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Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

It's time for album results!

35 voters submitted their albums lists.
(beefsupreme, BillAdama, Brad, Chris, Chris K,
Dan M, Evan, Gillingham, Greg, Harold Wexler, Henrik, Henry, Honorio, Jackson, John, Jonah, Jonathon, Michel, Midaso, Miguel, Moonbeam, Nassim, Nick, nicolas, Petri, Rocky Raccoon, Romain, Schwah, Slick, sonofsamiam, Stephan, SuperFurry, Tim E, VanillaFire1000 and Zorg)

If you want guess the order of albums please do it here.
You are free and encouraged to discuss for anything else (considering the results) in this thread.

AMF poll of 00's rank mentioned in the results is the rank of the straight poll Top Albums of the 2000s hosted by Moonbeam (in January and February of 2010)

The countdown will start shortly!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

The format of the results will be almost the same that Henrik used in 90s poll (and Stephan in 80s).

And here we go!


# 100

Bat for Lashes - Two Suns

Score: 1075 points

Biggest fans:
Moonbeam #6

Haters:
Harold Wexler #97, BillAdama #97, Michel #97, Brad #93, SuperFurry #92, Midaso #91, John #90/91, Schwah #65/68, Jonah #73/77, Chris #53/56

Voters:
29

Comments:
The first half starts out pretty good, giving me hope, but about halfway through it all starts to sound the same to me. I don't know, maybe pick up the pace for a couple of songs. No. 90 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Big Sleep (10), Travelling Woman (10), Glass (11), Sleep Alone (11), Daniel (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 240

AMF poll of 00's rank: 198







# 99

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

Score:
1134 points

Biggest fans:
Brad #10

Haters:
BillAdama #96, Slick #96, Nicolas #93

Voters:
29

Comments:
This is typical to some acclaimed indie albums of the decade, before (or after) hearing the peaks, which are really great, you have to go through a bunch of average uninteresting song, when they are not plain awful (Nassim)

Ethereal, a little too ethereal. It's pretty enough but the music floats away a little too easily for my taste. No. 88 (Rocky Raccoon)

Almost Crimes (11), Cause=Time (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 53

AMF poll of 00's rank: 127







# 98

The Dodos - Visiter

Score: 1135 points

Biggest fans:
Nassim #7

Haters:
Stephan #100, Harold Wexler #100, Henry #93

Voters:
24

Comments:
I'm glad that my lobbying in moderately acclaimed helped this album reach the 2nd round (the fact that it was released during a lesser year might have helped too). I have no illusion, this probably won't be able to avoid ending in the bottom 10, but I will remain a fervent fan of how it could marry a perfect sense of percussions, obvious melodic gift and some of the best aspects of their "freak" homologues twists. Favorite Song : the Season (Nassim)

I kinda like their lo-fi indie vibe, I just wish some of their songs didn't go on quite so long. No. 84 (Rocky Raccoon)

Walking (11.3), Red and Purple (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 375

AMF poll of 00's rank: 228







# 97

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

Score: 1138 points

Biggest fans:
Midaso #8

Haters:
Sonofsamiam #100, Brad #99, Evan #98, SuperFurry #98, Nassim #97, Honorio #93, Dan M #92, Jonah #76/77, John #87/91

Voters:
31

Comments:
Seeing the albums on the 11-15 range of the 2000's poll, I am really pissed at this succession of bland songs. It might not be the album I dislike the most in our list, but it probably is the emptiest one (though Bright Eyes could claim this dubious award) (Nassim)

A nice bounceback after Pop, with some songs that nearly reach the heights of their best. It's not necessarily a move forward, just a consolidation of what they've done before. No. 23 (Rocky Raccoon)

Beautiful Day ( , Kite (9), Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of (10), Wild Honey (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 137

AMF poll of 00's rank: 100







# 96

Wilco - A Ghost Is Born

Score: 1140 points

Biggest fans:
SuperFurry #10

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #94, Dan M #91

Voters:
27

Comments:
This is where Jeff Tweedy's art-rock pretentions get out of hand. I like Wilco a lot, but I can't listen to this one because rather than embellishing the songs, the experimentalism ruins them. I read somewhere that one of the songs (one of the long ones) reminds Tweedy of his migraines -- thanks for sharing, asshole. No. 94 (Rocky Raccoon)

At Least That's What You Said (11), Hell Is Chrome (11.1), Spiders () (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 98

AMF poll of 00's rank: 152






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

The gap between #100 and #99 is huge (58,5 points). Most of the adjacent ranks are within few points and there's only few bigger gaps between the adjacents in the whole list. Next one is between #14 and #13 (59 points).
Moonbeam's last minute vote did change the results but Bat for Lashes kept tightly it's last position despite of Moonbeam's support.

Visiter by The Dodos had (with three other albums) least voters - 24 (out of 35).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Two Suns (58): Unfortunate that this one finished dead last, but I guess it was an accomplishment to make the top 100 in the first place. I understand complaints of its repetitiveness, but its high points (Daniel, especially) are quite enjoyable. One of my favorite discoveries, as I had not listened to the whole thing before this poll.

You Forgot It in People (16): I'll admit I overrated this one a bit, but this didn't deserve anywhere near as bad as #99 in my opinion. I put it at 16 partly because it was one of the first albums I listened to that started me on this journey to find new music. I think it's a very balanced album with strong instrumentation. The more I listen to it, though, the more it feels forced rather than fun.

Visiter (56): I had never heard of the Dodos before this poll. Its presence makes up for some of the whim lost from the exclusion of early Animal Collective (Sung Tongs, Feels). Its placement is not surprising.

All That You Can't Leave Behind (98): U2 has never done much for me. Beautiful Day is enjoyable enough, but the rest is just bland.

A Ghost is Born (31): One of Wilco's best, if you ignore the low points near the end. The first three songs are fantastic and Wilco at its best. The end, well, I don't listen to it; "Less Than You Think" isn't even a song. The rest is uneven but has its moments--I come for the first three songs, though.

Let's see how long I can keep up with these comments.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Great comments Evan.
The presentation will continue tomorrow (it's 1:24 AM in Finland) so I go sleep now. Good night, good morning or good day.

# 95

Gorillaz - Gorillaz

Score: 1145 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Harold Wexler #98, Petri #97, nicolas #96, Henry #94, Tim E #49/53

Voters:
30

Comments:
The album's a lot of fun, if a little long, but damn if these songs don't actually sound like they could have been made by cartoon characters. No. 61 (Rocky Raccoon)

Clint Eastwood (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 196

AMF poll of 00's rank: 135







# 94

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

Score: 1148 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Nassim #99, Sonofsamiam #95, Greg #83/83

Voters:
29

Comments:
Sensitivity on the sleeve. Conor Oberst, his shivering voice, his delicate fingerpicking guitars and his emotional songs could convert the most cynical listener. (Honorio)

There have been a lot of "next Dylans" over the decades, but this guy on this album comes as close as any for me. No. 33 (Rocky Raccoon)

We Are Nowhere and It's Now (11.3), First Day of My Live (11.3), At The Bottom of Everything (11.5) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 48

AMF poll of 00's rank: 105







# 93

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

Score: 1151 points

Biggest fans:
John #2

Haters:
Dan M #97, SuperFurry #95, Zorg #63/65

Voters:
27

Comments:
"New Slang" carries this album for me, but the rest of the songs are just good enough to put it at No. 66. (Rocky Raccoon)

New Slang (10) (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 223

AMF poll of 00's rank: 293







# 92

The Antlers - Hospice

Score: 1152 points

Biggest fans:
Stephan #4, Brad #8

Haters:
Honorio #95, Dan M #95, Henrik #94, Nick #78/82

Voters:
29

Comments:
Hospice is far from perfect : annoyingly long distortions, repetition of melodies, low production value… but the sadness it shares is overwhelming. Really, sometimes it is even too much, but not because of insincerity like some other albums, just because that much pain is hard to endure. It would not go through the journey of listening to this album regularly, but I would lie if I did not admit it was a very rewarding trip. (Nassim)

I like the sound they make, just not the songs as much. Maybe if they had a few hooks. No. 80 (Rocky Raccoon)

Two (11.2), Bear () (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 174

AMF poll of 00's rank: 142







# 91

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Score: 1155 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Chris K. #100, Evan #92

Voters:
29

Comments:
On the trail of Crazy, it is easy to forget how much the album is different and rich, from the dark mood of Just a Though to the craziness of Go Go Gadget Gospel, all topped by the fantastic euphory of Smiley Face (Nassim)

If it were just "Crazy," that would be enough, but it's much more in this collaboration where they Cee Lo and Dangermouse bring out the best in each other. (Rocky Raccoon)

St. Elsewhere (11.2), Smiley Faces (11.2), Storm Coming (11.2), Just A Thought (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 79

AMF poll of 00's rank: 63






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

The fun begins!! Thanks for starting the countdown so quickly, Petri!

Quote: Petri
I read somewhere that one of the songs (one of the long ones) reminds Tweedy of his migraines -- thanks for sharing, asshole. No. 94 (Rocky Raccoon)


And the comments are great already!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Two Suns at 100 is a travesty! You guys suck!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Dan M
The fun begins!! Thanks for starting the countdown so quickly, Petri!

Quote: Petri
I read somewhere that one of the songs (one of the long ones) reminds Tweedy of his migraines -- thanks for sharing, asshole. No. 94 (Rocky Raccoon)


And the comments are great already!


That comment made me laugh too.


By the way the if you put the album in the top 10 you are in fan section. And if the album was in your last decile you're in haters section (for example if you voted for 53 albums you are hater of the bottom five).

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

And thanks to Petri for getting this started so quickly! Looks good so far.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Why are my entries two numbers? My rank of U2's album for example.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Jonah
Why are my entries two numbers? My rank of U2's album for example.


I think it means that you ranked 77 albums, so the /77 means rank out of the 77 you listed, perhaps.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Gorillaz (70): "Clint Eastwood" is awesome. The album feels more like a collection of decent to good songs than a cohesive whole, though.

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (30): As easy to like as it is to hate. In the end, it's just a collection of really strong and immediately listenable songs.

Oh, Inverted World (73): There are worse ways to kick-start your debut album than with "Caring is Creepy," and "New Slang" is the obvious centerpiece. The rest is just kinda there, but it does a better job of holding space than most unoffensive songs. Quintessential Shins, basically.

Hospice (79): I'm not as emotionally struck by this album as it wants me to be. Still, some solid songs here, headlined by "Bear" and the great opener "Kettering."

St. Elsewhere (92): Starts off promisingly, with some futuristic Gospel and the major hit off the album. "St. Elsewhere" and "Gone Daddy Gone" also hold up their end of the bargain, but the rest is like Amy Winehouse's Back to Black: not my cup of tea.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Surprised Hospice is so low. I always thought it'd be a grower, but perhaps for this forum it hasn't grown quite yet.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Petri
Haters:
Honorio #95, Dan M #95, Henrik #94, Nick #78/82
Have you no heart?!

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Stephan
Quote: Petri
Haters:
Honorio #95, Dan M #95, Henrik #94, Nick #78/82
Have you no heart?!


The thing is there isn't a single album on the list I really "hate" (there's no Nickelback or Black Eyed Peas on the list). Hospice has some beautiful moments ("Bear" and "Two") and as Nassim mentioned, the melancholic mood of the album is sincere and convincing. But it also contains two things that really irritate me about indie music of the 00s: distortions that go on and on (and on and on) and barely audible whisper-singing.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Moonbeam
Quote: Jonah
Why are my entries two numbers? My rank of U2's album for example.


I think it means that you ranked 77 albums, so the /77 means rank out of the 77 you listed, perhaps.

Yeah that's correct. Jonah voted 77 albums, John 91 etc.

Quote: Stephan
Quote: Petri
Haters:
Honorio #95, Dan M #95, Henrik #94, Nick #78/82
Have you no heart?!

I forgot to put beefsupreme's hates and loves. He's also a hater of Hospice by Antlers (#73/76).

# 90

Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Score: 1156 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Honorio #98, BillAdama #95, Harold Wexler #92, sonofsamiam #91, Zorg #65/65, John #89/91

Voters:
30

Comments:
Catch me in the right mood and I like this one. Catch me in the wrong mood and I don't hate it, I'm just indifferent. No. 82 (Rocky Raccoon)

Bros (10), I'm Not (11.1), Ponytail (11.2), Good Girl/Carrots (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 43

AMF poll of 00's rank: 46







# 89

The Strokes - Room on Fire

Score: 1157 points

Biggest fans:
Moonbeam #4

Haters:
Harold Wexler #99, Dan M #99, Henrik #91

Voters:
30

Comments:
Almost the equal of Is This It, but because it came second it lacks the originality and will never be as acclaimed. No. 47 (Rocky Raccoon)

Reptilla (10), 12:51 (10), Meet Me in the Bathroom (), (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 173

AMF poll of 00's rank: 81







# 88

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz

Score: 1159 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Nicolas #100, Michel #94, Jackson #63/68, Chris #52/56, Jonathon #65/71

Voters:
32

Comments:
I could understand if you prefered early raw Karen O, but I light her a bit more having fun. (Nassim)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs go dance, and surprisingly it's really good. No. 43 (Rocky Raccoon)

Hysteric (11), Runaway (11.1), Head Will Roll (11.1), (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 108

AMF poll of 00's rank: 91







# 87

Girls - Album

Score: 1160 points

Biggest fans:
Jonah #3

Haters:
Michel #99, Harold Wexler #91

Voters:
27

Comments:
An album only a cult runaway could have made? I don't know, but they must have listend to a lot of '50s and '90s music in that cult. No. 50 (Rocky Raccoon)

Laura (11), Ghost Mouth (11.1), Lust for Life (11.1), (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 210

AMF poll of 00's rank: 170







# 86

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!

Score: 1161 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #10

Haters:
Evan #96, Chris K. #96, VanillaFire1000 #93, Stephan #91

Voters:
29

Comments:
Tales of the resurrection, and a great voice for it. No. 74 (Rocky Raccoon)

Midnight Man (11), Lie Down Here (11.1), More News From Nowhere (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 126

AMF poll of 00's rank: 169



Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

The biggest supporters of the albums that have no fans (according to my strict standards ).

Gorillaz - s/t (Nassim #14)

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (nicolas #16)

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere (beefsupreme #18 )

Panda Bear - Person Pitch (VanillaFire1000 #19)

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz (Tim E #11)

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# 85

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca

Score: 1173 points

Biggest fans:
BillAdama #8

Haters:
Michel #95, Rocky Raccoon #92, Chris #55/56

Voters:
28

Comments:
I don't know how you call the opposite of a growner, but after the initial surprise, it stops getting as exciting despite some great moments (Nassim)

Maybe it's just a little to idiosyncratic or avant-garde for my tastes. I can appreciate it to a degree, but not enough to actually like it. No. 92 (Rocky Raccoon)

Stillness Is the Move (11), Two Doves (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 70

AMF poll of 00's rank: 62







# 84

The Postal Service - Give Up

Score: 1185 points

Biggest fans:
Henry #5

Haters:
SuperFurry #99, nicolas #94, sonofsamiam #93, Harold Wexler #93, Michel #92, Greg #80/83

Voters:
28

Comments:
Indietronica. Not the first or the last album or band to fuse electronica glitchy sounds with an indie pop sharp sensibility but probably one of the most brilliant ever. (Honorio)

It is a shame this album never really lives up to its first 2 songs, really, cause they are incredibly promising. Favorite Song Nassim)

Digital sounds delived my snail mail. A unique collaboration that works on most levels. No. 69 (Rocky Raccoon)

Such Great Heights (6), The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (10), Sleeping In (11), We Will Become Silhouettes (11), Weather Sensative (11), Nothing Better (11.1), Recycled Air (11.1), Suddenly Everything Has Changed (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 68

AMF poll of 00's rank: 269







# 83

Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Score: 1187 points

Biggest fans:
Tim E #2

Haters:
Sonofsamiam #98, Petri #92, Nick #79/82, Jonathon #69/71

Voters:
29

Comments:
I have trouble understanding why this seems like a bad follow-up to so many people, sure it does not share the "creation of a mythology" aspect of The Moon and Antarctica but what matters is the music, and it is damn great ! Wether Modest Mouse kicks into the radio, invokes Tom Waits legacy or brings ballads to the table, it is as well-crafted as their previous efforts. Favorite Song : Bukowski (Nassim)

Tweaking their sound just a little bit really paid off. "Float On" is one of the unlikeliest hit songs of all time, and the rest of the album follows suit with slightly off-kilter yet accessible songs. No. 16 (Rocky Raccoon)

Float On (10), The World at Large (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 153

AMF poll of 00's rank: 96







# 82

The Hold Steady - Stay Positive

Score: 1189 points

Biggest fans:
Nicolas #4

Haters:
Chris K. #97, sonofsamiam #97

Voters:
24

Comments:
It's just great rock 'n' roll and I'm very glad to see it made the list. But where's Boys and Girls in America? It's even better than this one. No. 27 (Rocky Raccoon)

Sequestered in Memphis (), Constructive Summer (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 239

AMF poll of 00's rank: 102







# 81

Coldplay - Parachutes

Score: 1196 points

Biggest fans:
Slick #9

Haters:
Brad #98, SuperFurry #96, Evan #95, sonofsamiam #92, Moonbeam #44/45, Schwah #63/68, beefsupreme #70/76

Voters:
30

Comments:
These guys seem to have a lot of detractors on this site, yet they still managed to get two albums on the final ballot. It will be interesting to see where they end up. No. 63 (Rocky Raccoon)

Shiver (10), High Speed (10), Spies (11), Yellow (11), Everything's Not Lost (), We Never Change (11.1), Trouble (11.1), Sparks (11.1), Don't Panic (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 72

AMF poll of 00's rank: 70






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Petri
Postal Service - Give up:
Favorite Song : (Nassim)


I love these smileys of this forum. I guess Nassim just forgot to mention his favorite song and the forum commented that by weeping.

Edit: But apparently not in the quote anymore (although I copy pasted it.)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

# 80

Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Continued

Score: 1199 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Dan M #96

Voters:
28

Comments:
I tried to think of something to say for this one, but nothing came to mind. Probably why it ended up No. 79. (Rocky Raccoon)

It's not consistent enough like they would be with Halcyon Digest, but it's still brimming with ideas and feel. (Zorg)

Nothing Ever Happened (10), Agoraphobia (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 89

AMF poll of 00's rank: 69







# 79

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Score: 1202 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
BillAdama #92

Voters:
32

Comments:
It is hard to tell what exactly does not work for me here outside of Listzomania. I like the ambition, the energy, the idea… but it never clicks (Nassim)

This album has the two obvious great tracks, but there are other moments of almost perfect pop. The best thing to come out of France since Nicolas, or French fries. Just kidding, I know they don't call them that in France. No. 60 (Rocky Raccoon)

Lisztomania (10), 1901 (10), (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 74

AMF poll of 00's rank: 75







# 78

Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours

Score: 1205 points

Biggest fans:
VanillaFire1000 #2

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #100,Stephan #99, BillAdama #98, Michel #96, Harold Wexler #95, Evan #91

Voters:
27

Comments:
If these guys were a cartoon character they'd be the hamburger-eating guy in Popeye. They make Modern English seem tough. No. 100 (Rocky Raccoon)

Out There on the Ice (10), Lights and Music (10), Strangers in the Wind (11), (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 97

AMF poll of 00's rank: 273







# 77

Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam

Score: 1207 points

Biggest fans:
Petri #7

Haters:
Honorio #100, Henrik #97, Stephan #95, Chris #56/56, Nick #76/82

Voters:
28

Comments:
I still see Feels as AC true masterpiece, but the first half of Strawberry Jam is the band as it most fun and accessible, as nicolas said, they are having tons of fun and you can hear it, as unusual the songs can be. Favorite Song : Fireworks (Nassim)

I get a kick out of "Peacebone," but the rest is kind of a mixed bag of repetitiveness and weirdness. No. 77 (Rocky Raccoon)

Fireworks (11), Peacebone (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 94

AMF poll of 00's rank: 61







# 76

M83 - Saturdays = Youth

Score: 1208 points

Biggest fans:
Slick #4, Tim E #5

Haters:
Nicolas #97, Harold Wexler #94

Voters:
30

Comments:
The '80s ended, let's not try to bring them back. No. 87 (Rocky Raccoon)

Kim & Jessie (10), Graveyard Girl (10), (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 193

AMF poll of 00's rank: 524






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Petri
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
AMF poll of 00's rank:
524

Huge jump for M83. Maybe because of Hurry Up, We're Dreaming.

The biggest supporters of no-fans albums:

Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Continued (Jackson #14)

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (VanillaFire1000 #12)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

A few comments about albums I did not talk about yet :

Gorillaz - Gorillaz (#14) : first this is a nostalgic trip to the holidays between my prep school years and college and well, I did not know it back then but it marked the end of teenage (which makes sense since I entered college the week I turned 20). I spent all this summer listening to those songs and it is one of the key album on my transition from "modern or alt rock" to a much broader range of music.
Its beginning still seems to me mostly as a modern take on trip-hop, through songs like Brothers, Tomorrow Comes Today or 5/4 and there's a unity in sound that makes the albums work very good as a whole (despite Rock the House & Double Bass). Latin Simone is a wonderful hommage to Ibrahim Ferrer, I really think it is a sincere proof of admiration from Damon Albarn more than anything else.
Anyway, I can see why it ranked low but most of those songs are stronger and deeper than they seem... nostalgia sure helps though.

Girls - Album (#67) : I remembered something fairly bad and found it quite okay, so I'll range it in the good surprises of the poll

My favorite song in Give Up (#70) is its opener, District Sleeps Alone Tonight by the way.

M83 - Saturdays = Youth (#43) : another good surprise, I was misleaded by the acclaimed songs, Graveyard Girl and Kim & Jessie, which are ok but not great, while the real treat of the album is the trio "Couleurs/Up/We Own the Sky" which concentrate much of the intensity of the album. On the other hand, "Midnight Souls Still Remain" sucks hard.

No Primal Scream and Belle and Sebastian yet ?

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

In the next group of five will be the lowest album with #1 vote and also the first album with no "haters".

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Great presentation, Petri!

I am very satisfied with the results so far, with only 4 of my top 46 albums gone. Interestingly, I have only been a hater 3 times so far, while 7 of my 81-90 have already been presented. It's a love/hate albums vs. relatively inoffensive/bland albums thing, I think.

