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    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
    @ Paul Sizer

    I have to say, fine freaking choices, particularly the Telefon Tel Aviv, a fantastic album even without the tragic circumstances.
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009 edited
    ebullient soul got some good 'uns but
    The best hardcore punk record released this decade. The only disc that comes close is the Los Crudos discography.

    to be totally fair, thats like comparing the new york giants to the san francisco giants (they are playing two different sports for those that may have said WHA?)
    • CommentTimeNov 23rd 2009
    i think we should start a new thread to do Best-of-'09 stuff, and that we should also wait another month before anyone mentions it again.
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    Two points: a) This is a top 10 albums of the decade thread. We're in the business of the direct judgment of things that while technically/intellectually are different must be lumped together. b) It's a bullshit rhetorical flourish that looking back on it I'd take out.

    In other news, I also like the Daft Punk live record quite a bit and am surprised it hasn't popped up on here yet...
    • CommentAuthorZombi
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
    @ ebullientsoul - That and Justice's Cross album almost made my list.
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2009
    Not that it makes a difference, but upon discovering that P.O.S. released Never Better in 2009, I'm definitely changing my pick for this year. Can NOT stop listening to that album.
    • CommentAuthorearl
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    My listening patterns are all over the place and I have been more into older music the last decade or so, so I can't really make a real expansive list. When the decade started, I was still listening to a bunch of the electronic music and post rock that had kind of been an obsession for a few years. Some of these groups were still working it into the early part of the decade like Godspeed You Black Emperor, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Tortoise, Explosions in the Sky etc. Same time I was also still of obsessive on old 70s music like Klaus Schutze, Tangerine Dream, Neu!, Harmonia etc. At some point, I got kind of sick of electronic music, any of it and got back into guitars.

    I found a handful of metal bands some of which were bringing in some progressive rock or ambient music into their sound like: Isis, Neurosis, Opeth, Botch, High On Fire, and Mastodon. I also listened to loads and loads of Motorhead, probably knocking a few Dbs off of my ears.

    Same time I got really into listening to a bunch of full on mullet guitar rock, especially some old blues based rock from the late 60s and 70s, some of which I hadn’t really heard like Robin Trower, Free, the Groundhogs, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Buddy Miles etc. I was also listening to a lot of Chess or classic Chicago electric blues stuff like Magic Sam, Howlin Wolf and Hound Dog Taylor.

    I’ve recently kind of gotten back to old punk/post punk/early synth music I already had, then some new wave and have been checking out some bands I never really heard in the past year or so like early Caberet Voltaire, Liquid Liquid and the first couple of Human League records. I’ve also been listening to the Swans and Gary Numan quite a bit again. I have gotten quite a bit of music, including some new stuff, but I have been more into older music. There are new things I like, but not as many other than stuff like Isis or Neurosis I would get obsessive about. I’ve got a heck of a lot of music, so there is always something I haven’t heard in a while.
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    2000 A Perfect Circle: Mer de Noms
    2001 Tool: Lateralus
    2002 Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights
    2003 Mr. Dibbs: The 30th Song
    2004 Stars: Set Yourself on Fire
    2005 The Kills: No Wow
    2006 The Black Angels: Passover
    2007 Battles: Mirrored
    2008 Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV
    2009 Kanute: Standing Room Only
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009 edited
    My list (No order implied)
    Muggs- Dust
    The Streets - Original Pirate Material
    Malcolm Middleton - A brighter Beat
    Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
    Fantomas - Delirium Cordia
    Burial- Untrue
    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    Grinderman - Grinderman
    The Damage Manual - Limited Edition
    David Bowie - Reality

    I write about each in more description here; my why's and wherefores (I like writing about music). I have pangs of guilt over not inlcuding, Underworld - Hundred Days off, Twilight Singers - Powder Burns and Grand Duchy - Petite Fours. What can You do???
    • CommentTimeDec 22nd 2009
    Hmm. My problem with this is that the best records get rediscovered years later - your choices are inherently stilted by how / when you discovered them. I reckon I'll only realise one of the best records to come out of the last decade in a few years.... Plus, I was 13 when the millennium hit,. and wasted a lot of time on decidedly crap music.
    However... albums that had profound impact -

    Mastodon - Leviathan - First CD I brought when I moved away from home, and it blew my mind.
    Tool - Lateralus - Listened to instead of sleeping as a teenager... the hypnotic style is incredible.
    The Streets - Original Pirate Material - I think it deserves to be included for making such a dent on the pop music charts and introducing people to an entirely new style of hip-hop
    Burial - Untrue - Nuff Said.
    Monolake - Polygon Cities - I have to include Monolake somewhere, his music is simply phenomenal, mind-bending and introduced me to so much. I'd include the HongKong remaster from last year, but that was an album from the nineties, and whilst it's fucking amazing, the remaster wasn't as good.
    Braintax - Panorama - "one for the treble, two for the floor, I'm Yorkshire to the bone, I don't copy New York." Skinnyman has nothing on Brain's lyrical dexterity and widescreen view.
    The Bug - London Zoo. A stark, industrio-noise take on grime. Brutal and dark.
    Claro Intelecto - Neurofibro. Awesome minimal/ techno / electro. Brooding and emotional