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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 29/3/2011 5:27:56 PM   
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OK. Here goes...

SNAKE-EYES' TOP TWENTY ALBUMS:

1. ACHTUNG BABY - U2
2. MCMXC a.D. - Enigma
3. WELCOME TO WHEREVER YOU ARE - INXS
4. BAD - Michael Jackson
5. IL BUONO, IL BRUTTO, IL CATTIVO - Ennio Morricone
6. THE CROSS OF CHANGES - Enigma
7. THE TRANSFORMERS: THE ANIMATED MOVIE - Various Artists
8. FEEL THE STEEL - Steel Panther
9. THRILLER - Michael Jackson
10. THE FAT OF THE LAND - The Prodigy
11. LE ROI EST MORT, VIVE LE ROI! - Enigma
12. FIRST BLOOD - Jerry Goldsmith
13. APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION - Guns n' Roses
14. SLIPPERY WHEN WET - Bon Jovi
15. MUSIC FOR THE JILTED GENERATION - The Prodigy
16. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK - John Williams
17. DEAF DUMB BLIND - Clawfinger
18. DANGEROUS - Michael Jackson
19. VOICES - Vangelis
20. BOHEME - Deep Forest


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 30/3/2011 10:29:48 AM   
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Voting Closed? We not got until the end of the day?


EDIT:- Okay, because I've heard nothing back and because I thought voting closing today meant we had until the end of the day today I'm going to post a list anyway, if you include it in your final tallies then excellent, if not, nevermind.

1 - Black On Both Sides - Mos Def
2 - 69 Love Songs - Magnetic Fields
3 - The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles
4 - Doolittle - Pixies
5 - OK Computer - Radiohead
6 - Raw power - Iggy & The stooges
7 - Maxinquaye - Tricky
8 - Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
9 - Pink Flag - Wire
10 - Is This It? - The Strokes
11 - Illmatic - Nas
12 - Rid Of Me - PJ Harvey
13 - Black Sea - XTC
14 - Tigermilk - Belle & Sebastian
15 - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
16 - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
17 - Mule Variations - Tom Waits
18 - Weezer (Blue Album) - Weezer
19 - Emergency & I - Dismemberment Plan
20 - Histoire De Melody Nelson - Serge Gainsbourg


The order is a little tenuous, and there are big things missing, however every one of these albums I would consider to be perfect in their own way.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 2:21:44 AM   
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Apologies for late reply (along with any confusion about closing dates). I've included your list in the count.

also, as you may have noticed, the 100-76 of this year's list is now up: http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3057773 Rather than starting another thread to discuss it, I figured that this one could do as a discussion thread. (also let me know if you want to do any blurbs - I've put in a few sentences as placeholders, but I'm looking for proper blurbs from people too.)


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 3:53:49 PM   
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94// Clint Mansell The Fountain (2006)
Clint 'he was in Pop Will Itself, you know' Mansell's score for Darren Aronofsky's sprawling, ambitious epic is... er, sprawling, ambitious and epic. ('Death Is The Road To Awe'.)



This is probably my favourite from that bunch, even though it's not his best (that's Moon) it's still brilliant

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 4:07:05 PM   
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The Smiths, Pink Moon, Bone Machine, Scott 4, Rum Sodomy & the Lash, Let Love In and Blue Valentine being there means this list should be great.

Out of interest, did albums need to have made two lists to get into the top 100?


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 6:23:31 PM   
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Out of interest, did albums need to have made two lists to get into the top 100?



