ILM Ballot Polls for 2020 and beyond -- the ordering, timing, "I would have voted if I'd known about it," etc

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Original (June 2011 - December 2013): Thread for coordinating the order and timing of ILM ballot polls

Part two (January 2014 - December 2019): ILM Ballot Polls for 2014 and beyond -- order, timing, "I would have voted if I'd known about it," etc

ILM Ballot Polls: where to find the results threads

Precursors to the numbered list:

A. Pavement - Johnny Fever (finished)
B. Manic Street Preachers - Jamie_ATP (finished)
C. Blur - Nasty, Brutish & Short (finished)

1. Pet Shop Boys - Billy Dods (finished)
2. The Beatles - Mark G (finished)
3. Prince - Jamie_ATP (finished)
4. U2 - Ismael Klata (finished)
5. The Beach Boys - iatee (finished)
6. Led Zeppelin - WmC (finished)
7. Timbaland - some dude (finished)
8. Guided By Voices - Johnny Fever (finished)
9. Stevie Wonder - Eric H. (finished)
10. “Producers” - Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
11. Pulp - Finefinemusic (finished)
12. James Brown - strongo/Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
13. The Jacksons - Jamie_ATP (finished)
14. David Bowie - WmC (finished)
15. Paul Simon - Lamp (finished)
16. The Rolling Stones - rogermexico (finished)
17. The Kinks - C. Grisso/McCain (finished)
18. Depeche Mode - crüt (finished)
19. Beastie Boys - Johnny Fever (finished)
20. ABBA - donna rouge (finished)
20B. Bee Gees - Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
21. Neil Young - clemenza (finished)
22. Fleetwood Mac - Clarke B. (finished)
23. The Cure - nate woolls (finished)
24. Kate Bush - Ismael Klata (finished)
25. The Who - Tarfumes the Escape Goat (finished)
26. Joni Mitchell - Mordy (finished)
27. The Neptunes - V79/some dude (finished)
28. Saint Etienne - Billy Dods (finished)
29. Hüsker Dü - Pleasant Plains (finished)
30. Bruce Springsteen - Jamie_ATP (finished)
31. Madonna - Johnny Fever (finished)
32. Miles Davis - WmC (finished)
33. The Fall - Mark G (finished)
34. PJ Harvey - Nasty, Brutish & Short (finished)
35. Cocteau Twins - Le Bateau Ivre/LeRooLeRoo (finished)
36. Sonic Youth - ArchCarrier (finished)
37. New Order - Bee OK (finished)
37B. The Doors - Ismael Klata (finished)
38. The Clash - Gukbe (finished)
39. Motown Singles - a hoy hoy (finished)
40. Jay-Z - some dude (finished)
41. Elton John - Johnny Fever (finished)
42. Stax - seandalai (finished)
43. Disco - Tuomas (finished)
44. R. Kelly - Spottie_Ottie_Dope (finished)
45. Tom Waits - chap (finished)
45B. Velvet Underground and Solo Careers - Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
46. The “Classic Rock” Canon - some dude (finished)
47. Elvis Costello - kornrulez (finished)
48. Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry - charlie h (finished)
49. Pink Floyd - Elvis Telecom (finished)
50. Steely Dan - Bee OK (finished)
51. Bob Dylan - tipsy mothra (finished)
52. Sleater-Kinney + offshoots - C.Grisso/McCain (finished)
53. Outkast - Spottie (finished)
54. Autechre - Leee (finished)
55. Brian Eno - WmC (finished)
56. Radiohead - nate woolls (finished)
57. Spaceman 3 (& descendants) - Elvis Telecom (finished)
58. "Epics" - Leee (finished)
59. XTC - Οὖτις (finished)
60. The Boo Radleys - Bee OK (finished)
61. Yo La Tengo - Van Horn Street/clemenza (finished)
62. Creedence Clearwater Revival - crüt (finished)
63. Ramones - tipsy mothra (finished)
64. Italo - daavid (finished)
65. P-Funk - Οὖτις (finished)
66. Metallica - pplains (finished)
67. Spoon - Bee OK (finished)
68. Queen - charlie h (finished)
69. Nirvana - Gavin, Leeds (finished)
69B. Pixies - Johnny Fever (finished)
70. Extreme Metal - Viceroy (finished)
71. Tom Petty - rogermexico. (finished)
72. The Smiths - nate woolls (finished)
73. Bauhaus/Tones on Tail-Love and Rockets/Peter Murphy - Bee OK (finished)
74. Stereolab - Moka (finished)
75. Van Halen - Johnny Fever (finished)
76. Devo - soref (finished)
77. Can - Z S Moka (finished)
78. Oasis - Bee OK (finished)
79. George Michael - Ismael Klata (finished)
80. The Stooges/Iggy Pop - Moka (finished)
81. Leonard Cohen - Simon H. (finished)
82. Talking Heads - Bee OK (finished)
83. Blondie - nate woolls (finished)
84. Van Morrison - kornrulez6969 (finished)
85. Wu-Tang Clan - Spottie (finished)
86. Joy Division – Bee OK (finished)
87. The Smashing Pumpkins - ufo (finished)
88. Björk – Eric H (finished)
89. Beatles solo careers - Οὖτις (finished)
90. Elvis Presley - Euler and Moka (images) - (finished)
91. Tori Amos - ufo (finished)
92. They Might Be Giants - sic (finished)
93. The B-52's - Bee OK/Karl Malone (finished)
94. Belle and Sebastian - Nag! Nag! Nag! (finished)
95. Songs Under 2 Minutes - Karl Malone (finished)
96. The Burt Bacharach songbook – WmC (finished)
97. Beck – Bee OK (finished)
98. The Go-Betweens - Nag! Nag! Nag! (finished)
99. Cat Power – Leee (finished)

