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Pitchfork Media Top 50 of 2008

Topics: Music | 1 CommentBy admin | November 30, 2008

Yet more end of year best of lists

[UPDATED: The list is out!]

What ever will I do with myself until the Pitchfork Media Top 50 list comes out? Although I only agree with their reviews about half the time, I must confess that a lot of my listening of the last couple of years was heavily influenced by their last two lists. I might have encountered, but not slowed down and listen to, any of the following this year without the Pitchfork top 50 list (these are all Amazon links): Okkervil River – The Stage Names; Panda Bear – Person Pitch Arcade Fire – Neon Bible; Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga; Feist – Reminder; Animal Collective – Strawberry Jam; Of Montreal – Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer; Stars of the Lid – And Their Refinement of the Decline; The Field – From Here We Go Sublime…and others, actually. Anyone have ideas on how I can ease my dependency on Pitchfork without having to “put on the waders” and trudge through the crap that they call music distribution these days? By “crap that they call music distribution” I mean the commercial sites with the unbearably slow, ad-infested page loads, and glitchy audio players. Bring it on people, my ears are hungry, and the best recommendations always come from other listeners.

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  1. Posted by p on 07.27.09 3:35 am

    kcrw- esp their archives