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Top 20 albums from the 10’s...

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Decade is wrapping up. What were your favorite releases of the decade? Here is my top 20 in no particular order

 

Gorillaz- The Now Now

Hot Chip- Why Make Sense?

Tame Impala-Innerspeaker

Slowdive-Slowdive

Beck-Colors

Depeche Mode-Delta Machine

Leon Bridges-Coming Home

LCD Soundsystem-This is Happening

Radiohead-King of Limbs

Wilco-Whole Love, Star Wars

Parquet Courts- Sunbathing Animal

Washed Out- Within and Without, Paracosm

Strfkr- Reptilians, Miracle Mile

R.E.M.-Collapse Into Now

Mac Demarco-Salad Days

Beach Fossils-Clash The Truth

Mitski-Be The Cowboy

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The 50th anniversary reissue/remix/remastered/re-what-have-you of Sgt. Pepper's and The White Album

Sleep - The Sciences

Heartless Bastards - Arrow

LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening

Them Crooked Vultures - self titled

Sturgill Simpson - Sailor's Guide to Earth

The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown

First Aid Kit - Stay Gold

Los Lobos - Gates of Gold

David Bowie - Blackstar

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Since I posted this to another forum in Top Ten format...

 

Top Ten, er, Eleven:
1 Joseph Arthur - The Ballad of Boogie Christ
2a/b. The Spring Standards - Would Things be Different; Yellow/Gold
3. Drive-By Truckers - American Band
4. Lucius - Wildewoman
5. Trapper Schoepp - Run Engine Run
6. Wilco - The Whole Love
7. Mark Lanegan - Blues Funeral
8. Joan Shelley - Over and Even
9. Eric Stuart Band - Lipstick and Barbed Wire
10. Mdou Moctar - Ilana the Creator

 

Honorable Mentions in no particular order:

Erika Wennerstrom - The Sweet Unknown;

Old 97s - The Grand Theater Vol 1;

AA Bondy - Believers;
Joseph Arthur - The Graduation Ceremony. Come Back World;

Lucius- Good Grief;
Wilco - Star Wars, (Ode To Joy may make this list over time, too early to tell.)

Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day;
Joan Shelley - Electric Ursa, Joan Shelley;

Drive-By Truckers - English Oceans.

Richard Thompson - Dream Attic

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I pulled this together for another board and here are my 20 (excuse the numbers in parentheses as i pulled from a discogs export) (I also did extend to ~50 if anyone cares to see the lower tiers)

Elder (2) Dead Roots Stirring
2 Dungen Skit I Allt
3 Dommengang Love Jail
Elder (2) Lore
5 Mogwai Les Revenants
6 Sleep The Sciences
7 Barn Owl Lost In The Glare
8 Warpaint The Fool
9 James Blackshaw Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death
10 Purple Mountains S/T
11 Grails Deep Politics
12 Om (8) Advaitic Songs
13 White Fence For The Recently Found Innocent
14 Graveyard (3) Hisingen Blues
15 Elder (2) Reflections Of A Floating World
16 Dungen Allas Sak
17 Emeralds (2) Does It Look Like I'm Here?
18 Meg Baird Don't Weigh Down The Light
19 Umberto (3) Confrontations
20 Erki Parnoja   Efterglow

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I pulled this together for another board and here are my 20 (excuse the numbers in parentheses as i pulled from a discogs export) (I also did extend to ~50 if anyone cares to see the lower tiers)

 

1 Elder (2) Dead Roots Stirring

2 Dungen Skit I Allt

3 Dommengang Love Jail

4 Elder (2) Lore

5 Mogwai Les Revenants

6 Sleep The Sciences

7 Barn Owl Lost In The Glare

8 Warpaint The Fool

9 James Blackshaw Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death

10 Purple Mountains S/T

11 Grails Deep Politics

12 Om (8) Advaitic Songs

13 White Fence For The Recently Found Innocent

14 Graveyard (3) Hisingen Blues

15 Elder (2) Reflections Of A Floating World

16 Dungen Allas Sak

17 Emeralds (2) Does It Look Like I'm Here?

18 Meg Baird Don't Weigh Down The Light

19 Umberto (3) Confrontations

20 Erki Parnoja Efterglow

Don’t know a bunch of these.. are these mostly metal? If they are that’s what a enjoy about this board we have tons of people with very diverse musical taste all merging at Wilco

