Sunday, January 2, 2011

BEST MUSIC, 2000-2010, With Music Players!


Janelle Monae





It's always best to count the good things in the bad times: here's my favorite music from the last decade, with music players!




FAVORITE NEW ALBUMS:



2000:



-ELASTICA, "The Menace"
-NIKKA COSTA, "Everybody Got Their Something"
-THE HIVES, "Veni Vidi Vicious"
-HOOVERPHONIC, "The Magnificent Tree"
-FINLEY QUAYE, "Vanguard"
-FASTBALL, "Harsh Light Of Day"
-BUTTHOLE SURFERS, "Weird Revolution"
-JURASSIC 5, "Quality Control"


2001:



-GILLIAN WELCH, "Time (The Revelator)"
-BOB DYLAN, "Love And Theft"
-BECK, "Sea Change"
-LADYTRON, "604"
-SAM PHILLIPS, "Fan Dance"
-SAHARA HOTNIGHTS, "Jennie Bomb"
-LOS SUPER SEVEN, "Canto"
-SUPER FURRY ANIMALS, "Rings Around The World"
-MYSTIC, "Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom"
-GORILLAZ, "Gorillaz"


2002:



-LOS LOBOS, "Good Morning Aztlan"
-QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, "Songs For The Deaf"
-JOI GILLIAM, "Star Kitty's Revenge"
-ELVIS COSTELLO, "When I Was Cruel"
-BLACKALICIOUS, "Broken Arrow"
-WONDERMINTS, "Mind If We Make Love to You"
-RY COODER & MANUEL GALBAN, "Mambo Sinuendo"
-CATO SALSA EXPERIENCE, "A Good Tip For A Good Time"
-COMMON, "Electric Circus"
-THE FLAMING SIDEBURNS, "Save Rock'n'Roll"
-YOHIMBE BROTHERS, "Front End Lifter"
-ECHOBRAIN, "Echobrain"
-JURASSIC 5, "Power In Numbers"
-GEORGE HARRISON, "Brainwashed"


2003:



-THE GO, "The Go"
-KOMEDA, "Kokomemedada"
-WIRE, "Send"
-THE BANGLES, "Doll Revolution"
-AL GREEN, "I Can't Stop"
-SINEAD O'CONNOR, "She Who Dwells..."
-THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, "Electric Version"
-JANE'S ADDICTION, "Strays"
-KILLING JOKE, "Killing Joke"
-YEAH YEAH YEAHS, "Fever To Tell"
-THE JAYHAWKS, "Rainy Day Music"
-BETH GIBBONS + RUSTIC MAN, "Out of Season"
-LYRICS BORN, "Later That Day"
-DANDY WARHOLS, "Welcome to the Monkey House"
-LUCINDA WILLIAMS, "World Without Tears"
-IGGY POP, "Skull Ring"
-SHONEN KNIFE, "Heavy Songs"
-BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB, "Take Them On, On Your Own"
-KELIS, "Tasty"
-THE CAESARS, "39 Minutes of Bliss (In an Otherwise Meaningless World)"
-ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM, "Antipop vs. Matthew Shipp"
-THE KILLS, "Keep On Your Mean Side"

-"KILL BILL" vol. 1 soundtrack


2004:



-BRIAN WILSON, "Smile"
-PEACHES, "Impeach My Bush"
-ANTIBALAS, "Who Is This America?"
-SAM PHILLIPS, "A Boot And A Shoe"
-THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, "Peace Love Death Metal"
-LE TIGRE, "This Island"
-LUCKY JIM, "Our Troubles End Tonight"
-MELISSA AUF der MAUR, "Auf der Maur"
-FRANK BLACK FRANCIS
-AIR, "Talkie Walkie"
-ECHOBRAIN, "Glean"
-BEASTIE BOYS, "To The 5 Boroughs"
-GIBBY HAYNES, "And His Problem"
-GUITAR WOLF, "Love Rock"
-PATTI SMITH, "Trampin"
-EARLIMART, "Treble And Tremble"
-BOYSKOUT, "School Of Etiquette"
-DANIELE LUPPI, "An Italian Story"

-"KILL BILL" vol. 2 soundtrack


2000-2004: This player contains songs
from the above albums in order.




