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Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby Drew Corleone on Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:52 am

Because, again, why not?

I just submitted this on the Shaggy poll. My tastes changed a lot over the course of the decade, but I tried to keep some of the stuff I really loved 5-10 years ago.

1. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife
2. Old 97s, Satellite Rides
3. Kanye West, The College Dropout
4. Drive-By Truckers, Decoration Day
5. The Avett Brothers, Emotionalism
6. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin'
7. The Killers, Hot Fuss
8. Dr. Dog, Fate
9. Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
10. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
11. Jay-Z, The Black Album
12. Eisley, Room Noises
13. Muse, Black Holes and Revelations
14. Fanfarlo, Reservoir
15. Pedro the Lion, Achilles Hill

HM:
Bright Eyes, Cassadega
Silversun Pickups, Carnavas
The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow
Saves the Day, Stay What You Are
Jimmy Eat World, Bleed American
Decemberists, The Hazards of Love
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Re: Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby 12ozLongneck on Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:01 pm

2. Old 97s, Satellite Rides


I'm very surprised to see that.

Anyways, here's what I wound up submitting:

1. Figure 8 Elliott Smith
2. Turn On the Bright Lights Interpol
3. Love You Just the Same Centro-matic
4. Electric Version The New Pornographers
5. The Sophtware Slump Grandaddy
6. Lonesome and Losin' Li'l Cap'n Travis
7. The Magnolia Electric Co. Songs:Ohia
8. Oh, Inverted World The Shins
9. The Hazards of Love The Decemberists
10 Beachwood Sparks Beachwood Sparks
11. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco
12. The Coast Is Never Clear Beulah
13. Gimmie Fiction Spoon
14. Blue Screen Life Pinback
15. For Emma, Forever Ago Bon Iver


Random superlatives:

Most disappointing album of the decade: Blame It On Gravity The Old 97s. Outside of "Color of a Lonely Heart," there wasn't a single song on this album that didn't make me hit the skip button the first time I listened to it.

Most consistant band: The Decemberists. All of their albums were considered. Runner up: Centro-matic.

Worst death: Elliott Smith's "suicide"

Band that needs to call it quits: Weezer. Runner up: REM On the watch list: Old 97s, U2

The Ichiro of Music Award: Will Johnson. Between Centro-matic, South San Gabriel and his solo stuff, he has put out over 10 albums since 2000 and they're all good.
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Re: Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby Drew Corleone on Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:55 pm

I started thinking and realized that all things considered, I really liked Satellite Rides... to the point that I still listen to a lot of those songs.

Agree 100% about the Decemberists albums.
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Re: Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby Drew Corleone on Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:14 pm

Evan's Facebook snarkiness led me to this forum and I read this post for the first time in about five years.

Wow. A lot has changed.

The Decemberists' last two albums did not have much lasting appeal for me and Collin Melloy is kind of a pretentious jackass. I'm really not even anticipating the new album that much, though I hope it's a return to form. Even if it is, The Crane Wife as the best album on last decade is silly since I'm not sure it's not even their best album of last decade.

Sadly, when I bought my mac a few years back I lost most of my iTunes library, including everything I had ripped or downloaded in the previous decade, so compiling a follow-up would be more trouble than it is worth.

I will say that just yesterday I spent about two hours listening to Elliot Smith, because KUTX played what I suspect is his seminal track (Waltz #2 - correct me if I am off base) as I was picking up lunch. He was talented, no doubt, but I cannot take the melancholy after a while.

Satellite Rides is a still a great album, IMO - their best since Too Far To Care.

Weezer... they deserved Kevin's comment, but I am glad to see that they came back strong in 2014.
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Re: Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby Drew Corleone on Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:39 pm

Fuck it, let's review...

Drew Corleone wrote:Because, again, why not?

I just submitted this on the Shaggy poll. My tastes changed a lot over the course of the decade, but I tried to keep some of the stuff I really loved 5-10 years ago.

1. The Decemberists, The Crane Wife Ridiculous... was a good album, but tap the brakes
2. Old 97s, Satellite Rides Maybe too high, but don't feel bad about having it top ten
3. Kanye West, The College Dropout All of his stuff last decade was strong. You can't go wrong with the debut
4. Drive-By Truckers, Decoration Day The Isbell stuff was classic, and I liked Patterson's contributions on this album, but in retrospect it's maybe my least favorite Mike Cooley work
5. The Avett Brothers, Emotionalism I think this should have been number one... off the top of my head anyway
6. 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin' Ha! No Outkast, but I included Fitty... ABSURD!
7. The Killers, Hot Fuss Was a damn good album
8. Dr. Dog, Fate Their best album; should be higher
9. Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit My first exposure to B&S, outside of the movie High Fidelity; I still enjoy it
10. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans Eh, not bad but not "best of" by any means... some solid songs that I still enjoy
11. Jay-Z, The Black Album Was it better than the Blueprint? I'm not sure. Both were great.
12. Eisley, Room Noises Really liked this album. It had no business being in anyone's top 15
13. Muse, Black Holes and Revelations I've kind of soured on them, but I'd still like to see them live
14. Fanfarlo, Reservoir Had the advantage of being maybe my favorite 2008 album, and thus fresh in my mind... nothing they have done since has come close to matching their debut
15. Pedro the Lion, Achilles Hill Nah, a few good songs... Dave Bazan is a weirdo

HM:
Bright Eyes, Cassadega Dude is a shit but writes great songs
Silversun Pickups, Carnavas Lazy Eye is still one of my favorite songs, but this album was nothing special
The Shins, Chutes Too Narrow Good band, good album, but most people lauded their previous album, which I am not sure I have ever even heard
Saves the Day, Stay What You Are Ehhhhhh
Jimmy Eat World, Bleed American No
Decemberists, The Hazards of Love Loved it. Had a hard time getting into it the last time I tried listening. Maybe I should give it another shot.
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Re: Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby txlonghorn47 on Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:25 pm

Emotionalism is still their greatest work. They'll never top that one. It never really gets old to me either. I find myself jamming it and Mignonette all the time.
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Re: Top 15 2000-2009 Albums

Postby 12ozLongneck on Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:40 am

Drew Corleone wrote:I will say that just yesterday I spent about two hours listening to Elliot Smith, because KUTX played what I suspect is his seminal track (Waltz #2 - correct me if I am off base) as I was picking up lunch. He was talented, no doubt, but I cannot take the melancholy after a while.


Not sure what his "seminal song" would be, but Waltz #2 is certainly in the conversation. I understand what you mean about the relentless dreariness of his stuff. As annoying/blasphemous as the idea of an Avett Bros Elliott Smith cover album seems to me, the gal in the video I posted in the 2015 music thread summed it up pretty well when she said something to the effect of "If you really like Elliott Smith, you're either in a phase where you're listening to his stuff or you're in a phase where you're listening to everything else in your record collection."

Speaking of Avett Brothers, I'd probably dump the Pinback album and put Emotionalism on my list somewhere. I don't think they were on my radar until I saw them play in early 2010. Everything else on my list has aged really well as far as my ears are concerned. I have been on a big Grandaddy kick lately.
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