The best albums of the decade

A Listmania! list by Jonathan Wright "kitchenperson" (United Kingdom)
 
Bang Bang Rock & Roll
1.  Bang Bang Rock & Roll by Art Brut
The list author says:
  "I'm still shocked people would rather buy records by The Kooks and Razorlight when Art Brut have it all Humour, Subject matter everyone can relate to and great tunes. Best track Formed A Band"
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Sound Of Silver
2.  Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
The list author says:
  "Ok this is one of the coolest albums of the decade but it really lives up to the hype. A great dance album but really moving too. Best track Someone Great"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Since I Left You
3.  Since I Left You by Avalanches
The list author says:
  "Even if they never made another album they will still go down as legends for this multicolour masterpiece. Best track Electricity"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Voodoo
4.  Voodoo by D'Angelo
The list author says:
  "The kind of album Prince should be making, slick, funky and very sexy. Any chance of a follow up? Best track Devil's Pie"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Lovers
5.  Lovers by The Sleepy Jackson
The list author says:
  "Heartbreaking debut from strange Australian Brian Wilson type genius. Best track Good Dancers"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

WHITE BREAD BLACK BEER [VINYL]
6.  WHITE BREAD BLACK BEER [VINYL] by Scritti Politti
The list author says:
  "I love the way he just turned up after 8 years away and quietly made the album of his career. Best track Snow In Sun"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

I Am A Bird Now
7.  I Am A Bird Now by Antony and the Johnsons
The list author says:
  "One of those albums that stops you in your tracks and sounds like nothing else. Also Great moment when he beat The Kaiser Chiefs at the mercury music prize. Best track You Are My Sister"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Want One
8.  Want One by Rufus Wainwright
The list author says:
  "Brilliant over the top pop from one of the best songwriters of the last 10 years. Want 2 is almost as strong. Best track 14th Street"
5.53   Used & New from: 0.15
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

The Smell of Our Own
9.  The Smell of Our Own by Hidden Cameras
The list author says:
  "One of the most joyfull albums of recent times, go on play Ban Marriage and see if you don't crack a smile. Best track Ban Marriage"
11.34   Used & New from: 0.23
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Smile
10.  Smile by Brian Wilson
The list author says:
  "Everything we could have hoped for plus with an added extra it has no trace of Mike Love. Best track Surf's Up"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Kid A
11.  Kid A by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Doesn't treally need an explanation, obviously their finest album. In rainbows is also a masterpiece but you know that too. Best track Motion Picture Soundtrack"
4.76   Used & New from: 0.25
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Tales From Turnpike House
12.  Tales From Turnpike House by Saint Etienne
The list author says:
  "Almost every song sounds like a single. Also it's rare that a band makes their masterpiece so far into their career. Best track Milkbottle Symphony"
2.99   Used & New from: 0.42
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Z
13.  Z by My Morning Jacket
The list author says:
  "All the people buying the Fleet Foxes album should really check this out. Imagine them if they had been listening to Prince. Best track It Beats For You"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Third
14.  Third by Portishead
The list author says:
  "Amazing return! I still can't get my head around how they came up with something as good as Machine Gun. Best track Machine Gun (Big surprise)"
5.46   Used & New from: 0.67
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Black Cherry
15.  Black Cherry by Goldfrapp
The list author says:
  "All 4 Goldfrapp albums have been great but this one wins as it has the perfect combination of Sleazy glam pop and beautiful atmospheric ballads. Best track Hairy Trees"
4.99   Used & New from: 0.14
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

THE BLUEPRINT [EXPLICIT VERSIO
16.  THE BLUEPRINT [EXPLICIT VERSIO by Jay-Z
The list author says:
  "I don't claim to be the biggest rap fan around but this album did blow me away..Heart Of The City, Girls Girls, Girls, The Takeover etc. Best track Heart Of The City"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Anniemal
17.  Anniemal by Annie
The list author says:
  "Sometimes it keeps me awake at night that Annie is not a massive star. Oh and can the second album please get released soon!! Best track My Heartbeat (Song Of The Decade)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Long Gone Before Daylight
18.  Long Gone Before Daylight by Cardigans
The list author says:
  "Such a shame they have fallen off the radar when they're making such great heartbreak albums as this. Best track Communication"
6.30   Used & New from: 1.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

College Dropout
19.  College Dropout by Kanye West
The list author says:
  "Annoyingly he's as good as he thinks he is. I had a hard time picking between the 3 albums. Best track Jesus Walks"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

Out of Season
20.  Out of Season by Rustin Man
The list author says:
  "One member of Portishead and one from Talk Talk how could this not be great? Best track Mysteries"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Think Tank
21.  Think Tank by Blur
The list author says:
  "It's looking like this might be their swansong and what a way to go. Their best since Parklife. Best track Sweet Song"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Is This It?
22.  Is This It? by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "No explanation for this one. So I will just point out that the other 2 albums maybe not as perfect as this but are really great too, Best track The Modern Age"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Discovery
23.  Discovery by Daft Punk
The list author says:
  "That climax in Digital Love gets me everytime. Best track Digital love"
6.35   Used & New from: 0.57
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus
24.  Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "I love the way he followed the weakest album of his career with the strongest and he made it a double like he was just showing off. Best track Nature Boy"
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The Facts Of Life
25.  The Facts Of Life by Black Box Recorder
The list author says:
  "So many great lyrics and features the song that got Luke Haines on Top Of The Pops. Best track Facts Of Life"
6.91   Used & New from: 4.74
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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