Year-End Critics' Polls '08

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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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