Top Ten Albums That Prove That Not All 21st Century Music Is Bad


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21 Southern Family - Dave Cobb
22 Ceremonials - Florence + the Machine
23 Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

So emotional and relative, not directly but in every aspect to American Society. Insane composition that is orIginal. So quiet but amazingly dynamic, also not utilizing the typical hook, bridge, hook structure.

24 In Colour - Jamie XX
25 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
26 The Epic - Kamasi Washington

Jazz is easily one of the most under appreciated genres in music history. Sure, it was really popular in the 40's-70's, but nowadays, few people talk about the amazingness of the genre, and I think a big part of that is because we haven't had a truly amazing jazz release in quite a long time. This album, though, proves that jazz is alive and well, and sounds just as good as it ever has. Before the release of this record, Kamasi Washington had already made somewhat of a name for himself by playing saxophone for Flying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar, and now this is his debut solo album. The first word that comes to my mind when I think of this album is HUGE. This is an absolute BEHEMOTH of an album, clocking in at over THREE HOURS LONG, with a FULL ORCHESTRA and CHORUS! For a genre that so often consists of only four or less musicians on one album, this is truly an ambitious effort. Some might say that the album is a bit too over the top, and I understand that feeling, but I think that all ...more - Mard

27 Destroyed - Moby
28 Seven Seals - Primal Fear

Released in 2005, this has been the most successful attempt to revive traditional metal of Judas Priest type by adding some fresh air. Songs are perfectly written and performed - memorable riffs, choruses, solos. Awesome twin lead guitars, harmonies. All band members showcase musicianship - remarkable vox, drums, guitars, bass.

There is no bad song on this album but 'All For One' stands out with its riff and even more - with the creative drumming in the middle. 'Diabolus' is flawless, too - epic and beautiful start to finish. 'Evil Spell' is a cool experiment - thrash beats on a non thrash song (I like it). 'Demons And Angels' is pretty fast and touches on speed metal. - Metal_Treasure

The purest form of metal music is back (2005).
All For One, Diabolus, Demons And Angels, The Immortal Ones, The Union. - Metal_Treasure

29 In Rainbows - Radiohead
30 Night Visions - Imagine Dragons

Overrated Crap Album By Talentless Hack Band Only For Idiots - VideoGamefan5

31 Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs
32 Random Album Title - Deadmau5
33 Recovery - Eminem
34 Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
35 Push the Sky Away - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
36 Boxer - The National

Talk about post-punk revival. You would think that with all the problems in modern society, we would have a lot more true punk music being popular. No, of course punk isn't dead, and The National help to prove it. You could say they're not really a punk band in the traditional sense; they don't rock out at all, there's none of that anger you hear with bands like the Clash or the Sex Pistols, but they definitely have the right state of mind, and that's really what punk is all about. This album really gives us those politically charged lyrics about current events that we need in modern society. Their previous album was more focused on inner struggles and personal identity, and this album focuses on the struggles of others. Of course, we can't just focus on the lyrics, because the music on this album is also certainly something to behold. The rhythms are magnificently complex, and as catchy as some of the songs are, they all have a foreboding undertone that perfectly matches the lyrics ...more - Mard

37 The Archandroid - Janelle MonĂ¡e

One of the best pop albums I've heard in very long time. Deserves to be in the top ten! - winner333

Usually, when you think of the kind of genres that have concept albums, you think of genres like progressive rock, metal, and hip hop. R&B is just not a genre that does concept albums, with the exception of this brilliant recording. But hell, this album isn't even really all an R&B album when you think about it, because it jumps to so many different genres from classical to folk to hip hop to psychedelic rock. Few artists are able to mix so many genres so well, but Janelle does it flawlessly. The album focuses on a story very similar to the Fritz Lang film Metropolis, with concepts of science fiction and afrofuturism, and lyrical themes of love and identity. Janelle's singing is so intense and emotional, but at the same time, is much more cool and controlled than most other R&B singers. This is one of the most cinematic and massive albums in recent memory, and one of the greatest concept albums of the last few decades. - Mard

38 Black Clouds and Silver Linings - Dream Theater

When I think of 21st century music, I think of all of it. You are just thinking of mainstream music. I know that there is good 21st century music, and so do all metalheads. We're just saying we don't like mainstream modern music, and none of these items are proving us wrong that most modern mainstream music is terrible. - Songsta41

39 Collected - Massive Attack
40 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
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