Well, I’ve started working on my top 20 albums of the year list. I’ll be keeping you posted about how it works, and which albums are looking good. First, I’ll explain how I’ll make this list. First, I go though my iTunes library and make a list of all my my favorite albums of the year. Then, I listen to each of those albums, and weed out the list, crossing of some albums, and starring others. The starred albums are the ones I think might have a chance at the #1 spot. So, here’s my progress so far:
The first album I crossed out was Beck’s The Information. It’s a fine album and all, but just not top twenty material. Beck is slowly slipping, and (gasp!) falling into a niche. Both Guero and The Information have sounded dangerously like Odelay. Despite Odelay being a classic, I want to see Beck do something new and daring, as daring as Midnite Vultures and Sea Change. Until then, Beck is just a diversion, not a serious artist.
And what albums have been starred, you ask? Only two so far, Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury and The Knife’s Silent Shout. Despite hating to agree with Pitchfork, if it ended up coming down to those to albums, I think that Silent Shout would beat Hell Hath No Fury without blinking. That’s all for now, expect more later.