thread for tracking best music of the 2010s lists

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Guardian weirdly did a list that also included the already well documented, debated and canonised music of the 00s. Gorilla vs Bear just dropped a very Gorilla vs Bear list. Feel like we'll start seeing more of these around November.

http://www.gorillavsbear.net/gorilla-vs-bears-albums-of-the-decade-2010-2019/

50 HOLY OTHER | Held
49 FKA TWIGS | EP2
48 TWIN SISTER | Color Your Life
47 KING KRULE | The OOZ
46 KERO KERO BONITO | Intro Bonito
45 EARL SWEATSHIRT | Some Rap Songs
44 HELEN | The Original Faces
43 YOUNG THUG | Barter 6
42 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER | Replica
41 JULIANNA BARWICK | The Magic Place
40 CLAMS CASINO | Instrumentals
39 A$AP ROCKY | LIVE.LOVE.A$AP
38 YAEJI | EPs
37 KENDRICK LAMAR | Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City
36 DJ RASHAD | Double Cup
35 JULIA HOLTER | Have You in My Wilderness
34 CHUCK PERSON | Eccojams Vol. I
33 DEAN BLUNT + INGA COPELAND | Black is Beautiful
32 AMEN DUNES | Freedom
31 WOMEN | Public Strain
30 GAMES | That We Can Play
29 BIG THIEF | U.F.O.F.
28 KELLY LEE OWENS | Kelly Lee Owens
27 ROBYN | Body Talk
26 CHARLI XCX | Pop 2
25 ERIKA de CASIER | Essentials
24 CARLY RAE JEPSEN | E•MO•TION
23 PLAYBOI CARTI | Playboi Carti
22 A TRIBE CALLED QUEST | we got it from here…thank you 4 your service
21 LAUREL HALO | Quarantine
20 FRANK OCEAN | Blonde
19 DANNY BROWN | XXX
18 SOPHIE | Product
17 PANDA BEAR | Tomboy
16 SUFJAN STEVENS | Carrie & Lowell
15 CINDY LEE | Act of Tenderness
14 JESSY LANZA | Pull My Hair Back
13 TOPS | Tender Opposites
12 HELENA DELAND | From the Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied” Vol. I-IV
11 TIRZAH | Devotion
10 BURIAL | Rival Dealer
09 D’ANGELO | Black Messiah
08 CHROMATICS | Kill For Love
07 GROUPER | A I A
06 LANA DEL REY | Norman Fucking Rockwell!
05 SHABAZZ PALACES | Black Up
04 JAI PAUL | Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)
03 BEACH HOUSE | Teen Dream
02 JOANNA NEWSOM | Have One On Me
01 GRIMES | Visions

triggercut, Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:34 (four months ago) link

Why am I even more bored by the gvb list than I am by the guardian one?

gospodin simmel, Saturday, 21 September 2019 11:39 (four months ago) link

ranking that most recent Earl Sweatshirt above his previous albums is crazy talk imo

alpine static, Saturday, 21 September 2019 15:31 (four months ago) link

also how was Kill For Love this decade, that album feels ancient to me

alpine static, Saturday, 21 September 2019 15:32 (four months ago) link

The GVB list is very predictable if you follow him but I actually love it, his taste aligns a lot with mine. I don’t think that many EOD lists will feature Amen Dunes, Dean Blunt + Inga Copeland, Tirzah, Chromatics, Shabazz Palaces or Clams Casino. These are all artists and albums I adore and love to see them represented in at least one of these lists.

I also like that there’s no love thrown to Tame Impala since every indie zine seems to overrate that one, makes me roll my eyes whenever I see any of his albums in a top 10.

