Pitchfork 1996-2011 Albums

Pitchfork decided to do a readers' poll of best records during the webzine's lifetime-to-date, 1996-2011. Voters had to pick at least 20 albums from the period, and could pick as many as 100. Final results here. They claimed 27,981 total voters, 116,009 total albums. Voter sex ratio was 88% male. Age chart doesn't show numbers, but 21-30 will get you about half of them, and 41+ less than 10%.

  1. !!!: Louden Up Now (2004, Touch & Go)
  2. Aaliyah: One in a Million (1996, Blackground)
  3. Aaliyah: Aaliyah (2001, Blackground)
  4. Aaliyah: I Care 4 U (2002, Blackground) [B+]
  5. Abe Vigoda: Reviver (2009, PPM, EP)
  6. Abe Vigoda: Crush (2010, PPM)
  7. Acid Mothers Temple: In C (2002, Squealer)
  8. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (2000, Bloodshot) [B]
  9. Ryan Adams & the Cardinals: Cold Roses (2011, Lost Highway)
  10. Add N to (X): On the Wires of Our Nerves (1998, Mute)
  11. Aereogramme: A Story in White (2001, Matador)
  12. Aerial M: Aerial M (1997, Domino)
  13. Aesop Rock: Labor Days (2001, Def Jux) [A-]
  14. Aesop Rock: Bazooka Tooth (2003, Definitive Jux) [B+]
  15. The Afghan Whigs: Black Love (1996, Elektra)
  16. The Afghan Whigs: 1965 (1998, Columbia)
  17. Against Me!: White Crosses (2010, Sire) [B-]
  18. Agalloch: Marrow of the Spirit (2010, Profound Lore)
  19. Air: Moon Safari (1998, Caroline) [B+]
  20. Air: Talkie Walkie (2004, Astralwerks)
  21. Air France: No Way Down (2008, Somdthing in Construction)
  22. Tetuzi Akiyama: Don't Forget to Boogie (2003, Idea)
  23. Alejandra and Aeron: Bousha Blue Blazes (2003, Orthlorng Musork)
  24. All: Problematic (2000, Epitaph)
  25. Ellen Allien: Berlinette (2003, Bpitch Control)
  26. Ellen Allien & Apparat: Orchestra of Bubbles (2006, Bpitch Control)
  27. Ben Allison: Action-Refraction (2011, Palmetto) [***]
  28. Alog: Catch That Totem! (1998-2005) (2005, Melektronik)
  29. Maryanne Amacher: Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear) (1999, Tzadik)
  30. Amadou & Marian: (2005, Nonesuch) [A]
  31. Oren Ambarchi: Grapes From the Estate (2004, Touch)
  32. Amen Dunes: DIA (2009, Locust)
  33. American Analog Set: Know by Heart (2001, Tiger Style)
  34. American Football: American Football (1999, Polyvinyl)
  35. Amerie: All I Have (2002, Columbia/Rise)
  36. Sam Amidon: I See the Sign (2010, Bedroom Community)
  37. Tori Amos: Boys for Pele (1996, Atlantic)
  38. And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead: Source Tags and Codes (2002, Interscope)
  39. And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Madonna (1999, Merge)
  40. Laurie Anderson: Homeland (2010, Nonesuch) [***]
  41. Andres: II (2003, Mahogani)
  42. Angels of Light: Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home (2003, Young God)
  43. Animal Collective: Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished (2000, Fat Cat)
  44. Animal Collective: Here Comes the Indian (2003, Paw Tracks)
  45. Animal Collective: Feels (2005, Fat Cat)
  46. Animal Collective: Sung Tongs (2004, Fat Cat)
  47. Animal Collective: Strawberry Jam (2007, Domino) [*]
  48. Animal Collective: Merriweather Post Pavillion (2009, Domino) [*]
  49. Antony and the Johnsons: I Am a Bird Now (2005, Secretly Canadian)
  50. Annie: Anniemal (2004, 679)
  51. Antelope: Reflector (2007, Dischord)
  52. The Antlers: Hospice (2009, Frenchkiss) [**]
  53. Aphex Twin: Richard D. James Album (1996, Elektra)
  54. Aphex Twin: Drukqs (2001, Warp/Sire)
  55. Fiona Apple: Tidal (1996, Clean Slate/Epic)
  56. Fiona Apple: When the Pawn . . . (1999, Clean Slate/Epic) [A-]
  57. Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine (2005, Clean State/Epic) [***]
  58. The Apples in Stereo: Her Wallpaper Reverie (1999, SpinArt) [B+]
  59. The Appleseed Cast: Low Level Owl Vol. I & II (2001, Deep Elm)
  60. Arab Strap: Philophobia (1998, Matador)
  61. Arcade Fire: Funeral (2004, Merge) [B+]
  62. Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (2007, Merge) [A-]
  63. Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (2010, Merge) [A-]
  64. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006, Domino) [A-]
  65. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: The Doldrums (2004, Paw Tracks)
  66. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: House Arrest (2006, Paw Tracks)
  67. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: Before Today (2010, 4AD) [B-]
  68. Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll (2006, Downtown) [A-]
  69. Robert Ashley: Dust (2000, Lovely Music)
  70. Mulatu Astatke/The Heliocentrics: Inspiration Information (2009, Strut) [A-]
  71. Asunder: Works Will Come Undone (2008, Profound Lore)
  72. At the Drive-In: Relationship of Command (2000, Virgin) [B+]
  73. Atlas Sound: Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See but Cannot Feel (2008, Kranky)
  74. Atlas Sound: Logos (2009, Kranky) [*]
  75. Atlas Sound: Parallax (2011, 4AD) [B]
  76. Atmosphere: Overcast (1997, Rhymesayers Entertainment) [A-]
  77. Au Revoir Simone: Still Night, Still Light (2009, Our Secret)
  78. Autechre: Confield (2001, Warp)
  79. Autechre: Oversteps (2010, Warp)
  80. The Auteurs: After Murder Park (1996, EMI)
  81. The Auteurs: How I Learned to Love the Bootboys (1999, EMI)
  82. The Avalanches: Since I Left You (2000, Sire/Modular) [B+]
  83. Axolotl: Memory Theatre (2007, Important)
  84. Katy B: On a Mission (2011, Columbia) [*]
  85. Max B: Quarantine (2009, self-released)
  86. The Babies: The Babies (2011, Shrimper)
  87. Baby Dayliner: Critics Pass Away (2006, Brassland)
  88. The Bad Plus: Never Stop (2010, E1) [**]
  89. Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of the Bewilderbeast (2000, Twisted Nerve) [B]
  90. Erykah Badu: Baduizm (1997, Universal)
  91. Erykah Badu: Mama's Gun (2000, Universal) [A-]
  92. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah, Pt. 1: 4th World War (2008, Universal/Motown) [***]
  93. Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part 2: Return of the Ankh (2010, Universal/Motown) [*]
  94. Anton Bagatov: The Wheel of the Law (2002, Long Arms)
  95. Derek Bailey: Ballads (2002, Tzadik)
  96. Band of Horses: Everything All the Time (2006, Sub Pop)
  97. Devendra Banhart: Rejoicing in the Hands (2004, Young God)
  98. Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow (2005, XL) [**]
  99. David Banner: Mississippi: The Album (2003, Universal)
  100. Bardo Pond: On the Ellipse (2003, Touch & Go/ATP)
  101. Bardo Pond: Ticket Crystals (2006, ATP)
  102. Baroness: Blue Record (2009, Relapse) [*]
  103. Robert Barry/Fred Anderson: Duets 2001: Live at the Empty Bottle (2001, Thrill Jockey)
  104. Juliana Barwick: The Magic Place (2011, Asthmatic Kitty)
