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Mojo

50 Matthew Dear – Black City
49 Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate – Ali & Toumani
48 John Legend & The Roots- Wake Up!
47 Jane Weaver & Septieme Souer – The Fallen By Watch Bird
46 Peter Gabriel – Scratch My Back
45 Roky Erickson with Okkervil River – True Love Cast Out All Evil
44 Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
43 The Besnard Lakes – Are The Roaring Night
42 Kelley Soltz – To Dreamers
41 Tom Jones – Praise and Blame
40 Eli Paperboy Reed – Come and Get It
39 Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephens – For The Ghosts Within
38 Gonjasufi – A Sufi And A Killer
37 Teenage Fanclub – Shadows
36 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
35 M.I.A. - // / Y /
34 Villagers – Becoming A Jackal
33 The Roots – How I Got Over You
32 Robert Plant – Band of Joy
31 Neil Young – Le Noise
30 Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid
29 Gill Scott-Heron – I’m New Here
28 DangerMouse and Sparklehorse – Dark Night of The Soul
27 Field Music – Field Music (Measure)
26 Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
25 Foals – Total Life Forever
24 The Jim Jones Revue – Burning Your House Down
23 Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – I Learned The Hard Way
22 Sam Amidon – I See The Sign
21 Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk
20 Grinderman - Grinderman 2
19 Rumer – Seasons of My Soul
18 Caribou – Swim
17 Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom – Duppy Writer
16 Aerial Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today
15 Avi Buffalo – Avi Buffalo
14 Manic Street Preachers – Postcards From A Young Man
13 Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
12 Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
11 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest
10 Doug Paisley – Constant Companion
9 The Coral – Butterfly House
8 Phosphorescent – Here’s To Taking It Easy
7 Midlake – The Courage of Others
6 Paul Weller – Wakes Up The Nation
5 The Black Keys – Brothers
4 Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep
3 MGMT – Congratulations
2 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
1 John Grant – Queen of Denmark

Never heard of John Grant until I saw these lists, is it any good? Can't believe MGMT is #3 on the Mojo list, I thought it was an appalling mess.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Sunday, 28 November 2010 09:51 (nine years ago) link

John Grant fka singer in The Czars. This album is as patchy as most Czars records were, but the transcendent moments still exist.

Lightning Is For Babies (Johnny Fever), Sunday, 28 November 2010 11:25 (nine years ago) link

this year's EOY lists are going to be especially infuriating, i don't think i've liked ANY crit-hyped record this year (apart from laura marling, and even then that's just the UK), and most of my personal favourites have gone unnoticed rather

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 November 2010 11:36 (nine years ago) link

I've only heard five albums on the Q list (Gorillaz, Black Keys, Interpol, LCD Soundsystem, Bryan Ferry).

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:43 (nine years ago) link

I've heard six on the Mojo list (LCD Soundsystem, MIA, Neil Young, Gorillaz, Sharon Jones, Black Keys). Yes, now it can be told: I got the Swans album in the mail and never played it.

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 28 November 2010 12:45 (nine years ago) link

I got the Swans album in the mail and never played it.

i downloaded it but i'm afraid to play it for fear it will damage my (old) eardrums.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 28 November 2010 13:00 (nine years ago) link

Not sure if we're including record shop lists, but the Piccadilly Records Top 100 is here. Top 20:

1 - Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here
2 - The National High Violet
3 - Caribou Swim
4 - Field Music Field Music (Measure)
5 - The Phantom Band The Wants
6 - Broken Bells Broken Bells
7 - Four Tet There Is Love In You
8 - Shit Robot From The Cradle To The Rave
9 - LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
10 - Sun Araw Off Duty / Boat Trip
11 - Beach House Teen Dream
12 - Thee Oh Sees Warm Slime
13 - The Black Angels Phosphene Dream
14 - Seahawks Ocean Trippin'
15 - The Hundred In The Hands The Hundred In The Hands
16 - Aloe Blacc Good Things
17 - Smoke Fairies Through Low Light & Trees
18 - Toro Y Moi Causers Of This
19 - Gonjasufi A Sufi And A Killer
20 - Erykah Badu New Amerykah Part 2 - Return Of The Ankh

