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A Decade in Review (The Lamron, features Coldplay)


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Best Artists


1. Beyoncé - This Destiny's Child diva has grown with those of us who began listening to her in the '90s. The metamorphosis she has experienced through her decision to go solo in the beginning of the decade has resulted in an unrivaled level of sophistication and hit-making that can only be the product of pure talent.


2. Coldplay - A band that epitomizes an age of technology instrumentally, Coldplay manages to create music that is resounding both to the ear and in its message. The band has existed solely within this decade has very much exploded in the past 10 years, escalating them to be hailed as one of the best live bands of our time. Lead singer Chris Martin further represents music of the 2000s in his political and moral pursuits.


3. Eminem - Selling more records than any other artist of the past 10 years and receiving several awards and honors in the meantime, Eminem made his mark with tight, provocative and fresh albums like The Slim Shady LP and The Marshall Mathers LP. The genre of hip-hop very much ruled music this decade, so though Em's most recent releases have been highly disappointing, his impact in the early 2000s is enough to place him at No. 3.


4. Kanye West - Though Kanye rides the same wave that Eminem did to the top music of the decade, The College Dropout is considered by more than just rap fans to be the greatest album of the past 10 years. Kanye's influence has extended far beyond his ability to write rhymes (Let's be honest: If that was all he had going for him, he probably wouldn't have even been on here) to his talent as a producer and as a vanguard in the music industry.


5. The Killers - Las Vegas natives The Killers have put on quite a show with their creative music videos and elaborate live shows. With universally well-liked and catchy music, the Killers are so very contemporary and who doesn't love/get the chills every time they listen to "Mr. Brightside"?


6. Lil' Wayne

7. Death Cab for Cutie

8. Jay-Z

9. Norah Jones

10. Justin Timberlake

11. Modest Mouse

12. The Arcade Fire

13. Green Day

14. The Shins

15. OutKast

16. Kelly Clarkson

17. The White Stripes

18. Bright Eyes

19. Britney Spears

20. Taylor Swift

21. Black Eyed Peas

22. Alicia Keys

23. 50 Cent

24. Fall Out Boy

25. Pink


Best Baroque Pop (aka little bands with a big sound)


1. Sea Wolf - Leaves in the River

2. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

3. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha

4. Coldplay - Parachutes

5. Ra Ra Riot - The Rhumb Line

6. The Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

7. Dear and the Headlights - Small Steps, Heavy Hooves

8. Death Cab for Cutie - Plans

9. Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything to Nothing

10. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular


From: http://media.www.thelamron.com/media/storage/paper1150/news/2009/12/10/ArtsEntertainment/A.Decade.In.Review-3850371.shtml

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Guest howyousawtheworld

Hailed as one of the best live bands of our time. Now that is a statement to behold. I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never ever read a bad review put up against one of Coldplay's shows by a national newspaper or such things like that. They've really made us fans feel like we got good value for money at concerts and have never disappointed us. They look like they REALLY enjoy themselves on stage and this rubs off magnificently onto the crowd. By no means helped by having the the most energetic frontman ever in music history. He runs, he jumps, he ducks and dives. There surely is no front man quite like Chris Martin.

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