Rolling Stone - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s
|1||. Radiohead||Kid A|
|2.||The Strokes||Is This It|
|3.||Wilco||Yankee Hotel Foxtrot|
|5.||The White Stripes||Elephant|
|7.||Eminem||The Marshall Mathers LP|
|8.||Bob Dylan||Modern Times|
|10.||Kanye West||The College Dropout|
Not a bad list - a little bit of something for most people - except metal of any type. The Strokes don't really float my boat - but that must be just me because Is This It got rave reviews. There is not much that's actually objectionable here - but the best 10 albums of the decade? Let's see if the people capture the zeitgeist any better.
RYM - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s
|3||.||Godspeed You Black Emperor!||Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!|
|7||.||Wilco||Yankee Hotel Foxtrot|
The people really love Radiohead! I don't have a problem with that - give genius its due, I say. GYBE, Opeth, Tool, Sufjan Stevens are all strong claims - IMHO more so than the albums included in the Rolling Stone list. I confess to not being across Madvillainy. I love it when this kind of analysis throws up things I've previously missed.
Overall, leaving Radiohead aside, the Rolling Stone list seems far more mainstream. The RYM list far edgier and with Opeth and Tool much heavier. If I had to choose one for a sojourn on a desert island I'd take the RYM list.