The greatest albums of the last ten years

As promised, here is my pick for the 20 greatest albums of the last 10 years:

1. The Strokes – Is this it? The undisputed cultural vanguard for the last 10 years and effortlessly cool.

2. The White Stripes  –  Elephant Jack White made a number of brilliant albums throughout the decade, but none were as explosive and thrilling as this.

3. Radiohead – Kid A If The Strokes set the cultural template for the decade then Radiohead set the musical agenda with this slow-burning classic.

4. Damien Rice  – O

5. Gorillaz – Demon Days

6. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever people say I am, that is what I’m not?

7. Arcade Fire – Funeral

8. Bright Eyes – I’m wide awake, it’s morning

9. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

10. PJ Harvey – Stories from the city, stories from the sea

11. Radiohead – In Rainbows

12. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

13.  Sigur Ros – Takk

14. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

15. Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker

16. The Streets – Original Pirate Material

17. U2 – All that you can’t leave behind

18.  Daft Punk – Discovery

19.  TV on the Radio  –  Dear Science

20. Red Hot Chilli Peppers  –  By the Way

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