Great Albums of the 21st Century

A Listmania! list by Richard Magrath
 
100 Broken Windows
1.  100 Broken Windows by Idlewild
The list author says:
  "My first ever gig was Idlewild's 100 Broken Windows tour. Not at all the boring indie record it appears to be, Idlewild here create a unique sound mixing punk guitars and warm vocals. Very Scottish."
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Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
2.  Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey
The list author says:
  "Deserved to win all those awards. Deep - kind of Nick Cave goes funky, sometimes hard, always hypnotic and melodic. My nu-metal friends don't like it, so that's a good recommendation there."
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Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine
3.  Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine by Cosmic Rough Riders
The list author says:
  "I saw this band live as well, pity that the lead singer has left. Yes, they are Byrds-esque, but they've obviously listened to some modern albums too - vintage REM for example."
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Dog in the Sand
4.  Dog in the Sand by Frank Black
The list author says:
  "There's loads I can say about this record, but I've said most of it in my Amazon review. I must have played it about 1000 times, no other modern album has touched me quite like it. Brilliant."
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Holes In The Wall
5.  Holes In The Wall by Electric Soft Parade
The list author says:
  "I knew this band were going to be big since their first single (which I have a signed copy of!). Indie at it's best - refusing to be bound by musical genres. One of tomorrow's classics."
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The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
6.  The Hour Of Bewilderbeast by Badly Drawn Boy
The list author says:
  "Some people say that BDB is the poor man's Beck. Fools! Play this record on your car stereo as you drive around Manchester in the summer, and *then* you will understand it."
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Yeah Yeah Yeahs E.P
7.  Yeah Yeah Yeahs E.P by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The list author says:
  "Yes, it's an EP, but it does have 5 tracks. Simply put: cool, modern punk rock that is not descended from the overused Nirvana/metal template. Better than the Strokes and Stripes put together."
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Get Ready
8.  Get Ready by New Order
The list author says:
  "Genuinely on a par with their '80s stuff. Out goes the dated early '90s dance-pop of World in Motion and Regret, the band playing as if they'd never written anything since Ceremony. In a good way."
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Rings Around The World
9.  Rings Around The World by Super Furry Animals
The list author says:
  "Incomparable to 'Fuzzy Logic' (& not as good), 'Rings' is much more quiet and less experimental, but you can't fault those tunes even if they sometimes come close to (good) Beautiful South territory."
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Flowers
10.  Flowers by Echo & The Bunnymen
The list author says:
  "One of the best bands ever finally makes another album worthy of their name! A few dull tracks, and a lot of absolute gold. I was there at the Live in Liverpool LIPA recording..."
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Tenacious D
11.  Tenacious D by Tenacious D
The list author says:
  "It's Dudley Moore and Peter Cook play the Pixies' Surfer Rosa. It's Spinal Tap with much more swearing. It's surprisingly melodic and the between-song comedy sketches are actually quite funny."
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A Concise History of the University of Cambridge
12.  A Concise History of the University of Cambridge by E. S. Leedham-Green
The list author says:
  "...well, those were the albums I *thought* the best, around mid-2002. But even I disagree with some of my choices now I've been to university for a year. So here are some recent ones I like more:"
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Saucy Haulage Ballads
13.  Saucy Haulage Ballads by Half Man Half Biscuit
The list author says:
  "While I can't agree with the Cambridge student-murdering sentiments of 'Blood on the Quad', tracks 1-3 are ace. Lyrically clever (and funny!), and musically like The Fall going pop."
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Franz Ferdinand
14.  Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
The list author says:
  "If I was writing this chart in order of quality (in fact it's sort of chronological) Franz Ferdinand would be number 1. I love the tunes, the style, the lyrics (esp. Matinee), the videos, the voice..."
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You Are The Quarry
15.  You Are The Quarry by Morrissey
The list author says:
  "Sounds remarkably different from The Smiths, but still remarkably Morrissey. Side 2 in particular has some great melodies (and The First of the Gang)."
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Mclusky Do Dallas
16.  Mclusky Do Dallas by McLusky
The list author says:
  "Buy it if only for track 1. Buy it if only for the lyrics to Gareth Brown Says: "All of your friends are c*nts | Your mother is a ballpoint pen-thief | You've never been to Alton Towers""
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Good News For People Who Love Bad News
17.  Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
The list author says:
  "I've always had a soft spot for '90s American alternative bands (though not really grunge), and to me this album captures the fresh, exciting quality of it (esp. the Pixies-esque Bury Me With It)."
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The Beginning Stages Of... [CD + DVD]
18.  The Beginning Stages Of... [CD + DVD] by The Polyphonic Spree
The list author says:
  "See above about American alternative music. But this has the bonus of actually making me feel happier when I listen to it."
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Up the Bracket
19.  Up the Bracket by The Libertines
The list author says:
  "Every year, X number of interesting albums are released. You buy a few of them, and like just a few of those. I didn't buy this one and I regret it. In contrast, who regrets not buying the Vines' CD?"
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Hits
20.  Hits by Pulp
The list author says:
  "In retrospect, weren't Pulp great? Like a latter-day Smiths."
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Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
21.  Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast
The list author says:
  "I haven't even listened to the Speakerboxxx CD, this is for The Love Below only. Even when I was an indie kid, I was never above liking an album just because it had so many good songs on it..."
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