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10. The Microphones – The Glow, Pt. 2

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The Microphones are about as lo-fi as lo-fi music gets. Listening through their discography, you would imagine most of the recordings were completed in the attic of a log cabin, and that certainly may be the case. Even so, their musical output sounds so much grander and richer than an album with top-notch production, and there is a simple reason for this, specifically highlighted in The Glow, Pt. 2, and that is Phil Elvrum’s heart. The Glow, Pt. 2 is a nostalgic journey siphoned through Elvrum’s lyrics, yet the underlying emotional threshold is frequently rephrased through non-spoken portions as well. Listening to the overall ambiance of tracks like “instrumental” and “My Warm Blood,” Elvrum’s specific mood is mimicked through each creaky piano strike or through the disjointed manner in which he strums his guitar. Like Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over the Sea, The Glow, Pt. 2 has an intangible presence surrounding the record that makes it simply divine.

Only listening to The Glow, Pt. 2 as a whole will allow such appreciation, though tracks like “The Moon” are able to be taken aside to be appreciated. It is at times disheveled, but the meaning is never lost as drums defiantly pound over Elvrum’s mum vocals, which exponentially add to the glumness story behind “The Moon.” Quite simply, it is one of the greatest musical stories told in such a unique way, connecting the natural world with the human, emotional world. It is with these moments that Phil Elvrum is able to truly show his capabilities of songwriting and lyrical prowess. Nevertheless, The Glow, Pt. 2 is not your average listen, as it is challenging and equally mystifying, but once understood, the feeling that follows listening to the album is undeniably refreshing. In all, while this decade may have more creative and groundbreaking albums, but perhaps none are as profound as The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2. – Ryan Flatley

9. Gospel – The Moon Is a Dead World

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Gospel are true outliers. They released one album and then broke up without explanation. If you search the world wide web for reviews and interviews you’re going to find a measly collection of blog posts and amateur reviews. Despite this profound obscurity, Gospel’s 2005 LP, The Moon Is a Dead World found its way into the top ten of our best of the decade list and was even the most nominated album, appearing on a staggering 81% of staffer ballots. How could an album so unexposed and buried be such an unquestionable gem? However brilliant and original the album may be, it’s even more abrasive, alienating, and challenging, which has embalmed and preserved The Moon Is a Dead World as the strange masterpiece it was, is, and will be.

The Moon Is a Dead World is a centaur of completely different genres; it has the fierce, animalistic body of emotional hardcore and a prog / psychedelic head. Punk’s energy and prog’s technicality are a well-explored, even trite combination, but Gospel avoids the predictable path of overlaying fast riffs and off-kilter time signatures onto a hardcore background. Instead they compose songs that arc like marathons but can be executed in under four minutes. They capture 12-string guitar and synthesizer like they’re a pair of beat up Gibson SGs. Gospel’s sound is more lo-fi and acerbic than other hardcore bands, yet more grandiose and epic than other prog bands. The Moon Is a Dead World is an impossible combination of extremes, but is that much more effective because these influences are taken to such deliberate stratifications.

There’s a part in “A Golden Dawn,” after seven-and-a-half minutes of building and releasing various mystical chord progressions and trance-inducing rhythms, where the song just rips apart at the seams. Every instrument is soloing in a way that sounds like screaming and in that moment it feels like Gospel has tapped into an alternate universe. I had this realization on what had to be my thirtieth time listening to this album in full. Last June I was driving through a blanket fog on the curving roads around Twin Peaks in San Francisco in my fifteen-year old car. I was a thousand feet above the city but was only able to see illuminated white fog no more than ten feet in front of me and nobody else was on the road. The perfect pairing for this surreal experience was blasting The Moon Is a Dead World and hitting that part of “A Golden Dawn” at the same time I reached the summit of the mountain road. The line between real and unreal dissolved and I was a trespasser in a terrifying but awe-inspiring dream world created by the special intersection of experience and art. No other musical moment has even come close to being as exhilarating, haunting, cathartic, or life-altering. Such is the strange, ethereal power of The Moon Is a Dead World. – Nick Greer

8. Burial – Untrue

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When we’re looking back on dubstep twenty years from now, we’ll undoubtedly mark this album as the genre’s best offering, as well as its zenith. In that respect, Untrue is somewhat bittersweet: it’s a hell of an album, to be sure, one that focuses more on delicate emotions and feelings instead of just being a collection of sick beats – which was enough to be revolutionary. Untrue has essentially stretched the genre’s perimeters as far as they can be; no dubstep album since has hit with the impact that this has, and it’s not being cynical to say that none ever will. Hell, it’s more like being realistic.

But even if Untrue is the Loveless of dubstep, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t still be celebrated as a masterpiece. Equal parts intimate, mechanical, and even a little disturbing, Untrue is a ghostly album, its hazy, atmospheric soundscapes accented by disembodied voices that whisper genuine R&B hooks and then drift off, out of sight. Yet, as ghostly and even as foreboding as Untrue can be, this album isn’t as high on this list as it is because it isn’t weirdly embraceable: it’s an album essentially made by a non-entity, with songs “sung” by artists we don’t know. This anonymity of the album – even if we now know Will Bevan’s name, there’s still that sense of the unknown on Untrue – gives it a bit of accessibility, in that it’s applicable without having to take note of whatever Bevan’s intentions were. It’s an album you can effectively make your own.

To be honest, no other dubstep album even comes or probably will ever come in the vicinity of stirring up the kind of emotions Untrue does, in me and various other staffers – and that’s probably why you won’t find any other dubstep album on this list. And yet I don’t care that this is, as far as I and probably many others are concerned, the only really notable dubstep album to date. Its impact is just too great; this is not untrue. – Cam

7. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion

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Even those who adore Animal Collective don’t have much to argue when it comes to how difficult the band might be. Since their inception in 2000 (then only childhood pals David Porter and Noah Lennox, or Avey Tare and Panda Bear, respectively), the members have approached their brand of pop music with the sort of abrasive and off-putting diligence reserved for hardcore outlets. That’s not to say the band’s work, from Spirit They’ve Vanished, Spirit They’ve Gone (2000) to Strawberry Jam (2007), features the mind-melding breakdowns or drumfills that characterize the works of a certain artist that grabbed our top spot, but that to match their ideas and concepts (on familial woes, violent human nature, feeding on fast-food and possibly liking it) Animal Collective will venture far into rabbit hole to shake us up and feel these notions, communicating through crayon-coated freak-folk the simple decisions we make, like not going to college, or treating percussion rhythms like the drunken scramble to retrieve a lover’s purple bottle. It’s not hard to imagine, early in the noughts, a young Panda Bear pounding against woodblocks on stage as Avey Tare raced about, screeching and pouring milk on audience members; while their methods have altered, their passion to push against normalcy to understand truly what makes us so normal, and the need to gnaw and claw at it like an irritated lion, remains fully intact.

Merriweather Post Pavilion is all of that, plus you and me and everyone we know, absorbed into the spinning force that has become Animal Collective’s ten year arc. The band that once wrote, “I’ll bet the monster was happy when they made him a maze ’cause he don’t understand intentions, he just looks at a face,” is now trekking the maze to meet us head-on: “Then we could be dancing and you’d smile and say, ‘I like this song.’” With the way Panda Bear tackles his responsibilities on “My Girls,” the sentiments feel pure dad-rock, all Wilco and barbecues, but the band float it atop big bass and crystal blue shards of Brian Wilson melodies, tying an other worldly aesthetic to a tune you can’t forget with feelings too simple to ignore. The monotonous click-pound on “Daily Routine,” the push and shove beat that buoys the splashy synths on “Summertime Clothes,” the sensual waltz and curves on the lovely “Bluish;” they are all swashed together in the blue blanket of production, speaking in tandem with their themes, the monotony broken only by the forceful escapism in “Lion in a Coma.” We’d have to go back to Pet Sounds to find a pop album that felt so life-affirming to a life that feels far from affirmed. Boring, even, kind of pathetic. And that is why Merriweather Post Pavilion feels like such a triumph: it doesn’t sugarcoat our mundanity while championing it, mirroring ancient tribal rhythms with modern electronic instruments in ways no less weird than before, but far more remarkably human. – Lewis Parry

6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

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Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven may physically be an all-consuming monolith of an album with just four tracks clocking in at a daunting eighty-seven minutes, but at its heart, its core, it’s all about the moments. I’m not talking simply about the moments on the album, stunning as they may be: the triumphant horns that melt over the opening of ‘Storm,’ and the resulting kick to open the gracious violins and first drums; the end-of-the-world screeching guitars and rusty feedback that terrifyingly and ceremoniously build after the soul-wrenching God-man speech in ‘Static;’ the painfully restrained sadness in the words of Murray Ostril when he immortally laments that ‘they don’t sleep any more on the beach’ in ‘Sleep’; the cry, then stand, then fight for hope in the rising strings and percussion that appear towards the end of the same track; the piercingly high-pitched, harrowing wails of distortion that close out the album on ‘Antennas To Heaven.’ No, I’m talking more about the moments that last but a few seconds, the moments you can’t get back. The moments that arise and flourish in the listener themselves, where the world reveals itself just for a second and, in that genuinely electrifying moment, the crashing cymbals and shimmering guitars wash over the listener, giving them a fleeting glimpse of a life without separation. It’s a hard thing to explain, especially without resorting to clichés, but almost everyone who has given the real time of day to this record will know what I’m talking about unequivocally.

It’s going to be very interesting to see what Godspeed You! Black Emperor comes up with now they have finally come out of hiding. Yanqui U.X.O notwithstanding, the band had improved with every release, with Lift Your Skinny Fists emerging as their magnum opus. The cynical amongst us may even say that Godspeed are the reason why post rock has been caught in a downward spiral since the start of the decade. They arguably perfected the genre, and everything since has been stuck trying to escape (or, in many cases, replicate) their imposing shadows. Regardless of what happens with the band in the future, the release of Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ten years ago had already undoubtedly cemented the band’s legacy: as masters of overwhelmingly evocative, unapologetically epic music; as kings of subtlety in storms of breathtaking intensity, making for rich rewards with extended listening; as creators of a sound that shook listeners in a powerful new way whilst resonating in each one differently; and as undisputable Gods of their field. – Matt Wolfe

5. Dredg – El Cielo

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Surprisingly, El Cielo is a very polarizing album. Many people who, given their other musical interests, should love the album actually hate it. Gavin Hayes’ voice (which is fucking angelic) seems too distant, too unconvincing (how can you miss his pleading tone at the end of “The Canyon Behind Her” at the line “I cannot find the other half?”). Some find the concepts of lucid dreaming and sleep paralysis a highbrow, distant concept that no one can possibly relate to (“Same Ol’ Road” definitely makes a point outside of these concepts). And then, on top of all that, the album is actually inspired by a bizarre, obscure Dali surrealist painting.

I admit, El Cielo is a densely packed 51 minutes of music. It can be overwhelming to try and understand what exactly dredg is doing here. As an avid fan, I can attest that the effort is worth the payout; El Cielo only gets better the deeper you go. Yet, that might not even be necessary to appreciate the considerable musical strides dredg makes on the album. That huge sound near the end of “Δ”? They do that with one guitarist, one bassist, one drummer, and one vocalist with a slide guitar. Guitarist Mark Engles takes inspiration from The Edge and similar arena rock guitarists, but instead of placing the sound in a soundspace the size of Wembley, he jams it into a place much more intimate, much more warm. The result is something transcendent, all-encompassing, and simply blissful. Drummer Dino Campanella and bassist Drew Roulette create interesting nuances in their grooves, always remaining energetic and unpredictable.

In the end, however, Hayes is the star of the show. Throughout countless textures and styles, Hayes sings with enough passion and power to gracefully float on top and send chills through your spine. His lyrics take what should be a terrible, boring concept and transform it into something universally applicable that makes El Cielo accessible to a wider audience.

Hayes questions and asserts on “Eighteen People Living in Harmony,” “Art is trying, is art dead? Art is dying, is it dead? Believe it, we need it to move on.” On El Cielo, dredg breaks all of the boundaries and creates a true work of art. – Tyler Fisher

4. Arcade Fire – Funeral

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Inevitably, it seems as if Funeral has appeared in every single decade-end write-up on the entire internet. What’s surprising, though, is just how much sadness it’s inspired. For a whole generation of music listeners – broadly speaking, the ones who are old enough to remember a time before Napster but young enough to still care about new music at the expense of old favourites – Funeral has become a monument, a painfully young and fresh reminder of a time when albums could be genuinely massive events. It’s easy to forget how slow the spread of this album was at first – it didn’t reach much of Europe until 2005, and its final single was still in the charts over here in 2006 – but it’s unforgettable just how strongly it united the worldwide indie community under one banner.

The fear is that such a thing will never happen again – that there’ll never be another OK Computer, or Nevermind, or Automatic for the People. Truthfully, there probably won’t be; the internet has destroyed any sort of continuity in the masses, leading to a hoard of music obsessives who disagree on anything and everything. Had Vampire Weekend or Viva la Vida come out in 1999, they would have been this huge, but people have just become too jaded, too worldly, too eager to stand out from the pack, and the media has been less willing then ever to attach itself to albums they know won’t sell in a crowded, dwindling market. Funeral – fittingly released just a month before The Pirate Bay became a fully-fledged website in its own right – snuck in just as that lineage of albums was coming to an end.

So of course it’s a special record, and of course circumstances and context have enhanced its legacy. It should never be underestimated, though, just how perfect a record Funeral is, not just on its own terms but for the context it found itself in and the history it closes out. To be blindingly obvious about it, Funeral is a record about death, and loss, and longing, and as an accidental tribute to the loss of indie music as a unifying force, it could scarcely have been more poignant. Even the massed vocals of “Wake Up” and the sweet lyric of “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” suggest a voice that wants to reach out and be part of something bigger, but knows the moment has passed.

Plenty of people have taken pot-shots at Funeral in the past 5 years, just as they have with any other major rock album in the canon. Thankfully, its acclaim and its stature remains unwavering. The truth is, we’ll always need records like Funeral, and if we find ourselves having to look to the past to find them, then it’ll be a tragedy. A tragedy softened by life-affirming lullabies like “Crown of Love”, mind. – Nick Butler

3. Circle Takes the Square – As the Roots Undo

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It has been six years since As the Roots Undo was released and its notoriety amongst screamo fans has spread, heating debates amongst detractors and supporters alike, most of whom stand firmly at opposite ends of the spectrum: those that reject the album vehemently on certain grounds that can’t be argued with, and those that embrace the album for those very qualities. For those reasons, the album still lacks easy definition. Supporters will tell you that loving As the Roots Undo is at first no easy feat; quick descriptions of Circle Takes the Square’s signature sounds starts throwing up red flags for most poor souls: “grindcore,” “experimental screamo,” “lo-fi hardcore.” The male/female vocals are usually pronounced in a screeching tone, and the album’s structure can aptly be described as chaotic.

For the uninitiated, and more specifically those who know outright their aversion to anything remotely “-core”, these ingredients sound excruciating, sometimes even unlistenable. It certainly isn’t accessible, relying on a heavy/light dichotomy and a demonic aggressiveness to evoke specific emotions. But under repeat listens, As the Roots Undo blossoms, stubborn little weed it is, as an obvious product of a lot of labor (of love or what have you) that is first overshadowed by its own insistence on fragility, erratic and random in a confusing and oft disorienting way. It is not an album for passive listening, pre-packaged with its own concept and meaning, printed in the album’s slip: “…to document the different points on a path to self-realization…the wanderer ends up essentially in the same place that he or she began, if not humbled and even more overwhelmed…”

The band assert that they are only expressing themselves through their rock ‘n roll, which doesn’t make parsing the excessive silliness any easier, but there’s something to be said for an album to sound so vulnerable because its creators are: young, wayward kids just making music. What saves As the Roots Undo’s unchecked framework, the band’s moment-to-moment homage to whichever sound strikes their fancy regardless of taste, are precisely those ingredients. Take the experience as the splatter fun of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) in lieu of the Saw VI (2009) detractors will try to sell it as: a work that frames all its ideas, novel or… otherwise, in a way that makes its immediacy all that much more intense, allowing for a greater poignancy to the creator’s attempts to deepen B-grade shock novelty into a commentary on the human condition.

In short, it’s all excessive silliness. But if one can stomach the hairpin turns and shortage of inhibitions, there are a few reasons As the Roots Undo is sitting in the ballpark of Album of the Decade, least of which being that, for all the obvious points of references, it sounds like little else. The path is rewarding if the mood permits, if not humbling and even more overwhelming, exactly as the band seemed to predict. Yet I can’t shake the feeling that this is not the album the band set out to make, nor would it ever have been, and the lack of a proper follow-up six years later is perhaps evident of the accidental classic they created. How do you follow-up a masterpiece about ending where you began? In an evolving scene that has yet to even attempt something this portentous and succeed, I argue: will anyone? – Lewis Parry

2. Radiohead – Kid A

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Well, duh. Kid fucking A.

What, I can’t leave it at that? Do I really have to tell you about how awesome this is as if you didn’t already know? There’s a reason I put an expletive in the title up there. If any album deserves one, it’s Kid A. As Merriweather Post Pavilion ruled 2009, Kid A ruled the decade; released at the start of the 00s, before 9/11, before Bush got really shitty, before iPods, before Katrina, before the recession, before we added another post to post-modern, Radiohead released this record and neatly folded their arms as if to say “told you so” in anticipation of every apocalyptic sign that beleaguered our late decade. Kid A was already the album of the decade before the decade even happened.

But the foresight isn’t what makes Kid A fantastic. It’s its weightlessness, its breaking down of human emotions into tiny fragments such as “I’m not here/ This isn’t happening” or “I think you’re crazy/ maybe,” making it personal to everyone even outside of the apocalypse it conjures. Yorke’s concept doesn’t dominate Kid A. The loneliness and the paranoia that permeates throughout the record does, perfectly nailing the zeitgeist of the time. “This is really happening” isn’t just the zinger that marks “Idioteque” but the rationalization of just what the hell we’re doing.

