Thursday, October 1, 2009

Top 200 Albums of the Decade

So, this week Pitchfork's been doing their 200 album countdown of best music from the decade. So far it's been kind of meh, with the exception of today. But after visiting the website almost daily for about three years, I expect to make numerous complaints when they do such a list. Today was a little more encouraging. I'm still hard at work making my own top 100 list for the decade, which I'll post at the end of the year. I made my own point system, and it's been pretty long work listening to over 100 albums and trying to give them placements, and honestly I've lost a bit of the fervor I had when I started.

This is just to amuse myself. Tomorrow they're unveiling their choices for the top 20 albums of the 2ks. And if I know this website as well as I think I do, I think I may be on the nose in my predictions. I don't know what order they'll be in, but I'm pretty sure I can guess a good number of the ones that will be on it.

Radiohead - Kid A (it's a too obvious number one for them; I'm hoping they'll surprise us with a worthy upstart)
Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Knife - Silent Shout
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Be Your Own Pet - Be Your Own Pet
Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
The Strokes - Is This It?
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

I'm nearly positive that all of those will all have a place somewhere. I know there will be a few rap albums I haven't heard a lick of, and probably won't ever, but I'm not concerned with any of those.

Ones I'm less positive about, but still speculative:

Daft Punk - Discovery
Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog (I'm not too sure about this, but imho it should post very high)
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam (they wrote at the start of the list that there were no more than three albums by any artist on the whole list, but it seems like a travesty if they leave this off)
Outkast - Stankonia
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic?

I know the last one hasn't even come out yet, but I can dream.

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