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AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Good morning, afternoon, evening, night everyone.

The votes have been counted so it's time to release them. I'll use almost same presentation Nassim did in the 70's album poll (by the way where are you Nassim?).

You're among the biggest fans if you have given at least ten points to a certain album. So if you notice any mistakes (you're (not) among the fans when you should (not) been) please report immediately.

195 different albums got points. 31 forum members voted.
Like Nassim I also introduce the participants.

Alex D
Antonius
Beans
Beefsupreme
BillAdama
Brad
Charlie Driggs
Greg
Honorio
HRS
Joan
John
Jonah
Jonathan
Michael
Michel
Miguel
Mindrocker
Moonbeam
Nassim
Netjade
Nick
Nicolas
Penguin
Petri
Rocky Raccoon
Sonofsamiam
SR
Stephan
SuperFurry
Tim

Let the show begin.

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Can't wait!

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

And here we go.

25. (tie) The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa
29 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 123
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 60

Appeared on 4 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fan : Charlie Driggs (15 p)



25. (tie) M. Ward – Hold Time
29 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 126
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 17

Appeared on 3 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Honorio (15 p), Rocky Raccoon (11 p)



24. Built to Spill – There Is No Enemy
31 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 112
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : -

Appeared on 3 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Brad (25 p)



23. Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand
32 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 350
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 116

Appeared on 2 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Charlie Driggs (20 p), Beefsupreme (12 p)

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I guess there's no question which one I voted for among those four albums.
They are The Very Best so they need a bigger picture.
The size of the rest of the pictures will be same. So no more big pictures.

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No as big surprises as Black Lips or Built to Spill in this section. But there's still big stunners left in the list.


22. Florence and the Machine – Lungs
36 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 24
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 109

Appeared on 6 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : -



21. St. Vincent - Actor
44 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 19
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 44

Appeared on 7 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : BillAdama (10 p)



20. The Horrors – Primary Colours
45 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 11
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 15

Appeared on 6 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Tim (12 p), Brad (10 p)



18. (tie) Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport
46 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 8
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 13

Appeared on 7 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Mindrocker (11 p), Nassim (10 p)



18. (tie) Passion Pit - Manners
46 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 22
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 24

Appeared on 4 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Penguin (20 p), Beans (10 p), Jonathan (10 p)

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Quote: Petri

24. Built to Spill – There Is No Enemy
31 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 112
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : -

Appeared on 3 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Brad (25 p)


Is there a mistake here? If Brad gave the album 25 points and 2 other people voted for it, wouldn't it have a minimum of 35 points?

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Quote: Moonbeam


Is there a mistake here? If Brad gave the album 25 points and 2 other people voted for it, wouldn't it have a minimum of 35 points?


Not with the extended rule with lists of 20 albums.
I gave it 5 points (I think), so I guess someone likes it "just a little bit".

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Quote: Moonbeam
Quote: Petri

24. Built to Spill – There Is No Enemy
31 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 112
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : -

Appeared on 3 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Brad (25 p)


Is there a mistake here? If Brad gave the album 25 points and 2 other people voted for it, wouldn't it have a minimum of 35 points?

Nassim gave the album 5 points and Rocky Raccoon 1 point. There was a chance to give albums from positions 11 to 20 only 1 point (1-5 points).

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Quote: Petri

Nassim gave the album 5 points and Rocky Raccoon 1 point. There was a chance to give albums from positions 11 to 20 only 1 point (1-5 points).


I missed that!

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The Moonbeam section.

16. (tie) Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
47 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 16
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 77

Appeared on 5 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Moonbeam (19 p), HRS (12 p)



16. (tie) Antony and the Johnsons – The Crying Light
47 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 18
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 14

Appeared on 5 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : nicolas (19 p), Greg (15 p), Honorio (11 p)

Notes: Antony deserves the distinction of the greatest gainer of the last day. The album had only two points before nicolas gave his points only 14 hours before dead line.



15. Annie – Don't Stop
50 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 166
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 102

Appeared on 3 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Moonbeam (30 p), John (15 p)

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Yes!!!

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Here's final part before top 10. I'll release that in smaller parts (one by one if there isn't ties) later today.

14. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – s/t
57 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 10
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 83

Appeared on 6 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Tim (22 p), Beans (17 p)



13. White Denim - Fits
59 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 71
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 88

Appeared on 4 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : BillAdama (20 p), SuperFurry (14 p), Rocky Raccoon (13 p), Mindrocker (12 p)

Notes: Everybody who voted this were also fans.



12. Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
61 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 13
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 11

Appeared on 6 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Stephan (16 p), SuperFurry (15 p), Beans (10 p), Nassim (10 p)



11. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
68 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 9
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 36

Appeared on 9 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Beefsupreme (15 p), Jonah (13 p)

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Too bad Wild Beasts didn't make the top 10 (incredibly close to both its AM and its MEGACRITIC ranking, by the way) but yay! for The Antlers making it.

Thanks Petri!

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Ah! Two Suns inside the top 20. I just love that record, there's something mystical and poisoning about that girl. I just love her. Nice to see Florence on the list. I thought Actor and Embryonic would make the top 20 & 10 respectively (they came so close!), and the list started with a few albums that i heard of, but never listening to and Annie inside the top 20! Things that i wasn't expecting, which makes the list even cooler, so far!

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Uh...did you remember my list?

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Quote: VanillaFire1000
Uh...did you remember my list?


Yeah it's included. Sorry I didn't notice your forum username in the title of your mail so you've introduced as your first name.


Next one is a really big stunner.

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10. Jonas Brothers - Lines, Vines and Trying Times
140 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : Not ranked
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : Bubbling under

Appeared on 11 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Rock Elton (35 p), Popular Panda (15 p), notjedi (14 p), frezza (14 p), Pyrrhus (12 p)

Comments:
Rock Elton: Jonas Brothers are The Beatles of 00's and Lines, Vines and Trying Times is their Revolver.

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uhhhhhhhhhhhhh...

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Wait that Rock Elton bastard gave 35 points to Jonas Bros. That's prohibited. And who are these guys anyway. You didn't mention a single one in the first post.

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I hope this is a fuckin joke! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

For God Sake, all i can say is... REALLY?

It's funny & sad at the same time! kkkkkkkkkkkkk

I'm confused!

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Love the reference to my old nickname as well as keeping the tradition alive that started with.. Anthony's New Kids On The Block I think? Good times.

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très bon

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OK that was funny. By the way I guess Stephan's nickname was the hardest to recognize. All the rest are easy ones if you have been in this forum over a year.

Back to list.

10. Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
73 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 23
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 8

Appeared on 6 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Greg (20 p), nicolas (18 p) Beefsupreme (15 p)

Notes: This is the highest album in the list which doesn't have at least ten supporters. It's also highest album I haven't listened to (the rest in top 25 are Built to Spill and Black Lips.)

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nicolas you're full of surprise ! I didn't expect you giving 18 pts to Raekwon.
"L'habit ne fait pas le moine"

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9. Girls - Album
79 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 12
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 9

Appeared on 11 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : SR (15 p) VanillaFire1000 (10 p), Beans (10 p), Nick (10 p)*

Note: Nick sent his list without scores (the albums were in order). I included the list with scores as follows (#1 (14 p), #2 (13 p), #3 (12 p), #4 (11 p), #5 (10 p), #6 (10 p), #7 (9 p), #8 (8 p), #9 (7 p) and #10 (6 p)

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Quote:
l'habit ne fait pas le moine (You can't judge a monk by its clothes, or a book by its cover


non en effet

But I love rap. The thing is I don't listen to a lot of post-1975 music, that's all, but rap has the energy and emotional delivery of early rock and soul.

It's a great Wu Tang album, it's full of energy, good lyrics (even if I didn't understand everything), great vocal performances. It's my number 2 of the year.

To me a good rap album is worth 5 indie-rock acclaimed albums, especially this year when I don't like any of the best acclaimed albums : Animal C, Yeah yeah yeahs, XX got 2 or 2.5 ratings at chez nicolas. Grizzly Bear is Ok but out of my top 10. Same for Fever Ray.

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Yes, these jokes are almost obligatory in our polls! BTW, wasn't Stephan's old nickname "Neoptolemos"? I still didn't recognize the mention to it there.

Great to see Hold Time in the list, it would have been at least my 3rd highest vote if I had participated. That album is wonderful, specially those first six tracks!

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Quote: Stephan
Too bad Wild Beasts didn't make the top 10 (incredibly close to both its AM and its MEGACRITIC ranking, by the way) but yay! for The Antlers making it.

Thanks Petri!


I'm actually thinking the Antlers might have placed quite high, just because it seems the fans of this album are BIG fans (me included).

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Quote: Toni

Yes, these jokes are almost obligatory in our polls! BTW, wasn't Stephan's old nickname "Neoptolemos"? I still didn't recognize the mention to it there.

Neoptolemus aka Pyrrhus

There's neither #8 nor #7. So we have three albums at #6.

6. (tie) Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
98 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 2
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 3

Appeared on 12 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Jonah (20 p), Alex D (19 p), Nick (13 p)*, Joan (11 p)



6. (tie) Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
98 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 4
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 16

Appeared on 12 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : VanillaFire1000 (20 p), Beans (20 p), Nick (12 p)*, Antonius (10 p)



6. (tie) The Antlers – Hospice
98 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 17
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 10

Appeared on 10 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Penguin (30 p), Stephan (22 p), Michael (13 p)

Notes: There were only two albums which were in peak position during the poll. Hospice was the first one.

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wow, needless to say I'm a little shocked at this three way tie for 6th place. Anyways, we have five albums left for the top ten- anyone want to guess on their order?

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Aw, I had The Antlers at 25 points originally but I didn't want the bottom four all at 5 points. Oh well, even shared it's an excellent rank.

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Quote: Nick
wow, needless to say I'm a little shocked at this three way tie for 6th place. Anyways, we have three albums left for the top ten- anyone want to guess on their order?
Don't you mean 5 albums? I'll venture a guess:

5. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
4. Fever Ray - Fever Ray
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz
2. The xx - xx
1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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We have still one tie left. Before the last posters the only tie was at #25 with Very Best and M. Ward. And then suddenly there were lots of ties especially in the top 10.

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oh damn, you're right. Once again, I fail to use basic reasoning. Hmmm I'd say

5. Fever Ray- Fever Ray
4. It's Blitz!- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Bitte Orca- Dirty Projectors
2. xx- The xx
1. Merriweather Post Pavilion- Animal Collective

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5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
103 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 6
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 18

Appeared on 11 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Rocky Raccoon (15 p), SuperFurry (14 p), HRS (12 p), Nick (11 p)*, Joan (10 p), John (10 p), Moonbeam (10 p)

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Ah, I really thought a lot of people on the forums loved that album, but it seems there are no really huge fans.

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3. (tie) Fever Ray – Fever Ray
121 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 7
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 12

Appeared on 13 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Michel (30 p), Nassim (20 p), Michael (16 p), Petri (13 p), Antonius (10 p)



3. (tie) Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
121 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 5
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 6

Appeared on 13 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : John (20 p), Michael (17 p), BillAdama (15 p), SR (11 p), Nick (10 p)*

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So cool the 6th position tie, and It's Blitz! inside the top 5 & Fever Ray inside the top 3 that's AWESOME!! What is next the xx placed higher than MPP?

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Does anyone want to guess the scores of XX and Animal Collective or do I release the results?

Edit: Fever Ray was in one point only two points behind the winner. So there might be a chance to a big surprise.

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OK, looks like it's time to release the top 2. Thanks for all who participated and/or commented. I'll release the individual lists tomorrow.
And here they are...


2. The XX - XX
166 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 3
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 2

Appeared on 16 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Nassim (15 p), Michel (15 p), Petri (14 p), Honorio (13 p), HRS (13 p), SR (13 p), Joan (12 p), Stephan (12 p), Penguin (10 p)



1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
215 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 1
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 1

Appeared on 18 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Alex D (22 p), SR (21 p), BillAdama (20 p) Michael (18 p), VanillaFire1000 (15 p), Nick (14 p)*, Joan (13 p), Mindrocker (13 p), Beans (12 p), HRS (11 p), Petri (11 p), Antonius (10 p), Jonah (10 p)

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Great job Petri, top notch presentation as usual.

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Yes, Petri, excellent job.

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That was great. I wish 2010 was gone so we could do another one of these. I really loved the xx's xx, nice to see others just love it as much as i, and sometimes even more! After knowing that at some point fever ray was 2 points behind of the winner, i thought "wow, maybe that album topped MPP", but no, last year was AC's year, and deservedly, it's a great band and a great album, and like i said when people were discussing that top 20xtop 10 stuff, i just loved the #1 album as much as the ones that were out of the top 20, it was hard to pick! kkkkkkkkk I still haven't listen to some albums of the list, so i'll sure check them out, and i guess the individual lists will contain even more new albums, and i'll sure check them out too. I guess the point of the poll is not top it, or win it, or finish inside the top 10, it's get to know other people tastes, how they feel about it, have fun (like the jonas joke that almost gave a heart attack at first), and discover new music, which is something i'm sure doing! Thanks to everyone who participate and made that possible, especially you Petri, who coordinate all that. And i can't wait for the next album poll, and the results of the 50's one, and i want to participate of the 60's too! So many things to do and listen to

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23. Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand
32 points



Rank in the AM Top Albums of 2009 (End of year lists) : 350
Rank in the MEGA-CRITIC : 116

Appeared on 2 ballots (out of 31).

