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by Ddiamondd
Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Fact (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 4812

Re: EOY 2013 Fact (UK)

fantastic top 10. never imagined I'd see Galcher, Lil Ugly Mane and Stellar Om Source in the top 10; Kelela and Dean Blunt I reckoned would be high, but not that high. Sky @ no.2 as well. dang. quality
by Ddiamondd
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Kerrang ! (UK)
Replies: 6
Views: 3834

Re: EOY 2013 Kerrang ! (UK)

think he's trying to be funny
by Ddiamondd
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Gorilla vs Bear (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

Re: EOY 2013 Gorilla vs Bear (US)

great to see Bipp, Chrome Country, Numbers On The Board and Water Me in the top 20. and Doin' It Right too
by Ddiamondd
Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 The Wire (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 6307

Re: EOY 2013 The Wire (UK)

Not very 'out there' list this year, is it, the only albums that re not on other lists are: 4. Richard Dawson - The Glass Trunk 15. Dennis Johnson - November 19. eMMplekz - Your Crate Has Changed 20. Main - Ablation 24. Alasdair Roberts and Friends - A Wonder Working Stone 28. Sleaford Mods - Auste...
by Ddiamondd
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Guardian (UK)
Replies: 24
Views: 12594

Re: EOY 2013 Guardian (UK)

quite good so far
by Ddiamondd
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Spin (USA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5146

Re: EOY 2013 Spin (USA)

solid list. good spread, some high-ranking curveballs too
by Ddiamondd
Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: BPM - Best Albums of the past 5 Years
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Re: BPM - Best Albums of the past 5 Years

38) Deerhunter - Microcastle* *It is specified that Microcastle would be higher if all voters knew they could vote for it. Microcastle was released before the creation of the site, but Microcastle/Weird Era Cont later, thus the confusion ! aye to explain, had we taken the average of those who had r...
by Ddiamondd
Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 45481

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

#21, yessss
by Ddiamondd
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time
Replies: 82
Views: 45481

Re: NME - 500 Greatest Albums Of All-Time

top 10, taken from another forum:

1. the queen is dead
2. revolver
3. hunky dory
4. is this it
5. velvet underground & nico
6. different class
7. stone roses
8. doolittle
9. the beatles s/t
10. definitely maybe
by Ddiamondd
Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: BPM - Best Albums of the past 5 Years
Replies: 7
Views: 5262

Re: BPM - Best Albums of the past 5 Years

just to say - really proud of what we did to see the site out. I did the Kanye write-up (it became an essay, really), plus another 30 or so stretched across the LP/EP/track lists. loads of writing about loads of great music. I think it's a really strong collection. reads great typed out, cheers for ...
by Ddiamondd
Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

Nassim - you are indeed correct. No artist was allowed more than one song per release, with a cap of three releases in total per list. so, 3 tracks were allowed split across different projects or taken from different albums and a maximum of 3 albums & EPs were allowed by any one artist. this was my ...
by Ddiamondd
Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of The Year 2012: Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 9839

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of The Year 2012: Finals

1. King Tuff - King Tuff 2. Claro Intelecto - Reform Club 3. Ondatrópica - Ondatrópica 4. Lower Dens - Nootropics 5. Alt-J - An Awesome Wave 6. iamwhoami - kin 7. The Tallest Man On Earth - There's No Leaving Now 8. Peaking Lights - Lucifer 9. Pepe Deluxe - Queen of The Wave 10. Sleigh Bells - Reign...
by Ddiamondd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 23978

Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll

Gillingham wrote: 8. Claro Intelecto - Reform Club
very pleased to see I helped out with that one :music-listening:
by Ddiamondd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012: Resident Advisor
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

Re: EOY 2012: Resident Advisor

Top 50 Tracks of 2012: 01. Andres - New For U [La Vida] 02. Todd Terje - Inspector Norse [Smalltown Supersound] 03. Joy O - Ellipsis [Hinge Finger] 04. Blawan - Why They Hide Their Bodies Under My Garage? [Hinge Finger] 05. Pachanga Boys - Time [Hippie Dance] 06. Julio Bashmore - Au Seve [Broadwalk]...
by Ddiamondd
Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)
Replies: 10
Views: 7044

Re: EOY 2012 Pitchfork (US)

It's the classic Kinks curse on these type of polls. They printed their individual ballots, and it's clear they only asked contributors for their top ten albums. While this method has little impact on what tops the aggregate list, it can have a big impact on which albums end up populating those 50-...
by Ddiamondd
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012: Resident Advisor
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

Re: EOY 2012: Resident Advisor

I'm a bit surprised that the Flying Lotus album and the Burial EP didn't make it in, though they probably have a rule somewhere about not including EP's. Like I expected at the time, Burial has been screwed on year-end lists because Kindred is classified as an EP. With his new Truant/Rough Sleeper ...
by Ddiamondd
Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012: Beats Per Minute (USA)
Replies: 7
Views: 4070

Re: EOY 2012: Beats Per Minute (USA)

we (i.e. the staff) didn't know any of the rankings til it went live, so it's not just bias when I say: dang. great list.
by Ddiamondd
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012: Beats Per Minute (USA)
Replies: 7
Views: 4070

Re: EOY 2012: Beats Per Minute (USA)

the blurbs for #4, #9, #29 & #44 were written by yours truly. I also did a write-up for Kindred on our EP list. tomorrow? well, you'll have to see...
by Ddiamondd
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: ROLLING STONE - The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Re: ROLLING STONE - The 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs Of All Tim

or in other words: the fifty tracks that have taken 20 odd years to fully sink in amongst the remaining writers of Rolling Stone who haven't retired in disgust at the mere notion of the magazine covering this inane ghetto garbage instead of canonising Dylan B-sides from the 80s, backed up by a cast ...
by Ddiamondd
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2012 - Fact Mag (UK)
Replies: 8
Views: 4623

Re: EOY 2012 - Fact Mag (UK)

Kendrick has this one in the bag. Swans will top cokemachineglow and TMT I reckon, probably top 3 for Fact
by Ddiamondd
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2012
Replies: 249
Views: 74384

Re: Albums of 2012

in addition to nominating Claro Intelecto in the Moderately Acclaimed thread, I thought I'd pitch in five favourites of the year that flew under the radar a bit, some of which nestle right up top with the likes of John Talabot, Kendrick, FlyLo, Four Tet and Cloud Nothings in my top 50 list. They're ...
by Ddiamondd
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5497

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album of 2012

While there's no shortage of great records lurking outside the top 50 - Bob Mould, Hot Chip, Death Grips, Jens Lekman, Torche and Schoolboy Q to name but a handful - I'm going to take this opportunity to put forward a record I don't think many boarders here will have come across, my personal #15 as ...
by Ddiamondd
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of The Year 2012: Finals
Replies: 35
Views: 9839

Re: Best Moderately Acclaimed Album Of The Year 2012: Finals

been off the boards a good long while - since the switch-over, in fact - but it's great to return and see King Tuff up for the Moderately Acclaimed prize! One of my favourite records of the year, lurking just outside the top 10. 'Bad Thing' is a monster