They did, yeah. A total of 508 albums were nominated altogether. /useless fact


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 7:32:40 PM   
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Thoughts on those listed so far which I've actually heard (edit: I'll add my favourite song in brackets, like in the main list):

After The Gold Rush
- pretty good; not as good as Rust Never Sleeps though (Don't Let It Bring You Down)
The Smiths - clearly their weakest album but some great songs still (Hand In Glove)
Slanted and Enchanted - I don't really "get" Pavement. I love some songs off Crooked Rain and Brighten The Corners but this doesn't do much for me. (Summer Babe)
The Wall - mixed, but excellent in parts (Comfortably Numb being the obvious standout). Still the weakest of Floyd's 70s albums. (Comfortably Numb)
The Downward Spiral - fantastic album, one of my favourites. A downbeat masterpiece. (Closer)
Sound Of Silver - only recently 'acquired' this and it's yet to really click, although I like All My Friends, North American Scum and Someone Great (All My Friends)
Let Love In - I've only recently got into Nick Cave and I love this album, not a bad song on it. I'll need to get more of his. (Red Right Hand)
Ride The Lightning - superb album and yet still not as good as Puppets, Justice or Black - just shows how amazing Metallica were back then. (Fade To Black)
The Fat Of The Land - the obvious singles are great, haven't listened to the rest enough. (Breathe)
Whatever People Say About Me... - more than a bit overhyped but still several very good songs on it (A View From The Afternoon)
Modern life Is Rubbish - tails a bit towards the end but it's still a cracking album (Advert)
Neon Bible - good in bits (Intervention is their best song) but patchy and not as good as Funeral or Suburbs. (Intervention)
Rage Against The Machine - not a huge fan; Killing In The Name Of and Wake Up are great though. (Killing...)
Abbey Road - toss-up between this and Rubber Soul for my favourite Beatles album. I'd still skip a few songs but I Want You (She's So Heavy) and Here Comes The Sun are immense. Plus, y'know, Maxwell's Silver Hammer is pretty good too. (I Want You (she's so heavy))
Screamadelica - listened once, didn't like it. They're playing it at a festival this summer so I'll need to try again. (dunno... prob Come Together)
Wish You Were Here - brilliant, probably Pink Floyd's best album. (Wish You Were Here)
White Blood Cells - patchy, but most likely their best album, just cos it's got Fell In love With A Girl on it. (FILWAG)
Vs - cracking album, better overall than Ten. (Rearviewmirror)
Rubber Soul - as mentioned above, could be my favourite Beatles album. Especially for Norwegian Wood and In My Life. (the latter)
Pinkerton - amazing album. definitely better than Blue. (at the mo, Butterfly, could be any of about six though)
Parklife - on balance, probably my favourite Blur album; another one I'm pleased to see make it. (Girls and Boys)


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 7:59:40 PM   
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Two Regina Spektor albums, including my favourite? Good job Empire.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 9:05:59 PM   
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Bravo to whoever wrote the reviews. Really nice work.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 9:09:12 PM   
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Bravo to whoever wrote the reviews. Really nice work.


I just pulled them from Allmusic, to be honest.  I'm still looking for blurbs from anyone, just PM me with any of the albums you're interested in writing about.


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 9:23:37 PM   
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Did Rudebox by Robbie Williams make the cut? Cos I call dibbs on Rudebox by Robbie Williams.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 9:28:49 PM   
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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 10:29:59 PM   
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On the next few:

Dog Man Star - Very good, always preferred Coming Up though (We Are The Pigs)
London Calling - never got the fuss over this. Some good stuff, some rubbish (Brand New Cadillac)
Elephant - it's alright, I guess. Not their biggest fan, me. (The HArdest Button to Button)
Mellon Collie - overlong but superb at times (Zero)
Definitely Maybe - so Oasis are better than Blur then? Cracking album. (Cigarettes and Alcohol)
Origin of Symmetry - probably their best effort (New Born)
Grace - a wee bit overrated but very good nonetheless (Forget Her)
Morning Glory - one of my favourites ever - better than the debut so I'm glad it's higher (Champagne Supernova)
Led Zep IV - some of it's great, at least. LZ I is better though. (Stairway to Heaven)
Ten - half amazing, half average (Alive)
Sgt Peppers - influential maybe, but the songs are much weaker than their other albums (Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds)
Velvet Underground - quite like this. Most of it, anyway. (Sunday Morning)
Automatic for the People - I prefer their early 90s stuff to their 80s work, and this would be their best. (Drive)
Dark Side of the Moon - classic obviously, last few songs let it down a tad (Time)


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 11:46:08 PM   
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...and it's done: http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3057773

A worthy winner (and a very comfortable one at that). Thanks very much to everyone to took part this year by submitting lists, it's been fun. Cheers.


