(TOP 5 TODAY, MOFOS!) Yo P&J, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but ILX had the greatest 2009 poll of all time! All time! (2009 ILX Albums Poll Results)

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musically, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

50 -- Gucci Mane - Burrprint 3D (89.5 points, 9 votes) (dnp in p4k, 195 in p&j)

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musically, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:00 (eleven years ago) link

The good news, judging by #50, is that it can only go uphill from here!

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:04 (eleven years ago) link

so good when this starts w/one of your picks, you feel that your vote pretty much ensured its place here

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

can i has one ballot sent to me? please...

the not-glo-fi one (Ioannis), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

Never heard of Gucci Mane

van smack, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:09 (eleven years ago) link

Spare your ears. Please...

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:11 (eleven years ago) link

BURR! BURR! BURR!

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

sorry, just got in from shoveling snow

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

looking forward to more BOLD SWEEPING STATEMENTS and MUSIC HARDMANNING from ilxor. great #50, was in my top 10

vag gangsta (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:19 (eleven years ago) link

I promise not to disappoint, k.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:23 (eleven years ago) link

was in my P&J top 10 but i shifted to 11 for this since someone nominated an '08 album i love. probably my favorite album title/cover of the year, though.

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:23 (eleven years ago) link

gucci the glacier: zone 6 polar bear outdoes it on both counts imo

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:24 (eleven years ago) link

Btw, how is this --

The good news, judging by #50, is that it can only go uphill from here!

-- any more of a BOLD SWEEPING STATEMENT than this --

great #50, was in my top 10

??

Both opinion based posts revolving around one's like or dislike of a certain album/placement, what's the issue here again?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:24 (eleven years ago) link

POO gucci mane track/guest appearance or whatevs plz somebody

Crackle Box, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

you used capital letters

xp

vag gangsta (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

zone 6 polar bear is a mixtapedia classic for sure but burrprint 3 being the name of one of gucci's big official tapes was inspired -- imo should've used that title for the official album instead of a boring reference to legal troubles

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

I haven't heard the album but that has to be the best sleeve on the list, no contest

gotanynewsstory? (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

POO gucci mane track/guest appearance or whatevs plz somebody

― Crackle Box, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:26 PM (14 seconds ago)

POX Gucci Mane
letz talk abt gucci mane

vag gangsta (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:27 (eleven years ago) link

if you need to pick one "Lemonade" is by far the most mentioned on the POX thread

some dude, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:28 (eleven years ago) link

why don't you like gucci mane again, ilxor?

this is my favourite track off the burrprint and would be the first place i'd direct the uninitiated:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTul1tz3S4U

a-t-lien, babygirl let's have a moon date (LUNARRR)
got eight bedrooms, i'm dyin for a roommate (SOONERRR)

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:28 (eleven years ago) link

why don't you like gucci mane again, ilxor?

His delivery puts me to sleep. Sounds like Jeezy without the OOMPH that makes his stuff work more often than not.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:31 (eleven years ago) link

his delivery was a bit of a stumbling block for me for a while - he just doesn't sound smooth at all - but this mixtape was the one that tipped me over from "i like him but do i get the fuss?" to "fuck yeah i love him" - on "my shadow" in particular the way he rises to the way the beat keeps upping the ante in creepy intensity is really awesome. i really like his voice now, i guess one needs to get used to it but he really doesn't sound like anyone else - he's best when at his most reptilian and slithery, as jordan put it elsewhere, it's as if a komodo dragon started rapping

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:37 (eleven years ago) link

it's as if a komodo dragon started rapping

This is accurate but, honestly, off-putting. I'm sure I'll hear more of him in the future, who knows... maybe I'll come around.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

49 -- Matias Aguayo - Ay Ay Ay (91 points, 11 votes) (dnp in p4k, 226 in p&j)

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/3986/ayayaymatiasaguayo480.jpg

musically, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

Ay Ay Ay!

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:04 (eleven years ago) link

off to a good start but i don't think this albums list will top the greatness of the trax list. with tracks there's way more of a chance for oddball picks to make it, whereas i imagine this'll be a lot less unique and will bear a much greater resemblance to p&j/pitchfork. i don't remember which albums i voted for, but i'm basically just rooting for 'blaqkout,' 'how to be a lady vol 1' and 'love vs money' for the top three.

united arab amirites (samosa gibreel), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

Gonna listen to that again right now on my run home. xp

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

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

^ Love the way this song all unravels at the end.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:08 (eleven years ago) link

off to a good start but i don't think this albums list will top the greatness of the trax list. with tracks there's way more of a chance for oddball picks to make it, whereas i imagine this'll be a lot less unique and will bear a much greater resemblance to p&j/pitchfork. i don't remember which albums i voted for, but i'm basically just rooting for 'blaqkout,' 'how to be a lady vol 1' and 'love vs money' for the top three.

i'm fairly confident that a lot more of my album votes will place than trax votes - one down, pretty sure that i'll have another 11 to come - what i don't know is where they'll place...

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:12 (eleven years ago) link

suddenly that "make the trap say Ay! Ay! Ay!" display name makes sense

zvookster, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:13 (eleven years ago) link

Ay Ay Ay's a good one. Glad this placed, though I didn't hear it 'til after voting wrapped up.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:15 (eleven years ago) link

"rollerskate" is irritating as fuck

hoping that burrprint would've been higher but i have a feeling that SVRD is coming up eventually

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

guys, stephen ilxor will jump on the gucci mane bandwagon this time next year when he puts out his 'love vs. money'

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

Don't forget, J0rdan, I need Pfork to rep for it too... we're talking at least 8.4 here.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

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― musically

heh how neat

zvookster, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

Don't forget, J0rdan, I need Pfork to rep for it too... we're talking at least 8.4 here.

― I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, February 10, 2010 12:26 PM (29 seconds ago) Bookmark

i was just zinging -- i understand why people don't like gucci mane

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

btw i thought this was the endless trax thread in new answers for quite a while

zvookster, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:28 (eleven years ago) link

I know I know, I was just replying to zing with self-zing.

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I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

this + the movies thread is gonna be overwhelming

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

i'm gonna start up the nominations threads for the 05-09 trax/albums poll

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

As soon as I manage to update my bookmark on one, the other has new answers...

xpost

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

already stopped following movies thread, moves far too fast and who has time to catch up

chris nibbs (cozen), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

psyched for this tho

chris nibbs (cozen), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:32 (eleven years ago) link

48 -- Girls - Album (92 points, 10 votes) (10 in p4k, 10 in p&j)

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4703/girlsalbum.jpg

musically, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/4703/girlsalbum.jpg

musically, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

okay...what is up with that, someone please post the album cover pic for me

musically, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

it worked both times

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

i love that album, wish now that it was slightly higher on my ballot

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

weird all three of these have had less than 10.5 points per vote

vag gangsta (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 18:55 (eleven years ago) link

0.406 · 5 · forksclovetofu · some dude

sup homey!

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 08:57 (eleven years ago) link

i'm guessing maxwell, the-dream, quik and kurupt, UGK and jeremih?
and i have to ask: have you TRIED much tonetta?

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 08:59 (eleven years ago) link

all of those except the-dream, yeah. i was trying to think what less popular thing we both would've voted for that'd pair me up w/ you instead of lex or one of the other goons, and it was definitely jeremih.

i actually have only the vaguest idea of what tonetta even is from the youtube stills i've seen on ilx, so i have no real opinion on that (other than that i'd vote for a youtube channel in an albums poll over my dead body).

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 09:08 (eleven years ago) link

jeremih got the game on http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r110/AndreeKoRn/slipKnot-1.jpg

youtube channels as album = an idea whose time is coming pretty damn fast

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 09:16 (eleven years ago) link

great stats glenn

i consider my high centricity here as a kind of balance for low p&j centricity...

gotta say i'm with al re: youtube channels as albums. i mean, apart from anything else, really shitty sound quality, right?

a couple of have been posted here already but i might start a new thread for ballots, as per the other EOY polls, to stop them getting too lost.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Saturday, 27 February 2010 09:34 (eleven years ago) link

also, whoa at terius and electrik red getting SIXTEEN no 1 votes between them, esp when you might have thought they'd split votes!! i think erykah got five no 1 votes last year and everyone thought that was pretty high.

