Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Stick a Pitchfork in the year: Albums of 2005

Play it: Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2005

Pitchfork, as expected, listed their top albums of 2005. No surprise who comes in at #1... not only is Sufjan Stevens sweeping the indie year-end lists, but he also wrote an album called (and about) Illinois, nearly guaranteeing favor with the Chicago online music rag. I imagine if you combine his score on even the most pedestrian of year-end lists, he's far and away got enough votes to win this Heisman trophy of Album of the year.

Naturally, there's a ton of stuff not in Rhapsody yet, I mean fer chrissakes... they even list a demo tape here. It's as devisive as ever (Cam'ron at #9? Come on!) But like in years past, the ratio (currently at 60% [30 out of 50] for 2005) will go down with additions to the library. And hey... Rhapsody has 9 out of the top 10, which is pretty good.

I'm anxious to hear more of Isolée's We Are Monster (or is it Wearemonster?) and the recent album from Love is All. All in all, though, seems like a mixed bag of a list this year. Can't wait until next year.

Compare Pitchfork's to my top albums from 2005.
More year-end lists

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums 2005

* "Heard 'Em Say (Album Version (Explicit))" - Kanye West
* "Good Weekend" - Art Brut
* "Galang" - M.I.A.
* "You Are My Sister" - Antony and the Johnsons
* "O'Malley, Former Underdog" - Deerhoof
* "Grass" - Animal Collective
* "Tribulations" - LCD Soundsystem
* "Killa Cam" - Cam'ron
* "You Are A Runner and I Am My Father's Son" - Wolf Parade
* "Sing Me Spanish Techno" - New Pornographers
* "Since K Got Over Me" - The Clientele
* "Skin Of My Yellow Country Teeth" - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
* "Jumpers (Album)" - Sleater-kinney
* "Your Little Hoodrat Friend" - The Hold Steady
* "Destroy Everything You Touch" - Ladytron
* "This Year" - The Mountain Goats
* "16 Military Wives" - The Decemberists
* "Un-Deux" - Serena Maneesh
* "Do You Want To" - Franz Ferdinand
* "One Shot Deal" - Beanie Sigel
* "Like Eating Glass" - Bloc Party
* "Hate It Or Love It" - The Game
* "I Feel Just Like a Child" - Devendra Banhart
* "Let's Get It / Sky's The Limit" - Young Jeezy
* "Gideon" - My Morning Jacket
* "Sister Jack" - Spoon
* "Don't Save Us From The Flames" - M83
* "Extraordinary Machine" - Fiona Apple
* "For Real" - Okkervil River
* "Single Again" - The Fiery Furnaces