i'm mostly happy with grouper getting #5 and sharon van etten getting #19
>No Hellfyre Club on a list with a hip hop album at number 1
She's ok, but #2 album of the year? No fucking way
>this year really was shit
completely agree. I don't care about Pitchfork's ratings, but this list pretty much gives an idea of hiw shit this year was.
So can we all agree that 2014 has been the worst year of the decade so far? Looking at this list makes me sad, I wouldn't be surprised if they came out tomorrow saying it's was a prank or something.
im confused are RTJ popular?
is FKA Twigs?
like if i ask people at my school will they know who they are?
im not being facetious i have no concept of if anyone who isnt actually into music has any fucking clue who they are. like not just is it played on the radio but like do they have big followings? do they go on talk shows? shit like that
Please stop. You're on an anonymous Indonesian knitting website, not in high school, you're not impressing anyone. You remind me of when I was 13 and stroked my musical dick in everyone's faces because I listened to John Zorn and Captain Beefheart.
>no Black Messiah
>no Have a Nice Life
>no Black Metal
>In Conflict #42
>1989 on the list
>Ariana Grande on the list (and above Shellac)
>Singles that high
>Todd Terje above fucking pom pom and Too Bright
>To Be Kind & Benji not even in the top 5
>The War on Drugs
>Sprint the Shekels even on the fucking list
wow I literally ill, how the fuck do you people go to this site seriously? this is a fucking joke right?
What the fuck, is this really music?
Guy looks like he's trying to be David Bowie.
>PUSSY STAY ON MAH MIND
Also, where's Where Greater Men Have Fallen, Familiars, Foundations of Burden? All shit they reviewed, so it fits the bulllshit aesthetic they work so hard to cultivate, but it's actually good, rather than the shit they're praising.
Pithchfork gavew pretty boring shit their Best New Music this year. If you digbeyond commercial alternative edgy crap that it's cool to like, no year is boring. (Other than pre-musical years, obviously)
I put that dick in her mouth all day
She got that (dick in her mouth all day)
She take that (dick in her mouth all day)
(She said she wanted my, wanted my)
Dick in her mouth all day, day
I get with that (dick in her mouth all day)
She play with that (dick in her mouth all day)
She want that (dick in her mouth all day)
I think I'm in love again (Love again)
When they put out a list like this it represents pitchfork as a whole rather than one review.
I looks forward to the P4K list all year and this is the fucking bullshit we get? My entire week is ruined and I'm just about done with this website. Fucking garbage. I'm so fucking ashamed.
Jesus what caused them to move their worst 9 of the year up to first place and then their two best 9's- benji and TBK- down? And fka twigs? She's pretty good but her songwriting is too bland to get her in the top 10
But then a dude has a clit in his mouth all day, so it's all equal right? (Not that ut matters)
>no xiu xiu
>no non-english-speaking music
stay pleb pitchfork
That was one of the worst AOTY lists I've ever seen. I maybe I missed something but,
>no La Dispute
>no Death From Above 1979
>no Big Ups
I'm not one of those people who blindly hates all pop music and I'm not asking for the #1 spot or even the top 10, but some of these really deserved to be on the list.
It's just another emblem of Pitchfork's closed-mindedness and lowest common denominator pandering. Instead of trying to expand their readers' musical horizons, pitchfork jujst feed them the greasy turds they love to eat.
I literally burst out into laughter when I saw RTJ2 at the top
Holy hell pitchfork outdid themselves this time
>mfw ur an idiot
this is actually a good question. i usually wonder this myself. the answer i give myself is: if all they listen to is the radio and artists they already know, probably not. but if they search for music even a little bit, they will probably know who those artists are.
Pitchfork is garbage and I hate viraling. Which one of these people is you?
If you don't tell me, I'll attack and harass every single one of them and when I finally find out which one is you, I'll blame it on you and I'll shop some images of you posting racist/sexist things and I won't stop until you lose your job. If you think I don't have time, you're sadly mistaken. I have time.
Why are you such a homophobic asshole??
Come on, Matthew. That's just not cool, man.
The would-be AOTY was going to be benji, but then Mark had to run his mouth
pom pom was getting a ton of coverage leading up to the release, but then ariel sabotaged himself for fun
As silly as it sounds, FKA twigs isn't popular enough to win AOTy. It kind of works like the oscars in this case, they probably figure that they can give it to her next time around
So to play it safe, they went with RTJ2
You expect me to believe that somebody else (other than you) is a Pitchfork intern, in charge of promotions and advertising, who tweets about dogecoins, Deafheaven, Kanye West, Run The Jewels, A$AP whatever, and uses 4chan slang like "tfw" outside of 4chan? It's totally you and your Twitter is fucking cringeworthy.
