Het jaar/ decenium is bijna een maand ver en dan duikt er bij Resident Advisor nog een lijstje op. Eentje van de top 100 van de 00 jaren. Bij Resident Advisor nemen ze blijkbaar hun tijd. Ze zijn dan ook al een tijdje op de markt, neem ik aan.
“There was a lot of hand-wringing in the ’00s about whether the album still mattered in the rock world. In our sphere, though, it’s hard to say that appeal has ever waned. Ask any artist that has spent their career releasing a crush of 12-inch singles and digital EPs, and they’ll tell you that it’s the only place to stretch out, the format in which they can truly showcase everything they have to say. The best albums, though, transcend context. And that’s largely what our top 100 records of the decade reflect. Whether it be house, techno, disco, drum & bass, jazz, trip-hop, ambient or all of it at once, these were the many sounds that made up the past decade for us.” sic RA
En volgens hen staat op nr 1 Ricardo Villalobos met zijn Alcachofa uit 2003, en waarom kan je hier lezen:
“For most, Alcachofa is where “Ricardo Villalobos” began. A little known DJ and producer with a few solid tracks to his name in 2003, there were few indications that there would soon be a 3 x 12-inch release on Playhouse that would help change the course of electronic music. After a few years of playing the game as it should be played, however, Villalobos let his freak flag fly in full view on Alcachofa. It was a revelation in both imagination and scope. It was a question. “How out there can we go and still make people dance?” And an answer. “This far…for now.”
“For now” meant that there were ever-so-slight concessions to the masses. You would never hear the desiccated voice of “Easy Lee” nor would things ever get quite as easy as “Dexter” in a Villalobos track ever again. But the particular genius of Alcachofa is that you only realized that things like “Easy Lee” and “Dexter” were anthems after you listened to them for the second, third or 15th time. It’s a nearly impossible trick, making tracks that kept you dancing but which still give up new secrets each time that you hear them. Seven years later, we’re still hearing things. – Todd L. Burns”
Het is beslist de moeite om dit late lijstje even te bekijken en re raadplegen.