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Just been sent an embargoed press release, it's quite predictable...
I'll be stunned. When is the embargo lifted?
in the top 10 then I think I may go and shoot someone. Preferably Mark Beaumont....
Erm yeh, 1.Arctic Monkeys-debut
2. Kid A
Probably Libertines number 4 or something. Token hip hop artists Outkast and Jay-Z both in top 20?
Silent Alarm number 5?
Geogaddi and Drukqs to be somewhere in top 30-40 (i think they gave them both glowing reviews at the time, back in the days when Aphex used to make the cover).
i'd expect Untrue to be pretty high as well, if NME's jumped on dubstep
that they're a consensus, so stuff like the albums you mention are more likely to get squeezed out as people won't have heard them (or will hate them). That's why people always complain there's no surprises on these lists. Untrue might be in there though.
Discovery will be definitely be in there as well, that album's stock has skyrocketed just in the space of a couple of years.
and Discovery was getting somewhat forgotten. It's been great to see them and that album resurrected in thelast few years.
mark beaumont is indeed a cunt
Arctic Monkeys no.2
Franz, Libertines, Bloc Party all top 10.
obviously if a publication has been consistently championing something for 10/6/2 years there's a good chance it'll end up polling high.
is whether Silent Alarm is higher than Funeral. You know, after the whole controversy over them being switched places for NME's end of 2005 list after Funeral actually won the staff poll
to an early leak of Funeral coming first? When further polling put Silent Alarm top? And everyone got up in arms?
Funeral will most likely trump Silent Alarm though.
that it was an informal process or something, I think they disliked the claims it was for commercial reasons. I was wondering about it mainly because I doubt Silent Alarm will be higher than Funeral for their end of decade poll
just because they know people will be watching out for it.
There has to be some Muse very high up. White Blood Cells?
I'd hope that Kaiser Chiefs 'Employment' is on it. Not because I'm a fan (although I am), but because back when that first came out NME were all over them. It really grinds my gears when any institution or person goes back on what they've said, just because it's become 'uncool' in subsequent years.
say it again!
Is This It?
Whatever People Say I Am...
Up The Bracket
White Blood Cells
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
On of the first two KOL albums
Absolution / Origin of Symmetry
I know because I wrote them a letter about it.
and put In Rainbows above Kid AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I remember they loved that record (as they should).
i watched it plummet down and out of their polls/lists as the decade went on, they must be ready to bring it round full circle like.
will be at the upper end somewhere I'd imagine.
Or was it just a rumour?
and surely at least ONE pop/ hip hop/ dance/ album by a woman /non skinny indie white kids album in the top 10?
but yeah i'd guess Memories' list is pretty much on the money.
it's fairly interesting. Mostly standard, but there are some very interesting omissions, some albums placed much higher than one would assume (including a top 10 position for my favourite album of all time, which thrills me) and quite a few that have dropped.
It sickens me that the writers of NME, as a collective, think that Babyshambles have released better albums than Franz
who are they trying to kid?
I've just realised. They voted Oracular Spectacular the best album of last year and didn't even include it in the top 50 of the decade. I don't love MGMT or anything it just makes me think the NME are jive suckers.
most overrated album ever. makes American Idiot sound like it was written by Chomsky
exterminator is easily the best album on that list. i couldn't imagine green day producing an album one tenth as good as that.
Never in a million months of Sundays.
Xterminator is basically a load of shallow adolescent sloganeering from a group of people who've probably single-handedly kept the international drug trade and all its associated evils alive. don't get me wrong, the music is pretty exciting at times but the whole lyrical/thematic angle they were going for on that album really dragged it down. i prefer the scream when they get all dubby and let the music do the talking
People should be even more grateful for Exterminator/XTRMNTR, it's a fantastic record.
Lets just agree that both XTRMNTR and VP piss on everything the have done since.
I pick it over XTRMNTR, meself.
xtrmntr is a fine album...pleasantly surprised by its lofty position here...
and 2 streets albums in the top 20.
i guess Wild Beasts is their album of 2009 then.
