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    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/64924309.html

    Interesting choices! 

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    Richard LeBeau
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    Decent list.  

    A couple minor issues:
    – I like that Britney charted so high (#3 “Til the World Ends”) but I think that “I Wanna Go” was a superior track.
    – I think “Countdown” was way too high (it shouldn’t have even been on the list)
    – I know Adele appears at #1 (with “Rolling in the Deep”) and #29 (with “Rumour Has It”) but “Someone Like You” deserves to be somewhere.  It’s my #1 for the year.  

     

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    Pieman1994
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    I’m actually pleasantly surprised at The Decemberists’ high entry! Interesting Fleet Foxes pick. I would have picked “Grown Ocean,” but I can’t really complain. Solid enough list.

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    Daniel B.
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    I always enjoy Rolling Stone magazine’s year-end lists. There are usually a lot of titles I haven’t heard, but when I give them a listen, I quite enjoy them.

    I am surprised “Pumped Up Kicks” didn’t make the top ten though. That would be my #1 pick of the year.

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    Decent list.  

    A couple minor issues:
    – I like that Britney charted so high (#3 “Til the World Ends”) but I think that “I Wanna Go” was a superior track.
    – I think “Countdown” was way too high (it shouldn’t have even been on the list)
    – I know Adele appears at #1 (with “Rolling in the Deep”) and #29 (with “Rumour Has It”) but “Someone Like You” deserves to be somewhere.  It’s my #1 for the year.  

     

    I think critics seem to prefer Till the World Ends, and they seem to not care for “Someone Like You,” which is not surprising. It’s such a sentimental audience favorite, but I can see why critics would turn their nose up. It’s the “I Will Always Love You”/”We Belong Together” factor. It’s just not very edgy.

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    DrJustice
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    #377586

    Was music this year really that bad?

    It’s probably one of the worst end-of-year songs list I’ve seen….well, maybe ever.

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    If they were going to select a Beyonce song, Party or 1+1 should have made it.

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    “Someone Like You” has made several year-end lists and Pitchfork (you can’t get more edgier than that site) was one of the first sites to pimp “Someone Like You.” So, it’s just a matter of which Adele’s songs make the lists. They can’t included all of them. SLY is definitely a critical favorite.

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    ^ Oh, I based that on the fact that I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere in the year-end lists. Which ones did it make?

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    Off the top of my head, Q Magazine and Amazon, and it was up against mainly indie/alternative music favorites on their lists. There are some others that slipped my mind, and I’m confident it will make a few more as more lists roll in due to the critical love it received early on.

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    The Edge of Glory is the only GaGa song that deserves to be on that list. Rolling Stone has lost its credibility in recent years anyways. Im looking forward to the other year end lists.

    FYC: Taylor Swift
    AOTY: folklore
    ROTY: exile feat. Bon Iver
    SOTY: cardigan
    Pop Solo: cardigan
    PD/G: exile feat. Bon Iver
    PVA: folklore
    Country Solo: betty
    Country Song: betty
    American Roots Performance: seven
    American Roots Song: seven
    Rock Performance: august
    Rock Song: august
    Traditional R&B: False God
    R&B Song: False God
    Song Visual Media: Only The Young
    Song Visual Media: Beautiful Ghosts
    Music Film: Miss Americana
    Music Video: The Man

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    I usually say “to each his own” with people’s list, but I have to say, I’m shocked at how mainstream that top 10 list. Britney, Gaga, and Beyonce are all in the top 10. Wow. Not that it’s undeserved, but just very surprising. Oh, and “Rolling In The Deep” was released in 2010. Sorry Rolling Stone. That’s why it’s not on my list, and it shouldn’t be on yours.

    Has Miranda Lambert released “Mama’s Broken Heart” as her second single? I must have missed that. 

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