Fave albums from the twenty teens

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  • @scottlake Jan 4

    I have a pretty wide range of musical tastes, and this decade, I have a way to look through my music collection and select which ALBUMS I liked the most, because I have my entire 1100+ CD collection ripped to 192 kbps mp3 files, with folders by artist, as well as plenty of downloads.

    I decided not to try to pick a 10 best, but just go through the folders and pick the stuff that has stuck with me and I go back to for various reasons. You may not find a bunch of artists you know - many of these I have settled on because of lyrics or production or just plain delight.

    A few that didn't make this list that I don't own yet but I keep going back to on Spotify/Amazon Music: A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead, Plini (everything this band does - sheesh!), Sun Structured by Temples

    My favorite albums from the twenty-teens in general alphabetical order going through my music folder:
    1. Josh Garrels: Love & War & The Sea In Between

    2. A Boy & His Kite: Self-Titled

    3. Benjamin Dunn and the Animal Orchestra: Fable

    4. Cool Hand Luke: Of Man

    5. Death Cab for Cutie: Kintsugi

    6. Double Ferrari: Self Titled

    7. Gotye: Making Mirrors

    8. Half Moon Run: Dark Eyes

    9. Jars of Clay: Inland

    10. Kings of Leon: Come Around Sundown

    11. Kyshona Armstrong: Go

    12. Lincoln Brewster: Oxygen

    13. Local Natives: Hummingbird

    14. Matthew Perryman Jones: Land of the Living

    15. Mutemath: Vitals

    16. Pinkshinyultrablast: Grandfathered

    17. Nils Frahm: Solo

    18. Propaganda: Crimson Cord

    19. Shearwater: Animal Joy

    20. Simple Minds: Walk Between Worlds (Deluxe Edition)

    21. Snarky Puppy: We Like It Here

    22. Soft Science: Maps

    23. Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell

    24. Sunflower Bean: Human Ceremony

    25. The Black Keys: El Camino

    26. The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams

    27. The National: High Violet

    28. The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding

    29. Tony Bennett: Duets II

    30. Trent Dabbs: Southerner

    31. Ulrich Schnauss: No Further Ahead than Today

    32. Wye Oak: The Louder I Call the Faster It Runs

    33. All of the great music from February Album Writing Month challenge

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 4

    I posted my top twenty from the last decade on my facebook the other day:

    Black Keys - Brothers
    Kishi Bashi - 151a
    Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
    Superorganism - Superorganism
    Big Thief - Masterpiece
    Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
    Benjamin Clementine - I Tell a Fly
    Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    Low - Double Negative
    Son Little - Son Little
    David Bowie - Blackstar
    Bon Iver - 22, A Million
    St Vincent - Masseduction
    Mitski - Be the Cowboy
    Courteney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
    Atoms for Peace - Amok
    BC Camplight - Deportation Blues
    Jonathan Bree - Sleepwalking
    Villagers - The Art of Pretending to Swim
    James Blake - Overgrown

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 4

    @scottlake Only one album on both of our lists but what an album. I think Carrie & Lowell might be my number one of the decade.

  • @bootlegger Jan 4

    Ugh. Carrie and Lowell. A masterpiece. Yes.
    Also phoebe bridgers - stranger in the alps.
    Demeberists -the king is dead
    Julien baker - turn out the lights
    Manchester orchestra - simple math
    Bad books - I
    Kevin devine - bubblegum
    Soccer mommy - clean
    Radical face - the family tree albums
    The dear hunter - migrant and act IV
    Future islands - in evening air

  • @scottlake Jan 5

    @sailingmagpie we had A Moon Shaped Pool also. I just don’t own a physical copy of it yet.

  • @scottlake Jan 5

    I actually like most of the albums on both of your lists. I pretty much limited my list to the albums I purchased. We have a killer used CD source locally, if you are willing to dig ($0.49 per disc) and my CD collection bloomed beyond control this past decade, hence my effort to rip the whole collection - and donate the discs I didn't want to keep permanently to Goodwill. At the same time I ripped them, I cataloged them in libib.com and app, because when you are doing modern day crate digging, and you have a collection of over 1000 discs, it's hard to remember if you already have something. So I can check live if I have something.

