100 Best Albums Of The Decade

The decade isn’t even half over, but Pitchfork has already compiled the 100 best albums. (Warning: heavy on the Kanye.) ‘It’s been an interesting decade for the album. As the 2000s ended, conventional wisdom suggested that the album was on its way out, that the future would all be individual tracks and playlists. And while there’s still a certain inevitability to the notion—the way we experience recorded music has never been fixed, after all—you get the feeling that it’s going to take a while. The first five years of this decade saw artists playing around with what an album could be—surprise releases, wholes assembled from fragments, free downloads—but the idea of the single-artist-driven listening experience that lasts between 30 and 90 minutes still has life in it.’

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