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albums of the decade

    •  odoomodoom
    • sabbathfan says:
      odoom says:

      there's actually a fair few of great albums that have come out over the last decade. the late 90's and 00's have struck me as the years "metal" finally grew up and embraced texture, art, expression and individuality that was missing from so much of the "classic" stuff previously

      I agree that a lot more good stuff has come out in the last decade than one might realise, but I disagree with your comment that the older stuff didn't have texture/individuality etc. When I listen to 70s and 80s stuff I'm constantly impressed by how much individuality and genuine feeling there is in the music.

      i was referring more to 80's hair metal and bad thrash more than anything to be honest. the last decade has seen more oblique influences or vibes return to the overall sound. no matter what the era there is always good music but i do feel quite an affinity with the last decade more than the rest. perhaps i should have said it was when "extreme/underground" metal grew up? just as much as i enjoy harsh and grimm BM, brutal grindcore, uber doom and all the other loveliness i'll always enjoy the sounds of krautrock, prog, 70's rock,psychedelia, neo-folk etc etc etc...
    •  GarethGareth
    • 90dayman says:

      Glassjaw: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Silence

      Tracks 5 and 6 are a bit duff but yeah, great album.
    •  Th@ GuyTh@ Guy
    • There have indeed been a whole host of startlingly good albums in the last ten years past. My pick of the bunch -

      Converge - Jane Doe
      Isis - Oceanic
      The Postal Service - Give Up
      Cult of Luna - The Beyond/Salvation/Eternal Kingdom
      Asva - What you Don't Know Is Frontier
      Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
      Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
      Botch - We Are The Romans
      Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
      Tool - Lateralus
      Sunn0))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
      Radiohead - In Rainbows
      The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
      *Shels - Sea of the Dying Dhow
      Minus The Bear - Highly Refined Pirates
      Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye
      Johnny Truant - The Repercussions of a Badly Planned Suicide
      Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
      Jesu - Heartache
      Horse Feathers - Words Are Dead
      Grails - Redlight
      Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
      Frank Turner - Love Ire & Song
      El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
      Earth - The Bee's Made Honey In The Lion's Skull

      There are probably more but that's all I'm offering at the moment
    •  GarethGareth
    • Th@ Guy says:

      Botch - We Are The Romans

      Came out in Nov '99 so was technically last decade. If we're going by last 10 years then it goes in and I'd second it.
    •  Wez TDJWez TDJ
    • Here are a few that I have enjoyed immensley. Deep breath and,

      Neurosis - ASTNS/TEOES/GTTR
      Battles - Mirrored
      Minus - Jesus Chrst Bobby
      Converge - Jane Doe
      Big Business - Here Come The Waterworks
      Isis - Oceanic
      At The Drive In - Relationship Of Command
      Charger - Confessions...
      Fantomas - The Directors Cut
      Arcade Fire - Funeral
      Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
      Tool - Lateralus
      Electric Wizard - Dopethrone
      Radiohead - In Rainbows
      Canvas - Lost In Rock
      Band Of Horses- Everything All The Time/Cease to Begin
      GY!BE - Yanqui U.X.O.
      Jaga Jazzist - What We Must
      Today Is The Day - Sadness Will Prevail
    •  GarethGareth
    • Wez TDJ says:

      Battles - Mirrored

      That album made me want to blowtorch my own ears off.
    •  BiledriverBiledriver
    • Nine so far, I'm hoping to think of more soon:

      The Black Angels - Passover (2006)
      Witch - Witch (2006)
      Red Sparowes - At the Soundless Dawn (2005)
      Witchcraft - The Alchemist (2007)
      Sonic Youth - Murray Street (2002)
      Twilight - Twilight (2005)
      I - Between Two Worlds (2006)
      Dead Meadow - Feathers (2005)
      Earth - Hex; Or Printing in the Infernal Method (2005)

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