Year-End Critics' Polls '08

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I'm sorry it took me so damn long to hear it! Would have been in my Top 20 easy.

Matos W.K., Monday, 5 January 2009 05:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

is little boots any good? i downloaded them but it was from the same ppl who recommended me garbage like fleet foxes, bon iver and little joy

k3vin k., Monday, 5 January 2009 06:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

she's ok, definitely much better than those people, but if that's the sort of thing you're after you may as well just go get the last roisin murphy album instead, next to which little boots is sort of redundant

'wearing my rolex' fans should also hear 'if you're going out, i'm going out too':

lex pretend, Monday, 5 January 2009 09:44 (ten years ago) Permalink


jordan s (J0rdan S.), Monday, 5 January 2009 10:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

you may as well just go get the last roisin murphy album instead, next to which little boots is sort of redundant

this is like saying you don't need both ciara and cassie in yr life

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Monday, 5 January 2009 14:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

this is like saying you don't need both ciara and cassie in yr life

When, in fact, you actually need neither of them...

ilxor, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

uh oh

k3vin k., Monday, 5 January 2009 17:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Stuck on Repeat" I prolly like better than anything off the last Roisin, all the other stuff I've heard is kinda eh.

Maciej (maciej recognizing trill), Monday, 5 January 2009 18:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

poptimists tracks of 08 part one (42-50)

xhuxk, Monday, 5 January 2009 19:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

poptimists tracks of 08 part two (31-40)

xhuxk, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 18:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

Nashville Scene Country Critics Poll:

Matos W.K., Friday, 16 January 2009 03:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

Didn't Christgau in his consumer poll give a 'dud' to the Nashville Scene Critics poll winner Jamey Johnson? Wonder why he hates him so. Maybe he says why in that Slate discussion upthread

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 January 2009 12:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's probably bcuz he's old

xhuxk e deej (k3vin k.), Friday, 16 January 2009 16:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Nah, that hasn't stopped him before.

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

if that's the sort of thing you're after you may as well just go get the last roisin murphy album instead, next to which little boots is sort of redundant

Little Boots sounds nothing like Roisin Murphy and more like Hot Chip with a female singer.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 January 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

that "stuck on a groove" single is better than anything hot chip's done in a long time

gr8080, Friday, 16 January 2009 19:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

lex to thread:

Ioannis, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 13:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pazz & Jop 2008

Lex and others to thread

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 19:08 (ten years ago) Permalink

Not sure how they compiled it but here's the Offbeat, New Orleans magazine, top 10:

1. Theresa Andersson-Hummingbird Go
2. Irma Thomas-Simply Grand
3. Michael Doucet-From Now On
4. Dr. Michael White-Blue Crescent
5. Lil' Wayne-Tha Carter III
6. The Iguanas-If You Should Ever Fall On Hard Times
7. Tom McDermott and Connie Jones- Creole Nocturne
8. Dr. John-The City That Care Forgot
9. David Egan-You Don't know Your Mind
10. Porter-Batiste-Stolz-Moodoo

curmudgeon, Sunday, 25 January 2009 04:56 (ten years ago) Permalink

Rock-a-Rolla top 40:

1. Harvey Milk – Life…The Best Game in Town
2. Earth – The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull
3. Melvins – Nude with Boots
4. Dub Trio – Another Sound is Dying
5. Asva – What You Don’t know is Frontier
6. Grails – Doomsdayer’s Holiday
7. Secret Chiefs 3 – Xaphan: Book of Angel
8. Kayo Dot – Blue Lambency Downward
9. Mike Patton – A Perfect Place
10. Racebanon – Acid or Blood
11. Torche – Meanderthal
12. Portishead – Third
13. The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath
14. Lustmord – [Other]
15. Zach Hill – Astrological Straits
16. Steve Von Till – A Grave is a Grim Horse
17. Ascend – Ample Fire Within
18. Akimbo – Jersey Shores
19. Conifer – Corown Fire
20. Bohren & Der Club of Gore – Dolores
21. Meshuggah – Obzen
22. Philip Jeck – Sano
23. UFOmammut – Idolum
24. Wildildlife – Six
25. Moha! – One Way Ticket to Candyland
26. Helms Alee – Night Terror
27. Mogwai – The Hawk is Howling
28. Krallice – Krallice
29. Jarboe – Mahakali
30. Hey Colossus – Happy Birthday
31. Merzbow – Anicca
32. Gnaw Their Tongues – An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood
33. Lucky Dragons – Dream Island Laughing Language
34. Jucifer – L’Autrichienne
35. Mothlite – The Flax of Reverie
36. Boris – Smile
37. No Age – Nouns
38. Black Sun – Paralyser
39. Subtle – Exitingarm
40. Prurient – And Still Waiting

m the g, Sunday, 25 January 2009 08:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

DJ Premier's top 20 '08

20. Ill Bill - The Hour of Reprisal
19. 88-Keys - The Death of Adam
18. EPMD - We Mean Business
17. Craig G & Marley Marl - Operation Take Back Hip-Hop
16. Ice Cube - Raw Footage
15. Q-Tip - The Renaissance
14. Guilty Simpson - Ode to the Ghetto
13. Termanology - Politics as Usual
12. Big Shug - Otherside of the Game
11. Ludacris - Theater of the Mind

10. Heltah Skeltah - D.I.R.T. (Da Incredible Rap Team)
09. Lil' Wayne - Tha Carter III
08. The P Brothers - The Gas
07. eMC - The Show
06. Jake One - White Van Music
05. D.I.T.C. - The Movement
04. Scarface - Emeritus
03. Statik Selektah - Stick 2 the Script
02. Evidence - The Layover EP
01. DJ Revolution - King of the Decks

twitty milk (deej), Sunday, 1 February 2009 02:03 (ten years ago) Permalink


The Reverend, Sunday, 1 February 2009 09:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

he had a track on it :-/

twitty milk (deej), Sunday, 1 February 2009 10:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

with a few glaring exceptions, I was surprisingly happy with the results of this year's WXYC DJ poll:

The Top 20 of 2008 (technically the Top 21 b/c the #20 slot was a tie):

1. Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill (TYPE)
2. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont (Kranky/4AD)
3. Tape - Luminarium (Häpna)
4. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (Jagjaguar)
5. Lil Wayne- tha carter 3 (Cash Money)
6. Robbie Basho - Bonn Ist Supreme (Bo'Weavil)
7. Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lions Skull (Southern Lord)
7. Fleet Foxes- fleet foxes (Sub Pop)
9. 70's Thai Orchestra - 70's Thai Orchestra (MISSISSIPPI/EXILED)
10. Lau Nau - Nukkuu (Locust)
11. v/a - 1970's algerian proto-rai underground (SUBLIME FREQUENCIES)
12. Alan Licht & Aki Onda - Everydays (FAMILY VINEYARD)
13. Gang Gang Dance- St. Dymphna (Social Registry)
14. Animal Collective - Water Curses EP (Domino/Paw Tracks)
14. Man Man - Rabbit Habits (ANTI-)
16. The Cool Kids - The Bake Sale EP (Chocolate Industries)
17. Girl talk - Feed the animals (Illegal Art)
18. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing (ATP Recordings)
18. The Hospitals - Hairdryer Peace (self-released)
20. Ponytail- ice cream social (We Are Free)
20. Burning Star Core - Challenger (Hospital/Plastic)

if you like it then you shoulda put a donk on it (bernard snowy), Saturday, 7 February 2009 15:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

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