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Who was the best one and done band of the 2000s?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Houseplants, Jan 14, 2022.

  1. Houseplants

    Houseplants Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    My vote is:

    The group formed late 2011 after Daniel and Boeckner discussed forming a band together.[3][4] Their first public performances were in Austin, Texas, where they had a surprise showing before having their official debut.[5]

    Their first album, A Thing Called Divine Fits, received positive receptions from critics,[6][7] with the Austinist and The Austin Chronicle praising the band.[8][9] AllMusic scored it 4 out of 5 stars.[10]

    On November 16, 2012, the band made their television debut on Late Show with David Letterman.

    On June 5, 2013, Divine Fits premiered two new singles, "Ain't That The Way" and "Chained to Love". on Conan. Jessica Dobson made an appearance with the band, playing guitar. The band's final show took place at The Parish in Austin, Texas on October 13, 2013.[11] Following the end of the tour, Daniel returned to performing with Spoon. Fischel was subsequently added as an official member. Boeckner returned to Wolf Parade in 2016, while Brown formed the band Operators alongside Boeckner and Macedonian-American musician Devojka.

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  2. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Fatal-Periodic Breathing (Jan Burton/Andy Gray), 2005
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  3. RageRomano

    RageRomano Idiot

    The Unicorns

    They did release a pretty underwhelming EP the following year before breaking up, but this was their only studio album, and as far as I’m concerned it’s a classic!
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  4. Jamsterdammer

    Jamsterdammer Forum Resident

    The Postal Service - Give Up was their only studio album, released in 2003

  5. Houseplants

    Houseplants Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Thats a really good one.
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  6. Davey

    Davey NP: Kikagaku Moyo ~ Masana Temples

    SF Bay Area, USA
    By far, Life Without Buildings, just the great Any Other City in 2001, then some touring, and then disbanded. Really good live album from the tour released long after. Has become a bit of a cult classic... Life Without Buildings\' \'Any Other City\' Came Out 20 Years Ago Today

    Some great live footage finally showed up on youtube last year, very cool stuff ...

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  7. rpirl

    rpirl Well-Known Member

    Nominees / Shortlist :
    The Chalets - 'Check In' (2005)
    The Departure - 'Dirty Words' (2005)
    The Immediate - 'In Towers and Clouds' (2006)
    The River Phoenix - 'Ritual' (2008)
    Red Eskimo - 'The Grey Death Billow' (2009)
    Miracle Bell - 'Light Shape Sound' (2010)
    The North Sea - 'Anniversary' (2015)

    I'll try to choose one but it could take a day or two haha
  8. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Minneapolis, MN
    The Dissociatives

  9. ghoulsurgery

    ghoulsurgery House Ghost

    New Jersey
    Wives. They put out one album (and a few singles) in the mid 2000s before splitting up and forming No Age. The album is 27 min of raw, energetic noise punk. I love it.

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  10. BMac19

    BMac19 Forum Resident

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  11. Jimmy Jam

    Jimmy Jam Forum Resident

    Can't think of any "1 and done" albums but love most of these tracks, hadn't heard of any of these bands before tbh....some great stuff here!

    Edit: I tell a lie....I've already liked 2 songs by Wives on Spotify it seems
  12. Davey

    Davey NP: Kikagaku Moyo ~ Masana Temples

    SF Bay Area, USA
    Also really like the Ugly Casanova Sharpen Your Teeth one-off side project/collaboration with Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) and Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot) and Tim Rutili (Califone, Red Red Meat) and Brian Deck (same as Rutili) and John Orth (Holopaw) from 2002. Would've loved to hear another session with these guys back in the day, maybe not so much anymore, bit of a time capsule, but those were some of my favorite bands at the time.

    The Ugly Casanova name did resurface on the 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless soundtrack, but I think it was really just Brock's current Modest Mouse lineup doing a side project full of b-sides, and wasn't nearly as unique or interesting...

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  13. Houseplants

    Houseplants Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
    I liked them.
  14. Houseplants

    Houseplants Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Pittsburgh, PA
  15. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    That is indeed a fantastic album, not a duff cut to be found, and the live album is also excellent.
  16. rpirl

    rpirl Well-Known Member

    I just realised it was just the 2000s decade, the recent "Favourite bands of the 21st century" thread must still be on the brain...

    Anyhow, I'll go for 'Ritual' by The River Phoenix. It's my favourite album outta Denmark.

  17. c-eling

    c-eling Fruit Juice Everywhere

    Essexx-Bridges, 2007
  18. BPrice

    BPrice Forum Resident

    Them Crooked Vultures
  19. zphage

    zphage genre fluid

    2014 Meg Baird, Ethan Miller, and company formed band

    eron Oblivion debut released 2016
  20. ReggieNJ

    ReggieNJ Forum Resident

    New Jersey
    Chester French

  21. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Goodnight Lenin have only released one long player, I believe - In The Fullness Of Time - but it's a real corker. They released another single last year so I live in hope of a new album!


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