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)
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.
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.
I am irate.
That would be true if that Democrat didn't know there was an election until after.
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.
Last edited by mountmccabe; 08-22-2012 at 01:25 PM.
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.
As many as you're passionate about I'd say. When you start to just feel whatever toward them, cut it off.
My list would be shitty because Radiohead, like that list.
I'll do 100 or so and probably have 4 or 5 each from Radiohead, Wilco, and Beck. deal with it.
Where's Blueberry Boat??
But this list, like any, shows how public polls always skew towards favorite bands as much as favorite albums...ie all the radiohead/Arcade Fire/Animal Collectives albums up top, and then other artists start to make their way in as one moves down the list.
Remember seeing Britanny Spears Ballot for Rolling Stones last best 500 album's poll...had something like 7 Beatles album's on it. My guess is this poll saw a lot of similar votes cast.
Obviously still love a lot of the titles on the list...in addition to Sleater-Kinney being shut out, would have loved to see Okkervil River's Black Sheep Boy make the list...an excellent, excellent album that has held up quite well. Forget if Mountain Goats Sunset Tree made it, everytime I hear that thing, I move it up 10 spots in my personal best of decade list...talk about an emotionally impactful album.
ok so i did this really quickly and probably fucked it up. I decided rather than trying to rank the 'best' I would rank based on how much I feel like I give a shit about the album right this very second. Every single one of these though i feel a lot more positively than 'whatever'. These are all good albums, every single one.
1 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
3 White Stripes - Elephant
4 Radiohead - Kid A
5 Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
6 Radiohead - OK Computer
7 Steve Earle - I Feel Alright
8 Beck - Odelay
9 Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
10 Arcade Fire - Funeral
11 Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
12 Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
13 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Ave
14 Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
15 Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac
16 Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
17 The National - High Violet
18 Wilco - Summerteeth
19 Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
20 Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
21 Radiohead - In Rainbows
22 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
23 The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
24 LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
25 Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
26 Bright Eyes - Lifted
27 Iron & Wine and Calexico - In The Reins
28 Radiohead - Amnesiac
29 Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Ave Vol 2
30 Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby
31 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
32 Steve Earle - El Corazon
33 Wilco - Being There
34 Iris DeMent - The Way I Should
35 Gillian Welch - Revival
36 Marah - Kids in Philly
37 (various) - O Brother Where Art Thou
38 Ryan Adams - Gold
39 Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day
40 My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
41 White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
42 Sigur Ros - ()
43 Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont.
44 Tuneyards - Whokill
45 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
46 The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
47 Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
48 Sleater-Kinney - One Beat
49 Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence
50 Wild Flag - Wild Flag
Next 50, not ranked but in roughly chronological order.
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
Elliott Smith - XO
Kelly Willis - What I Deserve
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
The Stokes - Is This It
White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Beck - Sea Change
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight
Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
2 Many DJs - As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol 2
Iron & Wine - Creek Drank the Cradle
The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
Fountains of Wayne - Welcome Interstate Managers
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Cat Power - You Are Free
Okkervil River - Down the River of Broken Dreams
Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Wilco - A Ghost is Born
Calexico - Convict Pool
Black Keys - Rubber Factory
Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
Beck - Guero
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
The National - Alligator
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am…
Beck - The Information
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
Regina Spector - Begin to Hope
Tim Hecker - Harmony in Ultraviolet
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Pharoahe Monch - Desire
The National - Boxer
White Stripes - Icky Thump
Okkervil River - The Stage Names
Portishead - Third
Santogold - Santogold
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
The Gaslight Anthem - 59 Sound
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
Fucked Up - Chemistry of Common Life
Animal Collective - Merriwether Post Pavilion
Black Keys - Brothers
Yuck - Yuck
Fucked Up - David Comes to Life
Last edited by TomAz; 08-22-2012 at 03:04 PM.
Cookie Mtn over Dear Science?
Also there isn't a whole lot from after 2008
I thought that you were a fan of The Seldom Seen Kid, Tom.
fuckin' with the lights on
Holy shit I didn't even notice The Woods wasn't on the list! smh