ILM's 2018 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING THREAD

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Vote Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ESVJBptEgdE54Hoy1

How to vote: enter your tracks and album ballots (up to 25 items on each), one item per line, in the appropriate fields. Please copy each line directly from the nominations lists; do not number your ballot. You can choose one of three ballot types, which determine how points are allocated to each item you vote for:

(1) Weighted: The first item on your ballot receives 50 points, the second receives 48 points, and so on, until the 25th item receives 2 points.

(2) Unweighted: Each item on your ballot receives 26 points.

(3) Mixed: To submit a mixed ballot, you must divide your ballot in two with an extra blank line. The upper portion of the ballot will be treated as weighted, with the first item receiving 50 points, and so on. The lower portion will be treated as unweighted, in that all items will receive the same number of points. The score allocated to items in the unweighted portion is calculated as 26 minus the number of items in the weighted portion (this is so that any weighted, unweighted or mixed ballot consisting of 25 items will allocate a total of exactly 650 points).

Tracks Master List: https://pastebin.com/FiYDYCHj
Albums Master List: https://pastebin.com/RB81mE8b

Playlists for your consideration:

Spotify Tracks Playlist
Youtube Playlist (non-Spotify Tracks)

Spotify Albums Playlist

Voting ends at Midnight PST on Friday, January 18th, 2019 (i.e. Saturday morning in the UK).

seandalai, Saturday, 5 January 2019 12:40 (one week ago) Permalink

Some late noms not in the Master Lists yet? Please confirm if/when up to date.

Jeff W, Saturday, 5 January 2019 14:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Singles playlist update gonna have to wait till monday but it is coming

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 January 2019 14:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Is this also the lobbying thread?

emil.y, Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:26 (one week ago) Permalink

good question!

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:27 (one week ago) Permalink

I would think so.

resident hack (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Some late noms not in the Master Lists yet? Please confirm if/when up to date.

― Jeff W, Saturday, January 5, 2019 2:04 PM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Oops, was c+p error. Should be fixed now.

seandalai, Saturday, 5 January 2019 16:51 (one week ago) Permalink

voted.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:13 (one week ago) Permalink

While you're voting, don't forget to nominate your favorite metal and heavy rock albums here:

ILX Metal n' Heavy Rock Poll 2018: NOMINATIONS thread - open till Jan. 19th, 2019!

slack thompson (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 5 January 2019 17:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Can we make it a non-binding rule to lobby for the tracks-albums nominated by others, against parochialism ?
I intend to put the track playlist to good use, on shuffle right now (Touch Absence - Lanark Artefax, nice stuff).

Nabozo, Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Don't want to lobby for anything, just want to say that I've been listening to the Youtube tracks playlist and there is loads of great stuff on there I haven't heard before.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Dang missed the nomination deadline... shouldn't affect my albums poll but my tracks poll will suffer

octobeard, Saturday, 5 January 2019 21:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I think you can do write-ins.

zwei dunkel jungen (crüt), Saturday, 5 January 2019 21:13 (one week ago) Permalink

I believe I will limit my campaigning to the Tropical Fuck Storm album, which I wrote about here. My favorite track from it (which someone nominated!) is Rubber Bullies.

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 6 January 2019 01:21 (one week ago) Permalink

^ Hopefully there won't be catastrophic vote-splitting on the TFS front. I think I'll vote this year, very likely for "You Let My Tires Down."

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 6 January 2019 04:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't expect them to make a dent in the tracks poll tbh. I'm putting my chips on the album poll.

resident hack (Simon H.), Sunday, 6 January 2019 04:53 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm now thinking i should have nominated their Stayin' Alive cover

ufo, Sunday, 6 January 2019 05:20 (one week ago) Permalink

I had that exact same thought.

Chris L, Sunday, 6 January 2019 10:59 (one week ago) Permalink

'Rubber Bullies' was my nomination but yeah between that and 'You Let My Tires Down' is a tough call for me - the album has really grown on me but I'm not sure it'll make my ballot, there are definitely far too many things I want to vote for album-wise this year...

