THE media has announced that there will be no Album of the Decade lists this year because no good albums have been released since 2010.
Publications from the NME to the Guardian to Rolling Stone have confirmed that they would usually be deciding what the best albums of the last ten years were around now, but a quick look at what was released confirms there would be no point.
Music writer Julian Cook said: “I knew it’d be rough. But I thought we’d at least be able to scrape a top 20 together.
“But one look at the acclaimed albums of the last ten years, a disproportionate number of which are by Kanye West, and we quickly decided we should just write this decade off and start with a clean slate.
“Seriously, we’re talking about an era when we decided Taylor Swift was a serious artist, lavished inexplicable acclaim on Beyoncé, and apparently, in the early years, were enamoured with something called an ‘Arcade Fire’.
“Sometimes there just aren’t any decent albums. Look at the 1980s, for example. As responsible critics our job is not to recommend jazz-infuenced hip hop but to warn people away.”
Cook added: “Songs of the 10s? Let me remind you Blurred Lines was a big hit this decade. Case closed.”