  • @edwardsmusic Jan 5

    Lou Reed and Metallica - Lulu
    Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once
    Mike Oldfield - Man on the Rocks

  • @kanttila Jan 6

    1. Carly Rae Jepsen : Emotion
    2. Lorde : Melodrama
    3. Daft Punk : Random Access Memories
    4. Seiko Oomori : TOKYO BLACK HOLE
    5. BAND-MAID : World Domination
    6. Wednesday Campanella : Superman
    7. Yui : Holidays in the Sun
    9. Katy Perry : Teenage Dream
    10. Kendrick Lamar : good kid, m.A.A.d city

  • @ampersandman  Jan 6

    In no particular order ...

  • @vomvorton  Jan 6

    Here's a quick top ten without thinking about it too hard (because if I do, I'll keep changing it). #1 is absolutely set in stone though, increasingly thinking it might my favourite album ever.

    1. Baths - Romaplasm
    2. Onsind - Anaesthesiology
    3. Robyn - Body Talk
    4. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
    5. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
    6. The Ballet - I Blame Society
    7. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now
    8. Alvvays - Antisocialites
    9. Illuminati Hotties - Kiss Yr Frenemies
    10. The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme

  • @tesla3090  Jan 6

    Also in no particular order:

    Seeming - Madness & Extinction
    Encephalon - The Transhuman Condition
    Dead When I Found Her - All the Way Down
    Seeming - SOL: A Self Banishment Ritual
    Mr. Kitty - A.I.
    Encephalon - Psychogenesis
    Zircon - Identity Sequence
    Purity Ring - Another Eternity
    Necro Facility - Wintermute
    The Glitch Mob - Drink the Sea
    Mind.In.A.Box - Broken Legacies
    Assemblage 23 - Bruise
    Neuroticfish - A Sign of Life
    Haujobb - New World March
    Holly Herndon - Platform
    Front Line Assembly - WarMech

  • @adforperu  Jan 7

    Here's a list I made earlier...

    01. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    02. St Vincent - Strange Mercy
    03. Frank Ocean - Blond
    04. Taylor Swift - 1989
    05. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid m.A.A.d City
    06. FKA Twigs - Magdalene
    07. Frank Ocean - Orange
    08. Carly Rae Jepsen - EMOTION
    09. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
    10. Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
    11. Beyonce - 4
    12. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    13. Lorde - Melodrama
    14. Caribou - Swim
    15. Solange - A Seat at the Table
    16. Jon Hopkins - Immunity
    17. Mitksi - Be the Cowboy
    18. Tyler the Creator - IGOR
    19. Kanye West - Yeezus
    20. Big thief - Capacity
    21. Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
    22. LCD Soundsystem - american dream
    23. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell
    24. Caroline Polachek - Pang
    25. These new purtans - Fields of Reed
    26. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
    27. Tallest man on earth - Wild Hunt
    28. Four tet - There is Love in You
    29. Tame impala - Currents
    30. Richard Dawson - Peasant

  • @scottlake Jan 7

    I have some catch up listening to do from the decade!

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 7

    Love how diverse everyone's lists are!
    @adforperu You've just reminded me that I need to check out Richard Dawson's older stuff, as I loved 2020 this year.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 7

    In no particular order....
    The Nunnery: We are the stars
    METZ: II
    M83: junk
    The Soft Cavalry: s/t
    Beck: Morning Phase
    Tame Impala: Lonerism
    Band of Horses: Why are you ok
    Corridor: Supermercado
    Bob Mould: Patch the sky
    First Aid Kit: stay gold
    Deerhunter: halcyon digest

    there are others.....but that’s enough

  • @robynmackenzie  Jan 8

    Zanaka by Jain!

