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Predictions? Your own choices? I presume Kanye will be No. 1 album anyway.
Its not the bloody World Cup.
And yes, Kanye will be probably No. 1 and No. 2
Ah... what a half decade it's been!
yet still we pretend we really are into modern R'n'B instead of just Radiohead.
genuine question. I keep hearing about the rise of EDM but it has been feckin' huge here for decades. Imma confused.
it's been fairly lowkey for a while, but has increased its profile within the past few years or so.
thank you for your informative informations.
just how much they love Kanye West.
I reckon good kid maad city for second.
Don't have any problem with this, if anything it gives me a chance to see what albums I've missed over the past 5 years and should be checking out.
1) I usually agree with the records they score highly, despite the sterile scoring system. So long as its "my kind of thing".
2) The best thing about such a retrospective list is that it allows records that have endured strongly to be represented.
Disappointing to learn that the rest of this year will be devoid of great music.
well then it's not to clash with their end of 2014 list
no clashes and they get the full 5 years plus a few months to think about it
I don't write for them
I want ANSWERS
it is the end of year lists full of hyped up stuff they will forget by next year I have an issue with. I pretty much ignore their best new music section now, it is full of too much cack.
well worth poring over.
sweet discs I've internet crate-dug thx to Pitchfork of late:
'Make it Pop' by Giddy Motors (RIYL The Jesus Lizard, U.S. Maple, Shellac)
'Wetheads Come Running' by Single Frame (RIYL The Unicorns, Enon, Les Savy Fav, Q and not U)
'Berlinette' by Ellen Allien (RIYL The Knife, um, any ace housey techno bobbins, particularly European stuff (German stuff)
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
3. Kendrick Lamarr - Good Kid...
4. Frank Ocean - Channel ORANGE
5. Kanye West - Yeezus
6. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
7. Grimes - Visions
8. Deafheaven/A.N. other black/death/heavy metal album
9. Chromatics - Kill For Love
10. Disclosure - Settle
Despite liking some of those and loving a couple, it just looks really 'meh'...
Here's hoping that Age of Adz gets a nice placing and that they payback Anais Mitchell for being utterly shit at covering her music by giving a Hadestown a deservedly high spot. (Never gonna happen)
not sure about that bottom 5 outside of Deafheaven though; the rest seem somewhat low level in terms of p4k love.
Would expect it in the top 10 at least.
Nobody in the US covers Anais Mitchell for some inexplicable reason, nobody reviewed Hadestown and Pitchfork were about the only ones over there to review Young Man in America/Child Ballads.
throw a curveball for the Best Song (Gold Soundz for that 90s one etc) so i wonder what that might be.
been a crappy half-decade all told hasn't it? i mean yeah there's been 'plenty of great music' as people invariably say but compared to 2000-2004 1990-1994.. not so much.
Just that not much of it was championed by Pitchfork...
1/ My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2/ good kid, m.A.A.d city
3/ Bon Iver
4/ Channel ORANGE
6/ Modern Vampires of the City
7/ This Is Happening
8/ The Idler Wheel...
9/ The Seer
12/ Rival Dealer
13/ House of Balloons
I think House of Balloons might be a fair bit lower than that.
Future of the Left
Joanna Gruesome / Newsom
Sun Kil Kozelek
Probably miles away from Pitchfork, they pretend to like R&B, minimalist techno and middle of the road indie these days.
also 'minimalist' techno hasn't been a thing since the turn of the decade, really. and they haven't really been covering much of any techno since their excellent "Techno" (nice and straightforward) column ceased.
I reckon they should chuck in some curveballs in to make it a little more interesting. There's very little which verges on experimental, but then it's a Pitchfork list put together largely on consensus, so that's what your going to get.
"In 2010 [bla bla bla] ... Five years on, to mark the half-decade, here are 200 of our staff's favorites." they're going to kick themselves when they realise.
... am I the only one annoyed that it's mostly just singles? The only exceptions I saw were instances where the album didn't have any singles (so they chose the first track the label upped to soundcloud, the de facto single) and Deerhunter's Desire Lines.
Otherwise it's a mix of standard Pitchfork fare mingling with the predictable top 40 hits.
It's the indie/hip hop/electronic/alternative music that they're struggling to represent now.
while also championing the patronizing, misguided and vaguely racist royals (nothing against her, she was 15)
i think pitchfork just ate itself
you don't have to look that hard at it
how in the fuck is royals racist?
how in the fuck?
it's just the whole lol isn't hip hop culture so shallow and excessive not like me and my white friends who know the important things in life
she was a 15 year old white girl being a 15 year old white girl
not worth losing any sleep over whatsoever
'lol isn't hip hop culture so shallow and excessive not like me and my white friends who know the important things in life'
just going to assume you've got fuck all to say about it except make a generic dis jfc le winky face.exe get a load of THIS guy post
your type are the absolute worst
Firstly, half the things she refers to aren't specifically hiphop anyway (general rockstar decadence is in there; the title doesn't have anything to do with hiphop).
