Top 10 Albums of the 2000's thus far

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jason_H, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. Jason_H

    Jason_H Second Unit

    Mar 9, 2000
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    I had a lot of fun reading the Top 10 albums of the 90's here is something a little bit different. How about your top ten albums from the decade in progress...January 2000 up to the present day? I'll start it off of course:
    • Pulp - "We Love Life"
    • Super Furry Animals - "Rings Around the World"
    • The Dandy Warhols - "Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia"
    • Radiohead - "Amnesiac"
    • Mercury Rev - "All is Dream"
    • The Strokes - "Is This It" (yes, I think the hype was warrented in their case, these guys have huge potential)
    • Bjork - "Vespertine"
    • Elastica - "The Menace" (vastly underrated)
    • Ladytron - "604"
    • DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist - "Product Placement"
  2. Jonathan Perregaux

    Jonathan Perregaux Screenwriter

    Oct 10, 1999
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    There are no more Top 10 albums. Music is dead. Thank you for your time.
  3. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

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    So far I can only name 6 (and one was from late 1999)

    Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage (OK late 1999)

    PJ Harvey - Stories From the City Stories From the Sea

    Queens of the Stoneage - Rated R

    Echo & the Bunnymen - Flowers

    Stephen Malkmus - 1st solo album (Pavement)

    Elf Power - The Winter is Coming

    but in 2002 I have a new Liz Phair, Beck, Ween, Echo & the Bunnymen (Live) and Queens of the Stoneage albums to look forward to. (And the former members of OTC have split into two bands, Circulatory System and Sunshine Fix).
  4. KrisM

    KrisM Second Unit

    Apr 4, 2001
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    I haven't purchased enough new stuff to list a top 10 but I would hardly say music is dead.

    Some of my favorites:

    Buddy Guy - Sweat Tea

    Alvin Youngblood Hart - Start With The Soul

    Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2

    Kelly Joe Phelps - Sky Like A Broken Clock

    U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

    Guy Davis - Butt Naked Free

    There have been some disappointing albums as well. Two of my favorite groups, The Black Crowes and Big Sugar put out albums I didn't really care for.

  5. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Aug 24, 2001
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    Hmm, let's see if I can pull up 10 off the top of my head.

    Opeth- Blackwater Park

    This is my favorite modern metal band, and their last one is their best so far.

    Dave Holland- Not For Nothin'

    Yes, I'm including jazz albums, so nyeh. This is modern jazz at it's most elegant, tasteful, clever and original.

    Warren Zevon- Life'll Kill Ya

    A bitter, older, funnier Zevon puts together yet another wonderful album of simple yet engaging songs. How can you not love this man?

    King Crimson- ConstruKtion of Light

    Anyone who says there is no interesting new music out there needs to hear this.

    Marillion- Anoraknophobia

    Yep, I'm going to take every opportunity I can to recommend this album. It's that good. Pop / rock music should be made like this. Musicianship, melody, fantastic songwriting- what more could you want?

    Tool- Lateralus

    One of very few "metal" albums I can listen to over and over again.

    Bob Dylan- Love and Theft

    Surprisingly, this is one of my favorite Dylan albums; I like it more than some of his "classic" stuff. He sounds like an old road warrior. The album has the feel of a blues man singin' his life and some stories, which I like better than the cocky, preachy hippie of old. A marvelous blend of all the styles that influenced Dylan, he finally put together the ultimate Dylan album.

    Paul Simon- You're the One

    This album got slighted, and I don't understand why. It's great! Sure, it's understated, but Simon has always been subdued. This album is easily as good as his first couple of solo albums.

    Spock's Beard- V

    Their best so far, IMO. Kicking off with a fabulous 16 minute melodic masterpiece, this album culminates all the best of what the Beard has been doing so far. If the vocal arrangements on Thoughts II aren't enough to please ya, the astounding final track must. "The boy has got potential

    but he's never had commercial success."

    The Flower Kings- Space Revolver

    Goddamn do I love this band. This, their best album, is at once their most consistence and their most experimental. Though I do like the one they released after, I wish they had continued more in this direction than to revert to their older songwriting practices.
  6. Jason_H

    Jason_H Second Unit

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  7. Nick L

    Nick L Second Unit

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    Dave Mathews Band - Everyday
    Dave Mathews Band - The LillyWhite Sessions (unreleased)
    Dave Mathews Band - Listener Supported
    Dave Mathews Band - Live In Chicago
    I think all of those came out since 2000.[​IMG]
    Some of my Favorites anyways.
    Nick L
  8. LawrenceK

    LawrenceK Stunt Coordinator

    May 19, 2001
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    I have enjoyed:

    Radiohead - "Amnesiac" Not their best album, but it has some of the best songs they have ever done.

    Bob Dylan - "Love and Theft" Yay Bob Dylan!

    The Strokes - "Is This It?" Hectic, exciting, and raw. If you think rock is dead, The Strokes will ressurect it.

