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Best album of the 10s?

Discussion in '2010's Music' started by That 70s Guy, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Lynch

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    Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King

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    Honorable mention:

    Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
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    Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
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    Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
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    T&N - Slave to the Empire
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  2. Sox

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    There's a few that spring to mind the new Priest album is up there, "Lights Out" Graveyard, Hell "Human Remains" and this cracker from Gentlemans Pistols.

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    Oooh, interesting question. We're getting pretty close to the half-way point for those of us who count '10, so while we have whole lot of time left, this isn't a bad time to start thinking about it!

    A couple of my all-time favorites just miss the cut-off date. That would have made it easy. As is, I'm left torn between Neil Young -- Americana, Tom Petty -- Mojo, and Katy Perry -- Teenage Dream.

    I should probably be giving it to Teenage Dream on the basis of it by far the most relevant and influential entry, one from an artist in her prime. It's about as flawless as any pop album I've ever heard and it really set the bar for dance pop. That being said, its modern immediacy is a double-edged sword. Katy helped pioneer the wave of EDM-based pop but Teenage Dream was just the start, and now I find myself more interested in newer albums that take that angle to a higher level. I think years from now I'll probably rate Teenage Dream where it deserves, but living in the moment it's hard for me to not prefer the newer works, kind of like comparing early Beatles to Sgt. Pepper.

    Tom Petty's Mojo is the album I listen to most out of the three. It's got some truly spectacular tracks and really builds on what Mudcrutch began. But ultimately it just doesn't come off as a "best of the decade" album to me, because it's sandwiched in between two other records, one better (Mudcrutch), and one just as good (Hypnotic Eye). Mudcrutch was the real innovator where Petty started getting into this sound and that's the one that would deserve the highest accolades -- but it's not from the 10s.

    So I'm left with Americana as my choice. No big surprise whenever a Neil Young album ends at the top for me. This record really hits on what makes Neil and Crazy Horse great, just raw power and no foolin'. Their first record in six years and boy is it good to have them back! The material on the album strikes a cosmic chord with me. It's one of those very rare entries where a legacy act can re-inhabit the sound of their youth.

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    After much deliberating and cogitating, I've settled on this:

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    Okay, I'm going for a second pick which seriously gives my first pick (Tame Impala's Innerspeaker) a run for its money!

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    The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Absolutely killer album! Every song here is gold! I'm so glad I discovered this album even though I was a year late.
     
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    ^^^ Need to pick that one up :grinthumb
     
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    Musikwala Popmartian

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    You will not regret it, Tray!

    And I need to pick up ...Like Clockwork.
     
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    Since I can't decide between all the ones I love, these are the ones for me so far.

    Golden Void - Golden Void (2012)
    Earthless - From The Ages (2013)
    Mastodon - The Hunter (2011)
    Mastodon - Once More Round The Sune (2014)
    Opeth - Heritage (2011)
    Storm Corrosion - Storm Corrosion (2012)
    Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused To Sing (and other stories) (2013)
     
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    Beautiful album.
     
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    This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone here.

    I haven't been around much for a while, (fried my laptop), but my status as Shinedown fanboy hasn't diminished.

    I haven't fallen this hard for a band since I was a teen.

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