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#1 Paul

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 03:35 PM

We've done these for three years now and they are a lot of fun. The turnout improved a lot last year and I hope we get even more votes this time.

The results will most likely be posted on one of the days following Christmas before we get to the album poll.

-New this year! All votes for the Miscellaneous Polls can be posted in this thread or PMed to me by December 20th. The more votes we have, the harder it is to predict the results (and at the same time, I don't think anyone cares enough to actually spoil this for themselves).

-You can vote for up to 10 choices in each category. If there are certain categories that you don't want to vote in, don't let that stop you from submitting picks in the other ones.

Here are the categories we're voting in:
-Best Album Tracks
-Best Album Openers
-Best Album Closers
-Artists of the Year
-Videos of the Year
-Best Music-Related Movies
-Best Music-Related Books
-Best Live Acts
-Biggest Letdowns (this is a category about albums)
-Best Music-Related TV Performance
-Best Music-Related Pop Culture Moments
-Best Album Cover
-Best Record Label
-Best SOMB Mixes (mixes made by SOMBies, of any variety, in the year 2008. Must have been posted and fished on the board at some point to be eligible)
-Biggest WTF Song (to clarify, this is not the worst single poll, that is further down. This is a category for the songs that make you scratch your head and say "WTF?" These often can be good songs as well, just keep in mind that it is supposed to be insane songs that often make no sense)
-Worst Single of 2008 (this is the place for songs that are exclusively horrible)
-Best New Artist of 2008
-Best Cover Song (only requirement is that the cover needs to be something not too hard to find as an official release, youtube clip, or bootleg audio file, hopefully this will stay as covers introduced by artists in 2008 and not things that bands have already been doing for years)

And our new category for 2008

-Worst Album Cover



Hopefully allowing votes to be posted in this thread will keep it visible in the upcoming weeks, as well as inspire people to get creative with their choices.

#2 Mitchell

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 04:45 PM

Suggestion time for my good self

Here are the categories we're voting in:

-Best Album Tracks


"DLZ" - TV On The Radio
"The Enemy Are The Future" - Late of The Pier
"Deep Water" - Portishead
"The Great Skua" - British Sea Power
"Mykonos" - Fleet Foxes
"The Captain and The Hourglass" - Laura Marling
"Wendy Wonders" - Eugene McGuinness
"The Meeting Place" - The Last Shadow Puppets
"Murder We" - The Bug
"Mirrorball", "The Fix" - Elbow
"Wobegone Wanders" - Wild Beasts
"Henning's Favourite" - Johnny Foreigner


-Best Album Openers


"Silence" - Portishead
"All In It" - British Sea Power
"Learn To Learn" - That Was The Week
"Hideaway" - Mystery Jets
"Flowers And Football Tops" - Glasvegas
"Party" - Envelopes
"The Box" - Johnny Flynn
"Century" - The Long Blondes
"Vigil For A Fuddy Duddy " - Wild Beasts
"Oh My God" - Ida Maria
"Troublemaker" - Weezer
"Death Goes To The Winner" - Harvey Milk

-Best Album Closers


"Threads" - Portishead
"Ice Cream Van" - Glasvegas
"Alas, I Cannot Swim" - Laura Marling
"Slapped Actress" - The Hold Steady
"Butterfly" - Supergrass

not many really springing to mind here

-Artists of the Year


Portishead
My Bloody Valentine
Glasvegas
Laura Marling
Duffy
MGMT
Miley Cyrus
Leona Lewis
Jay-Z
Kings of Leon
Leonard Cohen
Bon Iver
Vampire Weekend
Fleet Foxes

-Videos of the Year

Radiohead's AniBOOM winners
Bjork's "Wanderlust"
Weezer's "Pork and Beans"
Mystery Jets's "Two Doors Down"
Vampire Weekend's "A-Punk"
Blackout Crew's "Put A Donk on It"
Grace Jones's "Corporate Cannibal"
Portishead's "We Carry On"
Late of The Pier's "Focker"
Hot Chip's "Ready For The Floor"
British Sea Power's "No Lucifer"


-Best Music-Related Movies


Joy Division
Shine A Light
Christmas On Mars
Arctic Monkeys: Live At The Apollo

-Best Music-Related Books


Bill Drummond's 17
On Some Faraway Beach - David Shepard
Ronnie Wood's Ronnie

-Biggest Letdowns (this is a category about albums)

