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


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21 True Colors - Zedd
22 Ceremonials - Florence + the Machine
23 House of Balloons - The Weeknd
24 Aa - Baauer
25 Cloud Nine - Kygo

This might not be everyone's cup of tea but fans of very modern electronic music are in for a treat here. - Entranced98

26 In Colour - Jamie XX
27 Kid A - Radiohead
28 21 - Adele
29 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

30 Destroyed - Moby
31 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

32 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.

33 Night Visions - Imagine Dragons

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

34 Recovery - Eminem
35 Ocean Eyes - Owl City
36 Madvillainy - Madvillain V 1 Comment
37 .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot
38 Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs
39 Random Album Title - Deadmau5
40 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

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