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sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
11/10/09 02:57 AM
Best of the Noughties? [re: ]  

OK since we are down to the last few months of the 00's'

what are your top 10 albums of the 00's?

What are your top 10 songs of the 00's?

I need to come up with my won list too....hmmm let me see.

TWAT.





infidel
(cracked actor)
11/12/09 00:32 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sonofsilence]  

My list of the Noughties 10 best albums ...


1. Heathen - David Bowie (2002)


2. Parachutes - Coldplay (2000)


3. No More Shall We Part - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (2001)


4. Hotel - Moby (2005)


5. Kid A - Radio Head (2000)


6. American Idiot - Green Day (2004)


7. Elephant - The White Stripes (2003)


8. Is This It - The Strokes (2001)


9. Eyes Open - Snow Patrol (2006)


10. Funeral - Arcade Fire (2004)

.
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How scarily quick time is flying by, the music of our youth is becoming the music of a decade ago.




EJ
(byroad singer)
11/12/09 01:46 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sonofsilence]  

Hope I haven't forgotten anything important:

1. David Bowie - Heathen

2. Placebo - Battle For The Sun

3. Green Day - American Idiot

4. Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts

5. Dixie Chicks - Taking The Long Way

6. Placebo - Black Market Music

7. Madonna - Music

8. Archive - Noise

9. Peter Fox - Stadtaffe

10. Suede - A New Morning


TW GOD OF FOOTBALL


sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
11/13/09 02:46 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: EJ]  

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Estradasphere - Palace of Mirrors
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Killers - Hot Fuss
The Bees - Sunshine Hit Me
Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy
Nouvelle Vague - Nouvelle Vague
The Checks - Whale Hunting
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Flight of the Conchords

TWAT.





kipt
(electric tomato)
11/15/09 03:22 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sonofsilence]  

in a rough order

Arcade Fire - Funeral
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Jetplanes Of Abraham - Jetplanes Of Abraham
Malajube - Trompe l'Oeil
David Bowie - Heathen
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel The Illinoise!
Final Fantasy - He Poos Clouds
Feist - The Reminder
Billy Talent - Billy Talent



sunspot
(wild eyed peoploid)
11/15/09 06:40 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: kipt]  

Hmmm. I hadn't even considered this subject until now. That's probably because I've spent the whole decade collecting older music - Dusty Springfield, Nina Simone, even reaching as far back as Rosemary Clooney. I've also been filling in a lot of post-1969, pre-1980 gaps in my collection. I find all of it to be more enjoyable and rewarding than most of the contemporary crap. Why limit yourself to what today's record industry pinheads want you to hear, when there's so much more out there to explore. It's all brand new if you haven't heard it before!

That having been said, a few new acts with strong pop sensibilities and something to say have bubbled up out of the muck and caught my ear - pearls popping out of the poo. And loyalty to old favorites paid off in a couple of instances. Interestingly enough, virtually every new release this decade that I've liked has been heavily (and cleverly) influenced by some historic period or style I also adore.

1) Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Best album I've heard in 20 years. Great band, great production but most of all great songs from a natural-born singer. Yeah she's fucked up - the great ones always are.

2) Various Artists - Verve Remixed 2
The series is hit 'n miss, but this particular collection is almost all hits, and some of them - like the remix of Nina Simone's "Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair" - are just brilliant. Proof positive it's not contemporary styling that's the problem with contemporary music - it's the lame material and even lamer performers.

3) Annie Lennox - Bare
I miss the hell hath no fury like a woman scorned Annie Lennox of yesteryear, but she largely transcends that persona with this achingly sad - but never dull - portrayal of aging and love lost.

4) Goldfrapp - Supernature
Blondie meets T. Rex, as produced by Bjork. What's not to love?

5) Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
A wonderful pastiche of vintage pop styles, but what makes it work is the pitch-perfect songwriting. It's a pity their follow-up was such a dull mess. Has success snipped the Scissor Sisters?

6) Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Another contemporary trip down memory lane, this time revisiting New Wave to perfection. The kind of shit Bowie would do if Bowie could do this kind of shit anymore.

7) Air - Talkie Walkie
Spiritual heirs to the likes of Tomita, Jarre and Vangelis, only focused less on synthetic symphonic bombast and more on the vignette.

8) Blondie - The Curse of Blondie
New Wave's seminal act finally releases a worthy comeback record, and nobody notices. Aptly named, at least.

9) Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
In which young miss Allen channels everyone from New Order to The Clash to Buck Owens. Her first record was certainly enjoyable, but this one goes a lot deeper without losing its pop charms.

10) Various Artists - Verve Remixed 1
What does it say about a decade when two of the finest records are remix compilations? Not as good as the second volume, but the intro to De-Phazz's remix of Ella Fitzgerald's "Wait Till You See Him" may be my favorite musical moment of the decade.

In the '90s (and on into this decade) Bjork made a career out of inventing - then reinventing, then reinventing again - the same material in a bewildering array of forms. This decade pop culture at large followed her, from the hit Elvis remix "A Little More Satisfaction" thru the Verve Remixed collections to retro-looking releases like Franz Ferdinand and Back to Black. It seems as though everything old is new again and everything new is old again. With Lady GaGa now channeling Queen via Gwen Stefani to the top of the pop charts, it'll be interesting to see where this trend takes us as the record labels collapse. Is it really the end for mindless pornographic pop tarts like Britney Spears? And is rock finally dead, as opposed to being just brain dead?

Maybe it'll be interesting to find out.





EJ
(byroad singer)
11/16/09 03:13 AM
Year One was the First Year Ever, Not Year Zero new [re: sonofsilence]  

In reply to:

OK since we are down to the last few months of the 00's'


Just to revive an old topic: 2010 is not the first year of the next decade but the last year of the current one.

TW GOD OF FOOTBALL


ghostlove
(cracked actor)
11/16/09 05:59 AM
Noughties=0 /=1 new [re: EJ]  

Noughties are the ones with the zero. We are not trying to be totally encased in correctness here, my friend.



emptysmellmetal
(grinning soul)
11/16/09 02:13 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sunspot]  

Yeah, the (Curse of) Blondie album is actually very good. They even
resurrect the perfect Rapture vibe with a song called Shakedown:

= Shakedown baby
= I don't want to have to see
= What you've got hiding in your body cavity !

The last Soft Cell & Pet Shop Boys albums were a complete return
to form as well.

I'll add the exquisite Tegan and Sara (The Con) as my fave. Get past
the cutesy girl vocals and you've got a pop powerhouse. Intricate
harmonies, great lyrics and clever, sturdy arrangements by these
twin sister lesbian Virgo's from Canada !



dice
(every nation's refugee)
11/18/09 11:55 AM
Re: Year One was the First Year Ever, Not Year Zero new [re: EJ]  

In reply to:

Just to revive an old topic: 2010 is not the first year of the next decade but the last year of the current one


you could have 2012 be the end of a particular decade if you wanted to. just like it could be the end of a century or millenium. and it wouldn't even have to be dec. 31

but i don't think you were being serious

something tells me heathen won't be in any published end-of-decade lists

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Emil
(acolyte)
11/18/09 01:28 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sunspot]  

In reply to:

10) Various Artists - Verve Remixed 1
What does it say about a decade when two of the finest records are remix compilations?


Nothing, but it says plenty about you.

