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PopEater’s Top Pop Albums of the Decade Brings Sexy Back One More Time

justintim PopEater’s Top Pop Albums of the Decade Brings Sexy Back One More TimePopEater unleashed its Top 10 Pop Albums from the past decade, and the site’s top pick of the aughts turned out to be… the Timbaland-guided second solo outing by public radio supporter Justin Timberlake, FutureSex/LoveSounds. With singles that helped JT take home four Grammy trophies, the album is a pretty tough pick to quibble with. It also has to be considered one the biggest creative achievements of pop’s post-boy-band period. (Sorry, JC Chacez, you tried.) Gobble up the rest of PopEater’s Top 5 after the jump:

5. Scissor Sisters — Scissor Sisters
“For many of you, it’s the best party album of the decade that you’ve likely never heard. A contagious synthesis of glam, disco and alternative rock powered by vocals that stretch from Elton John kitsch to Justin Timberlake swagger. All of that, plus a club-thumpin cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb.’”

4. Kelly Clarkson — Breakaway
“‘Since U Been Gone’ cemented Breakaway as Clarkson’s best album yet, proving she’s more than just another American Idol. The rock’n’roll pop tracks dig deeper, proving the innocence from her debut Thankful is long gone.”

3. Gorillaz — Demon Days
“A side project doesn’t usually hit gold, but this Gorillaz’s album actually hit platinum and turned into a surprise worldwide hit. Blending hip-hop and pop beats, this album is genius and we still can’t get enough of the band’s first single, ‘Feel Good Inc.’”

2. Kanye West — The College Dropout
“Before his ego consumed him, Kanye West’s debut was a musical masterpiece. When it comes down to it, this album may wash away all of Kanye’s blunders, as it stands above the rest with ‘Jesus Walks’ and ‘All Falls Down.’”

1. Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
“Justified showed us that the former boy-bander could make it on his own. But it was FutureSex/LoveSounds that put him on the map as one of the great talents of his generation with hits like ‘SexyBack’ and ‘What Goes Around.’”

A pretty solid list, and as with NPR’s Songs of the Decade countdown, a few eclectic choices balance the more predictable titles to make the cut. A note or two: we would have replaced Kanye’s Graduation with College Dropout, as well as shown some love to Pink’s breakthrough Misundaztood or Madonna’s nonstop dance party Confessions on a Dancefloor. But hey, we’re willing to settle this over shots. Check out which albums rounded out the Top 10 at PopEater.

 

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