Best Albums Thread, Part 3: Best of the 21st Century

For some of you, this may be a bit more challenging. The last two, Greatest Whole and Greatest Ever, were dominated by music from the late 1970s through the early 1990s. It takes time for music to stand the test of, well, time, but I find it interesting 21st century offerings were few and far between. There are hundreds of excellent albums that have been cranked out since I was in high school, so for this edition, ONLY albums released between 2001 and 2013.

To kick off, I submit to you MGMT's first big album, Oracular Spectacular, released in 2008.


With the long weekend, have at it. I'll check back later and update which got top mentions.

Horde picks
So far the most mentioned is Rush's Clockwork Angels , and much love for Kings of Leon Only By The Night, Johnny Cash Unearthed, and The Black Keys El Camino (more generally, anything by the Keys).
Other mentions were:
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Tenacious D Tenacious D
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More
The White Stripes Elephant
Foster the People Torches
Adele 21
Metallica Death Magnetic
Tool Lateralus and 10,000 Days
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
Muse Black Holes and Revelations
Norah Jones Come Away With Me
Modest Mouse No One's First and You're Next

Posted by: CAC at 07:33 PM



Comments

1 Stomp!

Posted by: rd at February 15, 2013 07:37 PM (zLp5I)

2 A thread for grade schoolers .

Posted by: Tuna at February 15, 2013 07:38 PM (M/TDA)

3 But is it a stomping if no one notices?

Posted by: rd at February 15, 2013 07:38 PM (zLp5I)

4 The Offspring, Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

Posted by: dogfish at February 15, 2013 07:39 PM (N2yhW)

5 The Shat, Live At Denny's(Main Room)

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 15, 2013 07:39 PM (w+Dvf)

6 Justin Bieber!

Posted by: Zippity Doo Dah at February 15, 2013 07:40 PM (E55AK)

7 Posted by: Tuna

Don't over think it. This is for stompin'.

Posted by: dogfish at February 15, 2013 07:40 PM (N2yhW)

8 What is this MGMT? Management?

Posted by: Tuna at February 15, 2013 07:41 PM (M/TDA)

9 Listen to "kids" off that album. Great song.

Posted by: Andythesquirrel at February 15, 2013 07:41 PM (AxE3L)

10 The last great album was released in the mid 80s

Posted by: ironbill at February 15, 2013 07:41 PM (Q+4Zh)

11 JJ Grey and Mofro

Country Ghetto

Posted by: Muad'dib - Bringer of Cookies and Innuendo at February 15, 2013 07:42 PM (SCTXH)

12 In the age of I Tunes does anybody actually buy a complete album anymore?

Posted by: Tuna at February 15, 2013 07:42 PM (M/TDA)

13 Wait. Greatest ever dominated by late 70's thru 90's?

So it was a bunch of no taste, disco and metal loving kids on that thread for the most part is what you're saying.
Got it.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 07:43 PM (Xi3UG)

14 Turn that noise down
get off my lawn

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 15, 2013 07:43 PM (8sCoq)

15 If you've never heard of a band can they be said to have any "big album(s)" at all?

Posted by: Mitchell at February 15, 2013 07:44 PM (JP0dG)

16 So it was a bunch of no taste, disco and metal loving kids on that thread for the most part is what you're saying.
Got it.
Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 07:43 PM (Xi3UG)
Ayup.

Posted by: CAC at February 15, 2013 07:44 PM (gJZdA)

17 Don't think I have any.

Posted by: BignJames at February 15, 2013 07:44 PM (Sg0G/)

18 White Stripes - Elephant

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:45 PM (X5Zkj)

19 Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:45 PM (X5Zkj)

20 My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade

Posted by: Eisenhorn at February 15, 2013 07:45 PM (OjQYm)

21 This is a trick question.

Posted by: Andy at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (OZPoa)

22 I got nothin.

Posted by: sTevo at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (VMcEw)

23 White peoples have weird taste in music.

Somewhat in keeping with moron standards, I have listened to only 1 min of the first song.

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (6zgse)

24 What is this three day weekend you speak of? Does everybody work for the bank or government now?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (X9Mnx)

25 Three random ones:

John Mayer "Born and Raised" - if you don't like his music, you might like this album.

Doves "The Last Broadcast" - stellar production and songs

Imogen Heap - everything she does

Posted by: ChampionCapua at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (KZi9D)

26 Kaiser Chiefs: Employment

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (4pNjZ)

27 Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:47 PM (X5Zkj)

28 Bloc Party: Silent Alarm

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:47 PM (4pNjZ)

29 Do they even make music nowadays?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 15, 2013 07:47 PM (BuSM8)

30 I am getting whiplash

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 15, 2013 07:47 PM (bfYGd)

31 Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 15, 2013 07:46 PM (X9Mnx)

Not a bank or govt. employee, but I have Monday off and I'm taking Tuesday off too. :p

Posted by: chique d'afrique (the artist formerly known as african chick) at February 15, 2013 07:47 PM (6zgse)

32 12
Two can play this game.


Warning CAC. The Ewok will not be schooled.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 15, 2013 07:48 PM (MrneO)

33 18
White Stripes - Elephant

Posted by: John the Libertarian

Great album. I like American Idiot-Green Day as well

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 15, 2013 07:48 PM (w+Dvf)

34 RUSH - Clockwork Angels

Posted by: puddleglum at February 15, 2013 07:48 PM (15w2J)

35 Isis: Panopticon

Posted by: DestructoZach at February 15, 2013 07:48 PM (LDn3f)

36 Black Keys

El Camino

Posted by: Muad'dib - Bringer of Cookies and Innuendo at February 15, 2013 07:48 PM (SCTXH)

37 Daphni YeYo

Beats Antique--Blind Threshold

Gotan Project Tango 3.0


Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (r2PLg)

38 The only relatively 'new' artist I like is The Black Keys

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (8sCoq)

39 Silent Alarm: http://youtu.be/4sRxtvygyDo

Employment: No full album in one place, but all online in sequence here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qN0DWPE4UAwfeature=sharelist=PLE8D81754FDCA74C8

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (4pNjZ)

40 We Canadians love Thread Stompin' Tom Connors.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxJvrD80nJ4

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (ORGYc)

41 Alabama Shakes

Boys and Girls

Posted by: Muad'dib - Bringer of Cookies and Innuendo at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (SCTXH)

42 Neds Atomic Dustbin

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (zbk1v)

43 Creed -- Weathered

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (0PiQ4)

44 The last great album was released in the mid 80s


Posted by: ironbill at February 15, 2013 07:41 PM



Alison Krauss and Union Station get
better all the time. "A Hundred Miles or More" is a great album that's her
solo project with all the usual players on it and "Paper Airplane" is also excellent.

Posted by: huerfano at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (bAGA/)

45 Grace Potter the Nocturnals -- This Is Somewhere


Posted by: Uncle Mikey at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (8qoXL)

46 I'm torn between Electric Wizard's Dopethrone and Baroness' Blue Record.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 07:50 PM (2rucj)

47 Mastodon-Crack the Skye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po7bmJv7nvU

Posted by: steevy at February 15, 2013 07:50 PM (9XBK2)

48 mum - Yesterday was dramatic, Today is OK

Posted by: Adam B at February 15, 2013 07:50 PM (rhJCQ)

49 Oh and Kay Hanley

former lead singer for Letters To Cleo

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 15, 2013 07:50 PM (8sCoq)

50 Rush - Clockwork Angels
Accept - Blood Of The Nations

Posted by: Mark1971 at February 15, 2013 07:50 PM (Vjplh)

51 I confess that Funeral by Arcade Fire is still awesome.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:51 PM (4pNjZ)

52 Okay, it's 2000 thru 2013 and still the best albums out there are...
Zeppelin's 4th
Dark Side of the Moon
2112
Band of Gypsies
One for the Road
Madman Across the Water
4 Way Street
....
....
Go for it old folks

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 07:51 PM (EWy0D)

53 *Yawn* It's all so derivative. Tony Dorsey FTW.

