The People’s List | My Pitchfork Picks

Pitchfork created “The People’s List” so that its readers could select or rank what they believed were the best records between 1996-2011. The set-up was pretty slick, with album covers to choose from, which you could then rank in your own personal list. If an album wasn’t there, you could write it in. The music site is set to compile all the lists (the ones that selected 20 or more albums) and post the results from August 22-24. Sorry, but the voting is closed since yesterday. But I thought I’d post a link to my personal list — a Top 30. For me, lists are meant to be fun. I listed albums, off the top of my head, that I thought were wonderful. Each has a different reason for being on the list. There might be a couple of records that are head-scratchers for you, and may lead you to think I have terrible taste. Or maybe I’m missing an album you love. I just thought I’d share. To be honest, if I was given a chance to choose again, I might have changed-out 10 or 20 records. But that’s the fun of it all. That’s part of the beauty of music. It’s nearly impossible to rank all the albums that have meant something to me over the last 15 years. But maybe in my list you’ll find a record worth trying out. And maybe it will end up meaning something to you too. — David D. Robbins Jr.

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4 thoughts on “The People’s List | My Pitchfork Picks

  1. Gladdened to see you’ve got EMA’s Past Life Martyred Saints on your list. What a powerful record. I saw her life this spring and her band (which includes her sister) was amazing and what they delivered live was IMHO even stronger than the album, a real amazing distinctive electric-electronic heavy folkrock sound. (I hope there are good recordings of that tour.) Apologies if I’ve told you all that before…

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