Mastodon - Crack The Skye
76-79 had some merit, but 70-75 were just crap
So much wrong in so few words.
The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
Grinderman - Grinderman
Peter Gabriel - Up
The only ‘Classic’ I see here is Prince, otherwise, 2 or 3 good and a lot of pants !
Classic crap though …
Bowie - Aladdin Sane (and Ziggy Stardust and Diamond Dogs and Young Americans)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (and DSOTM)
Led Zeppelin - III, IV, Physical Graffiti
The Who - Who’s Next
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
Patti Smith - Horses (just)
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East
Carole King - Tapestry
Doors - L.A. Woman
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
plus more prog than you can shake a wizard’s wand at
Plan B - Ill Manors
Crystal Castles II
Surely this sort of thing can’t be classed as Classic ?
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, I’m Not.
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Gorrilaz - Demon Days
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Green Day - American Idiot
Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
Midlake - The Courage Of Others
The National - High Violet
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus. Dig!!!
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Radiohead - Kid A
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
Sigur Ros- ()
White Stripes - De Stijl
The debate last night was started by trying to challenge the notion that all the so called truly great albums of stellar artists were in the past, and whether this was true, or whether we were just old farts out of touch with modern music (yes obvs).
So the challenge was to name something since 2000 that is anywhere near comparable - and to be honest we couldn’t. Lots of good albums but…
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Steven Wilson - Hand.Cannot.Erase
Sorry Terry, cannot accept nominations for great albums from yourself for reasons.
They are all from the 60’s.
Exactly how I would sum it up. Loads of good, some very good, can’t think of a ‘Classic’.
Beck Sea Change
Amy Winehouse Back to Black
PJ Harvey Stories from the City
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Ryan Adams Gold, Heartbreaker
Gillian Welch Time the Revelator
Radiohead Kid A, for starters
Hipsters are predicting the death of the album but then not everyone records a track in their bedroom and bungs it on the internet the same day.
Oh, by the way…fuck you
All very decent albums in their own right but not bona fida all time classics.