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Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” Tops List of 200 Greatest Albums Of The Last Decade

Plenty of blogs and publications are starting to release their best of the decade lists along with end of the year lists as we come to the end of the 2010s soon. While it’s nearly impossible to accurately narrow down all the albums of the last 10 years subjectively, there are some sites that use objective data to present lists as representative as you could get.

Discogs, a website of crowdsourced information about music, just put out their list of top 200 albums of the decade. The list was compiled using data from the site’s over 7 million users, their music collections and “want” lists.

On top reigns the 2013 Daft Punk album Random Access Memories, which beat out #2, David Bowie’s ★ (Blackstar), by a margin of 18%.

Most interesting about the list is that, separate from lists the past few years, the top 10 consists of mostly male-fronted rock acts like Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, and Arcade Fire. The same list in 2029 will likely feature mostly female pop and male hip hop acts. (Lana Del Rey and Kendrick Lamar also feature in the top 10.) How times have changed.

You can see the full list here. Listen to Random Access Memories from Daft Punk again below.

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German DJ Skee Mask Calls Out DJ Mag For "Incredibly Racist Top 100 White DJs Shit"

German DJ Skee Mask Calls Out DJ Mag For “Incredibly Racist Top 100 White DJs Shit”

DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list was revealed this past weekend, including a diverse range of producers including Peggy Gou, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Charlotte De Witte, Alison Wonderland, KSHMR, Deorro, Carta, and more. While it’s great to see so many different names on the list this year, German DJ SKEE MASK, who is white, and has never been on the Top 100, has called out the publication for its “incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit.”

The response came after DJ Mag reported on a new EP from SKEE MASK coming out on the label Ilian Tape.

“please don’t mention my name anymore until you quit this incredibly racist top 100 white djs shit…,” he wrote, “even if some stupid people voted instead of your staff you can’t be serious about this!!!!”

For reference, all of the DJs I mentioned in the first paragraph are either women or people of color. Not mentioned in the paragraph but still on the list are Carl Nunes, Diego Miranda, Alok, and Afrojack.

Calling a list racist that is governed by the votes people submit is seeing the problem but missing the target. Dance music, and indeed many areas of life, suffer from some degree of institutionalized racism. And

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