Ok, this was very difficult, I know I’m missing some. I thought initially that I’d try to limit the list to just 20, but I can’t do it. This was a great decade for music. This isn’t in any sort of order.

Best albums of the decade. 2000 to 2009
New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
Rogue Wave – Asleep at Heaven’s Gate
Nada Surf – Let Go
Ryan Adams – Easy Tiger
Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
Augie March – Moo, You Bloody Choir
Fleet Foxes – Ragged Wood
Fruit Bats – Spelled in Bones
My Morning Jacket – Z
Shins – Chutes too Narrow
Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Alberta Cross – The Thief and the Heartbreaker
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
A Band of Bees – Free the Bees
Band of Horses – Everything all the Time
Belle & Sebastian – Fold your hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant
Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago
Iron and Wine – The Creek Drank the Cradle
Iron and Wine – Sheppard’s Dog
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Cloud Cult – Advice from the Happy Hippo
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism
The Decemberists – Her Majesty the Decemberists
Doves – Some Cities
Elliott Smith – Figure 8
American Analog Set – Know By Heart
Pinback – Summer in Abandon
Feist – The Reminder
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimo Battles the Pink Robots
Gillian Welch – Time the Revelator
Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills
The Helio Sequence – Keep Yor Eyes Ahead
The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
Hot Snakes – Automatic Midnight
Jayhawks – Rainy Day Music
John Vanderslice – Life and Death of an American Fourtracker
Liam Finn – I’ll be Lightening
The Long Winters – When I pretend to Fall
M. Ward – Transfiguration of Vincent
Magnetic Fields – 6 Love Songs
Menomena – Friend and Foe
Mgmt – Octular Spectacular
Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
The Postal Service – Give Up
Radical Face – Ghost
Rhett Miller – The Instigator
Rosebuds – The Rosebuds Make Out
Soundtrack of Our Lives – Behind the Music
Spoon – Kill the Moonlight
Sparklehorse – It’s a Wonderful Life
The Strokes – Is This It?
Superdrag In the Valley of Dying Stars
Tegan and Sara – So Jealous
Telekinesis – Telekinesis!
Verbena – La Musica Negra
Vic Chesnutt – Is The Actor Happy?
Whiskeytown – Pneumonia
Wilco — Sky Blue Sky
Wrens – The Meadowlands
Yo La Tengo – Summer Sun
Califone – Roots and Crowns
Calexico/Iron & Wine – The the Reins
Calexico – Feast of Wire
Nick Lowe – The convincer
The Glands – The Glands
Old 97’s – Too Far to Care
Gorillaz – Demon Days

Update: Tom finally posted his list. He spent much more time on his list and caught a few that I can’t believe I forgot. Our lists are very similar but it’s interesting to see what’s different. I made a playlist of his and my bests. Pretty fun.