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#1 Filler2001

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:22 PM

Seeing as we are about to enter a new decade, I figured it would be a good idea to start a thread where we post our top ones. No compilation albums, live albums are OK.

Here are my top 5:

1) Daft Punk - Discovery
2) Counting Crows - Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
3) Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
4) Jim Croce - Have You Heard Jim Croce Live?
5) Beck - The Information

1) Flat out brilliant. It has some of the best flow from an album that I've ever heard, and the composition is nearly perfect.
2) This may sound like an odd choice, but I stand by it. The writing is beautiful, the composition is great, and fantastic flow
3) My favorite Johnny Cash album, mostly because of the raw emotion coming out of it, and the stunning quality for the amount of time taken writing and recording some of this.
4) Jim Croce is a fantastic musician and human being, and this live album was really good at showing what the world missed out on after the fatal crash in '73
5) Becks best album, and it isn't shown the respect it should (mostly because of the experimental nature of it)

You don't need to post reasons, or even 5 albums, but I chose to. And yes, I have heard the Radiohead albums, and they truly didn't impress me.

#2 dmaul1114

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:22 PM

I'd probably go with Pearl Jam's self titled album if I had to pick one. Too lazy to do a top 5.

I am surprised to see the Counting Crow's album that high. I like them--especially their first 3 albums, but I didn't care for that one much.

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#3 Filler2001

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 09:30 PM

I'd probably go with Pearl Jam's self titled album if I had to pick one. Too lazy to do a top 5.

I am surprised to see the Counting Crow's album that high. I like them--especially their first 3 albums, but I didn't care for that one much.

It's definitely a bit of a departure, with catchiness not being as much of a focus anymore, but I think the writing is as good as the band has ever been. I will admit that it took me a year for its awesomeness to actually hit me.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:09 PM

Audioslave's self titled album. Never realized how awesome it was. Chris Cornell is just amazing.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:18 PM

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CLUTCH -Blast Tyrant
This is one of the best rock albums I have ever heard and it got me back into Clutch.
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Mastodon - Leviathan
I love Crack the Skye and Remission but this one I have practically wore out from repeated listens.
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The Sword - Gods of the Earth
High On Fire - Blessed Black Wings

Both of these just kill!
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Killswitch Engage - Alive or Just Barely Breathing
One of the best metalcore records ever.
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At The Drive In - Relationship of Command

This band had so much potential In Casino Out was great but this album blew me away. One of the only "emo" groups I like.
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The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Almost went with Raconteurs or White Stripes but these guys won. Just found them couple years ago and couldn't believe their from Akron! I swear Dan Auerbach sounds like Paul Rogers from Bad Company.
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Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
I really wanted to put an Outkast album on here but I don't like Stankonia or Speakerboxxx more than this one. Though I really loved The Roots Phrenolgy but I had to give it to Eminem easily his best.
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Johnny Cash - American IV
I could have cheated and put Love, God, Murder on here but I went with this one RIP Man in Black
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Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage

A Death metal supergroup on vocals Mikael Åkerfeldt, (Opeth) on guitars, Anders Nystrom, (Katatonia, Diabolical Masquerade) on bass, Jonas Renske (Katatonia, October Tide) last and surely not least on drums a one Dan Swano. (Edge of Sanity, Nightingale, Diabolical Masquerade) A fucking impressive line-up by all accounts. This album is metal-as-Fuck and will destroy you! Posted Image
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Honorable Mentions

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R and Songs For The Deaf
Electric Wizard - Dopoethrone
Baroness - Red Album
In Flames - Clayman
Argus - s/t
Converge - Jane Doe
Edge of Sanity - Crimson II
The Roots - Phrenolgy
Exodus - Tempo of the Damned
Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Traveler
Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis
White Stripes - Elephant
The Sword - Age of Winters
Outkast - Stankonia

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#6 dmaul1114

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:18 PM

Audioslave's self titled album. Never realized how awesome it was. Chris Cornell is just amazing.


Yeah, all 3 of their albums would be reasonably high on my list if I took time to think it through.

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 10:26 PM

This is just a quick list of the non live or non greatest hits CD's I know I played a lot of over the last decade.

1. Nickel Creek-Why Should the Fire Die
2. Counting Crows-Hard Candy
3. Dixie Chicks-Taking the Long Way
4. The Dave Matthews Band-Busted Stuff
5. Weezer-(Green)
6. Cake-Comfort Eagle
7. Pearl Jam-Pearl Jam
8. Counting Crows-Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings
9. Audioslave-Audioslave
10. Dixie Chicks-Home
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#8 axlrose4183

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:20 PM

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy

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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:46 PM

I only have one Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 11:51 PM

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:17 AM

1) Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
2) Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
3) Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy
4) Andrew W.K - I Get Wet/The Wolf (should be one album IMO)
5) Kashiwa Daisuke - april.#2

#12 Danimal

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 12:57 AM

They Might Be Giants- Mink Car

Weird little bit of trivia about this album: it was released on, by far, the worst day of the past decade, 9/11/01.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:05 AM

They Might Be Giants- Mink Car

Weird little bit of trivia about this album: it was released on, by far, the worst day of the past decade, 9/11/01.

