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    I really don't get Neutral Milk Hotel. Guy can't sing. I suppose this goes in hype thread. Massive Attack should be much higher.
    It's totally understandable for you to not like the sound of Jeff Mangum's voice, but he most certainly can sing, and he does it extremely well, and with a lot of control. His pipes are are amazing.
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    It's a conspiracy! It's a conspiracy!


    This list isn't at all surprising. I already said this on Facebook, but it's less a list of albums with the highest degree of artistic achievement and more of a list of the albums the largest amount of people can agree on. Yes, the rankings are dull as hell, but 90% of people who listen to the kind of music Pitchfork covers probably like Radiohead to some degree, and have a different favorite album, so there you are, four albums in the top 20. And then there's albums where maybe less people put on their list, but a good majority of them are so attached to it that they ranked it high, such as NMH. So yes, it's a rather unadventurous, uninteresting list, far less than most of our individual lists, but that's going to happen any time you take stock of what appeals to largest majority.
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    It more solidifies that I just don't care about Radiohead as much as most of their fans. Nice music, but jesus christ, they aren't the second coming of Bobby McFerrin.
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    I think the most revealing fact from these data is that women hate music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    It more solidifies that I just don't care about Radiohead as much as most of their fans. Nice music, but jesus christ, they aren't the second coming of Bobby McFerrin.
    Please tell me more about your love of Bobby McFerrin. This is news to me.
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    I think OK Computer and Kid A deserve a significant portion of the praise they get, but I also don't think anything that came after that comes remotely close to reaching the level of those two, decent albums with some great songs though they may be. I'd much rather see their version of arena rock, filled with experimentation, genuine boundary pushing, and a sense of the personal and individual, get widespread devotion than something like Oasis or Muse or Coldplay or whatever. Canon is boring no matter what, but it could be a much worse canon.
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    The most interesting part of this for me was reading through the distinction index for each age group and seeing how widely it varied.

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    Patrick is spot-on. To the extent that he is correct, what I found surprising was that neither Outkast nor Daft Punk made the top 20. On a broad-based survey of taste, I thought that would happen for sure.
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    The only thing that's mildly surprising for me is The XX being in the top twenty. I knew they were widely liked, I just didn't realized people held them in such high esteem.
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    I had the same reaction to Fleet Foxes.
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    Meanwhile, not a single album from Sleater-Kinney made the list. Fuck Pitchfork and its readers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    It's totally understandable for you to not like the sound of Jeff Mangum's voice, but he most certainly can sing, and he does it extremely well, and with a lot of control. His pipes are are amazing.
    His voice always sounds slightly flat to me. That doesn't seem like control. To each her own.
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    For however boring the list might be, the statistical breakdown is pretty interesting and far more revealing.

    Pemberton (7/18-20) ~ FYF (8/22-23)

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    I can't argue with OK Computer and Kid A being that high, hell I ranked them that high as well. But In Rainbows being in the Top 10 is an absolute joke.
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    Meanwhile, not a single album from Sleater-Kinney made the list. Fuck Pitchfork and its readers.
    Agreed. I had the Woods in my top 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canexplain View Post
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    It's hard to argue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmack86 View Post
    Agreed. I had the Woods in my top 10.
    So I haven't looked at this thread til today so this is all news to me so I don't know how the voting worked.

    But apparently there must have been a list of albums to choose from .. but you could also write in albums if you wanted? Because Dig Me Out is listed as one of the top write-in votegetters. Which means it wasn't even on the fucking ballot. Fuck you Pitchfork you are the new Rolling Stone.
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    I am irate.
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    If it wasn't on the ballot, it just means Pitchfork didn't review it when it originally came out and was therefore not in their database.
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    Irate nonetheless.
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    You're like the Democrat who didn't vote in Florida in 2000 getting pissed that other people wasted their votes on Nader.
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    That would be true if that Democrat didn't know there was an election until after.
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    hahahahahahaha!
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    Tom, Pitchfork loves Sleater Kinney. The three albums they've reviewed have been 8.7 or higher. Two of their albums were in their top 200 albums of the 00's. Settle down.
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    Ahahaha. You should still do a list. I'd love to see your ballot.
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    Agreed. I had the Woods in my top 10.
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    I would like to see Tom's list as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    The only thing that's mildly surprising for me is The XX being in the top twenty. I knew they were widely liked, I just didn't realized people held them in such high esteem.
    They only have one album so there was no split vote. I mean sure, plenty of people voted for multiple albums per artist but still.


    Quote Originally Posted by amyzzz View Post
    His voice always sounds slightly flat to me. That doesn't seem like control. To each her own.
    It's only a lack of control if he's trying to sing on pitch. Precise technical singing isn't always the most emotive, interesting, etc. So, yeah, to each their own.


    EDIT: To be more clear I am saying that I would not be surprised to hear that signing on pitch isn't a high priority for Jeff, that he focuses on other elements of his vocal performance and controls those effectively.
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    I didn't start until Friday night so I didn't finish. I think I had ~80 entries but their ranking was not much different from the order in which they were added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miroir Noir View Post
    Ahahaha. You should still do a list. I'd love to see your ballot.
    How many do I vote for? 10? 20? 200?
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