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Old 12-14-2011, 06:25 AM   #136
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That is really, really surprising.

In other news, that California song by EMA blows. #comeatmeB&C
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It suprises me that there's no Radiohead in the top 100 songs. I expected Pitchfork to at least put Lotus Flower or Give Up The Ghost in there.
They've made the #1 spot on at least one official "Most Disappointing Albums of the Year" list I've seen so far, and I'm sure that won't be the last. I don't think Radiohead fans have realized how poorly this album was received by fair weather Radiohead fans. Most of us here weren't exactly thrilled with it as a whole when it came out, and let's face it, most of us (myself definitely included) probably overrate everything the band has ever done.
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True. But almost everyone agrees that it has a few great songs, so I don't think that it's far-fetched to expect a song in the top 100. I've seen Lotus Flower high on a few lists.
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Why do you hate Radiohead, Scumbo?
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:31 AM   #141
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I don't know - my sense is that King of Limbs is the album that is fashionable to hate this year. I'm not saying that people's criticisms here are illegitimate, but Pitchfork has a tendency to disown certain artists whose cultural cache they perceive as falling and doggedly support others whom they feel to be the rise. Frankly, if Super Bass is a better song than Lotus Flower, I might as well just stop listening to music.

There also seems to be a growing appreciation for the grandiose and bombastic in music criticism - note the almost universal acclaim for My Beautiful Stereotypical Fantasy last year and the fact that M83 will likely be this year's top album on Pitchfork. That sort of tendency allows people to interpret something like King of Limbs as "slight" rather than subtle and delicate.
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Frankly, if Super Bass is a better song than Lotus Flower, I might as well just stop listening to music.
Uh, it's seriously way better. Don't stop listening to music. Listen to "Super Bass"

I liked the new Radiohead album about as much as In Rainbows. I think the new one's underrated by the same amount that In Rainbows was overrated. Had they been released in an opposite manner, I think people would be raving about King and bemoaning In Rainbows.

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I gotta say, I think the FORK! setting up their own Spotify list with all the songs from their Top 100 is a really cool idea. I'll bet a bunch of other sites jump on that train, and I've got the list set up right now and am going to listen to some of the tracks that I hadn't yet heard.

Before today, I'd probably heard only around 25 of their top 100.
Have you ever heard of Spotirama? Lots of end of year 2011 playlists, taken from different sites/magazines.
Spotirama
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Have you ever heard of Spotirama? Lots of end of year 2011 playlists, taken from different sites/magazines.
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going back to the Spotify discussion....

if you have the mobile app, also download SMP (search my playlists) app. you can search user and public playlists. also found NME's top 50 playlist as well as many other publications. when you click "Play" on the SMP app, it automatically opens Spotify and prompts you to add the playlist.

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That is really, really surprising.

In other news, that California song by EMA blows. #comeatmeB&C
The whole damn album is dope as hell.

And so is Codex, Bloom, Separator, and Give Up The Ghost. Fuck Pitchfork in the face.
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Haha, "blows" was probably a bit strong. Certainly overrated though.
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I don't like it much either, particularly since the opening lines are crazily similar to a Rogue Wave song with the exact same title from 5 or 6 years ago.
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I don't know - my sense is that King of Limbs is the album that is fashionable to hate this year. I'm not saying that people's criticisms here are illegitimate, but Pitchfork has a tendency to disown certain artists whose cultural cache they perceive as falling and doggedly support others whom they feel to be the rise. Frankly, if Super Bass is a better song than Lotus Flower, I might as well just stop listening to music.

There also seems to be a growing appreciation for the grandiose and bombastic in music criticism - note the almost universal acclaim for My Beautiful Stereotypical Fantasy last year and the fact that M83 will likely be this year's top album on Pitchfork. That sort of tendency allows people to interpret something like King of Limbs as "slight" rather than subtle and delicate.
Even though I know I've already said this many times, please allow me to once again mention that King of Limbs is one of my top 20 fav. albums this year, and probably my most listened to album this year. That said, it's probably my least favorite Radiohead album.
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That said, it's probably my least favorite Radiohead album.
You like it less than Pablo Honey? I guess I like PH less than most fans.
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