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P2K

The backstory has been repeated so often with such insistence that three years later it's become a mythic tall tale: Guy breaks up band in North Carolina, decamps to the wilds of Wisconsin, makes a record originally intended to be heard by almost nobody. But what happened next is much more interesting: After Justin Vernon made 500 copies and distributed them himself, the album is picked up by indie juggernaut Jagjaguwar, gets big props from Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold, holds up to hundreds of repeat listens, and get thousands of festivalgoers singing along solemnly to "The Wolves". Quiet and folkily ambient, For Emma, Forever Ago is an impassioned cry too compelling not to become heard. From those opening strums to the "Flume" to the closing hums of "Re: Stacks", the album communicates acute loneliness and nurses a pain that has dulled but obviously not died-- which is perhaps our own romantic view of ourselves. It's easy to get caught up in the stories surrounding this out-of-nowhere album, but the music pulls you back to the real world. --Stephen M. Deusner
That's Pitchfork's description of the 29th best album of the decade (part of the top 200), Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago. They will announce the top 20 on Friday. What will they be? In Rainbows got #21. Vampire Weekend was #51. Outkast put out the best song.

Thom Yorke has 2, possibly 3, shows coming up in LA.
Bon Iver recently played in a graveyard in LA.

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Comments (129)

To answer the question in the post-title: 2. 3 if you count Person Pitch. HTTT isn't making it and neither is Strawberry Jam.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 11:56 AM

Wavves #1 album of the decade

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 11:58 AM

I'm guessing these will be among the top 20:

Radiohead - Kid A
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion (now we know their top album of 2009, btw)
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
Outkast - Stankonia
The Knife - Silent Shout
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Jay-Z -- Blueprint
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
The Arcade Fire -- Funeral
Sufjan Stevens -- Illinoise

Beyond that...?

Posted by panopticon | October 1, 2009 12:11 PM

when did pitchfork decide to become rolling stone?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:11 PM

Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm(sleep)

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:11 PM

The Rapture

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:14 PM

p4k was quick on that black lips/waaaavvvessss story! by the way is jared swiley the joe wilson of indie rock???? loved that beer garden at the bon iver cemetary show

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:15 PM

Hey I don't like what this title is insinuating.

Actually the 'max 3' for both artists is already two deep. 50-21 was curveball heaven.

We're gonna see:
Kid A
Person Pitch
MPP

So your answer is: (roughly) 3.

atease is having a fairly intelligent discussion about this.

Somebody said 'this is like march madness for indie kids', excellent analogy.

Posted by March Madness for Indie Kids | October 1, 2009 12:16 PM

Hail to the Thief

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:20 PM

Tha Carter II is going to be #1

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:21 PM

My vote for #1 would be Dirty Projector's Rise Above..It is flawless!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:21 PM

The BIG question is: what oh what will be #2?

Dark horses for #1: Funeral, Sound of Silver.

Top 5 Prediction:
1. Kid A
2. Funeral
3. Sound of Silver
4. Illinois
5. Person Pitch

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:23 PM

dont forget The Moon and Antartica.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:25 PM

also Is This It? and Turn on the bright lights.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:26 PM

what a crappy decade...

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:28 PM

im so bored

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:32 PM

don't forget yankee hotel foxtrot

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:34 PM

Wasn't Yankee Foxtrot Hotel released in 2000? That's going to be up there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:36 PM

Only one each from Radiohead and Animal Collective. They will not put Hail to the Thief on there because they have a limit of three albums from each artist for this list, which is also why MPP from Animal Collective will be on there instead of Strawberry Jam (which is BS).

I'm almost positive these will be the 20, and here is a vague idea of how they'll be ranked:

1. Radiohead - Kid A
2. Arcade Fire - Funeral
3. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
4. Outkast - Stankonia
5. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
6. The Knife - Silent Shout
7. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
8. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
9. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
10. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
11. Daft Punk - Discovery
12. Animal Collective - MPP
13. Kanye West - Late Registration
14. The Avalanches - Since I Left You
15. White Stripes - White Blood Cells
16. The Strokes - Is This It?
17. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
18. Brian Wilson - Smile
19. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
20. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight

Posted by fanghorse | October 1, 2009 12:37 PM

grizzly bear at 95 rendered this list all but useless....

Posted by jason | October 1, 2009 12:37 PM

dan deacon all the way

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:40 PM

I'm a HUGE Animal Collective and Panda Bear fan since the inception, but come on, Person Pitch is hardly one of the top albums. I have to disagree on that one. In fact, it becomes monotonous and boring at times IMO.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:40 PM

Avalanches - Since I Left You

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:42 PM

person pitch will be in the top 5.. no way its as low as 19.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:42 PM

Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol should be in there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:44 PM

What about AC - Strawberry Jam?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:46 PM

Seriously Bromst is depressingly underrated. Did nobody listen to it more than once? Was hoping I'd see Deacon in 200-100.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:47 PM

nelly furtado's "folklore." seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:54 PM

Awesome decade for music imo much more inspiring than the grunge laden bands of the 90's by a mile

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:55 PM

I'm thinking Merriweather Post Pavillion will be up there really high, top 10 at least because Pitchfork has a way of ranking bands by overall impact on music rather than the quality of the album itself. I wish Strawberry Jam had gotten all the buzz that MPP did because I can't even tell you how many cum rags I glopped up with my own thick white strawberry jam when I listened to that album over and over to the point where I could hold them upward after they dried and the cum had emulsified the cloth into stiffness. Person Pitch did get #1 in 2007 but I think that album is a bit overrated when compared to the rest of the AC catalog. I'll be glad to see Smile on there if it makes it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 12:57 PM

Didn't Smile come out like 40 years ago?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:01 PM

Elliott Smith's Figure 8 should def be there and in the top 5 IMHO!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:03 PM

What about Portishead "Third"......

or was that already on the list?

Posted by Jonny Greenwood is the man | October 1, 2009 1:07 PM

"Third" was somewhere in the bottom portion of the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:09 PM

1:03- go back and read the 'fork's reviews of elliott smith records...pretty incredible.

Posted by goodone | October 1, 2009 1:09 PM

Fuck Abe Lincoln

Posted by Amit | October 1, 2009 1:10 PM

1:09, while they did give Figure 8 a 6.9 or something, they did put it on the bottom part of the Top 200 albums of the decade list. Another similar one was Fevers and Mirrors which got a 5.7 originally but is also on the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:11 PM

Wow-what a crappy decade. I'm glad I'm old and not interested in this shite.
How about No More Shall We Part? Chocolate and Cheese? Van Lear Rose?

Posted by smack | October 1, 2009 1:11 PM

what's even more fun is to go back and read the 6.4 review of Daft Punk's Discovery that Ryan Schreiber wrote himself: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/2134-discovery/

Posted by fanghorse | October 1, 2009 1:14 PM

Explosions in the Sky should've been on the list. I didn't see them anywhere on the entire thing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:14 PM

Dan Deacon has to be up there. He changed the face of music in 2000s! That has to count for something. I predict a top 5 spot for him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:16 PM

get over animal collective! they're horrible and don't say i don't know what i'm talking about!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:16 PM

yellow house or veck should have ranked higher. MPP isn't a classic

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:20 PM

1. Radiohead - Kid A
2. Arcade Fire - Funeral
3. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
4. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
5. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

ps- The Knife sucks! Seriously, does ANYONE listen to that shite anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:23 PM

snorecore

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:27 PM

Veckatimest is half a good album. I'm kind of surprised it's regarded as highly as it is. Southern Point, Two Weeks, Cheerleader, Fine for Now, While You Wait are all great songs, but everything else is mediocre to cringe-worthy (see: About Face). I really can't believe the praise that album gets.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:31 PM

1:23 I agree with your top 4 listed!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:33 PM

12:317 is right, but subtract brian wilson and add the blueprint

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:35 PM

I still listen to The Knife....

Posted by I-Train | October 1, 2009 1:38 PM

this list is pretty boring. i hate that they choose to ignore certain bands

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:44 PM

it would have been nice to see Q and not U-different damage on the list. classic album.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:47 PM

Omg. Everyone here is full of shit. Stankonia? Lil Wayne? MWPP? Please. Third should be up there in top 20. Where is Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto? Biosphere?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:49 PM

I thought it was outlandish of P4K to list The Microphones' The Glow pt. 2 as low as it did. I think this album should be at least in the top 10. Alas, P4K. I mean, Vampire Weekend? The Hold Steady? better than The Glow pt.2? that's outlandishly offensive!

Posted by LovelessLove | October 1, 2009 1:56 PM

the AC album in the top 10 should be _40 More Reasons to Hate Us_

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 1:57 PM

1:49 I agree 100%. Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto and Biosphere should all be on there. Top 30 at the least!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:04 PM

They should change their name to wehaterock.com

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:07 PM

"I thought it was outlandish of P4K to list The Microphones' The Glow pt. 2 as low as it did. I think this album should be at least in the top 10. Alas, P4K. I mean, Vampire Weekend? The Hold Steady? better than The Glow pt.2? that's outlandishly offensive!"

quoting for truth

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:13 PM

1:56 -- Definitely. I thought the Glow, pt. 2 would have been in the top 10 easily, I can't believe it placed as low as it did, very very strange.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:14 PM

ANDREW WK GOT A .6 on the original review and it was in the top 200...

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:15 PM

I hope coolio makes the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:15 PM

@1:35 blueprint is on 12:37's list at number three. that list looks pretty solid, but I bet Smile will be in the Top 5

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:17 PM

@2:15, pitchfork has surreptitiously revised a number of their original reviews/ratings...yeah for integrity!!!

Posted by ryan schreiber has no morals | October 1, 2009 2:18 PM

My vote goes to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot at number 1. Not my number 1 pitchforks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:23 PM

I know it literally just got reviewed by them but Girls "Album" is fairly tremendous.

and I also still and will always listen to the Knife. I wouldn't dismiss it being in the top 5.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:26 PM

drop a big beat add some ethereal eno-noise and harmonize...your half way there

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:28 PM

Dylan's Love and Theft should be in there somewhere

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:30 PM

I am really upset to not see one album by Why? or Clouddead... the anticon group rarely gets their due... Elephant Eyelash and Alopecia are seminal albums in every single way.

Posted by jason | October 1, 2009 2:30 PM

you're all forgetting the Tea Bag Boyz' "Tea Bag" - this has to be the most intelligent and heartfelt album of the decade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzsFJolrYuI

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:33 PM

The Knife are great and deserve the top 10 and so do Animal Collective...seriously music extends way beyond rock and frankly, with the exception of a few acts, rock sucked the last 10 years...this is the top 200 out of 1,000's of albums to come out the last decade, so there are bound to be omissions...

@ 1:16 what is your favorite band?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:34 PM

Coolio for sure

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:36 PM

this list needs some Ween- Quebec on it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:40 PM

Morrissey made a huge comeback in the 2000s and Pitchfork didn't recognize that. Pitchfork doesn't care about mopey over the hill Brit rockers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:43 PM

"They should change their name to wehaterock.com"
exactly
or weareslowlysuckingtheballsoutofmusic.com

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:46 PM

Bromst is an incredible album that should be on the list. Turn on the Bright Lights will definately be on there and atleast one Explosions in the sky album. I haven't seen the bottom half of the list, where did they put Feels?

Posted by Chris | October 1, 2009 2:47 PM

You Are the Quarry was given an 8.9 and Years of Refusal was given an 8/1..

So go suck it 2:43

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:49 PM

Was Books - The Lemon of Pink anywhere on the top 200 so far? I don't recall seeing it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:50 PM

SPOILER ALERT!

I heard the top 20 is just descriptions of their favorite times they listened to Kid A.

#1 - on my ipod while watching radiohead play "Kid A" live while holding my child... who I named "A"
!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:52 PM

Not a single pitchfork writer out of 42 listed Mogwai's _The Hawk Is Howling_ in their top 25 of 2008. That's fucking stupid.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:53 PM

Was Young Liars listed yet? Do EPs count at all on the list?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 2:56 PM

were fleet foxes on it yet?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:00 PM

2:49 no you go suck my big fat englishman cock because YATQ should've made it on their Top 200 list, you cankerblossom.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:04 PM

they limited each artist to no more than three albums. so it's easy. 6. or 3% of the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:07 PM

Kid A #1
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot #2

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:09 PM

Microphones should be higher.

The top twenty is super predictable, and I think they'll actually leave out that Books LP, which means it won't be on at all, despite making the top 20 of 2000-2004 list.

While it seems likely Kid A will be number one, they may actually want to not be too predictable and possibly give it to Sound of Silver. Thoughts? Maybe they'll do the right thing and make it Merriweather, which will annoy the piss out of everyone, old school p4k style.

Morrissey was on the songs list, and at least two of his 'comeback' albums should have been on the list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:10 PM

Fanghorse - you're forgetting Supreme Clientele, which has to be on there, and was hinted at in a previous Ghostface description. I think Smile will get overlooked. Also, no further Deerhoof? Wasn't Runners in their top five that year? so far, since '04, all their top tens have been somewhere on the list... be a shame if that one gets overlooked.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:14 PM

Um, Agaetis Byrjun came out in 1999. That's when I bought it. Why do people get this wrong? Is it cause it was released in America this decade and America is all that matters?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:18 PM

I'm sorry, but that Merriwether Post Pavillion is just an awful album. Just a bunch of noise. It may be cool right now to say you love Animal Collctive, but do you actually sit down and listen to it, and say, 'This is great"?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:35 PM

Do the reissues of Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted and Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain count for this decade?

Posted by Regular reader | October 1, 2009 3:39 PM

3:35PM - Yes, I do. A lot. And I know a lot of people who do too. It's beyond ignorant to say it's a 'bunch of noise'. If anything, it's 'cool' to say you don't like it. If you don't get it, it's your problem, but don't pretend like the rest of us who do are posers. We're just better listeners.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:39 PM

I'm holding strong on my list. I think Smile will be in for sure and Supreme Clientele will be overlooked.

Posted by fanghorse | October 1, 2009 3:39 PM

"I'm holding strong on my list."
HAHAHAHA!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:48 PM

I'll tell you how they came up with this list... They hired some interns to go to Bedford and N7 st to pass out some qestionaires. They only handed them to guys with mustaches and women with big thick eyeglasses. Then they added up the scores and BOOM... You've got this top 1000 list. You guys should either 1) get a job and slice daddy's credit card in two 2) realize that you do not know how to paint and that you suck as an artist 3) get a life 4) shoot yourself 5) burn your skinny jeans or 6) go to pitchforks offices and give everyone that works there a a couple of BJ's while they explain to you why they think they know more about music than you. Then you swallow and blow your brains out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:52 PM

not to defend P4k too much here, but just because someone on staff gives an album a 5 or a 6 doesn't mean the rest of the staff disagrees and votes it up into the top 200. just so you know, that's how it works. :)

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:52 PM

Can we all agree to stop reading pitchfork. It has gotten so stupid. It is the rolling stone of the decade. Pitchfork lost their edge sometime around 2006. They are as devoid of substance as MTV. If we all stop giving 2 shits about their stupid reviews and start reading non-corporate bs, the indie rock world will be much stronger.

Hail Ryan Hitler.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:53 PM

Best album of the 00's = Robert Pollard's Choreographed Man of War

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:54 PM

"I'm holding strong on my list. I think Smile will be in for sure and Supreme Clientele will be overlooked."

No chance Supreme Clientele will be overlooked. Smile isn't even a '00s album.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:57 PM

Life Without Buildings should be #1. It is in my heart.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 3:59 PM

"I am really upset to not see one album by Why? or Clouddead... the anticon group rarely gets their due... Elephant Eyelash and Alopecia are seminal albums in every single way."

"Gemini" didn't even make the top 500 songs list. And they have a fucking Jimmy Eat World song on there. What shit.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:16 PM

that gin blossoms reunion record was pretty good. even without hopkins. I'm thinking #17.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:20 PM

Creed's Weathered came out in 2001. Perhaps it will get a nod and dudes in Bushwick lofts will start doing electro versions of "My Sacrifice"

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:22 PM

Pink's second album has gotta get a few nods..That shit's my JIZZY JAM!!

Posted by musicsnobbery | October 1, 2009 4:25 PM

Think Tank should be at least be #1

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:36 PM

Guy who posted original Discovery review ftw

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:40 PM

Why? are inconsequential. You'll forget them soon enough. If you're lucky anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:41 PM

And tell me who matters exactly, 4:41? Vivian Girls and Wavves?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:44 PM

it's a TERRIBLE list so far! whoever predicted the top 20 is probably right judging by what hasn't been talked about and those records all deserve it, more or less. but oh my god, the rankings of so many of the others is so out of this world crazy. the fleet foxes all the way up at #33? (i'm sorry, they're pretty but nothing special, to me). bon iver at #29 with cat power's you are free (which should absolutely be in the top 25) all the way at down at #98? (i'm not going to go into how much more powerful that record is than bon iver's). no mention of the greatest whatsoever. no nina nastasia (the blackened air should have been on there somewhere, if not run to ruin, if not you follow me - blackened air established a whole sound that resonated throughout the decade!). pj harvey in the 150's, and no white chalk anywhere. from a basement on a hill! unbelievably innovative! it's very sad to me that pitchfork is so much more responsive to the male indie stars like bon iver, the fleets, and sufjan - to me their female counterparts are so much more powerful.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 4:48 PM

Fact: your list would be different from their list.

Posted by Regular reader | October 1, 2009 4:55 PM

"pitchfork's list is 'such bullshit', because they're making 'final decisions' on the 'the best' music of this decade, and i want to tell people what 'the best' music of this decade is, because 'they're wrong'"

Posted by person | October 1, 2009 4:55 PM

CALLIN' IT:

20 deerhoof - the runners four
19 ghostface killah - supreme clientele
18 daft punk - discovery
17 the books - the lemon of pink
16 the knife - silent shout
15 lcd soundsystem - sound of silver
14 modest mouse - the moon and antarctica
13 outkast - stankonia
12 the strokes - is this it
11 sigur ros - agaetis byrjun
10 the white stripes - white blood cells
09 sufjan stevens - illinois
08 interpol - turn on the bright lights
07 panda bear - person pitch
06 kanye west - late registration
05 arcade fire - funeral
04 wilco - yankee hotel foxtrot
03 jay-z - the blueprint
02 animal collective - merriweather post pavilion
01 radiohead - kid a

Posted by drambuie | October 1, 2009 5:07 PM

Penis + Kid A = Ultimate cock ring

Posted by Some dude | October 1, 2009 5:08 PM

It's weird that Wolf Parade's Apologies to the Queen Mary wasn't ranked higher too, right? And no "Mending of the Gown" in their top 500 songs. It hurts.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 5:13 PM

drambuie - just no way Avalanches and White Blood Cells won't be there. I think Runners Four could just sneak in.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 5:16 PM

They should just leave Sigur Ros off: Even their review was from the last decade: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/7151-agaetis-byrjun/

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 5:18 PM

Smile was #25 on their 2000 to 2004 list, and the released version was completely recorded in 2004. I can see why they would leave it off, but it was never released before this decade, so it would make me a bit sour.

I do think Smile is the only one from the 20 that I posted before that could be off, and if it is, I do think Supreme Clientele would be the likely pick. There is no way they are leaving out Kill the Moonlight or Avalanches.

Whatever, though. The rest of their 200 is completely fucked up, and it's not so much that I care what they think or what shows up, it's more that I like lists and guessing things is fun.

Posted by fanghorse | October 1, 2009 5:39 PM

twightlight soundtrack?!?! number 1

Posted by nigga with balls | October 1, 2009 5:40 PM

Shit, cat. Idioteque takes it to heaven and back with some style, man. Some richness, daddy. Everything In Its Right Place is like a dream I had, smokin' fresh weed on the River Nile.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 5:54 PM

"ANDREW WK GOT A .6 on the original review and it was in the top 200..."


Yep...another reason Pitchfork blows bags of dick.

Posted by Venkman | October 1, 2009 6:51 PM

"Fact: your list would be different from their list."

ftw

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 6:52 PM

TV on the Radio should have an album in the top 10.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 6:56 PM

it's bullshit that there are no cloudDEAD albums on there.

pitchfork is so predictable.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 7:06 PM

"'ANDREW WK GOT A .6 on the original review and it was in the top 200...'


Yep...another reason Pitchfork blows bags of dick."

On top of it, that review was written by Pitchfork's creator himself.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 7:36 PM

I did not see Neon Bible on the list. Is Arcade Fire going to have two albums in the top 20?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 8:41 PM

hmm. clap your hands say yeah hasn't shown up yet. i would have thought that would make it in their top 200. a top 20 showing?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 8:50 PM

the only thing more annoying than these lists are the people who are furious about how wrong the writers are because they put an album they love at #62 instead of #17. you assholes complain about how predictable they are but then hate them for not exactly predicting your list.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2009 9:17 PM

Wow so Person Pitch gets #9 yet Animal Collective as a band only gets #17 with MPP?! Something there ain't right. Sure, Panda Bear put out a good album but they're basically saying he as a solo artist had a more profound impact on the entire decade. Fix that shit now, P4k and reverse the two. I'm saying this as someone who doesn't even like MPP as their favorite AC album. Give the band credit where credit is due.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:11 AM

see. Ghostface. not Smile.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2009 1:11 AM

As 1:11AM points out, the whole list is live

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/10/pitchfork_annou.html

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 2, 2009 1:31 AM

Yeah, 1:11am. This is just fucking Pitchfork, but the entire story behind Smile is misunderstood (it IS a 2004 recording in it's commercial release), and and the album is underrated as a whole. But yeah, Ghostface is much more talented at rapping than B-willy, but less talented at making delicious sandwiches and 'lyin in bed', just like B-dubs did (background harmonic vocals answer the fat Canadian call with a classic response of "but not a real fur coat, that's cruel."

See you in 2k19! Mischa Barton side project ftw for 2k10-2k19.

Posted by fanghorse | October 2, 2009 6:33 AM

Shpongle - Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland
Shpongle - Nothing Lasts But Nothing Is Lost
Shpongle - Tales of the Inexpressible

best band ever in my opinion lol

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2009 4:32 PM

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