Uncut’s Top 20 Albums Of The ’00s

It’s 2009, so in addition to the usual year-end list, as fall turns to winter we’ll be drowning in end-of-the-decade lists, too. It’s only October, but you can add Uncut’s Top 20 Albums Of The ’00s to Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums Of The ’00s. (Thanks for the tip, Ben.) Putting the two side by side illustrates why it can be fun getting into list mode: Beyond putting Funeral in the Top 10, these couldn’t be any more different. Of course, Uncut didn’t just do 20: If you track down the magazine itself, they offer up their top 150, which is also quite different than P4K’s: Ys came in at 21, Kid A at 25, Illinois at 30, Merriweather Post Pavillion at 33, and Grizzly Bear trailed at 104 with Veckatimest, scorekeepers. Also, the staff of Uncut own a time machine.

20 Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
19 Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
18 Kate Bush – Aerial
17 The White Stripes – Elephant
16 LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
15 Radiohead – In Rainbows
14 Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
13 Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator)
12 Portishead – Third
11 The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
10 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
09 Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
08 Bob Dylan – Modern Times
07 Arcade Fire – Funeral
06 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
05 The Strokes – Is This It
04 Brian Wilson – Smile
03 Wilco – A Ghost is Born
02 Bob Dylan – ‘Love and Theft’
01 The White Stripes – White Blood Cells

As you might’ve noticed via the cover of the current issue, they declared Jack White “Man Of The Decade,” which is why the list includes five White Stripes albums as well as both Raconteurs collections. A bit of mucus White hocked on the sidewalk came it at 151.