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  1.  (7256.21)
    im going to try to not write paragraphs, but its really hard for me. also, these arent in any order.

    TEAR IT UP/DOWN IN FLAMES split 7"-represents the best of the best from the 2000-2002 fast hardcore scene
    HOT CROSS-cryonics LP-jittery angular beauty, the high point of one of the best bands of the decade
    HATRED SURGE-black box 7"- the best powerviolence record since SPAZZ put out crushkilldestroy
    DEAR LANDLORD-dream homes lp-perfect pop punk albums dont come around all the time
    CONVERGE-jane doe 2xlp- nuff said, true believers!
    ORCHID-chaos is me 12" ep- insanity.
    THE ASSISTANT-s/t lp- i dont think ive ever heard a band that is as varied as this, and this is their opus
    MARILYN MANSON-golden age of grotesque lp-the broken sound of a decaying circus
    BLOOD BROTHERS-burn, piano island, burn lp-an emoviolence concept album? yes.
    LAWRENCE ARMS-oh, calcutta lp the best album from the drunkest, happiest, saddest band in chicago

    and this is with only putting 10 minutes of thought in here. it leaves out HENRY FIATS OPEN SORE, FAILURES, NEIL PERRY and dozens of others
      CommentAuthorEthan Ede
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    Fuuuuuuuuuck I forgot about chaos is me.

    EDIT: My MP3 player is telling me that chaos is me came out in 98 so I didn't forget about it afterall. Fantastic fucking album though.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    i was really looking forward to yours joe, do you listen to anything on cd? or is it all vinyl?
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Hm, this is hard. I'd probably say, in no particular order:

    JOHN FRUSCIANTE: To Record Only Water for Ten Days
    MASTODON: Leviathan
    ANNA JÄRVINEN: Man var bland molnen
    FLEET FOXES: Fleet Foxes
    NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: No More Shall We Part
    KHONNOR: Handwriting
    KENT: Du och jag döden
    THE MARS VOLTA: Frances the Mute
    JAMES YORKSTON: When the Haar Rolls in

    Feels like there should be more electronic music on this list, but there you go.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    Woah - okay, I'll try.

    2000: Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    2001: System of a Down - Toxicity
    2002: Agalloch - The Mantle
    2003: Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja
    2004: Orphaned Land - Mabool
    2005: Bolt Thrower - Those Once Loyal
    2006: Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance
    2007: Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
    2008: Crystal Castles self titled
    2009: Still undecided
  2.  (7256.26)
    i listen to some stuff on cd, it depends. if i cant find the vinyl then i have no problem buying it like that. most of my list is out on cd anyway.

    i think CHAOS IS ME was 2000? the 10" came out in 99.
      CommentAuthorEthan Ede
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Wikipedia also says 98, and I remember listening to it in high school. Could be wrong though.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Botch - We are the romans is actually from end of '99 by the way.
  3.  (7256.29)
    i may be totally wrong...if so just replace that pick with the MACHINEGUN ROMANTICS discography.
      CommentAuthorEthan Ede
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Hydra Head lists We Are the Romans official release date, as 01/01/2000. If you somehow got the album early, then I hate you. I remember waiting and waiting for the release date, listening to American Nervouso over and over again.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    @Ethan: Hm, okay. This as been a point of discussion at a german music board, too, haha. Some sources say end of 1999, so I don't really know, honestly. Maybe this comes beacause the promo cds went out the year before, because I know quite some music journalists. Awesome album though. Love it, when in the end, everything goes finally even more wild, with "I Wanna Be a Sex Symbol on My Own Terms" having quite some Rock'n'Roll vibe, "Man the Ramparts" coming epic and then that noisy drum'n'bass kind of thing ...
      CommentAuthorEthan Ede
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Yeah, one of the few albums that has caused me to stop and re-think everything I thought about music up to that point. I had already been a Botch fan, but that album changed the course of the next few years of my life. Like reading Neuromancer and Burning Chrome, which influenced me- even down to the way I dressed- this album effected my development as a person. I can only think of a few albums that have done that.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    @Ethan: Totally know what you mean. Apart the fact, that Botch was not the band, that was that important to me in such a way, but totally know what you mean. I think Neurosis is one of the bands, that did exactly that to me ...
    • CommentAuthorAlexGBYMR
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    Reading back, I'm with newspaperdrone et al. Splits are unfair.
    So where there are splits it should be read as;

