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#1 Paul

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:13 PM

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

Albums Lists are due Saturday, December 20. 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.

I haven't completely decided on the timeline for the results threads, but I think the album results will be done over a few days the week of New Year's.

Just to go through the guidelines again:

-You can vote for as few as five 2008 albums or as many as fifty 2008 albums in a NUMBERED list.

-2008 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 or mostly 2008 material
5. (New this year) Albums released between December 2007 and December 2, 2008. Anything after that should be considered a 2009 release.

-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 (otherwise I would have to retabulate everything and I just don't have time for that). Also, if you can please format your numbered countdown as ARTIST - RELEASE NAME, that will really help me out when tabbing them.

-2007 vs. 2008 eligibility is broken down as follows--if you can make a case for it being 2008, you can vote for it. So that includes albums released in your country for the first time in 2008, albums that didn't receive wide exposure
until 2008, or albums that were released in Dec. 2007 and didn't have enough time to sink in before voting last year.

-Finally, nothing that was on our Top 100 Albums of 2007 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:

1 LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
2 Radiohead - In Rainbows
3 National, The - Boxer
4 Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
6 Panda Bear - Person Pitch
7 Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
8 Kanye West - Graduation
9 Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
10 Burial - Untrue
11 M.I.A. - Kala
12 Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer
13 Battles - Mirrored
14 Vampire Weekend - Blue CD-R
15 Feist - The Reminder
16 Caribou - Andorra
17 White Stripes, The - Icky Thump
18 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
19 Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond
20 Field, The - From Here We Go Sublime
21 New Pornographers, The - Challengers
22 Akron/Family - Love Is Simple
23 Deerhunter - Crptograms
24 Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank
25 Stars Of The Lid - And Their Refinement Of The Decline
26 Josh Ritter - The Historical Consequences of Josh Ritter
27 Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha
28 King Khan and the Shrines - What Is?!
29 Good, The Bad & The Queen, The - The Good, The Bad & The Queen
30 Iron & Wine - The Shepard's Dog
31 Liars - Liars
32 Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
33 Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
34 Klaxons - Myths of The Near Future
35 Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
36 Besnard Lakes, The - The Besnard Lakes Are The Dark Horses
37 Okkervil River - The Stage Names
38 Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde
39 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
40 Shins, The - Wincing The Night Away
41 Kevin Drew - Spirit If…
42 Apples In Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder
43 Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
44 Blonde Redhead - 23
45 Menomena - Friend Or Foe
46 Justice - †
47 Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity
48 Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus!
49 Art Brut - It's A Bit Complicated
50 Explosions In The Sky - All Of A Sudden, I Miss Everyone
51 Beirut - The Flying Cup
52 High On Fire - Death Is This Communion
53 Witchcraft - The Alchemist
54 Field Music - Tones Of Town
55 Baroness - The Red Album
56 Wolves In The Throne Room - Two Hunters
57 Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Living With The Living
58 Ween - La Cucaracha
59 Kings Of Leon - Because Of The Times
60 Jay-Z - American Gangster
61 Earthless - Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky
62 Studio - Yearbook 1
63 Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
64 Sally Shapiro - Disco Romance
65 Pig Destroyer - Phantom Limb
66 Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
67 Jesu - Conqueror
68 White Rainbow - Prism of Enternal Now
69 Thurston Moore - Trees Outside The Academy
70 Boxcutter - Glyphic
71 Band Of Horses - Cease To Begin
72 Eluvium - Copia
73 Clientele, The - God Save The Clientele
74 Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain
75 Fiery Furnaces, The - Window City
76 PJ Harvey - White Chalk
77 Neurosis - Given To The Rising
78 Twilight Sad, The - 14 Autumns & 15 Winters
79 Pantha Du Prince - This Bliss
80 Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum
81 Om - Pilgrimage
82 Queens Of The Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
83 Bill Callahan - Woke On A Whaleheart
84 Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City
85 Radical Face - Ghost
86 Durrty Goodz - Axiom EP
87 Dillinger Escape Plan - Ire Works
88 !!! - Myth Takes
89 Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II
90 Cloud Cult - The Meaning of 8
91 Stars - In Our Bedroom, After The War
92 Between The Buried And Me - Colors
93 Bruce Springsteen - Magic
94 Grinderman - Grinderman
95 Freeway - Free At Last
96 Mark Sultan - The Sultanic Verses
97 Melt-Banana - Bambi's Dilemma
98 UGK - Underground Kingz
99 Aliens, The - Astronomy For Dogs
100 Dungen - Tio Bitar


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.

#2 spin_spin_Capote

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:36 PM

1. TV on the radio - Dear Science 2. Bar Kokhba - Lucifer, book of angels no. 10 3. Fennesz - Black sea 4. Blank Dogs - on two sides 5. Black devil disco club - eight oh eight 6. Nik Baertsch's Ronin - Holon 7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - lie down in the light 8. Crystal Castles - s/t 9. Gang Gang Dance - Sain Dymphna 10. Earth - the bees made honey in the lion's skull

#3 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:40 PM

3-4 renders that list to be something I am happy to see posted in this thread.
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#4 Hewletts Daughter

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:05 PM

yeah, that Blank Dogs album is very nice.
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#5 SmashNapCrash

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:10 PM

Does anyone know of a list or a place listing albums that didn't make the cut for 2007, or might have been late Decemeber releases in 2007. Maybe someone even has a list. - Greg

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:13 PM

Starting on my draft now. I got through my whole list of 2008 albums and it's pretty slight, I was able to definitively list about 40 but there might be 25 of them that I really like through and through. Oh well still plenty of time to hear more. Happy to see that B'P'B is going to get a lot of love this year, and I'm not even that big a fan. Just a really good record.

