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albums of the year of the '00s

twentysomething milquetoast // does what it says on the tin // i'm very alone
Kid A

2000. (Hon. Mentions: Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished; Craig David's 'Born to do it')
2William Basinski
The Disintegration Loops I

2002. (Hon. Mentions: Doug Haire's Nineteen American Waysides, Yankee Foxtrot Hotel).
3Keith Rowe and John Tilbury
Duos for Doris

2003. (Hon. Mentions: Heat Death of the Universe, Choirs of the Eye, Big Shots, Ghosts of the Great Highway, Here Comes the Indian) (SUCH A FUCKING GOOD YEAR)
4Sachiko M, Toshimaru Nakamura & Otomo...
Good Morning Good Night

2004. ( :.
5Veliotis / Sugimoto / Kinoshita / Unami

2005. Album of the century/millennium so far. Tender and perfect. Apologies to Silent Alarm, Feels, The Complete Guide to Insufficiency, Unjust Malaise.
6Sunshine Has Blown
Sunshine Has Blown

2006. (Hon. Mentions: Whatever PPl say i am; Burial s/t)
7The National

2007. Easy.
8Graham Lambkin and Jason Lescalleet
The Breadwinner

9Animal Collective
Merriweather Post Pavilion

2009. An auspicious beginning to a beautiful year. Apologies are due to Government Alpha's Resolution of Remembrance but that's a compilation anyway.
10Flying Lotus

2010. What a fucking year; a joust between Just A Taste, Slugabed, 60/40, Public Strain, Contra but ultimately the Coltrane lineage shines through.
Live at the Rothko Chapel

12Farrah Abraham
My Teenage Dream Ended

2012. Eternal. Lana Del Rey's EP would be here but: EP.
13Justin Timberlake
The 20/20 Experience

2013. Apologies to Meadowlark, November (which could well usurp this with more listens), Trouble Will Find Me, the magical Hontatedori.
14Sun Kil Moon

2014. Apologies to close runner-up Septet :(.
15 Marc Baron

2015. Beat out Amorphous Spores by a fraction of an inch
A Moon Shaped Pool

2016. Cyclical. Everything fits; the synchronistic universe smiles. Nice.
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