multiple #1 votes aka #1s in our hearts:

10 - the-dream
6 - electrik red
5 - fever ray
3 - phoenix, dirty projectors, dj sprinkles
2 - the xx, taylor swift, the juan maclean, the flaming lips, neko case, el perro del mar

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Saturday, 27 February 2010 09:41 (eleven years ago) link

youtube channels as album = an idea whose time is coming pretty damn fast

― forksclovetofu, Saturday, February 27, 2010 4:16 AM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ehhh -- 'your hard drive is the album of the year'-type magazine stunts have been obnoxiously going on for like a decade now. and my distaste is not just because of the internet context, like if a theater critic said 'there weren't as many plays this year and the theater is dying so my favorite play was this movie' that'd be a total dick move imo.

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:10 (eleven years ago) link

i did the vast majority of my listening to tonetta/autotune/thru-you on my ipod; if you can explain to me how voting for a youtube channel is drastically different than voting for a mixtape, i'd be curious to hear.

it's really not a "stunt", it's the music i listened to most and enjoyed the most. if there were a better way to classify it than "youtube output", I'd be happy to embrace less clunky lingo.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:21 (eleven years ago) link

more accurate comparison would be a theater critic who said among the best plays they saw this year was some street theater, a performance art piece and a flash mob; the "theatermusic is dying/there weren't as many playsalbums this year" is absolutely not my argument, though i'm aware it is some challopsian tubes'

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:23 (eleven years ago) link

i think it comes down to personal preferences of pedantry -- like if i listed all the music i listened to most this year, my whole songs ballot would've been gucci mane songs (aside from "blame it") but personally i try to stick to well known albums/mixtapes, diversify my song choices etc -- i don't think either way is better & i think forks should list youtube output if he wnats, as long as he's okay with us making fun of him :-)

waka flocka pedia (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:28 (eleven years ago) link

it's what i'm here for

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:29 (eleven years ago) link

9/20, and i'm still an ultra-outlier on the voter-centricity ranking.

El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop
Ducktails - Ducktails
Henrik Schwarz, Âme and Dixon - The Grandfather Paradox
Nite Jewel - Good Evening
Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
Washed Out - Life Of Leisure
DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
Sorcerer - Neon Leon
Jon Hassell - Last Night the Moon Cam Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
Mungolian Jet Set - We Gave it All Away...Now We Are Taking It Back
Dolphins Into the Future - ... On Sea Faring Isolation
Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star
Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - II
Broadcast & The Focus Group - ...Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
omar s - fabric 45
Linkwood - System
The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
Dam Funk - Toeachizown
David Sylvian - Manafon
Washed Out - High Times

who is skeletor? and why didn't i realize how similar our tastes were before?

psychgawsple, Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:32 (eleven years ago) link

ugh sorry, just saw the ballot thread.

psychgawsple, Saturday, 27 February 2010 10:49 (eleven years ago) link

i did the vast majority of my listening to tonetta/autotune/thru-you on my ipod; if you can explain to me how voting for a youtube channel is drastically different than voting for a mixtape, i'd be curious to hear.

i would vote for a mixtape that was assembled by/with the artist and features primarily new material -- i wouldn't vote for a mixtape that some DJ or kid with a CD burner threw together to collect a bunch of singles and loose tracks, which to me is the analog to the youtube thing. i'd roll my eyes the same way if anyone tried to vote for "Gucci Mane output for 2009," but then there he actually had proper albums and album-style mixtapes to vote for. i think i'd be far more interested in seeing a poll (or individual's list) of best youtube stuff of a given year than it being shoehorned into a list about a completely different medium, is all. but i agree with jordan that obviously you CAN vote for that kind of thing and it's cool that you have a good attitude about being zinged or questioned about it.

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 11:14 (eleven years ago) link

i mean i voted for the Freeway 'Month of Madness' thing, which is basically just a collection of tracks released on a website, but Free released those songs as part of a particular project in a particular order and (i think) approved of the mixtape compilation himself, so that's a gray area but ultimately to me feels more like an album than not.

