Elastic Resonance does the 2008 Pitchfork Readers Poll

December 2, 2008

nerdbound denies this, but he’s basically a huge Pitchfork whore.  Oh, don’t worry, he doesn’t read the reviews — nothing that horrific.  But he checks their Best New Music section religiously and listens to everything they jam down his throat.  Just like a whore.  Except that whores typically favor a different sense for things jammed down their throats.

So when it came time for the 2008 Pitchfork Readers Poll, what choice did we have but to throw in our meager opinions to be swallowed by this communal pool of trenchant hipster wisdom?  Enjoy this capsule look at our general opinion of 2008, and expect a full list of the year’s top albums and underrated releases closer towards the end of the year.

Favorite Albums

nerdbound

  1. Deerhunter – Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
  2. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
  3. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes / Sun Giant
  4. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
  5. NOMO – Ghost Rock

ninjajabberwocky

  1. Cut Copy – In Ghost Colours
  2. Deerhunter – Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
  3. TV on the Radio – Dear Science
  4. Air France – No Way Down
  5. Apollo Sunshine – Shall Noise Upon


Favorite Songs

nerdbound

  1. Deerhunter – “Nothing Ever Happened”
  2. TV on the Radio – “Golden Age”
  3. Gang Gang Dance – “Saint Dymphna”
  4. Cut Copy – “Lights and Music”
  5. Kanye West – “Love Lockdown”

ninjajabberwocky

  1. TV on the Radio – “Golden Age”
  2. Deerhunter – “Nothing Ever Happened”
  3. Cut Copy – “Lights and Music”
  4. Weezer – “Pork and Beans”
  5. Air France – “Collapsing at Your Doorstep”

Favorite Live Act

nerdbound: Deerhunter

ninjajabberwocky: Boris

Best New Artist

nerdbound & ninjajabberwocky: Fleet Foxes

Most Overrated Album

nerdbound & ninjajabberwocky: MGMT – Oracular Spectacular

Underrated Album

nerdbound: Plants and Animals – Parc Avenue

ninjajabberwocky: The Dø – A Mouthful

Favorite Reunited Act

nerdbound & ninjajabberwocky: My Bloody Valentine

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