It appears that there’s more consensus agreement about a few r&b/hip-hop albums, where opinions on guitar music are all over the place.
I wonder if Japandroids and Cloud Nothings cancelled each other out of the top ten
This thread needs more comments. The Pitchfork thread is destroying it.
Dan Deacon’s “True Thrush”? Anyone?
Yeah definitely a surprise especially since I thought Stay Useless would be a lock for this list
Only in my dreams was among the catchiest of the year, but i think it’s novelty wore off since July
So people really preferred the long album tracks to the single material this year? People really think that “Pyramids” and “Wasted Days” are the best songs on those albums? Still a pretty good list though.
I wasn’t really planning on checking this out, but after this article I think I might. It remains fascinating and I hope it continues to attract some kind of attention for a while rather than just be a flash-in-the pan gimmick
I’m glad to see “Lost in the Supermarket” get some love. I thought people didn’t like that one. “Rudy Can’t Fail” is also missing, but otherwise good list
All this proves is that Frank Ocean is popular, which was already established
I’m late to this thread, but I want to give the entire section +1 for Burial’s Kindred being the most lamented omission. Also, as it’s almost a half hour long, is it really still being considered an EP?
This is an interesting list and I can’t complain too much, but it’s very strange that Beach House is missing
The last shot was pretty cool, though I’m not sure what the point of it was
Yes, agreed. Exact order.
Slanted… and Crooked Rain… may have been more important to larger musical trends, but Wowee Zowee is the definitive Pavement album with the full realization of everything that made the band great.
This was really just a sequel to their other 20 worst bands list, they just added the “hipster” part to make it more, um, hip.
Yeah that’s what I thought. The term as I understood it a few years ago applied to certain types of highbrow snobs, but more specific stereotypes started developing as to what these people were into, then it started applying to many more things than music or art and now it’s totally meaningless. It can’t even be said to be a simple stereotype because what it applies to is so vague.
I was gonna put my own list on here, but I could not, for the life of me, come up with an order I was happy with. These lists are fun, but this is a band whose albums I really, really don’t want to rank next to each other.
Agreed. Repeater, on paper, should be their best, but it just doesn’t sound quite as good as the others. Still great, just falls to a lesser place in a great catalog.
Criticizing the system in the US is fine, but Russia is really not a good example to “learn from”
This is one of the best LNJF performances of the year. She should be bigger in the non-internet world than she is.