2010 Magazine's Albums Of The Year Thread For Posting Lists and Discussion

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pretty wild that this Kanye record is the first record since, like, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot to really getting the indie sites to agree that the major labels sometimes make records better than we do

"we"? speak for yourself. indie sites and indie critics are firmly over THERE, far far far from where i locate myself.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like the Arcade Fire record, but it's pointless to stan for it in the face of conflict. You either dig it or your don't, whatevs.

Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol xp!!

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest - decent, but not a patch on Cryptograms
09 Wild Nothing – Gemini - havent heard, most likely zzzzz
08 Antony & The Johnsons – Swanlights - not a patch on I Am a Bird Now
07 Vampire Weekend – Contra - zzzzzz
06 Sleigh Bells – Treats - surprisingly decent
05 Robyn – Body Talk - top ten material, A+
04 Sufjan Stevens – The Age Of Adzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
03 Beach House – Teen Dream - zzzzzzzzz
02 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs - zzzzzzzzzzzz
01 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - flawed, maybe top 30 material

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

lex isn't indie? when did that happen?

irish xmas caek, get that marzipan inta ya (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh didnt notice the deerhunter, i liked that.

irish xmas caek, get that marzipan inta ya (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought the Deerhunter album was their best by far

Dan S, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

09 Wild Nothing – Gemini - havent heard, most likely zzzzz

quality criticism here

this is actually a really good album though

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Me too, but that's faint praise. I'm by no means a big fan. xp

Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm open to hearing it, i guess, the band name just sounds kinda snoozy

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Glad this thread taught me that lex and a hoy hoy both work for powerful major label record companies

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey ilxor, can you do a personal rundown for all 50 of Sgum's choices? thanks in advance

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is that what you meant? Do you think that Def Jam is an indie? What? Did those 30 days rob you of coherency?

irish xmas caek, get that marzipan inta ya (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I have no idea how to make my post any clearer

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

Glad this thread taught me that lex and a hoy hoy both work for powerful major label record companies

well, w/ref to what you actually said originally, duhhh, of course they make better music than i do - i don't make music or work for any sort of record label.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

fact's 60-41 tracks are up.

shocked "wut" only came in at #41!

prolego, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

wut?

irish xmas caek, get that marzipan inta ya (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

They mixed up the track title and audio for the Andrea entry. The text refers to "You Still Got Me."

Andy K, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey ilxor, can you do a personal rundown for all 50 of Sgum's choices? thanks in advance

i realize u are kidding, but hey

A+: emeralds, big boi, oneohtrix, jj, swans, janelle, flylo, the-dream

overrated, still decent: avey tare, liars, lcd, yeasayer

like the few tracks i've heard: warpaint, ceo, matt dear, owen p.,

fucking horrible: mgmt, salem

zzzzzz: the national, joanna newsom

havent heard everything else

already covered the top ten for ya whiney

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

dont worry i wont call u out on plagiarism if you tweet about these great albums on my behalf

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like that Abe Vigoda album tons

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 17:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

02 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
01 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

we're gonna be seeing a lot of this huh

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll never understand why modern indie ppl cosign Das Racist but go out of their way to distance themselves from Antipop Consortium and Themselves and shit

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

not that this has been a gr8 year for backpacky shit, save Gangrene, which no one is talking about except me it seems

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

you really are capt. save an anti pop consortium aren't you

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

they're still great, what do you want from me

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

maybe it's because das racist are marketed specifically towards hipsters & ppl that read stereogum?

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

and have a novelty song

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

the scott pilgrims coming over on the hip-hop mayflower

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

why would you market towards ppl who have a novelty song

seems like a very small niche

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

antipop consortium are fantastic, new record's great and they killed it when i saw em a year or two ago

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol DJP trolling, cmon

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

...

There is a difference between "trolling" (the blatantly overstated and hyperbolic comment I made about SALEM and racism way upthread that everyone ignored) and "making a joke" (my last post) that you might want to investigate.

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

making a "joke"

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

"making" a joke

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but the second I admit to liking anything on anticon. people start accusing me of a being a PM Dawn fan.

Carl Jung Jeezy (Doran), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

the blatantly overstated and hyperbolic comment I made about SALEM and racism way upthread that everyone ignored

I almost posted it on ILEpitaphs!

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

"laughing" or lol or something

But seriously folks, some albums if suddenly marketed to indie sites and reviewers/critics would get more acclaim, others might still get ignored (not enough genre specialist reviewers interested in stuff that's not hipster friendly)

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

what's wrong w/ being a PM Dawn fan??

xxp

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm sending KRS One to your house

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:43 (3 years ago) Permalink

pretty wild that this Kanye record is the first record since, like, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot to really getting the indie sites to agree that the major labels sometimes make records better than we do

― dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, December 8, 2010 12:11 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

that's an interesting interpretation of the acclaim of YHF considering that the whole narrative of that album's success was "Warner Bros didn't know what a masterpiece they had on their hands, those bastards!"

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

also "MBDTF's critical consensus is so much stronger than any previous Kanye record" is almost as shaky a premise as your "Fuck You is the most instantly acclaimed pop single since Hey Ya" thesis.

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm saying the critical consensus on indie sites like Pfork and Sgum is stronger this time out. The RS/Spin/Pazz crew was always in full force

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost, fine then, chance to ca. 2001 Strokes/Kid A

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Im taking this the opposite of Whiney -- most of these (strawmen) ppl think that kanye is just way better than all pop, smarter than all the other major label crap etc (peep the paste review) -- I don't think it has stereogum readers reconsidering the merits of major label pop

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's his bon iver record!

Plus is this really getting more indie love than late reg?

gimme schefter (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

hasn't kanye always been the token pop/major label act in these lists?

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

i don't really believe many people on the staff of these indie sites have bothered with many other major label hip-hop/r&b/pop albums at all

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 18:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

antipop consortium are fantastic, new record's great and they killed it when i saw em a year or two ago

What new record? There's one this year?

Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I don't see what's new about it. Critics have loved him since day one. He doesn't represent major-label hip hop anymore than Outkast do.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:02 (3 years ago) Permalink


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