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Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s
  1. Kendrick Lamar: “Alright” (2015)
  2. Grimes: “Oblivion” (2012)
  3. Robyn: “Dancing on My Own” (2010)
  4. Beyoncé: “Formation” (2016)
  5. Frank Ocean: “Thinkin Bout You” (2012)
  6. Azealia Banks: “212” (2011)
  7. Mitski: “Your Best American Girl” (2016)
  8. Solange: “Cranes in the Sky” (2016)
  9. Lana Del Rey: “Video Games” (2011)
  10. Lil Uzi Vert: “XO TOUR Llif3” (2017)
  11. Bill Callahan: “Riding for the Feeling” (2011)
  12. Sky Ferreira: “Everything Is Embarrassing” (2012)
  13. Chief Keef: “I Don’t Like” [ft. Lil Reese] (2012)
  14. Angel Olsen: “Shut Up Kiss Me” (2016)
  15. Rihanna: “Work” [ft. Drake] (2016)
  16. The 1975: “Love It If We Made It” (2018)
  17. Jamie xx: “Gosh” (2015)
  18. Kanye West: “Runaway” [ft. Pusha T] (2010)
  19. Vampire Weekend: “Hannah Hunt” (2013)
  20. M83: “Midnight City” (2011)
  21. Drake: “Hold On, We’re Going Home” [ft. Majid Jordan] (2013)
  22. ANOHNI: “Drone Bomb Me” (2016)
  23. Rosalía: “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” (2018)
  24. Todd Terje: “Inspector Norse” (2012)
  25. FKA twigs: “Cellophane” (2019)
  26. Bon Iver: “Holocene” (2011)
  27. M.I.A.: “Bad Girls” (2010)
  28. Beyoncé: “Countdown” (2011)
  29. Joanna Newsom: “Good Intentions Paving Co.” (2010)
  30. Cardi B: “Bodak Yellow” (2017)
  31. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: “Round and Round” (2010)
  32. Fiona Apple: “Every Single Night” (2012)
  33. LCD Soundsystem: “Dance Yrself Clean” (2010)
  34. Future Islands: “Seasons (Waiting on You)” (2014)
  35. Rae Sremmurd: “Black Beatles” [ft. Gucci Mane] (2016)
  36. Carly Rae Jepsen: “Run Away With Me” (2015)
  37. Jai Paul: “BTSTU (edit)” (2011)
  38. Kanye West: “Monster” [ft. Justin Vernon, Rick Ross, JAY-Z, and Nicki Minaj] (2010)
  39. SOPHIE: “Bipp” (2013)
  40. Frank Ocean: “Nights” (2016)
  41. Courtney Barnett: “Avant Gardener” (2013)
  42. SZA: “The Weekend” (2017)
  43. Lorde: “The Louvre” (2017)
  44. Big Thief: “Mary” (2017)
  45. Robyn: “Call Your Girlfriend” (2010)
  46. The Knife: “Full of Fire” (2013)
  47. Tame Impala: “Let It Happen” (2015)
  48. Ariana Grande: “thank u, next” (2018)
  49. Gyptian: “Hold Yuh” (2010)
  50. Arcade Fire: “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” (2010)
  51. Kendrick Lamar: “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” (2012)
  52. Camp Cope: “The Opener” (2017)
  53. Solange: “Losing You” (2012)
  54. Disclosure: “Latch” [ft. Sam Smith] (2012)
  55. Bat for Lashes: “Laura” (2012)
  56. Vince Staples: “Norf Norf” (2015)
  57. Taylor Swift: “All Too Well” (2012)
  58. Miguel: “Adorn” (2012)
  59. David Bowie: “Blackstar” (2015)
  60. Future: “March Madness” (2015)
  61. EMA: “California” (2011)
  62. Rihanna: “We Found Love” [ft. Calvin Harris] (2011)
  63. Bobby Shmurda: “Hot Nigga” (2014)
  64. Phoebe Bridgers: “Motion Sickness” (2017)
  65. Drake: “Worst Behavior” (2013)