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 11:16 (eleven years ago) link

pretty much agree w/al here, though i think those youtube channels were created by the artists in question? imo they're as valid as any other, i just think it's funny that forks voted for three of them.

in an albums poll how well the artist has put together a collection of songs that works as a collection, be it mixtape or album or youtube channel, is def an important (though not the only) factor to consider for me.

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Saturday, 27 February 2010 11:20 (eleven years ago) link

in an albums poll how well the artist has put together a collection of songs that works as a collection, be it mixtape or album or youtube channel, is def an important (though not the only) factor to consider for me.

― لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Saturday, February 27, 2010 5:20 AM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah this is true

waka flocka pedia (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 27 February 2010 11:25 (eleven years ago) link

also, as an outsider, i would actually follow & check out a youtube-only music poll, as long as it wasn't shit like "chocolate rain"-type meme bait -- that youtube single that forks picked for the jukebox redemption week was truly great

waka flocka pedia (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 27 February 2010 11:26 (eleven years ago) link

Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery -- 85 points, 6 votes
Tonetta777 - YouTube output for 2009 -- 84.5 points, 8 votes

oh for fuck's sake

congratulation mgmt (acoleuthic), Saturday, 27 February 2010 14:18 (eleven years ago) link

I'm just annoyed you're statistically more of an obscurantist than me, LJ. That's what I get for loving DProj and AnCo, I suppose.

emil.y, Saturday, 27 February 2010 14:22 (eleven years ago) link

I'm so totally alternative, you MAINSTREAM SQUARE

but I would have voted for the winner if I'd heard it in time so maybe not

congratulation mgmt (acoleuthic), Saturday, 27 February 2010 14:31 (eleven years ago) link

i'm a little agog at how much ilx/singles jukebox is influencing my music taste this year

forks- I was just saying the same thing to Alex in Montreal yesterday, so it makes sense that our ballots matched up.

lou, Saturday, 27 February 2010 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

Didn't vote for any Youtube channels though. :)

lou, Saturday, 27 February 2010 15:56 (eleven years ago) link

I'm a centricity outlier on both this and the metal poll. Not too surprised. Only two on my ballot made the top 50 - Death and The Mountain Goats.

My ballot:

Yob - The Great Cessation
Mountain Goats, The - The Life Of The World To Come
Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel - Willie And The Wheel
Bloody Panda - Summon
Madder Mortem - Eight Ways
Joe Henry - Blood From Stars
Ancestors - Of Sound Mind
Gay Witch Abortion - Maverick
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Goodnight Oslo
Wardruna - Runaljod-Gap Var Ginnunga
Mayyors - Deads
Sula Bassana - The Night
Bob Dylan - Christmas in the Heart
Disappearer - The Clearing
Zu - Carboniferous
Hacride - Lazarus
Slough Feg - Ape Uprising
Teeth Of The Sea - Orphaned By The Ocean
Cornershop - Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast
Death - …For the Whole World to See

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 27 February 2010 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

"i would vote for a mixtape that was assembled by/with the artist and features primarily new material -- i wouldn't vote for a mixtape that some DJ or kid with a CD burner threw together to collect a bunch of singles and loose tracks, which to me is the analog to the youtube thing."

okay; without being a dick about it, this betrays a distinct lack of familiarity for the stuff that I voted for.

autotune the news released nine numbered singles on youtube (along with a bunch of other work by the same guy that, while generally excellent doesn't fit into the rubric) that had cohesive thematic and melodic elements that joined the work together (along with a weak intro track and a light outro). Tonetta's absolute flood of material was regularly shut down, pulled from the web and never really self-archived, but it smells to me like a single thought is absolutely running through all his songs... as well as a single drum mix. as for Thru-You, I think I've flogged this piece enough (especially as it's really just a link-heavy rewrite of my singles review), but I talk at length about what makes it special to mein this article; if x=tl;dr: Thru-You was released as a seven track EP on his own site and while it consists of artfully diced youtubes, it doesn't really count as a "youtube collection".