Turkey Shoot show was on yesterday

-Best Music-Related TV Performance

Various Jools Holland and Jonathan Ross, Channel M and Black Cab Sessions worth a shout. "BSP on Letterman

-Best Music-Related Pop Culture Moments


"Yes We Can" video

-Best Record Label

Rough Trade
Moshi Moshi

-Best Cover Song

Radiohead doing Portishead's "The Rip"
Lykke Li doing A Tribe Called Quests' "Can I Kick It?"
Jay-Z's "Wonderwall"
Mechanical Brides - "Umbrella"
Those Dancing Days - "Toxic"
Ida Maria - "Sweet About Me"
Bat For Lashes - "Sweet Dreams"
Alphabeat - "Digital Live"
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 08:42 PM

-Best Cover Song


So I don't forget about it (and hopefully other people don't either):



Gnarls Barkley - Reckoner (Radiohead cover)

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:15 PM

Here are the categories we're voting in: -Best Album Tracks Fairly certain this is the best song of the year. Mother Mother - Wrecking Ball -Best Album Openers Little Jackie - The Stoop Dead Confederate - Heavy Petting Tricky-Puppy Toy Why - The Vowels, Part 2 MGMT - Time To Pretend Drive By Truckers - Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife Black Angels - You On The Run Firewater - Borneo Hank III - The Grand Ole Opry (Ain't So Grand Anymore) -Artists of the Year It has to be John Zorn. -Biggest WTF Song Of the ones I like, I'd have to say "You Know My Name" and The Vowels, Part 2 -Best New Artist of 2008 How is this decided? My favorite album of the year is the heavy, but that came out in october or novemebr in the UK. -Best Cover Song People seemed to like Prince's CREEP. For my #1 I'd have to say Adem's To Cure A Weakling Child (Boy/Girl Song)

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:47 AM

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Another Spin for Vinyl

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By ALEX WILLIAMS
Published: August 29, 2008

DURING his freshman year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh a couple years ago, James Acklin, now 20, felt lost among the social cliques on his new campus until he got to talking with a student who was in some of his classes. She seemed unusual, and it wasn’t just her look: thick-framed eyeglasses, bangs and vintage dresses. Then, one rainy day in February, the two skipped class and went to her apartment. As soon as she opened her door his instincts were confirmed: she had a turntable. So did he. They both spoke the language of vinyl.

Their bond was sealed as soon as she placed the stylus on an LP by the band Broken Social Scene, he said in an e-mail message. "There was this immediate mutual acknowledgment, like we both totally understood what we define ourselves by," continued Mr. Acklin, who considers his turntable, a Technics model from the 1980s that belonged to an aunt, a prized possession. "It takes a special kind of person to appreciate pops and clicks and imperfections in their music."



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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:04 AM

is this best musical moment? after 3 or 4 times seeing this article, I just noticed that's Huey Lewis' Sports in his hand. How Indie!

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:06 AM

"There was this immediate mutual acknowledgment, like we both totally understood what we define ourselves by," continued Mr. Acklin, who considers his turntable, a Technics model from the 1980s that belonged to an aunt, a prized possession. "It takes a special kind of person to appreciate pops and clicks and imperfections in their music."



oh gawd.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:04 PM

Last end of the year post for me. Now I just have to sit back and wait for the results. I really enjoyed the majority of these lists.

Best Album Tracks

01. The Black Keys - Things Ain't Like They Used To Be
02. TV on the Radio - DLZ
03. Black Milk - Losing Out (Feat. Royce Da 5'9")
04. AmpLive - Videotapez (Feat. Del the Funkee Homosapien)
05. The Tallest Man on Earth - Into the Stream
06. Reefer - May Baleen
07. Little Joy - Play the Part
08. Empire of the Sun - Standing on the Shore
09. Jake One - I'm Comming (Feat. Black Milk and Nottz)
10. Empire of the Sun - Country

Best Album Openers

01. TV on the Radio - Halfway Home
02. Black Milk - Long Story Short
03. The Black Keys - All You Ever Wanted
04. Girl Talk - Play Your Part (Part 1)
05. Empire of the Sun - Standing on the Shore
06. Ludacris - Intro
07. Amadou and Mariam - Sabali
08. Islands - The Arm
09. 88 Keys - Morning Wood
10. Bon Iver - Flume

