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Your Semi-Obligatory Friday Fun Link

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Pitchfork Media taps the top hundred albums of the '70s. I can't say the results are an exact match with my tastes -- there's too much Kraftwerkia and not nearly enough country -- but the list is surprisingly diverse and enjoyably eccentric, down to the you-gotta-be-kidding-me pick for number one. Besides, it's nice to know I'm not the only guy out there who likes Miles' much-maligned On the Corner.

While I'm at it, a few weeks ago CounterPunch asked a bunch of writers, myself among them, to name their favorite 25 albums released since 1950. To see everyone's picks, go here. (Note: While my choices are numbered, they're actually listed alphabetically by artist, not in order of preference.) For more thoughts on listmaking, see this piece from 2002.

[Via Gene Healy.]