2005:



-ROBERT PLANT, "Mighty ReArranger"
-PETRA HADEN, "Sings: The Who Sell Out"
-M.I.A., "Arular"
-STEVIE WONDER, "A Time To Love"
-TRACY BONHAM, "Blink the Brightest"
-THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, "Twin Cinema"
-METRIC, "Live It Out"
-BECK, "Guero"
-NMS (NEPHLIM MODULATION SYSTEMS), "Imperial Letters of Protection"
-ELECTROCUTE, "Troublesome Bubblegum"
-PAUL McCARTNEY, "Chaos And Creation In The Backyard"
-GENERAL ELEKTIRKS, "Cliquety Kliqk"
-GRAHAM COXON, "Happiness In Magazines"
-HAIKU d'ETAT, "Coup de Theatre"
-NIKKA COSTA, "Can'tneverdidnothing"
-NIC ARMSTRONG AND THE THIEVES, "The Greatest White Liar"
-KEREN ANN, "Nolita"
-PUBLIC ENEMY, "New Whirl Odor"


2006:



-"GIRL MONSTER", various artists
-MUSE, "Black Holes And Revelations"
-ERASE ERRATA, "Nightlife"
-JAMES HUNTER, "People Gonna Talk"
-ISOBEL CAMPBELL AND MARK LANEGAN, "Ballad Of The Broken Seas"
-JENNY LEWIS & THE WATSON TWINS, "Rabbit Fur Coat"
-SEAN LENNON, "Friendly Fire"


2007:



-PUBLIC ENEMY, "How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul???"
-ALICE SMITH, "For Lovers, Dreamers, And Me"
-GRINDERMAN
-FUGU, "As Found"
-TWIN PEAKS Season 2" soundtrack


2008:



-PORTISHEAD, "Third"
-THE FIREMAN, "Electric Arguments"
-GNARLS BARKLEY, "The Odd Couple"
-SUPERGRASS, "Diamond Hoo Ha"
-THE B-52s, "Funplex"


2009:



-THE LOVE ME NOTS, "Upsidedown, Insideout"
-WENDY & LISA, "White Flags Of Winter Chimneys"
-MICHAEL DAUGHERTY, "Metropolis Symphony"
-LEONARD BERNSTEIN, "Mass"
-HANNIBAL LOKUMBE, "Dear Mrs. Parks"
-TARA BUSCH, "Pilfershire Lane"
-THE NEW NO 2, "You Are Here"
-YOKO ONO, "Between My Head And The Sky"


2010:




-THE BLACK KEYS, "Brothers"
-FISTFUL OF MERCY, "As I Call You Down"
-THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS, "Together"
-ROBERT PLANT, "Band Of Joy"
-THE LIKE, "Release Me"
-LAWRENCE ARABIA, "Chant Darling"
-JANELLE MONAE, "The ArchAndroid"

-STARSTRUCK: The AudioPlay" cast recording



2005-2010: This player contains songs
from the above albums in order.











FAVORITE MUSIC RE-ISSUES:


Betty Davis


This section includes remasters of classic albums, reissues of rare albums, and recordings from the vault previously unreleased.




