WTF. The Pitchfork 2008 Reader’s Poll didn’t shed ANY light on music I might want to check out.
Seriously, Pitchfork should try doing the Reader’s Poll without providing a list of possible answers. They need to just leave blank spots and make voters actually think about what they liked/didn’t like from the year. It’s totally useless to me for Pitchfork to just compile a list of albums they think indie-kids liked + got higher than a 7.0 by Pitchfork. That’s what Pitchfork’s List should be… not the reader’s poll.
I want an emphasis on Choose Your Own Answer. I want this damn list to show me something I missed!
Oh, and Of Montreal’s Skeletal Lamping sucked everyone.
I’ve been debating what to release as LaCinta’s top picks for 2008. I’ve had a list compiled for a month (but deciding exact order is basically impossible for me).
I’m trying to decide whether to release the “anti-Pitchfork list” or the “pro-Pitchfork list.”
I just think it would be too pretentious to release a list of top indie music from an anti-indie-establishment (ie. Pitchfork) point of view. I mean I do really appreciate Pitchfork (especially because Tiny Mix Tapes’ new coverage has been seriously lacking, and blogs tend to lack serious quality control efforts..).
Like, should I rate an album lower because I didn’t appreciate the type of attention it received!?
Like, do you include a band like (predictable example) Vampire Weekend!? I mean I really enjoyed them before they actually released an album and got hyped to hell… but I can only bare to listen to Vampire Weekend cover songs now. I mean I think it was a good album but… I heard it at a Mark’s Work Warehouse yesterday… Although I did also hear a Justice song in a Telus commercial, and a Crystal Castles song in a Toshiba commercial, and THIS JUST IN:
A Passion Pit song in a Sony commercial (I can’t find the commercial online to show you yet…).
Anyways, just feeling a little jaded + pretensious right now.
Going to post some original Podcasts soon to raise the spirit of LaCinta.
Listening to Now: French Kicks Swimming (2008). This is an underrated album.