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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My 5 Favorite Albums of the 2000's (Part 1)

I'd like to tell you specifically what I love. So, with that in mind, every week I'm simply going to post my five favorite of the following: films, television shows, albums, and books. I intend to do this for every decade so get ready. Now, for the actual show!



1. Unconditional Acceleration, Nullsleep

    One could merely state that Unconditional Acceleration is a series of beeps and boops, and they would not be incorrect. However, I could also say that Monet's artwork is a collection of dots and still be right. UA, with its 5 song composition, is light-years ahead (Pokemon reference!) of most 8-bit albums out now. It begins with the inspirational first notes of "Fearless Flight" and hypnotizes its way from there. Nullsleep's romantic overtones are emphasized especially in "Salvation for a Broken Heart" which allows us to come across the same feeling we got when talking to our high-school crush. It's a jumpy song, but so cleverly organized that it's impossible to not bob your head or tap your foot. Just go listen to "Galaxy Tonite" whether or not you're an 8-bit fan. You'll feel happier 30 seconds in. I'm not going to even attempt to continue reviewing such a potent album; coincidentally, it'd be a lot like explaining love.



2. Kid A, Radiohead

    Ahhh, Radiohead. It would be difficult to name a band with such a consistent influence as Radiohead. It seems as if Thom Yorke has discovered a mathematical formula for extraordinary music and utilizes it yearly. Kid A is the third album released by the British group, and it is considered one of their best, as well as one of their strangest. While making Kid A, I'm positive Yorke was trying to piss someone off. It's an album so experimental that if you gave it a measly minute or two, you'd be more turned off than a Charmander in the rain. Like any worth more than a cent, Kid A requires multiple listening sessions to truly appreciate what has been created. Borrowing from some hard-rock and ambient inspirations, Kid A is able to form a fascinating tale in its run time.

19 comments:

  1. Radiohead is spectacular!

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  2. Hell yes Nullsleep! Unconditional Acceleration is a really great album. Anything by him is great, and 8bitpeoples is a terrific site.

    Probably one of my favorite tunes of his is, strangely enough, the background music from BulletGBA. Really cool song.

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  3. Kid A is A M A Z I N G...I'm so glad you have it in here.

    CHeers

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  4. Cool I just checked Nullsleep out, thanks

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  5. I like Radiohead, they're a very dynamic band.

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  6. Kid A and Radiohead are awesome, good stuff.

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  7. Radiohead is so good. Haven't really listened to Kid A but have listened to alot of their other stuff. I'll give it a listen sometime in the near future for sure!

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  8. Radiohead is amazing! Great choices

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  9. They're both great albums, but Kid A isn't even Radiohead's best.

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  10. I never owned those two, I would like to see your next part to see if I recognize those.

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  11. Just a head's up...

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  12. OMG I love Kid A
    It really is one of the best albums of the decade, and I think you're right about Radiohead's consistency. Cool blog, I'm looking forward to part 2.

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