Sure to ruffle a few feathers, LA Weekly‘s “10 Best L.A. Albums Of The ’00s” feature hit the web (and newsstands) today and the list is about as eclectic as the city itself. Alongside solid entries by solid homies like Drew Tewksbury and Jeff Weiss, not to mention music ed Randall Roberts, you’ll find two write-ups by yours truly — on Flying Lotus’ Los Angeles, and Rabbit Fur Coat, by Jenny Lewis And The Watson Twins.
As readers of pop culture journalism are well aware (and perhaps lamenting), the dawn of a new decade means twice the list-making. If culture can’t be quantified, well, I’m out of a job. Thus, its in the spirit of thankfulness, nostalgia and horizon-gazing that I offer to you, dear overstretched reader, the “Artists Of The Decade” as determined by myself and the good editors of Poptimist. Read it online (page 34), or pick one up ’round the streets of L.A. Huzzah!
Well, somehow the publishing of this exceptionally compiled and written (heh heh) list eluded me until today. I can’t take too much credit for it, though I did vote, and was given the opportunity to write about one of my top records of all time, TV On The Radio’s Return To Cookie Mountain. That album sneaked in at number 38, but it’s there, right between Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest and Justin Timberlake’s Justified (both of which made my personal list as well).