Nervous Acid's top 50 albums of the 2000s
Norman Brannon is an author who wrote the book The Anti-Matter Anthology: A 1990s Post-Punk & Hardcore Reader. He’s also a musician and blogger. His personal site, Nervous Acid, showcases his thoughts on culture, design, and often times, you guessed it, music.
I am a sucker for a list. Don’t get me started. And while Norman and I on the surface have very dissimilar music tastes (me listen to hardcore? ha!) I have been pleasantly surprised by and eagerly await the finish to his Top 50 Albums of the 2000s. He’s gone through 50-31 and already he’s listed Aphex Twin, Lucinda Williams, Feist, and Antony. His essays are thorough and thought out. He links audio and video to wet the appetite. And the choices, thus far, are diverse, eclectic, and spot on. He says Feist’s album is resistant to criticism” because “it’s so entirely a Feist album that it’s difficult to even conceive anyone else writing it.” Same could be said about his blog.