Thread for coordinating the order and timing of ILM ballot polls

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My ballot is ready to roll. Their catalogue is quite like Led Zep's, oddly, at least in length and self-containedness. Same string sound on the late stuff too.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 4 May 2012 14:59 (five years ago) Permalink

ABBA is an interesting one. i think the only songs i've ever heard by them (which are pretty much all fantastic) are on the Gold compilation. and i think that has roughly 20 songs?

charlie h, Friday, 4 May 2012 15:05 (five years ago) Permalink

can you change 51 (Steely Dan) to Bee [space] OK (like 37 New Order).


Bee OK, Saturday, 5 May 2012 05:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Kinda want to run a Beastie Boys poll and maybe cut in line (after ABBA) if no one objects?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 06:20 (five years ago) Permalink


Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 May 2012 06:50 (five years ago) Permalink

Do it.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:09 (five years ago) Permalink

Co-sign. The field is yours.

Vini Reilly Invasion (Elvis Telecom), Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:12 (five years ago) Permalink

That's a nice idea. Maybe even before Abba?

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:17 (five years ago) Permalink

cool idea.

charlie h, Saturday, 5 May 2012 07:47 (five years ago) Permalink

yes yes y'all

booblights and the eternal frustration (how's life), Saturday, 5 May 2012 10:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I was going to ask for someone to jump ahead--I can't start until school lets out at the end of June--so that would work out well for me.

clemenza, Saturday, 5 May 2012 12:44 (five years ago) Permalink

paging donna rouge

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 5 May 2012 13:07 (five years ago) Permalink

lol just came to say a beastie poll is needed

but also it means i need to re-listen to those last two records so :/

Thoughts? You must have loads. (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 5 May 2012 13:55 (five years ago) Permalink

i give my blessing to doing a beasties poll first

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

Cool, thanks! I'll start a thread when crut is done with the DM countdown.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 16:55 (five years ago) Permalink

donna rouge, you still up for the ABBA poll after BB?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks donna rouge and everybody else. I'll start a Beasties poll thread later this afternoon. :D

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

New Order at 37 seemed to be the perfect number, now it all feels discombobulated to me...

Bee OK, Sunday, 6 May 2012 05:12 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay, so I would like to be the fool who runs a US Indie Singles of the 1980s poll

btw didn't i braek ur heart (NickB), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:18 (five years ago) Permalink

Sign me up for Autechre.

Pot Leeedom (Leee), Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:32 (five years ago) Permalink

i have a request: a (wmc?)-curated thread that contains nothing but the results to each poll and perhaps a link. cause they can be hard to find in a 5k-post results thread.

mookieproof, Sunday, 6 May 2012 22:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Mookie, thanks for the reminder -- I do keep the list up, but forget to post it very often. Would it be worth a separate thread?

Precursors to the numbered list:
1950s Tracks: Pollin' Tracks Spo-Dee-O-Dee! ILM does the 1950s—THE TOP 101 RESULTS THREAD
Postwar Jazz Albums: JAZZ IS LIKE HEROIN TO ME ! ! ! ~~~~ ILM POST-1945 JAZZ ALBUMS POLL - THE RESULTS COUNTDOWN (now counting top 25!)
Pavement: PAVEMENT • TRAX • POLL rEsULtS!!!
Manic Street Preachers: Manic Street Preachers Destructive Alienating Cultural and Despair Filled Tracks POLL RESULTS
Blur: Blur tracks poll - the RESULTS thread

