Saturday, December 26, 2009

Best of the Decade...according to Zak


I just need to note that I am not cool or hip and this list would NEVER fly in any magazine/blog/zine you read as a best of the decade. Rather these are the records that shaped my decade. Like you care right…well I guess you sorta do care, because you are reading The DP’s blog and my skinny ass can show whenever I want. So here you go…the top twenty records that changed/ shaped/ challenged/ amazed/ reverted me to the person I am and more importantly the one I want to become.

1. Bright Eyes—Lifted, or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)

2. Bright Eyes—Digital Ash in Digital Urn (2005)

3. Okkervil River—The Stage Names (2007)

4. Stars—Set Yourself on Fire (2004)

5. Arcade Fire—Funeral (2005)

6. Jay Z—The Blueprint (2001)

7. Pela—Anytown Graffiti (2007)

8. The National—Boxer (2007)

9. Band of Horses—Everything All the Time (2006)

10. My Morning Jacket—At Dawn (2001)

11. Death Cab For Cutie—The Photo Album (2001)

12. Avett Brothers—I and Love and You (2009)

13. The Decemberists—Her Majesty, The Decemberists (2003)

14. Bon Iver—For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)

15. Bright Eyes—I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning (2005)

16. Tokyo Police Club—Elephant Shell (2008)

17. The Postal Service—Give Up (2003)

18. Fleet Foxes—Fleet Foxes (2008)

19. Maria Taylor—11:11 (2005)

20. Kanye West—The College Dropout (2004)

Because I’m a math guy…here are the stats by year

2000—0%
2001—15%
2002—5%
2003—10%
2004—10%
2005—20%
2006—5%
2007—15%
2008—15%
2009—5%

2 comments:

The DP said...

Honestly, I'm a little upset Blueprint didn't crack top 5. I mean, it changed the game for hip hop, launched the career of another artist in your top 20, and was the rising pinnacle of jigga's career.

Zak Champagne said...

Yeah...I know it was tough...and it was mean to put two bright eyes in the top 5 and no jigga...but Conor shaped my decade. Jay had his moments for sure. See yousoon.

Zak