Gavin, Leeds, Sunday, 6 January 2019 12:10 (one week ago) Permalink

I second the campaigning for Tropical Fuck Storm, although I'll certainly be adding to the track votesplit effect

I add to it a campaign for Trust Fund, who bowed out with one of the (all-time imo) great British indie records, with a bit of help from Mitski's producer. The standout track is probably Abundant, which will also be high up my ballot

imago, Sunday, 6 January 2019 12:23 (one week ago) Permalink

added context for that song/video/album: it was all made knowing they'd break up the band afterwards ;_;

imago, Sunday, 6 January 2019 12:24 (one week ago) Permalink

here's a bunch of global pop favourites i want to highlight

albums:

Wednesday Campanella - Galapagos: one of the most consistently exciting pop groups in the world at the moment headed in a more mellow and somewhat balearic direction for their latest album without losing anything. single The Bamboo Princess is a modern take on Homogenic-esque orchestration + beats while last year's single Melos is jazzy guitar + dnb breaks + a gamelan breakdown, reminiscent of Tortoise of all things. they also have consistently excellent music videos!

Busiswa - Highly Flavoured: a terrific gqom album that's exciting and varied the whole way through. about as good as pop music gets

Mlindo the Vocalist - Emakhaya: gorgeous and extremely chill afropop ballads perfect for a summer night. single Macala is a highlight and closes the album on a more energetic note

tracks:

Koutei Camera Girl Drei - Toronto Lot: a 6 minute pop-techno mini-epic, sort of like if Silent Shout had a soaring jpop chorus. parent mini-album New Way Of Lovin' is certainly worth a listen too

BTS - Idol: after successfully breaking into the US market and at the height of their career so far, BTS made a somewhat radical departure from their usual sound with Idol, which heavily (and successfully) incorporates south african gqom, which isn't a sound that has much presence at all in either korean or western pop so far and the resulting fusion doesn't quite sound like anything else in pop at the moment

NCT U - Baby Don't Stop: this is maybe the best rnbass song i've ever heard? all the vocal layering rules so much

LOONA/Olivia Hye ft. JinSoul - Egoist: 2017 kpop mvps LOONA didn't have anywhere near as strong a 2018 but Egoist was still a standout with its off-kilter production and sudden shifts

Hyolyn - See Sea: all tropical house should be this good! effortlessly catchy and i love all the dynamic shifts, especially with the vocals

Oh My Girl - Remember Me: combines a soaring romantic strings kpop girl group chorus with an energetic rap over electro beats in the verse - almost feels like two songs stitched together in the kpop tradition but it flows excellently

Simmy ft. Sun-El Musician - Ubala: sublime afrohouse and my favourite track from Sun-El's various projects this year, highly recommended if you loved Akanamali last year

Burna Boy - On the Low: there's probably going to be major vote splitting for Burna Boy tracks but this non-album single was my favourite

ufo, Sunday, 6 January 2019 12:42 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm sure a lot of this stuff is amazing but I'm going to give the lobbying a miss and I don't really see the point of voting for anything I didn't hear in 2018. Like there's enough stuff I *did* play to death and I'd rather my ballot was a reflection of why my 2018 was actually like, rather than a lot of stuff hastily crammed in January 2019.

Matt DC, Sunday, 6 January 2019 16:00 (one week ago) Permalink

i love the lobbying and hate reality

ogmor, Sunday, 6 January 2019 16:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I screwed up thinking the deadline for nominations was today meaning my tracks ballot will be even more meaningless than usual :(

or something, Sunday, 6 January 2019 16:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Bobbins crew a man down

or something, Sunday, 6 January 2019 16:37 (one week ago) Permalink

the hasty cramming is the most fun part of this whole thing

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:29 (one week ago) Permalink

for me at least. anyway enthusiastically seconding the simmy and burna boy tracks though i'm voting for "ye" from the latter

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:29 (one week ago) Permalink

I've never voted in this before partly because I'm always so burnt out on keeping up with new music by Dec/Jan that I can't be bothered to do any exploring come polling time. Will probably make an album ballot just to see if anything I like places though.

