And so it begins...
British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power (2003)
This, my friends, is my pick for the greatest album of the 00s. It sits up there with greats like OK Computer and The Wall. Timeless and filled with quality from its short intro chant to the epic 14 minute post rock 'Lately'. A brilliant album from one of the greatest British band of all time (yes, I went there) and one whose gig you have to at least attend once before you die. A modern masterpiece this is. It is such a shame that many are still left unenlightened by the band and album, but I am sure this will eventually be remembered as a modern classic.
Other brilliant albums of the 00s (in no particular order):
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country (2006)
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Knives Don't Have Your Back (2006)
Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? (2003)
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
Black Box Recorder - The Facts of Life (2000)
Emmy The Great - First Love + Edward E.P. (2009)
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (2007)
Arcade Fire - Funeral (2003)
Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope (2005)
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike (2005)
Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun (2000)