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Old 08.14.2008, 12:20 PM   #21
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Hm. It's hard to describe. Think of a really beautiful mix of fuzzed-out electronics, drone, ambient, shoegaze, and glitch... Kind of a very organic-sounding electronic music that even people who aren't into electronic music could probably get into. Stuff that has lots of layers and is very intricately-made but can be put on as background music as well. Endlessly fascinating and even somewhat noisey stuff. Makes you feel good about life but isn't overly happy. Manages to be catchy and memorable without having any real hooks or melodies. I dunno, just really creative and good stuff.
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:21 PM   #22
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Here's the top 3!

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Let's cut the suspense: at the third position, we have Radiohead and their electro album Kid A, released in 2000

 


Then, at the second position, another 2000-released album, and another mention for Sonic Youth, with NYC Ghosts & Flowers

 


And then what? Well, no surprise: last but no least, the official best album of the 00's, according to Sonic Youth Boardies, is another Sonic Youth release: Sonic Nurse !

 
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:22 PM   #23
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Sonic Nurse
Kid A
NYC Ghosts & Flowers

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are next?

{edit} Man, too late...
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:23 PM   #24
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nurse got 1? over murray strret and nyc ghosts and flowers? jesus. anyways, stoked flood and endless summer got so high on the list. makes up for the strokes and bright eyes being anywhere on there (cmon guys, the fucking strokes?)/
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:23 PM   #25
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Well, that list was actually pretty great..

I love most of those albums (not a huge fan of Sonic Nurse or The strokes or Beck but those were to be expected)... and there were quite a few surprises.

Thanks, syrfox!
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:23 PM   #26
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Hmm, I picked Sonic Nurse for number one. Also had Murray Street, Kid A, Sung Tongs and The Argument.

The First Original Silence, Flower with No Color & Taiga didn't make it I see.
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:25 PM   #27
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Wow, atari, you voted for Flower with No Color? I totally forgot about that album actually. I'm going to go put that on. Yoshimi P-We is great.

Best surprise of the list: No fucking Dinosaur Jr or Flaming Lips!
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:28 PM   #28
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Nah, I think that's the only one.

But still, I thought that was definitely going to be on there.

I actually thought "I Trust My Guitar, Etc." was going to be on there (ick)...

also kinda surprised that Sunn O))) wasn't on there, I know there's a ton of fans on here.

I respect everyone here for having the common decency to not include fucking Mars Volta.

Another surprise, to me, is no McLusky... I was under the impression that they were fairly well-liked on here.
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Old 08.14.2008, 12:34 PM   #29
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Yeah, it's about albums, right? So you gotta hand it to 'em for originality.

my votes (admittedly made in a rush - some will deride the Battles, for instance
(kinda do myself)
- didn't know about Vision Creation Newsun being accepted or not)

1 Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
2 OOIOO - Taiga
3 Radiohead - Kid A
4 The Original Silence - The First Original Silence
5 Fugazi - The Argument
6 Sonic Youth - Murray Street
7 Yoshimi & Yuka - Flower With No Color
8 Battles - Mirrored
9 Neil Young - Prairie Wind
10 Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
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Sunn O))) actually nearly made it in. The Flaming Lips and Dino Jr were really far though. And no one at all mentionned the Mars Volta, which is great
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We should just assume Vision Creation Newsun would have placed in the top 5 if it had counted.
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man this was awesome!!!!!
I never thought geogaddi would made it so far....
okay murray street should have been on top for me, but almost anything Ive voted is inside!!!!
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Old 08.14.2008, 01:16 PM   #33
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The Strokes are terrible. I didn't even know anyone liked them on here! And even if someone at some point did like them, I can't see them ever wanting to listen to that album again... I'm not bitching, I just think that is a huge fucking shock.

...um.. anyway, really surprised to see Double Leopards actually. Not a bad surprise though.

Top 3

1) Shannon Wright "Over the Sun" [2004]
2) Sonic Youth "Sonic Nurse" [2004]
3) Deftones "White Pony" [2000]


 



 



 
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Old 08.14.2008, 01:18 PM   #34
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Hahah White Pony's a pretty good album yeah, but I doubt many people on here would agree...
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Old 08.14.2008, 01:50 PM   #35
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this will be a great thread for me
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"what albums have you not heard rob instigator?" and a nice shopping list.

Yeah, I feel the exact same way. I think I'll hunt down and dl all the ones I don't have (aside from a few that I know I don't like).


Here's my top 10:

1. Sky Blue Sky - Wilco
2. Future Perfect - Autolux
3. SMiLe - Brian Wilson
4. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
5. The Dream That Stuff Was Made Of - The Starlight Mints
6. Sharpen Your Teeth - Ugly Casanova
7. Rated R - Queens of the Stone Age
8. Mass Romantic - The New Pornographers
9. Happy Music For Happy People - Mogwai
10. Sonic Nurse - Sonic Youth

I totally forgot that I picked some of those.
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Old 08.14.2008, 01:52 PM   #36
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Hm. It's hard to describe. Think of a really beautiful mix of fuzzed-out electronics, drone, ambient, shoegaze, and glitch... Kind of a very organic-sounding electronic music that even people who aren't into electronic music could probably get into. Stuff that has lots of layers and is very intricately-made but can be put on as background music as well. Endlessly fascinating and even somewhat noisey stuff. Makes you feel good about life but isn't overly happy. Manages to be catchy and memorable without having any real hooks or melodies. I dunno, just really creative and good stuff.
the description would go well with odd nosdam too. should check fennesz out
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Hahah White Pony's a pretty good album yeah, but I doubt many people on here would agree...

of course they dont. thats why its in my top 3!
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Old 08.14.2008, 02:00 PM   #38
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Hell yes NYC Ghosts and Flowers got to NUMBER TWO!

Also love the Flood placement.
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Old 08.14.2008, 02:04 PM   #39
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thats because dinosaur jr hasnt made a good album this decade.

And im a dinosaur jr. fan. I like the flaming lips, but I liked their early stuff the most. Which came out before 2000. Im not sure when the soft bulletin came out, but that was the last album of theirs i really dug. I like their new stuff too (a lot more than i like bright eyes and the strokes), but I can see why they wouldnt make the list. I saw them for free at the University of Florida, and it was pretty amazing. I had only been drinking, but I think even the sober people probably thought someone slipped something in their drink.

Lips fans are pretty creative and definitely go all out. I walked to the show behind a guy dressed like captain hook (minus the hook) riding on a double deck bicycle (one frame welded on top of another frame). Later on I saw the same faux-pirate dancing with a human sized turtle. That was pretty interesting.


All in all though, I would say that is a pretty damn good list. Better than anything rolling stone fucks could put together. Thank you very much SYRFox, that was really cool of you to do, not to mention very well done.

I completely forgot about The Glow Pt. 2 by the way. That might be in my top 25 of all time. I feel dumb.
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Old 08.14.2008, 02:06 PM   #40
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Well the top 3 were completely to be expected, though I'm pleasantly surprised that both SY albums beat out Radiohead.

For me, the biggest surprise was that Unwound wasn't higher up given how much lip service they get on here. But then, although I think LTIY was their definitive statement and ideal swan song, I imagine that a lot of their fans still prefer Fake Train or Repetition more.
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