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I like this list's pro-electronic(a) bias, especially since most publications are ignorant of it. It even has DJ Spooky!
This list was mentioned before, but I had completely forgotten about it!
Henrik, is it eligible? If so, I'll add it to the spreadsheet. It's American, correct?
I never asked you about the weighting (which, as T.P. once told us, is the hardest part). Should I just enter the positions from new lists and you'll handle the statistical stuff, or are there formulas built in already?
Harold, the list is eligible. I don't use weights in the spreadsheets. I hope it's fine to keep it that way.
I look forward to seeing the results!
Wow, Complex. That's seriously the worst decade list I have seen in a long time.
The premier online destination for the most influential 20-something male consumers...
I guess it can/has to/should/must be included.
This brings up another logistical question, Henrik: how often should I send or post updated versions of the spreadsheet? I don't really think these two lists alone would justify that. Monthly, maybe, with exceptions for presumed "big" lists (e.g., MOJO, NME, ROLLING STONE, SPIN, etc.)?
No worries, Henrik. I work pretty fast.
Vanilla, thanks for posting the COMPLEX list and saving me the trouble of opening 100 INDIVIDUAL PAGES. Christ. How long did that take?
Horrible. No Yankee Hotel Foxtrot?
5. OutKast - Stankonia (2000)
18. Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)
55. Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
These are the only albums on the whole list that make my top 10.
The rest of my top 10 (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, SMiLE, MPP, In Rainbows, The Glow Part 2, Moon & Antarctica, Dear Science) are all missing.
First five are rap/hip hop till you get down to the Timbaland produced Timberlake album. Then, when they get to the White Stripes they say: "It took the two palest whites in rock n' roll (an already anemic affair) back to its black roots." Can you say self-hating white boys?
It was the decade of hip hop in terms of quantity popularity, in America. Quantity popularity isn't necessarily what gets an album remembered, and America's only one country.
But this kind of list is important because otherwise hip hop will be underrepresented.
And if we want to talk about underrated, we could talk about country music. I'm not a fan, but it is not represented in EOY lists.
I get what your saying now, but I still think it is a little weird. If "Is This It" does really bad on the EOD lists, every album from the 2000s will go down in stature?
OK. Then I give up. I will never learn how the formula works. I'll just wait until everything is finished.