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EuropeanCanon
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07/16/05 09:45 AM
Six is the magic number [re: twister]  

I'm avoiding those that have already been mentioned, such as Radiohead (Kid A), Arcade Fire, The Beta Band (Hot Shots II and Heroes to Zeros), The Flaming Lips and those thin white archdukes, Franz Ferdinand and their debut album, so here's a few other gems from the naughty noughties...

In no particular order:

The Magic Numbers - The Magic Numbers
A winning fusion of insanely catchy pop, rock, country, sixties soul and delicate ballads all achieved through beautiful harmonies, great hooks and lovelorn lyrics: "Why is it that you have to turn out all the lights before you hold me?", delivered with resigned poignancy, would break even the coldest of hearts.

Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
A close call between this and their excellent, more rounded follow-up album, Aha Shake Heartbreak, the Kings evoke the raw and dusty South through ballsy guitar licks and whisky-soaked musings.

Black Mountain - Black Mountain
The talented Stephen McBean and the rest of the Black Mountain Army draw upon, among others, Led Zeppelin and The Velvet Underground in this druggy, spirited outing. Mr McBean's shared vocals with Amber Webber are a highlight, as is some shit-hot saxophone on the album opener "Modern Music".

David Bowie - Bowie at the Beeb
The bonus disc alone of Bowie's live performance at BBC Radio Theatre would be a worthy release but it is the BBC radio sessions, marked by an excellent quality of performance, that offers a fascinating insight into the evolution of Bowie's career, making it the most important Bowie release of the last 20 years - albeit a compilation.

Sigur Rós - ( )
A beautifully layered, precisely arranged and elegaic soundscape. With an intensely funereal tempo that would make even Leonard Cohen the life and soul of the party, I find it all somehow strangely uplifting.

British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power
As mad as a box of frogs, as their live shows clearly attest, this remarkably confident debut from the foursome offers a poetic and cerebral approach to post-punk beats, swirling guitars and breathy vocals.






 
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*The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  AdamAdministrator07/13/05 01:44 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  looking glass01/25/06 12:27 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  bibiStardust01/25/06 03:52 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  Tristan01/25/06 09:26 AM
.*Livin' on a prayer  Remade/Remodeled07/28/05 07:53 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  thinwhiteme07/16/05 02:25 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  b_mardle07/16/05 03:38 PM
.*Twister's Top Ten of 2000-2005  twister07/16/05 08:58 AM
.*The Reincarnation of Paul Revere's Horse  Marquis07/16/05 03:00 PM
.*My name was not to become what it came  twister07/25/05 09:44 AM
.*I'm pullin' girls off the bench like a 6th man  Marquis07/25/05 11:46 AM
.*oo doo doo doooooo doo doo doooooooo doo doo dooo  twister07/27/05 06:25 AM
.*intellectual indeed  Emil07/16/05 02:09 PM
..Six is the magic number  EuropeanCanon07/16/05 09:45 AM
.*Two Gems  Strawman07/16/05 10:19 AM
.*Re: Twister's Top Ten of 2000-2005  Pablo-Picasso07/16/05 09:09 AM
.*Collegenratulations!  twister07/16/05 10:55 AM
.*off the top of my head  Emil07/15/05 01:46 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  white rabbit07/14/05 03:19 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  zigbot07/14/05 02:32 PM
.*The List  ghostlove07/14/05 00:33 AM
.*Half Top Albums of the 00s  ChesireCat07/13/05 07:42 PM
.*these are a few of my favourite 00s  SoulLoveChild07/14/05 00:33 AM
.*Re: these are a few of my favourite 00s  Emil07/26/05 05:48 AM
.*Re: these are a few of my favourite 00s  SoulLoveChild07/26/05 06:15 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  Sam_X07/13/05 06:52 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  Tin07/13/05 05:50 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  carsten08/23/05 04:58 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  Tin08/04/05 03:29 AM
.*Now it's time for a breakdown  Marquis07/13/05 03:04 PM
.*Top 10 of the 00s  AdamAdministrator07/13/05 04:22 PM
.*Re: Top 10 of the 00s  GFried07/29/05 03:01 AM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  blacktropic8407/13/05 03:02 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  Arlequino07/13/05 02:45 PM
.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  eraserhead07/13/05 02:26 PM
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.*Re: The Top Albums of the 00s (Half Way)  RabbitFighter07/13/05 02:34 PM
.*Moz, PE and Gwen  eraserhead07/13/05 03:37 PM
.*Re: Moz, PE and Gwen  Persilot07/13/05 06:13 PM
.*I need help!  RabbitFighter07/13/05 04:08 PM
.*I Wish/Maladjusted/Tori  eraserhead07/13/05 05:00 PM
.*Cars and Guitars  AdamAdministrator07/16/05 11:46 PM
.*Re: Cars and Guitars  Diamond_Dave08/23/05 08:52 PM
.*The Beat Goes On   EJSundayModerator07/21/05 10:30 AM
.*ex-busker  white rabbit08/23/05 11:39 AM
.*Re: ex-busker  EJSundayModerator08/23/05 11:45 AM
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.*Sunshine  EJSundayModerator08/23/05 12:10 PM
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