STRICTLY UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 00.01 TUESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
THE STROKES – IS THIS IT NAMED NME ALBUM OF THE DECADE
This week’s issue of NME, on sale nationwide Wednesday 18th November, reveals The Strokes’ debut album Is This It as the album of the decade. As the noughties comes to a close, NME – along with an impressive list of artists and music experts – have voted for the best albums from the past decade to produce a list of the top 50. Spanning from Arctic Monkeys to Jay-Z, the list sees The Strokes’ Is This It topping the bill to be crowned as NME’s Album Of The Decade.
The Strokes’ lead singer Julian Casablancas says of the title ‘It's totally crazy! I don't know what that means. Does it mean it's a good musical decade or a bad musical decade? I don't know, I'm such a bad judge of my own stuff. But I thought it was great when I heard. Recording the album was fun, it was stressing, it was exciting. I think if I was to know then that I'd be having this conversation now I couldn't be more pleased. I'm restraining myself now, I don't want to get carried away, but I'm pretty damn psyched with myself. Mental high five!’
The distinguished judging panel consisted of over a hundred key music industry figures including bands (Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, Glasvegas, Paul Weller, Robert Smith, Vampire Weekend), producers (Stephen Street and Diplo), record label bosses (from Domino, Rough Trade, XL and Heavenly), festival bookers (Melvin Benn and Emily Eavis) and of course NME staff both past and present.
Following The Strokes, the top five is packed full of debut albums. Beating off stiff competition from some of the world’s most established artists are debuts from The Libertines’, with Up the Bracket in second place, Arctic Monkeys, with Whatever People Say I Am… in fourth and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, whose Fever To Tell comes in at number five. The Libertines along with Yeah Yeah Yeahs have also managed to swing not one, but two albums in the list, alongside White Stripes, Arcade Fire, Radiohead and The Streets.
It seems that 2002 was the most creative and musically influential year of the noughties, with an astonishing eight albums from the year appearing in the list. Artists including The Libertines, Interpol, The Streets and Queens Of The Stone Age all produced incredible albums, to ensure 2002 was the most musically significant year of the last decade.
The list is packed with UK homegrown talent, proving once again that the UK is still the home of great music, with a staggering 23 albums out of the 50 being British. The US is hot on the tails of the UK, with an impressive 21 albums, while both Canada and Sweden also have albums featured in the definitive NME Album Of The Decade list.
NME Editor Krissi Murison says ‘This is the definitive word on the greatest albums of the 00s – as voted for by everyone who helped make music brilliant this decade. Aside from the fact my choice only made it to number 5, I think you’ll agree it’s an incredible list of records.’
The Strokes released Is This It in 2001, to critical acclaim, and they have since been seen as the first millennium garage rock band to break into the mainstream and begin a revival, changing a whole generation of music fans and opening the doors to many more.
The Libertines closely followed up their debut album, Up The Bracket. Spearheading the garage rock scene in the UK, the band centred on the songwriting partnership of Carl Barât and Pete Doherty, who produced a passionate poetic album which has inspired a generation.
XTRMNTR is recognized as one of Primal Scream’s definitive albums. Their sixth studio album moved away from their earlier hedonistic recordings and saw the band take on a more political stance, culminating in a critically acclaimed album like no other they have produced.
NME’S TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE DECADE:
1. The Strokes – Is This It
2. The Libertines – Up The Bracket
3. Primal Scream – xtrmntr
4. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am…
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
6. PJ Harvey – Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
7. Arcade Fire – Funeral
8. Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
9. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
10. Radiohead - In Rainbows
11. LCD Soundsystem - The Sound Of Silver
12. At The Drive-In – Relationship Of Command
13. The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
14. Radiohead – Kid A
15. Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
16. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
17. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
18. White Stripes - Elephant
19. White Stripes - White Blood Cells
20. Blur – Think Tank
21. The Coral – The Coral
22. Jay Z - The Blueprint
23. Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
24. The Libertines – The Libertines
25. Rapture - Echoes
26. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
27. Amy Winehouse Back To Black
28. Johnny Cash - Man Comes Around
29. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
30. Elbow - Asleep In The Back
31. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake…
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
33. Granddaddy - Sophtware Slump
34. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
35. Babyshambles – Down In Albion
36. Spirtualized - Let it Come Down
37. The Knife - Silent Shout
38. Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
39. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
40. Ryan Adams – Gold
41. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
42. Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
43. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
44. Outkast –Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
45. Avalanches - Since I Left You
46. Delgados - The Great Eastern
47. Brendan Benson – Lapalco
48. Walkmen – Bows and Arrows
49. Muse - Absolution
50. MIA - Arular
That was the last copy of NME I ever bought.
