Pitchfork’s Top Albums Of The Year

Most of you probably figured Pitchfork’s Top Albums list would feature some combination of Joanna Newsom, The Hold Steady, and TV On The Radio in the top three slots (at least based on their nine-point-whatever scores). Well most of you are wrong! But, aside from a hindsight bump-up to the #1, the Forkers were mostly true to their initial assessment on the year’s records. Mostly.

50. Booka Shade – Movements
49. Ellen Allien & Apparat – Orchestra Of Bubbles
48. The Long Blondes – Someone To Drive You Home
47. Matmos – The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast
46. M. Ward – Post-War
45. Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
44. The Pipettes – We Are The Pipettes
43. Sonic YouthRather Ripped
42. Mastodon – Blood Mountain
41. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
40. Tapes ‘N Tapes – The Loon
39. Fujiya & Miyagi – Transparent Things
38. J Dilla – Donuts
37. DJ Drama & Lil Wayne – Dedication 2
36. Brightblack Morning Light – Brightblack Morning Light
35. Herbert – Scale
34. Girl Talk – Night Ripper
33. Mission Of Burma – The Obliterati
32. Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor
31. Danielson – Ships
30. Belle And Sebastian – The Life Pursuit
29. Lily Allen – Alright, Still
28. Cat Power – The Greatest
27. Califone – Roots & Crowns
26. Hot Chip – The Warning
25. Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds
24. Peter Bjorn And John – Writer’s Block
23. Yo La Tengo – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
22. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33
21. Be Your Own Pet – Be Your Own Pet
20. Man Man – Six Demon Bag
19. T.I. – King
18. Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies
17. The Thermals – The Body, The Blood, The Machine
16. Beach House – Beach House
15. Sunset Rubdown – Shut Up I Am Dreaming
14. Tim Hecker – Harmony In Ultraviolet
13. Phoenix – It’s Never Been Like That
12. Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time
11. Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye
10. Scott Walker – The Drift
09. Boris – Pink
08. Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
07. Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury
06. Liars – Drum’s Not Dead -
05. The Hold Steady – Boys And Girls In America
04. Ghostface Killah – Fishscale
03. Joanna Newsom – Ys
02. TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain
01. The Knife – Silent Shout

Now the slackers among you have a handy to-do list for your next torrent-trading session! Get out there and work that bandwith.