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January 8, 2010 9:50 AM   Subscribe

That is some awesome artwork.
posted by JauntyFedora at 10:09 AM on January 8, 2010

Very keen for the addition of original artwork, presented at decent scales.

Here's a list of lists: Discogs Lists, including the Pitchfork top 50 albums, which looks to cover a lot of the same territory.
posted by filthy light thief at 10:16 AM on January 8, 2010

The illustrations are consistently brilliant throughout.
posted by fire&wings at 10:17 AM on January 8, 2010

I love it. The only thing that could make it better is if they'd work in an MP3 link to a single like Hype Machine normally does. Some of these bands I'm not familiar with (please don't hate me).
posted by mccarty.tim at 10:29 AM on January 8, 2010

Most excellent. Thanks!
posted by mrgrimm at 10:35 AM on January 8, 2010

The original artwork is absolutely gorgeous.
posted by immlass at 10:40 AM on January 8, 2010

Thanks for posting.

Checks list to make sure none of my favorite artists are in the top ten...*phew*. Actually, I haven't heard too much from The XX but some of their work is quite good (and yes, that song was also in the list of top streamed songs on the Hype Machine - drat).

filthy light thief, I hadn't seen that list of lists from Discogs. Very nice. Interesting that though they included the superb lists from Fact Magazine of the top albums of 2009 and the top albums of the decade, they don't include Fact's list of the top tracks of 2009, which is what I usually head for first these days. Who listens to albums anymore? <>

Now can we pick apart Pitchfork's choices for a while? That's always fun.
posted by viborg at 11:27 AM on January 8, 2010

Hmm...didn't like my /flamebait tag. Or whatever you call it.
posted by viborg at 11:29 AM on January 8, 2010

They have the xx but not jj, the double lowercase group from 2009 that I prefer. Totally disappointed. Think of the possibilities!
posted by palidor at 11:47 AM on January 8, 2010

I love hype machine. It's a gold mine for djs.
posted by empath at 12:12 PM on January 8, 2010

This list is way more endearing than most of these things. It actually makes me want to check out the stuff I haven't heard, which shouldn't feel like such a unique response to a top whatever list.
posted by Corduroy at 12:12 PM on January 8, 2010

I've found the Rough Trade albums of the year list to be excellent (and it gives the Low Anthem the high rating they deserve). The Guardian's list is good too (Spotify users, here's a link).
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:20 PM on January 8, 2010

(a) What the hell do #s 40 and 34 say?
(b) No Lady GaGa? Because (barring Michael Jackson) I refuse to believe that any musical act was more anythinged about last year than her.
posted by kittyprecious at 12:20 PM on January 8, 2010

Oh, and I enjoyed the artwork too: thanks for posting.
posted by Infinite Jest at 12:21 PM on January 8, 2010

kittyprecious: 40 is Yeasayer, and 34 is Beach House.
posted by revfitz at 1:19 PM on January 8, 2010

kittyprecious said what I was wondering. No Gaga? I refuse to believe she's purely this popular juggernaut on Metafilter, a collective hallucination brought on by too many plates of beans and not enough general popstar gossip deemed FTP worthy....
posted by Windigo at 4:29 PM on January 8, 2010

Hypemachine doesn't track mentions, they track mp3s that have been posted. I'm gonna guess that not many people shared Gaga tracks, or if they did, they were asked to be taken down a lot.
posted by empath at 6:06 PM on January 8, 2010

I want my stylistic sketches of Lady Gaga though! HURF DURF RIAA SUCKS
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:41 PM on January 8, 2010

The artwork's awesome. Also awesome is that the Hypemachine albums list has crowdsourced photos, too -- they're all Creative Commons-licensed images from Flickr.
posted by mendel at 8:54 PM on January 8, 2010

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