Tuesday, November 17, 2009

predictable nme

The NME has published its 50 Greatest Albums of the 2000s. It's such a boring, predictable list. Would any of my readers care to better it? I might give this some thought over the next few days. To make things easier, shall we say Top Ten, rather than 50, in the comments box below? Alright then.

Here's the NME list
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

4 comments:

Milly said...

The top ten's very predictable yes. I am rubbish at making lists as i'm too indecisve. But Stories from the City would be in my top 5 along with Illinoise which I still think is a brilliant album. Maybe that would top my list! Hmmm..

Jonathan said...

Haven't given it much thought yet, but I'd put Stories From The City in my top ten, too. Not sure what else; erm... probably find a place for Vespertine by Bjork. The second Field Music album. Untrue by Burial. Think Tank or Demon Days.

I dunno.

DrBlur said...

I agree with a handful of them, but the Strokes as #1? One of the worst bands I've ever heard, I've never understood the appeal/hype...

James W. said...

My top ten:
1. Radiohead - Kid A
2. Blur - Think Tank
3. Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
4. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
5. Futureheads - Futureheads
6. Deerhunter - Microcastle
7. Eels - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
8. Sleater Kinney - All Hands On The Bad One
9. God Speed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
10. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots