Terrorism, war, recession . . . whatever. This was a terrific decade for music. These were the albums that gripped me and never let go and remain head-and-shoulders above the rest.
These are albums I love listening to from beginning to end and have a magical appeal no matter the time, place or mood. These are not necessarily the albums I respect the most. In other words: this is a list of what I consider to be my favorite albums—but not, in all cases, what I [...]