nate patrin.

October 2, 2009, 7:18 pm
Filed under: Criticism, Music | Tags: ,

So: Pitchfork posted their complete list of the top 200 albums of the 2000s. I’m neither overjoyed nor underwhelmed with the final results — I mean, Kid A/Funeral isn’t the most exciting 1-2 no matter where it shows up — but it is a pretty clear indicator of what happens when you get an aggregate of a couple dozen critics with somewhat divergent tastes: the mid-ranking consensus picks outrank the high-ranking individual favorites. I mean, I voted in this thing and I’ve got reason to be disappointed about the way some rankings panned out, even if at the end of the day it’s not really a granite-etched validation/invalidation of my taste or anyone else’s — at its core it’s really just a staff poll with some interesting blurbs. (Which, in my opinion, are worth more attention than the rankings themselves.) Anyhow, my ballot is reproduced after the jump, with the final rankings denoted in parentheses (“DNP” stands for “Did Not Place”, meaning the album in question didn’t show up in the top 200).

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