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EOY List Amazon (USA) (albums)


1.  Middle Cyclone by Neko Case
 2.  It's Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
 3.  Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix by Phoenix
 4.  The Pains Of Being Pu... by The Pains of Being Pu...
 5.  I And Love And You by The Avett Brothers
 6.  Album by Girls
 7.  Merriweather Post Pav... by Animal Collective
 8.  Troubadour by k'naan
 9.  The Blueprint 3 [Expl... by Jay-Z
10.  My Maudlin Career by Camera Obscura
11.  Fantasies by Metric
12.  Wilco [The Album] by Wilco
13.  Manners by Passion Pit
14.  Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
15.  Strict Joy by The Swell Season
16.  Townes by Steve Earle
17.  Song Up In Her Head by Sarah Jarosz
18.  Welcome to Mali by Amadou & Mariam
19.  Live In London by Leonard Cohen
20.  Primary Colours by The Horrors
21.  Crack The Skye by Mastodon
22.  Dark Was The Night (R... by Various Artists
23.  Around The Well by Iron & Wine
24.  Ray Guns Are Not Just... by The Bird And The Bee
25.  The Crow: New Songs f... by Steve Martin
26.  Get Lucky by Mark Knopfler
27.  Roadsinger by Yusuf (The Artist Kno...
28.  La Roux (Amazon MP3 E... by La Roux
29.  Welcome Joy by The Cave Singers
30.  Ellipse by Imogen Heap
31.  No Line On The Horizon by U2
32.  Get Guilty by A.C. Newman
33.  Julian Plenti Is... S... by Julian Plenti
34.  Preliminaires by Iggy Pop
35.  The Crying Light by Antony & The Johnsons
36.  Together Through Life by Bob Dylan
37.  Catacombs by Cass McCombs
38.  Swoon by Silversun Pickups
39.  Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
40.  Actor (Amazon Exclusive) by St. Vincent
41.  Fondo by Vieux Farka Touré
42.  It's Not Me, It's You... by Lily Allen
43.  Creaturesque by Throw Me The Statue
44.  Beware by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
45.  Born Like This. [Expl... by Doom
46.  Wild Young Hearts by Noisettes
47.  A Strange Arrangement by Mayer Hawthorne
48.  Know Better Learn Faster by Thao with The Get Dow...
49.  11:11 by Rodrigo Y Gabriela
50.  Incredibad [Explicit] by The Lonely Island
51.  Mt. St. Helens Vietna... by Mt. St. Helens Vietna...
52.  Time To Die by the dodos
53.  Hold Time by M. Ward
54.  Guns Don't Kill Peopl... by Major Lazer
55.  Elvis Perkins In Dear... by Elvis Perkins In Dear...
56.  Over And Over by The Legends
57.  Popular Songs by Yo La Tengo
58.  Give Up The Ghost by Brandi Carlile
59.  Heartbeat Radio (Amaz... by Sondre Lerche
60.  Sainthood by Tegan And Sara
61.  A Brief History Of Love by The Big Pink
62.  Six by The Black Heart Proce...
63.  ...For The Whole Worl... by Death
64.  LP by Discovery
65.  God Help The Girl by God Help The Girl
66.  The Ballad Of John Henry by Joe Bonamassa
67.  Where The Wild Things... by Karen O And The Kids
68.  Closer To The Bone by Kris Kristofferson
69.  American Central Dust... by Son Volt
70.  The Sun Came Out by 7 Worlds Collide
71.  A Pipe Dream And A Pr... by Finale
72.  All I Ever Wanted by Kelly Clarkson
73.  Fork In The Road by Neil Young
74.  The First Days Of Spring by Noah and the Whale
75.  Songs In A&E by Spiritualized
76.  Kundalini Meditation ... by Various Artists
77.  Lost Highway by Willie Nelson
78.  xx by Xx
79.  Divided By Night by Crystal Method
80.  Grand by Matt & Kim
81.  Heart To Elk by Point Juncture Wa
82.  The Rose Hotel (Amazo... by Robert Earl Keen
83.  Double Booked by Robert Glasper
84.  White Water, White Bloom by Sea Wolf
85.  Crossing The Rubicon by The Sounds
86.  Curse Your Branches by David Bazan
87.  Lungs (Deluxe Version) by Florence + The Machine
88.  Fortress 'round My Heart by Ida Maria
89.  The Resistance by Muse
90.  Reservoir by Fanfarlo
91.  No Nations by Jets Overhead
92.  Hello Hello [Explicit] by Midival Punditz
93.  WPA by Works Progress Admini...
94.  Between My Head And T... by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono ...
95.  Amesoeurs by Amesoeurs
96.  Still Night, Still Light by Au Revoir Simone
97.  Heartbreak On Vinyl by Blake Lewis
98.  Blood Bank by Bon Iver
99.  Scary Fragile by Butterfly Boucher
100.  Roadhouse Sun (Amazon... by Ryan Bingham

