We're edging nearer to yearendageddon o'clock. Lots of monthly magazines are about to hit shelves with their December issues and that means album of the year lists will soon be out. I think most websites and places like Rough Trade begin announcing their lists around November 15th, if memory serves.
So, what do you think will top [publication X]'s album of the year list?
Pitchfork will probably be Arcade Fire. With Kanye at number 2.
Guardian - John Grant.
Rough Trade - Savages
Wire - Boards of Canada (or maybe something like Forest Swords)
Fact - Jon Hopkins
Clash - The Knife
Mojo - Nick Cave
The Fly - 65daysofstatic
NME - Peace
theQuietus - Factory Floor
Q - Arcade Fire
I'm not sure what DiS' will be at all yet. Usually I have a vague idea about this time of the year, but I've already had three senior staff veto me making Paramore album of the year.
Interesting to see what comes up toward the top in the aggregated lists these sites