I'm going to assume that loving a video game soundtrack doesn't require qualifiers? Or no? Happy to talk about that too.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 17:50 (eleven years ago) link

I'm pretty shocked Tonetta didn't make it, though, to be honest the dude kind of has an advantage with the youtube format in that I voted for his output as "album" of the year when he's had years to write all those great songs and make all the great videos, this is just when the collection finally made it to the outside world. It's like if Death had released a box set coming out of obscurity. "Drugs, Drugs, Drugs" is still song of the year for me, though.

Fetchboy, Saturday, 27 February 2010 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

^^ had that in the top five on my songs list before I realized it wasn't nominated.

Man or Austro-Hungarian? (Pillbox), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:04 (eleven years ago) link

Glory Day is my favourite Tonetta

congratulation mgmt (acoleuthic), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

along with $VIRAL$

congratulation mgmt (acoleuthic), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

space jam ost

plax (ico), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

wow tbh i thought autogoon cru + R&B cru was a more ... marginal group on ilx than theyve apparently become

average dump from average gangsters (deej), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

wanna continue to stan for autotune the news as legitimately exciting music; here's one of my fave excerpts that covers justice sotomayor's nomination
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OU9XRATV

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:49 (eleven years ago) link

"i would vote for a mixtape that was assembled by/with the artist and features primarily new material -- i wouldn't vote for a mixtape that some DJ or kid with a CD burner threw together to collect a bunch of singles and loose tracks, which to me is the analog to the youtube thing."

okay; without being a dick about it, this betrays a distinct lack of familiarity for the stuff that I voted for.

autotune the news released nine numbered singles on youtube (along with a bunch of other work by the same guy that, while generally excellent doesn't fit into the rubric) that had cohesive thematic and melodic elements that joined the work together (along with a weak intro track and a light outro). Tonetta's absolute flood of material was regularly shut down, pulled from the web and never really self-archived, but it smells to me like a single thought is absolutely running through all his songs... as well as a single drum mix. as for Thru-You, I think I've flogged this piece enough (especially as it's really just a link-heavy rewrite of my singles review), but I talk at length about what makes it special to mein this article; if x=tl;dr: Thru-You was released as a seven track EP on his own site and while it consists of artfully diced youtubes, it doesn't really count as a "youtube collection".

I'm going to assume that loving a video game soundtrack doesn't require qualifiers? Or no? Happy to talk about that too.

― forksclovetofu, Saturday, February 27, 2010 12:50 PM (57 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah i'll confess to a lack of familiarity -- i rolled my damn eyes at the first autotune the news thing i saw and avoided it ever since. again i don't understand how a group of singles, 'numbered' or otherwise, constitutes an album -- obviously asking something to be mass-produced on CD to count is a little too old-fashioned, but if at the very least they'd put it out as a zip file somewhere I'd understand it more. the Lonely Island album was on my year end list (though not my ilx ballot), but I never would've thought to put 'SNL digital shorts 2008' or something on a list for a previous year. countless worthwhile artists have been releasing large amounts of good songs in non-album formats throughout the history of recorded music, and I don't really see the point of shoehorning just about any of those into album lists, be it YouTube or whatever. not trying to be a dick, I've just never been a fan of the "an album's whatever i say it is" school of thought.

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 18:57 (eleven years ago) link

Full enthuasiam list (5+ votes):