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Quote: Nassim
No Primal Scream and Belle and Sebastian yet ?
Seconded.

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Quote: Petri
Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Dan M #96

Comments:
I tried to think of something to say for this one, but nothing came to mind. Probably why it ended up No. 79. (Rocky Raccoon)
Not many reactions here...

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^ I feel very lonely as the only hater. Others clearly don't think that Weird Era Cont. is as bloody awful as I think it is (I like Microcastle though, as I've said before). But it's at #80, so maybe the lack of reaction (so far) is that a lot of people are indifferent as opposed to passionate about the overrated album.

PS: I'm getting a little nervous because S-freakin'-K haven't showed up yet!

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Person Pitch: Looking back, I didn't realise I placed it last on my list, hah. I'm sure there are worse albums somewhere, but this album really does verge on the annoying.

It's Blitz(30): I agree with the person who commented, I'm not that much of a fan of raw YYY, this is more light-hearted, more fun, I think more emotional.

Album (23): My highest album so far, if I'm correct. It has a couple of AMAZING songs - Hellhole Ratrace, Lust For Life, Laura, Summertime, but it's not consistent enough. I really like their sound, but this album could have been soo much better.

Bitte Orca (39): Agree again. It really is the opposite of a grower, I don't listen to it very often at all. One song I really do like which people don't mention quite often is Useful Chamber.

Good News (48): It's a really fun album. It has a lot of great songs on it, especially the last one, The Good Times Are Killing Me, which has the amazing part where the drum kicks in and it sounds majestic.

Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (37): Again, it's an ungrower. I really really liked this when it came out, but now I'm more ambivalent towards it. It still has those two great songs and Love Like A Sunset though, which sounded great live (and that's the memory I hold onto when I hear Phoenix).

Strawberry Jam(54): This one is growing in my expectations, but only because it started so low down.

Edit: I'd only managed to hear One Beat by the time of the poll, but God it was amazing! Just pure pure full-of-attitude rock. I hope they don't come for a long long time.

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Quote: Petri
In the next group of five will be the lowest album with #1 vote and also the first album with no "haters".


I hope this doesn't refer to my #1 the Meadowlands, which someone on the guessing thread put in the bottom 10!!

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# 75

My Morning Jacket - Z

Score: 1209 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
VanillaFire1000 #99

Voters:
29

Comments:
This one sounds spacey to me, which is a cool vibe, but it wouldn't be enough if the songs weren't also varied and very good. No. 58 (Rocky Raccoon)

Gideon (11), Anytime (11), What a Wonderful Man (11.4), Off the Record (11.4), Lay Low (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 77

AMF poll of 00's rank: 107







# 74

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

Score: 1209 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Henry #98, SuperFurry #97, Honorio #94, Schwah #67/68 Jonah #72/77

Voters:
31

Comments:
I've grown to appreciate this one more with repeated listens, but I still don't understand why it's rated above "Good News for People Who Love Bad News," which I hear as vastly superior. Maybe the success of that album has made it less "cool" compared to this one? This is where the 3.5-star albums and better begin for me. No. 86 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Cold Part (11.6), 3rd Planet (11.9) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 56

AMF poll of 00's rank: 49







# 73

Belle and Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Score: 1214 points

Biggest fans:
Miguel #9

Haters:
None

Voters:
26

Comments:
Twee … in a good way. No. 68 (Rocky Raccoon)

I'm a Cuckoo (10), Wrapped Up In Books, If She Wants Me, Roy Walker (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 222

AMF poll of 00's rank: 335







# 72

The Wrens - The Meadowlands

Score: 1229 points

Biggest fans:
Zorg #1, Jackson #7

Haters:
Dan M #98, Nassim #98

Voters:
28

Comments:
She Sends Kisses is a wonder, but I did not find much more than this to enjoy. (Nassim)

As meticulous an album as you will likely ever hear. Every note sounds like it was slaved over for maximum effect. Hopefully that’s why they’re taking so recording a follow up. It’s grand and emotional music every bit as good as Arcade Fire. No. 19 (Rocky Raccoon)

An album of such emotion POWER, that I readily come back to it even though I've probably heard it 100 times. It grips me like few others and it just sticks. From the amazing opening songs (especially Happy) to the 6-minute epic at the end, it's an album of such depth and emotion connect. (Zorg)

She Send Kisses () (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 123

AMF poll of 00's rank: 92







# 71

Ghostface Killah - Fishscale

Score: 1230 points

Biggest fans:
Beefsupreme #6, Greg #8

Haters:
Romain #100, Henrik #99, Henry #97, Midaso #97, Chris K. #92, BillAdama #91, Nick #75/82

Voters:
28

Comments:
Like Supreme Clientele, Fishscale is a bit overlong. But its first half hour is sheer brilliance only, full of slick rhymes and great beats. Favorite Song : the Champ (Nassim)

He's not the most hyped Wu Tang member, but for my money he's the best. Killah rhymes, killah production. Sorry, couldn't resist. No. 32 (Rocky Raccoon)

A new find for me and it's a really interesting one. Especially from Whip You With A Strap on to about Big Girl, all of those songs are incredibly catchy and really compelling. I'm sure this one will rise to be a rap favourite with a few more listens. (Zorg)

Shakey Dog (11. (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 122

AMF poll of 00's rank: 47








Quote: Zorg
Quote: Petri
In the next group of five will be the lowest album with #1 vote and also the first album with no "haters".


I hope this doesn't refer to my #1 the Meadowlands, which someone on the guessing thread put in the bottom 10!!

Unfortunately it is Meadowlands.

And first B&S for Nassim and Henrik - the album with no haters but seemingly 'no-way top 75 material' thinkers. Big jump for B&S as well from straight decade poll (#335 in that poll).

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Surprised to see Bitte Orca so low. But most of the ones out already are pretty 'blah' ones.

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Surprised at Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix's ranking. Crossover appeal, two huge hits...great french pop. It has grown to be my favorite album of 2009.

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# 70

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Score: 1231 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Beefsupreme #72/76, Chris #54/56

Voters:
30

Comments:
A meticulously crafted album that reveals its pleasures over time. That being said, I still find it a little overrated. No. 65 (Rocky Raccoon)

Two Weeks (10), About Face (10), While You Wait for the Others (11), Cheerleader (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 38

AMF poll of 00's rank: 86







# 69

Joanna Newsom - Ys

Score: 1234 points

Biggest fans:
Zorg #5

Haters:
Midaso #100, Slick #97, Stephan #94, John #86/91

Voters:
31

Comments:
I don't even know how to describe this, but I have to admit I enjoy its weird wonderfulness. No. 51 (Rocky Raccoon)

The first time I heard "Emily", I was hooked. It took a little bit longer with the other songs, but now listening to this album feels like being taken around the world with an amazing narrator. (Zorg)

Emily (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 27

AMF poll of 00's rank: 43







# 68

The Streets - A Grand Don't Come for Free

Score: 1238 points

Biggest fans:
Beefsupreme #5, Nicolas #7

Haters:
Petri #100, Romain #99, VanillaFire1000 #97, Slick #92, Midaso #92

Voters:
27

Comments:
I consider this one superior to its predecessor, not because of the concept (which, if enjoyable, sometimes seems to limit Mike Skinner) but because it has the best songs, from the bouncing "Fit but you Know It" to the universally break-up song "Dry Your Eyes". Favorite Song : Blinded by the Lights (Nassim)

The classic tale of boy loses cash, boy finds girl, boy loses girl, boy finds cash. And at the day he feels like he pulled even. But even isn't as good as pushing things forward. No. 78 (Rocky Raccoon)

Dry Your Eyes (11.3), Fit But You Know It (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 71

AMF poll of 00's rank: 104







# 67

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

Score: 1250 points

Biggest fans:
SuperFurry #6

Haters:
Honorio #97

Voters:
31

Comments:
Dripping with attitude, I like the call and response of the instrumentation and Karen's voice. I also like how the closing songs, including "Maps," end the album on a quieter, but not less intense, note. No. 29 (Rocky Raccoon)

Y Control (11.1), Maps (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 64

AMF poll of 00's rank: 67







# 66

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife

Score: 1252 points

Biggest fans:
VanillaFire1000 #9

Haters:
Sonofsamiam #96, Chris K. #95, Nick #81/82

Voters:
26

Comments:
The title suite is quite beautiful, and there are other great songs, but there are also some mundane tracks. I was a little dissappointed in this one after "Picaresque." No. 76 (Rocky Raccoon)

Summersong (11), Yankee Bayonet (11), The Crane Wife 3 (11), The Perfect Crime #2 (11.1), Sons & Saughters (11.1), The Island (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 161

AMF poll of 00's rank: 345






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Belle and Sebastian albums were very disappointing for me, especially the Life Pursuit. I like Belle & Sebastian 90's sound and melodies and it was a big letdown to hear those pretty boring songs.

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Quote: Dan M
^ I feel very lonely as the only hater. Others clearly don't think that Weird Era Cont. is as bloody awful as I think it is (I like Microcastle though, as I've said before). But it's at #80, so maybe the lack of reaction (so far) is that a lot of people are indifferent as opposed to passionate about the overrated album.

PS: I'm getting a little nervous because S-freakin'-K haven't showed up yet!


I am somewhat surprised that we haven't seen SK yet. I was not particularly impressed with either of the SK albums. Clearly there are SK supporters among our voters. As you may have guessed, I am looking forward to some explanations about why these folks find the SK songs so enjoyable.

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I didn't expect Ys so early, but there's a thing against folk here that's why. Really love that record, especially since my daughter is learning the harp.

Every comment about "Stay Positive" is "it's less good that Girls and Boys in America". But I really prefer Stay positive, it's like a modern Darkness On The Edge Of Town and it is lyrically better. Maybe it's because I discovered The Hold Steady thru Stay Positive and not the other way around. Since both albums are quite similar, the first cut is the deepest I guess

the Streets is another very good lyrical group.

And Dig! Lazarus too. 3 fantastic albums with fantastic lyrics. Nick Cave is a guy I discovered thru this 00s poll. Fantastic songwriter and performer.