1920's-1960's

-"MARTIN SCORSESE Present THE BLUES": Seven CDs covering the documentary series


1950's





-THE JOHNNY BURNETTE TRIO, "The Train Kept A Rollin"

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"THE ROOTS OF ROCK'N'ROLL: 1946-1954"
-"THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK'N'ROLL: 1954-1963"
-"WHISTLE BAIT! 25 Rockabilly Rave-Ups"
-"AIN'T I'M A DOG! 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups"
-"GOOD GIRLS GONE BAD: Wild, Weird, And Wanted", Rockabilly women



1960's





-THE LUV'D ONES, "Truth Gotta Stand"
-BOB DYLAN, the catalog remasters and all Bootleg Series
-THE MERRY GO ROUND, "Listen, Listen"
-THE SHANGRI-LAS, "Myrmidons Of Melodrama"
-BILLY NICHOLLS, "Forever Is No Time At All"
-VASHTI BUNYAN, "Some Things Just Stick in Your Mind: Singles and Demos 1964-1967"
-BOOKER T & THE MGs, "The Definitive..."
-SAM & DAVE, "The Definitive..."
-WILSON PICKETT, "The Definitive..."
-THE CHOCOLATE WATCHBAND, "Melts In Your Brain...Not On Your Wrist - The Complete Recordings"
-THE TEMPTATIONS, "Psychedelic Soul"
-SHARON TANDY, "You Just Gotta Believe It's..."
-DEAN CARTER, "Call Of the Wild"
-THE DAISY CHAIN, "Straight Or Lame"
-THE AEROVONS, "Resurrection"
-SHE, "Wants A Piece Of You"

-JOHN BARRY, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" soundtrack
-ENNIO MORRICONE, "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly (Expanded)" soundtrack
-PIERO PICCIONI, "Colpo Rovente" soundtrack
-NORA ORLANDI, "Il Dolce Corpo Di Deborah (The Sweet Body Of Deborah)" soundtrack

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"Beatlemaniacs: The World Of Beatles Novelties"
-"The British Invasion: 1963-1967"
-"Le Beat Bespoké: 25 Tailor Made Cuts", (French Funk/ soul)
-"We Love The Pirates: Charting The 'Bi L' Fab 40"; pirate British radio
-"Eccentric Soull", ongoing series of rare Soul/ Funk
-Girls With Guitars"
-"Destroy That Boy!: Girls With Guitars 2"
-"Dream Babes 5: Folk Rock And Beautiful"
-SLY STONE, "Listen To The Voices: In The Studio 1965-1970"



1970's




-GEORGE HARRISON, "All Things Must Pass"
-NITRO FUNCTION
(Char Vinnedge, leader of The Luv'd Ones)
-MILES DAVIS, "On The Corner"
-HERBIE HANCOCK, "Sextant"
-SHUGGIE OTIS, "Inspiration Information"
-BETTY DAVIS,
"Betty Davis", "They Say I'm Different", "Nasty Gal", and "Is It Love Or Desire?"
-EMITT RHODES, "The Emitt Rhodes Recordings, 1969-1973"
-BADFINGER,
"Magic Christian Music", "No Dice", "Straight Up", and "Ass" (Apple); "Wish You Were Here" and "Head First" (WB)
-JOHN LENNON, "Acoustic"
-AL GREEN, catalog remasters
-FELA, catalog remasters
-LED ZEPPELIN, "How the West Was Won"
-FUNKADELIC, catalog remasters
-THE HEADHUNTERS, "Survival Of The Fittest"
-EDDIE HAZEL, "Games, Dames, And Guitar Thangs"
-ISIS, "Ain't No Backin' Up Now"
(unsung all-female Funk band)
-LEON WARE, "Musical Massage"
(basis for Marvin Gaye's 'I Want You' album)
-THE RUNAWAYS, "Live In Japan"
-NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES
-RADIO BIRDMAN, "The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)"
-THE SLITS, "Cut"

-PIERO UMILIANI, "Il Corpo (The Body)" soundtrack
-EDDA DELL'ORSO, "Voice" and "Dream Within a Dream: Incredible Voice of...", soundtrack work

