Pitchfork's Top 20 Albums of 2000

Pitchfork's Top 20 Albums of 2000

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20.

Jackie-O Motherfucker - Fig. 5
February 21, 2000
Critic Score
74
4 reviews

19.

Two Lone Swordsmen - Tiny Reminders
October 31, 2000
Critic Score
88
3 reviews

18.

Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
October 3, 2000
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

17.

Summer Hymns - Voice Brother and Sister
July 25, 2000
Critic Score
84
2 reviews

16.

Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One
May 2, 2000
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

15.

Enon - Believo!
March 14, 2000
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

14.

Super Furry Animals - Mwng
June 20, 2000
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

13.

Crooked Fingers - Crooked Fingers
January 18, 2000
Critic Score
72
2 reviews

12.

Gas - Pop
March 28, 2000
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

On Pop, Voight switches things up. Gone are the gloomy samples, and the signature bass heartbeat appears on but two of these seven long tracks. Instead of containing linear motion, Pop is an exercise in sonic texture.

11.

King Biscuit Time - No Style
August 1, 2000
Critic Score
66
2 reviews

10.

Smog - Dongs of Sevotion
April 4, 2000
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

9.

Clinic - Internal Wrangler
May 1, 2000
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

8.

Les Savy Fav - Emor: Rome Upside Down
July 18, 2000
Critic Score
86
3 reviews

7.

The Microphones - It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water
September 26, 2000
Critic Score
85
5 reviews
The album is a shining example of the fact that the best rock songs are those that don't go out of their way to be rock songs.

6.

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
November 7, 2000
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

The Sophtware Slump manages to sound reasonably fresh, yields its share of unshakable melodies, and excels in production. This is quite possibly the last great entry in the atmospheric pop canon.

5.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
October 9, 2000
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

The Canadian nontet's Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven is a massive, achingly beautiful work, alternately elegiac and ferocious.

4.

Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
February 22, 2000
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

The first three-quarters of Inside-Out contains some of Yo La Tengo's best work to date. As a whole, however, it may be one of their less ear-catching records.

3.

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
June 13, 2000
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

You officially have not heard Modest Mouse until you have heard their major label debut. The growth, bravery, and confidence are staggering for a trio that most recently hammered through a song about "doin' the cockroach." 

2.

Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun
June 12, 1999
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

Sigur Rós effortlessly make music that is massive, glacial, and sparse. They are Hidden People ... They are the first vital band of the 21st Century.

1.

Radiohead - Kid A
October 2, 2000
Critic Score
85
13 reviews

The experience and emotions tied to listening to Kid A are like witnessing the stillborn birth of a child while simultaneously having the opportunity to see her play in the afterlife on Imax. 

Original Source: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/5816-top-20-albums-of-2000/
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