BTW: Klaxons at 23 lolz
saying it the best demo they've ever, not a bad place on the list for a demo.
WHY IS THE WORLD FULL OF SUCH STUPID PEOPLE
(a) the album is called ILLINOIS. the spine says this. the asmatic kitty website says this. the rough trade website says this.
(b) even if it were not called that and the cover were correct, the title would not be ILLINOISE. it would be COME ON FEEL THE ILLINOISE.
(c) Michigan has GREETINGS FROM MICHIGAN, THE GREAT LAKE STATE printed on the front. how come nobody ever gets that one wrong?
...more stuff to worry about dude.
I got annoyed at THE Sound of Silver.
I'm almost prepared to forgive the NME everything they've ever done in recent years just for having this in the list.
Good to see PJ Harvey so high.
But then I saw Granddaddy, Pj Harvey and The Delgadoes and I thought, meh; at least they've tried.
and they were just using them to flog copies of the mag. BUT THAT WOULD BE CYNICAL.
then didn't even bother reviewing their album.
very well observed.
Anyways "...judging panel consisted of over a hundred key music industry figures including bands, producers, record label bosses, festival bookers and of course NME staff both past and present"
thought it would have been forgotten
Peej @ 6 is better than I'd expected.
In the context of this list, i think it's a perfectly respectable position.
Interpol at 8 is a joke, far too low.
I mean for a very indie centric publication it's about right. There are only a few albums that aren't much cop (Babyshambles, wild beasts, crystal castles) or a bit overrated (the streets, vampire wknd, in rainbows above kid a, the libertines, QOTSA) but the rest is pretty solid.
I mean it's not exactly that groundbreaking but when you consult as many people as mentioned in the press release it's bound to become pretty uniform..
it's an okay list. Good to see the avalanches get a mention, I think only them & pitchfork have put them in their lists so far which to me is pretty odd as I thought that record was loved by all. Maybe it came out so long ago people have forgotten about it? Who knows.
Odd to put that johnny cash album in, I doubt that many people whom ever give it a listen can make it all the way thru or if they just stop after the 5th song or so as it, for me anyways, takes a massive nosedive in quality after that point.
Nice to get the knife in there too :)
I can't say as i've listened to the Johnny Cash album but i'm guessing the decision to put him on is more about recognising his overall status/ influence than the value of that particular album.
Not really because of the albums they did/didn't include but because it smacks of falseness. A lot of the bands that they feature regularly including those that have adorned their magazine covers (Oasis, MGMT, Kings Of Leon, Franz Ferdinand) didn't even get a mention. While others, on whom their coverage is patchy at best (The Walkmen, Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams, Outkast), all get placings.
Furthermore, the preamble is up it's own arse: 'definitive' (I don't think so!); 'the UK is still the home of great music' (the US have had a much better decade where indie rock music is concerned, which is the genre showcased here, though the UK have a better electronic/dance scene. And is it any bloody wonder UK artists/albums were featured so prominently when it's a British publication and almost all of the guests who contributed are British people/labels too!).
Sorry, this isn't a rant at you.
definitive must have been said with tongue placed firmly in cheek (at least I hope so) I don't think it's fair to say that what is put on the front cover to shift copies should expect to line up with what the magazine staff actually like. Conor stood at the Mercury's in 2005 and said they'd not put Antony on the cover and I Am A Bird ended up at #5 that year. There's always been a disparity between what's on the cover and what they critically acclaim inside. I don't see Muse, Kasabian, Green Day and The Prodigy (all 2009 cover stars) sitting in the top ten come end of year whereas non-cover stars Wild Beasts, XX and others will be up there. Same as it ever was.
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
but i remember them giving bows + arrows plenty of praise when it was released (esp 'the rat') + both Bright eyes and outkast used to get excellent reviews
You make a good point though, a lot of the bands they really pushed back in the day seem to have been left by the wayside. I didn't bother reading the gumph that came with the list but yeah that is incredibly hyperbolic/ generally complete bollocks.
and I think Speakerboxx/Love Below got 8 or 9, not sure about Brigt Eyes' album. I just mean that in comparison to the bands that get frequent news updates published about them, the updates on groups like Outkast, The Walkmen and Bright Eyes and others are severely lacking (check here: http://www.nme.com/reviews/artist/the-walkmen they haven't reviewed an album of The Walkmen's before or after B+A, at least not on their website).
