Looky what we have here, my fellow Blur fans -- NME has created their extraneous list of the top 100 albums of the decade. Let me look through this ... okay ... okay ... Nice. Think Thank, Blur's only album of the decade, landed at the No. 20 position.
As they wrote in 2003: "God knows what will happen next - there's certainly no sense of urgency and ambition in Blur themselves. Yet against the odds, 'Think Tank' is a success, a record which might not mean much to Strokes fans but which shows Blur's creative spark is undimmed even while their stomach for the pop fight fades. After all this time, they still demand to be heard."
Damon also makes appearances with The Good, The Bad and The Queen at No. 51 and Gorillaz's Demon Days at No. 98.
It might have been a misprint or an oversight, but I don't see Oasis on the list. How can that be, Oasis fans (who trashed me endlessly over my appreciation of Blur)? I don't see Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Heathen Chemistry, Don't Believe the Truth or Dig Out Your Soul. I think the only the only reason this is possible is that those albums sucked. Blur ends the decade more popular than ever and Oasis breaks up over a knocked over guitar. Wackity Smackity Doooooooo.
I kid. I kid because I love. Don't take much stock on this list. I'm just surprised Franz Ferdinand and Kaiser Chiefs are nowhere to be found. NME treated them like gods in 2004 and 2005.
I am working on my own decade end list. It will blow your mind.