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Don’t know a bunch of these.. are these mostly metal? If they are that’s what a enjoy about this board we have tons of people with very diverse musical taste all merging at Wilco

actually most of them aren't really metal, though a few would land in that patch... Meg Baird is pretty folky, Umberto and Emeralds are electronic, Dungen is psych/folk, Blackshaw is acoustic (not really folk though), Barn Owl is kinda droney, Graveyard is hard rock, and Erki Parnoja is kinda like an Estonian Tortoise.

 

I'll whip together a playlist of songs (assuming spotify has them) I like the best from those records and post it in this thread.

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actually most of them aren't really metal, though a few would land in that patch... Meg Baird is pretty folky, Umberto and Emeralds are electronic, Dungen is psych/folk, Blackshaw is acoustic (not really folk though), Barn Owl is kinda droney, Graveyard is hard rock, and Erki Parnoja is kinda like an Estonian Tortoise.

 

I'll whip together a playlist of songs (assuming spotify has them) I like the best from those records and post it in this thread.

Ok sweet I usually you tube most people’s recommendations and give a listen

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  1. Tom Waits - Bad As Me 

  2. Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame 
  3. Wilco - Star Wars 
  4. Gary and Linda - Optical Illusions 
  5. Scott McMicken - In Your Dreams 
  6. DeVotchka - 100 Lovers 
  7. Dr. John - Locked Down 
  8. Shilpa Ray - Door Girl
  9. David Byrne & St. Vincent - Love This Giant
  10. M. Ward - A Wasteland Companion 
  11. Jeff Tweedy- Warmer 
  12. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days 
  13. Ty Segall - Freedom’s Goblin 
  14. Lucius - Good Grief 
  15. Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Navigator 
  16. Cotton Jones - Tall Hours in the Glowstream 
  17. Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown 
  18. Heartless Bastards - Arrow
  19. David Bowie - Blackstar
  20. Tweedy - Sukierae 

 

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Kinda surprised I'm the first to mention Jason Isbell, as I consider him to be the best artist of the '10s.  All three of his albums were magnificent, and Southeastern is easily my #1 overall.

 

Regardless, here's my top 20:
  1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
  2. Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You
  3. Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
  4. Justin Townes Earle - Harlem River Blues
  5. Jason Isbell - The Nashville Sound
  6. The Replacements - Dead Man's Pop
  7. Drive By Truckers - American Band
  8. Deer Tick - Black Dirt Sessions
  9. Langhorn Slim - The Way We Move
  10. Justin Townes Earle - Nothing's Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now
  11. Jeff Tweedy - Warm
  12. Jason Molina - Autumn Bird Songs
  13. Jason Isbell - Something More Than Free
  14. Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong
  15. Glossary - Feral Fire
  16. Lucero - Among the Ghosts
  17. Wilco - Star Wars
  18. TV On The Radio - Nine Types Of Light
  19. Wilco - The Whole Love
  20. Craig Finn - I Need A New War

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1. Hamilton Soundtrack - Various

2. Southeastern - Jason Isbell

3. Burn Something Beautiful - Alejandro Escovedo

4. Star Wars - Wilco

5. The Next Day - David Bowie

6. American Man - The Yawpers

7. American Band - Drive By Truckers

8. Cuz I Love You - Lizzo

9. Ode to Joy - Wilco

10. Blackstar - David Bowie

 

Honorable Mention

Sunshine Rock, Patch the Sky, Beauty & Ruin, Silver Age - Bob Mould

Something More Than Free, The Nashville Sound - Jason Isbell

Dirty Computer - Janelle Monae

The Crossing, Big Station, Street Songs of Love - Alejandro Escovedo

A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sound & Fury - Sturgill Simpson 