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# 65

Spoon - Kill the Moonlight

Score: 1253 points

Biggest fans:
Harold Wexler #10

Haters:
Jackson #68/68, Tim E #52/53

Voters:
31

Comments:
If we were ranking these albums in order of coolness, then this would definitely be top 5. Britt Daniel finds a unique sound within the strictures of rock and pop, which is a testament to his writing. No. 18 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Way We Get By (11), Small Stakes () (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 84

AMF poll of 00's rank: 94







# 64

Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards

Score: 1257 points

Biggest fans:
nicolas #3

Haters:
Slick #100, Henry #100, Chris K. #99, VanillaFire1000 #95, John #83/91

Voters:
24

Comments:
I have to say it is fairly impressive to put up such a solid compilation through b-sides and unreleased tracks. That being said, Bastards is mostly boring with the exception of 2 or 3 great tracks and the other CDs are fairly repetitive. (Nassim)

I have to admit there's a lot of great stuff here, once I finally waded through it. But that's the problem, it's just too much Tom Waits for someone who is a casual fan like myself. Half as much would have been twice as good. No. 73 (Rocky Raccoon)


Place in the 2006 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 226

AMF poll of 00's rank: 284







# 63

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill

Score: 1265 points

Biggest fans:
Brad #1, Michel #8

Haters:
Slick #93, Nick #82/82, Jonathon #70/71

Voters:
28

Comments:
Favorite Song : Farewell (Nassim)

A sad farewell to a friend indeed. How can songs that are so well constructed sound simultaneously so fragile? No. 53 (Rocky Raccoon)

Twighlight (11), Kings Crossing (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 148

AMF poll of 00's rank: 77







# 62

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Score: 1266 points

Biggest fans:
Dan M #10

Haters:
Evan #99, Chris K. #98, Schwah #64/68, Zorg #61/65

Voters:
29

Comments:
The most difficult case to separate the persona from the music since Kurt Cobain but, oh God, what a delightful retro sound for such brilliant but aching songs. (Honorio)

From the great, and unfortunately biographical opening track, this is modern soul of the highest order. What strikes me is that I thought I’d known these songs all my life the first time I heard them. (Rocky Raccoon)

Rehab (9), You Know I'm No Good (10), Love is a Losing Game (11), Best Friends (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 12

AMF poll of 00's rank: 80







# 61

Burial - Untrue

Score: 1287 points

Biggest fans:
Greg #2, Jackson #2, sonofsamiam #9

Haters:
Brad #95, VanillaFire1000 #91, Michel #91, John #88/91, Jonah #74/77

Voters:
28

Comments:
Has a certain hypnotic quality, but only if I'm listening to it as background noise. When I listen to it attentively I start to get a little bored after awhile. No. 90 (Rocky Raccoon)

Archangel (10), UK (11.1), Raver (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 25

AMF poll of 00's rank: 55


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Goddamnit, I completely forgot to participate in this.

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Orphans did a good job for an album with so many haters.
if you're not a TW fan, you can't like it and it's the perfect target.

But to me it's unbelievable the number of great songs he put aside. It's not a garage sell album, it's a fucking warehouse !! Great surprises like the very politically straightforward "Road to Peace" about Israel, paving the way for "Hell Broke Luce".
And there are the spoken word songs, the fabulous Army Ants is something one should listen to.

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Nice work, Petri. Really pumping them out. Only three of my hates are out so far, but at least only three of my top 20 have gone.

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It's hard to explain why you like a band, because usually it all comes down to the basic emotions you feel while listening to them, and most critical essays either focus on formalism and description or they just try to justify that immediate emotional reaction by talking about the culture surrounding the music.

Why do I like Sleater-Kinney so much? Because they KICK ASS.

With One Beat I immediately thought it was awesome. The Woods took me a bit longer to warm up to. It's just noisy hard rock full of raw aggressive energy. A bunch of girls beating the hell out of their instruments and disharmonically wailing.

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That's exactly why I don't really like them
Idon't like agressive music (except Slayer)

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#59, #58 and #57 got almost the same score (the exactly same score is practically impossible in score system of this poll).
#59 got 1294,85
#58 1294,99
and
#57 1295,26 points.
However the gap between #59 and #58 isn't the smallest gap (it is only 0,03 points).

# 60

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

Score: 1292 points

Biggest fans:
Slick #7, Nassim #8

Haters:
Midaso #99. sonofsamiam #99, Petri #98, Brad #94, Jonathon #71/71, Zorg #64/65 Greg #78/83, John #85/91

Voters:
32

Comments:
Might have been overhyped at first but I really can't understand the backlash that followed, it is one of the best collection of awesome riffs and chorus of the decade. We need direct, fun and silly songs as perfectly written and executed as those. Favorite Song : The View from the Afternoon (best drums of the decade) (Nassim)

Once you get best the hyperbole of it's initial release, this is a pretty good album with a unique sound and some cool swagger. But I do like choruses once in a while. No 70 (Rocky Raccoon)

A Certain Romance (9), Riot Van (10), The View from the Afternoon (10), Fake Tales of San Francisco (11), Dancing Shoes (11.1), Mardy Bum (11.1), Stiil Take You Home (11), Perhaps Vampires Is A Bit Strong But . . . (11.1), You Probably Couldn't See For the Lights But You Were Looking Straight At Me (11.2), Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 10

AMF poll of 00's rank: 37







# 59

Bob Dylan - "Love and Theft"

Score: 1295 points

Biggest fans:
Stephan #5, Rocky Raccoon #7, Greg #9, Dan M #9

Haters:
Petri #99, VanillaFire1000 #98, Henry #96, Henrik #96, Evan #94, Romain #94, Nassim #93

Voters:
29

Comments:
Dylan takes a trip through Americana, and who better. His songwriting hadn't been this good in 25 years, and with his weathered voice, he sounds like Father Time himself spinning yarns down America's dusty backroads. No. 7 (Rocky Raccoon)

Mississippi (11.4), Summer Days (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 37

AMF poll of 00's rank: 48







# 58

M.I.A. - Arular

Score: 1295 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Brad #96

Voters:
29

Comments:
Fierce, musically and lyrically. An astonishing debut. No. 36 (Rocky Raccoon)

Bucky Done Gun (11.3), 20 Dollar (11.3), Pull Up the People () (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 33

AMF poll of 00's rank: 64







# 57

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

Score: 1295 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Henrik #100, Honorio #99

Voters:
29

Comments:
Here is one of the worst disappointment of my music aficionado's life. On paper, it has everything I shoud like, it is supposed to be fun, eclectic, energetic… but it never meets my expectations, this mess is not enjoyable to me. (Nassim)

Bursting with energy and a great mashup of various styles. It's too bad they haven't managed to build on this very promising debut. No. 57 (Rocky Raccoon)

It's always been a favourite of mine, because it's just so FUN. Man, you can have a great time with this album. Every song feels like it's an anthem to the most exciting moment of your life. And then of course it ends with "Everyone's a VIP to Someone" which always has me on the verges of tears when the violins come in. I'm a sucker that way. (Zorg)

Panther Dash (11.2), Ladyflash (11.1), Feelgood By Numbers (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 214

AMF poll of 00's rank: 58







# 56

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Score: 1299 points

Biggest fans:
Romain #1, Slick #2

Haters:
BillAdama #100, Chris K. #93

Voters:
31

Comments:
Sure, the singles are great, but it has as many annoying fillers as most of the overhyped bands with great singles (see the Ting Tings, the Fratellis or Gossip) (Nassim)

Some fun tracks, namely the obvious ones, but also some that are fine but suffer a little in comparison. No. 83 (Rocky Raccoon)

Kids (11), Time to Pretend (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 75

AMF poll of 00's rank: 41



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Quote: Ddiamondd
Goddamnit, I completely forgot to participate in this.

You can still submit your list of songs and I'll include it to the results.

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And again the biggest supporters of "no-fans" albums:

My Morning Jacket - Z (BillAdama #12)

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica (Evan #12)

Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (Chris K. #17, Evan #17)

M.I.A. - Arular (Dan M #11)

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike (SuperFurry #15)

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Great comment on Love and Theft Rocky! And of course it's way too low.

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Quote: Stephan
Great comment on Love and Theft Rocky! And of course it's way too low.


Thanks. It was too low.

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# 55

The National - Alligator

Score: 1303 points

Biggest fans:
Stephan #7

Haters:
None

Voters:
26

Comments:
Some good stuff here, but mainly just promise that would come to fruition on "The Boxer." No. 85 (Rocky Raccoon)

Abel (11.2), Secret Meeting (11.2), Baby We'll Be Fine (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 78

AMF poll of 00's rank: 71







# 54

Sufjan Stevens - Michigan

Score: 1305 points

Biggest fans:
None

Haters:
Slick #95, beefsupreme #75/76

Voters:
26

Comments:
Michigan is not able to attain the same constant high quality of Illinois, but it shows obvious hints of the huge artist he was destined to become. Favorite song : For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fathers in Ypsilanti (Nassim)

Beautifully quiet, sometimes a little too quiet, but a good prelude to Illinois. No. 62 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Upper Peninsula (9) (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 190

AMF poll of 00's rank: 74







# 53

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Score: 1310 points

Biggest fans:
Tim E #3

Haters:
Stephan #98, Henry #95, Dan M #94, Slick #94, Honorio #92, Romain #91

Voters:
28

Comments:
Heavier and denser than any album they'd made before. It's a guitar album first and foremost, and one that helps them join the ranks of other Seattle guitar heroes such as Hendrix and Cobain. No. 17 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Fox (11.9), Wilderness (11.6) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 115

AMF poll of 00's rank: 44







# 52

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

Score: 1327 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #9

Haters:
Greg #77/83

Voters:
30

Comments:
I'm not a big fan of dance or electronic music, but when it's so successfully infused with a plethora of other styles, I can't help but be impressed. No. 41 (Rocky Raccoon)

Tribulations (7), Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (11), (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 47

AMF poll of 00's rank: 50







# 51

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

Score: 1342 points

Biggest fans:
Brad #9

Haters:
Henry #92, Gillingham #30/31, Schwah #66/68

Voters:
30

Comments:
Everyone wanted the indie gold medal in the 00s but The Shins were probably the ones who deserved it more because of their bittersweet and understated hymns. (Honorio)

I'm a sucker for brilliantly constructed pop songs with oodles of melody. This album has those in spades. Add in some great lyrics and you have an album that has been in frequent rotation on my player since the day it came out. No. 12 (Rocky Raccoon)

Kissing the Lipless (11), Mine's Not A High Horse (11.2), So Says I (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 51

AMF poll of 00's rank: 78



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Michigan is second highest #10 of it's year in the final list. So one #10 made to top 50 (and it's my favorite of those by the way). So #54 seems like pretty good rank. Still when Illinois is so beloved among the critics and us AM forumers (and everybody has heard it) I found it bit suprising that Michigan isn't in top 50 and especially I find it strange that so few people have listened to (or at least ranked) the album. Only four albums have less voters (Visiter, Stay Positive, Orphans and one that has not shown yet).

Michigan was also the highest album in the list that didn't have any top 10 voters (well nicolas and Henrik put it at #11).

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I continue the presentation tomorrow.

Don't forget the guessing thread.
So guess and look what other people have guessed about the forthcoming results.

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A Rush of Diarrhea to the Bowel hasn't appeared yet?

I listened to that album and Parachutes specifically to hurt their ranking. My God are they horrible!

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Man, I have a lot to catch up with commentary-wise. I'll get to a few of them I think.

Nick Cave's other album is the only one in my bottom 10 that hasn't shown up yet. That doesn't bother me much; I get the appeal, but it's not for me.

The Moon & Antarctica should be MUCH higher, but I've accepted at this point that the forum doesn't care much for Modest Mouse.

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Quote: Petri

I forgot to put beefsupreme's hates and loves. He's also a hater of Hospice by Antlers (#73/76).


Yes! Thanks, fuck that album also I'm a lover of THE WOODS by SLEATER-KINNEY (my #2).

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My high Decemberist vote was a little bit of strategic voting: I actually consider Crane Wife to be the 5th best Decemberist album (not bad by any means, like the Hazards of Love, but a step below their first 3 and King is Dead) but none of my favorites made it onto the ballot. They are may favorite band of the decade, and deserve all the praise they get.

