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The Guardian's 100 best albums of the 21st century (plus 2000)

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3 hours ago, Charliemouse said:



Kendrick is good, Dilla was a legend.


Yep, I'm staggered anyone could think otherwise.

It's like saying The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival are good. One is revolutionary, the other is a fine band.

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12 hours ago, Ravern said:

I have an awful lot of time for J Dilla and there's a fair case that his lasting impact on the genre will prove more significant  but quoting that line from Kendrick and referencing braggadocio are just non-starters when trying to make a meaningful comparison between the two.


Ah, yeah, perhaps. I was grumpy last night.

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6 minutes ago, Davros sock drawer said:

I have heard 6 albums out of that list. I'm so out of touch.


You probably are if you grade how in or out of touch you are by a list of albums from the Guardian. 


(7 here, not sure if I've heard all of one of the 7 though). 

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I've heard 84 :unsure:


It's a pretty boring list but that doesn't mean there isn't loads of good stuff on it. It would've gone down a lot better if it wasn't for the comedy Winehouse placements, but that does seem so very Guardian.

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My count is 15, which is more than I thought when I first skimmed down the list:




65 Primal Scream - XTRMNTR

48 The White Stripes - Elephant 

47 Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

45 Portishead - Third

27 Björk - Vespertine

26 The xx - xx

24 David Bowie - Blackstar

21 PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

20 Arcade Fire - Funeral

19 PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

16 Radiohead - Kid A

11 Radiohead - In Rainbows

8 Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not

3 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2 The Strokes - Is This It?




I like Amy Winehouse's singles, and the documentary "Amy" was excellent. But I've never heard Frank or Back to Black in full.

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I was expecting it to be a lot of obscurities but I've got 37 overall. I'd sub out a Kanye or two and get Fishscale on the board




Rihanna - Anti-
Charli XCX - Pop 2
Taylor Swift - 1989
Justin Timberlake - Justified
Kanye West - Late Registration
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
John Grant - Queen of Denmark
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
Jay-Z - The Black Album
Kanye West - The College Dropout
St Vincent - St Vincent
NERD - In Search of…
D’Angelo - Black Messiah
The White Stripes - Elephant
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
Frank Ocean - Nostalgia, Ultra
Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
Grimes - Visions
Daft Punk - Discovery
The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Beyoncé - Lemonade
OutKast - Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
Kanye West - Yeezus
Outkast - Stankonia
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Frank Ocean - Blonde
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
The Streets - Original Pirate Material
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in da Corner
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The Strokes - Is This It?
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black


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