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Re: BCB's Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century - And the winner is...

Postby Brother Spoon » 22 Nov 2017, 05:38

My list, somewhat chronologically:

Motorpsycho – Let them eat cake
Phoenix – United
Bob Dylan – Love & theft
Stephen Malkmus – s/t
Mauro Pawlowski – Songs from a bad hat
Jim O'Rourke – Insignificance
Brendan Benson – Lapalco
Alex Chilton – Live in Anvers
Charles Douglas – Statecraft
Reigning sound – Too much guitar

Terry Adams – Louisville sluggers
Blitzen trapper – Wild mountain nation
The Go – Howl on the haunted beat you ride
Josh Rouse – Country mouse city house
dEUS – Vantage point
MGMT – Oracular spectacular
Jim O'Rourke – The visitor
Animal collective – Merriweather post pavilion
Connan Mockasin – Forever dolphin love
Stephen Malkmus – plays Can's Ege bamyasi

Oren Ambarchi – Audience of one
Maurits Pauwels – Afscheid in kloten
Whitney – Light upon the lake
Karl Blau – Introducing
Ryley Walker – Golden sings that have been sung
Okkervil river – Away
Cairo Gang – Untouchable
Millionaire – Sciencing
Jake Xerxes Fussell – What in the natural world
Chris Forsyth – Dreaming in the non-dream

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Postby PENK » 22 Nov 2017, 06:16

Moleskin wrote:I'd share my list but I get a PHP error when I try to paste it in from a text document.


So you’re to blame! I’ve been locked out for two days because I tripped the spam filter when I tried to post numbers 101-200!

I can’t for the life of me figure out what the offending album is, but now I know it’s one of yours...
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Postby Copehead » 22 Nov 2017, 08:39

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Goat Boy wrote:Kings of Leon pissed on their chips didn’t they? Sometimes a band plunged off the cliff so hard the earlier good stuff gets overlooked. I really liked Aha Shake Heartbreak at the time.

I also enjoyed Hot Fuss at the time too and thought it showed promise but, again, they turned to shit very quickly.


They may have pissed on their chips hipster wise but commercially they got bigger and bigger and bigger, probably only tailing off a little over the last 2 albums.

I agree with The Killers, but then again the masses didn't and Sam's Town was bigger than Hot Fuss and they actually grew as a commercial band despite being dropped by BCB types.

It is Eminem I don't understand, I should check again perhaps it is there, it is a masterpiece by the greatest "flow" rapper since Rakim, he gets over looked because he is white and very commercially successful

Kings of Leon released one very good album and then descended into fucking mediocrity.


Well actually their first 3/4 albums show commercial and critical growth. I think the problem was probably votes being split across a few albums.

I voted for their first album but could easily have voted for Because The Night or Aha Shake Heartbreak.
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Postby PENK » 22 Nov 2017, 09:52

Copehead wrote:Well actually their first 3/4 albums show commercial and critical growth. I think the problem was probably votes being split across a few albums.


No the problem was not enough votes full stop. Aha Shake Heartbreak got two votes but not enough points for the top 100. One other album got one vote - yours.
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Postby PENK » 22 Nov 2017, 09:53

Tell you who got no votes at all: Bon Iver.
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Postby Copehead » 22 Nov 2017, 10:02

PENK wrote:Tell you who got no votes at all: Bon Iver.



Deservedly so; the poster boy for all the crap Americana stinking up this list, a genre that makes Nu Metal look exciting, modern and relevant. Men in plaid shirts and ridiculous beards whining about their relationships to anaemic rock music recorded in a wooden shed in a forest on the Canadian border.


Every single note of it could be erased for ever and we would have lost nothing artistically.
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Postby The Modernist » 22 Nov 2017, 10:11

I zipped mine off very quickly as it was already after the deadline, so I just put together a quick ten:

1. Felt Mountain - Goldfrapp
2. Trials of Van Occupanter - Midlake
3. Every Day - Cinematic Orchestra
4. Rounds - Four Tet
5. Worldwide Underground - Erykah Badu
6. Sound of Water - Saint Etienne
7. Heroes to Zeros - The Beta Band
8. Rings Around The World - Super Furry Animals
9. Heathen - David Bowie
10. Stankonia - Outkast.

