Posted in music on December 19, 2012

Pitchfork Honorable Mentions

Pitchfork just posted their Honorable Mention Albums of 2012, which they consider "20 records didn't make [their] Top 50 but they're not necessarily just Nos. 51-70." There are some similarities to their Overlooked Records of 2012 list that they posted halfway through the year. It also includes Frankie Rose's Interstellar, which did actually get Best New Music upon its release, unlike the other albums here. And it's got Waxahatchee's American Weekend and Jeremih's Late Nights with Jeremih, neither of which were reviewed throughout the year. Though they did review Waxhatachee (Katie Crutchfield)'s sister Allison's band Swearin', who also makes this list, and who (along with Jeremih) made Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks list.

Full list below...

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Pitchfork's Honorable Mention Albums of 2012
Ab-Soul - Control System
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
The Congos / Sun Araw / M. Geddes Gengras - Give Thank
Daughn Gibson - All Hell
Four Tet - Pink
Frankie Rose - Interstellar
Holly Herndon - Movement
Holy Other - Held
Jeremih - Late Nights with Jeremih
Joey Bada$$ - 1999
Laurel Halo - Quarantine
Liars - WIXIX
Lone - Galaxy Garden
Matthew E. White - Big Inner
Merchandise - Children of Desire
Royal Headache - Royal Headache
Swearin' - Swearin'
Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake
Waxahatchee - American Weekend

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Comments (29)

Shame about Frankie Rose. That's a great album.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:06 PM

merchandise is the best record of the year

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:07 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Why do we care what this site thinks?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:08 PM

I don't understand why this is exists.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:14 PM

How can you rate the top albums of the year if you had not listened to them all!

not one list had
Soundtrack of Our Lives...you can't possibly listen to that album and not put it in your top 50 of the year..


Same with where is Soundgarden, Sigur Ros..etc

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:15 PM

[snore]

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:18 PM

While I do often have issues with 'fork, I must agree that Holly Herndon's 'Movement' is pretty fucking fantastic. It's funny ... It reminds me of that secret sauce I used when I had my Night of a 1000 B'burgers down at Pianos. It was new and interesting, and while might not have appealed to everyone, it was greatly appreciated for trying to have a unique voice.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:25 PM

I didn't even know that SOOL had a new album this year. I'll check that one out.

I love the Liars 2012 release "WIXIX" and am surprised it didn't make P4K's top 50.

Sooooo, predictions on P4K's #1 album for the year? My money is on Beach House "Bloom."

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:28 PM

Pitchfork: if it's not Grimes, we don't care!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:32 PM

#1 album?

Frank Ocean, no doubt about it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:36 PM

12:28 yeah check it out..btw Soundtrack are playing their final live show ever this week in Stockholm! :(

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:36 PM

12:32 nailed it

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:43 PM

The Men, most influential album ever ever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:57 PM

Grimey, as she liked to be called.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:10 PM

You can hate Grimes all you want, but she is a very talented person. And at least it isn't Animal Collective this year. At least Pitchfork is giving props to a female musician, something they hardly do to that extent. At the end of the day, however, they're not gonna give her best album; that'll go to Frank Ocean or Grizzly Bear or another man-based band. That's the world we live in.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:17 PM

You can hate Grimes all you want, but she is a very talented person. And at least it isn't Animal Collective this year. At least Pitchfork is giving props to a female musician, something they hardly do to that extent. At the end of the day, however, they're not gonna give her best album; that'll go to Frank Ocean or Grizzly Bear or another man-based band. That's the world we live in."

-You can't be serious, right? Do you think Pitchfork and the rest of the music world has a anti-women agenda......Because album of the year really should be gender based. What's wrong with you? It's your parents your mad at not the rest of us.

Posted by Donald Trump | December 19, 2012 1:43 PM

Hmmm. Frank Ocean for P4K's #1 is a pretty good guess.

Last SOOL show ever? That blows. They are great live. I was lucky to see them at Merc Lounge a few years back, which was WAY too small a venue for their sound.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 1:49 PM

alejandro escovedo gets no props. a god damn shame.

Posted by mark | December 19, 2012 2:07 PM

^Great show SOOL at Merc..I was there too...first half acoustic last half electric..That show was great!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 2:07 PM

as soon as someone produces an album that doesn't sound like a pale imitation of something from the 80s or 90s, or one of their earlier albums, please let me know.

that said, i did like the swearin' album in a nostalgic sort of way.

Posted by nzpx | December 19, 2012 2:44 PM

Grimes shouldn't get #1 because she's a girl, she should get it because she deserves it. BUT SHE DOESN'T.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 4:14 PM

The #1 spot will go to Radiohead. Did they do something this year or was that last year when they made something so boring that I forgot it existed?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 4:20 PM

#1 is between Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar or Fiona Apple, calling it

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 5:56 PM

Ray Brown - Canyon
Low Fat Getting High

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 11:23 PM

$5 to who can remember what was #1 last year or the year before that.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2012 12:36 AM

12:28 yeah check it out..btw Soundtrack are playing their final live show ever this week in Stockholm! :(

Posted by Bezaat | December 22, 2012 3:22 PM

The list has been up you idiots. The staff top 50 albums is the list.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2012 6:29 PM

Thanks for your great contribution to society 1:06...figuring out a way to sneak hate speech through BV's filter. You can die a happy man now.

Posted by Google Chrome 2013 | March 31, 2013 9:43 AM

I liked the top 50 list, although I would change some positions .... but this good, I liked

Posted by Massagem | April 8, 2013 8:05 PM

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