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Greatest Albums of the 2000s

Har-Tru
12-22-2011, 02:51 PM
Name your five favourite albums of the noughties, meaning from 2000 to 2009.

Mine would be, in no particular order (though I'd probably pick Illinois as my favourite):



Illinois - Sufjan Stevens (aka Sufjan Stevens Invites You to Come On and Feel the Illinoise!) (2005)

A monumental masterpiece.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Illinois-stevens.jpg



Funeral - Arcade Fire (2004)

Win Butler manages to move you. A brilliant orchestral epic.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/25/ArcadeFireFuneralCover.jpg/220px-ArcadeFireFuneralCover.jpg



Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol (2002)

The best true indie rock album of the 21st century.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/68/Interpol_-_Turn_On_The_Bright_Lights.jpg/220px-Interpol_-_Turn_On_The_Bright_Lights.jpg



Person Pitch - Panda Bear (2007)

You have never listened to anything like this before.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/50/Pandabearpersonpitch.jpg/220px-Pandabearpersonpitch.jpg



Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground - Bright Eyes (2002)

Folk is alive. Laura Laurent is one of the best love songs I've ever encountered.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f6/Lifted.jpg




Comments? What are your favourites?

Gagsquet
12-22-2011, 04:29 PM
Justice - Cross (2007) Masterpiece
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2446/3689580328_6bd2c5604a.jpg


Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)

http://medias.fluctuat.net/albums-covers/8/0/0/album-2008.jpg


MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (2007)

http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/m/mgmt/1534793-mgmt-oracular-spectacular.jpg


The XX - XX (2009)

http://idrann.celeonet.fr/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/XX.jpg


Vampire weekend - Vampire weekend (2008)

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Music/Pix/pictures/2008/12/08/VampireWeekend460.jpg


Choose 5 is hard though

Har-Tru
12-22-2011, 04:32 PM
You can always trust a Frenchman to praise all things French...

That being said, all those albums are fantastic. Great choices. :yeah:

Gagsquet
12-22-2011, 04:36 PM
Only 2 frenchies album. I restrain myself :p

Har-Tru
12-22-2011, 04:46 PM
Only 2 frenchies album. I restrain myself :p

They are legit picks. France does lead the world when it comes to electronic music. Wait am I praising France?? I must be sick...



EDIT: Found a better version. Sensational song.

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abraxas21
12-22-2011, 04:46 PM
OP should stop reading pitchfork

Har-Tru
12-22-2011, 04:52 PM
OP should stop reading pitchfork

Pitchfork are probably the site out there for music reviews, but they have an annoying tendency towards snobbery and elitism.

Go on, make the easy joke.

abraxas21
12-22-2011, 04:56 PM
no jokes.

i actually like the records you selected (well, not really the bright eyes' one), even though i guess the list has a strong resemblance to pitchfork. then again, i haven't checked out that website in years

Gagsquet
12-22-2011, 05:05 PM
Check out FM Belfast if you like electro-pop music. This band is tremendous. Can't understand why they are not already well-know.
Underwear and American are brilliant tracks.

Har-Tru
12-22-2011, 05:05 PM
no jokes.

i actually like the records you selected (well, not really the bright eyes' one), even though i guess the list has a strong resemblance to pitchfork. then again, i haven't checked out that website in years

Then why should I stop reading Pitchfork? I only read it when Metacritic links me to it btw.

On their list of the 200 greatest albums of the 2000s, Funeral is at #2, Person Pitch at #9, Illinois at #16, Turn on the Bright Lights at #20. Bright Eyes is apparently not to their liking.

jonathancrane
12-22-2011, 05:09 PM
Primal Scream - Exterminator (2000)
Dave Clarke - Devil's advocate (2003)
Portishead - Three (2008)

00s was not a good decade for pop/rock music

jonathancrane
12-22-2011, 05:12 PM
Person Pitch - Panda Bear (2007)

You have never listened to anything like this before.