16.27 Electrik Red - How to Be a Lady Vol. 1
16.00 Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux
15.84 The-Dream - Love vs. Money
15.37 Taylor Swift - Fearless
14.82 Future Of The Left - Travels With Myself And Another
14.50 Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
14.47 Fever Ray - Fever Ray
14.43 NOMO - Invisible Cities
14.21 DJ Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues
14.21 Mastodon - Crack the Skye
14.17 Micachu and the Shapes - Jewellery
14.00 Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
13.92 St. Vincent - Actor
13.60 Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You
13.18 The xx - xx
13.09 DJ Quik and Kurupt - Blaqkout
13.06 El Perro Del Mar - Love Is Not Pop
13.04 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
12.98 Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - II
12.89 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
12.89 Röyksopp - Junior
12.85 Mungolian Jet Set - We Gave it All Away...Now We Are Taking It Back
12.78 Miranda Lambert - Revolution
12.63 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
12.60 K'naan - Troubadour
12.50 Broadcast & The Focus Group - ...Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age
12.47 Sunn 0))) - Monoliths And Dimensions
12.30 Omar-S - Fabric 45: Detroit
12.13 The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
12.13 Death - ...For the Whole World To See
12.07 Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
12.00 Bob Dylan - Together Through Life
12.00 Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
11.71 Moritz von Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent
11.67 Washed Out - Life Of Leisure
11.66 JJ – jj n° 2
11.66 Meanderthals - Desire Lines
11.64 Florence and the Machine - Lungs
11.64 Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
11.63 Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
11.60 Mayyors - Deads
11.58 Black Meteoric Star - Black Meteoric Star
11.58 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
11.50 Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care
11.50 Julian Casablancas - Phrazes For The Young
11.47 Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II
11.42 Emeralds - What Happened
11.37 The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
11.18 Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
11.17 Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts
11.15 Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
11.05 The Mountain Goats - The Life Of The World To Come
11.04 Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
10.91 The Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come
10.89 Henrik Schwarz, Âme and Dixon - The Grandfather Paradox
10.75 Moderat - Moderat
10.62 Dâm-Funk - Toeachizown
10.57 Ben Frost - By the Throat
10.57 Tonetta777 - YouTube output for 2009
10.38 Shackleton - Three EPs
10.33 Converge - Axe to Fall
10.33 Japandroids - Post-Nothing
10.17 Telefon Tel Aviv - Immolate Yourself
10.00 Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
9.94 Gucci Mane - Burrprint 3D
9.85 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
9.68 Horrors - Primary Colours
9.67 Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
9.67 The Very Best - Warm Heart Of Africa
9.65 UGK - UGK 4 Life
9.58 Cortney Tidwell - Boys
9.53 Rihanna - Rated R
9.50 Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country
9.33 Mos Def - The Ecstatic
9.20 Girls - Album
9.20 Fontän - Wintherhwila
9.20 Lady Gaga - The Fame
9.06 Memory Tapes - Seek Magic
8.93 Telepathe - Dance Mother
8.92 Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
8.81 Ciara - Fantasy Ride
8.63 Nite Jewel - Good Evening
8.60 DOOM - Born Like This
8.60 Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020: Folk And Pop Sounds Of Syria
8.40 OOIOO - Armonico Hewa
8.36 Baroness - Blue Record
8.30 Kings of Convenience - Declaration of Dependence
8.27 Matias Aguayo - Ay Ay Ay
7.83 Jon Hassell - Last Night the Moon Cam Dropping Its Clothes in the Street
7.83 Redshape - The Dance Paradox
7.80 Various - Five Years of Hyperdub
7.70 Jeremih - Jeremih
7.67 White Denim - Fits
7.36 Gucci Mane - The State Vs. Radric Davis
7.29 The Field - Yesterday and Today
7.21 Annie - Don't Stop
7.14 Zu - Carboniferous
6.80 Dominique Leone - Abstract Expression
6.60 Dinosaur Jr. - Farm
6.20 Ryan Leslie - Ryan Leslie
5.89 Sonic Youth - The Eternal
5.00 Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs

The Reverend, Saturday, 27 February 2010 19:13 (eleven years ago) link

btw I like the "Two Dots" song posted upthread

The Reverend, Saturday, 27 February 2010 19:20 (eleven years ago) link

al, my enthusiasm for the material makes the question of "is this an album or not?" moot to me in the same way that the freeway stuff gets a pass from you. in my mind, listing a collection of autotune stuff is VERY much like listing a mixtape or a demo; it's a low cost alternative to going out and finding a deal that still allows you to get your story told.

the lonely island guys have been doing online shit for forever and if snl hadn't picked up dude, that album almost certainly WOULD have been released as a serious of youtubes! t-pain shows up in both LI and autotune's videos only the autotune guys can't afford a boat.

i understand your gut response, but it comes off a little like "it's okay if i like the material but pretentious if i don't"

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 20:27 (eleven years ago) link

I guess I don't see the point to being pedantic about whatever an "album" is or why it even matters that we have to keep Best of the Year collections to whatever that definition is. What's the benefit? I'm not sure why we have to be so rigid about coloring within the lines when they're our lines in the first place.

