Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Rock Revival's Ten Best Albums Since 2000

Image:Gov't Mule - High & Mighty.jpg

I think I am geting abit obsessed with making lists; but what the hell, it's fun, here's another one

Jason Ritchie from a new site called 'The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake' stokieboy.wordpress.com asked me to send him my top ten albums since 2000; i'm including it here to; lets hear yours and i'll send them on to him too

ps: I have let some non-rock slip in, notably at number 1, but i have made a case for it

1. The Streets: A Grand Don’t Come for Free (the most original album, a concept album, I’m not only a revivalist; if you think about it this is in the same vein as:

* The Small Faces, Lazy Sunday
* Sham 69’s Hurry Up Harry (The Streets Album is 'a day in the life......' like their album That's LIfe
from 1978
* Ian Dury and the Blockheads

2. Athlete: Vehicles and Animals (the best british indie album )

3. Porcupine Tree: In Absentia (the best band?)

4. Gov’t Mule: High and Mighty ( the best blues-rock)

5. Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (the best country: this or Johnny Cash American Series)

6. Black Label Society: Mafia (the best metal band since 2000 for sure, forget the cookie monsters)

7. Buckcherry: 15 (the best attitude, one of the few bands keeping the rock and roll attitude alive, sleaze without the make-up and ballads)

8. Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons (sorry, the best chill-out ?)

9. Dream Theatre: Octovarium (the best prog ?)

10. Medeski, Martin and Wood: End of The World Party. (not sure how to label this; the best Jam Band ? The best jazz?)

Image: Courtesy ATO

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