Predicting Pitchfork


I love the Pitchfork Top 50. Love counting it down sloooowly, love working out how many of the top ten I have, or need. Love it.

This year’s list begins tomorrow. Here’s my guess as to the top 10:

  1. Animal Collective ‘Merriweather Post Pavillion’
  2. Grizzly Bear ‘Veckatimest’
  3. Dirty Projectors ‘Bitte Orca’
  4. Phoenix ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’
  5. Fever Ray ‘Fever Ray’
  6. Fuck Buttons ‘Tarot Sport’
  7. Girls ‘Album’
  8. St Vincent ‘Actor’
  9. Atlas Sound ‘Logos’
  10. Sunn 0))) ‘Monoliths and Dimensions’

For reference, I cut the Flaming Lips, The xx and I probably would have included The Field, had they not listed it under Honorable Mentions earlier today.

Anyone care to take me on? 2 points per album, 5 points if you get it in the right position…

UPDATE: 50-26 are listed today, 17th December, and only the Sunn 0))) record is included, so I still have 9 runners and riders on their feet…

FINAL UPDATE: 6 right, only 1 in the right position, and that;’s the one even my mother would have guessed. I think that’s a reasonable performance. Do I really have to buy the xx album now?


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