Show Your Hatred of Dubstep & Afropop Indie with the Pitchfork 2009 Reader Polls

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It seems like you couldn't peruse a list of new albums in 2009 without some damn dubstep/grime album amongst the entries
​Those talented/opinionated individuals over at Pitchfork have released their 2009 Readers Poll with plenty of lists, albums, and artists to vote on. It is pretty standard fare for any readers poll, and Pitchfork's version certainly reflects their biases as far as 2009 goes -- we get it, you love Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors. What makes Pitchfork's poll really fun, however, is the option to vote on what they have dubbed the "Trend That You Wish Would Go Away." One of the trends on that list is -- you guessed it -- "dubstep and its offshoots (wonky, funky, bassline)." Let me just say that I can complain to no end on this fine blog about annoying genres of music and the even more annoying fans they have, but Pitchfork has finally given my sarcastic, opinionated ass the option to vote on said genres. Oh the excitement! View the annoying trends category as well as the link to the poll itself after the jump.

The "contestants" of the "Trend You Wish Would Go Away" are as follows:

90s revivalism (No Age, Japandroids, Cymbals Eat Guitars)


Afropop indie (Dirty Projectors, Fool's Gold, Abe Vigoda)


Animal Collective acolytes (Blind Man's Colour, Our Brother the Native, USF)


Balearic (jj, John Talabot, Windsurf/Hatchback)


Chillwave/glo-fi (Washed Out, Neon Indian, Nite Jewel)


Dubstep and its offshoots (wonky, funky, bassline)


Post-Lily Allen UK pop (La Roux, Little Boots, Florence and the Machine)


Prim, buttoned-up indie (Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, St. Vincent)


Shitgaze/lo-fi aesthetics (Times New Viking, Wavves, Vivian Girls)


Want to cast your own vote? Head to the The Pitchfork 2009 Readers Poll and get voting.

Thanks to those fine folks at BrooklynVegan for bringing this to my attention.

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