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

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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

Indie crits always loved Kanye but there was always this understood agreement that we has never better than Arcade Fire/AnCo/Antony/etc. I mean, when he tops the Pfork list its gonna be the first major label record to be #1 since Kid A, right? (i'm not gonna fact check this, so)

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

Kanye only behind Sufjan in pitchfork's 2005

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

there was always this understood agreement

among whom?! like seriously NAME NAMES. i certainly wasn't party to it and want no part of it, or indeed of anyone who actually signed up to it

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

i tried to google it and found this instead

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/clicktrack/2010/12/speculation_predicting_pitchfo.html

Great way to use your music section, Washington Post. Is stephen ilxor the editor over there now?

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

who the fuck commissioned that

who the fuck PITCHED that

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol with Anco at #7 and Antony at #5 behind Kanye on that list

i would credit any minor bump in indie-love for kanye more to do with lazy crits feeling safe in raves than some sort of increased comfort with major label wares

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

i done it.

xp

hipity-hopity muzik ftw! (Ioannis), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

there was always this understood agreement

among whom?! like seriously NAME NAMES. i certainly wasn't party to it and want no part of it, or indeed of anyone who actually signed up to it

― lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, December 8, 2010 2:09 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

jesus you know who he's talking about and that it's not you and you keep having these hysterical reactions every time, just quit it already.

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Great way to use your music section, Washington Post. Is stephen ilxor the editor over there now?

lol not even

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol with Anco at #7 and Antony at #5 behind Kanye on that list

meaning pfork's 2005 album list i mean: http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/6222-top-50-albums-of-2005/5/

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

Given the amount of tedious handwringing already should we push the Pitchfork list off into its own slurry ditch thread or something?

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

The AV Club list

25. Spoon - Transference
24. Four Tet - There Is Love In You
23. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
22. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
21. Baths - Cerulean
20. Dessa - A Badly Broken Code
19. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
18. Call Me Lightning - When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free
17. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
16. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
15. Wavves - King Of The Beach
14. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
13. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
12. The Black Keys - Brothers
11. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
10. Robyn - Body Talk
9. Vampire Weekend - Contra
8. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
7. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son Of Chico Dusty
6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
5. The Roots - How I Got Over
4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
3. The National - High Violet
2. The Walkmen - Lisbon
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Dan S, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

see my thing is, why are people spending all of this time getting mad about Kanye being on these lists and not Wavves

then I remember nobody really knows shit about Wavves and I feel better

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

see my thing is, why are people spending all of this time getting mad about Kanye being on these lists

Fixed.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

these lists are so depressingly awful

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

Curious what people think the most critically popular album of the year that you wouldn't have guessed would be one of the most critically popular albums of the year is

I mean more in a "hey who thought they'd step up their game" way than a "wtf is wavves doing here" way

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

these lists of halfway decent music that is better promoted than other music that is as good if not better are vv informative tbqf

omar little, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

lists of halfway decent music that is better promoted than other music that is as good if not better

truth bomb

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Curious what people think the most critically popular album of the year that you wouldn't have guessed would be one of the most critically popular albums of the year is

I mean more in a "hey who thought they'd step up their game" way than a "wtf is wavves doing here" way

LOL

My answer would be These New Puritans.

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i just want you all to know that i blame lex for kanye topping all of these lists

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

funny to have spoon ride caboose at number 25 in the av club after their Remember The 90s guy claimed they're underappreciated for being so consistently perfect

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

also, da croup, my mind is still blown that anyone would give salem the time of day, but i should probably stop harping on that.

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait, why are you telling me this?

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

because i read your post wrong

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

gotcha

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, how did Jamey Johnson "happen." Like I didn't even get a promo of it. The first time i heard of him was when he was getting four page features in every magazine

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

The AV Club list

25. Spoon - Transference
24. Four Tet - There Is Love In You
23. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
22. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
21. Baths - Cerulean
20. Dessa - A Badly Broken Code
19. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
18. Call Me Lightning - When I Am Gone My Blood Will Be Free
17. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
16. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
15. Wavves - King Of The Beach
14. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
13. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
12. The Black Keys - Brothers
11. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter Of Mixed Drinks
10. Robyn - Body Talk
9. Vampire Weekend - Contra
8. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
7. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot… The Son Of Chico Dusty
6. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid
5. The Roots - How I Got Over
4. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
3. The National - High Violet
2. The Walkmen - Lisbon
1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

step 1: take rolling stone, spin, mojo, stereogum, etc. lists
step 2: shuffle albums, relist in different order
step 3: put kanye back on top since his album is perfect

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

i dunno...RS top 5 article mentioned glowingly his anti blue state lyrics on a couple of songs, pretty unrepentant and harsh shit like they say, his zings against tofu and pricey wine in los angeles are pretty tough.

omar little, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

vv curious about what he means by "when half of california riots"?

omar little, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

rolling tabs on Kanye #1s

Vibe
Spin
Rolling Stone
Stereogum
Onion A/V

this is kind of unprecendented!

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

and i mean, adding Pitchfork and Pazz & Jop to that are kind of a given

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

And that makes it even more hilarious that Paste put Kanye after Mumford & Sons. Onward, little lion men

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

markers, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

markers is truly the worst comedy gif response practitioner in the history of ilx

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

<3

markers, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jamey Johnson even got some love on his prior cd Whiney. Tsk, tsk, behind on your country music knowledge.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

<333 markers

i would be so happy if pfork voters put something ahead of kanye for #1

i genuinely thought when i first joined that he was the admin (ilxor), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

:-D

markers, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

¯\(°_o)/¯

omar little, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

whiney's right that JJ's profile has very suddenly raised among people not actively paying attention to country, i never heard of the guy until recently and it seems like he's everywhere

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Jamey Johnson even got some love on his prior cd Whiney. Tsk, tsk, behind on your country music knowledge.

What blows my mind is this dude apparently co-wrote "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk"

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

omar little is truly the best comedy gif response practitioner in the history of this thread

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

whiney's right that JJ's profile has very suddenly raised among people not actively paying attention to country, i never heard of the guy until recently and it seems like he's everywhere

I sort of feel like that standard country-artist-hits-mainstream MO, though...? Like, become big in your niche which by the way a ginormous # of people listen to, then emerge onto the scene fully-formed like Athene bursting out of Zeus's forehead.

BO (DJP), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

sure, but his critical profile is much higher than the average platinum country singer, let alone other merely gold-selling ones like him

Local Hardman (some dude), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think the surprising thing is how he seems like he should be some drive-by truckers type alt-country badass while his career trajectory is more miranda lambert/taylor swift

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

dude even did reality TV!

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, obviously. But what was the lead-up. I never saw it. I'm def not up on my country as much as I should be. But it's not like MF Doom or anything where there was like three years of indie people doing one page features and Q&As, this is like full indiecrossover right away afaik?

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

I even saw the Miranda Lambert leadup coming

dr. harbl's zing-along blog (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

losing your grip, dude!

da croupier, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 19:57 (3 years ago) Permalink


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