Here's why I don't care for Pitchfork....they pick B.O.B. as the best song of the decade when many would probably pick another song by the same band (Hey Ya). It just seems intentionally snarky. It would be like having a list of the best Orson Welles movies and putting Touch Of Evil as number one.
Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don't know. Frankly, we don't want to know. It's a market we can do without.
Wow, that is actually awesome. I think BOB is a great song, and I have no problems with it at number 1. I do have a problem with the overrated "Maps" in at 6, but at least I knew that was coming. I didn't see Bombs Over Baghdad getting much love.
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Well they DID rate "B.O.B." and "Hey Ya" #1 AND #2 in the top 100 of 2000-2004 list, so it's hard to be too surprised by this.
I for one prefer "B.O.B."...perhaps because of how almost-unforgettably overplayed "Hey Ya" was a few years go. While a great song, sometimes it felt you couldn't get away from it. "B.O.B." was allowed to age gracefully and gave you some space.
I love "B.O.B.". Easily my favorite Outkast song. But, while Stankonia was released in 2000, there is something odd about the best song of the decade declaring the year to be "one nine nine nine" three lines into the song.
I remember seeing London Calling in a bargain bin many many years ago. The cool punk behind the counter saw this kid examining it and said "you should get it man ... it's one of the best albums I've ever heard.