Stereotyping You By Your Favorite Album of 2010


In the thick of prime Best of 2010 season, people are getting pretty vocal about their favorite music of the year — not to mention what they think about other people’s favorites. Things tend to get heated, name-calling sometimes ensues, and Twitter becomes a veritable battleground. Here at Flavorpill, we’re also serious about the music we love, but we’re also kind of sick of the yearly death match over whose #1 is truly #1. So, to keep things lighthearted, we’re stereotyping you by your favorite album of 2010. Don’t worry — ours is on there, too, and the stereotype totally fits.

MGMT, Congratulations People who get the joke five minutes later, once you’ve moved on to a new topic.

The Arcade Fire, The Suburbs That friend who suddenly started liking Bruce Springsteen after years of indie snobbery.

Kid Cudi, Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager Hip-hop heads who are hiding a nerdy past.

Big Boi, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty Guys whose moms used to wash their mouths out with soap for cursing.

M.I.A., Maya People who won’t stop telling you shit you already know about WikiLeaks.

Titus Andronicus, The Monitor That dude who keeps arguing even after you’re like, “Hey! Fine! You win, okay? I give up!”

Drake, Thank Me Later Macho guys who refer to their clothing as “attire.”

Robyn, Body Talk Pt. 1 Fourth-wave feminists and the men who love them.

Deerhunter, Halcyon Digest Record store clerks who try to give you unwanted recommendations.

The Roots, How I Got Over People with extensive herbal tea collections.

Superchunk, Majesty Shredding Dudes who still have a drawerful of concert T-shirts from the early ’90s.

Yeasayer, Odd Blood Folks who wish they went to Woodstock, figure doing acid is the next best thing.

Kings of Leon, Come Around Sundown Guys who have always wanted to wear a leather jacket but somehow can’t summon the chutzpah to buy one.

Eminem, Recovery People who secretly watch — and cry over — Behind the Music

The Black Keys, Brothers Whiskey drinkers.

Marnie Stern, Marnie Stern Ladies who wear their mood swings as a badge of honor.

of Montreal, False Priest Drama club members, past and present.

Beach House, Teen Dream Girls who like to layer lace over lace.

Vampire Weekend, Contra That one frat dude who’s always trying to get his brothers to come out to a show with him.

Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday People who still haven’t heard that one Annie Lennox song, or that one verse from the Kanye album.

Best Coast, Crazy for You Girls who are always reminiscing about high school, even though it kind of sucked.

Wavves, King of the Beach Guys who dig adult women who act like teenage girls.

LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening Dads who used to do a lot of drugs.

The National, High Violet Dads who used to drink a lot (or still do).

Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy People who, when you ask them whether they liked a movie or not, say, “Well, um, what did you think of it?”