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Quote: Petri
The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

Haters:
Henrik #100, Honorio #99

Every song feels like it's an anthem to the most exciting moment of your life. (Zorg)
The H duo strikes again! Sadly our lives are without exciting moments...

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Amy Winehouse's Back to Black (at #62) did a little better than I thought it would. Spot on comments about the album, Honorio and Rocky Raccoon.

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Michigan is a great record, overshadowed buy Illinois but way better than many best albums oby other indie bands/songwriters.
Just because it is less good than its follower is not a reason for not listening to it (same for the second Fleet Foxes). It should be sold as a double CD with Illinois.

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Quote: beefsupreme
Quote: Petri

I forgot to put beefsupreme's hates and loves. He's also a hater of Hospice by Antlers (#73/76).


Yes! Thanks, fuck that album also I'm a lover of THE WOODS by SLEATER-KINNEY (my #2).

Yes that's correct. Looks like I put S-K-albums in wrong order in your list (didn't change the order of that band from text file (all the others I did)).
Thanksfully both of the S-K albums were high in your list so that doesn't change the results much. Only change (outside top 50) is that LCD Soundsystem and The Woods switch places (The score of The Woods is 1341,77 and Chutes too Narrow's score is 1342,12) (One Beat dropped nine positions but is still steadily in top 50).

So here are #53 and #52 in right order.

# 53

LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem

Score: 1327 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #9

Haters:
Greg #77/83

Voters:
30

Comments:
I'm not a big fan of dance or electronic music, but when it's so successfully infused with a plethora of other styles, I can't help but be impressed. No. 41 (Rocky Raccoon)

Tribulations (7), Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (11), (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 47

AMF poll of 00's rank: 50







# 52

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Score: 1342 points

Biggest fans:
beefsupreme #2, Tim E #3

Haters:
Stephan #98, Henry #95, Dan M #94, Slick #94, Honorio #92, Romain #91

Voters:
28

Comments:
Heavier and denser than any album they'd made before. It's a guitar album first and foremost, and one that helps them join the ranks of other Seattle guitar heroes such as Hendrix and Cobain. No. 17 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Fox (11.9), Wilderness (11.6) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 115

AMF poll of 00's rank: 44



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# 50

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Score: 1345 points

Biggest fans:
Brad #2, SuperFurry #2, Petri #10, Jonah #10

Haters:
Midaso #96, Henrik #93, Henry #91, John #84/91

Voters:
27

Comments:
Sometimes background noise is just that. But in this case it actually rewards active listening as well. The highest ranked album on my ballot that I didn't initially vote for, but that could change next time around. No. 67 (Rocky Raccoon)

(Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 10

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 67

AMF poll of 00's rank: 68







# 49

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Score: 1348 points

Biggest fans:
Henry #7, Miguel #8

Haters:
Jonathon #67/71

Voters:
34

Comments:
Favorite Song : No Cars Go (Nassim)

At first, I wasn't that impressed with this album. But it grown on my considerably over time. It's not of a piece like Funeral, but there are still standout songs with all the drama of the debut. No. 30 (Rocky Raccoon)

Keep the Car Running ( , No Cars Go (10), Intervention (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 45

AMF poll of 00's rank: 33







# 48

Fever Ray - Fever Ray

Score: 1355 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #2, Zorg #3, Nassim #9, Chris #10

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #98, Dan M #93, nicolas #92, Honorio #91, Nick #80/82

Voters:
29

Comments:
Silent Shout was a schzisophrenic album, Fever Ray might be more depressed or paranoid. But it keeps the same qualities, even topping Silent Shout at times, to make another wonderful album. Favorite Song : I'm Not Done (Nassim)

Two questions: People listen to this for entertainment purposes? Why? No. 98 (Rocky Raccoon)

A really great album, sounds like very few others in this top 100. Is there really any better closing song than Coconut? (Zorg)

I'm Not Done (11), Keep The Streets Empty For Me (11), Now's the Only Time I Know (11), Seven (11), When I Grow Up (11), Coconut (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 106

AMF poll of 00's rank: 66







# 47

Gorillaz - Demon Days

Score: 1357 points

Biggest fans:
Moonbeam #3, Romain #6, Stephan #8

Haters:
Tim E #50/53, nicolas #95

Voters:
32

Comments:
A good followup to their eponymous debut and one of my favorite albums by cartoon characters. No. 64 (Rocky Raccoon)

DARE (11), Kids With Guns (11), Dirty Harry (11.1), Feel Good Inc. (11.3), (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 88

AMF poll of 00's rank: 40







# 46

The Streets - Original Pirate Material

Score: 1359 points

Biggest fans:
Beefsupreme #4

Haters:
Slick #99, Romain #98, VanillaFire1000 #96, Petri #91, Zorg #60/65

Voters:
30

Comments:
Here is an album where I strongly dislike the acclaimed songs (at least Weak Become Heroes and Has it Come to This), but like the rest. Still, it must have been a breath of fresh air to see an average normal boy rise into hip-hop, a genre too often limited to clichés. Favorite Song : Turn the Page (Nassim)

The title says it all. No. 25 (Rocky Raccoon)

Let's Push Things Forward (11.2), Weak Become Heroes (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 17

AMF poll of 00's rank: 29



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Quote: Stephan
Great comment on Love and Theft Rocky! And of course it's way too low.




The rank of Love and Theft is too damn high !
Really, I have learnt to like some of Dylan's albums from the 60s but here I felt that the lack of effort and imagination in the music was more than annoying. I don't care if he writes great lyrics if he gets that lazy on the music side.

For "From a Basement on the Hill", I don't know why I typed "Farewell", my favorite song in there is clearly "Twilight".
Maybe I did not want to put "favorite" and "Twilight" in the same sentence

Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (#47) : the constant quality of Spoon's outputs is pretty impressive, still I feel that while all their album are good, at times very good, none are really great. Kill the Moonlight might indeed be their best, at the same times very engaging and quite ambitious, and "The Way we Get By" is a wonderful anthem with one of my favorite piano line, as simple as it might be.

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Quote: Nassim
The rank of Love and Theft is too damn high !... I felt that the lack of effort and imagination in the music was more than annoying. I don't care if he writes great lyrics if he gets that lazy on the music side.


Considering the breadth of American genres on the album (country, rockabilly, ragtime, vaudeville, blues, jazz, swing) it was one of Dylan's most ambitious and imaginative albums. If you said you didn't like his voice or you thought the songs went on for too long, then I could understand it. But there really wasn't a "lack of effort" or laziness musically. If you like these American genres, there are an abundance of treats on the album.

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# 45

Primal Scream - Xtrmntr

Score: 1365 points

Biggest fans:
Jackson #3, Tim E #4, sonofsamiam #6

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #99, Nassim #96, Harold Wexler #96, Henrik #95

Voters:
29

Comments:
XTRMNTR has an awesome opener, but that's almost the only think I remotely enjoy in it. (Nassim)

They sound like a bunch of wankers. But at least they've got balls, which is why Cut Copy edged them out for No. 100 -- or as I call it, the King Crimson Memorial Spot. (Rocky Raccoon)

Accelerator (11.2), Kill All Hippies (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 59

AMF poll of 00's rank: 42







# 44

Sleater-Kinney - One Beat

Score: 1370 points

Biggest fans:
John #3, Jackson #5, Tim E #8, Rocky Raccoon #8, sonofsamiam #10

Haters:
Dan M #100, Henry #99, Honorio #96, Petri #94, Romain #93, Jonathon #66/71

Voters:
28

Comments:
Sometimes it can be harsh, but harsh times called for harsh music from these indie goddesses. With a mix of confusion, anger and defiance, they look at their place in a world radically changed by 9/11. No 8 (Rocky Raccoon)

A VERY new find, but wow it's great. They seriously rock hard. Prisstina is a grrreat song. (Zorg)

One Beat (11.7), Faraway (11.6) (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 9

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 167

AMF poll of 00's rank: 54







# 43

Belle and Sebastian - The Life Pursuit

Score: 1371 points

Biggest fans:
Tim E #1, Miguel #3

Haters:
Nassim #95

Voters:
28

Comments:
90s Belle and Sebastian are full of some old charm and beautiful melodies. 00s Belle and Sebastian are just plain boring. (Nassim)

What I like best about this album is how the songs stand out from each other but also seem part of a whole. Possibly my favorite album of theirs. No. 31 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Blues are Still Blue (10), We Are the Sleepyheads, Funny Little Frog (11), White Collar Boy (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 147

AMF poll of 00's rank: 95







# 42

Radiohead - Hail to the Thief

Score: 1377 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #3, Brad #5

Haters:
VanillaFire1000 #100, Stephan #96, Miguel #46/46, Jonathon #68/71

Voters:
34

Comments:
They found a near-perfect balance between the actual songs of The Bends and OK Computer, and the soundscaping of Kid A and Amnesiac. No. 26 (Rocky Raccoon)

Punch Up At a Wedding (11), Scatterbrain (11), There There (11), (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 63

AMF poll of 00's rank: 16







# 41

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Score: 1379 points

Biggest fans:
Greg #1

Haters:
SuperFurry #100, Brad #100, Jackson #67/68

Voters:
31

Comments:
Insolent, provocative, bigmouth, inconvenient. Pop music needs periodically a provocateur to shake its foundations, and Eminem did it with sheer brilliance. (Honorio)

What makes this unique in hip-hop is how emotionally exposed it is. Even when Eminem is spitting vitriol, you can sense how cathartic it is for him. And most of his targets deserve it. No. 24 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Real Slim Shady (11), The Way I Am (11), Stan (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 14

AMF poll of 00's rank: 32




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Quote: Dan M
Quote: Nassim
The rank of Love and Theft is too damn high !... I felt that the lack of effort and imagination in the music was more than annoying. I don't care if he writes great lyrics if he gets that lazy on the music side.


Considering the breadth of American genres on the album (country, rockabilly, ragtime, vaudeville, blues, jazz, swing) it was one of Dylan's most ambitious and imaginative albums. If you said you didn't like his voice or you thought the songs went on for too long, then I could understand it. But there really wasn't a "lack of effort" or laziness musically. If you like these American genres, there are an abundance of treats on the album.


I felt that he just took, for each song, a standard melody of one genre and did not make any effort to either make it evolve through the song or bring more harmonies and instruments as he goes along. Granted, the songs are quite different from one another, but I don't hear them any different from any standard song of the genres they take their inspiration from.

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I just want to say thanks to Rocky Raccoon for taking the time to write comments (great ones too) to each album.

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Quote: Henrik
I just want to say thanks to Rocky Raccoon for taking the time to write comments (great ones too) to each album.

The presentation looks also much better when there is always some wise and/or fun (XTRMNTR was very high on my list but I found the comment very funny after all) thoughts about the album. So thanks again Rocky Raccoon for comments (and of course all the others who have commented the albums).

Back to list:
The gap between Amnesiac and Marshall Mathers LP was 0,18 points.