It's SAILER, idiot!

globule2
(cracked actor)
11/18/09 02:51 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: Emil]  

NME's Top 50 (yes to grandaddy; no to daddy...)

http://www.nme.com/news/nme/48412

1. The Strokes 'Is This It'
2. The Libertines 'Up The Bracket'
3. Primal Scream 'XTRMNTR'
4. Arctic Monkeys 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Fever To Tell'
6. PJ Harvey 'Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea'
7. Arcade Fire 'Funeral'
8. Interpol 'Turn On The Bright Lights'
9. The Streets 'Original Pirate Material'
10. Radiohead 'In Rainbows'
11. At The Drive In 'Relationship Of Command'
12. LCD Soundsystem 'Sound Of Silver'
13. The Shins 'Wincing The Night Away'
14. Radiohead 'Kid A'
15. Queens Of The Stone Age 'Songs For The Deaf'
16. The Streets 'A Grand Don't Come For Free'
17. Sufjan Stevens 'Illinois'
18. The White Stripes 'Elephant'
19. The White Stripes 'White Blood Cells'
20. Blur 'Think Tank'
21. The Coral 'The Coral'
22. Jay-Z 'The Blueprint'
23. Klaxons 'Myths Of The Near Future'
24. The Libertines 'The Libertines'
25. The Rapture 'Echoes'
26. Dizzee Rascal 'Boy in Da Corner'
27. Amy Winehouse 'Back To Black'
28. Johnny Cash 'The Man Comes Around'
29. Super Furry Animals 'Rings Around The World'
30. Elbow 'Asleep In The Back'
31. Bright Eyes 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning'
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Show Your Bones'
33. Arcade Fire 'Neon Bible'
34. Grandaddy 'The Sophtware Slump'
35. Babyshambles 'Down In Albion'
36. Spirtualized 'Let it Come Down'
37. The Knife 'Silent Shout'
38. Bloc Party 'Silent Alarm'
39. Crystal Castles 'Crystal Castles'
40. Ryan Adams 'Gold'
41. Wild Beasts 'Two Dancers'
42. Vampire Weekend 'Vampire Weekend'
43. Wilco 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'
44. Outkast 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below'
45. Avalanches 'Since I Left You'
46. The Delgados 'The Great Eastern'
47. Brendan Benson 'Lapalco'
48. The Walkmen 'Bows and Arrows'
49. Muse 'Absolution'
50. MIA 'Arular'

"apart from the cock, everything's all right" - DB

Adam
(cricket menace)
11/19/09 03:15 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: globule2]  

My God that shitty Strokes album is one of the most boring musical and lyrical affairs I've ever endured. NME can fuck off and die.

Richard Kingsmill (Triple J FM): "Do you mind if we throw to a song by your old man?.
Duncan Jones (Bowie's Son): "Oh God ... if you have to ... OK ... but have a look at Nick Armstrong and The Thieves"


sunspot
(wild eyed peoploid)
11/19/09 04:06 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: Adam]  

>Nothing, but it says plenty about you.

Yeah, that I don't tolerate tedious crap, no matter how much label marketing goes behind it!

I've heard about a quarter of the records on that NME list, and apart from Winehouse and Cash, and maybe OutKast, I wouldn't walk across the street to piss on any of those acts if they were on fire. I know Radiohead is supposed to be the greatest thing since Nirvana or Pearl Jam or any of the other bands who sound like a shitty Pixies record, and they're all over that NME list, but they bore the fuck out of me.



Marquis
(wise like orangutan)
11/19/09 04:45 PM
Fifty Nifty new [re: sunspot]  

In reply to:

Yeah, that I don't tolerate tedious crap, no matter how much label marketing goes behind it!


What an obnoxiously misinformed statement - you give entirely too much credit to the ability of marketing dollars to create a following for an artist, and entirely too little credit to the fans whose continued interest creates and nurtures that following.

Arcade Fire aren't popular because the suits at a mid-sized independent label put hundeds of thousands of dollars into marketing them, their particular brand of giant, sweeping anthem just happens to connect to a lot of people. The hundreds of thousands of dollars come later, to make that connection readily available to as many ears as possible, but they did not create the interest in the first place.