My reaction is about 50% "Who?", 25% "No" and 25% "Yes!".

seandalai, Sunday, 28 November 2010 13:24 (nine years ago) link

I have no idea what the final Wire list will look like, but here's the Top Ten I sent them:

1. Ayumi Hamasaki, Rock ’n’ Roll Circus (Avex Trax)
2. High On Fire, Snakes for the Divine (E1)
3. Rick Ross, Teflon Don (Def Jam)
4. Ihsahn, After (The End)
5. Shining, Blackjazz (The End)
6. Inherit Disease, Visceral Transcendence (Unique Leader)
7. Decrepit Birth, Polarity (Nuclear Blast)
8. Negura Bunget, Vîrstele Pamîntului (Aural Music/Code 66)
9. John Zorn, Ipsissimus (Tzadik)
10. Rotting Christ, AEALO (Century Media)

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 28 November 2010 15:13 (nine years ago) link

Well, so far I adore three of the Piccadilly list. I like 6 of the Q list.

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Sunday, 28 November 2010 15:17 (nine years ago) link

2. High On Fire, Snakes for the Divine (E1)

It'll bring the lols if HOF get into the "avant rock" top 20 again

Blackening Electrical Connections (Matt #2), Sunday, 28 November 2010 15:21 (nine years ago) link

i don't think i've liked ANY crit-hyped record this year

Me as well, with few exceptions... The fewest I can ever remember from any year.

billstevejim, Sunday, 28 November 2010 15:46 (nine years ago) link

Unperson, have you done a separate list for the Latin music you listen to?

curmudgeon, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) link

No, but I might do that on my blog. Also, The Wire asked for a Top Five list of reissues, and these were the first two:

1. Fania All-Stars, Ponte Duro: The Fania All-Stars Story (Fania)
2. Los Saicos, ¡Demolición! The Complete Recordings (Munster)

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:06 (nine years ago) link

just want to be the annual grouch to point out that it's FUCKING NOVEMBER

overtheseas aeroplanes I have flown (k3vin k.), Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:12 (nine years ago) link

well played

The Reverend, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:20 (nine years ago) link

just want to be the annual grouch to point out that it's FUCKING NOVEMBER

And you're expecting to be blown away, to have your whole perspective on 2010 altered, by exactly...what?...in the next four weeks?

that's not funny. (unperson), Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:41 (nine years ago) link

well, it looks like these lists came out before kanye's album, for one thing.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:43 (nine years ago) link

(maybe that disc didn't make these lists, but . . .)

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:43 (nine years ago) link

I think it's very imaginable that in a month's time an album could come out that would have made it on someone's list otherwise.

Yeah, not to mention that if these lists are coming out now, when were they actually finalized?

_Rudipherous_, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:45 (nine years ago) link

i think it's good to have a month (december) where little comes out but you have a chance to catch up and/or reevaluate before making your list.

Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:46 (nine years ago) link

I'm hopeful that I might find some good stuff on some of the December/EOY lists that I haven't heard yet.

billstevejim, Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:47 (nine years ago) link

And you're expecting to be blown away, to have your whole perspective on 2010 altered, by exactly...what?...in the next four weeks?

the ciara and diddy/dirty money albums aren't out yet. neither is the nicolas jaar compilation. the jazmine sullivan, kanye west, rihanna and yelawolf albums have only just been released (not that i like the kanye/rihanna ones but they were certainly anticipated for good reason). nov/dec release dates for big artists are par for the course in the music industry.

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:52 (nine years ago) link

big partists, particularly hip-hop, r&b and pop ones - it's just a commercially obvious time to release it

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:53 (nine years ago) link

*artists

ugh typos

lex lex lex lex lex on the track BOW (lex pretend), Sunday, 28 November 2010 16:53 (nine years ago) link

http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=10&title=albums_of_2010_75_73&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

― Algerian Goalkeeper, Sunday, 28 November 2010 06:04 (10 hours ago)

Dude [Visitor] //November 25 2010 at 11:42
I see Sufjan Stevens got a complimentary nod because you all realised you'd be totally fucking lame if you ignored it completely. This angers me.

calpolaris (nakhchivan), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:00 (nine years ago) link

loooooool at the mgmt on this thread.

