If you ask 100 people this question you would probably get 75 differing opinions on the greatest album of the 2000’s. My choice was all about feeling and emotion. After June Carter Cash died, Johnny’s health took a turn south and he knew his days were numbered and he sang his heart out with in my opinion not only the Album of the Decade, but also his greatest work in a 50 year career in music.
While 50 years of music has produced far more classics for Johnny no album has ever had the emotions in his heart so clearly defined in his voice. With every song you can feel the emotion of pain and sorrow in his weary old body, but also the tone of wisdom from a lifetime of experiences that had brought him from one side of the globe to the other, and a life of more ups and downs then a roller coaster on a beachside boardwalk.
When I married my wife in 2008 we shared our first dance to “Rose of My Heart.”
Honorable mentions: Eric Clapton “One More Car, One More Rider“, As I lay Dying “Frail Words Collapse“, Slayer “Christ Illusion“, Killswitch Engage “As Daylight Dies“, Jay-Z “The Black Album“