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Rank the post-2000 albums

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    C-Wad84911C-Wad84911 Ohio Posts: 8
    1.  Dark Matter
    2.  Gigaton
    3.  Self Titled
    4.  Backspacer
    5.  Riot Act
    6.  Binaural
    7.  Lightning Bolt
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    Johnny AbruzzoJohnny Abruzzo Philly Posts: 10,606
    Current rankings based on votes to date:

    1: Binaural
    2: 🥑
    3: Riot Act
    4: ⚫️ Matter
    5: Gigaton
    6: ◀️er
    7: ⚡️
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    kramerica4kramerica4 Posts: 275
    1.  Dark Matter
    2.  Binaural
    3.  Gigaton
    4.  Self Titled
    5.  Backspacer
    6.  Riot Act
    7.  Lightning Bolt
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    jimjam1982jimjam1982 AZ Posts: 1,305
    Riot Act
    Dark Matter
    Self Titled
    Binaural
    Lightning Bolt
    Backspacer
    Gigaton
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    Greyhound06Greyhound06 Posts: 28
    Riot Act
    Dark Matter
    Backspacer
    Binaural
    Avocado
    Gigaton
    Lightning Bolt
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    SputNickSputNick Posts: 104
    OK, easy to rank the top 4:

    Binaural
    Riot Act
    Avocado
    Dark Matter

    Really difficult to rank the rest
    Gigaton
    Lightning Bolt
    Backspacer


    Binaural > Vs > No Code > Yield = Riot Act > Vitalogy > Ten > Pearl Jam > Dark Matter > Gigaton > Lightning Bolt > Backspacer
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    Vedd HeddVedd Hedd Posts: 4,526
    Dark Matter is the best complete album since Yield. (Perhaps more, but I will try to let recency bias subside)

    There may be some individual songs that are better than anything on DM, but I think Dark Matter is the best complete album since at least Yield. 

    Actually, it may be the best complete album since VS or TEN, and I say that knowing that Yield and Vitalogy are my favorite albums. 


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    MikeDigsMikeDigs Santa Monica, CA Posts: 365
    edited April 22
    Vedd Hedd said:
    Dark Matter is the best complete album since Yield. (Perhaps more, but I will try to let recency bias subside)

    There may be some individual songs that are better than anything on DM, but I think Dark Matter is the best complete album since at least Yield. 

    Actually, it may be the best complete album since VS or TEN, and I say that knowing that Yield and Vitalogy are my favorite albums. 


    This is where I'm at also.  I've included Dark Matter in my list of the first five masterpieces.  Of those albums, I pick VS as my all time favorite, but then the rest are tied for me as any given day I could want to listen to them on repeat.  I adore all of No Code, Yield, Vitalogy, and Ten.

    So, the list of 5 masterpieces grows to 6 for me, with Dark Matter sliding in alongside the first 5 albums.
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    LiftedLifted Posts: 1,679
    Vedd Hedd said:
    Dark Matter is the best complete album since Yield. (Perhaps more, but I will try to let recency bias subside)

    There may be some individual songs that are better than anything on DM, but I think Dark Matter is the best complete album since at least Yield. 

    Actually, it may be the best complete album since VS or TEN, and I say that knowing that Yield and Vitalogy are my favorite albums. 


    I think I agree with you. I must have listened to this album 30 times now and still haven't skipped a track. I just listened to it while mowing my lawn, which it is the perfect running time for, and I found myself thinking that this might actually be the best album they've ever made.
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    The RockThe Rock Posts: 1,394
    Binaural
    Riot Act
    Gigaton
    Avocado 
    Backspacer
    Lightning Bolt

    Too early to rank DM but it's certainly up there. 


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    kmcmanuskmcmanus Posts: 658
    Vedd Hedd said:
    Dark Matter is the best complete album since Yield. (Perhaps more, but I will try to let recency bias subside)

    There may be some individual songs that are better than anything on DM, but I think Dark Matter is the best complete album since at least Yield. 

    Actually, it may be the best complete album since VS or TEN, and I say that knowing that Yield and Vitalogy are my favorite albums. 


    Vitalogy is difficult to rank because half of it is half of my top 15 PJ songs (including my #1 Corduroy) and the other half is meh to awful (but often on purpose). But those seven songs are genuinely transcendent 
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    iOnlyownMymindiOnlyownMymind Posts: 2,572
    SputNick said:
    OK, easy to rank the top 4:

    Binaural
    Riot Act
    Avocado
    Dark Matter

    Really difficult to rank the rest
    Gigaton
    Lightning Bolt
    Backspacer


    This is pretty much where I'm at.   I could probably switch around the last 3 on any given day with Backspacer winning out most of the time and Gigaton losing out most of the time.
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    LukinFanLukinFan Florida Posts: 29,018
    Riot Act
    Dark Matter
    Binaural
    Avocado
    Lightning Bolt
    Gigaton
    Backspacer
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    MikeDigsMikeDigs Santa Monica, CA Posts: 365
    MikeDigs said:
    Vedd Hedd said:
    Dark Matter is the best complete album since Yield. (Perhaps more, but I will try to let recency bias subside)

    There may be some individual songs that are better than anything on DM, but I think Dark Matter is the best complete album since at least Yield. 

    Actually, it may be the best complete album since VS or TEN, and I say that knowing that Yield and Vitalogy are my favorite albums. 


    This is where I'm at also.  I've included Dark Matter in my list of the first five masterpieces.  Of those albums, I pick VS as my all time favorite, but then the rest are tied for me as any given day I could want to listen to them on repeat.  I adore all of No Code, Yield, Vitalogy, and Ten.

    So, the list of 5 masterpieces grows to 6 for me, with Dark Matter sliding in alongside the first 5 albums.
    As I continue to spin this wonderful album, I keep craving it, and my love for it grows.
    Initially, Dark Matter slid comfortably next to No Code and Yield for me.

    But now, it is approaching VS, my all time favorite Pearl Jam album.
    I'm thinking that Dark Matter is shaping up to be a timeless classic.
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