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December 2, 2020 at 5:37 pm #1203890611
This is the Alternative-Rock thread, not BNA.
In Alternative album, I could still easily see anyone winning outside of The Big Thief. While the women could split enough votes that Beck ends up being the victor. Fiona could end up winning nothing. Or she could sweep her three categories.December 2, 2020 at 10:01 am #1203889700
There is nothing “woke” about WAP. Thats almost offensive
Some definitely think it’s “woke”. As if tons of female rappers haven’t been making songs about their va-jay-jay’s for over a couple decades. I don’t mind the song. But it’s also not as fun and catchy as it could have been. It is the last big song of the year and last widely buzzed about song of the year. So, appearing on these lists shouldn’t be a surprise.December 2, 2020 at 9:54 am #1203889671
The Weeknd barely showing up in YE lists goes to show you he was severely overhyped. Who did he piss off? Or did people get fatigued by BL, that weird persona and his not so stellar album?
After Hours will likely end up at least in the top 25 aggregated list, which is solid. It wasn’t that widely of a critically acclaimed album to begin with, and it didn’t do that well in the mid-year lists. Its Grammy predictions barely had anything to do with critics. It perhaps has to thank getting snubbed as the biggest reason it’ll even be in the top 30.December 2, 2020 at 9:09 am #1203889531
Disappointed that Grae and It Is What It Is are not in the top 20, at least not yet.December 2, 2020 at 8:15 am #1203889327
Yeah, my theory that anything is gonna challenge ‘Fetch’ is already going flat. Even though Run the Jewels and Punisher are making a lot of top five’s, ‘Fetch’ is just getting too many one and two spots for anything to compete.
I don’t pay much attention to the song lists. That’s usually where publications try to please everyone. And the lists often seem random as hell. “Wap’s supremacy isn’t that surprising. It feels like the last song of the year that was genuinely big. And women rapping about sex and stuff, how progressive.December 1, 2020 at 8:43 pm #1203888723
The more I think about it the more I think The Weeknd will get a late surge from those Grammy snubs. Probably won’t be enough to get a spot in the top 10 (and maybe not top 20).December 1, 2020 at 12:51 pm #1203887705
I watched it last night. It’s pretty bad. From just a structural, pacing, dialogue standpoint it’s bad. It’s also visually flat. The actors certainly aren’t giving Razzie level performances. But you also don’t sense that they elevated the material. While damn near every scene hits you on the head, no subtlety to be found anywhere. I’ve seen worse Oscar bait. And perhaps critics are being especially harsh because of politics. But this is some middling TV movie from 15 years ago type shit.December 1, 2020 at 11:24 am #1203887471
Even with different writers, it’s kinda surprising to see Folklore not make Paste’s top 50. Multiple writers usually have a say so when it comes to those scores. And they did post that article defending Taylor from people saying she was cribbing the “indie sound”. Folklore is all over the place with these lists. It may end up 4-6. But top 3 is unlikely.
I’m not at all surprised Future Nostalgia is doing relatively well. I figured it’d at least be in the top ten. There really aren’t that many commercial pop options. And it did pretty well in the mid-year lists.December 1, 2020 at 10:26 am #1203887303
That number 1 from Complex may help After Hours with ending up in the top 25. But outside of more “urban” leaning sites, it’s still likely to struggle.December 1, 2020 at 9:29 am #1203887103
Run the Jewels has a slight chance at giving Fiona a run. It’s the obvious go-to hip-hop album for these lists. Don’t see it ending up number 1, mainly because it’ll likely be at the top of only a couple lists. But ‘Fetch’ may not end up being the far and away choice.December 1, 2020 at 9:15 am #1203887057
I think both sites will be slightly more selective this year. Neither site adds as many reviews as they used to. I’m thinking 100-120 lists will be counted for both. But there will still be some random inclusions and non-inclusions.December 1, 2020 at 9:06 am #1203887019
I figured there was no way around Fiona, Run the Jewels and Phoebe being 1, 2 and 3. I figured Folklore was gonna be in a battle to get a top five spot (though there’s still plenty of counted lists to go).
What’s Your Pleasure is underperforming. So is Set My Heart On Fire Immediately, but it’ll still likely land in the top 8.