Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pitchfork Best New Music of 2010 (and 2003)

 Joanna Newsom look at the day she will enter the Spotify world...

Pitchfork's Best New Albums page is a useful archive of the best reviewed new albums by the webzine. The archive goes back to 2002. Here you find a spotiplaylist of the best music of the first half of 2010 and - bonus - one that will help you to see if you missed something great in 2002/2003. Three songs each album: just to taste the records. I will update it on a monthly basis. If you want more frequent updates, take a look at this other blog: Pitchify. They're doing a great job, posting Spotify links for every new (and well reviewed) album.

The Playlists

Pitchfork Best Music of 2010
(72 tracks, 24 albums out of 33, 72,72%, about 5 hours)

Featuring three songs each from:
Contra (Vampire Weekend), Heartland (Owen Pallett), Astro Coast (Surfer Blood), There Is Love in You (Four Tet), Teen Dream (Beach House), IRM (Charlotte Gainsbourg), One Life Stand (Hot Chip), I'm New Here (Gil Scott-Heron), Gorilla Manor (Local Natives), Black Noise (Pantha du Prince), Sisterworld (Liars), Plastic Beach (Gorillaz), The Monitor (Titus Andronicus), Fang Island (Fang Island), The Wild Hunt (The Tallest Man on Earth), Swim (Caribou), Subiza (Delorean), Crystal Castles II (Crystal Castles), Forgiveness Rock Record (Broken Social Scene), High Violet (The National), Treats (Sleigh Bells), This Is Happening (LCD Soundsystem), CMYK EP (James Blake), Gemini (Wild Nothing). 

Have One On Me (Joanna Newsom), A Sufi and a Killer (Gonjasufi), Big Echo (The Morning Benders), Clinging To a Scheme (The Radio Dept.), Cosmogramma (Flying Lotus), Nothing Hurts (Male Bonding), The ArchAndroid (Janelle Monae), Innerspeaker (Tame Impala), Body Talk Pt.1 (Robyn)

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0182)

Pitchfork Best Music of 2003
(87 tracks, 29 albums out of 54, 53,70%, about 6 hours)

Featuring three songs each from:
No P. or D. (Ms. John Soda), Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home (Angels of Light), Hearts of Oak (Ted Leo and the Pharmacists), Make It Pop (Giddy Motors), You Are Free (Cat Power), Beauty Party (The Majesticons), Wonderful Rainbow (Lightning Bolt), Englaborn (Johann Johannsson), The Magnolia Electric Co. (Songs: Ohia), Burn, Piano Island, Burn (Blood Brothers), Apple O' (Deerhoof), Let's Get Serious (Panthers), Rounds (Four Tet), Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (M83), Ether Teeth (Fog), Sumday (Grandaddy), Hail To the Thief (Radiohead), Cedars (Clearlake), Oaklandazulasylum (Why?), Boy in da Corner (Dizzee Rascal), Greetings From Michigan, The Great Lake State (Sufjan Stevens), Echoes (The Rapture), It Still Moves (My Morning Jacket), Ode To Joy (The Deadly Snakes), UFO (Need New Body), The Meadowlands (The Wrens), The Lemon of Pink (The Books), Kish Kash (Basement Jaxx), Berlinette (Ellen Allien). 

S.T.R.E.E.T.D.A.D. (Out Hud), Mount Eerie (The Microphones), You Forgot It In People (Broken Social Scene), Do You Party? (The Soft Pink Truth), 6 (Supersilent), A Promise (Xiu Xiu), Castaways and Cutouts (The Decemberists), Up In Flames (Manitoba), Guitar Romantic (The Exploding Hears), Headdress (Sunburned Hand of the Man), One Word Extinguisher (Prefuse 73), Wetheads Come Running (Single Frame), Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story) (!!!), Young Liars EP (TV on the Radio), Shine a Light (Constantines), Neu (Polysics), Her Majesty the Decemberists (The Decemberists), Vaudeville Villain (Viktor Vaughn), Spring (Cyann & Ben), Hope (Non-Prophets), Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins), I Am the Fun Blame Monster (Menomena), Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? (The Unicorns), The Black Album (Jay-Z), Afro Finger and Gel (Mu).

Listen to it on Spotify: HTTP Link, URI. (SR0183)


  1. Also, Pitchfork 'Best New Music' playlist (full albums):

  2. The importance of being Pitchfork. :o)

  3. Thanks for mentioning Love your blog, keep up the good work!