I know this is old news for those of you who make end of year lists, but I just looked up the album of the decade. Kid A by Radiohead was listed as the #1 album by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and others. As Pitchfork says, "No one will be shocked to learn that Radiohead’s Kid A has topped the chart." They barely nudged out Arcade Fire's Funeral. KEXP djs seemed split between the two.
I'm happy to see Kid A get top honors. I love that record. It was really cool to watch their dramatic shifts in musical styles from The Bends to OK Computer to Kid A, then hovering around Amnesiac all the while making some of the best music of the 2000s. I think my favorite is Hail to the Thief.
It kind of blows my mind that we're starting 2010 in a few days. I remember listening to Prince's song 1999 (which came out in 1982) thinking that the year 1999 would never come come.