  105. Basement Jaxx: Remedy (1999, Astralwerks)
  106. Basement Jaxx: Rooty (2001, Astralwerks) [A-]
  107. Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash (2003, Astralwerks) [B+]
  108. Stefan Basho-Junghans: Inside (2001, Strange Attractors)
  109. William Basinski: The Disintegration Loops (2002, 2062)
  110. Bat for Lashes: Fur & Gold (2006, Parlophone)
  111. Bat for Lashes: Two Suns (2009, Astralwerks) [B-]
  112. Battles: Mirrored (2007, Warp) [B]
  113. Battles: EP C/B EP (2006, Warp, EP)
  114. Be Your Own Pet: Be Your Own Pet (2006, Ecstatic Peace) [A-]
  115. Beach House: Beach House (2006, Carpark)
  116. Beach House: Devotion (2008, Carpark)
  117. Beach House: Teen Dream (2010, Sub Pop) [**]
  118. Beastie Boys: Hello Nasty (1998, Capitol) [B+]
  119. The Beatnuts: Classic Nuts, Vol. 1 (2002, Loud)
  120. Beck: Odelay (1996, DGC) [A+]
  121. Beck: Mutations (1998, DGC) [B+]
  122. Beck: Midnite Vultures (1999, Interscope) [A-]
  123. Beck: Sea Change (2002, Interscope) [B-]
  124. Beck: Modern Guilt (2008, Interscope) [**]
  125. Bedhead: Transaction de Novo (1998, Touch & Go)
  126. The Beets: Let the Poison Out (2011, Hardly Art)
  127. Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (2006, Ba Da Bing)
  128. Beirut: The Flying Club Cup (2007, Ba Da Bing) [B]
  129. Belbury Poly: The Owl's Map (2006, Ghost Box)
  130. Belle and Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister (1996, Enclave) [B]
  131. Belle and Sebastian: The Boy With the Arab Strap (1998, Matador) [B]
  132. Belle and Sebastian: Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003, Rough Trade) [B+]
  133. Belle and Sebastian: The Life Pursuit (2006, Matador) [**]
  134. Belong: October Language (2006, Carpark)
  135. Tim Berne: The Shell Game (2001, Thirsty Ear) [B+]
  136. Tim Berne: The Sublime And: Science Friction Live (2003, Thirsty Ear) [B+]
  137. Best Coast: Crazy for You (2010, Mexican Summer) [**]
  138. The Beta Band: The Three EP's (1998, Regal)
  139. The Beta Band: Hot Shots II (2001, Astralwerks)
  140. Beulah: When Your Heartstrings Break (1999, Sugar Free)
  141. The Bevis Frond: North Circular (1997, Flydaddy)
  142. : B'Day (2006, Columbia)
  143. : 4 (2011, Columbia) [C]
  144. B.G.: Chopper City in the Ghetto (1999, Uptown/Universal)
  145. Bibio: Ambivalence Avenue (2009, Warp)
  146. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (2010, Def Jam) [A]
  147. Big Business: Head for the Shallow (2005, Hydra Head)
  148. The Big Pink: A Brief History of Love (2009, 4AD) [*]
  149. Big Punisher: Capital Punishment (1998, Loud) [B]
  150. Big Tymers: I Got That Work (2000, Cash Money)
  151. Bikini Kill: Reject All-American (1996, Kill Rock Stars) [B+]
  152. Biosphere: Substrata (1997, All Saints)
  153. Andrew Bird: The Swimming Hour (2001, Rykodisc)
  154. Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs (2005, Righteous Babe) [B]
  155. Sir Richard Bishop: Salvador Kali (1998, Drag City)
  156. Sir Richard Bishop: Polytheistic Fragments (2007, Drag City)
  157. The Bitters: East General (2010, Mexican Summer)
  158. : Homogenic (1997, Elektra) [B]
  159. : Vespertine (2001, Elektra) [C-]
  160. : Medulla (2004, Elektra)
  161. Black Dice: Beaches & Canyons (2002, Fat Cat)
  162. Black Dice: Creature Comforts
  163. Black Eyes: Black Eyes (2003, Dischord)
  164. Black Eyes: Cough (2004, Dischord)
  165. Black Lips: Good Bad Not Evil (2007, Vice) [*]
  166. Black Lips: Let It Bloom (2005, In the Red)
  167. Black Lips: Los Vallentes del Mundo Nuevo (2007, Vice)
  168. Black Moth Super Rainbow: Dandelion Gum (2007, Graveface)
  169. Black Star: Mos Def & Taleb Kweli Are Black Star (Rawkus) [B+]
  170. Black Tambourine: Complete Recordings (1999, Slumberland)
  171. Blackalicious: Blazing Arrow (2002, MCA) [A-]
  172. James Blackshaw: O True Believers (2006, Important)
  173. James Blackshaw: The Cloud of Unknowing (2007, Tompkins Square)
  174. James Blackshaw: The Glass Bead Game (2009, Young God)
  175. James Blake: CMYK (2010, R&S, EP)
  176. James Blake: The Bells Sketch (2010, Hessle Audio, EP)
  177. James Blake: James Blake (2011, Atlas) [B]
  178. Blink-182: Enema of the State (1998, MCA) [B+]
  179. Bloc Party: Silent Alarm (2005, Vice) [***]
  180. Blonde Redhead: Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000, Touch & Go)
  181. Blonde Redhead: Misery Is a Butterfly (2004, 4AD)
  182. Blonde Redhead: 23 (2007, 4AD) [**]
  183. The Blood Brothers: Burn Piano Island, Burn! (2003, Artist Direct)
  184. Blood on the Wall: Awesomer (2005, Social Registry)
  185. Blues Control: Local Flavor (Siltbreeze)
  186. Blur: Blur (1997, Virgin)
  187. Blur: 13 (1999, Virgin)
  188. Blur: Think Tank (2003, Virgin)
  189. Blut Aus Nord: 777 Sect(s)/The Desanctification (2011, Season of Mist)
  190. Boards of Canada: Music Has the Right to Children (1998, Matador/Warp) [A-]
  191. Boards of Canada: Geogaddi (2002, Warp)
  192. Boards of Canada: The Campfire Headphase (2005, Warp)
  193. Ursula Bogner: Recordings 1969-1988 (2008, Fatiche)
  194. Bohren & Der Club of Gore: Dolores (2008, Ipecac)
  195. Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago (2008, Jagjaguwar) [B]
  196. Bon Iver: Bon Iver (2011, Jagjaguwar) [*]
  197. A.A. Bondy: American Hearts (2007, Superphonic)
  198. Bonnie "Prince" Billy: I See a Darkness (1999, Palace)
  199. Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Ease Down the Road (2001, Festival)
  200. Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Master and Everyone (2003, Drag City)
  201. Bonnie "Prince" Billy: The Letting Go (2006, Spunk)
  202. Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Lie Down in the Light (2008, Drag City)
  203. The Boo Radleys: C'mon Kids (1996, Mercury)
  204. Booka Shade: Movements (2006, Get Physical)
  205. The Books: Thought for Food (2002, Tomlab)
  206. The Books: The Lemon of Pink (2003, Tomlab)
  207. The Books: Lost and Safe (2005, Tomlab)
  208. Boredoms: Super Ae (1998, Birdman)
  209. Boredoms: Visual Creation Newsun (2001, Birdman)
  210. Boredoms: Rebore, Vol. 0: Vision Recreation (2000, WEA International)
  211. Boris: Pink (2006, Southern Lord)
  212. Botch: American Nervoso (1999, Hydra Head)
  213. Bottomless Pit: Hammer of the Gods (2007, Comedy Minus One)
  214. Bows: Cassidy (1999, Blanco y Negro)
  215. Bows: Blush (2001, Too Pure)
  216. The Boy Least Likely To: The Best Party Ever (2005, Rough Trade)
  217. Billy Bragg/Wilco: Mermaid Avenue (1998, Elektra) [A]
  218. Braid: Frame and Canvas (1998, Polyvinyl)
  219. Brainiac: Hissing Prigs in Static Couture (1996, Touch & Go)
  220. Brand New: Your Favorite Weapon (2001, Triple Crown)
  221. Brand New: The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (2006, Interscope/Tiny Evil)
