And just like that, Radiohead went from no #1s to two of ‘em. Earlier today MOJO found gold in Rainbows, and now Filter does too. Drink up, boys! But so far we’ve been giving our British brethren some leeway because not all countries have similar release dates. Filter, we’re looking for your excuse. In just ten strokes you’ve managed to outline the most transparently flailing, ‘something for everyone’ list yet. There’s the good (Radiohead, AC, AF), the bland (just ’cause Harcourt said Great Northern’s Top 10 doesn’t make it so), and The Good, The Bad & The Queen (are you fucking kidding me). How can TGTB&TQ be there ahead of … ugh forget it.
10 Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha
09 Great Northern – Trading Twilight For Daylight
08 The National – Boxer
07 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
06 Elvis Perkins – Ash Wednesday
05 Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam
04 The Good, The Bad & The Queen – The Good, The Bad & The Queen
03 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
02 Band Of Horses – Cease To Begin
01 Radiohead – In Rainbows
And out of curiosity, how did Filter even manage to rank their top albums? Doesn’t everything just get an 87%?