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Old Nov 18th 2009, 7:21 pm
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Default NME's Top 50 Albums of the Decade

I always thought I kept up to date (well, reasonably) with music developments, but I'm not familiar with a number of these.

Leaving aside the moot point about whether the decade started in 2000 or 2001, there's still plenty to enjoy however.

And................ if 'Asleep In The Back' is better than 'The Seldom Seen Kid', it's going straight onto my Christmas list.

NME's top 50 albums of the decade
1. The Strokes - Is This It
2. The Libertines - Up the Bracket
3. Primal Scream - xtrmntr
4. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
6. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
7. Arcade Fire - Funeral
8. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
9. The Streets - Original Pirate Material
10. Radiohead - In Rainbows
11. At The Drive In - Relationship of Command
12. LCD Soundsystem - The Sound of Silver
13. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
14. Radiohead - Kid A
15. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
16. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free
17. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
18. The White Stripes - Elephant
19. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
20. Blur - Think Tank
21. The Coral - The Coral
22. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
23. Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future
24. The Libertines - The Libertines
25. Rapture - Echoes
26. Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner
27. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
28. Johnny Cash - Man Comes Around
29. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
30. Elbow - Asleep In the Back
31. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
33. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
34. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
35. Babyshambles - Down in Albion
36. Spirtualized - Let It Come Down
37. The Knife - Silent Shout
38. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
39. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
40. Ryan Adams - Gold
41. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
42. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
43. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
44. Outkast - Loveboxxx/The Love Below
45. Avalanches - Since I Left You
46. Delgados - The Great Eastern
47. Brendan Benson - Lapalco
48. Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
49. Muse - Absolution
50. MIA - Arular
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is this it is a great album, but not sure it's the album of the decade...no killers (hot fuss?) in there which is a bit odd...

err...and i don't spot any mozza either, lol...

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is this it is a great album, but not sure it's the album of the decade...no killers (hot fuss?) in there which is a bit odd...

err...and i don't spot any mozza either, lol...

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Dizzee Rascal??? Amy Winehouse??? Outkast??? Bloody hell, I have lost all respect for NME. Seriously, where are ANY of the Kings of Leon albums?? Muse at number 49?? And how has The Streets got two entries???!!! So many other artists missing, they have got this seriously wrong. Impossible to be objective for sure... Terrible selection (albeit Jack White and Radiohead got two entries) and so many other worthy entrants. Boo hiss NME!! Wonder if Q magazine and Kerrang have done the same - must check... Cheers The Dean for posting - food for thought...
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Dizzee Rascal??? Amy Winehouse??? Outkast??? Bloody hell, I have lost all respect for NME. Seriously, where are ANY of the Kings of Leon albums?? Muse at number 49?? And how has The Streets got two entries???!!! So many other artists missing, they have got this seriously wrong. Impossible to be objective for sure... Terrible selection (albeit Jack White and Radiohead got two entries) and so many other worthy entrants. Boo hiss NME!! Wonder if Q magazine and Kerrang have done the same - must check... Cheers The Dean for posting - food for thought...
Uncut had The White Stripes as the top album of the decade - better list too... probably more to the Bored's taste too...

In reverse order (for some reason) Here's the top 20:

20 Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
19 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
18 Kate Bush - Aerial
17 The White Stripes - Elephant
16 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
15 Radiohead - In Rainbows
14 Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
13 Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
12 Portishead - Third
11 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
10 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
09 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
08 Bob Dylan - Modern Times
07 Arcade Fire - Funeral
06 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
05 The Strokes - Is This It
04 Brian Wilson - Smile
03 Wilco - A Ghost is Born
02 Bob Dylan - 'Love and Theft'
01 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells



http://www.prefixmag.com/news/white-...s-best-/33402/
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I got to 21 before there was something not on my iPod. A few notable omissions I thought, but a pretty good list.

These things are always very subjective and NME is pretty skewed towards English musicians, so the absence of The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi battles the pink robots, and Nick Cave's Abbottoir Blues is not suprising, but the absence of Burial's Untrue is odd.
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I got to 21 before there was something not on my iPod. A few notable omissions I thought, but a pretty good list.

These things are always very subjective and NME is pretty skewed towards English musicians, so the absence of The Flaming Lips' Yoshimi battles the pink robots, and Nick Cave's Abbottoir Blues is not surprising, but the absence of Burial's Untrue is odd.
True, true... Burial should be in there. No Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers (as noted by MM), Franz Ferdinand...

Pleased to see The Avalanches were not forgotten.
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Fair enough they claim to like british bands (as someone else mentioned), but they really need to stop smoking whatever it is they've got their hands on...

Muse at number 49? To be honest that says it all...

Where are all the groundbreaking british bands if they like british rock so much? Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics, Scouting for Girls, Fratellis, Franz Ferdinand...the list goes on and on...

Oh and they fit Jay-Z in the list. Jay-Z????!!!

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Fair enough they claim to like british bands (as someone else mentioned), but they really need to smoking whatever it is they've got their hands on...

Muse at number 49? To be honest that says it all...
too right, dull shite should be nowhere near the top 50

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Uncut had The White Stripes as the top album of the decade - better list too... probably more to the Bored's taste too...

In reverse order (for some reason) Here's the top 20:

20 Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
19 Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
18 Kate Bush - Aerial
17 The White Stripes - Elephant
16 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
15 Radiohead - In Rainbows
14 Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
13 Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
12 Portishead - Third
11 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
10 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
09 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
08 Bob Dylan - Modern Times
07 Arcade Fire - Funeral
06 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
05 The Strokes - Is This It
04 Brian Wilson - Smile
03 Wilco - A Ghost is Born
02 Bob Dylan - 'Love and Theft'
01 The White Stripes - White Blood Cells



http://www.prefixmag.com/news/white-...s-best-/33402/
Agree - that's a better list. At least they remembered 'Modern Times' which I rate above 'Love and Theft'.

Sad to see the ludicrously overrated Amy Whorehouse in both lists though.
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Oh dear - I feel so old! I used to be an NME fan (20 years ago).

I have many songs by many of these artists, but have not been so brave or wanton as to download a whole album!
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Agree - that's a better list. At least they remembered 'Modern Times' which I rate above 'Love and Theft'.

Sad to see the ludicrously overrated Amy Whorehouse in both lists though.
'back to black', despite her being fully turbo mental, is a fûcking fantastic album.
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Fair enough they claim to like british bands (as someone else mentioned), but they really need to stop smoking whatever it is they've got their hands on...

Muse at number 49? To be honest that says it all...

Where are all the groundbreaking british bands if they like british rock so much? Kasabian, Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Stereophonics, Scouting for Girls, Fratellis, Franz Ferdinand...the list goes on and on...

Oh and they fit Jay-Z in the list. Jay-Z????!!!
Spot on norsk...
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'back to black', despite her being fully turbo mental, is a fûcking fantastic album.
yeah, it is amazing...

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I've seen the beehive lady in action in Camden a couple of times, and both times people would stop and stare and even laugh at her. She even kind of acts up due to the audience.

Her music is awesome although I wonder if she could still pull it off. Her tour last year didn't go that well..in fact I think it could be called a disaster..
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