@MitchellStirling: I take your point but here is the critical reception they gave to the bands I mentioned:
Franz Ferdinand (debut album got 9/10 and album of the year 2004; YCHISMB 9/10 and 3rd place in 2005; Tonight:FF 8/10)
MGMT's Oracular Spectacular (8/10 and album of the year in 2008)
King's Of Leon (Y&YM 9/10 and 7th of 2003; ASH 8/10 and 25th; BOTT 8/10 and 6th)
Oasis (Heathen Chemistry 8/10; DOYS 8/10 and both placed in their respective year end lists, albeit not very highly)
Is this not a good critical reception? They have championed these bands' music very highly as well as using them to push units. To not stick to your guns at the end of the decade comes across as confused, disloyal and insincere.
Franz I think don't fall into the category we are talking about here. While a list like this can't be 'wrong' it does feel very strange that Franz have been overlooked by those that voted from the 100 and if the list is meant to be part of the NME's story of the decade it's an album (and a band) that played a significant part of it.
Yes, I'm old enough to remember the GYBE cover and pushing Terris, Campag Velocet, Shack and so on the cover but there does seem to be (and quite rightly as it's business out to make money) two NME's when it comes to these things; One which rotates Artic Monkeys, Pete D, Muse, Oasis, Kasabian, Green Day, The Enemy, Kings of Leon etc on the cover and one that wouldn't place all of those high up on the end of year list. Likewise I wouldn't expect a handful of artists well liked by the writing staff and to get them high up EOY lists. I think I'm right in saying Elbow have never been on the front cover despite their 4 successive 9/10s. Likewise they aren't going to put Metronomy, Laura Marling, Ladyhawke, LCD Soundsystem or Richard Hawley on the front despite giving them all top 20 albums come December these past two years.
I do take the point that the likes of Kol, Franz and to a lesser extent Oasis have been abandoned here but I think I'm approaching those as more borderline cases compared to things they use to sale more copies and shun each year, not just this decade list.
When you put it in terms of disloyalty and insincerity the bands who should be feeling left out are The Vines, The Datsuns, The Hives, Andrew WK, Coldplay, Starsailor, BRMC, Scissor Sisters and so on.
It's a consistently excellent album.
is Wincing The Night Away in there and the other two aren't? MENTALISM.
Good to see Wilco, Delgados and The Walkmen in there though.
thats the Shins album that got them noticed over here.
Especially the top five. Horrible, just horrible.
I seem to remember NME said Highly Evolved was the greatest debut album since Stone Roses. How quickly they forget.
for some reason.
But that's a good thing, like Pitchfork's top 20 being easily guessable from a knowledge of the site in the past ten years this, aside from the glaring Franz omission (18th best UK album ever in 2006 apparently) as well as previous album of the year winners Coldplay (2002) and MGMT from last year not being invited to the party. No place for The Vines (#2 2002) in the top 50 either.
The best thing about this list for me is that it closes the wound that was Since I Left You receiving January 2001's Carling Album of The Month and somehow not making into the 2001 EOY list (which had such a terrible top 10 it still makes me shudder.)
Speaking of 2001, despite RATW's 6/10 from Ted Kessler it still got placed at #11 in the EOY list that year.
but most of this is utter, utter tosh
that's what i expect though from the nme. their readership usually consists of try hards who have no self worth
or just do the typical DiS kneejerk OMG NME SUCKS thing? The poll WASN'T done purely by NME staff - there were 100+ other 'industry' people. So it's natural that certain albums aren't listed that the NME bigged up at the time but didn't quite have the longevity to be remembered.
Album of the year 2000 Rated R
Rated R >>> Songs For The Deaf
but they really should be higher up than that, c'mon Babyshambles are above them! And no Franz?? Silly list.
but even if I didn't I'd still be astounded that it only ranked 38.
"Artists including The Libertines, Interpol, The Streets and Queens Of The Stone Age all produced incredible albums, to ensure 2002 was the most musically significant year of the last decade."
