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Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

If you understand Norwegian, then you can read the whole article at http://www.dagsavisen.no/nyetakter/article1877997.ece

Otherwise the list is summarised here:

1. Outkast «Speakerboxxx/The Love Below»
(1. plass på Kritikertoppen 2003)

2. Antony & The Johnsons «I Am A Bird Now»
(1. plass på Kritikertoppen 2005)

3. Håkan Hellström «Känn Ingen Sorg För Mig Göteborg»
(24. plass Kritikertoppen 2001)

4. Johnny Cash «The Man Comes Around»

5. Jay-Z «The Blueprint»
(3. plass kritikertoppen 2001)

6. The White Stripes «White Blood Cells»
(4. plass på Kritikertoppen 2001)

7. Ryan Adams «Gold»
(15. plass på kritikertoppen 2001)

8. The Magnetic Fields «69 Love Songs»

9. Röyksopp «Melody AM»
(2. plass på Kritikertoppen 2002)

10. Eminem «The Marshall Mathers LP»
(2. plass på Kritikertoppen 2000)

11. Kanye West «The College Dropout»
(2. plass på Kritikertoppen 2004)

12. Manu Chao «Proxima Estacion Esperanza»
(32. plass på Kritikertoppen 2001)

13. The Streets «Original Pirate Material»
(5. plass på Kritikertoppen 2002)

14. Scissor Sisters «Scissor Sisters»
(19. plass på Kritikertoppen 2004)

15. Coldplay «A Rush Of Blood To The Head»
(12. plass på Kritikertoppen 2002)

16. Queens of the Stone Age «Songs For The Deaf»
(1. plass på Kritikertoppen 2002)

17. Morrissey «You Are The Quarry»
(8. plass på Kritikertoppen 2004)

18. The Mars Volta «De-loused In The Comatorium»
(4. plass på Kritikertoppen 2003)

19. Franz Ferdinand «Franz Ferdinand»
(1. plass Kritikertoppen 2004)

20. The Flaming Lips «Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots»
(4. plass kritikertoppen 2002)

21. Annie «Anniemal»
(15. plass Kritikertoppen 2004)

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

This is one the worst lists I've ever seen. All those overhyped albums like "Speakerboxx/The Love Below" and "Elephant" are here, while truly great stuff was left out. And what are the Magnetic Fields doing there? 69 Love Songs were released in 1999 for crying out loud.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

I meant "White Blood Cells" not "Elephant".

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Glad to see The Flaming Lips, Scissor Sisters and Magnetic Fields (which was released in 2000 in Europe) in this list.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Mars Volta's there too, strange one.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Any list with Annie's Anniemal gets points from me!

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

And any list with Håkan Hellström on it gets points from ME! (no idea what I'm talking about, I just like his name... might be some other defiant heir of Isildor, who knows........)

Jacek

Say, Jacek, what would be the three or four most obviously truly great items left out of this list according to you?

For all I know, your criticism may be perfectly justified, I just think I'm losing count these days :-)

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Well, the only album I think should absolutely be on the list is Radiohead's "Kid A" (and "Agaetis Byrjun, if you consider it a 2000 release). But my main complaint is not that they left out my personal favourites, but many of their picks are very unimpressive. Somebody please tell me what's so great about the White Stripes, because I fail to see it. Same for Outkast (Stankonia is much better) or Coldplay. The Flaming Lips rule though.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

I guess the Whites Stripes get acclaim for being accesible in a "Pop with an indie attitude" sort of way?

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

White Blood Cells is a great album that is stuffed with anthemic, incisive, and emotional songs. And it has some of the most visceral sonics of the decade despite the basic blues palette. Listen to that first feedback squeal into Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground and you are hooked in anticipation of the coming explosion. They did it simple, and they did it right.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

First list to not have any of the big three. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the only one too. I guess these 21 are better than Funeral, Kid A, Is This It, and YHF :(.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

This is an old thread from 2006. The list is already on AM.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Glad to see Antony get some props.

Looks like The Blueprint is going to bump YHF back down.

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Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Quote: Henrik
This is an old thread from 2006. The list is already on AM.


So, since this list is from 2006 - some century! - I presume I don't need to worry about adding it to the spreadsheet?

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Quote: Harold Wexler
Quote: Henrik
This is an old thread from 2006. The list is already on AM.


So, since this list is from 2006 - some century! - I presume I don't need to worry about adding it to the spreadsheet?
I don't think anything before autumn 2009 should be added.

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Quote: SR
First list to not have any of the big three. Wouldn't be surprised if it's the only one too. I guess these 21 are better than Funeral, Kid A, Is This It, and YHF :(.


Anniemal is!

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

So why isnt this list being addded to the spreadsheet???

Re: Dagsavisen (Norway): The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century

Quote: RADIOHEADSMAN
So why isnt this list being addded to the spreadsheet???


Because it's from 2006. It doesn't cover the entire decade. The spreadsheet will only include lists that do. Doesn't that seem fair to you?