2010 has been terrific although you wouldn't have guessed it by looking on here.

wheezy f baby (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:01 (nine years ago) link

yup

The Reverend, Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

Wow, some kind of turning point for me -- I know and like 6 of the things on the Decibel list, which is more than on any of the other ones.

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:06 (nine years ago) link

And there's at least 3 or 4 more things on the Decibel list I really want to check out, which is also more true than for Q or Mojo.

a tenth level which features a single castle (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:08 (nine years ago) link

commenters under NME articles are so overwhelmingly miserable and solipsistic

cthulhu thuggin (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:11 (nine years ago) link

I see [x] got a complimentary nod because you all realised you'd be totally fucking lame if you ignored it completely

going to catch on in 2k11 imo

calpolaris (nakhchivan), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:15 (nine years ago) link

five years since 'no sufjan, no credibility' and, well, how life changes

rip whiney g weingarten 03/11 never forget (history mayne), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:19 (nine years ago) link

John Grant's my album of the year - unusually Mojo of me. I don't see it getting much ILX love though.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:45 (nine years ago) link

maybe it's a 'we ignored the czars mostly' thing so they overpraise his mediocre solo record.

keythhtyek, Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:48 (nine years ago) link

Or maybe not.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:49 (nine years ago) link

I don't think it's a mediocre album.

henry s, Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:08 (nine years ago) link

Not a magazine, but here's the Rough Trade Shops 100 of the year:

1. Caribou - Swim
2. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here
3. These New Puritans - Hidden
4. Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now
5. Phosphorescent - Here's To Taking It Easy
6. Darkstar - North
7. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM
8. Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
9. Wild Nothing - Gemini
10. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
11. Broken Bells - Broken Bells
12. Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo
13. The National - High Violet
14. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I’m Here?
15. Beach House - Teen Dream
16. Voice Of The Seven Thunders - Voice Of The Seven Thunders
17. Perfume Genius - Learning
18. Crocodiles - Sleep Forever
19. The Black Keys - Brothers
20. The Morning Benders - Big Echo
- Foals - Total Life Forever
21. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
22. Salem - King Night
23. Brian Eno - Small Craft On A Milk Sea
24. Dylan Leblanc - Paupers Field
25. Joanna Newson - Have One On Me
26. Matthew Dear - Black City
27. Warpaint - The Fool
28. Liars - Sisterworld
29. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
30. John Grant - Queen Of Denmark
31. Konono No 1 - Assume Crash Position
32. Smoke Fairies - Through Low Light And Trees
33. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast
- Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
34. Villagers - Becoming A Jackal
35. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
36. Mount Kimbie - Crooks And Lovers
37. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
38. Best Coast - Crazy For You
39. PVT - Church With No Magic
40. Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
41. Vampire Weekend - Contra
42. Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
43. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
44. Midlake - The Courage Of Others
45. The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack
46. Sleigh Bells - Treats
47. O Children - O Children
48. Glasser - Ring
49. Zola Jesus - Stridulum 2
50. Holly Miranda - The Magician's Private Library
51. Sea Of Bees - Songs For The Ravens
52. JJ - No3
53. Pantha Du Prince - Black Noise
54. Twin Shadow - Forget
55. Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer
56. Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
57. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today
58. Cours Lapin - Cours Lapin
59. Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez
60. School Of Seven Bells - Disconnect From Desire
61. Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils
62. Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave
63. Jonsi - Go
64. Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be
65. Belle And Sebastian - Belle And Sebastian Write About Love
66. Chilly Gonzales - Ivory Tower
67. Connan Mokasin - Please Turn Me Into The Snat
68. Holy Fuck - Latin
69. The School - Loveless Unbeliever
70. Tobacco - Maniac Meat
71. Dios - We Are Dios
72. Allo Darlin’ - Allo Darlin’
73. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
74. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts
75. El Guincho - Pop Negro
76. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal
77. Kort (Kurt Wagner And Cortney Tidwell) - Invariable Heartache
78. Solar Bears - She Was Coloured In
79. Free Energy - Stuck On Nothing
80. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz
81. Kings Go Forth - The Outsiders Are Back
82. Grinderman - Grinderman 2
83. Dan Michaelson And The Coastguards - Shakes
84. Stornoway - Beachcomber’s Windowsill
85. Tamaryn - The Waves
86. The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt
87. Four Tet - There Is Love In You
88. Magic Kids - Memphis
89. Marina And The Diamonds - Family Jewels
90. Mystery Jets - Serotonin
91. Black Angels - Phosphene Dream
92. Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul
93. Fool’s Gold - Fool’s Gold
94. Frankie Rose And The Outs - Frankie Rose And The Outs
95. Aloe Blacc - Good Things
96. Drums Of Death - Generation Hexed
97. Am - Future Sons And Daughters
98. Field Music - Field Music (Measure)
99. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
100. Time And Spacemachine - Set Phazer To Stun

