The Year. Wrap Up.

We finally made it, internets. Here is the full list for your perusal.

1. Danny Brown – XXX
2. E-40 – Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift/Overtime Shift
3. Cults – Cults
4. Roach Gigz – Bitch I’m A Player
5. Half Man Half Biscuit – 90 Bisodol (Crimond)
6. Squarehead – Yeah Nothing
7. Das Racist – Relax
8. Hunx and His Punx – Too Young To Be In Love
9. Milk Maid – Yucca
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
11. Tune-Yards – Whokill
12. Rustie – Glass Swords
13. Vivian Girls – Share The Joy
14. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Belong
15. Smith Westerns – Dye It Blonde
16. Young L – Domo Kun/As I Float: The Great John Nash/Praktica
17. Cousin Fik – Hacksaw Been Thuggin’
18. The Babies – The Babies
19. Gucci Mane – Writings On The Wall 2
20. SBTRKT – SBTRKT
21. Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
22. Male Bonding – Endless Now
23. Z-Ro – Meth
24. Fair Ohs – Everything Is Dancing
25. Panda Bear – Tomboy

Irish: 4% (2010: 12%, 2009: 12%, 2008: 12%)
By bands I was already into before 2010: 28% (2010: 44%, 2009: 36%, 2008:40%)
Saw live: 12% (2010: 40%, 2009: 64%, 2008: 48%)
Reviewed for print: 44%, (2010: 48%, 2009: 52%, 2008: 32%)
Interviewed for print: 16% (2010: 24%, 2009: 20%. 2008:12%)

Free to download: 20%
Rap: 32%
By a band currently or traditionally considered lo-fi (by me): 44%
Top 3 things people guessed would be number one but turned out not to feature at all: Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne, Tyler, the Creator – Goblin, The Weeknd – House of Balloons.

Positive feedback from the maker of the best album of the year:

Not reviewed by Pitchfork: 24% (2010: 24%)
Average Pitchfork rating of top 5*: 8.33 (2010: 8.75, 2009: 8.38)
Average Pitchfork rating of top 25**: 7.74 (2010: 8.33, 2009: 8.03)
Average Metacritic score of top 5***: 7.9 (2010: 8.03, 2009: 8.08)
Overlap with top 25 of NME’s 50 Best Albums: 4% (2010: 28%, 2009: 36%)
Overlap with top 25 of Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums: 8% (2010: 24%, 2009: 28%)
Overlap with top 25 of State’s 50 Best Albums: 12% (2010: 32%, 2009: 28%)

* Pitchfork did not review Roach Gigz or Half Man Half Biscuit so this is the average of the top 3.
** Pitchfork did not review Roach Gigz, Half Man Half Biscuit, Squarehead, Cousin Fik, Z-Ro and Fair Ohs.
*** Metacritic only aggregated reviews for Cults and Danny Brown so this is kinda meaningless.

Here’s my favourite song right now.

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