Even weirder trivia, they played a midnight release show at a record shop in NYC.

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#14 Mr Unoriginal

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:04 AM

Loved this decade:
Tegan and Sara - "The Con"

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:07 AM

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#16 Filler2001

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:13 AM

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:14 AM

The Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Almost went with Raconteurs or White Stripes but these guys won. Just found them couple years ago and couldn't believe their from Akron! I swear Dan Auerbach sounds like Paul Rogers from Bad Company.
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You should hear Dan's solo album. Holy crap, it's good. That's a good choice, Rubber Factory. Very nice.

Too hard for me to pick one. I'm just going to think of a quick few from different genres.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:35 AM

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy


God I hope you're kidding.

I only have one Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium


Yeah, that was definitely an awesome album. I recently listened to both CDs all the way through, and I'm definitely impressed.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 04:55 AM

Id say my favorite albums of the decade were

Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
Trivium - Ascendancy

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:02 AM

atmosphere - you cant imagine how much fun were having
lost prophets - start something
coheed and cambria - in keeping secrets....
primer 55 - (the) new release
pepper - no shame

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:22 AM

Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy


This is what I came in to post.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:37 AM

In no particular order....

Arcade Fire - Funeral
Clipse - Lord Willin' & Hell Hath No Fury
Common - Be
D'Angelo - Voodoo
Daft Punk - Discovery
Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
Drake - So Far Gone EP
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Toney Album & Fishscale
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
Jay-Z - The Blueprint & The Black Album
Kanye West - The College Dropout & Late Registration
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
M.I.A. - Kala
OutKast - Stankonia & Spearerboxxx/The Love Below
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs For the Deaf
Radiohead - In Rainbows & Kid A
Raekwon - Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. II
Scarface - The Fix
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells & Elephant
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

There may be more, but this is off the top of my head at the moment... ;)

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:53 AM

In no particular order,

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Portishead - Third
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
The Postal Service - Give Up

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 05:52 AM

In no particular order...

Black Dahlia Murder - Miasma
Tool - Lateralus
All That Remains - The Fall of Ideals
Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
The Faceless - Akeldama
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:24 PM

God I hope you're kidding.


Why? Chinese Democracy was an amazing album and the only two reasons it was shit on was because Axl spent so long creating it and because it wasn't Appetite For Destruction 2: Electric Boogaloo

#26 Filler2001

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:49 PM

Why? Chinese Democracy was an amazing album and the only two reasons it was shit on was because Axl spent so long creating it and because it wasn't Appetite For Destruction 2: Electric Boogaloo

Go listen to the new Kiss album, it kicks the crap out of Chinese Democracy

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:08 PM

In order...

1) Outkast - Stankonia

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Outkast kicks everyone's ass. Plain and simple. No musical act on Earth is better.

They continue to be fresh and innovative in a genre of music that tends to follow trends and be stale. Amazing album. One of the only mainstream/hugely successful hip-hop acts that does their own thing and does it better than anyone else.

2) Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

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Toss up between this and Stankonia for top choice.

3) Sara Bareilles - Careful Confessions/Little Voice

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She is an AMAZING performer and lyricist. Her song writing skills are superb and every song on this album is straight from her heart. She is far and away my favorite non hip-hop act of the decade. I put Careful Confession there because that debut album contained many of the same songs as Little Voice and I think the versions on Careful Confessions were better.

4) Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

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Still her best album, Norah has a style that stands out in music. Her first album blended jazz, blues and country in a way that was laid back and easy to listen to. Great album.

5) Robert Randolph and the Family Band - Unclassified

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I caught them on Austin City Limits by chance years ago and I have been hooked ever since. The man can play the hell out of the steel guitar and this album really shows the gospel/soul influences of the band. I just wish more people knew about them.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:14 PM

Loved this decade:
Tegan and Sara - "The Con"


Oh hell yes. You can add "So Jealous" to that as well.

The Mastodon record evildeadjedi mentioned is possibly up there as well.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:17 PM

Off the top of my head I would have to say Renegades by Rage Against the Machine.

But I'm sure I'd have to put some releases by A Perfect Circle, Deftones, Tool, Daft Punk, Deep Puddle Dynamics, Gorillaz, The Promise Ring, Deltron, and Queens of the Stone Age on there as well.

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Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:34 PM

In no particular order:

BRMC - self titled
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Spiritualized - Let it Come Down
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Sterophonics - Performance and Cocktails (1999)

I'm sure I would make a few adjustments if I really thought about it.