The biggest fans : Charlie Driggs (20 p), Beefsupreme (12 p)[/quote]


Way to go Charlie! Only album to make it on with two votes

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Dammit, I didn't realize the deadline for this had passed already. Oh, well. For the record, I would have picked xx as my #1 album, which still would have kept it in second place. MPP would have been either #2 or 3, depending on where I ranked BITTE ORCA.

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Great to see MPP far ahead of the others. 2009 will always be musically remembered as the Animal Collective year. This year was quite like 96: weak for albums, but with one strong classic to dominate it all the way!
I wish Wilco had entered the list. That is a great disc, underrated for coming from a band whose best period is already behind them.
And I must say I like seeing Grizzly Bear "only" at 6th. That's one of the most tedious records I heard last year, even if containing one of the two best 09's songs.

Individual lists

Here are the individul lists.


Stephan

1. The Antlers – Hospice (22)
2. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers (16)
3. The xx – xx (12)
4. Leonard Cohen - Live In London (11)
5. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (9)
6. Girls – Album (8)
7. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (6)
8. The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You (6)
9. Fever Ray - Fever Ray (5)
10. tUnE-YaRdS - BiRd-BrAiNs (5)

Michael

1. Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavillion 18
2. Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca 17
3. Fever Ray- Fever Ray 16
4. Antlers- Hospice 13
5. maudlin of the Well- Part the Second 7
6. Horrors- Primary Colours 7
7. Micachu- Jewellery 7
8. tUnE-yArDs: Bird-Brains 5
9. Fuck Buttons-Tarot Sport 5
10. Flaming Lips- Embryonic 5

BillAdama

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 20
White Denim - Fits 20
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 15
BLK JKS - After Robots 10
St Vincent - Actor 10
Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11 5
Bruce Peninsula - A Mountain Is A Mouth 5
Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali 5
Florence + The Machine - Lungs 5
Japandroids - Post Nothing 5

Rocky Raccoon

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (15 points)
2. White Denim - Fits (13)
3. M. Ward - Hold Time (11)
4. Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk (10)
5. Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (9)
6. Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall (8)
7. The XX - XX (8)
8. Miranda Lambert - Revolution (6)
9. Girls - Album (5)
10. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 (5)
11. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs (1)
12. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (1)
13. Wilco - Wilco (the Album) (1)
14. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (1)
15. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (1)
16. Sonic Youth - The Eternal (1)
17. Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away (1)
18. Anni Rossi - Rockwell (1)
19. Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy (1)
20. Pearl Jam - Backspacer (1)

Antonius

Fever Ray - "Fever Ray" - 10
Phoenix - "Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix" - 10
Tinariwen - "Imidiwan" - 10
Animal Collective - "Merriweather Post Pavilion" - 10
The Very Best - "Warm Heart of Africa" - 7
The Field - "Yesterday And Today" - 6
The Phantom Band - "Checkmate Savage" - 6
Dominique A - "La musique" - 5
Buraka Som Sistema - "Black Diamond" - 5
BLK JKS - "After Robots" - 5
Wild Beasts - "Two Dancers" 5
Ryöksopp - "Junior" - 3
Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics - "Inspiration Information" - 3
Hell - "Teufelswerk" - 3
The Antlers - - "Hospice" - 2
Gui Boratto - "Take My breath away" - 2
Boyz Noize - "Power" - 2
Oumou Sangaré - "Seya" - 2
Zombie Nation - "Zombielicious" - 2
St. Vincent - "Actor" - 2

Miguel

1. Yo La Tengo: Popular Songs - 13
2. Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/ Light Years - 11
3. Booker T.: Potato Hole - 11
4. Nick Garrie: 49 Arlington Garden - 8
5. Madness: The Liberty of Norton Folgate - 8
6. Candi Staton: Who's Hurting Now - 7
7. The Hidden Cameras: Origin: Orphan - 6
8. Nouvelle Vague: 3 - 6
9. Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be - 6
10. Eels: Hombre: Lobo. 12 Songs of Desire - 5
11. Cornershop: Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast - 4
12. M. Ward: Hold Time - 3
13. Elvis Perkins: Elvis Perkins in Dearland - 2
14. Among the Oak and Ash: Among the Oak and Ash - 2
15. Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence - 2
16. Daniel Johnston: Is and Always Was - 2
17. Chris Isaak: Mr. Lucky - 1
18. Neil Young: Fork in the Road - 1
19. Friska Viljor: For New Beginners - 1
20. Bob Dylan: Together Through Life - 1

Charlie Driggs

20 Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
15 The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
15 The Sandwitches - How to Make Ambient Sadcake
10 Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship
10 Radaid - L'intent
8 Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
7 Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Revenge
5 The Antlers - Hospice
5 Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky
5 El Michels Affair - Enter The 37th Chamber

Nick

10. Manners- Passion Pit
9. xx- The xx
8. Hospice- The Antlers
7. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart- The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
6. Bitte Orca- Dirty Projectors
5. Album- Girls
4. It's Blitz!- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix- Phoenix
2. Veckatimest- Grizzly Bear
1. Merriweather Post Pavilion- Animal Collective

Joan

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 13
The xx - xx 12
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 11
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! 10
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns 9
Flaming Lips - Embryonic 8
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 7
St. Vincent Actor 7
Florence + The Machine - Lungs 7
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 6

Girls - Album 1
Fever Ray - Fever Ray 1
Real Estate - Real Estate 1
Neon Indian - Psychic Charms 1
Japandroids - Post-Nothing 1
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart 1
PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By 1
Big Pink, The - A Brief History of Love 1
Regina Spektor - Far 1
Alela Diane - To Be Still 1

John

Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca 20
Decemberists- Hazards of Love 15
Annie- Don't Stop 15
Regina Spektor- Far 10
Japandroids- Post-Nothing 10
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Its Blitz 10
Girls- Album 5
Florence and the Machine- Lungs 5
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs- Under the Covers 2 5
Black Moth Super Rainbow- Eating Us 5