henry s, Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:12 (nine years ago) link

I have 11.

henry s, Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:14 (nine years ago) link

(Not tellin' which ones.)

henry s, Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:15 (nine years ago) link

33 The Roots – How I Got Over You

love Mojo's inadvertent "we love this album so much we can't remember the exact title" over here

some dude, Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:25 (nine years ago) link

maybe it's a 'we ignored the czars mostly' thing so they overpraise his mediocre solo record.

― keythhtyek, Sunday, 28 November 2010 17:48 (33 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I've not heard the album in question (dude is only on my radar at all cos two of my friends made a lol video for him, so I'm mildly o_0 about him being near the tops of these lists) but this makes no sense - why would mags have any obligation to care about him?

cthulhu thuggin (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 28 November 2010 18:30 (nine years ago) link

They have an obligation to write about him because youtube commenters say he writes beautiful melodies

curmudgeon, Sunday, 28 November 2010 19:18 (nine years ago) link

I really like the new MGMT, better than the first in fact.

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 28 November 2010 19:41 (nine years ago) link

dunno if it's in the 'spirit' of this thread but here is a bunch of dorks from bands etc listing their 'best sounds of 2010': http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/28/best-sounds-2010?CMP=twt_gu

dude from Magnetic Man just edging out Antony in the thinly-disguised nepotism contest

cthulhu thuggin (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 28 November 2010 19:49 (nine years ago) link

Serge Pizzorno, Kasabian
Katy B

I heard a tune on the radio that I liked so much that I went and bought it, which proves it must be the best thing I've heard this year, because no one buys anything these days! It was "On a Mission" by Katy B. I love the bass on it; it reminds me of the old rave days. And I don't know the first thing about who she is or who made the record, and I like that about it as well.

rouxymuzak (nakhchivan), Sunday, 28 November 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) link

not following your emphasis tbh - wouldn't exactly expect Kasabian bro to study the pop landscape day-by-day

cthulhu thuggin (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 28 November 2010 20:01 (nine years ago) link

as in she couldn't possibly have made it herself

rouxymuzak (nakhchivan), Sunday, 28 November 2010 20:05 (nine years ago) link

tbf to kasabro, i guess his syntax allows that....but suggests otherwise

rouxymuzak (nakhchivan), Sunday, 28 November 2010 20:11 (nine years ago) link

I had no idea who Serge Pizzorno was before I read that.

Krampus Interruptus (NickB), Sunday, 28 November 2010 20:13 (nine years ago) link

Is that Plan B album (#3 on the Q list) generally considered a big deal in the U.K.? It comes out in the States in January, and the advance I heard was okay, but not what I'd call exciting. Didn't get through half of it, though. Maybe I'll listen to it more, maybe not.

Didn't realize people cared about the Robert Plant album (which I haven't heard, and don't expect I'd like much given his output over the past couple decades, but who knows), either. And Ludicra at #7 on the Decibel list is a surprise for me, too -- I liked an Alternative Tentcales EP they did several years ago called Fex Urbis Lex Orbis, but had no idea metal critics had since fallen for them in such a big way. (Assuming it's the same Ludicra, I guess.)

