Best Albums of the 2010s

February 19th, 2020 · 1 hr 46 mins

About this Episode

For whatever reason, Tony's finger has always been miles away from the pulse when it comes to music. After every music critic shared their "Best of the decade" lists it became woefully apparent that he had a bajillion blind spots. To remedy that, Matt put a bunch of "best of" lists through a statistical gauntlet to come up with a consensus on what the top five records of the decade were: Robyn's "Body Talk" (2010); Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" (2010); Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly" (2015); Beyonce's "Lemonade" (2016); Frank Ocean's Blonde (2016).
Matt and Tony talk about why Tony hadn't engaged with these or other big albums from the last decade, the secret shame of not knowing the work of personalities who loom large over our cultural conversations (looking at you, Kanye and Beyonce), and what connected all five of these records in defining the 2010s.