Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pitchfork's Best of 2007

50. Tinariwen, Aman Iman: Water is Life
49. Dizzee Rascal, Maths + English
48. Robert Wyatt, Comicopera
47. Yeasayer, All Hour Cymbals
46. Marissa Nadler, Songs III: Bird on the Water
45. Ricardo Villalobos, Fabric 36
44. Les Savy Fav, Let's Stay Friends
43. Stars of the Lid, And Their Refinement of the Decline
42. Ghostface Killah, The Big Doe Rehab
41. Life Without Buildings, Live at the Annandale Hotel
40. Beirut, The Flying Club Cup/Lon Gisland [EP]
39. The White Stripes, Icky Thump
38. Wu-Tang Clan, 8 Diagrams
37. Grizzly Bear, Friend [EP]
36. Iron and Wine, The Shepherd's Dog
35. Black Lips, Good Bad Not Evil
34. James Blackshaw, The Cloud of Unknowing
33. King Khan & the Shrines, What Is?!
32. Sally Shapiro, Disco Romance
31. Deerhoof, Friend Opportunity
30. Caribou, Andorra
29. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
28. Dinosaur Jr., Beyond
27. Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
26. Various Artists, After Dark
25. The Tough Alliance, A New Chance/New Waves [EP]
24. Dan Deacon, Spiderman of the Rings
23. Studio, Yearbook 1
22. Okkervil River, The Stage Names
21. Dirty Projectors, Rise Above
20. Liars, Liars
19. Feist, The Reminder
18. Kanye West, Graduation
17. The National, Boxer
16. Lil Wayne, Da Drought 3
15. Justice, t
14. Deerhunter, Cryptograms/Flourescent Grey [EP]
13. Jay-Z, American Gangster
12. No Age, Weirdo Rippers
11. Jans Lekman, Night Falls Over Kortedala
10. Burial, Untrue
9. The Field, From Here We Go Sublime
8. Battles, Mirrored
7. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
6. Animal Collective, Strawberry Jam
5. Of Montreal, Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
4. Radiohead, In Rainbows
3. M.I.A., Kala
2. LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
1. Panda Bear, Person Pitch

This list is pretty legit.

There. I got that out of the way.

Now, don't get me wrong, I like the LCD Soundsystem album. It is a great CD, but I don't think it is one of the top 2. I just can't reconcile that album being ahead of Boxer or In Rainbows. Mirrored in the top ten is also a stretch for me. All in all, Pitchfork continues to put together a comprehensive list each year and they do it by covering each album intelligently, on its own terms, and with the hipster-sarcasm levels adjusted down to a 4.6.


JK said...

Did you happen to see Amy Phillips' individual list of picks? Wow...and she has the gall to criticize Silversun Pickups?

NF said...

i'm on the case. this is hilarious.

Gus said...

Glad you said something about Phillips' list. I thought I was seeing things when I read it. Maybe she was just kidding and she's going to post her real list later.

JK said...

oh, i doubt it. She very likely has terrible taste in music.