Posts Tagged ‘pitchfork’

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Data visualization for 2008 Pitchfork 100

February 13, 2009

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I am a sucker for data visualizations. So it’ll come as no surprise, therefore, that I was all over very small array‘s pair of information graphics  of Pitchfork’s “The 100 Best Tracks of 2008.” Like all good visualizations, it makes you think about the data, like the fact that songs with male lead vocals outnumber those with female lead vocals 2:1.

Links: Part 1, Part 2

MP3: Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire [buy]

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Free Pitchfork Fest downloads at eMusic

July 2, 2008

Probably the single biggest contributor to having a good time at a live performance is familiarity with the music. The Pitchfork Music Festival grasps this point – as it has for the last couple of years, they’ve teamed up with eMusic to provide free downloads of songs by artists who’ll be performing. If you plan on attending, it’s a great way to familiarize yourself with the bands you may not know. And if you can’t make it, it’s a terrific way to get a taste of the always well-curated festival. Ignore the pissy comments – there are some great songs there. Try Mission of Burma‘s “Academy Fight Song,” Animal Collective‘s “Grass,” and Apple in Stereo‘s “Energy” for a start.

Pitchfork Music Festival downloads at eMusic

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Capturing the zeitgeist

January 11, 2008

Apparently, I’m not the only person who thinks that LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” is the defining song for the year.

Pitchfork’s Top 10 Singles of 2007.

Someone Great,” also off Sound of Silver, is at number 7.