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OMM Review of the Decade
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Jan Ní Fhlanagáin

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29 Nov 2009 02:15 PM
    Artist of the decade: Beyonce
    Rock n'Roll Star of the decade: Jack White
    Multi-tasker of the decade: Damon Albarn
    Newcomers of the decade: Arctic Monkeys
    Band of the decade: Radiohead
    Mogul of the decade: Jay Z
    Pop star of the decade: Dizzee Rascal

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/musicmonthly

    Thoughts? Probably best read this first though :)  http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/29/paul-morley-albums-noughties

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    30 Nov 2009 08:47 AM
    Rising to the bait like a gullible yet agile young salmon, I think that's a depressing roll-call. I'm sure Paul Morley read that OMM honours list first and then wrote his article :)

    (Great article, BTW, especially the ending.)
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    30 Nov 2009 09:39 AM
    Most polls are pathetic exercises, solely designed to engender a response. For me, the Q magazine album of the year is priceless - Kasabian apparently released the best record in 2009. Jesus wept.
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    01 Dec 2009 12:54 PM
    Posted By carry_grant on 30 Nov 2009 11:39 AM
    For me, the Q magazine album of the year is priceless - Kasabian apparently released the best record in 2009. Jesus wept.
    Oh, Q long ago settled for the same demographic as 'Top Gear'.

    Anyway, Paul Morley's article is my favourite article of the decade AND there'll be a French Letter 'best of' for 2009 and the decade. I'm so post-modern :)

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    07 Dec 2009 07:36 AM
    More decade-reviewing from the Guardian: very interesting articles by Simon Reynolds and Alexis Petridis, both of whom are always worth reading.
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    07 Dec 2009 01:59 PM
    Posted By aidan on 07 Dec 2009 09:36 AM
    More decade-reviewing from the Guardian: very interesting articles by Simon Reynolds and Alexis Petridis, both of whom are always worth reading.

    Haven't read Simon Reynolds yet but Mr. Petridis is spot on; the music that made it 'big' in 2009 ain't that different from what was topping charts at the start of the decade. The noughties were devoid of a trailblazer.

    He also made us all a mixtape :) http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/dec/07/end-of-decade-mixtape 
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    08 Dec 2009 01:05 AM
    Posted By jan on 07 Dec 2009 03:59 PM

    The noughties were devoid of a trailblazer.  

    Hark! Did someone call for me? Only three weeks to go - are you ready with your cowbell, missus?  :)

    I agree with Petridis - you could imagine this year's best albums (St Vincent, The Antlers, Grizzly Bear...) not sounding out of place in 2000 - or even earlier. And Daft Punk's 'Discovery' still seems to be setting the agenda for chart electronica/dancefloor/R n'B.

    Simon Reynolds has a great point re: how the blogosphere might have made the music community more diffuse and fragmented rather than bringing us together as a global family. Still, it seems the overwhelming consensus is for 'Funeral' as the best/most important album of the '00s.
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