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#1 Paul

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 01:57 PM

180 Votes, 1149 albums voted for.


I'm not sure how far we'll go today. Either the first twenty or the first thirty. Top 40 and blurbs will be on Friday.

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1 Portishead - Third
2 TV On The Radio - Dear Science,
3 M83 - Saturdays = Youth
4 Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
5 Sun Kil Moon - April
6 Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
7 Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
8 Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
9 British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
10 Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
11 Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
12 Blitzen Trapper - Furr
13 Weezer - Weezer (2008)
14 Hold Steady, The - Stay Positive
15 Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
16 Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
17 Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair
18 Walkmen – You & Me
19 Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Real Emotional Trash
20 Harvey Milk – Life ... The Best Game In Town
21 Boris - Smile
22 Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
23 Girl Talk - Feed The Animals
24 Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
25 Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna
26 Spiritualized - Songs In A&E
27 Fennesz- Black Sea
28 Sigur Ros - Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust
29 Why? - Alopecia
30 Black Dog - Radio Scarecrow
31 Beck - Modern Guilt
32 David Byrne & Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
33 Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
34 Black Mountain - In The Furture
35 Black Keys - Attack & Release
36 My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
37 Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
38 Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
39 Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim
40 No Age - Nouns
41 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
42 MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
43 Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
44 Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part 1
45 Drive By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation’s Dark
46 Shearwater - Rook
47 Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too
48 Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Lie Down In The Light
49 Paul Westerberg – 49:00…Of Your Time/Life
50 Glasvegas - Glasvegas
51 Gaslght Anthem - The '59 Sound
52 R.E.M. - Accelerate
53 She & Him - Volume One
54 Tallest Man On Earth, The - Shallow Graves
55 Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
56 Los Campesinos! - Hold on Youngster
57 Have a Nice Life - Deathconciousness
58 Dr Dog - Fate
59 Parts & Labor - Receivers
60 Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
61 Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull
62 Q-Tip - The Renaissance
63 Evangelista - Hello Voyager
64 Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
65 Hot Chip - Made in the Dark
66 Coldplay - Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends
67 Killers, The - Day & Age
68 Mates of State - Re-Arrange Us
69 Shugo Tokumaru - Exit
70 Bug, The - London Zoo
71 Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
72 Genghis Tron - Board Up the House
73 Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
74 Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls
75 Okkervil River - The Stand Ins
76 Luomo - Convival
77 Max Tundra - Parallax Error Beheads You
78 Titus Andronicus – The Airing of Greviance
79 Torche - Meanderthal
80 Matmos - Supreme Balloon
81 Dodos, The - Visiter
82 Gutter Twins - Saturnala
83 Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
84 Last Shadow Puppets - The Age of the Understatement
85 Lykke Li - Youth Novels
86 Calexico - Carried to Dust
87 Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy
88 Santogold - Santogold
89 Air France - No Way Down -EP
90 Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
91 Beach House - Devotion
92 Melvins - Nude with Boots
93 Bruno Pronsato – Why Can’t We Be Like Us
94 Death Cab For Cutie - Narrow Stairs
95 Jacaszek - Treny
96 Stereolab - Chemical Chords
97 El Guincho - Alegranza
98 Move D & Benjamin Brunn - Songs From the Beehive
99 Dungen - 4
100 Fall, The - Imperial Wax Solvent


#2 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:04 PM

FIRST.
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#3 Duff.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:04 PM

IS.

No, it'll be stupid, and we're already doing something stupid.
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#4 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:04 PM

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

#5 Duff.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

Pretty much.

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#6 Pavement Ist Rad

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

The ellipses were what delayed you. Imagine how much extra time Rob Gordon is putting in per post. EDIT: Well, not with that edit. Get fucked, once again.
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Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

#7 Paul

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:06 PM

“Why the fuck haven't more people been talking about Imperial Wax Solvent? WHY? What's going on?” - vamos

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The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent

(683 Points, 13 Votes)

US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: #35

Charting Singles: n/a

Pitchfork Review: "While Imperial Wax Solvent has all the buzzy, crunchy sonic hallmarks of great Fall, it also doesn't quite rank with their highest highs, an admittedly tall order when that includes albums recorded twenty-five years ago by a completely different set of musicians. There are basically three quality tiers in the band's discography: classic Fall, good Fall and lost-the-plot-for-a-minute Fall, and this lands neatly in the second category, with none of the instant classic, teeth-cracking tracks that cover their best sides, but plenty of inspired ranting and rhythmic dexterity nonetheless. If nothing else, it makes clear that Smith is determined to keep charging into the new century at the helm of the Fall, and that can only be a good thing. I look forward to hearing "70 Year Old Man"." (7.5)

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Albums Lists: "The Real New Fall LP: Formerly Country on the Click" (#61 of 2004)

Ranked Highest By: Sid Hartha (#3)

Also Ranked By: Badger (#5)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:07 PM

