Share five of your 5/5 albums from 21st Century

Perfect records since the year 2000. Feel free to choose a theme (genre, year, etc).

Theme: 5 favourites that rarely appear in best of lists

Deftones - White Pony
Sensual and loud, elevating what rock can be.

Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Dexterous rhymes and mind expanding grooves.

Lykke Li - So Sad, So Sexy
A chrome golden horse full of tears and mescal cocktails.

Jeniferever - Choose A Bright Morning
The most epic postrockemo album (yes, I released this one on the DiS label)

Mynabirds - Lovers Know
Cinnamon dusted widescreen rock record that sounds triumphant in a world of defeat. A perfect Sunday album.

Tip: Bookmark this thread for whenever you can’t decide what to listen to.

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Motoro Faam - And Watercycles
Mutyumu - I L Ya
Low - Double Negative
Frightened Rabbit - Midnight Organ Fight
Cloud - Comfort Songs

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I originally did a 10 with this but then reigned it in thinking it’d make the thread easier to parse

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Why? - Alopecia
Grouper - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Iron and Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Liars - Drums Not Dead
The Walkmen - You & Me

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Too many favourites to choose from

Sufjan Steven’s Carrie & Lowell
Bon iver’s For Emma forever ago
The war on drugs wagonwheel blues
Fever ray fever ray
Josh T Pearson The last of the country gentleman

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In Rainbows - Radiohead
Compro - Skee Mask
Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
XTRMNTR - Primal Scream
Strange Mercy - St Vincent

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Deftones - white Pony. What Sean said…
Calexico - Carried to dust. An album that for some reason I just can’t keep away from, just a really solid collection of tunes that tie together really well.
Metronomy - the English Riviera. Just a faultlessly solid album, doesn’t do anything too flashy but I can listen to it over and over without skipping a track.
TVOTR - Dear Science. A bit spoilt for choice with their albums but this for me was where their production and songwriting just seemed to peak at the same time.
Kendrick Lamar - good kid m.a.a.d city. A bit of an obvious choice for 5/5 albums from the 21st century, but the obvious choices are usually obvious for a good reason.

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First five I thought of, not necessarily my top five 5/5s:

Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
The National - Boxer

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Neon Indian - VEGA Intl Night School
Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka
The Knife - Silent Shout
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Body in the Thames - Plasticine Pyramids

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If rumours are true, he’s back with a new track this week to coincide with Superbowl!

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GY!BE - Lift Yr Skinny Fists
Frank Ocean - Blonde
At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
There Will Be Fireworks - The Dark, Dark Bright
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city

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I think these are 5/5 albums

Joanna Newsom - Ys
Paramore - Brand New Eyes
Bjork - Vespertine
Anaïs Mitchell - Hadestown
Sigur Rós - ( )

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Theme: the first 5 I could think of

Is This It
Someone To Drive You Home
folklore
Midnight Organ Fight
Dear Science

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Scott Walker - The Drift
The Icarus Line - Slave Vows
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Broadcast - Ha Ha Sound
Circuit Des Yeux - Reaching For Indigo

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This is how I feel about the question today

Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
Bat For Lashes - Fur & Gold
Life Without Buildings - Any Other City
Sea Power - The Decline Of British Sea Power
The Notwist - Neon Golden

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Go on son!

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Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Rafael Anton Irisarri - The Shameless Years
Nala Sinephro - Space 1.8
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Protomartyr - Relatives In Descent

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I’m not discerning enough, I’d give 5/5 to 30+ albums just from last year.

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Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell

An instant 5/5 album and is one of the best records this millennium. A few other 5/5’s but NFR is the first one that comes to mind when there’s one of these threads.

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Elliott Smith - Figure 8
Songs Ohia - The Magnolia Electric Co
The Knife - Silent Shout
Joanna Newsome - Ys
Burial - Untrue

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