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Hard Rock/Hair Metal - gr8080
Stephin Merritt - Gukbe
Fairport Convention et al (R Thompson, S Denny) - Billy Dods
Jimi Hendrix - C. Grisso/McCain
Genesis + solo - NickB
Dead C - Raymond Cummings
Royal Trux + side projects - sleeve
John Fahey - Naive Teen Idol?
Rush - Matt #2
Gamble & Huff/Philly International Records - jetfan
Billy Joel - Doctor Casino
Low - aldo
Nine Inch Nails - chap
REM - rogermexico.
Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Post-rock (Albums and EPs) - Bee OK
Covers - kornrulez6969
New Pornographers/AC Newman - staggerlee
No Wave - sarahell
DFA - Van Horn Street
Misfits/Samhain/Danzig - gr8080
Erykah Badu - Eric H.
Nick Cave/Bad Seeds/Birthday Party/et al - charlie h
Herbie Hancock - crüt
Aphex Twin - Stevie D
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Bee OK
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - Spottie
Siouxsie & the Banshees/The Creatures - LeRooLeRoo
AM Radio Gold - Jeff W
Eurovision - nxd
Steve Albini - nate woolls
Yellow Magic Orchestra - frogbs
Byrds + offshoots - kornrulez6969
Cardiacs + affiliated - imago
Tropicalia/MPB - Frederik B
Chic Organization - pollrunner needed for this one
French/Francophone - Van Horn Street
The Cars/Ric Ocasek - crüt
Tim Buckley - Naive Teen Idol
The Cramps - Moka
Bristol trip-hop - chap
Wire - kornrulez6969
jungle/drum 'n bass - Le Bateau Ivre
Suede - Bee OK
Robyn Hitchcock - campreverb
Power Ballads - rogermexico.
Grunge - Cosmic Slop
Artists poll - Dan Worsley
Kylie Minogue - BradNelson
Math-rock/Hardcore/Post-Hardcore poll - Odysseus
Phil Spector - crüt
Glen Campbell - ― Spottie
ZZ Top - rogermexico.
QOTSA/Desert Sessions - rogermexico.
T Rex - Naive Teen Idol
Bardo Pond – Leee
Super Furry Animals – poll runner needed for this one
Nu Metal Trax – Mordy
Linda Ronstadt – crüt
New Wave (just can’t get enough) Albums and Singles - Bee OK
easy listening/adult contemporary – dyl
Serge Gainsbourg - Camaraderie at Arms Length
Galaxie 500/Luna - Bee OK

*added since last update:

Girl Groups singles poll - Dan Worsley
Phil Elverum - devvvine
Wussy - clemenza
Broadcast - Nag! Nag! Nag!
The Replacements - Nag! Nag! Nag!

Bee OK, Friday, 7 February 2020 01:08 (one year ago) link

Thought it was time for a new thread considering we are in a new decade and the other thread is quite long. We are also right at 100, which is unbelievable. I pretty much just kept the same name of the thread too. I also put in a few modifications and it does look a bit better.

Bee OK, Friday, 7 February 2020 01:08 (one year ago) link

BTW in the "Where to find the results thread" if you click on mookieproof links you will find each poll's full results list, where they exist and where he could find them.

