AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

Critics’ end of decade 2010-2019 lists.
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AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

Post by Matski » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:29 am

The AllMusic Decade in Review

Beach House - Teen Dream
Actress - Splazsh
Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn of Human Kindness
Jonathan Nott / Bamberger Symphoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 2
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
Kode9 - DJ-Kicks
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Esperanza Spalding - Chamber Music Society
Bilal - Airtight's Revenge
Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
Shakira - Sale el Sol
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Robyn - Body Talk
Agalloch - Marrow of the Spirit
Jazmine Sullivan - Love Me Back
David Binney - Graylen Epicenter
Demdike Stare - Tryptych
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
Adele - 21
Krallice - Diotima
Liturgy - Aesthethica
Symphony X - Iconoclast
Gillian Welch - The Harrow & the Harvest
Pistol Annies - Hell on Heels
Veronica Falls - Veronica Falls
M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Solstafir - Svartir Sandar
Florence + the Machine - Ceremonials
Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
Meshell Ndegeocello - Weather
London Steve Reich Ensemble - Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet
Robert Glasper / Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
Michael Tilson Thomas / San Francisco Symphony - John Adams: Harmonielehre; Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Grimes - Visions
Torche - Harmonicraft
Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again
Death Grips - The Money Store
Turnpike Troubadours - Goodbye Normal Street
Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers
Chromatics - Kill for Love
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
Jimmy Cliff - Rebirth
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Dwight Yoakam - 3 Pears
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Tame Impala - Lonerism
Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
Taylor Swift - Red
Andy Stott - Luxury Problems
Ekaterina Gubanova / Anja Kampe / Jonas Kaufmann / René Pape / Mikhail Petrenko / Nina Stemme / Valery Gergiev - Wagner: Die Walküre
Terri Lyne Carrington - Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue
Kvelertak - Meir
Kurt Vile / Kurt Vile & the Violators - Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Paramore - Paramore
James Blake - Overgrown
Jessie Ware - Devotion
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork
Deafheaven - Sunbather
Disclosure - Settle
Kanye West - Yeezus
Marc Anthony - 3.0
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Gustavo Dudamel / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra
The Foreign Exchange - Love in Flying Colors
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
Danny Brown - Old
Special Request - Soul Music
DJ Rashad - Double Cup
Brandy Clark - 12 Stories
Sky Ferreira - Night Time, My Time
The Brodsky Quartet - New World Quartets
Romeo Santos - Formula, Vol. 2
Real Estate - Atlas
Ana Tijoux - Vengo
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
Future Islands - Singles
Mac DeMarco - Salad Days
Mica Levi - Under the Skin
Calle 13 - MultiViral
Sturgill Simpson - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Sidiki Diabaté / Toumani Diabaté - Toumani & Sidiki
Ben Frost- A U R O R A
Sleaford Mods - Divide and Exit
Alvvays - Alvvays
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
FKA twigs - LP1
The Bug - Angels & Devils
Moreno Veloso - Coisa Boa
Aphex Twin - Syro
Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
Régulo Caro - Senzu-Rah
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2
Juan Luis Guerra / Juan Luis Guerra y 440 - Todo Tiene Su Hora
Mahan Esfahani - Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin
Beyoncé - Beyoncé
D'Angelo / D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah
Björk - Vulnicura
Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
Venice Dawn / Adrian Younge - Adrian Younge Presents Something About April
Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell
Alejandro Sanz - Sirope
Kamasi Washington - The Epic
Gerardo Ortíz - Hoy Más Fuerte
Jamie xx - In Colour
The Internet - Ego Death
Vince Staples - Summertime '06
Future - DS2
Ghost - Meliora
Carly Rae Jepsen - E-MO-TION
Julia Holter - Have You in My Wilderness
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton: An American Musical
Okko Kamu / Lahti Symphony Orchestra - Sibelius: The Symphonies
Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood
Floating Points - Elaenia
David Bowie - Blackstar
Anderson .Paak - Malibu
Rihanna - Anti
King - We Are King
Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
