Back to your post on the best of the 2000's, I salute your ambition to find 100 albums, if not the take-up from the rest of the gang (or indeed your own follow through after the first two, ha). Just to re-start the ball on this, I have put together a very prelim list (let's call it the Long List) of favourite albums, numbering about forty. Includes Jose Gonzalez, so good thought there. Doesn't include, incidentally, either Radiohead or Arcade Fire (let's get a little debate going here people). I DO hope it doesn't harm their sales when the word gets out about BD not endorsing them.
I'll throw out a couple to try to stir the creative juices:
Something by the Microphones off of their 2001 album The Glow Pt 2. This one's called The Moon.
And this one from Winnipeg's Novillero - from 2005's Aim Right for the Holes in Their Lives - a fave of mine called The Hypothesist.