Bee OK, Friday, 7 February 2020 01:12 (one year ago) link

had been thinking an Underworld poll would be good but i'm not sure at the moment when i'll have time to do a poll this year

i guess you can put me down for it but if someone else happens to have time before me and wants to run an Underworld poll they're welcome to run it instead

would also love to see that SFA poll happen at some point now that Guerilla is finally on NA spotify?

ufo, Friday, 7 February 2020 01:40 (one year ago) link

I'd run an Underworld poll, we'd do well to make it happen before the next Drift series starts up and produces another 12 hours of tracks and jams to wrestle with

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 7 February 2020 02:09 (one year ago) link

lol i can't believe it's been 6 years since i signed up to do that herbie hancock poll

uncrut gems (crüt), Friday, 7 February 2020 02:16 (one year ago) link

I think Tori Amos was the last one of these I voted in, and that feels like five years ago.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 7 February 2020 02:38 (one year ago) link

glad to see this thread! thanks, Bee OK.

i'm gonna take my name off of the Billy Joel poll. i ran the track-by-track listening thread with the vague idea that we COULD roll from that into a poll or something, but in practice that thread had such a great turnout and discussion that i'm not sure we'd really gain much by doing a poll, even if everyone could muster it. the joy of ballot polls is in the discussion more than the ranking, and we had one hell of a discussion there. if someone else wants to run it i'd totally vote, though!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 7 February 2020 02:40 (one year ago) link

Is there a thread like this for all the various movie polls? I know the detritus thread each year has links to all the other ones, but I meant the genre and decade polls.

clemenza, Friday, 7 February 2020 03:24 (one year ago) link

I realize the movie polls don't follow back-to-back like the artist ones do, but it would be nice if there were some place where we could float ideas about movie polls and gauge interest (and let folks know they're going on). There's one I've been thinking about for a while, and it will be some time before I can even entertain the idea, but I wouldn't currently know how I would even go about seeing if people would be into it.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Friday, 7 February 2020 03:32 (one year ago) link

Great idea--start a thread. Anyone with an idea can test it out there--hopefully limited to whether there's interest or not, saving the this-belongs-no-it-doesn't arguments for the actual poll. I think a cumulative results thread would be useful too; some of those movie threads, like the comedy and horror, are really hard to load when you want to check something.

clemenza, Friday, 7 February 2020 03:40 (one year ago) link

"New Rose" shuffled up on my phone today and after I was through shouting along I thought a punk rock tracks poll would be fun. Limit it to the period 1974 (Ramones formation) to 1984 (Zen Arcade/Let It Be/Double Nickels).

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 7 February 2020 04:10 (one year ago) link

Would definitely participate in classic punk poll.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Friday, 7 February 2020 04:14 (one year ago) link

Can't wait for the "is this punk or is this new wave?" arguing.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 7 February 2020 04:14 (one year ago) link

yes lol

Dan S, Friday, 7 February 2020 04:16 (one year ago) link

We definitely need an Underworld poll

groovypanda, Friday, 7 February 2020 07:57 (one year ago) link

one thing with the underworld poll though would be figuring out where to draw the line with remixes etc., like "dark train" should probably be counted as a separate track to "dark & long" but does that work for all of them, and how do you handle something like "rez/cowgirl"?

ufo, Friday, 7 February 2020 08:05 (one year ago) link

if it were me, I'd exclude outside remixes, and combine votes for different versions / recordings / mixes / arrangements, but note votes for specific versions in the results. and probably make an eligibility chart so folks don't split votes from themselves.

Rez and Cowgirl I'd be inclined to list separately since they were such distinct recordings, made over a year apart, but roll together in results if voters demand.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 7 February 2020 08:33 (one year ago) link

i mean the "rez/cowgirl" mashup that's been a live staple and was on everything, everything. obviously you list "rez" and "cowgirl" separately but then do you allow votes for "rez/cowgirl" as a separate entity or not or combine the votes in some way?

i agree about excluding outside remixes and combining votes for the cases that are more directly alternate versions/recordings/mixes/arrangements of the same track, the edge case is the remixes they did themselves that are basically entirely separate works to the original (most prominently "dark train" but i think there's a few others out there too)

ufo, Friday, 7 February 2020 09:08 (one year ago) link

yeah there are five or so fully different Dark & Long "versions" that are sometimes listed as discrete songs / sometimes versions, and most of the dubno singles, plus Pearl's Girl and Born Slippy, have the same casual approach to taxonomy. The Born Slippys are as different as Dark Train from Dark & Long, while the Dirty x-s generally sound like separate recordings of the same song, and so do some of the other Darks. And some of the versions even have different mixes!

The band labelled them all as Song (Version) on the super-deluxe reissues, which is probably a tip worth taking.

C21st Underworld instead seemed to do all the rethinking and reworking off-record, playing some things live for years but waiting until they decided on a definitive version to release one (eg You Do Scribble). Drift finally went back to that early-'90s direction, what with the Necks and no-Necks Appleshines, remixing and re-arranging and re-editing things between single and EP and album, the different Soniamodes and Brilliants...

seeing how the voters prefer to think of Rez and Cowgirl is part of the fun!

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 7 February 2020 09:56 (one year ago) link

i think one of the other dark & long "remixes" is actually a remix of one of the other dubnobass tracks even

ufo, Friday, 7 February 2020 10:14 (one year ago) link

See also Rowla and Cherry Pie

nashwan, Friday, 7 February 2020 10:40 (one year ago) link

I'd still like to do a jungle/dnb poll, as listed above. Not sure if there's enough interest in it though.