Surprised he completely ignored Radiohead, Freddie Gibbs and Ariel Pink. He rated their albums highly each year. I get Ariel Pink has fallen from grace in the past couple of years, so that might be a factor.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:17 (four months ago) link

I know this thread is for more official EOD not personal ones but I'll promise I only post it this one time:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/moteldemoka/top-50-albums-of-the-10s/

it's in heavy need of an update and I'll probably change it in a couple of months but I had to prove how much gvb taste overlaps with mine :P

Here's my also incomplete 'top 250 songs of the 2010s', I hope I can get to actually having a definite one by the end of the year, hopefully all the upcoming EOD lists will help me with my progressive loss of memory:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7kspaCswzwBM6opo6xEhMX?si=DzCtPpiqQAGm2rlcQNR7IA

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 21 September 2019 18:10 (four months ago) link

the gvb list is a bit boring to me, usually his lists have some interesting hidden gems i hadn't heard of but i'm already familiar with nearly everything on it for once, but i guess that isn't a surprise since i've been following his taste for most of the decade

ufo, Saturday, 21 September 2019 22:37 (four months ago) link

Every list that doesn’t have Kendrick Lamar or Kanye West or Tame Impala or Frank Ocean in the top 20 isn’t that boring. Just you wait. You’ll wish we had more lists like gvb by the end on this cycle.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 22 September 2019 00:49 (four months ago) link

yeah it's not boring in the way that a lot of these lists will be i'm sure, just relatively boring/predictable for a gvb list

ufo, Sunday, 22 September 2019 01:02 (four months ago) link

don't follow GvB closely but I like a lot of this list

Dan S, Sunday, 22 September 2019 01:17 (four months ago) link

I know this thread is for more official EOD not personal ones but I'll promise I only post it this one time:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/moteldemoka/top-50-albums-of-the-10s/

that's a nice list, some albums on there i like a fair amount, some i haven't heard of... i'd listen to them if i wasn't being lazy about discovering new music lately

i think it's a better list than gvb's

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:05 (four months ago) link

just clicked on it, I like that list too

Dan S, Sunday, 22 September 2019 02:07 (four months ago) link

i felt like blatantly nerding out so i threw together a quick list of 2010s records that struck me. they're not ranked and i don't know how many there are because i'm not feeling that completely anal, but these records have stuck with me over the course of the last ten years.

candy claws - hidden lands
grass widow - past time
luisa maita - lero-lero
roland p. young - istet serenade
shining - blackjazz
warpaint - the fool
chatmonchy - you more
grouper - a i a
jess cahill - long time have i been waiting
rodrigo campos - bahia fantastica
thursday - no devolucion
billy woods - history will absolve me
neneh cherry - the cherry thing
scott walker - bish bosch
amel larrieux - ice cream everyday
melt-banana - fetch
bob drake - lawn ornaments
gwenno - y dydd olaf
hound - out of time
moon b - "lifeworld"
seahawks - paradise freaks
wood spider - decadence
dodheimsgard - a umbra omega
floating points - elaenia
kendrick lamar - to pimp a butterfly
midday veil - this wilderness
theesatisfaction - earthee
bpm15q - bpm15q all songs
david bowie - blackstar
faun fables - born of the sun
king - we are king
solange - a seat at the table
algiers - the underside of power
bent knee - land animal
dalava - the book of transfigurations
eddie palmieri - sabiduria
jake kaufman - shovel knight - specter of torment ost
sw. - the album
the beths - future me hates me
chester watson - project 0
daphne & celeste - daphne & celeste save the world
gesu no kiwami otome. - ryoseibai
iceage - beyondless
kadhja bonet - childqueen
lydia kepinski - premier juin
max graef - lo siento mucho pero no hablo tu idioma
sun-el musician - africa to the world
cherushii & maria minerva - s/t
octo octa - resonant body

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 September 2019 03:01 (four months ago) link

lifeworld hell yeah. I LOVE Moon B

brimstead, Sunday, 22 September 2019 03:11 (four months ago) link

Actually enjoying seeing people's individual lists. They'll be more interesting than the ones that major publications put out.

triggercut, Sunday, 22 September 2019 03:17 (four months ago) link

theesatisfaction - earthee

I give Awe Naturale a slight edge, but I'm just happy to see they haven't been forgotten in the noisy landscape of the 2010s.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 22 September 2019 07:13 (four months ago) link

major publications will inevitably have to reflect some kind of "consensus", compromise, smoothing off rough edges. but the 2010s was a decade without consensus. we don't need another canon right now. better to take this opportunity to reflect and listen to some of the people who may have gotten overlooked the first time around, imo.

