Year-End Critics' Polls '08

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Okay, I should say "0 for 2".. since I'm not hip to metal.. but yeah, those first 2 lists are bullshit.

billstevejim, Monday, 24 November 2008 04:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Kathleen Edwards + Laura Marling on Paste is good to see.

Mordy, Monday, 24 November 2008 04:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

hooray for real emotional trash!
not sure how that was received around these parts - something tells me it was very hated, although i think you should all love it.

k3vin k., Monday, 24 November 2008 04:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

I liked it a lot.

Mordy, Monday, 24 November 2008 04:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

WTF is with this Girl Talk top-tenning?

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Monday, 24 November 2008 05:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

i recently bought Real Emotional Trash on a whim without downloading it first. very surprised in how good it actually is. also bought Studio's West Coast on that Amoeba trip...

Bee OK, Monday, 24 November 2008 05:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think it's kind of steely dan-y! which of course would certainly be very up this place's alley. i think steely dan/malkmus have a lot in common in general

k3vin k., Monday, 24 November 2008 05:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's a good thing is Girl Talk charts really well being that I'm writing about him at the moment.

Mordy, Monday, 24 November 2008 06:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

nothing i like ever seems to make it onto these lameass polls

thereminimum chips (electricsound), Monday, 24 November 2008 06:09 (6 years ago) Permalink

seriously, these lists are a joke. does ILM do its own poll?

psychgawsple, Monday, 24 November 2008 06:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

We do, and we probably will again.

Cunga, Monday, 24 November 2008 07:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

01 Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III

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is that my man hannity?? (deej), Monday, 24 November 2008 07:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

No mention of The Veronicas = Zero credibility.

To say nothing of the Pink omission.

i, grey, Monday, 24 November 2008 08:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

You're not really surprised at the Veronicas being left off the lists, right?

Mordy, Monday, 24 November 2008 08:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

This is ridiculous! Where is Of Montreux on these lists?

Mikaael Jackson (The Reverend), Monday, 24 November 2008 08:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

blender had them at 7, which i was v. happy about. they should be top 2, of course

k3vin k., Monday, 24 November 2008 08:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mojo have their Best Of 2008 in the new Oasis-covered issue, but I can't spot it online at the moment. They have Fleet Foxes at #1. I pass the buck to someone else to type up the rest.

krakow, Monday, 24 November 2008 08:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm not ever going to look if they have that snoozefest at #1

k3vin k., Monday, 24 November 2008 08:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

blender had them at 7, which i was v. happy about. they should be top 2, of course

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― k3vin k., Monday, November 24, 2008 12:50 AM Bookmark

step your reading comprehension game up, son

Mikaael Jackson (The Reverend), Monday, 24 November 2008 08:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

Decibel good
blender predictable and uncontroversial as I imagine most will be
paste has something I've never heard of @ #1 which is something at least. Is it any good?

BIG HOOS enjoys a cold mindbeer (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 24 November 2008 09:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

love the fact that in the mojo list, oasis are at number 50, obviously "justifying" their cover status.

mark e, Monday, 24 November 2008 09:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

I like the She & Him album. Assuming it's the same album I heard a few months ago (I think it's the same one). I thought at the time that it was very Cat Powers'esque.

Mordy, Monday, 24 November 2008 10:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

Me and Ruth Lorenzo, Rollin' in the Benzo (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 November 2008 10:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

No mention of The Veronicas = Zero credibility.

To say nothing of the Pink omission.

― i, grey, Monday, November 24, 2008 3:12 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

man I like the Pink album and it's still impossible for me to not wanna clown this post

dumb pseud (some dude), Monday, 24 November 2008 13:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

That kind of post used to be de rigueur in Rolling Teenpop. Memory... All alone in the moonlight...

Mordy, Monday, 24 November 2008 14:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

So wait, Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus are different people?

Peter "One Dart" Manley (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 24 November 2008 14:14 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Metal Edge Top 50 of 2008:

49. TIE: Motörhead, Motörizer/Prostitute Disfigurement, Descendants Of Depravity
48. Belphegor, Bondage Goat Zombie
47. In Flames, A Sense Of Purpose
46. Hate Eternal, Fury And Flames
45. Moonspell, Night Eternal
43. TIE: Iced Earth, The Crucible Of Man/Staind, The Illusion Of Progress
41. TIE: Eluveitie, Slania/Saviours, Into Abaddon
40. DragonForce, Ultra Beatdown
38. TIE: Blessed By A Broken Heart, Pedal To The Metal/Boris, Smile
37. Ayreon, 01011001
36. Into Eternity, The Incurable Tragedy
35. Cynic, Traced In Air
34. Intronaut, Prehistoricisms
33. Disfear, Live The Storm
32. Coffins, Buried Death
31. Gates Of Slumber, Conqueror
28. TIE: Annihilation Time, Annihilation Time III/Melvins, Nude With Boots/Trivium, Shogun
27. Equilibrium, Sagas
26. All That Remains, Overcome
25. Lair Of The Minotaur, War Metal Battle Master
23. TIE: Bleeding Through, Declaration/Mötley Crüe, Saints Of Los Angeles
22. Children Of Bodom, Blooddrunk
21. Made Out Of Babies, The Ruiner
20. GridLink, Amber Gray
19. Disturbed, Indestructible
17. TIE: Genghis Tron, Board Up The House/Wetnurse, Invisible City
16. The Sword, Gods Of The Earth
15. Judas Priest, Nostradamus
14. Neuraxis, The Thin Line Between
13. Krallice, Krallice
11. TIE: Cavalera Conspiracy, Inflikted/Torche, Meanderthal
10. Testament, The Formation Of Damnation
9. Enslaved, Vertebrae
8. Nachtmystium, Assassins: Black Meddle Pt. 1
7. Harvey Milk, Life…The Best Game In Town
6. Amon Amarth, Twilight Of The Thunder God
5. Gojira, The Way Of All Flesh
4. Slipknot, All Hope Is Gone
3. Meshuggah, obZen
2. Metallica, Death Magnetic
1. Opeth, Watershed

unperson, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mojo Magazine: The 50 Best Albums of 2008
http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/3172289350/show/923684

1 - Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2 - The Last Shadow Puppets - The Age Of The Understatement
3 - Paul Weller - 22 Dreams
4 - Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago [2007]
5 - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
6 - The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
7 - Glasvegas - Glasvegas
8 - The Week That Was - The Week That Was
9 - The Bug - London Zoo
10 - Neil Diamond - Home Before Dark
11 - Portishead - Third
12 - Don Cavalli - Cryland
13 - Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
14 - British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
15 - Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
16 - Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
17 - Sigur Rós - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
18 - Pete Molinari - A Virtual Landslide
19 - Beck - Modern Guilt
20 - TV on the Radio - Dear Science
21 - Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
22 - Mercury Rev - Snowflake Midnight
23 - Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
24 - Fucked Up - The Chemistry of Common Life
25 - Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
26 - Peter Broderick - Home
27 - M83 - Saturdays=Youth
28 - Neon Neon - Stainless Style
29 - Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals [2007]
30 - The Night Marchers - See You in Magic
31 - Duffy - Rockferry
32 - Seasick Steve - I Started Out With Nothin' and I Still Got Most of It Left
33 - Kasai Allstars - In the 7th Moon, the Chief Turned Into a Swimming Fish and Ate the Head of His Enemy by Magic
34 - Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing
35 - Our Broken Garden - When Your Blackening Shows
36 - MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
37 - Gavin Bryars & Philip Jeck & Alter Ego - The Sinking of the Titanic [2007]
38 - Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree
39 - Abe Vigoda - Skeleton
40 - The Black Keys - Attack & Release
41 - The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent
42 - Juana Molina - Un Día
43 - Aimee Mann - @#%&*! Smilers
44 - Goldmund - The Malady Of Elegance
45 - Metallica - Death Magnetic
46 - James Hunter - The Hard Way
47 - Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
48 - AC/DC - Black Ice
49 - The Neil Cowley Trio - Loud... Louder... Stop
50 - Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul

djmartian, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

paste has something I've never heard of @ #1 which is something at least. Is it any good?

