The People’s List is Out: My 2 Cents, Cent 1
Pitchfork released their People’s List, in which 27,981 (mostly male) listeners picked their favorite albums released between 1996 (when Pitchfork launched) and 2011.
I released my own list last week, right at deadline. How many from my 21-album list made the top 200?
Kid A at 2 (below the band’s own OK Computer — Five Radiohead albums made the list, all of them in the top 40)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at 9 (All five Kanye albums, plus Watch the Throne, made it)
…Endtroducing (my top pick) at 29
Homogenic at 51
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below at 89 (two other Outkast albums made it)
Homework at 72 (Discovery scored higher)
Kala at 98
House of Balloons at 108
The ArchAndroid at 177
Most of the remaining albums on my list, including several write-ins that weren’t even in the Pitchfork database, were long shots. Had the voting pool leaned heavier toward women and 90s fans, Fiona Apple might have made it (Homogenic might have ranked higher, too).