Recently, Pitchfork unveiled their list of the 200 greatest albums of the 2000s. Naturally, I took issue with some of their selections; particularly in the top 20 (see Modest Mouse). So my buddy Scott and I decided to put together lists to compare. To no surprise, our lists featured a few similarities and a few differences. I decided I would do a countdown to #1, so here goes:
#20. Kanye West- The College Dropout (2005) : Perhaps, the most accessible rap album made in the last ten years. Only West, with all of his ambition, hubris, and creativity could create such a product. Doubtless, there have been at least a dozen other rap albums produced in the last decade that showcase more in the way of lyrics and sheer MC skill. But none have been more relevant.
Faves: Jesus Walks; Through the Wire; Breathe In, Breathe Out; Two Words; Slow Jamz