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A_1_B_2
12-17-2009, 09:23 AM
Music critic punching bags Pitchfork have begun releasing their list of this year's top albums. As usual, the bottom portion of their list is once again made up by albums they didn't make an extraordinary amount of fuss about throughout the year, didn't attach Best New Music hype onto and a lot have an average rating in the mid-7.0s. And then there are albums which they did, but sit at the bottom of the list. That's Pitchfork for you. I thought it'd be fun if made a little game out of this and tried to predict the rest of their list for the year. Here's what we're working with so far:

Honorable Mentions:
The Big Pink - A Brief History of Love
The Clientele - Bonfires on the Health
Converge - Axe to Fall
Delorean - Aryton Senna EP
The-Dream - Love vs. Money
Emeralds - What Happened
The Field - Yesterday & Today
Fool's Gold - s/t
Freddie Gibbs - The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs/Midwestgangstaboxframecadillacmuzik
Future of the Left - Travels With Myself and Others
Here We Go Magic - s/t
Javelin - Jamz n Jemz
Julianna Barwick - Florine EP
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
Kurt Vile - God Is Saying This to You
LindstrÝm and Prins Thomas - II
Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
Megafaun - Gather, Form & Fly
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Omar-S - Fabric 45
Oneida - Rated O
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns
The Smith Westerns - s/t
Various Artists - Dark Was the Night
Washed Out - Life of Leisure EP

50 - 25
50 Woods - Songs of Shame
49 Cass McCombs - Catacombs
48 Doom - Born Like This
47 Zomby - Where Were You In '92?
46 Dan Deacon - Bromst
45 The Mountain Goats -The Life of the World to Come
44 tUnE-yArDs - BiRd-BrAiNs
43 Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains
42 A Sunny Day In Glasgow - Ashes Grammar
41 Baroness - Blue Record
40 Mos Def- The Ecstatic
39 Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
38 Major Lazer -Guns Don't Kill People--Lazers Do
37 The Antlers - Hospice
36 Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
35 jj - jj no.2
34 Passion Pit - Manners
33 Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
32 Bear In Heaven - Beast Rest Forth Mouth
31 Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions
30 Royksopp - Junior
29 Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
28 Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
27 Various Artists - 5: Five Years of Hyperdub
26 Bon Iver - Blood Bank EP

Monklish
12-17-2009, 09:31 AM
Holy shit is there already a thread for this, you brainless twerp. I'm so not surprised you were in the Marines now that I see how goddamn emptyheaded you are.

A_1_B_2
12-17-2009, 09:34 AM
The thread isn't a predict the top albums list, though. This is a game thread. Go away.

A_1_B_2
12-17-2009, 09:40 AM
My predictions:

25 Isis - Wavering Radiant
24 Japandroids - Post-Nothing
23 Atlas Sound - Logos
22 No Age - Losing Feeling EP
21 Real Estate - s/t
20 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
19 YACHT - See Mystery Lights
18 Sunset Rubdown - Dragon Slayer
17 Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
16 Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light
15 Fever Ray - s/t
14 Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
13 The Very Best - The Warm Heart of Africa
12 St. Vincent - Actor
11 Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
10 Flaming Lips - Embryonic
9 Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx, Part II
8 Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
7 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - s/t
6 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
5 Girls - Album
4 The xx - s/t
3 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
2 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
1 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion/Fall Be Kind EP

Monklish
12-17-2009, 09:41 AM
Nice thread, dickwad.

AlecEiffel
12-17-2009, 09:44 AM
What is the game exactly?

A_1_B_2
12-17-2009, 09:46 AM
Whoever comes closest to predicting the top 25 (or at least the top 10) achieves great foresight on Pitchfork predictability and will be looked upon as "cool."

MassiveChemicalPunk
12-17-2009, 09:47 AM
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A_1_B_2
12-17-2009, 09:50 AM
http://img.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/071214_ps11huckabeejr_vm-vertical__opt1.jpg

haha is that Monk?