sock fingering, baby (rushomancy), Sunday, 22 September 2019 13:00 (four months ago) link

there's a lot of folks who are on this that would be on my list as well, but different records.

still, the ooz is on here; nice.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 22 September 2019 15:09 (four months ago) link

(spent about 5 mins. on it; didn't knock myself out)

#YABASIC (morrisp), Monday, 23 September 2019 16:42 (four months ago) link

What shall we bomb that poll with. Coombes? Gotta be something more Pitchforky

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 16:44 (four months ago) link

nah I might vote seriously but it'll be pissing into the wind of their super-cool music-as-brand readership

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 16:47 (four months ago) link

It's telling to see the "autofill" options that they've pre-populated.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Monday, 23 September 2019 16:57 (four months ago) link

What shall we bomb that poll with. Coombes? Gotta be something more Pitchforky

Something that pairs well with an IPA?

MarkoP, Monday, 23 September 2019 17:17 (four months ago) link

macklemore

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 17:47 (four months ago) link

I just submitted a ballot. Was really annoyed that they had the album option for "In A Poem Unlimited" but not "Half-Free". By the time we got to "songs" there was a tonne of stuff that was missing. Oh well

fgti (flamboyant goon tie included), Monday, 23 September 2019 17:50 (four months ago) link

You were allowed to type in your own choices, you weren't limited to the pre-populated ones (the instructions said just use the "Artist - Title" format)

#YABASIC (morrisp), Monday, 23 September 2019 17:51 (four months ago) link

You mean Artist: Title! Big difference lol

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 17:52 (four months ago) link

Richard Dawson is not an autocomplete but Keith Richards is. I call for a full and lasting boycott of pitchfork.com

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 17:55 (four months ago) link

Apologies – the “Artist - Title” format is a registered trademark of Imago/ILM Poll GmbH

#YABASIC (morrisp), Monday, 23 September 2019 18:06 (four months ago) link

Piss has met wind. The only two that autocompleted were Weyes Blood and ATCQ. So much for that. Fuck doing the tracks obv except I might vote for Pen Pineapple Apple Pen ten times

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 18:16 (four months ago) link

actually I will do the tracks later, the poll is too strong with me :(

imago, Monday, 23 September 2019 18:18 (four months ago) link

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-200-best-songs-of-the-2010s