This is never really made explicit in the lyrics nor the concept. Kid A has been dissected and re-interpreted over and over (and over) again because nothing really is explicit; all theories are all only implied. The music is frigid, cold-hearted, apathetic and, quite frankly, frightening. Kid A can shift from sinister lullaby to anarchic assault to barren landscape seamlessly, drenched in a fearful vision of life when people simply stop caring. Just hear the irony seething from Thom Yorke in “Everything In Its Right Place” as he and Jonny Greenwood turn the title lyric into a mechanical doctrine they can sneer at throughout Kid A’s running time. Nothing is in its right place on Kid A. Why the fuck is a New Orleans marching band murdering a legion of kittens on “The National Anthem?” How in the world does the title track end up in 4/4 with that hook? What the hell is “Idioteque?” Kid A has perpetually fascinated and confused us and delighted in doing so.

Virtually every publication releasing a best-of-the-00s list has faced a similar predicament to the one that I do now: trying to say something original about an album that’s been written about obsessively for ten years. By now it’s become practically impossible. There’s nothing left to say about Kid A which is why it sits so high atop our list. It’s not even its influence in music; it’s its influence in culture. This album made Radiohead the band of our time and we’ve subsequently forgiven any pretentiousness they’ve indulged in throughout the decade because, well, they gave us Kid A. – Adam Downer

1. Converge – Jane Doe

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An admission, before anything then: For an album that we’re crowning as the best of the decade, Jane Doe stands as perhaps one of the ugliest works of art to receive any sort of admiration from just about anyone, music critics or not. But we won’t stop there, no, allow us, if you will, to go further and admit – embrace, in fact – that every critic that Jane Doe has ever had is right, that, yes, for all her technical achievement in bringing together metalcore and grind, Jane Doe is grotesque, Jane Doe is vile, Jane Doe is miserable, and let’s get to the crux of it here, raucously inaccessible. So how did this happen? What malin génie could have possibly allowed us to let it creep its way up to the top of our list here? The answer here is more obvious than might be immediately thought – it lies in a name, in the name: Jane Doe, the anonymous dead. Consider the paradox: for a record that unabashedly drowns itself in noise, it is nonetheless condemned to the silence of the dead. No one actually understands what Jacob Bannon is screaming about. Not only can she not speak,  her anonymity allows no one to speak on her behalf.

But it’s from this deadlock that Jane Doe gives birth to an entirely new language: for all her muteness, for all her inability to communicate, Jane Doe nevertheless speaks: she speaks in a language entirely of her own, unassimilable to those that came before, and radically redefining the very terms that musical language thought was its own. Converge, in other words, had managed to not simply pioneer a new form of expression, but did it by reinventing everything that came before it. And we’re happy to admit too that for most of us, it took a while to learn it, to grasp what she was saying – but when we did, when it finally clicked, its force was tremendous and its message was familiar: a singular, majestic expression of anger. In her own words, this bitch was Bitter and Then Some. And by Gods what a fury, focused and brilliant, from the crashing dissonance of “Concubine”’s calamitous opening to the evangelically apocalyptic “Jane Doe” and everything in between. Understood or not, Jane Doe’s musical force remains one untouched by any record the decade past, and we’re more the better for it. – Alex Silveri


Contributing Staff Members
Sobhi Abdul-Rakhman | Nick Butler | Adam Downer | Tyler Fisher | Ryan Flatley
Channing Freeman | Nick Greer | John Hanson | Andrew Hartwig | Rudy Klapper *
Lewis Parry | Alex Silveri | Trey Spencer | Mike Stagno | Dave de Sylvia
Adam Thomas * | Cam Wilson | Matt Wolfe

* Joined staff too late to be included in final count




DirEnRefused
06.11.10
I completely agree. FIRST.

Iluvatar
06.11.10
Lol jane doe!!!!

IsItLuck?
06.11.10
list is too emotional for me

Skybreaker
06.11.10
Blehh

Thanks for posting anyway

ratedrsuperstar
06.11.10
where the fook is oceanic!!

Obfuscation24
06.11.10
Jane Doe and CTTS in the top 3, Im amused

Ayon
06.11.10
Wow, everyone knew Jane Doe would be top 10 however, I never expected it to be number one. Bravo!

Willie
06.11.10
Until the issue with the banner is resolved, just use the links posted at the top of each section of the list.

theacademy
06.11.10
NEEDS MOAR THRICE

Enotron
06.11.10
HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

Klekticist
06.11.10
oh no. damn, jane doe number 1. GOSPEL! FUCK YES!

SeaAnemone
06.11.10
Gaslight Anthem : (
Some Blood : (

but yeah, great list!

AngelofDeath
06.11.10
Didn't expect 8, 9, and 10.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Wow.

Where to begin.

Kid A was pretty mediocre.

As the Roots Undo is almost unlistenably bad. It's also VERY amateurish and poorly produced and written.

Funeral is one of the most overrated albums of all time. It's just a typical morose hipster spin on new wave. Dull.

Animal Collective is the worst band I've ever heard. No hyperbole.

The Glow Pt 2 got old within a couple weeks.

Terrible list, sad to say. I hope some Sputnik staffers are trying to shmooze to Pitchfork in order to get staff positions because otherwise, there's really no explanation for bloating a list with so much hipster drivel while ignoring so many innovative, amazing albums.



Pizza
06.11.10
i'm so glad gospel is here. i guessed all the top 10 right, i voted yesterday though so i feel like i had a huge advantage.

mutatedfreek
06.11.10
Knew Jane Doe would be number 1. List is really solid though, I'm gonna have to check out that Burial release.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Any Agalloch release absolutely shits on every album in the entire top 100.

theacademy
06.11.10
i'm actually rather proud that the staff was able to hold onto their own tastes a bit... they rose above the peer pressure. fuck every other music publication/site. there's a reason i ended up here. just think about it. Jane Doe over Kid A. It's fucking wonderful. I'm going to go listen to Jane Doe.

crazyblinddude
06.11.10
Yeah, guys, you knew it was coming. Get over it.

FadeToBlack
06.11.10
lol sure needs more Gojira or something

IsItLuck?
06.11.10
Silkforcalde, please tell me these innovating albums you speak of, I am DYING to know.

Enotron
06.11.10
silkforcade should be banned.

This list is fucking amazing. I'm glad the staff dedicated their time to this, was totally worth it and incredibly exciting.

Enotron
06.11.10
(banned for ruining the moment, really)

Klekticist
06.11.10
at the risk of complaining, i wish f#a#infinity had made it. really pumped burial made it though. needless to say, ill be checking out the one album on here i dont have pretty quickly.

buckfutter
06.11.10
"Silkforcalde, please tell me these innovating albums you speak of, I am DYING to know. "

Stop defending it and realize that everyone has their own opinions. Get the sand outta your vagina and let people speak their mind.

IsItLuck?
06.11.10
F#A# was a 90s album.

Motiv3
06.11.10
i wish f#a#infinity had made it

ROFL i dont need to even explain why im laughing tbh.

Enotron
06.11.10
klekticist, I'm pretty sure that was released in the 90s

Rev
06.11.10
Yay Burial

Thor
06.11.10
poor list overall

AngelofDeath
06.11.10
"Any Agalloch release absolutely shits on every album in the entire top 100."

Lol. Pretty much.

Willie
06.11.10
--okay let's see if i'm unbanned--

I keep my word.

Klekticist
06.11.10
...arcade fire sound-off is beautiful. im listening to all these albums today. i promise.

iarescientists
06.11.10
haha silveri's write-up for jane doe seems like a counterpoint to mj's review

fuck you ross wolfe

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"Silkforcalde, please tell me these innovating albums you speak of, I am DYING to know. "

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - any release
Agalloch - any release
Ulver - any release
Gojira - any release
Team Sleep
Any Pinback album
Peste Noire - ballade
Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde (actually spawned an entire subgenre of music)
Drudkh - any album

Animal Collective on the top 10 confirms this as a pure hipster list with no merit. There is nothing worse.

I am guessing the staff played a joke and made a top 100 most overrated albums of the decade list to troll people?

mutatedfreek
06.11.10
This whole feature reminded me how good the 00's were.

IsItLuck?
06.11.10
"Stop defending it and realize that everyone has their own opinions. Get the sand outta your vagina and let people speak their mind."

He can say whatever he wants about the albums, I'm speaking about the fact he thinks we are trying to get some sort of satisfaction from another publication, which is a rather dumb statement, in addition to the fact that we 'ignored so many innovative albums'

Iluvatar
06.11.10
silkforcade im just wonder how long have you been around? forgive me i havent had very large presence lately

chaseguitar
06.11.10
20-11 was better than 10-1.

Against Miik!
06.11.10
We can be pissed about Kid A and MPP and Funeral being on the list but I can't think of any other site that would put Gospel, CTTS, and Converge in the same top 10 list, much less make Jane Doe #1.

AliW1993
06.11.10
The MPP illusion works so well here.

I didnt enter the competition but i'd probably only have got the top 3

TheSpirit
06.11.10
I'm glad they included animal collective because the picture for it is an optical illusion.

FadeToBlack
06.11.10
haha he was actually being serious about Gojira omg

Ayon
06.11.10
You know, there are websites and magazines that cater to the tastes of one large genre as opposed to everything.

TheSpirit
06.11.10
GIJISE THE ANIMAL COLLECTIVE PIKTURE MOVES OMG

KILL
06.11.10
GAY

Enotron
06.11.10
silforcade: Nothing you say has any valid if you declare something has no merit for including an album you didn't like. Get the fuck out, you have no actual relevance on this site.

Ayon
06.11.10
that was directed toward silk

Iluvatar
06.11.10
fyi guys michaeljordan stole his first copy of kid a FROM BARNES AND NOBLES D: oh noooooooooooooo

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"silkforcade im just wonder how long have you been around? forgive me i havent had very large presence lately" join date is 3-26-09

Iluvatar
06.11.10
yeah but im wondering how long you been trolling heavy. i dont remember it ever being this pronounced

Enotron
06.11.10
*nothing you say has any validity

ThyCrossAwaits
06.11.10
with the exceptions of 8 and 4, I totally could have guessed. I've been calling 1 since the beginning.

buckfutter
06.11.10
Who knew staff members could set such bad examples?

Epilogue
06.11.10
predictable at best. most of these are quite awesome. five ruuuuuuuuuuuules

robertsona
06.11.10
lol

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Trolling? I'm not trolling. I seriously think Animal Collective is the absolutely most worthless gutter trash of all time. They don't have hooks, their songs are just the same drugged out couple seconds repeated over and over until you take a knife and slit your own throat to end the screaming agony that is listening to some hipster trash banging out techno beats that would've been laughed out of a 1970s club for being too dated.

dcha
06.11.10
I'm looking for sputnikmusic. This is pitchfork.

Iluvatar
06.11.10
idk you sound like some guy who has only listened to my girls

theacademy
06.11.10
"We can be pissed about Kid A and MPP and Funeral being on the list but I can't think of any other site that would put Gospel, CTTS, and Converge in the same top 10 list, much less make Jane Doe #1."

this.

Klekticist
06.11.10
bah, yes. f#a#infinity was 90's. my bad. great ending to a this list. im extremely happy with gospel being on here. listening now.

iarescientists
06.11.10
she's screaming from her grave that's why the vox are so muffled

AmericnZero02
06.11.10
Uh oh, I only have 9 of the top 100.

scottdude185
06.11.10
great list, even though pretty predictable.

buckfutter
06.11.10
Be careful guys! Any opinion contradiciting this list and some staff members will have a shit fit

Pizza
06.11.10
so when the hell is the jane doe vinyl shipping anyways? i ordered it a month and a half ago and it was supposed to be sent sometime in may, havent heard any more than that.

theacademy
06.11.10
i'm easily more pissed about animal collective winning the 2009 USERS list. seriously what were you guys thinking.

hastapura
06.11.10
where's sleater-kinney

dcha
06.11.10
Silkforcade is right. Team Sleep should have had a least a spot on this list. They are one of the most innovative bands around.

buckfutter
06.11.10
The Mother Fuckers do, somewhat, approve of this list. That's all that matters.



Now everyone.... be done with it.

Boissi
06.11.10
Still no mention of Godspeed's position in the comments. Guess it's because everyone knew it'd be here. Disappointed it wasn't even higher (for a few mad minutes I actually had a vision of it winning) but eh, at least it's in top10! Won't really bother moaning 'bout the rest, although I'll agree with the people that say #3 is crap. Never got it and never will, but that's alright.

Decent list overall, just too much hardcore and too little post-metal and prog!

Ayon
06.11.10
"where's sleater-kinney"

I love you...


Iluvatar
06.11.10
haha i almost put a sleater kinney album (the woods) on my top 100 actually

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"Silkforcade is right. Team Sleep should have had a least a spot on this list. They are one of the most innovative bands around."

Makes White Pony look like a joke

TheSpirit
06.11.10
"I'm looking for sputnikmusic. This is pitchfork."


Are you fucking retarded? Were you people expecting a list any different? These albums (well some) are obvious. And the ones that weren't as obvious make this a good list so stfu. If you don't like it, well nobody cares about your shitty opinion anyway

buckfutter
06.11.10
TheSpirit- Then why post the list if no one cares abbout anyone else's "shitty opinion?"

TheSpirit
06.11.10
And Team Sleep fucking sucks.

robertsona
06.11.10
this list is so cool tbh

TheSpirit
06.11.10
omg buckfutter fucking quit it for once and shut up. stop trying to start shit with FUCKING EVERYONE.

buckfutter
06.11.10
"omg buckfutter fucking quit it for once and shut up. stop trying to start shit with FUCKING EVERYONE"
Wow dude.... all I did was ask you a question, and you decide to scream and cry about it. I thought you were pretty cool..... up til now

Iluvatar
06.11.10
i will take a stab at staff cohesion (despite the fact i didnt help with this at all) and say that i dislike lewis' ctts description. a lot.

TheSpirit
06.11.10
I'm not screaming and crying about it, but do you really think it's more mature to have something to say to every comment any user every makes?

buckfutter
06.11.10
"Are you fucking retarded? Were you people expecting a list any different? These albums (well some) are obvious. And the ones that weren't as obvious make this a good list so stfu. If you don't like it, well nobody cares about your shitty opinion anyway"

And THAT^ looks like someone trying to start something.

buckfutter
06.11.10
Sorry, TheSpirit.... I thought you were allowed to leave comments on this site. My bad.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
As the Roots Undo does have the dubious honor of making me laugh harder than almost any album I've ever heard. Sounds like some angsty high school level Church choir kids trying to learn their instruments and rebel against God.

TheSpirit
06.11.10
It's a response to someone who was already being unnecessarily rowdy

Inveigh
06.11.10
yea what's the point of posting a list if we're not allowed to discuss it?

unless it's just posted so people can go "omg great fucking list" and if that's the case there should be a disclaimer.

but still, I have no issues with this list personally, I think it's a pretty good representation of Sputnik's more elite tastes (although the one disparity is the amount of metal fans in the userbase compared to the staff, but it's just a minor squabble)

Ayon
06.11.10
"haha i almost put a sleater kinney album (the woods) on my top 100 actually"

I thought maybe One Beat would at last make the 100 but, I'd be more surprised if they actually made this list.

TheSpirit
06.11.10
Once again you come up with no real response.

joshuatree
06.11.10
"Any opinion contradiciting this list and some staff members will have a shit fit"

it's not that
people can speak their mind and say something like "ctts is unlistenable" or "agalloch rools!@" and no one will give a shit
it's statements, though, like "I'm looking for sputnikmusic. This is pitchfork." or "Animal Collective on the top 10 confirms this as a pure hipster list with no merit. There is nothing worse." that are so mindnumbingly fucking retarded that get people riled up
personally idc though

RyanDonahoe
06.11.10
The only thing worse than a hipster is a cvlt black metal fan.

joshuatree
06.11.10
like wtf is a "pure hipster list"

Inveigh
06.11.10
I can agree with that joshuatree, those statements were hyperbolic and deserved to be called out probably. especially the pitchfork comment, I dunno what's so "non-sputnik" about this list

burnafterbreeding
06.11.10
Great list sputnik staff, really appreciate all the hard work you guys put in for the simple love of the craft. Its lists like this that have kept me here for almost over 2 years now (i think). Too many great fucking writers here, my hat is off to the lot of ya!

robertsona
06.11.10
honestly the only qualm i have with this list is not placement (who cares about that shit) but the fact that my favorite album of the decade (and not one that's SUPER OBSCURE, either) simply didn't make it on, at all. most of my favorites made it here, whether they were 100 or 1 i couldnt really care less. but it's a little disappointing to see possibly my favorite album of all time ignored. still, good stuff overall guyszsz

DoubtGin
06.11.10
albums on these are pretty predictable but just as great; sooo good

I just wished (I said that in every list I think) that voting would have been done only on Mondays or so.

buckfutter
06.11.10
"Once again you come up with no real response."


Lol, dude, calm down..... no need to go all suicidey on me

robertsona
06.11.10
oh and i really do not like el cielo but that's it

DoubtGin
06.11.10
@robertsona: what album?

IsItLuck?
06.11.10
robertsona, just curious, which album?

buckfutter
06.11.10
And as I said, I mostly approve of this list. There are few questionable in my eyes(I cannot really stand CTTS. Believe me, I've tried). However, list is still pretty good

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"oh and i really do not like el cielo but that's it"

El Cielo is probably the best album in the top 100

Inveigh
06.11.10
hey most of my favorite albums from the decade weren't on here either (at least White Pony made it!) but I wasn't really expecting them to be so it's cool. this is a staff list, not Inveigh's decade list

robertsona
06.11.10
"robertsona, just curious, which album?"

The Avalanches - Since I Left You

"hey most of my favorite albums from the decade weren't on here either (at least White Pony made it!) but I wasn't really expecting them to be so it's cool. this is a staff list, not Inveigh's decade list"

it's only disappointing in part because, i agree wholeheartedly with a lot of this list. it's just a little sad that the one that's at the tippy top for me has to be the exception. but you're right--this isnt my list

IsItLuck?
06.11.10
Robertsona, is it The Avalanches? If so, I listened to that album too late to include it in my list, album does rule though.

PuddlesPuddles
06.11.10
Totally called Funeral's placement (in my mind)

Poet
06.11.10
predictable last ten is predictable.

Minus The Flair
06.11.10
fun week, awesome feature, opinions matter

Klekticist
06.11.10
55 out of the top 100. not awful, i suppose. there's a few on here that i need to check out immediately though.