Le Bateau Ivre, Friday, 7 February 2020 10:50 (one year ago) link

I'd follow it, definitely, but I probs wouldn't be able to contribute a whole bunch

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Friday, 7 February 2020 10:53 (one year ago) link

I'd join in a d&b poll for sure.

Wuhan!! Got You All in Check (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 February 2020 10:54 (one year ago) link

I feel like there was one a few years back. Maybe that was 90s Dance in general. Definitely one I'm more likely to participate in or even help run.

nashwan, Friday, 7 February 2020 11:54 (one year ago) link

Prefab Sprout poll, thanks.

triggercut, Friday, 7 February 2020 12:22 (one year ago) link

^ YES. Do it! If only so I can be annoyingly "Swoon is *so* underrated, geez" and stuff.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 7 February 2020 12:57 (one year ago) link

i think one of the other dark & long "remixes" is actually a remix of one of the other dubnobass tracks even

― ufo, Friday, February 7, 2020 9:14 PM (thirty minutes ago)

See also Rowla and Cherry Pie

― nashwan, Friday, February 7, 2020 9:40 PM (four minutes ago)

my lineball instinct was to separate them like Rez and Cowgirl, but they really are exactly the same piece in different arrangements (and also reminiscent of when they'd do a Soft Mix and a Hard Mix on work-for-hire remix gigs around this time). I guess the only conclusion is not to do an Underworld poll

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 7 February 2020 19:45 (one year ago) link

Just checked: counting the album and 7" version, I have 1 hour 55 minutes and 16 seconds of Dark whatevers. Let's just make them the ballot poll.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Friday, 7 February 2020 19:55 (one year ago) link

Prefab Sprout poll, thanks.

― triggercut, Friday, February 7, 2020 7:22 AM (seven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

yes please

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Friday, 7 February 2020 19:58 (one year ago) link

would also love to see that SFA poll happen at some point now that Guerilla is finally on NA spotify?

put me down as poll runner for super furry animals, i'm not sure what interest there is (probably only around 5 current posters on the main thread), but they can't be pollrunnerless

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 7 February 2020 20:48 (one year ago) link

staggerlee hasn't posted since 2014. If no one objects (or if they just changed usernames), I'd like to step up for the Newpies poll.

Also: I was thinking about doing the Hendrix poll this September, in recognition of the 50th (not 51st) anniversary of his passing.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 February 2020 20:57 (one year ago) link

we haven't done Hendrix yet...?

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:01 (one year ago) link

We didn't, but your mom did!

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:06 (one year ago) link

I'll show myself out...

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:06 (one year ago) link

I was kind of musing about a PSYCHEDELIC ROCK poll but have the feeling that's too hairy a beast to properly corral.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:09 (one year ago) link

Also, post-rock can/should be its own poll distinct from dream pop/shoegaze.

Charlotte Brontesaurus (Leee), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:12 (one year ago) link

As far as timing is concerned, keep in mind that the 2019 metal poll is still underway, so maybe wait until it's over? Otherwise these all sound like great ideas.

toilet-cleaning brain surgeon (pomenitul), Friday, 7 February 2020 21:13 (one year ago) link

would love a prefab sprout poll

ufo, Friday, 7 February 2020 21:42 (one year ago) link

thanks for taking over SFA for me wtev. i got mad that there weren't on Spotify and was not going to run it until that got corrected. i see now that everything is on there but RATW and PP. those other reissues have all their earlier B-sides on-line so that is a huge plus. can't wait for the Super Furry Animals poll!

Bee OK, Friday, 7 February 2020 22:35 (one year ago) link

BTW, this one is still open: 2019 Metal ’n’ Heavy Rock Poll: VOTING & CAMPAIGNING thread (open until the 21st of February)

Bee OK, Friday, 7 February 2020 23:57 (one year ago) link

Most excited about "New Wave (just can’t get enough) Albums and Singles" and SFA will be such a fun poll.

the future is now, Saturday, 8 February 2020 02:59 (one year ago) link

Is anyone in a position to start something soon? Cat Power was almost 6 months ago now.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 8 February 2020 03:36 (one year ago) link

I'm thinking of offering my services to do the graphics for the eventual R.E.M. poll (it's 14th on the upcoming poll list)--that is, if rogermexico doesn't want to do them himself.

But here's the gimmick. I would ask all ILM'ers to send me random pictures in an R.E.M. aesthetic (whatever that is). Inscrutable objects, blurry photos you haven't deleted yet, chalk marks on a truck tire, a link to a drawing of some adzes, an old shopping list with a penguin scrawled on it. Or take a picture to illustrate a specific song--but don't tell me the song. I'll slap these bits together haphazardly, paste a wonky font on top and reap the acclaim.

If I do it, I'll probably have to start working on it now to get it done for the reveal sometime next year.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b0/History_of_Inventions_USNM_15_Adz.png/640px-History_of_Inventions_USNM_15_Adz.png

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 8 February 2020 09:21 (one year ago) link

Now that sounds promising.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Saturday, 8 February 2020 14:08 (one year ago) link

one thing with the underworld poll though would be figuring out where to draw the line with remixes etc., like "dark train" should probably be counted as a separate track to "dark & long" but does that work for all of them, and how do you handle something like "rez/cowgirl"?

frogbs, Monday, 10 February 2020 19:10 (one year ago) link

hmmm not sure why it just made a new post but here's my thought - all those 'remixes' should be treated as a distinct track, since they're basically distinct tracks with almost nothing to do with the originals. if you combine votes then you wouldn't be able to put, say, "Dark Train" along with "Thing in a Book", nor "Tin There" with "Pearl's Girl", even though these tracks are very different from each other. as for "Rez/Cowgirl", idk how you'd want to handle it but I'd lean towards just not allowing it

frogbs, Monday, 10 February 2020 19:17 (one year ago) link

i'm thinking about running either the Shoegaze poll or the New Wave poll this summer, which should i do?

Bee OK, Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:54 (one year ago) link

Kinda. You'd presumably still need to negotiate who goes into given slots. I'm just wondering out loud whether an actual date rather than "whenever X and Y has finished" might improve turnaround and reduce stagnant periods.

It sometimes feels like the next poll to go ahead has been dictated a little too much by whoever happens to visit this thread in quiet periods. I mean, I've benefited from this myself, but I happily concede that I probably shouldn't have had the opportunity to run 4 polls in 2 years, typically on short notice, while sarahell and charlie rex (for example) have been waiting far, far longer. And seemingly mainly because I've been attentive to this thread when things have stagnated!

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 17 January 2021 02:07 (two months ago) link

the problem has been that a lot of the people who signed up years ago haven't been around so 'everyone just waits their turn' stopped working years ago leading to the current system of people just run one when there's a gap and they want to do it

ufo, Sunday, 17 January 2021 03:13 (two months ago) link

Some names are surely inactive. But there are plenty of recent signs that others really *have* been waiting patiently. The aforementioned No Wave poll was suggested in 2014. Oor Neechy mentions being on the list under multiple aliases. And the last two 2020 single-artist polls had been on the list for absolutely ages: Nick Cave since '14, The Cramps since '16.

Looking back to the original thread it's striking how tight the operation was in the early days. Amazing.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 18 January 2021 01:29 (two months ago) link

last day to vote over in ILM's 2020 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD

timber euros (seandalai), Friday, 22 January 2021 18:02 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Precursors to the numbered list:
A. Pavement - Johnny Fever (finished)
B. Manic Street Preachers - Jamie_ATP (finished)
C. Blur - Nasty, Brutish & Short (finished)
1. Pet Shop Boys - Billy Dods (finished)
2. The Beatles - Mark G (finished)
3. Prince - Jamie_ATP (finished)
4. U2 - Ismael Klata (finished)
5. The Beach Boys - iatee (finished)
6. Led Zeppelin - WmC (finished)
7. Timbaland - some dude (finished)
8. Guided By Voices - Johnny Fever (finished)
9. Stevie Wonder - Eric H. (finished)
10. “Producers” - Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
11. Pulp - Finefinemusic (finished)
12. James Brown - strongo/Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
13. The Jacksons - Jamie_ATP (finished)
14. David Bowie - WmC (finished)
15. Paul Simon - Lamp (finished)
16. The Rolling Stones - rogermexico (finished)
17. The Kinks - C. Grisso/McCain (finished)
18. Depeche Mode - crüt (finished)
19. Beastie Boys - Johnny Fever (finished)
20. ABBA - donna rouge (finished)
20B. Bee Gees - Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
21. Neil Young - clemenza (finished)
22. Fleetwood Mac - Clarke B. (finished)
23. The Cure - nate woolls (finished)
24. Kate Bush - Ismael Klata (finished)
25. The Who - Tarfumes the Escape Goat (finished)
26. Joni Mitchell - Mordy (finished)
27. The Neptunes - V79/some dude (finished)
28. Saint Etienne - Billy Dods (finished)
29. Hüsker Dü - Pleasant Plains (finished)
30. Bruce Springsteen - Jamie_ATP (finished)
31. Madonna - Johnny Fever (finished)
32. Miles Davis - WmC (finished)
33. The Fall - Mark G (finished)
34. PJ Harvey - Nasty, Brutish & Short (finished)
35. Cocteau Twins - Le Bateau Ivre/LeRooLeRoo (finished)
36. Sonic Youth - ArchCarrier (finished)
37. New Order - Bee OK (finished)
37B. The Doors - Ismael Klata (finished)
38. The Clash - Gukbe (finished)
39. Motown Singles - a hoy hoy (finished)
40. Jay-Z - some dude (finished)
41. Elton John - Johnny Fever (finished)
42. Stax - seandalai (finished)
43. Disco - Tuomas (finished)
44. R. Kelly - Spottie_Ottie_Dope (finished)
45. Tom Waits - chap (finished)
45B. Velvet Underground and Solo Careers - Shakey Mo Collier (finished)
46. The “Classic Rock” Canon - some dude (finished)
47. Elvis Costello - kornrulez (finished)
48. Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry - charlie h (finished)
49. Pink Floyd - Elvis Telecom (finished)
50. Steely Dan - Bee OK (finished)
51. Bob Dylan - tipsy mothra (finished)
52. Sleater-Kinney + offshoots - C.Grisso/McCain (finished)
53. Outkast - Spottie (finished)
54. Autechre - Leee (finished)
55. Brian Eno - WmC (finished)
56. Radiohead - nate woolls (finished)
57. Spaceman 3 (& descendants) - Elvis Telecom (finished)
58. "Epics" - Leee (finished)
59. XTC - Οὖτις (finished)
60. The Boo Radleys - Bee OK (finished)
61. Yo La Tengo - Van Horn Street/clemenza (finished)
62. Creedence Clearwater Revival - crüt (finished)
63. Ramones - tipsy mothra (finished)
64. Italo - daavid (finished)
65. P-Funk - Οὖτις (finished)
66. Metallica - pplains (finished)
67. Spoon - Bee OK (finished)
68. Queen - charlie h (finished)
69. Nirvana - Gavin, Leeds (finished)
69B. Pixies - Johnny Fever (finished)
70. Extreme Metal - Viceroy (finished)
71. Tom Petty - rogermexico. (finished)
72. The Smiths - nate woolls (finished)
73. Bauhaus/Tones on Tail-Love and Rockets/Peter Murphy - Bee OK (finished)
74. Stereolab - Moka (finished)
75. Van Halen - Johnny Fever (finished)
76. Devo - soref (finished)
77. Can - Z S Moka (finished)
78. Oasis - Bee OK (finished)
79. George Michael - Ismael Klata (finished)
80. The Stooges/Iggy Pop - Moka (finished)
81. Leonard Cohen - Simon H. (finished)
82. Talking Heads - Bee OK (finished)
83. Blondie - nate woolls (finished)
84. Van Morrison - kornrulez6969 (finished)
85. Wu-Tang Clan - Spottie (finished)
86. Joy Division – Bee OK (finished)
87. The Smashing Pumpkins - ufo (finished)
88. Björk – Eric H (finished)
89. Beatles solo careers - Οὖτις (finished)
90. Elvis Presley - Euler and Moka (images) - (finished)
91. Tori Amos - ufo (finished)
92. They Might Be Giants - sic (finished)
93. The B-52's - Bee OK/Karl Malone (finished)
94. Belle and Sebastian - Nag! Nag! Nag! (finished)
95. Songs Under 2 Minutes - Karl Malone (finished)
96. The Burt Bacharach songbook – WmC (finished)
97. Beck – Bee OK (finished)
98. The Go-Betweens - Nag! Nag! Nag! (finished)
99. Cat Power – Leee (finished)
100. Prefab Sprout – Nag! Nag! Nag! (finished)
101. Jimi Hendrix - C. Grisso/McCain (finished)
102. Underworld – sic (finished)
103. Janet Jackson – Eric H. (finished)
104. The Replacements – Nag! Nag! Nag! (finished)
105. The Cramps – Moka (finished)
106. Nick Cave/Bad Seeds/Birthday Party/et al – charlie rex (finished)

