Best Music of the 00's ?
There must be some out there I’ve overlooked. Only ones I can think of that I’ve really liked have been Radiohead and maybe the Streets first 2 albums. I think all the good stuff has probably been buried under all the rubbish. I remember thinking the 90’s wasn’t all that great but looking back it was awesome….Blur, Stone Roses, Suede and so many other great Indie bands, not to mention some of the dance music too. 80’s…a bit far out but still good. 70’s… rock like Pink Floyd. 60’s… speaks for itself.Posted 7 years ago13thfloormonkMember
Um… am I going to embarass myslf by saying Kings Of Leon?
I mean, yeah, their last album was mostly crap, and they actually admitted modelling themselves on U2, but they started well, still have some credibility and have at last three decent albums to their name?
I’m usually a bit of a music snob but reckon they’re at least a cut above the usual pop dross.Posted 7 years ago
Christ, you lot really aren’t paying attention are you?Posted 7 years ago
Death Cab For Cutie
Mumford And Son
Broken Social Scene
Auf Der Maur
The Hold Steady
The New Pornographers
Blood Red Shoes
The Joy Formidable
The Smoke Fairies
Sons And Daughters
The Dead Weather
Pretty Girls Make Graves
First Aid Kit
…there’s plenty more I could find with a bit more effort, and it’s worth pointing out that most of the artists on that list I’ve seen live, playing venues in Bristol.
Every decade has some kind of music that really defines it but I’ve been wondering what music really defined the 00’s. I’m struggling to think of any bands this last decade that have even come close to anything that has gone before. I probably prefer rock but listen to anything good.
Seems to be just average solo artists and x factor style stuff about recently and the real music hasn’t come to the fore front. Can anyone restore my faith in modern music and think of some great bands?Posted 7 years ago
seen most of those Realman, my 12 yr old was at a blood red shoes gig the other week comparing how loud they were to the Joy Formidable. Good music’s not hard to find.
The Avett brothers
Band of Skulls
The Big Pink
Dum Dum Girls
You love her cos she’s dead
TV on the radio
and on and on…Posted 7 years agomastiles_fanylionMember
I don’t think people are understanding the OP – there is no DEFINING music and I agree with the point. Bands like The Arcade Fire and Muse are pretty decent, but they aren’t really defining a mood or anything.
Saying that, not much has since punk, rock and disco. All that happens these days is music being regurgitated with slightly newer sounds and nothing is capturing a generation’s attention.Posted 7 years agomboySubscriber
Every decade has some kind of music that really defines it but I’ve been wondering what music really defined the 00’s.
Pop SH*TE basically! Driven by the likes of X Factor. The whole reality TV thing really took over popular culture in the 00’s, and has basically dominated over anything slightly original… Thank God the public rebelled and made Rage Against the Machine Christmas Number 1 last year!
I’m struggling to think of any bands this last decade that have even come close to anything that has gone before.
There have been loads of good (and plenty of bad) bands and producers in the 00’s, the problem is they’re still too recent in our minds to begin to achieve cult status. The likes of Blur, Oasis and Radiohead weren’t yet at cult status entering the 00’s… The other problem is that stated above, and that nobody original has been allowed to achieve much with all the X Factorites around!Posted 7 years ago
Realman, considering all of the gigs I attended were sold out, plenty of people have heard of them. I’ve seen The Like twice this year, Laura Marling three times.
Z Berg, The Like
Dan Boekner, Wolf Parade
Posted 7 years ago
Torquill Campbell and Amy Milan, Stars
The point is I heard all these artists on daytime BBC radio, and plenty of other people have heard if them too, it doesn’t take much effort to find quality music. Just ‘cos you haven’t heard of them, doesn’t mean many, many others haven’t.
The Word magazine is also a good source, it has a superb sampler cd each month with lots of stuff you’ve never heard of.
Ok, perhaps there isn’t a “defining sound”, except perhaps endless carbon copy autotuned crap on Radio One, but that’s really because with the Internet now everything is available, there’s vast, diverse libraries online and no one defining style, anyone can go find something to identify with, and the tribal nature of music styles has diminished somewhat. But to say that all that’s available is just X-Factor spawn is patently rubbish, as the lists above prove.Posted 7 years agodjgloverMember
This is all well and good, but what will be the enduring sound of the 00’s, as played at retro student indie discos in 2024.
I think the Libertines and Babyshambles, Kings of Leon – likley, probably the Killers, hopefully the Shins, Arcade Fire and the Coldwar Kids but I doubt it..Posted 7 years agoj_meMember
Every decade has some kind of music that defines it
A definition that usually happens 2 decades afterwards. it’s too early to know what will be judged as the defining music of the 00’s. We’ll have to wait and see what the next generation thinks.
but I hope franz Ferdinand are long forgotten, have you seen them live ? [/edit]Posted 7 years agobravohotel9erMember
I found this list of indie rock albums from the 00’s on the net.
Strangely, they’ve gone for a Top 63, I disagree with some of the choices (I certainly wouldn’t have included the abysmal Los Campesions) and there are a few obvious picks that they’ve omitted, but then it’s somebody else’s opinion after all.
