Friday, July 17, 2015

Favorite Albums of the Decade so Far

The five people that actually read this blog may notice my absence in the past couple months. That is because I have gotten knee deep in music. Music has always stood 2nd fiddle to my love of movies. There has been times where it occasionally takes over for my film obsession. This is such a time. So instead of leaving a blog languishing in a cobwebbed corner of cyberspace, I thought I would mention my favorite albums of the decade so far.


1. Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Janelle Monae- The ArchAndroid
3. Shining- Blackjazz
4. Agalloch- Marrow of the Spirit
5. Karnivool- Sound Awake
6. Enslaved- Axioma Ethica Odini
7. Triptykon- Eparistera Daimones
8. Beach House- Teen Dream
9. The National- High Violet
10. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs


1. Anthrax- Worship Music
2. Foo Fighters- Wasting Light
3. Steven Wilson- Grace For Drowning
4. Mastodon- The Hunter
5. Tom Waits- Bad As Me
6. Haken- Visions
7. Opeth- Heritage
8. Machine Head- Unto the Locust
8. Vektor- Outer Isolation
10. Discipline- To Shatter All Accord


1. Swans- The Seer
2. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, m.A.D.d City
3. Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel
4. Gojira- L'Enfant Sauvages
5. Between the Buried and Me- Parallax II: Future Sequence
6. Kreator- Phantom Antichrist
7. Flying Colors- Flying Colors
8. Killer Mike- RAP Music
9. Godspeed You Black Emperor- Allelujah! Don't Bend Ascend
10. Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
Honorable Mention:  Anglagard- Viljans Oga


1. Steven Wilson- The Raven That Refused to Sing
2. Haken- The Mountain
3. Queens of the Stone Age- Like Clockwork
4. Janelle Monae- The Electric Lady
5. Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels
6. Deafheaven- Sunbather
7. Gorguts- Colored Sands
8. Arcade Fire- Reflektor
9. Black Sabbath- 13
10. Flying Colors- Second Nature

Honorable Mentions: The Knife- Shaking the Habitual, Shining- One One One, Death Angel- The Dream Calls For Blood


1. Swans- To Be Kind
2. Beck- Morning Phase
3. Run the Jewels- Run the Jewels 2
4. Behemoth- The Satanist
5. Machine Head- Bloodstone and Diamonds
6. iamamiwhoami- Blue
7. Foo Fighters- Sonic Highways
8. Flying Lotus- You're Dead!
9. Opeth- Pale Communion
10. Mastodon- Once More Round the Sun

Honorable Mention: Ghost of A Saber Tooth Tiger- Midnight Sun, Agalloch- The Serpent and the Sphere, KXM- KXM


  1. I started following music seriously in 2010, so I've listened to and enjoyed quite a few of your selections. Nice to see mentions for Arcade Fire, Beck, The National, and Fiona Apple, I'm a fan of those artists. My top 10 albums of the 2010s so far would probably include:

    Kaputt by Destroyer
    Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
    Push the Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
    Lost In The Dream by The War on Drugs
    Born to Die (Paradise Edition) by Lana Del Rey
    Lazaretto by Jack White
    Teen Dream by Beach House
    The English Riviera by Metronomy
    Have One on Me by Joanna Newsom
    We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves by John Maus

  2. Been meaning to check out the latest album by Nick Cave. Hear good things about the Newsom record and The War On Drugs.

  3. LUKE!!!

    I was wondering where you've been. I'm so sorry that I missed this post. I don't know if you saw my recent post about moving, but I've been out of pocket around the blogosphere and been trying to play catchup...and I was wondering where you've been!

    Love this post. I used to be so engulfed in music until I became obsessed with film, and slowly my listening to music started to dwindle. I'm always looking for a reason to dig into albums, and this post is perfect for that!

    1. Hey. I've been around. Just not active on blogspot. I'm glad you love the post!