― BIG HOOS enjoys a cold mindbeer (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, November 24, 2008 9:11 AM (6 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink


it's a collaboration between zooey deschanel and m. ward

(no, it's not good)

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

literally the only thing on that Mojo list that I don't hate is Fuck Buttons

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

You must be worn out.

Enrique (Raw Patrick), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

I still haven't listened to Fleet Foxes or the new TV on the Radio tho, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I might like them.

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

also the one track I've heard off London Zoo wasn't bad

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

Loooove seeing Torche at #1 on a metal list.

vampire baseball (call all destroyer), Monday, 24 November 2008 15:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

these annual reminders of how terrible most critics' taste is are kind of simultaneously depressing and reassuring

lex pretend, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

I quite liked that Late of the Pier album.

No medals though...

Mark G, Monday, 24 November 2008 15:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

Loooove seeing Torche at #1 on a metal list.

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yeah this was kind of a cool surprise

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 16:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's blowing my mind that Portishead has only made one list so far.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 24 November 2008 16:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

exactly how I feel about Deerhunter

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 16:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Me and Ruth Lorenzo, Rollin' in the Benzo (Noodle Vague), Monday, 24 November 2008 16:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

go torche!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 24 November 2008 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

I still haven't listened to Fleet Foxes or the new TV on the Radio tho, and I have a sneaking suspicion that I might like them.

― With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, November 24, 2008 10:40 AM (1 hour ago)

TVOTR = v. good
FF = exalted background music

k3vin k., Monday, 24 November 2008 16:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, FF definitely SOUND good, but there's not a lot of substance there.

i'm whine btw (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 24 November 2008 17:06 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Blender list is like a list of albums.

i'm whine btw (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 24 November 2008 17:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Still no Cut Copy, no Wolf Parade, no Blitzen Trapper, no Jay Reatard.. we have 1 mention of No Age, and 1 mention of The Sword..

These lists can suck a D.

billstevejim, Monday, 24 November 2008 17:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

Man, people really do get worked up over lists that were compiled back before the year was even three-quarters finished. I've already turned in a couple lists for polls that were two months early, roughly speaking, and am putting some together before the year is up as well; the way "the year in" has dialed back further and further makes me uneasy. I kind of read them with a grain of salt that way.

Matos W.K., Monday, 24 November 2008 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

there is no excuse for putting that astonishingly bad My Morning Jacket anywhere near a top albums list, even if it's "top albums that came out that week"

With a little bit of gold and a Peja (bernard snowy), Monday, 24 November 2008 17:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, I've complained about the She & Him win elsewhere! I'm not making fun at all. I just find it kind of oddly encouraging that people actually care about this stuff.

Matos W.K., Monday, 24 November 2008 17:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

(I'm almost certain I've said that before on a previous year-end poll thread, but I've been up all night and am spacey. Onward.)

Matos W.K., Monday, 24 November 2008 17:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

I don't really understand why people ever get outraged about their favorite albums not showing up on a particular year-end list (a need to confirm one's subjective opinion, maybe?), but especially when there are zillions of lists these days: no publication really has the authority anymore to single-handedly canonize albums, so why sweat it?

xpost haha (jaymc), Monday, 24 November 2008 17:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Did you watch the embedded YouTube video, also?

ilxor, Saturday, 3 January 2009 17:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to typet his out but here's Philadelphia City Paper's list:

http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2009/01/01/top-21-albums-of-2008

With supplemental material:

http://www.citypaper.net/articles/2009/01/01/about-the-list
http://www.citypaper.net/music/top10/2008/

_Rockist__Scientist_, Saturday, 3 January 2009 21:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

x-post to ilxor,

No

curmudgeon, Sunday, 4 January 2009 00:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here ya go:

ilxor, Sunday, 4 January 2009 01:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

im hearing basically no synths

choom gangsta (deej), Sunday, 4 January 2009 02:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yep

curmudgeon, Sunday, 4 January 2009 05:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

did not know the lex had a lj

k3vin k., Sunday, 4 January 2009 19:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

poptimist polls so far:

http://community.livejournal.com/poptimists/653623.html

xhuxk, Sunday, 4 January 2009 19:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

here's my top 100 if anyone cares:
http://www.aprilfish.net/?p=18

Whiney G. Weingarten, Sunday, 4 January 2009 19:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

wtf does 'quietly using' synths even mean

Think he means not having album covers like this:

Which is a "risk" because real heads, true schoolers etc. will reject you.

subroc back to haunt, Sunday, 4 January 2009 20:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

My top 50 albums, top 75 tracks, top 63 gigs.

