From Pitchfork’s “The 50 Best Albums of 2008”, December 19, 2008:
From the iTunes Music Store’s splash page, January 19, 2008:
Granted, they played SNL this weekend, but still. When it takes all of a month for an album to go from the top of a Pitchfork best-of to the top of the iTunes charts, it’s pretty clear that there’s no marked difference between common and elite tastes.
P.S. Okay, the universe is just mocking me now:
Andrew Bird, a Bon Iver EP, and Animal freakin’ Collective. What. The Hell.