It’s become something of an end-of-year tradition to look at what’s probably our generation’s most representative end-of-year list — Pitchfork best songs of the year — and ponder what it says about its readership. After all, the music we’ve found ourselves listening to over the course of a year is a pretty good indication of where our heads have been at. And so, with the publication of this year’s list, it’s time once more to over-analyze the top 10 and see what it has to say about the year gone by.
10. Autre Ne Veut — “Play by Play”
We deal with our burgeoning anxiety disorders (and our increasingly dysfunctional love lives) by immersing ourselves in… ultra-emotive R&B, it appears.