21 best albums of the 21st century so farRemember our 21 Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century… So Far countdown back in June? That was fun, wasn’t it? We pre-empted by 6 whole months all these bandwagon-hopping bimbo publications and websites who are just now getting on the “Best of the Decade” train… and our list covered the WHOLE CENTURY, not just this wimpy decade! Eat it, everyone else who isn’t us.

Now Metal Insider has seemingly one-upped all of us by compiling a list of metal lists, which pits all of the decade-end lists released so far against each other. How meta-metal of them. Yesterday they released the #5 through #2 best metal lists, saving #1 for today — and lookee at that, our 21 Best Metal Albums of the 21st Century… So Far list netted the #2 spot! We’re honored. We agree that it’s too bad our list didn’t take into account records released in the second half of ’09, but we doubt this would’ve changed things much. It’s too bad that a few bands dominated so many spots on our list, but that’s how the voting ended up… oh well.

While we’re waxing nostalgic about the past decade, I highly recommend Buzzfeed’s list of “40 things that were popular at the beginning of the decade that aren’t anymore.” some personal favorites of mine: Anthrax (the disease), bandanas (guilty as charged), hanging a flag outside your house, rubber bracelets, etc.

At least I can sleep soundly knowing that the cheesy graphic we made to promote our countdown (reposted above) would completely slay the competition in the “Bad Photoshop” department. So there.


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