1. Kendrick Lamar: “Alright” (2015)
2. Grimes: “Oblivion” (2012)
3. Robyn: “Dancing on My Own” (2010)
4. Beyoncé: “Formation” (2016)
5. Frank Ocean: “Thinkin Bout You” (2012)
6. Azealia Banks: “212” (2011)
7. Mitski: “Your Best American Girl” (2016)
8. Solange: “Cranes in the Sky” (2016)
9. Lana Del Rey: “Video Games” (2011)
10. Lil Uzi Vert: “XO TOUR Llif3” (2017)
11. Bill Callahan: “Riding for the Feeling” (2011)
12. Sky Ferreira: “Everything Is Embarrassing” (2012)
13. Chief Keef: “I Don’t Like” [ft. Lil Reese] (2012)
14. Angel Olsen: “Shut Up Kiss Me” (2016)
15. Rihanna: “Work” [ft. Drake] (2016)
16. The 1975: “Love It If We Made It” (2018)
17. Jamie xx: “Gosh” (2015)
18. Kanye West: “Runaway” [ft. Pusha T] (2010)
19. Vampire Weekend: “Hannah Hunt” (2013)
20. M83: “Midnight City” (2011)
21. Drake: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” [ft. Majid Jordan] (2013)
22. ANOHNI: “Drone Bomb Me” (2016)
23. Rosalía: “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” (2018)
24. Todd Terje: “Inspector Norse” (2012)
25. FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (2019)
26. Bon Iver: “Holocene” (2011)
27. M.I.A.: “Bad Girls” (2010)
28. Beyoncé: “Countdown” (2011)
29. Joanna Newsom: “Good Intentions Paving Co.” (2010)
30. Cardi B: “Bodak Yellow” (2017)
31. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: “Round and Round” (2010)
32. Fiona Apple: “Every Single Night” (2012)
33. LCD Soundsystem: “Dance Yrself Clean” (2010)
34. Future Islands: “Seasons (Waiting on You)” (2014)
35. Rae Sremmurd: “Black Beatles” [ft. Gucci Mane] (2016)
36. Carly Rae Jepsen: “Run Away With Me” (2015)
37. Jai Paul: “BTSTU (edit)” (2011)
38. Kanye West: “Monster” [ft. Justin Vernon, Rick Ross, JAY-Z, and Nicki Minaj] (2010)
39. SOPHIE: “Bipp” (2013)
40. Frank Ocean: “Nights” (2016)
41. Courtney Barnett: “Avant Gardener” (2013)
42. SZA: “The Weekend” (2017)
43. Lorde: “The Louvre” (2017)
44. Big Thief: “Mary” (2017)
45. Robyn: “Call Your Girlfriend” (2010)
46. The Knife: “Full of Fire” (2013)
47. Tame Impala: “Let It Happen” (2015)
48. Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (2018)
49. Gyptian: “Hold Yuh” (2010)
50. Arcade Fire: “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (2010)
51. Kendrick Lamar: “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” (2012)
52. Camp Cope: “The Opener” (2017)
53. Solange: “Losing You” (2012)
54. Disclosure: “Latch” [ft. Sam Smith] (2012)
55. Bat for Lashes: “Laura” (2012)
56. Vince Staples: “Norf Norf” (2015)
57. Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (2012)
58. Miguel: “Adorn” (2012)
59. David Bowie: “Blackstar” (2015)
60. Future: “March Madness” (2015)
61. EMA: “California” (2011)
62. Rihanna: “We Found Love” [ft. Calvin Harris] (2011)
63. Bobby Shmurda: “Hot Nigga” (2014)
64. Phoebe Bridgers: “Motion Sickness” (2017)
65. Drake: “Worst Behavior” (2013)
66. King Krule: “Out Getting Ribs” (2010)
67. Kacey Musgraves: “Slow Burn” (2018)
68. FKA twigs: “Two Weeks” (2014)
69. Caribou: “Can’t Do Without You” (2014)
70. Beach House: “Zebra” (2010)
71. Adele: “Someone Like You” (2011)
72. Tyler, the Creator: “Yonkers” (2011)
73. Perfume Genius: “Queen” (2014)
74. Jack Ü: “Where Are Ü Now” [ft. Justin Bieber] (2015)
75. DJ Koze: “Pick Up” (2018)
76. The National: “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (2010)
77. Kanye West: “Ultralight Beam” (2016)
78. Jeremih: “Oui” (2015)
79. Lana Del Rey: “The greatest” (2019)
80. Blood Orange: “You’re Not Good Enough” (2013)
81. Cass McCombs: “County Line” (2011)
82. Dej Loaf: “Try Me” (2014)
83. Deerhunter: “Desire Lines” (2010)
84. Kelela: “Bank Head” (2013)
85. Charli XCX: “Track 10” (2017)
86. Destroyer: “Chinatown” (2011)
87. Rich Gang: “Lifestyle” (2014)
88. Japandroids: “Younger Us” (2010)
89. Frank Ocean: “Pyramids” (2012)
90. Blawan: “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” (2012)
91. Haim: “The Wire” (2013)
92. Meek Mill: “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)” (2012)
93. Radiohead: “True Love Waits” (2016)
94. Hurray for the Riff Raff: “Pa’lante” (2017)
95. Rihanna: “Bitch Better Have My Money” (2015)
96. Thundercat: “Them Changes” (2015)
97. Snail Mail: “Pristine” (2018)
98. D’Angelo / The Vanguard: “Really Love” (2014)
99. Mac DeMarco: “Ode to Viceroy” (2012)
100. Jamie xx: “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” [ft. Young Thug and Popcaan] (2015)
