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Old 09-06-2002, 02:30 PM   #1
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Best Album Of The New Millennium?

Sorry - I know a thread like this has been posted already, but I can't resist...

I just bought A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay, and even though I love All That You Can't Leave Behind, I have to say this is the best album of this Millennium so far. Everything from the beautiful, even unusual melody lines, to the urgency behind the drum and piano and even how the bass is placed so perfectly in the mix, as well as Chris Martin's truly amazing voice -- I'm left in a state of shock. I never gave Coldplay enough credit. This just might be the best album since Achtung Baby, and is certainly the best since OK Computer. Anyone agree?
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maybe...
it'll definately need more time to make that assessment (best album since ab? hmmm. no, i kinda like pop very much also ;-))

but yes michael it is an amazing album. definately best album of the year, maybe better than atyclb but im not sure yet.

its fabulous. yesterday i was in a record shop (looking for u2 goodies and whateverelse) i ended up listening to coldplay even though i have the album at home and an listen to it whenever i want to, xcept for work. oh it was amazing. i put the level to the max and was looking around. seeing all these people in the shop while totally flipping to this great, great music. i listened to my favorite 4 (but that changes as with every great album):
politik
in my place
scientist
warning sign

i think maybe the second part of politik together with the intro of in my place is the most incredible part of this cd.

as it has been said many times: everyone should buy this cd.

i saw them live two months ago, which was amazing. but this album surprised me even more. this one belongs in the category "extraordinary". what music is about.
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kid a. no question about it.

maybe it helps that for me, i can listen to it whenever im in any mood. i dont have to be in some sort of mood for it to work for me, it works always.
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Re: Best Album Of The New Millennium?

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Sorry - I know a thread like this has been posted already, but I can't resist...

I just bought A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay, and even though I love All That You Can't Leave Behind, I have to say this is the best album of this Millennium so far. Everything from the beautiful, even unusual melody lines, to the urgency behind the drum and piano and even how the bass is placed so perfectly in the mix, as well as Chris Martin's truly amazing voice -- I'm left in a state of shock. I never gave Coldplay enough credit. This just might be the best album since Achtung Baby, and is certainly the best since OK Computer. Anyone agree?
Hell yes I agree! Great minds, eh?

Seriously, I keep listening to this album, and it gets better with every listen - I stand by my assertion that it is nothing less than a revelation. It's astounding how good this is, how such a young band can make such a vital work.

ATYCLB and The Rising are both superb albums, but they were created by rock's elder statesmen. Ever since music became controlled by the forces that gave us the Spice Girls and Britney, I was SERIOUSLY beginning to wonder if any young artist or band could make a truly great album.

I wonder no longer.

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Kid A is my pick, followed by Amnesiac; after that I would go with something like the new Elbow cd, or Doves, or even the Pumpkins' Machina

I'm apparently alone in this, but I think the new Coldplay album is massively overrated, I'm dumbfounded that people would say it's the best album, not only of the last two years, but of the last ten

you really think it's better than stuff from bands like radiohead, the verve, smashing pumpkins, jeff buckley, pearl jam, nirvana, rem, doves, elbow, etc? better than Zooropa, Pop or even ATYCLB?

um, no

they're ok, they write some pretty songs that are nice to sing along to, seem to be nice chaps too...
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Although I like it more than I thought I would, there's no way I can vote for "AROBTTH" as the best album of the 21st century. No way Jose.

It's certainly better than ATYCLB, but Coldplay doesn't come close to matching The Strokes accomplishment with "Is This It."
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i think u should buy the album and listen it through as an album, not dl'ed off the net.
i dont know why, but i always feel like that makes a difference to the cohesion and feel of an album. maybe im weird like that.
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well I have the same exact track order, don't get me wrong, I like several of the songs, but I'm a little mystified at this sudden movement to label coldplay the 2nd best band in the world; I'm enjoying a ton of new bands and different music right now and coldplay is in the rotation, but they don't really stand out for me, they're just another good band that has benefited from enormous hype, whereas other bands are putting out just as good of music if not better and are virtually ignored, especially here in the US

no disk, I noticed you saying before that radiohead is too "derivative" for your tastes, well what the hell are the strokes??? that's not exactly a new sound they've got going on there, even though it sounds pretty damn good, btw, I just read somewhere that their new material is brilliant, don't know when it will be released but loooking forward to it....
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Wanderer, I've heard a bunch of the new Strokes songs live and all but one are excellent. the '03 release can't arrive soon enough.

re. radiohead, yeah, i know - the best explanation I can give for this contradiction is that most Strokes fans I personally know listen to the bands that were stolen from for "Is This It." they like The Strokes b/c the band put a new spin on a great rock fomula and helped turn the tide against the corperate rock juggernaut.

