The best album of the last decade is....

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  • nickthegun 17 Nov 2009 11:16:36 61,325 posts
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    The Strokes, for some reason.

    1. The Strokes - Is This It
    2. The Libertines - Up The Bracket
    3. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
    4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
    5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
    6. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
    7. Arcade Fire - Funeral
    8. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
    9. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
    10. Radiohead - In Rainbows

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8363726.stm

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  • Deleted user 17 November 2009 11:19:58
    Have to admit, I did play that album a fuckton when it came out. It's actually quite good.

    The American press will no doubt, if not already, claim otherwise.
  • The_Foo_Fighter 17 Nov 2009 11:21:37 724 posts
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    Jesus. I hate ALL of those. Is This It was a good album for a month or two - I remember hearing it a lot during the summer at uni, but my God was it overplayed and, well, just incredibly same-y.
  • Phily50 17 Nov 2009 11:23:45 2,219 posts
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    Seriously? The Streets?
  • Deleted user 17 November 2009 11:24:00
    I liked that album better than any of the others on the list it has to be said.
  • Kay 17 Nov 2009 11:24:27 17,969 posts
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    Phily50 wrote:
    Seriously? The Streets?

    I was about to post the exact same thing!
  • nickthegun 17 Nov 2009 11:24:39 61,325 posts
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    I own 4 of those. Got, im mainstream.

    The only one I still listen to is probably Interpol. The Primal Scream one is alright and I have to be in the mood for PJ Harvery.

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  • Deleted user 17 November 2009 11:24:48
    The Strokes that is.
  • BTBAM 17 Nov 2009 11:24:51 1,656 posts
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    Just saw that on BBC News. What a shit list, although I have owned and enjoyed 8 and 10 at some point in my life.
  • morriss 17 Nov 2009 11:25:27 71,286 posts
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    All the Beck albums out this decade exclipse 90% of that lot, imo.

    Anyway, aside from that, it's a good eclectic mix, I reckon.
  • Syrette 17 Nov 2009 11:26:55 44,232 posts
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    It's the NME. The absolute last place I'd go to view a "best of" list. I'd rather read Kerrang, and that's saying something.

    Absolutely utterly predictable list full of NME darlings. They need to change their name to NIE (New Indie Express).

  • nickthegun 17 Nov 2009 11:27:03 61,325 posts
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    Not really eclectic. Guitar based indie-esque stuff for the most part.

    I.E. NME fodder.

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  • Alastair 17 Nov 2009 11:27:14 16,407 posts
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    Hmm, The Strokes is the only one off the list that I own. It's OK, but I'm surprised it's considered the best album of the decade.

    I'll listen to it again this afternoon...
  • TheSaint 17 Nov 2009 11:27:15 14,833 posts
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    With a list like that this has to be from an NME poll.
  • BTBAM 17 Nov 2009 11:27:31 1,656 posts
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    I really can't stress enough what a ludicrous list that is. I know, I know, I shouldn't expect the NME to get something to do with music right, but that is bad.
  • JuanKerr 17 Nov 2009 11:29:26 36,445 posts
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    The_Foo_Fighter wrote:
    Jesus. I hate ALL of those. Is This It was a good album for a month or two - I remember hearing it a lot during the summer at uni, but my God was it overplayed and, well, just incredibly same-y.

    I have to agree. I remember listening to This Is It a lot when it came out, but I don't think I've listened to it once since then. Made the mistake of going to see them live a few years ago - first time I've ever been bored shitless at a gig. Woeful.
  • Syrette 17 Nov 2009 11:29:48 44,232 posts
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    I'm just stunned that there's no Kaiser Chiefs, Kings of Leon, or Kasabian on there.

    I dislike indie so much.

    *edit; calmed down a bit

  • JuanKerr 17 Nov 2009 11:31:08 36,445 posts
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    I'd listen to Kasabian over anything on that list (apart from Radiohead). Great live band too.
  • owl 17 Nov 2009 11:31:57 143 posts
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    kid a kid a kid a
  • Deleted user 17 November 2009 11:32:48
    If you listen to Kasabien you have no call to comment.
  • Syrette 17 Nov 2009 11:33:14 44,232 posts
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    Alright, whilst I dislike indie, I can see the artistic merits in some of those bands. Apart from The Strokes.

    I think indie is a million times better than X Factor pop and modern RnB/a lot of modern popular hip-hop. I despair at what passes for popular music nowadays.

  • shamblemonkee 17 Nov 2009 11:33:15 14,656 posts
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    The fact that there are 3 pete dickerty albums in the full list says it all.... atrocious list.

    Only one i agree with being in there is Arcade Fire.
  • JuanKerr 17 Nov 2009 11:33:38 36,445 posts
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    squarejawhero wrote:
    If you listen to Kasabien you have no call to comment.

    Sorry oh wise one of music. Your tastes are clearly superior to mine.
  • Syrette 17 Nov 2009 11:33:46 44,232 posts
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    shamblemonkee wrote:
    The fact that there are 3 pete dickerty albums in the full list says it all....

    You expected anything less from the NME?

  • Deleted user 17 November 2009 11:34:25
    JuanKerr wrote:
    squarejawhero wrote:
    If you listen to Kasabien you have no call to comment.

    Sorry oh wise one of music. Your tastes are clearly superior to mine.

    Delicious irony of posting that in this thread. ;)
  • Deleted user 17 November 2009 11:36:46
    foreverafternothing wrote:
    shamblemonkee wrote:
    The fact that there are 3 pete dickerty albums in the full list says it all....

    You expected anything less from the NME?

    The whole Pete Docherty phenomenon passed me by. Completely. Suddenly there were loads of documentarys, he was in the news constantly and I had no idea who he was. Then I found out he was in a band a load of people were drooling and obsessing over in a manner not seen since the days of Cobain in Nirvana.

    Then I heard them and realised they were kind of like The Strokes, only English, and to this day still can't remember any of their tunes. I'd had put it down to me being too old but I was still in my early twenties back then! Obviously I lacked the sufficient cool to get it.
  • nickthegun 17 Nov 2009 11:37:01 61,325 posts
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    foreverafternothing wrote:
    I'm just stunned that there's no Kaiser Chiefs.....on there.

    Rly? I mean, RLY?

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  • sugapunk 17 Nov 2009 11:37:33 220 posts
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    The best album of the last decade is clearly Hybrid's Wide Angle.
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    who
  • cianchristopher 17 Nov 2009 11:39:44 6,360 posts
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    I actually owned most of those albums at one point or another (I've since gotten rid of 'em) and all I can say is:

    If that's the best they can come up with, does it say more about their personal taste or about the complete lack of a coherent identity of the past decade in popular music!

    I think the "noughties" are one of the most forgettable decades for pop music in a long time!

    Certainly, since the birth of Rock & Roll in 1954, I'd say that every other decade (50s, 60s, 70s, yes even the 80s and 90s) had far, far better musc produced than the forgettable shit of the 00s.

    I'd struggle to even name 10 good albums released in the past 10 years (not really, but 10 heavyweights, 10 champions of all-time? Yes, yes I would)....
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