EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

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EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Nick » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:17 am

Here's Part 1 of Pitchfork's Top 100 Songs of 2012....

http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lis ... s-of-2012/

100. Swearin'- "Just"
99. Blur- "Under the Westway"
98. Odd Future- "Oldie"
97. Twin Shadow- "Golden Light"
96. Merchandise- "Time"
95. R. Kelly- "Share My Love"
94. Saint Etienne- "Tonight"
93. Cassie- ""King of Hearts (Richard X Remix Edit)"
92. King Louie- "Val Venis"
91. Antony & The Johnsons- "Cut the World"
90. Daphni- "Yes I Know"
89. Jeremih- "773 Love"
88. A$AP Rocky- "Goldie"
87. Lotus Plaza- "Monoliths"
86. Chief Keef- "Love Sosa"
85. Major Lazer- "Get Free"
84. Lower Dens- "Brains"
83. How to Dress Well- "Cold Nites"
82. Schoolboy Q- "There He Go"
81. Liars- "No. 1 Against the Rush"
80. Baauer- "Harlem Shake"
79. Rich Kidz- "My Life" [ft. Waka Flocka Flame]
78. King Tuff- "Bad Thing"
77. The XX- "Angels"
76. Blawan- "Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage?"
75. Angel Haze- "Werkin' Girls"
74. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti- "Baby"
73. Juicy J- "Bandz a Make Her Dance (Remix)" [ft. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz]
72. John Talabot- "Destiny" [ft. Pional]
71. Thee Oh Sees- "Lupine Dominus"
70. Four Tet- "Pyramid"
69. Le1f- "Wut"
68. TNGHT- "Goooo"
67. DIIV- "How Long Have You Known"
66. Rick Ross- "Stay Schemin'" [ft. Drake and French Montana]
65. Metz- "Wet Blanket"
64. Julia Holter- "In The Same Room"
63. Passion Pit- "Constant Conversations"
62. Philip Glass- "73 - 78 (Beck Remix)"
61. Jessie Ware- "110%"
60. Anna Meredith- "Nautilus"
59. Mac DeMarco- "Ode to Viceroy"
58. Purity Ring- "Fineshrine"
57. Killer Mike- "Big Beast" [ft. Bun B, T.I. and Trouble]
56. Peaking Lights- "Beautiful Son"
55. Miguel- "Do You"
54. Savages- "Husbands"
53. Rhye- "The Fall"
52. Sharon Van Etten- "Serpents"
51. Kendrick Lamar- "Backseat Freestyle"

The top 50 will be unveiled tomorrow, with their top albums coming later this week...

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby runoolp » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:42 am

Top 50

50. Icona Pop - "I Love It"
49. Future - "Turn On The Lights"
48. Burial/Four Tet - "Nova"
47. Grizzly Bear - "Sleeping Ute"
46. Ty Segall Band - "I Bought My Eyes"
45. Spiritualized - "Hey Jane"
44. AlunaGeorge - "You Know You Like It"
43. Dum Dum Girls - "Lord Knows"
42. Gunplay - "Jump Out"
41. El-P - "The Full Retard"
40. The Men - "Open Your Heart"
39. Schoolboy Q - "Hands On The Wheel" [ft. A$AP Rocky]
38. Hot Chip - ''Flutes''
37. Killer Mike - "Reagan"
36. Todd Terje - "Inspector Norse"
35. Fiona Apple - "Every Single Night"
34. Cloud Nothings - "Stay Useless"
33. Danny Brown - "Grown Up"
32. Sky Ferreira - "Everything Is Embarrassing"
31. Frank Ocean - "Bad Religion"
30. Kanye West - "Mercy" [ft. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz]
29. Carly Rae Jepsen - "Call Me Maybe"
28. Cat Power - "Nothin But Time"
27. Grizzly Bear - "Yet Again"
26. TNGHT - "Higher Ground"
25. Grimes - "Genesis"
24. Chief Keef - "I Don't Like" [ft. Lil Reese]
23. Dirty Projectors - "Dance For You"
22. Death Grips - "I've Seen Footage"
21. Jessie Ware - "Wildest Moments"
20. Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)"
19. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Only In My Dreams"
18. Nicki Minaj - "Beez in the Trap" [ft. 2 Chainz]
17. Chairlift - "I Belong In Your Arms"
16. Solange - "Losing You"
15. Andy Stott - "Numb"
14. M.I.A. - "Bad Girls"
13. Chromatics - "Kill For Love"
12. Miguel - "Adorn"
11. Frank Ocean - "Thinkin About You"
10. Jai Paul - "Jasmine"
9. Fiona Apple - "Werewolf"
8. Beach House - "Myth"
7. Tame Impala - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"
6. Bat for Lashes - "Laura"
5. Japandroids - "The House That Heaven Built"
4. Kendrick Lamar - "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe"
3. Usher - "Climax"
2. Frank Ocean - Pyramids"
1. Grimes - "Oblivion"

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Otisredding » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:01 am

Albums

http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lis ... s-of-2012/

50 - Lambchop - Mr. M
49 - Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles [III]
48 - Peaking Lights - Lucifer
47 - Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
46 - Rustie - Essential Mix
45 - El-P - Cancer 4 Cure
44 - Metz - Metz
43 - DeMarco, Mac - 2
42 - Ross, Rick - Rich Forever
41 - Dum Dum Girls - End of Daze EP
40 - DIIV - Oshin
39 - Hot Chip - In Our Heads
38 - Lotus Plaza - Spooky Action at a Distance
37 - Future - Pluto
36 - Van Etten, Sharon - Tramp
35 - TNGHT - TNGHT EP
34 - Chairlift - Something
33 - Actress - R.I.P.
32 - Action Bronson - Blue Chips
31 - Spiritualized - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
30 - Men, The - Open Your Heart
29 - Cat Power - Sun
28 - How to Dress Well - Total Loss
27 - Talabot, John - fIN
26 - Holter, Julia - Ekstasis
25 - Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
24 - Purity Ring - Shrines
23 - Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
22 - Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
21 - Pink's Haunted Graffiti, Ariel - Mature Themes

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Nick » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:07 am

And the Top 20 Albums...

20. Jessie Ware- Devotion
19. Cloud Nothings- Attack on Memory
18. Ty Segall Band/Ty Segall and White- Slaughterhouse/Hair
17. Bat for Lashes- The Haunted Man
16. Burial- Kindred (EP)
15. Dirty Projectors- Swing Lo Magellan
14. Andy Stott- Luxury Problems
13. Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music
12. Godspeed You! Black Emperor- 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
11. Japandroids- Celebration Rock
10. Grizzly Bear- Shields
9. Death Grips- The Money Store
8. Chromatics- Kill for Love
7. Beach House- Bloom
6. Grimes- Visions
5. Swans- The Seer
4. Tame Impala- Lonerism
3. Fiona Apple- The Idler Wheel...
2. Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
1. Kendrick Lamar- Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Mumbles » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:55 pm

kongrats kendrick

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Jackson » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:21 pm

I think this is the best Pfork albums list in years. Swans, GY!BE, Andy Stott, and Burial's high placements remind me of their early-00s lists where more experimental albums ruled. Also I'm glad Kendrick topped Frank Ocean.

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:56 pm

Twin Shadow got an 8.6 and didn't even make the Honourable Mentions list - has there ever been an album Pitchfork rated that highly that didn't make their top 50 at the end of the year?

Good list though.

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Chris K. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:48 pm

charliepanayi wrote:Twin Shadow got an 8.6 and didn't even make the Honourable Mentions list - has there ever been an album Pitchfork rated that highly that didn't make their top 50 at the end of the year?


It always seems odd to me when they leave albums like that out. Converges album also got an 8.6 and was left off the list. Here are some other 8.6's that have been left off in the past:

2011: Wolves In the Throne Room, Celestial Lineage
2010: Owen Pallett, Heartland
2009: Various Artists, Dark Was the Night (and this was in a year when only 14 albums got an 8.6 or higher)
2008: Harvey Milk, Life...The Best Game in Town
2007: Twilight Sad, Fourteen Autumns and Thirteen Winters

What really shocked me was the the Godspeed album, which got a 9.3, didn't make the top 10!

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Illiniq » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:32 pm

It's the classic Kinks curse on these type of polls.

They printed their individual ballots, and it's clear they only asked contributors for their top ten albums. While this method has little impact on what tops the aggregate list, it can have a big impact on which albums end up populating those 50-25 slots...Favoring popular niche albums that a few voters feel very passionate about over solid albums like Twin Shadow's that were clearly not true standouts on the year and make very few voters top ten, but if the ballots were expanded to a top twenty or twenty five would make the back half of a lot of voters lists for it's solidity and probably leap frog a lot of the albums that did make the list.

Have to say though, while I usually have huge annual disagreement with Pitchfork's EOY song lists, the top of their EOY albums lists are always very close to my own. If only they would stop trying to so completely be the anti-Rolling Stone...a couple of those old Dad Rockers, especially Dr. John and Leonard Cohen, put out albums better than most of the records on the back half of this list.

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby charliepanayi » Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:38 pm

I hadn't realised usually one album rated 8.6 tends to miss out every year of late. But as mentioned the reviews are done by one person and the end of year lists are consensus opinions, which will squeeze some records out, especially more niche ones like Converge (though that was No. 2 on their Best Metal Albums list), Harvey Milk and Wolves in the Throne Room.

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Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

Postby Ddiamondd » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:25 am

Illiniq wrote:It's the classic Kinks curse on these type of polls.

They printed their individual ballots, and it's clear they only asked contributors for their top ten albums. While this method has little impact on what tops the aggregate list, it can have a big impact on which albums end up populating those 50-25 slots...Favoring popular niche albums that a few voters feel very passionate about over solid albums like Twin Shadow's that were clearly not true standouts on the year and make very few voters top ten, but if the ballots were expanded to a top twenty or twenty five would make the back half of a lot of voters lists for it's solidity and probably leap frog a lot of the albums that did make the list.


Incorrect. They only published the top 10 for space reasons or to not put their writers' tastes completely on show. They were asked to submit full top 50s


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