How my year compares to those that know! (music)

The magazines are rushing to tell everyone who will listen how what has been good and what has been bad this year.

me I don’t read many music magazines anymore. I prefer to listen to music and decide if it is something good, entertaining worthy of buying or not. I am also guided by radio and perhaps largely by friends who get good music and share it.

anyway I have compared my music with the music of the lists and fund out that for one of the magazines I have 21 out of their top 50 albums including nine from the top ten albums. not too bad. Funnily enough it is the list i had most trouble agreeing with on it’s placements. My own list of what I have really enjoyed will be up soon but in the mean time here are the Lists of what albums I have from the lists and a list of albums I don’t have but would like to have perhaps at some point?

anyway on with the listings….

Paste Magazine (the ones I own)
50 TV On The Radio – Dear Science (Interscope)
48 REM – Accelerate (Warner Bros.)
46 Lykke Li – Youth Novels (LL)
43 Amanda Palmer – Who Killed Amanda Palmer (Roadrunner)
40 Flight of the Conchords – Flight of the Conchords (Sub Pop)
32 Silver Jews – Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea (Drag City)
30 I’m From Barcelona – Who Killed Harry Houdini? (Mute)
28 MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (Columbia)
18 Death Cab for Cutie – Narrow Stairs (Atlantic)
16 My Morning Jacket- Evil Urges (ATO)
15 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (Mute)
12 of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping (Polyvinyl)
11 The Hold Steady – Stay Positive (Vagrant)
08 Sun Kil Moon – April (Caldo Verde)
06 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (Sub Pop)
05 Okkervil River – The Stand Ins (Jagjaguwar)
03 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend (XL)
02 Sigur Rós – Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust (XL)
01 She & Him – Volume One (Merge)

19 out of 50
6 out of top ten


Q top 50 albums of the year (the ones I own)
48 Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
45 Jack Johnson Sleep Through Static
44 Black Kids – Partie Traumatic
40 My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
37 Lykke Li – Youth Novels
36 R.E.M. – Accelerate
35 The Hold Steady – Stay Positive
24 The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement
23 Beck – Modern Guilt
18 British Sea Power – Do You Like Rock Music?
13 MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
11 Sigur Rós – Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
10 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
09 The Raconteurs – Consolers Of The Lonely
08 Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
07 TV On The Radio – Dear Science
05 Glasvegas – Glasvegas
04 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
03 Coldplay – Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
02 Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
01 Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
21 albums out of 50
including 9 of the top ten


Blender Magazine (the ones I own)
31 Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
22 Coldplay – Viva La Vida
14 Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue
12 My Morning Jacket – Evil Urges
11 Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
09 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
07 of Montreal – Skeletal Lamping
03 TV On The Radio – Dear Science
8 of 31
only three from the top ten

wanted albums that got away
(Paste)
47 Laura Marling – Alas, I Cannot Swim (Astralwerks)
(Q)
49 Emmylou Harris – All I Intended To Be
34 Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
33 Hercules & Love Affair – Hercules & Love Affair
31 Black Mountain – In The Future
20 The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
(Blender)
28 Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks – Real Emotional Trash
21 Erykah Badu – New Amerykah: Pt. One (4th World War)
16 Be Your Own Pet – Get Awkward
13 Al Green – Lay It Down
08 Randy Newman – Harps and Angels
05 Hot Chip – Made In The Dark