Best Album Closers

01. The Black Keys - Things Ain't Like They Used To Be
02. Madlib - Anthenagin' (?)
03. Fat Ray and Black Milk - Outro
04. Little Joy - Evaporar
05. Genghis Tron - Ergot (Relief)
06. Girl Talk - Play Your Part (Part Two)
07. Omer Saar - Travelin' Man (with Mos Def)
08. TV on the Radio - Lover's Day
09. Hercules and Love Affair - True False, Fake Real
10. Vampire Weekend - The Kids Don't Stand A Chance

Artists of the Year

01. Lil' Wayne
02. Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis)
03. Kanye West
04. Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT)
05. Santogold
06. Andy Butler (Hercules and Love Affair)
07. Black Milk
08. Wale
09. Jay-Z
10. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys)

Videos of the Year

01. Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
02. Kanye West - Heartless
03. The Dodos - Fools
04. Hot Chip - Ready For the Floor
05. Common - Universal Mind Control
06. The Killers - Human
07. Ratatat - Shempi
08. MGMT - Time to Pretend
09. Lupe Fiasco - Superstar
10. Black Milk - Give the Drummer Sum

Best Live Acts

01. Girl Talk
02. Ratatat
03. Yeasayer
04. Radiohead
05. Animal Collective
06. Bruce Springsteen
07. Islands
08. The Flaming Lips
09. The Black Keys
10. TV on the Radio

Biggest Letdowns

01. Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreaks
02. Booka Shade - The Sun and the Neon Light
03. Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
04. Nas - Untitled
05. T.I. - Paper Trail
06. Ratatat - LP3
07. The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction
08. Jem - Down to Earth
09. Lil' Wayne - The Dedication 3
10. Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto

Best Music-Related TV Performance

01. The Killers - Spaceman (SNL)
02. TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose (Letterman)
03. Common, Pharrell, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain and Ludacris - Universal Mind Control remix (BET Hip-Hop Awards)
04. Lil Wayne - Got Money (SNL)
05. The Black Keys - I Got Mine (Letterman)

Best Music-Related Pop Culture Moments

01. October 22, 2008: Guns N' Roses release their first single in 9 years.
02. Jay-Z signs a $150,000,000 deal with Live Nation.
03. Ben Folds Five played a sold out reunion show, performing the entirety of The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
04. Kanye West getting arrested for harrassing the paparazzi (twice).
05. Jay-Z dressed up like Oasis and plays guitar at Glastonbury.


Best Album Cover

01. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
02. Genghis Tron - Board Up the House
03. Islands - Arm's Way
04. Jackson Conti - Sujinho
05. Jamie Lidell - Jim
06. Reefer - The Life Narcotic
07. Amadou and Mariam - Welcome to Mali
08. Empire of the Sun - Walking on a Dream
09. The Black Ghosts - The Black Ghosts
10. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

Best Record Label

01. Stones Throw
02. Rough Trade
03. DFA
04. Matador
05. Ed Banger

Best SOMB Mixes

01. Theremin's End of the Year Mix (Only mix I heard. Still good though)

Biggest WTF Song

01. MGMT - Metanoia
02. The Flaming Lips - Space Bible with Volume Lumps
03. Lil' Wayne - Lollipop
04. Kanye West - Love Lockdown
05. Ratatat - Shiller

Worst Single of 2008

01. Flobots - Handlebars
02. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
03. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
04. Flo Rida - Low
05. Usher - Love in this Club
06. Cold War Kids - Something is Not Right With Me
07. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
08. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
09. Gnarls Barkley - Run
10. Kanye West - Love Lockdown

Best New Artist of 2008

01. Wale
02. The Dodos
03. Elzhi
04. Tallest Man on Earth
05. Empire of the Sun

Best Cover Song

01. Hot Chip - Nothing Compares 2 U (Sinead O'Connor)
02. Gnarls Barkley - Reckoner (Radiohead)
03. Cat Power - It Ain't Fair (Aretha Franklin)
04. Jay-Z - Wonderwall (Oasis)
05. Hot Chip - Wearing My Rolex (Wiley)

Worst Album Cover

01. Madonna - Hard Candy
02. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
03. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
04. N.E.R.D. - Seeing Sounds
05. The Dodos - Visister
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:09 PM

Last end of the year post for me. Now I just have to sit back and wait for the results. I really enjoyed the majority of these lists.
Best New Artist of 2008

03. Bon Iver


Nice list, although Bon Iver finished in out top 10 last year for new artists.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:11 PM

Last end of the year post for me. Now I just have to sit back and wait for the results. I really enjoyed the majority of these lists.
Best New Artist of 2008

03. Bon Iver


Nice list, although Bon Iver finished in out top 10 last year for new artists.


