Oldies But Goldies: Best Of 2000s Letters “T” – “Z”
T-Pain – Thr33Ringz (2008) – Gave Auto-Tune a good name
Taylor Swift – Taylor Swift (2006) – From the start she was a fully formed country pop Princess.
Taylor Swift – Fearless (2008) – Magic album of flawless crossover country.
The Teenagers – The Teenagers (2008) – Language problem but the confusion lies in the differences between the sexes as well.
Tigercity – Pretend Not T o Love EP (2007) – Blue eyed soul indie style. “Power Stripe” is one of the songs of the decade.
Titus Andronicus – The Airing Of Greivances (2008) – One of the greatest punk rock albums of all time.
Tune-Yards – Bird-Brain (2009) – You know how everybody is raving about this woman and saying how you aint heard nothing like this found sound clang-clank musical wallop and you’re thinking, I’ve heard that before. This time it’s true.
TV On The Radio – Dear Science (2008) – One of tmy top five albums of the decade.
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000) – Followed the excellent Pop. Yup, there was a time they weren’t all mouth and trousers.
Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (2008) – As New York as the scene where Paul Simon congrats Diane Keaton on her singing in a club while Woody Allen fumes in Annie Hall. Maybe more.
Van Morrison – You Win Again (2000) – Rock And Roll with Jerry Lee’s kid sister.
Van Morrison – What’s Wrong With This Picture (2003) – A coupla great trads and a brilliant original.
Van Morrison – Keep It Simple (2009) – One of his less r&by efforts, something about the ritualistic nature of God and sound.
The Vandals – Live At The House Of Blues (2004) – SoCal punk pop group who were everything Blink 182 said they were except popular.
The Virgins – The Virgins (2008) – Like the Stones circa Some Girls meets the Strokes.
Warren Zevon – The Wind (2003) – The one about Warren being tied to his wife like the buttons on her shirt makes me cry.
Weezer – Maladriot (2002) – River’s best since Pinkerton is his best till now. The Muppets video is hysterical.
White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001) – sure this is a great album, it’s all the ones in the past three years that suck.
Wilco – Yankee Foxtrot Hotel (2002) – sure this is a great album, it’s all the others that suck.
The Wombats – A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation (2008) Best Brit album of the decade. I’m serious and so are the Wombats but we both have a smile on our face.
It’s Blitz – Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs (2009) – How can you take out the guitars and still rock harder?
50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Trying (2003) “In Da Club” is a song of the decade.