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NME's top 50 album of the noughties

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If anyone cares etc.. I actually don't think it is a bad list at all, but c'mon everyone let's have you're complaints about In Rainbows being higher than Kid A, other omissions, how does it compare to the "P2K" list etc or just be the person who thinks it's really scathing and witty to say "I wouldn't wipe my arse with nme". I give them points for the suprising inclusion of my favourite album of this year Two Dancers.

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 - Speakerboxxx/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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Songs for the Deaf, and not Rated R? Man, that's not even opinion. That's just silly.

Truth.

The NME's top 5 there is just stupid.

totally wrong.

The top 5 arnt complete horseshit, but there are clearly better albums in that list.

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I'm sure NME journo's don't even listen to music. They probably found some hip scenesters iPod and took the top 50 most listened to albums.

But how do the hip scenesters know what to listen to unless the NME tells them?

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Staff I believe.

So what is your best albums of the 00s?

Mine would be (in no order):

Fig 4.0 - Action Image Exchange

Paul Weller - 22 Dreams

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City

At The Drive In - Relationship of Command

My Latest Novel - Wolves

although thats just from the top of my head so I've prob forgotten about one

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Staff I believe.

So what is your best albums of the 00s?

Mine would be (in no order):

Fig 4.0 - Action Image Exchange

Paul Weller - 22 Dreams

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City

At The Drive In - Relationship of Command

My Latest Novel - Wolves

although thats just from the top of my head so I've prob forgotten about one

Top of my head....

The Empire Strikes First - Bad Religion

The Rising - Bruce Springsteen

Daisies of the Galaxy - Eels (March 2000!)

Souljacker - Eels

The New Fellas - The Cribs

The Crane Wife - The Decemberists

Til The Sun Turns Black - Ray Lamontagne

Micah P. Hinson and the Opera Circuit - Micah P Hinson

Mesmerize - System of a Down

Traffic and Weather - Fountains of Wayne

Let Go - Nada Surf

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My favourites of the 00s.

(I didn't mean to make this so long, I was just reading off iTunes and kept finding good stuff)

Elliot Smith - Figure 8

JJ72 - JJ72

Snoop Dogg - The Last Meal

Daft Punk - Discovery

Muse - Origin Of Symmetry

Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World

System Of A Down - Toxicity

Weezer - Green Album

White Stripes - Elephant

White Stripes - White Blood Cells

Coldplay - A Rush Of Blod To The Head

Coldplay - X&Y

Damien Rice - O

Belle & Sebastien - Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner

Dropkick Murphys - Blackout

Katie Melua - Call Off The Search

Libertines - Up The Bracket

Kings Of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood

Polyphonic Spree - The Beginning Stages

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell

The Concretes - The Concretes

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike

Graham Coxon - Happiness In Magazines

Graham Coxon - Love Travels At Illegal Speeds

Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby

Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Collision Course

The Killers - Hot Fuss

The Mooney Suzuki - Alive & Amplified

Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll

The Ordinary Boys - Brassbound

Zero 7 - When It Falls

The Zutons - Who Killed The Zutons

Beck - Guero

Ben Folds - Songs For Silverman

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

Green Day - American Idiot

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment

Lemon Jelly - 64-95

Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues / Lyre Of Orpheus

Amy Winehouse - Back To Black

CSS - Cansei Der Ser Sexy

Hot Chip - The Warning

Regina Spektor - Begin To Hope

Seasick Steve Dog House Music

Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder

Paramore - Riot

Radiohead - In Rainbows

Glasvegas - Glasvegas

Justice - Cross

Lady GaGa - The Fame

Eminem - Relapse

La Roux - La Roux

Little Boots - Hands

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It is a sad reflection on the demise of intelligent music journalism to compare an NME from before c.1995/6/7, to any produced in this decade. Even the most hideously 80s self-indulgent Morley-esque PoMo/Situationalism-athon that only tangentially mentions music is preferable to the new writing paradigm that can be summed up as 'You'll really like their trousers'. Buy/Read an old prelapsarian NME, and compare the difference, actual writing by writers.

5 of the Decade

Clor-Clor

Le Tigre-This Island

Joanna Newsom-Ys

Benga-Diary of an Afro Warrior

The Phantom Band-Checkmate Savage

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But how do the hip scenesters know what to listen to unless the NME tells them?
Hipsters have a collective hive mind. Like a queen bee or mother ant. His name is Steve Jobs.

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It is a sad reflection on the demise of intelligent music journalism to compare an NME from before c.1995/6/7, to any produced in this decade. Even the most hideously 80s self-indulgent Morley-esque PoMo/Situationalism-athon that only tangentially mentions music is preferable to the new writing paradigm that can be summed up as 'You'll really like their trousers'. Buy/Read an old prelapsarian NME, and compare the difference, actual writing by writers.

5 of the Decade

Clor-Clor

Le Tigre-This Island

Joanna Newsom-Ys

Benga-Diary of an Afro Warrior

The Phantom Band-Checkmate Savage

I agree to a certain degree, but from what I have seen of nme recently it's showing slight improvement. It's also notable that few of the uber-fashionable trend bands really make this list.

BUT EVERYBODY STOP POSTING THEIR FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF THE NOUGHTIES, WE NEED A WHOLE NEW THREAD FOR THAT!!!!

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There already is/was one http://www.aberdeen-music.com/forums/music-discussion/56766-best-albums-00s.html

These lists never mean anything, just a lazy way to fill a few pages. Is it a fair reflection of the tastes of NME journalists and readers?... probably. In that respect, it's not a bad list. It's like Empire magazine's top 100 films list, Total guff ever year in my opinion but spot on for the average target reader I'm sure.

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I'm sure NME journo's don't even listen to music. They probably found some hip scenesters iPod and took the top 50 most listened to albums.

I don't know what your perception of 'hip scenester' is but I don't think most people I'd associate with that phrase (i.e the Vice magazine worshiping creeps of the 'blogosphere') would be caught dead listening to half that stuff. Can you imagine any self-respecting 'edgy' scenester listening to Muse and The Coral?

On the subject of the list itself, it's OK. Predictable and bland would be my two main complaints. Only a small fraction of those albums would make my top 50 though. I read NME fairly regularly, simply because I like music and I enjoy reading music journalism and it's the most frequent print music magazine we have. Some of the writing can be brilliant, a lot of it is utter shit just like most publications. Awful journalism can be as fun to read as good journalism.

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I don't know what your perception of 'hip scenester' is but I don't think most people I'd associate with that phrase (i.e the Vice magazine worshiping creeps of the 'blogosphere') would be caught dead listening to half that stuff. Can you imagine any self-respecting 'edgy' scenester listening to Muse and The Coral?

Yeah, I was about to say I thought scenesters preferred to be anti-NME, whilst riding their fixed-gear bikes to the nearest vegan restaurant. Unless it's gone full-circle and they like reading it now to be ironic.

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You've only got to read the letters page of NME to realise its not scenesters reading it nowadays - although the writers smug tastes and mocking of the the readers favourites probably explains why it's circulation is at an all time low (around 40,000)...

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Wirelessly posted (LG-GC900/V10a Obigo/WAP2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

Tight jeans wearing Camden nonces who wear gay hats and skinny ties. Like that cunt Nick Grimshaw. That's who reads NME.

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Wirelessly posted (LG-GC900/V10a Obigo/WAP2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.1 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

Tight jeans wearing Camden nonces who wear gay hats and skinny ties. Like that cunt Nick Grimshaw. That's who reads NME.

Hey! There is nothing wrong with skinny ties! :p

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