Exploring different genres. What are some of the 21 century artists & theyre to you "classic" albums?

Started with listening to only rap for a few years now in my 20s open to listen to all that might entertain my ears.

Do me a favor and don't come at me with Michael Jackson, The Beatles, 2Pac & other stuff like that... I know they're some of the greatest & have critically acclaimed albums but I'm only looking for modern "personal" favorite &/or classic albums... I know all the old classic albums & yeah... i know music used to be better but that's not what this is about.

To me:


"Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"

(Best production of the 21st century, classic to many & said to be his best)

"Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.d City"

(One of the modern rap albums. To me perfect from concept, themes, lyrics, flow & as a whole.)


"Paramore - Brand New Eyes"

Funny how i got Into this band just recently I love Hayley & rock/alternative like THAT in general (tempo's not too slow & not too fast for me either)


"Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart"

(Can't say how much I love this woman. She barely sings about love & when she does she doesn't do these typical love songs. Has very good concepts & meaning in her songs. Awesome songwriting & especially production. It has that "electro pop flavor" without sounding like Flo Rida, Pitbull & what else is on the radio today. Plus she can sing for real. Got many acclaimed acoustic versions on youtube.


"Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE"

(classic RnB album, not just to me but also acclaimed by most critics. Awesome voice. The production is very good, doesn't have too many love songs, rather has MANY other different themes from singing about a spoiled white kid, telling a story about a crack addict, how he fell in love with a stripper etc.

As i said those are just my personal favorites & know not many will love these as much as I do but you may give em a listen.

I'd appreciate some suggestions to what you think i might like/love.

Sidenote: I don't like stuff groups such as Radiohead, OK Computer, Kid A etc. where too slow for me and i just couldn't vibe to it.

- Maxim

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    I love Radiohead, but I'll try to avoid those kinds of artists for you...

    I would try Lana Del Rey's album if you haven't already heard it.


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    An Awesome Wave by Alt-J (though a few of the songs might be too slow for you, this one and Fitzpleasure are their best)


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    Basically anything by the arctic monkeys if you haven't already heard them, too. terrific voice imo.


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    One of my new favorites is The Neighbourhood's album, you might like it. It's got some great beats.


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    Lykke Li's "Wounded Rhymes" is a pretty good album.


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    Peter Bjorn & John has some good songs, Writer's Block and Gimme Some are their best albums


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    Portugal. The Man is a fantastic band....(In the mountain in the cloud is my favorite of their albums but this is their newest song)


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    Also, check out Ellie Goulding, The Black Keys, The Killers, Florence & the Machine if you haven't already heard of them. And if you like Paramore I'd suggest VersaEmerge.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Primus - Suck on This, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Frizzle Fry

    Galactic - Jazz Fest 2007

    Umphrey's Mcgee (http://archive.org/details/UmphreysMcGee)

  • 7 years ago

    "The Open Door" by Evanescence for many reasons. It's such a deep and somber album, and my favorite of theirs.

    "Halcyon" by Ellie Goulding. This album is an absolute masterpiece, and I hope for it to be remembered for days to come. It gives me hope that not all modern music is despicable.

    "Ultra Blue" by Utada Hikaru.

    "Elephant" by the White Stripes.

    "Just Push Play" by Aerosmith.

    "Dark Passion Play" by Nightwish.

    "The Divine Conspiracy" by Epica.

    "American Idiot" by Green Day

    Source(s): Good music from this century is difficult to come by.
  • 7 years ago

    You seem to have a really diverse music taste, which is awesome! I'm just going to throw some personal favorites out from all sort of genres and sort of ignoring what you listed as your favorites. You might hate them, but might love them. i'm happy to just spread the music :)

    The Con and So Jealous both by Tegan and Sara are gold in my personal opinion.

    Absolutely anything by Laura Marling. That girl is a genuis.

    Threads by Now, Now, definitely. That album is perfect

    Vessel by Twenty One Pilots is brilliant. If you're into rap you actually might like that. It's sort kinda similar to rap. I love those guys.

    I haven't really fallen in love with their new album, but basically anything put out in the past by Fall Out Boy is great in my opinion.

    I and Love and You by the Avett Brothers.

    Jagged Little Pill from ALanis Morrissette

    Who Killed Amanda Palmer is like a slap in the face kind of album it's amazing

    I really like 4 by Beyonce idk man

    The Big Roar by Joy Formidable is pretty great

    Night Visions by Imagine Dragons

    My Head is an Animal by Of Monsters and Men

    Collide and Conquer by Hunter Valentine is fantastic oh man

    if you like Twenty One Pilots you might like Cosmo Jarvis, he's pretty cool

    If you want to check out anything more i listen to, my last.fm is http://www.last.fm/user/allthesewonders, feel free to creep through it or talk to me about music :)

    Source(s): i listen to a ridiculous amount of music
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