Kerrang Readers 50 Best Albums Of The 21st Century

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anyone have the top 50 list?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 14:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm guessing Green Day and Muse will be in the top 3 judging by previous readers votes.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 14:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

while googling for info I found this thread
http://www.greendaycommunity.org/Forum/index.php?showtopic=72295
Green Day - American Idiot was no 1. It doesn't say who else was in the top 50.

dj martian do you have the top 50 ?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 18:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

50: Crisis - Alexisonfire
49: Permission to Land - The Darkness
48: Blessed Black Wings - High on Fire
47: Relationship of Command - At the Drive-In
46: The Green Album - Weezer
45: Volcano - Satyricon
44: Orchestra of Wolves - Gallows
43: Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) - Marilyn Manson
42: From Here to Infirmary - Alkaline Trio
41: Take to the Skies - Enter Shikari
40: Worship and Tribute - Glassjaw
39: Ghost Reveries - Opeth
38: Love Metal - HIM
37: Jane Doe - Converge
36: Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World
35: Ire Works - The Dillinger Escape Plan
34: Riot! - Paramore
33: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out - Panic! At The Disco
32: II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow - Down
31: Vol 3:(The Subliminal Verses) - Slipknot
30: Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water - Limp Bizkit
29: Black Holes and Revelations - Muse
28: Mutter - Rammstein
27: City of Evil - Avenged Sevenfold
26: Casually Dressed & Deep In Conversation - Funneral For A Friend
25: Puzzle - Biffy Clyro
24: Death Magnetic - Metallica
23: With Teeth - Nine Inch Nails
22: Ascendancy - Trivium
21: The End Of Heartache - Killswitch Engage
20: Lateralus - Tool
19: Start Something - LostProphets
18: The Poison - Bullet For My Valentine
17: 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day
16: All Hope Is Gone - Slipknot
15: White Pony - Deftones
14: Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
13: Origin of Symmetry - Muse
12: The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
11: Songs For The Deaf - Queens Of The Stone Age
10: Leviathan - Mastodon
9: From Under The Cork Tree - Fall Out Boy
8: The Blackening - Machine Head
7: Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - Blink 182
6: Toxicity - System Of A Down
5: Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge - My Chemical Romance
4: A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds To Mars
3: Iowa - Slipknot
2: Absolution - Muse
1: American Idiot - Green Day

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

I vote for #48 as the best on that list. By far.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

#4 has to be some vote-mobilising biz, right?

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

funny old list. jane doe sticks out like a sore thumb.

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

a "best of" list where limp bizkit make the cut? am i missing something here?

borntohula, Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol shitting christ it really is origin of symmetry isn't it

cockles (country matters), Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

that really is the answer

cockles (country matters), Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think muse @ no2 is worse than green day at no1 tbh.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

weezer? is that list by the 21st century schizoid man or what?

alex in mainhattan, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

Surprised #48 is so far behind #10. I thought if you knew about one, you'd know about the other. (And realize #48 was superior)

bendy, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

its a readers vote

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

strongly disagree, pfunkboy. absolution is the 2nd best album here

cockles (country matters), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

To "rock fans", what is meant to be the canonical, everyone can agree on, album of the decade?

Think we have the answer...

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:03 (4 years ago) Permalink

ah, hello spotify!

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

24: Death Magnetic - Metallica

kshighway, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

No St. Anger, no credibility.

kshighway, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

absolution is the 2nd best album here

― cockles (country matters),

lj wrong. Muse are fucking awful and in no way better than high on fire,converge,mastodon , atd-i or qotsa. or even white pony or toxicity. so you are totally and utterly wrong.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

would love to know the voting demographics here, my guess is predominantly 10-11 year old boys .

Crackle Box, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Three Slipknot records!

kshighway, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

judging by the kerrang blog comments its girls mostly voting not the boys.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm shocked there's no Oceansize presence here. If Kerrang were good for one thing, it was continual support for Vennart's boys

cockles (country matters), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp if only the Pankhursts were alive to see this ;_;

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe kerrang writers like oceansize but i guess the readers dont.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

or the oceansize msg board didnt mobilize the fans as well as the others did

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

or both

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

ha, i did think that as soon as i posted. there are a few boys that age in my family and this is their shit. xxxxxp

surprised at the lack of foo fighters. i haven't read kerrang in years obv.

lj i'd usually join you on certain middle class indiefuck britisher nonsense appreciation, like mansun or the animalhouse but... muse? really??? in my day you were either a muse stan or a radiohead stan.

Crackle Box, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

still dig white pony and toxicity, those angry days when only a piccolo snare and eastern inflected melody will provide sufficient relief.

Crackle Box, Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://open.spotify.com/user/starsandheroes/playlist/3msgWIrSfCQg9SNWzEbQXb [the best i could do with limited resources]

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Kerrang's like the UK Alternative Press, right, where they used to be vaguely credible in a scuzzy way and now are just kinda eyeliner metal and gelled hair emo?

(Of course, the defining factor could be the shift from my tastes at 14-17 when I used to browse these mags, and my taste at 30. No doubt someone in the future will say that they remember when these mags used to cover real music, like My Chemical Romance and American Idiot.)

THESE ARE MY FEELINGS! FEEL MY FEELINGS! (I eat cannibals), Thursday, 6 August 2009 15:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Metal Hammer used to be like Kerrang and didn't cover any metal for about 10 years (they were even going to drop the Metal from their name in the 90s) Now they call themselves the defenders of the faith and pretend they were a metal mag all along. I wonder if Metal will one day replace emo and whatever kiddy stuff they cover now and Kerrang will try to pretend they supported it all along too.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 17:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

No doubt someone in the future will say that they remember when these mags used to cover real music, like My Chemical Romance and American Idiot.