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:41 (one week ago) Permalink

eris drew: "hold me (t4t embrace mix)": as featured in the recent sprinkles-esque techno thread, debuted on a split with octa octa, would seem almost too eager to please (or rather i loved it so immediately that i'm a little suspicious of it) with the "mardis gras" sample and yet it's this perfectly balanced patch of weather

talaboman: "dins et llit (superpitcher remix)": this is exactly what you'd expect a superpitcher remix of talaboman to sound like, slow motion raving on the forest floor, thank god

four tet remixes from the edge of the universe sidebar: bicep, "opal" / daniel avery, "quick eternity". i prefer and am voting for the latter

tessela: glisten: b-side to a lanark artefax remix, sharply bladed techno

keysha: stop it!: don't even know if i'm going to vote for this bc it's old but i think more ppl should hear it :D

toni braxton: long as i live: i'm still impressed that toni braxton put out an immortal single that stands with her best work in 2018

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:54 (one week ago) Permalink

forgot this one: peach: "silky": love the way this track moves, how it keeps blinking and whirring through several atmospheric changes

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:58 (one week ago) Permalink

also, when the vocals come in >>>>>>>>>>

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 17:59 (one week ago) Permalink

mewithoutyou: "julia (or, holy to the lord on the bells of horses)": this is the lead single for my favorite album of the year so i'm a little split on whether i'm gonna vote for it in the tracks poll, but before i even heard the album i thought this was so massive and their best song yet, just a total bath of guitars

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 6 January 2019 18:04 (one week ago) Permalink

That Peach track is wonderful it's true.

Matt DC, Sunday, 6 January 2019 18:58 (one week ago) Permalink

i'll be honest i never manage to narrow down the songs into a ballot i can actually submit, i love the lobbying thread because it gets me even farther from actually submitting a ballot

errang (rushomancy), Sunday, 6 January 2019 19:10 (one week ago) Permalink

it sounded awful, but this was just a first response!

calzino, Sunday, 6 January 2019 19:11 (one week ago) Permalink

wrong thread!

calzino, Sunday, 6 January 2019 19:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Anyone with an interest in Richard Youngs should check out his new Arthur Russell-esque AMOR album. It's a December release and as with most of Youngs' stuff now it hasn't got much attention. It's really lovely.
spotify:album:1K3rgeE3jhJzeNZ8q56YzU

kraudive, Sunday, 6 January 2019 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

^^^ yep it's good

seandalai, Sunday, 6 January 2019 22:20 (one week ago) Permalink

talking about youngs, i liked "red and blue bear" from last year a lot but i don't think i nommed it

errang (rushomancy), Monday, 7 January 2019 00:43 (one week ago) Permalink

put together a rough version of my ballot tonight. altho it's not likely that anything that i hear this late in the game will make it onto my final list, especially given how many tough cuts i already made up to this point, i still look forward to checking out ppl's lobbying selections :)

dyl, Monday, 7 January 2019 05:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Noticed one error on the album list, the artist name "Jaakko Eino Kalevi" is misspelled as "Jaakko Eino Kaveli".

Tuomas, Monday, 7 January 2019 09:22 (one week ago) Permalink

waka jaakko flame

imago, Monday, 7 January 2019 09:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Also, there are two albums there by "Johnny Greenwood" and "Jonny Greenwood", I presume it's the same guy?

Tuomas, Monday, 7 January 2019 09:24 (one week ago) Permalink

"Jaakko", "Eino", and "Kalevi" are all popular male names in here, you racist. :)

Tuomas, Monday, 7 January 2019 09:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Jaakko homo

bros before HOOS (voodoo chili), Monday, 7 January 2019 10:22 (one week ago) Permalink

A few of my favourites from this year:

ЛУНА - Спящая красавица - hypnotic Ukrainian electro-pop

Nego do Borel - Me Solta - hyperactive funk carioca. The video is divisive for a variety of reasons but the song bangs

Clement Froissart - Peupleraie melancholy French synthpop. All done a million times before but still strangely affecting

Talisto - Te Llamé ft. Diego Adrián & Ms Nina Woozy neoperreo reggaeton from Argentina via Stockholm

Musya Totibadze - Останусь с тобой Simple, charming Russian indie-electro-pop. I think Totibadze releases songs at a rate of about one a year but, when she gets around to it, they tend to be good.

