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    Man of the People Forums Moderator bobsticks's Avatar
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    Great thread SwishDaddy...and challenging too if one adheres to the actual criteria of the thing...which i didn't do anyway...found it too difficult to eschew solo artists and evolving collectives. Hey, at least I left the labels out of it.

    At the end of the day I resorted to a Davey-style counting of repeat offenders within my collection, but that's probably easier than to try an quantify how much enjoyment I got outta something in 2000...I can't remember all of yesterday. The results are a bit bizarre:

    Diana Krall
    Jason Molina/Songs:Ohia/Magnolia Electric Company

    Honrable mention to Andrew Bird, Alison Krause, and Martin Atkins

    Of course, none of this diminished the fact that 80% of what i buy was produced before 1970...
    So, I broke into the palace
    With a sponge and a rusty spanner
    She said : "Eh, I know you, and you cannot sing"
    I said : "That's nothing - you should hear me play piano"

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    all around good guy Jim Clark's Avatar
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    Man, too many with just one stellar release or just one release period (Notwist, Electric President, Postal Service, Killers, The Stills, The Dears, The Wrens, Lali Puna, the Faint) Then there's the ones been around for years still making it happen (johnny Cash (or was still making it happen), NIN, Greenday, and the newly minted Gary Numan) . My top five given some kind of minimum standards:

    The National
    Snow Patrol
    and then probably something like Radio 4. Yep, that works for me about as well as anything else.

    Last edited by Jim Clark; 03-08-2008 at 03:15 PM.
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  3. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swish
    I don't like getting my hands bloody these days, so I've just proclaimed a Swish Jihad against you.

    I'm still waiting for that all Arabic punk band called Jihad....but, Jihad Swish has a nice ring to it too.

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    Most of what I came up with was based on one album, or maybe two...and what makes this thread both great & difficult at the same time is the number of acts in this decade who have one or two songs that I think are top-notch...but the albums just aren't there.

    But I'll refrain from my rant about how the album is a poor unit for music, in the sense that so few can manage consistent recs...and how few ever really did. I do choose to focus on the individual tracks that I do like...and the very few great albums, whether now or 40 years ago.

    For me in this decade the White Stripes are #1. Five solidly good recs, I don't think anyone else comes close even though I do think others have made an album here or there that's better than any WS rec. After them...couldn't do five. Sorry. Here's 10:

    Green Day
    Amy Winehouse
    New York Dolls
    Rosalia de Souza
    Madeleine Peyroux
    The Hives
    Bob Dylan
    Ditty Bops
    Little Killers

    Honorable mention:

    Beck, Bebel Gilberto, Little Willies, Neil Young, Les Hommes, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, Asylum Street Spankers, Ray LaMontagne, Jet, The Donnas, Easy Star All-Stars, Hot Club Of Cowtown, and Jane Monheit.

    Yeah, there is no good music anymore, is there.

    I don't like others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nobody
    I'm still waiting for that all Arabic punk band called Jihad....but, Jihad Swish has a nice ring to it too.
    I don't know of any band just called Jihad, but there is:

    Jihad Jerry


    Andrew Jackson Jihad

    I haven't given really any thought to my top five, but it would probably include:

    Ted Leo + Pharmacists
    Blood Brothers
    Andrew Bird
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Meh. Brett A's Avatar
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    Well, if we can carry bands over from the last century, the ones still making music that I get ga-ga over would have to include

    • Lambchop
    • The Mekons
    • Leonard Cohen
    • The Mekons
      Did I mention the Mekons?

    And i would really love to see Amy Winehouse live to make more music (even if she didn't make more music, I hope she stays alive.)
    Amp Shanling A3000-> speakers Vienna Acoustic Mozart Grand CD Rotel RCD 991 AE TT: Well Tempered Record Player-> AT OC9MLII -> Jolida JD9. cables from AQ, Siltech, Bogdan, Signal DH Labs, etc...
    Some pictures of it all

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    Red Sparowes, Mars Volta, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Stolen Babies, Diablo Swing Orchestra

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    Top five of the 21st Century...

    1. Modest Mouse

    2. Radiohead

    3. Bloc Party

    4. Porcupine Tree (thanks Mr. MidFi)

    5. Built to Spill

    Nice thread Swish!


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