    2001 - Lightning Bolt - Ride The Skies.
    2002 - Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas.
    2003 - The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg - Everyone's In Love And Flowers Pick Themselves.
    2005 - Million Dead - Harmony No Harmony.
    2008 - Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing.
    2009 - The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love.
    • CommentAuthorZombi
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    @rickiep00h - Sorry, I'm retarded. I quite liked Dig Lazarus, Dig, except for the title song.
  4.  (7256.36)
    also THREATENER's journey through three 7"s of cryptic lyrics and absolute brutality: THE HAMMERING, THE FASTENING and THE BENDING OF THE THROATS is some serious action from 2003-2006 ish
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    2000 - The Avalanches - Since I Left You
    2001 - Tool - Lateralus
    2002 - The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    2003 - The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium (A close tie with Katatonia - Viva Emptiness)
    2004 - Modest Mouse - Good News for People who love Bad News
    2005 - Sufjan Stevens - Come On Feel The Illinoise
    2006 - The Beatles - Love
    2007 - Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of Niggy Tardust
    2008 - Pendulum - In Silico
    2009 - Karnivool - Sound Awake

    I'm amazed to see all the love for Battles-Mirrored on here, I thought that album was singularly atrocious. Just like I thought Original Pirate Material was one of the most immature and badly written albums I'd ever heard at the time.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    What an awful thread. This was painful to whittle down.

    2000: Amon Tobin - Supermodified
    2001: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum: Grand Opening And Closing
    2002: Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    2003: David Sylvian - Blemish
    2004: Tinariwen - Amassakoul
    2005: Sergio - Swords
    2006: Scott Walker - The Drift
    2007: Dälek - Abandoned Language

    I'm not going to say anything about 2008 or 2009 yet, as I tend to discover stuff two years after the fact.
  5.  (7256.39)
    Jesus fuck! You people are insane! I can't resist, so I'm gonna go away and give this a shot, but seriously. Is there some resource that'll help me work out what came out when? JESUS!

    @ texture - Oh man, I was so with you up until 2006 or so, that's good stuff. But no, I don't like the Battles album so I'm gonna vote nay on album of the decade.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    Alright, I've prepped myself for probably having the poppiest list on the thread, but here goes. My requirements: I played the hell out of it, it sounded new, and I found some connection with the past in it that made it stronger.
    Let the heckling commence:

    2000: GORILLAZ: First Album
    2001: ROYKSOPP: Melody A.M.
    2002: (tie) POSTAL SERVICE: Give Up & UNDERWORLD: A 100 Days Off
    2003: JUNIOR SENIOR: Move Your Feet
    2004: (tie) THIEVERY CORPORATION: The Cosmic Game & FERRY CORSTEN: Right of Way (I know, I know, but I loved all the songs on this stupid CD)
    2005: (tie) M83: Before the Dawn Heals Us & M.I.A.: Arular
    2006: (tie) FAITHLESS: To All New Arrivals & LCD SOUNDSYSTEM: Sounds of Silver
    2007: (tie) ONETWO: Instead & ULRICH SCHNAUSS: Goodbye
    2008: HOT CHIP: Made in the Dark
    2009: Not over yet, but my front runners are TELEFON TEL AVIV: Immolate Yourself, TIGA: Ciao!, JUNIOR BOYS: Begone Dull Care, MISS KITTEN & HACKER: Two

    No excuses, no shame.