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...XYZ isn't here...
Zapsta had a thread about how sometimes he feels like his finger has fallen off the pulse of music, but to be brutally honest, you guys might wanna check yourselves. I've had to start checking like three other music sites to keep my "finger on the pulse"...
You crazy mofo.
Why not just make it an open poll and see what we voted on?
That said, I thought of complaining about the inclusion of 'In Rainbows' but not 'Excellent Italian Greyhound' but just couldn't be bothered. There were still five great albums in there for me to vote for.
I like 'In Rainbows' and I like 'Excellent Italian Greyhound' but I consider both to be almost the least great album by each band.
They're both amazing bands so those albums are still good albums but they're also both 'safe' albums that don't leave the comfort zone of either band. I can understand exluding both or including both (I'd probably go for the former). It just seemed odd to me to leave out Shellac's 3rd or 4th best LP from four but leave in Radiohead's 6th or 7th best of seven...
it's still one of the better albums of the year, regardless of how it ranks in their canon.
Would you class it as a top 5 album of the year? That's kind of what I mean. I think it's in there because it's Radiohead and got shedloads of publicity rather than because objectively it should be in the top 50.
It's just a minor niggle and I mentioned it in this thread as I didn't want to add the pile of crap on the main article.
I've not really thought long and hard about what my proper top 5 would be but I know In Rainbows isn't one of them. I don't think Excellent Italian Greyhound is either.
but I didn't think 'long and hard' about it because I'm not that bothered.
I meant if I was doing one now just based on what I've heard this year.
like of all the albums that came out this year you liked.
I think it's a great album.
that's not a bad thing. at least people are passionate about the list, and who / who isnt on it. there's something for everyone too - i voted for a couple of albums on there, and im a fussy bastard.
for me to vote for the best of the 50 I've heard.
I will buy any in the top 5 that I haven't already got.
The results of an open unofficial top 5 of the year will be much more interesting.
...but will it be particularly different? I am not sure.
how comes you are doing it in November?
and, you know, including Jamie T.
Allows a month for voting, plus we included in the long-list albums from November. December is a dead month albums wise.
If we ran it later - less chance to check out these albums and register your vote. I hope - WE hope - that by putting in a selection that you don't know, or haven't heard at least, you'll check them out and then vote if you love 'em as much as we do.
it was just a topic of conversation that came up in the pub.
stop crying like a baby.
I'm not even going to say it :(
who XYZ was by :'( (I thought it might be Coldplay's new album).
its by Moose. Great album! gets my vote.
than for you ;-)
to complain about people complaining?
The DiS team are passionate and enthusiastic about the list they picked. DiS users are just as passionate and enthusiastic about the bands they love. And as much as you can argue that anyone who uses this site is likely to like at least 5 albums there (which is I'm sure true), the objective isn't to vote for 5 albums you simply like, but rather the 5 that you liked best.
If anything, the complaints show that people really care about the music they love. Why, considering the point of this website, should that be a problem?
is pretty much it. It IS a strange way of doing an end-of-year list; it confuses the issue by putting it halfway between a reader's choice list and an editor's picks list. Invariably, it's going to end up with the more popular ones floating to the top simply because people have heard them ("I've heard these five so I'll vote for them"). Sure, the same could happen in a free voting list, but (and don't quote me on this) I doubt you'd get the same skew towards familiarity rather than quality.
It's a question of recognition over recall; there's more active thought involved in specifying your favourite 5 albums of the year than going through a list.
Still, be interesting to see how this turns out compared to other sites' lists.
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