I'm liking the sound of that. I'll do some research! Put me down for that, can I shoot to do it either July or late August? Becuase otherwise I'm away or back in school.
Some background info: 2009 was the year that the indie crowd really overshot the pop crowd in terms of critical consensus.
If you remember, the 2008 - 2009 nominees for AoTY were:
I Am ... Sasha Fierce
None truly great - in fact, most middling/mediocre, but all very successful.
None were represented in the 09 Pazz and Jop Poll. Five of the six albums of the year, critically, were:
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
and the winner, Merriweather Post Pavilion
First time the critical consensus has gone in such a fervently hip direction - very indie, very Brooklyn. It was a fascinating time, and I think it would make a fascinating rate. Especially since all five bands were release new material in the next year.
Ace, since you've been talking about wanting to do more Indie/Critically Acclaimed themed rates, I was wondering if maybe a Chillwave of 2011 rate would be a good idea? I guess it'd be Neon Indian/Washed Out/Toro Y Moi.
Also, I need to know if I can do the #1 singles of the 90s rate or is that just a bad idea?!