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

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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

dj custosian
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Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

i have yet to hear the US version of Smile, which is probably why i voted for it. either that or the boring Nadja album was my lowest vote I think.

fwiw (rockapads), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

reminder of decibel magazine top 40
http://decibelmagazine.com/Content.aspx?ncid=140019

djmartian, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll be offline while Pfunk is posting the last 3, but I'll be back with lots of stats later in the (Boston) evening...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm still puzzled that the Japanese version sounds more Southern Lordish to me than the Southern Lord version.

This is exactly right.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm still pissed off I didn't get a chance to buy the Diwphalanx vinyl

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I could just post no3 now while everyone's disappeared for 30 mins thinking I wont post it.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

ok just poking my head in here for god knows what reason and WAHT

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

admittedly this is the only post i read

roxymuzak, Friday, 23 January 2009 22:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

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

Yeah, I'm pretty sick of Boris's act. Choose a mix and stick with it, instead of taking advantage the vinyl obsessiveness of SL fans.

The Japanese mix is cool in a Velvet Underground Guitar Amp Tape imitation kind of way, but I actually prefer the more straightforward sound of the US version. Smile grew on me quite a bit over the course of 08.

A. Begrand, Friday, 23 January 2009 22:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

you are disappointed DJ Martian doesn't have such a photo?
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Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Time for no 3?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

or will we wait for Glenn?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

3w

Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull (Southern Lord) 276 Points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

19 people voted for it. No number one votes.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

love that band love that cover A++++

roxymuzak, Friday, 23 January 2009 22:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

i don't accept Earth as metal, but it's a great album for sure.

fwiw (rockapads), Friday, 23 January 2009 22:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've never really cared for metal before but some of these covers look too cool not to check out. I knew I shouldn't click on here, I was trying to cut back on what I need to listen to.

a hoy hoy, Friday, 23 January 2009 22:58 (5 years ago) Permalink


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