  • @atitlan  Jan 9

    Here's a few of mine:

    Arca - Mutant
    Austra - Feel it Break
    Beiruit - Gallipoli
    Belbury Poly - The Belbury Tales
    Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle
    St Vincent - MassSeduction
    St Vincent - St Vincent
    Carolina Chocolate Drops - Leaving Eden
    Rose Elinor Dougall - Without Why
    Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys
    Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest
    Goldfrapp - Silver Eye
    Grimes - Visions or Art Angels (can't choose one)
    Aldous Harding - Designer (favourite of 2019)
    Holly Herndon - Platform
    Jane Weaver - Modern Kosmology
    Japanese Popstars - Controlling Your Allegiance
    John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
    Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
    Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
    Laurie Anderson - Homeland
    London Grammar - Truth is a Beautiful Thing
    Matthew Dear - Black City
    Richard Hawley - Standing at the Sky's Edge
    Shugo Tokumaru - Port Entropy
    Suede - The Blue Hour
    Tame Impala - Lonerism
    Temples - Sun Structures
    Anna von Hausswolf - Ceremony / Dead magic / The Miraculous

  • @atitlan  Jan 9

    Lots of stuff I know and like on people's lists, and an awful lot I've never heard of that will be added to Spotify playlists over the duration of FAWM - hopefully some new favourites to discover.

    Noticed some recurrences of St Vincent and Tame Impala so far.

  • @atitlan  Jan 9

    @vomvorton Didn't expect to see The Beths - listened to that quite a bit when it came out.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 9

    @atitlan i was going to add blonde redhead’s 23 to my list, which is an absolute favorite of mine, but that was 2010. I love that band!

  • @atitlan  Jan 9

    @guatecoop There's a couple of 2010s on my list; I went with 2010-2019.

    Penny Sparkle is definitely the one that connected with me, the next one Barragan(?), while it's still good, lost something compared to PS. I'm not especially familiar with 23 - will have to spend some time with it.

  • @scottlake Jan 10

    @atitlan yes to Temples

  • @ampersandman  Jan 10

    @atitlan Surprised to find Penny Sparkle on any list. I totally hated it, because I'm such a fan of Blonde Redhead's 90s/2000s work. It ruined that band for me, although Barragàn was a little more interesting again. This once again goes to show how differently art is perceived ...

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 13

    it's interesting to see threads such as these, and, going thru all the albums mentioned by everyone to date (probably about, what, 80-100 albums listed), realizing that I have listened to (and own as well) exactly two albums from all those listed! (can anyone guess which two, before I make an attempt to list my possible choices?)

  • @gubna Jan 13

    Bryan Beller Scenes From The Flood

    Steven Wilson’s solo albums

    Flying Colors albums

  • @looprication  Jan 18

    The albums that have really stuck with me:

    Wye Oak / The Louder I Call the Faster it Runs
    TORRES / Sprinter
    Radiohead / A Moon Shaped Pool
    Slowdive / Slowdive
    Jon Hopkins / Immunity
    Giorgia Angiuli / In A Pink Bubble
    Lana Del Rey / Born To Die (NFR! is amazing as well)

    and anything by FKA Twigs

    Agree I can't pick a favorite Grimes from the decade. Have you heard the one that's coming out next month?! Fantastic.

  • @guatecoop  Jan 18

    @looprication , I also enjoyed the Slowdive album more than I thought that I would.

  • @aesthetic72  Jan 18

    I loved Amelia Curran/Spectators, Daft Punk/Random Access Memories, all of Gregory Porter's stuff, really digging Petros Klampanis/Irrationalities just before the end of 2019.

    I think that PK's Irrationalities is a perfect album. Followed by Daft Punk's RAM. I mean, it's very hard to top anything Nile Rodgers.

  • @downburst  Jan 18

    I'm too lazy to make a list, but I think the album I keep coming back to is Carla Morrison's "Dejenme Llorar." Simple, rich, beautiful, mysterious.

  • @looprication  Jan 18

    @guatecoop - I'd been waiting forever to see them live, couldn't believe they were *that* *good* in person. Also pleasantly surprised that the album turned out to be one of their best, IMHO. Sounded to me like they never left 😉

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 21

    Rather than hemming and hawing over the “most important” albums, the following list covers those albums in constant rotation for me from 2010-2019 that didn’t go stale.

