Noughty But Nice
So the “Best of the Decade” lists have started appearing in various meeja outlets, which has got me thinking about my picks. Here are some provisional thoughts on my favourite stuff from the past 10 years, but I’m sure I’m missing out on some very obvious things. Thoughts?
Funeral (Arcade Fire), In Rainbows (Radiohead), Let’s Get Out Of this Country (Camera Obscura), The Seldom Seen Kid (Elbow), Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco), Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Flaming Lips), Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)
Svefn–g-Englar (Sigur Ros), Do You Realize?? (Flaming Lips), All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem), Losing My Edge (LCD Soundsystem), Shoot Speed/Kill Light (Primal Scream), Hope There’s Someone (Antony & the Johnsons)
There Will Be Blood, 24 Hour Party People, Shaun of the Dead, Mulholland Drive, In The Mood For Love, Brokeback Mountain, Lord of the Rings
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (Michael Chabon), The Line of Beauty (Alan Hollinghurst), The Secret River (Kate Grenville), Atonement (Iain McEwan), London: The Biography (Peter Ackroyd)