It’s not online yet, but we got our mitts on Blender magazine’s year-end list (alas, you’ll have to wait to find out who hit No. 1 in their fifth-annual ranking of the Top 50 Greatest Musical Negligee sOf All Time). In summary: The 1-2-3-4 albums list went to My Chemical Romance, Arctic Monkeys, Bob Dylan, and Justin Timberlake; while the singles honors went to Gnarls Barkley, T.I. (“What You Know”), JT again (“My Love”), and Nelly Furtado (“Promiscuous”)
THE GOOD: Some genuinely surprising picks, both in the singles list (Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Cheated Hearts,” No. 6; Big City Rock’s “All Of The Above,” No. 10) and on the albums list (Todd Snider, No. 14).
THE BAD: Weird Al’s “White And Nerdy” (No. 76) is far better than the Fray’s certifiably white n’ nerdy TV-credits staple “Over My Head (Cable Car).” And we’ll need a complete inspection of the entire Blender staff’s iTunes play-count clockers to believe anyone there really thinks the Beatles’ drivelly nostalgia-trip Love (no. 6) and the Killers’ barely listenable Sam’s Club (no. 25) deserved mentions.
THE WHAAA? Big City Rock whosit now??