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Pitchfork have released their top 200 albums of the past 25 years, as voted by the man/woman/non-binary on the street. 

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/peoples-list-25th-anniversary/


Radiohead dominate proceedings, Kanye, Arcade Fire and The National also feature heavily. 

It’s a decent list, especially for those bored of Rolling Stone mag regurgitating the same shit every year. 

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Not a bad list but 3 Radiohead albums in the top 4 is amusing. 

My biased and unwarranted complaints are:

- No Heaven or Las Vegas is blasphemy 

- Is This It should not be anywhere near this list

- Be The Cowboy should not be above Puberty 2, and Bury Me at Makeout Creek should be above both of them (and in the top 10 and the fact that it’s not on the list at all is outrageous).

- The list needs more Sprained Ankle 

 

 

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Just now, lessthanwill1 said:

Not a bad list but 3 Radiohead albums in the top 4 is amusing. 

My biased and unwarranted complaints are:

- No Heaven or Las Vegas is blasphemy 

- Is This It should not be anywhere near this list

- Be The Cowboy should not be above Puberty 2, and Bury Me at Makeout Creek should be above both of them (and in the top 10 and the fact that it’s not on the list at all is outrageous).

- The list needs more Sprained Ankle 

 

 

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48 minutes ago, lessthanwill1 said:

My biased and unwarranted complaints are:

- No Heaven or Las Vegas is blasphemy 

Pesky Twins! If only they hadn't released the album 6 years before the list's start point. And while you're at it, stand up straight, do up your tie and sing some proper lyrics etc

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35 minutes ago, dentalplan said:

I’m down with it. It’s a very ‘Pitchfork of old’ list, which is funny considering that it’s their current readers who voted it. Despite their best efforts, their readership is still dudes on forums listening to Wilco.

Wilco still performing that strong was a proper surprise. But yeah — you have to get down to the bottom of top 20 to find any women, Beyonce's supposedly revelatory self-titled isn't in the top 100, newly 7.0'd Interpol hanging around in the no.22 spot, etc.

The list mirrors how I feel about most of these, especially P4K's own top 200 of the 2010s: interesting runs usually take place between 200-50, consensus clumps in the upper end, but it's ultimately all great music.

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4 hours ago, nikkic said:

Pitchfork have released their top 200 albums of the past 25 years, as voted by the man/woman/non-binary on the street. 

https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/peoples-list-25th-anniversary/


Radiohead dominate proceedings, Kanye, Arcade Fire and The National also feature heavily. 

It’s a decent list, especially for those bored of Rolling Stone mag regurgitating the same shit every year. 

There are albums between 70 and 100 that should be in the top 20 easily.

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42 minutes ago, Ddiamondd said:

I mean, you're right. SOPHIE, Destroyer, Weezer, D'Angelo, Robyn, Panda Bear, The Knife, Dilla and QOTSA.

haha can't say i thought any of those. But Arctic Monkeys debut and Is This It are criminally low. Added to Back to Black is too low too. Pitchfork 200 is basically 6Music 200 though isn't it.

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9 minutes ago, CaledonianGonzo said:

Voodoo *is* painfully low.

I sort of get why that's happened. He's a Frank Ocean who came about at a time before Frank Oceans were valourised in real time.

A lot of Pitchfork readers age 15-25 will have no cast-iron connection to Voodoo and might only respect it as a canon classic from before their generation, rather than it being folded into their memories and active listening and discussion as boundary-pushing modern R&B/soul classics like Blonde are. Just a hunch.

I mean, when you The Blueprint loitering outside the top 100 (heresy!), you could even say D' has done comparatively well.

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