  222. Bratmobile: Ladies, Women and Girls (2000, Lookout)
  223. Alan Braxe & Friends: The Upper Cuts (2005, Play It Again Sam)
  224. Tyondai Braxton: History That Has No Effect (JMZ)
  225. The Breeders: Mountain Battles (2008, 4AD)
  226. The Breeders: Title TK (2002, 4AD/Elektra) [B]
  227. Bright Eyes: Fevers and Mirrors (2000, Saddle Creek)
  228. Bright Eyes: Lifted, or, the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002, Saddle Creek)
  229. Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (2006, Matador)
  230. British Sea Power: The Decline of British Sea Power (2003, Rough Trade/Sanctuary)
  231. Broadcast: The Noise Made by People (2000, Tommy Boy)
  232. Broadcast: Haha Sound (2003, Warp)
  233. Broadcast: Tender Buttons (2005, Warp)
  234. Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People (2002, Arts & Crafts)
  235. Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene (2005, Arts & Crafts)
  236. Danny Brown: XXX (2011, Fool's Gold) [***]
  237. Foxy Brown: Broken Silence (2001, Def Jam)
  238. Franklin Bruno: A Cat May Look at a Queen (2002, Absolutely Kosher)
  239. Gavin Bryars: The Sinking of the Titanic (1995, Point)
  240. Richard Buckner: Meadow (2006, Merge)
  241. Buffalo Daughter: Captain Vapour Athletes (1996, Grand Royal)
  242. The Bug: London Zoo (2008, Ninja Tune) [*]
  243. Bugz in the Attic: Fabriclive.12 (2003, Fabric)
  244. Built to Spill: Perfect From Now On (1997, Warner Bros) [B+]
  245. Built to Spill: Keep It Like a Secret (1999, Warner Bros)
  246. Bump J: Dinner Time (2011, mixtape)
  247. Vashti Bunyan: Lookaftering (2005/DiCristina/Fat Cat)
  248. Buraka Som Sistema: Black Diamond (2009, Fabric) [***]
  249. Burial: Untrue (2007, Hyperdub) [***]
  250. Burning Airlines: Mission: Control! (1999, Desoto)
  251. Burning Star Core: The Very Heart of the World (2005, Thin Wrist)
  252. Kate Bush: Aerial (2005, Columbia)
  253. Kate Bush: 50 Words for Snow (2011, Anti-) [B]
  254. Cadence Weapon: Breaking Kayfabe (2006, Revolver/Upper Class)
  255. Calexico: Feast of Wire (2003, Quarterstick)
  256. Calexico: Carried to Dust (2008, Quarterstick)
  257. Califone: Roomsound (2001, Perishable)
  258. Califone: Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003, Thrill Jockey)
  259. Califone: Heron King Blues (2004, Thrill Jockey)
  260. Califone: Roots and Crowns (2006, Thrill Jockey)
  261. Call Me Lightning: When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free (2010, Dusty Medical)
  262. Bill Callahan: Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle (2009, Drag City)
  263. Bill Callahan: Apocalypse (2011, Drag City)
  264. Camera Obscura: Underachievers Please Try Harder (2004, Merge)
  265. Camera Obscura: Let's Get Out of This Country (2006, Merge)
  266. Camp Lo: Uptown Saturday Night (1997, Profile)
  267. Cam'ron: Purple Haze (2004, Roc-A-Fella)
  268. Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague (2009, Metal Blade)
  269. Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein (2001, Def Jux) [B+]
  270. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma: Love Is a Stream (2010, Type)
  271. Capone-N-Noreaga: The War Report (1997, Penalty)
  272. The Capstan Shafts: Euridice Proudhon (2006, Kittridge)
  273. The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight (2004, Koch)
  274. The Caretaker: An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011, History Always Favours the Winners)
  275. Mariah Carey: The Emancipation of Mimi (2005, Def Jam)
  276. Caribou: The Milk of Human Kindness (2005, Domino)
  277. Caribou: Andorra (2007, Domino) [B]
  278. Caribou: Swim (2010, Merge) [*]
  279. Neko Case: Furnace Room Lullaby (2000, Bloodshot) [B+]
  280. Neko Case: Blacklisted (2002, Bloodshot)
  281. Neko Case: Middle Cyclone (2009, Anti-) [B]
  282. Neko Case: Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006, Anti-) [B]
  283. Johnny Cash: Unchained (1996, American) [B+]
  284. Cash Money Millionaires: Platinum Hits (2002, Cash Money)
  285. Cat Power: You Are Free (2003, Matador)
  286. Cat Power: Myra Lee (1996, Smells Like)
  287. Cat Power: Moon Pix (1998, Matador)
  288. Cat Power: What Would the Community Think (1996, Matador)
  289. Cat Power: The Greatest (2006, Matador)
  290. Nick Cave: Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004, EMI)
  291. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Murder Ballads (1996, Mute)
  292. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: The Boatman's Call (1997, Mute/Reprise)
  293. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: No More Shall We Part (2001, Reprise)
  294. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008, Anti-)
  295. Celtic Frost: Monotheist (2006, Century Media)
  296. CEO: White Magic (2010, Sincerely Yours)
  297. CFCF: Continent (2009, Paper Bag)
  298. The Championship: Dance Cassador! (2005, Bear Rifle)
  299. Charalambides: Joy Shapes (2004, Kranky)
  300. Charalambides: A Vintage Burden (2006, Kranky)
  301. Rhys Chatham: Guitar Trio Is My Life! (2008, Table of the Elements)
  302. Rhys Chatham: A Crimson Grail (2007, Table of the Elements)
  303. Chavez: Ride the Fader (1996, Matador)
  304. Cheap Time: Cheap Time (2008, In the Red)
  305. Cheer-Accident: Enduring the American Dream (1997, Pravda)
  306. Cheer-Accident: Introducing Lemon (2003, Skin Graft)
  307. The Chemical Brothers: Dig Your Own Hole (1997, Astralwerks) [B+]
  308. The Chemical Brothers: Surrender (1999, Astralwerks) [A-]
  309. The Chemical Brothers: Further (2010, Astralwerks) [***]
  310. Cody Chesnutt: The Headphone Masterpiece (2002, Ready Set Go!) [B+]
  311. Vic Chesnutt: The Salesman and Bernadette (1998, Capricorn)
  312. Chromatics: Night Drive (2007, Italians Do It Better)
  313. Ciara: The Evolution (2006, LaFace)
  314. Cibo Matto: Viva! La Woman (1996, Warner Bros)
  315. Circle of Ouroborus: Eleven Fingers (2011, Hand Made Birds)
  316. Circulatory System: Circulatory System (2001, Cloud)
  317. Clams Casino: Instrumental Mixtape (2011, mixtape)
  318. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2005, self-released) [A-]
  319. Clark: Body Riddle (2006, Warp)
  320. Clearlake: Lido (2001, Domino)
  321. The Clientele: Suburban Light (2000, Merge)
  322. The Clientele: The Violet Hour (2003, Merge)
  323. The Clientele: Strange Geometry (2007, Merge)
  324. Clinic: Clinic (1999, Domino)
  325. Clinic: Internal Wrangler (2000, Domino)
  326. Clipse: Lord Willin' (2002, Arista) [B+]
  327. Clipse & Re-Up Gang: We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2 (2005, self-released)
  328. Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (2006, Re-Up Gang/Zomba) [A-]