So there's already no way the top 50 is going to be as great as the bottom 50.
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Alright, my friends. It's time for another solid little rock jam

#9 spiritofeden

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:10 PM

#100 is likely miles better then whatever # 1 will be.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:11 PM

“play it loud” - Sid Hartha

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Dungen - 4

(683 Points, 12 Votes, One #1 Vote)

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UK Chart Position: n/a

Charting Singles: n/a

Pitchfork Review: "The resulting lineup has come up with a tighter, more focused, and more compact record than Tio Bitar (10 songs, 38 minutes, no songs over five minutes) that still finds a way to touch on all of Dungen's sonic tendencies in lively, unpredictable fashion. Moments of mournfully wailing acid-rock beauty (the violin-tinged opener "Sätt Att Se") give way to gentler strains of classically influenced pop ("Målerås Finest"). The loose-fingered, high-speed freakout of "Samtidigt 1" is joined in progress right after the fluttering pastoralism of "Det Tar Tid"; its partner "Samtidigt 2"-- culled from the same full-band jam session-- soars into some kind of Deadhead exosphere only to dissipate into the soft piano/chime/flute melodies of "Bandhagen" (and its not-so-soft drumbeat-- like every other Dungen record, 4 is a percussive monster). And sometimes the contrasts build over the course of a single song, like when the jaunty Zombies/Kinks march-beat of "Finns Det Någon Möjlighet" eventually shifts from lighthearted, piano-driven frolic to a feedback-drenched trudge through creeping dread." (7.8)

Artist's Previous Rankings on Our Albums Lists: "Tta det lugnt" (#59 of 2005), "Tio Bitar" (#100 of 2007)

Ranked Highest By: Sid Hartha (#1)

Also Ranked By: Midnite_Vulture(#4)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:13 PM

#100 is likely miles better then whatever # 1 will be.


You need to wear a mask when you use that paint, Spirit.
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
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:15 PM

so that Dungen album's good, eh?

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:16 PM

#100 is likely miles better then whatever # 1 will be.


You need to wear a mask when you use that paint, Spirit.

unless # 1 is M83 i will stand by this comment.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:17 PM

“The Move D is a very subtle rave of the mind thing more or less.” - avec

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Move D & Benjamin Brunn - Songs From The Beehive

(689 Points, 10 Votes)

US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

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PopMatters Review: "Songs From the Beehive‘s nearly 80-minute running time is split into measured, warm house tracks that don’t climb into Earth-rattling climaxes of any kind. Not unlike Mike Shannon’s deeply affecting but nonchalant Possible Conclusions to Stories That Never End, this restraint is precise and deliberate. German producers Move D & Benjamin Brunn casually augment their efforts with little more than miniature flickers of sound—breathy surges dance around the complicated percussive throb of “Velvet Paws”, “Honey” grows fat with rubbery grooves, and “Mothercorn”, with its comparatively pronounced synths, is rife with echoes and wobbly far-corner countermelodies. An appreciation for this subtlety may only develop after a second or third careful listen, particularly if you like your electronic music to be more immediate, or more overtly decorative. Sure, “Come In” is a serving of atmospheric magnificence—all knocks and polished, mechanic fluttering—but most of Songs From the Beehive‘s elegance is just under its surface, and discovering it usually takes a little patience." (6/10)

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Ranked Highest By: Badger, Cinnamon Pooter (#3)

Also Ranked By: Bruegel (#4)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:18 PM

my only experience with "The Fall" = the album "Bend Sinister" has absolutely nothing to do with the indie-prog rock band I love from Vancouver

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:19 PM

Good to see this underway, good start too.
Nice bowl of Crunchy Nut you got here, pretty expensive as I recall.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:21 PM

Wow, what an awful start. At least things cant get worse.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:21 PM

“Listened to this for 10 seconds and knew it would become an obsession.” - Chronodiggity

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El Guincho - Alegranza

(689 Points, 14 Votes, One #1 Vote)

US Chart Position
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UK Chart Position: n/a

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Pitchfork Review: "There's something childlike, too, in the way El Guincho's chants and harmonies seem to shift between (relative) tension and release with delighted and purposeless ease, shuttling between the registers of high and higher for the simple thrill of confounding expectations, as if reaching a peak and staying there would be a cop-out. The madly hopping "Kalise", at first ridiculously and hypnotically repetitive, is ultimately exposed as a giant tease for an astonishing, panoramic chorus, whose multi-tracked "ah ah ah!" might be the most utopian moment in music you'll hear this year. There's little subtlety here: "Fata Morgana" may begin with ambient washes of sound, disconcerting looped string riffs, and abstracted wails in the background, but again it's a trap: the song soon morphs into a triumphant anthem, zooming across the stereo mix as if on a trapeze. " (8.3)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:21 PM

Everything should be higher imo

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 02:23 PM

Never heard of any of these...