Sunday, 22 November 2009

Helen's Albums Of The Decade

In response to NME's rather unimaginative and questionable 'Albums of the Decade' list, Helen Of Troy... decided the only thing to do was to put on our proverbial thinking caps and come up with our own lady-led version.

Doing the list was all kinds of fun, but it also made us feel really freakin' old!

So here, in alphabetical, rather than rank, order, is our top 20 lady albums of the naughties.


Bat For Lashes – Fur And Gold


Britney Spears – Blackout


CSS – Cansei De Ser Sexy


Feist – The Reminder

Florence And The Machine – Lungs


Girls Aloud – Chemistry


Gossip – Standing In The Way Of Control


Gwen Stefani – Love, Angel, Music, Baby


Kelis – Kaleidoscope


M.I.A.- Arular


M.I.A. - Kala


Madonna - Music


Patti Smith – Trampin’


PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea


PJ Harvey - White Chalk



Roisin Murphy – Ruby Blue


Sleater Kinney - The Woods


The Long Blondes – Someone To Drive You Home


Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell


Yelle – Pop Up

Did we miss anyone off?

8 comments:

James said...
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Matthew Gibson said...

What - no Metric? I'd include the second Espers album as well, but that might be just me.

Helen of... said...

You totally called us on that, well done! For some stoopid reason we only remembered Fantasies! Bad Helen of Troy...!

Helen of... said...
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Matthew Gibson said...

Well I'd better not mention Joanna Newsome or Sonic Youth then.

That said, no doubt 20 people could come up with 20 lists with 20 different records on each one and none of them would be wrong.

David Lloyd said...

or Aerial - Kate Bush's fantastic song cycle about a midsummer day. The closing three tracks are the best three she's recorded since Hounds of Love...

Gregling said...

It's Blitz! It's Blitz! Better with every listen innit! Counts as the decade doesn't it? I think I need to re-visit Blackout too, it's shockingly high up in lists everywhere. I remember I liked the production but hmm ... can't remember what songs are on there.

Noppera Bo said...

Two PJs, for sure. Two MIAs, wha' huh?