RyanDonahoe
06.11.10
I think that CTTS belongs on here, but not top 10.

joshuatree
06.11.10
also i love this top 10, with jane doe > kid a, and burial and the microphones all up there. should've voted for avalanches in hindsight though yes!

AlexTM510
06.11.10
although a little indie heavy-this entire list rules

and it basically did what it intended to do-made me go check out all these albums to see if i missed any. this was a great feature-thank you sputnik

Parallels
06.11.10
i think this was all just to piss off michaeljordan
putting kid a behind jane doe

eternium
06.11.10
This is exactly the list that MJ would make.
I haven't even heard of 10 or 8 and MPP is still way overrated.
Happy for Jane Doe, Kid A, CTTS, and Godspeed.

burnafterbreeding
06.11.10
i don't like El CIelo, or MWPP but you don't see my panties all in a twist.

AlexTM510
06.11.10
im surprised this is the only converge album that made the list though-i mean at least axe to fall as well. then again-jane doe is number 1

robertsona
06.11.10
surprised microphones made it to top ten---not complaining

Fina1e
06.11.10
CTTS in the top 100, or on any list that is about quality?

not sure if serious

acorncheese
06.11.10
What? Oceansize didn't win #1? What the fuck?

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"CTTS in the top 100, or on any list that is about quality?

not sure if serious"

QFT, the inclusion of that album makes my shady sense tingle. I feel like we're getting led along by the nose by a pack of extremely organized trolls that are excellent planners.

KieranV
06.11.10
overall a good list

Parallels
06.11.10
well i guessed at least 4 of them right. woot

Tulannical
06.11.10
i would have almost gotten the top 10 perfectly if i had submitted a form

ffffuuuuuu

klap
06.11.10
props to everyone who helped out with this, turned out looking quite sexy

SeaAnemone
06.11.10
I absolutely loved reading this. The writing here alone is superb, not to even mention the picks. I could read many of these over and over again, like I listen to an album. Seriously, this is why I'm a member of Sputnik and no other site... you should really be proud of this staff.


/fuck you to ensuing user who says 'stop suckin staff dix lol'

laxworld16
06.11.10
no Gaslight Anthem?

burnafterbreeding
06.11.10
ATRU is a great album if you're into that sort of thing. pretty much every one of the songs has the ABCDE(FG etc) song format, and when it calls for it its quite wonderful. Happiness is a Warm gun = ABCDE. Almost every song on ATRU adheres to this format, and it does it well. I'm not even gonna say anything about the lyrics that hasn't already been said.

(no I am not comparing CTTS to the Beatles, merely using Happiness is a Warm Gun as an example, before anyone decides to flip out and cry)

Athom
06.11.10
hahaha lulz abound itt.

Epilogue
06.11.10
sputnikdrama

FelixCulpa
06.11.10
Ugh I need to check some stuff out.

Anyhow glad you made the list, have discovered 3 great album and one great band (Godspeed) thanks to the list!

burnafterbreeding
06.11.10
"atru unwinds like a string being pulled and pulled from its swindle, revealing the collapse of the sun"

jesus

Inveigh
06.11.10
stop suckin staff dix lol

Kiran
06.11.10
wish i couldve helped on this but i was caught between exams and summer traveling, so amazing work to everyone involved.

krazytom
06.11.10
100-11 was a pretty solid list, though i have to say outside of 1 and 2 pretty disappointed with this list. That said, Kid A and Jane Doe definitely deserve the 1-2 spot

TheSpirit
06.11.10
guise....animal collective picture= awesome

Thanntos
06.11.10
Very predictable yes, but it's still great to see Burial on here, probably the most deserving on the list.
The write-ups however, were godly awesome! Even though I don't think as highly of Jane Doe, the writeup was fucking kick ass, so well done on that.

The only negative thing I really have to say to all this, is that its 100% a travesty to have not included ANY Agalloch...Even if you don't like metal, there is absolutely no way, no matter what that you can deny the power and amazing strength and popularity of those release. Such a shame.

cyroxxx
06.11.10
nice...

Jash
06.11.10
Fuck yeah this top ten is sick!!!!

blindsided21
06.11.10
Good list. Wholeheartedly agree with Jane Doe as #1.
Kind of surprised that We Are the Romans by Botch wasn't on the full list though.

DirEnRefused
06.11.10
I still can't quite believe that something so inaccessible as Jane Doe made number one.

this pleases me.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Who won the the big competition?

Relinquished
06.11.10
lol fuckin jane doe

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Yeah I have to say that I'm absolutely baffled that there's no Agalloch on the list anywhere. They are pretty much revered as godlike everywhere and are one of the rare bands that has as many non-metalheads as metalheads that consider them to be perfection. It's really confusing to me. I have to think that this is simply another element of the masterful trolling that was done with this list.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
silkforcalade just shut the fuck up already, jesus,

hastapura
06.11.10
good god - reading this shit, you'd think jane doe was a fucking pynchon novel or something

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Also really surprised that this page of all pages would have such a strong anti-metal bias in the list. The only reason I ever came to this page in the first place was for the metal reviews and I'm sure that is the same with many people.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"silkforcalade just shut the fuck up already, jesus,"

Why'd you put a comma after Jesus?

klap
06.11.10
it's not like we had a responsibility to include metal albums in this list - if enough of us didn't like it enough to be on our own lists it wasn't going to be here. i feel like this is pretty obvious

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Jane doe is fully deserving of that spot. And jesus christ silkforcalde it was a fucking typo.

Enotron
06.11.10
yeah the staff are obviously faggot ass pitchfork posers for not digging 7H3 M3TAL.

YouAreMySilence
06.11.10
Lift Your Skinny Fists should be 1 be hey, whatcha gonna do.

Enotron
06.11.10
so glad Gospel made it

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Absolutely chambered, Agalloch has become one of the most influential bands of the decade, easily. I'd say the only one that trumps them for atmospheric metal, in regards to influence, is Alcest.

scotish
06.11.10
you mean to say you didn't have TV on the Radio on this list at all. what the hell guys.

quite pleased to see 4 so high up as I've only recently picked it up, but gonna be honest and say I've never even heard of 8

TMobotron
06.11.10
SOOOOOOO glad gospel is here.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
If Lift Yr Fists was a single album release that had all the filler cut out, it would've been amazing. As it stands, Lift Yr Fists is half good, half filler and has to be docked points for that. At least it's only 4 tracks so you can skip the two bad tracks pretty easily if you listen to it on CD. Much easier to skip the crap using digital files.

Enotron
06.11.10
[quote]ily eno[/quote]



Iai
06.11.10
"Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde (actually spawned an entire subgenre of music)"

How has nobody else pointed out how completely wrong this is?

Enotron
06.11.10
*"ily eno"



Enotron
06.11.10
fuck the bottom of my comments keep on getting deleted(to clarify i made an ice cream cone symbol)

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"How has nobody else pointed out how completely wrong this is?"

It's the truth,

Enotron
06.11.10
mad difficulties broseph

Iai
06.11.10
And for what it's worth I had Ashes Against the Grain in my 100 (reasonably high iirc), but honestly, they're not so good that their inclusion is a glaring oversight, and they're certainly not that influential.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
If Lift Yr Fists was a single album release that had all the filler cut out, it would've been amazing. As it stands, Lift Yr Fists is half good, half filler and has to be docked points for that. At least it's only 4 tracks so you can skip the two bad tracks pretty easily if you listen to it on CD. Much easier to skip the crap using digital files.

You are a negative little bunny

Enotron
06.11.10
Hey Iai, what do you think of MPP(every staffer seems to have a clear opinion, but I've never heard anything from you about it)?

tuk
06.11.10
waiting for a "Top 100 Songs of the Decade"-list to assemble the best playlist ever.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
#1 song of the decade == Not Unlike the Waves
#2 song of the decade == Angle of Repose - SGM

AnotherBrick
06.11.10
i totally forgot that i was on sputnik and was expecting something amazing at 1. damn

KILL
06.11.10
yea fuckin jane doe omg its everywhere help

Tulannical
06.11.10
yuu can't escape

Gmork89
06.11.10
I think more emotion was expressed in the Jane Doe summary than in the album. What a joke.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Am I correct in that there was no Mastodon at all in the top 100?

Lelle
06.11.10
no matter what album would've been put at the no.1 spot, it would have caused controversy

that being said I'm perfectly content with jane doe being that album

Jonathan10
06.11.10
wat ders no crunk in dis list

Gmork89
06.11.10
The only emotion I felt while listning to Jane Doe was anger and wasting my money on this "Classic" album.

scotish
06.11.10
seriously though, very surprised at no TV on the Radio - I mean, I remember Dear Science being in the sputnik top 5 for 08, never mind the rest of them; and I feel it's at the very least been more important than some of the albums here.

Monsterpoptart
06.11.10
Amazing list, just listened to The Glow, pt 2 cause it was the only one on here i hadn't heard and it is beautiful. Great job!

scotish
06.11.10
oh well. staffers gonna staff.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5KvUKFWLbM

no emotion?

Tulannical
06.11.10
i don't see how anyone could expect anything but jane doe for #1

zarquan99
06.11.10
ROFL Micheal Jordan your 2 most hated albums made top 3. Its what I expected anyways..
Great List!!!

btw Twin Peaks is an awesome place, I totally know what you mean Nick

AnotherBrick
06.11.10
sorry johnny just aint here it

StrizzMatik
06.11.10
I love it just as much as anyone else, but Jane Doe at #1 over Kid A? The fuck outta here. Gospel should be above CTTS in my opinion. Otherwise... not bad, not great.

Lunadelica
06.11.10
lol. That Jane Doe little review thing made no lick of sense.

porch
06.11.10
the top 5 is so underwhelming, I mean Dredg? come on

/complaining


silkforcalde
06.11.10
Jane Doe stomps on Kid A and takes a massive mighty shit on it.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
If u new netin bout converge anotherbrick u would no dat jacob was goin tru a tuf moment nd hhe nerly kild himselph juring de recording how dare u say ders no emotion

eternium
06.11.10
My God, please do not type like that, especially when you are defending one of my favorite albums.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
"Jane Doe isn't even the best Converge album" this is truth but the best Converge album was Petitioning the Empty Sky and it wasn't a 2000s album

the_patient
06.11.10
Absolutely fantastic list.

While I personally don't agree with some of the placements, this feature is so well presented, so well written, and so intriguing that I can't help but feel that this is a landmark feature for the website. I'm sure I'll spend many days revisiting a number of these albums just to appreciate them that little bit more.

Congratulations to all the staff that contributed - you guys are fucking ace.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Sorry eternium I just made a bad joke attempt at being a youtube fanboy, sorry.

porch
06.11.10
the_patient is a staff member posting under a different account

Enotron
06.11.10
Petitioning had potential to be the best, but it's too incohesive

the_patient
06.11.10
@MrPorchular; Nah man. I just totally appreciate what this site has given me musically.

sniper
06.11.10
I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST I APPROVE OF THIS LIST

sniper
06.11.10
I love Jane Doe. I love Kid A.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
MJ, you're cool and all but I rarely ever see you on a thread where you don't talk about how much you hate Jane Doe or ATRU.

Iluvatar
06.11.10
your opinion sucks

sumyunguy
06.11.10
I am truly shocked that Jane Doe trumped Kid A. I swear to god, I couldn't actually believe it. Now, as for the list, I thought it was far, far, far from perfect, but that's to be expected.

sniper
06.11.10
Yeah but c'mon this is still a really good representation of the decade as seen by Sputnik. Kid A probs could have been number one, but I really doubt JD will end up in this same position anywhere else, so bravo staff!

2muchket!
06.11.10
See there he goes again, suprised he didn't trawl through a dictionary to try and give me a good old tongue lashing like he's tried to in the past.

You're the worst type of poster on this site, not the clueless buffoon who listens to as i lay dying, but the trite pseudo intellectual cunt who's trying to fob people off with shit like world music as being the pinnacle of artistic expression.

I bet you're one of those lefties who reads the guardian, believes in recylcing and doesn't own a T.V becuase, like you know it makes me more interesting, you know.

Cunt.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
What, i'm left handed.

2muchket!
06.11.10
Jono 10, you are a card good sir.

UnnamedOcean
06.11.10
Hmm certainly wasn't expecting that. I'm not a big metal fan, so I can't really see the big fuss over it. It's good to see Godspeed up there though.

Enotron
06.11.10
2muchket! you're a dick for just taking him as serious as you do. Chill, his arrogance and douchebagery is what makes him lovable, you're wasting time trying to put him down.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
MJ will never be beaten

sumyunguy
06.11.10
Yeah, it's a good representation of the decade by kids who shop at urban outfitters and buffalo exchange, worship jeff mangum, hang out at coffee joints all day drinking only fair-trade coffee, and grocery shop at whole foods. otherwise, i wouldn't quite go so far as to say it was a GOOD representation. merely one.

2muchket!
06.11.10
Alls I'm saying is right, it'd cause a little confusion if people would put 'imo' after every post. Just putting it out there bro, could stop a lot of bitching n tha get me ?

And I don't think it's a lost cause, my aim in posting here is have fun, calling him out watching his reponses are entertaining, that's why I'm doing it ahahah.

acorncheese
06.11.10
Choirs of the Eye>anything in this top 10. Bath>anything in this top 10. Relationship of Command>anything in this top 10. Frances the Mute?Deloused>anything in this top 10. Anything Oceansize>anything in this top 10. Blessed are the Bonds>anything in this top 10. Well, I do love El Cielo.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Holy shit, some people on here are complete douchebags. Mainly sumyunguy and 2muchket!, you guys need to relax, it's a best of list.

SeaAnemone
06.11.10
I have absolutely no idea where people get off calling this list too indie, accuse it of being 'hipster,' or too like P4K. I mean for Christ's sake, have any of you actually looked at the lists and how disparate they are? There's like 22 albums on both lists, and that's because they're both very high quality.... and I don't think that's all that many, especially when considering all the genres represented here.

TheSpirit
06.11.10
Whoa guys, look out, 2muchket! is back to his devious ways trollin da review site again

Willie
06.11.10
If you want to see how the individual staff lists were much more diverse (for the most part) than what ended up here, click the staff names at the bottom of this part of the list.

The issue is that there are a few staff members that all like indie/alt/whatever and when the individual lists are combined into a single list, those albums are going to end up near the top. This is more of an indication of where staff tastes converge more than anything intentionally being omitted. Look at the individual lists, a lot of what people are missing are listed there.

Lunarfall
06.11.10
jane doe now sits on her throne and laughs her fucking face off @ the comments

predictable top 3 were predictable

Jonathan10
06.11.10
that was more than inspiring MJ

Jonathan10
06.11.10
I still love you Mj, don't think for a second i don't, and awesome we can be left handed buddies, even though being left handed is a burden beyond belief.

FadeToBlack
06.11.10
only adam voted for Close To A World Below, that makes me a sad panda

Jonathan10
06.11.10
A saaaaad saaaaaad panda

brandnewAAAA
06.11.10
Although I knew it already when they published 30-11 (since there was no chance to see it higher) still sad not seeing any Bright Eyes album. That aside great list, the effort is appreciated.

2muchket!
06.11.10
MJ that's why I wind you up sunshine I love reading your inspired responses to me ahahaha.

All seriousness though the only problem I have or ever had was the over zealous hating on converge and skramz but I got over that in 2.4489 seconds so yano.

No hard feelings mate I just love reading your little mini essays.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
I still learned guitar left handed, which is a huge pain in the fucking ass 'cause there's rarely ever a guitar i can play properly. Although I can still play right handed guitars upside down to a certain degree. You in a band MJ?

therayder
06.11.10
Well, the placements are vastly different from what my own list would be and there's too much Metalcore and not enough Mastodon, but overall, great job with this list staff. It was a really enjoyable read and I'm going to go check out a lot of these albums now. Great job, guys

2muchket!
06.11.10
Not trolling, a little wind up.


McCopper
06.11.10
This is retarded...Where's agalloch?...
Christ...

sniper
06.11.10
Sup chambered, Gospel five!!

cinaedus
06.11.10
predictable top 10 list is predictable

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Does anyone know who won Jane Doe on gatefold LP?

Matte
06.11.10
DEAR STAY GOLLLDDD!

PanasonicYouth
06.11.10
needs moar gaga

Skimaskcheck
06.11.10
awesome, completely forgot about The Microphones

PayneTiger777
06.11.10
Only one I'm happy with is El Cielo at number 5. Jane Doe at number 1 makes me want to gouge my eyes out.

Athom
06.11.10
What's stopping you? Go do it.

sumyunguy
06.11.10
so i'm curious as to how the points are tabulated up for ranking. is it like, a #1 gets 100 points, #2 gets 99 points, #3 gets 98 points... and then at the end #100 gets 1 point, #99 gets 2 points, and so on?

Photon
06.11.10
yeah americanos will put up a good show but seriously CTTS ..really ..shuld have been Mesa Verde

cinaedus
06.11.10
sum[b][i]fun[/b][/i]yunguy

silkforcalde
06.11.10
The Dismemberment Plan - Change is better than pretty much every indie album on this list.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
Same with Summer in Abaddon

acorncheese
06.11.10
Safe to assume that had it been a best of the 90's, Elliott Smith would've made two appearances in the top five? Yes.

Dryden
06.11.10
this is what i was hoping not to see on a top 10 list oh well

Lambda
06.11.10
This list was great, thanks to everyone who took the time to do this. I have Jane Doe, and maybe I should listen to it more... I thought it was kinda overrated on first listen, maybe I'll give it a another chance. I thought Lift Yr. Skinny Fists should have been higher, but still great list guys!

ShadowRemains
06.11.10
"this is what i was hoping not to see on a top 10 list oh well"

CtaWB?


Jonathan10
06.11.10
I get it, silkforcalde you don't like indie music, looks like sputnik isn't for you then.

silkforcalde
06.11.10
woah, jon, wtf? pinback is one of my top favorite bands of all time as is minus the bear, modest mouse, spoon, midlake, etc.

don't lie. animal collective isn't even indie. they are some kind of experimental ambient noise.

