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> The Spaced Out Ultimate Albums of the Noughties Poll, The Results Are In! Woop woop!
Ade
post Feb 13 2010, 06:21 PM
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Greetings, boys and girls! Part One of the poll result begins now!

My apologies for the tardy start.

A total of 245 albums received your combined blessings, and they're all on display
here for your infotainment. As per the Nineties Albums poll, albums in joint position
and with multiple votes will once again be given first billing by virtue of the total
number of votes cast per title, which will be denoted accordingly. Else, albums
will be listed chronologically by artist name.

I will again be including the mini-reviews and comments I received, but I will
dispense with the additional quoting of lyrics, since there weren't a great many
to include, and I fear it would only serve to clutter and confuse things anyway.
I will list all albums with reviews and comments first (to start with anyway),
just to make things a little easier on the eye.

However, please feel free to dip in with your own live commentaries as we go.


And so, without further ado, and leaving no album behind, let's kick things off at...

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post Feb 13 2010, 06:22 PM
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*radio jingle*

♪♫♪♫♪♫ "Number 236" ♪♫♪♫♪♫
(1 Point)



2 Many DJs – As Heard on Radio Soulwax, Part 2 (2003)
"Simply one of the most enjoyable albums ever made.
The way they throw disparate tracks together is wondrous."

Maian

Bloc Party – Silent Alarm (2005)
"Most likely the finest indie album yet made. It may be all sharp
guitar-y edges, but it's tighter than a nun on Sunday and damn good fun."

Hobbes

Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (2001)
"Melodic, fun emo rock, inspirational and positive."
Everlong

Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters (2004)
"Camp, colourful, filthy and gorgeous. "
Zoe

The Libertines – Up The Bracket (2002)
"Say what you like about Pete Doherty, this album is explosive."
Sleeping Pirate


Amy Studt – False Smiles (2004)

Cradle of Filth – Godspeed on the Devil's Thunder (2008)

Hexstatic – Masterview (2004)

Peter Bjorn and John – Writer's Block (2006)

The Pipettes – We Are The Pipettes (2006)

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post Feb 13 2010, 06:25 PM
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I think I can spot Nonus' and SBI's votes already.

And nice to see Peter, Bjorn and John get a look in. I'm not a massive fan of that album - Young Folks aside - but I do like them a lot.

Edit: I'm surprised that I didn't vote for Up The Bracket. It's a really important album to me, but I think the ways in which the members of the Libertines have spent their time since - one in Dirty Pretty Things, the other in a band of the same name - has soured it somewhat for me.

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post Feb 13 2010, 06:31 PM
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♪♫♪♫♪♫ "Number 228" ♪♫♪♫♪♫
(2 Points)


Andrew WK – I Get Wet (2001)
A big hairy oaf shouts songs over heavy guitar and a synth horn section.
And he likes to “party” (3 songs have the word in the title). Fun!

- Sostie

Guillemots – Through the Windowpane (2006)
An album both crammed full of catchy tunes,
and genuinely orchestrally interesting.

- Zoe

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – No More Shall We Part (2001)
This is one of their 'quieter' albums, I suppose. It's beautiful and dark,
with real depth and character. 'God Is In The House' is odd and charming,
while 'Sweetheart Come' is romantic right to it's core. A must-have album.

- Sleeping Pirate

The Go! Team – Proof Of Youth (2007)
Mad as hell in a good way. With Chuck D!
- Sir Robin The Brave


Elliott Smith – Figure 8 (2000)

Flyleaf – Flyleaf (2005)

Seasick Steve – Dog House Music (2007)

Soilwork – Stabbing the Drama (2005)

The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan (2004)


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post Feb 13 2010, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE (maian @ Feb 13 2010, 06:25 PM) *
Edit: I'm surprised that I didn't vote for Up The Bracket. It's a really important album to me, but I think the ways in which the members of the Libertines have spent their time since - one in Dirty Pretty Things, the other in a band of the same name - has soured it somewhat for me.


I'm glad you didn't. For me one of the most overrated records (& acts) of the decade.

Good work so far Ade. Keep it up sir
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post Feb 13 2010, 06:51 PM
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Yay, I see most of the poll 'live' smile.gif

Well done Ade! *kicks back with a drink*
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post Feb 13 2010, 06:52 PM
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♪♫♪♫♪♫ "Number 217" ♪♫♪♫♪♫
(3 Points)



Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now (2005)
I would love this album purely for 'Hope There's Someone' alone,
but it's full of other astonishingly beautiful songs as well.

- Sleeping Pirate

Gary Jules – Trading Snakeoil For Wolftickets (2003)
It's a shame most people blinked and missed this little gem amidst all
the hoo-ha surrounding Donnie Darko and Jules' now infamous cover
of 'Mad World'. This exceptional set of acoustic alt-country folk balladry
is an altogether different kettle of fish, and is frankly all the better for it
- it really deserves far more attention than it received.

- Ade

Justin Timberlake – Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006)
Shut up, I don't care. It's awesome.
- Julie

Justin Timberlake – Justified (2002)
One of only two albums (the other being Busted) that
prompted me to attend a pop arena spectacular,
Justified is as slick and well produced as pop gets.

