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  • Sheryl Zhong
    Sheryl Zhong wrote:
    How to: see how many of the albums below you've heard of and how many you like


    The Top 100 albums released between January 2000 and December 2009, as voted for by NME staff (past and present) plus a selection of musicians and industry figures (see the full jury in NME magazine). Only the top 50 appeared in the magazine. The full 100 appeared on NME.com.

    This list is taken from the ‘End Of The Decade’ issue of NME magazine (on sale November 18th) where each album included is reviewed again from a 2009 perspective, alongside brand new interviews and a look back at the defining musical moments of the past 10 years.

    1. The Strokes – Is This It
    2. Libertines – Up The Bracket
    3. Primal Scream – Xtrmnatr
    4. Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say That’s What I’m Not
    5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
    6. PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
    7. Arcade Fire – Funereal
    8. Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
    9. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
    10. Radiohead – In Rainbows
    11. LCD Sound System – Sounds Of Silver
    12. At The Drive In – Relationship Of Command
    13. The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
    14. Radiohead – Kid A
    15. Queens Of The Stoneage – Songs For The Deaf
    16. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
    17. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
    18. The White Stripes - Elephant
    19. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
    20. Blur - Think Tank
    21. The Coral – The Coral
    22. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
    23. Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future
    24. The Libertines – The Libertines
    25. The Rapture – Echoes
    26. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner
    27. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
    28. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
    29. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around The World
    30. Elbow - Asleep In The Back
    31. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
    32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
    33. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
    34. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
    35. Babyshambles - Down In Albion
    36. Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
    37. The Knife - Silent Shout
    38. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
    39. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
    40. Ryan Adams - Gold
    41. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
    42. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
    43. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    44. Outkast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
    45. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
    46. Delgados - The Great Eastern
    47. Brendan Benson - Lapalco
    48. The Walkmen - Bows And Arrows
    49. Muse - Absolution
    50. Mia - Arular
    51. The Good The Bad And The Queen
    52. Rufus Wainwright - Poses
    53. Jamie T - Panic Prevention
    54. The Golden Virgins - Songs Of Praise
    55. Hard-Fi - Stars Of CCTV
    56. My Morning Jacket - Z
    57. Outkast - Stankonia
    58. Liars - Drum's Not Dead
    59. The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America
    60. Green Day - American Idiot
    61. The National - Alligator
    62. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
    63. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
    64. The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters
    65. Muse - Black Holes And Revelations
    66. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
    67. Botch - We Are The Romans
    68. The Horrors - Primary Colours
    69. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
    70. Glasvegas - Glasvegas
    71. Brian Wilson - Smile
    72. Mia - Kala
    73. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
    74. Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
    75. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
    76. Capdown - Civil Disobedients
    77. Isobel Campbell - Ballad Of The Broken Seas
    78. Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
    79. Kings Of Leon - Youth And Young Manhood
    80. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
    81. Field Music - Field Music
    82. Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas
    83. Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
    84. Regina Spector - Soviet Kitsch
    85. Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
    86. The Twili
  • Peter Baird
    Peter Baird wrote:

    I think this list illustrates what a sad decade it has been for music. Green Day? Give me a break. System of a Down's Toxicity would be my pick, and it isn't even on the list.

  • Saint - Spartacus

    i can't believe ,i don't want to say all shit but , really too amateur

    your list


  • Saint - Spartacus

    Steve Reich

    pierre schaeffer

    pierre henry

    erik satie

    at least john cage

    i'm kiding ,fogive me ... i 'm just too much outdate

  • Saint - Spartacus

    prodigy  + fatboy slim

    board of canada 


  • Ed Legend
    Ed Legend wrote:
    I unfortunately have heard of quite a lot, but I only like 5 on the list.

    It really is depressing to see so many albums from bands that are total shite being lined up as the greatest albums of the decade, but then I can't say I ever expected a list with a majority of music I consider good to come from NME.

    Who will remember these albums in 10 years' time? Not me.
  • 哥们
    哥们 wrote:
    I heard 6 and I like 4 only. either I have a bad taste or NME staff, but I have a strong point on that
  • Pavoir Sponse
    Pavoir Sponse wrote:
    About seven artists here have other albums that I like (though the albums are not on this list). Agree with Peter, a bad decade.

    Now if we were talking about the 1970s...
  • Pete DeMola
    Pete DeMola wrote:

    Like any list, it both hits (Strokes, The Knife, Radiohead, Arcade Fire) and misses (the Klaxons, Ryan Adams, the Delgados) the mark.

    Older folks are always the ones who bitch about how music nowadays is in the toilet, but that's just ridiculous, considering there is more variety than ever before and the 1970s (or whatever decade you fogies are pining for) possessed its fair share of bullshit.



  • Pete DeMola
    Pete DeMola wrote:

    The Klaxons aren't half bad, but I wouldn't include them on the list.

    Glassjaw's "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence," Poison the Well's "The Opposite of December" and Murder by Death's "Who Will Survive and What Will Be Left of Them?" deserve to be on here.

  • Pete DeMola
    Pete DeMola wrote:

    Kerrang, NME, Pitchfork, whoever.

    Lists are only as credible as those who are writing them.

  • 哥们
    哥们 wrote:
    agree with Pete (list writers and older folks such as me;-)
  • Dan Mikael Larsen
    I know almost of them~
  • 柯威
    柯威 wrote:

    i know pretty much all of them, but like much less... i wish flotation toy warning's "a bluffer's guide to the flight deck" was on that list

  • Candy Q
    Candy Q wrote:

    Peter: Have u been trough the 70s & 80s? cause u sound like one. LOL. 

                that's how people know how sad it is right now~~~

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