FadeToBlack
06.11.10
you keep on bringing the lulz

Jonathan10
06.11.10
You like some pretty hipster music

McP3000
06.11.10
wow there are so many faggots in this thread

silkforcalde
06.11.10
i like all kinds of music.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Do you like heavy metal (devil music)

Lambda
06.11.10
silkforcalde has got to be a troll. He gave Suicide Silence - No Time to Bleed a 4, Cynic - Traced In Air a 1.5, and Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect a 1.

WeeabooRaymond
06.11.10
silkforarcade is most definitely a troll

dont fee him guys

Jonathan10
06.11.10
Ok, i think he's had enough of the Johnnymeister

silkforcalde
06.11.10
I rank albums according to the genre of music they are in, how I enjoy what they've done, the quality of their other albums, and so on.

Suicide Silence is absolutely sick, probably the best I've heard in deathcore.

Cynic is boring, turgid, meandering crap with awful vocals. It bored me to tears.

The Great Misdirect comes from a band that I used to love and are now a parody of themselves, playing noodly music with no point at all. No more passion or anything emotionally resonant like Mordecai. I still listen to The Silent Circus. I wasn't even able to make it through The Great Misdirect. It's awful, I was beyond disappointed. I'd consider it to be the worst album of last year, easily.

Lelle
06.11.10
all I do I do for satan

FadeToBlack
06.11.10
tl;dr

TheSpirit
06.11.10
"Suicide Silence is absolutely sick, probably the best I've heard in deathcore."


lmao

Jonathan10
06.11.10
I rank albums according to the genre of music they are in, how I enjoy what they've done, the quality of their other albums, and so on.

I rank albums on how good they sound and how much i enjoy them

silkforcalde
06.11.10
dude when i'm drunk and hanging out with the bros, suicide silence is a perfect accompaniment. it's brutal, has a lot of sweet flourishes, and the vocalist is absurdly awesome. totally an underrated band.

WeeabooRaymond
06.11.10
that is a horrible way to rank albums silkforarcade

this album is great but the bands other albums suck and its a genre i dont like

whiny little baby

FadeToBlack
06.11.10
when you're drunk almost anything sounds good

apparently even Suicide Silence

silkforcalde
06.11.10
nah dude, that's not true for me.

Electric City
06.11.10
love this list. the soundoffs, when we were actually motivated to write them, turned out fucking gorgeous. I can't think of a single album I'd substitute into the top ten to make it more representative of our taste.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
When you're drunk your senses become less effective, that's why suicide silence sound good when you're drunk.

Spare
06.11.10
FIRST

silkforcalde
06.11.10
suicide silence sounds good when i'm sober too.

Jonathan10
06.11.10
OK then, good for you.

scissorlocked
06.11.10
this list is justified.It is the list of no more than a dousine of people with different likes trying to sound as objective as they could.
There is no way that everyone can be satisfied.Let us see it as a list of individuals who have a respected opinion about modern music.
The pitchfork influence is generally obvious in sites concerning music,so it is not smart to complain especially for this list:the opinions have been shaped one way or another
and by the way,the staff members have done a good job,the sputnick character is present

just wished to see a Mastodon album.And also surprised not to find Since I left you


Spare
06.11.10
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silkforcalde
06.11.10
dude, jonathan, i think poison the well is one of the best bands of the decade. you gonna hate on me for that too? i think every one of their albums is fucking awesome.

Omaha
06.11.10
Between The Buried And Me, nowhere? Whaaat?

Jonathan10
06.11.10
I've never listened to PTW

Electric City
06.12.10
also a lot of you seem to think that pitchfork is directly responsible for a lot of our taste. that's definitely not true for the staff, most of us disagree with just about anything they alone hype. We like the music we like. If you disagree, why would you be a cunt about it?

The stuff pitchfork likes that we agree with are generally well liked albums/bands, such as AC and the National. Those are bands that transcend pitchfork influence and are liked by a wide majority of people. We're not out repping LCD Soundsystem or Grizzly Bear or Dirty Projectors or bands similarly linked to "hipster bullshit." We genuinely love this music. We're not posturing or anything.

I mean look at who is on staff- do any of you really think Chan or Matt or Trey or Dave or Ryan or Alex or Cam or the Nicks Butler and Greer or Sobhi or Munro or Fisher or DaveyBoy or John or Jared or Lewis or Andrew actually religiously follow pitchfork and take their word as the be all end all in what is good indie? If so, you either haven't been on the site very long or don't understand the people behind this list, which is probably the reason people who are calling this list "pitchforky" look like total asses.

porch
06.12.10
no you're lying

Inveigh
06.12.10
yea cause pitchfork totally would've put three Thrice albums on their decade list lol

Transient
06.12.10
right on, Downer

Inveigh
06.12.10
that wasn't aimed at you porch

Bulldog
06.12.10
no hip hop.

*disappoint*

Jonathan10
06.12.10
i've never been on pitchfork

lfg530
06.12.10
Ok I'm gone add some facts to the topic:
1-Some of you guys take this way too much seriously
2- Some of you need to come down
3- Some of you need to see things objectivly without saying it's crap cause YOU don't like it

For example, I'd rather do your mom than listen to a Jane Doe album, but that doesn't mean it's not quality or that it's not good, I just really like to do your mom. And, I don't know why there's so much hatred towards AC or "non-metal" band, I understand it might not be as complex and the production might not be as good, but isn't music about how it makes you feel when you listen to it? Just sayin'.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
if you want a good chuckle go read pitchfork's review of cave in's jupiter.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
animal collective makes me feel like listening to something else

Willie
06.12.10
I've never been on the Pitchfork site, but I think curiosity will get the better of me after all of these comments.

Athom
06.12.10
if a bulldog cries in michael vick's backyard and no one is around to hear it, does it make a noise?
yeah. it would have been cool to have a couple more hip-hop or metal albums albums but i honestly can't think of anything I'd bump for that to happen. Personally I love pretty much everything on here.

Inveigh
06.12.10
Jane Doe is a great band

ConsiderPhlebas
06.12.10
Some predictable stuff in here, surprised to see Burial in the top ten, though. I don't think 7 deserves to be here at all.

Bfhurricane
06.12.10
Personally surprised that no BTBAM or Porcupine Tree made this list, I thought I'd definitely see Colors and Fear of a Blank Planet somewhere. Overall great top 100 though.

Athom
06.12.10
In Absentia was #98 bro

silkforcalde
06.12.10
in absentia is like 97 or something

Hyperion1001
06.12.10
Who cares if Agalloch isn't in the top 10? Metal never get's the recognition it deserves because it takes a certain type of person to truly appreciate it. And it will stay that way. I mean, the top 10 could just as easily have consisted of Kesha and Lady Gaga... This isn't that bad.

Now, what we should REALLY be up in arms about is the fact that Opeth was included in the entire thing twice and Agalloch not once...

silkforcalde
06.12.10
yeah, agalloch absolutely demolishes opeth when it comes to quality. there's no comparison. the only amazing opeth albums are all in the 90s. now they just regurgitate the same boring crap over and over with a different picture on the album cover.

Spare
06.12.10
this is p sad

Enotron
06.12.10
"Kesha and Lady Gaga"

It really bothers me when people conclude that anybody who's mainstream is bad and is artistically worthless. Lady Gaga albums are a blast.

ConsiderPhlebas
06.12.10
Wow, Electric City sure is sensitive

Hyperion1001
06.12.10
"Lady Gaga albums are a blast."

Yeah, if your a high school lesbian.


Athom
06.12.10
warning - watching from a distance>anything by agalloch, btbam, mastodon, or just about any other album that isn't Miss Machine that wasn't chosen for the list.

Enotron
06.12.10
*you're

Nah dude a lot of people on sputnik are into her. It's good pop music. It's catchy, well-written, well produced.

Enotron
06.12.10
*well produced music

Hyperion1001
06.12.10
"It's good pop music. It's catchy, well-written, well produced. "

Thanks for the spell checker.

No one is docking it that. But a list of top ten of the decade? I think not...

Spare
06.12.10
redskyformiles droppin knowledge

Willie
06.12.10
I just went to Pitchfork for the first time. They reviewed The Cure's Disintegration reissue and gave it a 10 -- how can a site like that be bad?

silkforcalde
06.12.10
i'll listen to this warning album, redskyformiles, but i have never heard anything better than agalloch so i probably won't agree with you. agalloch is everything i look for in music. naturalistic, beautiful, extremely emotionally affecting, and perfectly written.

Athom
06.12.10
people like to slag them for being the most well known bastion of "hipster" culture.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
try reading pitchfork's review of ulver's themes from william blake's marriage of heaven and hell

Enotron
06.12.10
Lady Gaga didn't make it. I wouldn't care if she did. Not my favorite artist, but in the pop music world she's probably my favorite(with the exception of Janelle Monae).

"Thanks for the spell checker." Sorry?

Athom
06.12.10
haha well I hope you like it. It's the best doom album ever imo. tbh Ashes Against the Grain was at my 14 spot and Warning was at my #23, regardless it slays for days.

Willie
06.12.10
--try reading pitchfork's review of ulver's themes from william blake's marriage of heaven and hell--

It must have been deleted, but I did find their review of "Perdition City". I see now why it might have a bad reputation with some people.

Thanntos
06.12.10
silkforcalde -

You're in for a hell of a treat...surprising you have never heard of 'Warning'


TMobotron
06.12.10
I wonder if things would have been different if that one staffer (cant remember who said it) had remembered to put CTTS in his top 100. That is, if he wasn't trolling.

So I just want a real opinion from someone who thinks Kid A deserved the #1 spot. For the record, I think Kid A is a pretty good album, but have never liked it as much as most people.

I just want to know, from someone who loves this album: What do you think of the track Kid A? Albums tend to grow on me a lot, but I can't see myself ever thinking of that song as anything more than the biggest snorefest of all time.

I'm okay with Kid A at 2 though, I know I'm in the minority here. I love the list. Listening to El Cielo right now actually. And I agree completely with the guy who was fellating the list for its presentation and write-up, this was extremely well done.

joshuatree
06.12.10
watching from a distance is one of my favorite metal albums that i snubbed so fucking terribly

my list is pretty much not a good representation at all, should've spent more time on it but oh well 8(

Hyperion1001
06.12.10
@ redskyformiles

So, i had never heard of this Warning band you just brought up. Listening right now. This kicks some major ass.

Thanntos
06.12.10
@joshua - You like The Angelic Process? Weighing Souls With Sand is def in my top for all all time, along with Agalloch. Warnings album is top 10 or 15 for sure.

@hyperion -

:O:O

TRMshadow
06.12.10
Jane Doe is so calming ^_^

Iluvatar
06.12.10
you know the burial description that applies to untrue and loveless? that pretty much applies to Watching From a Distance when it comes to doom.

joshuatree
06.12.10
never heard the angelic process, like agalloch a lot though

Spare
06.12.10
i don't like burial this doesn't mean i'm becoming like greer does it

Iluvatar
06.12.10
i dont really like burial either so dont worry.

SeaAnemone
06.12.10
as much as I love the whole 100 list, as it was incredibly well-done, and as much as I hate the bitching, I have a sincere question, not a complaint, but a question...



where in the world is The Gaslight Anthem? I mean seriously.

Ponton
06.12.10
I really appreciate the work you guys put into making this thing.

Eclectic
06.12.10
The write-up for Arcade Fire was brilliant, and so true too.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
ok i'm pretty excited about getting out of work and grabbing this warning album now

Hyperion1001
06.12.10
"ok i'm pretty excited about getting out of work and grabbing this warning album now"

It's not as good as Agalloch, BUT is is still pretty great, or at least that's my first opinion. Wonder why i'd never heard of it before...

SeaAnemone
06.12.10
yeah I hate all metal ALL METAL but Warning is fucking awesome it makes my soul black for a little then I go back to being a wannabe hipster

Spare
06.12.10
lol random new sputnikers getting into warning i find humerous

silkforcalde
06.12.10
@SeaAnenome

all metal? even Jesu? if you hate on Jesu I may have to nerd rage a bit

Iluvatar
06.12.10
warning is better than agalloch. and i do like agalloch, so thats saying something at least.

depressed warning isnt on this really...

SeaAnemone
06.12.10
Spare: I'm not a random new Sputniker am I? : (

silk: idk I just don't listen to it really

mistercb
06.12.10
"We can be pissed about Kid A and MPP and Funeral being on the list but I can't think of any other site that would put Gospel, CTTS, and Converge in the same top 10 list, much less make Jane Doe #1."

totally agree. that's why I love sputnikmusic

TheSpirit
06.12.10
"yeah I hate all metal ALL METAL but Warning is fucking awesome it makes my soul black for a little then I go back to being a wannabe hipster"


wtf

Thanntos
06.12.10
@joshua - The Angelic Process is a lot like Agalloch in a couple areas. Atmosphere - Incredibly emotional music - Beautifully heavy. But what Angelic Process adds is Drone. Wall of sound, incredibly dense layers of sound, sinister and depressing, yet again, beautiful at the same time. Highly rec it.

SeaAnemone
06.12.10
lol Spirit I don't hate all metal obviously, I just don't listen to it (outside of some metalcore if that counts)

Spare
06.12.10
seaanenome: posted before i saw your post also everyone that's joined in the last 7 months are random new sputnikers to me because i haven't been here

ps your name looks funny in lowercase

TheSpirit
06.12.10
Yeah metalcore counts

Iluvatar
06.12.10
JOSHUATREE get weighing souls with sand by the angelic process. its a good album placed highly in R&Ms decade thing I think

Aids
06.12.10
"Wow.

Where to begin.

Kid A was pretty mediocre.

As the Roots Undo is almost unlistenably bad. It's also VERY amateurish and poorly produced and written.

Funeral is one of the most overrated albums of all time. It's just a typical morose hipster spin on new wave. Dull.

Animal Collective is the worst band I've ever heard. No hyperbole.

The Glow Pt 2 got old within a couple weeks.

Terrible list, sad to say. I hope some Sputnik staffers are trying to shmooze to Pitchfork in order to get staff positions because otherwise, there's really no explanation for bloating a list with so much hipster drivel while ignoring so many innovative, amazing albums."

Even if you disagree with the top 10, how stupid do you have to be to not know that on a list made the Staff at Sputnik, Kid A, As The Roots Undo, Animal Collective, etc. etc. would not be included? What did you expect the staff to vote as the top 10?

foreverendeared
06.12.10
Lack of Drudkh anywhere in the top 100 is absurd.

TheSpirit
06.12.10
I love Drudkh, but i feel like that is the only comment you ever make

foreverendeared
06.12.10
It makes me mad :[

BisayaBoi
06.12.10
Songs for the Deaf and not a single White Stripes album appears here....

TMobotron
06.12.10
Everyone please shut up about what should be on here. I mean honestly it doesn't even make sense to say that something should be on the top 100 list formed by a small number of people.

DirEnRefused
06.12.10
I just realised how bad the Jane Doe and As the Roots Undo sounds offs are. Seriously, it's like wut?

LetoAtreides
06.12.10
It's almost worth the mounds of hyperbolic praise it recieves

Iluvatar
06.12.10
almost italicized

buckfutter
06.12.10
^Really made necrophagist didn't make it

sEby146
06.12.10
Lolz i was expecting Jane Doe at some point.

tombits
06.12.10
This is the Sputnik STAFF decade list. If you think it's severely lacking in your favourite albums, nominate them for the forthcoming user's list. Personally, I think this is probably the most thorough and complete feature this website has had thus far, so congratulations you guys.

sleepyhead
06.12.10
good list, however some of these could have been mentioned:

Nevermore
Electric Wizard
A Silver Mt. Zion
The Avalanches
Immolation
Pain of Salvation
Antony and the Johnsons
Elliott Smith
Goldfrapp
Idlewild
Lykathea Aflame
Kalmah
OutKast
Johnny Cash
Propagandhi
Spock's Beard
PJ Harvey
Ghostface Killah
The Gathering
Boris
Queens of the Stone Age
Ulver
Bjork
Royksopp
Muse
Devin Townsend
Evergrey
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Arcturus
Agalloch
Boards of Canada
M83
White Stripes
Four Tet
Drudkh
The Shins
Mercenary
Madvillain
Cult Of Luna
65daysofstatic
Ayreon
Disillusion
Nightwish
Arsis
Orphaned Land
Wintersun
Max Richter
Riverside
The Ocean
Mastodon
Jesu
Clutch
Patrick Wolf
Pelican
Gojira
God Is an Astronaut
Venetian Snares
Kamelot
Amadou & Mariam
Kings of Leon
Meshuggah
Protest The Hero
Coil
The Decemberists
CunninLynguists
Moonsorrow
Amon Amarth
Amorphis
Arctic Monkeys
Beirut
Hurt
Ikuinen Kaamos
Insomnium
Jay Reatard
Katatonia
Lamb of God
Om
Pure Reason Revolution
Rise Against
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Rome
Rosetta
Russian Circles
Rx Bandits
Shearwater
Silversun Pickups
Textures
Terror
The Format
The Knife
The Roots
Thom Yorke
Trentemøller
Battles
Between the Buried and Me
Machine Head
BT
Bat For Lashes
Alcest
Primordial
Shining
Anaal Nathrakh
Future of the Left
Justice
Oceansize
LCD Soundsystem
Holy Fuck
Spoon
The Field
Of Montreal
Pantha du Prince
Emancipator
M.I.A.
The Pax Cecilia
Yeasayer
The Angelic Process
Pig Destroyer
Shugo Tokumaru
Fleet Foxes
Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Elbow
Burst
Frightened Rabbit
In Mourning
TV on the Radio
The Dodos
The Gaslight Anthem
Septic Flesh
Scar Symmetry
Testament
Defeater
La Dispute
Equilibrium
Eluveitie
Cut Copy
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Maybeshewill
Fun.
Karnivool
P.O.S.

just saying...

sleepyhead
06.12.10
lol i know! after i posted it i realised it would only show up on the previous page and not on the top 10, so i re-posted it here...because I LIKE ATTENTION! :p

sleepyhead
06.12.10
shit, you just went of the page! :S

sleepyhead
06.12.10
*off

silkforcalde
06.12.10
i agree with the guy that just praised drudkh. drudkh moves my soul in unpredictable and staggering ways. drudkh is pure art.

sleepyhead
06.12.10
and also...where the FUCK is Tom Waits???????????

