EOY 2019 - Pitchfork (US)

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EOY 2019 - Pitchfork (US)

Post by Monte » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:34 pm

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https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-an ... ongs-2019/

1: FKA twigs - cellophane

2: Lana Del Rey - The Greatest

3: Clairo - Bags

4: Charli XCX / Christine and the Queens - Gone

5: Bad Bunny - Caro

6: Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen

7: Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus

8: Rosalía / J Balvin - Con Altura

9: Big Thief - Not

10: Billie Eilish - bad guy

11: Solange - Binz

12: Megan Thee Stallion - Cash Shit

13: Angel Olsen - Lark

14: Normani - Motivation

15: Lil Uzi Vert - Free Uzi

16: Mannequin Pussy - Drunk II

17: Purple Mountains - Snow Is Falling in Manhattan

18: Lil Nas X - Old Town Road

19: Jai Paul - He

20: DaBaby - Suge (Yea Yea)

21: (Sandy) Alex G - Gretel

22: Lana Del Rey - hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it

23: Helado Negro - Running

24: Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

25: Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes

26: Danny Brown - Dirty Laundry

27: Bon Iver - Hey, Ma

28: Weyes Blood - Andromeda

29: Cate Le Bon - Daylight Matters

30: Rico Nasty - Time Flies

31: Vampire Weekend - Sympathy

32: Big Thief - Cattails

33: Aldous Harding - The Barrel

34: Mark Ronson - True Blue

35: The 1975 - People

36: Deerhunter - What Happens to People?

37: Four Tet - Only Human

38: Bruce Springsteen - Hello Sunshine

39: Bill Callahan - 747

40: Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head

41: Pop Smoke - Welcome to the Party

42: Brittany Howard - Stay High

43: Young Nudy / Playboi Carti - Pissy Pamper

44: Denzel Curry - RICKY

45: Ariana Grande - NASA

46: Perfume Genius - Eye in the Wall

47: Caroline Polachek - Door

48: Jamila Woods - ZORA

49: Teejayx6 - Dark Web

50: Neon Indian - Toyota Man

51: Peggy Gou - Starry Night

52: Jenny Lewis - Wasted Youth

53: Lizzo - Juice

54: Stormzy - Vossi Bop

55: Toro y Moi - Freelance

56: Joy Overmono - Bromley

57: Haim - Summer Girl

58: Burna Boy - Anybody

59: Chai - Fashionista

60: Mount Eerie - Love Without Possession

61: 100 gecs - money machine

62: Jessica Pratt - Aeroplane

63: Polo G - Pop Out

64: Charly Bliss - Capacity

65: Octo Octa - I Need You

66: Koffee - Throne

67: FKA twigs - sad day

68: Georgia - About Work the Dancefloor

69: Caribou - Home

70: Sleater-Kinney - Hurry on Home

71: Lil Tecca - Ransom

72: Rema - Dumebi

73: Maxo Kream - Meet Again

74: Faye Webster - Room Temperature

75: Oso Oso - One Sick Plan

76: Empath - Roses That Cry

77: Powder - New Tribe

78: 2 Chainz - NCAA

79: Vagabon - Flood

80: black midi - bmbmbm

81: Young Thug - What’s the Move

82: Black Belt Eagle Scout - At the Party

83: Kasper Marott - Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)

84: Ari Lennox - New Apartment

85: Duwap Kaine - Flyin’

86: Bedouine - Bird

87: Taylor Swift - Lover

88: Saweetie - My Type

89: Control Top - Office Rage

90: Hand Habits - placeholder

91: Jay Som - Superbike

92: Róisín Murphy - Incapable

93: Sky Ferreira - Downhill Lullaby

94: Lil Keed - It’s Up Freestyle

95: Boy Scouts - Get Well Soon

96: Ciara - Thinkin Bout You

97: Klein - Claim It

98: Brittany Howard - 13th Century Metal

99: DJ Nate - Fuck Dat

100: Shawn Mendes - If I Can’t Have You

Thanks to @Sweepstakes Ron
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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:35 pm