And, rather more thrillingly... The Disastrous Rocktimists UK Pop Critics Poll 2008!

mike t-diva, Monday, 5 January 2009 00:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

^change you can believe in

The boy with the Arab money (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 5 January 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I thought I might have more of the Disastrous Poll up before it showed up here. Instead I have been drinking cans in the hope I fall asleep sometime before I gotta get up for work.

Enrique (Raw Patrick), Monday, 5 January 2009 01:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mixmag's 2008 Top 100 Tunes (copied from Rocklist.co.uk):

1. Hercules And Love Affair – Blind
2. MGMT – Kids
3. Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor
4. Johnny D – Orbitalife
5. Fake Blood – Mars
6. Radio Slave – Grindhouse
7. The Kills - Cheap And Cheerful
8. MIA – Paper Planes
9. Eric Prydz - Pjanoo
10. Mujava – Township Funk

11. Crystal Castles – Crimewave
12. SIS – Standing
13. Sia – The Girl You Lost To Cocaine
14. Friendly Fires – Paris
15. Surkin – White Knight Two/Next Of Kin
16. Mgmt – Electric Feel
17. Little Boots – Stuck On Repeat
18. Wiley – Wearing My Rolex
19. Sam Sparro – Black And Gold
20. Portishead – Machine Gun

21. Zomby – Zomby EP
22. Afefe Iku – Mirror Dance
23. Deadmau5 – I Remember
24. Matt John – Boeing Highfly
25. Sebo K – Diva
26. Booka Shade – Charlotte
27. Zoo Brazil – Technik
28. Midnight Juggernauts – Into The Galaxy
29. N*E*R*D – Everyone Nose
30. Underworld – Ring Road

31. ZTT – The Worm
32. Ilario Alicante – Vacaciones En Chilie
33. Underworld – Beautiful Burnout
34. Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Soulwax Re Mix
35. Sis – Trompeta
36. The Chemical Brothers – Midnight Madness
37. Guillame & The Coutu Dumonts – They Only Come Out At Night
38. Heartbreak – We’re Back
39. Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
40. Melchior Productions – Who Can Find Me

41. Late Of The Pier – Bathroom Gargle
42. The Bug Feat. Killa P & Flowdan – Ganja
43. Estelle – American Boy
44. TRG – Broken Heart
45. Sebastian Teller – L’Amour Et La Violence
46. Friendly Fires – Jump Into The Pool
47. Mathew Johnson – Marionette
48. Chase & Status – Eastern Jam
49. Audion – Billy Says Go
50. Sasha – Mongoose

51. Mark August – Warm
52. Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes
53. Alphabeat – Boyfriend
54. DJ Shah – Back To You
55. D’Julz – Just So You Know
56. Fabrikat Feat. Peter Juergens – Discolicker
57. Felix Da Housecat – Radio
58. Grace Jones – William’s Blood
59. Larry Tee Feat. Princess Superstar – Licky
60. Lemon & Einark – Anticipation

61. TC – Where’s My Money
62. Solomun Vs Ost & Klex – Federgewicht
63. Santogold – Say A-Ha
64. Stereo:Type Feat. Foreign Beggers – Bangers & Mash
65. Mandy Vs Booka Shade Feat. Laurie Anderson – O Superman
66. Tricky – Council Estate
67. Andy Duguid – Wasted
68. Dizzee Rascal Feat. Calvin Harris – Dance With Me
69. Don Rimini – Rave On
70. Luciano – Nin

