In Response: Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums 2010-2014

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The list seems wholly unnecessary, but people love anything on the web that features a number followed by an item as evidenced by the popularity of sites like BuzzFeed. Pitchfork’s Top 100 Albums of the decade so far isn’t a bad list-it would’ve made more sense to wait until 2014 is over to put it out, but that’s neither here nor there. My biggest problem with it is the redundancy factor. A lot of artists made the list multiple times, taking up spots that should really go to bands that aren’t featured on the list at all (Kanye gets 2 spots in their top 10, plus another for Watch The Throne). So here’s my list. I’ve kept the doubling down to a minimum, but it does happen a couple times. And yes, Kanye makes the list twice just not nearly as high.

100-Flying Lotus-Until The Quiet Comes

99. Hot Chip-One Night Stand

98. Wolfgang Jay-And We Move

97. Patrick Watson-Adventures In Your Own Backyard

96. El-P-Cancer For The Cure

95. Andrew Jackson Jihad-Knife Men

94. Big Boi-Sir Lucius Leftfoot

93. Dastardly-Ballads In Blue

92. Bright Eyes-The People’s Key

91. The Canoes-Slim Century

90. M.I.A.-Matangi

89. The All-About-Winter Pop

88. Gorillaz-Plastic Beach

87. The Elected-Bury Me In My Rings

86. Ezra Furman & The Harpoons-Mysterious Power

85. Empires-Garage Hymns

84. Fort Frances-The Atlas

83. Nik Freitas-Saturday Night Underwater

82. Beirut-The Rip Tide

81. The Great American Novel-Kissing

80. Heidi Spencer & The Rare Birds-Under Streetlight Glow

79. Adam Arcuragi-Like a fire that consumes all before it

77. Kno-Death Is Silent

77. Kurt Vile-Smoke Ring For My Halo

76. Fiona Apple-Idler Wheel

75. Bhi Bhiman-S/T

74. The Congregation-Right Now Everything

73. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti-Before Today

72. Lupe Fiasco-Lasers

71. Portugal. The Man.-In The Mountain In The Cloud

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