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2000


1. Modest Mouse | The Moon & Antarctica
2. Ghostface Killah | Supreme Clientele
3. Radiohead | Kid A
4. The Avalanches | Since I Left You 
5. Constantines | Constantines
6. The New Pornographers | Mass Romantic
7. Yo La Tengo | And Then Nothing Will Turn Itself Inside Out
8. Marah | Kids In Philly 
9. Granddaddy | The Sophtware Slump
10. PJ Harvey | Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
11. Sigur Rós | Ágætis byrjun
12. Outkast | Stankonia
13. The White Stripes | De Stijl
14. Hamell On Trial | Choochtown
15. Lambchop | Nixon
16. Erykah Badu | Mama's Gun
17. Sleater-Kinney | All Hands On The Bad One
18. The Mendoza Line | We're All In This Alone
19. Slobberbone | Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today
20. The Mountain Goats | The Coroner's Gambit 


Crooked Fingers | Crooked Fingers
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
Clem Snide - Your Favorite Music
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
Centro-matic - All The Falsest Hearts Can Try
Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Wilco/Billy Bragg - Mermaid Avenue, Vol. 2
Gas - Pop
Destroyer - Thief
The Microphones - It Was Hot We Stayed In The Water


2001


1. The Strokes | Is This It?
2. The Microphones | The Glow, pt. 2
3. The White Stripes | White Blood Cells
4. Destroyer | Streethawk: A Seduction
5. Spoon | Girls Can Tell
6. Radiohead | Amnesiac
7. Bjork | Vespertine
8. My Morning Jacket | At Dawn
9. Centro-matic | Distance & Clime
10. Low | Things We Lost In The Fire 
11. Fugazi | The Argument
12. Jay-Z | The Blueprint
13. Gordon Downie | Coke Machine Glow
14. Fennesz | Endless Summer
15. Ted Leo & The Pharmicists | The Tyranny of Distance
16. Clem Snide | The Ghost Of Fashion
17. Tim Hecker | Haunt Me, Haunt Me, Do It Again
18. Mercury Rev | All Is Dream 
19. Silver Jews | Bright Flight
20. Spiritualized | Let It Come Down


KMD | Black Bastards
The Clientele - Suburban Light
Califone - Roomsound
The Shins - Oh! Inverted World
Gillian Welch - Time the Revelator
Simon Joyner - Hotel Lives
Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
Sparklehorse - It’s A Wonderful Life
Stephen Malkmus - Stephen Malkmus

2002


1. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
3. Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank The Cradle
4. Grandpaboy - Mono
5. The Mendoza Line - Lost in Revelry
6. Neko Case - Blacklisted
7. Songs: Ohia - Didn’t It Rain
8. Richard Buckner - Impasse
9. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground
10. Interpol - Turn On Your Bright Lights
11. The Mountain Goats - Tennessee
12. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
13. Sonic Youth - Murray Street
14. Paul Westerberg - Stereo
15. Talib Kweli - Quality
16. Prefuse 73 - Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
17. The Roots - Phrenology
18. Destroyer - This Night
19. Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
20. Bobby Bare Jr. - Young Criminals Starvation League

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
The Hives - Veni, Vidi, Vicious
Deerhoof - Reveille
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Beck - Sea Change
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Steve Earle - Jerusalem
Sigur Rós - ( )
The Black Keys - The Big Come Up
The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone

2003


1. The Wrens - The Meadowlands
2. Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.
3. Califone - Quicksand/Cradlesnakes
4. Constantines - Shine A Light
5. The Strokes - Room On Fire
6. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
7. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak
8. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
9. Damien Jurado - Where Shall You Take Me?
10. Drive-by Truckers - Decoration Day
11. Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Vaughn
12. Sun Kil Moon - The Ghosts of the Great Highway
13. Radiohead - Hail To the Thief
14. Centro-matic - Love You Just the Same
15. Paul Westerberg - Come Feel Me Tremble
16. Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan
17. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
18. Deerhoof - Apple O'
19. M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent
20. Grandaddy - Sumday

Four Tet - Rounds
The Honeydogs | 10,000 Years
King Geedorah | Take Me To Your Leader
Okkervil River - Down the River of Golden Dreams
The Books - The Lemon of Pink
The White Stripes - Elephant
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves 
The Postal Service - Give Up
Calexico - Across the Wire
The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic
The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy - Master & Everyone
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?
Angels of Light - Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home
TV on the Radio - Young Liars EP

2004


1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
3. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
4. Madvillain - Madvillainy
5. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
6. MF Doom - Mmm...Food
7. The Mountain Goats - We Shall All Be Healed
8. Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
9. Destroyer - Your Blues
10. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
11. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
12. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
13. Kanye West - The College Dropout
14. A.C. Newman - The Slow Parade
15. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free
16. Drive-by Truckers - The Dirty South
17. Simon Joyner - Lost With The Lights On
18. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
19. The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
20. William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops


The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The Hands
Lucero - That Much Further West
Califone - Heron King Blues
Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Shake the Sheets
The Mendoza Line - Fortune
TV on the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
M.I.A. - Piracy Funds Terrorism, Vol. 1