  329. Clogs: Stick Music (2004, Brassland)
  330. Clogs: Lantern (2006, Brassland)
  331. Clor: Clor (2005, EMI)
  332. Clutch: The Elephant Riders (1998, Columbia)
  333. Cobalt: Gin (2009, Profound Lore)
  334. Coil: Time Machines (1998, Eskaton)
  335. Jonathan Coleclough: Cake (2000, Siren/Robot)
  336. Coldplay: A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002, Capitol) [B+]
  337. Colossamite: All Lingo's Clamor (1997, Skin Graft, EP)
  338. Colossamite: Economy of Motion (1998, Skin Graft)
  339. Comet Gain: Broken Record Players (2008, What's Your Rupture?)
  340. Comets on Fire: Field Recordings From the Sun (2002, Ba Da Bing)
  341. Comets on Fire: Blue Cathedral (2004, Sub Pop)
  342. Comets on Fire: Avatar (2006, Sub Pop)
  343. Common: Like Water for Chocolate (2000, MCA) [A-]
  344. Company Flow: Funcrusher Plus (1997, Priority)
  345. The Concretes: The Concretes (2004, Astralwerks)
  346. Confessor: Unraveled (2005, Season of Mist)
  347. Loren Mazzacane Connors: Airs (1999, Red Cone)
  348. Converge: Jane Doe (2001, Equal Vision)
  349. Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban: Mambo Sinuendo (2003, Nonesuch/Palo Verde) [B]
  350. Mike Cooper: Rayon Hula (2004, Cabin)
  351. Constantines: Shine a Light (2003, Sub Pop)
  352. Coptic Light: Coptic Light (2006, No Quarter)
  353. Cormega: The Realness (2001, Landspeed)
  354. Cornelius: Point (2002, Matador)
  355. Cornershop: Woman's Gotta Have It (1995, Warner Bros) [B+]
  356. Cornershop: When I Was Born for the 7th Time (1997, Warner Bros) [A+]
  357. Coughs: Fright Makes Right (2005, Load)
  358. Counting Crows: Recovering the Satellites (1996, Geffen)
  359. Carl Craig: More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art (1997, Planet E) [A-]
  360. Craw: Map, Monitor, Surge (1997, Cambodia)
  361. Craw: Bodies for Strontium 90 (2002, Hydra Head)
  362. The Creeping Nobodies: The Sound of Joy (2006, Blocks Recording Club)
  363. Mikal Cronin: Mikal Cronin (2011, Trouble in Mind) [B]
  364. Crooked Fingers: Crooked Fingers (1999, Warm)
  365. The Crownhate Ruin: Until the Eagle Grins (1996, Dischord)
  366. Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles (2008, Last Gang)
  367. Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion (2011, Slumberland) [B-]
  368. Cul de Sac: Death of the Sun (2003, Strange Attractors)
  369. Cults: Cults (2010, ITNO/Columbia) [**]
  370. Currensy: Pilot Talk (2010, DD172) [**]
  371. Cut Chemist and Shortkut: Live at the Future Primitive Sound Session (1998, Ubiquity)
  372. Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours (2008, Modular)
  373. Cut Copy: Zonoscope (2011, Modular)
  374. Cyann & Ben: Spring (2004, Locust)
  375. Cynic: Traced in Air (2008, Season of Mist)
  376. CZR: Chicago House Experience (1997, Mix Connection)
  377. Daft Punk: Homework (1997, Virgin)
  378. Daft Punk: Discovery (2001, Virgin) [B-]
  379. The Daktaris: Soul Explosion (1998, Desco)
  380. : From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots (2002, Ipecac)
  381. : Toeachizown (2009, Stones Throw) [**]
  382. D'Angelo: Voodoo (2000, Virgin) [A-]
  383. Danger Mouse: The Grey Album (2004, bootleg) [B+]
  384. Danger Mouse: Ghetto Pop Life (2009, Lex)
  385. Danielson Famille: Ships (2006, Secretly Canadian)
  386. Daphne & Celeste: We Didn't Say That! (2000, Island)
  387. The Darkness: Permission to Land (2003, Atlantic)
  388. Das Racist: Sit Down, Man (2010, mixtape) [***]
  389. Daughters: Daughters (2010, Hydra Head)
  390. Davila 666: Davila 666 (2008, In the Red)
  391. Davis Redford Triad: Code Blue (2003, Holy Mountain)
  392. De La Soul: Stakes Is High (1996, Tommy Boy)
  393. De La Soul: The Grind Date (2004, Sanctuary)
  394. Dan Deacon: Spiderman of the Rings (2007, Carpark) [B]
  395. Dan Deacon: Bromst (2009, Carpark) [**]
  396. The Dead C: Repent (1999, Siltbreeze)
  397. Dead Congregation: Graves of the Archangels (2008, Nuclear War Now!)
  398. Dead Meadow: Shivering King and Others (2003, Matador)
  399. The Deadly Snakes: Ode to Joy (2003, In the Red)
  400. The Dears: No Cities Left (2004, SpinArt)
  401. Death: The Sound of Perseverance (1997, Nuclear Blast)
  402. Death Cab for Cutie: We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes (2000, Barsuk)
  403. Death Cab for Cutie: The Photo Album (2001, Barsuk)
  404. Death Cab for Cutie: Transatlanticism (2003, Barsuk)
  405. Death Cab for Cutie: Narrow Stairs (2008, Atlantic) [*]
  406. Deathspell Omega: Fas -- Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum (2007, Flame)
  407. The Decemberists: Castaways and Cutouts (2002, Kill Rock Stars)
  408. The Decemberists: Her Majesty (2003, Kill Rock Stars)
  409. The Decemberists: Picaresque (2005, Kill Rock Stars)
  410. The Decemberists: The Crane Wife (2006, Capitol) [**]
  411. Deerhoof: Reveille (2002, Kill Rock Stars)
  412. Deerhoof: Apple O' (2003, Kill Rock Stars)
  413. Deerhoof: Milk Man (2004, Kill Rock Stars)
  414. Deerhoof: The Runners Four (2005, Kill Rock Stars)
  415. Deerhunter: Cryptograms (2007, Kranky) [***]
  416. Deerhunter: Fluorescent Grey EP (2007, Kranky, EP)
  417. Deerhunter: Microcastle/Weird Era Continued (2008, 4AD)
  418. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest (2010, 4AD) [**]
  419. Deftones: White Pony (2000, Warner Bros)
  420. Delays: Faded Seaside Glamour (2004, Rough Trade)
  421. The Delgados: Hate (2002, Mantra)
  422. Delorean: Ayrton Senna (2009, Fool House, EP)
  423. Deltron: Deltron 3030 (2000, 75 Ark) [A-]
  424. Demdike Stare: Tryptych (2011, Modern Love)
  425. Dengue Fever: Escape From Dragon House (2005, BRG)
  426. Department of Eagles: In Ear Park (2008, 4AD)
  427. Desaparecidos: Read Music, Speak Spanish (2002, Saddle Creek)
  428. Descendents: Everything Sucks (1996, Epitaph)
  429. Destiny's Child: The Writing's on the Wall (1999, Columbia)
  430. Destroyer: City of Daughters (1998, Merge)
  431. Destroyer: Streethawk: A Seduction (2001, Merge)
  432. Destroyer: This Night (2002, Merge)
  433. Destroyer: Your Blues (2004, Merge)
  434. Destroyer: Destroyer's Rubies (2006, Merge)
  435. Destroyer: Kaputt (2011, Merge) [*]
  436. Destroyer: Thief (2000, Merge)
  437. Devin the Dude: Just Tryin' Ta Live (2002, Rap-A-Lot)
  438. : The Mande Variations (2008, Nonesuch) [**]
  439. Kathy Diamond: Miss Diamond to You (2007, Permanent Vacation)
  440. Diamond Nights: Popsicle (2005, Kemado)
  441. Whit Dickey Trio: Transonic (1998, AUM Fidelity)
  442. Diddy-Dirty Money: Last Train to Paris (2010, Bad Boy) [B-]
  443. J Dilla: Donuts (2006, Stones Throw)
  444. The Dillinger Escape Plan: Calculating Infinity (1999, Relapse)
  445. Dinosaur Jr.: Beyond (2007, Fat Possum)
  446. Dinosaur Jr.: Farm (2009, Jagjaguwar) [B-]
  447. The Diplomats: Diplomatic Immunity (2003, Roc-A-Fella)
  448. Dirty Beaches: Badlands (2011, Zoo Music) [*]
  449. Dirty Projectors: Rise Above (2007, Dead Oceans)
  450. Dirty Projectors: Bitte Orca (2009, Domino) [C+]
  451. Dirty Three: Horse Stories (1996, Touch & Go)
  452. Dirty Three: Ocean Songs (1998, Touch & Go)
  453. Dirty Three: Whatever You Love, You Are (2000, Touch & Go)
  454. Disco Inferno: The 5 EPs (2011, One Little Indian)
  455. Disfear: Live the Storm (2008, Relapse)
  456. Disma: Towards the Megalith (2011, Profound Lore)
  457. The Dismemberment Plan: Emergency and I (1999, DeSoto) [**]
  458. The Dismemberment Plan: Change (2001, DeSoto)
  459. The Divine Comedy: Fin de Siecle (1998, Setanta)
  460. Dixie Chicks: Home (2002, Open Wide/Monument) [B+]
  461. DJ Assault: Belle Isle Tech (1997, Mo Wax)
