And you thought we were done with these lists, didn’t you? Not hardly.
Today’s “best of the decade” music roundup is courtesy Walter McDonough, Esq. — co-founder of Future of Music Coalition and an incredibly bright bulb in matters of law and the musical arts. You can see a portion of his CV here. Walter also has one of the greatest Boston accents known to man, and I sometimes find myself saying things in my head (and occasionally out loud) in a “Walter voice.” I think the next time I see him I’m gonna have him record my voicemail message.
Anyway, here’s Walter’s list, sans editorial. He’s a busy man, and we’re perfectly honored to have his participation.
Picks after the jump…
The XX, The XX
Nick Cave, Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
Arcade Fire, Funeral
Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
[Ed’s note: not available to stream; how punk (or not) is that?]
Radiohead, Hail to the Thief
Mastodon, Crack the Skye
U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Gaslight Anthem, The ’59 Sound