Who is the best musician in the last ten years?

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by WM, Oct 15, 2011.

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  1. WM

    WM Active Member

    To me, this has been a famine period with groundbreaking music. I honestly haven't bought a new album in ages and am living mainly in the past on my iPod collection.

    My choice would be Jack White, a giant among midgets right now.
     
  2. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    It is just a very different industry these days. Much more manufactured, synthetic.
     
  3. WM

    WM Active Member

    A marginal close second would be The Killers. Brandon's solo effort has been shit though, verdict will be more on their next album.
     
  4. 615 Vol

    615 Vol Chieftain

    Music started sucking when it went from selling albums to selling singles on Itunes. There is no incentive to put together a great album from start to finish anymore. I would agree on Jack White, can't really think of anyone else right now.
     
  5. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    For me it would be Keane. Sure, they are a tad pretentious, but they write wonderful songs and are making amazing sound with essentially a three-piece band.
     
  6. MG1968

    MG1968 Member

    The Avett Brothers
     
  7. GahLee

    GahLee Chieftain

    Best musician as far as actually ability on a given instrument or best musical act?
     
  8. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Seems like it hasn't been that great of a decade. RHCP has put out three pretty good albums. Drawing a blank trying to think of others that have avoided duds. My Morning Jacket has been alright.
     
  9. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    I hate to say it, but Kanye should be in the discussion
     
  10. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    Definitely in the discussion.
     
  11. GahLee

    GahLee Chieftain

    Without question.
     
  12. volfanbill

    volfanbill Active Member

    I think Adele's voice is absolutely amazing. But for decade long endurance, I pick Norah Jones. Her voice is incredible and her ability on the piano is amazing.
     
  13. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Either of those two being in the conversation means it has been the worst decade of music since the first time a caveman made a xylophone out of wooly mammoth bones.
     
  14. volfanbill

    volfanbill Active Member

    i wholeheartedly disagree. It's clearly better than the 80s for one. Mainstream rock has sucked and country music is hit or miss, but other genres have clearly shined this decade. And I for one, appreciate that.
     
  15. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    The best would have to be rbroyles.
     
  16. volinbham

    volinbham Contributor

    Modest Mouse ain't bad
     
  17. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    I give more credit to the 80s than you do. Tears for Fears was pretty solid. George Strait and ***** Whitley came out of the 80s. It is also clearly the decade for fantastic one-hit wonders.

    Edit: Haha. Censor strikes again.
     
  18. rbroyles

    rbroyles Super Moderator

    Bwaahaaha! Thanks for the thought if serious, but I ain't no musician, just a vocalist. I hate to admit it, but I don't know who almost all of the people are that have been mentioned in this thread. As far as a good musician, Vince Gill is damned good. Plays all styles on several instruments.
     
  19. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Dead serious. You're good people.
     
  20. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I don't think other genres have really shined, but a few select songs/albums have been force-fed.
     

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