I LOVE that Blondes EP. Such an under appreciated release!
I loved “Before Today” but I didn’t really care much for “Mature Themes” so I wasn’t expecting much. But WOW. This is an incredible album. Shockingly good.
Yes, it’s long, but there is very little filler here. The early singles sound MUCH better in the context of the entire album as well. Plus, living in LA my whole life, this album takes on a much more personal connotation to it.
AOTY contender for me.
Sounds more like the stuff from “The Eraser” which is the best news I could’ve hoped for.
Dare I say, I loved “The Eraser” more than some Radiohead albums. Thom seems to get more personal with his solo work.
This. Is. Everything. KING RICHARD.
I just about lost my shit when that vocal sample comes in at the 3:20 minute mark.
Also – I honestly still don’t get their obsession with Grimes. Sorry guys… Top 15 album and #1 track? I think she’s a super cool girl and her music is absolutely solid. But I just feel their obsession with her is over the top.
I’m thrilled I finally get to see her at FYF tomorrow night to see what the hype is about. I hope I fall for her like so many of you have
I was also very surprised to see Bon Iver not even crack the Top 25, despite getting a 9.5 and was basically all they talked about all year. I def preferred Kaputt too, listening to “Bay of Pigs” still gives me chills. Such a monumental album.
I was actually thrilled to see Halcyon Digest so high up. Next to MBDTF, its by far my favorite album of the decade. I actually give the vinyl as Christmas presents to friends every year.
My biggest surprise was Girls – “Father, Son, Holy Ghost” at #71. I still love that album so much. It got a 9.3 too which makes it more surprising. I enjoy Waka and Future, but how can those two crack the Top 50 and not Girls? Also – no Fleet Foxes AT ALL. Did they just forget about them?
Man, I don’t care what anyone says… TLC’s “Waterfalls” is still such a jam. The video represents/describes the year it won better than any video on this list in my opinion.
I remember seeing Calvin Harris at Coachella in 2008. He was playing the smallest stage and promoting his first album (pre EDM). Its still one of my favorite Coachella shows ever. He jumped around the stage playing all his own instruments(!!) No computers. It was a complete Cut Copy-esque party.
The dude has actual talent, bu his ascent describes the whole EDM scene perfectly. He eventually was just like, this EDM shit is too fucking easy. Who needs instruments?
Anyone else really curious how these Pitchfork “Best of the Decade So Far” lists are going to turn out?
Interesting that they aren’t waiting till the end of 2014. ESPECIALLY with a new Kanye album etc.
I hope we can get a small write up about it on here. Those discussions are epic. But considering we didn’t get a write up about their 2013 lists I’m thinking S-Gum is avoiding talking about Pitchfork lists now?
If you want us to vote for “what this season means to us” then you should’ve included our actual suggestions instead of a few of these shitty choices.
I know The War On Drugs isn’t “summer music” but it got a lot of votes and obviously means A LOT to us this year.