Probably because I wasted so much of my youth on it, the older I get, the less tolerance I have for this "I take pride in what I don't like" stance, whether that's mainstream pop, hipster indie rock, or just contemporary music in general. I just don't get what you could possibly gain from going into an experience - new band, new song, whatever - with the preconception that you won't like it.

Anyway, to each his own. I narrowed down my shortlist to about 50 records, with the bolded ones being a rough top 10.

Lemon Jelly -- '64-'95
Radiohead -- Amnesiac
Anti-Pop Consortium -- Arrhythmia
Nachtmystium -- Assassins: Black Meddle part 1
Aesop Rock -- Bazooka Tooth
Madlib -- Beat Konducta Vol. 5 &6
Mastodon -- Blood Mountain
Born Ruffians -- Born Ruffians EP
Jaylib -- Champion Sound
Richie Hawtin -- DE9: Transitions
Daft Punk -- Discovery
J.Dilla -- Donuts
Liars -- Drum's Not Dead
Various Artists -- Eccentric Soul: The Big Mack Label
Arcade Fire -- Funeral
Justin Timberlake -- Futuresex/Lovesounds
DM & Jemini -- Ghetto Pop Life

Spoon -- Girls Can Tell
Boards of Canada -- In A Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Radiohead -- In Rainbows
T.I. -- King
Supergrass -- Life on Other Planets
Diplo -- Live in Montreal
Clipse -- Lord Willin'
Madvillain -- Madvillainy
Max Tundra -- Mastered By Guy At The Exchange
Animal Collective -- Merriweather Post Pavillion
Grant-Lee Phillips -- Mobilize
The Microphones -- Mount Eerie
Jamie Lidell -- Multiply
The Veils -- Nux Vomica
OK Go -- OK Go
The Blow -- Paper Television
Panda Bear -- Person Pitch

Boris -- Pink
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist -- Product Placement
The Avalanches -- Since I Left You
Bonnie "Prince" Billy -- Sings Greatest Palace Music
Queens of the Stone Age -- Songs for the Deaf
Lil Wayne -- Tha Carter III
Jay-Z -- The Black Album
Kanye West -- The College Dropout

De La Soul -- The Grind Date
Ghostface Killah -- The Pretty Toney Album
Various Artists -- The Sound of Wonder
Portishead -- Third
Viktor Vaughn -- Vaudeville Villain
Deftones -- White Pony
The Shins -- Wincing The Night Away
Spank Rock -- Yoyoyoyoyoyo

Maybe it's just me, but I'd be pretty jonesed if I had to struggle to find ten records I loved in a given decade.

I don't walk it like I talk it cause I run it

sunspot
(wild eyed peoploid)
11/19/09 05:43 PM
Re: Fifty Nifty new [re: Marquis]  

>What an obnoxiously misinformed statement.

Huh? How can a post regarding someone's own reaction to art be "misinformed"?

>Probably because I wasted so much of my youth on it, the older I get,
>the less tolerance I have for this "I take pride in what I don't like"
>stance, whether that's mainstream pop, hipster indie rock, or just
>contemporary music in general.

Um, where did I "take pride" in "what I don't like"? Project much? I would love to like more of what I hear on the radio or on EmpTyV or out in the clubs. The fact is, the most striking thing I heard in the clubs this decade _was_ the 2nd Verve Remixed collection, specifically the Grace Jones "Libertango"-esque remix of Sarah Vaughan's "Whatever Lola Wants". Which, I think, says a lot about the state of pop music today. Most of it is the not terribly imaginative regurgitation of obvious influences by acts of limited talent, so why not skip a step and just remix shit that was spectacular in the first place?

Music sales are down, way, way down, and it's not simply because the kids are downloading everything off the net. It's because a lot of pop is just unlistenable obnoxious noise, and rock is completely dominated by juvenile navel gazing whiners strumming away at the same 4 fucking chords. Faceless, generic, interchangeable, disposable corporate crap, plus a lotta indie wannabes. Even the kids know most of this shit has all been done before, and done better, by somebody with a lot more talent and/or originality.

