Kanye West Tops Pitchfork’s Albums Of The Year List

    …And the bevy of publications (including us) naming Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has hit critical mass: Pitchfork, in a completely unsurprising development, given the 10.0 they hung on it, named the album as 2010’s best in its countdown this morning. The bigger surprise is how high Deerhunter ended up (#3), that James Blake hit the top ten (#8), and how tightly Pitchfork has staked itself in Ariel Pink’s side (#9). All I can say is that the National done got disrespected. Here’s the top ten, and you can see the full list here.


    1. Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    2. LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

    3. Deerhunter: Halcyon Digest

    4. Big Boi: Sir Lucious Left Foot

    5. Beach House: Teen Dream

    6. Vampire Weekend: Contra

    7. Joanna Newsom: Have One On Me

    8. James Blake: CMYK, Bells Sketch, Klavierwerke EPs

    9. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Before Today

    10. Titus Andronicus: The Monitor