For albums, my favourite by a mile was Monetochka's:

Monetochka / монеточка

I also really enjoyed Angele's oddly calming Belgian pop-reggae despite the Trenchant Social Commentary and Nicole Dollanganger's Tumblr-goth folk

ShariVari, Monday, 7 January 2019 16:26 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm definitely into that first one you posted. I'll rep for a little bit of stuff soon!

emil.y, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:36 (one week ago) Permalink

The Makaya McCraven album (Universal Beings) has sounded better and better to me the more time I've spent with it. I'd start a thread but I don't think I have anything very smart to say about it. Anyone even a little jazz-curious should check it out though. It's very approachable and the production approach of mixing and looping live recordings is super effective.

I never know what dancehall might appeal to non-partisans, but two newcomers, Koffee - Toast and Rygin King - Tuff, are battling it out for my top slot.

rob, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

Vote for Nyan Cat!

billstevejim, Tuesday, 8 January 2019 22:19 (one week ago) Permalink

i'd like to get into a bit more detail on my recommendations, but i would strongly recommend that anyone who hasn't already listened to the dj koze album do so..

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 13 January 2019 16:26 (three days ago) Permalink

I heard that neutron record when I got locked in the changing rooms at superdry in birkenhead and I overheard some people saying "this is Limmy"

― saer, Friday, January 11, 2019 6:30 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Stellar post imo

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 January 2019 16:41 (three days ago) Permalink

Voted.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Sunday, 13 January 2019 18:29 (three days ago) Permalink

Voted; it was fun!

i stan corrected (morrisp), Sunday, 13 January 2019 19:22 (three days ago) Permalink

seandalai, I submitted my albums ballot a second time because there were two things I couldn't live with leaving off. Disregard my first attempt please!

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 January 2019 20:06 (three days ago) Permalink

yep, got it

seandalai, Sunday, 13 January 2019 20:55 (three days ago) Permalink

who the fuck nominated this Audrey Chen asmr track that sounds like someone gagging on spaghetti?? My night is ruined now.

― Johnny Fever, Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:10 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol yeah this was a fun discovery on the playlist

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:02 (three days ago) Permalink

did 20/20 instead of 25/25 this year because i'm lazy and didn't nominate some stuff

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:05 (three days ago) Permalink

twin sister - top and bottoms

flopson, Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:42 (three days ago) Permalink

twin sis crew vote for that one ok?

flopson, Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:42 (three days ago) Permalink

assuming it was nominated..

flopson, Sunday, 13 January 2019 21:43 (three days ago) Permalink

It's probably too late to rep for anything now, but for what it's worth here are a few tracks I intend to throw votes at:

Raveena - Honey - Raveena is an Indian-American singer making soft, delicate, Strother-sister R&B and this is my pick of her numerous singles which I presume are leading into a longer project of some sort.

Georgia - Started Out - I had no cognisance of Georgia before this single but apparently she had a bit of a push, as "Georgia Barnes", a few years ago as a Kate Tempest-type on Domino records. Anyway she's using a mononym now and is instead mining the "wonky underwater Kylie" aesthetic of Tove Lo's "disco tits".

Brame & Hamo - Roy Keane - this was my pick of songs I'd not previously heard from the Mixmag list. It's basically just the Keane Brothers' version of Dancing In The Moonlight with a donk on it. Lots of fun and certainly less hackneyed than Toploader.

Delta Goodrem - Think About You - A lusty single with sound design that at once reminds me of Selena Gomez' Revival and parts of the last Kelela record (no, really), with one of my favourite dumb couplets of the year: "In a crowded bar, or a restaurant/Everybody doesn't know that you've got nothing on".

monotony, Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:00 (three days ago) Permalink

that one wasn't nominated xp

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:08 (three days ago) Permalink

i just voted for the album instead

ciderpress, Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:08 (three days ago) Permalink

yeah i voted for jaipur

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:27 (three days ago) Permalink

"Echo Arms" because it is not on the Mr Twin Sister album and then I can not feel guilty for voting for both, please

boxedjoy, Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:36 (three days ago) Permalink

Jaipur for me (but album also).

