On Pitchfork's List Mania and Fake History: How SEO is Hurting the "Most Trusted Voice in Music"

At a time where the idea of "fake news" has become a sobering reality, what does it mean when "the most most trusted voice in music" misrepresents history to fit its own branded narrative? Following the publication of Pitchfork's egregious "50 Best Ambient Albums of all time, I take stock of the website's history to interrogate its content strategy's effect on historical accuracy and the dangers of musical canonization.

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Zurkonic's Best Albums and Reissues of 2016

Alas! 2016 is dead and things will surely get better in 2017, right? And if the world turns upside down in the next months and we all find ourselves under the martial law of THX 1138 android police officers with orange rather than chrome faces, here are 31 fantastic albums written about for you to sink your teeth into. Additionally, I've decided to use this as a place to make up for my past sins of not writing down my year-end list and try to somehow document all of the albums that have tickled my fancy since 2013, which is kind of my personal year zero. So dig in, critique my writing, and most importantly, allow each of these albums to take you on an algorithmically-enhanced trip through the annals of good music. 

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