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Posted at 2:56 PM ET, 12/21/2010

How did we do at predicting the Pitchfork top ten?

By Click Track

pitchfork top 10We got the top four right -- not in order, but close!

Pitchfork announced its best albums of 2010 list on Friday, ( i.e. 10,000 years ago in Internet time), so please pardon this late post-mort. But way back on Dec. 2, 2010 A.D., Click Track predicted which albums the influential music website would chose as the year's best. Here's how our crystal ball fared...

- Kanye West - “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Where we predicted it to land: #1.
Where it landed: #1.

- Deerhunter - “Halcyon Digest”
Where we predicted it to land: #2
Where it landed: #3

- Big Boi - “Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”
Where we predicted it to land: #2
Where it landed: #4

- LCD Soundsystem - “This Is Happening”
Where we predicted it to land: #4
Where it landed: #2

- Ariel Pink’s Haunted Grafitti - “Before Today”
Where we predicted it to land: #5
Where it landed: #9

- Joanna Newsom - “Have One On Me”
Where we predicted it to land: #6
Where it landed: #7

- Flying Lotus - “Cosmogramma”
Where we predicted it to land: #7
Where it landed: #14

- Beach House - “Teen Dream”
Where we predicted it to land: #8
Where it landed: #5

- Sleigh Bells - “Treats”
Where we predicted it to land: #9
Where it landed: #16

- How to Dress Well - “Love Remains”
Where we predicted it to land: #10
Where it landed: #19

- Albums we didn't predict to make the top ten: Titus Andronicus, "The Monitor" (#10), James Blake, "The Bells Sketch EP / CMYK EP / Klavierwerke EP" (#8), Vampire Weekend, "Contra" (#6).

By Click Track  | December 21, 2010; 2:56 PM ET
Categories:  Riffs  | Tags:  Big Boi, Deerhunter, James Blake, Joanna Newsom, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Pitchfork, Sleigh Bells, Titus Andronicus, Vampire Weekend  
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