101. TNGHT: “Higher Ground” (2012)
102. Katy Perry: “Teenage Dream” (2010)
103. Erykah Badu: “Hello” [ft. André 3000] (2015)
104. Amen Dunes: “Miki Dora” (2018)
105. Kendrick Lamar: “DNA.” (2017)
106. Christine and the Queens: “Tilted” (2015)
107. Fetty Wap: “Trap Queen” (2014)
108. Girlpool: “Before the World Was Big” (2015)
109. Drake: “Nice for What” (2018)
110. Chairlift: “I Belong in Your Arms” (2012)
111. A$AP Ferg: “Shabba” [ft. A$AP Rocky] (2013)
112. Paramore: “Ain’t It Fun” (2013)
113. Jenny Hval: “Conceptual Romance” (2016)
114. Daft Punk: “Get Lucky” [ft. Pharrell] (2013)
115. The Weeknd: “The Morning” (2011)
116. Burial: “Kindred” (2012)
117. Usher: “Climax” (2012)
118. Travis Scott: “Sicko Mode” [ft. Drake] (2018)
119. Fleet Foxes: “Helplessness Blues” (2011)
120. Justin Bieber: “Sorry” (2015)
121. DJ Rashad: “Feelin” [ft. Spinn and Taso] (2013)
122. Playboi Carti: “Magnolia” (2017)
123. Clairo: “Bags” (2019)
124. Nicki Minaj: “Super Bass” (2010)
125. Lykke Li: “I Follow Rivers” (2011)
126. Ciara: “Ride” [ft. Ludacris] (2010)
127. James Blake: “CMYK” (2010)
128. Young Thug: “Danny Glover” (2013)
129. Lorde: “Royals” (2013)
130. A$AP Rocky: “Peso” (2011)
131. Chromatics: “Kill for Love” (2012)
132. Kurt Vile: “Baby’s Arms” (2011)
133. Future: “Mask Off” (2017)
134. Kamasi Washington: “Truth” (2017)
135. Robyn: “Honey” (2018)
136. CupcakKe: “Duck Duck Goose” (2018)
137. Yaeji: “Drink I’m Sippin On” (2017)
138. Drake: “Hotline Bling” (2015)
139. Iceage: “The Lord’s Favorite” (2014)
140. Rae Sremmurd: “No Type” (2014)
141. Gil Scott-Heron: “New York Is Killing Me” (2010)
142. Rihanna: “Needed Me” (2016)
143. Rick Ross: “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” [ft. Styles P] (2010)
144. Spoon: “Inside Out” (2014)
145. Charli XCX: “Gone” [ft. Christine and the Queens] (2019)
146. Gunna: “Sold Out Dates” [ft. Lil Baby] (2018)
147. Ella Mai: “Boo’d Up” (2018)
148. GoldLink: “Crew” [ft. Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy] (2017)
149. Björk: “Stonemilker” (2015)
150. Nicki Minaj: “Beez in the Trap” [ft. 2 Chainz] (2012)
151. Gang Gang Dance: “Glass Jar” (2011)
152. Miley Cyrus: “Wrecking Ball” (2013)
153. Danny Brown: “30” (2011)
154. Japanese Breakfast: “Everybody Wants to Love You” (2016)
155. Kanye West: “Blood on the Leaves” (2013)
156. Girl Unit: “Wut” (2010)
157. Beyoncé: “1+1” (2011)
158. Waka Flocka Flame: “Hard in da Paint” (2010)
159. Katy B: “Katy on a Mission” (2010)
160. Odd Future: “Oldie” (2012)
161. Vybz Kartel: “Clarks” [ft. Popcaan and Gaza Slim] (2010)
162. Chance the Rapper: “No Problem” [ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne] (2016)
163. Davido: “Fall” (2017)
164. Andrés: “New for U” (2012)
165. Jessica Pratt: “Back, Baby” (2014)
166. Bad Bunny: “Caro” (2018)
167. Tinashe: “2 On” [ft. Schoolboy Q] (2014)
168. King Krule: “Dum Surfer” (2017)
169. St. Vincent: “New York” (2017)
170. Lil Peep: “Kiss” (2016)
171. Adele: “Rolling in the Deep” (2011)
172. Sleep: “Marijuanaut’s Theme” (2018)
173. DJ Khaled: “I’m on One” [ft. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne] (2011)
174. Florence and the Machine: “Shake It Out” (2011)
175. Nicki Minaj: “Come on a Cone” (2012)
176. Sampha: “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (2017)
177. A Tribe Called Quest: “The Space Program” (2016)
178. The 1975: “The Sound” (2016)
179. Rich Kidz: “My Life” [ft. Waka Flocka Flame] (2012)
180. Sons of Kemet: “My Queen Is Harriet Tubman” (2018)
181. Migos: “Bad and Boujee” [ft. Lil Uzi Vert] (2016)
182. Beyoncé: “XO” (2013)
183. Young M.A: “OOOUUU” (2016)
184. Frank Ocean: “Chanel” (2017)
185. Sharon Van Etten: “Seventeen” (2019)
186. Skepta: “Shutdown” (2015)
187. Thom Yorke: “Dawn Chorus” (2019)
188. Future: “Incredible” (2017)
189. J Balvin / Willy William: “Mi Gente (Remix)” [ft. Beyoncé] (2017)
190. Ty Dolla $ign: “Paranoid” [ft. B.o.B] (2013)
191. Rico Nasty: “Smack a Bitch” (2018)
192. Tame Impala: “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (2012)
193. Nilüfer Yanya: “Baby Luv” (2017)
194. Lil B: “Wonton Soup” (2010)
195. Cloud Nothings: “I’m Not Part of Me” (2014)
196. John Maus: “Believer” (2011)
197. Icona Pop: “I Love It” [ft. Charli XCX] (2012)
198. dvsn: “The Line” (2016)
199. Stormzy: “Big for Your Boots” (2017)
200. Avicii: “Levels” (2011)

