NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

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NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Jimoincolor » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:08 pm

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100
Biffy Clyro, ‘Opposites’ (WARNER BROS, 2013)

99
Bring Me The Horizon, ‘amo’ (SONY/RCA, 2019)

98
The Strokes, ‘Angles’ (RCA, 2011)

97
SZA, ‘Ctrl’ (RCA, 2017)

96
Muse, ‘Drones’ (WARNER BROS, 2015)

95
Blur, ‘Magic Whip’ (PARLOPHONE, 2015)

94
The Horrors, ‘Skying’ (XL, 2011)

93
The Vaccines, ‘What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?’ (COLUMBIA, 2011)

92
MIA, ‘Matangi’ (NEET, 2013)

91
Florence + The Machine, ‘Ceremonials’ (ISLAND, 2011)

90
J Hus, ‘Common Sense’ (Black Butter, 2017)

89
Lana Del Rey, ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ (POLYDOR, 2019)

88
Wu Lyf, ‘Go Tell Fire To The Mountain’ (LYF RECORDINGS, 2011)

87
Alt J, ‘An Awesome Wave’ (INFECTIOUS, 2012)

86
Childish Gambino, ‘“Awaken, My Love!”’ (GLASSNOTE, 2016)

85
DIIV, ‘Is The Is Are’ (CAPTURED TRACKS, 2016)

84
James Blake, ‘James Blake’ (ATLAS, 2011)

83
Rihanna, ‘Anti’ (ROC NATION, 2016)

82
Pusha T, ‘Daytona’ (GOOD/DEF JAM, 2018)

81
Christine & The Queens, ‘Chaleur Humaine’ (BECAUSE MUSIC, 2014)

80
A$AP Rocky, ‘Long.Live.ASAP’ (RCA, 2013)

79
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra’ (FAT POSSUM, 2011)

78
Lady Gaga, ‘Born this Way’ (UNIVERSAL, 2011)

77
Gorillaz, ‘Plastic Beach’ (PARLOPHONE, 2010)

76
The Big Moon, ‘Love In The 4th Dimension’ (FICTION, 2017)

75
The Black Keys, ‘Brothers’ (NONESUCH, 2010)

74
Lil Peep, ‘Come Over When You’re Sober Part 1’ (LIL PEEP, 2017)

73
Queens of the Stone Age, ‘…Like Clockwork’ (MATADOR, 2013)

72
Chance the Rapper, ‘Acid Rap’ (UNSIGNED, 2014)

71
Tame Impala, ‘Currents’ (CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL, 2015)

70
Lana Del Rey, ‘Ultraviolence’ (POLYDOR, 2014)

69
Slowthai, ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ (METHOD, 2019)

68
Tierra Whack, ‘Whack World’ (INTERSCOPE, 2018)

67
Stormzy, ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ (#MERKY, 2017)

66
Kaytranada, ‘99.99%’ (XL, 2016)

65
Wolf Alice, ‘My Love Is Cool’ (DIRTY HIT, 2015)

64
Travis Scott, ‘Astroworld’ (EPIC, 2018)

63
The XX – ‘I See You’ (XL, 2017)

62
Solange, ‘A Seat At The Table’ (SAINT/COLUMBIA, 2016)

61
Royal Blood, ‘Royal Blood’ (WARNER BROS, 2014)

60
Kasabian, ‘48:13’ (COLUMBIA, 2014)

59
Radiohead, ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ (XL RECORDS, 2016)

58
Slaves, ‘Are You Satisfied?’ (VIRGIN EMI, 2015)

57
Giggs, ‘Landlord’ (SN1, 2016)

56
St Vincent, ‘St Vincent’ (4AD, 2014)

55
Beyoncé, ‘Beyoncé’ (COLUMBIA, 2013)

54
Tyler, the Creator, ‘Flower Boy’ (COLUMBIA, 2017)

53
Arctic Monkeys, ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ (DOMINO, 2018)

52
Paramore, ‘After Laughter’ (FUELLED BY RAMEN, 2017)

51
Parquet Courts, ‘Wide Awake!’ (ROUGH TRADE, 2018)

50
Sunflower Bean, ‘Twentytwo In Blue’ (LUCKY NUMBER, 2018)

49
Slipknot, ‘We Are Not Your Kind’ (ROADRUNNER, 2019)

48
Iggy Pop, ‘Post Pop Depression’ (CAROLINE INTERNATIONAL, 2016)

47
Father John Misty, ‘Pure Comedy’ (BELLA UNION, 2017)

46
Anderson .Paak, ‘Malibu’ (ART CLUB, 2016)

45
Lorde, ‘Pure Heroine’ (UNIVERSAL/REPUBLIC, 2013)

44
Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’ (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT/UNIVERSAL, 2017)

43
Haim, ‘Days Are Gone’ (POLYDOR, 2013)

42
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (XL, 2013)

41
Kanye West, ‘The Life of Pablo’ (GOOD/DEF JAM, 2016)

40
The War On Drugs, ‘Lost In The Dream’ (SECRETLY CANADIAN, 2014)

39
Janelle Monáe, ‘Dirty Computer’ (ATLANTIC, 2018)

38
Kano, ‘Made in the Manor’ (PARLOPHONE/BIGGER PICTURE MUSIC, 2016)

37
Disclosure, ‘Settle’ (PMR/ISLAND, 2013)

36
Idles, ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’ (PARTISAN, 2018)

35
Cardi B, ‘Invasion Of Privacy’ (ATLANTIC, 2018)

34
LCD Soundsystem, ‘This Is Happening’ (DFA, 2010)

33
Arctic Monkeys, ‘Suck It And See’ (DOMINO, 2011)

32
Grimes, ‘Art Angels’ (4AD, 2015)

31
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’ (BIG MACHINE, 2014)

30
Skepta ‘Konnichiwa’ (BOY BETTER KNOW, 2016)

29
Foals, ‘Holy Fire’ (WARNER BROS, 2013)

28
Robyn, ‘Body Talk’ (KONICHIWA RECORDS, 2010)

27
Jamie xx, ‘In Colour’ (YOUNG TURKS, 2015)

26
Drake, ‘Take Care’ (YOUNG MONEY, 2011)

25
Mac DeMarco, ‘2’ (CAPTURED TRACKS, 2012)

24
Metronomy, ‘The English Riviera’ (BECAUSE MUSIC, 2011)

23
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’ (COLUMBIA, 2013)

22
Wolf Alice, ‘Visions Of A Life’ (DIRTY HIT, 2017)

21
Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ (TDE/INTERSCOPE, 2015)

20
Bon Iver, ‘Bon Iver’ (JAGJAGUWAR/4AD, 2011)

19
Foals, ‘Total Life Forever’ (TRANSGRESSIVE, 2010)

18
Billie Eilish, ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (INTERSCOPE, 2019)

17
Beyoncé, ‘Lemonade’ (PARKWOOD/COLUMBIA, 2016)

16
The 1975, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’ (DIRTY HIT, 2018)

15
Father John Misty, ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ (SUB POP, 2015)

14
The National, ‘High Violet’ (4AD, 2010)

13
David Bowie, ‘Blackstar’ (RCA, 2016)

12
Kanye West, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ (DEF JAM/ROC-A-FELLA, 2010)

11
Tame Impala, Lonerism (MODULAR, 2012)

10
Lana Del Rey, ‘Born to Die’ (POLYDOR, 2012)

9
Arcade Fire, ‘The Suburbs’ (CITY SLANG, 2010)

8
Grimes, ‘Visions’ (4AD, 2012)

7
Frank Ocean, ‘Channel Orange’ (DEF JAM, 2012)

6
The 1975, ‘I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It’ (DIRTY HIT, 2016)

5
Kendrick Lamar, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d City’ (TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT, 2012)

4
PJ Harvey, ‘Let England Shake’ (ISLAND, 2011)

3
Kanye West, ‘Yeezus’ (DEF JAM, 2013)

2
Lorde, ‘Melodrama’ (REPUBLIC, 2017)

1
Arctic Monkeys, ‘AM’ (DOMINO, 2013)

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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Donchano » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:17 pm

The list is predictable. I knew that they would kiss Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Lana Del Rey their ass so hard :whistle:

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Post by mileswide » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:13 pm

Not the same old Kanye and Kendrick albums occupying the top 2 at least!
Waat a liiv an bambaie when the two sevens clash

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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:27 pm

mileswide wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Not the same old Kanye and Kendrick albums occupying the top 2 at least!
Ehh idk, its not really an improvement to have Born To Die and I Like It When You Sleep above them :?

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Post by mileswide » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:56 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Ehh idk, its not really an improvement to have Born To Die and I Like It When You Sleep above them :?
You would say that :D But you're right, variety isn't a virtue in itself, especially by highly rating BTD or the 1975 album. I'm sure I won't have much support in saying this, least of all from you, but I do side with this list in opting for Yeezus above MBDTF. I will listen to any old noise though!
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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:37 pm

mileswide wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:56 pm
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Ehh idk, its not really an improvement to have Born To Die and I Like It When You Sleep above them :?
You would say that :D But you're right, variety isn't a virtue in itself, especially by highly rating BTD or the 1975 album. I'm sure I won't have much support in saying this, least of all from you, but I do side with this list in opting for Yeezus above MBDTF. I will listen to any old noise though!
Oh don’t worry, Yeezus is my second-favorite Kanye album, so you have my approval :music-rockon:

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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by mileswide » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:58 am

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:37 pm
Oh don’t worry, Yeezus is my second-favorite Kanye album, so you have my approval :music-rockon:
:mrgreen: Mine too (behind TCD)
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Post by Nick » Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 pm

I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list!