The Others I cannot currently recall

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1. Jason Isbell / Southeastern

2. Purple Mountains / Purple Mountains

3. Wilco / The Whole Love

4. The Jayhawks / Back Roads and Abandoned Motels

5. Bruce Springsteen / Western Stars

6. Sufjan Stevens / Carrie and Lowell

7. Josh Ritter / The Beast In Its Tracks

8. Bill Callahan / Sometimes I Wish I Were An Eagle

9. Jeff Tweedy / Warmer 

10. Chuck Prophet / Temple Beautiful

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1. High Violet/The National
2. New Multitudes/Jay Farrar, Anders Parker, Will Johnson & Jim James
3. Teenage Hallelujah/The Dexateens
4. Hard in Heaven/Natural Child
5. Eraserland/Strand of Oaks
6. The Harrow & the Harvest/Gillian Welch
7. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service/A Tribe Called Quest
8. Our Blood/Richard Buckner
9. Purple Mountains/Purple Mountains
10. Brothers/The Black Keys
11. Sparkle Hard/Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
12. Space Gun/Guided By Voices
13. Mark Kozelek & Desertshore/Mark Kozelek & Desertshore
14. Spread the Feeling/Pernice Brothers
15. Night Surfer/Chuck Prophet
16. Dogrel/Fontaines D.C.
17. Attica!/Wussy
18. Blackstar/David Bowie
19. Fear Fun/Father John Misty
20. Wooden Wand & the World War IV/Wooden Wand & the World War IV

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6. The Harrow & the Harvest/Gillian Welch----on my list

8. Our Blood/Richard Buckner-----he's way overdue

9. Purple Mountains/Purple Mountains----best record of 2019

12. Space Gun/Guided By Voices----insert >> How Do You Spell Heaven w/SG very close behind

14. Spread the Feeling/Pernice Brothers----top ten of 2019

16. Dogrel/Fontaines D.C.-----i guess i really need to check this out

19. Fear Fun/Father John Misty----on my list

 

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6. The Harrow & the Harvest/Gillian Welch----on my list

8. Our Blood/Richard Buckner-----he's way overdue

9. Purple Mountains/Purple Mountains----best record of 2019

12. Space Gun/Guided By Voices----insert >> How Do You Spell Heaven w/SG very close behind

14. Spread the Feeling/Pernice Brothers----top ten of 2019

16. Dogrel/Fontaines D.C.-----i guess i really need to check this out

19. Fear Fun/Father John Misty----on my list

 

 

If you like post punk music, you will dig the Fontaines D.C. record.

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Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution to this thread. I'm mainly a classic rock/jazz/blues/folk guy, although the 1500 or so artists in my collection do include quite a few indie bands, electronic music, and so on.

 

I've spent much of my "new" listening over the past decade on stuff that's "new to me," that is, not actually new. And I tend to find very little modern music that floats my boat. The fact that some of you have listed artists as diverse as DBT, Mazzy Star, Augie March and Bowie (all of whom I like), along with Wilco, gives me hope that I might discover some relatively new music among those on this list.

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Let's see if I can remember my top 20 at all.

In no particular order:

 

  • Fumaça Preta - Fumaça Preta
  • Cate Le Bon - Cyrk
  • Kelly Hogan - I Like to Keep Myself in Pain
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
  • Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
  • Chicano Batman - Freedom is Free
  • The Chills - Silver Bullets
  • Ultimate Painting - Dusk
  • Lizzo - Cuz I Love You
  • Freeman - Freeman
  • Passo Torto - Passo Torto
  • D'Angelo - Black Messiah
  • My Bloody Valentine - MBV
  • Homer - Best New Music
  • Fun - Some Nights
  • Weyes Blood - Titanic
  • Elza Soares - La Mujer al Fin do Mundo
  • Shugo Tokumaru - In Focus
  • Boogarins - As Plantas Que Curam
  • Raphael Saadiq - Stone Rollin'

Or, whatever reminds me that it belongs in there at some point.

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