Listen Disco Inferno and The Beta Band EPs

ibreak4coffee
12-22-2011, 05:42 PM
Check out FM Belfast if you like electro-pop music. This band is tremendous. Can't understand why they are not already well-know.
Underwear and American are brilliant tracks.

Because until recently they were a part-time band. But it would seem they would be great to see live.

Speaking of Icelandic music, my five picks for best albums of the decade (that havent already been chosen - Interpol's album was excellent, as were Surjan and Arcade Fire):

- Sigur Ros - Takk (2005)
- The National - Boxer (2007)
- Ambulance LTD - LP (2004)
- Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (2010)
- Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary (2005)

Some other very good albums:
- The National - Alligator (2005)
- Kings of Convenience - Quiet is the New Loud (2001)
- Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (2010)
- Wye Oak - The Knot (2009)
- Yeah Yeah Yeah's - It's Blitz (2009)
- Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (2005)
- Jonsi - Go (2010)
- Broken Social Scene - Broken Social Scene (2005)
- Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)
- Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (2008)
- Lonely China Day - Sorrow (2007)
- Okkervil River - The Stand Ins (2008)
- Zero 7 - Simple Things (2001)
- The Roots - Game Theory (2006)
- Radio Dept - Pet Grief (2006)
- Stars - Set Yourself on Fire (2004)

scarecrows
12-22-2011, 06:27 PM
Radiohead - Kid A
Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
Daft Punk – Discovery
The National - Alligator
Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

I agree that it was not a great decade for rock/pop. But it was a good decade for electronic

Ilovetheblues_86
12-22-2011, 06:44 PM
?
The Knife-
Flaming Lips- Yoshimi battles the pink robots
Pj Harvey- Uh Huh Her
Franz Ferdinand/Interpol?

scarecrows
12-22-2011, 06:47 PM
Deep Cuts or Silent Shout?

abraxas21
12-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Then why should I stop reading Pitchfork?

because....

they have an annoying tendency towards snobbery and elitism.

but seriously, i was just half-serious with my first post. the guys at pitchfork, although a deluded bunch of snobby and pretentious indie fucks, can make some good recomendations from time to time.

Echoes
12-22-2011, 06:53 PM
Noughties are from 2001 to 2010 ! :p


Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Honky Tonk & Cheap Motels (2008)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1b/Honkytonksandcheapmotels.jpg

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Alan Jackson - Good Times (2008)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8c/GoodTimeJackson.jpg

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(a high quality and homogenious album, for me. No bad tunes on it.)

John Fogerty - Revival (2007)
http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/covers/revival.jpg

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John Fogerty - Déjà vu All Over Again (2004)
http://i25.servimg.com/u/f25/11/75/43/35/dejavu10.jpg


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Mark Knopfler - The Ragpicker's Dream (2002)
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(God has this on His ipod)


Honourable mention to Ennio Morricone - Baaria (2009), Alain Bashung - Bleu Pétrole (2009), Bob Seger - Face the Promise (2006), The Eagles - The Long Road out of Eden (2007) ... :yeah:

Har-Tru
12-22-2011, 06:58 PM
Noughties are from 2001 to 2010 ! :p

No they're not.

Johnny Groove
12-22-2011, 08:15 PM
Incredible the variety of musical tastes in here. :eek:

My vote for the best album of the decade would be Eminem Show.

