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Is This It? [Nov. 17th, 2009|11:30 am]
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Yes, you've already seen the lists starting, it is The Best X Of The Decade time. The NME reckon The Strokes had the best album of the ten years. What do you reckon?

Poll #1486650
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 25

Which of these albums do you own?

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The Strokes - Is This It
0 (0.0%)
The Libertines - Up The Bracket
0 (0.0%)
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
0 (0.0%)
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
1 (4.0%)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
0 (0.0%)
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
0 (0.0%)
Arcade Fire - Funeral
2 (8.0%)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
1 (4.0%)
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
0 (0.0%)
Radiohead - In Rainbows
1 (4.0%)

Pick one:

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The Strokes - Is This It
1 (4.5%)
The Libertines - Up The Bracket
0 (0.0%)
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
1 (4.5%)
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2 (9.1%)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
0 (0.0%)
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
3 (13.6%)
Arcade Fire - Funeral
8 (36.4%)
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
3 (13.6%)
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
0 (0.0%)
Radiohead - In Rainbows
4 (18.2%)
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: bohemiancoast
2009-11-17 11:50 am (UTC)

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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)
[User Picture]From: surliminal
2009-11-17 11:20 pm (UTC)

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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?!
[User Picture]From: andrewducker
2009-11-17 12:12 pm (UTC)

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Where's the None of the Above option for the first question?
[User Picture]From: ninebelow
2009-11-17 01:59 pm (UTC)

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At the bottom of the poll.
[User Picture]From: brassyn
2009-11-17 01:09 pm (UTC)

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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!
[User Picture]From: ninebelow
2009-11-17 02:01 pm (UTC)

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Given that I seem to own most of the top albums there, it probably says as much about me

Indeed.

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!"
[User Picture]From: brassyn
2009-11-17 07:08 pm (UTC)

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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)
[User Picture]From: frogworth
2009-11-17 05:57 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: oxfordhacker
2009-11-19 04:37 pm (UTC)

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I agree with your Radiohead ranking completely. I actually preferred the AmpLive remix of 'In Rainbows' to the original.
[User Picture]From: coalescent
2009-11-19 05:01 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: frogworth
2009-11-19 05:55 pm (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: surliminal
2009-11-17 11:15 pm (UTC)

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God i don't own any. Now i really DO feel decrepit..
[User Picture]From: surliminal
2009-11-17 11:18 pm (UTC)

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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!
[User Picture]From: bohemiancoast
2009-11-18 01:05 am (UTC)

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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.
[User Picture]From: owlrigh
2009-11-18 12:49 pm (UTC)

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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.