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Old 06-17-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Top 20 albums of the decade so far?

Yes I realize that it's still only 2008 but I'm curious to know what B&C's 20 favorite albums are for the period 2000 to the present. I'll post my list later.
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I will post a more thorough list later, but I can tell you this (and we discussed this earlier I believe)....

Without ANY shred of doubt, these are two most influential albums of that time period...

2000 - Kid A - Radiohead
2001 - Is This It - The Strokes

Two most influential in terms of creating a literal shift in the music scene. The landscapes of the two "genres" that those bands work within will never be the same because of those two albums.

Is This It was THE reason for the upshot of "young men in garage with guitars" music that we've seen this century so far.

And Kid A was just a complete mindfuck.
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Yeah Kid A is gonna be very close to the top of my list... that is, if In Rainbows doesn't wrestle the top spot from it! Damn, those guys are good! And yeah, I agree that Is This It pretty much seemed to set the tone for the decade, spawning all your Hives, Vines, Franz, Killers etc.
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Uhh...I dunno. Not sure if I can come up with 20. Kid A will make my list too, whenever I can finish it.
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Uhh...I dunno. Not sure if I can come up with 20.
Really? There have been so many albums we have discussed in this forum over the years, man! Surely we can come up with 20 good ones!

Btw, is it just me or do rateyourmusic's decade lists suck balls? I can't even relate to their 90s list and I'm a 90s fan. Their 80s list is weird too.
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Really? There have been so many albums we have discussed in this forum over the years, man! Surely we can come up with 20 good ones!

Btw, is it just me or do rateyourmusic's decade lists suck balls? I can't even relate to their 90s list and I'm a 90s fan. Their 80s list is weird too.
I'm going to use RYM's lists as a reference point. But, then again, my tastes are a lot more similar to most of the users there, so I think they're pretty good.

Except for the death metal, of course. There's way too much of that.
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I could come up with a top 20 but I think only ten albums deserve to be mentioned as the best of the decade.

The top tier (all-time classics.)
1. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
2. Aerial by Kate Bush
3. The Dresden Dolls by The Dresden Dolls
4. Liars by Todd Rundgren
5. The Dark Third by Pure Reason Revolution

Second tier (just short of being classics.)
6. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
7. American Doll Posse by Tori Amos
8. Marry Me by St. Vincent
9. Bloodflowers by The Cure
10. Fear Of A Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree

You can see my lists on RYM. Search for Screwtape2.
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Starting in 2000 or 2001?
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Starting in 2000 or 2001?
2000. I think that is the true start of the decade, isn't it?
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Kid A and In Rainbows are absolutes

Some others worthy of note:

Interpol-Turn on the Bright Lights
Arcade Fire-Funeral
Sigur Ros-Takk
Modest Mouse-The Moon and Antarctica
The White Stripes-Elephant
Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Broken Social Scene-Feel Good Lost
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2000. I think that is the true start of the decade, isn't it?
Cool beans.

Did I actually just say that?

Working on list now.
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No particular order. GirlsAloudFan's top 20 of 2000-2008:

Is This It - The Strokes - 2001

Kid A - Radiohead - 2000

Elephant - The White Stripes - 2003 - Jack and Meg become rock stars

Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem - 2000 - Probably the most cleverly assembled rap album I've ever heard

The Rising - Bruce Sringsteen - 2002 - A heartfelt tribute to the tragedy of 9/11

College Dropout - Kanye West - 2004 - A debut that shook the genre

All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2 - 2000 - The boys at their warmest and catchiest

Chemistry - Girls Aloud - 2005 - London pop perfection. It girls with a twist, girls

Boys and Girls in America - The Hold Steady - 2006

Let Go - Avril Lavigne - 2002 - Yeah, I went there

Up The Bracket - The Libertines - 2002 - 21st century punk rock at its finest

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2 - 2004

The Eminem Show - Eminem - 2002

Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol - 2002

Because of the Times - Kings of Leon - 2007 - The Followill boys turn up the heat

In Rainbows - Radiohead - 2007

Whatever People Say I am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys - 2006 - The soundtrack of a horny, literate, guitar blasting, working class kid from Sheffield, England

First Impressions of Earth - The Strokes - 2006

Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem - 2007

Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift - 2006 - Because she's totally my girlfriend
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GAFan, some of your picks make me laugh! It's good you posted them anyway!

Here's my list and it's in somewhat decent order but the further you go down the list, the more unsure I am of the position of each album. So I'm just gonna leave out the numbers for the ranks! Oh.. and I have a feeling my list is gonna be ridiculously unpopular here.

Radiohead - Kid A
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Keane - Hopes and Fears
Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
The Killers - Hot Fuss
REM - Accelerate
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Green Day - American Idiot
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Keane - Under The Iron Sea
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Oasis - Don't Believe The Truth
Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
David Gilmour - On An Island
Snow Patrol - Final Straw
Madonna - Confessions On A Dance Floor

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I've ordered my list by year. I'd write a little blurb for each album, but that would require effort.

Radiohead - Kid A
Modest Mouse - The Moon And Antarctica
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Sigur Rós - ( )
The White Stripes - Elephant
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Junetile - All Things (Un)Clear
Muse - Absolution
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Sigur Rós - Takk
Wolf Parade - Apologies To The Queen Mary
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - The Good, The Bad & The Queen
Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
Radiohead - In Rainbows
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7. American Doll Posse by Tori Amos
Do you like it more than Scarlet's Walk?


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Very nice list, Steph!
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