Shady was at his peak here.

abraxas21
12-23-2011, 03:48 AM
funny, i was looking to an old list i had made about my favourite albums of all time (in no particular order) and there was only one from the 00s onwards


Chico Buarque - Meus Caros Amigos(1976)

The Clash - London Calling(1979)

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me(1987)

Nick Drake - Pink Moon(1972)

Galaxie 500 - On Fire(1989)

The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society(1968)

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea(1998)

Nirvana - Nevermind(1991)

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York(1994)

El Otro Yo - Colmena(2002)

The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God(1988)

Los Prisioneros - Pateando piedras(1986)

Radiohead - Pablo Honey(1993)

Radiohead - The Bends(1995)

Radiohead - OK Computer(1997)

Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun(1999)

Elliott Smith - Either/Or(1997)

Weezer - Weezer [Blue Album](1994)

Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One(1997)

abraxas21
12-23-2011, 03:52 AM
here are some excellent records from the 00s

Leo Quinteros - Los Accidentes del Futuro(2007)

Fionn Regan - The End of History(2006)

Gustavo Santaolalla - Diarios de motocicleta(2004)

Yann Tiersen - Amélie(2001)

Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out(2000)

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot(2002)

Beck - Sea Change(2002)

The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2(2001)

MatchFederer
12-23-2011, 11:28 AM
Fave albums of 2000's

Radiohead - In Rainbows (their best album, after Hail to the Thief/OK Computer... Radiohead tended to improve musically as they got older and more mature, still I enjoy every single album they ever made and still frequently listen to Pablo Honey, even.)
Daft Punk - Discovery
Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Breathing
Thomas Adès - Tevot
MGMT - Congratulations (yes over Oracular Spectacular)
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker OST
Jónsi - Go
The Holiday (film) - OST




Favourite acts of the 2000's

Jamiroquai
Calvin Harris
Daft Punk
Hanz Zimmer
Radiohead
MGMT
Thomas Adès
Dream Theater
Ratatat
James MacMillan
Coldplay
Perfume
Explosions in the Sky


Worst music of the 2000's in general; (un)cool Indie rock type. Thankfully it seems to have *fucked* right off, at least in the incarnation that it existed in for most of the 2000's.

Yeh, was a great decade for electronica, it is the main music which populates my list from this decade, which would not be the same actually for any single other decade in music.

scarecrows
12-23-2011, 02:55 PM
my top 20 electronic albums of the past decade

1. Daft Punk – Discovery
2. Boards Of Canada – Geogaddi
3. Ratatat - Classics
4. Ulrich Schnauss – A Strangely Isolated Place
5. Air - Talkie Walkie
6. Lemon Jelly – ’64-‘95
7. Plaid – Double Figure
8. Eluvium – Copia
9. Helios – Eingya
10. Isolée – Wearemonster
11. The Field – From Here We Go Sublime
12. Justice - +
13. Pantha du Prince – This Bliss
14. Polmo Polpo – Like Hearts Swelling
15. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
16. Caribou - Andorra
17. M83 – Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
18. Hood – Cold House
19. Manual – Ascend
20. LCD Soundsystem – LCD Soundsystem

Bilbo
12-23-2011, 03:10 PM
That's tough to remember and to choose from. However, one album really caught my attention.

Hurts - Happiness

finishingmove
12-23-2011, 03:32 PM
Asura - Code Eternity (2000)

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Aes Dana - Season 5 (2002)

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Carbon Based Lifeforms - World Of Sleepers (2006)

http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-848169-1188734537.jpeg

Cell - Ketama Live Vol. 2(2008)

http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1408738-1317738242.jpeg

Hol Baumann - Human (2008)

http://s.dsimg.com/image/R-1250180-1233961918.jpeg

Dmitry Verdasco
12-27-2011, 06:24 AM
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Zonoscope is also probably TOP 5.

Hewitt =Legend
12-27-2011, 09:34 AM
Justin Bieber's one is defintely up there..

BigJohn
12-27-2011, 09:04 PM
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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Radiohead In Rainbows
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Beck Sea Change

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The New Pornographers Twin Cinema
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Gomez Split The Difference

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Sauletekis
12-28-2011, 01:50 AM
There isn't any particular order:

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (2005)
Interpol - Our Love to Admire (2007)
Buraka Som Sistema - Black Diamond (2008)
Justice - Cross (2007)
Editors - An End Has a Start (2007)

Maybe I'm being unfair to other albuns I love, but i just remember these, right now...