Fixed. Thanks for the heads up man.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:21 PM

Worst Single of 2008

01. Flobots - Handlebars
02. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
03. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
04. Flo Rida - Low
05. Usher - Love in this Club
06. Cold War Kids - Something is Not Right With Me
07. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
08. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
09. Gnarls Barkley - Run
10. Kanye West - Love Lockdown


every song on this list is at least okay, some of them are fantastic
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:02 PM

-Best Album Tracks
1. Weezer - "Heart Songs"
2. Sun Kil Moon - "Lost Verses"
3. Harvey Milk - "Motown"
4. Opeth - "The Lotus Eater"
5. Evangelista - "The Blue Room"
6. Blank Dogs - "Blaring Speeches"
7. AC/DC - "Stormy May Day"
8. The Fall - "50 Year Old Man"
9. Alice Cooper - "Killed By Love"
10. Boris - "My Neighbor Satan"


-Best Album Openers
1. Harvey Milk - "Death Goes To The Winner"
2. Sun Kil Moon - "Lost Verses"
3. Paul Westerberg - "Who You Gonna Marry"
4. Portishead - "Silence"
5. Weezer - "Troublemaker"
6. Fucked Up - "Son The Father"
7. AC/DC - "Rock 'n Roll Train"
8. Boris - "Meseeji/Statement"
9. Luomo feat. Cassy - "Have You Ever"
10. Hercules & Love Affair - "Time Will"

-Best Album Closers
1. Evangelista - "Hello, Voyager"
2. Weezer - "The Angel & The One
3. Wire - "All Fours"
4. Sun Kil Moon - "Blue Orchids"
5. Kevin Drumm - "We All Get It In The End"
6. Portishead - "Threads"
7. Neil Hamburger - "The Hula Maiden"
8. Deerhoof - "Jagged Fruit"
9. Vivian Girls - "I Believe In Nothing"
10. AC/DC - "Black Ice"

-Artists of the Year
1. Weezer
2. Deerhoof
3. Evangelista
4. Mark Kozelek/Sun Kil Moon
5. Jay Reatard

-Videos of the Year
1. Weezer - "Pork & Beans"
2. Trai'D - "Gutta Bitch"
3. Maroon 5 - "If I Never See Your Face Again feat. Cross (Swizz Beatz remix)" directed by Eric Wareheim
4. Chris Dane Owens - "Shine"
5. Blackout Crew - "Put A Donk On It"

-Best Live Acts
1. My Bloody Valentine
2. Weezer
3. Deerhoof
4. Jay Reatard

-Biggest Letdowns (this is a category about albums)
1. Metallica - Death Magnetic
2. Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
3. The Futureheads - This Is Not The World
4. Hot Chip - Made In The Dark
5. Dominique Leone - Dominique Leone

-Best Music-Related Pop Culture Moments

1. STONG
2. R.I.P. TRAVIS BARKER
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Another Spin for Vinyl

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By ALEX WILLIAMS
Published: August 29, 2008

DURING his freshman year at Point Park University in Pittsburgh a couple years ago, James Acklin, now 20, felt lost among the social cliques on his new campus until he got to talking with a student who was in some of his classes. She seemed unusual, and it wasn’t just her look: thick-framed eyeglasses, bangs and vintage dresses. Then, one rainy day in February, the two skipped class and went to her apartment. As soon as she opened her door his instincts were confirmed: she had a turntable. So did he. They both spoke the language of vinyl.

Their bond was sealed as soon as she placed the stylus on an LP by the band Broken Social Scene, he said in an e-mail message. "There was this immediate mutual acknowledgment, like we both totally understood what we define ourselves by," continued Mr. Acklin, who considers his turntable, a Technics model from the 1980s that belonged to an aunt, a prized possession. "It takes a special kind of person to appreciate pops and clicks and imperfections in their music."

