Thursday, January 17, 2008

The year that was

The results of the Idolator music poll are up here and my own ballot is there.

No big surprise: For albums, the top three is made up of LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A. and Radiohead. The music world may have splintered into a million shards, but consensual artists still exist. Of course, they are consensual among a very certain type of music lovers. One of the actual consensual albums of the year in terms of sheer sales shows up at no. 578: I seem to be the only one to vote for the High School Musical 2 soundtrack. Looks like HSM isn't even a perverse hipster pick—yet, as I'm ready to bet some of the songs will be karaoke staples in Williamsburg five years from now. On the other hand, Daughtry, the biggest-selling album of the year, did not get one single lousy vote.

Popular singles seem to be easier to love, with Rihanna's predictable triumph. As much as I adore a good hit, I can't stand this song for one simple reason: the way she sings the word umbrella. Rarely has a single word so irritated me.


mairead said...

As re: HSM2 I think actually you're probably awesomest. And as re: it and Williamsburg, maybe you and Lizzie are both right. High five.

Elisabeth Vincentelli said...

Thanks for pointing me toward Lizzie's queer reading of Zac's great moment in HSM2. It makes horrible sense.