Insert Onion story about Pennywise fan grousing about Sum 41 here

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 6 August 2009 18:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

ugh pennywise

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Can I point out that the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars is Jared Leto?

Fourth-best album of the 21st century.

Just sayin'.

Your heartbeat soun like sasquatch feet (polyphonic), Friday, 7 August 2009 04:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Actually I think the biggest surprise here, for me anyway, is Machine Head at #8!

3 mods 1 banhammer (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 7 August 2009 04:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

we all used to read Kerrang at school
first thought when looking at this list was: "no Korn no credibility"
but then a google reveals that Korn's real contributions to the nu-metal canon were in the 90s. jesus!

bare grills (tpp), Friday, 7 August 2009 09:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

limp bizkit took their mantle

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 09:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

watching Kerrang TV makes me feel like an old man what with all these bands who sound the same and look silly and whose names I forget once the video's done, but I've heard all but one of the bands on that list (Down?), so am now feeling delightfully with it again.

Quite a number of "what, *insert band here*, really?" moments on that list. What, The Darkness, really?

Akon/Family (Merdeyeux), Friday, 7 August 2009 12:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

You havent heard down?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 12:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

i dont care for them but im sure you mustve heard em. Its phil anselmo and friends

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 12:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh right, yeah I guess I have. I recommend they get a less innocuous name.

Akon/Family (Merdeyeux), Friday, 7 August 2009 12:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

I would have picked the one that came out last year for Down. Pretty kickass.

Bill Magill, Friday, 7 August 2009 13:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

from wkipedia

Down is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in 1991 in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2009, the band consists of vocalist Phil Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, bassist Rex Brown, and drummer Jimmy Bower.

Since its inception, Down has released three studio albums, NOLA (1995), certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, Down II: A Bustle in Your Hedgerow (2002) and Down III: Over the Under (2007). Down is currently working on their upcoming fourth album entitled Down IV.

One of the few Metal bands Kerrang covers. Phil Anselmo is still big business to them.

Any chance of emo dying off and trad metal making a return and being the biggest seller to kids so that kerrang will have to cover it again after an absence of 15 years?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Do you mean like NWOBHM/Priestian type trad metal? Not that they're either huge or especially great but that band Cauldron, on Earache, seem to be doing OK... realistically though I think shit (as in shit) like Bullet For My Valentine or Trivium are as trad as it's gonna get in terms of what teenagers are gonna buy in this day and age

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mastodon as well I guess but they're not million-sellers are they? They're not changing the game on an especially visible level

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

any sort of metal really (that isnt nu metal or emo or glam). I suppose trivium or job for a cowboy could count as thats the shit thats most likely to sell and both bands would be happy to fly the flag for metal.

Kerrang didnt even cover metalcore did it? as shit as metalcore is, im surprised it got ignored and emo got the coverage instead.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah Mastodon and High On Fire dont seem likely to sell millions of albums. They're too good for the public to like them sadly.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think like Hatebreed and, I dunno, Bleeding Through got covered pretty well... again though there are (almost?) no metalcore bands selling in seven-figure sums, point being that Kerrang (like most mags) are adapting to the public's taste a lot more than they're influencing it

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

do you think the writers at Kerrang like other stuff but are getting forced to cover what is selling? or do you think that they are hiring writers who do actually like it?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

as for bands that arent selling seven-figure sums, they do nmestyle hype some shitty emo bands who either dont have an album out or have just released one
Mr Passion

so they could cover bands that dont sell shitloads. Or do you mean they will cover a genre that produces million sellers so they will cover the latest trend of emo as thats more likely to produce a big seller than some other form of metal?

Kerrang didnt even cover Nightwish and all those type bands that were huge in Europe did they?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't personally know anyone who listens to that faff but I feel like it's mainly ppl in their 20s/30s? Could be wrong

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't think I've heard My Passion (lawl Mr Passion is a much better name) but they seem like a band who might stumble into some sort of success a la all the Funeral For A Friend type bands from round my way - so yeah in terms of 'getting in on the ground level' and that it's still basically market-led, I think

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't personally know anyone who listens to that faff but I feel like it's mainly ppl in their 20s/30s? Could be wrong

So Kerrang's readership is mainly under 18s now? (i know there was a survey result that more than 50% of Kerrangs readership are teenage females)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think the proof's in the pudding don't you?

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Does stevie chick still write for Kerrang?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't *think* so but I only power-read it in WHSmiths...

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

With terrorizer been crap since the new editor took over, Metal Hammer being a lot of shit, and Kerrang being awful there's no good monthly/weekly metal mag. I don't care for Zero Tolerance at all.
Rock-a-Rolla is ok but its not for everyone.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't think metal has ever been well represented in the music press, in terms of quality writing... Kerrang 15-20 years ago might have had better bands to give big features to but it didn't exactly breed great journalism. Conversely, I know you think Terrorizer is covering some sucky bands ATM (I wouldn't disagree too much) but I honestly think the quality of the writing is pretty high still. Basically I feel like that at this stage, good print journalism about interesting music is a luxury more than an expectation

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 15:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nice to see Opeth on this list.

o. nate, Friday, 7 August 2009 15:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

rock-a-rolla gets criticized for its writing but it at least covers good bands that get ignored elsewhere.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 15:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

does anyone here write for rockarolla?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 15:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think the dude who posts as 'm the g' does but he's hardly ever here

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Friday, 7 August 2009 15:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

oh yeah ive seen him.Hes scottish isnt he?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 16:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'll never understand why people like Muse. One of the worst british bands ever.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 7 August 2009 19:59 (4 years ago) Permalink


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