2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

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2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby whuntva » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:51 pm

Welcome now to Part 2 of our epic rollout! we count down the best ALBUMS of 2015 right now.

I don't know exactly how many votes there were, but I can tell you the Top Two in this poll both got more votes apiece than any of the songs. I wonder if Sonofsamiam could provide the actual number for us.


Thanks again Sonofsamiam for compiling these and another thanks to everyone who voted.

Same format as before, only every Top 100 album gets an image.


Rank. Artist | Title
(Total points | Total votes)
--For Top 50 in Spreadsheet--

Critics' list: Placement in Critics' EOY
Biggest Fans: Any Top 10 votes or the next highest vote outside that.

And as a special bonus from the host, I will list any songs from the Top 100 songs where applicable.


[If I feel the need for witty commentary, I post it here like so]

Before I begin I should say in comparison to the relatively competitive and interesting songs poll, there was much more consensus and we agreed more with the critics in this poll.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby whuntva » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:19 pm

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100. Blick Bassey | Akö
(52.75 points | 2 votes)


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99. Bang on a Can All-Stars and Choir of Trinity Wall Street / Julia Wolfe | Anthracite Fields
(53.57 points | 2 votes)


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98. Empress Of | Me
(54.24 | 4 votes)


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97.The Eccentronic Research Council | Johnny Rocket, Narcissist & Music Machine ... I’m Your Biggest Fan
(55.71 points | 2 votes)


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96. The Apartments | No Song, No Spell, No Madrigal
(55.98 points | 2 votes)


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95. Future | DS2
(56.20 points | 3 votes)


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94. Dr. Dre | Compton
(56.49 points | 3 votes)


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93. Dominique A | Eléor
(56.72 points | 2 votes)


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92. Seu Jorge | Músicas Para Churrasco Volume II
(57.12 points | 2 votes)


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91. Calexico | Edge of the Sun
(59.17 points | 3 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

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90. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds | Chasing Yesterday
(60.10 points | 3 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Riverman (#86)


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89. Ought | Sun Coming Down
(62.28 points | 3 votes)


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88. Django Django | Born Under Saturn
(63.30 points | 3 votes)


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87. Sean McCann | Ten Impressions for Piano & Strings
(63.64 points | 2 votes)


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86. New Order | Music Complete
(65 points | 3 votes)


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85. Lone Lady | Hinterland
(66.84 points | 3 votes)


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84. Battles | La Di Da Di
(67.76 points | 4 votes)


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83. Jenny Hval | Apocalypse, girl
(68.63 points | 4 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
The Battle is Over (#78)


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82. Matthew E. White | Fresh Blood
(69.12 points | 5 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Rock and Roll is Cold (#98)


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81. Earl Sweatshirt | I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
(69.18 points | 3 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby Nick » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:11 pm

Glad to see "Compton" in the top 100, that album made my top 10.

Also eager to see how much our number 1 crushes the competition. I'm predicting a total blowout.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

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80. Hop Along | Painted Shut
(71.47 points | 3 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Waitress (#92)


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79. Spiro | Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow
(71.63 points | 3 votes)


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78. Speedy Ortiz | Foil Deer
(71.90 points | 3 votes)


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77. Ibeyi | Ibeyi
(72.86 points | 4 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
River (#90)


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76. Shamir | Ratchet
(72.89 points | 4 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Call it Off (#63)


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75. Rover | Let it Glow
(73.85 points | 3 votes)


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74. Young Thug | Barter 6
(74.79 points | 3 votes)


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73. Arca | Mutant
(75.07 points | 4 votes)


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72. Ryley Walker | Primrose Green
(77 points | 3 votes)


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71. Rhiannon Giddens | Tomorrow Is My Turn
(78.06 points | 5 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:44 pm

Very surprised to see Barter 6 make the list, and so high to boot. Also, relieved to see my number two, I Don't Like Shit, make the cut.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby Nassim » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:13 pm

Nick wrote:Also eager to see how much our number 1 crushes the competition. I'm predicting a total blowout.


