A list of the top albums of the year from NME (2000s). A heady mix of speed-addled punk rock, huge, sky-filling psychedelic majesty and sex-crazed black humour. For fans of Kyuss, this is his best album since 'Welcome To Sky Valley', for everyone else, it's just the best, most important rock album for years. 61. The National - Alligator.
The album feels almost prescient, then, in its sense of loneliness-cut loose from her Broken Social Scene, Feist sounds set adrift in songs awash in images of oceans, steam, fog, snow, wind, and moonlight. Boxer takes the sentiments from James Murphy’s All My Friends and stretches them over 12 lurching tracks. When Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album began percolating in early 2004, its mashed grapes were more punch line than reason to sweat.
The Grey Album is a mashup album by Danger Mouse, released in 2004. It mixes an a cappella version of rapper Jay-Z's The Black Album with samples from The Beatles' LP The Beatles, commonly known as "The White Album". The Grey Album gained notoriety when EMI attempted to halt its distribution despite approval of the project from Jay-Z and the two surviving Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
Like nearly everything released that year, Out of the Grey suffered from a touch of the post-new wave flu. But "50 in a 25 Zone" has that old, bluesy Syndicate spirit, as does "Now I Ride Alone," and Steve Wynn is still an exceptional vocal stylist, bringing heart and meaning to every word he writes.
The album carried the torch for song-based hard rock awesomeness during the lean years of rap-rock, cribbing as much from the Beatles and glam-era Bowie as from avant-metal kin like The Melvins. Vampire Weekend came out of Columbia University in the late 2000s, showing a pronounced affinity for boat shoes and button-downs as well as an intimate knowledge of African guitar music. Their debut backed up massive press buzz with suavely seductive pop-rock songs about college campuses and trysts with Benetton-wearing ladies. Posted on: Indiewire.
The first decade of the 2000s was a unique one for metal music. Here, Loudwire presents our list of the Top 11 Metal Albums of the 2000s: 11. 'Frail Words Collapse' (2003). During the metalcore wave of the early-to-mid 2000s, bands around the globe began to become more and more influenced by new music due to the Internet. Showcasing the tracks, '94 Hours and 'Forever,' the album 'Frail Words Collapse' stands out as a highlight in the metalcore universe. 10. 'Jane Doe' (2001). The 2000s marked a new peak in extreme metal.
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