– Nothing legitimizes a band more than when you’re covered by Jack White. It’s like Quentin Tarantino selecting you for a soundtrack. But if being identical twin lesbian sisters wasn’t enough of a lure…they girls make some of the most enticing friendly folk out there. (Take Me Anywhere)
– This album landed like a meteor but sounded like a feather. The perfect album for huddling up in a snowy cabin by a fire. It’s warm, comforting, and compulsively addictive listening. (Wolves)
– Jenny Lewis pushed away some fans with this very hard to grasp mish-mosh of styles. But the album isn’t all over the place because they couldn’t find their sound…this was their sound. They wanted it to feel like a journey…with hills and valleys. And by the end of the disc, it’s a journey worth taking…over and over. (Close Call)
– The last of the truly great sexual R&B. Was he getting a blow job in the video? Or just happy to be naked?
– No one thought the Pavement frontman could survive on his own…instead…he made a solo album so good…it made everyone root against a Pavement reunion.
– This dancehall classic plays more like a film score than a pop masterpiece.
63. Sigur Ros – Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust (2008)
64. The White Stripes – The Icky Thump (2007)
65. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
– If the 90s were the decade of grunge, when rock exploded with feedback…this might be the decade that rejected all that…stripped everything down to simple sounds. Folk dominated…and FF’s release of last year showed off that there was as much life in being mellow as there was in being loud.
– If anyone says they never once in their life hummed a few bars of the “In Da Club” or “Hey shortie…it’s your birthday…” they are bloody liars…or just deaf. In its day, this album was a landmark, opening the floodgates for thousands of wannabes. This album is so good, even 50’s follow-up sounded like knock-offs.