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Billboard critics pick, top 10 albums 2000-2010

  1. Jul 5, 2013 #1
    I've been good-naturedly criticizing the "stuck in the 70's" bias of the Best Songs thread even though I've been listening to the rock classics (and the classic classics) all my life. I thought I should get better acquainted with the "new stuff" (say since 2000 anyway), but don't know where to start. I checked out the Billboard's critics top 10 albums of the decade list and I'm embarrassed to say I'm only familiar with Radiohead, Amy Winehouse, JayZ, Eminem, and MIA. Of these, I only really like Radiohead and Winehouse. The other 4: Arcade Fire, Strokes, Wilco, and The White Stripes are terra incognito to me (Radiohead has two albums on the list). Arcade Fire's album "Funeral" tops the list. I listened to a couple of songs on the album and I wasn't blown away, but sometimes I need to grow into the music.

    Any suggestions on what else I might listen to. I know music is very much a matter of personal taste but some of you might know of some great post-2000 songs that I'm missing. Thanks.

    http://www.billboard.com/articles/list/266375/billboard-critics-top-20-albums-of-the-decade
     
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    Looks like a list of crap to me, but then billboards is mostly top 40 bubble gum junk music. Also, there was very little music in the 70's that was good. The best music of that genre was in the late 60's with a few albums by those 60's groups coming out in the very early 70's. I remember my best friend and I by 1973 saying good music had ended.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2013 #3
    :confused:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hphwfq1wLJs
     
  5. Jul 5, 2013 #4

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    Yuk. Never been a Rod Stewart fan.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2013 #5
    Well, I generally felt the same way about the current music scene until Amy Winehouse died two years ago. I knew almost nothing about Winehouse except for her "bad girl" reputation. However, I was surprised to discover her original music was based on her knowledge of jazz, r&b and Motown and that she toured with a full band. She also could really sing when she wanted to. Since then, I've been hunting around other such talent such as Adele with her almost operatic voice. However, I'm not really having a lot of success. BTW, when I said 70's, many of the best groups and artists of the late 60's were still very active in the 70's such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. .
     
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  7. Jul 5, 2013 #6

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    I really, really don't care for 'classic rock'. Not sure why, but once I hear enough of a song I never want to hear it again.

    Some years ago I made an effort to listen to new music. I found the local 'alternative' radio station and started spending time there. It was unpleasant at first but it turned out to be a great decision! There is some *great* music coming out these days.

    Although it is weird sometimes, being nearly 50 and listening to that stuff. An acquaintance who is my age was complaining that her daughter had talked her into going with her to see fun. and I almost fell off my chair in excitement. She clearly thought I was nuts.

    I don't post much music here -- not sure why. Maybe I should post more...?

    Anyway that list is really bad, IMHO. Why do people even bother making lists of something that is so subjective?
     
  8. Jul 5, 2013 #7

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    Same here.

    I also listen to alternative music.
     
  9. Jul 5, 2013 #8

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    What I did, way back in me oldster days, was look at what had been on the the Rolling Stones Magazine chart, for more than a decade.

    I do believe, that U2 was up there.

    Don't listen to me. Don't listen to your friends. Don't listen to the radio. Don't listen to Billboard.

    Listen to the trans-generational consensus.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnD6ojjA0OA ​

    If the young and old can agree on something, then, well....

    Namaste.

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  10. Jul 5, 2013 #9
    Bread - Aubrey

    I switched the names with a girl i used to know, had a couple of drinks and watched as the tears begain to fall.



    from what i've heard everything from 2000-2013 sucks.
     
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  11. Jul 5, 2013 #10
    Very big in the period 2000-2010 was the group, "Death Cab for Cutie". Their album, Transatlanticism received a lot of critical acclaim.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlanticism

    Their biggest hit, "I Will Follow You Into the Dark," wasn't on that album, though. It still seems to be played everywhere, all the time, where ever Emo people gather.
     
  12. Jul 5, 2013 #11

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    Coldplay, Muse, and Radiohead. Other than that, modern mainstream music is all crap, especially rap and hiphop. There is still plenty of non-mainstream music that is brilliant though, you just gotta dig deep nowadays to find it.
     
  13. Jul 5, 2013 #12

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    My good friend, passed away last year. He was as old as I.

    He liked this song. I thought it kind of sucked at first, but then.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQLGhPHzxjc

    and I seem to remember that some youngsters like this song, also.
     
  14. Jul 5, 2013 #13

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    Little good music in the 70's??? What?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC86ZCtV6tI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSZvHqf9qM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfR_HWMzgyc

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-b76yiqO1E

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12QZDSaBfps

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx83eIVkKyo

    Not sure what kind of 70's you lived in...
     
  15. Jul 5, 2013 #14

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    Kashmir was good. But Led Zeppelin was one of the 60's groups that I said released some decent songs in the early 70's.
     
  16. Jul 5, 2013 #15

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    And the rest wasn't??
     
  17. Jul 5, 2013 #16

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    I take the 5th amendment.
     
  18. Jul 5, 2013 #17

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    If you weren't a mentor, would have infracted this post.
     
  19. Jul 5, 2013 #18
    I remember I first heard Dire Straits' Sultans of Swing on a Florida beach in 1977.
     
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  20. Jul 5, 2013 #19

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    The Cars were a good 70's group.
     
  21. Jul 5, 2013 #20

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    pardon my southparkian; "Mentor Fight!"

    .....

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    ok to ban, infract, and yell at me, in any which order...... :zzz:
     
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