"The list is packed with UK homegrown talent, proving once again that the UK is still the home of great music, with a staggering 23 albums out of the 50 being British."
The list is dominated by non UK talent, a staggering 27 albums, proving once again that the UK music scene is in decline. Statistics...pffft
How in the holy name of jeebus can that not be in the top 50?
Aside from that, I'm genuinely surprised to see NONE of the following get a mention:
Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me (2001)
Gorillaz - s/t (2001)
Röyksopp - Melody A.M. (2002)
Kills - Keep on Your Mean Side (2003)
The Rapture - Echoes (2003)
2 Many DJs - As Heard On Radio Soulwax (2003)
Goldfrapp - Black Cherry (2003)
Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003)
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike (2004)
Tom Vek - We Have Sound (2005)
Death From Above 1979 – You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine (2005)
Brakes - Give Blood (2005)
Raveonettes - Pretty In Black (2005)
Sleater Kinney - The Woods (2005)
Justice - Cross (2007)
Breeders - Mountain Battles (2008)
TV on the Radio - Dear Science (2008)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
Neon Neon - Stainless Style (2008)
Echoes was mentioned..
In at number 25
One of the best albums of the decade in my opinion :)
There's a very, very good reason for the NME putting certain bands on their cover/championing certain bands and then not seeing them in this list...
Because over 100 industry professionals don't choose what goes in the NME from week to week?
The weekly NME mag represents what the editor/editors think and also, of course, what the money men think will sell copies.
I'm sure if you asked Connor for his personal list, it would reflect far more what's been in his mag for the past decade.
Plus there's no point putting someone on the cover who's not got anything to promote/sell/talk about. So there are inevitably going to be some quiet weeks when a lesser band sneaks onto the cover, or weeks when they're in the news for something other than their music.
Certainly doesn't mean they're one of the best bands around...
10. Radiohead – 'In Rainbows'
11. At The Drive In – 'Relationship Of Command'
12. LCD Soundsystem – 'The Sound Of Silver'
this is my 1,2,3
Really??? Yet no Franz Ferdinand?
that a Kings of Leon album wasn't in the list, im not bothered but would of expected a top 5 placement on an NME list.
I find that really astonishing. Maybe their line-up of industry folk just didn't care for it? I'm sure that looking at it from a 2009 perspective diminishes its prowess but for the debut, and even the follow-up, to both be entirely absent is really strange and kind of wrong. They had a major impact, it's undeniable.
DiS gets a mention
Whilst I rate XTRMNTR really highly some days, on others it's kinda crap*? It has two versions of the same 7/10 song on for starters, but due to it's opening trio and finalé I let it off a whole heap of shit.
*But then I think this about Primal Scream generally...
i clicked the link but i can't see anything. in fairness, 'makes American Idiot sound like it was written by Chomsky' is grade A stuff
100 MGMT Oracular Spectacular
99 The Maccabees Colour It In
98 Gorillaz Demon Days
97 Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun
96 Shellac Excellent
95 Bjork Vespertine
94 Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster Horse Of The Dog
93 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
92 The Sleepy Jackson Lovers
91 Les Savy Fav Let’s Stay Friends
90 Gallows Orchestra Of Wolves
89 Frightened Rabbit The Midnight Organ Fight
88 Bonnie Prince Billy The Letting Go
87 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
86 The Twilight Sad Forget The Night Ahead
85 Roots Manuva Run Come Save Me
84 Regina Spector Soviet Kitsch
83 Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim
82 Mclusky Mclusky Do Dallas
81 Field Music Field Music
80 Danger Mouse The Grey Album
79 Kings Of Leon Youth And Young Manhood
78 Belle & Sebastian Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
77 Isobel Campbell Ballad Of The Broken Seas
76 Capdown Civil Disobedients
75 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
74 Brand New The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Of Me
73 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It In People
72 MIA Kala
71 Brian Wilson Smile
70 Glasvegas Glasvegas
69 Biffy Clyro Puzzle
68 The Horrors Primary Colours
67 Botch We Are The Romans
66 Mogwai The Hawk Is Howling
65 Muse Black Holes And Revelations
64 The Radio Dept. Lesser Matters
63 Godspeed You Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
62 Queens Of The Stone Age Rated R
61 The National Alligator
60 Green Day American Idiot
59 The Hold Steady Boys And Girls In America
58 Liars Drum's Not Dead
57 Outkast Stankonia
56 My Morning Jacket Z
55 Hard-Fi Stars Of CCTV
54 The Golden Virgins Songs Of Praise
53 Jamie T Panic Prevention
52 Rufus Wainwright Poses
51 ? The Good, The Bad and The Queen
#54 made me curse Mark Beaumont, I bet he put it at #1 like the prize plum that he is.
