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if it were to end now, what would be the album of the decade, do you reckon?
Yep yep yep.
Also up there would be:
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake...
Bright Eyes - Lifted...
Hidden Cameras - Smell of Our Own
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna...
Lambchop - Nixon
The National - Alligator
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Destroyer - Rubies
God, I couldn't possibly list them all... A decade is a long time. I'm starting to feel old.
Scott Walker - The Drift
Radiohead - Kid A
By fucking miles.
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am...
Girls Aloud - Chemistry
The Futureheads - The Futureheads
Andrew WK - I Get Wet
Belle And Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Morrissey - You Are The Quarry
funeral, alligator, the meadowlands, everything all the time, gulag orchestra, black sheep boy, picaresque, lesser matters, the closer you get, return to cookie mountain, what the toll tells, apologies to the queen mary.
i'm already looking forward to the first great album of "the teenies"
that'd be ridiculous!
relationship of command by at the drive in.
Or Burial's Untrue.
But history will forget them and remember Radiohead and Arcade Fire instead.
Not the tremblin kind - LAURA CANTRELL
Cammell Laird social club - HALF MAN HALF BISUIT
Fox confessor brings the flood - NEKO CASE
Eatwood - THE CUBAN BOYS
love that fall album.
of the top of my head...Explosions in the sky - the earth is not a dark and cold place
such a great return to form. I remember Peely playing Dr Bucks Letter for the first time - it was like nothing else on earth.
#check list i never leave home without... one, sunglasses. I wear them, all a-year-around-ah#
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
The National - Alligator
The Radio Dept - Lesser Matters
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Wrens - The Meadowlands
Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
I prefer The Stage Names though because it reminds me of happier times (specifically, ATP this year). Black Sheep Boy-era was a darker time in my history.
Musically there's little to choose between them.
I forgot Everything All The Time as well.
Deloused In The Comatorium?
Turn On The Bright Lights?
Franz Ferdinand debut?
Battles - Mirrored?
Gorillaz - Demon Days?
Origin of Symmetry?
all overlooked so far? except for deloused.
Mysterious Production of Eggs
Didn't It Rain
100 Broken Windows
Black Sheep Boy
but I'm not thinking about this properly until at least October next year.
That came out in 2000 didn't it? I'm having that.
Madvillain - Madvillainy
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Clouddead - s/t
Isis - Oceanic
Audion - Suckfish
Fugazi - The Argument
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Boards of Canada - Geoggadi
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
I was listening to it on Saturday so no excuses for forgetting that.
Any one else seen this review of it btw?
They REALLY didn't like it.
reviewed it and gave it a 7/10 I think.
With the following close behind:
( ) - Sigur Ros
Discovery - Daft Punk
Kid A - Radiohead
Rings Around the World - Super Furry Animals
Lift Your Skinny Fists... - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Love Is Hell
on the grounds that it's the aural manifestation of Hell rather than an album.
Idlewild: 100 Broken Windows
Radiohead: Kid A
Primal Scream: XTRMNTR
The Strokes: Is This It?
Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights
Ladytron: Light & Magic
Franz Ferdinand: debut
The Faint: Danse Macabre
Morrissey: You Are The Quarry
The Libertines: 2nd album
The Infadels: We Are Not the Infadels
The Cure: The Cure
Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
Probably millions more.
'As the roots undo' by Circle Takes the Square.
LMT - about what you know
I'll probably go with one of the two Arctic Monkeys albums, possibly the first one, and im not really even a fan of them. I cant think of anything thats had such hugely broad appeal and critical acclaim though.
In less broad terms however:
Arcade Fire - funeral
Daft Punk - discovery
The Flaming Lips - yoshimi
Converge - jane doe
Bon Iver - for emma forever ago
Joanna Newsom - ys (although i prefer the milk eyed mender)
Justice - cross
Sigur Ros - ( )
Interpol - turn on the bright lights
Bloc Party - silent alarm
Feist - the reminder (seriously)
Madvillain - madvillainy
Spank Rock - yoyoyoyoyoyo
and although i dont really like it all that much, Klaxons - myths of the near future
Boy in Da Corner
considering it's been a shite decade for music, but I'd plump for "Kid A".
as the Melody Maker review went.
is the best thing you've heard all decade, then no wonder you think its been a shite decade for music.
