Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Pitchfork's Top Ten
Well, regardless of who you are in independant rock, that is, regardless of whether you heed or screed Pitchfork, you must know that their top fifty albums are the most important list to come out for our little (big) crowd of people pretending we know more about music than others. Just ask Sufjan or Travis Morrison. The former is on the verge of being played alongside Dave as the between set music at every college open mic night in the country. The latter? probably scrubbing toilets with a potato peeler at the same coffee shop that Sufjan is being played, the poor guy. (actually I have it from a good source that his next album sounds kinda good? One can only hope).
So I won't bitch and bemoan the top fifty. I'll link it and you'll be happy, even though you've probably already read it and started bitching and bemoaning it to your buddies. I will say this: number one and two, for me, was kinda wtf? not in the wuhtuhfuh-are-you-thinking? way.
more in the wuhtuhfuh
thats-not-what-I-expected-because-those-two-albums-aren't-that-great, um, way.
Here's the top ten:
10: Scott Walker - The Drift
09: Boris - Pink
08: Grizzly Bear - Yellow House
07: Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
06: Liars - Drum's Not Dead
05: The Hold Steady- Boys and Girls in America
04: Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
03: Joanna Newsom - Ys
02: TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
01: The Knife - Silent Shout
Pitchfork's top fitty