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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.





Funeral - Arcade Fire (2004)

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





Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol (2002)

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





Person Pitch - Panda Bear (2007)

You have never listened to anything like this before.





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.






Comments? What are your favourites?
 
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Justice - Cross (2007) Masterpiece



Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)




MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (2007)




The XX - XX (2009)




Vampire weekend - Vampire weekend (2008)




Choose 5 is hard though
 

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You can always trust a Frenchman to praise all things French...

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

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Only 2 frenchies album. I restrain myself :p
 

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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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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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)
 

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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
 

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The Knife-
Flaming Lips- Yoshimi battles the pink robots
Pj Harvey- Uh Huh Her
Franz Ferdinand/Interpol?
 

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Deep Cuts or Silent Shout?
 

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Noughties are from 2001 to 2010 ! :p


****** Morgan and the 78's - Honky Tonk & Cheap Motels (2008)




Alan Jackson - Good Times (2008)




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

John Fogerty - Revival (2007)



John Fogerty - Déjà vu All Over Again (2004)




Mark Knopfler - The Ragpicker's Dream (2002)



(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:
 

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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.
 
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