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  • Albums Of The Decade

    Well. The 00's are almost over. It's been a great decade for music. What have been your highlights?

    This is my 20 fave albums of the last ten years.

    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss-Raising Sand
    The Black Keys-Attack & Release
    Alice In Chains-Black Gives Way to Blue
    Bruce Springsteen -The Rising
    Powderfinger -Vulture Street
    Chickenfoot-Chickenfoot
    Mark Olson & Gary Louris-Ready for the Flood
    Bernard Fanning-Tea & Sympathy
    The White Stripes-Get Behind Me Satan
    Mudcrutch-Mudcrutch
    U2-How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
    Iommi-Fused
    Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation-Mighty Rearranger
    The Raconteurs-Consolers of the Lonely
    Stevie Salas-Shapeshifter
    Bruce Springsteen-We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
    Neil Young-Prairie Wind
    Bruce Springsteen-Magic
    Circus Diablo-Circus Diablo
    David Coverdale-Into The Light

  • #2
    The decade isn't technically over until 2011, so with one last year to go
    These the CD's released 2000 - 2009 that come to mind at the moment:


    Black Sabbath - Live at Hammersmith
    Heaven & Hell - Live @ Radio City
    Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
    Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth.
    Iommi - Fused
    Opeth - Watershed
    Bloodbath - Unblessing The Purity
    The Legion - Unseen To Creation
    Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus
    VoiVod - Katorz
    Marduk - World Funeral
    Lacuna Coil - Unleashed Memories
    System Of A Down - Toxicity
    Dimmu Borgir - Puritanical Misanthropic Euphoria
    Probot - Probot
    Exodus - Tempo Of The Damned
    Suffocation - Souls To Deny
    Cathedral - 7th Coming
    Vio-Lence - Eternal Nightmare/Live at Slims.
    Last edited by devstorm; 12-17-2009, 01:16 PM.
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    • #3
      Mastodons entire catalog.
      http://wickedinquisition.bandcamp.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by devstorm View Post
        The decade isn't technically over until 2011, so with one last year to go
        that depends on how you look at it I suppose (i bet you were a "millennium starts on January 1 2001" guy too)... but the TEN YEARS, January 1 2000 to December 31 2009 (the 00's, the first ten years starting with 2!) are indeed almost over...

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        • #5
          My top CD's

          Brave New World, Dance of the Dead, A Matter of Life or Death, Bruce back with the rest of the band making their very best music and shows they have ever done. period. end of discussion.!!!!! IMHO

          Angel of Retrobution, Nostradamus, again Rob back with the guys and making music.

          The Gloruios Burden Framing Armongaddon Iced Earth, I got into these guys because Ripper joined them after Priest and I was hooked.

          At War with the Mystics The Flaming Lips flying purple elephants in tu-tu's on a green cloud pink sky with blue mountains no more need to said.

          Inferno Moterheads very best cd ever won a Grammy go Lemmy!!!!

          WORLD PAINTED BLOOD SLAYER!!!!!!!!!

          Them Crucked Vultchers old guys with a great new sound.

          WolfMother best debut cd since G & R

          The Devil You Know Dio version of Black Sabbath

          Fires at Midnight Blackmore's Night yes I really get into this cd, her still shows he can play very well even with an achustic gutiar.

          St. Anger Metallica yes I know I am the ONLY person on the planet who thinks this is their very best effor ever!!

          Crack the Skye Mastodon Their best cd and awsome old school metal with a 21st century influence.

          Horehound Dead Weather

          All Hope is Gone Slipknot

          The Dirty South, Souther Rock Opera The drive By Truckers these two CD are very god outlaw Southern Rock at its very best. The Souther Gothic lyrics with the Opera telling the story of Lynard Skinnard and Patterson Hood teen years in the 70's. The Dirth South the story of Buford Pusser from the prespective of the gangisters he put away. GOOD STUFF!!!!!

          Down to Earth, Black Rain, OZZY. Great stuff.

          Well this is my list and I feel this is the best decade for music since the 70's. But if is wasn't for the old guard still rocking it would suck as bad as the 80's and 90's. Sorry but her in AMerica pop took over the air waves since MTV went on the air and most new music is just record company manufactured trash.