I broadly agree with a majority of it though…
63. Everything All the Time – Band of Horses
62. One Beat – Sleater-Kinney
63. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – Arctic Monkeys
60. Boys and Girls in America – The Hold Steady
59. Domestica – Cursive
58. Summer in Abaddon – Pinback
57. Nouns – No Age
56. Oh, Inverted World – The Shins
55. Murray Street – Sonic Youth
54. Atlas – Battles
53. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix
52. Microcastle – Deerhunter
51. Give Up – The Postal Service
50. The Execution of All Things – Rilo Kiley
49. Hercules and Love Affair – Hercules and Love Affair
48. For Emma, Forever Ago – Bon Iver
47. Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes – TV on the Radio
46. Too Much Guitar – The Reigning Sound
45. Farm – Dinosaur Jr
44. Castaways and Cutouts – The Decemberists
43. Silent Alarm – Bloc Party
42. Wonderful Rainbow – Lightning Bolt
41. Bitte Orca – Dirty Projectors
40. The Creek Drank the Cradle – Iron and Wine
39. Fever to Tell – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
38. Apologies to the Queen Mary – Wolf Parade
37. The Moon and Antarctica – Modest Mouse
36. Boxer – The National
35. I Am Not Afraid of You, And I Will Beat Your Ass – Yo La Tengo
34. Hometowns – The Rural Alberta Advantage
33. Baby, It’s Cold Inside – The Fun Years
32. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga – Spoon
31. Twin Cinema – The New Pornographers
30. Z – My Morning Jacket
29. The Glow, Part 2 – The Microphones
28. Drum’s Not Dead – Liars
27. Before the Dawn Heals Us – M83
26. The Airing of Grievances – Titus Andronicus
25. You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine – Death From Above 1979
24. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
23. White Blood Cells – The White Stripes
22. Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? – Of Montreal
21. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – Wilco
20. Veckatimest – Grizzly Bear
19. Bows and Arrows – The Walkmen
18. Blood Visions – Jay Reatard
17. Illinoise – Sufjan Stevens
16. The Life Pursuit – Belle and Sebastian
15. Oh You’re So Silent Jens – Jens Lekman
14. Is This It?- The Strokes
13. Yoshimi Battles Pink Robots – The Flaming Lips
12. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
11. Turn on the Bright Lights – Interpol
10. Source Tags and Codes – …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
9. The Lost in Translation soundtrack
8. Person Pitch – Panda Bear
7. Bang Bang Rock and Roll – Art Brut
6. Ágætis Byrjun – Sigur Rós
5. Hold on Now, Youngster… – Los Campesinos!
4. You Forgot It in People – Broken Social Scene
3. A Place to Bury Strangers – A Place to Bury Strangers
2. Funeral – Arcade Fire
1. Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished – Animal CollectivePosted 7 years ago
john_drummer – Member
Florence & the Machine (ok not to my taste but somebody likes them)
basically pick any festival footage from the last 10 years & you’ll find something good
Sorry chap, but I would say any of the half-decent festival footage of the last 10 years has come from bands who started out prior to the noughties.Posted 7 years ago
Bravohotel, that’s a pretty good list, plenty on there I’d forgotten, like TV On The Radio, and a fair few are Canadian, as are some on my list. I love Canadian bands, it was 6Music introduced me to them five or six years ago with Metric’s Monster Hospital and Stars Ageless Beauty.Posted 7 years ago
mikewsmith – Member
radiohead – still going – worth missign Kasabien for
Paul Weller is still going
My interpretation of the thread is to list decent music that originated in the 00’s not prior.
I think that many of us could put down singers/groups who are still producing decent music that originated prior to the 00’s.Posted 7 years agobravohotel9erMember
CountZero – Member
Bravohotel, that’s a pretty good list, plenty on there I’d forgotten, like TV On The Radio, and a fair few are Canadian, as are some on my list. I love Canadian bands, it was 6Music introduced me to them five or six years ago with Metric’s Monster Hospital and Stars Ageless Beauty.
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I seem to listen to a disproportionate number of Canadian bands…
Grade, Hot Hot Heat, The Organ, 3 Inches of Blood, You Say Party, Propagandhi, Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene, Death From Above 1979, The Weakerthans and Depistado spring to mind.
I lived in Vancouver for a while and there was a great scene there in terms of gigs, house shows and indie clubs. Several exceptional record shops too, particularly Zulu and Skratch.
CountZero, do you post on DrownedinSound by any chance?Posted 7 years agomagowen100Member
Paul Weller is still going – I know shame isn’t it! 😈Posted 7 years ago
Maybe thats just it the sound that will define the 00’s is pop. Cynical times for cynical people! Can’t say I’m a fan but hey ho.
To my mind music is never really great when economically times are good, new sounds or movements come out of hardship. For me the 90’s was all about dance/rave and that came out of the dark, dark years of the late 80’s and people just wanting to escape. It’ll be interesting to see what happens in the next few years.
Bravohotel9er, no, I don’t. I have checked it out, although, thinking about it I may have posted something, not sure. There’s something about Canuk music that just made a huge impression, I guess because a lot of the British music was indi rock that was all sounding rather self-referential, the Canadians had a distinctive sound without all sounding alike. Can’t put a finger on it, but perhaps it’s because they were fairly isolated from the rest of the world and developed regional sounds because of the vast distances between cities. Another great thing is that you still get to see them in small venues over here, Stars played Heaven in London, Wolf Parade played Thekla in Bristol, The Like, (who are Californian), played The Jerico Tavern in Oxford, all around 4-500 capacity. I love small venues.Posted 7 years ago
The Like’s latest album was produced by Mark Ronson, and their Drummer, Tennessee Thomas, has a delightful English accent, despite being living in America most, if not all of her life. But then, her dad’s Pete Thomas, drummer with Elvis Costello, these many years. Nice girls, all of them.kimbersSubscriber
in no particular order i rate
the black angels
handsomeboy modelling school
death from above 1979
lots of others but most of them like radiohead are late 90s reallyPosted 7 years ago
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