Discover the Best Reviewed Recordings of the Noughties (or Oughties, or whatever you want to call them)

A criminally/necessarily abbreviated list (at least it can get you started) from the the Times Online, NPR, Downbeat, Soundcheck (WNYC), and a variety of other sources is below. Check Acorn for current availability and much more of the previous decade’s best.

John Adams, On the Transmigration of Souls CD MUS-7514
Julian Anderson, Book of Hours CD MUS-11597
J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations (Simone Dinnerstein, piano) CD MUS-12766
Bang on a Can, Renegade Heaven CD MUS-10978
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonies (Minnesota Orchestra ; Osmo Vänskä, conductor) CD MUS-12057
(Symphony no. 9)
Café Tacuba, Cuatro caminos CD MUS-12800
Ornette Coleman, Sound grammar CD MUS-8890
Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots CD MUS-12693
Osvaldo Golijov, The Passion According to St. Mark CD MUS-7353
Andrew Hill, Time lines CD MUS-10375
Jay-Z, The Blueprint CD MUS-12693
James MacMillan, St. John Passion CD MUS-12256
W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni (René Jacobs, conductor) CD MUS-10193
Nico Muhly, Mothertongue CD MUS-12696
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Soundtrack) CD MUS-5566
Brad Paisley, 5th Gear CD MUS-12808
Andy Palacio, Wátina CD MUS-10779
Panda Bear, Person Pitch CD MUS-12801
Radiohead, Kid A CD MUS-5523
Kaija Saariaho, Notes on Light; Orion; Mirage CD MUS-12769
Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Sky Blue CD MUS-10093
Dmitry Shostakovich, Complete Symphonies (Mariss Jansons conducting various orchestras) CD MUS-12823
The Silk Road Ensemble, Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet CD MUS-5752
Sigur Ros, ( ) CD MUS-12640
Adam Steffey, One More for the Road CD MUS-12824
Tinariwen, Amassakoul CD MUS-11920
Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté, In the Heart of the Moon CD MUS-12641
Wayne Shorter Quartet, Beyond the Sound Barrier CD MUS-12809
Kanye West, Late Registration CD MUS-11136
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot CD MUS-12642
Cassandra Wilson, Loverly CD MUS-12043

Stay tuned and we’ll narrow it down to a much less ambitious Best Reviewed Recordings of 2009!

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