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Hard Rock/Hair Metal - gr8080
Stephin Merritt - Gukbe
Fairport Convention et al (R Thompson, S Denny) - Billy Dods
Genesis + solo - NickB
Dead C - Raymond Cummings
Royal Trux + side projects - sleeve
John Fahey - Naive Teen Idol?
Rush - Matt #2
Gamble & Huff/Philly International Records - jetfan
Billy Joel - Doctor Casino
Low - aldo
Nine Inch Nails - chap
REM - rogermexico. Hideous Lump added to do images
Shoegaze/Dream Pop/Post-rock (Albums and EPs) - Bee OK
Covers - kornrulez6969
New Pornographers/AC Newman - C. Grisso/McCain added as poll runner
No Wave - sarahell
DFA - Van Horn Street
Misfits/Samhain/Danzig - gr8080
Erykah Badu - Eric H.
Herbie Hancock - crüt
Aphex Twin - Stevie D
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Bee OK
Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis - Spottie
Siouxsie & the Banshees/The Creatures - LeRooLeRoo
AM Radio Gold - Jeff W
Eurovision - nxd
Steve Albini - nate woolls
Yellow Magic Orchestra - frogbs
Byrds + offshoots - kornrulez6969
Cardiacs + affiliated - imago
Tropicalia/MPB - Frederik B
Chic Organization - pollrunner needed for this one
French/Francophone - Van Horn Street
The Cars/Ric Ocasek - crüt
Tim Buckley - Naive Teen Idol
The Cramps - Moka
Bristol trip-hop - chap
Wire - kornrulez6969
jungle/drum 'n bass - Le Bateau Ivre
Suede - Bee OK
Robyn Hitchcock - campreverb
Power Ballads - rogermexico.
Grunge - Cosmic Slop
Artists poll - Dan Worsley
Kylie Minogue - BradNelson
Math-rock/Hardcore/Post-Hardcore poll - Odysseus
Phil Spector - crüt
Glen Campbell - ― Spottie
ZZ Top - rogermexico.
QOTSA/Desert Sessions - rogermexico.
T Rex - Naive Teen Idol
Bardo Pond – Leee
Super Furry Animals – wtev added as poll runner
Nu Metal Trax – Mordy
Linda Ronstadt – crüt
New Wave (just can’t get enough) Albums and Singles - Bee OK
easy listening/adult contemporary – dyl
Serge Gainsbourg - Camaraderie at Arms Length
Galaxie 500/Luna - Bee OK
Girl Groups singles poll - Dan Worsley
Phil Elverum - devvvine
Wussy - clemenza
Broadcast - Nag! Nag! Nag!

*added since last update:

Punk Rock Tracks Poll (1977- 1984) – WmC
Psychedelic Rock – Leee
MP Doom – Chris L. or maffew12?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 03:15 (two months ago) link

not sure if WmC or Leee really signed up but there weren't a lot of things added this last year. if you want to be removed just let me know and i'll update.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 03:17 (two months ago) link

cramps was recently done by moka

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 03:21 (two months ago) link

it's there number 105, just didn't delist it. thanks for letting me know.

my spelling error for MF Doom is quite funny to me.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 03:24 (two months ago) link

I don't remember signing up for punk tracks. Take me off -- I'm done running polls unless it's to rerun Bacharach every few years.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 03:48 (two months ago) link

Can you put me down to do Sparks, seems like a good year to do it.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 08:23 (two months ago) link

I suggested MF Doom but am not able to do it myself.

Chris L, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 12:06 (two months ago) link

bravo once again Bee OK for keeping up the list!

please mark Billy Joel unclaimed next time around --- i'm definitely satisfied with having run the career-spanning listening thread. i would say just take it off the list, but if someone else wants to do it, they totally should!

honk honk honkin' on Bobo's door (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 13:16 (two months ago) link

Where's Stevie D, can we bump Aphex up?

octobeard, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 04:29 (two months ago) link

since the Metal poll is never going to close, anyone ready to go for the next one? i really think MF Doom should go next but open to anything at this point.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 03:36 (one month ago) link

or maybe we should do Daft Punk but someone will need to volunteer for that one.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 17:30 (one month ago) link

^^ force it onto DJP imo

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 18:10 (one month ago) link

Have we not done Rundgren? I’m still scared of running a poll but could maybe be convinced.

Naive Teen Idol, Saturday, 27 February 2021 06:34 (one month ago) link

do it! they are really fun to run especially if you're a huge fan of said artist. i will say it's a lot of work but the rewards are worth it.

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 February 2021 00:29 (one month ago) link

I'll vote in that one for sure.

clemenza, Sunday, 28 February 2021 00:36 (one month ago) link

I'll also vote, especially if we have a sub-poll for "Favourite New Cars song".

Halfway there but for you, Sunday, 28 February 2021 00:48 (one month ago) link

Ok I’m game. Do I have to wait in a queue? How we do decide these things?

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 28 February 2021 03:44 (one month ago) link

if you want to do it now you probably just can since no one else has volunteered to run one right now yet

ufo, Sunday, 28 February 2021 04:48 (one month ago) link

The Ballot Of Todd Rundgren

"what are you DOING to fleetwood mac??" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 28 February 2021 05:48 (one month ago) link

Fuck, I think that's gotta be it.

Ok, I'll put this up tonight. Pray for me (or at least tell me how to run one of these things).

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 28 February 2021 06:18 (one month ago) link

2021 has started:
The Ballot of TODD RUNDGREN: ILM ARTIST POLL #107 Nominations Thread

Bee OK, Sunday, 28 February 2021 18:21 (one month ago) link

sorry i lost track here about getting the MF DOOM started. When would be a good time? April 1?

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 10:56 (one month ago) link

the rundgren poll looks like it'll be done in about 3 weeks so as soon as it's done would be fine

ufo, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 11:28 (one month ago) link

ok sure I'll keep an eye on its schedule

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:00 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Wonder what would be the interest in a Loudon Wainwright III poll, apart from myself and NTI. I could try to run it (first time will be the charm), might not be able to do it until the summer.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 March 2021 20:17 (three weeks ago) link

I would follow results, would like to get into him. But wouldn’t be able to vote.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Saturday, 20 March 2021 14:15 (three weeks ago) link

Voting just closed for the Todd Rundgren poll. What are best practices for rolling out the results? I have most of the ballots tabulated already, but will have to prep the results.

Foe instance, are there better days to roll them out (ie, weekdays versus weekends)? And how quickly? I know that I tend to like slower results with more time for people to weigh in and comment. But I also don’t want to drag things out or slow down other polls.

Thx in advance for suggestions.

Naive Teen Idol, Monday, 22 March 2021 22:38 (three weeks ago) link

However the pollrunner feels like or has time to roll them out imo, it's a feature not a bug that people run things differently.

(I always try to have my text and links and images ready at least a day at a time, and when possible to hold off on dropping a result until a bit of discussion on the previous result has had time to roll. Some people like to hit a certain pace of rollout and let the discussion fall where it may. Weekdays are usually better for engagement, but you'll probably catch some different commenters with a few results teased over a weekend.)

armoured van, Holden (sic), Monday, 22 March 2021 22:46 (three weeks ago) link

i'm always an advocate for slow rollouts. better to have some days that are light on discussion have it all go by in a blur - IMO!

i also don't think there's any issue with a results rollout happening simultaneous with another polls' voting period; the only thing that really necessitates Order And Timing (again IMO) is to avoid having multiple simultaneous *voting* periods, because making a ballot takes time and energy so they end up competing with each other and worsening all the polls. especially key for those of us who like to do some listening as we tinker intermittently with the ballots, or to haunt the voting thread for recommendations etc.

this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 22 March 2021 22:48 (three weeks ago) link

I hate doing fancy images to go with the rollout, so I was putting out Led Zeppelin results within an hour of getting out of bed after the deadline passed. Still took tracks ballots (well, one ballot) while I was rolling out album results.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 22 March 2021 22:51 (three weeks ago) link

i have usually done a roll out when i got up on my day off, so around 9 - 10 AM ish on the West Coast. depending on how many you may want to roll out, i usually roll out about 20 - 25 per day and one result every 20 minutes or so. also have run things during the week but have some spill over until Saturday and even my Steely Dan one ran into a Sunday.

Bee OK, Monday, 22 March 2021 23:00 (three weeks ago) link

think i have been closer to 15 per day. so say, 15 per day and spread out over around 20 minutes each then it would be a five hour rollout. perfect, imo.

Bee OK, Monday, 22 March 2021 23:10 (three weeks ago) link

This is awesome feedback and advice, thanks, everyone!

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 00:40 (three weeks ago) link

alternative: five per day! or three! if i ever do a poll again that's where i'll be. i hate "missing" the rollout convo cause of work or w/e, but also you'll never please everybody, so whatever feels good to *you* is the best standard - you're putting in all the work after all!

this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 11:42 (three weeks ago) link

Good input for me too--DOOM poll upcoming is my first. I was thinking to wait til right after the Rundgren rollout is done if that's alright.

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 14:34 (three weeks ago) link

slot #108 is all yours for MF Doom.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 15:59 (three weeks ago) link

So Daft Punk was a non-starter?

avatar of a kind of respectability homosexual culture (Eric H.), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:13 (three weeks ago) link

so is the situation now that there isn't any real order to any of these and I can just do my no wave poll whenever, like before we had this thread to organize things?

sarahell, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:19 (three weeks ago) link

no-one took it and wanted to run it, so it's still open for someone if they want to run it.

xpost

Bee OK, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:20 (three weeks ago) link

I'm super busy with work for the next couple months, so it's not like I can do it right away, but ... I've been kinda waiting my turn for lol a few years?

sarahell, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:20 (three weeks ago) link

yes no order, just say when you are ready so we only have one poll going at a time. a bunch of people signed up but haven't followed through.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 23 March 2021 16:22 (three weeks ago) link

Thanks Bee OK. I meant as opposed to starting during Rundgren rollout.

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 17:22 (three weeks ago) link

FWIW, rollout for Rundgren is starting tomorrow. Expect to be done by the end of the week.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 02:50 (three weeks ago) link

so we (by which i mean tuomas and moka) did these a while back:

PEOPLE OF THE NATIONS, DANCING TOGETHER! It's the 1990s TOP 100 ELECTRONIC TRACKS poll results!
RESULTS (of the very nebulously defined) 110 ELECTRONIC DANCE TRACKS of the 00s

unless i've missed it completely, there is no update for the 2010s. and there should be imo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 22:07 (one week ago) link


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