PurpleDrank
06.12.10
Madvillian is def top 100 even 50

silkforcalde
06.12.10
dude, blink 182 is clearly better than tom waits...



sleepyhead
06.12.10
@silkforcalde: that's meant to be a joke, right???

guitarplaya91
06.12.10
I don't understand all the complaining going about about the list. It's opinion.
Plus This is list is turning me on to a lot of great music I haven't heard yet.

But yeah, The Pax Cecilia should be in at least the top 30
(correct me if I missed it somewhere.)

silkforcalde
06.12.10
yeah i wrote a /sarcasm type deal in brackets but it disappeared

Thanntos
06.12.10
@sleepyhead -

Yes to Mastodon, Agalloch, The Field, The Angelic Process, The Ocean, Moonsorrow, Boards of Canada, Four Tet, Drudkh, Boris and Fleet Foxes. The rest, although all had solid release, don't think would get a nod in the user list, and not mine either.

Thanntos
06.12.10
And Tenhi >_

silkforcalde
06.12.10
mabool would be on my list, easily. love that album.

Enotron
06.12.10
I would've enjoyed seeing The Old Road on this list

sleepyhead
06.12.10
i'm not complaining personally. i'm obviously exaggerating, as it's simply impossible for every user's top 100 to be identical to this one! but, i'm still surprised especially at no: Madvillain, Tom Waits, The Gaslight Anthem, Spoon, Fleet Foxes, Between the Buried and Me, The Pax Cecilia, Electric Wizard, A Silver Mt. Zion, The Avalanches, Venetian Snares, Agalloch, Jesu, The Angelic Process, Boris, Queens of the Stone Age, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Protest The Hero, Gojira, The Ocean, Mastodon. Not all of these are personal favourites, i just feel they are both popular and hugely important albums objectively.

guitarplaya91
06.12.10
Where is reinventing axl rose?

sleepyhead
06.12.10
lol, yeah Katatonia and Against Me! should be here too

sleepyhead
06.12.10
i say make it a top 1000, then everybody's happy!

tvol
06.12.10
hurt, silversun pickups, more isis than panopticon. none of those in the top 100? fail.


and really... did people not see jane doe telegraphed on monday? sputnik mods can't help but fap all over themselves and pretend to be so much more advanced than everyone that they can sit through that awful album and see it as some great masterpiece. honestly, sometimes i think the worse an album sounds, the more the mods will try to convince everyone that its some great album just so they can appear elitist.

DiceMan
06.12.10
Fucking rules...

I've never had an interest in Converge, they bored me.
Lol, alright.

sleepyhead
06.12.10
yeap, more (and higher) Isis and more Porcupine Tree for sure

Thanntos
06.12.10
@ Necrophagist - Not much into Katatonia tbh...

Id also have Mar De Grises , Primordial and Rosetta in my top100 probably.

ART36
06.12.10
I think this is the best music publication top 100 of the last decade list I've seen.

JWT155
06.12.10
Haven't really heard of 8, 9 or 10. Guess I should check those out. Great top 100.

DFelon204409
06.12.10
Big lol at the Team Sleep comments. I love that album and have it on my individual list.

Nokterne
06.12.10
This made my day.

JesusChris
06.12.10
@Sleepyhead - The only two decent Dillinger albums came out in 1999 and 2010

DFelon204409
06.12.10
I've been seeing a lot of artist names that people think "should" be on the list. Most of them were nominated by virtue of being on individual lists, but there are only so many lists and therefore only so many opportunities for overlap. People were crying out for Madvilliany, but that was our 102nd album so it narrowly missed the cut. Having additional opinions could have pushed that album (certainly a deserving one) over the edge.

I think the biggest takeaway from this list and the reactions is that if the Sputnik community wants to see more of their favorites represented, it's on them to hone their writing and ascend to contributor and then staff. Having additional tastes and perspectives will only make future lists stronger. I have already seen a lot of promising newer writers (I've directly called out Enotron for being consistently good and working in the right direction) come to the site in the last six months, so I enthuse all of you to continue working. Remember staff is probably not going to look at you until you have a resume of at least 50 reviews, considering the strong talent we already have on staff.

DFelon204409
06.12.10
We would love to make the staff larger, but the quality of writing (and the ability to write about all genres) just isn't there with a lot of writers.

EyesWideShut
06.12.10
Just great, now im gonna lose sleep due to the lack of Pig Destroyer on a spunik list. JERKS !!!!!

JWT155
06.12.10
I'm content with the list and what is represented on it, at least theirs some metal on here unlike most other publications outside of purely Metal mags.

JWT155
06.12.10
there's*

sleepyhead
06.12.10
@JesusChris: you didnt like Miss Machine?

sleepyhead
06.12.10
Nick, please explain how Tom Waits missed out on this list? or am i literally the only person on this site that thinks "Orphans" should be at least top 20, let alone top 100?

cirq
06.12.10
list is sooooooo predictable..

DFelon204409
06.12.10
Literally Orphans and Madvilliany were 101 and 102 respectively. I could scrounge up albums that just missed the cut for those that are curious.

JWT155
06.12.10
I'm interested, throw out the first 20 that missed the cut, brokeNCYDE by chance?

DFelon204409
06.12.10
I'll get the "missed the cut" list up some time next week since I have the result on a different computer.

acorncheese
06.12.10
Did Precambrian even come close? How about any Oceansize?

sleepyhead
06.12.10
thanks Nick. damn, am i a psychic?? Orphans and Madvilliany were the first two i mentioned as being criminally overlooked, so it makes sense that they were literally at #101 and #102

Si1v3RfaNg
06.12.10
Awesome list. Three of m favorite album of all time are in the top ten. And Jane Doe is still one of my favorites, though I was expecting Blackwater Park or something stupid like that to be in first. Putting Gospel in the top ten is also pretty win, so yeah I give the list a 6/10.

Athom
06.12.10
necrophagist dude, california came out in 99.

StreetlightRock
06.12.10
I think there should have been a Shut The Fuck Up jesus fuckin christ

qwe3
06.12.10
guys didnt read all of this but "Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde (actually spawned an entire subgenre of music)"

lol this dudes an idiot

Athom
06.12.10
because shoegaze didn't exist before niege made it "cool"

XtheComb1neX
06.12.10
:O jane doez?!11!?!?!

no shit.

Jawaharal
06.12.10
surprised justice didnt make it

DBlitz
06.12.10
10, 9, 6, 4, 3 ,1 r gud

HolidayKirk
06.12.10
Where the fuck is The Medowlands????

silkforcalde
06.12.10
"because shoegaze didn't exist before niege made it "cool""

the subgenre isn't shoegaze, it's a mixture of shoegaze and black metal. for other bands in the style, try heretoir, soliness, ethereal beauty, thranenkind, dopamine, etc. there's a couple good compilations showcasing the style as well. "the world comes to an end in the end of a journey" and "depression and hatred of 3 years"

not sure how you'd possibly get the idea that i was talking about pure shoegaze when souvenirs isn't even remotely a pure shoegaze album. hell, jesu is more pure shoegaze and even then it's a fairly even split between shoegaze and doom

silkforcalde
06.12.10
which mr bungle album came out in the 00s btw? i can't think of any.

tombits
06.12.10
lol shoegaze isnt even a genre your an idiot

silkforcalde
06.12.10
what? of course it is. well, a subgenre. trying to deny that, now THAT is idiocy.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
also, always gotta love the irony of "your an idiot"

Transient
06.12.10
GOOD LIST GUYS

MoistMike
06.12.10
I couldnt be happier that Converge and Radiohead landed at the top of this list. I knew Jane Doe would be in the top 10 but seeing it at number 1 really made my day. I bet ImpOfThePerverse (gave Jane Doe a 1 in his review and called Jacob Bannon an idiot) really feels like an ASSHOLE now.

Xenophanes
06.12.10
My one and only issue with this list is the lack of between the buried and me.....my only issue...great. great. List.


silkforcalde
06.12.10
i have a jane doe t-shirt, one of the few band shirts i have. i wear it with pride.

Athom
06.12.10
the only thing remotely black metal about Souvenirs is a couple of drum fills. If you were talking about the albums before or after it then you have a leg to stand on. I've heard the bands you've listed and the comps too and while I think that Alcest are one of the best in that overall style of mixing atmospheric black metal with post-rock and shoegaze, there's been an ongoing evolution in the black metal scene both in Europe and in the states for the last 5 or 6 yeats towards that sound and Alcest are just a part of it. I happen to listen to a ton of black metal, even though my pie chart thingy says otherwise.

deadinholywood
06.12.10
Sigh.... I will never ever understand the love for Jane Doe. Top 10 was average but the rest of the countdown was very well done. Thanks guys!

Emim
06.12.10
Utterly predictable for the most part, yet still rather good.

Kiran
06.12.10
"I hope some Sputnik staffers are trying to shmooze to Pitchfork in order to get staff positions because otherwise, there's really no explanation for bloating a list with so much hipster drivel while ignoring so many innovative, amazing albums"
finally someone smart enough to see through our collective bullshit

silkforcalde
06.12.10
well, souvenirs was alcest's debut full length. le secret is awesome indeed and is the release that made me a raving alcest fanboy, but it's only two songs (albeit about 30 minutes of pure sonic bliss) so i didn't really mention it because i felt this list was purely for full lengths. if it included eps, then silver (jesu) would be nearly at the top of my list. pure mothafuckin magic

and nah, souvenirs is pretty much black metal with pretty vocals and acoustic passages. those riffs are straight out of black metal. outside of the last track. i wouldn't say black metal could lay claim to drum fills anyway ;o

Trist66
06.12.10
No, no no no no no. No.

I am not a fanboy, but this is wrong.
Where the flying FUCK is defeater? You, sputnik staff, are shit. Defeater is the defining Hardcore act. After 31-11, I was genuinly happy that some of my favorite hardcore/pos-hardcore albums made it on there. I did not see defeater though. Okay, fair enough. I read through this fucking garbage, and Circles take the Square is fucking on it.

no.


That is not music. It is shit. I honestly tried to like the album, but I could not. It was utter shit.

Defeater is better then As the roots undo by tenfold, and they are not even on this list.

Fuck you sputnik, fuck you.

:'''''''''''''''C

Athom
06.12.10
so tell me more about your feelings...

Emim
06.12.10
The hipster bullshit part is about right.

Trist66
06.12.10
Also, it doesn't have any of that BULL FUCKING SHIT "oh you have to listen to it a lot to truly get it etc etc hhipster faggotry etc etc." that all the other things on the top list do. Both of Defeater's albums are beautiful the first time you hear them, and then every listen afterwards maintain that same level of beauty (though I wish I could feel the same feeling i got from "prophet in plain clothes" for the first time again).

Gmork89
06.12.10
Hipster Bullshit is right. I can't believe Converge was 1 and Neurosis was so far back.

Kiran
06.12.10
guys i just noticed something

where is defeater?!!?

StreetlightRock
06.12.10
We would have probably cared more about Alcest if Souvenirs was a better album. It's great, sure, okay, but top hundred on the decade? Nah.

Athom
06.12.10
Yeah, defeater are pretty bad ass. better live than on record though.

Trist66
06.12.10
Okay, I really did come off as a fanboy there.

If you guys couldn't tell, I think Defeater is mighty keen.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
souvenirs is my #3 of the decade. it's perfect. never gets old, always touches my heart in the same way. so beautiful.

SeaAnemone
06.12.10
this thread is really bringing a lot of shitty users out of Sputnik's closet

Kiran
06.12.10
in all seriousness though i really like defeater too

Unskathed123
06.12.10
Jane Doe rules.
Quit being butthurt about it.

Emim
06.12.10
lol at MPP though.

StreetlightRock
06.12.10
Defeater are cool but with MLIW @ 21 and Off Minor @ 84, Travels doesn't even come close to touching either of those records.

Lucid
06.12.10
Most controversial feature ever i love/hate the responses.

Gmork89
06.12.10
Jane Doe wasn't anything special, just a sad example of group mindset.

McP3000
06.12.10
Gmork what

Gmork89
06.12.10
It had decent parts, but all this talk of it being so deep and emotional and ground braking is seriously a joke.

DaveyBoy
06.12.10
Where's Emery? You bastards told me Emery was gonna be in the top 10.

tombits
06.12.10
If Emery made it anywhere near the top 100 I would have personally hunted you down and murdered you for hyping it up so much Davey.

Xenophanes
06.12.10
"this thread is really bringing a lot of shitty users out of Sputnik's closet'

Best comment. Period.

My second issue is that Blink 182 made it here over....well, a lot of stuff.

Xenophanes
06.12.10
DaveyBoy, I really did enjoy the last Emery record. You get a lot of shit for it, but I enjoyed it too

DaveyBoy
06.12.10
LOL tombits. Even if I had it at #1 (which I did not), it would not have been enough to get it into the top 100. See Trey having Lene Marlin at #1 as an example.

Thor
06.12.10
just remembered that this list doesn't have dopethrone on it and died a little inside

tombits
06.12.10
As much as I love Daveyboy, calling it "the best post-hardcore album ever" before hearing any of the classics within the genre was a pretty silly move.

DaveyBoy
06.12.10
You love me? That's it, I'm gonna hack into this feature and get it into the top 10 now.

tombits
06.12.10
@ Davey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

ameypv
06.12.10
just remembered that this list doesn't have dopethrone on it and died a little inside

ye dopethrone deserves a top 100.

Bitchfork
06.12.10
lol at 3.

qwe3
06.12.10
alcest kinda sucks anyways yknow

WeepingBanana
06.12.10
the only problem i have with these lists is that the descriptions could be more concise...

silkforcalde
06.12.10
yeah man alcest sucks at writing bad music, considering everything niege touches is gold! amesoeurs == awesome, alcest == musical perfection.

liledman
06.12.10
ZOMG my favourite album didnt make it, therefore the staff are like, totally shit broooo

DaveyBoy
06.12.10
"@ Davey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s"

I was chatting to Darth just the other day. He loves Emery.


Iluvatar
06.12.10
defeater is good, to whoever was ranting about all that. i dont think i put them on my top 100, bet a couple others felt the same way

WeepingBanana
06.12.10
evidently silkforcalde hasn't quite realized that musical taste is one of those subjective things

tombits
06.12.10
silkforcalde, can you seriously please just shut the fuck up about Alcest.

silkforcalde
06.12.10
ok, sure guys, should we talk about sleepytime gorilla museum then, and the awful snub they got? seriously, they make their own instruments. and they sound like an evil blend of bjork, primus, and mr bungle. they are amazing. and their exclusion from this list is quite a sad day indeed.

00mee
06.12.10
is there gonna be a list for users? that'd be cool...

Liberi Fatali
06.12.10
I've only really been able to connect with 2-3 of this top ten, but nevertheless as a whole the top 100 is an interesting mix.

Ire
06.12.10
List is good

PoodleRapist
06.12.10
no figure 8? i can't believe it! NOW I'M GONNA GO STAB MYSELF IN THE CHEST

also great list

DiceMan
06.12.10
Some of the users on this list are just ugh....

This isn't a community list, it's a staff list. Stop bitching about what isn't on it.

On a sidenote, only album I haven't heard/don't own on this is 8. Gonna che-che-che-che-che-checheck it out.

Ire
06.12.10
This isn't a community list, it's a staff list. Stop bitching about what isn't on it.

Iluvatar
06.12.10
500th comment we rule1


AnotherBrick
06.12.10
rawr rawr

AnotherBrick
06.12.10
RAWRRRRRRRR

DiceMan
06.12.10
meow

JayVex
06.12.10
Jane Doe FTW!!!

DiceMan
06.12.10
lol Steelhead spelled ftl wrong.

JayVex
06.12.10
STFU or GTFO

Did I spell that right?

quicksilver050
06.12.10
So no the Devil Wears Prada??? jk jk

Ire
06.12.10
I haven't seen "OMG WHUR IS COLOURS" yet.

qwe3
06.12.10
thats cuz no one thought itd be there

like a cat
06.12.10
i liked the instrumentals though like crater face and that intro that was good

sniper
06.12.10
ATRU is pretty over rated I think but it got me into the genre and I have to respect it's influence even if I don't find it too enjoyable. I'm just glad Gospel made it into the top 10, that really fixes any gripe I might have had with the list. Awesome write-up for that btw Felon.

Ire
06.12.10
"thats cuz no one thought itd be there"

Nah, some people ACTUALLY thought it would show up. Silly hollier

sniper
06.12.10
Haha I thought it would be somewhere in the top 100 but not in the top 10.

sniper
06.12.10
I honestly think I have driven that road you were talking about. Maybe not, but there's like a fort overlooking the ocean and the road eventually leads down to a westward-facing beach where the sun sets perfectly over the water. That would be the ideal listening experience, idk I could just imagine exactly what you were describing.

Powerban
06.12.10
arcade fire at 4. u srs. i even love el cielo but it sure as hell isn't 5. staff are silly. GY!BE > converge too

sniper
06.12.10
No I lied that's a different road but still.

Ire
06.12.10
"GY!BE > converge too." Nah because I can listen to Jane doe more than once in a day.

boffintim
06.12.10
cool list, i'm now trying to get hold of the ones i don't have

Douglas
06.12.10
Really thought Paul Dempsey would pip number 1.. argh well

Ralphims
06.12.10
Love the fact that this website has Jane Doe as number 1, on every other decade list I've seen it doesn't even include it, nor does it include Circle Takes The Square. Love this place :)

multipleofone
06.12.10
Haha. Jane Doe, the greatest album of the last decade. Epic trolling sputnik

Gajarigon
06.12.10
100. The Blood Brothers – Burn, Piano Island, Burn
99. Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You
98. Porcupine Tree – In Absentia
97. Pharoahe Monch – Desire
96. System of a Down – Toxicity
95. Minus the Bear – Planet of Ice
94. Have A Nice Life – Deathconsciousness
93. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
92. Flying Lotus – Los Angeles
91. The Strokes – Is This It?