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-Best Album Cover
1. Weezer - Weezer
2. Sun Kil Moon - April
3. My Disco - Paradise
4. Fennesz - Black Sea
5. Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
6. Blank Dogs - On Two Sides

-Best Record Label
1. In The Red
2. Hospital Productions
3. Siltbreeze
4. Matador

-Biggest WTF Song (to clarify, this is not the worst single poll, that is further down. This is a category for the songs that make you scratch your head and say "WTF?" These often can be good songs as well, just keep in mind that it is supposed to be insane songs that often make no sense)
1. Weezer - "Troublemaker"
2. Weezer - "The Greatest Man That Ever Lived"
3. Weezer - "Pork & Beans"
4. Weezer - "Heart Songs"
5. Weezer - "Everybody Get Dangerous"
6. Weezer - "Dreamin'"
7. Weezer - "Thought I Knew"
8. Weezer - "Cold Dark World"
10. Weezer - "The Angel & The One"

-Best New Artist of 2008
1. Emeralds
2. My Disco
3. Vivian Girls
4. Krallice
5. A.H. Kraken

-Best Cover Song (only requirement is that the cover needs to be something not too hard to find as an official release, youtube clip, or bootleg audio file, hopefully this will stay as covers introduced by artists in 2008 and not things that bands have already been doing for years)
1. Weezer - "The Weight" (The Band)
2. Paul Westerberg - "I Think I Love You" (Partridge Family)
Radiohead - "The Rip" (Portishead)
3. U.S. Girls - "Days" (The Kinks)
4. Deerhunter - "Oh It's Such A Shame" (Jay Reatard)
5. The Fall - "Strange Town" (The Groundhogs)

-Worst Album Cover
1. TV On The Radio - Dear Science
2. Megapuss - Surfing
3. whatever album The Hold Steady released this year
4. Origin - Antithesis
5. AC/DC - Black Ice
6. Nerf Herder - IV
7. Guns 'n Roses - Chinese Democracy

SOMB mixes:
1. SOMB Meltdown
2. SOMB Sounds Volume 3
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Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:20 PM

Worst Single of 2008

01. Flobots - Handlebars
02. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
03. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
04. Flo Rida - Low
05. Usher - Love in this Club
06. Cold War Kids - Something is Not Right With Me
07. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
08. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
09. Gnarls Barkley - Run
10. Kanye West - Love Lockdown


every song on this list is at least okay, some of them are fantastic


Nah, 3 and 4 are fucking terrible.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:23 PM

Worst Single of 2008

01. Flobots - Handlebars
02. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
03. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
04. Flo Rida - Low
05. Usher - Love in this Club
06. Cold War Kids - Something is Not Right With Me
07. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
08. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
09. Gnarls Barkley - Run
10. Kanye West - Love Lockdown


every song on this list is at least okay, some of them are fantastic


Nah, 3 and 4 are fucking terrible.

At least five of those ten worst are on my Top Singles list. Two in the top twenty!

"'I Love My Dad' is the only one that slightly annoys me, maybe because I never loved my dad."

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:30 PM

Worst Single of 2008

01. Flobots - Handlebars
02. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
03. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
04. Flo Rida - Low
05. Usher - Love in this Club
06. Cold War Kids - Something is Not Right With Me
07. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
08. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
09. Gnarls Barkley - Run
10. Kanye West - Love Lockdown


every song on this list is at least okay, some of them are fantastic


Nah, 3 and 4 are fucking terrible.

At least five of those ten worst are on my Top Singles list. Two in the top twenty!


To each his own. I think the main reason I dislike most of these songs is because they were on the radio in the kitchen I worked at all the time. Hearing the same song 5 or 6 times during a 4 or 5 hour shift can get pretty annoying.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:34 PM

Great call on Handlebars. I have to make sure I remember that one.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 07:35 PM

Worst Single of 2008

01. Flobots - Handlebars
02. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
03. Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl
04. Flo Rida - Low
05. Usher - Love in this Club
06. Cold War Kids - Something is Not Right With Me
07. Snoop Dogg - Sexual Eruption
08. Mariah Carey - Touch My Body
09. Gnarls Barkley - Run
10. Kanye West - Love Lockdown


every song on this list is at least okay, some of them are fantastic


Nah, 3 and 4 are fucking terrible.

