Pitchfork’s much-discussed top 200 albums of the 2000s list doesn’t feature many surprise inclusions, however there are some extremely unfortunate exclusions, some of my favorite records of the decade that didn’t meet Pitchfork’s criteria. Lists like these are made to be disagreed with, and that’s what makes them fun.
Here are my top ten, in no particular order, that I would’ve liked, or even expected, to have seen on the list….
Crooked Fingers, “Crooked Fingers”
B Fleischmann, “Welcome Tourist”
Stephen Malkmus, “Stephen Malkmus”
M83, “Before the Dawn Heals Us”
AC Newman, “The Slow Wonder”
Stars, “Set Yourself on Fire”
Iron and Wine, “Our Endless Numbered Days”
Thom Yorke, “The Eraser”
Tim Hecker, “Harmonies in Ultraviolet”
And anything metal that’s great besides Mastodon. (Tom Lynch)