Tag Archives: Best Albums of the Decade

Great Albums of the 90s

I’ve been listening to a lot of music lately as I prep for my end-of-the-year music list. (And a lot of great music has been released this year.) But I’ve also been looking back on some of the best music … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade #4: Viva La Vida

It’s either love ’em or hate ’em when it comes to Coldplay. Sure, some of the criticisms are valid: they’re built as an arena-ready rock band, complete with vapid lyrics and monosyllabic choral moans. But you can count me squarely … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade #5: My Mother’s Hymn Book

Johnny Cash has always been the Bybee family bard. Some of my earliest memories are of the times my Dad would get out his guitar and play “Folsom Prison Blues” in our living room. My Dad was a huge Cash … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade #6: All That You Can’t Leave Behind

U2’s first album of this decade, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, was in many ways a return to the classic U2 sound of the 1980s. During the ’90s, the band satirized the whole rock star motif with Achtung Baby, … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade #7: LOST (Original Television Soundtrack)

For the past couple of years, I’ve been obsessed with ABC’s serialized drama LOST. If it weren’t for this show (and televised sporting events), I could probably do without a television. But LOST is hands down the best TV show … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade #8: Mockingbird

So far, I’ve been sharing common ground with a lot of other critics in my countdown of the best albums of the decade. I mean, everybody pretty much agrees that Radiohead is awesome and Is This It? set the bar … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade #9: Is This It?

What’s an artist to do when he / she has the terrible misfortune of producing their masterpiece on the first try? Ask M. Night Shyamalan. (The Happening, anyone?) Or the Counting Crows, who will never surpass their brilliant 1994 debut … Continue reading

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