Posted by: johnd01 at February 15, 2013 07:51 PM (r0+v0)

54 oops Daphni Ye Ye

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 07:51 PM (r2PLg)

55 Eh, anymore everyone is off in their own sub-genres and there's a lot less societal cohesion in matters of popular taste. Personally I've pretty much given up on the whole pop/rock band concept. Even old favorites are now just that - old.

The best album I bought recently was Lindsey Steriling's self-titled album that came out last year.

This is my favorite song of hers so far:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGCsyshUU-A

Posted by: Mitchell at February 15, 2013 07:51 PM (JP0dG)

56 And Grace Potter should be a favorite of the moron hoard. She's got the stage presence of Tina Turner, the looks of Heidi Klum, and the legs of a James Bond poster.

Posted by: Uncle Mikey at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM (8qoXL)

57 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM (X5Zkj)

58 I'm ill-equipped to play this game. I cannot name an album released between 2001 and 2013. Or ten years prior to that... I'm old.

Posted by: irright at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM (DtNNC)

59 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM (X5Zkj)

60 The Avalanches "Since I Left You"

Posted by: wooga at February 15, 2013 07:53 PM (7SwK/)

61 Well, let's see. Since I pretty much quit listening to music because I don't want to support leftist musicians, I don't think I've heard any albums since 2000 except for Bob Dylan. Oddly enough, his post-2000 albums have been among the best of his career.

2001 Love and Theft
2006 Modern Times
2012 Tempest

Posted by: rickl at February 15, 2013 07:53 PM (sdi6R)

62 New thread up already?

Damn.

This was just getting started.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 07:53 PM (piMMO)

63 Golgo Bordello -- Gypsy Punks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNLitdCha1U

You will not regret following that link.

Posted by: AndrewR at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (YcklU)

64 Anything by Coldplay!


(Just kidding . . . )

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (4pNjZ)

65 "Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana" -- Shiina Ringo

Posted by: holygoat at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (IGIFh)

66 Teej

The top 3 on CAC's last thread were:

Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zep IV
AC/DC Back in Black

I don't remember what order they came in at

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (0PiQ4)

67 Great album. I like American Idiot-Green Day as well
Posted by: Dr Spank

Another great album.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (X5Zkj)

68 43 Creed -- Weathered
Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 07:49 PM (0PiQ4)

__________

Damn it Creed is good--don't know the whole of their albums though.

Also something from Collective Soul possibly but end up with the same problem.

I tunes might have killed the album format.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (r2PLg)

69 Wait.

Somebody made music after 2001?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (piMMO)

70 Mastodon-Crack the Skye

Excellent choice.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 07:55 PM (2rucj)

71
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM



Good one.

Posted by: huerfano at February 15, 2013 07:55 PM (bAGA/)

72 57 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM (X5Zkj)

___________

Damn love Kings of Leon--hell if I could name an album though.

Lazy.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 07:56 PM (r2PLg)

73 Fleetwood Mac: Rumors.

Posted by: Ronster at February 15, 2013 07:56 PM (JgkPs)

74 The top 3 on CAC's last thread were:

Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zep IV
AC/DC Back in Black

I don't remember what order they came in at
Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (0PiQ4)
DSOTM
BIB
IV
In that order per the morons.

Posted by: CAC at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (gJZdA)

75 Not a bank or govt. employee, but I have Monday off and I'm taking Tuesday off too. :p

MAY THE FLEAS OF A THOUSAND CAMELS INFEST YOUR UNDERWEAR DRAWER

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (X9Mnx)

76 Nothing by Nickelback

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (0PiQ4)

77 I tunes might have killed the album format.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 07:54 PM (r2PLg)

--It more or less has. If I'm convinced I won;t buy more than one song from a given act, I just fork over the bone for an Itune.In the case of Silent Alarm and Employment, my brother and I first listened to them both in their entirety on the sound system on British Airways flights to Africa and we sought them out after we got back home.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (4pNjZ)

78 "Songs for the Deaf" -- Queens of the Stone Age

Posted by: holygoat at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (IGIFh)

79 What, no lady GaGA fans?

Posted by: JBS at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (2TJD3)

80 >Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:52 PM (X5Zkj)

please surrender your Man Card as you exit the facility

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (8sCoq)

81 JJ Grey and Mofro

Country Ghetto


Orange Blossoms was pretty good too.

Posted by: Armando at February 15, 2013 07:58 PM (IDypm)

82 Whatever album Paper Tongues--Ride to California is on--pppffft.

Rules are made to be broken.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 07:58 PM (r2PLg)

83 Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 07:59 PM (X5Zkj)

84 "Songs for the Deaf" -- Queens of the Stone Age

Seconded.

Posted by: AndrewR at February 15, 2013 07:59 PM (YcklU)

85 Percy Faith - Themes for Young Lovers

Posted by: Ronster at February 15, 2013 07:59 PM (JgkPs)

86 "Katorz" by Voivod

"Hammered" by Motörhead
http://tinyurl.com/cavmgyv

"A Matter of Life and Death" by Iron Maiden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzxfGmfC2II

"The Hunter" by Mastodon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5RvgvvZrZg

"Takasado Army" by CthoniC
http://tinyurl.com/bt29nls

"Red Album" by Baroness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH9KMlf7p78

"Sonic Prayer" from Earthless
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFD6k2VQdbY

"Gods Of The Earth" by The Sword
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0tROPNS0V0

"Time Will Fuse Its Worth" by Kylesa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xidIoAs2aNU

Among others...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 15, 2013 07:59 PM (Vk2pI)

87 "Toxicity" -- System Of A Down

Posted by: holygoat at February 15, 2013 08:01 PM (IGIFh)

88 Addendum to my #61:

I see Dylan whenever he's in my area, about once or twice a year. In his concerts he plays a variety of songs from all phases of his career, but I've said many times that I wouldn't mind seeing a show consisting entirely of post-2000 songs. They're that good.

Posted by: rickl at February 15, 2013 08:01 PM (sdi6R)

89 Kidz Bop Volume 153

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:02 PM (0PiQ4)

90 Johnny Cash - Unearthed
(2003)

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 08:02 PM (X5Zkj)

91 I'm torn between Electric Wizard's Dopethrone and Baroness' Blue Record.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 07:50 PM (2rucj)


For Baroness' studio stuff, I'd have to go with their half of "A Grey Sigh In a Flower Husk." Their "Live at Roadburn" stuff is best overall, though the full album is a bootleg...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 15, 2013 08:03 PM (Vk2pI)

92 Thanks L, elle.
If I remember correctly Back in Black was late 70's.
Never cared for AC/DC that much. And I was only 25 in 1980 so it wasn't an "age" thing.
Tend to like the music with real vocalists, musicians and songs/album projects where some actual thought process went into a great arrangement.
Throw some Moody Blues, Elton John and Ten Years After into my above mix. Many, many others from 65 to 75 give or take. And don't leave Motown out of the mix.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 08:03 PM (HT2Nt)

93
Luis Miguel -33

It's sad I have to go to foreign artists to get grown - up popular music.