71. Flying Lotus – Parisian Goldfish
72. Foals – Hummer
73. Friendly Fires – Ex-Lover
74. Geiom Feat. Marita – Reminissin
75. Pedro – Fleute And Clarinette
76. Kabala Und Lauhus – Makake
77. Kris G – Feel My Love
78. Kuffdam & Plant – Burning Up
79. Late Of The Pier – The Bears Are Coming
80. Martina Topley-Bird – Carnies

81. Math Head – Turn The Music Up
82. Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch – Minor Nine
83. Moby – I Love To Move In Here
84. Shonky – Time Zero
85. The Ting Tings – Great DJ
86. Italoboyz – Bahia
87. The Ting Tings – That’s Not My Name
88. Tyrrell – Lalalalalala
89. Buraka Som Sistema – Sound Of Kuduro
90. Christian Burkhart – Maison Noire

91. Crystal Fighters – I Love London
92. Deadest – Acid Radar
93. Toddla T – Manabadman
94. Bloc Party – Mercury
95. Flying Lotus – Breath
96. Hercules And Love Affair – Raise Me Up
97. Joker – Snake Eater
98. Martin Eyerer – Furthermore
99. Drums Of Death – Cursed By Magick
100. Utah Jazz – Back In Time

Matos W.K., Monday, 5 January 2009 05:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad "Wearing My Rolex" is getting so much <3

The Reverend, Monday, 5 January 2009 05:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry it took me so damn long to hear it! Would have been in my Top 20 easy.

Matos W.K., Monday, 5 January 2009 05:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

is little boots any good? i downloaded them but it was from the same ppl who recommended me garbage like fleet foxes, bon iver and little joy

k3vin k., Monday, 5 January 2009 06:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

she's ok, definitely much better than those people, but if that's the sort of thing you're after you may as well just go get the last roisin murphy album instead, next to which little boots is sort of redundant

'wearing my rolex' fans should also hear 'if you're going out, i'm going out too':

lex pretend, Monday, 5 January 2009 09:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

dope

jordan s (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 January 2009 10:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

you may as well just go get the last roisin murphy album instead, next to which little boots is sort of redundant

this is like saying you don't need both ciara and cassie in yr life

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Monday, 5 January 2009 14:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

this is like saying you don't need both ciara and cassie in yr life

When, in fact, you actually need neither of them...

ilxor, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

uh oh

k3vin k., Monday, 5 January 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Stuck on Repeat" I prolly like better than anything off the last Roisin, all the other stuff I've heard is kinda eh.

Maciej (maciej recognizing trill), Monday, 5 January 2009 18:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

poptimists tracks of 08 part one (42-50)

http://community.livejournal.com/poptimists/654842.html

xhuxk, Monday, 5 January 2009 19:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

poptimists tracks of 08 part two (31-40)

http://community.livejournal.com/poptimists/655205.html

xhuxk, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 18:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Didn't Christgau in his consumer poll give a 'dud' to the Nashville Scene Critics poll winner Jamey Johnson? Wonder why he hates him so. Maybe he says why in that Slate discussion upthread

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 January 2009 12:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's probably bcuz he's old

xhuxk e deej (k3vin k.), Friday, 16 January 2009 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

Nah, that hasn't stopped him before.

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

if that's the sort of thing you're after you may as well just go get the last roisin murphy album instead, next to which little boots is sort of redundant

Little Boots sounds nothing like Roisin Murphy and more like Hot Chip with a female singer.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

that "stuck on a groove" single is better than anything hot chip's done in a long time

gr8080, Friday, 16 January 2009 19:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

lex to thread:

http://www.villagevoice.com/pazznjop/

Ioannis, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 13:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pazz & Jop 2008

Lex and others to thread

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 19:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not sure how they compiled it but here's the Offbeat, New Orleans magazine, top 10:

1. Theresa Andersson-Hummingbird Go
2. Irma Thomas-Simply Grand
3. Michael Doucet-From Now On
4. Dr. Michael White-Blue Crescent
5. Lil' Wayne-Tha Carter III
6. The Iguanas-If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times
7. Tom McDermott and Connie Jones- Creole Nocturne
8. Dr. John-The City That Care Forgot
9. David Egan-You Don't know Your Mind
10. Porter-Batiste-Stolz-Moodoo

curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 January 2009 04:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rock-a-Rolla top 40:

1. Harvey Milk – Life…The Best Game in Town
2. Earth – The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull
3. Melvins – Nude with Boots
4. Dub Trio – Another Sound is Dying
5. Asva – What You Don’t know is Frontier
6. Grails – Doomsdayer’s Holiday
7. Secret Chiefs 3 – Xaphan: Book of Angel
8. Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward
9. Mike Patton – A Perfect Place
10. Racebanon – Acid or Blood
11. Torche – Meanderthal
12. Portishead – Third
13. The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath
14. Lustmord – [Other]
15. Zach Hill – Astrological Straits
16. Steve Von Till – A Grave is a Grim Horse
17. Ascend – Ample Fire Within
18. Akimbo – Jersey Shores
19. Conifer – Corown Fire
20. Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Dolores
21. Meshuggah – Obzen
22. Philip Jeck – Sano
23. UFOmammut – Idolum
24. Wildildlife – Six
25. Moha! – One Way Ticket to Candyland
26. Helms Alee – Night Terror
27. Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling
28. Krallice – Krallice
29. Jarboe – Mahakali
30. Hey Colossus – Happy Birthday
31. Merzbow – Anicca
32. Gnaw Their Tongues – An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood
33. Lucky Dragons – Dream Island Laughing Language
34. Jucifer – L’Autrichienne
35. Mothlite – The Flax of Reverie
36. Boris – Smile
37. No Age – Nouns
38. Black Sun – Paralyser
39. Subtle – Exitingarm
40. Prurient – And Still Waiting

m the g, Sunday, 25 January 2009 08:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

DJ Premier's top 20 '08

20. Ill Bill - The Hour of Reprisal
19. 88-Keys - The Death of Adam
18. EPMD - We Mean Business
17. Craig G & Marley Marl - Operation Take Back Hip-Hop
16. Ice Cube - Raw Footage
15. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
14. Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto
13. Termanology - Politics as Usual
12. Big Shug - Otherside of the Game
11. Ludacris - Theater of the Mind

10. Heltah Skeltah - D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team)
09. Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
08. The P Brothers - The Gas
07. eMC - The Show
06. Jake One - White Van Music
05. D.I.T.C. - The Movement
04. Scarface - Emeritus
03. Statik Selektah - Stick 2 the Script
02. Evidence - The Layover EP
01. DJ Revolution - King of the Decks

twitty milk (deej), Sunday, 1 February 2009 02:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Luda???

The Reverend, Sunday, 1 February 2009 09:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

he had a track on it :-/

twitty milk (deej), Sunday, 1 February 2009 10:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

with a few glaring exceptions, I was surprisingly happy with the results of this year's WXYC DJ poll:

The Top 20 of 2008 (technically the Top 21 b/c the #20 slot was a tie):

1. Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill (TYPE)
2. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont (Kranky/4AD)
3. Tape - Luminarium (Häpna)
4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguar)
5. Lil Wayne- tha carter 3 (Cash Money)
6. Robbie Basho - Bonn Ist Supreme (Bo'Weavil)
7. Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull (Southern Lord)
7. Fleet Foxes- fleet foxes (Sub Pop)
9. 70's Thai Orchestra - 70's Thai Orchestra (MISSISSIPPI/EXILED)
10. Lau Nau - Nukkuu (Locust)
11. v/a - 1970's algerian proto-rai underground (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
12. Alan Licht & Aki Onda - Everydays (FAMILY VINEYARD)
13. Gang Gang Dance- St. Dymphna (Social Registry)
14. Animal Collective - Water Curses EP (Domino/Paw Tracks)
14. Man Man - Rabbit Habits (ANTI-)
16. The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries)
17. Girl talk - Feed the animals (Illegal Art)
18. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing (ATP Recordings)
18. The Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace (self-released)
20. Ponytail- ice cream social (We Are Free)
20. Burning Star Core - Challenger (Hospital/Plastic)

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Saturday, 7 February 2009 15:27 (5 years ago) Permalink


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