Re: EOY List Amazon (USA) (albums)

I was actually gonna write down that list this morning. Thanks for doing the work

Strange that they would include Dylan and U2 but not Bruce. They're the safe, mainstream triumvirate of rock.

Re: EOY List Amazon (USA) (albums)

this is true, and though i haven't listened to dylan's i must say that bruce's album particularly sucked this year. U2 was at least meh-worthy

Re: EOY List Amazon (USA) (albums)

Strange that they would include Dylan and U2 but not Bruce. They're the safe, mainstream triumvirate of rock.

The difference is that Dylan actually still makes good new albums. Working On a Dream and No Line On the Horizon were both quite slight.

The list is alright, but it would be even better if Animal Collective was six spots higher. I think I'll have that compaint with every list though .

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Even though it's not their best work, I hope at the very least, Wilco (The album) does well enough to upstage the AWFUL Sky Blue Sky (Worst album by a top 5 band of the last ten years imo.)

This Is a Pretty...

non-mainstream list for Amazon.com, no?

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Recall that Fox Confessor Brings the Flood was number one on their list the year it came out. As for it not being mainstream--these are cool Seattle dudes we're talking about here.

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Yes, we Seattle dudes are very cool.

Songs List

Here is the songs list. "Daniel" by Bat For Lashes was on the midyear list, but isn't on this one. Same thing with U2 and Kelly Clarkson


