It's the end of the aughts, so I'm baring my entertainment-loving soul to you — first, I revealed my favorite movies of the decade, then my TV show picks, and now it's time for the aural revelation. What albums was I addicted to from 2000 to the end of 2009? Check out my slideshow to see my favorite music of the last 10 years.
Jack White is a bit of a jack of all trades. Last week his band The Dead Weather released its first album, but that's hardly the only thing on his plate. He's been rocking riotously with former flame Meg White in The White Stripes for more than a decade, jamming with Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs for about half as long, and popping up occasionally on the big screen in the meantime. That's quite the eclectic résumé. For me, Jack will always mean The White Stripes, but I'm also really digging this Dead Weather CD. How do you take your Jack?
Girls do just want to have fun. Certainly a girl (woman?) named Kate Moss. Did you know about this risqué video? Kate always had a thing for the stripper pole — even before her stints at Agent Provocateur. And the stripper square. While it is refreshing to see a smaller-chested stripper, it's fashion icon Kate Moss! I prefer her in clothes, but she's got some moves. Realization: This is how Kate stays in shape. I have heard the S Factor workout is fun. Pass this one on to your man and see if he just won't know what to do with himself.
Today's holiday gift guide is for your audiophile friend — the one who never hears the phone ring because she's got her headphones on and plans her social schedule around her favorite bands' tour dates.
Your audiophile friend might already own all seven pre-In Rainbows Radiohead albums — but just in case, check out this bizarrely cute USB stick that contains the band's complete recordings from 1993 to 2003, including bonus content. Too techie? There's a normal boxed set, too.
Does your friend have years and years of mixtapes languishing on a shelf now that cassette players have gone out of style? Pick up a Griffin iMic, which converts cassette and vinyl recordings to mp3. I've got one, and it's helped me get my favorite music from junior high and high school back in the regular rotation.
Rolling Stone and Spin not your friend's style? A subscription to Mojo might be a good alternative. The British music bible will cost you a bit if you need to ship it to the US, but helping your friend be a well-informed music fanatic might be worth it.
And OK, this one's not so much "audio" as just "phile," but the Meg and Jack White Lomo cameras are pretty craveworthy. Maybe your friend could use them to keep a record of her encounters with her favorite rock stars.