Posted by: Minuteman at February 15, 2013 08:04 PM (ts3+R)

94 2112

Posted by: Hillary's Middle Boob at February 15, 2013 08:04 PM (UkKAO)

95 Foster the People Torches--but I am pretty sure someone mentioned that last time.

And second CAC's MGMT.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 08:04 PM (r2PLg)

96 On the lighter side, there was The Streets: A Grand Don't Come for Free http://youtu.be/DmeKk9Yiyts

(Yeah, for some reason seems most of the stuff the past decade I've enjoyed has come from across the pond.)

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:05 PM (4pNjZ)

97
Hey, I bought Norah Jones' DVD Come Away With Me!
Me likes the Black Keys!

Posted by: Mangina-Neutered For Life at February 15, 2013 08:05 PM (Ph479)

98 Yes, yes, yes!

Johnny Cash - Unearthed

Thanks John the L

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:05 PM (0PiQ4)

99 QOTSA - anything and everything

Posted by: Hen263 at February 15, 2013 08:05 PM (+RgCk)

100 Alison Krauss + Union Station (AK+US): New Favorite, 2001
AK+US: Lonely Runs Both Ways
Alison Kraus: A Hundred Miles or More
Daughtry: Daughtry
Daughtry: Leave This Town
Josh Groban

Posted by: SicSemperTyrannus at February 15, 2013 08:05 PM (EAESv)

101 Glee; The Music The Complete Season One Compilation


Posted by: Shep Smith-Cooper at February 15, 2013 08:06 PM (mCvL4)

102 --It more or less has. If I'm convinced I won;t buy more than one song from a given act, I just fork over the bone for an Itune.In the case of Silent Alarm and Employment, my brother and I first listened to them both in their entirety on the sound system on British Airways flights to Africa and we sought them out after we got back home.
Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 07:57 PM (4pNjZ)

___________________

It's really hard to be honest about--hey the whole album is great.

Never really sure anymore.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 08:06 PM (r2PLg)

103 When I hit play on that video, I heard that which sucks beyond any previous notion of "sucks."

Posted by: Splunge at February 15, 2013 08:07 PM (2IW5Q)

104 For Baroness' studio stuff, I'd have to go with
their half of "A Grey Sigh In a Flower Husk." Their "Live at Roadburn"
stuff is best overall, though the full album is a bootleg...

My favorite Roadburn bootleg is Acid King back in '07. But that's an impressive list you put together.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (2rucj)

105 I still get albums...I just torrent them and fire the chaff to the circular file

Posted by: Red Shirt at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (FIDMq)

106 OK, the last concert I went to was O.A.R. Can I have my ball sack back?

Posted by: Mangina-Neutered For Life at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (Ph479)

107 It's really hard to be honest about--hey the whole album is great.



Never really sure anymore.





Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 08:06 PM (r2PLg)

--One plus for the Streets album is that it is a concept/story album and the whole is much more than listening to the parts individually.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (4pNjZ)

108 Taylor Swift;

"I'd Break Up with You but My Dildo Doesn't Have a Car"

Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (mCvL4)

109 K-Tel's Super Hits of 2001 to 2011!!!!

Posted by: Is there such an album? at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (ts3+R)

110 Best CD of this millennium, a cd I picked up at a truck stop. It's all post 9/11 country tunes about stomping Muslim ass. Other then that, it's all been shit or remix

Posted by: Jean at February 15, 2013 08:08 PM (XwRIg)

111 CAC

Youre making this hard. I don't remember the year that music came out, only if I liked it. I'm having to Google dates of releases to see if it fits within your set parameters.

Damnit, it's Friday! Don't make me work!

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:09 PM (0PiQ4)

112 Seconding Muse up the thread. Haven't heard that particular album, but in the post 2001 desert, they are definitely an oasis.

Posted by: Splunge at February 15, 2013 08:09 PM (2IW5Q)

113 Distillers - Coral Fang

Posted by: Group Captain Mandrake at February 15, 2013 08:09 PM (vJfir)

114 The Avalanches "Since I Left You"

Posted by: wooga
---
Was going to list this but it was released in 2000.

Posted by: sTevo at February 15, 2013 08:09 PM (VMcEw)

115 Johnny Cash

Stick around while I type a bit from "What Would Johnny Cash Do" on this phone.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 08:09 PM (HT2Nt)

116 Weird Al. ...White & Nerdy

Spinal Tap... Fart Like the Wind

An Inconvenient. Truth... The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Noam Chomsky featuring Pearl Jam... Truth to Power

Posted by: Low Info Voter at February 15, 2013 08:10 PM (0uJU2)

117 61Well, let's see. Since I pretty much quit listening to music because I don't want to support leftist musicians, I don't think I've heard any albums since 2000 except for Bob Dylan. Oddly enough, his post-2000 albums have been among the best of his career.

2001 Love and Theft
2006 Modern Times
2012 TempestPosted by: rickl at February 15, 2013 07:53 PM (sdi6R)Yep, them's my choices too. But of the three I've got to go with Tempest. Not because it's the newest because for a long time I was afraid he'd die without releasing something to make up for Together Through Life. Just because it's really that damn good.

Posted by: CleophusJ at February 15, 2013 08:12 PM (leJwx)

118 Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia

Posted by: Lizzy at February 15, 2013 08:12 PM (amaU1)

119 The Metal Opera Parts 1 and 2 (2001 and 2002) by Avantasia
If you're looking for something more complex, I like Rain of a Thousand Flames (2001) by Rhapsody. The album format is slowly going extinct in the music industry. Excuse me while I cry myself to sleep.

I weep for the future,
of popular culture,
No Beatles,
No Eagles,
No Byrds

Just loud thumping basses,
And generic tween faces,
Go to hell,
Justin Beiber,
And burn

Posted by: nat at February 15, 2013 08:13 PM (1T6oz)

120 Music is getting like Hollyweird, not a lot creativity or original thought.

Posted by: seamrog at February 15, 2013 08:13 PM (HcKRc)

121 Muse - The Resistance
Black Keys - El Camino
Fitz and the Tantrums
Neon Trees - Habits


...and that's about all the albums I've bought in the last 10 years.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 15, 2013 08:14 PM (5J54Q)

122 I'd rather hear an album of Katy Perry making sounds by squishing her boobs together than hearing her try to sing

Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:14 PM (mCvL4)

123 I'd been had on my heart
Searchin' my soul
Tryin' to find a little truth
The things a man needs to know
I couldn't find it in a book
Or a faded magazine
I founded it in my daddy's old records
Oozin' amphetamines

He was dressed in black
Walkin' that line
Tearin' through life
On Tulsa time
He found his way
One hot night in June. SWHDT?
Led by a voice as big as thunder
Slightly out of tune

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 08:15 PM (zSyar)

124 She's a wacko lefty, but I really like Pink's work

Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:15 PM (mCvL4)

125 "Distance" - Hikaru Utada

Posted by: holygoat at February 15, 2013 08:15 PM (IGIFh)

126 122
I'd rather hear an album of Katy Perry making sounds by squishing her boobs together than hearing her try to sing



Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:14 PM (mCvL4)

--She hardly ever really sings; she mostly shouts her songs.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:16 PM (4pNjZ)

127 Teej

Brian Johnson's singing voice is atrocious and Angus carried the band, but I was a headbanger, so, you know --- AC/DC was a requisite.

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:16 PM (0PiQ4)

128 Music is getting like Hollyweird, not a lot creativity or original thought.

I disagree. There's a lot of original music being made today.

