A Forgotten 40 (ok, a few more than that) of the Noughties

I thought I’d do this. It’s a nice way of adding old(er) CDs to my iTunes.

By no means are these albums super obscure. Or terribly hard to come by. They’re simply great albums that I have enjoyed – that I continue to enjoy – immensely, and over the next… I dunno, few weeks or something… I’ll try to write a few words on each. It’s a series. Probably with sounds and visuals. Which you, reader, can click and link to and all that world-wide-web jazz. Amazing internet scenes.

Nothing on a major label though (I think – maybe some subsidiaries?). And nothing that really did pick up a head of steam and is deemed properly influential/important today in the world of the music monthlies (okay, so a couple probably are, albeit belatedly). And I might add to this. Warned. Might as well just let it run and run.

Themselves – The No Music – Anticon – 2002
Stapleton – On the Enjoyment of Unpleasant Places – Subjugation – 2001
Ten Grand – This is the Way to Rule – Southern – 2003
Meet Me In St Louis – Variations on Swing – Big Scary Monsters – 2007
Apparat – Walls – Shitkatapult – 2007
Bluetip – Polymer – Dischord – 2000
Breach – Kollapse – Burning Heart – 2001
Brian McBride – When the Detail Lost its Freedom – Kranky – 2005
Cadence Weapon – Breaking Kayfabe – Big Dada – 2005
Cannibal Ox – The Cold Vein – Definitive Jux – 2001
Dälek – Absence – Ipecac – 2004
The Dismemberment Plan – Change – DeSoto – 2001
Eluvium – Copia – Temporary Residence – 2007
Mono – One Step More and You Die – Arena Rock Recording Co. – 2002
Boris – Pink – Southern Lord – 2005
Nadja – Radiance of Shadows – Alien8 – 2007
Enablers – End Note – Neurot – 2004
Fairmont – Coloured in Memory – Border Community – 2007
The Icarus Line – Mono – Crank!/Buddyhead – 2001
The Rise – Signal to Noise – Ferret – 2002
Hammock – Maybe They Will Sing for us Tomorrow – Darla – 2008
Harvey Milk – Life… The Best Game in Town – Hydra Head – 2008
Shellac – 1000 Hurts – Touch & Go – 2000
Enon – High Society – Touch & Go – 2002
Hot Snakes – Suicide Invoice – Swami – 2002
I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Fear is On Our Side – Secretly Canadian – 2006
Constantines – Shine a Light – Three Gut – 2003
31Knots – It Was High Time to Escape – 54-40 or Fight – 2003
Q and not U – Different Damage – Dischord – 2002
Jon Hopkins – Insides – Double Six – 2009
Youthmovies – Good Nature – Drowned in Sound – 2008
Bullet Union – Ruins Domino – Jealous – 2004
This Aint Vegas – The Black Lung Captain – Jealous – 2003
J Dilla – Donuts – Stones Throw – 2006
Isis – Oceanic – Ipecac – 2002
Le Loup – The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly – Hardly Art – 2007
Manatees – The Forever Ending Jitter Quest of Slowhand Chuckle – Motive Sounds – 2006
Devics – Push the Heart – Bella Union – 2006
Russian Circles – Enter – Flameshovel – 2006
Four Tet – Rounds – Domino – 2003
A Sunny Day in Glasgow – Ashes Grammar – Mis Ojos Discos – 2009
Subtle – For Hero: For Fool – Lex – 2006
Telepathe – Dance Mother – IAMSOUND – 2009
Torche – In Return – Rock Action – 2007
Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow – Load Records – 2003
Amon Tobin – Foley Room – Ninja Tune – 2007
Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline – Kranky – 2007
Sole – Selling Live Water – Anticon – 2003
Wilderness – Wilderness – Jagjaguwar – 2005
Wives – Erect the Youth Problem – Sweet Nothing – 2004
HEALTH – HEALTH – Lovepump – 2007
Panda Bear – Person Pitch – Paw Tracks – 2007
The Village Orchestra – Et in Arcadia Ego – Highpoint Lowlife – 2007
Eiger – e – self-released – 2005
Murcof – Cosmos – Leaf – 2007
65daysofstatic – One Time For All Time – Monotreme – 2005
This Will Destroy You – This Will Destroy You – Magic Bullet – 2008
Seachange – The Lay of the Land – Matador – 2004
Non-Prophets – Hope – Lex – 2003
Saul Williams – Saul Williams – Wichita – 2005
The Bug – London Zoo – Ninja Tune – 2008
Adam Gnade – Run, Hide, Retreat, Surrender – Loud + Clear Records – 2005
Six By Seven – The Closer You Get – Mantra – 2000
Jackson and his Computer Band – Smash – Warp – 2005

Best get re-listening.

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