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Post by Jap123 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:46 pm

Could have seen AM coming a mile off, but I just don't get how anyone can look at that record, as good as it is, and say it is the best of the whole decade.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:32 am

I love the unadulterated honesty of putting their original scores of the albums. Whoops indeed for GKMC.

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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Monte » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:45 am

Comparing this list to its old lists is funny. This was one of the most elitist rock magazines and look now

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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Rob » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm

Nick wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 pm
I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list!
To be honest, that's why I think it is one of the better lists coming from one of the more famous magazines/ websites. It's not that this list reflects mine or I think that it captures the 2010 in all its glory, but there is something to be said for a music publication that really knows who it is. I never put a reaction to the Pitchfork list, but I detested its pretentiousness, hypocrisy and the way the site went from an indie-celebrating outlet to an indie-hating outfit. NME are unapologetically rock-centred and British. That can't be what you like, but I always appreciate it somewhat if I know from what perspective a publication is writing. And they still have enough interest for truly modern works, while not overstating things.

Also, AM is a great album and at least it is a choice that sets them apart while feeling true to themselves. No, I do not read NME really and I don't think they are amazing, but there is something to be said for this list.

Except one thing. In their 500 Albums of All Time list from 2013 they had Laura Marling's I Speak Because I Can in their list. That is still my personal favorite of the 2010's, but never expected it to do much on these decade lists. Still, I hoped for the support of NME, but sadly they let me down.

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Post by charliepanayi » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:04 am

Rob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Nick wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 pm
I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list!
I never put a reaction to the Pitchfork list, but I detested its pretentiousness, hypocrisy and the way the site went from an indie-celebrating outlet to an indie-hating outfit.
Can you actually name which 'indie' acts have been so terribly hard done by in the Pitchfork list, or indeed any others? Because frankly all these sort of comments carry the whiff of 'ugh, not rap music!'

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Post by Rob » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:42 pm

charliepanayi wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:04 am
Rob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Nick wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 pm
I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list!
I never put a reaction to the Pitchfork list, but I detested its pretentiousness, hypocrisy and the way the site went from an indie-celebrating outlet to an indie-hating outfit.
Can you actually name which 'indie' acts have been so terribly hard done by in the Pitchfork list, or indeed any others? Because frankly all these sort of comments carry the whiff of 'ugh, not rap music!'
Well, first off I wasn't thinking about rap music at all, whose domination is only natural in this day and age (I'd argue that many publications pay too little attention to it outside of a small group of artists), but I am very tired of the way many publications handle poptimism, so there's that.

As for indie acts; St. Vincent is the most famous they mostly dropped. Janelle Monáe is another. Sun Kil Moon is well-documented, but seems to have some outside reasons; as does Swans. War On Drugs, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, Perfume Genius and many others are present but barely and very low.

Though, frankly, looking at the list after some time off it perhaps isn't so bad as it seems. I guess the godawful writing made it seem worse. And I guess that has always been true (I only rarely read them).

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Post by Jackson » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:21 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:53 pm
Nick wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:39 pm
I'll say this: It's unmistakably an NME list!
To be honest, that's why I think it is one of the better lists coming from one of the more famous magazines/ websites. It's not that this list reflects mine or I think that it captures the 2010 in all its glory, but there is something to be said for a music publication that really knows who it is. I never put a reaction to the Pitchfork list, but I detested its pretentiousness, hypocrisy and the way the site went from an indie-celebrating outlet to an indie-hating outfit. NME are unapologetically rock-centred and British. That can't be what you like, but I always appreciate it somewhat if I know from what perspective a publication is writing. And they still have enough interest for truly modern works, while not overstating things.

Also, AM is a great album and at least it is a choice that sets them apart while feeling true to themselves. No, I do not read NME really and I don't think they are amazing, but there is something to be said for this list.
Definitely agree with this. Would rather a publication be consistent within its own taste than to pretend it likes different albums at the end of the decade than it did throughout.

Also, this list is worthwhile for being the only one so far to include Wolf Alice's Visions of a Life. I'm shocked that such an ambitious, high-quality and accessible album isn't widely liked.

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Post by charliepanayi » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:39 pm

Visions of a Life isn't even the best Wolf Alice album

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Re: NME (UK) - Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by jade.palooka » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:06 am

charliepanayi wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:39 pm
Visions of a Life isn't even the best Wolf Alice album
Or is it? I've just finished listening to Raydio's complete discography and you can bet your butt cheek sauce VOAL had a huge influence on them.

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