The Year. Wrap-Up.

Well, that took longer than usual. Here is the list, at a glance. I got into a lot of hip hop very late last year and would like to honorably mention Danny Brown especially, and also Tyler, the Creator whose album was released on Christmas Day 2009 and would have been top 5 had I been less strict with my own rules.

1. Wavves – King of the Beach
2. Best Coast – Crazy For You
3. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4. So Cow – Meaningless Friendly
5. Surfer Blood – Astro Coast
6. Caribou – Swim
7. Earl Sweatshirt – Earl
8. LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
9. Xiu Xiu – Dear God I Hate Myself
10. Adebisi Shank – This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank
11. Porn On Vinyl – Old Folks’ Home
12. Flying Lotus – Cosmogramma
13. Future Islands – In Evening Air
14. Beach House – Teen Dream
15. Of Montreal – False Priest
16. Vampire Weekend – Contra
17. Four Tet – There Is Love In You
18. Liars – Sisterworld
19. These New Puritans – Hidden
20. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
21. Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts
22. Domo Genesis – Rolling Papers
23. Tinchy Stryder – Third Strike
24. Pantha du Prince – Black Noise
25. Salem – King Night

Irish: 12% (2009: 12%, 2008: 12%)
By bands I was already into before 2010: 44% (2009: 36%, 2008:40%)
Saw live: 40% (2009: 64%, 2008: 48%)
Reviewed for print: 48%, (2009: 52%, 2008: 32%)
Interviewed for print: 24% (2009: 20%. 2008:12%)

Average Pitchfork rating of top 25*: 8.33 (2009: 8.03)
Average Pitchfork rating of top 5**: 8.75 (2009: 8.38)
Average Metacritic score of top 5***: 8.03 (2009: 8.08)
Overlap with top 25 of NME’s 50 Best Albums: 28% (2009: 36%)
Overlap with top 25 of Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums: 24% (2009: 28%)
Overlap with top 25 of State’s 75 Best Albums: 32% (2009: 28%)

*Pitchfork did not review six of the albums: Tinchy Stryder, Domo Genesis, Porn On Vinyl, Adebisi Shank, Earl Sweatshirt and So Cow
** Pitchfork did not review So Cow
*** Metacritic did not register scores for So Cow

And here’s some OF, buttercup.

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One response to “The Year. Wrap-Up.

  1. What this tell you: Pitchfork are pricks. 😉

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