If there’s a rebuttal to my argument that the list represents proto-Pitchforkism, it’s that The Dismemberment Plan’s “The City” only came in at number 64. Maybe that represents a loss of stature for the plan post-solo-Morrison, but I always got the sense that, along with Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem, The Dismemberment Plan held a place near and dear to the early Pitchfork aesthetic. Of course, I could be biased given that I still count Emergency & I as my favorite album of all time.
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