Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Lists Lists Lists

I like lists. Like a photo, they jog my memory and give me a snapshot of the things I loved during a certain period of time. And other people's lists give me motivation to update my Netflix queue/shopping list/etc. So I've been reading a lot of "best of" lists, and while they're interesting, they usually suck (seriously AV Club, Eternal Sunshine was the best movie of the entire decade?!). Probably because, like the Oscars, the movie lists usually sacrifice comedy and horror for more serious fare. Sure, Dancer In The Dark was a great movie, but I'm never watching that shit again. When I think of what I loved...and what I want to experience again and again...here are my 25 "desert island" movies and albums of the 2000's:

Pan's Labyrinth
The Lives of Others
You Can Count On Me
The King of Kong
Children of Men
Brokeback Mountain
Drag Me To Hell
No Country For Old Men
District 9
Wet Hot American Summer
City of God
Shaun of the Dead
Trick R Treat
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Mulholland Drive
The Proposition
40-Year-Old Virgin
All The Real Girls
LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring

This one is a little weird, because I feel like I listen to a lot more hip hop/dance stuff than what's represented here, but those are usually singles as opposed to albums...

Katatonia - Last Fair Deal Gone Down
Immolation - Close To A World Below
Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites
Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain
Cynic - Traced In Air
Opeth - Watershed
Wormed - Planisphaerium
Mortal Decay - Forensick
Aesop Rock - Float
Enslaved - Below The Lights
Porcupine Tree - In Abstentia
Necrophagist - Epitaph
Malignancy - Inhuman Grotesqueries
King Crimson - The Power to Believe
Daylight Dies - Dismantling Devotion
Outkast - Stankonia
Rapture - Songs for the Withering
Hellacopters - By The Grace of God
Ghostface Killer - Supreme Clientele
Spawn of Possession - Cabinet
Deftones - White Pony
Virus - The Black Flux
Primordial - The Gathering Wilderness
Hammers of Misfortune - The August Engine
Ulver - Shadows of the Sun

Let the list making continue! I have a spreadsheet for movies watched in 2010 and their ratings. And Twilight Zone episodes. Yeeeeee...