PENK wrote:No it doesn't, and for many people the century began on January 1st 2000.
And as common usage is the only real standard we have in the English language...
That'll be the cutoff date because I think it is what feels familiar to most people.
Technically, every second of every day is the start of a century, but whatever the mavens of three-ring-circus no-zero dying-god-notional-birthday gimmick tell you, the 21st century, and third millennium started, like all previous in the Xtian era on 1/1/01. And common usage isn't the only 'real' (whatever that means) standard. There's history and maths, for instance. Nobody disputes that the 19th century CE ended in 1900, for instance, and no-one suggest they started counting the first century at 0, as the concept of zero didn't exist when that monk magicked up X's birthday by counting back.
Not that any of this matters a damn in great scheme of things, I just had a Pedanticus attack and fancied a ride on a hobby horse
But why call it albums of 'the century' anyway, if we only had just under 17 years of it? Why not Top 100 albums since 2000 (leaving aside K's footling)?
Anyhow, ducking out now, didn't mean to cause a fuss, sorry.
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