90. Fair to Midland – Fables From a Mayfly
89. The Weakerthans – Left and Leaving
88. Gas – Pop
87. Damien Rice – O
86. Streetlight Manifesto – Everything Goes Numb
85. Fugazi – The Argument
84. Off Minor – The Heat Death of the Universe
83. The Antlers – Hospice
82. Shpongle – Tales of the Inexpressible
81. Grouper – Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill

80. Blackalicious – Blazing Arrow
79. Opeth – Damnation
78. Neurosis – The Eye of Every Storm
77. The Flashbulb – Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
76. Kayo Dot – Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue
75. Say Anything – In Defense of the Genre
74. Isis – Panopticon
73. Japandroids – Post-Nothing
72. Yndi Halda – Enjoy Eternal Bliss
71. The Blood Brothers – Young Machetes

70. City of Caterpillar – City of Caterpillar
69. Eluvium – Copia
68. Deerhunter – Microcastle
67. Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitsch
66. Yo La Tengo – And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out
65. Panda Bear – Person Pitch
64. Do Make Say Think – You, You’re a History in Rust
63. Kashiwa Daisuke – Program Music
62. Modest Mouse – The Moon & Antarctica
61. Coheed and Cambria – Second Stage Turbine Blade

60. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… PT II
59. The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute
58. The Tallest Man on Earth – Shallow Graves
57. Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends
56. Pg.99 – document #8
55. Cursive – Domestica
54. Portishead – Third
53. Mew – Frengers
52. Explosions in the Sky – The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
51. Kidcrash – Jokes


Gajarigon
06.12.10

50. Cursive – The Ugly Organ
49. Tool – Lateralus
48. Jaga Jazzist – What We Must
47. Blue Sky Black Death – Late Night Cinema
46. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
45. Sun Kil Moon – Ghosts of the Great Highway
44. J Dilla – Donuts
43. Blink-182 – Blink-182
42. Interpol- Turn on the Bright Lights
41. Daft Punk – Discovery

40. Daitro – Laissez Vivre Les Squelettes
39. Opeth – Blackwater Park
38. Thrice – The Alchemy Index
37. Thrice – The Illusion of Safety
36. The National – Alligator
35. Say Anything – …Is a Real Boy
34. Cynic – Traced in Air
33. Joanna Newsom – Ys
32. Maudlin of the Well – Bath
31. Modern Life Is War – Witness

30. Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
29. Radiohead – In Rainbows
28. Thrice – Vheissu
27. Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline
26. Deftones – White Pony
25. Brand New- Deja Entendu
24. Deltron 3030 – Deltron 3030
23. Kayo Dot – Choirs of the Eye
22. Sigur Ros – ( )
21. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People

20. Brand New – The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
19. The National – Boxer
18. The Mars Volta – Deloused in the Comatorium
17. Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago
16. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
15. Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute
14. At the Drive-In – Relationship of Command
13. mewithoutYou – Brother, Sister
12. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
11. Animal Collective- Feels

10. The Microphones – The Glow, Pt. 2
9. Gospel – The Moon Is a Dead World
8. Burial – Untrue
7. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
6. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
5. Dredg – El Cielo
4. Arcade Fire – Funeral
3. Circle Takes the Square – As the Roots Undo
2. Radiohead – Kid A
1. Converge – Jane Doe

qwe3
06.12.10
multipleofone
06.12.10
"Haha. Jane Doe, the greatest album of the last decade. Epic trolling sputnik"



5 classic
Between the Buried and Me Colors

4.5 superb
Dream Theater Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From a Memory
Iron Maiden Somewhere in Time
Iron Maiden Brave New World
Iron Maiden Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden Rock In Rio
Iron Maiden Rock In Rio (DVD)
Marc Rizzo Colossal Myopia
Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz
SikTh The Trees Are Dead and Dried Out
The Offspring Ixnay on the Hombre


lololololololololololololololololololololololololol

multipleofone
06.12.10
Rock in Rio is the shit

drasticaction74
06.12.10
List fails for the following reasons:
1. no He Is Legend
2. no La Dispute
3. no Defeater
4. no Bear vs. Shark
5. no Saves The Day "Stay What You Are"
6. no Protest The Hero
7. no BTBAM
8. no Dillinger EP
9. no AFI "Sing The Sorrow"
10. Too much extremely obscure hipster nonsense filling up space in lieu of reasons 1-9

MutnikSpusic
06.12.10
list is in terrible need of gay witch abortion

Zip
06.12.10
And the Converge asslicking is complete.

Adash
06.12.10
Sputnikmusic are a mostly white, mostly male, mostly angsty 15-22 year old group of Fight Club watchin’, On the Road readin’ individuals disappointed with the artifice of mainstream culture, brought up to expect something great from this world only to get nothin’ but demonized high school years and romanticized summer vacations in return, retrospectively exaggerated to match the exaggerated state of our lonely, armored-by-flannel hearts, long since wounded by some doe-eyed girl’s manipulative, cheating ways.

This explains perfectly why Jane Doe and Kid A are top

FadeToBlack
06.12.10
excet this is the staff list you goon

Motiv3
06.12.10
lmao

NeutralThunder12
06.12.10
yeah , the list is filled with pitchfork ass kissing, but its got some good shit too. Not enough prog or post-rock though, nd the top 10 was pretty predictable, despite being solid.

Pete
06.12.10
needs more punk rock

tuk
06.12.10
I think it's pretty salient that not one single (real) punk rock album (the pop punk acts and Streetlight Manifesto aside) made this list. I mean I don't know if so many punk albums would have made my list but there were so many great and original acts last decade I thought at least one of them would made it, like A Wilhelm Scream, Strung Out, Propagandhi, The Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music or the aforementioned The Gaslight Anthem. Awesome list nonetheless.

tuk
06.12.10
lol Pete same sentiment

qwe3
06.12.10
"the list is filled with pitchfork ass kissing"

fuck off

Enotron
06.12.10
"needs more punk rock"

fuck they forgot to include The Ramones. Iggy Pop is gonna be mad beefed if he comes across this list.

Enotron
06.12.10
but in all seriousness, this list had a pleasant amount of hardcore, skramz, etcetera I don't know of too many "punk rock" bands of the 21st century.

omgraptors
06.12.10
I'm so glad Between the buried and me didn't make it in the list.

Dwap
06.12.10
What a load of shit - where is Bon Jovi's album Bounce?

multipleofone
06.12.10
I'm so sad Between the buried and me didn't make it in the list.

Enotron
06.12.10
"where is Bon Jovi's album Bounce?"


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG THAT WAS FUCKING BRILLIANT, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHETHER YOU WERE BEING SERIOUS OR NOT BAHAHA.

deathridesahorse
06.12.10
wow, what a list. at least it wasn't predictable like most. nice inclusion of gospel of the top ten, but circle takes the square? wtf

Jonathan10
06.12.10
List doesn't have enough of my favourite bands in it so you are a hipster fag

Shrapnel94
06.12.10
Didn't you guys hear? This is a joke list. The real one is released when you tell the staff exactly what albums you want on it and what order they are in.

Jonathan10
06.12.10
o rly?

IsItLuck?
06.12.10
"I wonder if things would have been different if that one staffer (cant remember who said it) had remembered to put CTTS in his top 100. That is, if he wasn't trolling."
No, I seriously forgot it. It didn't affect position, Kid A and Jane Doe were that far ahead of the rest.

GenNarain
06.12.10
lame

soap91
06.12.10
I dont think i'll ever understand the popularity of Jane Doe and all its admirers. Other than that, this list was great. I was very pleasantly surprised to see Dredg make the top 5 and Burial at 8.

TheMisterBungle
06.12.10
I haven't posted on here in years, just kind of stumbled across this list though and I gotta say FUCK YES TO THE GOSPEL NOD.
that is all

Wizard
06.12.10
I'm just going to say "HELL NO" to all these picks.

StrizzMatik
06.12.10
Yeah, I did notice there's no real punk acts on here. No Propagandhi or even Strung Out? Out of your fucking minds.

DFelon204409
06.12.10
They were nominated for sure (I would know) but they just didn't have enough intersection across multiple lists.

xezene
06.12.10
no M83 on any of the top 100. That, my friends, is effing astounding.

SpritzSpritz
06.12.10
The only problem with this list. No RX Bandits.

lfg530
06.12.10
Stop trolling about "non-metal" music or "hipster crap" like you name anything that's not metal.

taxidermist
06.12.10
Jane Doe #1!

What a surprise...

ManicDemise
06.12.10
I think we all knew "Jane Doe" was going to make #1 spot.

Blakout
06.12.10
List is stupid because it doesn't have Colors and Colors is so good that Colors has both deedling the deedles and also the chugging the wuggas because Between the Buried and Me is so talented because they can make super long songs that are so long and they flow because they're talented and they have a western interlude lol they're so whacky.

derekkp
06.12.10
This is just Sputniks list. It doesn't actually mean these are the best albums of the decade it's just an opinion. I agree with some of them but in my opinion I would have put Good Apollo 1 by Coheed in there. That's just my opinion

acorncheese
06.12.10
LMFAO. That Blakout comment is a classic. Whether it's serious or not. But neweight.....props to CTTS' unabashed fans. Their music makes me fucking laugh.

Xenophanes
06.12.10
It would be interesting to see a compiled list of these albums by year. Like, how many of each were released in which year. Someone should get on that

Crimson Death
06.12.10
My prediction would have been Blackwater Park at 1-5, and did not expect Jane Doe to beat it. Especially not by 30+! It's still my favorite of the decade!!!. #10, #7, #6, #5 and #4 are all really good, but not nearly as good as claimed. I do not like the other albums at all. I don't like #1 at all, but respect its position here because its not the ordinary. Only things I found wrong with this list were all the Thrice albums so close to each other, #2 (because it is on every list, and is overrated) and White Pony being on here.

McCopper
06.12.10
Ghost reveries missing from the top 10 is criminal...

Wizard
06.12.10
[b]They were nominated for sure (I would know) but they just didn't have enough intersection across multiple lists.[/b]

Not enough faggy indie to boot!

fr33convict
06.13.10
My review of the top 5:
#5 is an album I've never heard, I'll probably check it out tomorrow.
#4 is an excellent album but vastly overrated. probably in the 20's for me.
#3 is so fucking overrated. The production sounds like shit and the album is almost unlistenable at points.
#2 is my number 1.
#1 even in the top five let alone top ten is bullshit. Of course it was bound to happen, so I won't excessively troll about it or anything but just hear me out. Unintelligible screams do not a work of art make, or even good vocals. Don't get me wrong, Converge is good and definitely have earned my respect, but honestly that album isn't better than anything else in top 10. Jane Doe isn't even my favorite Converge record.

Oh and what does RAGH RAAAAWWWRWRWRR RAGAGAGAHAHAHAHWAR sound like on vinyl?

Bouben
06.13.10
No Lateralus by Tool in first 10 but Kid A by Radiohead at 2nd position? Ridiculous.

Blakout
06.13.10
Behind Kiss of Death duh

StreetlightRock
06.13.10
jesus if those albums made the list i would not be here

AtavanHalen
06.13.10
OMG WHERE IS (INSERT ALBUM/ARTIST HERE)

This has really brought out the whinging cunts, hasn't it.

Loving the controversy.

Athom
06.13.10
cuntroversy

Blakout
06.13.10
No you don't understand THE DETHALBUM is humanity's last gleaming beacon of hope and it not being on Sputnik's list has sentenced our species to the endless abyss of hell.

Electric City
06.13.10
what the fuck

fr33convict
06.13.10
the controversy is that you know a list sucks when the heaviest album is by tool.

i never knew tool was heavier than converge!

robertsona
06.13.10
the HEAVIEST ALBUM is by TOOL

Electric City
06.13.10
what the fuck

fr33convict
06.13.10
it's like, when a band is that intense, it's like they aren't even intense anymore, you gotta get what I'm sayin

uh not really in music but i've felt that way about like movies and stuff.

acorncheese
06.13.10
Precambrian was snubbed. Should've been in the 90s at least. I do, however, appreciate this site's list more after reading a few other blogs' lists...

ShadowRemains
06.13.10
sonic, you have confused

GibTG
06.13.10
List needs less indie, less hip-hop, and actually something heavy. Jane Doe is a pleasant surprise though at #1, I didn't really expect it, and why would you? The list is crammed full of trendy and accessible music, then why have something so admittably inaccessible top it? But I don't dislike the choice, just disagreeing that it's a expected choice.

PurpleDrank
06.13.10
harsh

royscoop19
06.13.10
indie schmindie

6Doopey6McCallister6
06.13.10
Just because someone likes Animal Collective doesn't automatically make them some huge hipster douchebag. I think it's fucking stupid every time I see people automatically denying their music or the musical taste of someone because AC is liked by "hipsters" or "indie kids".

sphygmo
06.13.10
The more I think about this list the worse I really think it is. Mostly in terms of the fact that a lot of the people that post or check this site out are metal fans. I mean shit, one of the tabs on the top of any page is metal. And to just post like five obligatory, gimme, metal albums like blackwater park (which is by no fucking means one of the best metal albums of the decade) while posting 50 albums that nobody (not even the moderate indie fan such as me) has ever heard of during an attempt to out do one another on giving props to obscure albums that five people on the planet care about just screams of douchey self importance imo. I mean sure, a lot of the albums that should be on there are, but the overall list is just a slap in the face to anyone that actually cares about music in general.

qwe3
06.13.10
dude youre thinking way too hard about this. jesus christ let the fucking thing go. list rules

sphygmo
06.13.10
No, no it doesn't. I mean, it is a fact that a large amount of the people that post here are metal fans. And to completely neglect the genre (throwing Jane Doe up there in a gimmicky way doesn't count btw) is just asinine. Everyone wants to be pitchfork these days and it just horribly shows. If a site has a large metal fanbase you at least TRY to represent those people when you make a list.

qwe3
06.13.10
Saying Jane Doe is up there in a "gimmicky" way makes me think you're an idiot. The list was made based on the staff's ratings, so it's down to that.

ok just reread both those posts and you are an idiot.

The list represents the tastes of the STAFF. That's why there's going to be a user list too. If anything, this site is disparaging of pitchfork. I'm a massive metal fan and I'm not complaining because I realise that this is a STAFF list based on STAFF ratings and, unfortunately for you, the staff is comprised of mostly indie fans.

If you dont agree with it fine but dont apply half assed reasoning to your groundless bitching. It's just a fucking list.

Skimaskcheck
06.13.10
'while posting 50 albums that nobody (not even the moderate indie fan such as me) has ever heard of during an attempt to out do one another on giv..'
Pretty sure a good number of people here on SPUTNIKMUSIC have heard of 90% of the albums here made by the staff of SPUTNIKMUSIC..

'but the overall list is just a slap in the face to anyone that actually cares about music in general.' Yeah there's barely anything musically related in this list, goddamit it i was hoping there'd be more music

sphygmo
06.13.10
Why would it be groundless bitching when, as you say, most of the staff are indie fans when a large group of the people that post on here enjoy metal? Why not engage the metal fans when you make a list on a site like this? I don't see how this is a controversial opinion.

qwe3
06.13.10
"Why would it be groundless bitching when, as you say, most of the staff are indie fans when a large group of the people that post on here enjoy metal? "

because complaining about the content of a list that was made based expressly on the tastes of the staff is fucking retarded and you should stop saying stupid shit now.

Skimaskcheck
06.13.10
so you're saying, instead of creating a 'What-we-think-is-the-best-of-the-decade-list' using their musical knowledge and experience, they should have created a 'What-we-think-you'd-like-to-see-on-a-best-of-the-decade-list-even-though-there-are-other-albums-that-we-think-are-better-that-should-be-here-instead-list'?

sphygmo
06.13.10
Jesus you take yourself seriously, don't you? The fact of the matter is that when you make a list on a site like this you at least give a teeny tiny bit of effort into representing the people that post on or check out your site. You don't post a list of shit that a large percentage won't give two shits about while neglecting fucking standard shit like Leviathan or Alaska or Terria. Doesn't make any sense.

DFelon204409
06.13.10
The real problem here is that most metal fans are too busy practicing sweep patterns to write enough good reviews to be considered for the Sputnikmusic staff.

sphygmo
06.13.10
Skimaskcheck - no they should try engaging people that actually care about the music that they obviously know fuckall about before they try making a comprehensive list like that.

qwe3
06.13.10
You're not getting it are you? This is the STAFF list. It's representing the tastes of the staff, not the complete userbase. Jesus christ you're a moron. That's the whole reason why there's going to be a user list as well.

And do you know what? Even when the user list comes out people are STILL going to bitch.

now fuck off. I don't usually talk to people as stupid as you, you should be flattered

qwe3
06.13.10
dfelon since when did you start being hilarious.

Skimaskcheck
06.13.10
if they included in the list, as you so nicely put it, 'music that they obviously know fuckall about' then you'd probably complain about the ordering being completely wrong since 'they obviously know fuckall about' it

sphygmo
06.13.10
No, actually I wouldn't. Of course this is just some stupid list on some website but whatever.

sphygmo
06.13.10
Basically what it boils down to - the staff apparently has a horribly narrow range and should try broadening their musical horizons before ever attempting another list like this again.

Skimaskcheck
06.13.10
sphygmo
Metal 43%

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
stupid metalheads

sleepyhead
06.13.10
no need to worry my dear metalhead friends. i will soon put up the ultimate top 100 metal albums of the decade and everyone will worship me after that

rasputin
06.13.10
I can't be bothered reading the multitude of LOLS that followed this comment

[quote]Any Agalloch release absolutely shits on every album in the entire top 100.[/quote]

but I'd like to add my own - LOL

Gyromania
06.13.10
This list is awesome, I'm glad to see CTTS, Gospel, Microphones, Jane Doe and Kid A all in the top 10; whole list was really well done and the staff's commntary was excellent; very enjoyable read.

sphygmo
06.13.10
stupid metalheads, yeah, what dumb metalheads for actually thinking people care about metal on this site. how dare we.

sphygmo
06.13.10
seriously though where the fuck is leviathan or blood mountain?

Enotron
06.13.10
"the staff have a horribly narrow range"

67 PERCENT OF YOUR PIE CHART IS SOME TYPE OF METAL. THE REST IS ROCK OR PROGRESSIVE. YOU CLEARLY DO NOT KNOW ANY OF THE ALBUMS ON THIS LIST. STOP GENERALIZING MUSIC YOU DON'T KNOW. IF YOU DID ANY OF THE ALBUMS, YOU WOULD REALIZE THERE IS ACTUALLY A WIDE VARIETY. THAT IS TRIVIAL, HOWEVER, BECAUSE IT ISN'T RATING THE BEST GENRES OF THE DECADE, IT IS RATING THE BEST ALBUMS.