# 40

Radiohead - Amnesiac

Score: 1379 points

Biggest fans:
Henrik #3, Zorg #7, Gillingham #10

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #91, Miguel #43/46

Voters:
35

Comments:
As much as the band protests that this album isn't just a bunch of leftovers from Kid A, it sure as hell sounds like it to me. Not necessarily a bad thing considering the former album is great. I somewhat affectionately refer t it as Kid B, but the more I listen to I want to call it Kid B-. No. 91 (Rocky Raccoon)

Pyramid Song (9), I might be wrong (11), Knives Out (11.9), (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 46

AMF poll of 00's rank: 20







# 39

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Score: 1383 points

Biggest fans:
Stephan #2, Henry #4, Chris K. #8, Miguel #10

Haters:
Brad #97, sonofsamiam #94, BillAdama #93, Petri #93, Moonbeam #45/45

Voters:
30

Comments:
Big, bold and beautiful. It's going to get bashed here, and I can understand that about most stuff they've done since, but this is has some massive songs. No. 55 (Rocky Raccoon)

Clocks (7), In My Place ( , The Scientist ( , Green Eyes (10), A Rush of Blood to the Head (10), Amsterdam (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 31

AMF poll of 00's rank: 38







# 38

Brian Wilson - Smile

Score: 1392 points

Biggest fans:
Miguel #2, Greg #5, Stephan #6, Honorio #6, Midaso #10

Haters:
Romain #92, SuperFurry #91

Voters:
28

Comments:
The most famous "lost" album in pop history became a "found" album in 2004. The album designed to be the big step forward for pop music at the end it was "only" a collection of good songs, of pop miniatures masterly crafted and brilliantly sequenced. Finally the mystery was revealed, with an only final doubt: what could have happened if it has been released in 1967? (Honorio)

SMiLE arranged the way it was supposed to be, and what a record it would have been. The genious here is how these songs sound reinvented because of Wilson coming at them from an older, wiser, more experienced, and hopefully less crazy, vantage point. It's like he's covering himself almost 40 years later. No. 15 (Rocky Raccoon)

Surf's Up (10), Heroes and Villians (11), Wind Chimes (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 61

AMF poll of 00's rank: 28







# 37

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus

Score: 1394 points

Biggest fans:
Gillingham #5, Greg #7

Haters:
Slick #98, Evan #97, VanillaFire1000 #94

Voters:
24

Comments:
I thought Modest Mouse's albums would remain my favorite discovery of the poll, but Nick Cave unsuspectedly made a brilliant entry in my top 20. I hate Grinderman, dislike Dig Lazarus Dig and don't care much about The Boatman's Call, so I did not except such a great blend of blues and rock. Killer hooks, brilliant arrangements, stunning riffs, fantastic lyrics, almost no fillers... My "coup de coeur" of the poll. Favorite Song : Cannibal's Hymn (latest entry in my 3/4 songs pantheon) (Nassim)

My favorite Cave album, which isn't necessarily saying much since I'm not a big fan, but if this was his only album, I might be. No. 71 (Rocky Raccoon)

There She Goes, My Beautiful World (11), Nature Boy (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 80

AMF poll of 00's rank: 65







# 36

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Score: 1395 points

Biggest fans:
Moonbeam #5, Romain #9, Tim E #10

Haters:
Midaso #95, Gillingham #31/31, Greg #79/83

Voters:
33

Comments:
Post-punk influences set the frame for a band that during its first year was an unstoppable machine of making splendid hits and incendiary live shows. (Honorio)

The coolest kids in Scotland with some Germanic flavor. Who knew that combination would work? No. 28 (Rocky Raccoon)

Take Me Out (6), Matinee (11), Michael (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 16

AMF poll of 00's rank: 27






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One Beat was very divisive! 5 fans and 6 haters. Very surprised Coldplay was so high. I haven't heard the album myself, but having heard the hate which is spat out towards it, it's done very well for itself.

What years are doing the best so far?

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Quote: Zorg

What years are doing the best so far?

I don't know if this information would spoil fun of some forumers so I replied to your question here.

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A Rush of Blood to the Head so high is disgusting!

Here's my recipe for Coldplay Cake:

Ingredients:

100 tablespoons U2 extract
50 tablespoons Radiohead essence
50 tablespoons Sigur Rós coloring
2 large packets of gluten free Ener-G Egg Replacer
100 g Nutrasweet
200 g Polenta
10 L water

Instructions:

Preheat oven to the lowest possible temperature. Mix Ener-G Egg Replacer, Nutrasweet, Polenta and the U2, Radiohead and Sigur Rós flavorings if feeling daring into a large vat. Incrementally add water 1 liter at a time. Stir vigorlessly until frothy. Bake in oven for days, weeks, months even (!) until a beige crust forms. Serve at room temperature.

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# 35

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Score: 1398 points

Biggest fans:
Chris #1 , Schwah #8

Haters:
Nicolas #99, Evan #93, Jonah #75/77

Voters:
29

Comments:
A good winter. Isolated in a cabin surrounded by snow and wolves, Justin Vernon found a place to lick his wounds and doing this deliver a highly emotional album. (Honorio)

I'm not big on critic's having ulterior motives to their printed opinions like a lot of people on here seem to be, but I swear a lot of critics creamed their shorts more about how this album was made rather than the actual music on it. I find it to be above-average indie folk. No. 81 (Rocky Raccoon)

Flume (11.1), Creature Fear (11.2), Lump Sum (11.2), RE: Stacks (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 7

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 34

AMF poll of 00's rank: 59







# 34

Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World

Score: 1406 points

Biggest fans:
Brad #3, Miguel #4, Honorio #7, Schwah #10

Haters:
Michel #98, Rocky Raccoon #97, Nassim #91

Voters:
28

Comments:
During a decade when British bands finally lose their battle against American bands (both in indie and mainstream terms), this band from Wales released an album that kept intact my faith in good English pop, displaying a multicoloured sound including Wilson or McCartney pop style (the latter is featured as a collaborator) but also folk, prog-rock, punk or electronica. (Honorio)

It just sounds like below average indie rock to me. No. 97 (Rocky Raccoon)

Juxtaposed with You (10), Happiness Is A Warm Pun (10), (Drawing) Rings Around The World (11.1), Alternative Route To Vulcan Street (11.2), Sidewalk Serfer Girl (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 8

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 182

AMF poll of 00's rank: 123







# 33

Portishead - Third

Score: 1408 points

Biggest fans:
BillAdama #5, Gillingham #8, Jackson #10

Haters:
None

Voters:
30

Comments:
We reach the first one I voted for. I think it was No. 19 in 2008. They’re great at creating an coherent atmosphere with their songs, and there’s a lot of good stuff here. I still find it to be a little overrated, though. No. 75 (Rocky Raccoon)

The Rip (11), Machine Gun (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 29

AMF poll of 00's rank: 34







# 32

Jay-Z - The Blueprint

Score: 1412 points

Biggest fans:
sonofsamiam #1, Jonathon #5

Haters:
Henrik #98, Romain #97, Petri #95, Chris K. #91, Jonah #71/77

Voters:
29

Comments:
I actually like the Black Album better, but this one is great too and seems more singular in purpose. No. 46 (Rocky Raccoon)

Jay-Z is a great artist, and with the production of Kanye West, The Blueprint is an absolute tour-de-force. I'm sure I've listened to Renegade more than 20 times in the last couple of weeks. (Zorg)

Blueprint (Momma Loves Me) (11), The Ruler's Back (11.2), Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (11.2), Jigga That Nigga (11.3), Never Change (11.3) (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 13

AMF poll of 00's rank: 31







# 31

Björk - Vespertine

Score: 1413 points

Biggest fans:
Moonbeam #1, Henrik #2, Romain #7, Tim E # 9, Honorio #9

Haters:
VanillaFire1000 #92

Voters:
30

Comments:
Like the cocoon of the second song on the album, a thick tangle of sweet-sounding music boxes, celestas and harps, sprinkled by electronic noises (those clicks and cuts so trendy then) and classical touches (strings and choirs) and crowned by the most intimate Björk vocals ever, wraps you up completely with its frozen warmth and leaves you lost into its beauty. (Honorio)

One of the best things about Bjork is that you never know what to expect when she releases a new album. She may not always succeed with what she's trying, but she's never standing still. This is one example of when she did succeed. No. 42 (Rocky Raccoon)

Harm of Will (11), Heirloom (11), Frosti (11.1), Sun In My Mouth (11.1), Pagan Poetry (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 50

AMF poll of 00's rank: 30




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Hm. I expected College Dropout to do really well (The Kanye album that actually deserves some of its praise), but not Late Registration. That one is like the production style of Puff Daddy with the politics of Bono. (I like MBDTF way better than Late Registration.) And the idea that it's doing better than The Blueprint and Marshal Mathers...

Most of my favorites are still in. I'm pleasantly surprised to see XTRMNTR finish that high. Might have liked S-K and Ys to do a little better. Mostly good results so far.

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Quote: BillAdama
Hm. I expected College Dropout to do really well (The Kanye album that actually deserves some of its praise), but not Late Registration. That one is like the production style of Puff Daddy with the politics of Bono. (I like MBDTF way better than Late Registration.) And the idea that it's doing better than The Blueprint and Marshal Mathers...

The (quite) good rank of Late Registration (and beating Blueprint and Marshall Mathers) was a little surprise to me as well (but not in a bad way).

In the next group of five will be the lowest #1 of it's year.

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Big surprise to see Bon Iver show up so soon, or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.

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Quote: Moonbeam
A Rush of Blood to the Head so high is


Just fine with me. I agree with Rocky Raccoon's comment - while I'm not much of a fan of what they've done since (the "bigger" they get, the blander they become), I think ARoBttH is a great - and brilliantly sequenced - album. And "Amsterdam" is one of my favorite closing tracks ever.

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Super Furry Animals in the top 40 is the biggest surprise for me so far (and not in a bad way).

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# 30

Kanye West - Late Registration

Score: 1416 points

Biggest fans:
Harold Wexler #7, sonofsamiam #7, Zorg #9

Haters:
BillAdama #99, Romain #96, SuperFurry #93, Henrik #92, Jackson #64/68

Voters:
29

Comments:
Almost as good as The College Dropout, but a couple of weaker tracks hold it back. No. 72 (Rocky Raccoon)

Gold Digger (11.1), Gone (11.4), Heard 'Em Say (11.4) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 6

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 54

AMF poll of 00's rank: 45







# 29

Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

Score: 1422 points

Biggest fans:
Nicolas #5, Petri #5, Romain #5

Haters:
Nassim #100, Chris K. #94, Slick #91, beefsupreme #76/76, Jackson #65/68

Voters:
34

Comments:
The aching throats of pre-rock divas like Edith Piaf or Billie Holiday and the decadence of the ladyboys of the Warhol Factory in the same person. (Honorio)

I had hope given the quality of the opener of this album but I really can not stand Antony's voice here. Falsetto is already often a drawback, but that much vibrato is moOoOoOoOoOore than I could stAaAaAaAaAaAaAaAnd. Just sing Antony, like in Hercules in Love Affair, and then I will find you awesome (Blind and Time Will really are !) (Nassim)

Intensly personal, you don't feel like there's any kind of filter between you and Antony's emotions. There's no doubt this is an acquired taste, but it's one I acquired on first listen. No. 35 (Rocky Raccoon)

Hope There's Someone (11.3), My Lady Story (11.5), For Today I Am A Boy (11.5), Man Is The Baby (11.5) (Henry)


Place in the 2005 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 19

AMF poll of 00's rank: 35







# 28

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Score: 1430 points

Biggest fans:
Dan M #4, Chris K. #4, Evan #9

Haters:
Stephan #97, Michel #93, nicolas #91, John #91/91, Jackson #66/68, beefsupreme #71/76

