Ah, clearly missed Avalon then.
"Final Cut was a random choice, but I do feel that album's due a critical reappraisal given the current political climate, increased critical interest in personal lyrics, and what seems to be increased interest in ambitious, messy projects over honed, well-crafted ones (e.g. the third Big Star album seems to have been "rediscovered" by a lot of people to some extent in recent years)."
I feel like that would make a compelling argument for why you'd see it in a list circa 2009. I think the poptimism/racial-inclusion aspects are the most 2018 things about it.