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then why contribute to "Favourite '____' of 2011" threads then?
because best of threads are just a sign of nerdy excitement spilling over...whilst those christmas shoppers are probably all at home ironing their underwear now...
through advance promos we know all the significant albums that are going to come out this year.
look for stuff you missed, stuff that flew under the radar, stuff you mightn't necessarily normally go for. are you saying you've listened to every record that's been released this year?
what a horrible phrase
If we are talking magazines and there is not a December issue, doesn't it make sense to run it in the last issue of the year?
and indeed i've been asked to do this. but that's a necessary compromise, this stuff that's all over the music board isn't
its one of those fights that probably isn't worth fighting.
My only major beef with the shenanigans is that it just turns into endless arbitrary lists (we're all guilty) that I recognize about 7% of. So not much explanation as to what it remotely sounds like or whatever.
I'm still trying to figure out whether I'm favoring more recent releases, or if there's just a trend of a lot of good stuff getting released in the last quarter (probably a little of both).