Voters:
33

Comments:
I've tried numerous times to like this one better than I do, but I can't quite get over the hump with it. Although I think it's very good, I also think its variations on a theme get a little too samey after a while. But it is my favorite AC album. No. 59 (Rocky Raccoon)

My Girls (10), Brother Sport (11), Lion In a Coma (11), Summertime Clothes (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 8

AMF poll of 00's rank: 13







# 27

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

Score: 1473 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #6, Gillingham #9

Haters:
Nicolas #98

Voters:
33

Comments:
"I was a lover before this war." That phrase just seems to perfectly describe the mood of this album for me. I think the last couple of tracks are a little sub-par, but before that it's all brilliant. No. 40 (Rocky Raccoon)

Wolf Like Me (11), I Was a Lover (11.3), Playhouses () (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 1

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 30

AMF poll of 00's rank: 19







# 26

Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights

Score: 1473 points

Biggest fans:
Michel #4, Zorg #4, SuperFurry #9

Haters:
Midaso #98, Rocky Raccoon #96

Voters:
34

Comments:
I find it too derivative and gloomy to make any sort of connection. I like their second album, which I voted for, much better because they brighten up a bit and forge more of their own identity. No. 96 (Rocky Raccoon)

An album of such flow, it just feels like from the first guitars of "Untitled" to the close of "Leif Erikson" you've been on one amazing journey from the dirt of "Roland" to the calm of "PDA" to the longing of "Stella was a diver". Every song really holds its weight, which is why it manages to hold the lofty position of fourth on my list. (Zorg)

PDA (10), Untitled (11), NYC (11), Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down (11), Obstacle (11), (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 24

AMF poll of 00's rank: 14







#1 of 2006 is out but we still have one album left from 2006.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Group of very interesting and different albums just missed top 20.

# 25

The xx - XX

Score: 1482 points

Biggest fans:
Henrik #5, Evan #10, Nassim #10

Haters:
None

Voters:
33

Comments:
Moonbeam once said that "it sounds like they've just discovered love for the first time and are confessing it in a hush as if it's some sacred secret", I would replace "love" by "80s" and it still got sense. (Honorio)

The heartbeat of a relationship is told on this subtly engrossing album. Sometimes it's too subtle, but I think that's partly the point. I just wish they'd let loose a couple of times. No. 54 (Rocky Raccoon)

Night Time (10), Crystalised (11), Intro (11), VCR (11.1), Infiinity (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2009 poll: 1

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 58

AMF poll of 00's rank: 51







# 24

The Avalanches - Since I Left You

Score: 1487 points

Biggest fans:
Jackson #1, Midaso #1, Nick #7, VanillaFire1000 #10

Haters:
None

Voters:
31

Comments:
It might be slightly overlong, but this is one of the most fantastic trip of the decade through a brand new world of wonder. Most sampling albums are either just directed toward the performance in the worst case and the fun in the best (for 2 Many DJ's and Girl Talk especially, who, as talented as they are technically, do not choose to brag through their music), but here it is something else, a patchwork living all by itself to create new tales and adventures. Favorite Song : Frontier Psychiatrist (Nassim)

Wholly unique. Maybe part of the reason they haven't released another album is because they don't want to repeat this one but can't think of a direction to go that would be as original. No. 44 (Rocky Raccoon)

Since I Left You (11.1), Frontier Pstchiatrist (11.5) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 44

AMF poll of 00's rank: 23







# 23

M.I.A. - Kala

Score: 1490 points

Biggest fans:
Chris #3, Rocky Raccoon #6, beefsupreme #9, Zorg #10

Haters:
None

Voters:
31

Comments:
The debut was great, and this is even better. What makes it better? Two things: the diversity of the songs as M.I.A. goes globe-trotting and finds inspiration in every corner of the world, and a little song called "Paper Planes." No. 6 (Rocky Raccoon)

Paper Planes (10), Jimmy (11), Boyz (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 5

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 26

AMF poll of 00's rank: 21







# 22

OutKast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below

Score: 1545 points

Biggest fans:
Chris #2, Dan M #6, nicolas #6, Honorio #8, Harold Wexler #9

Haters:
Midaso #93

Voters:
31

Comments:
A double CD with two solo albums was the 2003 Outkast album. Big Boi stayed true to hip-hop with his "Speakerboxxx" but the real gem was André 3000's album "The Love Below", an adventurous journey through the best black music of the last decades, from Coltrane to Public Enemy, from Stevie Wonder to Prince but showcasing a strong personality of its own. (Honorio)

Favorite Song : years have passed, and despite all the chatter about the Love Below's creativity, genius and so, it is Speakerboxxx which rise as a masterpiece. Both have been topped, Big Boi making a wonderful Sir Luscious Left Food and Janelle Monae beating Andre3000 in the "new Prince" category, but Speakerboxxx already had all the qualities of the son of Chico Dusty, with brilliant verses (the Rooster), guests at their best (Flip Flop Rock) and samples from out of nowhere (Ghetto Musik) while the Love Below, aside from its 5 or 6 wonderful tracks (Hey Ya, Roses, Happy Valentine's Day, She Lives in my Laps...) has its loads of fillers and annoying skits. (Nassim)

Andre's side has the best songs, but Big Boi's side is more consistenly good. It was the hit that Stankonia deserved to be, but it deserves its props. No. 49 (Rocky Raccoon)

Hey Ya ( , The Way You Move (10) (Henry)


Place in the 2003 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 21

AMF poll of 00's rank: 26







# 21

The Knife - Silent Shout

Score: 1546 points

Biggest fans:
BillAdama #3, Nassim #4, Henrik #4, Michel #7, Jonah #8, Petri #8, Chris #8

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #93

Voters:
32

Comments:
I will more or less repeat what I said in my review of the album (see here : http://www.indiepoprock.fr/review.php?id=2747 ), this album is a schizophrenic one : made for the brain as much as for the legs, ambitious but welcoming, catchy and eerie, strange but endearing... The more a song goes on, the more you can both feel a threat above your head and a need to dance. I don't know many albums where the music, in terms of melodies, choice of instruments and production tricks, fits the themes that much, Silent Shout is like a self-restrained scream, Forest Family builds up like an anger condemned to be suppressed, Na Na Na hides sheer madness and I'm pretty confident that most of the choices of the sounds of One Hit are very meaningful (I could develop on this one if needed). It does not keep most songs from being direct and catchy, Like a Pen could become your new workout track for instance. It is the catchiness of the melodies that matters most, and it is the best strength of this album, but it does not hurt that it has so many other qualities. Favorite Song : Silent Shout (Nassim)

I can hear why some people like this record, I'm just not one of them. Not bad, but not good. No. 93 (Rocky Raccoon)

. Silent Shout (10), We Share Our Mother's Health (11.1), Neverland (11.5), Forest Families (), Marble House () (Henry)


Place in the 2006 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 35

AMF poll of 00's rank: 18






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Yes, this is where it gets interesting. Where we have gotten rid of all the samey indie rock stuff, ha ha.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Henry what is the meaning/scale of your ratings ? We were just wondering with Greg

Hope listening to all this indie stuff was too much of a trial

I realize I don't feel very involved in the 00s, well not in these 00s

This is probably the decade in which my tastes differ the most from the forum's

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Wow, huge gap between #22 and #23. Biggest gap since the very beginning I think.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: nicolas
Henry what is the meaning/scale of your ratings ? We were just wondering with Greg

That really looks very interesting. The smaller the score is the better the song is (but nothing is better than 6)?

And yes the gap between #22 and #23 is the biggest since the start.

From now on I release the albums in smaller parts. And I won't release albums for some hours because it's time for music quiz (in one bar). I hope our team will win tonight.

# 20

The National - Boxer

Score: 1554 points

Biggest fans:
Stephan #1, Gillingham #2, Evan #8, Midaso #9

Haters:
Greg #78/83, Brad #92

Voters:
33

Comments:
This one was a real grower. No. 45 (Rocky Raccoon)

Fake Empire (10), Ada (11), Mistaken for Strangers (11.2) (Henry)


Place in the 2007 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 42

AMF poll of 00's rank: 36







# 19

Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf

Score: 1556 points

Biggest fans:
Nassim #1, beefsupreme #3, Greg #4, Evan #7

Haters:
BillAdama #94, Midaso #94, Stephan #92

Voters:
30

Comments:
Accurate title. (Stephan)

My favorite album of the decade encapsulates what I want rock'n'roll to be : ambitious, fun, catchy, sexy, witty, deep, rich, unstoppable… It does not spoil anything that it units great musicians at the top of their game, especially Dave Grohl who is amazing from the start to the end, especially in the intro of A Song for the Dead and in the solo of No One Knows. Lots of great song, but my favorite by far, favorite song of the decade in fact, is A Song for the Deaf (Nassim)

One of the great hard rock albums of the decade, or any decade for that matter. What makes it so good is the quality and variety of the songwriting. No. 37 (Rocky Raccoon)

No One Knows (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2002 poll: 4

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 23

AMF poll of 00's rank: 22







# 18

PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

Score: 1601 points

Biggest fans:
Rocky Raccoon #3, SuperFurry #5, Scwah #9, Greg #10, Moonbeam #10

Haters:
Nassim #92, Jonah #77/77

Voters:
30

Comments:
PJ has at least a masterpiece for every decade, these "Stories" from the 00s showed a PJ more mature, direct, personal, vulnerable, stylish and... sexy. (Honorio)

Harvey’s New York romance is as much about the city as it is the man in her life. Inspired by both, she made some of the simplest-yet-beautiful rock music of her career. With heavy thumping guitars backing her, Harvey sums it up as, “I can’t believe life’s so complex / When I just want to sit here and watch you undress.” No. 3 (Rocky Raccoon)

This Mess We're In (10), One Line (11), Good Fortune (11.1), Beautiful Feeling (11.4), (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 28

AMF poll of 00's rank: 53






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Petri
Quote: Henrik
I just want to say thanks to Rocky Raccoon for taking the time to write comments (great ones too) to each album.

The presentation looks also much better when there is always some wise and/or fun (XTRMNTR was very high on my list but I found the comment very funny after all) thoughts about the album. So thanks again Rocky Raccoon for comments (and of course all the others who have commented the albums).


Thanks, guys. It was fun although time consuming to do. Hopefully they provide a little bit of entertainment. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make comments on songs.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

I completely agree with RockyRaccoon on Rings Around the World, did not get the appeal at all.
I also second his comment on Late Registration, Third and Return to Cookie Mountain.

About MPP, I really think it only is AC's third best album. It does not have the strange beauty of Feels nor the direct fun of Strawberry Jam for me.
And I could copy your comment about Silent Shout and use it about PJ (not just this album, her whole discography).

