January 2, 2010 at 2:25 pm | blabbing.

I can’t really narrow down this list. There were such great records over the last ten years. Some bands have two records on this list because I just couldn’t decide between them. While I’m sure that there are lots of records that could be on this list, I don’t own them or haven’t heard of them. Don’t even know how I would keep this list to 20 like I originally wanted.

American Analog Set – Promise of Love
Trail of Dead – Source Tags and Code
Augie March – Moo you bloody Choir
Calexico – Feast of Wine
Fleet Foxes – Ragged Wood
Foxboro Hot tubs – Stop drop and Roll
Fruit Bats – Ruminant Band, Spelled in Bones
Helio Sequence – Keep your eyes Ahead
Jeremy Enigk – The missing Link
Kings of Leon – Only by the night
Liam Finn – I’ll be Lightning
Mgmt – Oracular Spectacular
Miracle Fortress – Five Roses
The National – Bxer
Neko Case – Fox Confessor
Sea Wolf – Leaves in the River
Arcade Fire – Funeral
At the Drive in – Relationship of Command
Band of Horses – Everything all the time
Beck – Guero
Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
Bon iver – For Emma forever ago
Broken Social Scene – You forgot it in people
Califone – Roots and Crowns
Cloud Cult – Advice from the Happy Hippo
Death Cab for Cutie – Plans
Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism
Decemberists – Castaways and Cutouts
Decemberists – Her Majesty The Decemberists
Doves – Some Cities
Elliot Smith – Figure 8
French Kicks – Two Thousand
Gillian Welch – Time
The Glands – The Glands
Green Day – American Idiot
Guided By Voices – Isolation Drills
The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
Interpol – Turn on the Bright Lights
Iron and Wine – Our endless Numbered Days
Jayhawks – Rainy Day music
Jets to Brazil – Perfecting Lonliness
M. Ward – Transfiguration of Vincent, Transistor Radio
My Morning Jacket – Z
Nada Surf – The Weight is the Gift, Proximity Effect
New Pornographers – Electric Version
Nick Lowe – The Convincer
Our Lady Peace – Spiritual Machines
Pinback – Summer in Abandon
The Postal Service – Give up
Queens of the Stoneage – Rated R
Roge Wave – Decending Like Vultures
Rosebuds – The RoseBuds Make out
Ryan Adams – Gold, Heartbreaker
Shins – Oh, inverted World, Chutes to Narrow
Snow Patrol – Final Straw
Soundtrack of our Lives – behind the Music
Silversun Pickups – Carnavas
Spoon – Kil the Moonlight
Working for a nuclear Free City
Steve Earle – Transcendental Blues
The Strokes – Is this it?
Superdrag – In the valley of dying stars
Tegan and Sara – So Jealous
Thievery Corp – the mirror conspiracy
Whiskeytown – Pneumonia
The Wrens – Meadowlands
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell