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:
- Animal Collective ‘Merriweather Post Pavillion’
- Grizzly Bear ‘Veckatimest’
- Dirty Projectors ‘Bitte Orca’
- Phoenix ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’
- Fever Ray ‘Fever Ray’
- Fuck Buttons ‘Tarot Sport’
- Girls ‘Album’
- St Vincent ‘Actor’
- Atlas Sound ‘Logos’
- 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?