    Pete Yorn - "Musicforthemorningafter" Solid catchy stuff, not very varied, and the end of the album isn't quite as good as the first part, but I really love the first 7 songs or so, and all the girls I have played this for love it...
  9. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

    Apr 7, 1999
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    Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya

    Sam Phillips - Fan Dance

    Joe Jackson - Night and Day II

    Joe Jackson Live - Summer in the City

    Bruce Cockburn - Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu

    Charlie Peacock - Kingdom Come (This may be 1999)

    King Crimson - The ConstruKction of Light
  10. Tony Mirra

    Tony Mirra Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 1, 2000
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    Not in any particular order:

    Jenny Toomey "Antidote"

    PJ Harvey "Stories from the City..."

    New Pornographers "Mass Romantic"

    Guided by Voices "Isolation Drills"

    Radiohead "Kid A/Amnesiac"

    Neko Case and Her Boyfriends "Furnace Room Lullaby"

    Super Furry Animals "Rings Around the World"

    Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane over the Sea" (late 99)

    Kristin Hersh "Sunny Border Blue"

    at the drive in "Relationship of Command"

    Andrew Bird and His Big Bowl of Fire "Swimming Hour"
  11. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

    Jul 24, 2000
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    I've bought so little music in the past 2 years that it's embarrassing. As soon as I read about something supposedly great, I download it on MP3 to check it out, and nothing has impressed me enough to listen to it more than once or twice so far.

    Oh, one exception, I really dig The Strokes "Is this is?", which was mentioned above. I might have to buy that one.

    The White Stripes "White Blood Stains" is also really good.

    Other than that, I'm a boring old geezer that just listens to Music Choice (they have an excellent selection of songs, by the way, check it out if you haven't!) or my old CD's...

  12. Tim Hess

    Tim Hess Second Unit

    Jan 2, 2001
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    Rob Zombie: The Sinister Urge

    Machine Head: Supercharger

    System of a Down: Toxicity

    Tool: Lateralus

    Sade: Lovers Rock

    Dido: No Angel

    Citizen Fish: Life Size
  13. Thomas_Berg

    Thomas_Berg Screenwriter

    Feb 28, 2001
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    Tool - Lateralus
    Radiohead - Kid A
    Radiohead - Amnesiac
    Dave Matthews Band - The Lilly White Sessions (unreleased)
    Blink 182 - Take off your Pants and Jacket
    Staind - Break the Cycle
    i think those are the only CD's i've purchased (or downloaded in Dave's case) since 2000. music has been on a decline. here's an example:
  14. Tom Ryan

    Tom Ryan Screenwriter

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  15. Seth Paxton

    Seth Paxton Lead Actor

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    #1 - U2 - all that you can't leave behind
    Both Radiohead albums, especially Amnesiac which I listen to constantly.
    I'm a Blink 182 fan and think it might be their best album.
    Tool - Lateralus (hard to pick a fav in their list, but dang is this good)
    Outkast - Stankonia (almost Sly and the Family Stone of the 00's)
    Garbage - Beautiful Garbage (continuing to stay creative)
    ELO - Zoom (a very pleasant surprise by Lynne)
    Daft Punk - Discovery (best thing since Fat Boy's You've Come A Long Way, Baby)
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch - soundtrack
    No Doubt - Rock Steady (funky change for them)
    Cake - Comfort Eagle (building a religion, best thing about Shallow Hal [​IMG])
    Phish - Farmhouse (2nd fav behind Hoist)
    Tori Amos - Strange Little Girls (another album getting lots of play in my house)
    Brother Where Art Thou - soundtrack
    Weezer - green
    Okay, it's 15. I'd have to think on it some more to cut it to 10.
    I just wish I'd heard about the death of music, there's 15 albums I could have saved my money on. [​IMG]
  16. RicP

    RicP Screenwriter

    Feb 29, 2000
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    Just a couple that I like so far:
    Tool - Lateralus
    Ryan Adams - Gold
    Staind - Break the Cycle
    Five for Fighting - Americatown
    Dido - No Angel
    Melissa Etheridge - Skin
    Natalie Imbruglia - White Lilies Island
    There are others, I just can't think of them right now [​IMG]
  17. Zen Butler

    Zen Butler Producer

    Jan 24, 2002
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    Yeah, alot of these are 2001 but oh well[​IMG]
    WuTang Clan-Iron Flag
    Steve Roach-Serpent's Lair
    Jay Z-The Blue Print
    weezer-Green album
    Radiohead-Kid A/Amnesiac (pretty universal)
    Michael Franti & Spearhead-Stay Human
    Herbie Hancock-Future 2 Future
    and handfuls of others
  18. Peter Mazur

    Peter Mazur Second Unit

    May 7, 2001
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    10)A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms

    09)Stone Temple Pilots - Shangri-La Dee Da

    08)Arena - Immortal?

    07)IQ - The Seventh House

    06)The Smashing Pumpkins - Machina/The Machines Of God

    05)Iron Maiden - Brave New World

    04)Tool - Lateralus

    03)Marillion - Anoraknophobia

    02)Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming Of The True

    01)Pendragon - Not Of This World

    Runners up:

    Ayreon - Flight Of The Migrator

    Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)

    Halford - Resurrection

    Pallas - The Cross & The Crucible
  19. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

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  20. StevenW

    StevenW Second Unit

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    Tool - Lateralus

    Tool - Salival

    A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms

    Deftones - White Pony

    Incubus - Morning View

    Staind - Break The Cycle

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