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20 rock albums that, in my opinion, made the Bush II years not completely suck

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by king cranium maximus IV, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    One man's opinion. In order:

    20. Sahara Hotnights- Kiss & Tell
    19. Elliott Smith- New Moon
    18. Destroyer- Destroyer's Rubies
    17. The New Pornographers- Twin Cinema
    16. Wolf Parade- Apologies To The Queen Mary
    15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever To Tell
    14. Radiohead- Kid A
    13. Animal Collective- Strawberry Jam
    12. TV On The Radio- Return To Cookie Mountain
    11. Sleater-Kinney- The Woods
    10. The Knife- Silent Shout
    9. Sufjan Stevens- Come On Feel The Illinoise!
    8. The Thermals- The Body, The Blood, The Machine
    7. Deerhoof- Friend Opportunity
    6. Interpol- Turn On The Bright Lights
    5. LCD Soundsystem- Sound Of Silver
    4. The Arcade Fire- Funeral
    3. Modest Mouse- The Moon And Antarctica
    2. Deerhoof- The Runners Four
    1. Liars- Drum's Not Dead

    Two notes:
    - New Moon is somewhat of a cop-out; none of it is new material, and none of it was recorded during the 00s. Call it a Lifetime Achievement for Smith.
    - No albums from this year. Though I've heard some solid albums- Dodos' Vister, Destroyer's Trouble In Dreams, some others- none of them seem like they'll have epic staying power.

  2. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    I said discuss!
  3. westcoastvol

    westcoastvol Active Member

    My only quibble about this list is that it showed that this era's music largely didn't take on the political activist tone that the popular songs of the late 60s did.

    The times, they are a-changin'...
  4. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    Marah: Angel's of Destruction
    The Boss: Magic
  5. STLIrish

    STLIrish Active Member

    Re: 20 rock albums that, in my opinion, made the Bush II years not completely su

    A few more...

    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco
    Get Behind Me Satan, White Stripes
    Wide Awake It's Morning, Bright Eyes
    That album by Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins
    Don't Give up on Me, Solomon Burke
  6. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    That made me laugh.

    Some more ...

    Rubber Factory, Black Keys
    Favourite Worst Nightmare/Whatever People ..., Arctic Monkeys
    Emotionalism, Avett Brothers
    Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew Bird
    Boxer, The National
  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    1. Green Day - American Idiot
    2. Piebald - We Are The Only Friends That We Have
    3. NOFX - War on Errorism
    4. Something Corporate - Leaving Through the Window
    5. Bayside - Sirens and Condolences
    6. Brand New - Deja Entendu
    7. 311 - Evolver
    8. Flashlight Brown - My Degeneration
    9. Cauterize - So Far From Real
    10. Bad Religion - The Process of Belief
    11. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
    12. Angels and Airwaves - We Don't Need to Whisper
    13. Fenix TX - Lechuza
    14. Dropkick Murphys - Sing Loud, Sing Proud
    15. Ultimate Fakebook - Open Up and Say Awesome
    16. Weezer - Make Believe
    17. Gob - Foot In Mouth Disease
    18. Relient K - MmHmm
    19. Hidden In Plain View - Life In Dreaming
    20. Halifax - The Inevitability Of A Strange World

    Discuss this, jerks.
  8. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    I know American Idiot belongs on the list. It was the first one I thought of as missing from the original.
  9. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Same here. That album was written, at least a lot of it, because of the Bush administration -- as was NOFX's "War on Errorism" and, to a slightly lesser extent, Bad Religion's "Process of Belief."
  10. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    never heard of any of your 20 albums, king.
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I've heard of one, but it's Radiohead and they suck.
  12. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    We have fairly similar music taste. Combine that with television shows and I think we might be kindred spirits.
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