on them only highlights the superb job done,
complimented by unique and beautiful instrumentation. Like a well oiled
machine The National ease through each song, yet leave a mark on the
listener not easily forgotten.
3DJ Sprinkles
Midtown 120 Blues

Released under the moniker DJ Sprinkles, Midtown 120 Blues reflects
Thaemlitz?s experiences in almost every aspect of its construction. The
album presents an unabashed view of the commercialization of the New
York house scene, and the mix of ambience, deep house and melancholy
throughout the album embodies this disenchantment. By no means
grandiose, Midtown 120 Blues excels for the simple fact that it takes a part
of Thaemlitz and expresses it consistently throughout all aspects of its
2Kashiwa Daisuke
Program Music I

Quite likely the best album introduced to me by sputnik. Both tracks last
over 25 minutes, and are epic pieces blending multiple genres. It is
incredibly hard to pick faults in each piece, far easier to just drift away in
the music.
1Omar S
Just Ask the Lonely

Tell me at the start of the decade that my favourite album by the end would
consist of Detroit House music, and I?d probably say you?re dreaming mate.
Neverthless, the title track of Just Ask the Lonely comes across as an
effortless masterpiece. Built up from just a drum line, the track slowly
develops into house music at its best.
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