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2292393, RE: *jumps into the shark pool* My 50 Favorite Albums Of 2000-2009
Posted by imcvspl, Sun Jan-03-10 05:00 PM
>1. Radiohead - Kid A (2000)

I still like Amnesiac better. Though I have a better 'story' around Kid A.

>2. Björk - Vespertine (2001)

My daughter pretty much confirms the greatness of this album, having not even been born when it dropped but asking for songs from it constantly.

>3. Aphex Twin - Drukqs (2001)

I need to listen to more of this

>4. Hood - Cold House (2001)

and just listen to this

>5. dead prez - lets get free (2000)

This never lived up to my expectations. Or put another way they never lived up to my expectations. Or put another way, my personal thoughts get in the way of appreciating this at that level. It is good though. But how can you not skip Mind Sex?

>6. Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 (2000)
>This album is just a lot of fun, even if Dan The Automator's
>production makes an album set far into the future sound dated.

Nail on head. I think you already know my thoughts on the production for this.

>7. A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms (2000)

This surprised me. Not sure why, I mean it is absolutely the awesomest. But I don't think I've ever seen it talked about here like that.

>8. Deftones - White Pony (2000)

Never a big fan.

>9. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)

I still gotta make that track.

>10. Madvillain - Madvillainy (2004)

SC Better

>11. Autechre - Confield (2001)
>I've learned this is also the worst place for newcomers
>to Autechre to start.

Since I'm no longer a newcomer....
>12. Prefuse 73 - One Word Extinguisher (2003)
> I still consider One Word
>Extinguisher Prefuse's magnum opus.


>13. Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007/2008)
>In the right order, these songs complement each
>other flawlessly, and although I find the high points to be
>higher on Amnesiac and Hail To The Thief and the production of
>those albums to be more "interesting," this is truly a great,
>often addictive listen.

LOL!!! Sequencing ftw. Ehhhh.. kinda. I still think Amnesiac better. HTTT close.

>14. Saul Williams - Saul Williams (2004)
>15. Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise And Liberation Of
>NiggyTardust! (2007/2008)

It's hard to argue against this order. Great pair.

>16. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein (2001)

I think I completely missed the boat on this one. I mean I can hear it, but it's just not that stellar to me. It's like Funcrusher Lite (oooohhhh I'mma catch heat for that one). Neither of them really measures up to Jus or El P on the mic IMO, though they are good compliments.

>17. Outkast - Stankonia (2000)

Yeah I lost all hope with this album. Mighty O was the last hint of former greatness, but I'm doubtful it'll ever come back.

>18. Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero (2007)

LOL @ Rock genericisms. I consider Trent a master of those.
>19. N*E*R*D - In Search Of... (2001/2002)

Never Ever Really Dug

>20. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)

Much better than Stankonia IMO but still ehhh.

>21. Common - Like Water For Chocolate (2000)

While it has some lyrical moments, there are a lot of low points and too often the music stands out above the artist. Still waiting for the instrumental version of this to happen.

>22. Common - Electric Circus (2002)

I stopped taking Com serious with this one. It's very fetishy, and the aftermath of it in terms of the career only solidifies that.

>23. Mogwai - Rock Action (2001)

Haven't heard this in forever. Had a friend that was deep into it. I dug, but not that deep.

>24. Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi (2002)

Confession I don't think I've heard a BoC album front to back intentionally. I know I've heard a lot, but never really sat down with them. May start with this one.

>25. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (2007)

Great album

>26. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth (2005)

I'm surprised by this inclusion. I think I remember reading you liked it but never realized that much.

>27. Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2 (2000)
>This is a very fun hip-hop album with dope beats and catchy
>raps. The End.

It's wild, but that's really about all there is to say. I never talk about it. LOL!

>28. Portishead - Third (2008)

Nice inclusion.

>29. J-Live - All Of The Above (2002)

Always expected more out of J-Live. But he did well in his lane.

>30. El-P - Fantastic Damage (2002)

I never got into this one.

>31. Massive Attack - 100th Window (2003)
>Nowhere near as good as Mezzanine, nowhere near as bad as many


>32. J Dilla - Donuts (2006)

The enigma.

>33. Quasimoto - The Further Adventures Of Lord Quas (2005)

*helium voice* not a fan

>34. Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001)
>This is big budget, blockbuster rap in every sense. Jay-Z
>became a superstar here, but so did Kanye West and Just Blaze.
>This album has long reached Kid A levels of overdiscussion and
>overpraise, however.


>35. Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)

Definitely Jon Brion's best hip-hop album. :)

>36. Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)

I always saw Kid A as the draft and Amnesiac as the final product.

>37. The Roots - Game Theory (2006)

Great album, but Rising Down trumps it on my list.

>38. The Roots - Phrenology (2002)

As a big Malik B fan this was a serious let down. I still contend Malik kept the group down to earth. The follow ups kinda support this.
>39. D'Angelo - Voodoo (2000)
>If Burial isn't ambient r&b, this is. I've always been
>attracted to the creeping tones of this album and how pretty
>melodies, simple but often profound lyrics, and even the funk
>would cut through the murk. This album is so good I can almost
>forgive D'Angelo for not releasing another one after.

LOL @ simple lyrics. I mean simple maybe, intelligible...uhhhh

>40. Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow (2002)

This was the first hip-hop album I referred to as overproduced I think. It's their opus IMO.

>41. Hood - Outside Closer (2005)

Really need to get into hood.

>42. Herbert - Bodily Functions (2001)

Need to check this.

>43. Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek) - Train Of
>Thought (2000)

I was always disappointed with this. Not bad, but just ok imo.
>44. The Notwist - Neon Golden (2002/2003)


>45. The Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

That's shoegaze!!! I never knew.

>46. Talib Kweli - Quality (2002)

Decent but.... ehhhh
>47. Burial - Untrue (2007)

I don't see this getting to much burn from me in the 10's
>48. Air - Talkie Walkie (2004)

I love this album.
>49. Squarepusher - Go Plastic (2001)

Glad he made the cut.

>50. Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)
>I listened to this album a lot, and you probably did, too.

Maybe... if I'd heard it.
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