The opposite is true with "Kid A" fans I personally know - they vast majority think radiohead invented a new genre with the album and have no desire to listen to the artists their sound derives from. this perplexes and annoys me. Having said that, "Kid A" is still brilliant in a slew of ways.

I guess its a personal peeve I have against them.
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Here's my vote for the best album of 2002. It is BRILLIANT!
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I really find Coldplay kind of bland(and derivative of Radiohead), but I have heard the new album. It hasn't grown on me yet, though I intend to give it some more play and maybe it's charms will reveal themselves.

A few of the best albums of the last two years(U2 excluded):

Flaming Lips--Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Reindeer Section--Son of Evil Reindeer
Fugazi--The Argument
Pete Yorn--musicforthemorningafter
Death Cab for Cutie--The Photo Album
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you really think it's better than stuff from bands like radiohead, the verve, smashing pumpkins, jeff buckley, pearl jam, nirvana, rem, doves, elbow, etc? better than Zooropa, Pop or even ATYCLB?

um, no
Here's the short answer: um, yes.

Here's the longwinded approach:
I've never been a big Pearl Jam fan, though I do greatly respect them. As for Jeff Buckly, I enjoy listening to some of the songs on Grace, but as an album I've always felt it is lacking. I think he had huge potential, though, to create an album that would have been a "desert island" disc. I enjoy Smashing Pumpkins, too, but their sound grows a bit tiresome for me. I do think Billy Corgan is a brilliant lyricist, though. Urban Hymns is great, but not as good as AROBTTH (for me right now), though it is brilliant. As for Nirvana, see Pearl Jam. Grunge rock was a bit conservative for me, I guess (thank God for Zooropa being released back in 1993). Zooropa, also a great album, but not a truly special one (not as focussed as Achtung Baby or Joshua Tree or AROBTTH). Pop has many brilliant moments, but once again, lacks the final ingredient(s). Same with ATYCLB. REM released only one album (Automatic For The People) that I believe could be considered a true masterpiece. Well, that was released the year after Achtung Baby, but before OK Computer. Remember, I said that the Coldplay album might just be be the best since Achtung Baby. I continued by saying it is certainly best since OK Computer, which I believe is true (which is why I said it). Regardless, I prefer AROBTHH over Automatic For The People. Doves have released one great album and one very good album (Lost Souls being the great album). Maybe it is as good as AROBTTH, but right now I'm digging AROBTTH more than Lost Souls. In a few months, it might be the other way around? That's the best answer I can come up with for you right now.
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can I make one simple request? for the sake of keeping my eyes from bleeding, can people call it Rush of Blood instead of LMAOROTFFROBTTHFOAD?

well, whatever works for you, personally I rate higher: Asleep in the Back by Elbow; Holes in the Wall by Electric Soft Parade; Hour of the Bewilderbeast by Badly Drawn Boy; In Our Gun by Gomez (not to mention both Doves and Radiohead cds)... all these I rate higher than the new Coldplay, oh, and I also Spiritual Machines by Our Lady Peace, and there are others that I would probably rate just as high
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can I make one simple request? for the sake of keeping my eyes from bleeding, can people call it Rush of Blood instead of LMAOROTFFROBTTHFOAD?

well, whatever works for you, personally I rate higher: Asleep in the Back by Elbow; Holes in the Wall by Electric Soft Parade; Hour of the Bewilderbeast by Badly Drawn Boy; In Our Gun by Gomez (not to mention both Doves and Radiohead cds)... all these I rate higher than the new Coldplay, oh, and I also Spiritual Machines by Our Lady Peace, and there are others that I would probably rate just as high
Well, it's all a matter of personal preference.
Speaking of other great albums, I adore Ten New Songs by Leonard Cohen. If only he used a band on this one, the songs would have been even better. 'Alexandra Leaving' leaves me spellbound everytime. Same with 'Love Itself'.

Getting back to The Strokes for a second, am I the only one who finds them a bit annoying and badly produced? I read a funny review on them once, stating they're one of the best B grade bands around. Ouch. Regarding their new material, one of the members recently said that one of their new songs is, "like, the future of rock n' roll, man!" Should be interesting...

BTW, I do like Elbow, but right now I need something more direct.
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I don't think the strokes are here to save rock n roll, and I don't consider them to be a great band, but their bass player is pretty fucking good, and holds a lot of the songs together; as per reviews and reviewers, I could tell you what Hot Press called Coldplay, but does it matter? there are critics that have constantly bashed U2 over the years, so I don't care what one guy over here said, and one guy over there... most critics actually agree that the strokes are making some fairly good music, and are an exceptional live act from what I hear
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