Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Albums of the decade

My son and I were discussing what would be the 'albums of the decade' when we look back at the past ten years. I personally find it difficult to identify recent albums with the stature and staying power of albums of previous decades - such as Blue Train by John Coltrane, Revolver by the Beatles, Hunky Dory, Tupelo Honey, Hejira, Never Mind the Bollocks, The Queen is Dead, OK Computer and so on.

This may just be because I am out of touch with modern music - you may find when you are my age you feel the same, and you'll be surprised how fine you feel about it.

Or it may be that the 'album' paradigm is dead, and that music is more diverse and fragmented than that now. Perhaps the 'big album' survived from 'Songs for Swinging Lovers' to 'OK Computer' and is gone now.

Or perhaps it is that the noughties, like the eighties, just aren't that good for music. I mean, I was in my twenties in the eighties, I went out every night and had a great time. Live comedy was fantastic in those days, but music was pretty moribund. Perhaps we are in a slow patch just now.

But even given those possibilities, what might be the albums we will look back on from the future, as great and memorable albums of this decade? I am thinking 'The Marshall Mathers LP' by eminem, 'Back to Black' by Amy Winehouse, something by Kanye West? 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not'? Something by Queens of the Stone Age or the White Stripes? One of my favourite albums of the last ten years has been the first Franz Ferdinand LP.

These are just off the top of my head - what do you think?
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