Mindrocker

01. ANIMAL COLLECTIVE-Merriweather post pavilion (13 points)
02. WHITE DENIM-Fits (12)
03. FUCK BUTTONS-Tarot sports (11)
04. KYTEMAN-The hermit sessions (10)
05. BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS-Tell 'em what your name is! (9)
06. KASABIAN-West Ryder pauper lunatic asylum (7)
07. MASTODON-Crack the skye (6)
08. BLK JKS-After robots (6)
09. The PHANTOM BAND-Checkmate savage (5)
10. GRIZZLY BEAR-Veckatimest (5)
11. FRANZ NICOLAY-Major general (4)
12. GALLOWS-Grey Britain (4)
13. LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO-Futuro (1)
14. LEE FIELDS-My world (1)
15. D.M. STITH-Heavy ghost (1)
16. MULATU ASTATKE & THE HELIOCENTRICS-Inspiration information (1)
17. FEVER RAY-Fever Ray (1)
18. SOULSAVERS-Broken (1)
19. SLEEPY SUN-Embrace (1)
20. SUNNO)))-Monoliths and dimensions (1)

Jonah

Dan Deacon - Brommst - 20
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - 20
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - 6
Fever Ray - Fever Ray - 5
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion - 10
Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You - 3
The xx - The xx - 6
Raveonettes - In and Out of Control - 2
The Flaming Lips - Embryonic - 13
Sonic Youth - The Eternal - 8
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career - 1
Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away - 2
Cass McCombs - Catacombs -1
Antony and the Johnsons - The Crying Light - 1
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 1
Dark Was The Night - 1

Tim

1. The Pains of Being Pure At Heart-s/t (22)
2. 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 (16)
3. the Horrors- Primary Colours (12)
4. the Big Pink- A Brief History of Love (10)
5. HEALTH- Get Color (9)
6. Jay Reatard- Watch Me Fall (8)
7. Camera Obscura- My Maudlin Career (7)
8. Au Revoir Simone- Still Night, Still Light (6)
9. Yeah Yeah Yeah's- It's Blitz(5)
10. Bat for Lashes- Two Suns(5)

HRS

xx, The - xx 13
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz 12
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns 12
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 11
Florence + The Machine - Lungs 8
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 8
St. Vincent - Actor 7
Girls - Album 7
Fever Ray - Fever Ray 6
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 6

----- Top 11-20 -----

Flaming Lips, The - Embryonic 1
Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light 1
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 1
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 1
Antlers, The - Hospice 1
Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The - Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The 1
PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By 1
Céu - Vagarosa 1
Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career 1
JJ - JJ Number Two 1

SR

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion - 21 points
2. Girls - Album - 15 points
3. The xx - XX - 13 points
4. Dirty Projecters - Bitte Orca - 11 points
5. The Flaming Lips - Embryonic - 9 points
6. Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Link pt II - 9 points
7. The Antlers - Hospice - 7 points
8. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 5 points
9. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - 5 points
10. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! - 5 points

Brad

1 Built To Spill There Is No Enemy 25
2 The Horrors Primary Colors 10
3 Yo La Tengo Popular Songs 9
4 Iron & Wine Around the Well 6
5 The Flaming Lips Embryonic 6
6 The Lava Children Four Spells [EP] 6
7 Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion 6
8 The Lemonheads Varshons 5
9 Sonic Youth The Eternal 5
10 Dirty Projectors Bitte Orca 5
11 Fever Ray Fever Ray 3
12 Wilco Wilco (The Album) 3
13 Circulatory System Signal Morning 3
14 Grizzly Bear Vickatimest 3
15 Girls Album 2
16 Morrissey Years Of Refusal 2
17 Oneida Rated O 1

Alex D

Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion – 22
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest - 19
Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3 – 11
Pearl Jam – Backspacer – 10
Drake – So Far Gone EP - 9
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – 7
The XX – The XX – 7
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – 5
Fever Ray – Fever Ray – 5
Arctic Monkeys – Humbug – 5

Nicolas

Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light 19
2. Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Part 2 18
3. Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band Bird Head Son 16
4. Levon Helm Electric Dirt 10
5. Fredo Viola The Turn 9
6. Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures 7
7. Staff Benda Bilili Très très fort 6
8. Césaria Evora Nha Sentimento 5
9. Bruce Springsteen Working On A Dream 5
10. Andrew Bird Noble Beast 5

Michel

Fever Ray - Fever Ray 30
xx - XX 15
Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold 15
Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan 8
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below 7
Benjamin Biolay - La superbe 5
Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 5
Atlas Sound - Logos 5
Holden - Fantomatisme 5
Horrors - Primary Colours 5

Honorio

1. PREFAB SPROUT “Let’s Change the World with Music” (16)
2. M. WARD “Hold Time” (15)
3. THE xx “xx” (13)
4. ANTONY & THE JOHNSONS “The Crying Light” (11)
5. JUNIOR BOYS “Begone Dull Care” (10)
6. DAVID SYLVIAN “Manafon” (9)
7. VIC CHESNUTT “At the Cut” (8)
8. LA BIEN QUERIDA “Romancero” (7)
9. WILCO “Wilco (The Album)” (6)
10. GRIZZLY BEAR “Veckatimest” (5)

VanillaFire1000

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 20
2. Animal Collective - MPP - 15
3. Girls - Album - 10
4. The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love - 10
5. Passion Pit - Manners - 10
6. Flaming Lips - Embryonic - 5
7. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - 5
8. Jay-Z - Blueprint III - 5
9. Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light -5
10. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - 5

Sonofsamiam

1. Mulatu Astatke / The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information (12)
2. Tinariwen - Imidiwan: Companions (12)
3. Sunn 0))) - Monoliths & Dimensions (10)
4. Broadcast and The Focus Group - Broadcast and The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of The Radio Age (8)
5. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (8)
6. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…II (8)
7. David Sylvian - Manafon (6)
8. Fever Ray - Fever Ray (6)
9. Annie - Don't Stop (5)
10. Group Bombino - Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 2 (5)
11. James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game (2)
12. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - I Speak Fula (2)
13. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport (2)
14. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns (2)
15. Yoko Ono - Between My Head and The Sky (2)
16. The Reigning Sound - Love and Curses (2)
17. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years (2)
18. Full Blast - Black Hole (2)
19. OOIOO - Armonico Hewa (2)
20. Clipse - Til The Casket Drops (2)
21. Nomo - Invisible Cities
22. Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights
23. The Clientele - Bonfires on The Heath
24. Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas - II
25. Oumou Sangare - Keya
26. Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Take Off!
27. Isis - Wavering Radiant
28. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
29. Exile - Radio
30. Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor

Penguin

1. The Antlers - Hospice (30 points)
2. Passion Pit - Manners (20 points)
3. The xx - xx (10 points)
4. Florence and the Machine - Lungs (8 points)
5. Regina Spektor - Far (6 points)
6. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoeniz (6 points)
7. Wilco - Wilco (The Album) (5 points)
8. U2 - No Line on the Horizon (5 points)
9. Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (5 points)
10. God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl (5 points)

Beef Supreme

1. The Flaming Lips – Embryonic (15)
2. Raekwon – Only Built For Cuban Linx Pt. II (15)
3. Black Lips – 200 Million Thousand (12)
4. Nirvana – Live at Reading (11)
5. Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans (11)
6. Dinosaur Jr. – Farm (10)
7. Japandroids – Post Nothing (8)
8. Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong (7)
9. Girls – Album (6)
10. The Horrors – Primary Colors (5)
11. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!
12. Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
13. Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall
14. Sonic Youth – The Eternal
15. Built To Spill – There Is No Enemy

Greg

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II 20
Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light 15
Eminem - Relapse 9
Prefab Sprout - Let's Change the World with Music 9
Miranda Lambert - Revolution 5
Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant 5
Maxwell - BLACKsummer'snight 5
Mastodon - Crack the Skye 4
Shrinebuilder - s/t 4
Khaled - Liberte 4
Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle 3
Very Best - The Warm Heart of Africa 3
Lee Fields & the Expressions - My World 3
Tony Allen - Secret Agent 2
Rosanne Cash - The List 2
Kylesa - Static Tensions 2
Dream - Love vs. Money 2
Bob Mould - Life and Times 1
Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care 1
Cam'ron - Crime Pays 1

21. Sonic Youth - The Eternal
22. Oumou Sangare
23. R.E.M. - Live at the Olympia
24. 3 Inches of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom
25. Levon Helm - Electric Dirt
26. Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel
27. Patterson Hood - Murdering Oscar (and Other Love Songs)
28. Them Crooked Vultures - s/t
29. Drive-By Truckers - Live from Austin, TX
30. Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk
31. Richard Hawley - Truelove's Gutter
32. Pet Shop Boys - Yes
33. Joe Henry - Blood from Stars
34. Leonard Cohen - Live in London
35. Torae & Marco Polo - Double Barrel
36. Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
37. Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
38. Basement Jaxx - Scars
39. The Flatlanders - Hills and Valleys
40. Vic Chesnutt - At the Cut
41. Fat Freddy's Drop - Dr. Boondigga and the Big BW
42. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - I Speak Fula
43. Beanie Sigel - The Broad Street Bully
44. Lyle Lovett - Natural Forces
45. Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
46. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
47. Dinosaur Jr - Farm
48. Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11
49. Tinted Windows - s/t
50. Weezer - Raditude

Beans

1. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - 20 Points
2. Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - 17 Points
3. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion - 12 Points
4. Passion Pit - Manners - 10 Points
5. Girls - Album - 10 points
6. Wild Beasts - Two Dancers - 10 Points
7. Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport - 6 Points
8. XX, The - XX - 5 Points
9. Antlers, The - Hospice - 5 Points
10. St. Vincent Actor - 5 Points

Super Furry

Wild Beasts – Two Dancers (15)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz (14)
White Denim – Fits (14)
Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years (12)
Noah & The Whale – The Last Days Of Spring (10)
XX – The XX (9)
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (8)
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (7)
Horrors – Primary Colours (6)
Fuck Buttons – Tarot Sport (5)

Nj

01. Blackbird's Echo. Niobe (10)
02. Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age. Broadcast And The Focus Group (10)
03. Horribles Parade. Gary War (9)
04. Actor. St. Vincent (8)
05. Embryonic. The Flaming Lips (6)
06. Prince Of Truth. Evangelista (6)
07. Beak>. Beak> (5)
08. Merriweather Post Pavillion. Animal Collective (5)
09. Waiting For You. King Midas Sound (5)
10. Watersports. Mi Ami (5)
11. All Aboard Future. These Are Powers (5)
12. Manafon. David Sylvian (4)
13. The Floodlight Collective. Lotus Plaza (4)
14. Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love. The Sa-Ra Creative Partners (4)
15. Eating Us. Black Moth Super Rainbow (3)
16. Here We Go Magic. Here We Go Magic (3)
17. Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka. Shafiq Husayn (3)
18. Arminico Hewa. OOIOO (2)
19. Monster Head Room. Ganglians (2)
20. Fluorescent Black. Antipop Consortium (1)

Nassim

Fever Ray - Fever Ray 20
XX - XX 15
Wild Beast - Two Dancers 10
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport 10
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 5
Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy 5
Orelsan - Perdu d'Avance 5
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz 5
Dark Night of the Soul - Dark Night of the Soul 5
Antlers - Hospice 5
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 3
Atlas Sound - Logos 3
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx pt. 2 3
Florence + The Machine - Lungs 3
Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid 3

Moonbeam

Annie - Don't Stop (30)
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns (19)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (10)
Prince - LotusFlow3r (9)
The xx - xx (7)
Peaches - I Feel Cream (5)
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight (5)
Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young (5)
Bachelorette - My Electric Family (5)
St. Vincent - Actor (5)

Petri

The XX - XX 14
Fever Ray - Fever Ray 13
DM Stith – Heavy Ghost 11
Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 11
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport 7
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 7
Color Cassette- Forever Sparrow 7
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz 6
Isbells -s/t 5
tUnE-YaRdS - BiRd-BrAiNs 5
Regina – Puutarhatrilogia 5
Wild Beast - Two Dancers 5
The Very Best – Warm Heart of Africa 4

