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but yeah, a very predictable list but that's just what happens when you get loads of people to vote for things.
That list couldn't have been anymore predictable could it?
it's just a summary of guitar records p4k has endorsed, basically... the main - if not sole - reason why the DiS one is more interesting is because it doesn't have that arbitrary time restriction.
You'd expect a poll like this was gonna be skewed, but that shit cray.
I change dmy mind about lookign at this after I relaised it contained loads of stats. Alas, they are not very interesting either,but the idea was a nice one and it is presented nicely - although on my screen everything is massive and I can barely see one set of stats without having to scroll down, but that might just be me.
Anyway - you are reading it rong. These gtenre stats are the highest rankled albums by people selecting GENRE as their preferred listing/music type. SO of all the people that say they mostly listen to Rap and Metal, they still picked Radiokopf as their #1 album.
Which implies that people who really do like rap and metal do not read Pitchfork.
Having said that, I put Metal as my main category because I'd rather that than Indie, and it's mostly true - but then I had Yo La Tengo as my #1. Metal doesn;t show up until #9 on my list, but then it fuckin' rains blood after that!
It's just set up so it appears to read as the top hip hop/top metal albums etc.
Lorra great records in your list there, but I guess it's only the P4K consensus ones that are ever going to make it, which results in it being a kinda dull exercise overall.
I am not interested in seeing the results at all though - unless one of you tells me that Teitenblood made it in there.
But 4 albums in the top 20? Yikes. Still, that's what happens when you do these weighted polls.
They haven't had three good albums so yes, that is ridiculous.
even less than pitchfork themselves
also, Stankonia above Aquemini? Nah.
they should have just done another staff list, like that 60s one they talk about but never do
I just read the P4k People's List and my virginity came back. It's the most unfucked list ever.
Sponsored by Converse of course.
Their 'indie' wheels have well and truly come off, for better or worse. Good that they're accepting of more genre's now days and have knowledgeable writers to back it up, bad that they'll peddle a considerable number of underwhelming albums by mainstays/advertisers/major labels.
depressing looking through the different age categories and finding the exact same albums in the top 10 for 15 year old readers as 50 year olds
i would say 2007 was up there
it really was, it's probably my favourite year *though I understand this may have to do with the fact I was 19 at the time*
I am so bored
Vanishing Point was my personal choice for best album since 1996 and although I'm not surprised it didn't make it onto the list, it's pretty depressing that Exterminator didn't...
Nicely done, regardless of what you think of the rankings.
My only issue is Kanye West being so high. I cannot stand that album. Piss poor.
it would be fairly tedious
I'm outta here.
from the comments that follow their facebook posts. and it's much, much worse than DiS
It is what it is and it's presented really nicely.
It's the regional breakdown that I find so depressing though. There is so little variation from state to state and country to country. I hate the idea of this giant readership of P4k clones with identical opinions. Ugh.
but exactly as you, me, my dog and his goldfish would heave expected.
They need to understand the difference between UK and England.
I see seperate totals for England and Scotland.
I'm being picky. Probably doesn't really matter!
DEVENDRA BANHART REJOICING IN THE HANDS
CAMERA OBSCURA UNDERACHIEVERS PLEASE TRY HARDER
DEERHOOF APPLE O'
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 45:33:00
BARONESS BLUE RECORD
HOT HOT HEAT MAKE UP THE BREAKDOWN
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN DEAR CATASTROPHE WAITRESS
BEAR IN HEAVEN BEAST REST FORTH MOUTH
ERYKAH BADU NEW AMERYKAH PART TWO: RETURN OF THE ANKH
DNTEL LIFE IS FULL OF POSSIBILITIES
TAPES 'N TAPES THE LOON
DOOM BORN LIKE THIS
LES SAVY FAV LET'S STAY FRIENDS
GRINDERMAN GRINDERMAN 2
PERFUME GENIUS LEARNING
GRIZZLY BEAR FRIEND EP
WOODS SONGS OF SHAME
BAND OF HORSES CEASE TO BEGIN
think fairly damning
Really popular records are really popular shocker. Really popular bands split opinion and clog up the list a little as fans can't decide on their best album and like a large portion of their canon.
Give the list to someone who is 15-16 and just starting to broaden their musical horizons and they'll have a fucking whale of a time. AND they'll end up with a pretty decent collection.
Little surprised by some omissions but I can understand why they're not there.
or Heartbeats and Brainwaves. :(
the website rated their first four albums 4.0, 4.4, 4.9 and 5.6 respectively!
notice there's a Pitchfork score of 9.2
I remember reading that review on Pitchfork but it's not there anymore seemingly because they're embarrassed that they reviewed Lagwagon and loads of other similar bands. Lame old Pitchfork.
And they weren't even my favourite favourite records.
I was secretly hoping I'd be the only person voting here, but no. None of my choices were in the top 20.
The top 3 - Radiohead, Radiohead, Radiohead. (with in rainbows and hail to the thief also in the top 20 FFS)
Mezzanine at number 7 and the Moon + Antarctica at number 9 were surprises.
Can't believe Atari Teenage Riot made the list with that live record. I was there when they supported Nine Inch Nails. The worst 40 mins of my gig going experiences EVER! (and I've been to nearly 1300 now) I assume it's their support slot to Nine Inch Nails on 01/12/1999 and not another show from Brixton Academy that year.
That was my #5. I'm surprised it made the list too, that's pretty cool. Incredible experience seeing that, it should be in your best gig experiences. Not surprised they wanted to just destroy stuff at that point in their lives. If ever there was emotive power electronics, that this is it. It's captured on record perfectly. One upped the headliners, though that wasn't their intention.
There's no APTBS or ATR in the one I read.
it should be the definitive one, tbf. ha
You were looking at Goatmeat's.
also, my no. 1 made the top 200
I put Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters
Primal Scream's Vanishing Point (my number 1 choice) didn't make it, but it's not like I was expecting it to...
but yeah the genre ones are more interesting and also the staff lists, if you have any writers that you follow, that is:
pretty much just a pile of bedwetter shit. Marc Masters' list is awesome though. Richardson and Stosuy have damn good ones too.
were released after '96?! Feels like a lot longer ago, I didn't even think to check them. I'd have had those.
my list is like 40% accurate. But really, after looking at other lists and being reminded of stuff, its probs closer to like 25% correct.
But 1996 was jam packed with great hip hop:
ATLiens, Reasonable Doubt, Ridin Dirty, Ironman, Wrath of the Math, Illadelph Halflife, Soul on Ice, All Eyes on Me, Stakes is High, Muddy Waters, Dr. Octagonecologyst, Nocturnal, The Score, From Where??, Hell on Earth...
I'd get confused before I even looked past one genre is one year. Probs why I never get around to making lists.
Ha how I left off All Eyez On Me I'll never know. SHAMEFUL.
and The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me (both picks of mine) came 2nd and 4th respectively in the "write-ins" list, although it depresses me that means they probably have should have made it in.