both would probably be in my top ten.
(though they do also say tender buttons was a debut)
It seems a little inconsidered. They must have just assembled a handful of lists from a couple old hacks, and a few new ones.
How can anyone aging journos seriously believe that Bob Dylan or Bruce Springsteen may have recorded one of the best albums of the last ten years?
To be fair I bet it's really difficult to count people like Springo or Dylan in or out because they've been going for such a long time everyone seems to accept that their best days are behind them. When they actually might not be. If ye know what I mean.
I can't believe anyone thinks Confessions on a Dancefloor by Madonna deserves to be in the top thirty of a decade list.
+ more than one recent springsteen album?
+ a recent prodigy album?I could go on.
Is this the work of one person with really, really weird taste?
I bet Stewart Lee put that one in
Also: "the Italian singer who sang “Chips, chips” in that car ad"
What car ad?
Its just so weird that of all the things you could choose, you'd go for that? I am truly baffled
for one, where the bloody hell is 'Third'?? Idiots.
and I like Portishead. Most overrated 'comeback' ever.
This is the most ludicrously constructed list of them all.
did get rave reviews at the time....the nme gave it 9/10
i quite like this list, just for how batshit it is
but no Boy In Da Corner?
I listen to Radio 1 religiously and follow the Mercury Prize proceedings closely every year.
by miles. And the NME's wasn't spectacular.
Lily Allen... Jesus
it could be far worse. I am still reeling from the NME list though, so I am just pathetically grateful the Strokes weren't Number One. Big up for including Circulus imho 8=)
It looks like someone's chosen the stuff they actually like rather than the stuff everyone else agrees is good. That can't be right, surely..?
...And it's always going to reflect their readership. In fact, it might just open some of their readers to new and exciting music. I'm sure the vast majority of the record buying public, would disagree with a lis compiled by a bunch of Indier than thou nerds, hunched over their laptops 8 hrs per day.
get over it.
"43. Tender Buttons - Broadcast (Warp, 2005)
Timeless pop songs, Trish Keenan’s fragile, evocative vocals and a riot of groovy synthesizer effects, Broadcast’s debut album is an expert demonstration of how to make arty pop music with mainstream appeal."
yeah, their debut album is very good - what do you think of this one?
i dont get how you can praise justice(who i think are great) by reference to daft punk and then proceed to leave discovery off the list
but this is the same paper who think that AA Gill is a critical genius so we should probably disregard what they have to say
its pretty inconsistent but its a strong list
"Britney Spears? Are you serious?? Radiohead are the most overrated band ever too. Where are Daft Punk, Stereophonics, Linkin Park and Evanescence?!
Their choices get dramatically worse as it goes on.
"Consider the tv programme Classic Albums, that has featured such albums as Rumours, Electric Ladyland, Nevermind to name a few favourites. Not a single album on this list will be worth the effort of the producers of that tv show in years to come. What a waste of 10 years."
It's like people think that everything in the mainstream conscious is all there is. Go beyond skimming the surface and you will find the 2000's have endlessly amazing albums.
"A bunch of hipsters, and Britney Spears. Britney Spears is the only real artist on this entire list. Music doesn't have to be pretentious and socially lyrical to be amazing. Britney Spears proves what music is truly about and that is escapism. Britney Spears is the artist of the decade, whether you want to admit that or not."
:D :D :D
They chose LCD's debut too over 'SOS'. Which I liked. And Holy Fuck, though they negated that by omitting DFA1979.
A weird list, but some good stuff in there...