Harp Magazine creates monstrosity of a list

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    In celebration of their fifth anniversary, Harp Magazine published a list of what they think are the 50 most essential albums to be released since 2001. Not to be too much of a pretentious prick, but it’s pretty horrible.
    There’s some very questionable exclusions (Amnesiac, Turn on the Bright Lights, Madvillainy) and even more questionable inclusions (Frances the Mute, TWO My Morning Jacket releases.)
    Still, the worst crime is the number one spot which not even a hopeless Montreal hipster like myself can justify. Hope I didn’t ruin the surprise. The full list is after the jump.[more:]

    50) Gillian Welch – (Time) The Revelator
    49) The Roots – Phrenology
    48) Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
    47) Silver Jews – Tanglewood Numbers
    46) Guided by Voices – Isolation Drills
    45) Neko Case – Blacklisted
    44) Solomon Burke – Dont Give Up On Me
    43) Kathleen Edwards – Failer
    42) Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum
    41) Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros – Streetcore
    40) Lucinda Williams – World without tears
    39) Missy Elliot – Miss E”¦So Addictive
    38) Sparklehorse – Its a wonderful life
    37) The Libertines – Up the Bracket
    36) The Black Keys – Rubber Factory
    35) Franz Ferdinand – S/T
    34) Wolf Parade – Apologies to Queen Mary
    33) Bob Dylan – Love and Theft
    32) The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    31) Drive By Truckers – Decoration Day
    30) Ryan Adams – Gold
    29) Steve Earle – The Revolution Starts Now
    28) Elvis Costello – The Delivery Man
    27) The Strokes – Is This It?
    26) The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
    25) The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
    24) The White Stripes – Elephant
    23) Cat Power – You Are Free
    22) Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
    21) Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow
    20) My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves
    19) Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
    18) Steve Earle – Jerusalem
    17) Iron and Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days
    16) Wilco – A Ghost is Born
    15) PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her
    14) Kanye West – Late Registration
    13) The New Pornographers – Electric Version
    12) The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
    11) Sleater Kinney – The Woods


    10) The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute
    09) MIA – Arular
    08) Anthony and the Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
    07) Tom Waits – Real Gone
    06) My Morning Jacket – Z
    05) Tom Waits – Alice
    04) Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    03) Brian Wilson – Smile
    02) The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
    01) The Arcade Fire – Funeral