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Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby Bonham » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:11 am

Like the thread title suggests. Even if you haven't kept up with music of the past decade, you can post your favorite discoveries of the last century.

Here's my top 25; the order is tenuous as it goes on, and I'm restricting it to one album per artist.

1) Gospel - The Moon is a Dead World (2005)
2) Cynic - Traced in Air (2008)
3) Converge - Jane Doe (2001)
4) Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue (2006)
5) Nadja - Radiance of Shadows (2007)
6) Off Minor - The Heat Death of the Universe (2003)
7) Infidel?/Castro! - Bioentropic Damage Fractal (2005)
8) J Dilla - Donuts (2006)
9) Isis - In the Absence of Truth (2006)
10) Steven R. Smith - Tableland (2001)
11) Jakob - Cale : Drew (2003)
12) Fennesz - Venice (2004)
13) Comets on Fire - Blue Cathedral (2004)
14) The Drones - Havilah (2008)
15) Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness (2008)
16) Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway (2003)
17) Jeromes Dream - Completed (2005)
18) dredg - El Cielo (2001)
19) Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)
20) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven! (2000)
21) Six Organs of Admittance - School of the Flower (2005)
22) Asva - What You Don't Know is Frontier (2008)
23) Scott Walker - The Drift (2006)
24) Boris - Flood (2000)
25) The Roots - Game Theory (2006)

There's plenty of great albums being left out, but that's an inevitability.

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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby chrisb » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:44 pm

That's pretty hard! I'll do a top 10.

10. Vanessa Carlton- Harmonium
9. Owl City- Ocean Eyes
8. World Sketch- Wonderful
7. Elmio- New Wave Love
6. Basement Jaxx- Scars
5. Michelle Branch- Hotel Paper
4. Laura Pausini- Primavera anticipada
3. Arcade Fire- Funeral
2. ZOE- Reptilectic
1. Angela Aki- These Words
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby Zanarkand Princess » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:10 am

10. Vanessa Carlton- Harmony

lol You mean Harmonium? It's a great album though.

My list is subject to change at any time :lol: but here's how I feel about it now. I'll try to stick to one album per artist and these aren't in any particular order.
25. Passion Pit- Manners
24. Abingdon Boys School- abingdon boys school
23. Sara Bareilles- Little Voice
22. Shiro Sagisu?-THE DAY OF SECOND IMPACT (as in the Evangelion album)
21. Halcali-Bacon
20.Suite Chic- When Pop Hits The Fan
19. The Brilliant Green- Complete Singles Collection '97-'08
18.Juliet- Love
17. Jade Valerie- Bittersweet Symphony
16. Utada Hikaru- Deep River
15. Noa Nowa-SPECTACLE
14. Hajime Chitose- CASSINI
13.Kalafina- Seventh Heaven
12. Namie Amuro- BESTFICTION
11.Tohoshinki- The Secret Code
10. sweetbox- Adagio
9 Namie Amuro-Past >Future
8.Rin- Inland Sea
7. Gackt-Mars
6. Nana Kitade-Bondage
5. KAT-TUN- KAT-TUN III Queen of Pirates
4. Vanessa Carlton- Be Not Nobody
3.G-Dragon- Heartbreaker (there are so many reasons not to pick this album but I'll do so anyway)
2. Saint Vox- Saint Vox
1 OLIVIA-The Lost Lolli

So many albums I love got left out, and I'm surprised I couldn't come up with more albums by western artists.
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby chrisb » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:00 am

Oops thanks for the correction, it has been forever since I heard it.
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby BrothersElric » Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:59 am

25. Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World (2001)
24. Age of Winters - The Sword (2006)
23. Runnin' Wild - Airbourne (2008)
22. Get Born - Jet (2003)
21. Elephant - The White Stripes (2003)
20. The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance - (2006)
19. Come What(ever) May - Stone Sour (2006)
18. Break the Cycle - Staind (2001)
17. American Idiot - Green Day (2004)
16. Vol. 3 (The Subliminal Verses) - Slipknot (2004)
15. Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace - Foo Fighters (2007)
14. Stiff Upper Lip - AC/DC (2000)
13. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb - U2 (2004)
12. Heathen Chemistry - Oasis (2002)
11. The Sickness - Disturbed (2000)
10. Toxicity - System of a Down (2001)
9. Meteora - Linkin Park (2003)
8. Sonic Firestorm - Dragonforce (2004)
7. Absolution - Muse (2003)
6. Carnavas - Silversun Pickups (2006)
5. Into the Wild Soundtrack - Eddie Vedder (2007)
4. Mer De Nomes - A Perfect Circle (2000)
3. Lost Dogs - Pearl Jam (2003)
2. Lateralus - Tool (2001)
1. Kid A - Radiohead (2000)
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby d.yaro » Fri Dec 25, 2009 2:39 am

Some of these I've played to death and some I play every now and then and think to myself "This is really good.".