1. Lisztomania by Phoenix
2. Bulletproof by La Roux
3. D.O.A. [Death Of Auto... by Jay-Z
4. My Girls by Animal Collective
5. People Got A Lotta Nerve by Neko Case
6. The Reeling by Passion Pit
7. Lust For Life by Girls
8. Two Weeks by Grizzly Bear
9. I And Love And You by The Avett Brothers
10. The Fear [Explicit] by Lily Allen
11. Woods by Bon Iver
12. King Of The Dogs by Iggy Pop
13. Help I'm Alive by Metric
14. Make Her Say [Explicit] by Kid Cudi
15. Between Sheets by Imogen Heap
16. Words & Music by Sondre Lerche
17. Hasta Quemarnos by Kinky
18. Dominos by The Big Pink
19. The Last Party by The Hampdens
20. Diamond Dave by The Bird And The Bee
21. Stop! by Joe Bonamassa
22. The Climb by Miley Cyrus
23. Bring It by Tonex
24. So Far Around The Bend by The National
25. Orange Shirt by Discovery
26. Walking On A Dream by Empire Of The Sun
27. Learning To Fall by Chickenfoot
28. Har Ek Baat by Midival Punditz
29. Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
30. She Wolf by Shakira
31. Send My Fond Regards ... by Elvis Perkins In Dear...
32. Love Etc. by Pet Shop Boys
33. Fitz and the Dizzyspells by Andrew Bird
34. Sleep Alone by Bat For Lashes
35. Pay Attention [Explicit] by Finale
36. Oh My God by Ida Maria
37. If Life Exists (?) by Jeffrey Lewis & The J...
38. Give It Time by Molly Jenson
39. I'll Go Crazy If I Do... by U2
40. You're Too Gone by Jason Lytle
41. Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas
42. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' by Bob Dylan
43. Crazy In Love by Mélissa Laveaux
44. A Teenager In Love by The Pains of Being Pu...
45. The Strangers by St. Vincent
46. Drown In The Now (fea... by Crystal Method
47. Diaraby Magni by Vieux Farka Touré
48. You And I by Wilco
49. Dreamer [Explicit] by k'naan
50. Daylight by Matt & Kim
51. Help Somebody by Maxwell
52. Sabali by Amadou & Mariam
53. Little Bribes by Death Cab For Cutie
54. Walkin' On The Moon [... by The-Dream
55. Best I Ever Had [Expl... by Drake
56. Knight of Wands by Au Revoir Simone
57. Goodbye by P.O.S.
58. Hard To Be by David Bazan
59. Raindrops (Matsuri) by Grand Hallway
60. Kinda Like A Big Deal... by Clipse
61. Hell by Tegan And Sara
62. The Executioner's Song by Cass McCombs
63. Dreamgirl [Explicit] by The Lonely Island
64. Everything's Coming U... by Michael Stipe
65. Tell Me True by Sarah Jarosz
66. Percussion Gun by White Rabbits
67. Ason Jones (Explicit) by Raekwon
68. Cello Song by The Books featuring J...
69. Caterpillar Playground by The Nurses
70. Oh Paris! by Dent May & His Magnif...
71. Stapleton Sex [Explicit] by Ghostface Killah
72. Questions And Panthers by One For The Team
73. Buoy by The Nightgowns
74. Last Dance by The Raveonettes
75. Gravity by Kevin Blechdom
76. Tightrope by Yeasayer
77. Backwards Down The Nu... by Phish
78. The Girl And The Robot by Röyksopp
79. Quando Das Um Pouco Mais by Sara Tavares
80. Djomani (Radio Edit) by Blackjoy
81. Beijing by Patrick Watson
82. A Year Or Two by Mt. St. Helens Vietna...
83. Cool Yourself by Thao with The Get Dow...
84. Change [Explicit] by Daniel Merriweather f...
85. Blood Pt 2 by Buck 65 Remix (featur...
86. Bitter Heart by Zee Avi
87. Wild Young Hearts by Noisettes
88. Melectric by Ramona Falls
89. Noises by Throw Me The Statue
90. Now We Can See by The Thermals
91. Burn The Light by Clem Snide
92. Indiana by Cymbals Eat Guitars
93. Up From Below by Edward Sharpe & The M...
94. Walk Out by Justin Townes Earle
95. Monday To Saturday by The Legends
96. The Kindness by Lushlife
97. In These Arms by The Swell Season
98. Whatever U Want by Consequence
99. Kiss With A Fist by Florence + The Machine
100. From My Heart To Yours by Laura Izibor


non-mainstream list, on the whole. Miley Cyrus looks to be the highest mainstream track (it is a pretty decent one, by far her best).

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non-mainstream list, on the whole. Miley Cyrus looks to be the highest mainstream track (it is a pretty decent one, by far her best).

2. Bulletproof by La Roux
3. D.O.A. [Death Of Auto... by Jay-Z

Did I miss something? Bulletproof was a big club hit in the US - according to the dance charts, at least, considering I can't get in - and while D.O.A. wasn't the biggest Hove single it still got a fair share of radio time. (I have to listen to pop radio when my brother is in the car.) Plus Animal Collective, Neko Case, Phoenix, etc. are big enough acts to fly on the radar of anyone who cares to use this list to buy some tunes.

I think this list is amazon wanting to be indie but not wanting to lose everybody, not that they're the most esteemed critics anyway.

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Alex D
non-mainstream list, on the whole. Miley Cyrus looks to be the highest mainstream track (it is a pretty decent one, by far her best).

I think this list is amazon wanting to be indie but not wanting to lose everybody, not that they're the most esteemed critics anyway.


it's like there's some conception that to be legitimate reviewer you must have a taste for indie. so mainstream sites slap on some indie so that all the people out of the musical loop will look at it and go "oh, how daring" when in reality all these lists do is glorify the "major" indie bands, or at least those that are the most pop. then other still great, though perhaps more experimental, bands get left in the dust. then 15 years down the road they get "rediscovered" and reevaluated by the vary same mainstream publication once undeniable influences of those bands are shown, or, worse, those great bands are forgotten completely.