  66. King Krule: “Out Getting Ribs” (2010)
  67. Kacey Musgraves: “Slow Burn” (2018)
  68. FKA twigs: “Two Weeks” (2014)
  69. Caribou: “Can’t Do Without You” (2014)
  70. Beach House: “Zebra” (2010)
  71. Adele: “Someone Like You” (2011)
  72. Tyler, the Creator: “Yonkers” (2011)
  73. Perfume Genius: “Queen” (2014)
  74. Jack Ü: “Where Are Ü Now” [ft. Justin Bieber] (2015)
  75. DJ Koze: “Pick Up” (2018)
  76. The National: “Bloodbuzz Ohio” (2010)
  77. Kanye West: “Ultralight Beam” (2016)
  78. Jeremih: “Oui” (2015)
  79. Lana Del Rey: “The greatest” (2019)
  80. Blood Orange: “You’re Not Good Enough” (2013)
  81. Cass McCombs: “County Line” (2011)
  82. Dej Loaf: “Try Me” (2014)
  83. Deerhunter: “Desire Lines” (2010)
  84. Kelela: “Bank Head” (2013)
  85. Charli XCX: “Track 10” (2017)
  86. Destroyer: “Chinatown” (2011)
  87. Rich Gang: “Lifestyle” (2014)
  88. Japandroids: “Younger Us” (2010)
  89. Frank Ocean: “Pyramids” (2012)
  90. Blawan: “Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?” (2012)
  91. Haim: “The Wire” (2013)
  92. Meek Mill: “Dreams and Nightmares (Intro)” (2012)
  93. Radiohead: “True Love Waits” (2016)
  94. Hurray for the Riff Raff: “Pa’lante” (2017)
  95. Rihanna: “Bitch Better Have My Money” (2015)
  96. Thundercat: “Them Changes” (2015)
  97. Snail Mail: “Pristine” (2018)
  98. D’Angelo / The Vanguard: “Really Love” (2014)
  99. Mac DeMarco: “Ode to Viceroy” (2012)
  100. Jamie xx: “I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)” [ft. Young Thug and Popcaan] (2015)
  101. TNGHT: “Higher Ground” (2012)
  102. Katy Perry: “Teenage Dream” (2010)
  103. Erykah Badu: “Hello” [ft. André 3000] (2015)
  104. Amen Dunes: “Miki Dora” (2018)
  105. Kendrick Lamar: “DNA.” (2017)
  106. Christine and the Queens: “Tilted” (2015)
  107. Fetty Wap: “Trap Queen” (2014)
  108. Girlpool: “Before the World Was Big” (2015)
  109. Drake: “Nice for What” (2018)
  110. Chairlift: “I Belong in Your Arms” (2012)
  111. A$AP Ferg: “Shabba” [ft. A$AP Rocky] (2013)
  112. Paramore: “Ain’t It Fun” (2013)
  113. Jenny Hval: “Conceptual Romance” (2016)
  114. Daft Punk: “Get Lucky” [ft. Pharrell] (2013)
  115. The Weeknd: “The Morning” (2011)
  116. Burial: “Kindred” (2012)
  117. Usher: “Climax” (2012)
  118. Travis Scott: “Sicko Mode” [ft. Drake] (2018)
  119. Fleet Foxes: “Helplessness Blues” (2011)
  120. Justin Bieber: “Sorry” (2015)
  121. DJ Rashad: “Feelin” [ft. Spinn and Taso] (2013)
  122. Playboi Carti: “Magnolia” (2017)
  123. Clairo: “Bags” (2019)
  124. Nicki Minaj: “Super Bass” (2010)
  125. Lykke Li: “I Follow Rivers” (2011)
  126. Ciara: “Ride” [ft. Ludacris] (2010)
  127. James Blake: “CMYK” (2010)
  128. Young Thug: “Danny Glover” (2013)
  129. Lorde: “Royals” (2013)
  130. A$AP Rocky: “Peso” (2011)
  131. Chromatics: “Kill for Love” (2012)
  132. Kurt Vile: “Baby’s Arms” (2011)
  133. Future: “Mask Off” (2017)
  134. Kamasi Washington: “Truth” (2017)
  135. Robyn: “Honey” (2018)
  136. CupcakKe: “Duck Duck Goose” (2018)
  137. Yaeji: “Drink I’m Sippin On” (2017)