It's telling that some of the biggest hits of the past couple of years have been things that are kinda out there, in terms of production or the video, like Beyonce's "Single Ladies" or Lady GaGa's stuff, or the over-the-top Glambert. There's obviously an enormous hunger out there for acts which don't look and sound and act just like all the other boring whining guitar strummers so beloved by the critics, or the pornographic pop tarts the media drools over.

>I just don't get what you could possibly gain from going into
>an experience - new band, new song, whatever - with the preconception
>that you won't like it.

Um, when the hell did I do that? Oh yeah, that's right - never. I would love for more new stuff to catch my ear, but for the most part that isn't happening. I'm getting a lot more enjoyment out of the Blossom Dearie record I picked up earlier this year than I am from any of the new releases I've heard. Since clearly I'm enjoying music that's new to me, the general failure of more contemporary material to hold my interest doesn't seem to be _my_ fault. Given record sales, I'm certainly not alone in holding this opinion - in fact, I would seem to be in the majority.





ghostlove
(cracked actor)
11/19/09 08:45 PM
Re: Fifty Nifty new [re: sunspot]  

You obviously haven't heard this!

Hey Bad Boy



EJ
(byroad singer)
11/20/09 12:36 PM
Talking Lists new [re: ghostlove]  

I forgot to put Cash's "The Man Comes Around" in my list. Shit.

About the rest on the NME list:

1. The Strokes 'Is This It' - Not as bad as Adam says, but not that great either.
2. The Libertines 'Up The Bracket' - I accept them as an event, less os as such a great band.
3. Primal Scream 'XTRMNTR' - I used to like it when the album came out, real hard stuff, but now it is pretty dated.
4. Arctic Monkeys 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' - One brilliant song, another decent one, the rest fully boring. Dire live act either. New album not so bad.
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Fever To Tell' - Funnny but not great.
6. PJ Harvey 'Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea' - Saw her live once, didn't make me to want to listen to her albums.
7. Arcade Fire 'Funeral' - Pompous boredom.
8. Interpol 'Turn On The Bright Lights' - Decent.
9. The Streets 'Original Pirate Material' - Good one, lots of fun.
10. Radiohead 'In Rainbows' - Never tried it.
11. At The Drive In 'Relationship Of Command' - Never heard of.
12. LCD Soundsystem 'Sound Of Silver' - Know the band, nmot teh album. Could be okay.
13. The Shins 'Wincing The Night Away' - Can't say.
14. Radiohead 'Kid A' - Well, yeah, it is good stuff, probably, just not so much for me.
15. Queens Of The Stone Age 'Songs For The Deaf' - Good rock album, like that.
16. The Streets 'A Grand Don't Come For Free' - Good. See above.
17. Sufjan Stevens 'Illinois' - Who?
18. The White Stripes 'Elephant' - Well, yeah.
19. The White Stripes 'White Blood Cells' - Same
20. Blur 'Think Tank' - Okay, reminds me that I could have included The Good, The Bad The Queen on my list.
21. The Coral 'The Coral' - Never heard it.
22. Jay-Z 'The Blueprint' - Just know that "Empire State Of Mind" single, which is pretty good. Will listen to the album soon.
23. Klaxons 'Myths Of The Near Future' - Can't say.
24. The Libertines 'The Libertines' - See above.
25. The Rapture 'Echoes' - Never heard.
26. Dizzee Rascal 'Boy in Da Corner' - Somehow I never got into the Rascal's stuff, haven't eard this one though.
27. Amy Winehouse 'Back To Black' - Overplayed, yes, but this is a good album.
28. Johnny Cash 'The Man Comes Around' - Excellent stuff.
29. Super Furry Animals 'Rings Around The World' - I've always found them overrated, don't know this one though.
30. Elbow 'Asleep In The Back' - Decent. But not overwhelming.
31. Bright Eyes 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning' - Like that, quite a lot actually.
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Show Your Bones' - see above.
33. Arcade Fire 'Neon Bible' - Still pompous.
34. Grandaddy 'The Sophtware Slump' -No idea.
35. Babyshambles 'Down In Albion' -Never heard it.
36. Spirtualized 'Let it Come Down' - Don't know the album but never got into them.
37. The Knife 'Silent Shout' - Unknown to me.
38. Bloc Party 'Silent Alarm' - The album is okay, but it's live when this bunch really cracks.
39. Crystal Castles 'Crystal Castles' - Interesting.
40. Ryan Adams 'Gold' - His best album in my books, still good.
41. Wild Beasts 'Two Dancers' - Who?
42. Vampire Weekend 'Vampire Weekend' - Never understood the hype, edgeless.
43. Wilco 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' - Gotta respect them.
44. Outkast 'Speakerboxxx/The Love Below' - Funny
45. Avalanches 'Since I Left You' - ?
46. The Delgados 'The Great Eastern' - Never heard.
47. Brendan Benson 'Lapalco' - Heard a couple of songs from him recently, could be a good album.
48. The Walkmen 'Bows and Arrows' - ?
49. Muse 'Absolution' - I have tried hard to enjoy Muse albums, but I have given up.
50. MIA 'Arular' - Never heard of.