Maren Morris - Hero
Mitski - Puberty 2
Nick Cave / Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Orphée
Kate Tempest - Let Them Eat Chaos
Kyle Dixon / Michael Stein - Stranger Things, Vol. 1
Solange - A Seat at the Table
A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
Ehnes Quartet - Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 'Death and the Maiden'; Sibelius: String Quartet Op. 56 'Intimate Voices'
Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
Max Richter - Max Richter: Three Worlds – Music from Woolf Works
Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
Arca - Arca
La Santa Cecilia - Amar y Vivir
Mount Eerie - A Crow Looked at Me
Café Tacuba - Jei Beibi
Nicole Mitchell - Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds
François-Xavier Roth / Les Siècles - Maurice Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé, Complete Ballet
Juanes - Mis Planes Son Amarte
Jlin - Black Origami
SZA - Ctrl
The Secret Sisters - You Don't Own Me Anymore
Ann Hallenberg / Il Pomo d'Oro - Carnevale 1729
Lorde - Melodrama
Panopticon - Kentucky
Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy
Kip Moore - Slowheart
Cécile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers
Kelela - Take Me Apart
St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION
Bunbury - Expectativas
Matthew Shipp - Zero
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
Sons of Kemet - Your Queen Is a Reptile
Mary Halvorson - Code Girl
Saba - Care for Me
Sleep - The Sciences
Ashley Monroe - Sparrow
Carolyn Sampson / Joseph Middleton - A Soprano's Schubertiade
J Balvin - Vibras
Kids See Ghosts / Kid Cudi / Kanye West - Kids See Ghosts
SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
Nathan Salsburg - Third
Ariana Grande - Sweetener
Blood Orange - Negro Swan
BTS - Love Yourself: Answer
Noname - Room 25
Ozuna - Aura
Wayne Shorter - Emanon
Christine and the Queens - Chris
Viktoria Mullova / Paavo Järvi - Arvo Pärt
Gustavo Gimeno - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring; Funeral Song; Game of Cards; Concerto in D "Basel"; Agon
Makaya McCraven - Universal Beings
Draco Rosa - Monte Sagrado
Daughters - You Won't Get What You Want
Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs
Muriel Grossmann - Golden Rule
Rosalía - El Mal Querer
Joe Lovano - Trio Tapestry
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom / Allison Miller - Glitter Wolf
Christian Scott - Ancestral Recall
Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising
Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
Jamila Woods - LEGACY! LEGACY!
Theo Croker - Star People Nation
Baroness - Gold & Grey
Purple Mountains - Purple Mountains
Freddie Gibbs / Madlib - Bandana
Osmo Vänskä / Minnesota Orchestra - Mahler 1
Raphael Saadiq - Jimmy Lee
Jazzmeia Horn - Love and Liberation
Lana Del Rey - NFR!

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Re: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

Post by Jimoincolor » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:40 pm

"Our editor's list of the decade's 200 best albums..."

Interesting. Is this the first time Allmusic compiles such decade end list?

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Re: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

Post by Matski » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:28 pm

They don't seem to have a list for the 00s overall. Their staff did upload a series of retrospective annual reviews a while ago, going all the way back to the 50s. You can still find it as part of the 'AllMusic Loves...' series here.

The 'Album of the Year' article concept is something I feel AllMusic were slow to get into but they have been getting much better at it. For example, take their article for 2011 and compare it to their review for 2018.
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Re: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

Post by Rob » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Actually one of the best overviews of the musical variety of the decade. My main gripe with most lists up til now is the tunnel vision, while more than perhaps any other decade the 2010's feel like they were about diversity and variety.

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Re: AllMusic (US) - The AllMusic Decade in Review

Post by Jackson » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:17 am

Rob wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:33 pm
Actually one of the best overviews of the musical variety of the decade. My main gripe with most lists up til now is the tunnel vision, while more than perhaps any other decade the 2010's feel like they were about diversity and variety.
Totally agree. The variety on this list is outstanding, and the fact that it's unranked allows you to appreciate it more.

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