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Old 12-12-2011, 07:01 PM   #91
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So, the two albums that I've seen pop up on a lot of these lists that I haven't heard yet but that I really think I need to hear are:

Yuck
Wild Flag
I can't speak to Yuck, but Wild Flag is a great, tight album. I think that you'll like it - just four women rocking out for some 40 minutes.

Also, I'm not sure where the second Bon Iver comes from in the title. On the spine of the CD, it just says "Bon Iver, Bon Iver," which I took to mean artist and title. They just happen to be the same.
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Also, I can't agree with Mofo about Nine Types of Light trumping Dear Science. The latter is one of the more successful genre-hopping exercises that I've ever heard. You've got everything from funk to adult-contemporary balladeering on there.
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Old 12-13-2011, 01:04 AM   #94
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Looks like "Midnight City" is Pitchfork's song of the year. They just updated their Spotify Playlist with the selections that would make up 50-1 on their Songs of 2011 list. It's first. Great tune. "Holocene" (and potential Grammy Record of the Year) in second, EMA's "California" (my favorite of the year) in third.
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And it's now official. M83 have to be the front-runners for Pitchfork's Album of the Year in my mind with Bon Iver running a close second. I give M83 the edge since they considered it arguably their best album, had a great score, and electronic (and hip hop) albums always do better in the year end lists since certain reviewers on the site are heavily into those genres (hence how I predicted Silent Shout with ease back in 2006).

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Phew. Any "Top songs of 2011" list without "Niggas In Paris" is a bad list. And for a second there when I saw "Otis" rated in the Top 50, I thought it would be their highest-ranked song off of Watch the Throne. Glad to see "Paris" in there at #12. It would definitely be in my Top 5 if I made a list. Ball so hard.
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I'm kind of glad "Rolling In The Deep" made it into the list. As irritating as it is to hear that song every five seconds, I pretend that the song's title is a euphemism for having sex with a fat chick. Adele is pissed because the guy tricked her into a one night stand. "You had my heart and soul, and played it to the beat."

Ok, maybe it should be #1.
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If that Gucci Gucci song is the 48th best the year had to offer, then it was a horrendous year for music.

I cannot for life of me understand why people get so shitty about Otis' lyrics. Braggadocio has been a part of hip-hop forever. Why the fuck should Hov and Ye have to write songs about the 99% when I can listen to them gleefully rap about how many Benzes they own? What's the fucking problem?

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I'm kind of glad "Rolling In The Deep" made it into the list. As irritating as it is to hear that song every five seconds, I pretend that the song's title is a euphemism for having sex with a fat chick. Adele is pissed because the guy tricked her into a one night stand. "You had my heart and soul, and played it to the beat."

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Phew. Any "Top songs of 2011" list without "Niggas In Paris" is a bad list. And for a second there when I saw "Otis" rated in the Top 50, I thought it would be their highest-ranked song off of Watch the Throne. Glad to see "Paris" in there at #12. It would definitely be in my Top 5 if I made a list. Ball so hard.
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And it's now official. M83 have to be the front-runners for Pitchfork's Album of the Year in my mind with Bon Iver running a close second. I give M83 the edge since they considered it arguably their best album, had a great score, and electronic (and hip hop) albums always do better in the year end lists since certain reviewers on the site are heavily into those genres (hence how I predicted Silent Shout with ease back in 2006).

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Bon Iver got 9.5. Hurry Up 9.1.
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I'm not usually one to complain about these lists, but how in the hell did "Super Bass" get to number four? Last year, Pitchfork was applauding Minaj as the savior of gangsta rap, and then they turn around and acclaim a piece of insipid, paint-by-numbers FM pop-lite as the fourth best song of the year?
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Bon Iver got 9.5. Hurry Up 9.1.
Silent Shout got like an 8.6 or something in 2006, and still got the #1 spot.
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Big ups on the "California" nod.
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Silent Shout got like an 8.6 or something in 2006, and still got the #1 spot.
Exactly. I knew all about Bon Iver's high score and if you go to albumoftheyear.org, you can get a list of most of P-fork's (and other publications') reviews from the year. I think the M83 one is in close enough range to pass up Bon Iver. Like I said, electronic and rap music always do better in the year-end lists than they do in the initial reviews/coverage of said albums. It's just one of those things where people that are heavily into either of those two genres are usually into it at an expense of everything else. If anything, it's probably not so much that they're overrating such albums in their year-end lists, but that they're ignoring some of the ones that fit the obvious indie rock template.
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What's with Wilco always showing up on these lists (and high, mind you)? I have not heard the last two Wilco albums. Should I bother?
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The last Wilco album was unmemorable. The new one is fantastic.
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