nov 30

year in music

 The Spin Year in Music issue just arrived. Here are their Top 40 Albums:

  1. The White Stripes, White Blood Cells
  2. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  3. Beck, Sea Change
  4. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  5. Eminem, The Eminem Show
  6. Weezer, Maladroit
  7. Missy Elliot, Under Construction
  8. Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
  9. N.E.R.D., In Search Of...
  10. The Hives, Veni Vidi Vicious
  11. Felix Da Housecat, Kittenz and Thee Glitz
  12. Sleater-Kinney, One Beat
  13. Jay-Z, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
  14. Bruce Springsteen, The Rising
  15. Tori Amoz, Scarlet's Walk
  16. The Roots, Phrenology
  17. The Streets, Original Pirate Material
  18. Scarface, The Fix
  19. DJ Shadow, The Private Press
  20. Bright Eyes, Lifted or the Story Is In The Soil, Keey Your Ear to the Ground
  21. Foo Fighters, One By One
  22. Sigur Ros, ()
  23. Drive-By Truckers, Southern Rock Opera
  24. Pulp, We Love Life
  25. Red Hot Chili Peppers, By The Way
  26. Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
  27. El-P, Fantastic Damage
  28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  29. Moby, 18
  30. The Soudtrack of our Lives, Behind the Music
  31. RJD2, Deadringer
  32. Interpol, Turn of the Bright Lights
  33. Ryan Adams, Demolition
  34. Audioslave, Audioslave
  35. Various Artists, MTV Road Rules: Don't Make Me Pull This Thing Over Vol. 1
  36. Steve Earle, Jerusalem
  37. Cody Chesnutt, The Headphone Masterpiece
  38. Spoon, Kill the Moonlight
  39. Super Furry Animals, Rings Around the World
  40. 2 Many DJs, As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2
Surprises? None, really. They've ditched the perenial "Top 10 Albums You Never Heard," which seems an important shift in philosophy (depending on how you want to interpret it, the underground music scene is either inconsequential, bad, or unconsumable). I'm surprised at the vigor with which they hang on to The White Stripes. I think Spin needs The White Stripes to survive more than The White Stripes do.

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