Best album from the ILM Noughties album poll that received only ONE top 3 weighted vote!

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Special 00's version of our poll for the best of the lonelies. Some of you thought these albums were the pinnacle of the decade, yet no one else even remembered they existed.

Poll Results

Reigning Sound - Too Much Guitar (1st) 7
Scarface - the Fix (2nd) 7
Gus Gus - Attention (2nd) 6
My Favorite - The Happiest Days of Our Lives (1st) 5
Colleen - The Golden Morning Breaks (2nd) 4
Bob Dylan - Modern Times (1st) 4
The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (1st) 3
deftones - saturday night wrist (2nd) 2
Spearmint - My Missing Days (2nd) 2
Alizee - Gourmandises (3rd) 2
Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian (3rd) 2
Murcof - Remembranza (2nd) 2
Charalambides - Likeness (3rd) 2
Faye Wong - Fable (2nd) 2
Momus - Folktronic (3rd) 2
Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones (1st) 2
Puffy - Spike (Japanese version) (1st) 2
Bill Frisell - Unspeakable (2nd) 1
Bang on a Can - Renegade Heaven (1st) 1
Biota - Invisible Map (1st) 1
Denki Groove - VOXXX (1st) 1
Aereogramme - My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go (1st) 1
Maybe It's Reno - Maybe It's Reno (1st) 1
Marilyn Mazur / Ars Nova / Copenhagen Art Ensemble - Jordsange / Earth Songs (2nd) 1
benoit and sergio - what i've lost ep (1st) 1
The Party of Helicopters - Please Believe It (2nd) 0
Warren Zevon - The Wind (1st) 0
The Crowned Heads of Europe / Sports - Split (2nd) 0

octobeard, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:20 (eight months ago) link

It's Azeda Booth ahead of Here Comes the Indian by a hair. Why do I have to albums on this list?

Frederik B, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:26 (eight months ago) link

That Gusgus album is exceptional and if I’d had my shit together I’d probably have put it top three too

I am using your worlds, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:29 (eight months ago) link

cutting the scarface & faye wong albums from my ballot hurt a lot

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:31 (eight months ago) link

the Benoit and Sergio is a single

brimstead, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:31 (eight months ago) link

yes but it was nommed and voted for

octobeard, Saturday, 26 October 2019 22:32 (eight months ago) link

Gus Gus is it. “David” hit the charts the same week I started lusting after a dude with that name at Uni, so it was an instant classic for me.

Chantilly Bass, Saturday, 26 October 2019 23:05 (eight months ago) link

that might be my most listened to momus record, it's a pretty good one

voted scarface

ciderpress, Saturday, 26 October 2019 23:09 (eight months ago) link

Three of these are mine. Puffy was my no.1 but I’d unreservedly recommend Faye Wong to anyone who hasn’t listened to her, Fable is remarkable.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Sunday, 27 October 2019 05:25 (eight months ago) link

Two of these are mine, lol. Tough to pick one.

Book Doula (sleeve), Sunday, 27 October 2019 05:42 (eight months ago) link

I'm pretty sure I know who voted for that Denki Groove album.

MarkoP, Sunday, 27 October 2019 05:52 (eight months ago) link

I’ve heard exactly 4 of these, 1 of which I think is abysmal, 1 decent, 1 good & 1 almost great. And I haven’t heard the Deftones album but I’ve hated every note I’ve heard from them. The other 22 are super up for grabs, but a week won’t suffice to evaluate.

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 27 October 2019 06:35 (eight months ago) link

Why is Negură Bunget (my #1) not on this list? Someone else put it in their top 3?

pomenitul, Sunday, 27 October 2019 09:52 (eight months ago) link

someone else voted for it at all!

imago, Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:17 (eight months ago) link

Nm, my brain is muddled this morning.

pomenitul, Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:23 (eight months ago) link

as for my top 3...a passing spacecadet was my cheer-accident buddy and also joined tt and i on the north sea radio orchestra train...but rules are rules and i have to pick one of the above, which is tricky as i don't think i've heard much of them. my instinct is reigning sound or faye wong but i might give them all a skim listen

imago, Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:24 (eight months ago) link

Is there one for singles? A lot easier for things never heard!

saer, Sunday, 27 October 2019 10:59 (eight months ago) link

i was the lonely scarface voter. will def check some of these out

devvvine, Sunday, 27 October 2019 11:07 (eight months ago) link

Bang on a Can was my vote, so.... Here's my favorite track from it. Arnold Dreyblatt's microtonal "Escalator":

I'm surprised that the Dylan and AnCo albums were also sole votes. i like 'em.

wasdnuos (abanana), Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:58 (eight months ago) link

but a week won’t suffice to evaluate

There's over a week left as of today. I suppose the timestamp floors its units, so polls that allow 12 or 13 days of time are labeled "a week from now"

octobeard, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:04 (eight months ago) link

I remember I saw My Favorite and thought they were really good so that would probably be my vote, but I never listened to any of their albums so I'm not voting.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:09 (eight months ago) link

hey my #1 is on here!

Mordy, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:10 (eight months ago) link

voted for scarface, the last cut from my ballot (which wound up being only 49 votes, d'oh)

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:12 (eight months ago) link

The two videos from Azeda Booth:

It sounds really soothing and nice, but the lyrics are amazing. I need help, so badly / No one here, can help me / Cause all, my friends, do drugs

Frederik B, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:28 (eight months ago) link

The correct answer is GusGus, which would not have been eligible for this poll had I voted in the other one

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:29 (eight months ago) link

lol @ me for voting for the one you can't hear on any streaming services

frogbs, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:31 (eight months ago) link

The Frisell was my vote. Hardly anyone other than the Grammy committee seems to agree but I've always liked it. Sort of his (v loose and quasi-ambient) take on classic R&B with the band playing over loops. Good mix of light grooves and more extended sonic exploration.

No language just sound (Sund4r), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 14:59 (eight months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:01 (eight months ago) link

saturday night wrist

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 November 2019 00:19 (eight months ago) link

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breastcrawl, Thursday, 7 November 2019 06:03 (eight months ago) link

Aereogramme and Party of Helicopters were mine.

Party of Helicopters will probably appeal to all you new Life Without Buildings fans; they rock harder but they have a similar way of disconnecting the guitars from the vocals. PoH has better vocal melodies though.

Here's one of my faves from that album:

ArchCarrier, Thursday, 7 November 2019 08:32 (eight months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Friday, 8 November 2019 00:01 (eight months ago) link

wow! only three albums did not receive a vote

octobeard, Friday, 8 November 2019 01:14 (eight months ago) link

I'm glad I followed my heart and voted for Biota, which was also my #1 in the poll. Good work, other ILX Charalambides fans!

Book Doula (sleeve), Friday, 8 November 2019 04:57 (eight months ago) link

Oh furby I didn’t see this poll but write in vote for Colleen or Murcof. I loved and overplayed those a lot in their respective years.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 8 November 2019 05:25 (eight months ago) link

Nice to see Dylan didn’t get shut out again.

o. nate, Friday, 8 November 2019 16:29 (eight months ago) link

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