I agree Thanksgiving weekend is way too early to publish best-of-the-year lists, but I've said that for years. (Do publications that do that count December '09 releases as 2010, by the way? Or are all December, and presumably most November releases given deadlines, always just shit out of luck?) Doubt my own list will change much if any between now and year's end, but odder things have happened.

xhuxk, Sunday, 28 November 2010 20:19 (nine years ago) link

Albums list: http://kingdrake1.tumblr.com/post/2676636332/david-drakes-top-20-lps-2010-1-e-40-revenue

Tim F, Monday, 10 January 2011 12:57 (nine years ago) link

that swedish house mafia is transcendent

flopson, Monday, 10 January 2011 15:39 (nine years ago) link

Has there been much momentum behind the Jacka & Laroo record at all? Only heard it for the first time last week and loved it.

Matt DC, Monday, 10 January 2011 15:40 (nine years ago) link

tim he put together a utube playlist upthread (tho it shld go from 1-50 imo, still cool obv)

zvookster, Monday, 10 January 2011 15:47 (nine years ago) link

oh nm he linked all the youtubes @ yr link :o

zvookster, Monday, 10 January 2011 15:48 (nine years ago) link

Christgau Dean's List (82 albums, 20 singles)

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Rock-Roll/The-Dean-s-List-Christgau-s-Best-of-2010/ba-p/4023

And year-end essay

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Rock-Roll/Live-Albums/ba-p/4025

xhuxk, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:11 (nine years ago) link

no way is nicholas payton 23

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:20 (nine years ago) link

He's saying Payton was 23 in 1997, when he made the album with Doc Cheatham (which looks about right, if Wiki is.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:28 (nine years ago) link

does xgau usually put old stuff in his list? there's a bunch of 2009 albums there, and his #8 single is from 2006.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:30 (nine years ago) link

He often applies the Pazz & Jop "Year Of Impact" rule (so do I), when it comes to releases he connected with the year after they technically came out. Though 2006 might be pushing things. (He's pushed things more in the past, though; i.e., naming the Clash's 1982 "Rock The Casbah" his #1 single of 2001.)

xhuxk, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:42 (nine years ago) link

yeah i get the year of impact thing, though it makes way less sense for albums. what impact did lil wayne or nicki minaj's old mixtapes have in 2010?! and the 2006 single certainly didn't have any greater impact than this year than in the four previous.

lex diamonds (lex pretend), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 22:58 (nine years ago) link

Well, it apparently had more impact on him, which it what matters, since it's his list. (Not defending the 2006 choice, which I know nothing about. But also, I don't get how "late impact" can't happen just as much with albums as with singles -- especially, say, November or December releases that wind up breaking a couple hits the following year, or barely distributed albums on tiny labels that everybody ignored the year before. Not all critics feel the compulsion to hear albums the day they come out, thank God.)

xhuxk, Thursday, 13 January 2011 00:05 (nine years ago) link

reposting this from Marathonpacks, v interesting:

The sales numbers for Pitchfork’s 2010 top 50 albums, as represented by the January 12 Soundscans (some weren’t present, of course). Erykah Badu and Hot Chip I ballparked based on the last charts they appeared on a couple months ago. Otherwise: listicle without commentary!

50 Wavves – King of the Beach (18,563)
49 Wild Nothing – Gemini (8,773)
44 Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (7,778)
43 Tame Impala – Innerspeaker (15,101)
42 Drake – Thank Me Later (1,219,473)
39 Best Coast – Crazy For You (48,296)
38 Rick Ross – Teflon Don (541,299)
35 Gorillaz – Plastic Beach (385,454)
34 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (39,368)
33 The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt (35,524)
29 The Fresh & Onlys – Play It Strange (3,633)
28 The National – High Violet (211,615)
27 Four Tet – There Is Love in You (22,228)
26 Twin Shadow – Forget (10,985)
25 Sufjan Stevens – The Age of Adz (100,405)
24 Hot Chip – One Life Stand (~30k)
22 Girls – Broken Dreams Club EP (10,266)
21 The Walkmen – Lisbon (39,159)
18 Erykah Badu – New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh (~300k)
17 Caribou – Swim (33,803)
16 Sleigh Bells – Treats (94,478)
15 Robyn – Body Talk (23,869)
14 Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma (33,574)
13 No Age – Everything In Between (13,802)
12 Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (129,152)
11 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (459,083)
10 Titus Andronicus – The Monitor (26,090)
09 Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Before Today (25,942)
08 James Blake – The Bells Sketch EP / CMYK EP / Klavierwerke EP (511/4,091/na)
07 Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me (48,754)
06 Vampire Weekend – Contra (454,914)
05 Beach House – Teen Dream (104,217)
04 Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (208,747)
03 Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (59,879)
02 LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening (126,288)
01 Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (915,391)