1) "Party GIrl" - Carolyn Mark - 2000
2) "Eric Idle Sings Monty Python" - Eric Idle - 2000
3) "Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea" - PJ Harvey - 2000
4) 「勝訴ストリップ」(Shoso Strip) - Shiina Ringo - 2000
5) 「魚磔」(Gyotaku) - GO!GO!7188 - 2001
6) "Bellybutton.." - Tachibana Izumi - 2001
7) "Beethoven Sonatas for Piano & Violin" - Jane Coop and Andrew Dawes - 2001
8) "Dying For Seagulls!" - Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - 2002* (compilation CD)
9) "The Young and the Hopeless" - Good Charlotte - 2002
10) "Stompin' On DOWN BEAT ALLEY" - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 2002
11) "Nice." - PUFFY - 2003
12) "SABRINA HEAVEN" - Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - 2003
13) 「加爾基 精液 栗ノ花」(Karuki Zamen Kuri no Hana) - Shiina Ringo - 2003
14) "Por Vida: A Tribute to the Songs of Alejandro Escovedo" - Various artists - 2004
15) "So Jealous" - Tegan and Sara - 2004
16) "Has Been" - William Shatner - 2004
17) 「ソルファ」- Asian Kung-Fu Generation - 2004
18) "CRIMSON SQUARE" - Shaka Labbits - 2005
19) 「大人」(Adult) - Tokyo Jihen - 2006
20) "ELEVEN FIRE CRACKERS" - ELLEGARDEN - 2006
21) "World Container" - The Tragically Hip - 2006
22) 「ザンサイアン」(Zansaian) - Cocco - 2006
23) "The Con" - Tegan and Sara - 2007
24) 「生命力」(Seimeiryoku) - Chatmonchy - 2007
25) 「アンテナ」(Antenna) - GO!GO!7188 - 2008
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby Littlewolf » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:49 pm

My list appears to be more mainstream but... oh well.

1) Greenday - American Idiot (2004)
2) Gorillaz - Demon Days (2005)
3) Wolfmother - Wolfmother (2004)
4) White Stripes - Elephant (2003)
5) Yann Tiersen - Amelie (2001)
6) Muse - Absolution (2003)
7) My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade (2006)
8) Garden State - OST (2004)
9) Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
10) theStart - Death via Sattelite (2002)
11) Outkast - Speakerboxx (2003)
12) Beck - Guero (2005)
13) The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth (2006)
14) Corinne Bailey Rae - Enchantment (2006)
15) Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (2006)
16) Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things (2002)
17) Ok Go - Oh No (2005)
18) The Distillers - Coral Fang (2003)
19) Martina Topley-Bird - The Blue God (2008)
20) The Format - Dog Problems (2006)
21) Louis XIV - Best Little Secrets Are Kept (2005)
22) Frou Frou - Details (2002)
23) She Wants Revenge - She Wants Revenge (2006)
24) Tegan and Sara - The Con (2007)
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby BrothersElric » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:49 am

Okay, completely disregard that last post that I just deleted. I went over it again taking advice from a friend of mine to make a rule for only one album per artist and the newly edited post above is now the official final product. For sure this time, heh heh. ^_^'

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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby aya honda » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:45 pm

Damn, this is a really difficult task. Let's see (in no particular order):

1. Kings of Leon - Youth and Young manhood (2003)
2. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
3. Foo Fighters - In Your Honour (2005)
4. Muse - Absolution (2003)
5. My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge (2004)
6. The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement (2008)
7. The Strokes - Room on Fire (2003)
8. Lifehouse - Who we are (2007)
9. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin (2007)
10. Ben Harper - Both Sides of the Gun (2006)
11. Matt Nathanson - Some Mad Hope (2007)
12. Matt Wertz - Under Summer Sun (2008)
13. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans (2006)
14. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
15. Dave Mathews Band - Stand Up (2005)
16. Michael Buble - It's Time (2005)
17. Bushido - Staatsfeind Nr. 1 (2005)
18. Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
19. The Killers - Sam's Town (2006)
20. Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By the Way (2002)

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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby chrisb » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:37 pm

^ At least SOMEONE around here appreciates Arcade Fire!
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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby Sentire » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:35 pm

Wow. This was really hard to compile. Here would be my top choices, in no particular order as well.

1. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas & Swoon (2006 & 2009)
2. Muse - Absolution & Black Holes and Revelations & The Resistance (2003, 2006 & 2009)
3. The Strokes - First Impressions of Earth (2006)
4. White Stripes - White Blood Cells & Elephant (2001 & 2003)
5. The Breeders - Mountain Battles (2008)
6. Interpol - Our Love to Admire (2007) (honorable mention: Turn on the Bright Lights - 2002)
7. Poets of the Fall - Carnival of Rust (2006)
8. Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better (2005) (and others!)
9. The Stills - Oceans Will Rise (2008)
10. Metric - Fantasies (2009)
11. Hoobastank - The Reason (2003)
12. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
13. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away (2007)
14. Shiny Toy Guns - Season of Poison (2008)
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (2009)
16. Atreyu - Lead Sails Paper Anchor (2007)
17. Mythos - Purity (2006)
18. Xandria - Kill The Sun (2003)
19. Celldweller - Celldweller (2003)
20. Nightwish - Century Child (2002)
21. Amiina - Kurr (2007)
22. Moby - 18 (2002)
23. The Verve - Forth (2008)
24. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (2007)
25. The Sounds - Dying to Say This to You (2006)

Honorable Mentions:

Erik Wollo - Elevations (2007)
Ok Go - Oh No - (2005)
Symphony X - Paradise Lost (2007)
Delaware - Lost in the Beauty of Innocense (2006)
Kidneythieves - Zerospace (2002)
Dropkick Murphys - The Meanest of Times (2007)
Gentoo - The Dragon (2007)

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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby aya honda » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:19 pm

chrisb wrote:^ At least SOMEONE around here appreciates Arcade Fire!

Somehow I am sure that we aren't alone around here. ;) But Funeral is perhaps their best album.

Sentire wrote:6. Interpol - Our Love to Admire (2007) (honorable mention: Turn on the Bright Lights - 2002)
13. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away (2007)

I will definitely support these mentions as well. :D I can't believe I have forgotten about Interpol. :roll: Silly me!

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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby BrothersElric » Fri May 30, 2014 2:30 am

Okay, I know I'm like, 4-5 years past the prime of this thread, but I was actually just thinking about this the other day (mostly in the midst of pondering what my favorite albums of all time were in the same sense actually, heh heh). I remember creating like, a billion different variations on both my blog and on here of this list at the time, and looking at my selections then now..... Damn..... So I recently put together what I believe to be a FAR more concrete and lasting version of this list (in no particular order, as I've actually come to decide that I'm sick of always ranking things all the time :P), especially considering how far my musical tastes have expanded, evolved, and all-around flipped itself flat on it's head. You'll also notice I've come to discover the value in the one-album-per-artist rule as well, heh heh.

-Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
-Sigur Ros - () (2002) (To the fellow Sigur Ros fan, I personally consider Agaetis Byrjun to be a 90s album. I do however consider it to probably be my favorite album of all time)
-Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
-Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica (2000)
-Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
-Unwound - Leaves Turn Inside You (2001)
-Mogwai - Rock Action (2001)
-Cynic - Traced in Air (2008)
-Fugazi - The Argument (2001)
-Chad Vangaalen - Infiniheart (2004)
-The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)
-The Shins - Oh, Inverted World (2001)
-Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever (2001)
-Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2004)
-Tool - Lateralus (2001)
-Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For the Deaf (2002)
-Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
-A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step (2003)
-The Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2009)
-Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
-Isis - Panopticon (2004)
-The White Stripes - Elephant (2003)
-Sonic Youth - Murray Street (2002)
-Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (2009)
-Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People (2002)

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Re: Favorite albums of the decade.

Postby Psycho 101 » Fri May 30, 2014 6:17 am

Shit....I have sooooooooooo many I could list. I need to give this some serious thought and peruse through my i-tunes list.


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