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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
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[The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

http://www.pitchfork.com/peopleslist/

1 Radiohead OK Computer
2 Radiohead Kid A
3 Arcade Fire Funeral
4 Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
5 The Strokes Is This It
6 Radiohead In Rainbows
7 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
8 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
9 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
10 Sufjan Stevens Illinois


11 LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver
12 Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights
13 Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
14 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
15 The xx The xx
16 Arcade Fire The Suburbs
17 Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
18 Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
19 The Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
20 Radiohead Amnesiac


21 The White Stripes Elephant
22 The White Stripes White Blood Cells
23 Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
24 The National Boxer
25 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People
26 Daft Punk Discovery
27 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
28 Bon Iver Bon Iver
29 DJ Shadow ...Endtroducing
30 Beck Odelay

31 Belle And Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
32 Beach House Teen Dream
33 Modest Mouse The Lonesome Crowded West
34 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
35 OutKast Stankonia
36 Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
37 Elliott Smith Either/Or
38 Arcade Fire Neon Bible
39 Kanye West The College Dropout
40 Radiohead Hail to the Thief

41 Panda Bear Person Pitch
42 Madvillain Madvillainy
43 The Postal Service Give Up
44 Animal Collective Strawberry Jam
45 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun
46 The Avalanches Since I Left You
47 The Shins Chutes Too Narrow
48 Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca
49 Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
50 Beck Sea Change

Aug 22, 2012, 17:28


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2779 posts

Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

185 Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup

Aug 22, 2012, 17:30


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meanchico
meanchico
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Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

A bit Radiohead-heavy I thought, but not entirely unexpected. OK Computer…well deserved. Kid A…dunno, that album (aside from Idioteque) loses something each time I've listened to it in recent years. I think it's one of those cases where experimental fell a little to the unfocused side of the fence. I like Hail to the Thief tons more.

Fucking Arcade Fire. Ugh.

Strokes, Wilco, Sufjan…..*yawn* Now that I'm reviewing this list again, I'm realizing a lot of the top 20 leaves me feeling rather cold. I suppose it's all albums that appealed to a very broad spectrum of people.

Aug 22, 2012, 18:59


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2779 posts

Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

My 5 faves of those appearing in their Top 50...

7 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
29 DJ Shadow ...Endtroducing
31 Belle And Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
34 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening
45 Sigur Rós Ágætis Byrjun

Aug 22, 2012, 20:24


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
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Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

i like radiohead...but the list is kinda predictable and i can't stand arcade fire.

so there

Aug 23, 2012, 01:05


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mikka000
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Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

what an awful list.

Aug 23, 2012, 01:09


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deadlyfingers
deadlyfingers
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Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

Mu Mu wrote:


2 Radiohead Kid A
7 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
14 The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin
17 Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
29 DJ Shadow ...Endtroducing
37 Elliott Smith Either/Or
46 The Avalanches Since I Left You
50 Beck Sea Change


62 Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
133 Yo La Tengo And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

Not included:
Stereolab Sound Dust
Tortoise Standards
Trans Am Liberation
Cornelius Point
Boredoms Super ae
Prefuse 73 Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
Manitoba Up in Flames
Four Tet Rounds
JSBX Xtra Acme USA


I think they got it about half right.

Aug 23, 2012, 06:27


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hito
hito
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Re: [The People’s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

deadlyfingers wrote:



I think they got it about half right.


But "they" are people who voted. People don't get voting right as such as it isn't a collective decision. Pitchfork just added it up (and did other data stuff). Unless pitchfork gave Chloe Sevigny extra votes, it is just what individuals think stacked up in piles.

Having said that, using phrases like "best years for music" is problematic. The year and even the choices are by no means the "best". More realistically, "preferred" is a better word choice and "coinciding time frames".

It is unsurprising that the number of albums from recent years outweighs the older stuff. Only one Stereolab album appears but if you had asked people around 2001, I would assume that all three albums from 1996 on would get a nod.

Note also that nothing from Broadcast gets in yet many regard Tender Buttons as a masterpiece. To me, it seems extraordinary that "artists" like the Streets could have released albums better than Broadcast.

I also find it extraordinary that QOTSA's third record ranked higher than their unranked, vastly superior début or Beirut's first record was not ranked higher than the forgettable second one.

But that is democracy for you. Tony Abbott could become PM of my country and he cannot even answer the most basic questions that are put to him by a B Grade interviewer. Coke is the #1 and #2 seller in supermarkets here but it is just sugary junk. In the end, most people choose beer, not because it is better than ecstasy but because it is comfortable.

Anyway, I think the list has some good and bad. There are definitely some brilliant records (Odelay [but how on Earth could Midnight Vultures get in? I haven't heard anybody anywhere play that pink, postmodern, pretentious falsetto nightmare since its release], the Bjork ones, Music has a right to children, Illinois, This is it, Ketchup, You are free, Emergency and I and more)

Aug 23, 2012, 15:47


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
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Re: [The People�s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

And yet Pressure Zone on Midnight Vultures is excellent. I don't listen to much else on there though.

Aug 23, 2012, 18:45


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
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Re: [The People�s Top 200] from the [First 15 Years of Pitchfork]

cyberpainter wrote:
And yet Pressure Zone on Midnight Vultures is excellent. I don't listen to much else on there though.


beautiful way & broken train are the only one i listen to. sexx laws is ok.

the rest...wtf. i stil say the info is his best.

Aug 23, 2012, 22:29