2000-2009 the Greatest albums. A personal view

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Funeral
1.  Funeral by Arcade Fire
The list author says:
  "This is an astonishing debut album which redefines rock music. So original and jaw dropping in its impact. A bunch of Canadian visonaries from Montreal.  Download Rebellion (lies) and Wake Up"
£9.97   Used & New from: £1.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)

Heartbreaker
2.  Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "Adams is one of the greatest songwriters and hit an astounding purple patch between 2002/04.  The classic alt country break up album. "Gold" is also epic.  Download Come pick me up &  My Winding Wheel"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

The Seldom Seen Kid
3.  The Seldom Seen Kid by elbow
The list author says:
  ""Love yer mate". One of the joys of the decade was Elbow's overdue recognition for this wonderful album.  Seering songwriting from Guy Garvey and co.  Download Weather to Fly and On a day like this"
£3.00   Used & New from: £1.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (338 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

White Blood Cells
4.  White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "Uncut has crowned Jack White man of the decade and with Meg the White Stripes tore up the rock rulebook. "Elephant" could equally be on this list. Download Hotel Yorba and Fell in love with a girl"
£6.23   Used & New from: £1.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Original Pirate Material
5.  Original Pirate Material by The Streets
The list author says:
  "One of the Amazon reviews called it the "Sign of the times" for a new century. A truly brilliant debut from Mike Skinner and for Geezers everywhere- Download "Too Late" and "Has it come to this""
£4.46   Used & New from: £0.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

SEVEN SWANS
6.  SEVEN SWANS by Sufjan Stevens
The list author says:
  "Everyone loves the epic  "Illinoise" but this is the boy genius Stevens strongest set of consistent songwriting. Very wintry and beautiful - Download To be alone and All the trees"
£16.99   Used & New from: £5.04
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Is This It?
7.  Is This It? by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "They faltered later in the decade but "Is this it" was breathtaking.  To compared with the Velvets and Televsion's debuts. Download Hard to Explain and the Modern Age"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

In Rainbows
8.  In Rainbows by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Many would choose Kid A but this has everything. Radiohead also deconstructed the record industry on the back of it. Amazing. Download Nude and Jigsaw Falling into place"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
9.  Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
The list author says:
  "Jeff Tweedy has been on top form throughout the past ten years. Wilco are probably the greatest American band of this century . Download Jesus etc and Heavy Metal Drummer"
£9.72   Used & New from: £2.38
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

For Emma Forever Ago
10.  For Emma Forever Ago by Bon Iver
The list author says:
  "Justin Vernon's debut came like a quiet thunderstorm. A heartbreaking classic break up album recorded in a winter cabin in Wisconsin - Download Stacks and Wolves"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

The Texas Jerusalem Crossroad
11.  The Texas Jerusalem Crossroad by Lift to Experience
The list author says:
  "This is plain mental, over the top and Bella Unions best release of the decade. Josh T Pearson launches a rock music Tsunami crashing out of Texas. Download Falling from Cloud 9 & These are the days"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Merriweather Post Pavilion
12.  Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
The list author says:
  "The benchmark album for any new band in the next decade. Wonderfully inventive and masses of fun. Animal Collective stormed 2009. Download My Girls and Summer Clothes"
£6.04   Used & New from: £1.79
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

MIDNIGHT ORGAN FIGHT
13.  MIDNIGHT ORGAN FIGHT by Frightened Rabbit
The list author says:
  "The most underated British album of the noughties. FR lay claim to a larger stage with an album packed with classic and painfully honest songwriting. Download My Backwards walk  & the Modern Leper"
£8.50   Used & New from: £5.41
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Time (The Revelator)
14.  Time (The Revelator) by Gillian Welch
The list author says:
  "So fragile and spare yet packed with emotion. Welch and Rawlings are master musicians and in complete control with this timeless album. Download the exquisite title track and I dream a Highway"
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Two Dancers
15.  Two Dancers by Wild Beasts
The list author says:
  "May be the greatest British band of the next ten years for on this evidence the Wild Beasts are unstoppable. An audacious and daring sophomore album. Download This is our lot and All the kings men"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

April
16.  April by Sun Kil Moon
The list author says:
  "Mark Kozelek will one day be recognised as god like genius and April & Ghosts of the Great highway will be free on prescription. Download Lost Verses and Moorestown + Carry me Ohio off "Ghosts""
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Up the Bracket
17.  Up the Bracket by The Libertines
The list author says:
  "Better to burn out than fade away? Barat and Dohertys messy but beautiful debut.  "Did you see the stylish kids in a riot" could be their epitaph.  Download Time for heroes and  Up the Bracket"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews)

Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
18.  Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey
The list author says:
  "Undoubtedly Harveys most commercial album but packed with brilliance from tone of the most intriguing artists in modern music. Download Good Fortune and This is love"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

The Rising
19.  The Rising by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "It was down to the Boss to provide the most coherent and human response to the events of 9/11 and his city in ruins. The E Street Band returning was a huge bonus. Download Lonesome day & Your missing"
£5.75   Used & New from: £1.35
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

Aman Iman: Water is Life
20.  Aman Iman: Water is Life by Tinariwen
The list author says:
  "The greatest guitar band on the planet.  Tuareg desert blues from Mali and songs so strong they could do press ups. Takes African music to new heights. Download Cher Achel and Matadjem Yinmixan,"
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.75
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Alice
21.  Alice by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "Wonderfully described by an Amazon reviewer as "torch songs for the insane" this is Waits most emotional and seeringly moving album Download Alice and Lost in the Harbour"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Lost Album, The [Digipack] [Us Import]
22.  Lost Album, The [Digipack] [Us Import] by Lewis Taylor
The list author says:
  "An authentic genius. His debut is stunning but this is is Taylors masterwork. Superb guitarist and the best voice this side of Marvin Gaye- Download Leader of the band & Please help me"
£27.91   Used & New from: £7.57
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Vampire Weekend
23.  Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend
The list author says:
  "Joyous African sounds combine with razor sharp witty lyrics and great songs. Contra is an excellent follow up - Download  A Punk and Walcott"
£5.60   Used & New from: £1.23
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Fleet Foxes
24.  Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
The list author says:
  "With this and the Sun Giant EP the Fleets tapped into deep sources of  baroque and folk music and it worked brilliantly. Will they be able to follow it up? Download Your Protector  and Mykonos"
£10.57   Used & New from: £1.09
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (205 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Trials Of Van Occupanther
25.  The Trials Of Van Occupanther by Midlake
The list author says:
  "An album which seemed timeless. Melodic rock music which draws on Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young and yet sounds completely new and original. Download Roscoe and Bandits"
£6.81   Used & New from: £3.36
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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