However, this poll says more about the NME than it does about the music of the Noughties.
Edit: Also, I cannot believe it is the end of the decade. I am really struggling here. And this is the fifth end of a decade I have lived through: clearly heading downhill now.
Edited at 2009-11-17 11:52 am (UTC)
i know, is v v weird - have already watched one "best of Noughties" show. Shouldn't this sort of stuff onlt start in December anyway?!
Where's the None of the Above option for the first question?
At the bottom of the poll.
I own the Strokes album but it was a promo copy I was given (it doesn't even have a cover). I didn't actively purchase it. I don't know why I feel the need to say that :-/
As lists goes, it's a list of good albums but albums of the decade? I don't know. I mean Primal Scream, really? The Libertines? No no no. It just reasserts the crapness of the nme and its lack of thought or originality.
Given that I seem to own most of the top albums there, it probably says as much about me (ha!).
I voted Polly in the second question even though it is her weakest album (to me). Weak Polly is still many levels above everyone else!
Given that I seem to own most of the top albums there, it probably says as much about me
I actually rate Up The Bracket but there is more than a little self-justification to the NME's choices. "You know all those bands we over hyped? Turns out they wrote the best music of the decade!"
Clearly, I had better get myself out there and buy up the rest of the top ten to compound my error. I can pick up a copy of the nme while I am out.
(Edited out there to remove over-usage of the phrase out there)
Edited at 2009-11-17 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, I own two and I chose none. Kid A is better than Amnesiac is better than Hail To The Thief is better than In Rainbows, and none of them are the best album of the decade.
I would lose the Arcade Fire album with no great regret.
I agree with your Radiohead ranking completely. I actually preferred the AmpLive remix
of 'In Rainbows' to the original.
No, no, no. The ranking is Kid A > In Rainbows > Hail to the Thief > Amnesiac. Despite the fact that "Pyramid Song" may be the best thing they've ever done.
Hm, well I might be willing to swap Hail to the Thief with Amnesiac - certainly "Morning Bell,Amnesiac" is a shameful reflection of "Morning Bell,Kid A" (so to speak) to my mind, and HTTT has a lot of great songs.
I really didn't get that into In Rainbows though. "15 Steps" is genius, but I find a lot of it pretty tame and boring.
God i don't own any. Now i really DO feel decrepit..
Actually glad to see some agrement - I own plenty by Primal Scream. PJ Harvey and Radiohead but none of these are their best - I like Arctic Monkeys, Street and Strokes but no great desire to axcquire actual albums. Wot, no Duffy, Adele, Winehouse even Goldfrapp?? Girls are clearly so last millennium!
I wonder what the top ten albums of the decade really are. I think I've bought about a thousand albums in the last decade, and the majority of those (probably small majority) will have been made in the 2000s.
Clearly I am a Philistine. I reiterate: Who? Er? Sheesh, I should pay more attention to the radio, I think. I own *a* Radiohead album. Not certain which one, though.