2005




1. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
2. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
3. The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
4. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
5. The National - Alligator
6. Okkervi River - Black Sheep Boy
7. The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
8. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
9. Kanye West - Late Registration
10. Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
11. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
12. Animal Collective - Feels
13. Deerhoof - The Runners Four
14. Phosphorescent - Aw Come Aw Wry
15. Edan - Beauty & The Beat
16. Constantines - Tournament of Hearts
17. Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene
18. The Clientele - Strange Geometry
19. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
20. Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Mount Eerie - No Flashlight
Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Superwolf - Superwolf
My Morning Jacket - Z
The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
The Decemberists - Picaresque
Marah - If You Don’t Laugh, You’ll Cry
Brakes - Give Blood
Sufjan Stevens - Come On Feel The Illinoise
Page France - Hello, Dear Wind
Tapes n’ Tapes - The Loon
M.I.A. - Arular
Voxtrot - Raised by Wolves EP
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
Antony & The Johnstons - I Am A Bird Now

2006


1. Destroyer - Destroyer’s Rubies
2. Camera Obscura - Let’s Get Out Of This Country
3. Califone - Roots & Crowns
4. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
5. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
6. Band of Horses - Everything All the Time
7. Tim Hecker - Harmony In Ultraviolet
8. The Hold Steady - Boys & Girls In America
9. The Knife - Silent Shout
10. J Dilla - Donuts
11. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
12. Centro-matic - Fort Recovery
13. Joanna Newsom - Ys
14. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
15. The Roots - Game Theory
16. Simon Joyner - Skeleton Blues
17. Bruce Springsteen - We Shall Overcome
18. Bob Dylan - Modern Times
19. Thom Yorke - The Eraser
20. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife


Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
Josh Ritter - The Animal Years
Clem Snide - End of Love
Magnolia Electric Co. - What Comes After the Blues
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Voxtrot - Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Wives EP
Built to Spill - You In Reverse
Sunset Rubdown - Shut Up I Am Dreaming
M. Ward - Post-War
Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
Calexico - Garden Ruin
Liars - Drum’s Not Dead
Swan Lake - Beast Moans

2007


1. Phosphorescent - Pride
2. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
4. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
5. Burial - Untrue
6. Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond 
7. The National - Boxer
8. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
9. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
10. Handsome Furs - Plague Park
11. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
12. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
13. Roadside Graves - No One Will Know Where You've Been 
14. The National Lights - The Dead Will Walk, Dear
15. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
16. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil
17. Okkervil River - The Stage Names
18. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
19. Dan Deacon - Spiderman of the Rings
20. Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity

MIA - Kala
Feist - The Reminder
Deerhunter - Cryptograms
Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
The Twilight Sad - Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
No Age - Weirdo Rippers
Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Frog Eyes - Tears of the Valedictorian
Kevin Drew - Spirit If
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Living With The Living
Gui Boratto - Chromophobia
Deer Tick - War Elephant
King Khan & the Shrines - What Is!?


2008



1. The Walkmen - You & Me
2. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
3. Portishead - Third
4. Deerhunter - Microcastle
5. Flying Lotus - Los Angelos
6. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
7. No Age - Nouns
8. TV on the Radio - Dear Science,
9. Women - Women
10. Eddy Currant Suppression Ring - Primary Colors
11. The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride
12. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes/SunGiant EP
13. Constantines - Kensington Heights
14. Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
15. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
16. Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
17. Mount Eerie - Lost Wisdom
18. Beach House - Devotion  
19. Santogold - Santogold
20. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt. 1 (4th. World War) 

Gentlemen Jesse & His Men - Introducing Gentlemen Jesse
Shearwater - Rook
Fennesz - Black Sea
The War on Drugs - Wagonwheel Blues
Sam Amidon - All Is Well
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams
The Black Keys - Attack & Release
Fuck Buttons - Street Horsssing
Tall Firs - Too Old To Die Young
R.E.M. - Accelerate
Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Grievances
Paavoharju – Laulu laakson kukista
Times New Viking – Rip It Off
Meursault - Pissing On Bonfires/Kissing With Tongues
Centro-matic - Dual Hawks

2009


1. J Tillman - Vacilando Territory Blues
2. Simon Joyner - Out Into the Snow
3. Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 
4. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
5. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
6. Girls - Album
7. Mos Def - The Ecstatic 
8. Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
9. Soft Black - The Earth Is Black
10. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
11. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 
12. Japandroids - Post Nothing
13. The xx - xx
14. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
15. Pink Mountaintops - Outside Love
16. J Tillman - Year In The Kingdom 
17. Old Canes - Feral Harmonic
18. Dan Deacon - Bromst
19. A.C. Newman - Get Guilty
20. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 


Woods - Songs of Shame
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Roadside Graves - My Son’s Home
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimist
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
The Mantles - The Mantles
Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
Handsome Furs - Face Control
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP
Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy
Kurt Vile - Childish Prodigy
Atlas Sound - Logos
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
Brook Pridemore - A Brighter Light

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