End of year/decade lists

The 2000s seem to have gone by in a flash, but a lot has happened since then, not least in the world of entertainment. The lists below, prompted by a casual search through iTunes and wikipedia, made clear just how significant these releases became, and how they have become synonymous with certain events and places.

Top 20 films 2000-2009 (in no particular order):

  • One Hour Photo
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  • Memento
  • Adaptation
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Notorious Bettie Page
  • Sean of the Dead
  • Wall-E
  • American Psycho
  • Mean Girls
  • Zoolander
  • Mystic River
  • Thank You for Smoking
  • The Science of Sleep
  • The Pianist
  • Spider
  • Les Choristes
  • Bienvenue chez les Chi’tis

…make 19. Honourable mentions go to:
High Fidelity
Being John Malkovich
Amores Perros

Top 5 albums of 2009:

  1. Robbie Williams – Reality Killed the Video Star
  2. Placebo – Battle for the Sun
  3. A Place to Bury Strangers – Exploding Head
  4. Mew – No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry, They Washed Away
  5. Silversun Pickups – Swoon

Top 10 albums of the decade:

  1. Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero
  2. Kylie – X
  3. Robbie Williams – Intensive Care
  4. The Postal Service – Give Up
  5. Kylie – Body Language
  6. We Are Scientists – With Love and Squalor
  7. Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV
  8. My Ruin – A Prayer Under Pressure of Violent Anguish
  9. Kylie – Light Years
  10. Autolux – Future Perfect

Honourable mentions:
Death Cab for Cutie – Plans
Soulwax – Nite Versions
Appleton – Everything’s Eventual.

For a wider retrospective, have a look at the BBC lists for the decade. Could you imagine a world where none of those things had happened?

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