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"Do The Pop: Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-87"; (Garage/Punk)
-"Black Power: Music of a Revolution"; (Funk/Soul)
-"Country Got Soul", vol. 1 and 2, Country Soul artists
-"Funk Rock: Rock Breaks And Guitars For Funky People"
-"The Brazilian Funk Experience"
-"Essential Afrobeat"
-"DJ Spooky Presents: In Fine Style"; (Dub Reggae)
-"Funky Kingston: Reggae Grooves 1968-74"; (proto-Rap Reggae)

-"VAMPYROS LESBOS: Sexadelic Dance party", soundtrack
-"EASY TEMPO", ten CD series of groovy Italian film music


1980's




-BRIAN ENO/ DAVID BYRNE, "My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts"
-TALKING HEADS, the catalog remasters
-JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO, "Double Fantasy -Stripped Dpwn"
-KLEENEX/LiliPUT, "LiliPUT/ Kleenex"
-GANG OF FOUR, "Entertainment"
-IGGY POP, "New Values"
-THE KNACK, catalog re-issues
-DEFUNKT, "Defunkt/ Thermonuclear Sweat"
-AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, "Looking for the Perfect Beat 1980-1985"
-GENE CLARK & CARLA OLSON, "So Rebellious A Lover"
-PLASTICLAND, "Make Yourself a Happening Machine: A Collection of"
-MARK STEWART, "Kiss The Future"

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"New York Noise", vol. 1,2, 3; (Post Punk)
-"In The Beginning There Was Rhythm", (Post Punk)
-"Tommy Boy Essentials: Hip Hop 1"
-"Electro Sessions", (Electro Rap)
-"Rip It Up and Start Again", (PostPunk and New Pop)
-"Nao Wave: Brazil PostPunk 1982-1988"


1990's




-ELASTICA, "Radio One Sessions"
-TOM WAITS, "Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, & Bastards"
-SUPRA ARGO

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"Attack Of The Terrible Boots" (modern Japanese Garage Rock)
-"O SISTER: The Women's Bluegrass Collection", various


Best Reissues: This player contains songs
from the above albums in order.









FAVORITE BOX SETS:



1950's




VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"From Boppin' Hillbilly To Red Hot Rockabilly"
-"1954: The Year That Rocked The World"
-"We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll"
-"ROCKIN' BONES: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly"



1960's




-THE BEATLES, "Remastered" albums collection
-NINA SIMONE, "Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips Recordings"
-JOHNNY CASH, "Love God Murder"
-THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"NUGGETS II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond"
-MOJO (Magazine), "Acid Drops, Spacedust, And Flying Saucers"
-"Love Is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970"
-"Where The Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968"
-"ONE KISS CAN LEAD TO ANOTHER: Girl Group Sounds, Lost And Found"
-"TROJAN Sixties Box Set", Reggae



1970's




-FANNY, "First Time in a Long Time: The Reprise Recording"
-SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE, "Collection" (first seven albums)
-BLACK SABBATH, "Symptom Of The Universe"
-SEX PISTOLS, "Sexbox"

VARIOUS ARTISTS:

-"WHAT IT IS? Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)"
-"NO THANKS!: 70s Punk Rebellion"



1990's


-NIRVANA, "With The Lights Out"


Box Sets: This player contains songs
from the above albums in order.









FAVORITE MySpace ARTISTS:

They say MySpace should be now be renamed as BandSpace. That's fine; someone has to spotlight the struggling artists after this decade's implosion of the record industry.

Here are terrific artists who deserve all the love and support they can get!

-ANDREA (SPIEJER, nee POPPAEA)
-THE LOVE ME NOTS
-TARA BUSCH
-THE SHE CREATURES
-SISTAS IN THE PIT
-SASSY
-LUCID NATION
-CHRIS JOSS
-ZEPPARELLA
-SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS
-DONITA SPARKS (L7)
-FREDA RENTE
-BELLA WAGNER
-BABYSTONE (SLY's daughter)
-BLACK ROCK QUEEN
-LUCKY JIM

-GIRL GARAGE MAYHEM!


MySpace: This player contains songs
from the above albums in order.




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