I think my favorite movie this year was Submarine directed Richard Ayoade of the...– Toddrick Spalding—Sub Pop Records’ Top 10 of 2011, Friends of Sub Pop Edition [Honorary Unbest]
When Coop discovered the black circles inside the square packages lining our...– Scott Tennent—”Best Songs of His Year, Per My Small Child,” Pretty Goes with Pretty [Honorary Unbest]
As usual, I don’t feel at peace with my year-end list, because everything is in...– Kyle Ryan, The A.V. Club [Honorary Unbest]
The Softies - Winter Pageant (1997). Decided after all these years that this is...– David Greenwald—”Best of 2011: Vintage Discoveries / Heavy Rotation,” Rawkblog [Honorary Unbest]
But for me, Top Ten lists bring out the bratty anti-authoritarian, the...– Emily Nussbaum—”I Hate Top Ten Lists,” The New Yorker A sympathizer in TV land. [Honorary Unbest]
Maybe it’s just that I’ve spent the past year doing the vast majority of my...– Nitsuh Abebe, a grammar [Honorary Unbest]
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For two of the last three years, including this one, there has been at least one...– Grayson Currin, Pitchfork While Unbest is in collection-mode, let’s celebrate some kindred spirits in year-end-list frustration, starting with Grayson Currin’s celebration of Dust-to-Digital’s …I Listen to the Wind That Obliterates My Traces. More on the way. [Honorary...
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Tumblr tells me we have about 50 followers at this moment. Considering this whole idea was just a vague notion in the back of somebody’s head this time yesterday, we’re pretty pleased. If just half of y’all submit something, we’ll have an excellent first month to look forward to. Interested? Here’s how to submit! Feeling stumped? Here are some things that might...
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The problem Designating something as “the best” can be tricky, especially when it comes to music, which occupies such intensely personal space in our human lives—even among folks who deal with it professionally (or “professionally,” some/they might say). There’s a place in this world for best-of lists, of course—and a time, too. Usually that time is the end of the...