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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 11:49:57 PM   
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Was I allowed to post in teh other fred

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 11:52:22 PM   
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the list was finished. so GO CRAZEH.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 31/3/2011 11:52:56 PM   
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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 1/4/2011 12:16:36 AM   
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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 1/4/2011 12:33:48 AM   
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Tommy jarvis will not be happy with the abundance of Radiohead keeping his precious Axl Rose out of the top 10.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 1/4/2011 9:55:49 AM   
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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 1/4/2011 2:28:39 PM   
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glad to see the stone roses and nmh in there rightful place this time

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 2/4/2011 10:58:46 AM   
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Tommy jarvis will not be happy with the abundance of Radiohead keeping his precious Axl Rose out of the top 10.


Not really, Appetite did well enough and the best Radiohead album is the highest-placing. There is a notable lack of hard rock/metal in the list but that's to be expected around here.

The remainder:

Appetite For Destruction - just about flawless, a masterpiece (Welcome To The Jungle)
The Suburbs - pretty good, an improvement on Neon Bible (We Used To Wait)
The Queen Is Dead - brilliant (There Is A Light That Never Goes Out)
Different Class- also brilliant (Something Changed)
The Holy Bible - even more brilliant, probably my favourite album ever (Archives Of Pain)
Doolittle - very good, tails off a little at the end (Tame)
Strangeways Here We Come - glad to see it getting recognition, it's superb (Paint A Vulgar Picture)
Is This It - utter cack, sorry. I'd be more indifferent to it if it wasn't routinely hailed as "the album that saved rock music". (The Modern Age).
The Stone Roses - brilliant (I Wanna Be Adored)
Born To Run - yeah it's OK, haven't listened to it enough (Born To Run)
Nevermind - awesome (Come As You Are)
Loveless - it's not bad, aye. (Only Shallow)
Highway 61 Revisited - pretty good (Desolation Row)
Ziggy Stardust - mostly excellent (Suffragette City)
Revolver - bit mixed, often great (And Your Bird Can Sing)
The White Album - more mixed, guess that's the nature of the beast (Helter Skelter)
Kid A - meh, does nothing for me (How To Disappear Completely)
OK Computer - mostly not bad, occasionally brilliant (No Surprises)
The Bends - definitely their best (Fake Plastic Trees)
Funeral - can't argue with this (Rebellion (Lies))

Overall that's a pretty good list, especially the top 25. I'd heard more of them than I thought.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 2/4/2011 12:33:49 PM   
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That's a surprisingly good list except for 89,was that an April Fools thing.
I got 6 in the top 20 plus there's another 3 or 4 I could easily have had if our lists were 30 instead of 20.
No Jam,Sonic Youth or Cat Power,that's a shame.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 2/4/2011 1:36:40 PM   
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Scott 4 is brilliant though.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 4/4/2011 1:45:11 PM   
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Very disappointed about MiM's absence but good list nonetheless. I expected Strangeways to break the 10 this year but alas. Funeral is amazing of course.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 5/4/2011 1:26:40 AM   
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What a great list well done! I'll have a listen to the one's I haven't heard. Glad to see Daft Punk and Arcade Fire so prominent.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 8/4/2011 10:37:03 PM   
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Shouldnt the list itself be stickied?

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 20/4/2011 9:48:58 PM   
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Damn missed this, oh well there is always next year

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 7/5/2011 10:05:19 PM   
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I'd just like to chip in that now I have actually listened to Arcade Fire I can confirm that they fully deserve their place at the top, although I think I prefer the Suburbs. Maybe.

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RE: Empire Top 100 Albums 2011? - 19/5/2011 4:54:59 PM   
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I think I just prefer Suburbs; Funeral has the better stand out songs but as a cohesive album which came along just at the right time in my life, Suburbs is just incredible. And Neon Bible is awesome as well, let's not deny that; although are you allowed to listen to that one?

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