    (1) Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
    (2) Frightened Rabbit – Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010)
    (3) Hamilton Original Cast Recording (2015)
    (4) Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
    (5) DIIV – DIIV (2012)
    (6) Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings (2016)
    (7) Fucked Up – Glass Boys (2014)
    (8) Taylor Swift – Red (2012)
    (9) Court Yard Hounds – Court Yard Hounds (2010)
    (10) METZ – II (2015)
    (11) Meat Wave – The Incessant (2017)
    (12) Dawes – Stories Don’t End (2013)
    (13) TV On the Radio – Seeds (2014)
    (14) Passion Pit – Gossamer (2012)
    (15) Rocky Votolato – Television of Saints (2012)

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 21

    Honorable mentions:
    Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math (2016)
    Lorde – The Love Club EP (2012/2013)
    Parquet Courts – Human Performance (2016)
    St. Vincent – Strange Mercy (2011)
    Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolent (2014)
    Anais Mitchell – Hadestown (2010).
    Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (2013)
    Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (2010)
    Future Teens – Breakup Season (2019)
    Kamasi Washington – Heaven and Earth (2018)

    Favorite Single: Lorde – “Royals”
    Favorite Live Band: Beach Slang
    Favorite Solo Artist: St. Vincent
    Most misunderstood album: Neko Case – The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I fight, The More I Love You (2013)

  • @ianuarius  Jan 24

    Man oh man, how long you wanna go? I made a playlist of the top 200 tracks of the last decade. Crazy stuff. Ok, here, I tried to categorize them a bit for an easier read! 😁

    Michael Oakley - Introspect
    HAIM - Days Are Gone
    NINA - Sleepwalking
    Alvaro Soler - Mar De Colores
    Birdy - Beautiful Lies
    Sara Bareilles - Kaleidoscope Heart
    Scissor Sisters - Night Work
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    CHVRCHES - The Bones Of What You Believe
    Bastille - All This Bad Blood
    The Wandering Hearts - Wild Silence
    Josh Turner - Deep South
    Show Of Hands - The Long Way Home
    Eva + Manu - Eva & Manu
    Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind

    Gareth Emery - Mini Mix 1
    Ultraboss - Slave to the Passion
    Roger Shah - Magic Island Vol. 9
    SelloRekt / LA Dreams - Fascination
    Red Sun Rising - Campfire
    Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth
    Mitch Murder - Selection 4
    Nigel Stanford - Automatica
    nanobii - Sunshine Express
    Chicane - Twenty
    Starcadian - Saturdaze
    Andy Moor / Somna - AVA 10 Years
    Avicii - True
    Tesla Boy - The Universe Made of Darkness
    Nigel Stanford - Solar Echoes
    Big Giant Circles - The Glory Days
    BT - Electronic Opus
    Nigel Good - Space Cadet

    Philter - The Queen of Crows
    CarboHydroM - Prime Legacy
    Philter - The Campfire Tales
    Magnus Pålsson - Pppppp
    Ben Prunty - FTL OST
    Darren Korb - Bastion OST
    Gustavo Santaolalla - The Last of Us OST
    Jeremy Soule - Skyrim OST

  • @ianuarius  Jan 24

    Leprous - Alleviate
    Sevent Wonder - Tiara
    DGM - The Passage
    DGM - Momentum
    Moon Safari - Lover's End
    Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
    Moon Safari - Himlabacken Vol. 1
    Circus Maximus - Nine

    Beast In Black - From Hell With Love
    Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
    Alter Bridge - Fortress
    Moon Tooth - Chromaparagon
    Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful
    Nightingale - Retribution
    Arion - Last of Us
    Ghost - Meliora
    Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud
    Machinae Supremacy - A View From The End Of The World
    Machine Head - Unto The Locust

    Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild
    Lagwagon - Hang
    The Dear Hunter - Migrant Reprise
    Shinedown - Amaryllis
    Biffy Clyro - Similarities
    Relient K - Mmhmm10
    Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
    A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy
    Heaven's Basement - Filthy Empire
    Paramore - Paramore
    Tonight Alive - Underworld
    Jack White - Blunderbuss
    The Night Flight Orchestra - Amber Galactic
    Brian Fallon - Painkillers
    Dizzy Mizz Lizzy - Forward In Reverse
    Steven Wilson - Transience
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway
    Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
    Marianas Trench - Masterpiece Theatre

    Btw. Here's the playlist.