At least five of those ten worst are on my Top Singles list. Two in the top twenty!


Haven't even thought about it yet, but yeah, pretty sure Love Lockdown's a lock for top 10.

No, it'll be stupid, and we're already doing something stupid.
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Posted 03 December 2008 - 07:32 PM

I updated my "Best Music-Related Pop Culture Moments," Paul.
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Damo Suzuki: So, um, yeah. Getting older isn't as bad as it sounds. Better than being young & poor (DjDrake) or young & slutty (SG) or young, poor and slutty (Paves); am I right?

Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:16 PM

Edited because I just realized "An Audience With The Pope" wasn't a single, and because fuck a Kid Rock...

BEST ALBUM TRACKS

1. The Hold Steady - "Slapped Actress"
2. Drive-By Truckers - "A Ghost To Most"
3. Harvey Milk - "Motown"
4. Dead Confederate - "The Rat"
5. Mountain Goats - "Lovecraft In Brooklyn"
6. The Broken West - "Auctioneer"
7. Elbow - "An Audience With The Pope"
8. Constantines - "Time Can Be Overcome"
9. The Gaslight Anthem - "The Patient Ferris Wheel"
10. Crooked Fingers - "Cannibals"

BEST ALBUM OPENERS


1. Harvey Milk - "Death Goes To The Winner"
2. Centro-matic - "Rat Patrol and DJ's"
3. Elvis Costello & the Imposters - "No Hiding Place"
4. Raphael Saadiq - "Sure Hope You Mean It"
5. Why? - "The Vowels Pt. 2"

BEST ALBUM CLOSERS

1. The Hold Steady - "Slapped Actress"
2. Blitzen Trapper - "Lady On The Water"
3. The Mountain Goats - "Michael Myers Resplendent"
4. The Week That Was - "Scratch The Surface"
5. TV On The Radio - "Lover's Day"

VIDEOS OF THE YEAR

1. Okkervil River - "Lost Coastlines"
2. Mountain Goats - "Sax Rohmer #1"
3. Centro-matic - "Rat Patrol and DJ's"
4. She and Him - "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here"
5. Kanye West - "Flashing Lights"

WORST SINGLES OF THE YEAR

1. Kid Rock - "All Summer Long"
2. Katy Perry - "I Kissed A Girl"
3. Beyonce - "If I Were A Boy"
4. Buddy Jewell - "This Ain't Mexico" (seriously, Google it)
5. The Killers - "Human"

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 09:37 PM

Because this is the misc. poll - there's no other place to put this other than here, and even though it isn't part of any category, it needs to be seen again, because in all honesty... it's about as close to perfection that this board has ever got in my time here;

POST OF THE YEAR

SOMB Says: They were wrong, completely wrong, about everything really, and they kinda sucked, and were ugly, and no one really liked them, not here anyway, never even heard of em, only the weirdoes, because every song–every song—sounded exactly the same, just a different order of the three or four chords they could be bothered to learn, and Joey couldn't sing, could barely speak, sounded as goofy as he looked, at eight feet tall, 67 pounds, and god that mug, and the leather jacket and the jeans, just like his brothers, and they weren't even brothers for fucksakes, and their guitarist was a fucking Republican, Johnny, god rest his soul, and they couldn't even live to old age, Joey Johnny Deedee, gone before nearly every goddamn Rolling Stone, though maybe that helps, but it's just another thing, and they trotted this out, actually in front of people, called it rocknroll, actually didn't bother calling it anything, didn't give a fuck what anyone called it, what they said, just went out there, at a country western bar, or was it a homeless shelter, but they kicked out the jams, barely taking a second to breath between songs, arguing onstage, no set list, just a bunch of simple pop tunes, sped the fuck up, Tommy or Marky or whoever pounding the drums, who could keep up, really, and Johnny and Deedee attacking their instruments, Joey bleeting about huffing, and horror movies, and beating up children, like a smartass, and it came together, but it was chaos, and it was mayhem, and it was rocknroll, because it lived, it burned, it couldn't be stopped, and no one listened, only the weirdoes, but they got it, were right, were right all along. – Duff


Just thought I'd throw that out there.