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Your favorite 00's albums?

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Initial post: Feb 27, 2013 9:17:22 AM PST
Mike B. says:
Continuing the decades threads, mine are:

1) Kevin Ayers - "The Unfairground"
2) The Blasters - "4-11-44"
3) David Bowie - "Reality"
4) Cindy Bullens - "Neverland"
5) John Cale - "HoboSapiens"
6) Leonard Cohen - "Ten New Songs"
7) Bob Dylan - "Love And Theft"
8) Marianne Faithfull - "Easy Come Easy Go"
9) John Fogerty - "Revival"
10) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel - "The Quality Of Mercy"
11) George Harrison - "Brainwashed"
12) James Hunter - "The Hard Way"
13) Ferraby Lionheart - "Catch The Brass Ring"
14) Elliott Murphy - "Coming Home Again"
15) Randy Newman - "Harps And Angels"
16) Graham Parker - "Don't Tell Columbus"
17) Todd Rundgren - "Liars"
18) Buffy Sainte-Marie - "Running For The Drum"
19) The Stranglers - "Suite XVI"
20) Foy Vance - "Hope"
21) Dave Van Ronk - "Sweet & Lowdown"
22) Amy Winehouse - "Back To Black"
23) Robert Wyatt - "Comicopera"
24) Yo La Tengo - "And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out"
25) The Zutons - "Tired Of Hanging Around"

What are your favorite 00's albums?

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 9:29:04 AM PST
Mike B. says:
A bit of news about Kevin case you haven't heard, he died earlier this month (Feb.18th) of natural causes at his home in the south of France. He was 68. One of my all-time favorites. RIP Kevin.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 9:40:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2013 7:03:30 AM PST
vivazappa says:
1-Willie Nile--Streets of New York

Ry Cooder--Chavez Ravine
Rush--Snakes and Arrows
Joe Ely--Streets of Sin
Los Lobos--Good Morning Atzlan
moe.--Sticks and Stones
Grace Potter--This is Somewhere
ELTON--The Captain and the Kid

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:23:43 AM PST
Gena Chereck says:
My Top 20 (in chronological order):

Trisha Yearwood, 'Real Live Woman'
U2, 'All That You Can't Leave Behind'
Kirsty MacColl, 'Tropical Brainstorm'
Bob Dylan, 'Love & Theft'
Bruce Springsteen, 'The Rising'
George Harrison, 'Brainwashed'
The White Stripes, 'Elephant
Fountains of Wayne, 'Welcome Interstate Managers'
Warren Zevon, 'The Wind'
Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, 'Streetcore'
Loretta Lynn, 'Van Lear Rose'
Kate Bush, 'Aerial'
The Dixie Chicks, 'Taking the Long Way'
Lily Allen, 'Alright, Still'
Lucinda Williams, 'West'
Nick Lowe, 'At My Age'
REM, 'Accelerate'
The B-52's, 'Funplex'
Elvis Costello & the Imposters, 'Momofuku'
The Gaslight Anthem, 'The '59 Sound'

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:24:59 AM PST
I don't even know if I have bought 20 albums in the OO's.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:31:38 AM PST
@SA: "bought", quaint. ;)

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:38:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 27, 2013 10:55:41 AM PST
The last decade gave us some outstanding music, but you had to know where to look. Albums from 2000-2009 only:

1. Kid A, Radiohead
2. Seven Swans, Sufjan Stevens
3. Songs For The Deaf, Queens Of The Stone Age
4. No More Stories Are Told Today..., Mew
5. In Absentia, Porcupine Tree
6. Aerial, Kate Bush
7. The Shepherd's Dog, Iron And Wine
8. Elephant, The White Stripes
9. Black Holes And Revelations, Muse
10. Planet Of Ice, Minus The Bear
11. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
12. Funeral, Arcade Fire
13. Illinoise, Sufjan Stevens
14. ...And The Glass Handed Kites, Mew
15. Amnesiac, Radiohead
16. How I Do, Res
17. Rated R, Queens Of The Stone Age
18. Fear Of A Blank Planet, Porcupine Tree
19. Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!, Godspeed You Black Emperor
20. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, PJ Harvey
21. Voyage To India, India.Arie
22. Menos El Oso, Minus The Bear
23. The Hazards Of Love, The Decemberists
24. The Life Pursuit, Belle And Sebastian
25. Alligator, The National

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:48:55 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 27, 2013 11:41:35 AM PST
In Alphabetical order:

Apocalyptica: 7th Symphony
Arcade Fire: Suburbs
At Vance: Ride The Sky
Beardfish: Mammoth
The Bevis Frond: The Leaving Of London
Big Big Train: Gathering Speed
Birds Of Tokyo
Blodwyn Pig: Ahead Rings Out
Cheap Trick: Rockford
Chris Squire & Billy Sherwood: Conspiracy
Coheed And Cambria: Year Of The Black Rainbow
Credo: Against Reason
David Bowie: Toy (His new one will probably make the list too)
Devin Townsend Project: Deconstruction
Donald Fagen: Sunken Condos
echolyn: Mei
The Fixx: Beautiful Friction
The Flower Kings: the Sum Of No Evil
Glass Hammer: The Inconsolable Secret
Hawkwind: Blood Of The Earth

That's 20, guess I'll have to stop there!

Iron Maiden: The Final Frontier

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2013 10:51:12 AM PST
you robber baron

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 10:52:56 AM PST
@SA: you must be speaking of the record companies who charge $18.99 for a CD that costs 50 cents to make.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:04:08 AM PST
Bob Bykowski says:
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Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:15:14 AM PST
Jason Kessel says:
Kathleen Edwards-Failer
Ladytron-Light & Magic
Laika-Wherever I am I am What is Missing
Rickie Lee Jones-The Evening of My Best Day
Ivy-In the Clear
Concrete Blonde-Group Therapy
PJ Harvey-White Chalk
M83-Hurry UP, We're Dreaming
The Duke Spirit-Neptune
New Order-Get Ready
Sleater-Kinney-One Beat
Beth Orton-Sugaring Season
Florence and the Machine-Lungs
Stan Ridgway-Snakebite: Blacktop Ballads and Fugitive Songs
Basement Jaxx-Kish Kash
Donald Fagen-Morph the Cat
Johnette Napolitano-Scarred

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:16:20 AM PST
@Robert Bykowski: "In my opinion, while there has been good stuff made after that particular year, it has all been done before and better."

If you've been busy catching up on pre-1985 music, how would you even know that more recent music has been done "before and better"?

Please don't make the mistake of judging a few artists and/or albums you may have casually heard over the past few decades and then come to the sweeping conclusion that they represent all there is to modern music and that there's nothing new or creative out there. Because you would be wrong!!

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:17:48 AM PST
I definitely agree with Michael.

Before I started buying music online at Amazon and other places I thought the musical well had run dry too. I was most definitely wrong!

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:29:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 27, 2013 11:30:30 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Ten of the best, not necessarily the ten best

Workout Holiday - White Denim
American IV: The Man Comes Around - Johnny Cash
The White Stripes
Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch
Blood & Candle Smoke (Dig) - Tom Russell
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood - Neko Case
Trials of Van Occupanther - Midlake
Chrome Dreams II - Neil Young
Love & Theft - Bob Dylan

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:33:57 AM PST
Top 30
Alphabetical order

A Bigger Bang - The Rolling Stones
All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
All You Need IS Now - Duran Duran
Astronaut - Duran Duran
Before The Frost, Until The Freeze - The Black Crowes
Born Into This - The Cult
Choice Of Weapon - The Cult
Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
Different Gear, Still Speeding - Beady Eye
Dig Out Your Soul - Oasis
Don't Believe The Truth - Oasis
Everything Must Go -Steely Dan
Fear Of A Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
Heathen - David Bowie
Heathen Chemistry - Oasis
Hydroponic Garden - Carbon Based Lifeforms
In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
Just Push Play - Aerosmith
Lions - The Black Crowes
Metamorphosis - Jean Michel Jarre
Nil Recurring - Porcupine Tree
Reality - David Bowie
Recordings - Porcupine Tree
Secret Observatory - Between Interval
Selling Insincerity - Abigail's Ghost
Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants - Oasis
Teo & Tea - Jean Michel Jarre
The Incident - Porcupine Tree
Two Against Nature - Steely Dan
Warpaint - The Black Crowes

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 11:37:40 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 27, 2013 11:37:52 AM PST
@SA: I see you've remembered a few. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2013 11:53:05 AM PST
And all except for 1, I paid real money for.

