album of the year(2009)
Animal Collective-Merriweather Post Pavilion
Some obvious choices like this one don't need any words to come along.Their 8th and their greatest (and longest)record.
album of the decade 2000-2009
Mulatu Astatke-Inspiration Information
It was released in 2009 but is definitely in the top of the whole decade.
Born in 1943 in western Ethiopia, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston, where he was the first African student at Berklee College of Music.
He has even worked with Duke Ellington in the 70s.
Today,being 67 years old,he is still productive and surprisingly innovative.He has managed to combine jazz with traditional ethiopian music and he does it sooo good!