News Your List Is Bullshit: ‘Best of 2007’ Season Begins
posted by December 14 at 12:29 PMon
Rolling Stone just released their top 100 songs of the year, and to no surprise, it’s everything you’ve heard on the radio all year peppered with some insane bullshit and relatively few gems. Its like everything they release is purposely trying to reinforce to the world that there is no reason to take them seriously as music critics anymore. You honestly think that the new Britney single was better than anything off of In Ranbows? Jesus, Rolling Stone, fuck you.
I was surprised by their placement of “The Past Is a Grotesque Animal” by Of Montreal. Big ups to Grandy, he called out that song’s quality months ago. I’d have never guessed this would be the song Rolling Stone would put toward the top of their list in a vein attempt to try and appease hipsters. My money would have been on Animal Collective.
“Nah wad mee youuuu!”
Coming in at #21 is “Crank That” by Soulja Boy. I am torn by this. I still can’t decide if this song is the kind of “special” that you take to Vegas and count cards with, or the kind that you see on the bus holding two empty bottles of Diet Coke with pee all over his pants. Either put this song in the top five or call it the worst song of the year. There is no in-between.
I shouldn’t be that surprised, but for some reason this kills me: Rolling Stone actually heard the new Linkin Park, Kid Rock, and Nickleback songs and thought to put them on the list of best songs of the year. Jesus, Rolling Stone, fuck you. You know who wrote better songs than them? Everyone. One time, outside the sandwich shop, I heard this homeless guy making up a song on the spot about all the people walking by, like, “Long hair, brown coat, talking with her friend…” I would put that song on my list before I ever acknowledged that inane Nickleback bullshit about how being a rock star is hard.
There are some of my favorite songs of the year on the list. Down around the two third mark are two of my top 5: “Seahorse” by Devendra Banhart (also BSEd by JZ) and “Impossible Germany” by Wilco. #31 is my favorite ballad of the year, “Don’t Matter” by Akon. I love this song because it effortlessly transports me to the bedroom of a 16 year old high school dropout, sulking in her room after a big fight with her parents about her 27 year old meth peddling boyfriend that they want her to break up with. But she loves him. They are in love. As she cries and curses her parents, she is consoled by Akon’s, high, nasal poetry. “Nobody wanna see us together, but it don’t matter…” The theme song for young, stupid, misguided love everywhere. It’s beautiful.
A more compact listing can be found over at Idolator.