I'm going to see Clutch and Orange Goblin at Rams head in April, you should check them out.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (2rucj)

129 I hate music. I wanted to destroy it. Mission accomplished.

Posted by: Guy who invented AutoTune at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (2IW5Q)

130 Evidently I am a musical retard as I've never heard of half the mentions on this thread ...

I will second the following:

Green Day - American Idiot
Queens of the Stone Age

And I will throw out ...

The Wombats - A Guide To Love, Loss Desparation
James Morrison - Undiscovered

<<DUCKS>>

And of course ...

Mumford Sons - Sign No More


Anyway, the greatest album in the last 25 years is Pearl Jam's TEN ... so the rest of the pretender suggestions on this thread can suck it ...


Posted by: IrishSamurai at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (hW+M3)

131 Fitz and the Tantrums

Seconded.

Posted by: Armando at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (IDypm)

132 Katy Perry's boobs sing????

Posted by: Low Info Voter at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (5aAA7)

133 I like Colbie Caillat, she doesn't torment my ears

Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (mCvL4)

134 Mes Courants Electriques - Alizee

Posted by: Not as old as dirt at February 15, 2013 08:18 PM (7xvrP)

135 128Clutch wrote a song about how much they hated GW Bush,had a line in it like "move to Canada".

Posted by: steevy at February 15, 2013 08:19 PM (9XBK2)

136 A lot of good music being made today in the form of movie soundtracks, often much better than the movies themselves (example: any of the Transformers soundtracks). I think they are the modern equivalent of opera music.

Posted by: Grey Fox at February 15, 2013 08:19 PM (U3ERv)

137 Interpol's "Antics". Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "It's Blitz!".

This one's for Robert: Dark Princess, "Without You".

And My Bloody Valentine's "m b v" is a strong contender. . .

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 15, 2013 08:19 PM (QTHTd)

138 Check out Steely Dan's "Two Against Nature" My favorite cut is "Jack of Speed", the peak of Fagan and Becker"s laid back diffidence. The Becker version on You Tube that preceded the studio recording is pretty good, check it out.

Posted by: Minutema at February 15, 2013 08:19 PM (ts3+R)

139 Caillat is welcome to eat crackers at my house, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at February 15, 2013 08:20 PM (5J54Q)

140 133
I like Colbie Caillat, she doesn't torment my ears



Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (mCvL4)

--She sounds like the music that plays in a coffee joint all the time. Bleh.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:20 PM (4pNjZ)

141 I've been also kind of digging Mayer Hawthorne's The Walk for the past couple months.

Posted by: Armando at February 15, 2013 08:21 PM (IDypm)

142 Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
The song "Narrow Escape" is terrific.

Posted by: Roll Tide Guy at February 15, 2013 08:22 PM (JUHOg)

143 L, elle I understand.
My "metal" which probably doesn't qualify as metal would be Deep Purple. Do you know the song Highway Star?
And I did like All Night Long but I think, you know, it was the lyrics.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 08:22 PM (t9e6Q)

144 Mr Hankey's South Park Christmas Album

Posted by: kbdabear at February 15, 2013 08:24 PM (mCvL4)

145 "Warp" -- Judy And Mary

And every album by Go! Go! 7188. One of the most consistently great rock bands ever.

Posted by: holygoat at February 15, 2013 08:24 PM (IGIFh)

146 Mumford and Sons - Sigh No More

Posted by: Roll Tide Guy at February 15, 2013 08:25 PM (JUHOg)

147 Crimeny sakes. How could I leave out Steely Dan.
Thanks for jogging my memory Minutema(n?)

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 08:25 PM (t9e6Q)

148 128Clutch wrote a song about how much they hated GW Bush,had a line in it like "move to Canada".

The lyric is "Everybody move to Canada and smoke lots of pot."

Politics aside, that song rocks by the way What a tough riff.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 08:25 PM (2rucj)

149 They're both leftards, but I also really enjoyed Tenacious D's eponymous album.

Posted by: Armando at February 15, 2013 08:25 PM (IDypm)

150 I am sure they are lefty hipsters but I confess I am very into The National, especially Alligator, Boxer and High Violet lately.

Some beautiful music and interesting, dark lyrics.
I was obsessed with "England" off of High Violet this past summer.

And speaking of which, I'd also nominate Mumford and Sons, both albums as some of the best music put out there in years. It soars.

Admittedly, it is slim pickings lately, especially for those of us old timers used to albums.

Posted by: goldilocks at February 15, 2013 08:28 PM (/y6zs)

151 Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache

Posted by: neglected by SMOD :( at February 15, 2013 08:28 PM (Ks9M3)

152 And this guy is a jackass ... but the best hip-hop/album in the last 20 years:

2004 - College Dropout (Kanye West)

Posted by: IrishSamurai at February 15, 2013 08:28 PM (hW+M3)

153 Yesterday I got the new 10,000 Maniacs album, "Music From the Motion Picture". I don't know if it counts as a "great" album, but I've always liked that band and some of the songs rank among their best from their heyday in the late 80s and early 90s.

What's interesting is that rather than signing with a record label, they "crowdsourced" the production of the CD through PledgeMusic. They invited their fans to send in donations for a variety of perks. $15 got you a CD, which is comparable to buying it in a store. $25 got you an autographed CD, which is what I went for.

Here is the video they also released yesterday, "I Don't Love You Too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvf1MoVWsLQ

The people who appeared in the video were those who donated $200.

I think this is an interesting approach to funding albums. The musicians interact directly with their fans and cut out the middleman. The official release date is February 26.

Posted by: rickl at February 15, 2013 08:28 PM (sdi6R)

154 On And On jack johnsonYoshimi Battles the Pink Robots ; flaming lipslive at brighton beach ; fatboy slimthe carpenter ; avett brothers

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:29 PM (4itHh)

155 You know, this thread is really making me want to grab the Taylor and play Behind Blue Eyes and the accoustic part to I'd Love to Change the World.
Be back in about 10, or 15 or maybe an hour.

Posted by: teej at February 15, 2013 08:29 PM (7MSnD)

156 Just thought of a few more.

Ray La Montagne. His first album, and really all of them, are terrific. Love his voice.

In Rainbows, Raidiohead. Every song is fantastic.

Posted by: goldilocks at February 15, 2013 08:30 PM (/y6zs)

157 142
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble

The song "Narrow Escape" is terrific.


Never heard of the guy, so I went to YouTube.

Right you are. Haven't heard such moving vocals in years. Wow.

Posted by: Guy who invented AutoTune at February 15, 2013 08:30 PM (2IW5Q)

158 Sock off

Posted by: Splunge at February 15, 2013 08:30 PM (2IW5Q)

159 Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)

Posted by: Oswald at February 15, 2013 08:31 PM (o3wWh)

160 Anyone familiar with The Shaggs?

Posted by: Lou Reed at February 15, 2013 08:31 PM (s2YIg)

161 obviously my typing is about as good as my musical tastes

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:33 PM (4itHh)

162 Chris Brown: Smack Dat Ho

Posted by: Oswald at February 15, 2013 08:34 PM (o3wWh)

163 I just haven't bought that much stuff in recent years. I guess by default my list from this century would be:

Lateralus, by Tool
Meteora, Linkin Park (Yeah, I said it. Big whoop, wanna fight about it?)
All That You Can't Leave Behind, by U2
Death Magnetic, by Metallica.

The U2 and Metallica albums are definitely not their best overall, but they were definitely the best stuff either band did since the 80's and early 90's.

