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#1 Paul

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:08 AM

All right everyone, the time has finally come and the End Of Year polls are opening up.

Albums Lists are due Sunday December 16. There aren't any exceptions to that. You've got about three weeks, so there shouldn't be any problems with people not having enough notice. Also, let me know when you submit your list if you are interested in writing blurbs for the top 40 albums.

Just to go through the rules again:

-You can vote for as few as five 2007 albums or as many as fifty 2007 albums.

-2007 Albums include:
1. LPs of all-new material
2. Live albums (not ones being re-issued or of all old material)
3. Label compilations (of recent stuff)
4. Artist remix/b-sides/unreleased compilations of all of mostly 2007 material

-To submit your list, either post it in the thread or PM it to me. Any list posted in this thread in countdown form will be considered a final list. If you need to make a change once your list is submitted, you can only swap one album out to replace with another.

-2006 vs. 2007 eligibility is broken down as follows--if you can make a case for it being 2007, you can vote for it. So that includes albums released in your country for the first time in 2007, albums that didn't receive wide exposure
until 2007, or albums that were released in Dec. 2006 and didn't have enough time to sink in before voting last year.

-Finally, nothing that was on our Top 100 Albums of 2006 list is eligible. You can not, under any circumstances vote for anything that made the top 100 albums last year. Just so you know, these 100 albums are:

100 Sunn 0))))/Boris Altar
99 Mates of State Bring it Back
98 Figurines Skeleton
97 Fujiya & Miyagi Transparent Things
96 Final Fantasy He Poos Clouds
95 Mission of Burma The Obliterati
94 Long Winters Putting the Days to Bed
93 Wolfmother Wolfmother
92 Pearl Jam Pearl Jam
91 Matmos The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of the Beast
90 Wolves in the Throne Room Diadem of 12 Stars
89 Helios Eingya
88 Jesu Silver
87 Morrissey Ringleader of the Tormentors
86 Booka Shade Movements
85 Drive-By Truckers A Blessing and a Curse
84 Jarvis Cocker Jarvis
83 Cansei de Ser Sexy Cansei de Ser Sexy
82 Neil Young Living With War
81 Black Angels Passover
80 Rapture Pieces of the People We Love
79 Mogwai Mr. Beast
78 Annuals Be He Me
77 Futureheads News and Tributes
76 Bonnie "Prince" Billy The Letting Go
75 Scissor Sisters Ta-Dah
74 Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea
73 Ricardo Villalobos Achso
72 Sparklehorse Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
71 Man Man Six Demon Bag
70 Melvins (A) Senile Animal
69 Be Your Own Pet Be Your Own Pet
68 Comets on Fire Avatar
67 Calexico Garden Ruin
66 Danielson Ships
65 Grandaddy Just Like the Fambly Cat
64 Regina Spektor Begin to Hope
63 Swan Lake Beast Moans
62 Love is All Nine Times That Same Song
61 Antennas Sins
60 Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome
59 Killers Sam's Town
58 Thermals The Body, The Blood, The Machine
57 Strokes First Impressions of Earth
56 T.I. King
55 Roots Game Theory
54 Islands Return of the Sea
53 Charlotte Gainsbourg 5:55
52 Ellen Allien & Apparat Orchestra of Bubbles
51 Thom Yorke The Eraser
50 Camera Obscura Let's Get Out of This Country
49 Raconteurs Broken Boy Soldiers
48 Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds
47 Boris Pink
46 Guillemots Through the Windowpane
45 Tapes n Tapes The Loon
44 Flaming Lips At War With the Mystics
43 Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
42 Brother Kite Waiting for the Time to be Right
41 Mastodon Blood Mountain
40 LCD Soundsystem Original Run
39 Peter Bjorn and John Writer's Block
38 Silversun Pickups Canvas
37 Cat Power The Greatest
36 Califone Roots and Crowns
35 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Show Your Bones
34 Asobi Sesku Citrus
33 Phoenix It's Never Been Like That
32 Tim Hecker Harmony in Ultraviolet
31 Lily Allien Alright, Still
30 Beck The Information
29 Beirut Gulag Orkestar
28 Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther
27 Secret Machines Ten Silver Drops
26 Bob Dylan Modern Times
25 Built to Spill You in Reverse
24 Grizzly Bear Yellow House
23 Junior Boys So This is Goodbye
22 Ghostface Fishscale
21 Pipettes We are the Pipettes
20 Knife Silent Shout
19 Sunset Rubdown Shut Up I Am Dreaming
18 Liars Drum's Not Dead
17 Sonic Youth Rather Ripped
16 Joanna Newsom Ys
15 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
14 Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
13 Yo La Tengo I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
12 Gnarls Barkley St. Elsewhere
11 Girl Talk Night Ripper
10 Hot Chip The Warning
9 Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat
8 Destroyer Destroyer's Rubies
7 Decemberists The Crane Wife
6 Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
5 Neko Case Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
4 Band of Horses Everything All the Time
3 Belle & Sebastian The Life Pursuit
2 TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain
1 M. Ward Post-War


Also, one last thing I just want to remind everyone about. If there is an album that you're really passionate about but not many others know of it, don't wait until we start the countdown to complain about it not being higher. Use this thread to make sure that everyone else is made aware of it before it is too late to vote.