1. Pet Shop Boys: Revelation - Official ILX Pet Shop Boys tracks poll results
2. Beatles: Revolution - Official ILX Beatles tracks poll results
3. Prince: If Tracks Are Good, Let's Get 2 Pollin - PRINCE TRACKS POLL RESULTS
4. U2: "It's a musical journey" - U2 POLL RESULTS
5. Beach Boys: It's About Time: Beach Boys Poll Results
6. Led Zeppelin: ILM GONNA CRAWL — Led Zeppelin poll RESULTS THREAD
7. Timbaland: generation timbo: TIMBALAND TRACKS POLL RESULTS
8. Guided by Voices: POLLSTAL BLOWFISH - ILM Artist Poll #8 - Guided By Voices - ReSuLtS!!!
9. Stevie Wonder: POLLTIME PARADISE: ILM Artist Poll #9 Results -- Stevie Wonder
10. Producers: Producers, Recording Engineers and Studio Wizards: POLL RESULTS
11. Pulp: Do You Remember The First Poll? - ILM Artist Poll #11 - PULP - Results Thread!
12. James Brown: THE POLLBACK: James Brown Tracks Poll Results Thread
13: The Jacksons: The Jacksons Tracks - Smooth CrimiPOLL results1!!1!!!!
14. David Bowie: The Man Who Polled the World, aka DAVID BOWIE POLL RESULTS
16. Rolling Stones: MAD POLL, LOST YER WAY – ILM Artist Poll #16 – The Rolling Stones RESULTS THREAD
17. The Kinks: "I go to BlackPOLL for my holidays,"-- ILM Artist Poll #17 -- The Kinks RESULTS THREAD
18. Depeche Mode: Hearts can never be POLLed -- ILM Artist Poll # 18 -- Depeche Mode RESULTS THREAD

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 6 May 2012 23:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes: a thread with the final results of all the polls only (and no other comments) is a great idea. I look forward to somebody else making it. :-)

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Monday, 7 May 2012 08:49 (five years ago) Permalink

Started it last night.

ILM Ballot Polls: where to find the results threads

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 7 May 2012 12:33 (five years ago) Permalink

No one's proposed a Black Sabbath poll? It'll be interesting to see their playlist at their Birmingham show on May 19th. Anyone going? Does someone have to die in order for the Sabbath poll to be slotted after Beastie Boys? Hopefully Iommi will pull through, though Bill Ward's health is often touch and go. For the record I would like for none of them to die.

Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

1. Pet Shop Boys - Billy Dods (finished)

2. Beatles - Mark G (finished)

3. Prince - Jamie_ATP (finished)

4. U2 - Ismael Klata (finished)

5. 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
13. Jacksons - Jamie_ATP
14. David Bowie - WmC (finished)
15. Paul Simon - Lamp
16. Rolling Stones - rogermexico (finished)

17. The Kinks - C. Grisso/McCain (finished)

18. Depeche Mode - crüt (finished)
19. Beastie Boys - Johnny Fever (RESULTS START TODAY)
20. ABBA - donna rouge
21. Fleetwood Mac - Clarke B.
22. Neil Young - clemenza
23. Kate Bush - Le Bateau Ivre
24. The Cure - nate woolls

25. The Who - Tarfumes the Escape Goat

26. Joni Mitchell - Mordy

27. The Neptunes - V79
28. Saint Etienne - Billy Dods

29. Kraftwerk - jon via chi

30. Hüsker Dü - Pleasant Plains

31. Bruce Springsteen - Jamie_ATP

32. Miles Davis - WmC

33. Velvet Underground solo careers - iatee

34. Madonna - or something

35. The Fall - Mark G

36. PJ Harvey - Nasty, Brutish & Short

37. Cocteau Twins - Le Bateau Ivre

38. New Order - Bee OK

39. Sonic Youth - ArchCarrier

40. Motown Singles - a hoy hoy

41. Stax - seandalai

42. Disco - Tuomas

43. Jay-Z - some dude

44. The Clash - Gukbe
45. R. Kelly - Spottie_Ottie_Dope
46. Tom Waits - chap
47. The "Classic Rock" Canon - Doctor Casino
48. Elvis Costello - kornrulez
49. Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry - charlie h
50. Pink Floyd - Elvis Telecom
51. Ween - WmC
52. Steely Dan - Bee OK
53. Bob Dylan - tipsy mothra
54. Sleater-Kinney + offshoots - C.Grisso/McCain
55. Replacements/Westerberg/et al - Johnny Fever
56. Outkast - The Reverend
57. US Indie Singles of the 1980s - NickB
58. Autechre - Leee

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:23 (five years ago) Permalink

I'm thinking about taking over the music video poll idea from gr80 - would you guys mind this being a stand-alone set of polls, or would you prefer if they were queued with the artist polls? I don't really take part in single artist ones so I don't suffer from music poll fatigue, but I don't want anyone else to feel too burdened by pollage...

(Also, if anyone wants to offer to help me out, as I've never run a poll before...)

emil.y, Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I think that one would be fine, preferable even, outside the list of artist polls and could be started anytime. It's a bigger, broader category, like postwar jazz albums or the entire decade of the 1950s. Just my 2 cents.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 13 May 2012 15:41 (five years ago) Permalink

No one's proposed a Black Sabbath poll? It'll be interesting to see their playlist at their Birmingham show on May 19th. Anyone going? Does someone have to die in order for the Sabbath poll to be slotted after Beastie Boys? Hopefully Iommi will pull through, though Bill Ward's health is often touch and go. For the record I would like for none of them to die.

― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 17:33 (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I am currently reading aero's book (bought because i'm a mountain goats stan) and have been listening to Sabbath for the first time. Really enjoying them and would like to be a n00b lurker for such a poll.

CHAMP1-6NS (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 13 May 2012 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

really curious to see if pre-buckingham/nicks lineups get any love on the fleetwood mac poll

buzza, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 06:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I seem to recall Peter Green getting some love on at least one of the FM threads.

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:08 (five years ago) Permalink

Beasties/Abba/Mac is such a fascinating run because I genuinely don't have a clue what the winners will be.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:15 (five years ago) Permalink

Time to start thinking ABBA thoughts -- Donna Rouge, is this still a go?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 15 May 2012 13:48 (five years ago) Permalink

bump for D.R.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 15:51 (five years ago) Permalink

lol this is the first time I've ever opened this thread and GD that's a long list. So I was going to offer to do one for Erasure but I don't know if there'd be enough interest or if it would wind up just me and Abbott voting tbh. Hmmmmm.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 17:41 (five years ago) Permalink

Not too interested in an Erasure poll but would be in a Vince Clarke poll.

fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'd thought of that as an option too.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:58 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry i haven't been paying this much attention but i can still do ABBA once i figure out how to actually start and run one of these polls

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:09 (five years ago) Permalink

it's been the same template for each one more or less, right?

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:10 (five years ago) Permalink

More or less, because it works well, but it's your call really.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I liked that once the voting opened, I had a few days to sit and ponder Finefinemusic's spreadsheet template and figure out how to shot data. I used it for the tracks voting but did albums and Most Hated by pencil/paper.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:19 (five years ago) Permalink

i can start the voting thread today wmc?

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:21 (five years ago) Permalink

OK by me! I think Johnny Fever is going to get all the way to #1 on Beastie Boys tracks today, and I think he's doing a countdown of BB videos tomorrow, but no reason not to start ABBA today. I try not to be Lord High Boss of all this stuff other than just maintaining the list, so however you want to do it is the right way to do it.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:24 (five years ago) Permalink

ok, i might not start it til later today or tomorrow possibly

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 19:25 (five years ago) Permalink

ABBA voting is open!

Don't go wasting all your ballots/Lay all your votes on me -- ILM Artist Poll #20 -- ABBA (voting thread)

It occurred to me a little while ago that Devo might be a fun poll.

Trey Imaginary Songz (WmC), Saturday, 19 May 2012 13:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Naive Teen Idol has requested that we do a memorial Bee Gees poll and I volunteered to do it (altho I am skeptical of high voter turnout) what say ye

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

Bee Gees + Gibb brothers as producers/songwriters, I'd suggest. Would vote.

Jeff W, Monday, 21 May 2012 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah would definitely include non-Bee Gees material, I would think there is some consensus that their chief strength is as songwriters

Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 21 May 2012 17:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Coming in at No. 1, ISLANDS IN THE STREAM

pplains, Monday, 21 May 2012 17:12 (five years ago) Permalink

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