ILX METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 RESULTS (NOW COUNTING DOWN THE TOP TEN, BTW)

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Sorry, the Python references and the "it's..." made me think of that.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah I know

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 20:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

5

Opeth – Watershed (Roadrunner) 212 Points (1 Number One Album)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 20:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Interesting - lots of people (me included) liked it but only one person loved it.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

how many voted for it?

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I continue to be of the opinion that Opeth just keeps getting better. The current incarnation of the band is really starting to gel, the keyboards playing a bigger role, Axenrot proving the naysayers wrong, and Akerfeldt's singing voice stronger than ever. Although I will admit that "Porcelain Heart" is the most ordinary Opeth song since the Deliverance album...

A. Begrand, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Opeth: 13 voters here, 9 in P&J. None of those from me.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

seems strange that it didn't do better P&J wise. did pitchfork diss it or something?

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

dis, even.

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

It got mild praise from P-Fork, a polite 7.5.

A. Begrand, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Corny Pop Fuxors clearly didn't vote for it as their token metal album?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 20:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think Watershed is a very slight step back from the heights of Ghost Reveries. It just doesn't feel quite as thrilling, despite treading very much in similar waters. Still a fantastic album though.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

A band I just never got into. Best place to start?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 20:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

I only got into them around the release of Ghost Reveries, then started working backwards through the catalog. I'd recommend starting with Damnation and Deliverance, two albums that really show off the bands talents and hint at the directions they'd head with the later albums. That's just me, I'll let the more long-time Opeth fans toss in their two cents.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Blackwater Park, Still Life, and My Arms, Your Hearse are good starting-off points, but you can't go wrong with any of their albums, really. Damnation is particularly great if you prefer the clean singing only.

A. Begrand, Friday, 23 January 2009 20:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think Watershed was my number one album, but I don't remember. I agree that it's slightly distancing, but man, what a record. I think what did it for me is that it sounds like, for lack of a better word, "Art" to me, but it's something I can actually listen to as opposed to appreciate (unlike Philip Glass or something).

Shmutchered at Shmirth (J3ff T.), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

>I think Watershed is a very slight step back from the heights of Ghost Reveries. It just doesn't feel quite as thrilling, despite treading very much in similar waters.

I couldn't disagree more. I think Watershed is not only a huge improvement over Ghost Reveries (which I thought was basically a culmination of the sound they'd pursued on Blackwater Park and Deliverance, and kind of a place-holder at the same time), but it's also a major left turn - acoustic stuff, female duet vocals, jazz-funk breakdowns...I love this album. I think it's Opeth's best record, and exactly the record they needed to make in 2008. And I'm not just saying all that because Roadrunner flew me to Sweden to hear it, I swear.

unperson, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

As I said in my review: "After rocking out with the crushingly heavy Deep Purple-meets-death prog of Ghost Reveries, they've gone with what can only be described as a natural progression in a totally unexpected direction."

Shmutchered at Shmirth (J3ff T.), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

hmmm

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyone want to know what no4 is?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

give us a clue

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think I have worked out the top 4, but will be offline for the rest of the night. So I will guess the order is B, T, E and HM.

straight outta Easter Compton (aldo), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

And there you go. I guess I'm just holding Ghost Reveries in high regard because it was my entry point and the Opeth album I've lived with the longest.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

harvey milk? earth? torche? bloodbath?

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bragonforce?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Buns N Roses?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only one that voted for Dragonforce?

Shmutchered at Shmirth (J3ff T.), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, don't get me wrong, Ghost Reveries is freaking awesome. Watershed is just freaking awesome in a different way.

Shmutchered at Shmirth (J3ff T.), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

I cannot say. I'm not giving anything away or giving clues to what is up next anymore. People like suspense and not being told what might be next.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

pfunkboy your like a rock chick tease

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Final four: She & Him, Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes and, of course, U2.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

this isn't spin

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

That isn't a rawk chick

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

the question is, will Torche or Harvey Milk take the coveted #1 spot?

fwiw (rockapads), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

I voted for DragonForce, too.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

well i couldn't find roxymuzak in suspenders on the interweb

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

The question is, are you over or underestimating any albums?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

4

Boris - Smile (Diwphalanx Records/Southern Lord) 227 Points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

ahhhh i just want to see #1 before 5:00 when i leave the computer!

THE HIPSTER DILEMMA (call all destroyer), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh wow.

this was the first boris album that did nothing for me.

THE HIPSTER DILEMMA (call all destroyer), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

what time is it for you just now?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, definitely my least favorite Boris album so far. But the Japanese version is quite a bit better than the Southern Lord one.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

4:40

THE HIPSTER DILEMMA (call all destroyer), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

and yeah i gotta listen to the japanese one; tho i think their two versions thing is some bullllshit

THE HIPSTER DILEMMA (call all destroyer), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's a good enough Boris album (esp the diwphalanx version) but Smile and Pink really pale into insignificance compared to a lot of their older stuff. I almost voted for it but gave Coffins my last vote instead.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/
eastern time zone ... New York Fri 4:41 PM

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh i wont be posting no 3 til about 10.30- and it's 9.41 just now. no 2 and no1 will be after 11. Gotta spin it out, sorry.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

so this is like foreplay not premature eJOCKulation

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Boris: 16 votes here (but no #1s), 6 in P&J. I'm still puzzled that the Japanese version sounds more Southern Lordish to me than the Southern Lord version.

#s 2 and 3 were tied in votes, but 2 beats 3 on both points and #1 votes. #1 has the most votes and the most points, but not the most #1 votes.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:44 (5 years ago) Permalink


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