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 7 October 2019 15:24 (three months ago) link

lol at the idea that there are 157 songs better than hard in da paint

devvvine, Monday, 7 October 2019 15:26 (three months ago) link

as usual, fuck pitchfork

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 15:37 (three months ago) link

7 Drake appearances. The following acts were celebrated by pitchfork then completely ignored in this list:

Earl Sweatshirt
Sufjan Stevens
Freddie Gibbs
Death Grips
Car Seat Headrest
The War on Drugs
Alvvays
Janelle Monae
Oneohtrix Point Never
Pusha T
Julia Holter
Chelsea Wolfe

✖✖✖ (Moka), Monday, 7 October 2019 15:37 (three months ago) link

archie, marry me does seem like an odd omission

devvvine, Monday, 7 October 2019 15:38 (three months ago) link

we shouldn't give a shit what these wankers think. they've been the self-appointed keepers of the key for 20 years and they've done nothing with it except set up a us-centric canon of a particularly dull, zeitgeist-chasing hue. no alarms, no surprises, no point. we should let them subside into an irrelevant, embarrassing joke. no shade to anyone here who's written for them obv, you're good writers and your reviews deserve a better home

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 15:45 (three months ago) link

I'm also furious 'Teenage Dream' just missed the Top 100 but come on now...

nashwan, Monday, 7 October 2019 15:56 (three months ago) link

the whole 'handing out scores and BNMs by committee based on trend positioning' model is just so fucked and bullshit, that issue underlies the whole problem

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:00 (three months ago) link

if brad or alfred or whoever wants their review to have a 9/10 score atop it then goddamn it, give them their 9/10

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:01 (three months ago) link

think we should all be suspicious at their attempts to put together a canon, whatever anyone thinks of the actual choices

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 October 2019 16:02 (three months ago) link

my point exactly. obviously i like/love plenty of these songs

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

(well, a few)

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:05 (three months ago) link

and our 00's poll isn't comparable, before anyone starts out with 'but YOU'RE building a canon!' - a) we are not a public-facing brand advertisement corporation, b) our choices will be inevitably highly personal and anti-canonical and c) our polling process is very thorough and, ideally, forces us to engage with a vast multiplicity of music before we make any decisions

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:09 (three months ago) link

also we're just a bunch of mates having fun, basically

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:09 (three months ago) link

so let's be cool

imago, Monday, 7 October 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

The list stinks. Pitchfork stinks.

