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    2010-2019--Your top ten albums of the '10s

    The second decade of the 20th century is almost over. What are your top ten picks? I'm very much a child of the 90's, so my list reflects that.

    10. Tori Amos- Native Invader (2017) I've enjoyed most of Tori's later-day albums, some more than others, but her latest was my favorite.

    9. Mark Lanegan- Blues Funeral (2012)
    Love pretty much everything Mark Lanegan has released, but damn, this was my favorite, with Gargoyle being a close second.

    8. Smashing Pumpkins- Oceania (2012)
    A lot of fans write-off anything Billy did after the 90's, but Oceania is up there as one of the Pumpkin's best albums. The tour was incredible, and the live album for Oceania (its played in its entirety) is also outstanding. A surprisingly strong album after the weak Teargarden project.

    7. Chris Cornell- Higher Truth (2015)
    Stylistically, this album reminds me a little bit of Led Zeppelin III. Some of the songs, like "Dead Wishes" are kind of hard to listen to in hindsight, but this reflective, somber album was one of Chris's best solo releases.

    6. Singles Soundtrack Deluxe (2017)
    This soundtrack is not from the 10's, but it was released in 2017, so I'll include it. The original soundtrack is one of my favorite albums ever, and the bonus disc here, with a ton of Cornell material (four unreleased songs, instrumentals), and lots of other gems (Truly, live material, parts of the score), make this one of my favorite releases of the last decade.

    5. Slash/Slash (2010)
    I haven't been super into Slash's solo work with Myles Kennedy, but his first solo album, with Ozzy, Lemmy, Chris Cornell, Kid Rock, etc. is an awesome album. The deluxe edition, with Alice Cooper and others is definitely worth getting--the two discs together are an amazing body-of-work. Easily tied with the first Velvet Revolver album as the best thing Slash did outside of Guns N' Roses.

    4. Soundgarden- King Animal (2012)
    Way better than most reunion albums, SG picked up right where they left off. Some great later-day gems like "By Crooked Steps" and Halfway There."

    3. Nine Inch Nails- NTAE/AV/BW (2016-2018)
    This trilogy is an amazing body-of-work and the roll-out, getting them in installments, was very satisfying.

    2. Van Halen- A Different Kind of Truth (2012)
    Long, long, long suffering Van Halen fans finally got the album we were waiting for since 1984. Dave and Eddie still have an amazing chemistry. ADKOT sounds retro, but with a modern sheen--striking a good balance, with one foot in 1976 (most of the songs date back to then) and the other in 2012.

    1. Nine Inch Nails- Hesitation Mark (2013)
    A very satisfying album after a brief drought. Just a great collection of songs, still listen to it all the time.

    Honorable mentions--QOTSA, The Foo Fighters.

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    11. Toadies - The Lower Side of Uptown (2017) *Honorable Mention*

    10. Foo Fighters - Concrete and Gold (2017)

    9. Ben Folds Five - The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind (2012)

    8. Dr. Dre – Compton (2015)

    7. How To Destroy Angels - Welcome Oblivion (2013)

    6. Local H - Hallelujah! I'm a Bum (2012)

    5. Primus - The Desaturating Seven (2017)

    4. The Breeders - All Nerve (2018)

    3. The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania (2012)

    2. Sons Of Magdalene - Move To Pain (2014)

    1. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (2013)

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    It's that special time of our lives again, where not only do we compile our "best of" 2019 lists, but this is an extra special year, because it's the end of a decade and we get to make these "best of" the decade lists.
    I'll need some serious time to sit down and do this, but it's been on my list of things to do with best movies, music and video games of the decade.

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    10. Cave In - White Silence
    9. Skeleton Key - Gravity is the Enemy
    8. Sumac - The Deal
    7. Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
    6. The Black Queen - Fever Daydream
    5. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks
    4. Melvins - The Bride Screamed Murder
    3. Old Man Gloom - NO
    2. Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
    1. Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

    #1 on this list was easy for me. The rest, not so much. There are a lot of albums that could pretty easily be switched out or reordered on this list.

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    Probably will finalize this later in the year but off the top of my head...