That should be everything. You can get started with the questions, voting, and fishing.

#2 AmericanGod!

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:22 AM

Radical Face - Ghost of Montreal - HFAYTD? Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga Fall of Troy - Manipulator Klaxons - Myths of the Near Future Take To The Skies - Enter Shikari Patrick Wolf - Magic Position Chromeo - Fancy Footwork Akron/Family - Love Is Simple Andrew Bird - AA More to come in the morning. EDIT: That IS in countdown form. Radical Face best album and on down.
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#3 Paul

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:52 AM

Just a quick reminder that all finals lists musted be submitted in a countdown form to be counted.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 03:02 AM

way to kick everything off, Paul. kudos. okay, everyone: go go go go go
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#5 faxman75

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:36 AM

Jenny lewis came out early 2006 as did fox confessor by neko. The decemberists were later in 2006 but I don't get how the other two would count and those were just a few off the top of my head.
shame on us doomed from the start may god have mercy on our dirty little hearts shame on us for all we have done and all we ever were just zeros and ones

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:40 AM

I must really be missing something cuz you have cat pow few from earlier and the yeah yeah yeahs on that list too. Looks like quite a bit from 2006.
shame on us doomed from the start may god have mercy on our dirty little hearts shame on us for all we have done and all we ever were just zeros and ones

#7 BobtheSquid

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:08 AM

That is the 2006 list.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:35 AM

lolz wait, is it too late to vote for 2006?
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#9 MattDrufke

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 10:58 AM

I think I may have been the first to do this last year as well.

OFFICIAL LIST

1. Living With The Living- Ted Leo & The Pharmacists
2. Neon Bible- Arcade Fire
3. In Rainbows- Radiohead
4. Sound Of Silver- LCD Soundsystem
5. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga- Spoon
6. We’ll Never Turn Back- Mavis Staples
7. Graduation- Kanye West
8. The Dead Will Walk, Dear- The National Lights
9. New Magnetic Wonder- Apples In Stereo
10. Yours To Keep- Albert Hammond, Jr.
11. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer- Of Montreal
12. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank- Modest Mouse
13. Icky Thump- The White Stripes
14. Mirrored- Battles
15. Boxer- The National
16. s/t- The Good, The Bad, & The Queen
17. Friend Or Foe- Menomena
18. Kala- M.I.A.
19. Night Falls Over Kortedala- Jens Lenkman
20. I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead- El-P
21. The Reminder- Feist
22. Beyond- Dinosaur Jr.
23. The Shepard’s Dog- Iron & Wine
24. White Chalk- PJ Harvey
25. We Belong To The Staggering Evening- The Ike Reilly Assassination
26. Armchair Apocrypha- Andrew Bird
27. Super Taranta!- Gogol Bordello
28. The Stage Names- Okkervil River
29. Cross- Justice
30. Wincing The Night Away- The Shins
31. Challengers- The New Pornographers
32. Strawberry Jam- Animal Collective
33. Infinity On High- Fall Out Boy
34. Cassadaga- Bright Eyes
35. All Of A Sudden, I Miss Everyone- Explosions In The Sky
36. Favourite Worst Nightmare- The Arctic Monkeys
37. The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horse- The Besnard Lakes
38. Easy Tiger- Ryan Adams
39. Myths Of The Near Future- Klaxons
40. The Flying Cup- Beirut
41. It’s A Bit Complicated- Art Brut
42. Myth Takes- !!!
43. The Con- Tegan & Sara
44. A Weekend In The City- Bloc Party
45. Finding Forever- Common
46. Volta- Bjork
47. Dumb Luck- Dntel
48. A Night At The Ritz- Office
49. Spells- The Comas
50. 14 Autumns & 15 Winters- The Twilight Sad



... so there you go. Mock as you feel free. What a great fucking year for music.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:06 AM

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1. Midnight Juggernauts - Dystopia
2. Roisin Murphy - Overpowered
3. M83 - Digital Shades
4. Matthew Dear - Asa Breed
5. Studio - West Coast
6. Freeway - Free At Last
7. Chromeo - Fancy Footwork
8. Apparat - Walls
9. UGK - Underground Kingz
10. Justice - †
11. LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
12. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
13. Private - My Secret Lover
14. Ulrich Schnauss - Goodbye
15. Jay-Z - American Gangster
16. Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
17. Modeselektor - Happy Birthday!
18. Grinderman - Grinderman
19. Pantha Du Prince - This Bliss
20. Seal - System
21. Digitalism - Idealism
22. Kanye West - Graduation
23. Pleasure - Pleasure 2
24. Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
25. Simian Mobile Disco - Attack Decay Sustain Release

#11 MattDrufke

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:37 AM

I think I may have been the first to do this last year as well.



