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1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes ... 338 points (24 votes)
2. TV on the Radio - Dear Science ... 259 (20)
3. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend ... 221 (17)
4. Portishead - Third ... 160 (13)
5. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! ... 131 (12)
6. Deerhunter - Microcastle ... 115 (9)
7. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago ... 108 (12)
8. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive ... 102 (9)
9. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular ... 59 (7)
10. Rokia Traore - Tchamantche ... 56 (5)
11. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours ... 55 (5)
12. The Week That Was - The Week That Was ... 54 (4)
13. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight ... 53 (4)
14. Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid ... 48 (7)
15. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III ... 47 (5)
16. The Tallest Man on Earth ... Shallow Grave 47 (4)
17. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules and Love Affair ... 43 (4)
18. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part I ... 42 (4)
19. The Dodos - Visitor ... 37 (2)
20. R.E.M. - Accelerate ... 35 (5)
20. M83 - Saturdays = Youth ... 35 (5)
22. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? ... 35 (2)
23. Beck - Modern Guilt ... 33 (6)
24. Santogold - Santogold ... 32 (5)
25. Gang Gang Dance - Saint Dymphna ... 30 (2)
Thirty seven votes were cast this year, with a total of 157 albums making it onto ballots. The top three seem to be the consensus of what the great albums were this year, with the top eight being the consesus "best" of the year. But there were plenty of well-loved gems below.
The cutoff at 25 includes all albums that received at least 30 points. For those that are interested, Goldfrapp and the Drive-By Truckers just missed the cut with 29. I will post individual ballots later in a different thread.
24 votes for Fleet Foxes! How many ballots did you get, Rocky?
And Rokia Traoré in top 10. Fantastic!
I'm really glad too that Rokia made the Top 10
Me too. Wonder who are the other 2 Rokia voters
And we have 2 big Dodos fans among us...
A decent top 10, if you ask me (although probably some forum members will complain that a few genres are missing again).
1 here...i think he had her in 5th
i had her, that is
I didn't vote for any of those!
I waited until the US release to get Rokia Traore's, so I'm treating it as a 2009 album. (Of course, by the rules I proposed in the song thread I can't vote for it next year.)
I'm surprised Vampire Weekend beat Portishead. Otherwise, we pretty much got the expected bunch at the top.
It's interesting how Frightened Rabbit makes top ten on Metacritic, top 13 here, but it's down around 75 or so in Henrik's list. I guess it's a case of music fans discovered it way before music critics.
The site of Vampire Weekend upset me, but I wont get into that. Other then that it wasnt that bad. I thought TV on the radio had the most respect around here at the moment, but I guess I can't be suprised that Fleet Foxes topped the list. I can remember posting my review of it, the day it came out. everyone said "Kevin you always give high praise". Guess I had just cause!
Happy to see Fleet Foxes aheas
and to see Roia traore, even if I have not listened to the album yet : it's a great award to an excellent African year : Rokia, the Kuti sons, Amadou & Mariam, Toumani, etc..
Thanks Rocky for this years list. A well represented list i think. A few things i reflected over. 37 points in two votes for the Dodos! That is remarkable. The second thing is the difference in points between Fleet foxes and Portishead. I expected it to be a little closer. I guess that is the price you pay for writing an album that requiers attention when you listen to it. Perhaps it is not so strange after all. I hade a similar points difference i think.
By the way, I am also guilty for putting Rokia on my list.
Thanks again Rocky.
Excellent work Rocky. Glad to see 'The Tallest Man On Earth' in the list, as well as Fleet Foxes at the top instead of Portishead. A very agreeable list and I will have to check out Deerhunter and Rokia Traore.
Thanks Rocky !!!
Question : are you gonna post individual lists ?
I f you don't, each one could post his top 10 (or 20 or whatever) in this thread.
Thanks for the good work, Rocky!
I'm happy that Frightened Rabbit made this list. That album was high on my own list (2nd) and one of the best of the year.
What happened to the Drive By Truckers? In my subjective opinion they blow Fleet Foxes out of the water.
Big year for Drive By Truckers. They had alot to prove, given the departure of one there key members. I loved the album, it truely created a new audience for them, and generated alot of new fans. I expect big things in the next 2 albums. ONe of them will be what they are remembered for.
thanks Rocky/!" ..Traoré definitely does the twist on the menu card. ps: wonder with whom I share the 15 pts per head bonus for the taillight..
I guess it's time to unveil our lists, which are, imo, as important as the poll results.
Here's mine :
1. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2. Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark
3. Toumani Diabaté - The Mandé Variations
4. The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave
5. Ron Sexsmith - Exit Strategy For the Soul
6. The Hold Steady - Stay Positive
7. Femi Kuti - Day By Day
8. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig!!!
9. Mark Olson & Gary Louris - Ready For the Flood
10. Gérard Manset - Manitoba ne répond plus
11. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
12. Al Green - Lay It Down
13. Sigur Rós - Med Sud I Eyrum Vit Spilum Endalanst
14. Dick Annegarn - Soleil du soir
15. Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - Roll With You
16. Alain Bashung - Bleu Pétrole
17. Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
18. British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music ?
19. Tomcat Courtney - Downsville Blues
20. Randy Newman - Harps and Angels
Since then, I've been listening to Blitzen Trapper's "Furr". That album is my new number 10.
You can find my updated list here
So Paul, you'll see that the DBT don't do too bad on my list... but I guess they're a little too "classic rock" for this forum
You can stop looking for the Dodos' fan !
The Dodos - Visiter : 30
Puppetmastaz - The Takeover : 15
Vampire Weekend - s/t : 15
TV on the Radio - Dear Science, : 10
Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes : 5
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago : 5
Kanye West - 808s and Heartbreak : 5
She & Him - Volume One : 5
Shearwater - Rooks : 5
I'm From Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini : 5
bubbling under : Lil Wayne, Eagles of Death metal, Hercules and love Affair
Even though Rocky did announce, he will post the lists separately as well, here are my usual suspects:
(position - score - artist - album)
1 - 24 - Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
2 - 16 - Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
3 - 12 - Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali
4 - 10 - Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
5 - 9 - Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
6 - 7 - TV On The Radio - Dear Science
7 - 6 - Shearwater - Rook
8 - 6 - The Week That Was - The Week That Was
9 - 5 - Rokia Traoré - Tchamantché
10 - 5 - Calexico - Carried To Dust
If I had read the whole post, I'd know that Rocky will soon publish individual lists.. sorry for this lack of patience
Nicolas, I'm glad I'm not alone in my DBT fandom. I didn't submit a ballot because I haven't heard enough of this year's releases. I'm definitely not getting into the new indie thing, though. The dinosaur that I am loves DBT.