  138. Drake: “Hotline Bling” (2015)
  139. Iceage: “The Lord’s Favorite” (2014)
  140. Rae Sremmurd: “No Type” (2014)
  141. Gil Scott-Heron: “New York Is Killing Me” (2010)
  142. Rihanna: “Needed Me” (2016)
  143. Rick Ross: “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” [ft. Styles P] (2010)
  144. Spoon: “Inside Out” (2014)
  145. Charli XCX: “Gone” [ft. Christine and the Queens] (2019)
  146. Gunna: “Sold Out Dates” [ft. Lil Baby] (2018)
  147. Ella Mai: “Boo’d Up” (2018)
  148. GoldLink: “Crew” [ft. Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy] (2017)
  149. Björk: “Stonemilker” (2015)
  150. Nicki Minaj: “Beez in the Trap” [ft. 2 Chainz] (2012)
  151. Gang Gang Dance: “Glass Jar” (2011)
  152. Miley Cyrus: “Wrecking Ball” (2013)
  153. Danny Brown: “30” (2011)
  154. Japanese Breakfast: “Everybody Wants to Love You” (2016)
  155. Kanye West: “Blood on the Leaves” (2013)
  156. Girl Unit: “Wut” (2010)
  157. Beyoncé: “1+1” (2011)
  158. Waka Flocka Flame: “Hard in da Paint” (2010)
  159. Katy B: “Katy on a Mission” (2010)
  160. Odd Future: “Oldie” (2012)
  161. Vybz Kartel: “Clarks” [ft. Popcaan and Gaza Slim] (2010)
  162. Chance the Rapper: “No Problem” [ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne] (2016)
  163. Davido: “Fall” (2017)
  164. Andrés: “New for U” (2012)
  165. Jessica Pratt: “Back, Baby” (2014)
  166. Bad Bunny: “Caro” (2018)
  167. Tinashe: “2 On” [ft. Schoolboy Q] (2014)
  168. King Krule: “Dum Surfer” (2017)
  169. St. Vincent: “New York” (2017)
  170. Lil Peep: “Kiss” (2016)
  171. Adele: “Rolling in the Deep” (2011)
  172. Sleep: “Marijuanaut’s Theme” (2018)
  173. DJ Khaled: “I’m on One” [ft. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne] (2011)
  174. Florence and the Machine: “Shake It Out” (2011)
  175. Nicki Minaj: “Come on a Cone” (2012)
  176. Sampha: “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” (2017)
  177. A Tribe Called Quest: “The Space Program” (2016)
  178. The 1975: “The Sound” (2016)
  179. Rich Kidz: “My Life” [ft. Waka Flocka Flame] (2012)
  180. Sons of Kemet: “My Queen Is Harriet Tubman” (2018)
  181. Migos: “Bad and Boujee” [ft. Lil Uzi Vert] (2016)
  182. Beyoncé: “XO” (2013)
  183. Young M.A: “OOOUUU” (2016)
  184. Frank Ocean: “Chanel” (2017)
  185. Sharon Van Etten: “Seventeen” (2019)
  186. Skepta: “Shutdown” (2015)
  187. Thom Yorke: “Dawn Chorus” (2019)
  188. Future: “Incredible” (2017)
  189. J Balvin / Willy William: “Mi Gente (Remix)” [ft. Beyoncé] (2017)
  190. Ty Dolla $ign: “Paranoid” [ft. B.o.B] (2013)
  191. Rico Nasty: “Smack a Bitch” (2018)
  192. Tame Impala: “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” (2012)
  193. Nilüfer Yanya: “Baby Luv” (2017)
  194. Lil B: “Wonton Soup” (2010)
  195. Cloud Nothings: “I’m Not Part of Me” (2014)
  196. John Maus: “Believer” (2011)
  197. Icona Pop: “I Love It” [ft. Charli XCX] (2012)
  198. dvsn: “The Line” (2016)
  199. Stormzy: “Big for Your Boots” (2017)
  200. Avicii: “Levels” (2011)

