(Matt Sayles) View/Post Comments CLEVELAND, Ohio Pitchfork Media , aka the indie music blog to end all indie music blogs, released its list of “The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far” on Tuesday morning, crowning Kanye West the king of the 2010s. On Monday, the website, which covers everything from pop and hip-hop to indie-rock, folk and electronic music, offered up its top 200 tracks from 2010-2014 . The top-five looked like this: Grimes “Oblivion” Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti “Round and Round” Kanye West “Runaway” (featuring Pusha T) M83 “Midnight City” Kendrick Lamar “B****, Don’t Kill My Vibe.” Most people probably haven’t heard of Grimes or Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, and your familiarity with M83’s “Midnight City” may begin and end with a Victoria’s Secret commercial . Pitchfork’s list of the top 100 albums (2010-2014) is slightly more mainstream friendly: Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” Kendrick Lamar “good kid, m.A.A.d city” Deerhunter “Halcyon Digest” Vampire Weekend “Modern Vampires of the City” Tame Impala “Lonerism” Sun Kil Moon “Benji” Fiona Apple “The Idler Wheel…” Kanye West is obviously the big winner with two albums in the top-10, while artists like Drake, Beyonce, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and Daft Punk were also featured in the top-40. Personally, my top album from 2010-2014 would also be West’s “MBDTF.” However, most other individual lists would probably look nothing like Pitchfork’s. From a mainstream standpoint, top-selling albums like Adele’s “21,” Taylor Swift’s “Speak Now” and “Red,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” The Black Keys’ “El Camino” and Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” don’t rate high (or at all) over at Pitchfork.
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Kanye West and Paul McCartney team-up could be magic
McCartney’s best work with the Beatles and after the breakup has often resulted from boldly embracing new ideas well outside his comfort zone, from the wild psychedelic experimentation of the ’60s through the New Wave oddity that was the “Temporary Secretary” single to his electronic forays with the Fireman. And West is one of mainstream hip-hop’s edgiest producers. If they manage to play to each other’s strengths, which WOULD NOT mean McCartney rapping, it could be an awe-inspiring meeting of two very different minds. The story in the Post says they’re already in the studio working on songs that could develop into an album, including a song titled “Piss on My Grave.” OK, that title is probably trying a little harder Kim Kardashian sekstape watch online to be edgy than it should. Paul McCartney’s 30 best post-Beatles singles But they’ve just started. If McCartney just does what he does and lets West add the edges in the studio, this album could be as adventurous as anything McCartney’s done in ages.
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Mano himself revealed that the two are no longer working together via Twitter yesterday, saying, “gonna have a fun day blocking these kanye stans that are happy i don’t dj 4 him anymore,” but didn’t offer any explanations. In response, a member of the fan message board Kanye to The put together the video above, which shows repeated instances of missed cues, wrong song choices, and Kanye looking pretty ticked off while waiting for Mano to get his shit together. In fairness, that’s only handful of instances from over the past year, but this is also Kanye we’re talking about. Whatever the reason for the split, Mano doesn’t seem to be too happy about it. He spent the last 24 hours or so tweeting incessantly, alternately commenting on the Ferguson, Missouri situation, ranting against celebrity, and calling Kanye’s fans gay , writing, “lol a lot of niggas that wanna b ye boyfriend on here,” “a lot of u fans are low key gay and want more than a fan/relationship with the men they look up 2,” “guys with man crushes need 2 just accept their homosexuality,” and so on. Amidst all that, he also claimed that he doesn’t care about losing that job, saying , “i have a 6 figure co-pub deal with @WarnerChappell and u goofies asking me about my tour dj gig????
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The Post quotes sources saying that West and McCartney have been secretly working in the studio together on a number of tracks that “could develop into an album”including one number titled “Piss on My Grave” that’s apparently drawn the confusion of Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian. Kanye was at McCartney’s show in Los Angeles last week, too. His reps declined to comment to the Post, of course. Improbable? Maybe. Incredible?Obviously.