Okay, so this was not true at all. (Falling & Laughing posted the first list last year)

But I was in the top 15.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:43 AM

I always tweak my list a little bit, and edit out items that literally no one is going to vote for.

Has anyone here even heard this:

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I assume not, and I'll leave it off my list. Do all soundtracks go into compilations?

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 11:48 AM

I always tweak my list a little bit, and edit out items that literally no one is going to vote for.

Why?

I haven't heard that, don't think it's a compilation if it's all original, new compositions.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:08 PM

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Siobhan Donaghy - Ghosts: The best pop album of the year that is seriously being overlooked. This album has some of the best pop songs I've ever heard. Siobhan's vocals blend with the earthy feel of the tracks so well. Please, please, please, please check this album out.
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"Don't Give It Up" / "So You Say" / "Medevac" / "Ghosts"

02. M.I.A. - Kala

03. Feist - The Reminder

04. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
"Foundations" / "Mouthwash" / "We Get On"

05. Jack Peñate - Matinée
"Spit at Stars" / "Torn on the Platform" / "Second, Minute, or Hour"

06. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

07. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga

08. Mutya Buena - Real Girl
"Real Girl" / "Song 4 Mutya" / "Just a Little Bit"

09. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

10. Alicia Keys - As I Am

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:29 PM

01. LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver 02. Liars | Liars 03. The Fiery Furnaces | Widow City 04. Spoon | Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 05. The National | Boxer 06. Frog Eyes | Tears of the Valedictorian 07. Bon Iver | For Emma, Forever Ago 08. Les Savy Fav | Let's Stay Friends 09. Jens Lekman | Night Falls Over Kortedala 10. Wilco | Sky Blue Sky 11. Feist | The Reminder 12. Future Of The Left | Curses 13. Thurston Moore | Trees Outside The Academy 14. Panda Bear | Person Pitch 15. Justice | [cross] 16. World's End Girlfriend | Hurtbreak Wonderland 17. The New Pornographers | Challengers 18. Kings of Leon | Because Of The Times 19. Radiohead | In Rainbows 20. Akron/Family | Love Is Simple

#16 faxman75

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 01:46 PM

Neon bible? Did you people hear the same album I did? Can you say sophomore slump?
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:39 PM

Neon bible? Did you people hear the same album I did? Can you say sophomore slump?



I can say it, but it is in no way applicable.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:47 PM

while i like living w/ the living, i'd probably rank it as the weakest of the last 4 TL/Rx releases. it most certainly wont make my top 10. that said, i'm stoaked it got a #1 vote so that it'll do better in the countdown :)

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:54 PM

please SOMBies dont forget about this one

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"After much thought into this, I have finally come to a conclusion as to why the ‘Meet the Spartans’ commercial is so funny:

It is an interesting choice to have Sanjaya sing ‘I’m not gay,’ as his final words on earth. As he is plummeting into a seemingly bottomless pit, he does not say ‘dear god no,’ ‘I love you mom,’ or even simply ‘argh.’ He instead takes the moment to reaffirm to the world, in spite of their doubts, that he is not a homosexual. Not only that, but he continues to sing, despite falling to his certain death. The distinct lack of plausibility of this situation is what produces giggles from our mouth. It is the antithesis to the belief that ‘it’s funny because it is true.’
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Posted 24 November 2007 - 02:55 PM

01. Posted Image
Siobhan Donaghy - Ghosts: The best pop album of the year that is seriously being overlooked. This album has some of the best pop songs I've ever heard. Siobhan's vocals blend with the earthy feel of the tracks so well. Please, please, please, please check this album out.
"Don't Give It Up" / "So You Say" / "Medevac" / "Ghosts"


i listened to the first youtube... sounded very good
anyway you could up the album?

i want to give this serious consideration
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Some people are a lot like slinkys... kinda useless, not really good for anything -but still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs

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"After much thought into this, I have finally come to a conclusion as to why the ‘Meet the Spartans’ commercial is so funny:

It is an interesting choice to have Sanjaya sing ‘I’m not gay,’ as his final words on earth. As he is plummeting into a seemingly bottomless pit, he does not say ‘dear god no,’ ‘I love you mom,’ or even simply ‘argh.’ He instead takes the moment to reaffirm to the world, in spite of their doubts, that he is not a homosexual. Not only that, but he continues to sing, despite falling to his certain death. The distinct lack of plausibility of this situation is what produces giggles from our mouth. It is the antithesis to the belief that ‘it’s funny because it is true.’
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