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Pitchfork: Albums of the Year 2010


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Lots of surprising placements. What do you guys think?

 

Honourable Mentions:

 

Actress - Splazsh

Baths - Cerulean

ceo - White Magic

Curren$y - Pilot Talk / Pilot Talk II

DOM - Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP

Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM

Glasser - Ring

Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner

Grinderman - Grinderman 2

Guido - Anidea

Liars - Sisterworld

Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts

Mount Kimbie - Crooks & Lovers

Pantha du Prince - Black Noise

Perfume Genius - Learning

Sam Amidon - I See the Sign

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Toro y Moi - Causers of This

 

The Top 50 Albums of 2010:

 

50. Wavves - King of the Beach

49. Wild Nothing - Gemini

48. Forest Swords - Dagger Paths

47. Women - Public Strain

46. Matthew Dear - Black City

45. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here

44. Kylesa - Spiral Shadow

43. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

42. Drake - Thank Me Later

41. Delorean - Subiza

 

40. Abe Vigoda - Crush

39. Best Coast - Crazy For You

38. Rick Ross - Teflon Don

37. Zola Jesus - Stridulum EP

36. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here?

35. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

34. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

33. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt

32. Tyler, the Creator - Bastard

31. Woods - At Echo Lake

 

30. The-Dream - Love King

29. The Fresh & Onlys -Play It Strange

28. The National - High Violet

27. Four Tet - There Is Love in You

26. Twin Shadow - Forget

25. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

24. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

23. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man

22. Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP

21. The Walkmen - Lisbon

 

20. Oneohtrix Point Never - Returnal

19. How to Dress Well - Love Remains

18. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh

17. Caribou - Swim

16. Sleigh Bells - Treats

15. Robyn - Body Talk

14. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma

13. No Age - Everything in Between

12. Janelle Monáe - The ArchAndroid

11. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

 

10. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

09. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today

08. James Blake - The Bells Sketch EP / CMYK EP / Klavierwerke EP

07. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me

06. Vampire Weekend - Contra

05. Beach House - Teen Dream

04. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

03. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest

02. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

01. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

 

Best New Music:

 

 

1. Vampire Weekend - Contra - XL - 8.6

2. Owen Pallett - Heartland - Domino - 8.6

3. Surfer Blood - Astro Coast - Kanine - 8.2

4. Four Tet - There Is Love In You - Domino - 8.6

5. Beach House - Teen Dream - Sub Pop - 9.0

6. Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM - Because - 8.4

7. Hot Chip - One Life Stand - Astralwerks - 8.4

8. Gil Scott Heron - I'm New Here - XL - 8.5

9. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor - Frenchkiss - 8.4

10. Pantha du Prince - Black Noise - Rough Trade - 8.3

11. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me - Drag City - 9.2

12. Gonjasufi - A Sufi And A Killer - Warp - 8.4

13. Liars - Sisterworld - Mute - 8.1

14. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach - Virgin - 8.5

15. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor - XL - 8.7

16. Fang Island - Fang Island - Sargent House - 8.3

17. The Morning Blenders - Big Echo - Rough Trade - 8.2

18. The Tallest Man On Earth - The Wild Hunt - Dead Oceans - 8.5

19. Caribou - Swim - Merge - 8.4

20. Delorean - Subiza - True Panther - 8.4

21. The Radio Dept. - Clinging To A Scheme - Labrador - 8.3

22. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles II - Fiction/Lang Gang/Universal Motown - 8.5

23. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record - Arts & Crafts - 8.3

24. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma - Warp - 8.8

25. The National - High Violet - 4AD - 8.7

26. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts - Sub Pop - 8.5

27. Sleigh Bells - Treats - N.E.E.T./Mom & Pop - 8.7

28. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening - Virgin/Parlophone/DFA - 9.2

29. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid - Bad Boy/Wondaland Arts Society - 8.5

30. James Blake - CMYK - R&S - 8.3

31. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker - Modular - 8.5

32. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1 - Konichiwa - 8.5

33. Wild Nothing - Gemini - Captured Tracks - 8.2

34. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today - 4AD - 9.0

35. Emeralds - Does It Look Like I'm Here? - Editions Mego - 8.3

36. Julian Lynch - Mare - Olde English Spelling Bee - 8.5

37. Ceo - White Magic - Modular/Sincerely Yours - 8.5

38. Wavves - King Of The Beach - Fat Possum - 8.4

39. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty - Def Jam - 9.2

40. The-Dream - Love King - Def Jam - 8.6

41. Best Coast - Crazy For You - Mexican Summer - 8.4

42. Curren$y - Pilot Talk - Roc-A-Fella - 8.4

43. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs - Merge - 8.6

44. Mathew Dear - Black City - Ghostly - 8.4

45. The Walkmen - Lisbon - Fat Possum - 8.6

46. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man - Mad Decent/Greedhead/Mishka - 8.7

47. How To Dress Well - Love Remains - Lefse - 8.7

48. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest - 4AD - 9.2

49. No Age - Everything In Between - Sub Pop - 8.8

50. Twin Shadow - Forget - Terrible - 8.4

51. Sufjan Stevens - The Age Of Adz - Asthmatic Kitty - 8.4

52. Girls - Broken Dreams Club EP - True Panther - 8.7

53. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella - 10.0

54. Robyn - Body Talk - Interscope/Koninchiwa/Cherrytree - 8.7

55. OFF! - First Four EPs - Vice - 8.5

 

 

 

Albums in order of Review Rating:

 

 

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 10.0

 

2. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening - 9.2

2. Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me - 9.2

2. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty - 9.2

2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest - 9.2

3. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Before Today - 9.0

3. Beach House - Teen Dream - 9.0

 

4. No Age - Everything in Between - 8.8

4. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma - 8.8

5. Sleigh Bells - Treats - 8.7

5. How to Dress Well - Love Remains - 8.7

5. The National - High Violet - 8.7

5. Das Racist - Sit Down, Man - 8.7

5. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor - 8.7

5. Robyn - Body Talk - 8.7

6. Vampire Weekend - Contra - 8.6

6. The-Dream - Love King - 8.6

6. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs - 8.6

6. The Walkmen - Lisbon - 8.6

6. Owen Pallett - Heartland - 8.6

6. Four Tet - There Is Love in You - 8.6

7. Male Bonding - Nothing Hurts - 8.5

7. ceo - White Magic - 8.5

7. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles - 8.5

7. Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid - 8.5

7. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1 - 8.5

7. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt - 8.5

7. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker - 8.5

7. Gil Scott-Heron - I'm New Here - 8.5

7. Julian Lynch - Mare - 8.5

7. The Body - All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood - 8.5

7. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach - 8.5

7. OFF! - First Four EPs - 8.5

 

 

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I expected The National to be higher than it is, considering it got an 8.7 which places it in the top 15 albums pitchfork reviewed this year. Sufjan as well.

 

Any predictions for the winner?

 

Kanye probably, seeing as they jizzed all over it (sorry for the image)

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^^^ I believe that list in the spoiler tags is merely by release date, not order of greatness. Though I agree with you regardless.

 

I predict Contra and The Suburbs won't make the Top 10, though. Just have a feeling.

 

I'd expect to see Big Boi and Ariel Pink near the top. Don't care for either, but whatever.

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33. The Tallest Man on Earth - The Wild Hunt

 

28. The National - High Violet

 

 

24. Hot Chip - One Life Stand

 

wat. :inquisitive:

 

Hot Chip higher than The Tallest Man and The National? Pitchfork, you suck. :blank:

 

 

And Beach House better not be in the top 10. The album is good, but not that good. :shame:

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^ One Life Stand is amazing though. :|

I'm not saying Hot Chip is better than anyone else... The National and The Tallest Man on Earth are both fucking amazing, but most people hated One Life Stand. I know it's nothing like Made In The Dark or The Warning, but they put a lot of hard work into it and it's really not that bad. And yeah, of course it's got it's downs....

 

I just don't think it got the credit it deserved. :shrug:

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Just for clarification, that other this was all the artists who recieved Pitchfork's Best New Music label, in order of review date, not in order of anything else.

 

I also predict the top ten will be like Kanye, Ariel, Beach house, LCD, Sleigh Bells, Joanna, then a heap of other stuff we have never heard of.

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