    01 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    02 Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
    03 David Bowie - Blackstar
    04 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
    05 Tame Impala - Currents
    06 Kanye West - Yeezus
    07 Panda Bear - Meets the Grim Reaper
    08 Wavves - King of the Beach
    09 Death Grips - Jenny Death
    10 Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

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    (in rough chronological order)
    (and edited to make a 10-list)

    "Plastic Beach" - Gorillaz
    "Welcome oblivion" - How To Destroy Angels
    "Hesitation Marks" - Nine Inch Nails
    "Late Night Endless" - Sherwood & Pinch
    "Media In The Service Of Terror" - Vatican Shadow
    "We Are The Halluci Nation" - A Tribe Called Red
    "Battletech (Original Soundtrack)" - Jon Everist
    "Eat The Elephant" - A Perfect Circle
    "Educated Woman" - Amy Nelson
    "Unknown Room" - Download
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    the decade was much better than the noughties/00's for music, i think Youtube and alternative media played a role in it being much better.

    really liked 2010-2015, best phase for music since the early 90s, i cannot beleive how shit the noughties were in comparison, people were more freely exposed to better music in the 2010s therefore made better music.

    you cant even compare the dead end stunted noughties/00s to the last 10 years, in every field music has been better.

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    For me, the seeds for the current wave of awesome music started around 2007-2008 and then in 2009 so much incredible stuff was released inspiring the next decade. The early aughts were definitely weak in comparison.

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    1. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
    2. Queens Of The Stone Age- ...Like Clockwork
    3. Deftones- Koi No Yokan
    4. Failure- The Heart Is A Monster
    5. Foo Fighters- Wasting Light
    6. Noel Gallagher And The High Flying Birds- Chasing Yesterday
    7. Arctic Monkeys- AM
    8. Garbage- Strange Little Birds
    9. The Black Keys- “Let’s Rock”
    10. Death From Above- The Physical World

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    I'm really shocked to see Hesitation Marks on all these lists...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    I'm really shocked to see Hesitation Marks on all these lists...
    On a NIN forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    On a NIN forum?
    I get that. But the EPs were way better, IMO.
    I'm just shocked because I thought HM was kind of panned.
    Personally, I think it's hands down NIN's weakest offering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    I get that. But the EPs were way better, IMO.
    I'm just shocked because I thought HM was kind of panned.
    Personally, I think it's hands down NIN's weakest offering.
    Pretty much every artist has a portion of their fanbase write-off later day albums. Hesitant Marks still received excellent reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManBurning View Post
    I get that. But the EPs were way better, IMO.
    I'm just shocked because I thought HM was kind of panned.
    Personally, I think it's hands down NIN's weakest offering.
    I agree that the EPs were better overall, but that doesn't mean Hesitation Marks was total dogshit. It might not be the best Nine Inch Nails album, but it didn't need to be in my opinion, and it still holds up. I've probably listened to it more than With Teeth or Pretty Hate Machine since it came out.

    As far as it being panned, I think that comes down to the initial gut reaction to the album from some fans more than the actual reaction to it. Reviews were fairly good (not universal praise, but it certainly wasn't panned across the board), and most (level-headed) fans seemed to enjoy it, even if they didn't think it was as essential as The Downward Spiral or The Fragile.

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    In no order...

    Anna Calvi, Anna Calvi
    Failure, The Heart Is A Monster
    The National, High Violet
    David Bowie, The Next Day
    The Church, Man Woman Life Death Infinity
    A Place To Bury Strangers, Worship
    The Breeders, All Nerve
    The Jesus And Mary Chain, Damage And Joy
    Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks
    Brian Eno, Small Craft On A Milk Sea

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    I'm not even going to rank these because I don't think I can after a certain point. Here's everything in alphabetical order by artist:

    Chevelle - The North Corridor (2016)
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan (2012)
    Nine Inch Nails - Not the Actual Events (2016) / Add Violence (2017) / Bad Witch (2018) [Judging by the first post, I assume this counts as one.]
    The Prodigy - No Tourists (2018)
    Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork (2013)
    Russian Circles - Blood Year (2019)
    Skinny Puppy - Weapon (2013)
    SUMAC - Love in Shadow (2018)
    Tool - Fear Inoculum (2019)
    Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun (2017)

    I even had a hard time narrowing those down. I had all of SUMAC's albums listed at one point, but decided to narrow it down to one per artist (with exception to the trilogy).

