Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks Of 2012

This morning, Pitchfork finished counting down its favorite songs of the past calendar year. As someone who wrote for Pitchfork for a long-ass time, I can tell you that those guys take the task of year-end listing seriously; there are lots of sub-lists and master lists and internal debates over what should even have a shot at the final list, before all the staff members get to voting. It’s a complicated process, and the end result is a pretty undeniable set of songs. As always, there’s stuff in there that I know nothing about (apparently experimental classical music had a good year?), and the #1 pick is a bit of a surprise. Also: No “Same Damn Time.” But that top 10? That is a very good top 10. Check out the top 10 picks below.

10 Jai Paul – “Jasmine”
09 Fiona Apple – “Werewolf”
08 Beach House – “Myth”
07 Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards”
06 Bat For Lashes – “Laura”
05 Japandroids – “The House That Heaven Built”
04 Kendrick Lamar – “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”
03 Usher – “Climax”
02 Frank Ocean – “Pyramids”
01 Grimes – “Oblivion”

You’ll find the complete list, along with blurbs and audio links, here.

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