TW GOD OF FOOTBALL


Forgotten_Boy
(crash course raver)
11/21/09 10:11 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sonofsilence]  

More a personal favourites list, rather than a "best of"... in chronological order:

Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
Still comes on like an unexpected handbreak turn. Initially inpenetrable, but the fruits it bares are most rewarding.

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
Coldplay probably wouldn't have maintained a career if this album wasn't released to such success and acclaim. Unfortunately, it's been taken apart, broken down and re created like a bad facsimilie by countless other bands since.

Queens of the Stone Age - Restricted (2000)
Still their best record IMO. 'Songs For The Deaf' was darker, more sprawling, messier, but 'Restricted' is more fun and has better songs on a whole. Again, my opinion only.

You Am I - Dress Me Slowly (2001)
Australia's best rock band make a concerted effort to write songs that would finally assure them the mainstream success they deserve. They fail. 2 years later, Jet rip them off with a quarter of the talent, less lyrical panache and more AC/DC influences to worldwide success and acclaim. There is no God.

Avalanches - Since I Left You(2001)
The most inventive and innovative use of samples I've ever heard on record. Meanders a little towards the end, but stuff like 'Frontier Pyschiatrist' are stone cold mind blowing classics.

Eels - Souljacker (2001)
My favourite Eels record : vicious songs about love, lust, violence and incest. E appeals to me most when he's taking the dumb rock stance.

David Bowie - Heathen (2002)
Enough has been said about this record on these boards, I really don't need to go into it any further - but I will say, that in terms of songwriting and craft, this is Daddy's most consistant record in forever.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way (2002)
Sure to take some stick for this one, but this band was a very important part of my youth. A very rich and diverse album that my friends and I dismissed at the time for being too mellow. Of course, now, I appreciate the textures and inventiveness much more and the harmonic interplay between Keidis and Frusciante is one of the key joys of this record.

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
Don't hate me Adam, but this is such a finely crafted pop record - even if the U2 influence is so blatant. But U2 were still cool in 2002, so it was OK.

Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak (2003)
Contender for the rock album of the decade IMO. All booze, sex and rock n roll, without even a whiff of their present stadium-rock pretensions.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)
My formal introduction to Nick Cave. One of the few albums I've played so much that I actually wore out and had to purchase again. The perfect balance between the noisy rock and tender ballads Nicky does so well.

Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
I got this album due to Bowie's raving about them. I was suitably impressed.

The Futureheads - The Futureheads (2004)
Perhaps the most forgettable album of the bunch, but these guys connected with me more than Franz Ferdinand or The Strokes or The Libertines at the time. Unfortunately, their schtick grew tiresome after one record.