To put things into perspective, the top 10 had an psychedelic pop album, a metalcore album, two skramz album, an indie folk album, an art rock album, a dubstep album, a post-rock album, an indie album, and however the fuck you would classify Kid A.

Fuck off. Instead of backing up your opinions with reason, you've managed to null your entire argument by coming off as a condescending, metalhead douchebag who says that a list obviously has no merit if it doesn't have his music taste.

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
if you're going to moan about the lack of metal, at least mention some good metal

in the end no one cares though so...

Enotron
06.13.10
*if you did know any of the albums



sphygmo
06.13.10
Pie chart huh? I haven't nearly taken the time to rate all of the albums I enjoy so fuck off.

And you're defending a list that has fucking BLINK 182 ON IT. YOU CAN NEVER PLAUSIBLY FUCKING DEFEND THAT.

sphygmo
06.13.10
not to mention fucking trash rock like fucking toxicity or lateralus. are you fucking kidding?

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
shut up

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
go make a list of the 'real' best albums of the decade if you disagree so strongly with this one.

Enotron
06.13.10
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST. I've given the same explanation to every worthless, irrelevant user like you who I've wasted my time talking to just to defend a list that they obviously have no clue about the content. And every fucking time, they say something like "rlly dude like this has blink 182, they're obviously just trying to stomp upon the royal metal allegiance of sputnik". The point is is that the staff have their preferences and so do you, and you're just mad because your preferences didn't get represented, but that's why there is a user list for little shits like you. Again, if you knew any of the albums on this list, you'd realize there is a pleasant and legitimate variety, OH WAIT THAT DOES NOT MATTER BECAUSE A MUSICAL LIST HAS NO OBLIGATION TO REPRESENT A UNIVERSAL OR EVEN WIDE VARIETY OF OPINIONS. IT'S SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE MAKER.



sphygmo
06.13.10
what's the point in making a list if you can't have an opinion on it. isn't that the point of list- making - to incite discussion? quit getting so damned defensive, shit.

Enotron
06.13.10
oh yeah, didn't you know? They included tool and soad to be like pitchfork.

qwe3
06.13.10
"Any Agalloch release absolutely shits on every album in the entire top 100"

who the fuck said that

Gyromania
06.13.10
Users are getting more and more retarded each time I log on here

qwe3
06.13.10
sphygmo our problem is that youre criticising it for not being what it was never trying to be. which makes you retarded. o and btw

"Converge Jane Doe
Devin Townsend Ocean Machine: Biomech
Devin Townsend Terria
Failure Fantastic Planet
Fear Factory Demanufacture
Gojira The Way of All Flesh
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin [DVD]
Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Mastodon Leviathan
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Metallica Master of Puppets
Opeth Blackwater Park
Outkast ATLiens
Outkast Aquemini
Outkast Stankonia
Pink Floyd Animals
Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine
Sigur Ros Ágætis Byrjun
Strapping Young Lad City
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beatles The Beatles
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Revolver
The National High Violet
It takes it to the next level imo - all of it is brilliant.
The National Boxer
The Who Who's Next
The Who Live at Leeds"

with 5s like that you can fuck off instead of talking about "range"

Enotron
06.13.10
no you fucking idiot. It's alright to say "I wish I saw more of (insert here)" or "Why did CTTS make the top 10? Their production is awful", but instead you generalize the list, insult the makers of it, try to somehow objectively prove it is poor, and you said it was a shit list and wanted to be like pitchfork because it didn't represent your tastes.

sphygmo
06.13.10
Enotron - seriously. You have a fucking site that has a large portion of it dedicated to metal and then you have a staff that largely enjoys indie and you expect anyone to take a list seriously when it doesn't cover a large percentage of the people that regularly frequent the site. HOW IS THIS DIFFICULT TO FUCKING UNDERSTAND?

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
ffs

the STAFF list is representative of what the STAFF like
the USER list is representative of what the USERS like

sphygmo
06.13.10
Why have a staff that doesn't like metal when a large portion of the users on the site do in fact love metal? that's the question here. If we wanted to frequent a hipster site we'd just go to pitchfork like everyone else.

Enotron
06.13.10
YOU FUCK, I AM THE ONE WHO IS TYPING IN CAPS, TO IMPLY YOU ARE THE FUCKING CLUELESS IDIOT HERE.

The site stopped being metal based two years ago, get the fuck over it and move to the forums.

"H WAIT THAT DOES NOT MATTER BECAUSE A MUSICAL LIST HAS NO OBLIGATION TO REPRESENT A UNIVERSAL OR EVEN WIDE VARIETY OF OPINIONS. IT'S SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE MAKER. " -Enotron

How about you fucking read the comments before you respond to them.


qwe3
06.13.10
guys hes a moron just stop replying to him. he doesnt understand, we all do. it's his problem not ours.

eno chill dude

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
so you think staff members now have to be picked for their taste, not their writing skills?

FadeToBlack
06.13.10
yeah im getting off this crazy train, its like trying to argue with a fucking brick wall.

well done for furthering the stereotype that metalheads are retarded, dipshit

sphygmo
06.13.10
of course a list will represent the views of the maker NO SHIT. The point is that your staff shouldn't include solely the opinions of one-upping hipsters WHEN A LARGE PORTION OF THE SITE IS DEDICATED TO A GENRE WITH WHICH SAID HIPSTERS ARE COMPLETELY UNFAMILIAR. GET A NEW STAFF.

Transient
06.13.10
it's because, like dfelon said before, metalheads are too dumb to be on staff.

yes, like you sphygmo. you are dumb.

Enotron
06.13.10
yeah alright.

I just wish he would scroll through this thread and realize all the bullshit he's saying has been mentioned already. just wish people could enjoy the list for what it is, instead of having to have the "music is subjective" theory explained to them.

Enotron
06.13.10
sphygmo:

"YOU ARE THE COSMIC TWAT"

-Michael Jordan

Gyromania
06.13.10
Enotron is acting like a dumbass, and I usually enjoy his presence on the site, and his reviews

sphygmo
06.13.10
Oh so who gives a shit about the actual music now, it's the quality of the writing that only counts. is that the argument now?

Enotron
06.13.10
"Enotron is acting like a dumbass, and I usually enjoy his presence on the site, and his reviews"

Sorry. Is it the content of what I'm saying or the fact that I'm responding to him, or the redundancy?

StreetlightRock
06.13.10
This discussion makes every moment that went into making this list totally worth it.

qwe3
06.13.10
sphygmo you're a retard.

Enotron
06.13.10
"it's the quality of the writing that only counts."

That's generally how you make it to be what is considered a professional reviewer on this site, yes.

Transient
06.13.10
idk if you're actually too stupid to connect the two, but the point is that there aren't metalheads on the staff because they are all terrible at writing, hence why there isn't as much metal on this list as you'd obviously like (read: lots of bad metal).

sphygmo
06.13.10
Of course music is subjective. You're missing the point again and again.

sphygmo
06.13.10
As an observer - the metal albums have just as well written review as from any genre of music on this site. Way to be a fucking douchebag.

Enotron
06.13.10
"You're missing the point again and again."

lol

Gyromania
06.13.10
Music in general is subjective, yes.

Enotron: I would just expect more restraint from you, you don't seem like the type to feed the fire, so to speak

sphygmo
06.13.10
How does the ability to write equate with picking a good top 100 list? That makes zero sense.

qwe3
06.13.10
omg how can anyone be so dumb hahaha

Transient
06.13.10
i honestly can't understand how you're not getting this

Electric City
06.13.10
yeah eno typing in all caps and yelling at a douchequeef doesnt really solve anything but i like you and he's a particularly aggravating douchequeef so i'll pat you on the back and call you sport

Gyromania
06.13.10
Adam! go on Aim so I can send you that Kashiwa Daisuke album

sphygmo
06.13.10
How I'm not getting this? You behave as though this is a difficult concept when my argument is ridiculously simple. You don't completely exclude metal fans from the staff of a website that has a large metal fanbase. That's the entire point.

Enotron
06.13.10
ehh, it was a bad idea to try to actually explain anything to him. The whole caps thing made me come off as a bit of an ass, it probably would've been better to ignore the kid.

I pretty much just brought more attention to syghmo, sorry about all that.

SlightlyEpic
06.13.10
just scrolled up a little and that is really fucking dumb wow

rasputin
06.13.10
any metalhead who expects there to be any metal let alone good metal on a list made by the staff at sputnikmusic is pretty fucking stupid. the site does not and never has tried to cater much for metal other than the slightly more commerical and popular releases, and it's sad if you come here expecting anything more.

Jonathan10
06.13.10
more like sphygay amirite?

Maynardziak
06.13.10
Lateralus 49? hahahhahaha rotfl, should be #1

sphygmo
06.13.10
I've found plenty of great metal albums from the site, what the fuck are you smoking? Precambrian is one of the best albums I've heard and I had no idea it existed before this site. Same goes for In Mourning - Shrouded Divine, and a shitload of others. Plenty of great metal on this site.

acorncheese
06.13.10
Yeah, Precambrian got snubbed like fuck. Legendary argument, btw.

Lelle
06.13.10
Converge noticed: http://www.facebook.com/converge#!/posted.php?id=90157815928&share_id=127379023959985&comments=1#s127379023959985

Athom
06.13.10
this ongoing thread war is so cute.

porch
06.13.10
this list ruined sphygmo's life

HobertRollier
06.13.10
http://i50.tinypic.com/suvsk0.png

chaos17
06.13.10
"idk if you're actually too stupid to connect the two, but the point is that there aren't metalheads on the staff because they are all terrible at writing, hence why there isn't as much metal on this list as you'd obviously like "

wow....seriously? Way to stereotype, just because their are lots of dumb ass fans like sphygymo does not mean that all metal heads are retarded. I know lots of completely literate metal heads, and although I don't like to associate myself with the term I am an English major and metal tends to be my preference...

As for the list, my only real problem with it is Jane Doe as number one. I like the album, but I fail to see how it cane be seen as the very best album of the decade, top 25 maybe but even top 10 is pushing it in my book. The rest of the picks, although not all up my ally are completely understandable.

HobertRollier
06.13.10
user chaos17 as an english major has never learned about exceptions







can't stop listening to sentimental recently, such a beautiful track.


Electric City
06.13.10
"sputnik might be the only site on the internet with some real sense in what great music is.. all across the board. and they do know how to recognize the best- great list, well deserved to Jane Doe"

=')

LiquidVelvet
06.13.10
I'm a bit surprised at the lack of Elliott Smith and Gaslight Anthem, as well as Daisy and Some Blood, but otherwise this is a wonderful and brilliant list.

Electric City
06.13.10
shouldve put 59 sound on my list and figure 8 in retrospect, but when I made this list I didn't think of it

KPunk
06.13.10
This list was great. I will have to say i am a little surprised Hopes Fall - Satellite Years didn't make it on this list anyone else? I still listen to that album every couple of months.

PoodleRapist
06.13.10
that would be funny if the staff started going on user's lists saying shit like "OMG WHY DIDN'T YOU INCLUDE THIS ALBUM, WHAT A GAY LIST"

PoodleRapist
06.13.10
users'

KPunk
06.13.10
With Hopes Fall- Satellite Years missing...Also discovered mo love for M83? Thats rather upsetting.

Jonathan10
06.13.10
"I know lots of completely literate metal heads"

that made me laugh so hard haha

regularavon
06.13.10
I disagree with the placement of some of the albums, but cool list nonetheless. A little disappointed Electric Wizard's Dopethrone didn't make it though.

Iluvatar
06.13.10
i was admittedly surprised at the lack of metal on the list. however i think my list was pretty diverse, 10-15 albums were metal. i honestly think the reason more metal isnt on the list is that more than any other genre, the staff's "metal tastes" are way more varied then anything else.

JWT155
06.13.10
Agreed Iluvatar, Metal is a lot more diverse and some bands that are heralded by others are labeled as shit by others.

Deviant.
06.13.10
"Converge noticed: http://www.facebook.com/converge#!/posted.php?id=90157815928&share_id=127379023959985&comments=1#s127379023959985"

Guess that makes up for the Axe To Fall review

EnCrypt.
06.13.10
So ive been checking alot of this stuff out and have been *broadening my horizons*. So far I have to say that I dont really agree with number one. I'll keep listening to it though.

tomatron
06.14.10
Which reminds me, i might just have to listen to Jane Doe

tomatron
06.14.10
again

Thanntos
06.14.10
Need moar user submissions pleez!

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18027514

Pessimist
06.14.10
"I'm looking for sputnikmusic. This is pitchfork."

lol

I came here expecting to see everyone masturbating to indie albums. At least I wasn't disappointed in that sense. Not a fan of the list, but I'm pleasantly surprised to see some of my favorite albums on it. Needed some more metal though. There, I said it.

cjmenard
06.14.10
I was getting a bit antsy as I read through these. I hadn't seen any Converge at all, and there they are at number 1. I have a really wide array of music that I listen to, but Jane Doe remains as the absolute best album on my list. Excellent choice. Ballsy.

Ayon
06.14.10
"why isn't kfed on this list. It's about time that k-fed is respected for the musical genius he is."

Best post of the decade. The "Bounce" one was pretty fucking good too.

Vesuvion
06.14.10
epic tl;dr
buuuuuuuut: Y'all got to stop whining and cast your votes on the User's Top 100, its getting ironic.

tombits
06.14.10
When the user list is done, the staff should come into the thread a bitch repetitively about how their favourite album didn't make the cut, there isn't enough metal, the number one is stupid, etc etc.

acorncheese
06.14.10
Incredibly excited about Oceansize's chances of making the list.

AnotherBrick
06.14.10
where'd sphygmo go? i had as much fun reading his comments as i did with djnills

Iamthe Nightstars
06.14.10
Probabaly not the first to say this, but how is it Kid A that's number 2 and not OK Computer?

Lucid
06.14.10
because OK Computer was not released in this decade!

freedomofspeechnoway
06.14.10
[quote]This isn't a community list, it's a staff list. Stop bitching about what isn't on it. [/quote]

Yea I was wondering why it sucked.

jductape
06.14.10
I just listened to Jane Doe for the first time, and I don't get it. The entire album confuses me.

qwe3
06.14.10
listen again

Gmork89
06.14.10
There is nothing to get, it's poop.

Helvete
06.14.10
needs moar mastodon, doomthrone, btbam and soulja boy itt

Gmork89
06.14.10
Needs Devin Townsend/Agalloch/ Neurosis(being higher).

burnafterbreeding
06.14.10
so yea, this prompted me to listen to Kid A for the first time.


shits good

BetaAquilae
06.14.10
No Geogaddi? Seriously? What the fuck?

PlayaHater24
06.14.10
Deerhunter over The Dear Hunter? This list blows.

Lelle
06.14.10
No [favourite band] on this list? Jane Doe higher than [favourite album]? OMG LIST SUCKS DAMN STAFF HIPSTErs

acorncheese
06.14.10
No Oceansize on this list? Jane Doe higher than Effloresce? OMG list sucks. Damn staff HIPSTERS.

Lucid
06.14.10
jane doe is so much better than kid a
sputnikmusic DELIVERING THE TRUTH

yas666eer
06.14.10
good list... but ii think its quite stupid not to choose the top 100 albums by rating

Jonathan10
06.14.10
good list... but ii think its quite stupid not to choose the top 100 albums by rating

what would be the point then

silkforcalde
06.14.10
y'know, after thinking about this list for a couple days, ANY list that would put blink 182 and not leviathan is a list that's only good for me to take a dump on. whoever voted up blink 182 that high shouldn't be writing about music, period.

silkforcalde
06.14.10
in case you didn't catch that, blink 182 is gutter trash and anyone that likes that shit probably drools on themselves and has to get baths from mommy to wipe the crusted up dried shit in their fucking retarded assholes. seriously.

Jonathan10
06.14.10
"in case you didn't catch that, blink 182 is gutter trash and anyone that likes that shit probably drools on themselves and has to get baths from mommy to wipe the crusted up dried shit in their fucking retarded assholes. seriously."

well that's ballsy assumption

Enotron
06.14.10
im still trying to understand this subjectivity nonsense, maybe a homie like silforcalde get spell it out for me brotha

Iamthe Nightstars
06.14.10
"because OK Computer was not released in this decade!"

Hahaha. That makes sense. My mistake.

LegendofPittman
06.14.10
I agree with the majority of this list... but where was Calculating Infinity?

Athom
06.14.10
calculating came out in 1999.

LegendofPittman
06.14.10
Oops ^ my bad, for some reason I was thinking 2000

Ire
06.14.10
So glad Colors didn't make the list.

Jonathan10
06.14.10
that was released in 1999

IsItLuck?
06.15.10
the amount of people asking for albums in the 90s to be on the list is hilarious. Even though Botch - We Are The Romans is a debated release date (RYM has 99, Amazon, etc, have January 1st, 2000). IDK probably would have made the list, but that would require me to actually find out it's official release date.

Mendigo
06.15.10
yessss. of all the music sites on the net, sputnikmusic is easily the one I agree with the most.
not all the way of course (never understood the appeal of Funeral for example), but yeah, this list is amazing.

jconley77
06.15.10
Wow. For having Jane Doe at the top I'd have thought Miss Machine would have cracked at least the top 100 (anything on JD as good as Panasonic Youth or Setting Fire to Sleeping Giants?)

And what about St. Anger? Top 20, AT LEAST.

Foxhound
06.15.10
i'm the only one upset StS isn't on here :'(

Jonathan10
06.15.10
@ jconley77, bad troll is bad

jconley77
06.15.10
@ jonathan

[irony]st. anger[/irony]

Helvete
06.15.10
that would only be irony if you were also joking about Miss Machine

plane
06.15.10
I fucking love this site. So many clashing opinions, I'd like to see you kids tackle a counter debate to the sound-offs we wrote. For the record, I couldn't be happier with how the list came out (every album from 10-1 has at one point fit into my own personal top 10(. It's arguable that Jane Doe is really the best album of the decade, but why couldn't it be? Far more enticing to embrace the idea that between a bunch of staff members with very different tastes (rather than a collection of like-minded individuals pandering to a metal portion of the site, or the critical darlings of the decade) coming together to realize that one of the most underrated/overrated albums of the decade (depending on which area of the globe you venture off into) could blow us away regardless of taste.

