Without apology I present the top ten albums (plus a few ties) of the first ten years of the 2000’s:
Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere
Sebastien Grainger: Sebastien Grainger & the Mountains
At the Drive-In: Relationship of Command
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow
Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
The Strokes: Is This It?
Spoon: Gimme Fiction
Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf
Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days
Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs
White Stripes: Elephant
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, changed oil, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic's shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and managed an independent children's bookstore. He now works in marketing. His latest book is Nothing but the Dead and Dying, a collection of stories set in Alaska. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two sons.