Houston Music

Houston Hipsters Weigh In On Pitchfork's "People's List"

This week Pitchfork released the results of its nearly year-long project, "The People's List", gauging which albums released from 1996 to 2011 were the most revered amongst it's audience. This wasn't made up from the brains of the Web site's writers and freelancers, it was made by the people.

They also broke down the results of their overall Top 200 list by demographic and city. No surprises that nationally Radiohead took the top two spots, followed by Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Strokes, Radiohead again, Wilco, Animal Collective, Kanye West and Sufjan Stevens.

Anyone doubting the reach of Radiohead in the '00s is in for a rude awakening. Get ready for aging hipsters listening to OK Computer in their retirement pods in 2075. Babies named Thom.

The list also broke down the demos for Houston (but not Dallas), the city that I love and that I would do anything for, you put three Radiohead albums in our Top 10, and loaded Arcade Fire's Funeral in the top slot. I would have put Neon Bible in there instead, but I guess that makes me the weird one.

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Craig Hlavaty
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