some of these are genuinely sad to me! like, these are both FANTASTIC-- & i thought both had more big fans??

44 Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (7,778)
27 Four Tet – There Is Love in You (22,228)

ilxor this could be a standout thread for you imo (ilxor), Thursday, 13 January 2011 18:40 (nine years ago) link

You're seriously Kylesa and Four Tet have only sold that much?

flutes & fucking mexican death horns (The Reverend), Thursday, 13 January 2011 19:44 (nine years ago) link

im surprised four tet sold that much

ich bin ein ilxor (deej), Thursday, 13 January 2011 19:46 (nine years ago) link

Yeah.

flutes & fucking mexican death horns (The Reverend), Thursday, 13 January 2011 19:47 (nine years ago) link

Interesting to see the different brackets:

Drake/Kanye/Rick Ross >>> Arcade Fire/Vampire Weekend/Gorillaz >>> Erykah/Big Boi/National >>> LCD/Janelle/Beach House/Sleigh Bells/Sufjan >>> everyone else

I guess the Joanna Newsom album really stiffed in relation to her profile. Nothing else surprises me as much.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:02 (nine years ago) link

Are those stats US only?

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:15 (nine years ago) link

Also, depending on chart rules, the Joanna Newsom might have only sold a third that many copies, surely? Doubles counting as two sales etc in the UK.

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:17 (nine years ago) link

Those are US.

flutes & fucking mexican death horns (The Reverend), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:23 (nine years ago) link

07 Joanna Newsom – Have One on Me (48,754)

this is surprising no matter how sales are counted, i would've expected her up there at 100,000+ with sufjan, beach house, etc.

ilxor this could be a standout thread for you imo (ilxor), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:33 (nine years ago) link

I wouldn't have!

Indolence Mission (DJP), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:36 (nine years ago) link

I still have no idea who the hell Beach House are.

flutes & fucking mexican death horns (The Reverend), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:37 (nine years ago) link

Nor did I til a month ago and now it's one of my favourite records of the year. 104,217 Americans can't be wrong.

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Thursday, 13 January 2011 20:43 (nine years ago) link

I still have no idea who the hell Beach House are.

― flutes & fucking mexican death horns (The Reverend), Thursday, January 13, 2011 3:37 PM (22 minutes ago) Bookmark

lol rev we covered this earlier in this thread i think!

call all destroyer, Thursday, 13 January 2011 21:00 (nine years ago) link

I just prefer thinking about Beach House as a bad Goa trance album name from 1998 on Moonshine.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 13 January 2011 21:03 (nine years ago) link

I would still prefer that to the actual Beach House

Indolence Mission (DJP), Thursday, 13 January 2011 21:05 (nine years ago) link

lol you listen to beach house

ilxor this could be a standout thread for you imo (ilxor), Thursday, 13 January 2011 21:28 (nine years ago) link

they are good. it's crazy they sold 100 000+ copies! they seem like really great people, too. didn't listen to the new album much but devotion is an all time classic

flopson, Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:19 (nine years ago) link

15k in the US for Tame Impala is pretty impressive since, afaik, it still hasn't been given a domestic release (Amazon still has only the import for like $30)

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 13 January 2011 22:25 (nine years ago) link

Don't know if this has been posted yet:

Geoffrey Himes' Top 100 Albums of 2010

http://option-magazine.com/2011/01/01/himes-hundred-best-albums-of-2010/

jetfan, Friday, 14 January 2011 18:45 (nine years ago) link

awesome!

some dude, Friday, 14 January 2011 18:52 (nine years ago) link


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