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          • #6
            Off top of my head at present (probably forget quite a few)

            Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
            Heaven & Hell - Live ay Radio City
            Iommi - 1996 Dep Sessions
            Iommi - Fused
            Dio - Magica
            Dio - Master Of The Moon
            Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life & Death
            Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls
            Candlemass - King Of The Grey Islands
            Candlemass - Death Magic Doom
            Solitude Aeturnus - Alone
            Halford - Live Insurrection
            Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution
            Motorhead - Inferno
            Moterhead - Motorizer
            Testament - Formation of Damnation
            Saxon - Lionheart
            Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed Pt.3
            MSG - In The Midst of Beauty
            Blaze Bayley - The Man Who Would Not Die
            Blaze Bayley - Silicon Messiah
            The Answer - Everyday Daemons
            Iced Earth - The Glorius Burden
            Rammstein - Reise Reise
            Sepultura - A-Lex
            Pig Iron - The Paths Of Glory Lead But To The Grave
            Orange Goblin - Healing Through Fire
            Orange Goblin - The Big Black
            Clutch - From Beale Street....
            Spiritual Beggars - Ad Astra
            WASP - Unholy Terror
            WASP - Dying For The World
            WASP - Babylon
            Guns 'N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
            Anthrax - We've Come For You All
            Marilyn Manson - Golden Age Of Grotesque
            Marilyn Manson - Holywood
            "But that is not the question. Why are we here, that is the question. And we are blessed in this, that we happen to know the answer. Yes, in this immense confusion one thing alone is clear. We are waiting for Godot to come."
            - Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

            “Music does not influence research work, but both are nourished by the same sort of longing, and they complement each other in the release they offer.”
            —Albert Einstein --- To Paul Plaut, October 23, 1928. AEA 28–065

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            • #7
              I will only name the one I consider to be the absolute best of them all, because there've been so many.

              David Gilmour - On an Island (2006)
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              • #8
                I absolutely love David Gilmour's On An Island, but I've decided I need to really think this one through before I simply echo David's sentiment.
                Last edited by Franklin; 12-17-2009, 08:25 PM.
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                --Benjamin Franklin

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                • #9
                  Some that come to mind:

                  Iommi - Fused
                  Iommi - The 1996 Dep Sessions (Recorded in 1996, but released in 2004)
                  Black Sabbath - The Devil You Know
                  Megadeth - United Abominations
                  Megadeth - The World Needs A Hero
                  Megadeth - The System Has Failed
                  Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy
                  Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue
                  Everclear - Songs From An American Movie Volume 2: Good Time For A Bad Attitude

                  I'll edit this post if I can think of more.
                  Last edited by 8bit Fighter; 12-19-2009, 03:44 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Metal Church- This Present Wasteland
                    Motorhead- Inferno
                    Megadeth- United Abominations
                    Megadeth- The System Has Failed
                    Heaven and Hell- The Devil You Know
                    Blue Oyster Cult- Curse of the Hidden Mirror
                    Iron Maiden- A Matter of Life and Death
                    Judas Priest- Angel of Retribution
                    Candlemass- Candlemass (Black Dwarf on my Top 10 songs of decade)

                    not counting various live releases on my list, just new studio stuff

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                    • #11
                      This is a monster thread, in the sense that, I swear I could write an entire forum thread page full of my outstanding favourite records of this decade. The past ten years have really been THAT rewarding in terms of countless rollicking releases I have bought, heard and still love, today. Alright, lemme narrow it down to my Top 25 Favourite Albums of the Decade:

                      Deicide~Scars of the Crucifix
                      Dying Fetus~Destroy the Opposition
                      Suffocation~Souls to Deny
                      Immolation~Unholy Cult
                      Skinless~Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead
                      Nile~Annihilation of the Wicked
                      Disgorge (US)~Parallels of Infinite Torture
                      Deeds of Flesh~Mark of the Legion
                      Devourment~Butcher the Weak
                      Napalm Death~Enemy of the Music Business
                      Nasum~Human 2.0
                      Discordance Axis~The Inalienable Dreamless
                      Pig Destroyer~Prowler in the Yard
                      Birdflesh~Night of the Ultimate Mosh
                      Insect Warfare~World Extermination
                      Slayer~God Hates Us All
                      Gwar~Beyond Hell
                      Lividity~Used, Abused And Left for Dead
                      Bloodbath~Nighmares Made Flesh
                      Psycroptic~The Scepter of the Ancients
                      Origin~Antithesis
                      Hate Eternal~ I, Monarch
                      Vital Remains~Dawn of the Apocalypse
                      Sick Of It All~Death to Tyrants
                      Slipknot~Iowa

                      ^^I was hugely tempted to name more than one album for some of the bands here, but like I said, if I were to name everything I rate as top-drawer faves from 2000-'09, it would have to be a Top 100, no less.
                      "Actors really are the scum of the earth. Their behavior makes arrogant, overpaid rock stars appear positively noble' - Buzz Osborne

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sn0wb1ind0zzy View Post
                        Mastodons entire catalog.
                        Yep, that sums it up.