I'm sure there's much better stuff out there but I just don't collect new music anymore.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 15, 2013 08:37 PM (81ahw)

164 There is no consensus on this thread. You have your work cut out for you, CAC

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:37 PM (0PiQ4)

165 All That You Can't Leave Behind, by U2




Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 15, 2013 08:37 PM (81ahw)


--I think that album was from 2000, no?

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:38 PM (4pNjZ)

166 "In Rainbows, Raidiohead. Every song is fantastic. "

Forgot about that one. That was very good. "Hail to Thief" is actually very good as well, but it's hard to get past the leftist, Bushhitler moralizing.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 15, 2013 08:39 PM (81ahw)

167 164
There is no consensus on this thread. You have your work cut out for you, CAC

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:37 PM (0PiQ4)

--I know, my tastes are out of step.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:39 PM (4pNjZ)

168 Oh yeah, RHCP Californication. killer album

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:39 PM (4itHh)

169 --I think that album was from 2000, no?
Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:38 PM

Shoot, you're right - it was released in October 2000. I think it's because the tour was in 2001 that I lumped it in with the 21st century stuff.

In that case, I did like How to Build in an Atomic Bomb, or at least the song about Bono's father.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 15, 2013 08:41 PM (81ahw)

170 Well I thought this was too old but it makes CAC's parameters

Outkast -Speakerboxx/The Love Below

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 08:42 PM (r2PLg)

171 Katy Perry's boobs sing????
Posted by: Low Info Voter at February 15, 2013 08:17 PM (5aAA7)
I Don't know if they sing exactly...but they definitely say " Hi Howya Doin!!!"

Posted by: spc at February 15, 2013 08:43 PM (CtffS)

172 Having two teenage kids who are really into music, I listen to a ridiculous variety of stuff. Here are some albums I like:

Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math

Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Live At The Quick

Modest Mouse - No One's First And You're Next

Blink-182 - Enema Of The State

Fall Out Boy - Folie A Deux

LIGHTS - The Listening

Panic! At The Disco - Vices & Virtues

Posted by: rockmom at February 15, 2013 08:44 PM (O/Ize)

173 And this guy is a jackass ... but the best hip-hop/album in the last 20 years

Dude.

Fishscale came out less than 20 years ago. Kanye is buttsauce in comparison.

(And the best album of the century so far is Scott Walker's The Drift. Philistines!)

Posted by: oblig. at February 15, 2013 08:44 PM (cePv8)

174
Beck ; Guero Afrocelt Sound System ; Seed

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:45 PM (4itHh)

175 Kanye is buttsauce buttjam.

Consider the Kardashian ass.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 08:46 PM (r2PLg)

176 I got nothin', so far.

Posted by: The 21st Century at February 15, 2013 08:46 PM (SSWdi)

177
Rammstein - Reise Reise
Auf Deutsch!
Also The Fratellis - Costello Music

Posted by: MarkBob at February 15, 2013 08:47 PM (12Z0z)

178 Beck ; Guero

_____________

I nominated that last time and got slammed.

bitchez.

Posted by: tasker at February 15, 2013 08:47 PM (r2PLg)

179
178Beck ; Guero

_____________

I nominated that last time and got slammed.

bitchez.

I wasnt lurking that day otherwise I'd have got your back

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:48 PM (4itHh)

180
Modest Mouse - No One's First And You're Next

Blink-182 - Enema Of The State

Seconded!

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:50 PM (4itHh)

181 Fishscale came out less than 20 years ago. Kanye is buttsauce in comparison.

(And the best album of the century so far is Scott Walker's The Drift. Philistines!)
_________________

Okay ... I'm not big on rap anyway but thought that was a great album ...

Another to add to the list:

Ryan Adams - Gold

(Actually every album by Ryan Adams over the last 12 years except for a couple is worth every penny you spend on it)

Posted by: IrishSamurai at February 15, 2013 08:52 PM (hW+M3)

182 Oh come on, Johnny Cash came in second? Did anyone other than John the Libertian and me mention him? 2 votes gets 2nd place?


Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 08:53 PM (0PiQ4)

183 Blink-182 - Enema Of The State

Seconded!

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 08:50 PM (4itHh)

--Wasn't this from the '90s?

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:54 PM (4pNjZ)

184 Man logprof, you are a buzzkill. But you're also correct again re: Enema of the State.

Posted by: Paul Zummo at February 15, 2013 08:56 PM (81ahw)

185 My Mother's Hymn Book - Johnny Cash

Posted by: Travis at February 15, 2013 08:56 PM (9WkMB)

186 "Enema of the State is the third studio album by American rock band Blink-182. Produced by Jerry Finn, the album was released on June 1, 1999 in the United States"


[*Dikembe Mutumbo slap*]

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 08:59 PM (4pNjZ)

187 "Enema of the State is the third studio album by American rock band
Blink-182. Produced by Jerry Finn, the album was released on June 1,
1999 in the United States"


So now it's a choice between Mastodon and Baroness?

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 09:00 PM (2rucj)

188 Tal Wilkenfeld, Transformation. 2007. And believe me, she is Moron approved...check her out!

Posted by: billygoat at February 15, 2013 09:00 PM (iB/ZF)

189
El Camino and Thick Freakness by the Black Keys
Feel the Sound by Imperial Teen
and King Tuff (on SubPop).

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:02 PM (fryWy)

190 Guerolito is better than Guero and Modern Guilt is better than both of them.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:03 PM (fryWy)

191 Teej

If you come back, I only know "Smoke on the Water" but listened to Highway Star, and was surprised. I always thought Deep Purple was too mellow for me. I didn't think they played hard.

At heart, I always will be a Zeppelin fan. I love them. They had it all. I only discovered them after Bonham's death and ignored most other music while I grew obsessed with them

Posted by: L, elle at February 15, 2013 09:04 PM (0PiQ4)

192 The Killers - Battle Born

Relient K - Mmhmm

Fun - Some Nights

Brand New - Deja Entendu

Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American

Fall Out Boy - Take This To Your Grave

Panic! at the Disco - Vices & Virtues

Manchester Orchestra - I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child

Cartel - Chroma

Posted by: CollegePolitico at February 15, 2013 09:04 PM (MgNYh)

193 Blunderbuss by Jack White is also awesome.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:05 PM (fryWy)

194 I'm disappointed by the Fall Out Boy mentions.

I wish I had a drink.

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 09:06 PM (4pNjZ)

195 191...bar none, Deep Purple was the loudest concert I ever attended...and they were outside.

Posted by: billygoat at February 15, 2013 09:07 PM (iB/ZF)

196 Hon Mentions to Lust in Space and Bloody Pit of Horror by GWAR.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:07 PM (fryWy)

197
They make alblums still?

and

Get off my lawn dammit!

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting for the revolution at February 15, 2013 09:07 PM (IanLz)

198
>>They make alblums still?

Yep. I actually just came back from the local Record Shop.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:08 PM (fryWy)

199 I'm disappointed by the Fall Out Boy mentions.

I wish I had a drink.


Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 09:06 PM (4pNjZ)


Patrick Stump is an incredibly talented musician, but I'm loaded after a "Texas Margarita" 1/2 price happy hour.

Posted by: metal head at February 15, 2013 09:09 PM (2rucj)

200 Dave Patten "Exposure"
Also check out his song and video "Back" on youtube, it is a classic life song with great lyrics http://youtu.be/do_fY3HikkQ you might recognize it from various tv shows . . .