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 20:29 (eleven years ago) link

wow tbh i thought autogoon cru + R&B cru was a more ... marginal group on ilx than theyve apparently become

― average dump from average gangsters (deej), Saturday, February 27, 2010 6:27 PM (3 hours ago)

who tf r the r&b crew

plax (ico), Saturday, 27 February 2010 22:11 (eleven years ago) link

al, my enthusiasm for the material makes the question of "is this an album or not?" moot to me in the same way that the freeway stuff gets a pass from you. in my mind, listing a collection of autotune stuff is VERY much like listing a mixtape or a demo; it's a low cost alternative to going out and finding a deal that still allows you to get your story told.

the lonely island guys have been doing online shit for forever and if snl hadn't picked up dude, that album almost certainly WOULD have been released as a serious of youtubes! t-pain shows up in both LI and autotune's videos only the autotune guys can't afford a boat.

i understand your gut response, but it comes off a little like "it's okay if i like the material but pretentious if i don't"

― forksclovetofu, Saturday, February 27, 2010 3:27 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I wasn't making loopholes or exceptions for the stuff I like, I was explaining why I listed them (i.e. if Lonely Island never got signed to a major label and just put their stuff on web videos, or if Freeway's website series never got compiled as an official mixtape, they wouldn't have been on my year-end list, they'd just be songs I liked and wrote about/endorsed elsewhere).

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

plus the whole thing of taking a medium that is like 50% visual and putting in the context of a bunch of strictly audio recordings is a big can of worms for me. i realize this is totally OCD or worse to really these kinds of "the line must be drawn HERE!" standards about it, but that's just how i feel.

dora the explaro (some dude), Saturday, 27 February 2010 22:41 (eleven years ago) link

nxt yr i am voting for my holiday photos

plax (ico), Saturday, 27 February 2010 22:42 (eleven years ago) link

i can diggit if it's where you're at.
truth be told i rely very little on youtube for visuals in music; it's more commonly a listening thing

forksclovetofu, Saturday, 27 February 2010 23:24 (eleven years ago) link

<3 the other 4 of you who voted for mayyors, whoever you are

samosa gibreel, Sunday, 28 February 2010 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

Me! Love that thing.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 28 February 2010 17:49 (eleven years ago) link

Me too!! Did you hear that Woodhouse joined the Intelligence?? Dream matchup imo.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 28 February 2010 19:06 (eleven years ago) link

Lusine - A Certain Distance -- 3 points, 1 votes

i could have sworn i ended up leaving this off my ballot at #21, does that mean someone else here has actually heard it ??

ciderpress, Sunday, 28 February 2010 19:28 (eleven years ago) link

oh just saw 'two dots' posted upthread. great track.

ciderpress, Sunday, 28 February 2010 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

I think it was me who voted for it...

mike t-diva, Sunday, 28 February 2010 21:04 (eleven years ago) link

Finally caught up with this thread. Should check out more of these albums (but I'll work through the metal list first). My ordered ballot IIRC:

Nels Cline - Coward
NOMO - Invisible Cities
Vijay Iyer Trio - Historicity
John Zorn - Filmworks XXIII: El General
Mew - No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away // No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash Away
Bad Plus (Joined by Wendy Lewis), The - For All I Care
Ekkehard Ehlers & Paul Wirkus – Ballads
Bell Orchestre - As Seen Through Windows
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
John Zorn - O'o
Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez - Quartet Live!
Bibio - Ambivalence Avenue
Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble - The Moment's Energy
Isis - Wavering Radiant
Clark - Totems Flare
Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough
Dirty Projectors, The - Bitte Orca
Zombi - Spirit Animal

Sundar, Monday, 1 March 2010 01:29 (eleven years ago) link

Nels Cline - Coward

Kept meaning to hear that!

Clark - Totems Flare

Damn I forgot about that - really good imo.

We should have called Suzie and Bobby (NickB), Tuesday, 2 March 2010 21:18 (eleven years ago) link


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