So the winners for each year finished at 62, 1, n/a, 18, n/a, 38, 4, 23 and 100.
Shame those chose to illustrate how good the band were by using a Youtube video to one of their acoustic, first album numbers. Good work guys!
That album KILLS.
so I'm very happy to see this year's best album getting some recognition.
The vast majority of the list is not really for me.
The NME is patently not NEW in the least these days - jesus how can anyone rate Hard Fi in 2009?
It's beyong belief.
though it should be retitled '50 Albums Which Helped Sell The Most Copies of NME This Decade'
They used to spaff all over 'em.
but also creates some more regarding strange inclusions. I'm pretty certain they didn't even review The National's Alligator when it was released and they got their little blurb about it wrong: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah supported The National, not the other way round. NME are such prize tools.
they reversed it as audiences were leaving after CYHSY. Or so I recall when I interviewed Matt...?
but they said something like 'it earned them a much coveted supporting slot for CYHSY', which is still completely wrong as The National would have been supporting CYHSY because of attendance figures not because their fabulous album 'earned' them a spot. My point is their scenario is still wrong even if their facts are (kind of) correct.
The whole article is littered with mistakes.
Good to see Polly Jean Harvey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and At The Drive-In up there.
Only took a dozen or so comments
"where the fuck are oasis? Granted their best work was in the 90's but dont believe the truth and dig out your soul not in the top 100 albums of the decade is an absolute disgrace"
A disgrace I tell you. Like Gary Glitters.
Where are The Vines, Datsuns and Hives and wasn't being sarky like I was.
and Brand New. Pretty waek list though, who still listens to Hard-Fi?
or am I blind?
The Killers - Hot Fuss is not in there.
I am not a fan at all, but very surprised (as with Franz Ferdinand) that it's not in there.....I've checked the list again and again........
Personally, I think it is criminal that Four Tet 'Rounds', Boards Of Canada 'Campfire Headphase' or indeed Soulsavers 'It's Not How Far You Fall....' aren't in there; I know that they are not exactly NME-fodder but they did get exceptional reviews in NME when they were released.............
Turn On The Bright Lights, Funeral and In Rainbows all in the top 10, and no sign of The Killers. Marvellous Secenes!
Probably more than I'll own from the DiS list, I'd rashly assume.
It's a decent list all told, and there aren't huge amounts I dramatically disagree with. Other than the inclusion of Amy Winehouse, because I don't really like Amy Winehouse.
Just interested...I suspect most of the same records, just in a different order.
but would imagine most would be in there somewhere.......
so brilliantly predictable.
I don't really care about the rest, I think its nice thats in there
The Decline of British Sea Power
that's one i'd expect to be there cos it's incredible.
i'm not surprised that Permission to Land or All Filler No Killer didn't make it in, but i do love those albums.
I'd have their debut in there, and considering the love Nme have shown them seems a bit weird they're nowhere to be seen.
I liked the Libs, at the time, but if you listen to it today it would struggle to get in a top 200.
Surprised the Avalanches is so low.
And as many of mentioned The Killers Hot Fuss should by all accounts be included, I mean was it an oversight?
Wildbeasts surly this cannae be right, 1 and half hot songs and peeps are going mad for 'em. Tsk! not even album of this year
also someone mentioned the Ravonettes they are so consistent "Whip It On" is my personal fav.
i mean really)
Fold your Hands.. in top 100 but no Dear Catastrophe.. and Life Pursuit? Controversial. It would be funny if Wild Beasts wasn't named as album of the year.
Also, only one Arctic Monkeys album in the whole top 100? But Libs s/t and Babyshambles debut? WTF
However, major congrats in putting Interpol in the top 10.
My prediction was right on token hiphop artists. Outkast and Jay Z. And token electro act Avalanches.
