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

There are a lot of people out there who think that all modern music (especially popular music) is never up to par with music from the 20th century. And to those people I say, consider taking a listen to these albums and maybe having a change of heart. These are some of the most brilliant recordings to ever be released, and they were all released in the last ten years.

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21 Southern Family - Dave Cobb
22 Ceremonials - Florence + the Machine
23 Illinois - Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens is without a doubt one of the most important figures in the folk revival that's been going on during the past several years, along with Joanna Newsom and others. The reason he's especially beloved, though, is the way he pushes the boundaries of the genre. Even today, most ordinary folk music is all acoustic, and while he's not the first person to experiment like this, he does it in his own unique way, with ambient, dark, and electric elements. He's also a remarkable multi-instrumentalist, playing the majority of the instruments of the album. He plays guitar, piano, bass, drums, oboe, flute, sax, banjo, accordion, and many more. His soft, high vocals do a great job of showing both happiness and heartbreak, and the emotion on this album varies a lot, going from very melancholic and gloomy to pleasant and light-hearted. This is just a wonderfully majestic, ambitious, and engaging neo-folk album, and one of the best ever. - Mard

24 The Inevitable End - Röyksopp

Absolutely beautiful - I have this album and still love it to bits. - Entranced98

25 House of Balloons - The Weeknd

The weeknd is the best! - Fireboy

26 True Colors - Zedd
27 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
28 Aa - Baauer
29 In Colour - Jamie XX
30 Melodrama - Lorde
31 Destroyed - Moby
32 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

33 .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot
34 Lost in the Dream - The War on Drugs
35 Random Album Title - Deadmau5
36 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

37 In Rainbows - Radiohead
38 Recovery - Eminem
39 21 - Adele
40 Push the Sky Away - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
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