1: FKA twigs - cellophane

2: Lana Del Rey - The Greatest

3: Clairo - Bags

4: Charli XCX / Christine and the Queens - Gone

5: Bad Bunny - Caro

6: Sharon Van Etten - Seventeen

7: Thom Yorke - Dawn Chorus

8: Rosalía / J Balvin - Con Altura

9: Big Thief - Not

10: Billie Eilish - bad guy

11: Solange - Binz

12: Megan Thee Stallion - Cash Shit

13: Angel Olsen - Lark

14: Normani - Motivation

15: Lil Uzi Vert - Free Uzi

16: Mannequin Pussy - Drunk II

17: Purple Mountains - Snow Is Falling in Manhattan

18: Lil Nas X - Old Town Road

19: Jai Paul - He

20: DaBaby - Suge (Yea Yea)

21: (Sandy) Alex G - Gretel

22: Lana Del Rey - hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it

23: Helado Negro - Running

24: Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

25: Jenny Hval - Ashes to Ashes

26: Danny Brown - Dirty Laundry

27: Bon Iver - Hey, Ma

28: Weyes Blood - Andromeda

29: Cate Le Bon - Daylight Matters

30: Rico Nasty - Time Flies

31: Vampire Weekend - Sympathy

32: Big Thief - Cattails

33: Aldous Harding - The Barrel

34: Mark Ronson - True Blue

35: The 1975 - People

36: Deerhunter - What Happens to People?

37: Four Tet - Only Human

38: Bruce Springsteen - Hello Sunshine

39: Bill Callahan - 747

40: Nilüfer Yanya - In Your Head

41: Pop Smoke - Welcome to the Party

42: Brittany Howard - Stay High

43: Young Nudy / Playboi Carti - Pissy Pamper

44: Denzel Curry - RICKY

45: Ariana Grande - NASA

46: Perfume Genius - Eye in the Wall

47: Caroline Polachek - Door

48: Jamila Woods - ZORA

49: Teejayx6 - Dark Web

50: Neon Indian - Toyota Man

51: Peggy Gou - Starry Night

52: Jenny Lewis - Wasted Youth

53: Lizzo - Juice

54: Stormzy - Vossi Bop

55: Toro y Moi - Freelance

56: Joy Overmono - Bromley

57: Haim - Summer Girl

58: Burna Boy - Anybody

59: Chai - Fashionista

60: Mount Eerie - Love Without Possession

61: 100 gecs - money machine

62: Jessica Pratt - Aeroplane

63: Polo G - Pop Out

64: Charly Bliss - Capacity

65: Octo Octa - I Need You

66: Koffee - Throne

67: FKA twigs - sad day

68: Georgia - About Work the Dancefloor

69: Caribou - Home

70: Sleater-Kinney - Hurry on Home

71: Lil Tecca - Ransom

72: Rema - Dumebi

73: Maxo Kream - Meet Again

74: Faye Webster - Room Temperature

75: Oso Oso - One Sick Plan

76: Empath - Roses That Cry

77: Powder - New Tribe

78: 2 Chainz - NCAA

79: Vagabon - Flood

80: black midi - bmbmbm

81: Young Thug - What’s the Move

82: Black Belt Eagle Scout - At the Party

83: Kasper Marott - Drømmen om Ø (Forever Mix ’19)

84: Ari Lennox - New Apartment

85: Duwap Kaine - Flyin’

86: Bedouine - Bird

87: Taylor Swift - Lover

88: Saweetie - My Type

89: Control Top - Office Rage

90: Hand Habits - placeholder

91: Jay Som - Superbike

92: Róisín Murphy - Incapable

93: Sky Ferreira - Downhill Lullaby

94: Lil Keed - It’s Up Freestyle

95: Boy Scouts - Get Well Soon

96: Ciara - Thinkin Bout You

97: Klein - Claim It

98: Brittany Howard - 13th Century Metal

99: DJ Nate - Fuck Dat

100: Shawn Mendes - If I Can’t Have You
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Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm

I loved how they thrashed "bad guy" in their track review, even going so far as to say it advocated statutory rape :? For the 1,000th time ever, Pitchfork has shown to be completely hypocritical, but i'm not even surprised honestly.
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Post by Monte » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 pm

Wow P4K is a big joke :lol:

A site that was known as the anti popular magazines and for hating Madonna extremely, but now I see all those inferior popstars making its lists lol

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Post by charliepanayi » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:17 pm

Cold Butterfly wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm
I loved how they thrashed "bad guy" in their track review, even going so far as to say it advocated statutory rape :? For the 1,000th time ever, Pitchfork has shown to be completely hypocritical, but i'm not even surprised honestly.
It's almost as if the track review was done by one person and the songs list was done by many people who may have had different opinions.