"it has all been done before and better"

I think that may have merit. But there are also a lot of new songs that are better than old a lot of old songs.

You can only listen to the old stuff so many times before you need a breath of fresh air.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 4:03:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 27, 2013 4:19:57 PM PST
B L T says:
Julia Hulsmann - "The End of Summer"
Crooked Still - "Shaken By A Low Sound"
Ulrich Drechsler - "Humans & Places"
Ian Anderson - "The Secret Language Of Birds"
Bennie Maupin - "Early Reflections"
Gillian Welch - "Soul Journey"
Tord Gustavsen - "The Ground"
Bearfoot - "Follow Me"
Anour Brahem - "The Astounding Eyes Of Rita"
Avishai Cohen - "Flood"
Gillian Welch -"Time (The Revelator)"
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - "Live from Madison Square Garden"
Myriam Alter - "If"
Kate Rusby - "Awkward Annie"
Neil Young - "Prarie Wind"
The Be Good Tanyas - "Chinatown"
Enrico Rava - "Easy Living"
Tore Brunborg - "Gravity"
Joy Kills Sorrow - "Joy Kills Sorrow"
Mathias Eick - "The Door"
Nils Landgren & Esbjorn Svensson - "Layers Of Light"
Lars Andreas Haug - "Vinterfjos"
Mark Knopfler - "The Ragpicker's Dream"
Markus Stockhausen - "Thinking About"
Alexi Murdoch - "Time Without Consequence"
Ingebrigt Haker Flaten & Hakon Kornstad - "Elise"
David Friedman - "Rodney's Parallel Universe"
Carl Petter Opsahl - "Love The Blues" 
Ian Anderson - "Rupi's Dance
Bennie Maupin - "Penumbra"

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 4:40:04 PM PST
eastrich2015 says:
My top 15,not in any order.1.Ridge-A Countrydelic And Fuzzed Experience In A Colombian Supremo 2.Roachpowder-Atomic Church 3.Dozer-In The Tail Of A Comet 4.Dozer-Madre De Dios 5.Nebula-Charged 6.Nebula-Atomic Ritual 7.Novadriver-Void 8.Fu Manchu-California Crossing 9.Fu Manchu-We Must Obey 10.The Atomic Bitchwax-2 11.Fireball Ministry-The Second Great Awakening 12.Monster Magnet-Monolithic Baby 13.Sixty Watt Shaman-Seed Of Decades 14.Sheavy-Celestial Hi Fi 15.Solarized-Driven.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 4:45:04 PM PST
Celtic Frost- Monotheist
The Devil's Blood- The Time Of No Time Evermore
Orchid- Capricorn
Saxon- Call to Arms
AC/DC- Black Ice
Anthrax- Worship Music
Crucified Barbara- Til Death Do Us Party
The Donnas- Spend the Night
Ace Fehley- Anomaly
Ghost- Opus Eponymous
Halford- Resurrection
Heaven & Hell- The Devil You Know
Jess & the Ancient Ones- S/T
Lullacry- Crucify My Heart
Pentagram- Last Rites
Pink- Funhouse
Heart- Red Velvet Car
Royal Thunder- CVI
Triosphere- The Road Less Travelled
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats- Blood Lust
Stevie Nicks- In Your Dreams

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2013 4:46:52 PM PST
Bob Bykowski says:
Michael Topper says: "Please don't make the mistake of judging a few artists and/or albums you may have casually heard over the past few decades and then come to the sweeping conclusion that they represent all there is to modern music and that there's nothing new or creative out there. Because you would be wrong!!"