  462. DJ Clever: Offshore Presents: Troubled Waters (2004, Gigantic Music/Singing Cell)
  463. DJ Harvey: Sarcastic Study Masters (2001, Sarcastic)
  464. DJ Harvey: Sarcastic Disco Vol. 2 (2001, Sarcastic)
  465. DJ Koze: Kosi Comes Around (2005, Kompakt)
  466. DJ Muggs vs. GZA: Grandmasters (2005, Angeles)
  467. DJ Quik: Rhythm-al-ism (1998, Arista)
  468. DJ Quik/Kurupt: BlaQKout (2009, Mad Science) [***]
  469. DJ Quik: The Book of David (2011, Mad Science) [**]
  470. DJ/Rupture: Minesweeper Suite (2002, Tigerbeat) [B]
  471. DJ/Rupture: Special Gunpowder (2004, Tigerbeat)
  472. DJ/Rupture: Uproot (2008, The Agriculture) [**]
  473. DJ Shadow: Endtroducing (1996, Mo Wax) [A]
  474. DJ Sprinkles: Midtown 120 Blues (2008, Mule Music)
  475. DJ Target/Riko: Aim High, Vol. 2 (2005, Aim High)
  476. DMX: It's Dark and Hell Is Hot (1998, Def Jam)
  477. Dntel: Life Is Full of Possibilities (2001, Plug Research)
  478. Do Make Say Think: Goodbye Enemy Airship, the Landlord Is Dead (2000, Constellation)
  479. Do Make Say Think: Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn (2003, Constellation)
  480. The Dodos: Visiter (2008, Frenchkiss)
  481. Julie Doiron: Desormals (2001, Jagjaguwar)
  482. Dom + Roland: Industry (1998, Moving Shadow)
  483. Don Caballero: What Burns Never Returns (1998, Touch & Go)
  484. Don Caballero: American Don (2000, Touch & Go)
  485. Doom: Born Like This (2009, Lex) [***]
  486. Double Leopards: Halve Maen (2006, Eclipse)
  487. Dr. Dre: 2001 (2000, Interscope) [B-]
  488. Dr. Octagon: Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996, Dreamworks) [B+]
  489. Drake: Take Care (2011, Universal Republic) [B-]
  490. Drake: Thank Me Later (2010, Universal Motown) [***]
  491. Mac Dre: Heart of a Gangsta, Mind of a Hustla, Tongue of a Pimp (2000. Thizz Entertainment)
  492. Mac Dre: Al Boo Boo (2003, Sumo)
  493. The Dreem Teem: In Session Volume 2 (1997, 4Liberty)
  494. Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera (2001, SDR) [A-]
  495. Drive-By Truckers: Decoration Day (2003, New West) [A-]
  496. Drive-By Truckers: The Dirty South (2004, New West) [A-]
  497. Drive-By Truckers: Brighter Than Creation's Dark (2008, New West) [A-]
  498. Kevin Drumm: Sheer Hellish Miasma (2002, Editions Mego)
  499. Dum Dum Girls: I Will Be (2010, Sub Pop) [B]
  500. Dum Dum Girls: Only in Dreams (2011, Sub Pop) [B]
  501. John Duncan: Phantom Broadcast (2002, Allquestions)
  502. Dungen: Ta Det Lugnt (2005, Kemado)
  503. Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind (1997, Columbia) [A-]
  504. Bob Dylan: Love and Theft (2001, Columbia) [A]
  505. Bob Dylan: Christmas in the Heart (2009, Columbia)
  506. Dystopia: Dystopia (2008, Skuld)
  507. Steve Earle/The Del McCoury Band: The Mountain (1999, E-Squared) [A-]
  508. Earth: The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull (2008, Southern Lord)
  509. East River Pipe: Mel (1996, Merge)
  510. East River Pipe: The Gasoline Age (1999, Merge)
  511. Eat Skull: Wild and Inside (2009, Siltbreeze)
  512. Edan: Beauty and the Beat (2005, Lewis)
  513. Eddy Current Suppression Ring: Eddy Current Suppression Ring (2006, Drop Kick)
  514. Eels: Electro-Shock Blues (1998, Dreamworks)
  515. 8Ball and MJG: Living Legends (2004, Bad Boy South)
  516. Mark Eitzel: Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby (1998, Matador)
  517. Mark Eitzel: The Invisible Man (2001, Matador)
  518. Ekkehard Ehlers: Plays (2002, Pavone)
  519. Elbow: Cast of Thousands (2004, V2)
  520. Electrelane: The Power Out (2004, Beggars Banquet)
  521. Electrelane: No Shouts, No Calls (2007, Too Pure) [*]
  522. Electric Six: Fire (2003, XL) [A-]
  523. Electric Wizard: Witchcult Today (2007, Metal Blade)
  524. Elektrik Red: How to Be a Lady, Volume 1 (2009, Radio Killa/Def Jam)
  525. Elephant Man: Higher Level (2002, Greensleeves)
  526. Elite Gymnastics: Ruin (2011, Acephale)
  527. Missy Elliott: Supa Dupa Fly (1997, Gold Mind) [B]
  528. Missy Elliott: Da Real World (1999, Elektra)
  529. Missy Elliott: Miss E . . . So Addictive (2001, Goldmind/Elektra) [A-]
  530. Missy Elliott: Under Construction (2002, Elektra) [B+]
  531. Missy Elliott: This Is Not a Test (2003, Goldmind/Elektra) [A-]
  532. Missy Elliott: Respect M.E. (2006, Goldmind)
  533. El-P: Fantastic Damage (2002, Definitive Jux) [B+]
  534. Eluvium: Copia (2007, Temporary Residence)
  535. EMA: Past Life Martyred Saints (2011, Souterrain Transmissions) [***]
  536. Emeralds: Does It Look Like I'm Here? (2010, Editions Mego)
  537. Emeralds: What Happened (2009, No Fun)
  538. Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000, Interscope) [A]
  539. Eminem: The Eminem Show (2002, Aftermath) [A-]
  540. Enon: Believo! (2000, Seethru Broadcasting)
  541. Enon: High Society (2002, Touch & Go)
  542. ES: Sateenkaarisuudelma (2008, Fonal)
  543. Erase Errata: Other Animals (2001, Troubleman)
  544. Erase Errata: Nightlife (2006, Kill Rock Stars)
  545. Espers: Espers (2004, Locust)
  546. Everything but the Girl: Walking Wounded (1996, Atlantic)
  547. Everything Everything: Man Alive (2010, Geffen)
  548. The Ex: Starters Alternators (1998, Touch & Go)
  549. The Ex: Turn (2004, Touch & Go) [A-]
  550. Excepter: KA (2003, Fusetron)
  551. Excepter: Alternation (2006, 5 Rue Christine)
  552. Excepter: Sunbomber (2006, 5 Rue Christine, EP)
  553. The Exploding Hearts: Guitar Romantic (2003, Dirtnap)
  554. Eyes & Arms of Smoke: A Religion of Broken Bones (2005, Cenotaph Audio)
  555. John Fahey: Georgia Stomps, Atlanta Struts, and Other Contemporary Dance Favorites (1998, Table of the Elements)
  556. John Fahey: Red Cross (2003, Revenant)
  557. The Fall: The Complete Peel Sessions, 1978-2004 (2005, Castle)
  558. The Fall: Your Future Our Clutter (2010, Domino) [*]
  559. Fall Out Boy: Infinity on High (2007, Island)
  560. Fall Out Boy: (2008, Island)
  561. Fannypack: See Your Next Tuesday (2005, Tommy Boy) [A-]
  562. Farben: Texstar (2002, Klang Elektronik)
  563. The Farewell Bend: In Passing (1998, Slowdime)
  564. Fat Day: Burrega! (1997, 100% Breakfast)
  565. Fat Worm of Error: Pregnant Babies Pregnant With Pregnant Babies (2006, Load)
  566. Fatboy Slim: You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998, Astralwerks) [A-]
  567. The Feelies: Here Before (2011, Bar/None) [*]
  568. Thomas Fehlmann: Honigpumpe (2007, Kompakt)
  569. Feist: The Reminder (2007, Cherrytree/Interscope) [B]
  570. Dino Felipe: Fantision (2010, Schematic)
  571. Fennesz: Endless Summer (2001, Mego)
  572. Fennesz: Venice (2004, Touch) [B]
  573. Fever Ray: Fever Ray (2009, Mute) [*]
  574. The Field: From Here We Go Sublime (2007, Kompakt)
  575. Field Music: Tones of Town (2007, Memphis Industries)
  576. Field Music: Measure (2010, Memphis Industries) [*]
  577. The Fiery Furnaces: Gallowsbird's Bark (2003, Sanctuary)
  578. The Fiery Furnaces: Blueberry Boat (2004, Rough Trade)
  579. The Fiery Furnaces: I'm Going Away (2009, Thrill Jockey)
  580. The Fiery Furnaces: The Fiery Furnaces (2009, Rough Trade, EP)
  581. The Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (2006, Fat Possum)
  582. 50 Cent: Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) [B]
  583. The Fire Show: Saint the Fire Show (2002, Perishable)
  584. The Flaming Lips: Zaireeka (1997, Warner Bros)
  585. The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin (1999, Warner Bros)
  586. The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002, Warner Bros)
  587. The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (2009, Warner Bros) [**]
  588. Fleet Foxes: Sun Giant (2008, Sub Pop, EP)