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by charliepanayi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:33 pm

Robyn two places too low!

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Post by Jimoincolor » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:43 pm

Weren’t 500 songs last decade? Should we expect other 300 in the next days?

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:45 pm

Jimoincolor wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Weren’t 500 songs last decade? Should we expect other 300 in the next days?
Last decade's list only lists the top 200 on their website. So probably not, unfortunately.
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Post by Illiniq » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:02 pm

I've never been much in sync with Pitchfork and any of their best songs lists - but despite many worthy inclusions, this is a new low for the site - dreadful list.

Maybe, maybe 80 out of these 200 titles in any way belong. I really don't know what separates Pitchfork from Entertainment Weekly in sensibilities these days other than their more pretentious approach and their continued incessant championing of second rate indie acts like Ariel Pink and Amen Dunes.

No Nick Cave, Parquet Courts, Car Seat Headrest, Swans, Idles, Fontaines DC, Low, Ought,Janelle Monae,War On Drugs,Michael Kiwanuka,Black Keys,Ce Lo's "Fuck You", Father John Misty,PJ Harvey, Sun Kil Moon, Savages,Sufjan Stevens,Sleater-Kinney,Run The Jewels, etc. etc. Maybe they somehow consider these artists album artists only and we'll see better representation on their album list, which have always been more dialed in for me than their songs lists, but still there are songs, and often multiple song, by 2010s efforts from everyone of the these artists that are better than 90% of what made Pitchfork's list. Such a poor, one sidedly Poptimist/Hip Hop representation of the decade.

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Post by Jimoincolor » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm

Yeah, but I’m sure there was a 500 list as well: https://www.indiepedia.de/index.php/The ... ork,_2009)

Unless that’s fake

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:21 pm

Jimoincolor wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Yeah, but I’m sure there was a 500 list as well: https://www.indiepedia.de/index.php/The ... ork,_2009)

Unless that’s fake
No, it's definitely real. I don't know why Pitchfork retroactively shaved off the back end of their list, but that's how Condé Nast— er, I mean Pitchfork does.
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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:04 pm

“Sorry” is a strange creature. By grafting a fashionably clipped pop melody over a retro, Shabba Ranks-inspired Caribbean fusion beat, producers Skrillex and BloodPop created one of the best tropical house hits of the decade. The ethereal hook, crafted from Justin Bieber’s pitched and manipulated vocal, squares off against a synth horn line and a surging drop. But what truly elevates “Sorry” are its witty lyrics: “I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice/By once or twice, I mean maybe a couple of hundred times,” Bieber coos, managing to sound pensive, subdued, and even a little sexy at the same time. That this fallen teen idol, the decade’s emblem of white male petulance and bad-boy behavior, was crooning for redemption and second chances in an age of #BlackLivesMatter protests—especially in the context of his enduring appropriation of urban culture—shouldn’t be lost on anyone.
...what?
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Post by Nick » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:17 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:04 pm
“Sorry” is a strange creature. By grafting a fashionably clipped pop melody over a retro, Shabba Ranks-inspired Caribbean fusion beat, producers Skrillex and BloodPop created one of the best tropical house hits of the decade. The ethereal hook, crafted from Justin Bieber’s pitched and manipulated vocal, squares off against a synth horn line and a surging drop. But what truly elevates “Sorry” are its witty lyrics: “I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice/By once or twice, I mean maybe a couple of hundred times,” Bieber coos, managing to sound pensive, subdued, and even a little sexy at the same time. That this fallen teen idol, the decade’s emblem of white male petulance and bad-boy behavior, was crooning for redemption and second chances in an age of #BlackLivesMatter protests—especially in the context of his enduring appropriation of urban culture—shouldn’t be lost on anyone.
...what?
This has to be satire. Even Pitchfork, with their rock bottom standards for music writing, wouldn’t publish something like this in all sincerity.

Right?

...right??

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm

Nick wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:04 pm
“Sorry” is a strange creature. By grafting a fashionably clipped pop melody over a retro, Shabba Ranks-inspired Caribbean fusion beat, producers Skrillex and BloodPop created one of the best tropical house hits of the decade. The ethereal hook, crafted from Justin Bieber’s pitched and manipulated vocal, squares off against a synth horn line and a surging drop. But what truly elevates “Sorry” are its witty lyrics: “I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice/By once or twice, I mean maybe a couple of hundred times,” Bieber coos, managing to sound pensive, subdued, and even a little sexy at the same time. That this fallen teen idol, the decade’s emblem of white male petulance and bad-boy behavior, was crooning for redemption and second chances in an age of #BlackLivesMatter protests—especially in the context of his enduring appropriation of urban culture—shouldn’t be lost on anyone.
...what?
This has to be satire. Even Pitchfork, with their rock bottom standards for music writing, wouldn’t publish something like this in all sincerity.

Right?

...right??
Does Pitchfork just do "woke" mini-essays now?

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Post by Matski » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm

Better get use to it. US/UK cultural journalism in general has been heading down this path for a while now.

On a different note, apparently Pitchfork have said them will create an addendum for all the music released in the next few months that should have made this list. It's a somewhat satisfactory fix for an issue some of us had with these early lists, though their editorial team still could have waited until the new year instead. Hopefully it won't be too much of a headache for the brilliant minds here that'll have calculate it all...

