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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

So, I've been doing this, best albums lists, for 10 years,in one form or another. Here's a recap, the #1 in bold, the runner-up underneath it.

1997: Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space, Spiritualized

OK Computer, Radiohead

1998: THE worst year in music history; no award out of protest. (*List is lost)

1999: The Soft Bulletin, The Flaming Lips

69 Love Songs, The Magnetic Fields

2000: Smile, The Jayhawks

Stankonia, OutKast

2001: Is this it? The Strokes

White Blood Cells, The White Stripes

2002*: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco

American IV: The Man Comes Around, Johnny Cash

2003*: Elephant, The White Stripes

Hail to the Thief, Radiohead

2004: A Ghost is Born, Wilco

Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand

2005: Funeral, The Arcade Fire

Illinois, Sufjan Stevens

2006: The Crane Wife, The Decembrists

The Trials of Van Occupanther, Midlake

*= retroactively given

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