  589. Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (2008, Sub Pop) [B-]
  590. Fleet Foxes: Helplessness Blues (2011, Sub Pop) [B-]
  591. Flin Flon: Boo-Boo (1998, Teen Beat)
  592. Florence and the Machine: Ceremonials (2011, Universal Republic) [*]
  593. Flying Lotus: Los Angeles (2008, Warp)
  594. Flying Lotus: Cosmogramma (2010, Warp) [**]
  595. The Flying Luttenbachers: Revenge of the Flying Luttenbachers (1996, Skin Graft) [B]
  596. The Flying Luttenbachers: Cataclysm (2006, UgExplode)
  597. Flying Saucer Attack: New Lands (1997, Drag City)
  598. Foals: Total Life Forever (2010, Sub Pop) [**]
  599. The Focus Group: Hey Let Loose Your Love (2005, Ghost Box)
  600. Ben Folds Five: Rockin' the Suburbs (2001, Epic)
  601. Food for Animals: Belly (2008, Hoss)
  602. The For Carnation: The For Carnation (2000, Touch & Go)
  603. The Foreign Exchange: Connected (Foreign Exchange Music)
  604. Jason Forrest: Shamelessly Exciting (Sonig)
  605. Fountains of Wayne: Fountains of Wayne (1996, Atlantic)
  606. Four Tet: Rounds (2003, Domino) [A-]
  607. Four Tet: There Is Love in You (2010, Domino) [***]
  608. Franco & le Tout Puissant OK Jazz: Francophonic Vol. 2: 1980-1989 (2009, Sterns Africa) [A+]
  609. Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand (2004, Domino) [***]
  610. Franz Ferdinand: You Could Have It So Much Better (2005, Domino) [**]
  611. Freeway: Philadelphia Freeway (2003, Roc-A-Fella)
  612. The Fresh & Onlys: Grey-Eyed Girls (2009, Woodsist)
  613. Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing (2008, ATP)
  614. Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport (2009, ATP) [A-]
  615. Fucked Up: The Chemistry of Common Life (2008, Matador)
  616. Fugazi: The Argument (2001, Dischord)
  617. The Futureheads: The Futureheads (2004, Sire)
  618. Charlotte Gainsbourg: IRM (2009, Elektra) [**]
  619. The Game: The Documentary (2005, Aftermath)
  620. Gang Gang Dance: Saint Dymphna (2008, Social Registry)
  621. Gas: Pop (2000, Mille Plateaux)
  622. George: The Magic Lantern (Pickled Egg)
  623. Ghostface Killah: Supreme Clientele (2000, Epic/Razor Sharp) [B]
  624. Ghostface Killah: The Pretty Toney Album (2004, Def Jam) [B+]
  625. Ghostface Killah: Fishscale (2006, Def Jam) [A]
  626. Girl Talk: Night Ripper (2006, Illegal Art) [A-]
  627. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals (2008, Illegal Art) [A-]
  628. Girls: Album (2009, True Panther Sounds) [A-]
  629. Girls: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (2011, True Panther Sounds) [A-]
  630. The Go! Team: Thunder, Lightning, Strike (2004, Columbia) [***]
  631. Godspeed You Black Emperor: Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada (1999, Constellation, EP)
  632. Godspeed You Black Emperor: Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000, Kranky)
  633. Godspeed You Black Emperor: F#A# (Infinity) (1998, Kranky)
  634. Godspeed You Black Emperor: Yanqui U.X.O. (2002, Constellation)
  635. Gorillaz: Plastic Beach (2010, Virgin) [B]
  636. Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump (2000, V2) [B+]
  637. Grandaddy: Sumday (2003, V2)
  638. Cee-Lo Green: Cee-Lo Green . . . Is the Soul Machine (2003, Arista) [A-]
  639. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (2006, Warp)
  640. Grizzly Bear: Veckatimest (2009, Warp) [B-]
  641. GZA: Legend of the Liquid Swords (2002, MCA)
  642. PJ Harvey: Is This Desire? (1998, Island) [B+]
  643. PJ Harvey: Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea (2000, Island) [A-]
  644. PJ Harvey: White Chalk (2007, Island) [B]
  645. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (2011, Vagrant) [***]
  646. Hauschka: Ferndorf (2008, Fat Cat)
  647. Tim Hecker: Haunt Me Haunt Me, Do It Again (2001, Substractif)
  648. Matthew Herbert: Around the House (1998, Phonography)
  649. Matthew Herbert: Bodily Functions (2001, !K7)
  650. Hercules & Love Affair: Hercules & Love Affair (2008, DFA)
  651. The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me (2004, Frenchkiss) [A-]
  652. The Hold Steady: Separation Sunday (2005, Frenchkiss) [A-]
  653. The Hold Steady: Boys and Girls in America (2006, Vagrant) [A-]
  654. The Hold Steady: Stay Positive (2008, Vagrant) [A-]
  655. Hole: Celebrity Skin (1998, Geffen)
  656. Hot Chip: The Warning (2006, Astralwerks) [**]
  657. Hot Hot Heat: Make Up the Breakdown (2002, Sub Pop)
  658. Hot Snakes: Suicide Invoice (2002, Swami)
  659. : Swarm & Dither (2002, Planet Mu)
  660. Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights (2002, Matador) [C+]
  661. Interpol: Antics (2004, Matador)
  662. Iron & Wine: The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002, Sub Pop)
  663. Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days (2004, Sub Pop)
  664. Iron & Wine: The Shepherd's Dog (2007, Sub Pop) [**]
  665. Isis: Oceanic (2002, Ipecac)
  666. Jackie-O Motherfucker: Fig. 5 (2000, Road Cone)
  667. Japandroids: Post-Nothing (2009, Polyvinyl) [*]
  668. Javelin: Jamz n Jemz (2009, self-released)
  669. Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt (1996, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  670. Jay-Z: Vol. 2 . . . Hard Knock Life (1998, Def Jam) [**]
  671. Jay-Z: Vol. 3 . . . The Life and Times of S. Carter (1999, Def Jam) [A-]
  672. Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001, Roc-A-Fella) [B+]
  673. Jay-Z: MTV Unplugged (2001, Roc-A-Fella) [B+]
  674. Jay-Z: The Black Album (2003, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  675. Jay-Z/Kanye West: Watch the Throne (2011, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  676. Philip Jeck: Stroke (Touch)
  677. Philip Jeck: Sand (Touch)
  678. : (2004, Touch)
  679. Junior Boys: Last Exit (2004, Domino)
  680. Junior Boys: Begone Dull Care (2009, Domino)
  681. Junior Senior: D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat (2003, Crunchy Frog/Atlantic) [B-]
  682. Justice: [Cross] (2007, Vice/Ed Banger) [*]
  683. King Biscuit Time: No Style (2000, Regal, EP)
  684. King Geedorah: Take Me to Your Leader (2003, Big Dada)
  685. The Knife: Silent Shout (2006, Rabid/Mute)
  686. Talib Kweli: Quality (2002, MCA)
  687. Ladytron: The Witching Hour (2005, Emperor Norton)
  688. LCD Soundsystem: LCD Soundsystem (2005, DFA/Capitol) [**]
  689. LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 (2006, Labels)
  690. LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver (2007, DFA/Capitol) [A-]
  691. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening (2010, DFA/Virgin) [**]
  692. Jens Lekman: Night Falls Over Kortedela (2007, Secretly Canadian) [*]
  693. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (2005, Secretly Canadian, EP)
  694. Jens Lekman: When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog (2004, Secretly Canadian)
  695. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: The Tyranny of Distance (2001, Lookout)
  696. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: Hearts of Oak (2003, Lookout)
  697. Les Savy Fav: Error: Rome Upside Down (2000, Southern Music Dist., EP)
  698. Les Savy Fav: Inches (2004, Frenchkiss)
  699. Les Savy Fav: Go Forth (2001, Frenchkiss)
  700. Liars: They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top (2001, Blast First/Mute)
  701. The Libertines: Up the Bracket (2002, Rough Trade) [B]
  702. Life Without Buildings: Any Other City (2000, DC Baltimore 2012)
  703. Lightning Bolt: Wonderful Rainbow (2003, Load)
  704. Lil Scrappy/Trillville: The King of Crunk & BME Recordings Present: Welcome to Trillville (2004, Warner Bros)
  705. Low: Things We Lost in the Fire (2001, Kranky)