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Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:19 pm

charliepanayi wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm
I loved how they thrashed "bad guy" in their track review, even going so far as to say it advocated statutory rape :? For the 1,000th time ever, Pitchfork has shown to be completely hypocritical, but i'm not even surprised honestly.
It's almost as if the track review was done by one person and the songs list was done by many people who may have had different opinions.
Good point, but i'm still surprised nevertheless, considering that Pitchfork's EOY songs lists usually consist of ones who were given positive reviews by them upon release.
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Post by Jimoincolor » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm

So, which albums that got "best new music" will be snubbed this year?

Predictions:

Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
RAP - EXPORT
Beyoncé - Homecoming: The Live Album
Polo G - Die a Legend
Leif - Loom Dream
Moodymann - Sinner

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Post by Jap123 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Whilst the list on the whole is very questionable, with way too much forgettable pop garbage, I must say i'm happy to see Cellophane get a number one placing given it has been the best song of the year by a long way in my opinion ever since I first heard it.

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Post by andyd1010 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:08 pm

Jap123 wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Whilst the list on the whole is very questionable, with way too much forgettable pop garbage, I must say i'm happy to see Cellophane get a number one placing given it has been the best song of the year by a long way in my opinion ever since I first heard it.
Agreed! Happy to see The Greatest at No. 2 as well.

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Post by Henrik » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:35 pm

charliepanayi wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm
I loved how they thrashed "bad guy" in their track review, even going so far as to say it advocated statutory rape :? For the 1,000th time ever, Pitchfork has shown to be completely hypocritical, but i'm not even surprised honestly.
It's almost as if the track review was done by one person and the songs list was done by many people who may have had different opinions.
This post is ironic, right? Because I think this is obvious, for all zines. I don’t get comments here about lists that don’t match a source’s initial reviews. You can’t have all staff rating everything for the album reviews, while the whole staff is hopefully involved in the eoy lists.

Also, I’m fine if all-time and/or decade lists from the same source change over time. Even music critics’ taste change over time, and staff come and go. If a list is basically the same as a previous one, then what’s the use for that?
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Post by Cold Butterfly » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:35 pm

Henrik wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:35 pm
charliepanayi wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Cold Butterfly wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:46 pm
I loved how they thrashed "bad guy" in their track review, even going so far as to say it advocated statutory rape :? For the 1,000th time ever, Pitchfork has shown to be completely hypocritical, but i'm not even surprised honestly.
It's almost as if the track review was done by one person and the songs list was done by many people who may have had different opinions.
This post is ironic, right? Because I think this is obvious, for all zines. I don’t get comments here about lists that don’t match a source’s initial reviews. You can’t have all staff rating everything for the album reviews, while the whole staff is hopefully involved in the eoy lists.

Also, I’m fine if all-time and/or decade lists from the same source change over time. Even music critics’ taste change over time, and staff come and go. If a list is basically the same as a previous one, then what’s the use for that?
You do have a point, but many publications that i've seen do these year-end lists usually praise the most the albums which were initially given positive reviews by them. I was just puzzled that this list didn't, considering that Pitchfork has a history of doing so. But yeah, i completely agree that changes of taste over time aren't bad, because changes of taste apply to all of us.
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Post by mileswide » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:58 pm

Putting my feelings about Pitchfork aside (which aren't as strong as some), I don't mind this list- one of my top 5 songs of the year at #1, the year's Solange, Vampire Weekend and Nilüfer Yanya tunes, a Koffee track...including Shawn Mendes is such a pathetic sop towards pop, though, that P4K can't even bring themselves to place it any higher than #100.
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Post by Schüttelbirne » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:24 pm

