MP's Best Of 00's Decade-End Wrap Up


CDs:

Top 10:

1. Muse - Absolution
2. Bigelf - Cheat The Gallows
3. Opeth - Blackwater Park *
4. Spock's Beard - Snow
5. The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics
6. Endochine - Day Two
7. Beardfish - Sleeping In Traffic Pts 1&2
8. Metallica - Death Magnetic
9. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
10. Peter Gabriel - Up


Top 20:

11. Between The Buried & Me - Colors
12. Machine Head - The Blackening
13. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
14. Slipknot - Vol 3: The Subliminal Verses
15. Pain Of Salvation - Remedy Lane
16. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
17. King Crimson - The Power To Believe
18. Weezer - Green Album
19. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
20. Mastodon - Crack The Skye


* A special mention must be made declaring Opeth as my "Band of the Decade" as I could have easily listed Deliverance, Damnation, Ghost Reveries and Watershed all in my top 10 as well, but I had a self-imposed rule of only one album per band...

(I had similar issues picking a definitive album from Porcupine Tree, Pain Of Salvation, Mastodon, Lamb Of God and The Flaming Lips who all put out very consistant, quality releases all decade)

And of course the 5 Dream Theater, 3 Transatlantic, 6 Neal Morse, 1 John Arch & 2 OSI albums I released this decade! (not counting any live stuff!)


Films:

Top 10:

1. City Of God (Fernando Meirelles)
2. Children Of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)
3. Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park)
4. Mullholland Drive (David Lynch)
5. Memento (Christopher Nolan)
6. Irreversible (Gasper Noe)
7. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe)
8. Requiem For A Dream (Darren Aronofsky)
9. Once (John Carney)
10. The Virgin Suicides (Sofia Coppola)


Top 20:

11. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
12. Funny Games (Michael Haneke)
13. Dig! (Ondi Timoner)
14. Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola)
15. Kill Bill Vol 1&2 (Quentin Tarantino)
16. Match Point (Woody Allen)
17. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)
18. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
19. No Country For Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen)
20. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)


* Honorable mention goes to Christopher Guest as I couldn't pick just one film between Best In Show, A Mighty Wind and For Your Consideration


TV:

Top 10:

1. Lost
2. The Sopranos
3. Six Feet Under
4. The Office (UK)
5. Curb Your Enthusiasm
6. The Wire
7. Rescue Me
8. Sons Of Anarchy
9. The Shield
10. Extras


Top 20:

11. Family Guy
12. Mad Men
13. Dexter
14. Brotherhood
15. Entourage
16. Californication
17. Breaking Bad
18. Eastbound & Down
19. Damages
20. True Blood


Songs:

1. Opeth - The Baying Of The Hounds
2. Spock's Beard - The Great Nothing
3. Beck - Lonesome Tears
4. The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize?
5. Sixx AM - Accidents Can Happen
6. Keane - Bedshaped
7. Mastodon - Capillarian Crest
8. Muse - Stockholm Syndrome
9. Dillinger Escape Plan - When Good Dogs Do Bad Things
10. Bigelf - Counting Sheep