Post by interstateeight on Dec 10, 2011 20:45:15 GMT -8
This thread got me thinking, and now I'm curious, so I'm going to look up every Top Album of the Year for the last decade from cbats' favorite website. Even if they all turn out to be good choices, I'm going to post the results:
2010: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2009: Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 2008: Fleet Foxes - Sun Giant EP/Fleet Foxes 2007: Panda Bear - Person Pitch 2006: The Knife - Silent Shout 2005: Sufjan Stevens - Illinois 2004: The Arcade Fire - Funeral 2003: The Rapture - Echoes 2002: Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights 2001: Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2 2000: Radiohead - Kid A
Such utter bullshit. The day they named The Glow, Pt. 2 album of the year was the day I stopped trusting Poochfuck for anything.
The microphones might have been the band that got me to start reading my undergrad philosophy papers (nice filter). Either them or the decemberist's really. Both those artists were on Olympia labels I was obsessed with when I was 13 or 14 and I searched out all the reviews I could find.
Needless to say, I fucking love that album. I probably prefer It was hot, we stayed in the water though.
The only thing on that list that I find egregious is the selection of Echoes. Even though I think that pick is really lame, the album turned out to be incredibly influential so maybe they were right in picking it
Post by interstateeight on Dec 11, 2011 7:43:54 GMT -8
And now I will do the same thing for the AV Club while I drink my coffee:
2011: Wye Oak - Civilian 2010: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2009: Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 2008: TV on the Radio - Dear Science 2007: Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 2006: The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America