I tried so hard to leave off games from the same series, but I just couldn’t. Getting into the Brand New Decade mood with video games!

1. Shadow of the Colossus
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
3. Final Fantasy IX
4. Resident Evil 4
5. Super Mario Galaxy

6. Super Smash Bros. Melee
7. Metroid Prime
8. Final Fantasy X
9. Advance Wars
10. Ikaruga

11. F-Zero GX
12. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
13. Tales of Symphonia
14. Counter-Strike
15. Grandia II

16. Chrono Cross
17. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
18. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
19. Vagrant Story
20. Final Fantasy XII

21. Mario Kart DS
22. Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis
23. Xenosaga Episode 1: Der Wille Zur Macht
24. Rock Band
25. Pokemon Stadium
HM: Tales of the Abyss, Digimon World 2

M.

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There are so many good songs that have been released this decade, but I feel that I’ve narrowed it down quite nicely.

Top 25 Songs of the 2000s

1. Dream Theater – Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
2. Sigur Ros – Svefn-G-Englar
3. Radiohead – Everything In Its Right Place
4. Animal Collective – My Girls
5. Hercules & Love Affair – Blind

6. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
7. Arcade Fire – Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels)
8. Dream Theater – Octavarium
9. Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
10. Radiohead – There There

11. P.J. Harvey – This Mess We’re In
12. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
13. Dirty Projectors – Stillness Is The Move
14. The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
15. Arctic Monkeys – The View From The Afternoon

16. The New Pornographers – Letter From An Occupant
17. Nightwish – Planet Hell
18. The Mars Volta – Cassandra Gemini
19. Modest Mouse – Gravity Rides Everything
20. Atlas – Battles

21. The Flaming Lips – The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song
22. Marnie Stern – Transformer
23. Elbow – One Day Like This
24. Editors – An End Has A Start
25. Bloc Party – Helicopter
HM: Explosions In The Sky – It’s Natural To Be Afraid

M.

I’ve thought quite a bit on this list, but a slight warning: some genres of music may feel left out.

Top 25 Albums Of The Decade

1. Radiohead – Kid A
2. Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun
3. Dream Theater – Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
4. Arcade Fire – Funeral
5. Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare

6. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
7. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
8. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
9. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic

10. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
11. Radiohead – In Rainbows
12. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
13. Portishead – Third
14. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
15. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid

16. P.J. Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
17. Sigur Ros – ( )
18. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
19. Daft Punk – Discovery
20. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm

21. The Antlers – Hospice
22. M83 – Saturdays = Youth
23. Radiohead – Amnesiac
24. Nightwish – Once
25. Modest Mouse – The Moon And Antarctica

HM: The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic

M.