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Sound of 2000-09 Pt2.

Gannon
 
Two Dancers
Two Dancers
"26. British eccentricity at its creative peak. Lightly washed indie-rock with an intelligent, funky heart, Two Dancers is cohesive to the point of suggesting only one. (2009)"
Hospice
Hospice
"27. Emotive and haunting, Pete Silberman’s falsetto drifts around Hospice like an embracing angel, and with The Antlers’ simple melodies combine to create an effortless beauty. (2009)"
Z
Z
"28. Operatic vocal over lavishly theatrical alt-country does a peculiar and extremely worthy beast make. Z also spearheaded a very successful resurgence in modern Americana. (2005)"
Get Color
Get Color
"29. Taking the best parts of My Bloody Valentine’s dreamy drone and electrical distortion, Get Color equally thrilled and terrified dancefloors under a banner of “horror-disco". (2009)"
Flock
Flock
"30. Preposterous falsetto over Talking Heads rhythms, Ireland’s Bell X1’s third album came from nowhere, later allowing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to muscle in on a similar market. (2006)"
XTRMNTR
XTRMNTR
"31. Anarchic and destructive, XTRMNTR predicted text-speak and threatened to “kill all hippies”. Along with Screamadelica, this was career defining noise. (2000)"
Origin of Symmetry
Origin of Symmetry
"32. When pomp rock was fun Muse dominated. This collection delighted indie kids and rockers alike, propelling Muse onto bigger, but rarely better things. (2001)"
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
"33. Cinematic post-rock which struck with abandon, fragile and powerful. Mogwai must still be kicking themselves. (2003)"
Bows + Arrows
Bows + Arrows
"34. Housing one of the tracks of the decade in the decadent form of “The Rat”, The Walkmen sprung from the cadaver of Jonathan Fire*Eater and into indie rock/punk cultdom with this second LP. (2004)"
The Seldom Seen Kid
The Seldom Seen Kid
"35. Coming in from the cold, Elbow stole thousands of Times readers’ hearts with this lush and swelling epic. The Seldom Seen Kid is the sound of deserved success. (2008)"
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Merriweather Post Pavilion
"36. When experimentalism hit the nail on the head. Harmonies, layering FX, danceable grooves and irrepressible charm – Animal Collective have them all to burn. (2009)"
The '59 Sound
The '59 Sound
"37. Proof that New Jersey’s finest spawned more than a denim fetish, The Gaslight Anthem have the Boss stamped all over their commercial punk, and it did them the world of good. (2008)"
Youth & Young Manhood
Youth & Young Manhood
"38. Young and full of spunk, KOL were sons of a preacher man and wanted to rock ‘n’ roll. These tales of partying, girls, drink and drugs sounded all the better for their Southern gent shtick. (2003)"
Alight Of Night
Alight Of Night
"39. Depression never sounded so well-rounded. Taking C86 and the much admired Jesus & Mary Chain catalogue as their impeccable influences, Alight of Night successfully found a middle ground. (2008)"
Up the Bracket
Up the Bracket
"40. For a time, the hype lived up to the material. Doherty and Barât sailed their very own good ship Albion first to jangly success, and then to flat-robbing destruction. (2002)"
The Last Broadcast
The Last Broadcast
"41. Would have made the cut even if all the other tracks were laughable, such is the strength of “Pounding”. Luckily, they weren’t. Must be disappointed not to have done “an Elbow”. (2002)"
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
"42. When the decade was still coming round to the idea of being good, Wayne Coyne was off in the next, or in one a few years back, reinstating the concept album through summery psych-pop. (2002)"
Silent Alarm
Silent Alarm
"43. Easy to take the Michael out of, but difficult to dislike, Bloc Party’s debut defined 2005’s indie dancefloors and capped a resurgence in angular new-wave post-punk. (2005)"
No More Shall We Part
No More Shall We Part
"44. Cave returned to The Boatman’s Call for inspiration, distilled its spirit and hit gold. Tear-jerking and managed the impossible bringing in religion without lecture. (2001)"
Wincing The Night Away
Wincing The Night Away
"45. Successfully carved an indie-rock niche of their own throughout the 00s, culminating in this wide-eyed collection of indie loveliness. (2007)"
For Emma Forever Ago
For Emma Forever Ago
"46. Icy and beyond heartfelt, Justin Vernon accidentally created a masterpiece when he went wandering in the woods with little more than an acoustic, a pickup, a broken heart and a beard. (2008)"
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
"47. Four afros and Dave Sitek tackle barbershop, with stunning results, laying down a template that was never to be bettered. “Staring At The Sun” weighing in as one of tracks of the decade. (2004)"
SEVEN SWANS
SEVEN SWANS
"48. Often overlooked in favour of Illinoise, Seven Swans is a gentle and touching paean to the singer-songwriter and his craft. (2004)"
The Ugly Organ
The Ugly Organ
"49. The best thing on Saddle Creek except Oberst himself, their alt-rock sounded different because it was, both explosive and pensive, and all delivered in that identifiable Omaha drawl. (2003)"
Everything All The Time
Everything All The Time
"50.  Ignited a renewed interest in Americana when My Morning Jacket had previously set the ball rolling. The sound of that 66 road trip you want to take and the American Dream at large. (2007)"