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan (2005)
The most sonically interesting White Stripes record IMO. Jack White is the sole genius that future generations will refer to from the 00s.

Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005)
I liked the songs on this one better than Franz' debut - particularly 'The Fallen', the title track and 'The Outsiders'. Gets a bit self concious in the middle, but ends strongly.

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (2005)
The most innovative rock record in recent memory. Nothing they've done since has interested me though.

Neil Young - Living With War (2006)
A cutting memento of the Bush administration. None of the younger groups cared enough to focus their anger into record. Maybe Green Day, but Green Day suck dude.

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (2006)
Finally! A female pop star with substance! Unfortunately, she had too many substances and it wouldn't surprise me if she never made another record.

Bruce Springsteen - Magic (2007)
The Boss' great re-embracing of pop music. Doesn't have the political edge that 'The Rising' had, but is a more concise record where every cut is prime Boss.

Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007)
The album that 'Hail To The Thief' aspired to be, but fell short of because it was too long winded. Probably their best album.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
Grinderman revitalised Nicky with a lust insatiable. He carries it through here to what could be the best Bad Seeds album yet.

R.E.M. - Accelerate (2008)
Just when R.E.M. looked done and dusted, seamlessly slipping into the streams of MOR adult contemporary, they hit back with an album as good as 'Document'. The rock album 'Monster' should have been.

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (2008)
Interesting instrumentation, quirky song structures... a breath of fresh air.

The Raconteurs - Consolers Of The Lonely (2008)
Jack White's rock n roll opus. It's too long, but the thrills and (Carolina) drama are plenty.

Bob Dylan - Together Through Life (2009)
Could have been any 3 of his albums in this decade, but the Tex-Mex instrumentation on this record is a real kick for me, after the smoke screen atmopsherics of the previous 2.



I used to be with it, but then they changed what "it" was. Now, what I'm with isn't it, and what's "it" seems weird and scary to me.

sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
11/22/09 06:31 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: Forgotten_Boy]  

actually I forgot to include Grace Jones - Hurricane. An album that deserves some credit.

TWAT.





Emil
(acolyte)
11/22/09 11:52 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sunspot]  

In reply to:

>Nothing, but it says plenty about you.

Yeah, that I don't tolerate tedious crap, no matter how much label marketing goes behind it!


Well, I'm a bit like you (notice that I never said you were wrong or anything) in that I haven't found as many new favourite bands in the 00s as I did in the previous two decades... but that's partly because my music consumption pattern is changing. I'm not buying that much music, I don't feel the urge to keep up, no radio shows that I just have to catch every week likie there was when I was younger. I still love music but nowadays just enjoying music, whether old or new, is more important than keeping up with whatever scene is happening right now.
So I am not putting the blame on the new bands if I can't name enough noughties music. I know it's because I may not have tracked down all the good ones.

Still, favourite bands I discovered during the 00s (some of them started a bit earlier) include
the White Stripes
Ladytron
of Montreal
Franz Ferdinand
Klaxons
Crystal Castles
Vitalic
Lady Sovereign
MIA
Outkast
Saul Williams
which was not the topic of this thread, so I guess I still have to go and piece together a top-10 list of albums. Back later

It's SAILER, idiot!

sonofsilence
(two inch thoughts)
11/23/09 03:14 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: Emil]  

infact doesnt have to be albums. What about songs from this decade?

in no particular order. sorry can't choose 10 for this.

Bat for Lashes -Daniel
Editors - Munich
White Stripes - 7 Nation Army
Bowie - Bring Me the Disco King
the Checks - Mecedes Children
Empire of the Sun - We are the people
Franz Ferdinand -Take Me Out
Ladyhawke - Magic
Alice in Chains - Check my Brain
Goldfrapp - Lovely Head
MGMT - Electric Feel
Amy Winehouse - Love is a Losing Game
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Flight of the Conchords - Business Time

TWAT.