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Postby Moleskin » 22 Nov 2017, 10:22

David Bowie - Blackstar
Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
Lewis Taylor - Stoned Pt 1
Avi Buffalo - At Best C_ckold
Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
Broadcast - Haha Sound
Bjork - Medulla
Brandy Clark - Big Day In A Small Town
Burial - Untrue
ABC - Lexicon Of Love II
Darkstar - News From Nowhere
Electrelane - The Power Out
These New Puritans - Fields Of Reeds
Josh Rouse - 1972
James Blake - James Blake
Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse
Lily Allen - Alright, Still
Midlake - The Trials Of Van Occupanther
Paul McCartney - Chaos & Creation
Shack - On The Corner Of Miles And Gil
Pineapple Thief - 137
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Scott Walker - The Drift
Sea Wolf - Leaves In The River
Seefeel - Seefeel
Tanita Tikaram - Closer To The People
Tomasz Stanko - Suspended Night
Tord Gustavsen Trio - The Ground
The Xx - The Xx
The Strokes - Is This It?
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Postby Moleskin » 22 Nov 2017, 10:24

PENK wrote:
Moleskin wrote:I'd share my list but I get a PHP error when I try to paste it in from a text document.


So you’re to blame! I’ve been locked out for two days because I tripped the spam filter when I tried to post numbers 101-200!

I can’t for the life of me figure out what the offending album is, but now I know it’s one of yours...


Apparently the filter dislikes the Avi Buffalo album title. Which is an odd word for it to get its pants in a twist over.
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 22 Nov 2017, 12:43

Copehead wrote:
PENK wrote:Tell you who got no votes at all: Bon Iver.



Deservedly so; the poster boy for all the crap Americana stinking up this list, a genre that makes Nu Metal look exciting, modern and relevant. Men in plaid shirts and ridiculous beards whining about their relationships to anaemic rock music recorded in a wooden shed in a forest on the Canadian border.


Every single note of it could be erased for ever and we would have lost nothing artistically.


:D :D :D

This is poetry. Great stuff. I must confess that I don't really dislike Bon Iver - it's... pleasant. But only pleasant, and that is a huge problem

IMHO so much Americana, and related stuff, is completely artificial. As if technically talented musicians without any artistic vision (about the new, the unexpected, lots of inner turmoil, grief, disillusion, hope, ecstatic feelings, and everything in between, to be expressed in some coherent form) get told by some A&R type (doubling as an Amazon reviewer) what genre suits them best.

Nice, but bloodless.
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Postby Hightea » 22 Nov 2017, 13:08

Fuck of you British snobs. The Americana scene is wonderful I didn't vote for Bon Iver because I knew no votes would come their way. Justin Vernon has twice the feeling as half the people on this list. I could have put volcano choir album or Colin Stetson's album on the list too which is better than a bunch of the boring electronic stuff on this list.

Of course this list is void of big bands. No votes for a u2 album ?

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Postby NMB » 22 Nov 2017, 13:19

Mine, ranked best to least. I seem to have most in common (6 choices) with Osgood.

Southern Rock Opera – Drive By Truckers
Great Western Valkyrie - Rival Sons
The Rising – Bruce Springsteen
Sounds That can’t Be Made - Marillion
Blackstar – David Bowie
Hollow Bones - Rival Sons
The Underfall Yard – Big Big Train
The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) – Steven Wilson
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions – Bruce Springsteen
We’re Here Because We’re Here – Anathema
Brainwashed – George Harrison
English Electric Full Power – Big Big Train
Heartbreaker – Ryan Adams
Be – Pain of Salvation
Marbles – Marillion
Raising Sand – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Blackwater Park – Opeth
Snow – Spock’s Beard
Lateralus – Tool
Mammoth - Beardfish
Heathen – David Bowie
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
Lullabye…And the Ceaseless Roar – Robert Plant
Anno Domini High Definition – Riverside
The Incident – Porcupine Tree
The Octopus – Amplifier
Sons of the North – Black Spiders
Aha Shake Heartbreak – Kings of Leon
Vapor Trails – Rush
The Mountain – Haken
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Bride Of Sea Of Tunes wrote:
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PENK wrote:Tell you who got no votes at all: Bon Iver.



Deservedly so; the poster boy for all the crap Americana stinking up this list, a genre that makes Nu Metal look exciting, modern and relevant. Men in plaid shirts and ridiculous beards whining about their relationships to anaemic rock music recorded in a wooden shed in a forest on the Canadian border.