Posted by: DC at February 15, 2013 09:10 PM (VFYKw)

201 Killers - Sam's Town

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at February 15, 2013 09:10 PM (hAz3e)

202 Top tier:
Rush: Clockwork Angels (almost good enough to forgive Peart's recent hilariously uninformed forays into conservative-bashing)

Duran Duran: All You Need Is Now (lots of younger bands are making 80s-influenced stuff, but leave it to an actual 80s band to do the electro-but-not-dated-sounding thing dead-on perfect. Arguably their best album not named "Rio").

Franz Ferdinand: self-titled (A near-perfect slice of pop-rock goodness from start to finish).

Honorable mentions:
Foo Fighters: Wasting Light (some real standout moments from a band that had gotten a little paint-by-numbers, but I can't promote it to top tier because some of the tracks still *are* paint-by-numbers)

Pentatonix:
PTX, Volume 1 (the winners of NBC's tragically cancelled Ben
Folds-judged acapella contest have serious, serious chops. No Autotune necessary, and they're genuinely nice kids to boot)

Alex Claire: The Lateness of the Hour (maddeningly inconsistent, but the high points are really good)

Tenacious D: self-titled (the best novelty/comedy album not by Weird Al ever, but does it get old eventually)

Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (Not endorsing anything in particular about the man, but he's got definite talent and he's been lucky to work with good producers)

Posted by: Ian S. at February 15, 2013 09:11 PM (OevbG)

203 2 really really good albums I highly recommend:

1) Lonely Drifter Karen - Poles



2) Smoke Fairies - Blood Speaks


Both albums are well represented on YouTube.
Trust me on this.
Enjoy.

Posted by: Mikey at February 15, 2013 09:12 PM (db4pz)

204 oh, and i forgot to mention: Black Keys live @ BBC

da Keys are made to be heard live!

Posted by: Mikey at February 15, 2013 09:14 PM (db4pz)

205 On a side note, M-A Fleury is driving me crazy!

Posted by: logprof at February 15, 2013 09:14 PM (4pNjZ)

206 If you like disgustingly slick Pop, that Imperial Teen Record is a must listen.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:14 PM (fryWy)

207
The Kills "Midnight Boom" "Blood Pressures"
Sleigh Bells "Treats"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Fever to Tell"

Posted by: Matty O at February 15, 2013 09:15 PM (6VQqC)

208 HAWKS Score!

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:15 PM (fryWy)

209
Todd Rundgren and the Liars.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at February 15, 2013 09:17 PM (+z4pE)

210
Franz Ferdinand: self-titled (A near-perfect slice of pop-rock goodness from start to finish).

Hell yeah, second that

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 09:23 PM (4itHh)

211 Bob Dylan -- "Modern Times"

I agree with post #61: Dylan has been as good since 2000 as he's ever been.

Paul McCartney -- "Memory almost Full"

Sir Paul's best in a long long time.

Posted by: ilrndude at February 15, 2013 09:23 PM (aUnng)

212
>>I agree with post #61: Dylan has been as good since 2000 as he's ever been.<<


This is really funny.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:27 PM (fryWy)

213 Also...

Tom Petty - Highway Companion

Posted by: CollegePolitico at February 15, 2013 09:27 PM (MgNYh)

214 The Bloody Hollies - Yours Until the Bitter End is a good LP.

Posted by: garrett at February 15, 2013 09:29 PM (fryWy)

215 Brothers - The Black Keys.

I've liked everything they've done so far.

Posted by: Donna V. at February 15, 2013 09:30 PM (BStAJ)

216 In other musical news:

Chubby Checker sues Hewlett-Packard over app to measure penis size

http://tinyurl.com/bul3rm9

Posted by: rickl at February 15, 2013 09:31 PM (sdi6R)

217 Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Posted by: Donna V. at February 15, 2013 09:32 PM (BStAJ)

218 Seconding Bloc Party - Silent Alarm and Brand New - Deja Entendu. Also,
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
The White Stripes - Elephant
Vampire Weekend - Contra
The Strokes - Room on Fire
Passion Pit - Manners
Mew - Frengers
The Knife - Deep Cuts
The Mars Volta - Amputechture
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
Burial - Untrue
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
Daft Punk - Discovery
Born Gold - Bodysongs
Justice - Cross

Posted by: kartoffel at February 15, 2013 09:33 PM (OgNv0)

219 August Burns Red: Thrill Seeker

Posted by: Malthus at February 15, 2013 09:33 PM (GGd0F)

220 New Model Army - Today is a Good Day
Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine - Aperitif for Destruction
Day Glo Abortions - Holy Shiite
Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
Rush - Snakes and Arrows
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Alpocalypse
Not a bad song on any one of these, and many of them great.

Posted by: arik at February 15, 2013 09:40 PM (p9bOW)

221 "The lyric is "Everybody move to Canada and smoke lots of pot.""

Ah, what a wonderfully progressive world we live in, in which a poltical song lyric from the 21st century expresses exactly the same sentiment popular in 1969 - and yet nobody thinks, "Gee, isn't that a bit -old?"

As P. J. O'Rourke has pointed out, people would have laughed at him if he had turned up on campus wearing a zoot suit and a fedora. But young people ape the intellectual fashions of 40 years ago and hey, they're cutting edge!

Posted by: Donna V. at February 15, 2013 09:43 PM (BStAJ)

222 The Mumford bluegrass is like Mitt Romney's idea of an exciting breakfast. Cold oatmeal with a .7 of a butter pat and no sugar.

Thank the lord for top 40. There, i said it.

Posted by: 13times at February 15, 2013 09:45 PM (h6XiD)

223 death cab for cutie - narrow stairs

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 09:45 PM (4itHh)

224 Takk... - Sigur Ros
In Rainbows - Radiohead
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

Posted by: Pvt. Hudson at February 15, 2013 09:47 PM (y9MdB)

225 David Gilmour - Live at Gdansk

Posted by: Connertown at February 15, 2013 09:47 PM (ceOGc)

226
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

great call

Posted by: moron lurker at February 15, 2013 09:48 PM (4itHh)

227 >>>Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf

I just bought this. I haven't listened to it yet, except for No One Knows, which I always listen to.

Posted by: ace at February 15, 2013 09:49 PM (LCRYB)

228 Fallen, by Evanescence. Little overwrought lyrically at times, but still damned good music by one Hell of an incredible woman.

Posted by: Thresher at February 15, 2013 09:49 PM (aGXgO)

229
Robert Plant Alison Krauss -Raising Sand.
Velvet Revolver- Contraband.
Rush- Clockwork Angels.

Posted by: Matt The Cimmerian at February 15, 2013 09:55 PM (40Ex+)

230 If I never hear a track from Dark Side of the Moon again, it will be too soon.

Posted by: 13times at February 15, 2013 09:55 PM (h6XiD)

231 There just haven't been any 'great' albums in a couple decades. Maybe a few that qualify as good, temporarily, but they don't hold up. But if you put an assault weapon to my head, Peaches' 2002 The Teaches of Peaches "Expanded Edition". Not familiar? Start with the Lovertits video; the fan-made video for Fuck the Pain Away on YouTube with Don Knotts and Andy Griffith is genius.

Posted by: Xavier at February 15, 2013 09:55 PM (gkfvW)

232 http://northernspyrecords.com/artist/colin-l-orchestra/

And

http://m.youtube.com/#/user/letenglandshake?&desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2Fletenglandshake

Great albums.