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Post by Nick » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:00 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:52 pm
Nick wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:17 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:04 pm


...what?
This has to be satire. Even Pitchfork, with their rock bottom standards for music writing, wouldn’t publish something like this in all sincerity.

Right?

...right??
Does Pitchfork just do "woke" mini-essays now?
Pitchfork has been less of a site for music and more of a site for lifestyle branding for the ultra-woke crowd for a while now, sadly.

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Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:21 pm

1. Kendrick Lamar: “Alright” (2015)
18. Kanye West: “Runaway” [ft. Pusha T] (2010)

"Runaway" was #3 in their half-decade 2010-2014 list, so I guess this represents them dumping Kanye for Kendrick, and foreshadows 2015's P.I.M.P. overtaking MBDTF, wherever that ends up now in the full-decade album list. Not that I feel terribly sorry for Kanye, and P.I.M.P. would be a good choice, but I wonder how this all would have turned out minus all the Kanye antics.

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:09 pm

I fucking love this list. Totally unpredictable but varied as well. “Alright” at #1 is simply incredible. Mass respect for putting Mitski and Lil Uzi in the top ten also! For all the shit Pitchfork gets, they did good :happy-partydance:
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Post by charliepanayi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:31 pm

Live in Phoenix wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:21 pm
1. Kendrick Lamar: “Alright” (2015)
18. Kanye West: “Runaway” [ft. Pusha T] (2010)

"Runaway" was #3 in their half-decade 2010-2014 list, so I guess this represents them dumping Kanye for Kendrick, and foreshadows 2015's P.I.M.P. overtaking MBDTF, wherever that ends up now in the full-decade album list. Not that I feel terribly sorry for Kanye, and P.I.M.P. would be a good choice, but I wonder how this all would have turned out minus all the Kanye antics.
All of Azealia Banks' antics haven't hurt her ranking in this list. I think MBDTF will still rank very highly in the albums list.

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Post by Harold » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:52 pm

charliepanayi wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:31 pm
Live in Phoenix wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:21 pm
"Runaway" was #3 in their half-decade 2010-2014 list, so I guess this represents them dumping Kanye for Kendrick, and foreshadows 2015's P.I.M.P. overtaking MBDTF, wherever that ends up now in the full-decade album list. Not that I feel terribly sorry for Kanye, and P.I.M.P. would be a good choice, but I wonder how this all would have turned out minus all the Kanye antics.
All of Azealia Banks' antics haven't hurt her ranking in this list. I think MBDTF will still rank very highly in the albums list.
Azealia hasn't wholeheartedly embraced a president who's the walking definition of "anti-woke." Unfortunately, I think Ye's Trump fixation is (unfairly) going to be held against his music in these polls (although I still think MBDTF is destined to at least be top 5 for the decade when all is said and done).

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Post by charliepanayi » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:42 pm

Banks congratulated Trump on his election win and could start a fight in an empty room (and often has), can't get more 'anti-woke' than her! Of course unlike Kanye she doesn't really have any albums whose placings might suffer in a decade list. Yeezus might suffer anyway, I think MBDTF will make the top five regardless. I don't mind what happens with Life of Pablo, they massively overrated that when it came out anyway (ditto Benji, another album by a grade A nutjob)

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:08 pm

charliepanayi wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Banks congratulated Trump on his election win and could start a fight in an empty room (and often has), can't get more 'anti-woke' than her! Of course unlike Kanye she doesn't really have any albums whose placings might suffer in a decade list. Yeezus might suffer anyway, I think MBDTF will make the top five regardless. I don't mind what happens with Life of Pablo, they massively overrated that when it came out anyway (ditto Benji, another album by a grade A nutjob)
In all fairness, Broke With Expensive Taste is a fantastic album, and I hope it ranks high on Pitchfork’s albums list. And TLOP is a fucking classic, although not better than MBDTF or Yeezus ofc.
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Post by Elder » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:40 am

I like pitchfork but this list didn't get my attention, probably for following the site throughout the decade.
maybe there are a few more hip hop tracks than on the decade so far list
The list follows proposal presented in the list of the mid-decade where it began to cover more genres and mainstream artist.

Indie rock widowers are likely to weep a lot for the genre's lack of representativeness, in addition to losing positions to other genres, rock men were defeated by women like Mitski and Angel Olsen.

