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Top 10 albums since the beginning of the new millennium

Discussion in 'Best of / Worst of Polls forum' started by mckindog, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. mckindog

    mckindog Living for Sanctuary from the law Staff Member

    There was time, 10 or 15 years ago, when Maiden was simply one of my favourite bands, not my clear-cut favourite like they are today.
    The reason that changed is pretty simple: unlike many of my other old favourites, Maiden has continued to put out incredible music.
    In fact, when you think about the music being made since the calendar turned to 2000, it is amazing how much better their output has been than any other band.
    And with 2010 almost in the books it got me wondering: what are the best albums of the digital download age?
    These are my picks:

    1. The Final Frontier — Iron Maiden
    2. A Matter of Life and Death — Iron Maiden
    3. Resurrection — Halford
    4. No World For Tomorrow — Coheed and Cambria
    5. Brave New World — Iron Maiden
    6. Stadium Arcadium — Red Hot Chili Peppers
    7. Dance of Death — Iron Maiden
    8. A Tyranny of Souls — Bruce Dickinson
    9. Black Ice — AC/DC
    10. Vapour Trails — Rush
  2. valacirca

    valacirca Trooper

    In alphabetical order :)

    Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
    Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)
    Girl Talk - Feed the Animals (2008)
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven! (2000)
    Mono & World's End Girlfriend - Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain (2005)
    Radiohead - In Rainbows (2007)
    Sigur Rós - Takk... (2005)
    Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)
    The Lucksmiths - Warmer Corners (2005)
    The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride (2008)

    I might actually rank them later on.[hr][/hr]huh... I just realized that I loved 2005 a lot...
  3. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    There were a lot of absolutely brilliant albums released in the 2000s. It's hard to narrow it down to ten, please don't ask me to rank them. This is from the top of my head only, it's very likely I am missing a few. I'm also excluding 2010.

    Iron Maiden - Brave New World (2000)
    Blaze - Silicon Messiah (2000)
    God Dethroned - The Lair of the White Worm (2004)
    Demons and Wizards - Touched by the Crimson King (2005
    Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
    Primordial - To the Nameless Dead (2007)
    Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God (2008)
    Vreid - Milorg (2009)
    Geist - Galeere (2009)
    Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know (2009)

    No, I don't feel comfortable with this selection at all.
  4. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

    In order of awesomeness

    Mostodon -Leviathan
    Nevermore -This Godless Endeavor
    Iced Earth -The Crucible of Man
    Iron Maiden -Brave New World
    System Of A Down -Toxicity
    Iron Maiden -A Matter of Life & Death
    Dimmu Borgir -Death Cult Armageddon
    Metallica -Death Magnetic
    System Of A Down -Mezmerize
    Motorhead -Inferno
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    Blaze - Silicon Messiah
    Iced Earth - Horror Show
    Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
    Alestorm - Captain Morgan's Revenge
    Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution
    Rush - Snakes and Arrows
    Iron Maiden - Dance of Death
    Dethklok - The Dethalbum
    Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Cool topic, I have to think well about it though. Many candidates.
    edit: weak post, I have 12 and can't narrow it down. Maybe I only could if I would play these albums in a row, but I haven't time for that unfortunately.

    After Forever – Decipher (2001)
    After Forever – Prison of Desire (2000)
    The Arcane Order – Machinery of Oblivion (2006)
    Blaze – Silicon Messiah (2000)
    Bruce Dickinson – A Tyranny of Souls (2005)
    Epica – Design Your Universe (2009)
    Iron Maiden – A Matter of Life and Death (2006)
    Iron Maiden – The Final Frontier (2010)
    Necrophagist – Epitaph (2004)
    Scar Symmetry – Symmetric in Design (2005)
    Scar Symmetry – Pitch Black Progress (2006)
    Soilwork – The Chainheart Machine (2000)

    I can tell you one thing, the album in bold letters is the best metal album of this century.
    Get it and you'll see. This riff feast accompanied with such remarkable lead work destroys all other contestants in a wink of an eye.
  7. Jeffmetal

    Jeffmetal Ancient Mariner

    Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    Spiritual Beggars - On Fire
    Iommi - Iommi
    Nevermore - Dead Heart In A Dead World
    System Of A Down - Toxicity
    Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death
    Rush - Snakes & Arrows
    Cathedral - Endtyme (One of the heaviest albums of all times!!!)
    Ozzy Osbourne - Down To Earth
    The Hellacopters - High Visibility

    More SOAD albums would be on this list, some The White Stripes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Halford's Resurrection (Better than anything Priest released since Defenders Of The Faith bar Painkiller), Arch Enemy's Wages Of Sin is pretty amazing, too. I know too little to put on a wide ranged list, but from what I really like and stood relevant years after their releases, that's my top ten.
  8. ______no5

    ______no5 The Angel Of The Odd

  9. Black Thunder

    Black Thunder Ancient Mariner

    Iron Maiden - Brave New World (2000)
    Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys, The Legacy (2005)
    Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know (2009)
    Bruce Dickinson - A Tyranny Of Souls (2005)
    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier (2010)
    Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden (2004)
    AC/DC - Black Ice (2008)
    Iron Maiden -  A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)
    Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings (2009)
    Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera (2002)
    Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death (2003).
  10. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    Wow, pretty tough.  Especially since I, like many here, probably would rank the 4 Maiden releases in their Top 10's.