Top 195

1 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion 215
2 The XX – XX 166
3 Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca 121
3 Fever Ray - Fever Ray 121
5 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! 103
6 Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest 98
6 Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 98
6 Antlers, The – Hospice 98
9 Girls – Album 79
10 Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx pt. 2 73
11 Flaming Lips- Embryonic 68
12 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers 61
13 White Denim - Fits 59
14 Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, The - The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart 57
15 Annie - Don't Stop 50
16 Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light 47
16 Bat for Lashes - Two Suns 47
18 Fuck Buttons-Tarot Sport 46
18 Passion Pit - Manners 46
20 Horrors- Primary Colours 45
21 St Vincent - Actor 44
22 Florence + The Machine – Lungs 36
23 Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand 32
24 Built to Spill - There Is No Enemy 31
25 The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa 29
25 M. Ward - Hold Time 29
27 Super Furry Animals: Dark Days/ Light Years 25
27 Decemberists- Hazards of Love 25
27 Prefab Sprout - Let's Change the World with Music 25
30 Japandroids- Post-Nothing 24
31 Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs 23
32 Tinariwen – Imidiwan 22
33 BLK JKS - After Robots 21
33 Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 21
35 Dan Deacon - Brommst 20
36 David Sylvian - Manafon. 19
37 Broadcast And The Focus Group - Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age 18
38 Regina Spektor- Far 17
39 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 (16) 16
39 Mulatu Astatke and the Heliocentrics – Inspiration Information 16
39 Anthony Joseph & the Spasm Band - Bird Head Son 16
39 Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall 16
43 TunE-YaRdS - BiRd-BrAiNs 15
43 The Sandwitches - How to Make Ambient Sadcake 15
43 Wilco - Wilco (the Album) 15
43 Fool's Gold - Fool's Gold 15
47 Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand 14
47 Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle 14
47 Sonic Youth - The Eternal 14
50 DM Stith – Heavy Ghost 12
51 SUNNO)))-Monoliths and dimensions 11
51 Au Revoir Simone- Still Night, Still Light 11
51 Booker T.: Potato Hole 11
51 Miranda Lambert - Revolution 11
51 Leonard Cohen - Live In London 11
51 Big Pink, The - A Brief History of Love 11
51 The Phantom Band - "Checkmate Savage" 11
51 Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care 11
51 Pearl Jam – Backspacer 11
51 Pissed Jeans – King of Jeans 11
51 Nirvana – Live at Reading 11
62 Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk 10
62 Niobe - Blackbird's Echo 10
62 Levon Helm - Electric Dirt 10
62 Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship 10
62 Radaid - L'intent 10
62 Noah & The Whale – The Last Days Of Spring 10
62 KYTEMAN-The hermit sessions 10
62 Mastodon - Crack the Skye 10
62 Dinosaur Jr. – Farm 10
71 Gary War - Horribles Parade 9
71 Drake – So Far Gone EP - 9
71 Fredo Viola - The Turn 9
71 Prince - LotusFlow3r 9
71 Eminem - Relapse 9
71 Health- Get Color 9
71 Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career 9
71 BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS-Tell 'em what your name is! 9
79 VIC CHESNUTT “At the Cut” 8
79 Madness: The Liberty of Norton Folgate 8
79 Art Brut - Art Brut vs. Satan 8
79 Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream 8
79 Black Moth Super Rainbow- Eating Us 8
79 Nick Garrie: 49 Arlington Garden 8
79 Atlas Sound - Logos 8
86 Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Revenge 7
86 LA BIEN QUERIDA “Romancero” 7
86 Micachu- Jewellery 7
86 Maudlin of the Well- Part the Second 7
86 Color Cassette – Forever Sparrow 7
86 KASABIAN-West Ryder pauper lunatic asylum 7
86 Neko Case - Middle Cyclone 7
86 Candi Staton: Who's Hurting Now - 7
86 Them Crooked Vultures – s/t 7
86 Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Up From Below 7
86 Vivian Girls – Everything Goes Wrong 7
97 Evangelista - Prince Of Truth 6
97 Iron & Wine - Around the Well 6
97 Nouvelle Vague: 3 6
97 The Field - "Yesterday And Today" 6
97 The Hidden Cameras: Origin: Orphan 6
97 The Avett Brothers - I And Love And You 6
97 Devendra Banhart: What Will We Be 6
97 The Lava Children - Four Spells [EP] 6
97 Staff Benda Bilili - Très très fort 6
106 Dark Night of the Soul - Dark Night of the Soul 5
106 Buraka Som Sistema - "Black Diamond" 5
106 Bruce Peninsula - A Mountain Is A Mouth 5
106 King Midas Sound - Waiting For You. 5
106 Eels: Hombre: Lobo. 12 Songs of Desire 5
106 Regina – Puutarhatrilogia 5
106 Julian Casablancas - Phrazes for the Young 5
106 Flight Of The Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky 5
106 These Are Powers - All Aboard Future. 5
106 Césaria Evora - Nha Sentimento 5
106 Andrew Bird - Noble Beast 5
106 Isbells – s/t 5
106 El Michels Affair - Enter The 37th Chamber 5
106 Orelsan - Perdu d'Avance 5
106 Bruce Springsteen - Working On A Dream 5
106 Mi Ami - Watersports. 5
106 Rodrigo y Gabriela - 11:11 5
106 Arctic Monkeys – Humbug 5
106 Bachelorette - My Electric Family 5
106 Benjamin Biolay - La superbe 5
106 Beak> - Beak> 5
106 Peaches - I Feel Cream 5
106 Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs- Under the Covers 2 5
106 Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali 5
106 God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl 5
106 U2 - No Line on the Horizon 5
106 Group Bombino - Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 2 5
106 The Lemonheads - Varshons 5
106 Dominique A - "La musique" - 5
106 Maxwell – BLACKsummer'snight 5
106 Holden - Fantomatisme 5
106 Cribs - Ignore the Ignorant 5
138 Khaled - Liberte 4
138 FRANZ NICOLAY-Major general 4
138 GALLOWS-Grey Britain 4
138 Cornershop: Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast 4
138 Shrinebuilder - s/t 4
138 Lotus Plaza - The Floodlight Collective. 4
138 The Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Nuclear Evolution: The Age Of Love. 4
138 Lee Fields & the Expressions - My World 4
138 OOIOO - Arminico Hewa. 4
147 Ryöksopp -"Junior 3
147 Hell – Teufelswerk 3
147 Lily Allen - It's Not Me, It's You 3
147 Circulatory System - Signal Morning 3
147 Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away 3
147 Dan Auerbach - Keep it Hid 3
147 Here We Go Magic - Here We Go Magic. 3
147 Shafiq Husayn - Shafiq En' A-Free-Ka. 3
155 Raveonettes - In and Out of Control 2
155 Boyz Noize – "Power 2
155 Zombie Nation – "Zombielicious 2
155 Tony Allen - Secret Agent 2
155 Clipse - Til The Casket Drops 2
155 Ganglians - Monster Head Room. 2
155 Elvis Perkins: Elvis Perkins in Dearland 2
155 Among the Oak and Ash: Among the Oak and Ash 2
155 James Blackshaw - The Glass Bead Game 2
155 The Reigning Sound - Love and Curses 2
155 Daniel Johnston: Is and Always Was 2
155 Yoko Ono - Between My Head and The Sky 2
155 Dream - Love vs. Money 2
155 Oumou Sangaré – "Seya 2
155 Rosanne Cash - The List 2
155 Morrissey - Years Of Refusal 2
155 Full Blast - Black Hole 2
155 Gui Boratto - "Take My breath away 2
155 Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba - I Speak Fula 2
155 Kings of Convenience: Declaration of Dependence 2
155 Kylesa - Static Tensions 2
155 PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By 2
177 Bob Mould - Life and Times 1
177 Neon Indian - Psychic Charms 1
177 Chris Isaak: Mr. Lucky 1
177 Real Estate - Real Estate 1
177 Oneida - Rated O 1
177 Alela Diane - To Be Still 1
177 SOULSAVERS-Broken 1
177 Dark Was The Night 1
177 JJ - JJ Number Two 1
177 Friska Viljor: For New Beginners 1
177 Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black 1
177 Cam'ron - Crime Pays 1
177 Anni Rossi - Rockwell 1
177 Neil Young: Fork in the Road 1
177 SLEEPY SUN-Embrace 1
177 Cass McCombs - Catacombs 1
177 Bob Dylan: Together Through Life 1
177 LOW FREQUENCY IN STEREO-Futuro 1
177 Céu - Vagarosa 1

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

great finish for prefab sprout! (high five honorio...dumbangel, we could've used your help!)

