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Old 01-04-2010, 08:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So i was watching MTV and they went through their top 10 albums of the decade. I found the list pretty shocking.

Here's who was on it. I may have the order wrong, and i may not even remember all of their choices, but here goes.

#10. Kanye West - graduation (or something)
- Broken social Scene - you forgot it in people
- Bloc Party - silent alarm
- Jay Z - the black Album
- MIA (no idea what it's called)
- White Stripes - Elephant
- MGMT - no idea what it's called
- Radiohead- Kid A.
#1 Arcade Fire - Funeral.

Now i'll definitely agree that some of those albums were amongst the best of the decade (Kid A, Funeral, the Jay Z one), but i was pretty surprised that they would lean so heavily towards indie rock. Bloc party - even though i am a fan - really have no business being on this list.

What are some albums you guys think deserve the praise?

I would have put the Killers Sam's town on the list for sure. and Primal Scream's XTRMNTR.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I was going to say Radiohead - Kid A. But I see its there alreaday.

Im no fan of this lists beacuse is such a matter of taste but Ill say a couple of the ones that have impressied me the most. Im sure Im forgetting lots. This is a pretty unknown band. But I have to put the there.

Yeasayer. - All Hour Cymbass


Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam


Gorillaz - Gorillaz


Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica


And of course Radioheads Kid A


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thanks for mentioning Modest Mouse... but i would have gone with 'Good News for people who Love Bad News'..

Oh also, Daft Punk's 'Discovery' should really be on every best album list. That was pretty much the most amazing electronic album made (certainly as far as the decade goes).

Gorrilaz is an interesting choice too.
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i'm shocked that broken social scene gets that king of mtv recognition.

fleet foxes goes on my list, but probably doesn't get on the mtv radar. that album is astonishing, really.
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heard of all but Arcade Fire and Broken social Scene
and Gorillaz should be on there
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, Daft Punk definetly has to be up there too. Outkast probably deserves something too.
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I'd go with Stankonia. Speakerboxx/love below was way too all over the place and had too many 'filler' songs. They should have cut the useless songs out and made one REALLY good album.
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I think I am lost with pop culture. I either don't know or detest half of the names on that top ten.

The other half is like MEH its ok but I'm not too impressed.
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I think I am lost with pop culture. I either don't know or detest half of the names on that top ten.

The other half is like MEH its ok but I'm not too impressed.
that was partly why this was such a surprising list for me. They went with these indie hispter groups / artists that aren't top 40 at all. I happen to be a fan of a lot of them, but i would say MTV tried a little too hard to be cool with this list. just a little bit.
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that was partly why this was such a surprising list for me. They went with these indie hispter groups / artists that aren't top 40 at all. I happen to be a fan of a lot of them, but i would say MTV tried a little too hard to be cool with this list. just a little bit.
I guess you can blame it on the MP3 generation of Music. Back in the 90s only way we got word about music was traditional sources, through word of mouth from guys really connected in the business, or just cassette tape just past around social settings.

Music now is just much different and lots of connection and disconnection through it. I dunno my opinion anyways I really prefered "sweating" for music so to speak as I used to do rather than whats around now.

Also, I can't stand Radiohead and don't know why they are so popular. Someone please put me out of my misery on why I feel like this.
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Also, I can't stand Radiohead and don't know why they are so popular. Someone please put me out of my misery on why I feel like this.

Blasphemy!

nah, I actually understand why people dont liek em. The whinny voice, weird sound, etc...

As a huge fan, theres a lot of things a could say about them, but what amazes me the most is their creativity and how good they are live.

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Also, I can't stand Radiohead and don't know why they are so popular. Someone please put me out of my misery on why I feel like this.
hehe.... i'm not the biggest radiohead fan, but they flat out make good music/art. Just have a listen to Kid A or OK computer and you'll see...

they're just one of those bands that will be remembered forever as an influencial, creative, and good band just because ...well they are.
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hehe.... i'm not the biggest radiohead fan, but they flat out make good music/art. Just have a listen to Kid A or OK computer and you'll see...

they're just one of those bands that will be remembered forever as an influencial, good, classic band just because they are.
I've listened .. given a chance and I just don't enjoy them. I even went to the hummingbird centre (i dunno what its called now they always change the name) and saw them live (yes I was dragged but I went with an open mind).

I guess the whole voice and disturbed musical sequences gets to me. I dunno I'd like to think I very well versed in music. More so back in 15 years or so ago than now mainly due to time constraints but I must say I just find Radiohead pretenious for some reason.
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I would personally add in In YOur Honor by Foo Fighters.
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I'd go with Stankonia. Speakerboxx/love below was way too all over the place and had too many 'filler' songs. They should have cut the useless songs out and made one REALLY good album.
I disagree. I didn't like the album at first because I was expecting something more like Stankonia, but every time I listened to it, it got better, and better.

Great album imo.

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Some favourites of mine not already mentioned...

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
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Some favourites of mine not already mentioned...

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
I'm a big fan of every album on this list, although I'm not familiar with the Jimmy Eat World Album (I've never really listened to them).

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot would be up there in my top albums of all time list let alone the decade.
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I disagree. I didn't like the album at first because I was expecting something more like Stankonia, but every time I listened to it, it got better, and better.

Great album imo.
Yeah - I like the sort of unfinished quality to it. They pushed the envelope in an Apocalypse Now sort of way, and it gains a life of its own as a result. It was definitely the most listened to album of the decade for me, along with Tom Waits' Orphans.
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