    Edit: DAMN IT! I FORGOT THOM YORKE'S ANIMA!
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    It's impossible for me to list only ten albums, but here's an abbreviated favorites list:

    Albums:
    A Silver Mt. Zion-Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything
    Aphex Twin-Syro
    Arcade Fire-The Suburbs
    Beastie Boys-Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
    Big Black Delta-S/T
    Black Moth Super Rainbow-Cobra Juicy/Panic Blooms
    Boards Of Canada-Tomorrow's Harvest
    Chromatics-Kill For Love
    Daft Punk-Random Access Memories
    David Bowie-The Next Day/Blackstar
    David Lynch-Crazy Clown Time/The Big Dream
    DJ Shadow-The Less You Know, The Better
    Drab Majesty-Modern Mirror
    Florence + The Machine-Ceremonials/How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor-Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!/Asunder, Sweet, And Other Duress
    Gorillaz-Plastic Beach
    Gotye-Making Mirrors
    Hot Chip-In Our Heads
    How To Destroy Angels-S/T EP/Welcome Oblivion
    Jon Hopkins-Immunity/Singularity
    Justice-Audio, Video, Disco/Woman
    LCD Soundsystem-American Dream
    Low-Ones & Sixes/Double Negative
    M83-Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
    My Bloody Valentine-m b v
    Nine Inch Nails-Hesitation Marks/EP Trilogy
    Puscifer-Conditions Of My Parole
    Queens Of The Stone Age-...Like Clockwork
    Radiohead-The King Of Limbs/A Moon Shaped Pool
    Run The Jewels-S/T 1, 2, & 3
    Sigur Ros-Kveikur
    Slowdive-S/T
    Sonoio-Blue/Red/Fine
    Swans-The Seer
    The Black Queen-Fever Daydream
    The Chemical Brothers-Further/Born In The Echoes/No Geography
    Thom Yorke-ANIMA
    Tobacco-Ultima II Massage
    TV On The Radio-Nine Types Of Light/Seeds

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    It's impossible for me to list only ten albums
    This is the truth spoken right here. I tried to do 10 myself... Couldn't do it.
    Here's a list of 20. I tried to keep it to 1 per artist... with the exception of NIN's Trilogy, if that counts as 1 or 3? Who knows.

    This was way harder than it looks. Doing a best of the year is one thing, but a best of 10 years is no easy feat.

    Street Sweeper Social Club - The Ghetto Blaster (2010)
    Austra - Feel it Break (2011)
    Foo Fighters - wasting light (2011)
    Trust - TRST (2012)
    David Bowie - The next day (2013)
    Ghost - infestissumam (2013)
    Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013)
    The Interrupters - The Interrupters (2014)
    Lindemann - Skills In Pills (2015)
    Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor (2015)
    Awolnation - Run (2015)
    Pup - The Dream Is over (2016)
    Skold - The Undoing (2016)
    NIN - Not the actual events / Add Violence / BW (2016-2018)
    AFI - The Blood Album (2017)
    <PIG> - The Gospel (2017)
    Priest - The New Flesh (2017)
    Dreamcar - Dreamcar (2017)
    Sonoio - Fine (2018)
    Rammstein - Rammstein (2019)
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    /thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post
    He's good on that "Old Town Road" remix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbie solo View Post


    /thread.
    I have no fucking idea what this is, but it makes me upset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I have no fucking idea what this is, but it makes me upset.
    It's a kid who was yodeling at a Wal-Mart, and became a meme, and then, literally played Coachella over it, I think? And then I'm assuming the kid got a record deal.
    It's part of a terrifying Black Mirror style future in which we already live.
    :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    It's a kid who was yodeling at a Wal-Mart, and became a meme, and then, literally played Coachella over it, I think? And then I'm assuming the kid got a record deal.
    It's part of a terrifying Black Mirror style future in which we already live.
    :/
    holy shit

