Top Ten Albums of the Decade

In chronological order:

Queens of the Stoneage – Rated R (2000)
Royal City – Alone at the Microphone (2001)
Martin Tielli – We Didn’t Even Suspect That He Was the Poppy Salesman (2001)
Sigur Rós – () (2002)
Tom Waits – Blood Money (2002)
Piñataland – Songs for the Forgotten Future Volume 1 (2003)
Cursive – The Ugly Organ (2003)
Jaga Jazzist – What We Must (2005)
Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine (2005)
The National – Alligator (2005)

And some runners-up and honourable mentions:

Noxagt – Turning It Down Since 2001 (2003)
High on Fire – Blessed Black Wings (2005)
Mastodon – Blood Mountain (2006)
ZZ TOP – Chrome, Smoke & BBQ (2003) [purely for *finally* making those first 6 albums available on CD without the shocking 1987 “Six Pack” remix hack-job]

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Top Ten Albums of the Decade

In chronological order:

Queens of the Stoneage – Rated R (2000)
Royal City – Alone at the Microphone (2001)
Martin Tielli – We Didn’t Even Suspect That He Was the Poppy Salesman (2001)
Sigur Rós – () (2002)
Tom Waits – Blood Money (2002)
Piñataland – Songs for the Forgotten Future Volume 1 (2003)
Cursive – The Ugly Organ (2003)
Jaga Jazzist – What We Must (2005)
Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine (2005)
The National – Alligator (2005)

And some runners-up and honourable mentions:

Noxagt – Turning It Down Since 2001 (2003)
High on Fire – Blessed Black Wings (2005)
Mastodon – Blood Mountain (2006)
ZZ TOP – Chrome, Smoke & BBQ (2003) [purely for *finally* making those first 6 albums available on CD without the shocking 1987 “Six Pack” remix hack-job]