  • @jorh  Jan 24

    Here’s my top 16 albums of the decade (in no particular order). Not sure if i genuinely preferred albums near the end of the decade or if i have a really bad memory and can’t remember what i was listening to at the start of it:

    (1) Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell
    (2) Fka Twigs - Magdalene
    (3) Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
    (4) Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    (5) La Roux - Trouble in Paradise
    (6) Arianna Grande - Thank u Next
    (7) Jamie T - Carry On the Grudge
    (8) Adele - 21
    (9) Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
    (10) Carly Rae Jepson -Emotions
    (11) Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
    (12) Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
    (13) Troye Sivan - Bloom
    (14) Lykke Li - So Sad So Sexy
    (15) Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
    (16) Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real - Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 24

    @atitlan Great to see that Temples album getting some love. Interesting band.

  • @ianuarius  Jan 24

    @jorh that Kacey Musgraves was really lit!

    Did you hear the new Banks?

    Or heck, the new P!nk?

  • @jorh  Jan 24

    @ianuarius yes it was a proper mood and the melodies were delicious haha
    Yes been following BANKS for a while, really like the new album definetly her best and cohesive work. Not heard new P!nk I will give it a listen. I’ve been listening to Maggie Rogers new album recently which you might like!

  • @ianuarius  Jan 24

    @jorh oh yeah! I actually remember the album cover for heard it in a past life better than the music. 😁 Maybe it requires another listen.

  • @scottlake Jan 24

    Yes again to Temples. I only found out about them on Noisetrade so it’s very nice to see a couple of other fans here.

  • @resonance Jan 24

    Just glanced at my iPod to see the slim pickings from the twenty teens currently on there that I listen to regularly:

    1. The Glorious Sons - Young Beauties And Fools
    2. Big Wreck - Albatross
    3. Belle Brigade - Belle Brigade
    4. Bros. Landreth - '87
    5. City And Colour - If I Should Go Before You
    6. Holy Holy - Paint
    7. Jessie Ware - Glasshouse
    8. Old Crow Medicine Show - 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde
    9. Phoenix - Bankrupt!
    10. MuteMath - Play Dead
    11. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me

    The lists by @guatecoop & @scottlake are entirely in my wheelhouse. I will be checking out the rest of the suggestions for sure though. Love threads like this!

  • @atitlan  Jan 24

    @ayehahmur I first came across 'Sun Structures' by Temples when I was looking for something in a similar vein to Tame Impala's 'Lonerism'. It's interesting to see the direction each band has taken since.

    If you don't already know them. give Pond and Grumbling Fur a try.

  • @scottlake Jan 24

    @resonance if you want really early Mutemath, check out Earthsuit

  • @ayehahmur  Jan 24

    @atitlan I checked them out because they were playing a festival and loved that they were so solidly into the 60s psyche thing.
    Thanks for the extra recs!

  • @resonance Jan 28

    @scottlake I listened to TROMS by Earthsuit all the way through and I liked that a lot ! They do a pretty good version of 'Once In A Lifetime' too so thanks for the suggestion !

    If you're digging Holy Holy, you've got to listen to 'When The Storms Would Come' 'cause it's a total guitar album. Probably my favourite by them.

  • @driftwood1  Jan 29

    My favorites, I'm sure I'm forgetting plenty. In no particular order:

    Threshold - March of Progress
    Ghost Ship Octavius - Delirium
    Seventh Wonder - Tiara
    Jason Isbell - Southeastern
    Black Country Communion - Black Country Communion
    Scorpion Child - Scorpion Child
    Flying Colors - Flying Colors
    Church of the Cosmic Skull - Is Satan Real?
    Wytch Hazel - II Sojourn
    Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
    Skull Fist - Head of the Pack / Way of the Road

  • @kraftec Jan 29


    also good:

    CHON - S/T
    Ghost - Meliora
    All Them Witches - Lightning at the Door
    American Football - LP3
    Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose your Weapon

    to name a few

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