- Zoe


Bibio – Ambivalence Avenue (2009)

Gallon Drunk – The Rotten Mile (2007)

In Flames – Come Clarity (2006)

Lamb – What Sound (2001)

P!nk – Funhouse (2008)

Pivot – O Soundtrack My Heart (2008)

The Charlatans – Simpatico (2006)


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post Feb 13 2010, 06:56 PM
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Not wanting to give you any extra work, Ade, but how many sets of votes were there in the end? Great job so far, by the way.
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:08 PM
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Um, I received a total of 17 sets of votes, squire: 15 x Top 20s, a Top 15, and a Top 10.

Wicked.
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:12 PM
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♪♫♪♫♪♫ "Number 206" ♪♫♪♫♪♫
(4 Points)



TV On The Radio – Return to Cookie Mountain (2006) (2 votes)


Blue States – Nothing Changes Under The Sun (2000)
"Uplifting and relaxing in a very special way. Deserves to be heard."
- Sir Robin The Brave


Busted – Busted (2002)
"I DON’T CARE AND I DON’T HAVE TO JUSTIFY MYSELF TO YOU!

Er… I like Busted."

- Zoe


Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven (2000)
"Finer post-rock you will not find. Glorious soundscapes almost classical
in their construction, and a display of a recurrent dissatisfaction with
modern consumerism without being preachy or angsty."

- Hobbes


The Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards (2007)
"Discovered them on maian's myspace page ages ago. Again, so glad I did."
- Julie


The Uncle Devil Show – A Terrible Beauty (2004)
"How could I not fall in love with such a charmingly quirky concept? A Del Amitri
spin-off project that sounds like it was recorded in the 1960s. Hilarious, often bitingly
subversive lyrics set to such beautifully sweet Beach Boy/Beatle-esque harmonies.
Humour aside, it's not without genuine pathos and emotional resonance - I haven't
heard or found anything else like it, which just makes it all the more special."

- Ade


Anaal Nathrakh – Hell Is Empty, All The Devils Are Here (2007)

Fall Out Boy – Infinity on High (2007)

Gorillaz – Gorillaz (2001)

The Fratellis – Costello Music (2006)

The Rapture – Pieces Of The People We Love (2006)






Good call there from Sir Robin. Nothing Changes... is indeed rather a chilled delight - hadn't listened to my copy in a few years.
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE (Ade @ Feb 13 2010, 07:12 PM) *


The Cold War Kids – Robbers & Cowards (2007)
"Discovered them on maian's myspace page ages ago. Again, so glad I did."
- Julie


Yay!

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post Feb 13 2010, 07:17 PM
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Think of this as the Ulimate Decade Long Mega Tape Loop.
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:22 PM
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This is great! I'm gutted I have to go to the pub in the minute.
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:29 PM
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♪♫♪♫♪♫ "Number 197" ♪♫♪♫♪♫
(5 Points)



Bruce Springsteen – The Rising (2002)
"Reuniting with The E Street Band for the first time in eighteen years, New Jersey's
favourite son takes a long, hard look at the world around him and creates an album
of joy and hope out of the feelings of anger and despair that were flying around in
the wake of 9/11. He's done good work since this, but none with the same beauty
and light that resonates throughout The Rising."

- Maian

Erlend Ψye – Unrest (2003)
"Some prefer his folkier output as Kings Of Convenience's frontman,
others rate his efforts with Rφyksopp, but frankly I found Erlend's solo
debut a cut above it all - a collaborative tour of Europe's electronica artists
with 80s retro leanings and snappy lyrics. Minimalist electropop at its best."

-Ade

Jamie T – Panic Prevention (2007)
"Bloody brilliant even though I have no idea what he's on about half the time."
- Sir Robin The Brave

John Mayer – Heavier Things (2003)
"The best guitarist of a generation? Maybe. Mayer has always had moments of madness*,
but Heavier Things is chock-full of catchy tracks, including his best song 'Daughters',
and some insistent guitar riffs which never stray into egotistical noodling."

- Hobbes

Thrice – The Artist in the Ambulance (2003)
“Enjoyable melodic hardcore, full of heart and emotion.”
- Everlong


Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha (2007)

Blink 182 – Blink 182 (2003)

Sons & Daughters – This Gift (2008)

Stone Sour – Come What(Ever) May (2006)








* describing his cock as a white supremacist, for one.
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post Feb 13 2010, 07:36 PM
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♪♫♪♫♪♫ "Number 187" ♪♫♪♫♪♫
(6 Points)



Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism (2007)
"Ben Gibbard writing the best songs of his career and the band firing
on all cylinders. 'The New Year' and the title track stand out, but all
hum with the charm of indie without its grating aspects ever showing."

- Hobbes

Roots Manuva – Awfully Deep (2005)
"Rodney Smith exorcises his personal demons, makes banging tunes."
- Maian

The Dissociatives – The Dissociatives (2004)
"The lead singer from Silverchair's solo effort. Weird and wonderful."
- Julie

Ulrich Schnauss – Far Away Trains Passing By (2001)
"Thanks Adam. This is great."
- Sir Robin The Brave


Amy Macdonald – This is the Life (2007)

Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications (2009)

Klute – The Emperor's New Clothes (2007)

Nile – Those Whom the Gods Detest (2009)

The Knife – Silent Shout (2006)

The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow (2003)






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