When are the readers’ lists published? Maybe those will be better.

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Monday, 7 October 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

they won't lol

lowercase (eric), Monday, 7 October 2019 16:10 (three months ago) link

I hope the decade-defining song which they'll be pilloried for missing is released in october 2019

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 7 October 2019 16:33 (three months ago) link

Quietus is always the one where i learn the most:
https://thequietus.com/articles/27504-quietus-albums-of-the-year-2019-norman-records

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:54 (one month ago) link

whoops, thought this was best of 2019

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:55 (one month ago) link

i actually back the quietus to do a decent decade list tbf, there won't be as much scope for boring wibbly ambient-experimental bollocks as in their eoy lists

imago, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:56 (one month ago) link

I wouldn't be surprised if tQ doesn't join in w/ a eod list.

Also, it is my very unscientific opinion that the percentage of "boring wibbly ambient-experimental bollocks" has gone down steadily over the last years?

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 18:02 (one month ago) link

Lovely to see Bad Debt get a mention, albeit it's the very essence of a minor record, swamped by the very notion of what's around it and the notion of a decade list of this size.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Tuesday, 3 December 2019 19:20 (one month ago) link

agreed ^ that is a VERY strange record on that list

alpine static, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 19:25 (one month ago) link

did this one get posted? unranked. https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2019/10/30/aquarium-drunkard-decade-2010-19/
this is a great resource

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 4 December 2019 09:50 (one month ago) link

https://www.billboard.com/100-songs-that-defined-the-2010s

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 7 December 2019 17:35 (one month ago) link

wow music is terrible

― 💠 (crüt), Monday, November 18, 2019 6:48 AM (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

💠 (crüt), Saturday, 7 December 2019 17:41 (one month ago) link

I think that's a pretty good list in terms of not trying to make critical judgments but just presenting the songs that made a big splash.

o. nate, Sunday, 8 December 2019 01:15 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I like that BB list — it’s a nice mix of personal faves (including unexpectedly recent tracks like Rosalía’s “Malamente”); stuff that’s not my bag but was “important”; and then a few LOL / 🤔 picks like Rebecca Black / “Friday” and Weezer / “Africa.”

New Car Smell (morrisp), Sunday, 8 December 2019 02:27 (one month ago) link

Like, including “Let It Go” and “My Shot” (among some of those other picks) seems genuinely smart.

New Car Smell (morrisp), Sunday, 8 December 2019 02:33 (one month ago) link

I think it's very weird of that Billboard list to include The Weeknd and NOT have the song be "Can't Feel My Face"

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Monday, 16 December 2019 15:53 (one month ago) link

https://www.factmag.com/2019/12/10/the-best-tracks-of-2019/

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 02:20 (one month ago) link

I guess this is the best place to ask, so when does our EOY poll nomination thread go up?

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 03:04 (one month ago) link

November 2029

flopson, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 04:09 (one month ago) link

the intro to that fact list is making me insane ... sanctimony ahoy

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 04:13 (one month ago) link

if you're gonna have a list like that you shouldnt be ranking fucking pop smoke & 2019 thug songs ... i feel like the audacity of that demands u pick records that show a deeper reading of genre than this tepid poptimism

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 04:16 (one month ago) link

Sorry that one belonged in the eoy thread not the eod one.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 04:21 (one month ago) link

@JF EOY nominations r open: ILM's 2019 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / NOMINATIONS THREAD

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Tuesday, 17 December 2019 23:24 (one month ago) link

they chose the wrong 2019 thug song anyway

brimstead, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:20 (one month ago) link

“hot”, not that it matters, forget I said anything

brimstead, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 00:21 (one month ago) link

I like how many of the lists challenge the idea of eoy lists

corrs unplugged, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 09:11 (one month ago) link

attn emo goons

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/100-best-punk-emo-albums-of-the-2010s/

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:22 (one month ago) link

lots of good records presented in a mostly baffling order

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:24 (one month ago) link

weird to see a publication fucking with white lung after their singer went full alt-right. they weren't *that* good

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:32 (one month ago) link

wait what

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:33 (one month ago) link

the white lung trajectory from "good punk band" to "alt-right shill in charge of penthouse, which is now also alt-right" was, from a 2012 vantage point, unexpected!

