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    So now that the decade is nearly over...

    ...I ask thee hipsters, audiophiles, nuts, cooks, mavens and Finch...what was your favorite year of the 2000's? I've seen threads in quest of the best albums of any given year, threads relating to the overall output of the decade in its entirety, but nothing about one year besting the rest...

    Everyone can play...jazz rereleases and remixes count, classical performances count, and, of course, any conglameration of our fave jingle-jangley alt/rock/country whatever...it's all good.

    I was leaning toward 2004...and on any given day might lean that way...the RCA Living Stereo SACDs, Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane SACD re-issue...lotta good stuff...

    ...OTOH, 2007 was just too damn schweet with a Shin's album, Icky Thump, Sterling Harrison and some nice output from EMI's classical wing. Good stuff and an exciting time to be involved...

    What about you?
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    Did you just ride the 'Way Back Machine'...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    ...I ask thee hipsters, audiophiles, nuts, cooks, mavens and Finch...what was your favorite year of the 2000's? I've seen threads in quest of the best albums of any given year, threads relating to the overall output of the decade in its entirety, but nothing about one year besting the rest...

    Everyone can play...jazz rereleases and remixes count, classical performances count, and, of course, any conglameration of our fave jingle-jangley alt/rock/country whatever...it's all good.

    I was leaning toward 2004...and on any given day might lean that way...the RCA Living Stereo SACDs, Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane SACD re-issue...lotta good stuff...

    ...OTOH, 2007 was just too damn schweet with a Shin's album, Icky Thump, Sterling Harrison and some nice output from EMI's classical wing. Good stuff and an exciting time to be involved...

    What about you?
    ...to 2009? I'm just saying.
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    I'm one of those pedantic jackasses that realizes we didn't start at year zero...plus the question wasn't evah asked on these here boreds...
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobsticks
    I'm one of those pedantic jackasses that realizes we didn't start at year zero...plus the question wasn't evah asked on these here boreds...
    Top 10 Albums of the Decade!
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    Sigh...okay dammit...look, I was bored and it's d-e-a-d 'round these parts...and I still contend that nobody broke it down by any particular year's output in sum...
    So, I broke into the palace
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    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    It's a valid question. Off the top of my head, I'd say 2000.

    Kid A, Ancient Melodies, Summerteeth, Lightbulb Sun, Stories from the City, 13 Tales... plus some important releases from indie faves like Modest Mouse, Godspeed..., Laika, Grandaddy and YLT.

    A real good year by anyone's estimation.
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    OMG, I can't remember the CDs that I bought last month and you expect me to remember what I bought in a given year from the last 10??

    Uh uh. Can't be done.

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    I'm going with '09
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    2002.................


    In Absentia
    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCylinder
    2002.................


    In Absentia
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    Oooooh! That's a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterCylinder
    2002.................


    In Absentia
    Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence

    Plus Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Veni Vidi Vicious...oy!
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    I'm going with 2001.

    Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire - The Swimming Hour
    The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl
    Built To Spill - Ancient Melodies of the Future
    Califone - Roomsound
    Constantines - s/t
    Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album
    The Dismemberment Plan - Change
    Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
    Elbow - Asleep in the Back
    Frodus - And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea
    Fruit Bats - Echolocation
    Grandaddy - Through a Frosty Plate Glass EP
    Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
    John Vanderslice - Time Travel Is Lonely
    Les Savy Fav - Go Forth
    Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
    Lucinda Williams - Essence
    Mercury Rev - All Is Dream
    Modest Mouse - Sad Sappy Sucker
    Neutral Milk Hotel - Everything Is EP
    Now It's Overhead - s/t
    Old 97s - Satellite Rides
    Patterson Hood - Killers and Stars
    Pinback - Blue Screen Life
    Quasi - The Sword of God
    Radiohead - Amnesiac
    The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
    Silver Jews - Bright Flight
    Sixteen Horsepower - Hoarse
    Sparklehorse - It's A Wonderful Life
    Spoon - Girls Can Tell
    Stephen Malkmus - s/t
    Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
    Ted Leo/Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance
    The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

    Pretty, pretty good.
    Originally Posted by Troy: She has that same kind of cleft-pallet, slightly retarded way of singing that so many other people find endearing.


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    That's some fairly convincing evidence for your argument there, Sloshy...and I only own 9 of those but each gets repeat play around here.
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    I may need to re-think mine. Especially since I remembered Ancient Melodies as being released in 2000, when it apparently wasn't. Count on the former Ms Nomer to set the record straight!

    The march of time is wreaking havoc on my memory cells. (And by "time," of course, I mean "vodka".)
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