Secondly she's said that part of the song is acknowledging the contradictions in her and her friends digging hiphop while living lives that are completely different from those portrayed in the songs. It's not 'hiphop is stupid' it's 'I like this, but it doesn't represent my life'.
And that's something that fits into a long history of New Zealand art. Born out of a response to the cultural cringe, the idea that everything important comes from elsewhere. Where the TV and radio are dominated by other people's art, and our own is deliberately ignored (Crowded House didn't get radio play until they had a US hit, even though Neil Finn was already successful with Split Enz; media ignored Flight of the Conchords until the US TV series). It's not something you can really understand if you come from the US, the UK, maybe even Australia.
So in summary it's totally legitimate for us to write songs like that and if you disagree maybe you're the racists ;-)
come on let's not be obtuse on that
also i'm not really sure how you can interpret the listing of excessive symbols followed by lines about how humble her life is as anything but confused. i'm not really blaming a 15 year old from NZ for not being able to tap deeper into that culture so whatever.
just pitchfork, as the fully grown adults they are, being unable to see the irony of their hypocrisy.
you have a history of posting the most trollbait shit ever, couldn't be bothered properly engaging with something so ridiculous tbh. read i_j's post.
i have a history of every time i say something someone disagrees with i get the usual bedwetting can't handle someone elses opinion reply, like the one you just made.
i note you're all for knocking taylor swift down a peg or two for her misguided irony appropriation.
"If Edgar Allen Poe were alive and drinking in the summer of 2010, he very well may have fucked with “Teenage Dream”"
the most reach-around way of trying to name-drop Edgar Allen Poe ever
from hosting their playlsits on spotify to beats
right into their greedy veins.
Boo, hiss etc
Also, does that mean Sun Kil Moon is nailed for AOTY this year?
Thought Shaking the Habitual would have placed much, much higher.
(no European artists on top20)
But looking back at my top 10s since 2010, I've got barely any UK acts on them myself, so I'm just as bad.
no David Comes to Life is a bit of a travesty
no surprises at the top spot, though I will admit that that I was surprised that some albums were ranked very high while some surprisingly low; I figured The Seer would be in the top ten, but I didn't think either Teen Dream or Lonerism would place nearly as high as they did.
Very surprised at that.
Pretty Hurts and XO are miles better than the songs that made the list.
Neither of Janelle Monae's albums being there is a shame.
... Who doesn't rate The Seer as highly as To Be Kind?
I liked To Be Kind quite a bit and I like its sequencing much better than The Seer, but part of it feels a little too much like Gira reattempting catch lightning in a bottle twice. Bring the Sun feels like The Seer's title track (and was even part of a medley of that track when performed live), but much more meandering where The Seer felt like it was naturally evolving and never really sitting in the same spot for long.
As much as I like sprawling Swans, I hope they start dialing it back a bit on the next album as I think it's a formula that's sort of starting to wear out its welcome, even if I otherwise like the end results.
Much of To Be Kind followed a pretty similar formula to The Seer, especially the title track. I just think largely it sounded better and I liked the songs more. But I do hope they veer down a slightly different alleyway with their next record.
Radiohead - KOL
The xx - Coexist
Than anything else in the top 20
It's been proven via testing.
Halcyon Digest 3rd?!
Sun Kil Moon 9th!!!
Tame Impala, lol
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Drake 1 Bon Iver 0!
much more interested in DiS readers' choices.
Animal Collective had 4 records in the top 50 or so of the 2000s list, but haven't released anything worthy of The Mighty Fork in half a decade.
*this is not, I repeat not, an opportunity for Jordan to rehash his Jeff Buckley joke.
have been forgotten about entirely.
And How Deep Is Your Love is one of the best songs of this decade so far, damn you all!
Stupid that it's not in there.
If you include the Panda Bear and Avey Tare records.
Avey Tare is responsible for two of those records, and he didn't have any in the 2000s list. The artists who did make the 2000s list have only released one album each this decade.
Didn't expect Centipede Hz to place but thought Tomboy would have been in there.
I didn't even notice.
but I can't think where, hate it when that happens :D
said by Marge in the future.
hope it was worth it
"You love Odd Future and you totally get off on how much the old heads give you shit for it—you particularly enjoyed one of them saying OF were like a "combination of C-list Wu-Tangers and the Gathering of the Juggalos," even if you're not sure what it means, exactly. You take it as proof that you're on the right track, because this is how hip-hop always worked. Well, guess what: There will come a time where what the kids are listening to seems awful strange and not really lyrical, and Odd Future will represent that "real hip-hop, son." Maybe it's already happening. But you’ll always have the "Oldie" video—10 minutes of Odd Future rapping at each other for no other reason than to show how much they enjoy each other's company and want to impress their friends. That's hip-hop, son. "
The concept of music having particularly good years is rather daft I do love so much stuff from 2010.
Nailed on classics:
Have One On Me
Age of Adz
Other albums I really love:
...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness