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Old 12-22-2008, 02:31 PM   #151
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Also, are we going to do the points thing again this year? I think impy ran it last time.
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Has anyone else checked out pitchfork's top 50 list? Its really hard to take them seriously when they are this self-congratulatory.

The 50 Best Albums of 2008 | Pitchfork
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:48 PM   #153
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you don't like reading threads, do you?

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The first half of Pitchfork's top 50 albums is up, 50 to 25. 25 to 1 will be online tomorrow.

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The rest of the list is up. At least the top 9 is solid.
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Old 12-22-2008, 02:53 PM   #154
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Thanks Elfa. I actually can't read. That's why I post so many pictures. Dick.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:46 PM   #155
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LoL at Pitchfork's "Let's try and be as obscure as possible" Top 50 and effort to throw in as many artists as possible who call themselves "Fuck" this and "Fuck" that. How bold!

Even the honorable mentions was full of no-namers, almost as if they made a concerted effort to avoid your Coldplay's, Kaiser's and Verve's.
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Old 12-22-2008, 04:58 PM   #156
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LoL at Pitchfork's "Let's try and be as obscure as possible" Top 50 and effort to throw in as many artists as possible who call themselves "Fuck" this and "Fuck" that. How bold!

Even the honorable mentions was full of no-namers, almost as if they made a concerted effort to avoid your Coldplay's, Kaiser's and Verve's.
The Kaiser Chiefs are terrible in general. Viva La Vida was nice but derivative. The Verve's record was really solid but hardly their best work.

Fleet Foxes and TV On The Radio are hardly no-namers. I mean, come on, they've performed on Letterman.
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Old 12-22-2008, 05:49 PM   #157
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Even the honorable mentions was full of no-namers, almost as if they made a concerted effort to avoid your Coldplay's, Kaiser's and Verve's.
Or maybe they just have a more diverse and acute range of taste than you do.
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Old 12-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #158
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Or maybe they just have a more diverse and acute range of taste than you do.
No.
That's the whole thing about Pitchfork, they have that style. They usually tend to favor more obscure, lesser known acts. You can see that when you look at its reviews. (I'm not sayin they will make a good review from an album cause it's from an lesser known band, but they tend to favor them, especially in those end-of-the-year lists.)

But yeah, they chose a famous artist to support, and that's Radiohead.

I read Pitchfork reviews usually, but there's times when the reviewr says so much crap, that I can't even finish reading (The Flaming Lips' Zaireeka, for example....and I don't even like this band. But the review is ridiculous.)
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I don't have much beef with pitchfork, helps me find out about good small bands. Doesn't stop me liking the big ones either...but i've never liked Coldplay, and to be honest I can't think of a major album release that I like over these smaller bands. The Killers I enjoy and have liked since I was 16 but I wouldn't rank their album in my top 30. I like it but don't love it. Nick Cave is hardly a small act either, Dig Lazarus Dig placed well as did Kanye West. Lil Waynes popularity with Pitchfork I will never get, but anyway I prefer Pitchforks lists to any of the big publications end of year lists.

Don't always think their reviewers are the best or the most literate...but I do tend to find when they really like something it is usually genuinely decent. I often contrast reviews with another favourite reviewer of mine anyway before I check out so to speak.
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It's an indie music website! Of course they favor smaller, obscure bands! But the point is that they aren't championing a bunch of shit over good music. Now granted everyone's not going to like every album on their list, but as it's made up of selections from their editorial/review group it probably represents a diverse assortment of taste under the umbrella of what they cover.

You want to see love for U2, Coldplay, Oasis, The Verve, whatever, go read Rolling Stone's website, where they kiss ass and give a positive, 3-stars or more review to almost every veteran act.
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Fleet Foxes is stunningly good. Lovely album.

A part of me hates agreeing with Pitchfork, but it may just be my #1 of 2008 as well.
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Keane - Perfect Symmetry
Sigur Rós - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke
Emiliana Torrini - Me and Armini
The Killers - Day & Age
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
How could I forget Lykke Li's Youth Novels from this list? Shame on me.
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Fleet Foxes is stunningly good. Lovely album.

A part of me hates agreeing with Pitchfork, but it may just be my #1 of 2008 as well.
If I had cheated like Pitchfork and included the Sun Giant EP as part of the album when rating it, I would've ranked it higher on my own list.
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It's an indie music website! Of course they favor smaller, obscure bands! .
Well if Indie is their forte, why do they insist on reviewing Coldplay and Killers and co....just so that they can regurgitate anti-mainstream, tried, tested and failed anti-Chris Martin and anti-Noel Gallagher rants...
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It's an indie music website! Of course they favor smaller, obscure bands! But the point is that they aren't championing a bunch of shit over good music. Now granted everyone's not going to like every album on their list, but as it's made up of selections from their editorial/review group it probably represents a diverse assortment of taste under the umbrella of what they cover.

You want to see love for U2, Coldplay, Oasis, The Verve, whatever, go read Rolling Stone's website, where they kiss ass and give a positive, 3-stars or more review to almost every veteran act.
No, I don't need to see any love for those bands, I know what I like and what I don't and don't really care for the opinion of a reviewer after I started like the band. Reviews are made to make me discover new stuff, and I even admit that Pitchork is quite useful to do that. But I think they favor maybe a little much those obscure bands.

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Well if Indie is their forte, why do they insist on reviewing Coldplay and Killers and co....just so that they can regurgitate anti-mainstream, tried, tested and failed anti-Chris Martin and anti-Noel Gallagher rants...
That's almost my point, they have no reason to review those bands...they don't need Pitchfork, and Pitchfork doesn't need them.
The other one is....the extremly stupid reviews that show up from time to time on Pitchfork and that make me angry....a lot
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