Exclusive Early Look At Pitchfork’s Best of 2012 List

Every year, the tastemakers at the popular music website, Pitchfork, grace the Internet with their much-anticipated Top 50 Albums Of The Year list. This year, we were lucky enough to get an exclusive early look at their list for 2012:

  1. "A Very Kreayshawn Christmas"
  2. SIRI responding to existential questions
  3. NYC Police Scanner - August 21, 2012, 10:53 p.m. - 11:48 p.m.
  4. Neil Young’s autobiography’s book proposal
  5. "Animal Collective Reads The New Yorker in Pig Latin” (Remixed by Steve Aoki)
  6. M.I.A.’s DVD commentary of The Wire, season 2
  7. The creaking pipes in a Pitchfork writer’s studio apartment
  8. "Forrest Gump: Original Movie Soundtrack" reissue
  9. A five-year-old’s school play about the four food groups
  10. Joy Division - ironic shirt (Japanese import)
  11. Phil Collins’ remastered colonoscopy results
  12. Dudes Who “Went to School” At Rhode Island School of Design  - Laughing Blowfish 7”
  13. Cat Power - “Farts on a Piano”
  14. Lou Reed & Limp Bizkit - “Hip Hop Banana”
  15. Crazy guy with a spoon - complete discography
  16. R. Kelly - “Goodnight Moon” (audiobook)
  17. Diplo’s “Selected Voicemails” (Asian Chicks Edition)
  18. A hammer
  19. "Hip Hop for White People: Volume 3"
  20. Busker on the Nassau Ave G stop (Queens Plaza bound side)
  21. Photoshopped nudes of Lana Del Ray
  22. Half a cigarette found on the floor of LCD Soundsystem’s last show
  23. A metal album
  24. Lena Dunham’s cupcake farts
  25. "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 2: Official Movie Soundtrack"
  26. An 8” x 10” photo of Jeff Magnum
  27. Beck ordering pizza through the Bane voice changer app
  28. The Bruno Mars episode of SNL 
  29. Valencia (Instagram filter)
  30. DJ Hurricane Sandy - Remix
  31. Stephen Malkmus’ laundry bill
  32. "The History of Netflix" (VHS)
  33. Skrillex’s fax transmissions album
  35. Bruce Springsteen - “A Concert to Benefit White People” Live DVD
  36. Wes Anderson messing around with a thumb piano at Pier 1
  37. The Occupy Wall Street Drum Circle Band
  38. Big Boi - grocery list
  39. Pitchfork’s Various Nautical-Themed Artists Playlist featuring Best Coast, Beach House, Wavves, Frank Ocean
  40. The scene in “Blue Valentine” where Ryan Gosling plays a ukelele
  41. Grizzly Bear
  42. A grizzly bear
  43. Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein making shadowpuppets that look like Sonic Youth for 30 minutes
  44. Pitchfork.com - “Best of 2009” list
  45. The Weeknd, MGMT, Dntel - “Vwls Are Cmplt Bllsht”
  46. Bone Iver - Bon Iver’s “Blood Bank EP” as reinterpreted by canines
  47. Pitchfork.com - “Best of 2017” list
  48. PJ Harvey - sex tape
  49. M83 - Like, the album with all the lasers on it and stuff and it sounds like an album full of laser music, that one.
  50. One Direction - “Take Me Home” (cassette)

Honorable mentions:

  • Boat shoes
  • "How To Listen To (And Review Positively!) Black Metal: A Beginner’s Guide" (audiobook)
  • "Mom-bahton Massive: Moombahton Lullabies for Infants"


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