Are there any bad decades for music anyway? Even the 80s had lots of good stuff.
Another Kid A argument - zzzzzzzzz....
The 80's was a great decade for music.
Countless offshoots of Punk including Post Punk, early "Goth" from the likes of Southern Death Cult and co, Psychobilly, the birth of "Indie", bands labelled with the "Grebo" tag including PWEI, Wonder Stuff, GBOA etc, countless Pop bands releasing great tracks that only suffered from dodgy syn drums and much much more!
I could go on all day...
despite knowing it's not all hair metal, Rocky sequels and Thatcher and Reagan winning elctions. Unfair I know.
smiths, xtc, weddng present, rem, husker du, talking heads, cure, abc, duran, associates, japan, elvis costello, public enemy, de la soul, tom waits, pixies, cocteaux,
surely these can't all be mysteries to you
A girl called Eddy
and no disresepct intended
not so much anyway
It is odd to me
that the 00s have thrown up many many mazin albums
but very few that have gone on to sell a ton
any "Best Albums Of The 90s" includes a very big chunk, if not a majority, of records that yr mum would have heard of, and are almost household names
and the 00s one, well, doesnt, does it.
this schism between good records and big records is all very sad I think
there are a few exceptions (arcade fire , white stripes) but it is all quite separate innit
you could argue franz, strokes and sigur ros but they have to go wayyyyyyyyy down the list, in terms of goodness
am I missing any?
bands big enough to headline a festival
and still awesome
muse, coldplay, Kings of fucking Leon
when it comes to Q/The Guardian/meeja concensus in 2011
...a couple of releases that kind of went under the radar...erm, Rated R? Songs For The Deaf? Nah, they weren't anything compared to Silent Alarm (surprised Inme didn't use that title first) were they, nope...
The thing is if you ask a bunch of guys on an indie message board what the best album of the 00s has been theyre all obviously going to say something like arcade fire or whatever, when if you think about it objectively, and in terms of ALL the music released in the 2000s and all the myriad of different things you need to consider what makes a 'great' record, the actual list would probably look something a little more like:
a broad range of diverse artists that are huge, popular and your mum will have heard of.
the indie board effect is a problem
tbf folks here will generally admit when something is good
arctics I dont really see standing the test of time
Amy yes. forgot about that
KWest, Westlife, Cplay are all dull as ditchwater and forgettable
the Girls' albums are all a bit sucky though, arent they
and yes I have heard them
singles collection is pure genius
what is the question we are really asking here anyway? what is the BEST record, or what is the GREATEST record? etc. The BEST record could be a nigerian disco album that no one outside of the nigerian disco scene knows, its difficult to really say, because whats best is sooo subjective. In terms of GREATEST though i think thats a different thing all together, and thats why i mentioned the ones i did. Arctic Monkeys for instance have sold a ludicrous amount of records, are huuugely popular with all kinds of people (everyone from people who just listen to chart rnb all the time to indie geeks on message oards) as well as getting very positive critical acclaim too. Whether or not they will stand the test of time, i dont know (although i think their two records will), but i dont think its that important since we are just trying to establish what is 'the record of the last decade'.
As for stuff like Kanye, Westlife, Coldplay etc, sure they might not be your cup of tea (me neither, although kanye west can be alright in small doses) but you cant deny their popularity and ability to release hit after hit. I think The Eagles are absolutely dreadful but their best of is the all the time biggest selling record ever, and theres obviously a reason for that. That reason could well be that the mjaority of people are fuckin' idiots, but when youre thinking about something as broad as 'the best record' (as opposed to say, the best indie record of the best dance record) you kind of have to kinda include people's usually poor taste into the mix.
I love the bands so much, I'd have to proffer:
- a Seafood album, probably When Do We Start Fighting.
- any of Sleater-Kinney's 3 "Noughties" releases: All Hands On The Bad One, One Beat or The Woods...
All Hands is probably their calling card... hmmm.
(standard answer to all threads like this)