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:47 (three days ago) Permalink

Gutted I forgot to nominate Ought's 'Disgraced in America':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN4MEzle8Hs

Instead will vote extra hard for the album, as I recommend you all to do. Post-punk w/ a singer who echoes Scott Walker what is not to like I dare ask you.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 13 January 2019 23:48 (three days ago) Permalink

Most beautiful song of last year was Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore's extended take on the Child ballad Fair Annie: https://threelobed.bandcamp.com/track/fair-annie

seandalai, Monday, 14 January 2019 00:34 (two days ago) Permalink

that raveena track is very beautiful

dyl, Monday, 14 January 2019 00:46 (two days ago) Permalink

It can be the 2nd-most beautiful

seandalai, Monday, 14 January 2019 01:21 (two days ago) Permalink

that Baird/Lattimore is excellent, thank you!

sleeve, Monday, 14 January 2019 01:28 (two days ago) Permalink

that raveena track is very beautiful

― dyl

Yeah, that was one of my favourites when I went through the playlist.

I also fell in love with:

Fabiana Palladino - Shimmer
Musya Totibadze - Останусь с тобой
Rina Sawayama - Cherry
Faye Webster - Kingston
Le SuperHomard - Paper Girl
Claire Laffut - Verite
Vendredi sur Mer - Ecoute Cherie
Tessa Violet – Crush

These were all new discoveries for me that might get my vote. Also realised I'd totally been sleeping on the new Dumblonde song and the Lindstrøm/Ronika collaboration. No idea how I'm going to get my tracks list down to 25!

kitchen person, Monday, 14 January 2019 01:54 (two days ago) Permalink

ooh those are great picks monotony, thanks for sharing - "Honey" is especially great. never would have expected delta to come out with a single that sounds like kelela also

ufo, Monday, 14 January 2019 02:30 (two days ago) Permalink

"Power of Two" must be the best non-album Mr Twin Sister track, no?

ƒ©˙∆˚¬ (Whitey on the Moon), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:25 (two days ago) Permalink

tessa violet's schtick and subsequent singles are instantly stale but dang if "crush" didn't hit a sweet spot for me

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 14 January 2019 03:56 (two days ago) Permalink

xxp nor did I, but it was one of the year's most pleasant surprises. There's a remix by Initial Talk that really accentuates its Mariah-in-the-90s-isms that's kinda fun too.

That Fabiana Palladino single is great - I think she and her brother have both served as touring bass players for Jessie Ware, but I wasn't aware she was releasing her own stuff.

monotony, Monday, 14 January 2019 04:04 (two days ago) Permalink

Pulse Emitter - Xenharmonic Passages
https://pulseemitter.bandcamp.com/album/xenharmonic-passages
exotic tunings, big synth-wizard bells tolling outward towards infinity - listen to "chateau, night"

zwei dunkel jungen (crüt), Monday, 14 January 2019 04:32 (two days ago) Permalink

That Fabiana Palladino single is great - I think she and her brother have both served as touring bass players for Jessie Ware, but I wasn't aware she was releasing her own stuff.

― monotony,

Oh cool, I didn't know there was a Jessie Ware connection. The Spotify playlist gets off to a strong start with Shimmer next to Jessie's Overtime. When Sticky came on as the third song I immediately knew I was going to be in trouble having to narrow my long-list down.

kitchen person, Monday, 14 January 2019 04:48 (two days ago) Permalink

Rocco was definitely playing for her in the Devotion days and I think Fabiana has more recently. Of course they're both descended from bass-playing royalty!

monotony, Monday, 14 January 2019 06:07 (two days ago) Permalink

Voted for the first time! I will actually nominate stuff next year which is a warning more than anything else

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 14 January 2019 15:02 (two days ago) Permalink

I already voted (and I'm with Matt on preferring my ballot to reflect my actual year of listening) but dang that Raveena track is sweet! And the newer one, "Temptation," is the lead single from her debut album, per NPR.

rob, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:18 (two days ago) Permalink

wow @ Raveena's "Honey"

Jeff W, Monday, 14 January 2019 15:58 (two days ago) Permalink

OK, have voted. As ever, the last few cuts were incredibly painful.