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Awesome job, Petri!

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Yes, dumbangel, Prefab Sprout could have entered the Top 20 with your votes

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ok, sorry to play the wet blanket, but can someone explain me what 's so great with the XX ?

To me this records sounds like

1) the boy and the girl try to beat the world record of the most unexpressive vocals of all time

2) with his guitar, the boy tries every effect that's been recorded between 1981 and 1989 (except of course in hair metal)

3) stripped of their production, there's nothing left of the songs.

Honorio ? anyone ?

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Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

while I do like the XX, and yes, I did put them on my annual top ten list (at number 9) I also feel that they are way overhyped/ overrated. I mean, second greatest album of the year? come on...it's a good album, but not a masterpiece.

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It's definitely not a masterpiece, but then again, nothing this year was. It was an okay year, but there were no real classics (MPP might be for some, but I somewhat hope it'll face some backlash in the next few years) although for me Hospice comes close.

That said, I think xx is the third-best album of the year because it sounds friggin good. I don't hear the "unexpressive", I just hear a bunch of excellent pop songs.

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I don't even remember voting in this...show's how many lists I've been doing lately.

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Your personal list also doesn't show up, so maybe you didn't..

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Quote: Stephan

That said, I think xx is the third-best album of the year because it sounds friggin good. I don't hear the "unexpressive", I just hear a bunch of excellent pop songs.


That's true. I guess everything matches in that record: the vocals, the lyrics, the playing. It's sounds terrific in my opinion. I thought that in 3 weeks i would get sick of it but it's the album released in 2009 that i listen the most right now, it's truly my second personal favorite from start to finish. Everybody was doing something and thinking Big in 2009: big productions, big synths, big harmonies, big experiments. xx was a simple record, they did genius pop songs and that's it. It could've been more sophisticated like Veckatimest or have a bigger production like It's Blitz, Merriweather & Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, big harmonies like Lungs or big concepts like Two Suns or big experiments like Bitte Orca, Fever Ray & Embryonic, but no. They only did simple catchy timeless pop songs, and that was enough to make them Big and my second favorite 2009 record. Everything was simple and worked, and it was very expressive. It was a breath of fresh air when i listened for the first time, i guess music critics and others agree. They were not ambitious, and it worked. Ioved all the other albums i cited, but you know sometimes all you need is a guitar, a keyboard & two vocalists to make magic

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I don't even remember voting in this...show's how many lists I've been doing lately.


Ouch catched. I made up half of the voters to help XX and rest of my favorites.
No seriously it's Jonathan not Jonathon and it should be VanillaFire1000.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Quote: Stephan
It's definitely not a masterpiece, but then again, nothing this year was. It was an okay year, but there were no real classics (MPP might be for some, but I somewhat hope it'll face some backlash in the next few years) although for me Hospice comes close.

That said, I think xx is the third-best album of the year because it sounds friggin good. I don't hear the "unexpressive", I just hear a bunch of excellent pop songs.


Interesting to see which XX song(s) (if any) will get votes in the songs poll. For me The XX album is one dreamlike flow and it's hard to pick any songs. The songs are also very similar but in this case it's very good thing.
I'm also wondering how long the magic of the album will last (in a way it's way too easy listening album). But after 6 months it's still sounds good.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Quote: Stephan
It's definitely not a masterpiece, but then again, nothing this year was. It was an okay year, but there were no real classics (MPP might be for some, but I somewhat hope it'll face some backlash in the next few years) although for me Hospice comes close.

That said, I think xx is the third-best album of the year because it sounds friggin good. I don't hear the "unexpressive", I just hear a bunch of excellent pop songs.


Couldn't agree more - 2009 just wasn't a great year (but "Hospice" is a great album). Love your personal list, by the way; we seem to have pretty similar tastes in music.

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Indeed we do, and listening to Passion Pit again, which was just outside my top 10, I think I'll move it up into the top 10 along with The Low Anthem.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

"Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age" in sonni's and me lists only? tss/tss, for shame, Charlie Demme and Mindrocker, for shame..

belated kneel down @pop petri; that notjedi monicker is simply jadesome..

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nicolas, I'll bite on xx. I actually adore the vocals. These kids are like 20 years old or something, and it sounds like they've just discovered love for the first time and are confessing it in a hush as if it's some sacred secret. The minimal instrumentation just adds to the vulnerability, and I find it rather disarming. I think this song encapsulates what I'm talking about best:



That guitar solo that ends the song is just gorgeous!

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I just love Basic Space!! After the first 5 tracks, i thought "this can't get better", i was wrong, the rest is just equally terrific. Even the You've Got The Love remix they made with Florence + The Machine is awesome.

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Quote: Stephan
It's definitely not a masterpiece, but then again, nothing this year was.


Couldn't agree more - 2009 just wasn't a great year


Different strokes for different folks. I thought this was an incredible year for music, and I would take the collected T20 of this year over any other year this past decade except for 2000 and 2007. Also, I doubt classic status will be withheld from MPP; if Is This It can endure, certainly MPP can.

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About the XX, I guess it's a question of genre and esthetics. I just can't stand the idea of a group that willingly calls themselves the XX.

I get your point about "simple" pop songs, but they sound way too clean, unspontaneous and terribly 80's cold-wave-post-punk to me. The guitar sounds, the vocal styles (aesthetics choices), their use of machines, the black and grey cover art, all these things don't appeal to me at all.

I guess the same would happen if you asked Moonbeam to review the Levon Helm album

And i do hope you don't find my comments about some indie music offensive or judgmental, because that's not my intention. Not at all.

PS : like Stephan, I don't consider 2009 as a good year. Too experimental, too much technology. 2009 was the 1981 of the 2000s.

