Best of Best

自分の好きな音楽だけを聞くこともいいけれど、少し自分の音楽世界を広めてみたいと思ったとき、あるいは、「アルバム」と呼ばれる芸術作品群を探検してみたいと思ったとき、問題はあまりにたくさんの名盤があるということだと思う。その冒険の導きの糸になるのがたとえば、各雑誌やサイトが選んでいる各年代のベストだったりする。というわけで、Pitchforkが選んだ各年代ベスト10をここに挙げておく。このリストは信頼できると思う。70年代のは野心的だけど、正当なものだとも言える。これを手がかりに、それぞれの時代に特徴的な試みや、ロックというかポピュラーミュージックの発展の歴史を追ってみてほしい。

Pitchfork Select Best of Best

2000s'

01. Radiohead, Kid A [Capitol; 2000]

02. Arcade Fire, Funeral [Merge; 2004]

03. Daft Punk, Discovery [Virgin; 2001]

04. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [Nonesuch; 2002]

05. Jay-Z, The Blueprint [Roc-A-Fella; 2001]

06. Modest Mouse, The Moon & Antarctica [Epic; 2000]

07. The Strokes, Is This It [RCA; 2001]

08. Sigur Rós, Ágætis Byrjun [Smekkleysa; 2000]

09. Panda Bear, Person Pitch [Paw Tracks; 2007]

10. The Avalanches, Since I Left You [Modular/Interscope; 2000]


1990s'

01: Radiohead, OK Computer [Capitol; 1997]

02: My Bloody Valentine, Loveless [Creation; 1991]

03: The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin [Warner Bros; 1999]

04: Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea [Merge; 1998]

05: Pavement, Slanted & Enchanted [Matador; 1992]

06: Nirvana, Nevermind [DGC; 1991]

07: DJ Shadow, ...Endtroducing [Mo'Wax; 1996]

08: Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain [Matador; 1994]

09: Bonnie "Prince" Billy, I See a Darkness [Palace; 1999]

10: Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand [Scat; 1994]
 

1980s'

01: Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation [Blast First/Enigma; 1987]

02: Talking Heads, Remain in Light [Sire; 1980]

03: Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique [Capitol; 1989]

04: Pixies, Doolittle [4AD; 1989]

05: R.E.M., Murmur [IRS; 1983]

06: The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead [Sire; 1986]

07: Pixies, Surfer Rosa [4AD; 1988]

08: Tom Waits, Rain Dogs [Island; 1985]

09: Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back [Def Jam; 1988]

10: Joy Division, Closer [Factory; 1980]


1970s'


01: David Bowie, Low [RCA; 1977]

02: The Clash, London Calling [CBS; 1979]

03: Television, Marquee Moon [Elektra; 1977]

04: Sly & The Family Stone, There's a Riot Goin' On [Epic; 1971]

05: Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks [Columbia; 1975]

06: Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express [Capitol; 1977]

07: Led Zeppelin, IV, [Atlantic; 1971]

08: Gang of Four, Entertainment! [Warner Bros; 1979]

09: Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures [Factory; 1979]

10: Brian Eno, Another Green World [Island; 1975]

 

1950: 5

1960: 63

1970: 80

1980: 27

1990: 25

2000: 11

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