The best of the decade

The decade is almost out, so it’s time for my best-of list. Mp3 links are legal. Here we go:

Most influential tech
1. iPhone smartphone
2. iPod mp3 player
3. Mainstream HDTV
4. Digital cameras
5. Nintendo Wii

Most influential camcorder
1. Canon HV20 (has the strongest subculture)
2. Canon GL-2
3. Panasonic HVX-200
4. Canon XH-A1
5. Panasonic DVX-100

Most influential cellphone
1. iPhone
2. Blackberry
3. Motorola RaZR
4. Nokia Communicator
5. Palm Treo

Best album
1. Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor
2. Cloud Cult – Feel Good Ghosts
3. Blitzen Trapper – Furr (3 free songs)
4. Longwave – Secrets are Sinister
5. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Up from Below

Best song
1. Cloud Cult – The Tornado Lessons
2. Coldplay – Talk
3. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
4. Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
5. Midlake – Head Home
6. Blitzen Trapper – Sci-Fi Kid
7. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
8. System of a Down – Aerials
9. Muse – Map Of The Problematique
10. Madonna – Paradise (Not for Me)

Best TV show
1. Lost
2. Firefly
3. South Park
4. BSG
5. 24 (season 2 only)

Best movie
1. The Lord of the Rings (trilogy)
2. District 9
3. Equilibrium
4. X-Men (trilogy)
5. Iron Man

Coolest random stuff of the decade
1. Taking the lid off on global warming
2. An African-American President
3. The two Mars rovers
4. Smartphone revolution
5. Creative Commons

Worst stuff of the decade
1. Too many wars
2. Global warming
3. Terrorism
4. Recession
5. RIAA/MPAA against the People


Mr Anonymous wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 1:42 AM PST:

Eugenia – What is it with you and Madonna?

I see her as an aging 80’s music girl, trying to hang-on to her “promotional sexuality” which is long since past. It makes me cringe – to quote my grandmother on such people: she’s “Mutton dressed up as Lamb”. For me she lost every iota of credibility with the sex book (for starters she’s just not that attractive). But I guess at last she’s not sitting on a cannon wearing a duct-tape Y-string… yet.

Although maybe I concentrate on the look rather than the music, perhaps I should listen … *shrug* But she had her chance and blew it, why would I waste my precious recreational time on such things, there’s better stuff.

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Eugenia wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 2:00 AM PST:

I mostly listen to alternative rock as you can see from above, but Madonna is my vulnerable spot. I grew up with her music, image and influence. It’s part of me growing up. I totally get her.

And besides, you should listen to Madonna’s after-sex book music, it’s the best kind of pop I’ve listened to. Her worst era is indeed around the sex book time, 1990-1997. But most of the albums released AFTER that, are amazing.

My favorite songs of hers, check them on iTunes: “Paradise (Not for Me)” from her “Music” album from 2000, “Erotica/You Thrill Me” (original, unreleased version of “Erotica” before she re-wrote the song to the one you know and hate — only to be found on her live “The Confessions Tour” album), “To Have and Not to Hold” (from her 1998 strong come-back album).

The only blow on Madonna’s re-launched and new 1998-2009 career for me has been her LATEST album, “Hard Candy”. It mostly sucks. But her other 4 albums in that re-launched era are actually very, very good electro-pop music.

kragil wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 7:15 AM PST:

Is your hubbie happy about seeing Android nowhere on that list? 😉 I still think it has potential.

Yanni wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 7:52 AM PST:

Firefly was such a wonderful series. If only TV networks knew what they were doing we’d be talking about season 8.

james wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 9:25 AM PST:

Incredible list. I will need to think about it if i were to write my own.
I don’t see any Star Wars. I would definitely put it in the top movies list for this decade.

Surftom wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 10:09 AM PST:

Star wars came out in the ’70s!

Nice list Eugenia.

zima wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 10:23 AM PST:

Seeing the winners I can’t decide if the list is solely from the point of view where you live, Eugenia, or if it looks at the world a bit.

If somehow the latter – it’s hard to ommit IMHO, in most influencial cellphones, Nokia 1100 and it’s kind; phones that brought connectivity to hundreds of millions of people.

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Eugenia wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 1:09 PM PST:

>I don’t see any Star Wars

The Star Wars prequel stories were enjoyable as a whole, but the movies were not well made. Bad dialog, some bad actors. So while they are an important part of the decade, they don’t cut it in terms of implementation.

VitorManuel wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 3:21 PM PST:

For me, “LOST” is very very overrated…

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Eugenia wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 3:26 PM PST:

No, it’s not. It’s the best TV show of all time in my book. The ultimate mystery, suspense, WTF of all time. As a geek, I love that.

Tom Magee wrote on October 6th, 2009 at 10:03 PM PST:

Most influential tech companies of the decade:

1) Google
2) Apple

l3v1 wrote on October 7th, 2009 at 12:42 AM PST:

“WTF of all time”

Well, I have to agree with that, but there’s probably a huge difference in why I said that a couple of times, and why the show’s fans said it another couple of times 🙂

Well, it’s your list, so it’s all too well 🙂

Carl wrote on October 7th, 2009 at 8:48 AM PST:

Here is the play list for those with the Rhapsody music service (expect for “Head Home” by Midlake:

Eugenia’s Best of the Decade Albums and Songs

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Eugenia wrote on October 7th, 2009 at 2:44 PM PST:

Hey, thanks Carl!
Weird Rhapsody doesn’t have that Midlake album, no?

Carlos R Dueñas wrote on October 7th, 2009 at 3:46 PM PST:

HV20 the camera of the decade ?? diferent opinion.. but great blog as allways..

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Eugenia wrote on October 7th, 2009 at 5:19 PM PST:

The HV20 is the best sold camcorder of the decade. It is also the camcorder with the biggest community behind it, and the camera that LAUNCHED new filmmakers. So yes, it is the most influential camcorder of the decade. Easily.

Nicholas Blachford wrote on October 8th, 2009 at 2:58 PM PST:

Surely the most influential phone of all was the Ericsson R380 – the very first smartphone. It came with a touchscreen way back in 2000, in fact that’s where the term smartphone originated (it actually says smartphone on the box).

The Nokia communicator had been around before that but it was a PDA with built in phone. The R380 was the other way round and it’s been that way ever since.

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Eugenia wrote on October 8th, 2009 at 3:20 PM PST:

Sorry, but none of these early “smartphones” can compete with the influence of the iPhone. iPhone changed the lives of millions of people and how they manage their digital life on the go. No other smartphone ever did that — not that much anyway. Maybe it’s not very obvious in your country, but in the US, everyone I know and their dog, has an iPhone.

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