So many omissions, mistakes. Makes Pitchfork look good.
Hold on. Why the fuck do I care about a list?
Oh yeah. I don't.
by not posting at all
I only got 28, and failed to recall the names of several albums I actually own.
Watch out for the commas.
with 2 very near misses and a bunch of kick-myselfs. That was infuriating all round, generally.
Jesus, I've wasted my life.
and late for college
"Where the hell is Kasabian's West Ryder...? I believe you voted that one 8 out 10... "
Even if that was how this worked there's usually one and probably averages 2 8+ reviews a week. Narrows it to about a 1000 then.
Where's Eve's Scorpion? that was a 10.
Weezer - Pinkerton has cracked me up though.
Utterly bizzare. Several are not consistent with the consensus NME has given these albums over the years. There are some stunning ommissions.
The top ten has 3 good albums and the rest is the generic, New Rawk crap that made the first half of this decade so depressing. The Strokes "is this it?" is the most monumentally over rated album of all time. A few scuzzy cathy songs mixed in with slapdash mediocre ones to rush out the album during the hype, embarassingly amateurish lyrics..its astonishing. I actually like the Strokes but am astounded at the praise that album has somehow mustered.
The White Stripes are an entirely other story. Disposable, banged out (Elephant was recorded in two weeks and it sure shows) garage ditties with very little substance, all sounding pretty much the same, with the biggest nariccist git of a front man currently in indie.
I was hoping NME wouldn't retreat into this New Rawk crap that made them impossible to read at the beginning of this decade but it was not to be. And the omission of Decline of British Sea Power is an abomnination.
If someone was ever smart enough to include Mew's "and the glass handed kites" or "no more stories" in one of these polls it might renew my faith in the human race.
with I don't know, something completely different? Is This It was always a dead cert for the top five at least.
Arctic Monkeys deserved to be higher than Up The Bracket.
they wouldn't exist without Up The Bracket
cos i said so
They picked the wrong Shellac album 1000 hurts is much better than 'Greyhound. I'm happy they put the streets in the top ten. Very happy they put Les Savy Fav, Sleepy Jackson and
I didn't think they even knew capdown existed!
Personally I would put The National - Boxer at least in the top 10. It's my favourite album of the decade. Where was that eh?
no discovery, no origin of symmetry?
maybe the love it/hate it nature of the record counted against it.
Or the Others. Or crap that sounds like them
I did some research and decided to boil the top 50 down into their individual years and then see how they were ranked in the original EOY list put out by NME. I know this was voted for by a wide array of people blah blah, but still:
2000 [interestingly all in order]
1/ XTRMNTR (2)
2/ Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (3)
3/ Relationship of Command (5)
4/ Kid A (11)
5/ The Sophtware Slump (12)
6/ The Great Eastern (28)
1/ Is This It (1)
2/ White Blood Cells (3)
3/ The Blueprint (4)
4/ Rings Around The World (11)
5/ Asleep In The Back (12)
6/ Let It Come Down (2)
7/ Gold (N/A)
8/ Since I Left You (N/A)
1/ Up The Bracket (12)
2/ Turn On The Bright Lights (10)
3/ Original Pirate Material (3)
4/ Songs For The Deaf (6)
5/ The Coral (4)
6/ The Man Comes Around (20)
7/ Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (35)
8/ Lapalco (36)
1/ Fever To Tell (5)
2/ Elephant (1)
3/ Think Tank (21)
4/ Echoes (2)
5/ Boy In Da Corner (16)
6/ Speakerboxx/The Love Below (8)
7/ Absolution (19)
1/ A Grand Don't Come For Free (3)
2/ The Libertines (2)
3/ Bows + Arrows (N/A)
1/ Funeral (2)
2/ Illinois (7)
3/ I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (31)
4/ Down In Albion (9)
5/ Silent Alarm (1)
6/ Arular (25)
1/ Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (1)
2/ Back To Black (16)
3/ Show Your Bones (2)
4/ Silent Shout (23)
1/ In Rainbows (3)
2/ Sound Of Silver (11)
3/ Wincing The Night Away (12)
4/ Myths Of The Near Future (1)
5/ Neon Bible (4)
1/ Crystal Castles (12)
2/ Vampire Weekend (4)
So only 4 positions stayed the same in that.
I applaud you.