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Old 11-17-2009, 09:06 PM   #166
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Oh, and on topic

Album of the decade: Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
Song of the decade: The Walkmen - In the New Year
Band of the decade: Radiohead
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:53 PM   #167
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At this point for me it's looking like:

ARTIST
Radiohead
Super Furry Animals
Spoon

ALBUM:
Super Furry Animals, Rings Around the World
Bob Dylan, Love and Theft
Radiohead, Amnesiac

SONG*
The Arcade Fire, Rebellion (Lies)
LCD Soundsystem, All Your Friends
Radiohead, Pyramid Song


* if we're including ANYTHING, I would honestly have Mercock on here
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:01 PM   #168
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LCD Soundsystem, All Your Friends
B side?
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:08 PM   #169
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sorry that my comment temporarily derailed this thread. it was actually intended as a lighthearted joke.

you fucks.
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I think this thread can best be described as "hahahaha hahaha ha"

keep up the good work


that's what i was thinking too.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:28 PM   #171
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Where are YOUR friends tonight, shitbag?
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:39 AM   #173
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Eminem needs a little bit more respect. I mean he at least deserves to be in the conversation. I know that sometimes record sales don't mean something was good. It also doesn't mean if someone had alot of sales that you just automatically look past them to find some underground elite band just cause. Just saying he should be in the discussion. I know he took 5 years off but still had 3 huge albums and a 1 not quite as huge but still very strong album. Coldplay has the same amount of albums with no hiatus . Why don't they have 5 albums then? Actually he's about to release a 5th album this month supposedly. Plus what he's done with D12. Just think what he's done has at least earned him a place in the conversation. Not saying he's better then whats been suggested. But just a little surprised he hasn't been mentioned a bit more.
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Eminem needs a little bit more respect. I mean he at least deserves to be in the conversation. I know that sometimes record sales don't mean something was good. It also doesn't mean if someone had alot of sales that you just automatically look past them to find some underground elite band just cause.
since u2 have been discounted for the same reasons.....
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since u2 have been discounted for the same reasons.....
Personally, I discount them for writing Elevation.
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:04 AM   #176
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I absolutely don't disqualify Shuttlecock on account of their popularity. Penciling in Kanye and Radiohead as my personal choices proves that. They're massively popular. But if you really think Shuttlecock meant more to music (again, you have to look past just the tunes) this decade, you might need to put down the Kool Aid. The arguments for Kanye and Radiohead have already been laid out, so I'm not going to be redundant. But the impact they've made with their tunes, genre-hopping, and bringing about changes in the industry puts them head and shoulders above the rest. Notice I'm not including my beloved Wilco in the conversation as or My Morning Jacket they're too "underground," if we take the word to be indicative of their relevance with the general public. Although I do think MMJ's output probably trumps Kanye's and is likely my favorite 2000s discog outside of Radiohead.

Now this is probably going to be construed as "typical" anti-Shuttlecock vitriol from me, but it's really not. I just think it's silly to think they deserve the title because they've been going for three decades. They haven't made any huge waves in the industry this decade, with the possible exception of the innovation in this most recent tour.
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Personally, I discount them for writing Elevation.
that, and the rest of the songs from those two albums. regardless of the quality, they were (along with coldplay) practically the only band in the mainstream in the earlier part of this decade who weren't hip-hop and the sub-genres of that.

while i am totally, completely and utterly discounting u2 from the running on this - if you're going to give it to a traditional band, it's obviously coldplay - i don't think the notion of u2 being up there is as absurd as it seems. even if i think it's completely fucking bonkers. although i'm sure most of the people pimping for u2 haven't thought about it the way i have.

my vote still goes to kanye by the length of the straight. coldplay would probably be second. it definitely isn't a mark on their quality (although i do enjoy what kanye has done) but they've always been there, especially coldplay.

i'm lazy, so nobody try to argue with me because i probably won't be motivated to reply.
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The main problem I have with considering Cockplay is what the hell did they really accomplish? There's nothing they recorded that could even be considered fresh, let alone innovative or groundbreaking, unless you think some whispy fop on a piano is a refreshing change of pace. You can't just give it to a band for being popular and making good albums. Don't they have to have something unique that really defines them, and the decade they're representing? If Cockplay wasn't around then Travis would be bigger. Or Snow Patrol. Or one of those other bands.

When we talk about other "Artists of the Decade", whether it's The Beatles in the 60's, Zeppelin or Floyd in the 70's, Madonna, Shuttlecock or Prince in the 80's, or Radiohead or Kanye in the 00's, these artists are all larger than life. There's something about them in their look and sound that is theirs alone and very memorable. Cockplay isn't even close to hitting that kind of iconic level, and that's got to be a requirement.
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Eminem's massive presence in the first three or four years of this decade is, to me, almost enough to certify his position as artist of the decade. If you want big, I don't think there's been bigger this decade.
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If Cockplay wasn't around then Travis would be bigger. Or Snow Patrol. Or one of those other bands

Travis


It's not so much that Coldplay wrote something musically "fresh", it's just that both their success and consideration as artist of the decade is derived as seeming fresh. I find Coldplay particularly refreshing in that their was nothing "bad-ass" or "hip" or subculturally-appealing about them at all when they hit supernova with AROBTTH, yet they still enchanted millions with some truly beautiful songs. I still don't think they can be considered though.

U2 can't be considered I reckon. Sure they were big, but I'd say that their success and resonance is for the most part leveraged from the massive success they had prior to the decade. ATYCLB, HTDAAB and NLOTH are not grand enough an output, particularly the auto-pilot '04 album release, for U2 to be considered.

Music industry has fragmented too much this decade for anyone to stand out.
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