2008 was great to me (Fleet Foxes, Drive By Truckers, Hold Steady, Diabaté, The Tallest Man On Earth, Ron Sexsmith, Femi Kuti....), but I heard more records in general that year. In 2009 sometimes I think I just didn't get the right ones.

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Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

I would regard 2009 as a good musical year, not an astonishing one for sure but with tons of good album.
I would rank my favourite album of 2009 at the same level as the one of 2008, but my top 20 of 2009 looks much better (I'm not even sure to be able to make a decent top 20 of 2008).

So sure, it lacks a really great album (for this decade, only in 2001 wasn't there an album I like more than Fever Ray for 2009 and the Dodos for 2008), but there really was a lot to love. The only major issue is that there only has been one great rap album and it sounds totally 90s (which in that case is a great thing).

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Quote: nicolas
About the XX, I guess it's a question of genre and esthetics. I just can't stand the idea of a group that willingly calls themselves the XX.

I get your point about "simple" pop songs, but they sound way too clean, unspontaneous and terribly 80's cold-wave-post-punk to me. The guitar sounds, the vocal styles (aesthetics choices), their use of machines, the black and grey cover art, all these things don't appeal to me at all.

I guess the same would happen if you asked Moonbeam to review the Levon Helm album

And i do hope you don't find my comments about some indie music offensive or judgmental, because that's not my intention. Not at all.

PS : like Stephan, I don't consider 2009 as a good year. Too experimental, too much technology. 2009 was the 1981 of the 2000s.

2008 was great to me (Fleet Foxes, Drive By Truckers, Hold Steady, Diabaté, The Tallest Man On Earth, Ron Sexsmith, Femi Kuti....), but I heard more records in general that year. In 2009 sometimes I think I just didn't get the right ones.


1981 was great!

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

I do think there were a lot of just very solid albums this year, and I agree that it's probably easier to come up with 20 good albums this year than it would be for 2008, but that doesn't make it a great year. That said, I don't think 2008 was that great either.

By the way, for me the crown for worst year of the decade goes to 2003—easily.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Quote: Stephan

By the way, for me the crown for worst year of the decade goes to 2003—easily.

2003 was definitely the worst album year of the decade (3 or 4 albums in the decade top 100). But paradoxically it was maybe the best year in songs.

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I really liked 2009. People experimented more, everything sounded so unique. Not only unique in comparison to other bands in other years (although we can all cite influences), but comparing them among themselves, they all sound different. There was a bunch of great albums, and i guess is sad that in the future people will only remember it as the Animal Collective year, since i've heard other terrific albums this year and it would be cool if they received credit too. It's weird, cause every album that i listened from 2009 doesn't sound out of time, it looks like 2009 was the only year they could have been released, they fit this year very well. We had everything this year: Simple, Big, Experimentation, Sophisticated, Synths, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Psychedelic, etc. 2009 was a very diverse and a great year, even if in a near future people will only talk about Animal Collective ruling it.

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I loved 2009- definitely the best of the later half of the 00's. I disagree that it was experimental because in my opinion that was the past three years, and this year that sound merged with a more accessible classic indie rock sound.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

2009 - Meh. I liked 2008 better (though it wasn't great) and I think 2007 was the best year of this half of the decade. No particular year of this decade stands out way above the others IMO, though if I had to pick one it would be '01 I guess.

2010 - From what I can tell now, it looks like it's gonna be awesome. The lineup of artists releasing albums is just stacked.

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I really liked 09, there were a lot of good albums and I think I think that cause I have more 09 albums than any other year in the 00s. I thought 08 was rather weak, 07 was maybe the best and I think 05 is way underrated.

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Quote: Moonbeam

1981 was great!



hey!! that was me who copyrighted that line... but you said it you paid it... nine ckuffin billion euros to this very day!

(just ask my last big opponent who still has to endure a "damnnn... i did mess with nj so that's why i'm now/still/again living in a ColecoVision cartridge so far" brick career.. 2 years later, he's most probably dishwashing some muller's lingerie rite now..)

tee hee, ooooh, the hubris..

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Quote: nicolas
can someone explain me what 's so great with the XX ?

Honorio ? anyone ?


Sorry for the delay of the answer, Nicolas.
Well, my initial list on the first week of January included The Flaming Lips’ “Embryonic” and Madness’ “The Liberty of Norton Folgate” too. So when I was going to send it to Petri I though: “Aaargh, a list from a forty-something filled with forty-something artists!!”. Paddy McAloon (52), M. Ward (35), Antony Hegarty (38), David Sylvian (51), Vic Chesnutt (44), Jeff Tweedy (42), Wayne Coyne (48) or Suggs McPherson (48) were part of the initial (elderly) line-up.
Realizing that I was losing my edge (paraphrasing James Murphy), I went looking for young blood and I did the listening that I should’ve done during 2009 (I was into the 70s during 2009, you know why). Firmly decided to not believe the hype, I’ve listened to some good albums that didn’t make the cut into my list. “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart” or “Don’t Stop” were serious candidates while others like “It’s Blitz”, “Album”, “Bite Orca” or “Two Dancers” never had a real chance for me. Finally “Veckatimest” clicked on me and displaced Madness but the biggest surprise for me was the xxs debut album that finally reached the #3 on my list.
I couldn’t describe it better that Moonbeam (well, no one could): "it sounds like they've just discovered love for the first time and are confessing it in a hush as if it's some sacred secret”. I don’t find the vocals unexpressive too, in fact I find specially Romy’s voice mesmerizing and infused by (yes, Moonbeam again) vulnerability. And they succeeded in evoking so precisely the 4AD 80s flavour with the minimum amount of ornaments, creating an almost narcotic ambiance that creates a new style (synth-bedroom music maybe?) and it’s completely addictive. At least for me.
About the cyclic discussion of every end of year, I’ve never said that any given year was a bad year for music (and I never will). Of course there are years better than others but all I can say is that the music acclaimed by the critics is better or worse (in that aspect it seems that 2009 was not a good year, in other words the indie-rock harvest was worse than other years). But I give as a fact that there are so many music out there of so many different styles that I haven’t listened that probably they are always unknown masterpieces waiting to be discovered.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

09 was easily one of the best years of the decade especially with the revival shoegaze and dreampop which you see throughout the top 50 albums of the year. Any year that gives us shoegaze in favor of synthpop is a terrific year in my opinion. Au Revoir 80s revivalists, long live noise.

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

I regret not to have taken part in this poll.
Prefab Sprout was my #1 for 2009, so the album would have finished in the top 20...
I'm sorry Honorio...

Re: AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2009: RESULTS

Don't worry, Dumbangel. It's only a game after all...