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Asian Dan Best of the Decade

It is the end of a decade, the first ten years of the 21st century gone in a flash. There were too many album, too many tracks, too many remixes – just too much music that has come and gone, while some have made a huge impact on music and the future of the industry. I can’t rank these albums and I know most of you won’t really agree with these so please take these with a grain of salt. Here are my personal top 20 albums of the past decade that I feel have had a lasting effect on the music industry and are close to my heart. Here’s to a new year and a new decade, Twenty-ten!

Daft Punk – Discovery
Battles – Mirrored
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Radiohead – Kid A
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
Sigur Ros – Ágætis Byrjun
Phoenix – United
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Jon Brion – Meaningless
Feist – Let It Die
Klaxons – Myths of the Near Future
The Rapture – Echoes
Death From Above 1979 – You’re A Woman, I’m a Machine
Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
Vincent Gallo – When
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
The Stills – Logic Will Break Your Heart
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
The Album Leaf – In a Safe Place

After the jump, what I consider to be the song of the decade – a bold choice if you will..

Song of the Decade:
To me Radiohead’s “Idioteque” is the song of the decade – it was a game changer of a tune, a song that truly captured the zeitgeist of the 2000’s. It signified a paradigm shift and that it was OK for a rock band to play to dance, to do the unexpected musically, just to do anything they want their way. It was a barometer for what was to come in the decade as more power fell into the artists’ hands. It showed that anything was fair game, that the genre walls were crumbling and that the industry was in for some big changes.


Radiohead – Idioteque

5 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. rjdidit

    No LCD?

  2. Tom

    Perhaps its just an annoying technical point but it’s not actually the end of the decade. 2000-2010 is a decade so we are still in the first decade of this century. The next decade will start in 2011.

  3. F

    @Tom
    That would mean that this decade has eleven years wich would be a bit strange, because a decade has ten years.

  4. Ben

    @F i believe what tom meant to say is that the decade runs from 2001-2010 because AD started on year 1, not year 0. But nobody counts like that. Anyways, good list Dan

  5. Alpha5

    Idioteque is a good choice.

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