    So, here goes (in no real definitive order)

    Iron Maiden- Brave New World
    Iron Maiden- Dance of Death
    Iron Maiden- A Matter of Life and Death
    Iron Maiden- The Final Frontier
    Volbeat- Rock the Rebel/Metal the Devil
    Hail of Bullets- ...Of Frost and War
    Immortal- Sons of Northern Darkness
    Bolt Thrower- Those Once Loyal
    Circus Maximus- Isolate
    Slough Feg- Atavism
  11. Albie

    Albie Keeping an open eye on the Weeping Angels.

    A little bit tough and to accommodate some great albums, I've restricted Maiden to just their best of > 2000.

    In no particular order:

    Biomechanical - The Empires of the Worlds
    Iron Maiden - Dance of Death
    Metallica - Death Magnetic
    Onslaught - Killing Peace
    Alabama Thunderpussy - Staring At The Divine
    Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
    Tristania - World Of Glass
    Kreator - Enemy Of God
    Anthrax - We've Come for You All
    Soulfly - III
  12. Invader

    Invader Ancient Mariner

    Not ranked, that would be impossible.  Alphabetically according to album.  Also excluded live albums.  And I still feel like it's not right.

    Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
    Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done
    Megadeth - Endgame
    God Dethroned - Passiondale
    Blaze - Silicon Messiah
    Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
    Primordial - To the Nameless Dead
    Moonsorrow - Voimasta ja Kunniasta
    Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
  13. Murder89

    Murder89 Officer Friendly

    The System Has Failed - Megadeth
    Perpetual Flame - Yngwie Malmsteen
    7 - Talisman
    One Day Remains - Alter Bridge
    Tenth Dimension - Blaze
    Once - Nightwish
    Fallen - Evanescence
    Freedom Rock - H.E.A.T.
    Humanity: Hour I - Scorpions
    Place Vendome - Streets Of Fire

    I'm not counting Maiden and Bruce albums coz it wouldn't be fair.
  14. Taker

    Taker Cannon Fodder

    A Matter of Life and Death
    Brave New World
    The Final Frontier
    Dance of Death
    Anomaly...Ace Frehley
    Born Into This...The Cult
    Angel of Retribution...Judas Priest
    Snakes and Arrows... Rush
    Black Ice... AC DC
    The Devil You Know...Heaven and Hell

    Johnny Cash's Solitary Man must be mentioned as well... spine tingling...
  15. wsoul1

    wsoul1 Trooper

    No order.  This is very tough, have about a dozen honorable mentions

    Imaad Wasif-The Voidist
    Dead Meadow-Old Growth
    Clutch-Blast Tyrant
    Grand Magus-S/T
    TV on the Radio-Return to Cookie Mountain
    Fugazi-The Argument
    System Of A Down – Toxicity
    Iron Maiden- Dance of Death
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  16. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    In chronological order:

    Iron Maiden - Brave New World (2000)
    No-Man - Returning Jesus (2001)
    Agalloch - The Mantle (2002)
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (2002)
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (2005)
    Pelican - The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw (2005)
    Mastodon - Blood Mountain (2006)
    Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero (2007)
    Rush - Snakes and Arrows (2007)
    Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet (2007)
  17. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    in order top to bottom from favourite:

    1.Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier

    2.Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death

    3.ISIS - Wavering Radiant

    4.Opeth - Watershed

    5.ISIS - Oceanic

    6.King Diamond - House of God

    7.Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

    8.King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul...Please

    9.Tomahawk - Tomahawk

    10.Opeth - Blackwater Park 
  18. Kauha-Apina

    Kauha-Apina Invader

    Though one. Not in a particular order.

    Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life And Death (2006)
    Slayer - World Painted Blood (2009)
    Megadeth - United Abominations (2007)
    Stam1na - Viimeinen Atlantis (2010)
    Iron Maiden - Brave New World (2000)
    Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue (2009)
    Dream Theater - Train of Thought (2003)
    Serj Tankian - Elect the Dead (2007)
    Amorphis - Eclipse (2006)
    Opeth - Blackwater Park (2001)
  19. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    All 3 Maiden albums
    Rush's 2 albums
    Blind Guardian's 3 albums
    Megadeth's last 2 albums

    Damn, I can't include Bruce's last album. Well, I'll make it a top 11. :p
  20. Mega

    Mega Ancient Mariner

    Well, I don't really listen to recent music.

    Maiden's 4 albums. Ahm.
    Oh! Solution .45's debut, it's a great album!

    I'll post more if I remember anything.

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