Stop the drama Kanye West is not being punished, he has 4 songs on the list against 3 songs by Kendrick Lamar.
Midnight City also fell compared to the mid-decade list and this band's guy is not Trump's best friend ...
and compared to the annual lists, Grimes (despite being in second position) was more harmed than Kanye for having only one song in the Top 200.

Janelle Monae and The War On Drugs Are Forgotten

It's overkill two Beyoncé romantic songs on the list, replacing masterpieces like *** Flawless
I miss some weird things they pointed out earlier like Grouper for example.
It is a satisfactory list

I Loved Get Lucky Out Of The Top 100
Kendrick Lamar has led 3 annual albums, he is the name of the decade and the highest rated artist to lead the album list.

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Elder » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:46 am

It's great to see Full of Fire in the Top 50
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Post by nquoid » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:28 am

Interesting that Kanye, Frank Ocean and Robyn are the only repeat artists in the top 50. And Kanye and Robyn have repeats from the same album. I imagine they will come down on TPAB as being the album of the decade, but it's going to be close.

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Chambord » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:33 am

Dumb idea from the start to have a final EOD list out like 3 months before the final whistle.

Given P4K's obsession with ticking as many boxes as possible, the list itself stands out for a shocking number of missing names. To those many mentioned above by other members I'll add:
Pusha T (don't say Runaway), Sia (but make that 2 lame airplayers from Adele), Cohen, Grizzly Bear, Julia Holter ...

Sure, there are also a great deal of worthy songs in there but still the overall result is that perfumed tosh one would expect from a fashion mag like Peachfork.

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Jimoincolor » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:54 am

nquoid wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:28 am
Interesting that Kanye, Frank Ocean and Robyn are the only repeat artists in the top 50. And Kanye and Robyn have repeats from the same album. I imagine they will come down on TPAB as being the album of the decade, but it's going to be close.
Beyoncé too (4 and 28)

I still believe MBDTF will be named album of the decade, since it has two songs in the top 50 and a perfect 10 score.

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Illiniq » Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:34 pm

Jimoincolor wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:54 am
nquoid wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:28 am
Interesting that Kanye, Frank Ocean and Robyn are the only repeat artists in the top 50. And Kanye and Robyn have repeats from the same album. I imagine they will come down on TPAB as being the album of the decade, but it's going to be close.
Beyoncé too (4 and 28)

I still believe MBDTF will be named album of the decade, since it has two songs in the top 50 and a perfect 10 score.
And because it genuinely is the best single album of the decade.

If you allowed the Swans trilogy of The Seer/To Be Kind/The Glowing Man to be treated as a singular work because there's such a consistent/continuous thread between those releases in a Godfather 1/2 fashion, then that Trifecta is the definitive musical high point of the 2010s, but we won't and pitchfork won't, so MBDTF deserves the top spot.

and a day later addendum - I went through my own personal top 100 lists for each year of the last decade to see if my first impression of Pitchfork's list being as bad as it was is justified, and I was wrong, it's worse, way worse. They've completely abandoned much of best stuff they were actually championing in the first half of the decade because it no longer fits their going forward narrative. ughhh! Anyway to not allow it to be included in any future Acclaimed Music Calculations?

That said - I Do have to give them props for the inclusion of Gil Scott Heron's New York Is Killing Me - always loved that album, and always thought that song was pure magic.

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by Jackson » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:54 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Jimoincolor wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Yeah, but I’m sure there was a 500 list as well: https://www.indiepedia.de/index.php/The ... ork,_2009)

Unless that’s fake
No, it's definitely real. I don't know why Pitchfork retroactively shaved off the back end of their list, but that's how Condé Nast— er, I mean Pitchfork does.
Yeah, I liked how last decade's list had 500 songs, there were a ton of gems outside of the top 200.

This one has a lot of the same issues as the albums list - incoherence with their previous lists, prioritization of R&B/rap/pop over other genres, some bizarre picks for certain artists, and the complete absence of many great artists. One thing that stands out to me is three Rihanna songs in the top 100 - are P4K's readers really Rihanna fans? Repeats of the same pop/R&B artists stand out in the absence of a single song by the likes of Nick Cave, Swans, Julia Holter, Janelle, or Run the Jewels.

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Re: Pitchfork (US) - The 200 Best Songs of the 2010s

Post by andyd1010 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:44 pm

Just seeing this. I agree with a lot of people's issues with it, but yay for Cellophane being the runaway song of the year! I totally agree with that.

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