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

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IMPORTANT NOTE: in no way whatsoever am i complaining about the rolling threads, they just tend to leave me in the dust most of the time.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

this problem is compounded by the fact that i live in a major metropolitan area with zero (0) record shops that dont look down their nose at metal as a genre. particularly sad because we had one of the greatest metal focused ones ever until the owner got cancer.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ok, so how do you actually find out about it all then?

Buying stuff, knowing bands by previous albums so downloading new ones until they come out on vinyl. Knowing lots of people on slsk etc who get stuff or receommend it. Reading message boards like Doomed Forever (Used to be Southern Lord message board), stonerrock.com, viva la vinyl and yes, ILM.

Boring Sign In Name (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well, I've had an overload of new music with this and the other poll, so when my brain stops resembling mush, I will start trying to figure it all out.

cheese and other good things (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 19:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Onimo how is your listening to the list coming along?

I'm working my way through the main albums poll so I'll see what crossover there is then hopefully come back to this list at some point.

I do need some time to listen to my old goth tunes you know!

ducking kiosk monkey (onimo), Wednesday, 11 February 2009 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Old goths never die they just....?

Officer Electro-Dribble (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

if that isnt an invitation for the "they just smell that way" punchline i dont know what is.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 February 2009 01:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, rolling metal is mostly useless for me, cuz it seems all to take place in shorthand, as an ongoing convo between a bunch of people who all get and listen to basically every metal album in the universe.

SO TRUE, except it's like only stuff from labels that can afford/want to send out promos to big publications.

dunt renaissance (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 12 February 2009 03:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

And streams from the rest?

Officer Electro-Dribble (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 14:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mainly seems to be the biggest metal labels that are doing streams in my experience

am I selling cardamom or am I selling thyme (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 12 February 2009 15:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

UK vs US difference?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Torche in the ILX albums poll at no 26 btw(with 3 no1 votes).
Sadly it looks like Harvey Milk may have missed out.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

I ranked the Harvey Milk much higher than the Torche - 6th vs. 17th. That might help it, but I'm afraid you're probably right.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

i didn't rank my list, and voted for both of them, so its still possible.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'd be surprised if it beat it. I guess Boris & Earth and Torche have more crossover appeal. *shakes fist @ Pitchfork*

But you never know, if it's going to make it, it will be in the next few. But Torche got 3 #1s. Cant see Harvey Milk getting that.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kerrang doesn't cover any of these bands. Isis dont get a look in either or Pelican. If hey did im sure these bands could be quite successful. Guess you have to be on a major label to get in it.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

so pitchfork >>> Kerrang is sadly true.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 12 February 2009 21:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think Pitchfork gave Harvey Milk a nod in their best new music section and a high score btw.

cheese and other good things (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 12 February 2009 22:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

They haven't become as well known as the others. Just seems strange that obv the ppl who voted for them here didn't vote on that poll. It was well clear of the Boris and Earth on this poll.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 13 February 2009 00:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Considering how odd the actual list is, and the fact that waaaaaaay more people voted in it than this list, I don't think you can write off, well, pretty much anything to place. thanks for the grouper btw, it's really pretty actually, not what i expected.

cheese and other good things (a hoy hoy), Friday, 13 February 2009 00:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah crystal castles just charted with zero #1 votes so i am oddly optimistic about harvey milk.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

actually if i am doing the math right, between the three people who have mentioned voting for it on this thread we contributed 44 points to its total, so if there are others out there we only need 70 points or so (which wait is probably not all that promising). eh, hope springs eternal.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wish I could share your optimism. I bet it was no51.
You think Marnie Stern will make it? Or are the only ilxors who like her are metal fans? LOL @ the irony.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

I voted Marnie Stern lower than I should have. Pretty certain she won't make it though.

i'm getting too old for this ship (a hoy hoy), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

I voted for Esoteric quite high when really I should have voted tactically with stuff i thought might get in it at the top. but then that wasnt the point of a list.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

No more metal in the poll. Marnie Stern hasn't even made it. Only metallers on ILX like her it seems!

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 14 February 2009 00:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

The missing Harvey Milk is still too o_O though.

raaaaaaaaaah (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 14 February 2009 00:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

by which you mean "not terribly surprising" - great album tho

contenderizer, Saturday, 14 February 2009 07:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

But it is surprising as it was no2 in this poll, well clear of Earth and Boris, who beat them in the main poll. Obv some of it's main backers here didn't vote in the main poll. Resulting in less metal in the 2008 poll than 2007.
At least with this metal poll it raised the HM and other bands profiles with lots of people now checking out the results.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 14 February 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Glenn are you doing stats on the other poll?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 00:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I'm done with poll stats for now. On to other things!

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 16 February 2009 00:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Aww that's a pity. Got something else in the works for us, Glenn?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

I bought the Nachtmystium lp from Avalanche in Glasgow today. Monorail had sold out of it(and their older stuff I had seen in there before xmas).

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also found out Earth are playing in April. You up for it, Grimly/Onimo?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 22:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

I forgot to say it's at Nice N Sleazys

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

You guys read this yet?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 19 February 2009 22:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

definitely up for earth at sleazys. missed the stereo date last year...saw them at supersonic, but they were unfortunately timetabled in the early evening 'severely flagging from 18 BPM doom overload' slot. I mean, I love earth, but a kick up the arse they most assuredly are not.

be strange seeing them somewhere as small as sleazys though. every other time, their sound has filled a huge space - scala, islington academy, custard factory. they're too widescreen for that basement.

m the g, Friday, 20 February 2009 00:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bump for fun!

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

I predict No Line on the Horizon Preinterpreted landslide on the 2009 edition.

Vulgar Display of Flowers (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

was that a bump to annoy grady?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I bumped it because I missed it and it should never be forgotten. Good times were had here.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ahh, well Im bumping it to annoy him ;)

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 00:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wonder if there will be interest for a poll next year?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 00:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

why wouldn't there be?
(and where is Grady, anyhow?)

51 SBs and there's nothing on (Ioannis), Saturday, 7 March 2009 09:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mastodon ftw, tho, no?

51 SBs and there's nothing on (Ioannis), Saturday, 7 March 2009 09:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

well, it was a bit of a hassle getting enough people to vote so the novelty might've worn off next year.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 19:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

any front runners for 2009 yet?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 March 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cobalt I assume. Personally, I hate the vocalist, which is a real shame because I love the music.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 March 2009 01:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cobalt wont pick up crossover votes for an ILM poll though, as awesome as the album is.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 March 2009 01:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard much with crossover appeal - Tombs? Amoseurs? The upcoming Mastodon?

None really do anything for me. It hasn't been a real metal year for me thus far.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 March 2009 01:16 (5 years ago) Permalink


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