Every single note of it could be erased for ever and we would have lost nothing artistically.


:D :D :D

This is poetry. Great stuff. I must confess that I don't really dislike Bon Iver - it's... pleasant. But only pleasant, and that is a huge problem

IMHO so much Americana, and related stuff, is completely artificial. As if technically talented musicians without any artistic vision (about the new, the unexpected, lots of inner turmoil, grief, disillusion, hope, ecstatic feelings, and everything in between, to be expressed in some coherent form) get told by some A&R type (doubling as an Amazon reviewer) what genre suits them best.

Nice, but bloodless.


Having said that I quite like Will Oldham :)
Especially in his Palace Brothers/Music guise.

But the rest of it is cack.
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Postby The Modernist » 22 Nov 2017, 13:47

Hightea wrote: No votes for a u2 album ?


Have as look at Goat Boy's list. They were the only thing he picked.

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Postby Butch Manly » 22 Nov 2017, 17:51

Did anybody vote for Bowie's The Next Day?
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Postby toomanyhatz » 22 Nov 2017, 18:12

German Dave wrote:Did anybody vote for Bowie's The Next Day?


I wondered the same. If I'd thought of Bowie (somehow I managed not to :oops: ) I would have taken it over Blackstar. I think it's a better record, and for me had more element of surprise to it as well (I had given up on Bowie decades previous, something I might have mentioned a few times here...)
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Postby PENK » 22 Nov 2017, 18:51

Here, as promised, the next hundred:

103= Beck - Sea Change
103= Johnny Cash - American III
103= Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
103= Guided by Voices - Isolation Drills
103= Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
103= Skinnyman - Council Estate of Mind
109= Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
109= Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
109= Broadcast and the Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
109= Curse ov Dialect - Wooden Tongues
109= David Bowie - Heathen
109= Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
109= Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid
109= Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady
109= Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
109= Johan Johansson - Fordlandia
109= Josh Rouse - 1972
109= Miguel - Wildheart
109= Robert Plant - Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
109= Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga
109= Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Wigout at Jagbag's
109= The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
109= The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz and Percussion Ensemble - Miles Away
109= Tom Waits - Alice
109= The White Stripes - De Stijl
109= Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
129= Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
129= Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
129= Sparks - Hippopotamus
129= Stereolab - Margarine Eclipse
129= The Beta Band - Heroes to Zeroes
129= The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
129= The Libertines - Up the Bracket
129= Amon Tobin - Supermodified
129= The Angels of Light - How I Loved You
129= Beirut - Gulag Orkester
129= Current 93 - Black Ships Ate the Sky
129= D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
129= Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
129= Magma - KA
129= Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
129= Björk - Medulla
129= Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
129= The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
147= Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit
147= LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
147= Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
147= Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of the Country
147= Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion
147= Lambchop - Nixon
147= Meg Baird - Dear Companion
154= Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
154= Badly Drawn Boy - The Hour of Bewilderbeast
154= Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid MAAD City
154= Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
158= LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
158= Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of SOTL
158= Calexico - Feast of Wire
158= Electrelane - The Power Out
158= Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
158= Ryan Adams - Gold
158= Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Naturally
158= The Strokes - Room on Fire
166= Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
166= Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
168= The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of Understatement
168= The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
170= Paul McCartney - Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard
170= The Black Keys - El Camino
172. Einsturzende Neubaten - Perpetuum Mobile
173= Beach House - Devotion
173= Black Mountain - Black Mountain
173= Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
173= The Botticellis - Old Home Movies
177. Alvvays - Alvvays
178= Avi Buffalo - At Best C*ckold
178= Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost
178= Brother Ali - Shadows on the Sun
178= Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
178= Coil - Musick to Play in the Dark
178= Drive-By Truckers - American Band
178= Fennesz - Venice
178= Girls in Hawaii - Everest
178= Gnaw Their Tongues - Reeking Pained and Shuddering
178= Jack Drag: Soft Songs LP: Aviating
178= Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park
178= Kevin Tihista's Red Terror - Wake Up Captain
178= Lewis Taylor - Stoned Part 1
178= Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
178= Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
178= Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Like Bad News
178= Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
178= Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise
178= Sia - We Are Born
178= Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase.
178= Super Chron Flight Brothers - Emergency Powers
178= The Bronx - The Bronx
178= The Haxan Cloak - Excavation
178= The Leisure Society - The Sleeper
178= Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
178= Yellow Swans - Going Places
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