  706. Luomo: Vocal City (2000, EFA)
  707. Lykke Li: Youth Novels (2008, Atlantic) [B]
  708. Loretta Lynn: Van Lear Rose (2004, Interscope) [A-]
  709. Madvillain: Madvillainy (2004, Stones Throw) [A-]
  710. Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs (1999, Merge, 3CD) [A-]
  711. Rudresh Mahanthappa/Steve Lehman: Dual Identity (2009, Clean Feed) [A]
  712. Man Man: Six Demon Bag (2006, Ace Fu)
  713. Manitoba: Up in Flames (2003, Domino)
  714. Massive Attack: Mezzanine (1996, Gyroscope) [B+]
  715. Mastodon: Leviathan (2004, Relapse)
  716. Matmos: The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast (2006, Matador)
  717. Michael Mayer: Immer (2002, Kompakt)
  718. Mclusky: Mclusky Do Dallas (2002, Beggars Too Pure)
  719. Megafaun: Gather, Form and Fly (2009, Hometapes)
  720. M83: Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts (2003, Gooom Disques)
  721. M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us (2005, Mute)
  722. M83: Saturdays = Youth (2008, Mute)
  723. M83: Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (2011, Mute) [B]
  724. Menomena: I Am the Fun Blame Monster (2004, FILMguerrero)
  725. Mercury Rev: Deserter's Songs (1998, V2)
  726. M.I.A./Diplo: Piracy Funds Terrorism, Vol. 1 (2004, self-released) [A-]
  727. M.I.A.: Arular (2005, Beggars XL) [A-]
  728. M.I.A.: Kala (2007, Interscope) [A-]
  729. The Microphones: It Was Hot We Stayed in the Water (2000, K)
  730. The Microphones: The Glow, Pt. 2 (2002, K)
  731. Mirah: C'mon Miracle (2004, K)
  732. Mission of Burma: The Obliterati (2006, Matador)
  733. Modest Mouse: The Lonesome Crowded West (1997, Up) [B+]
  734. Modest Mouse: Interstate 8 (1996, Up, EP)
  735. Modest Mouse: Building Nothing Out of Something (2000, Up) [B+]
  736. Modest Mouse: The Moon and Antarctica (2000, Epic) [A-]
  737. Modest Mouse: Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004, Epic) [A-]
  738. Mogwai: Young Team (1997, Jetset)
  739. : The ArchAndroid (2010, Bad Boy) [**]
  740. Morrissey: You Are the Quarry (2004, Attack) [B+]
  741. The Mountain Goats: Tallahassee (2002, 4AD) [A-]
  742. Mouse on Mars: Idiology (2001, Thrill Jockey)
  743. Mr. Lif: I Phantom (2002, Definitive Jux) [A]
  744. Ms. John Soda: No P. or D. (2002, Morr Music)
  745. Mu: Afro Finger and Gel (2003, Tigersushi)
  746. : Yesterday Was Dramatic -- Today Is OK (2000, Thule/TMT)
  747. My Morning Jacket: It Still Moves (2003, ATO)
  748. My Morning Jacket: Z (2005, ATO)
  749. Marissa Nadler: Songs III: Bird on the Water (2008, Kemado)
  750. The National: Alligator (2005, Beggars Banquet)
  751. The National: Boxer (2007, Beggars Banquet) [*]
  752. The National: High Violet (2010, 4AD) [A-]
  753. Neon Indian: Psychic Chasms (2009, Lefse)
  754. N.E.R.D.: In Search Of . . . (2002, Virgin) [A]
  755. Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998, Merge)
  756. The New Pornographers: Mass Romantic (2000, Mint) [B]
  757. The New Pornographers: Electric Version (2003, Matador)
  758. The New Pornographers: Twin Cinema (2005, Matador) [*]
  759. A.C. Newman: The Slow Wonder (2004, Matador)
  760. Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004, Drag City)
  761. Joanna Newsom: Ys (2006, Drag City)
  762. Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me (2010, Drag City)
  763. No Age: Weirdo Rippers (2007, Fat Cat) [***]
  764. No Age: Nouns (2008, Sub Pop) [A-]
  765. No Age: Everything in Between (2010, Sub Pop) [A-]
  766. NOMO: Ghost Rock (2008, Ubiquity)
  767. Non-Prophets: Hope (2003, Lex) [B+]
  768. Nosaj Thing: Drift (2009, Alpha Pup) [*]
  769. Notorious B.I.G.: Life After Death (1997, Bad Boy) [B+]
  770. The Notwist: Neon Golden (2002, Domino)
  771. Fenn O'Berg: The Return of Fenn O'Berg (2002, Mego)
  772. Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra (2011, mixtape) [A-]
  773. Of Montreal: Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse (2001, Kindercore)
  774. Of Montreal: Satanic Panic in the Attic (2004, Polyvinyl)
  775. Of Montreal: Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (2007, Polyvinyl) [C+]
  776. Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (2005, Jagjaguwar)
  777. Jim O'Rourke: Insignificance (2001, Import)
  778. Orthrelm: OV (2005, Ipecac)
  779. OutKast: ATLiens (1996, LaFace)
  780. OutKast: Aquemini (1998, LaFace) [A-]
  781. OutKast: Stankonia (2000, LaFace) [A]
  782. OutKast: Speakerboxx/The Love Below (2003, Arista) [A-]
  783. : DJ-Kicks (2004, !K7)
  784. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2009, Slumberland) [***]
  785. Panda Bear: Young Prayer (2004, Paw Tracks)
  786. Panda Bear: Person Pitch (2007, Paw Tracks) [*]
  787. Passion Pit: Manners (2009, Frenchkiss) [*]
  788. Peter Bjorn and John: Writer's Block (2007, Almost Gold) [*]
  789. Phoenix: It's Never Been Like That (2006, Source UK)
  790. Phoenix: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009, Glassnote) [*]
  791. Plants and Animals: Parc Avenue (2008, Secret City)
  792. Ponytail: Ice Cream Spiritual! (2008, We Are Free) [B]
  793. Porter Ricks: Biokinetics (1996, Chain Reaction) [***]
  794. Portishead: Third (1997, Go! Beat) [B-]
  795. The Postal Service: Give Up (2003, Sub Pop) [A-]
  796. Prefuse 73: Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives (2001, Warp)
  797. Prefuse 73: One World Extinguisher (2003, Warp) [B-]
  798. Prefuse 73: Extinguished: Outtakes (2003, Warp)
  799. Pretty Girls Make Graves: Good Health (2002, Lookout) [B]
  800. Primal Scream: XTRMNTR (2000, Astralwerks)
  801. Pulp: We Love Life (2001, Island)
  802. Queens of the Stone Age: Queens of the Stone Age (1998, Loose Groove)
  803. Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf (2002, Interscope)
  804. Queens of the Stone Age: Rated R (2000, Interscope) [B+]
  805. Queens of the Stone Age: Era Vulgaris (2007, Interscope)
  806. Radiohead: OK Computer (1997, Capitol) [B+]
  807. Radiohead: Kid A (2000, Capitol) [B]
  808. Radiohead: Amnesiac (2001, Capitol) [B-]
  809. Radiohead: Hail to the Thief (2003, Capitol)
  810. Radiohead: In Rainbows (2008, TBD) [A-]
  811. The Rapture: Echoes (2003, Strummer/Universal) [B+]
  812. Dizzee Rascal: Boy in Da Corner (2004, Matador) [A-]
  813. Dizzee Rascal: Showtime (2004, XL)
  814. Real Estate: Real Estate (2009, Woodsist)
  815. Real Estate: Days (2011, Domino) [B]
  816. Jay Reatard: Matador Singles '08 (2008, Matador)
  817. Max Richter: The Blue Notebooks (2004, Fat Cat)
  818. RJD2: Dead Ringer (2002, Definitive Jux) [B+]
  819. Robyn: Body Talk (2010, Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope) [A]
  820. Santogold: Santogold (2008, Downtown) [**]
  821. Saturday Looks Good to Me: All Your Summer Songs (2003, Polyvinyl)
  822. Scarface: The Fix (2002, Def Jam South)
  823. Schneider TM: Binokular: Schneider TM vs. KPT.Michi.Gan (2000, City Slang, EP)
  824. Scissor Sisters: Scissor Sisters (2004, Universal) [B+]
  825. The Shins: Oh, Inverted World (2001, Sub Pop)
  826. The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow (2003, Sub Pop) [A-]
  827. The Shins: Wincing the Night Away (2007, Sub Pop) [B]
  828. : Agaetis Byrjun (1999, Fat Cat)
  829. : () (2002, Fat Cat)
  830. Silver Jews: American Water (1998, Drag City)
  831. A Silver Mt. Zion: He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corners of Our Rooms (2000, Constellation)
  832. Sleater-Kinney: All Hands on the Bad One (2000, Kill Rock Stars) [B+]
  833. Sleater-Kinney: One Beat (2002, Kill Rock Stars) [B+]
  834. Sleater-Kinney: The Woods (2005, Sub Pop) [**]
  835. Sleigh Bells: Treats (2010, Mom & Pop Music) [***]
