...and after a week of counting down from 100... Drowned in Sound's album of the year is...? Revealed... in...side...this...link...all you have to do is click it to find out....
Our desperate need for albums to be appropriately ranked without pluralism, subjectivity or shades of grey
i want numbers dammit!
And rank them all equally too?
But I think each of these bodies of work is a different number one in its own right. Which is not to dismiss anything else in the list (they're all basically equal 2nd-10th place, really) or the DiS User poll, which of course anyone can vote for here: http://drownedinsound.com/community/boards/music/4421077
none of this matters one jot. Dont get upset cos none of it accounts for a thing.
You go to the trouble of publishing a list of 100 (!!!) albums (not 50, not 40 oh no) but can't decide on number 1. Logically inconsistant. Just shows that in the final analysis none of them really stood out.
ha ha ha *safetywink*
Still not sure I would say it was a record of the year. It's so long, I've only heard it a dozen times through and I still haven't absorbed it all.
that's because your page address is the short version. Conjecture over this way http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4145840-drowned-in-sounds-favourite-albums-of-2012--5-1
you've made yourself look like a bunch o' dicks here, no mistake.
these are mostly turd. And certainly don't merit HURRAY EVERYONE'S A WINNER.
With its name calling and lack of logical reasoning is such a good look. If you're gonna waste your time groaning and griping, that's cool but why not tell us: WHAT DO YOU LIKE?
This year I enjoyed the releases from Burial, Tall Ships, Mount Eerie, Errors, Hot Chip, Grimes, John Talabot and Fiona Apple.
The five you've picked aren't terrible tbh. Just nothing to gush home about, and all with a distinct box ticking vibe to them.
so I feel legitimised, thank you DiS
Just sounds like the typical folk, ghostly singer songwriter stuff we've heard a thousand times. You know Marissa Nadler and various others. I don't get the acclaim. Does it grow on you should I keep listening?
I'm happy Sharon Van Etten and Chromatics scored high, love those records. I'd personally swap Blondes with Julia Holter!
Well I can't say I'm a fan of any of them apart from Swans, but I've had friends (and strangers) gush over all five of them, and I can definitely see how, if you like these records, then you'll love them and gush over them.
the only thign to cheer about is chromatics not getting the number 1 spot. What a bag of turrd that record is.
You didn't choose Mature Themes by APHG?! Facetiousness aside, you have a way better list than Pitchfork! At least you're not predictable!
My (humble) best music of 2012: