Posted in music on December 14, 2010

Ariel Pink backstage @ Webster Hall (more by Erez Avissar)
Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink wrote the best song in 2010 Pitchfork says.

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Lauryn Hill shows are sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:33 PM

Lauryn Hill shows are sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:34 PM

Looks like Kurt Cobain no?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:37 PM

Pitchforks new hard on - Ariel Pink

Goodbye Animal Collective hello Ariel Pink

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:37 PM

I don't care all that much for Best Coast, but was "Boyfriend" totally dissed for "When I'm With You", which actualy came out last year as a single?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:41 PM

Let all the hating begin, but you know what....That song is really fuckin' good.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:41 PM

The Lauryn Hill shows are sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:45 PM

I sincerely hope that the entire Pitchfork site has been taken over by the "The Lauryn Hill shows are all sold out." marker, but that would be too great to be true.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:47 PM

I thought it was Cobain too. Wondered how Nirvana tied in, then I read the caption. D'oh!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:48 PM

@1248...Cobian ties in because Wavves is the new Nirvana. Duh!

@1237...This Ariel Pink fasicnation is a direct continuation of thier Animal Collective hard on.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:54 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:54 PM

No Total Slcaker?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:58 PM

Psyched to see LCD and Robyn taking #3 and #4 respectively....but seriously, enough with this Kanye bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:59 PM

kanye Mehest?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:00 PM

When we look back on 2010 twenty years from now, will it even be possible to extricate "Round and Round" from our memories: the hard-fought victories, the Bacchanalian reveries, the unscripted joys? Indelible. Definitive. Legendary.

Posted by Billie Gene | December 14, 2010 1:02 PM

2010 was such a shitty year in music that the one artist who purposely doesn't try to make good music (he's admitted himself that he takes the laziest approach to songwriting and is a shitty musician)takes the #1 spot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:07 PM

bunch of pretentious list making bullshit. All these lists are the fucking same, especially when your like look at how many of these bands on our list played 6 months ago at our awesome festival. Pitchfork should just start a band.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:07 PM

@1:00 - hahaha, so true! Zing!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:08 PM

when will BV post his top albums?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:09 PM

Ariel Pink? Give me a fucking break, Pitchfork. He's awful and so is that song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:10 PM

Ariel Pink is one of the top 5 LP's of the year. But there were better songs on it than Round And Round.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:13 PM

yeah we want the vegan!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:14 PM

o snap, the Lauryn hill shows are still sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:15 PM

I Can Change is a great jam. Glad that cracked the top 3.

But Kanye's song where the chorus is "let's have a toast to the douchebags!" is the #2 song of the year? Get fucked sideways, Pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:20 PM

posting the same stupid comment over and over isn't going to create a meme. it's just going to pass the time of your pathetic and depressing life.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:20 PM

^So wouldn't responding to the same stupid comment be even more pathetic and depressing?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:23 PM

how so?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:24 PM

When?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:26 PM

Wait, what?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:27 PM

MEHst Tracks of The Year

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:29 PM

pitchfork used to pan the shit out of ariel pink records (look it up) but now that all those chillwave guys ripped off his style they love him

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:31 PM

beach fossils

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:31 PM

The Lauryn Hill shows are all sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:34 PM

Kurt had higher grade heroin

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:41 PM

yep

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:42 PM

wowee... this is just embarrassing!

Save Ferris' It Means Everything knocked my socks off. I was in bed, the changer had just changed over from Meat Beat Manifesto and off in the distance this CD pulled me awake with its clean bouncin' groove. Its tight, unpretentious, energetic ska led by the rich and soothing voice of Monique Powell opened my eyes to a beautiful day. Yes, a band in their perfect groove. I reached bedside to my DC City Paper and began to frantically search for them live. That's when their cover of "Come On Eileen" came on. I think I came. Great music that won't be soon forgotten by anyone who's heard them.

- James P. Wisdom, Pitchfork Media

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:44 PM

There's other reviews that have disappeared from the Pitchfork archives to save face. Belle and Sebastian's The Boy With the Arab Strap got a 0.8 stands out in my head.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:48 PM

so if ariel pink is no longer considered "cool", will they replace the #1 track of 2010 with save ferris?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:50 PM

The Lauryn Hill shows are sold out.

Posted by Pitchfork says | December 14, 2010 1:52 PM

The Lauryn Hill shows are sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 1:56 PM

The Lauryn Hill shows are allllllllllllll sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:07 PM

oh p4k. remember when u used to be more interesting. sigh.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:09 PM

Ariel Pink has a camel toe.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:10 PM

Lauren hill shows aren't sold out. She cancelled them.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:11 PM

with reviews like this, one wonders why they fired bret diCRINGEnzo

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:11 PM

the lamestream media totally missed the ball on 2010 best of's.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:14 PM

Why isn't Susan Boyle on this list? She better be on the top albums list. I mean, c'mon, the woman is breaking records like mad.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:15 PM

Anonymous | December 14, 2010 12:41 PM
"I don't care all that much for Best Coast, but was "Boyfriend" totally dissed for "When I'm With You", which actually came out last year as a single?"

That's like exactly the same way I feel man. Whoa.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:31 PM

so "Norway" and "Walk in the Park" were the two best songs off the Beach House album, hmmmm?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:36 PM

Beach Whouse

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:38 PM

The Lauryn Hill shows are ALL sold out.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:40 PM

Bravo Ariel! Bravo! (I should also follow that up with a clarification that I'm being sincere, especially because I just posted this on Brooklyn Vegan..land of MEH and HUMMUS)

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:46 PM

I'm just impressed they actually had the best song of the year on list, even though they didn't even bother to include it in the top 10. "Desire Lines"

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:47 PM

how are all i want and i can change considered better tracks than dance yourself clean??

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:51 PM

Some sexy blog-on-blog action right hurr

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:51 PM

I don't know what's worse that list or the fact that maybe, just maybe, there wasn't really that much to choose from this year.

That said, no way that song is #1 in any month much less year.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 2:53 PM

"Devil in a New Dress" is the best song off the Kanye album. That's the only song that should have been in the top 100 imo.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 3:17 PM

wavves is the new nirvana? PLEASE say that nathan williams offs himself then.. or gets killed by best coast.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 3:55 PM

how about p4k rating black kids' debut album with a 0.0 then realizing they gave the EP, which is pretty much the album with shitty production, 'Best New Music' and having to change the score?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 3:57 PM

Anyone out there posting a zip file of the top 100 songs?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 4:12 PM

First off, that list is a fucking joke. Most of those songs are painfully underwhelming.

Second –anyone who say “2010 was just a shitty year in music” is a FUCKING idiot – there was plenty of great music created, YOU just didn’t find it because you’re getting all your direction from sites like P4K, promoting either boring chillwave and commercial top 40 rap.

There was plenty of good music in 2010. One example is Tame Impala, which wasn’t even on that list.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 4:40 PM

Oh yeah, cause if one just followed Pitchfork you certainly would have never heard of the likes of Tame Impala. Righhhhht.

Posted by smug bastard | December 14, 2010 4:55 PM

let's all stop kidding ourselves. 85% of us are gonna read pitchfork's year end lists and 75% of those people will be talking about those bands and acting like they've been fans forever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 5:14 PM

when will the tastemakers represent what people r actually listening to and loving ?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 5:23 PM

im sorry, tame impala not being on this list is a crime.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 5:23 PM

wavves doesnt have the balls to kill himself ---we could only hope--- but that little shit will burn out way b4 he'll create anything close to cobain--- that being said ---wavves is the worst band out there.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 5:25 PM

"im sorry, tame impala not being on this list is a crime."

jesus christ. none of the tame impala songs are knockouts as singles.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 6:11 PM

" none of the tame impala songs are knockouts as singles."

Um.. Solitude is Bliss?? That song is practically bubble gum pop compared to most of the pitchfork list. The video is rad too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 6:20 PM

Clearly THIS is the song of the year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIybz6axr1Q

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 6:21 PM

Hatesters...

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 6:44 PM

posting the same stupid comment over and over isn't going to create a meme. it's just going to pass the time of your pathetic and depressing life.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 6:53 PM

posting the same stupid comment over and over isn't going to create a meme.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 7:44 PM

$95 for Lauryn Hill AND it's sold out. You guys are getting ripped off.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 8:11 PM

Pitchfork's sensibilities are progressively getting worse.

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 10:49 PM

@4:40 and 5:23 - Bravo! I'm glad someone spoke up in the name of Tame Impala!! The fact that they weren't on that list was a bad oversight!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2010 10:51 PM

Thanks for all of your hard work.
Oh, man! What a bummer! Where do we go now? Thanks for the brain storms. It has

been fun to let it all hang out. This was a no-holds-barred mental jamboree that will

be missed.

Posted by scarves | December 15, 2010 2:02 AM

does Ariel do meth?

I think my opinion of him would change for the better if he did meth.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 2:04 AM

atlantic/pacific

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 8:00 AM

obummer

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 8:03 AM

i feel like 1/3 of these picks are sampled dance pop groups that NJ/LI chicks listen to in their SUVs whilst driving to Mannyhattaton on the weekend, to get their drink on at the 40/40 club.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 10:12 AM

I agree with this. Def song of the year. amazing

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 10:42 AM

p4k is so fucking off. they try too hard to be indie/diverse and just come off sounding wrong. Whats wrong with admitting that the song of the year was by far this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 10:55 AM

Weak. Hard to deny it, but the single of the year was Kesha's Tik Tok. Seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 11:07 AM

posting the same stupid comment over and over isn't going to create a meme.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2010 2:16 PM

I really like the Ariel Pink album and the song round and round.

But I saw Ariel Pink this summer and it was completly underwhelming and terrible. He was bitchy and whiny and carried a purse.

I was rolling at the time....so it was hard to dislike anything.

Posted by High_On_Drugs | December 15, 2010 3:39 PM

#1 track of 2010: Blackjazz Deathtrance

And it's not even close...

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 12:45 PM

The song is good, you can't deny that. But MAN is that dude ugly.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 2:05 PM

ariel pink looks/sounds like an asshole

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 3:36 PM

I wonder if that fellow likes the hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 3:43 PM

Is Ariel (a girl's name) Pink the name he gave himself?

If so, you can't do much sillier things than that. Maybe that's why his face is like that in the pic. He's just coming to terms with it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:00 PM

...serioulsy brace yourself for the worsk top 20 albums in the history of P4k. Shit is going to be terrible, and the shame is that the year was very solid.

I am convinced their lists are designed to be terrible so people talk ablout them. So....fuck them.

But I am happy they exsist.

Posted by Anonymous | December 16, 2010 4:48 PM

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