Posted by: Jeb at February 15, 2013 09:58 PM (ubQ9o)

233 White Stripes: Elephant
Flogging Molly: Within a Mile of Home (Swagger misses out only because of the arbitrary cutoff, since it was an aught album)
Mumford & Sons: Sigh No More
Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
My Morning Jacket: Z
Rush: Clockwork Angels

Posted by: Shawn G at February 15, 2013 10:07 PM (/lltO)

234 Two of the best albums released between 2001 and 2013 are:

Witchcraft - Firewood (Sweden)
here's a cut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsr3itp88Eg

Mammatus - s/t (from Santa Cruz, CA)
cut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJOh0Dlw6vk

Magma - K.A. (classic French band still putting out great music)
cut
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeCX3HxP86M

Posted by: Jheri Carl at February 15, 2013 10:09 PM (1fV18)

235 Keeley Smith's Sing, Sing, Sing was pretty awesome.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at February 15, 2013 10:10 PM (IlZPE)

236 Gorillaz-Demon Days

Posted by: rtw at February 15, 2013 10:11 PM (FQVZ0)

237 By the way, as far as The Black Keys are concerned, I first heard of them in a commercial for the Grammy Awards show. When the announcer said there'd be a performance by The Black Keys, I quipped, "She has a name, you racist dick. It's Alicia."

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at February 15, 2013 10:13 PM (IlZPE)

238 Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

The Wind by Warren Zevon — a last hurrah recorded while waiting to die of cancer.

American IV: The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash — the cover of Nine Inch Nail's "Hurt" is a masterpiece and so is the accompanying video.

Posted by: BK at February 15, 2013 10:14 PM (R7H3g)

239 Ah, actually, come to think of it, Keeley Smith's Sing, Sing, Sing doesn't qualify. I remember listening to it when I was 26, which would put its release in 1999 at the latest. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at February 15, 2013 10:18 PM (IlZPE)

240 There is absolutely nothing worth mentioning this past decade. It's all shit. Case closed. Pass the Jesus beans.

Posted by: Corona at February 15, 2013 10:23 PM (fh2Y7)

241 The last great album was released in the mid 80s

Posted by: ironbill at February 15, 2013 07:41 PM


Everyone knows rock acheived perfection in 1974.

Posted by: homer simpson at February 15, 2013 10:25 PM (yBF/9)

242 Tool: Lateralus
J.D. Crowe and the New South: Lefty's Old Guitar
Rush: Clockwork Angels
Dailey & Vincent: Dailey & Vincent
Chevelle: Wonder What's Next

Posted by: J.D. Crowe at February 15, 2013 10:25 PM (xe8yS)

243 #241: Ah, yes. That would be the year Deep Purple released Machine Head. You may be correct, sir.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler (@ProthonotaryW) at February 15, 2013 10:26 PM (IlZPE)

244 Thank God I grew up in the sixties.

Posted by: Tasmaniac at February 15, 2013 10:35 PM (X2M6S)

245 Sorry for the repeat, but have to boost the totals:

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 10:42 PM (X5Zkj)

246 217 Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Posted by: Donna V. at February 15, 2013 09:32 PM (BStAJ)

Excellent. Surprised I missed him.

Posted by: John the Libertarian at February 15, 2013 10:45 PM (X5Zkj)

247 Any Tool album, but I will commit to 10,000 Days.

Posted by: David Gregory at February 15, 2013 10:56 PM (SRGsU)

248 J-ROC: Who's the Microphone Assassin?

Posted by: T at February 15, 2013 11:11 PM (4pNjZ)

249
From Clutch (Greatest band you never heard of):
Pure Rock Fury (2001)
Blast Tyrant (2004)
Robot Hive/Exodus (2005)
From Beale Street to Oblivion (2007)
Strange Cousins From the West (2009)
not released yet, but I'm sure that Earthrocker (2013) will be great
Metallica
Death Magnetic (200
Monster Magnet
God Says No (2001)
Mastermine (2010)
Tool
Lateralus (2001)
10,000 Days (2006)
Ozzy
Scream (2010)
Soundgarden
King Animal (2012)
Les Claypool's Frog Brigade
Purple Onion (2002)
Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains
Big Eyeball in the Sky (2004)

Posted by: ObamaPelosiBidenReid SubHuman Centipede Ouroboros at February 15, 2013 11:31 PM (0/Hwb)

250 I like some of the stuff by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Kills but that's it for this century.

Posted by: truth fairy at February 15, 2013 11:32 PM (ue2Nm)

251
A pox upon stupid emoticons! Metallica's Death Magnetic was released in 2008.
Monster Magnet album name should read "Mastermind"

ROCK ON!

Posted by: ObamaPelosiBidenReid SubHuman Centipede Ouroboros at February 15, 2013 11:33 PM (0/Hwb)

252 mc chris Life's a Bitch and I'm Her Pimp

Or

Superchunk Here's To Shutting Up

Posted by: Cowboy Wally at February 15, 2013 11:43 PM (ldChS)

253 1. Melody Gardot - My One And Only Thrill
2. Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
3. Within Temptation - The Heart of Everything
4. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
5. Rush - Clockwork Angels
6. Opeth - Damnation
7. Adele - 21
8. Megadeth - Endgame
9. Radney Foster - Del Rio, Texas Revisited
10. John Mayer - Born and Raised

Posted by: AbeFroman at February 15, 2013 11:49 PM (yLc78)

254 This thread is clear evidence--there's nothing since the 70's. But if just INSIST...

I'll take a little Cake, Beck, Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but for God's sake, none of that Mumford Sons shit.

Posted by: Outspoken Red at February 15, 2013 11:55 PM (lzwBD)

255 I'm always last to the party... Strokes- Is this it?

Posted by: Okie in Oregon at February 16, 2013 12:51 AM (4voC4)

256 Revelator by Tedechi Trucks band (Tedechi is an awesome singer, Trucks awesome on guitar).

Posted by: waelse1 at February 16, 2013 01:08 AM (VkUbV)

257 Megadeth, The System has failed / United Abominations

Posted by: El Gordo at February 16, 2013 03:24 AM (gnHpW)

258 Anything by Hot Snakes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HtkD_U79vM

Posted by: Stumbo at February 16, 2013 04:00 AM (xybzh)

259
Nora Jones: Come Away with Me
Adele:21
Dixie Chicks: Home

Posted by: gartrip at February 16, 2013 05:23 AM (XdGle)

260 Live at the BBC - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band (2009)

Angels of Destruction! - Marah (200

Posted by: vambo at February 16, 2013 06:26 AM (hnP3I)

261 What #251 said.

Posted by: vambo at February 16, 2013 06:28 AM (hnP3I)

262 30 Seconds to Mars

Posted by: Buddha at February 16, 2013 07:23 AM (8NlUk)

263 Damn missed a good thread

Posted by: Vic at February 16, 2013 08:37 AM (53z96)

264 Been listening to "Mescalito" and "Roadhouse Sun" by Ryan Bingham constantly and never get tired of them.
Agree about anything by Ryan Adams too. The guy is so damn prolific it's hard to keep up. But he rarely disappoints.

Posted by: Muggedbyreality at February 16, 2013 09:40 AM (DdwEb)

265 "Illinois" by Sufjan Stevens.

