DECADE END LISTS BY BLOG

what do Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Stereogum have in common? A lot.

DECADE END LISTS BY BLOG

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SMACK MEDIA

12/28/2019 12:03 PM

Happy New Year everyone. We’re coming down to the last four days of the decade. Naturally we, the people at SMACK, have compiled a spread of what everyone in the blogosphere thought were the definitive albums and songs of the 2010’s. Sadly, some major music and culture publications (FACT, The Fader, Complex) have decided not to run features on their best picks of the decade. For what we could pull, there’s a decent amount of crossover here, but also a great representation of what each individual zine, decided to champion in the 2010’s: DIY, capturing the zeitgeist, or seemingly straight up numbers to name a few. We hope you find some jams here, some debate and maybe even a dope blog to take you through the 2020’s.





ALBUMS:


10. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

9. D’angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah

8. Robyn - Body Talk

7. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

6. Solange - A Seat at the Table

5. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...

4. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

3. Beyoncé - Beyoncé

2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

1. Frank Ocean - Blonde


SONGS:


10. Lil Uzi Vert - “XO Tour Llife3”

9. Lana Del Rey - “Video Games”

8. Solange - “Cranes in the Sky”

7. Mitski - “Your Best American Girl”

6. Azealia Banks - “212”

5. Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”

4. Beyonce - “Formation”

3. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”

2. Grimes - “Oblivion”

1. Kendrick Lamar - “Alright”



ALBUMS:


10. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

9. Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel

8. Adele - 21

7. Lorde - Melodrama

6. Drake - Take Care

5. David Bowie - Blackstar

4. Taylor Swift - Red

3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

2. Beyonce - Lemonade

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


SONGS:

10. Drake - “Hotline Bling”

9. Cardi B (feat. Bad Bunny and J Balvin) - “I Like It”

8. Kacey Musgraves - “Follow Your Arrow”

7. Ariana Grande - “Thank U, Next”

6. Kanye West - “Runaway”

5. Taylor Swift - “All Too Well”

4. Beyonce - “Formation”

3. Adele - “Rolling in the Deep”

2. Kendrick Lamar - “Alright”

1. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”




ALBUMS:


10. Lana Del Rey - Born to Die

9. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

8. Grimes - Visions

7. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

6. The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It

5. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid m.A.A.d. City

4. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

3. Kanye West - Yeezus

2. Lorde - Melodrama

1. Arctic Monkeys - AM


SONGS:


10. Kendrick Lamar - “Swimming Pools (Drank)”

9. M.I.A. - “Bad Girls”

8. Frank Ocean - “Pyramids”

7. Daft Punk - “Get Lucky”

6. Kanye West - “Power”

5. Arctic Monkeys - “Do I Wanna Know”

4. The 1975 - “Love It If We Made It”

3. Lana Del Rey - “Video Games”

2. Lorde - “Green Light”

1. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”





ALBUMS:


10. Burial - Rival Dealer

9. D’angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah

8. Chromatics - Kill For Love

7. Grouper A|A

6. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell

5. Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

4. Jai Paul - Leak 04-13 (Bait Ones)

3. Beach House - Teen Dream

2. Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me

1. Grimes - Visions


SONGS:


10. Grimes - “REALiTi (demo)”

9. Burial - “Come Down To Us”

8. Sophie - “Bipp”

7. Beach House - “10 Mile Stereo”

6. Lana Del Rey - “Mariners Apartment Complex”

5. Helena Deland - “Baby”

4. Ariel Pink - “Round and Round”

3. Grouper - “Headache”

2. Joanna Newsom - “Baby Birch”

1. Grimes - “Oblivion”




ALBUMS:


10. Taylor Swift - Red

9. Carly Rae Jepsen -E•MO•TION

8. Sky Ferreira – Night Time, My Time

7. Beyonce - Beyonce

6. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

5. Frank Ocean – Blonde

4. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

3. Grimes - Art Angels

2. Kanye West - Yeezus

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

SONGS:


10. Lorde - “Green Light”

9. Ariana Grande - “No Tears Left To Cry”

8. Beyonce - “Formation”

7. Kanye West - “Black Skinhead”

6. Mitski - “Your Best American Girl”

5. Rihanna - “We Found Love (Feat. Calvin Harris)”

4. M.I.A. - “Bad Girls”

3. Kendrick Lamar - “Alright”

2. Grimes - “Oblivion”

1. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”





ALBUMS:


10. Mitski - Be the Cowboy

9. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

8. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d.City

7. Robyn - Body Talk

6. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

5. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City

4. Lorde - Melodrama

3. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

1. Beyonce - Lemonade


SONGS:


10. St. Vincent - “Cruel”

9. LCD Soundsystem - “Dance Yrsef Clean”

8. Adele - “Rolling in the Deep”

7. Vampire Weekend - “Diane Young”

6. Kanye West - “Power”

5. M83 - “Midnight City”

4. Lorde - “Royals”

3. Beyonce - “Formation”

2. Kendrick Lamar - “DNA.”

1. Robyn - “Dancing on My Own”




ALBUMS:


10. SZA - Ctrl

9. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour

8. Carly Rae Jepsen - Emotion

7. Frank Ocean - Blonde

6. Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

4. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

3. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

2. Beyonce - Lemonade

1. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly


SONGS:


10. Angel Olsen - “Shut Up Kiss Me”

9. Frank Ocean - “Thinkin Bout You”

8. Sharon Van Etten - “Seventeen”

7. Phoebe Bridgers - “Motion Sickness”

6. Alvvays - “Archie, Marry Me”

5. Kendrick Lamar - “Alright”

4. Mitski - “Your Best American Girl”

3. Beyonce - “Formation”

2. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”

1. LCD Soundsystem - “Dance Yrself Clean”




ALBUMS:


10. Kanye West - Yeezus

9. Frank Ocean - Blonde

8. Tame Impala - Lonerism

7. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

6. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid m.A.A.d. City

5. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange

4. Disclosure - Settle

3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

2. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

1. Death Grips - The Money Store


SONGS:


10. Drake - “Worst Behaviour”

9. Arcade Fire - “The Suburbs”

8. Kanye West - “Runaway”

7. Tame Impala - “Apocalypse Dreams”

6. Kendrick Lamar - “m.A.A.d. City”

5. Beyonce - “Countdown”

4. Frank Ocean - “Pyramids”

3. Kanye West - “New Slaves”

2. Robyn - “Dancing On My Own”

1. Azealia Banks - “212”