"Taste" in this last sentence meaning whatever you like, you squawkers.

Ayon
06.15.10
"Deerhunter over The Dear Hunter?"

If that happened I would have Hara-Kiried. Srsly.

sphygmo
06.15.10
AnotherBrick - I felt I'd trolled sufficiently lol.

sphygmo
06.15.10
In all seriousness I take this list the same I do as any other list - a good place to find new music that I would have never checked out otherwise. Been pleasantly surprised by a lot of these - excluding this circle takes the square nonsense. Utter trash, no idea how anyone could find that better than anything from Cave In, Poison the Well, From Autumn to Ashes or any of their other peers.

plane
06.15.10
Poison the Well sucks unfortunately. Cave In is pretty okay

Athom
06.15.10
FATA are ok but their sound hasn't aged well at all. It's so ridiculously dated.

Iluvatar
06.15.10
lewis, dont talk about metal/hardcore please. it makes me like you less =/

Enotron
06.15.10
I would've liked to see more electronic music tbh

Tweekers237
06.16.10
good list to check some new stuff. I never EVER put faith in these lists however.

silkforcalde
06.16.10
poison the well are amazing and cave in are absolutely awesome. until your heart stops is definitely the best metalcore album ever, hands down, no contest. jane doe or any other converge album... nah. until your heart stops is better.

qwe3
06.16.10
lol no dude just no

silkforcalde
06.16.10
qwe, i really don't know what your taste is since all you do is decry the tastes of others but i am not impressed because the negation of taste is a profound admission of a lack of taste in your case

sphygmo
06.16.10
All I'm saying is that you guys have to admit that anything from Poison the Well, Cave In, or FATA are better than that Circle Takes the Square CD. Come on.

Enotron
06.16.10
yeah you got me dude. I was completely lying when I gave CTTS a 4. Busted.

silkforcalde
06.16.10
almost anything is better than as the roots undo, it represents the nadir of music, amateurish angsty children making noise with no knowledge of music

Enotron
06.16.10
"making noise with no knowledge of music" tends to lead to soulful shit

Iluvatar
06.16.10
cave in and poison the well are great bands, but sorry neither of them have made an album as good as As the Roots Undo.

Enotron
06.16.10
oh ok then

IsItLuck?
06.16.10
Poison the Well are good, but they are hardly musicians that exceed any sort of musical limits, or stand out above and beyond the rest. There are one of the better VCVCBC metalcore bands around. Nerdy :-B


plane
06.16.10
"lewis, dont talk about metal/hardcore please. it makes me like you less =/"

no

acorncheese
06.16.10
Seriously.....SERIOUSLY can't understand how someone could listen to As the Roots Undo and Jupter and conclude that AtRU is the better album.

Enotron
06.16.10
legit cheese

TheGreatFedora
06.16.10
No love for Scrambles on this list makes me sad.

silkforcalde
06.16.10
"cave in and poison the well are great bands, but sorry neither of them have made an album as good as As the Roots Undo."

statement makes no sense. as the roots undo is fucking horrid. if you actually felt that they were great bands, then you'd have to consider their albums to be better than the unmitigated travesty that is as the roots suck ass and scream random bullshit

Enotron
06.16.10
i can't wait till silkforcalde dies of old age in a few weeks and leaves this site

Electric City
06.16.10
silkforcalde do you ever feel like everyone but you is a laughing at a hilarious joke ?

silkforcalde
06.16.10
nah man, the opposite actually

IsItLuck?
06.16.10
silkforcalde, I would agree with you, but that would mean we're both wrong

qwe3
06.16.10
"qwe, i really don't know what your taste is since all you do is decry the tastes of others but i am not impressed because the negation of taste is a profound admission of a lack of taste in your case"

dude it's ok that you have shitty taste in music. you can admit it. there are clinics

ShadowRemains
06.16.10
lol silkforcalde, you've been fighting this list for way too long now...

sphygmo
06.16.10
I think some of you need to take a step back and stop being so holier than thou with your opinions. Jesus fucking Christ, how self righteous can you be over something so subjective as your taste in music. Seriously, it's fucking lame. Get a grip, virgins.

willfellmarsy
06.16.10
bad list...MPP is nonsense is in no way top 50 albums ever, and can't be judged as top ten in the decade when it's been around for a few months

Coalesce12
06.16.10
No Oceanic, Reconstruction Site, Terrifyer, Cotton Teeth, and Low Level Owl Vol. 1 in the top 100. A little disappointed sputnik, but you did alright in some spots.

Jonathan10
06.16.10
This hasn't died yet?

Ray91
06.16.10
I miss THE OPPOSITE OF DECEMBER!!!!

Iluvatar
06.16.10
its funny because MPP has actually been available for people to listen to for like...what, 19 months now? its close

StreetlightRock
06.16.10
Hey I voted for Low Level Owl

Electric City
06.16.10
"I think some of you need to take a step back and stop being so holier than thou with your opinions. Jesus fucking Christ, how self righteous can you be over something so subjective as your taste in music. Seriously, it's fucking lame. Get a grip, virgins."

this is the most hilariously misguided and ironic statement ever typed on the internet

Jonathan10
06.16.10
He called us virgins wtf

Inveigh
06.16.10
"Poison the Well sucks unfortunately. Cave In is pretty okay"

ugh, fucking blasphemy

DFelon204409
06.16.10
Poison the Well is awful, Cave In is great.

DFelon204409
06.16.10
SECRETS!!!!!

101. Tom Waits - Orphans
102. Madvillain - Madvillainy
103. Kanye West - The College Dropout
104. The Dodos - Visiter
105. The Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine
106. Underoath - Define the Great Line
107. Justice - Cross
108. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
109. Dredg - Catch Without Arms
110. El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
111. AFI - Sing the Sorrow
112. Butch Walker - Sycamore Meadows
113. Iron Lung - Sexless // No Sex
114. Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks
115. Hammock - Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo
116. BATS - Red in Tooth and Claw
117. Oceansize - Effloresce
118. Thursday - Full Collapse
119. Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian
120. Shpongle - Nothing Lasts...But Nothing Is Lost
121. Bright Eyes - Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
122. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
123. Sun Kil Moon - April
124. Murder by Death - Who Will Survive and What Will be Left of Them
125. Radiohead - Amnesiac
126. Propagandhi - Supporting Caste
127. Against Me - Reinventing Axl Rose
128. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
129. Cave In - Jupiter
130. Glassjaw - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence
131. Armchairpolitician - Seven Segment Decoder
132. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Vol. 1
133. Shugo Tokumaru - Exit
134. Mono - You Are There
135. Off Minor - Innominate
136. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
137. The Roots - Game Theory
138. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds
139. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
140. Deerhunter - Cryptograms

Helvete
06.16.10
Immolation didn't even make the top 140?

well tbh im not suprised :P

silkforcalde
06.16.10
how do people actually like shpongle?

Inveigh
06.16.10
how do people actually think Define the Great Line is better than anything by Poison the Well, Dillinger Escae Plan, Coalesce or Cave In? that's just funny.

silkforcalde
06.16.10
lol underoath sucks balls in hell, fuck them

Enotron
06.16.10
silkforcalde, have you possibly realized that the majority of active users like the music you don't like?

silkforcalde
06.16.10
majority? that's a pretty bold assumption.

Enotron
06.16.10
"active users" think relevant here

silkforcalde
06.16.10
enotron, have you possibly realized that the majority of active users think this list sucks balls?

EnCrypt.
06.16.10
"how do people actually like shpongle?"
LOLWUT??

Deviant.
06.16.10
The extra 40 spots are pretty good, and while I respect the staff's opinions I have to ask - how the hell did Justice nearly make the top 100?

Nomos
06.16.10
Yeah this is a pretty shitty list. All pretentious noise/lo-fi/post-hardcore bullshit meant for pretentious people to be tricked into liking because it's SOOOOO "not mainstream"

Better luck next decade, Sputnik, because this was god-awful and poorly done. Very poor.

silkforcalde
06.16.10
right on Nomos

*brofist*

Nomos
06.16.10
*brofist*

No but seriously, what's with all the pretentious kids' boners for Animal Collective and Radiohead here? And I meant *post-rock*. I'm talking God is an Astronaut and GSYBE. Just dull stuff.

silkforcalde
06.16.10
I remember the first time I eagerly downloaded an Animal Collective song. Surely all the hype can't be wrong, I thought. Then I heard what sounded like a hippy drum circle recorded in dad's garage.

Nomos
06.16.10
Ahaha exactly. I tried them because the nerds here are so hyped about them. It was just...hipster garbage that thought it was a lot more deep than it was. Radiohead have never made a good song. Post-rock shouldn't be qualified as music.

The trend seems to be if something hurts your ears or is dull and lacking in melody, then it's "art" and should be listened to while sipping tea and wearing a fedora.

TheSpirit
06.16.10
"Yeah this is a pretty shitty list. All pretentious noise/lo-fi/post-hardcore bullshit meant for pretentious people to be tricked into liking because it's SOOOOO "not mainstream"


yeah man. boy, did the staff pull the wool over our eyes

Nomos
06.16.10
This truly is Pitchfork.
I wonder how many of the people who made this "list" have ironic facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, a fedora, and/or a condescending attit

Nomos
06.16.10
This truly is Pitchfork.
I wonder how many of the people who made this "list" have ironic facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, a fedora, and/or a condescending attitude. I'm willing to bet it's most.

klap
06.16.10
feel free to facebook us!

Nomos
06.16.10
/\ I like it when Sputnik goes to an error screen mid message

acorncheese
06.17.10
Yeah, Nomos, you're right. CKY should've been #1.... I agree that this list wasn't as representative of this decade as I was hoping it would be, but you can't really complain when your ratings are as is. You'll just embarrass yourself.

Nomos
06.17.10
Really? Ad hominem attacks? Did I say that I've "rated" every album I like? My God, you champs really are childish. It doesn't even dignify a response - I refuse to argue with stubborn children.

Enotron
06.17.10
"Yeah this is a pretty shitty list. All pretentious noise/lo-fi/post-hardcore bullshit meant for pretentious people to be tricked into liking because it's SOOOOO "not mainstream""

sorry who was childish?

"enotron, have you possibly realized that the majority of active users think this list sucks balls?" Questions. Are you A) 13 B) Hopelessly ignorant C) Both?


Nomos
06.17.10
My post wasn't childish at all.

Irony being that the second part to your post was hopelessly juvenile.
Stop ignoring the truth: most of these bands are talentless, and you think you're a smart, sophisticated person for somehow enjoying them and "getting" them.
Not so fast, skipper.

I've stated the truth here, and the more you kids deny it, the sadder it gets. With that, I won't be coming back to this comments page to read more kiddy-banter about who's facial hair and hat is more ironic. You might as well not respond, and just get back to being called "NEEERRRD" and getting wedgies - or whatever bitter, elitist nerds are up to these days.

Bye, kiddo.

Enotron
06.17.10
lol yeah you got me bro. I don't actually enjoy the music I listen to, I just listen to really shitty music in the hopes that somebody will ask me about my music taste and I can then show mine off. Geez you really figured sputnik out after 53 comments, eh?

acorncheese
06.17.10
Lol, not coming back because you don't wanna read more "kiddy-banter." Right. That's why you've left. I'm not the biggest fan of this list, but I'm not gonna say it's bad because it didn't list all of my favorite albums. Alright, wise guy, let's see YOUR top 100 of the decade. Come on. Let's see it. You'll be at a loss once you've gone through the CKY and BTBAM discographies.

Enotron
06.17.10
It's pretty clear he hasn't listened to any of the albums on this list. It's irritating when people don't recognize albums, they dismiss it as pitchfork lo-fi noise or whatever ridiculous terms they use. But I suppose I'm only feeding his idiotic banter.

acorncheese
06.17.10
Yeah, it is incredibly obvious that he hasn't heard 90% of the music on here. I took the "troll the albums I don't know but are highly regarded" approach for a few days. Then I said fuck that and acquired Jane Doe. Trying to see what it's all about before judging it again. I'd recommend that you do the same, Nomos. You might find something you love.

Jonathan10
06.17.10
My post wasn't childish at all.

Irony being that the second part to your post was hopelessly juvenile.
Stop ignoring the truth: most of these bands are talentless, and you think you're a smart, sophisticated person for somehow enjoying them and "getting" them.
Not so fast, skipper.

I've stated the truth here, and the more you kids deny it, the sadder it gets. With that, I won't be coming back to this comments page to read more kiddy-banter about who's facial hair and hat is more ironic. You might as well not respond, and just get back to being called "NEEERRRD" and getting wedgies - or whatever bitter, elitist nerds are up to these days.

Bye, kiddo.



It is quite obvious that you are not in fact an adult. If you were an adult you would not come on teh internetz and brag about being one. And this should just die, how come there's users here that i have never seen anywhere else

Enotron
06.17.10
nah didn't you know all these new users are the majority on sputnik and the rest of us are elitist nerd pitchfork hipsters and we're keeping the site down. Common folk of sputnik, unite!

Enotron
06.17.10
however I shall keep them down, with my facial hair and ironic hats

Iluvatar
06.17.10
i think say anything wrote a song about people and their ironic facial hair

the devil may or may not care

Thanntos
06.17.10
@ Nomos - I fail to take anyone who rates a PWD a 5 seriously. Ty for stopping by though.

As for the rest of the top 40 all I can say is '116. BATS - Red in Tooth and Claw' WINNNN

Emim
06.17.10
This is a well-hung thread.

qwe3
06.17.10
i have amazing taste and am also much better looking than your stereotypical hipster. is my opinion worthy

DFelon204409
06.17.10
tea and fedoras

struth
06.17.10
lol hipsters

struth
06.17.10
o hai pitchfork

Bitchfork
06.17.10
"cave in and poison the well are great bands, but sorry neither of them have made an album as good as As the Roots Undo."

We're still hung up on these bands? Granted Cave In's fine, but saying that Poison the Well is a good band and saying that Jupiter is inferior to As the Roots Undo are worthless claims. How is Circle takes the Square good, at all? Most people agree that the vocals are terrible; the "unexpected" shifts are just ploys to disguise the fact that CTTS can't compose a decent climax, and the band is more concerned with being arty than being good. I don't care if you can make a sing along indie chorus; do I want to sing along? Do you want to sing along? Are they singing? Are they screaming? I'm as deep as Circle Takes the Square so make room for me and my gilded vessel. We'll glide our way through an ocean of tears the same shade of concrete while the call of crows fills up our picture plane, which is, like the water, a still shade of neutral gray.

Why isn't that album called Colors again?

cbs


Bitchfork
06.17.10
I'm half-kidding with this post, but fucking enlighten me.

Electric City
06.17.10
i wear my thick rimmed glasses and fedora while touching myself to "kill the switch"

Iluvatar
06.17.10
bitchfork i dont get what you are saying

Dre
06.17.10
he's proving his homosexuality.

Inveigh
06.17.10
"saying that Poison the Well is a good band and saying that Jupiter is inferior to As the Roots Undo are worthless claims."

I'm confused as to how those are worthless claims... not saying I don't disagree about Jupiter being inferior to ATRU, I'm just wondering why you think it's worthless to say that (and not to mention PtW rules duuuude)

DFelon204409
06.17.10
I'm still hung up on fedoras. Isn't a fedora more of a theater-kid or faux-gangster move (depending on age of wearer)?

TMobotron
06.17.10
Wow I really hate some of you.

TMobotron
06.17.10
Also- Enotron: I love you.

silkforcalde
06.17.10
poison the well is absolutely awesome. all their albums are fantastic. not sure why they get such a bad rep from hipster douchebags.

jupiter is also a great album once you get past the lyrics. brodsky should never, never, FUCKIN NEVER write lyrics. the metronome is right, you motherfucker, and your heart may have skipped a beat but the metronome had nothing to do with it!

Enotron
06.17.10
that's worth an emoticon tmob

acorncheese
06.17.10
May I ask what the problem with Brodksy's lyrics is?

silkforcalde
06.17.10
"the reality check is in the mail"
"the metronome is wrong again - my heart has surely gone and skipped a beat"

need i say more?

Inveigh
06.17.10
"I wonder how many of the people who made this "list" have ironic facial hair, thick-rimmed glasses, a fedora, and/or a condescending attitude. I'm willing to bet it's most."

apparently we're all a bunch of suburban, teenage Elvis Costello look-alikes. I'm also wondering how facial hair is ironic, unless it's like a pedo-stache or something

sumyunguy
06.17.10
It's funny, looking at how this list is book-ended, with blood brothers and converge, you'd think it would be mostly loud loud noises! only to look inside and see that it's not so...sigh...and btw, looking at the 101-140 list left me with absolutely no hope. i was thinking some good albums almost made it, but wow, there are maybe 5 good records out of those 40, meaning that so many good ones WEREN'T EVEN CLOSE! Blasphemy!

Enotron
06.17.10
there's enough elitism on this thread already, go back to your cave

silkforcalde
06.17.10
ironic facial hair is like bushy beards or handlebar mustaches or any form of facial hair that calls to mind archaic trends

in other words, hipster trends

Electric City
06.17.10
thank you user silkforcalde for clearing this up!

Enotron
06.17.10
my grandfather had a bushy beard, how did I not see he was a clear practitioner of hipster deviancy.

silkforcalde
06.17.10
your grandfather is an old timer and the ironic description doesn't fit. i really shouldn't have to explain this and i assume you are being intentionally obtuse.

Inveigh
06.17.10
is the Dos Equis guy a hipster?

Electric City
06.17.10
\_

Electric City
06.17.10
sorry guys i was being obtuse

Enotron
06.17.10
"your grandfather is an old timer" this is a lie, he was a hip, hip man

silkforcalde
06.17.10
do you guys know what the word ironic mean? bushy beards on old timers are not ironic. go read a dictionary. educate yourselves.

Enotron
06.17.10
how about you read me a dictionary while I snuggle under the covers and drink a glass of warm milk?

Helvete
06.17.10
\

omg it works on the staff blogs \m/

Inveigh
06.17.10
oooohhh isn't Ironic like an Alanis Morissette song?

heyadam
06.17.10
again, another list with Converge number one. *sigh*

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