  836. Elliott Smith: Either/Or (1997, Kill Rock Stars)
  837. Elliott Smith: XO (1998, Dreamworks) [B+]
  838. Elliott Smith: Figure 8 (2000, Dreamworks)
  839. Smog: Dongs of Sevotion (2000, Drag City)
  840. Songs: Ohia: Didn't It Rain (2002, Secretly Canadian)
  841. Songs: Ohia: Magnolia Electric Co. (2003, Secretly Canadian)
  842. Sonic Youth: Murray Street (2002, Geffen) [A-]
  843. Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse (2004, Geffen) [A-]
  844. Spiritualized: Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997, Arista/Dedicated) [A-]
  845. Spoon: A Series of Sneaks (1998, Elektra) [A-]
  846. Spoon: Girls Can Tell (2001, Merge) [B+]
  847. Spoon: Kill the Moonlight (2002, Merge) [A]
  848. Spoon: Gimme Fiction (2005, Merge)
  849. Spoon: Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007, Merge) [A-]
  850. Spoon: Transference (2010, Merge) [***]
  851. Squarepusher: Music Is Rotted One Note (1998, Nothing)
  852. St. Vincent: Marry Me (2007, Beggars Banquet)
  853. St. Vincent: Actor (2009, 4AD) [**]
  854. St. Vincent: Strange Mercy (2011, 4AD) [**]
  855. Stars of the Lid: Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid (2001, Kranky)
  856. Stereolab: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996, Elektra) [A-]
  857. Sufjan Stevens: Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lakes State (2003, Asthmatic Kitty) [A-]
  858. Sufjan Stevens: Seven Swans (2004, Sounds Familyre)
  859. Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (2005, Asthmatic Kitty) [A]
  860. Sufjan Stevens: The Age of Adz (2010, Asthmatic Kitty) [*]
  861. The Streets: Original Pirate Material (2002, Vice/Atlantic) [A]
  862. The Streets: A Grand Don't Come for Free (2004, Atlantic) [B+]
  863. The Strokes: Is This It (2001, RCA) [A-]
  864. The Strokes: Room on Fire (2003, RCA) [B+]
  865. The Strokes: Angles (2011, RCA) [C-]
  866. Summer Hymns: Voice Brother and Sister (2000, Absolutely Kosher)
  867. Sun Kil Moon: April (2008, Agua Verde)
  868. A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Scribble Mural Comic Journal (2007, Mis Ojos Discos)
  869. A Sunny Day in Glasgow: Ashes Grammar (2009, Mis Ojos Discos)
  870. Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming (2006, Absolutely Kosher)
  871. Super Furry Animals: Mwng (2000, Flydaddy)
  872. Super Furry Animals: Rings Around the World (2002, XL)
  873. Supersilent: 6 (2003, Rune Grammofon)
  874. The Tallest Man on Earth: The Wild Hunt (2010, Dead Oceans) [B]
  875. Tame Impala: Innerspeaker (2010, Modular)
  876. Thinking Fellers Union Local #282: Bob Dinners and Larry Noodles Present Tubby Turdner's Celebrity Avalanche (2001, Communion)
  877. Justin Timberlake: Justified (2002, Jive) [B+]
  878. Justin Timberlake: Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006, Jive/Zomba) [B+]
  879. Times New Viking: Rip It Off (2008, Matador)
  880. Titus Andronicus: The Airing of Grievances (2008, XL)
  881. Titus Andronicus: The Monitor (2010, XL) [***]
  882. Tortoise: TNT (1998, Thrill Jockey) [B+]
  883. The Tough Alliance: A New Chance (2007, Sincerely Yours)
  884. Tower Recordings: The Galaxies' Incredibly Sensual Transmission Field of the Tower Recordings (2004, Communion)
  885. Max Tundra: Mastered by the Guy at the Exchange (2002, Domino)
  886. Tune-Yards: Bird-Brains (2009, 4AD) [**]
  887. Tune-Yards: Whokill (2011, 4AD) [*]
  888. TV on the Radio: Young Liars (2003, Touch and Go, EP)
  889. TV on the Radio: Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004, Touch and Go)
  890. TV on the Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain (2006, Interscope) [**]
  891. TV on the Radio: Dear Science (2008, DGC/Interscope) [A-]
  892. Two Lone Swordsmen: Tiny Reminders (2000, Warp)
  893. 2 Many DJ's: As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Pt. 2 (2002, PIAS)
  894. The Unicorns: Who Will Cut Out Hair When We're Gone? (2003, Alien8)
  895. Unwound: Leaves Turn Inside You (Kill Rock Stars)
  896. Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend (2008, XL) [***]
  897. Vampire Weekend: Contra (2010, XL) [A]
  898. Viktor Vaughn: Vaudeville Villain (2003, Sound Ink)
  899. Kurt Vile: Childish Prodigy (2009, Matador)
  900. Kurt Vile: Smoke Ring for My Halo (2011, Matador) [B]
  901. Ricardo Villalobos: Alcachofa (2003, Playhouse)
  902. Ricardo Villalobos: Vasco (2008, Perlon)
  903. Vivian Girls: Vivian Girls (2008, In the Red)
  904. Tom Waits: Mule Variations (1999, Epitaph) [A-]
  905. Tom Waits: Alice (2002, Anti-)
  906. Tom Waits: Blood Money (2002, Anti-)
  907. The Walkmen: Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone (2002, Star Time)
  908. The Walkmen: Bows + Arrows (2004, Record Collection Music)
  909. The Walkmen: You & Me
  910. M. Ward: Transfiguration of Vincent (2003, Merge)
  911. M. Ward: Post-War (2006, Merge)
  912. The Weeknd: House of Balloons (2011, mixtape) [A-]
  913. Weezer: Pinkerton (1996, Geffen)
  914. Kanye West: The College Dropout (2004, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  915. Kanye West: Late Registration (2005, Roc-A-Fella) [A]
  916. Kanye West: Graduation (2007, Roc-A-Fella) [***]
  917. Kanye West: 808s and Heartbreak (2008, Roc-A-Fella) [A-]
  918. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010, Roc-A-Fella) [A]
  919. The White Stripes: De Stijl (2000, Sympathy for the Record Industry) [B]
  920. The White Stripes: White Blood Cells (2001, Sympathy for the Record Industry) [A-]
  921. The White Stripes: Elephant (2003, V2) [B+]
  922. The White Stripes: Icky Thump (2007, Warner Bros) [*]
  923. The White Stripes: Get Behind Me Satan (2005, V2) [A-]
  924. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Playthroughs (2002, Kranky)
  925. Keith Fullerton Whitman: Multiples (2005, Kranky)
  926. Why?: Alopecia (2008, Anticon)
  927. Wilco: Being There (1996, Sire/Reprise) [B+]
  928. Wilco: Summer Teeth (1999, Warner Bros)
  929. Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002, Nonesuch) [A-]
  930. Wilco: A Ghost Is Born (2004, Nonesuch) [B]
  931. Brian Wilson: Smile (2004, Nonesuch) [A]
  932. Wire: Read and Burn: 01 (2002, Pink Flag)
  933. Wire: Read and Burn: 02 (2002, Pink Flag)
  934. Andrew W.K.: I Get Wet (2002, Mercury)
  935. Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005, Sub Pop)
  936. The Wrens: The Meadowlands (2003, Absolutely Kosher) [B+]
  937. Wu-Tang Clan: The W (2000, Loud) [B+]
  938. Robert Wyatt: Comicopera (2007, Domino) [**]
  939. Xiu Xiu: Fabulous Muscles (2004, 5 Rue Christine)
  940. The XX: The XX (2009, XL) [A-]
  941. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2001, Touch & Go, EP)
  942. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell (2003, Interscope) [B+]
  943. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz (2009, Interscope) [A-]
  944. Yo La Tengo: I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (1997, Matador) [A-]
  945. Yo La Tengo: And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out (2000, Matador)
  946. Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs (2009, Matador) [***]
  947. Yo La Tengo: Summer Sun (2003, Matador) [A-]
  948. Yo La Tengo: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006, Matador) [A-]
  949. Young Jeezy: Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (2005, Def Jam) [***]
  950. Zomby: Where Were U in 92? (2008, Werk)
  951. After Dark (2007, Italians Do It Better)
  952. DFA Compilation #2 (2004, DFA) [B+]
  953. 5 Years of Hyperdub (2009, Hyperdub) [***]
  954. Total 3 (2001, Kompakt)

Total records listed: 954 (340 rated, 35.64%).