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                        • #13
                          ^^Ha, I never knew that some of you are that huge on Mastodon......to actually hand the entire decade to them.
                          "Actors really are the scum of the earth. Their behavior makes arrogant, overpaid rock stars appear positively noble' - Buzz Osborne

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                          • #14
                            Wow...Now this is gonna be a hard task...I know I'll forget something, but I'll try to sum it up as well as I can.

                            They are in no particular order...

                            Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
                            Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden
                            Blaze Bayley - The Tenth Dimension
                            Jon Oliva's Pain - Tage Mahal
                            Blaze Bayley - Silicon Messiah
                            Beyond Fear - Beyond Fear
                            Slayer - God Hates Us All
                            Dio - Magica
                            Korn - Take A Look In The Mirror
                            Blaze Bayley - The Man Who Would Not Die
                            Heaven & Hell - Live At The Radio City Music Hall
                            Black Sabbath - Live At Hammersmith
                            Jon Oliva's Pain - Global Warning
                            Dio - Killing The Dragon
                            Ian Gillan - Gillan's Inn
                            Benedictum - Uncreation
                            Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
                            Judas Priest - Live In London
                            Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet
                            Candlemass - Death Magic Doom
                            Down - Over The Under
                            Tony Martin - Scream
                            Mötley Crüe - Saints Of Los Angeles
                            Doro - Calling The Wild
                            Megadeth - Endgame
                            Alice Cooper - Along Came A Spider

                            Those come to mind from the top of my head...I'm sure I forgot something...10 years is a long time...and a lot of great music...A lot!

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                            • #15
                              I agree, it was a very good decade of music. Here are some of my highlights after looking through the 9000+ songs in my 2000's iTunes list.

                              Aerosmith - Just Push Play
                              Airbourne - Airbourne
                              Alice In Chains - Live
                              Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue
                              Anthrax - We've Come For You All
                              Black Stone Cherry - Black Stone Cherry
                              Black Stone Cherry - Folklore and Superstition
                              Bullet For My Valentine - The Poison
                              Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire
                              Cheap Trick - Rockford
                              Chickenfoot - Chickenfoot
                              Damageplan - New Found Power
                              Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep
                              Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards
                              Demons & Wizards - Touched By The Crimson King
                              Dio - Magica
                              Dio - Killing The Dragon
                              Dio - Master of the Moon
                              Dokken - Lightening Strikes Again
                              Evanesence - Fallen
                              Godsmack - ENTIRE CATALOG!
                              Gretchen Wilson - Here for the Party
                              Heart - Jupiter's Darling
                              HEAVEN & HELL - LIVE RCMH
                              HEAVEN & HELL - The Devil You Know
                              Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden
                              Iced Earth - The Crucible of Man(Something Wicked Part 2)
                              Iommi - Dep Sessions
                              Iommi - Fused
                              Iron Maiden - Brave New World
                              Iron Maiden - Dance of Death
                              Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
                              Jet - Jet
                              Megadeth - The World Needs a Hero
                              Megadeth - The System Has Failed
                              Megadeth - United Abominations
                              Megadeth - Endgame
                              Motley Crue - New Tattoo
                              Motley Crue - Saints of Los Angeles
                              Moterhead - Moterizer
                              Pyramaze - Immortal
                              Slash's Snakepit - Ain't Life Grand
                              Slave To The System - Slave To The System
                              Slayer - World Painted Blood
                              Stryper - Reborn
                              U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
                              Velvet Revolver - Contraband
                              Velvet Revolver - Libertad
                              Wolfmother - Wolfmother
                              Yngwie Malmsteen - Angels Of Love
                              Last edited by H&H; 12-18-2009, 06:35 AM.
                              "I can honestly say it’s truly been an honor to play at his side for all these years, his music will live on forever." ~ Tony Iommi (Speaking of Ronnie James Dio)

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