You've also tweeted about Swans, ITAOTS, and Death Grips. You couldn't possibly be any more obvious if you tried. I found your name on Pitchfork's staff list, under interns, checked out your Twitter, and its fucking full of 4chan slang and /mu/core.
>where the right to be and stay alive is not always granted to young men of Quan’s complexion
fucking christ. pitchfork just has to include some "niggers are under attack in america" bullshit.
Not samefag. Also, even it isn't you (which it is) I'll still probably harass and torment Angel, Sydney, and Trey. Congrats on fucking over your friends and co-workers.
Don't know how that's homophobic...
And nice job leaving out gangsta boo's lyrics, making it look like they don't spin it and have a woman rap on the same song from her perspective.
You know, I checked out the other interns for shits and giggles and I noticed something interesting. They're all normal people. You're the only one who spews 4chan memes, Matthew. It's not looking too good for you, right now.
Just admit that you're fucked. Stop posting here forever. I'm about to start emailing your bosses and telling them that your hurtful posts are offending me. You're finished, Matthew.
Please stop laughing in text like a cringeworthy idiot. I completely don't care about the discussion at hand, (I don't follow Pitchfork, let alone the dramas of its staff) but what you're doing just makes you look like a moron.
EVERY SONG ON LP1 SOUNDS LIKE THE FUCKING SAME. MOPEY, SYNTH-DRIVEN, QUASI-R&B SHIT FOR INDIE PLENS.
Holy shit, I posted a thread about him and he's telling people that I'm Marcel and that they shouldn't listen to me. If that's not damage control, I don't know what is.
>DON'T LISTEN TO HIM!!1!
>I'M NOT MATT
Reading old pitchfork end of year lists played such a massive part in the development of my music tastes as a teen.
It really saddens me that kids will be discovering this list in a couple of years, getting told that RTJ2 is the best thing 2014 has to offer.
This. I just emailed his boss about his sexist and homophobic postings. I told him how offended I am. God, I hope Pitchfork cleans up their act and gets their employees in line.
You are a fucking idiot aswell, clearly he is paid to post here and pitchfork knows what he does here, somebody with a normally-functioning brain would send this shit to Vice or some other gay-ass press to expose pitchfork as fucking hypocrites, for condemning a bassist that used the words "bitch" and "nigger" when they paid interns to be in 4chan and be as 4chan as possible.
That's such a retarded /mu/ thing to say. These lists help people getting an overview, not a taste.
The thinking can only come after one actually checked the music. Putting RTJ2 on 1 will waste a lot of kids time in the future...
Done. Once this article is published, Pitchfork is done and Matthew Strauss is fucking finished. He'll never be able to get a job making above minimum wage for as long as he lives. That what he gets for being a racist, sexist, homophobic jerk on the internet.
love all these nerds throwing a piss fit about artists they probably don't even pay attention to on a regular basis, declaring that p4k is run by braindead monkeys and that music is declining and all that shit.
you all know you'll be back again next year posting the same angry comments just because you want something to hate on. stop pretending you actually give a shit about one publication's opinion, and start enjoying your life.
Not only that place where pedophilia happens, yet people still track down pedos and make them pay for it
But also that place where casual racism happens erryday, yet people still track down casual racists and make them pay for it
>Groupers new record #5
I mean i like her music and i also liked this album. But it's not really original and her drony muddy stuff is much better if you ask me.
Pitchfork must have a hard on for Liz Harris' music. It's a very intimate album though, so maybe that's why
>pharmakon and disney stars
man pitchfork is trying real hard to say their taste is mad obscure and advanced but hey they like shitpop too so u know its cus of the sound and not cus its a shitty noise album
man this reads like what i thought a parody of pitchfork would be like i didnt know the site was actually like this
also fka twigs #2 are you serious fr*ck off with that grimes v2 twice as ugly twice as softvoice shit
Guys, we were wrong. Matthew Strauss is innocent and the REAL viral marketer almost got away. It was Sydney Yeo. She posted a thread on /fa/ after Valentine's Day, complaining about an ugly purse that her boyfriend bought her. She was going to throw Matt under the bus and let him take the fall.