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What's your favourite album of the last 10 years?
Transdimension… 03 Oct 22 15:33
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Close call, but Lana Del Rey's 'Norman F**ing Rockwell' just edges out 'Kiwanuka' by Michael Kiwanuka for me, Clive. 

I stopped listening to new albums about 10 years ago, got lazy, all about play lists etc these days.   I still love music but dont take pop/rock as seriously as I once did

I stopped listening to new albums about 10 years ago, got lazy, all about play lists etc these days.   I still love music but dont take pop/rock as seriously as I once did.


Taking music journalism to a new level. One of the great critics of our time.  

Yasuaki Shimizu's Kiren.  It was recorded in the 80s but only released in the last year.  Completely different and I keep coming back to it. 


War on drugs: lost in the dream

the National: sleep well beast

Ezra Furman: day of the dog

W H Lung: incidental music

Working Mens Club: Working Mens club

Bill Ryder Jones: West Kirkby County Primary

although the shout for the last new order album is a very good one as well…

Used to be seriously into The National around their 1st/2nd/3rd albums, went to New York and Amsterdam to see them. 


agree the national 3/4th album is their peak but sleep well beast is almost as good… most recent album was a decline

I have really tried with Lana del Rey but simply cannot take her seriously when she sings yet again about how much she loves bad guys with tattoos. 

American Dream by LCD Soundsystem

Cheers, douglas, will give that a go. Went off them a bit after 'Trouble Will Find Me'. 

I really haven't listened to anywhere near enough albums to give a remotely informed opinion on this .

But I have in this period, personally very much enjoyed the bass tastic 2nd Dua Lipa album (Future Nostalgia) and the Everything Everything album Get to Heaven where they briefly threatened to get big then didn't quite make it . It was very early in the period and actually not liked by many of their hardcore fans but I loved Reflektor by Arcade Fire too

As others have said there has been alot of playlisting and not really listening to albums all the way through going on 

What others said re death of album listening but those that I listened to most of on loop included Random Access Memories - Daft Punk, Modern Vampires of the City - Vampire Weekend, Honey - Robyn, In Colour - Jamie XX, I like it when you sleep etc - The 1975

Last 10 years is tricky as loads of really great albums came out in or around 2010 (LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening, Arcade Fire's The Suburbs, The xx debut, Robyn's Body Talk) and not sure we've had such a good year since. 

I haven’t listened to enough albums as above. I have enjoyed dancing around the kitchen to a lot of Bieber’s music. He has also worked with some great producers in the last 10 years and leading on from this some great collaborations (25 no less on this) so will go for Purpose. 

  • What is half of this garbage?
  • Does anyone genuinely listen to it?
  • Does it not sound like, and induce, a screaming headache?
  • Taylor Swift - Red (Taylor's Version)

Lana Del Ray can sod RIGHT off 

(Folklore and Evermore are incredible, don't get me wrong, but having thought long and hard about it, it's got to be Red, really)

Honourable mention to Blurryface by twentyone pilots.

Unwalt - have you tried Nightmares on Wax as a side dish to Daft Punk?  Nowhere near as bombastic but great for a long drive.  

Actually the Tron soundtrack by those pesky French chaps is v good.

Lots of bangers in this list but 

good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

Must be well up there.

If it had to be on them AM would probably be it. 

MBDTF came out 12 (twelve) years ago

good kid, m.A.A.d city sneaks in under the decade mark by exactly 17 days.

I actually really liked Game Over by Dave (more than his actual albums) but fir some reason it counts only as an EP and not an album, even though the run time is album length and it featured at number 13 on the UK Albims Chart.

Sporadically, Deemus. Enjoyed Pipes Honour and Flip Ya Lid.

Good call on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Fosco.

just bumping this to say that, having listened to it, if you mentioned Norman fooking Rockwell you should take a long look in the mirror and then punch yourself in the face hard and repeatedly 

From Deewee- Soulwax

It's Album Time - Todd Terje

Oncle Jazz - Men I Trust

Lonerism - Tame Impala

Comfort to Me - Amyl and the Sniffers


Plenty more but these get the biggest airtime.

Lots of stuff to go away and listen to.

For me its Radiohead's Moon Shaped Pool, Swift's Folklore and Lost Horizon's In Quite Moments

Good shouts for the National, Black Country New Road (although prefer their first album) and Kendrick (although prefer To Pimp a Butterfly).

Would add:

Nick Cave - Skeleton Tree

RTJ 2 and 3

Sharon Van Etten - Are We There

Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

Gojira - Magma

Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Zeal & Ardour - Zeal & Ardour

Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose


What mercx said about that Norman Rockwell album, I listened to it a few months ago after one of these thread and it’s appalling. 

I don't listen to much current music, and when I do it's usually just individual songs rather than albums.

Best I can do is _Rolling blackouts_ by The Go! team from 2011.

+1 for Norman F***ing Rockwell, it's ace.

Looks like that album is going to be rof's musical equivalent of The Secret History in splitting the crowd... 

I also love:

Inform Educate Entertain by Public Service Broadcasting

A Light for Attracting Attention by The Smile 

God Save the Animals by Alex G

Freakout/Release by Hot Chip

Lizzie Grant is one long reheated David Lynch soundtrack she wasn’t cool enough to get onto. There’s so much more to that genre.

it’s also weird that loads of people have mentioned Lana del Rey and no one has mentioned Phoebe Bridgers

unless they have and I didn’t notice

Have been checking out Phoebe Bridgers - really like what I've heard of her 2 solo albums, as well as Better Oblivion Community Centre.

That chap Elliott Smith again.  His influence is still rippling out.