Adam
(cricket menace)
11/23/09 05:18 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sonofsilence]  

Albums



1. Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)



2. Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (2005)



3. Darren Hanlon: Little Chills (2004)



4. Radiohead: Kid A



5. Radiohead: Amnesiac



6. The Finn Brothers: Everyone is Here (2004)



7. David Bowie: Heathen (2002)



8. Feist: The Reminder (2007)



9. Various Artists: Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool: Bruce Springsteen Tribute (2009)



10. Billy Bragg and Wilco: Mermaid Avenue 2 (2000)




Richard Kingsmill (Triple J FM): "Do you mind if we throw to a song by your old man?.
Duncan Jones (Bowie's Son): "Oh God ... if you have to ... OK ... but have a look at Nick Armstrong and The Thieves"


Auntie Prism
(stardust savant)
11/29/09 05:43 PM
Good music died in 1923 new [re: globule2]  

The Times' Top 50. Reality at #46. If that isn't a victory for music, and for journalism, I don't know what is.

There is a lot of people on this fucking message board who need to take basic reading lessons again.

sunspot
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/01/09 05:11 AM
Re: Good music died in 1923 new [re: Auntie Prism]  

I'd rank Heathen over Reality any day, but it's nice to see Daddy make a "best of" list one final time.



tv eye
(acolyte)
12/07/09 02:31 AM
Re: Good music died in 1923 new [re: sunspot]  

more love for reality, even if not in a best-of-the-decade list.



ghostlove
(cracked actor)
12/07/09 03:49 AM
Re: Good music died in 1923 new [re: tv eye]  

I've always liked Reality. I heard the Modern Lover's version of Pablo Picasso today on a radio documentary on children making comments on Picasso's work and I reminisced about the greatness of the Bowie version.

In regards to Reality, I would say that his last three albums could be dubbed the "mortality trilogy" given their subject matter. There is some really heavy stuff in there.



Bello
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/09/09 10:00 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: sonofsilence]  

01) David Bowie - Heathen
02) Thomas Feiner & Anywhen - The Opiates
03) The Cinematic Orchestra - Ma Fleur
04) Jonsi & Alex - Riceboy Sleeps
05) The Kills - Midnight Boom
06) Blur - Think Tank
07) Muse - Haarp
08) No-Man - Schoolyard Ghosts
09) David Bowie - Reality
10) Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light

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Bello

ghostlove
(cracked actor)
12/10/09 01:49 AM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: globule2]  

Rolling Stone Magazine has named their top 100 for th 00's and the winner is....















Kid A from Radiohead


I agree with them on that one as it is one of my favorites of all time. I also agree with quite a few others but it is amazing that they will put Kanye no less than 4 times but no Missy Elliot and no Santigold who is a creative force that deserves accolade and an audience.

Rolling Stone really does have a problem with playing favorites so you see the Dylan, U2, Coldplay, and White Stripes but there are some interesting picks but maybe not enough.



Bello
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/10/09 04:03 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: ghostlove]  

Rolling Stones is not the music bible!!!

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Bello

Bello
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/10/09 04:06 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: ghostlove]  

I think KID A is a boring album! IMO!

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Bello

Bello
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/10/09 04:08 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: ghostlove]  

Radiohead is a very boring band!!! IMO!!!

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Bello

ghostlove
(cracked actor)
12/10/09 04:13 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: Bello]  

You know what they say, opinions are like asshole's: everyone's got one and some gay Italian dude wants to fuck the shit out some of them





Bello
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/10/09 04:20 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: ghostlove]  

You're saying a great BULLSHIT!!!
Radiohead is a bunch of boring fags!!!

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Bello

Bello
(wild eyed peoploid)
12/10/09 04:42 PM
Re: Best of the Noughties? new [re: ghostlove]  

"Ok Computer" is the best Radiohead album!

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Bello


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