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Old 12-09-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
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The NME Top 50 Albums 2004

Not bad if you know that u2 never scored very high in this list
(correct me if I am wrong)

The NME Top 50 Albums 2004

1. Franz Ferdinand
2. Libertines
3. Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free.
4. Scissor Sisters
5. Futureheads
6. Danger Mouse - Grey album
7. Kanye West - The College Dropout
8. Razorlight - Up All Night.
9. The Radio Dept - Lesser Matters
10.The Dears - No Cities Left
11. Interpol - Antics
12. Morrissey - You Are The Quarry.
13. The Killers -Hot Fuss
14. Nick Cave - Abbatoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
15. Dizzee Rascal - Showtime
16. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs
17. TV On the Radio - Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
18. U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
19. The Concretes
20. Kasbian
21. Keane - Hopes and Fears
22. Gwen Stafani - Love Angel
23. Ryan Adams - Love is Hell (Parts 1&2)
24. Elliot Smith - From a Basement on a hill.
25. Kings of Leaon - Aha Shake Heartbreak.
26. Secret Machines - Now Here Is Nowhere.
27. Mylo - Destroy Rock'n'Roll
28. The Ordinary Boys - Over the Counter Culture
29. Hope of the States -The Lost Riots
30. Dios
31. Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing in the Hands
32. Kelis - Tasty
33. Brian Wilson - SMiLE
34. Amplifier
35. Graham Coxon - Happiness in Magazines
36. The Go1 Team - Thunder Lightening Strike.
37. The Zutons - Who Killed the Zutons?
38. Goldie Lookin' Chain - Greatest Hits.
39. Eminem - Encore.
40. The Bees - Free the Bees.
41. Mos Def - The New Danger.
42. Regina Spektator - Soviet Kitsch.
43. The Music -Welcome to the North.
44. Wilco - A Ghost is Born.
45. Green Day - American Idiot.
46. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans.
47. The Shins - Cities Too Narrow.
48. Joanna Newshom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
49. Selfish Cunt - No Wicked Heart Shall Prosper.
50. 22-20s
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Re: The NME Top 50 Albums 2004

half of the list I don´t know who the hell they are
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Re: Re: The NME Top 50 Albums 2004

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half of the list I don´t know who the hell they are

That must mean they're bad then.



Also, The Shins have a new album out??
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That must mean they're bad then.



Also, The Shins have a new album out??
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I was being sarcastic...
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Old 12-09-2004, 08:18 AM   #6
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considering NME aren't big U2 fans thats not so bad, and the majority of the albums near the top are great albums - not all necessarily better in my opinion but at least respectable.
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3. The Streets- A Grand Don't Come for Free......


you are joking...right?

But yeah, U2 at 18...not worth fussing about, they put an album out. not everyone likes it.

Franz Ferdinand deserve #1.
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On what basis do they rate the albums? It's obviously not on album sales or anthing quantitative.
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3. The Streets- A Grand Don't Come for Free......


you are joking...right?

But yeah, U2 at 18...not worth fussing about, they put an album out. not everyone likes it.

Franz Ferdinand deserve #1.
You don't like the new The Streets album???? That's totally cool--I can dig it and it's up to you....but could you explain why? I only ask because, along with Blueberry Boat by The Fiery Furnaces, it was my favorite album of the year. Sorry for any off-topic-ness, but I can't help but ask. I REALLY loved that album...
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Beastie Boys are way too high

Green Day is way too low..

but meh, lists like these are just that... lists.. who cares
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I dislike everything in that list, except Keane, Green Day and of course - U2.

But it's the NME....and I could've predicted those 50.
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Beastie Boys are way too high

Green Day is way too low..

but meh, lists like these are just that... lists.. who cares
To the 5 Boroughs is one of the best releases this year. Oh well, music is so subjective anyway
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Old 12-09-2004, 01:36 PM   #13
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Franz is definitely #1. Chutes Too Narrow (not Cities too Narrow) by the Shins came out in the US in late 2002, but if it's a 2004 album in the UK, it slots 3rd behind Interpol. U2 4th methinks.
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Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat is way overrated IMO. I didn't actually like it at all. That list is definitely missing The Arcade Fire's Funeral album. Probably my favorite of the year. I think most of their choices are decent, but the order isn't ideal. I haven't heard all of these mentioned albums, though.

Personal favorites:

1. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
3. U2 - HTDAAB
4. Interpol - Antics
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I dislike everything in that list, except Keane, Green Day and of course - U2.

But it's the NME....and I could've predicted those 50.
Actually, I tell a lie. I have listened to the new Interpol album - and didnt mind it too much!
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Can't really argue with that list, its been a great year for music.
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Obscure list. Not surprising though because obscure bands usually fare well in these types of list. Dont know why, perhaps an unwillingness from the critics to acknowledge that older and more well known bands can still be brilliant, even if they are not necessarilly "fresh" and fashionable. I mean where the hell is REM's around the sun?

U2 deserve higher.
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intedomine- Around the Sun was not a very good album, in my opinion and the opinion of many REM fans. BUT, "Leaving New York" is the best song the band has released in years, and one of my ten favorite songs of the year. I just feel like REM has become a singles band with singles that aren't very successful on the whole.
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intedomine- Around the Sun was not a very good album, in my opinion and the opinion of many REM fans. BUT, "Leaving New York" is the best song the band has released in years, and one of my ten favorite songs of the year. I just feel like REM has become a singles band with singles that aren't very successful on the whole.
I thought after one or two listens that the album was kind fo ordinary, but it grown and grows.
Is it innovative? No
Is it really any different to any previous REM albums? No not really.

Yet in some parts it is unbelievably brilliant. I will admit that Final Straw and Make it all go Wrong havent really done anything for me. But what an amazing contrast there exists between the almost happy go lucky Aftermath and the most depressing song I have heard in some time High Speed Train.

and what a way to end an album. Think of Worst Joke Ever, it's not so much what Stipe says but instead how he says it. No one can vocalise like that.
How can he sing in a way that sounds so effortless yet at the same time so difficult? I've been struggling to weeks to get my head around the vocals of Worst Joke Ever. It just drives me crazy and I am unable to truly understand Stipe is feeling, which is a great thing because I enjoy that challeenge.

Ascent of Man is very Animal yet singalong in an obscure way.

Around the Sun is soaring and once again leaves me awestruck at the unique vocal gift that Stipe posesses.

The album is brilliant because no one else can make one like it. And depending on the way you might look at it, it can really strike you as something very straightforward but at the same time very special.
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Franz Ferdinand #1? come on it's a good record, and FF is a very promising band but definitely lacks of variety: it's always the same guitar sound for 11 songs...there's a lot to improve before we can talk of a #1 album
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