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    Y’all are confusion being good with being excellent. 21 is a good album, but again, there’s nothing interesting about it. Critics like albums that challenge their ears or that represent artistic evolution from an artist.

    I was specifying the users’ list only.

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    I think Q Magazine will release their best albums list on December. Based on November issue, it has been confirmed that Video Games was at #1 for the best songs of the decade.

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    Paste Magazine – Best Songs of the Decade

    https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2019/10/best-songs-of-the-2010s-1.html

    100. Miguel: “Adorn”
    99. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down: “Meticulous Bird”
    98. Clairo: “Bags”
    97. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin: “I Like It”
    96. Pusha T: “If You Know You Know”
    95. Yuck: “Get Away”
    94. Craig Finn: “God in Chicago”
    93. Noname: “Blaxpoitation”
    92. Vince Staples: “Norf Norf”
    91. Real Estate: “Darling”
    90. Hop Along: “Waitress”
    89. Drake: “Hotline Bling”
    88. Lonnie Holley: “I Woke Up in a Fucked-Up America”
    87. Boygenius: “Me & My Dog”
    86. Radiohead: “True Love Waits”
    85. Tegan and Sara: “Closer”
    84. Iceage: “The Lord’s Favorite”
    83. Moses Sumney: “Doomed”
    82. Rosalía: “MALAMENTE”
    81. Tom Waits: “Hell Broke Luce”
    80. Sky Ferreira: “I Blame Myself”
    79. Anderson .Paak: “The Bird”
    77. Wolf Alice: “Don’t Delete The Kisses”
    76. SZA: “Drew Barrymore”
    75. Big Thief: “Not”
    74. The War on Drugs: “Under The Pressure”
    73. Sylvan Esso: “Hey Mami”
    72. Japandroids: “The House That Heaven Built”
    71. Margo Price: “All American Made”
    70. Sleater-Kinney: “A New Wave”
    69. Waxahatchee: “Silver”
    68. Nicki Minaj: “Super Bass”
    67. A Tribe Called Quest: “We The People”
    66. Whitney: “No Woman”
    65. Camp Cope: “The Opener”
    64. Drake: “Passionfruit”
    63. Adele: “Rolling in the Deep”
    62. Maggie Rogers: “Alaska”
    61. Mannequin Pussy: “Drunk II”
    60. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug: “Havana”
    59. Parquet Courts: “Wide Awake”
    58. Future Islands: “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
    57. Brandi Carlile: “The Joke”
    56. The National: “Bloodbuzz Ohio”
    55. M.I.A.: “Bad Girls”
    54. Calvin Harris feat. Frank Ocean and Migos: “Slide”
    53. Hurray for the Riff Raff: “Pa’lante”
    52. Savages: “Adore”
    51. Katy Perry: “Teenage Dream”
    50. Soccer Mommy: “Your Dog”
    49. Leon Bridges: “River”
    48. James Blake: “The Wilhelm Scream”
    47. Sampha: “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano”
    46. Kendrick Lamar: “DNA”
    45. Tyler, The Creator: “Yonkers”
    44. FKA twigs: “Two Weeks”
    43. Grimes: “Oblivion”
    42. Sufjan Stevens: “Death With Dignity”
    41. Bon Iver: “Holocene”
    40. Janelle Monáe: “Make Me Feel”
    39. The Black Keys: “Everlasting Light”
    38. Japanese Breakfast: “Road Head”
    37. Alabama Shakes: “Hold On”
    36. Lorde: “Royals”
    35. Blood Orange: “Augustine”
    34. LCD Soundsystem: “Home”
    33. Lizzo: “Good As Hell”
    32. Fleet Foxes: “Helplessness Blues”
    31. Taylor Swift: “Blank Space”
    30. Chance the Rapper feat. Vic Mensa and Twista: “Cocoa Butter Kisses”
    29. Father John Misty: “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”
    28. M83: “Midnight City”
    27. Kacey Musgraves: “Merry Go ‘Round”
    26. Frank Ocean: “Self Control”
    25. Frightened Rabbit: “Swim Until You Can’t See Land”
    24. Arcade Fire: “The Suburbs”
    23. Childish Gambino: “This Is America”
    22. Carly Rae Jepsen: “Run Away With Me”
    21. Snail Mail: “Pristine”
    20. St. Vincent: “New York”
    19. Jason Isbell: “Cover Me Up”
    18. Kevin Morby: “City Music”
    17. Car Seat Headrest: “Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales”
    16. Beyoncé: “Love On Top”
    15. Vampire Weekend: “Hannah Hunt”
    14. Kanye West: “Runaway”
    13. Courtney Barnett: “Pedestrian At Best”
    12. Solange: “Cranes in the Sky”
    11. Lucy Dacus: “Night Shift”
    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. Beyoncé: “Formation”
    2. Robyn: “Dancing On My Own”
    1. LCD Soundsystem: “Dance Yrself Clean”

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    Y’all are confusion being good with being excellent. 21 is a good album, but again, there’s nothing interesting about it. Critics like albums that challenge their ears or that represent artistic evolution from an artist.

    21 shits all over any other album released this decade. The critics just don’t like it when someone is too big and popular for their reviews to remotely matter. So they can stay in their little bubble that no one cares about while 21 continues to be one of the best albums of all time and the best selling album of all time.

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    21 shits all over any other album released this decade.

    HUH ?

    #howrudeofme

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    21 shits all over any other album released this decade. The critics just don’t like it when someone is too big and popular for their reviews to remotely matter. So they can stay in their little bubble that no one cares about while 21 continues to be one of the best albums of all time and the best selling album of all time.

    Chile anyways

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    21 shits all over any other album released this decade. The critics just don’t like it when someone is too big and popular for their reviews to remotely matter. So they can stay in their little bubble that no one cares about while 21 continues to be one of the best albums of all time and the best selling album of all time.

    The meltdown already. It’s funny because people say they don’t give shit about critic lists but they are also the same people who fume the most in the thread. Chile a bit, it’s not that deep 😂

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    21 shits all over any other album released this decade. The critics just don’t like it when someone is too big and popular for their reviews to remotely matter. So they can stay in their little bubble that no one cares about while 21 continues to be one of the best albums of all time and the best selling album of all time.

    I actually agree with you for once. I don’t think 21 sh*ts over *all* albums this decade, but snubbing it from top 100 albums so consistently is glaring.

    And I disagree with another user who said 21 isn’t excellence. Of course it’s subjective but just because Adele does singer-songwriter soul music doesn’t mean she isn’t pushing envelopes. Her album is arguably of better quality lyrically and musically than at least some of the albums on these lists.

    Anyway, I don’t think 21 is omitted from these lists because of quality. The album is too big, popular and celebrated to warrant their attention, apparently.

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    it’s not wrong what you’re suggesting, but it’s not so much a technicality as it is a collective, potentially unconscious mindset amongst writers. musical journalism is at its core a form of consumer guide, why tell people to buy 21 when every other person on the planet has a copy

    This is a good way of thinking about it. I’m definitely taking these rankings as a grain of salt from now on. It’s less “Top Y Best Records of X Time Period,” but more of “A great collection of music you may or may not have missed this decade.”

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    I hope some people can purchase the November issue of Q Magazine and reveal the full list of the 82 songs of the decade. I can only trace three songs so far :

    • Bon Iver – “Holocene”
    • PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake”
    • Coldplay – “Paradise”

     

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    And these 50 albums have secured their places in the Top 100 best albums of the 2010s according to the staffs and members of Genius Community. The list will be revealed on early November.

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    Critics are finally realizing BTD is that bitch ! Huh .

    #howrudeofme

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