In fact, the albums were we don't agree are those I sent comments for
And I'm kinda jealous of some of your comments, you sell your opinion better than I do.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Petri, I sent a list of comments for the songs to your email. I hope it's not too late.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: nicolas
Henry what is the meaning/scale of your ratings ? We were just wondering with Greg


The numbers are my enjoyability rating for the song.
1 is the best (5.0 on RYM)
6 is very good, but not one of my all time faves (@ 4.2 on RYM)
9 is @ 3.5 on RYM
11 is reasonably enjoyable and @ 3.0 on RYM
11.4 is a balance point where I either find the song acceptable to listen to, or believe that it may be a grower even if I don't yet enjoy it (@ 2.5 on RYM).
11.9 means that I do not care for the song (@1.5 on RYM)
12 or higher means that I likely will not listen to the entire song because I find it to be so annoying (@1.0 on RYM)

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Nassim
I completely agree with RockyRaccoon on Rings Around the World, did not get the appeal at all.
I also second his comment on Late Registration, Third and Return to Cookie Mountain.

About MPP, I really think it only is AC's third best album. It does not have the strange beauty of Feels nor the direct fun of Strawberry Jam for me.
And I could copy your comment about Silent Shout and use it about PJ (not just this album, her whole discography).

In fact, the albums were we don't agree are those I sent comments for
And I'm kinda jealous of some of your comments, you sell your opinion better than I do.


Cool, I've been enjoying your comments and those from others as well.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Henry, that is one weird scale!

What about the songs you haven't listed, are they always worse than the listed ones? If so, I now know for sure that this isn't your decade...

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Henrik
Henry, that is one weird scale!

What about the songs you haven't listed, are they always worse than the listed ones? If so, I now know for sure that this isn't your decade...


Yes, it is a weird scale.

Typically, the songs that I listed in the comments are the songs that I thought were the best on the corresponding album. But, there are many songs that I have not heard enough times to believe that my present rating will endure.

The aughts was not my favorite decade for music. But, there were plenty of songs that I rated 11 or better, so it was still plenty of fun.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Evan
Petri, I sent a list of comments for the songs to your email. I hope it's not too late.

Thanks for the comments Evan. It's not too late.

# 17

TV on the Radio - Dear Science

Score: 1609 points

Biggest fans:
Sonofsamiam #2, Schwah #4, Jackson #6, Petri #6, John #8

Haters:
Chris #51/56

Voters:
31

Comments:
Their lightest and funkiest set, and on a song-for-song basis I think their best. The cover's cool, too. No. 20 (Rocky Raccoon)

Crying (11), DLZ (11), Damily Tree (11), Love Dog (11), Red Dress (11) Halfway Home (11.1), Lover's Day (11.1), Shout Me Out (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 39

AMF poll of 00's rank: 15







# 16

Kanye West - The College Dropout

Score: 1648 points

Biggest fans:
Zorg #2, Nassim #3, Evan #3, Schwah #6

Haters:
Romain #95, SuperFurry #94

Voters:
28

Comments:
My favorite hip-hop album ever for its high production values for sure, but don't underestimate Kanye's talent as a MC. Favorite song : Spaceship (Nassim)

Still his best because it doesn't have any week spots (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy does) and because it's his freshest and he still had a trace of humility. No. 21 (Rocky Raccoon)

I love hearing Kanye talk, because I think he's a great storyteller and I really enjoy listening to what he says. So imagine my delight when I say the 20 minute long "Last Call", which along with "Family Business" before it, feels like a real insight into the life and values of one of the biggest superstars of our age. (Zorg)

Jesus Walks (10), All Falls Down (11), Family Business (11), Slow Jamz (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2004 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 18

AMF poll of 00's rank: 12







# 15

Daft Punk - Discovery

Score: 1696 points

Biggest fans:
Schwah #1, sonofsamiam #3, Stephan #3, Greg #3, VanillaFire1000 #4, Dan M #7, Jonathon #10

Haters:
Rocky Raccoon #95

Voters:
31

Comments:
Electronic music's really not my thing for the most part, and this is the most part. No. 95 (Rocky Raccoon)

Digital Love (10), Something About Us (11), Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger () (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 3

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 36

AMF poll of 00's rank: 24







# 14

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Score: 1706 points

Biggest fans:
VanillaFire1000 #3, Slick #3, SuperFurry #4, Henrik #7, John #7, Tim E #7, Chris #9

Haters:
Brad #91, Moonbeam #42/45

Voters:
33

Comments:
Elitist Ivy League graduates got the right to be loved too, especially when they deliver such infectious pop songs with fresh influences like classical and African beat. (Honorio)

Upper West Side Soweto sounds good to me. But if it was just that and not great songs as well, then who would care? Ezra Koenig has emerged as one of the greatest pop melody writers of the last few years. Make no mistake, it's the songs that carry this album, the style is just what puts it over the top. No. 14 (Rocky Raccoon)

It suffers from Not-Very-Compelling Syndrome. Everyone talks about the first couple of songs being really good, before it dies down to a more boring ending, but I look at it the other way; the first couple of songs are incredibly catchy, but give little back after a few listens, while the later tracks, like "I Stand Corrected" are much more interesting to me. (Zorg)

Mansard Roof (10), Oxford Comma (11), A-Punk (11), Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa (11), M79 (11), Campus (11), The Kids Don't Stand a Chance (11), I Stand Corrected (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 40

AMF poll of 00's rank: 25






Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

The College Dropout marks a shift in hip-hop culture, and for that fact might be the most influential album of the past decade. It also clocks in at 76 minutes, which is amazing because it doesn't feel anywhere near that long. Incredible debut, but not the highest-ranking debut on my list.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Petri

From now on I release the albums in smaller parts. And I won't release albums for some hours because it's time for music quiz (in one bar). I hope our team will win tonight.


So did you win ?
There is a pretty fun music quiz in Paris every Tuesday but I very rarely find people to join me (and I have won every time but one ^^ )
There is also a great quiz in a pub every Wednesday, general knowledge not just music, I think I have been there more than 60 times with various friends and we only won 4 times ! I can not count how often we ended 2nd or 3rd (among between 15 and 20 teams most of the time)...
I really like music quizes, I guess I'm not the only one here

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

OK I think I release #13-#11 now. The gap between #13 and #12 is 0,03 points (by the way other of those albums was my #4 and other #96). After that there's huge jump.
The top 10 will be released tomorrow.
I think we have (at least) one surprise there.
Guessing thread is still open for guessing.

# 13

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Score: 1765 points

Biggest fans:
nicolas #1, Jonah #1, Midaso #3, Dan M #3, Gillingham #4, Petri #4, John #5, Miguel #5

Haters:
None

Voters:
35

Comments:
The folk revival of the New Weird America did not prepare us enough for this cascade of crystalline vocal harmonies and pure melodies. (Honorio)

They certainly have a sound all their own that manages to be rootsy and modern at the same time. All the songs stand out from one another, which, unfortunately can't be said for their followup. No. 52 (Rocky Raccoon)

Blue Ridge Mountains (11), Ragged Wood (11), Your Protector (11), White Winter Hymnal (11), Heard Them Stirring (11.1), Sun It Risis (11.1) (Henry)


Place in the 2008 poll: 1

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 22

AMF poll of 00's rank: 11







# 12

OutKast - Stankonia

Score: 1765 points

Biggest fans:
beefsupreme #1, sonofsamiam #4, Rocky Raccoon #4, Slick #6, Greg #6, Jonathon #6, Zorg #8, Henry #9

Haters:
Petri #96

Voters:
33

Comments:
The funkiest hip-hop album ever and one of it's most diverse. So full of great songs with a lot of variety that if you took out the interludes it would sound like a career-spanning "best of" collection. No. 4 (Rocky Raccoon)

Mrs. Jackson ( , B.O.B. (10), So Fresh, So Clean (11), Xplosion (11) (Henry)


Place in the 2000 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 11

AMF poll of 00's rank: 8







# 11

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

Score: 1839 points

Biggest fans:
SuperFurry #1, Rocky Raccoon #1, , BillAdama #4, Schwah #7, Chris K #8, Nick #9, John #10, Henrik #10, beefsupreme #10

Haters:
Greg #82/83

Voters:
34

Comments:
Made from familiar parts, the music on White Blood Cells sounds fresh when the various styles are filtered together through the lense of one Jack White. He puts his own signature on these tracks, giving each one a distinct sound from each other and everything else out there. I like this one by a fraction over Elephant because I find it to be a little more original and it has a tinge of weirdness that gives it some tension and an edge. And it has "Fell in Love With a Girl" on it. It's one hell of a breakup album, too. No. 1 (Rocky Raccoon)

Fell In Love With a Girl (11), Hotel Yorba (11.4), Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground () (Henry)


Place in the 2001 poll: 2

Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 15

AMF poll of 00's rank: 6




Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Rocky "All the songs stand out from one another, which, unfortunately can't be said for their followup. No. 52 (Rocky Raccoon) "

I DON'T AGREE AT ALL

Their new album is a string of excellent songs IMO. Just less surprising than the first, but once you get used to that idea, you rediscover it and it's a fucking good album.

Their music does something to me. Can't explain that. Like a girl. you feel

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Great. Looking forward to the top 10 tomorrow.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Nassim
Quote: Petri

From now on I release the albums in smaller parts. And I won't release albums for some hours because it's time for music quiz (in one bar). I hope our team will win tonight.


So did you win ?
I really like music quizes, I guess I'm not the only one here

Thanks for asking.
The quiz went very badly. The subject of the quiz was new music (meaning music released in 2012). I hadn't heard any of those songs (11 song clips) (although we recognized some of the artists). The straight question part went quite well (who's the producer of upcoming Black Sabbath album etc.) (although I didn't remember name of Lana Del Rey album. But everything went wrong when we answererd wrong to the extra bonus question and got 5 minus points. I think we were around the tenth place (there were +15 teams). But next week we're gonna be at least in top 3.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

My original guesses (Actual rank).

1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
2. Radiohead - Kid A
3. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
4. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
5. The Strokes - Is This It
6. The White Stripes - Elephant
7. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
8. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes (13)
9. Radiohead - In Rainbows
10. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (28)
11. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells (11)

Looks like the two that broke through are Flaming Lips and Beck. I would have put Flaming Lips at No. 12 in my guesses, so it doesn't surprise me, but Beck is a little bit of a surprise. I guess Animal Collective has a few more haters than I thought.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Wow I gave up on Stories from The City a long time ago but have been inundated with universal accolades for that album since. Better revisit it.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Aw come on no spoilers please there's a special thread just for that !!
Some people love surprises and Petri had even created that thread ogreat idea Btw but unfortunately ...)
I didn't look at ur post rocky but is it still time to take it down ? Please

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: nicolas
Aw come on no spoilers please there's a special thread just for that !!
Some people love surprises and Petri had even created that thread ogreat idea Btw but unfortunately ...)
I didn't look at ur post rocky but is it still time to take it down ? Please


Nah. It can't possibly be a spoiler when everyone knows what albums remain. Too late, anyway.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Quote: Rocky Raccoon
Quote: nicolas
Aw come on no spoilers please there's a special thread just for that !!
Some people love surprises and Petri had even created that thread ogreat idea Btw but unfortunately ...)
I didn't look at ur post rocky but is it still time to take it down ? Please


Nah. It can't possibly be a spoiler when everyone knows what albums remain. Too late, anyway.


Um I had no idea which albums were left.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Little surprised at the high placement of Vampire Weekend. I mean, it's okay. Nice, catchy indie pop. Just notably un-special.

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums of the 00s Results

Rocky R, what seems obvious to you is not to anybody
As a casual follower of this, I hadn't paid attention enoigh to know which albums were remaining that's all. Not a big deal anyway but you can't tell what everybody knows can you ?

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