I can't get over this photo, via Gizmodo.
Pitchfork adds to their best of 2000's coverage with the top 200 albums of the 2000's, which they'll complete tomorrow. I must say, I'm a lot happier with this list than I am with their top 500 track list. There's not much missing. Good to see Wolf Parade, Fugazi and the Thermals. The Constantines is a bit of a surprise, and a sad reminder that they've sucked since Shine a Light. The same sort of feeling comes out of the Libertines as well. And I'm oh so happy that the Fiery Furnaces Blueberry Boat made it.
I think this list works for me because I really do think in albums. I have a hard time getting into just one song, so thinking in albums feels a bit more natural.
Anyway. It will be interesting to see the final 20 tomorrow and the Radiohead/Animal Collective love in that it will be.
Oh. One last note. I've long been a fan of the Transworld series of skateboard movies. They have a way of turning the sport into an art form. I finally tracked down the first movie Uno, from 1996. Oh my god. Comical. It looks like something a bunch of junior high kids would film over a weekend in 2009. There's some interesting stuff. A very young Geoff Rowley and Heath Kirchart stand out. Burnquist and Koston look pretty good and Muska is a bit of a clown. But other than that...jeezus...it's amateur hour. Which makes me wonder...where the hell has the progression come from? I understand what's gone on in mountain biking. The bikes have changed so much in the last few years that you wouldn't dream of doing things now on a bike that is 10 years old. But a skateboard? Not much has changed. It's bizarre to think that something can move so far just by each individual building a little bit on what the other guy did. Do you think that's what the Renaissance was about? Dude's bustin' out crazy paintings because their neighbour used a sweet shade of green a week or so back?