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The Top Albums of the Decade

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dreunc1542, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    There was some talk on the eMusic thread about doing a thread on the best albums of the decade. I'd be up for putting together a list, but I'd prefer if we could somehow figure like 20-25 people who would be good to do it and have them send their lists to me. For one reason, I don't feel like calculating a ton of top 25s, and secondly if everyone does it we'll end up with such a mish-mash because of the varying tastes on this site. This is something I've just been thinking of the half hour or so and I'd like to hear some thoughts on how a good list could be compiled.

    Also, since my friends and I are sending our top 25 albums of the decade to each other, I thought I'd post what I have. I just put this together quickly so it will probably go through some fine tuning. I kept it to only one album per artist and tried to factor in some semblance of larger appeal (which is a relative term since this skews indie) to go along with my personal taste.

    Some that just missed were: Josh Ritter's "Hello Starling," Adele's "19," Stars' "Set Yourself on Fire" and a host of others.

    25. MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
    24. Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
    23. Hot Hot Heat – Elevator
    22. Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
    21. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
    20. Justin Timberlake – Future Sex/Love Sounds
    19. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
    18. The New Pornographers – Challengers
    17. Mat Kearney – Bullet
    16. Jack’s Mannequin – Everything in Transit
    15. The Decemberists – Picaresque
    14. Jupiter One – Jupiter One
    13. Damien Rice – O
    12. Regina Spektor – Begin to Hope
    11. Ingrid Michaelson – Girls and Boys
    10. Sara Bareilles – Little Voice
    9. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
    8. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
    7. Mika – Life in Cartoon Motion
    6. Bloc Party – A Weekend in the City
    5. Kanye West – The College Dropout
    4. The Killers – Hot Fuss
    3. Gaslight Anthem – ’59 Sound
    2. Talib Kweli – Beautiful Struggle
    1. The Postal Service – Give Up

    Edit: PM me by Thursday if you wish to be one of the voters. I'd love to get PCLL, Cosmo, Oz and some of the others who frequently take part in contemporary music discussions on here.

    YGBFKM Guest

    I Alex Riosed that list: 0-for-25.
  3. Bodie_Broadus

    Bodie_Broadus Active Member

    I own four of them, and anyone that knows my taste in music would have no trouble guessing the four.
  4. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I have 10 of 25, though very few of them will make my list.
  5. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Funeral and Neon Bible are their own separate albums.
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Woops, sorry. That was when I was throwing together the list and trying to decide which one. I will fix it and put Neon Bible.
  7. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Also, if you want to be in on putting together a list, shoot me a PM. I'll see how many I get by like Thursday and decide from there if I need to cut people because there are too many, or just go with who we have.
  8. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Heard of all but two. Bloc Party and Jupiter One don't get enough love.
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Oracular Spectacular = way overrated. Three or four great songs and a bunch of noise.
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Because I'm mind-numbingly bored, I'll list the albums from this decade I own, all of which, seeing as I own them, are awesome.

    Audioslave's first album (too lazy to look up the name)
    Black Keys, Magic Potion
    Black Keys, Attack & Release
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
    Joe Bonamassa, A New Day Yesterday (live)
    Nick Cave, Dig, Lazarus, Dig
    Kasey Chambers, Barricades and Brickwalls
    Cross Canadian Ragweed, Soul Gravy
    Deadstring Brothers, Starving Winter Report
    Dexateens, Hardwire Healing
    DBT, Dirty South
    DBT, Decoration Day
    DBT, Blessing & A Curse
    DBT, Brighter Than Creation's Dark
    DBT, The Fine Print
    Justin Townes Earle, Midnight at the Movies
    Gov't Mule, Deep End, Vol. 1
    Gov't Mule, Life Before Insanity
    Heartless Bastards, The Mountain
    Kid Rock, Rock 'n' Roll Jesus
    Kings of Leon, Only by the Night
    Chris Knight, Enough Rope
    Johnny Lang, Long Time Coming
    Metallica, Death Magnetic
    QOTSA, Lullabies To Paralyze
    Raconteurs, Broken Boy Soldiers
    Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely
    Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter, Reckless Burning
    White Stripes, De Stijl
    Wilco, YHF
    Wilco, Kicking Television
    Wilco, Wilco
    Walt Wilkins, Rivertown
  11. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Meat: I actually considered putting both a few spots higher, especially "Weekend in the City." There's not a song I don't love on that album.

    Cosmo: I agree with your second sentence. But those four or so great songs are enough for me to put it on the list. However, I could also see taking it down for something else.
  12. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    YGBFKM: Nice to see another Cross Canadian Ragweed fan on the board.
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