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6/25/2005
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Summary: My top twenty favorite albums of the last twenty years

20/20 Roundup
Props to Stu who actually went and tallied everything up for the happyrobot posts: 20 Best of the 20 of 20

This was an awesome, fun project.
Thanks to everyone who played along!


GSONET Roundup
This whole idea was stolen from another website I frequent (where oddly, a good number of robot folks lurk as well). EricS took all of our lists and used some Village Voice or Spin Magazine endorsed system for figuring these things out.
So, that list looked like this:
In parenthesis next to each title is the number of individuals who ranked that title somewhere in their top 20.
1 Pixies - Surfer Rosa (7)
2 Nirvana - Nevermind (6)
3 REM - Life's Rich Pageant (6)
4 Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (5)
5 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (5)
6 Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (6)
7 Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (5)
8 Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions (4)
9 Radiohead - OK Computer (5)
10 The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (4)
11 Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (4)
12 Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand (4)
13 De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising (5)
14 Pixies - Doolittle (4)
15 U2 - The Joshua Tree (4)
16 The Cure - Head On The Door (3)
17 Weezer - Blue Album (3)
18 Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (3)
19 Crowded House - Woodface (3)
20 Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet (4)



Crowded House?!




My top twenty favorite albums of the last twenty years...
Here are all the happyrobot lists for archival purposes!
(plus some extra at the bottom)

  • Klutch.xls: Like Hugh Downs I'm on that 20/20

  • Solstice: I'm in (the 90's)

  • Robot Journal: The Twenty Guiding Principles of Robot

  • Honky Cracker: 20 Albums. 20 Years.

  • Post-Modern Drunkard: It's What You Like, Not What You ARE Like That Matters


  • Tim!: Top Twenty All Time Desert Island Must Have Albums Recorded Sometime in the Last Twenty Years

  • Nutshell Kingdom: Records

  • Ornithopter: A Little Dog Named Snuggles...

  • The Wrong Squid: After 1984, it's all downhill

  • Lisa Says: my 20 from 20


  • Art Colony: i'm 20 - so here are 20

  • Pony: 20 albums?

  • Film and Television Rights: Twenty Albums

  • Cootie Girl: twenty in twenty

  • elanamatic: twenny


  • Upgrown and Overblown: Fourth and Inches

  • Sunshine Jen: 20 Albums that Kicked My Ass

  • Teen News: 20/20

  • River Rat: 20/20


  • Dog Years: 20 Favorite Listenings

  • Tropical Depression: These things take time

  • Poop Beetle: music plus explanation

  • Gator Country: pas.de.deadline.so.sorry.aiight


  • Other Lists...
  • Robot Johnny: 20 Years, 20 Albums




  • List from my pal Mark
    Kristen said I had to send you 20 albums from the last 20 years that put their boot to me bum.
    In alphabetical order, it would go something like this:

    American Music Club - Mercury
    Bjork - Debut
    David Byrne - Grown Backwards
    The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
    Deathcab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
    Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    Peter Gabriel - So
    Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
    Midnight Oil - Red Sails in the Sunset
    Morrissey - Viva Hate
    Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
    Radiohead - The Bends
    REM - Reckoning
    The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    William Shatner - Has Been
    Talking Heads - Speaking in Tounges
    U2 - Unforgettable Fire

    And I only bent the rules once.
    Love,
    marz






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