I'm not going to go through and limit myself to an arbitrary number of favorites, rather I'm just listing the records (and occasional EP) that made a lasting impression on me. Like in agriculture, some years are better than others for producing good crops.
And with that intro, I present my favorite records of 2000:
Beulah - When Your Heartstrings Break
By far my favorite of 2000, perfect indie pop by Bill, Miles and the gang. The soundtrack to my waning days in Colorado. Nine years later it's still fresh, fun and exciting. Standout track: Emma Blowgun's Last Stand. EDIT - My stupid brother alerted me to the fact that this album came out in April of 1999. I guess I shouldn't trust the "YEAR" column on iTunes.
Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Grant Lee Phillips - Ladies' Love Oracle
Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Furnace Room Lullaby
Radiohead - Kid A
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks. I hope to wrap this list up during December.
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