This week, Pitchfork shared lists featuring the best albums and tracks of the decade so far. We asked Pitchfork writers and editors to share a favorite song and album that didn't make the list, along with a music highlight and their personal Top 10s or 20s. Check back for more installments of My Decade in Music So Far.
Metz: Metz [Sub Pop]
But we just got a Drive Like Jehu reunion announcement yesterday, so all in all, it's been a good week for cantankerous art-punk.
Thee Silver Mount Zion Memorial Orchestra: "Austerity Blues" [Constellation]
In the future, everyone is supposed to be famous for 15 minutes, but Thee Silver Mount Zion ensure their immortality in a lean 14:18.
Musical Highlight of the Last Five Years: Digitizing and offloading my entire CD collection, thereby sparing me the hassle of schlepping at least 20 boxes in my most recent move.
Favorite Albums of 2010-2014:
- Destroyer: Kaputt
- Swans: The Seer
- Japandroids: Celebration Rock
- The Knife: Shaking the Habitual
- Swans: To Be Kind
- LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening
- Kanye West: Yeezus
- Ty Segall Band: Slaughterhouse
- Sun Kil Moon: Benji
- Caribou: Swim
- Fuck Buttons: Slow Focus
- Metz: Metz
- Tame Impala: Lonerism
- Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
- Frank Ocean: Channel Orange
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
- The Men: Open Your Heart
- Blood Orange: Cupid Deluxe
- Grinderman: Grinderman 2
- The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream
Favorite Tracks of 2010-2014:
- Cass McCombs: "County Line"
- Bat For Lashes: "Laura"
- Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: "Round and Round"
- Grimes: "Oblivion"
- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: "Higgs Boson Blues"
- The Knife: "Full of Fire"
- Kanye West: "New Slaves"
- Savages: "Husbands"
- Caribou: "Odessa"
- Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra: "Austerity Blues"
- Azealia Banks: "212"
- LCD Soundsystem: "Home"
- Japandroids: "The House That Heaven Built"
- Lana Del Rey: "Video Games"
- Sky Ferreira: "Everything Is Embarrassing"
- Robyn: "Dancing on My Own"
- Rhye: "The Fall"
- Kanye West: "Runaway" [ft. Pusha T]
- Deerhunter: "Desire Lines"
- Sleigh Bells: "Rill Rill"