#7 Soundscape

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:15 PM

so apparently if the X-Mas deadline happens from Imogen Heap, her new record will be voted for 2009. The same goes for the looming Soundscape album, which has taken 10 years to come out. All that is supposedly needed is finished artwork.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:22 PM

yeah, that Blank Dogs album is very nice.



Yes, let's keep this mentality going. If anyone wants an up of all his 2008-eligible singles, I'll be happy to oblige.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 05:58 PM

1. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend 2. Dr. Dog - Fate 3. Tilly and the Wall - O 4. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic 5. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight 6. Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs 7. Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us 8. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping 9. Hold Steady - Stay Positive 10. Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue 11. Counting Crows - Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings 12. Mudcrutch - Mudcrutch 13. Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come Easy Go 14. R.E.M. - Acclerate 15. Black Crowes - Warpaint 16. Steve Winwood - Nine Lives 17. John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love and Freedom 18. Loudon Wainwright - Recovery 19. Rachael Yamagata - Loose Ends 20. Beck - Modern Guilt
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:30 PM

13. Marianne Faithfull - Easy Come Easy Go
18. Loudon Wainwright - Recovery


How are these? I really enjoyed the songs Loudon did on Knocked Up, but I haven't heard anything else. And for Marianne, I checked out Kissin' Time, really enjoyed it, and forgot about her soon after.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 06:32 PM

they are both bangin i would say, great covers from a rock legend and a folk masterpiece respectively marianne is slightly better than loudon
Aren't there any girls out their who like good music? I need to and want to meet them. My favorite bands are Overkill River, The Nife, Songs:Ohio, and Nuetral Milk Hotel. Please let me know if your into indy music and like to go to show's and drink beer's and makeout.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:03 PM

1. Sun Kil Moon - April
2. Weezer - Red Album
3. Christopher Bissonnette - In Between Words
4. Sans Serif - Tones For LaMonte
5. Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion
6. Eluder - The Most Beautiful Blue
7. Black Dog - Radio Scarecrow
8. Steve Roach - A Deeper Silence
9. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
10. Move D. and Benjamin Brunn - Songs from the Beehive
11. Matmos - Supreme Balloon
12. Portishead - Third
13. Windy and Carl - Songs for the Broken Hearted
14. Emeralds - Solar Bridge



#13 Montana

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:18 PM

1. TV on the radio - Dear Science
2. Bar Kokhba - Lucifer, book of angels no. 10
3. Fennesz - Black sea
4. Blank Dogs - on two sides
5. Black devil disco club - eight oh eight
6. Nik Baertsch's Ronin - Holon
7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - lie down in the light
8. Crystal Castles - s/t
9. Gang Gang Dance - Sain Dymphna
10. Earth - the bees made honey in the lion's skull



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All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:22 PM


5. Kevin Drumm - Imperial Distortion
7. Black Dog - Radio Scarecrow
10. Move D. and Benjamin Brunn - Songs from the Beehive
11. Matmos - Supreme Balloon

yep. I wonder how Black Dog will do? I know a few people name dropped it throughout the year, Move D as well. It'd make my last half of the year (in boarding terms) to see either of those place.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:24 PM


9. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
10. Move D. and Benjamin Brunn - Songs from the Beehive


nice.

fucking nice. ;)
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:24 PM

1. TV on the radio - Dear Science
2. Bar Kokhba - Lucifer, book of angels no. 10
3. Fennesz - Black sea
4. Blank Dogs - on two sides
5. Black devil disco club - eight oh eight
6. Nik Baertsch's Ronin - Holon
7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - lie down in the light
8. Crystal Castles - s/t
9. Gang Gang Dance - Sain Dymphna
10. Earth - the bees made honey in the lion's skull



Who the fuck are you?

I believe he calls himself spin_spin_Capote, recently seen blowing Justice.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:24 PM

1. TV on the radio - Dear Science
2. Bar Kokhba - Lucifer, book of angels no. 10
3. Fennesz - Black sea
4. Blank Dogs - on two sides
5. Black devil disco club - eight oh eight
6. Nik Baertsch's Ronin - Holon
7. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - lie down in the light
8. Crystal Castles - s/t
9. Gang Gang Dance - Sain Dymphna
10. Earth - the bees made honey in the lion's skull



Who the fuck are you?

I believe he calls himself spin_spin_Capote, recently seen blowing Justice.
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:lol:
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
- The Felice Brothers

#18 Paul

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:27 PM

Who the fuck are you?


For once, can we skip this?

#19 Montana

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:29 PM

Who the fuck are you?


For once, can we skip this?



200 post limit. Get it done.

Every year people show up with 1-50 posts that no one knows. They only show up to vote in the year end threads or to pimp some band they have connections/relations with. It skews the real results of the SOMB polling.
Every Sunday morning I wake up
I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
- The Felice Brothers

#20 Stop Breathin'

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:39 PM

Who the fuck are you?


For once, can we skip this?



200 post limit. Get it done.

Every year people show up with 1-50 posts that no one knows. They only show up to vote in the year end threads or to pimp some band they have connections/relations with. It skews the real results of the SOMB polling.


Take one in the ass. Get it done.

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