50 | Floating Points | Crush
49 | Faye Webster | Atlanta Millionaires Club
48 | Danny Brown | uknowhatimsayin?
47 | Barker | Utility
46 | Chai | PUNK
45 | DaBaby | Baby on Baby
44 | Holly Herndon | PROTO
43 | Rico Nasty & Kenny Beats | Anger Management
42 | 100 gecs | 1000 gecs
41 | Blood Incantation | Hidden History of the Human Race
40 | Thom Yorke | ANIMA
39 | Aldous Harding | Designer
38 | RAP | EXPORT
37 | Nilüfer Yanya | Miss Universe
36 | Denzel Curry | ZUU
35 | Mannequin Pussy | Patience
34 | slowthai | Nothing Great About Britain
33 | Polo G | Die a Legend
32 | Sharon Van Etten | Remind Me Tomorrow
31 | MIKE | Tears of Joy
30 | Oso Oso | Basking in the Glow
29 | Ariana Grande | thank u, next
28 | Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds | Ghosteen
27 | Florist | Emily Alone
26 | Burna Boy | African Giant
25 | Vampire Weekend | Father of the Bride
24 | Kim Gordon | No Home Record
23 | Tyler, the Creator | IGOR
22 | Cate Le Bon | Reward
21 | Billie Eilish | When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
20 | Jenny Hval | The Practice of Love
19 | Jessica Pratt | Quiet Signs
18 | Clairo | Immunity
17 | (Sandy) Alex G | House of Sugar
16 | Bon Iver | i,i
15 | Bill Callahan | Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
14 | Beyoncé | Homecoming: The Live Album
13 | Big Thief | Two Hands
12 | Brittany Howard | Jaime
11 | Jamila Woods | LEGACY! LEGACY!
10 | Purple Mountains | Purple Mountains
9 | Weyes Blood | Titanic Rising
8 | Fennesz | Agora
7 | Helado Negro | This Is How You Smile
6 | Bad Bunny | X100PRE
5 | Solange | When I Get Home
4 | Angel Olsen | All Mirrors
3 | Big Thief | U.F.O.F.
2 | FKA twigs | Magdalene
1 | Lana Del Rey | Norman Fucking Rockwell!

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Post by charliepanayi » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:31 pm

Note: the Bad Bunny album came out 24th December 2018 so missed their list last year

BNM albums that did not make the list:

Sunn O)))
Young Thug
Earl Sweatshirt
Moodymann
Maxo Kream
Nivhek
Leif
Davido
Black Midi

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Post by Jimoincolor » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:42 pm

Jimoincolor wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm
So, which albums that got "best new music" will be snubbed this year?

Predictions:

Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
RAP - EXPORT
Beyoncé - Homecoming: The Live Album
Polo G - Die a Legend
Leif - Loom Dream
Moodymann - Sinner
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Post by charliepanayi » Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Jimoincolor wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Jimoincolor wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm
So, which albums that got "best new music" will be snubbed this year?

Predictions:

Nivhek - After its own death / Walking in a spiral towards the house
RAP - EXPORT
Beyoncé - Homecoming: The Live Album
Polo G - Die a Legend
Leif - Loom Dream
Moodymann - Sinner
This post didn’t age well
You got some of them! In fairness, I didn't think they'd count the Beyonce album as it's a live album.

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Post by Jimoincolor » Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:21 pm

True, I thought the album would receive the Kate Bush treatment and be snubbed from the list

Anyway, when is Pitchfork going behind a paywall again? I thought it was this year?

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Post by razzamp » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Lana Del Rey, Purple Mountains, Jamila Woods, Bon Iver, Brittany Howard, Fka Twigs, Tyler, The Creator, Vampire Weekend, Billie Eilish, ariana grande, Big Thief, 100 gecs, burna boy, rico nasty and kenny beats, polo g, dababy, bad bunny

So, 10 years ago, would this artists be in a pitchfork or a rolling stone list?
Well, now they're in both. What does that say about PF? Or RS?

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Post by Jimoincolor » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:57 pm

It means that is no such thing as "indie music" and "mainstream music" anymore. Access to music has never been easier and more democratic. Everybody is listening to everybody.

PS: just to be clear, I'm not being literal, but you get the idea.

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