I'm not saying there's nothing creative out there. But I do believe that once the original wave of punk/new wave bands were not accepted by the American record-buying public at large or radio programmers, rock hit a wall and gradually lost its significance (unfortunately) to rap and hip-hop. Sure, there's good music out there if you look hard enough. But that's part of the problem - you really have to look hard to find it. In the '50's, '60's, '70's and first half of the '80's, you didn't have to look hard. It was right in front of you.

Everywhere I go, the only music that's constantly thrown in my face is rap and hip-hop. The problem I have with that is that, in order to relate to the lyrical subject matter discussed in most rap and hip-hop songs, you really DO have to be African-American. I really believe that. And no other kind of music is that way. Years ago, you could listen to rock, pop, country-rock, soul, Motown, jazz, blues...and all of it spoke to every race, every sex, every culture. Rap and hip-hop is not like that. Suburban kids might think they're cool by listening to it, but it is an urban music - plain and simple. It's also taken over contemporary culture.

So I'll stick to the old stuff, for the most part.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 5:04:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 27, 2013 5:13:41 PM PST
@Robert Bykowski: you'd better be thankful E.Dill has not found this thread yet, or you would be getting a lot more flak for that kind of thinking than I'm giving you, LOL!! Especially this statement:

"But that's part of the problem - you really have to look hard to find it."

This is not true. Good new music that conforms precisely to your tastes is almost ridiculously easy to find with no more than 5-10 minutes of your time spent looking; in fact, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the way these new ways of finding music bring you more than you ever thought *possible*.

What you're basically saying is that you've given up on new music simply because one genre (hip-hop) dominates mainstream media these days. This is your choice, but then you simply can't make statements like "there's no good music now". You yourself admitted that there probably is, you're just too lazy to spend 5-10 minutes of your time to find it. I don't mean to sound harsh (I very much enjoy reading your posts), but I'm only trying to tell you that you may be in for the ride of your life, if you just give some new music a chance. For starters, you're on an Amazon music forum--an excellent place to find recommendations. Since our musical tastes aren't *too* far off, I would suggest you look at the top 25 I posted here, and check out the top ten. Then just go to youtube and type in the album name, you're likely to find the entire album (or the majority of it) posted in almost every case. You will not like everything, but you may be surprised at what you do like.

Pandora is another outstanding resource. It take five minutes to go to the site, sign up and enter your taste preferences. Then it starts streaming music based on what you inputted, many times playing artists you did not list, but which fit in the category. This works for older eras, too.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 5:22:20 PM PST
Bob Bykowski says:
Michael Topper,

I do like Arcade Fire very much, as well as Mumford and Sons, Wilco, certain others. I regularly stream WXRT - 93.1 FM out of Chicago on the Internet, and they play probably the best mixture of old and new stuff that I've heard out of a radio station (and not just the familiar tracks either). Most of the new stuff rarely grabs me by the collar and makes me say "WOW !". But I'm certainly willing to check out some of the albums you have on your list. Thanks for your suggestions.

Posted on Feb 27, 2013 6:36:30 PM PST
ED S. says:
The early 2000's. Here is my list. No order of favor, 2000-2009.

1-"Let Go"-Avril Lavign
3-"The Fame Monster"-Lady Gaga
4-"Elva"-Unwritten Law
6-"High School Musical 3"-soundtrack
7-"Metomorphosis"-Hilary Duff
8-"Start Static"-Sugarcult
9-"Dreaming In Color"-Jump 5
11-"Ghost Tigers Rise"-Tiger Army
12-"Jet Set Swe...From Sweeden With Love"-Various artists
13-"Sky Lounge, Chilled Beats At 30,000 Feet"-Various Artists
14-"Joss Sticks"-Chris Joss
15-The Instigator"-Rhett Miller
16-"Under The Covers, Vol.1"-Mathew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs
17-"The Adventures Of Robin Hood, 1938 Score"-Soundtrack...Eric Wolfgang Korngold, re-constructed by John Morgan
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