Top 5 Albums of the Millenium


I’m sure we’ve done this thread a thousand times. But I’m curious to see entries I haven’t seen before, particularly of the last few years. Also, that other thread was way-y last week.

  1. The Wrens - The Meadowlands
  2. Spoon - TWMS
  3. Broken Social Scene - YFIIP
  4. The Ponys - Celebration Castle
  5. Destroyer - Kaputt



No order but something along the lines of:

Tom Waits - Blood Money
The Knife - Silent Shout
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Sufjan - Age of Adz
Joanna Newsom - Milk Eyed Mender


Radiohead - Kid A
Wild Nothing - Nocturne
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Sigur Ros - ( )


Will Smith - Willennium
Will Smith - Willennium
Will Smith - Willennium
The Very Best Of Neutral Milk Hotel
Will Smith - Willennium


Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True
Apes and Androids - Blood Moon
Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element I
dredg - El Cielo
Ours - Distorted Lullabies

  1. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
  2. Anais Mitchell - Hadestown
  3. Kendrick Lamar - How To Pimp A Butterfuly
  4. of Montreal - Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer
  5. The Knife - Silent Shout


I love Silent Shout. But one of the best since 2000? Eeeek


First 4 answers are easy:

  • Radiohead - Kid A
  • Squarepusher - Go Plastic
  • Sigur Ros - Takk
  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell

Number 5 though…

  • Eleven Tigers - Clouds are Mountains

[spoiler]Honourable mentions

  • Prefuse 73 - Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
  • Sigur Ros - ()
  • Lights Out Asia - Eyes Like Brontide
  • Everything Everything - Get To Heaven
  • Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet




Can’t remember what year stuff came out before about 2009 so only latter part of the millennium stuff for me (in alphabetical order only):

The Bug - London Zoo
Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
MIA – Kala
Swans – The Seer
The Field – From Here We Go Sublime

Ok, so I just cheated about looked at Metacritic’s list of the first decade, so also…

Burial - Untrue
Daft Punk – Discovery
Outkast – Stankonia
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
The Streets - Original Pirate Material


This probably belongs in my honourable mentions list


Obvs. To pimp a butterfly would want to be in there too. :butterfly:.


Was posting from mobile earlier so didn’t include it but yep, it’d be there for me too!


I’ve been listening to it again this week. Fucking head-spinning.

  1. The Wrens - Meadowlands
  2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
  3. 65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math
  4. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  5. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


It is so good. Can’t put it on without playing the whole thing.

Did you hear Kendrick’s verse on the new Thundercat album? YEOW.


JUST from the top of my head:

Boards of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest
Radiohead - Kid A
Animal Collective - Feels
Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds Of…
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


Fuck yes. And he sounded soooo good on the Isaiah Rashad record too. Just feels fucking awesome whenever he raps tbh, he must develop such an understanding with the guys he chooses to work with. I think I heard he worked with Prince - I always hear the vocal in These Walls as him even though I;m pretty sure it isn’t.


Kanye - Dark Twisted Fantasy
D’Angelo - Voodoo
Stars of The Lid - And Their Refinement
Kendrick - To Pimp A butterfly
Destroyer - Kaputt
DJ Rashad - Double Cup (sorry I can’t leave it out)

  • ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ - Kanye West
  • ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ - Kendrick Lamar
  • ‘…And Their Refinement Of The Decline’ - Stars Of The Lid
  • ‘Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven’ - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • ‘Microcastle’ - Deerhunter