This is to cover Czech Republic´s view. Today sees the end of 11 week long countdown of best albums of decades on musicserver.cz
This music site is only relevant site in my country. Other than that we got one quite prestigious printed magazine more in the vein of MOJO and some genre magazines with no wider impact, but no lists to be find in them. My favorite magazine hasnt seen the light of 2010, courtesy of crisis BTW.
I had very little hopes for this list and it started really mainstreamish what was quite a nice reflection on that site in general but ended up interestingly and on a high note IMO with killer top 20 and some unusual placings and order.
BTW its all international, no czech acts here, czech top 20 will follow in next weeks. Ranking is done by average score where each participant gave his points. This score is part of the countdown.
100 Depeche Mode - Exciter
99 Alanis Morisette - Under Rug Swept
98 Kanye West - Graduation
97 Michael Jackson - Invincible
96 Green Day - American Idiot
95 The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
94 Deftones - White Pony
93 Pink - Missundaztood
92 White Lies - To Lose My Life...
91 Madonna - Music
90 Gwen Stefani - Love Angel Music Baby
89 Keane - Hopes And Feares
88 No Doubt - Rock Steady
87 Alphabeat - This Is Alphabeat
86 R.E.M. - Accelerate
85 Röyksopp - Junior
84 The Ting Tings - We Started Nothing
83 The Subways - All Or Nothing
82 Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
81 Lily Allen - Alright, Still
80 Imogen Heap - Ellipse
79 Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
78 Christina Aguilera - Stripped
77 System Of Down - Steal This Album!
76 Kasabian - Empire
75 The Killers - Hot Fus
74 Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
73 Nelly Furtado - Loose
72 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
71 Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion
70 CocoRosie - Noah's Ark
69 Placebo - Meds
68 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say That I Am, That's What I Am Not
67 Enter Shikari - Common Dreads
66 Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
65 M.I.A. - Kala
64 System Of A Down - Mezmerize
63 Sigur Rós - Međ Suđ í Eyrum Viđ Spilum Endalaust
62 Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning
61 Incubus - Morning View
60 Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood
59 Kylie Minogue - Light Years
58 The Libertines - Up The Bracket
57 Beatsteaks - Limbo Messiah
56 Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
55 MGMT - Oraccular Spetacular
54 Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
53 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
52 Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
51 The xx - xx
50 Daft Punk - Discovery
49 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
48 The Teenagers - Reality Check
47 Kaiser Chiefs - Yours Truly, Angry Mob
46 Robyn - Robyn
45 The Strokes - Is This It
44 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
43 Bob Dylan - Modern Times
42 Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
41 Gorillaz - Gorillaz
40 Muse - Absolution
39 Mylene Farmer - Avant Que L'ombre
38 Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
37 The Horrors - Primary Colors
36 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
35 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
34 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
33 Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
32 Fettes Brot - Strom Und Drang
31 Nelly Furtado - Folklore
30 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
29 Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
28 Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
27 Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds
26 System Of A Down - Toxicity
25 Beck - Sea Change
24 New Order - Get Ready
23 Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime
22 Portishead - Third
21 Sigur Rós - Takk
20 Radiohead - In Rainbows
19 Patrick Wolf - Lycantrophy
18 Björk - Vespertine
17 Burial - Untrue
16 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
15 The White Stripes - Elephant
14 Arcade Fire - Funeral
13 Joanna Newsom - Ys
12 Justice - †
11 Radiohead - Kid A
10 Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
09 Peter Fox - Stadtaffe
08 Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
07 Antony And The Johnsons - I Am Bird Now
06 Bon Iver - Emma Forever Ago
05 The Knife - Silent Shout
04 Micachu And The Shapes - Jewellery
03 The Streets - Original Pirate Material
02 Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
01 TV On The Radio - Dear Science
Henrik, I looked up this site on Alexa and I do believe the list is eligible for the spreadsheet. Would you agree?
Mar 12, 2010 - 9:34PM
interesting choices. Cool to see some pop albums on there- i.e. Pink (critically undervalued, IMO)- but Michael Jackson's Invincible? Definitely the worst of his studio albums from 1979-present- unless this site just wanted to have MJ representation (like that one singles list that included "You Rock My World").
Mar 12, 2010 - 10:11PM
Re: EOD musicserver.cz
Who are the participants behind this list? Ranking was done by an average score of the participants' points, but how were the 100 albums chosen to begin with?
Mar 13, 2010 - 9:50AM
Re: EOD musicserver.cz
As i wrote its big music site with twenty or so writers (actually absolutely huge in realms of czech republic). How many participated in voting is not known but the list is definitely presented as consensus opinion (also some average scores like 8,343 suggest bigger and odd number of participants).
There is always heated discussion under each 11 articles providing the countdown and there were questions about how the list was compiled. The only answer was rather vague, suggesting preliminary round within redaction resulting in picking up 100 albums for farther evaluation. It seems that ranking itself is genuine reflection on average points scores without additional tweaking with the order.
link to first article of countdown above, you can navigate yourself then, every article also contained cursory review of one of decades year (sales, awards etc.).
If I'm reading this correctly, it looks like the panel (of however many voters there were) initially submitted their polls, and then the top 100 albums emerging from that poll were voted on AGAIN in a second round (kind of like the AM forum decade polls, where for the final vote we can only rank the "top 100"). If this is the case, I don't know. I think there might be too many unanswered questions for the list to merit inclusion.
Mar 14, 2010 - 10:19AM
Re: EOD musicserver.cz
you read there too much Harold. Redaction (/writers on music) chose 100 albums and then they put them in order. Nothing wrong with this method which gives genuine outcome and sites view. redaction is like 15 to 20 people, they are biggest in my country. Thats all.
I'm going to let Henrik issue the final verdict here. I'd be happy to include it, and I'm not trying to turn this into a circular argument, but it still looks like the critics all voted on a single list of 100 albums, and it's unclear how that list was initially compiled to begin with.
Mar 14, 2010 - 8:56PM
Re: EOD musicserver.cz
this is only to make clear my lacking english: that all was done by redaction 100%.
If you dont include this I cant be bothered to post lists from here in the future, but thats by no means a threat :-),this site is great even without my collaboration.