Posted by: DCBrent at February 16, 2013 09:46 AM (zbkeA)

266 James McMurtry: Live In Aught Three

Reckless Kelly: Under The Table And Above The Sun

Posted by: B Suess at February 16, 2013 09:55 AM (dbCzb)

267 merriweather post pavilion

Posted by: chimera at February 16, 2013 10:00 AM (m/d07)

268 I know I'm very late to this party, butI have to put in a good word for: "Worship and Tribute"- Glassjaw, "Tell All Your Friends" - Taking Back Sunday, "Absolution"- Muse, "Much More Than Love" - Finely Quaye, and "Folklore" - Nelly Furtado.
And also want to put in thumbs up for: "Torches" - Foster the People, "Back to Black" - Amy Winehouse, "Only by the Night" - Kings of Leon, "A Guide to Love, Loss, Desperation" - The Wombats, and anything having to do with the almighty Johnny Cash.

Posted by: ninjaphish at February 16, 2013 10:46 AM (kkz2p)

269 Jesus fucking Christ, there's a lot of good shit out there that has been completely overlooked on this thread.

Just off the top of my head there's:

The Hazards of Love - The Decemberists
The Stars are Out - Sarah Borges
Indestructible Machine - Lydia Loveless
Queen of the Minor Key - Eilen Jewell
Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now - Justin Townes Earl
Live at the Fillmore - Lucinda Williams
Feed the Animals - Girl Talk

Listening to some of the shit on this thread would make me borderline suicidal; and I mostly listen to improv. Up your game, morons; you don't have to listen to classic crock and the garbage the robber barons at the big labels throw in the fucking trough for you.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 16, 2013 10:48 AM (PlG+7)

270 Got nothing.
Oh! The Scorpions have a greatest hits album out.
Other than that, this century has been completely unlistenable.

Posted by: Inspector Asshole at February 16, 2013 10:49 AM (UzocF)

271 here's another vote for White Stripes-Elephant

Posted by: rtw at February 16, 2013 10:51 AM (FQVZ0)

272 269,

Well Lucinda Williams appears on the Flogging Molly album I cited. So I have nothing against her.

But if you want Under the Radar, I'll cite: Abney Park, "The End of Days."

Posted by: Shawn G at February 16, 2013 11:16 AM (Pv4Nx)

273 Shawn G, obviously my comments weren't aimed aimed at you but the boomer turds who sit around bitching that there hasn't been anything that can measure up to Zeppelin or Hendrix or other overrated cocksuckers.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 16, 2013 11:23 AM (PlG+7)

274 For those who love Jpop girl-group fluff: "4th Ikimasshoi" -- Morning Musume.

Posted by: holygoat at February 16, 2013 11:48 AM (XnwWl)

275 Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

F.U.N. - Some Nights

Grouplove - Never Trust a Happy Song

Posted by: Pastorius at February 16, 2013 11:56 AM (gMAUH)

276 I also really love this song and video from Drake, featuring Rihanna:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zzP29emgpg

Posted by: Pastorius at February 16, 2013 11:57 AM (gMAUH)

277 I haven't bought or listened to the album yet, but I just played the 30 second samples on Amazon of Junkie XL-Synthesized (featured on the cover of this month's Keyboard magazine). It sounds impressive.

Locally, there's Mary Ann Redmond-Send the Moon

Posted by: rtw at February 16, 2013 12:47 PM (FQVZ0)

278 Dave Grohls politics aside...Wasting Light is a great rock record.

Also, watch his "Sound City" movie, it's really entertaining and the music made for it is great too.

Posted by: Tony253 at February 16, 2013 01:04 PM (f825r)

279 Transatlantic - Whirlwind
Marillion - Marbles

Posted by: Euclid Beast at February 16, 2013 02:02 PM (GagLS)

280 273
Shawn G, obviously my comments weren't aimed aimed at you but the boomer
turds who sit around bitching that there hasn't been anything that can
measure up to Zeppelin or Hendrix or other overrated cocksuckers.


Posted by: Captain Hate at February 16, 2013 11:23 AM (PlG+7)

--I pretty much agree, although I think it's fair for each individual to believe that there's a "Golden Age" of at least *their* favorite type of music that may never be seen again, although it's usually a product of coming of age. For my part, I think the greatest era was indie rock/dream pop of the late '80s and early '90s, not coincidentally also my late adolescence/early adulthood.
That said, that doesn't mean you should completely ignore what's out now, even if the sum total of music is shit compared to your personal Golden Age. In any case, even the stuff I love I don't want to crank too often now that I have a babeh who could be traumatized by it.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2013 03:45 PM (4pNjZ)

281 That said, that doesn't mean you should completely
ignore what's out now, even if the sum total of music is shit compared
to your personal Golden Age. In any case, even the stuff I love I don't
want to crank too often now that I have a babeh who could be traumatized
by it.


Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2013 03:45 PM (4pNjZ)


Exactly, as a "jazz" fan (I hate using that word because of some dipshit associations it can bring) I was thrown into a murderous rage when fuckstick hobbyist Ken Burns did his horseshit sociology stories posing as history about the art form because the stupid cocksucker treated it like a fucking museum piece. Fuck that shit. Jazz didn't end in the 60s, nor should the European and now Asian inputs be ignored, which that shithead was guilty of. There's plenty of good shit to be seen in the clubs which is where the music has always thrived anyway.

The same goes for rock. There's a lot of fucking garbage out there and, as a boomer, I run the risk of making a spectacle of myself by buying into every fad of the moment that gets shoved down the consumers' throats. But I like to think I can walk that line and still seek out quality stuff that happens to be new.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 16, 2013 04:22 PM (+8LRz)

282 Beck - Odelay
Morrissey - live
Queens of the Stone Age - songs for the deaf
Jay-z - the blueprint
Band of horses - cease to begin
Green day - American idiot

Posted by: Gigabit at February 16, 2013 04:46 PM (vMsT/)

283 My Downfall - Venetian Snares

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxEix4KQ0M

Posted by: Pastorius at February 16, 2013 05:07 PM (gMAUH)

284 off the top of my head...... ? Ok, what the heck. Every song on these is essential and engaging.

1. Orange Juice "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever"
2. Husker Du "Flip Your Wig"
3. Felt "Forever Breathes the Lonely Word"
4. The Ramones "Road to Ruin"
5. Go-Betweens "16 Lovers Lane"
6. Lloyd Cole "Rattlesnakes"
7. Miracle Legion "The Backyard"

Posted by: Captain Sensless at February 16, 2013 05:33 PM (U84nT)

285 284
off the top of my head...... ? Ok, what the heck. Every song on these is essential and engaging.

1. Orange Juice "You Can't Hide Your Love Forever"
2. Husker Du "Flip Your Wig"
3. Felt "Forever Breathes the Lonely Word"
4. The Ramones "Road to Ruin"
5. Go-Betweens "16 Lovers Lane"
6. Lloyd Cole "Rattlesnakes"
7. Miracle Legion "The Backyard"


Posted by: Captain Sensless at February 16, 2013 05:33 PM (U84nT)

--Talk about not reading the post.

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2013 06:25 PM (4pNjZ)

286 Favorite album of the decade would be a various artist comp called Buzz N Rumble From the Urban Jungle, which highlights 5 band from Kishasha, in the Congo. 2 of the band rehab full albums of their own, Kasai Allstars has On the 7th Moon and my favorite from Konono No. One is Assu me Crash Position. PLUS the second Lamps album called Lamps is pretty killer, Dirty Beaches's Badands album has a cool rockabilly/Suicide (the band) vibe,and Animal Collective and A Place to Bury Strangers have put out a few keepers. Truth be told, this is probably a bettered ace for music than the 90s, and I want to college in the 90s

Posted by: Irving Washington at February 17, 2013 12:16 AM (0HPSF)

287 Blitzen Trapper - Furr

Posted by: HULK CONFUSED at February 17, 2013 09:11 AM (+BDIM)






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