— David Grossman (@davidgross_man) December 12, 2018

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:34 (one month ago) link

that's a yikes from me fam

but I mean even putting that aside their placements are way too high imo

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 December 2019 17:37 (one month ago) link

Wait, Penthouse is now alt-right???

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 20:18 (one month ago) link

despite the conor oberst association i really wouldnt have considered phoebe bridgers 'emo' so surprising to see her on that list

ufo, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:13 (one month ago) link

a lot of what gets counted as part of the emo umbrella is about association tbh

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:22 (one month ago) link

Was Elliott Smith emo? If so, what is different about phoebe bridgers which makes her not emo?

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:45 (one month ago) link

really liked that tinymixtapes list

nxd, Thursday, 19 December 2019 20:50 (one month ago) link

might not be linked here yet
https://www.tinymixtapes.com/features/2010s-favorite-100-music-releases-decade

nxd, Thursday, 19 December 2019 20:51 (one month ago) link

20 to 11 is ♥

nxd, Thursday, 19 December 2019 20:53 (one month ago) link

Wait, Penthouse is now alt-right???


it was until they ran out of money. now it’s back to just naked pics

https://www.theringer.com/2018/5/24/17388384/penthouse-stormy-daniels-mish-barber-way-bob-guccione

they published toby fuckin young. like... when you do that your pub deserves to die

maura, Friday, 20 December 2019 04:16 (one month ago) link

That article doesn’t seem particularly damning(?)

Nobody uses the phone anymore (morrisp), Friday, 20 December 2019 04:34 (one month ago) link

dang I didn’t know anything about the White Lung singer besides the music. I think I may have seen them live a few years ago.

oncle rasélonguebite (crüt), Friday, 20 December 2019 04:50 (one month ago) link

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/12/penthouse-right-conservative-feminism-politics.html

this article maybe focuses a little too much on some dumb twitter beef penthouse started but does detail its rightward shift under barber-way (though it doesn't explicitly attribute it to her, she's been in charge since 2017)

there's some pretty damning stuff in that twitter thread too (publishing noted white nationalist mike cernovich is probably the worst)

ufo, Friday, 20 December 2019 05:01 (one month ago) link

3 comments, Jesus wept

December 23, 2019 at 7:06 am
Archie Chapman says:

It is not the end of the decade yet…
A year has elapsed at the END of 365 days.
A decade has elapsed at the END of 10 years A century has elapsed at the end of 100 years (not 99).
A millennium ends at the end of 1,000 years (not 1999).
This century /millennium started on 1 January 2001.
This decade started 1 January 2011 and will elapsed AT THE END of 2020.

December 23, 2019 at 9:46 am
John Doe says:

Okay, boomer.

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sbahnhof, Monday, 23 December 2019 22:10 (one month ago) link

Just going through some year-by-year lists and one thing I've not seen much mention of is Dysnomia by Dawn of Midi. Great record.

Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 12:22 (three weeks ago) link

^^^ I'm putting together a "best jazz of the 2010s" piece and had to think really hard about whether to include that record or not. It's fantastic, but ultimately I had to cut it to make space for things that had broader cultural resonance.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 14:57 (three weeks ago) link

Don’t do that. Fuck “cultural resonance”, just list the best albums.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 15:14 (three weeks ago) link

song #45,987 that will end up on 0 best of 2010s lists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PYzwdbbgF8

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 17:54 (three weeks ago) link

that Dawn of MIDI record is great and I've heard very little like it

some of the writing in the Tiny Mix Tapes list was excellent

in twelve parts (lamonti), Friday, 3 January 2020 15:02 (three weeks ago) link

The aforementioned Stereogum "best jazz albums of the 2010s" list is up now:

https://www.stereogum.com/2068942/best-jazz-albums-2010s/franchises/2010s-in-review/

Argue away.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 9 January 2020 14:22 (two weeks ago) link


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