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Today they have released their songs list, the albums should come tomorrow :
Here is the top 10 :
10 : Jay-Z (ft. Beanie Sigel) - Ignorant Shit
9 : Animal Collective - Fireworks
8 : Justice - D.A.N.C.E
7 : LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
6 : UGK (ft Outkast) - Int'l Players Anthem (I choose you)
5 : Rihanna (feat Jay-Z) - Umbrella
4 : MIA (ft Bun B and Rich Boy)- Paper Planes (remix)
3 : Panda Bear - Bros
2 : Battles - Atlas
1 : LCD Soundsystem - All my friends
LCD conquers all.
Very nice top 3, all of those are in my top 10 of the year as well. The National dominates my top 10 with 3 songs though.
I just skipped straight to the end and was very happy. It's rare that Pitchfork chooses my #1 song of the year as their #1.
Oh, and I also need to comment about how happy I am "No Pussy Blues" is at 11.
Top 10 albums:
10)Burial - Untrue
9) The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
8) Battles - Mirrored
7) Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
6) Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
5) Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4) Radiohead - In Rainbows
3) M.I.A. - Kala
2) LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
1) Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Dammit, too slow... i've just finished copying the full list !
I like that list, it's eclectic, quite complete, it adds albums more recent than in the other one (Wu-Tang album for instance) and it will help Sound of Silver get closer to Neon Bible
Well, here are the 40 others (so I did not spend all that time at work for nothing )
50 : Tinariwen - Aman Iman: Water Is Life
49 : Dizzee Rascal – Maths + English
48 : Robert Wyatt – Comicopera
47 :Yeasayer – All Hour Cymbals
46 : Marissa Nadler – Songs III: Birds on the water
45 : Ricardo Villalobos – Fabric 36
44 : Les Savy Fav – Let’s Stay Friends
43 : Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement on the Decline
42 : Ghostface Killah – The Big Doe Rehab
41 : Life Without Buildings – Live at the Annandale Hotel
40 : Beirut – The Flying Club Cup
39 : The White Stripes – Icky Thump
38 : Wu-Tang Clan – 8 Diagrams
37 : Grizzly Bear – Friend EP
36 : Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
35 : Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil
34 : James Blackshaw – The Cloud of Unknowing
33 : King Khan & the Shrines – What Is?!
32 : Sally Shapiro – Disco Romance
31 : Deerhoof – Friend Opportunity
30 : Caribou - Andorra
29 : Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
28 : Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
27 : Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
26 : Various Artists – After Dark
25 : The Tough Alliance – A New Chance
24 : Dan Deacon – Spiderman of the Rings
23 : Studio – Yearbook 1
22 : Okkervil River – The Stage Names
21 : Dirty Projectors – Rise Above
20 : Liars - Liars
19 : Feist – The Reminder
18 : Kanye West - Graduation
17 : The National - Boxer
16 : Lil Wayne – Da Drought 3
15 : Justice - Cross
14 : Deerhunter - Cryptograms
13 : Jay-Z – American Gangster
12 : No Age – Weirdo Rippers
11 : Jens Lekman – Night Falls Over Kortedala
Sorry LonesomePanda, I woke up and wanted to check the songs list, only to find out that the albums were released and figured I'd post the top 10.
And yeah, I agree, pretty good list.
Definitely a solid list, though the two I'm really surprised didn't rank are two they liked during the year and are probably in my top 10:
Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
Really good genre-pummeling southern slacker pop they start one song with a chaotic guitar riff that could easily be Battles, another song with a haunting grizzly bear arpeggio, but both get twisted into far more hummable tra-la-la stuff.
and even moreso
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
Totally unique aesthetic and chuck-full of so many ideas I can understand why it might be overwhelming to some, but I figured enough p4k staffers were the type to get absorbed in Krug's stuff that they would appreciate it at least in the top 50 of the year, in which the previous album was included.
My guesses were as follows:
1. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (2)
2. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna Are You the Destroyer (5)
3. Radiohead - In Rainbows (4)
4. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam (6)
5. Burial - Untrue (10)
6. MIA - Kala (3)
7. Deerhunter - Cryptograms (14)
8. Battles Mirrored ca-ching
9. The National Boxer (17)
10. The Field From Here We Go Sublime (9)
Wouldn't Shock Mes:
Panda Bear - Person Pitch (1)
Justice - Cross (15)
Stars of the Lid and their Refinement of the Decline (43)
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover (NR)
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (7)
Not a bad list, but as usual weighted toward random stream of consciousness noisy stuff, and the sorts of albums that they think will enable them to have the following conversation:
"You actually listen to this? It's hardly even music!"
"Well, I guess I'm just more into music as art and more open minded than you."
Overall, exactly what you would expect from Pitchfork. (I bet they were originally going to go with Sound of Silver as #1, but then somebody said 'We can't go with that, everyone else is going to!')
ooooooh yes you're right
Well Bill, I guess "that's not even music" is what I would say for the Field and for a part of Panda Bear album (I would have said that too for Animal Collective's Feel but their new album is much more easy to listen)
Anyway I kinda love this list, Of Montreal and Battles deserve acclaim even if they are quite strange albums.