Jeff W, Monday, 14 January 2019 16:59 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh it was more than the last few surely, I didn't play too many but there were some rough times in there. Not boding too well

saer, Monday, 14 January 2019 17:31 (two days ago) Permalink

Talisto - Te Llamé ft. Diego Adrián & Ms Nina Woozy neoperreo reggaeton from Argentina via Stockholm

― ShariVari, Monday, January 7, 2019 4:26 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is great!

daavid, Monday, 14 January 2019 21:19 (two days ago) Permalink

I'll just accept that there's no way to do an in-depth examination of the year when you've started checking stuff mainly in November. I'll be excited to discover everything that I have missed during the roll-out. Thanks to the team for the huge amount of work ! Hope you're all still having fun.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 12:24 (yesterday) Permalink

Oof, I am really struggling with getting things into any order. Arrrrgh.

emil.y, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:27 (yesterday) Permalink

You could do an unranked ballot!

zwei dunkel jungen (crüt), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:28 (yesterday) Permalink

I have an irrational aversion to unranked ballots. Fine with half and half, but I always feel like there is a definite difference in how many points I want to give to things near the top and things near the bottom.

emil.y, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:56 (yesterday) Permalink

i think mine will be halfsies with only two to five ranked this year

nxd, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:58 (yesterday) Permalink

oh right I actually have to vote in this so I can maybe see 2/25 things place

sleeve, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 14:59 (yesterday) Permalink

my album ranking has been determined long in advance, with 'bolters' fitted in where appropriate (e.g. those aforementioned kyle gann or jean grae/quelle chris albums)

my singles ranking will be done but it's going to be an intense time. the last couple of days i've only be able to listen to a 2019 album, which hasn't helped. scary jokes campaign begins here

imago, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:02 (yesterday) Permalink

I always end up doing a top 7 or 8 or so ranked and the rest unranked. I feel like deciding whether a song is my 10th most liked or 15th most liked is pretty much impossible anyway. I guess ideally what I would like is some sort of tiered ballot (something like my top 5 ranked, then a group of 10 unranked followed by another group of 10 unranked with less points)

silverfish, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:12 (yesterday) Permalink

The Bill Wurtz track in the master list was erroneously nominated (by me) as Mount Saint Helens Is Going To Blow Up but actually Going should be About, I don't suppose this makes any difference to anyone but I feel it should be recorded here

imago, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 15:17 (yesterday) Permalink

most of yuz probably already voted or at least have your list-to-shorten good to go, but if you haven't heard it yet, Sloppy Jane's 'Mindy' is one of the wildest songs I've heard in a while. Ping-pongs between bratty and brooding, with an uncomfortable, paranoia-inducing guitar bubbling underneath the whole time. The album, Willow, has quite a few highlights on it, but this track's my fave. (and apparently the track came out in 2017, but, uh, year of impact? or something? idk it's on the album and nobody even nominated it last year).

Just a warning, the video borders on not safe for work/life (especially if your work has a moratorium on delightful John Ennis cameos), and definitely don't look up anything from their live shows from work. I had only heard the music and started looking them up on lunch break a few weeks ago and whoops nudity.

suggest boban (Will M.), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 18:36 (yesterday) Permalink

hokay, voted

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 19:02 (yesterday) Permalink

Fabiano Palladino track is heavenly

thanks to whoever nominated

Number None, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:41 (yesterday) Permalink

I did 10 ranked, 15 unranked for both ballots this year. Last year I was disheartened to albums that I liked a lot and put on the bottom of my ballot only get like 5 or 6 points. So now they'll get more.

harvey wall/barrier (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 20:56 (yesterday) Permalink

just realized a couple days back that i never listened to the top 77 trax from last year -- i prob saw the number of good-but-not-great tunes in the top 10 and kept putting it off until i just forgot entirely. now that i've gone back and listened to it all i can happily say that as always there were plenty of gems that i wish i'd been able to discover organically thruout that year. several of the dance tracks especially, particularly those lower on the list. looking forward to what this year's poll brings!

dyl, Wednesday, 16 January 2019 07:11 (three hours ago) Permalink


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