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    1.First off, i bet TOOL will be vying for number 2, but, it seems goofy to include it, as the record was released about 59 hours ago.
    2.Secondly, 1 album PER ARTIST. (or 2-3 EP/mixtapes.) for instance, I LOOOOOOVED Hesitation Marks. i LOVED the other 2 Old 97's albums, and Earl Sweatshirt albums.
    3.while i DID go ahead and try to rank them, i've already had to change it like 5 times. So i guess the order is kind of subject to change, except #1, which is Acidrap by Chance the Rapper. i'm pretty sure that shit saved my life.
    4. IMPORTANT: No one gives a fuck what my favorite albums of the decade are, and it DEFINITELY doesn't MATTER. This is key.



    Honorable mentions:
    Boards of Canada-Tomorrow's Harvest
    Tricky- Ununiform
    The Breeders- All Nerve
    Das Racist -Shut Up, Dude/Sit Down, Man
    Run the Jewels-Run the Jewels
    Robert Plant- Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
    Grimes-Visions
    Rasputina-Sister Kinderhook

    12. Joey Badass-1999 (thx @bobbie solo , for this one)
    11. Ghostemane-N/O/I/S/E and Hexada and Human Error
    10. Billie Eilish-When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go?
    9. Tyler, The Creator-Igor
    8. Earl Sweatshirt-Some Rap Songs
    7. Rush-Clockwork Angels
    6. HTDA-HTDA EP and An Omen EP
    5. Old 97s-Graveyard Whistling
    4. Watch The Throne (Jay-Z/Kanye West)-Watch the Throne
    3. NIN-Trilogy
    2. David Bowie-Blackstar
    1. Chance the Rapper-Acidrap
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    Thought I'd give last.fm a shot and see what I listened to the most since 01.01.2010 since that is probably the most un-biased way to list these. In no order:


    01 Mark Lanegan - bubblegum / blues funeral
    02 Beastmilk - climax
    03 Nine Inch Nails - hesitation marks
    04 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - beat the devil's tattoo
    05 Daughn Gibson - me moan
    06 Rival Sons - great western valkyrie
    07 Lana Del Rey - born to die
    08 UNKLE - where did the night fall
    09 Father John Misty - fear fun
    10 The Loranes - trust

    This is probably missing alot what I would consider an amazing record for this decade (Bowie, e.g.), but I'm not too surprised by these numbers. Yet I'm really shocked how much I thought is way more recent than it truly is... 10 years went by FAST!!!

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    Shit, I agree 100%, @BRoswell , and furthermore, I was REALLY interested in what NIN might have put out if they'd continued to go in the HM direction.

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    Hesitation Marks wasn't "total dogshit," it was a mixed bag. It started off feeling really inspired and then fizzled out and felt weirdly repetitive, outside of In Two.

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    Meh. Absolutely loved HM and wouldn't have wanted and don't want a PHM 2.0 or a TDS 2.0. Always keep moving.

    It's like old-school Trekies not being into TNG at first. Some fans could never accept Captain Picard, just like some fans couldn't accept the direction Trent took NIN with Hesitation Marks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RhettButler View Post
    Meh. Absolutely loved HM and wouldn't have wanted and don't want a PHM 2.0 or a TDS 2.0. Always keep moving.

    It's like old-school Trekies not being into TNG at first. Some fans could never accept Captain Picard, just like some fans couldn't accept the direction Trent took NIN with Hesitation Marks.
    I think Ghosts is one of the best things he's put out. The "it's new so I'm scared" point doesn't work against my opinion man, sorry. I also think the EP set is better than Year Zero.

    It's not even that controversial, and the worst thing that could happen from fans disliking something is that it would influence the creator.... but I like some stuff more than other stuff, sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    I think Ghosts is one of the best things he's put out. The "it's new so I'm scared" point doesn't work against my opinion man, sorry. I also think the EP set is better than Year Zero.

    It's not even that controversial, and the worst thing that could happen from fans disliking something is that it would influence the creator.... but I like some stuff more than other stuff, sure.
    Fair enough.

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