Over the next couple of weeks, we will be counting down the Top 100 Oklahoma Albums of the 2000s. Every weekday, we will unveil another ten Oklahoma albums that helped shape the way Oklahoma music is heard by the outside world.
We asked three dozen musicians, fans and journalists for their opinions on the top albums of the past decade. With their guidance and our own opinions, we compiled what we hope is a decent and fair list.
Hopefully, there’s a good bit of reflection, discovery and enjoyment when listening to these albums through Lala (when available). Enjoy!
90. The Engine Hearts – The People You Like The Most (2005)
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89. Tall Tales – Pot Pie (2003)
“Funny, Clever, and Quirky.” - Ty Kamm (Klipspringer)
88. The Electric Primadonnas – Tambourine Massacre (2007)
“The Electric Primadonnas keep it short and sweet on their debut LP, with 13 tracks clocking in at just under 40 minutes. A quality that definitely compliments their brash, pseudo 70’s pop-rock style. Chris Anderson’s tasty guitar riffs and Brit-esque vocals make Tambourine Massacre sound like it should have been released on vinyl.” - NONzine
87. Stevedore – Almost Beautiful EP (2005)
“There is a cheerful disposition derived from electronic groves; perhaps the sounds trigger nostalgic memories of childhood video games and happier times, maybe the music is just fun to dance to, or possibly the simplistic nature of the subject matter contributes to the sense of joy.” - The Wig Fits All Heads
86. Smarty Pants – Annoyager (2003)
“Smarty Pants’ Annoyager is the type of fun-lovin’, party record you put on when you need a good laugh or want to have just kick-back, let your hair down and live in the moment. It’s rock ‘n’ roll.” - In Music We Trust
85. Traindodge – Wolves (2006)
“This is the art, progressive, math or whatever you want to call it rock album for people who hate art, progressive, math or whatever you want to call it rock.” - Decoy Music
84. Winter Circle – The Huge and Hopeful (2006)
“”Huge and Hopeful” is, from beginning to end, a very good study on how to make efficient mainstream rock.” - Charles Martin (Oklahoma Gazette)
83. Ben Rector – Songs That Duke Wrote (2008)
82. Aqueduct – Or Give Me Death (2007)
“Refreshingly innovative. A snapshot of pop music history, transformed and altered by the seemingly limitless musical brain of Aqueduct.” - PopMatters
81. El Paso Hot Button – Keep Your Eyes Quiet (2009)
“There is a bit more pensiveness deep within the torrential waves of echo, feedback and the cocky swagger of his vocals, and his angular guitar often settles into an almost wistful dreaminess.” - Charles Martin (Oklahoma Gazette)