I don't know, I mean sure it will win but we're in AM, rock and folk get a favorable bias toward hip-hop so I wouldn't bet that SS, TI and maybe even JH are that far behind.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby whuntva » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:09 pm

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70. Jim O"Rourke | Simple Songs
(78.23 points | 4 votes)


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69. Everything Everything | Get to Heaven
(80 points | 2 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
No Reptiles (T-#81)


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68. Lightning Bolt | Fantasy Empire
(80.79 points | 6 votes)


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67. Lady Lamb | After
(8178 points | 3 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Violent Clementine (#89)


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66. Drake | If You're Reading This It's Too Late
(82.67 | 3 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Know Yourself (#70)


[Side Note: "Hotline Bling" was a standalone single, so not included as a song from this album. It will be present on his next album.]

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65. Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba | Ba Power
(83.35 points | 5 votes)


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64. Hiatus Kaiyote | Choose Your Weapon
(83.85 points | 4 votes)

[My favorite new discovery this year. Australian Soul/Funk/Rap/Electronica that bridges those genres well.]

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63. Dan Deacon | Glass Riffer
(87.21 points | 3 votes)


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62. Wilco | Star Wars
(91.35 points | 5 votes)


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61. Young Fathers | White Men are Black Men Too
(92.12 points | 7 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby whuntva » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:32 pm

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60. Death Grips | Jenny Death
(92.74 points | 3 votes)


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59. The Weeknd | Beauty Behind the Madness
(93.77 points | 5 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Can't Feel my Face (#10)
The Hills (#33)


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58. Wolf Alice | My Love is Cool
(94.01 points | 4 votes)


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57. Miguel | Wildheart
(96.96 points | 6 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Coffee (#38)
waves (#54)


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56. Faada Freddy | Gospel Journey
(97.94 points | 5 votes)


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55. Carly Rae Jepsen | E*MO*TION
(99.94 points | 5 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Run Away with Me (#13)

[Probably this year's 1989. This year's mainstream pop album that's surprisingly pretty good.)

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54. Tobias Jesso Jr. | Goon
(100.41 points | 7 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
How Could You Babe (#65)
Without You (#68)


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53. Leon Bridges | Coming Home
(102.07 points | 3 votes)
Songs in the Top 100:
Coming Home (#39)


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52. Benjamin Clementine | At Least for Now
(103.17 points | 5 votes)


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51. Torres | Sprinter
(104.03 points | 5 votes)

[She looks like someone I know. Weird!]
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby whuntva » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:37 pm

Top 50 Time!

You will notice there were no albums here that did not rank on critics' list.


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50. Laura Marling | Short Movie
(107.14 points | 6 votes)
Critics' list: 50
Biggest Fans: Craig (11)


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49. Royal Headache | High
(107.85 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 91
Biggest Fans: Jirin (5); Craig (8)


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48. Decemberists | What a Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
(112.39 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 198
Biggest Fans: phil (7)


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47. Built to Spill | Untethered Moon
(112.97 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: 248
Biggest Fans: Brad (1); Chambord (8)


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46. Lana del Ray | Honeymoon
(113.67 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: 44
Biggest Fans: Brad (7); PlasticRam (8); Romain (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
High by the Beach (#84)


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45. Algiers | Algiers
(114.32 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: 39
Biggest Fans: JamieW (3); Matski (6)


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44. Florence + the Machine | How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
(115.25 points | 4 votes)
Critics' List: 26
Biggest Fans: Maschine Man (1); whuntva (2)
Songs in the Top 100:
Ship to Wreck (#45)
What Kind of Man (#75)


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43. William Parker | For Those Who Are, Still
(119.23 points | 3 votes)
Critics' List: 911
Biggest Fans: luney6 (1); JamieW (5); sonofsamiam (5)
Songs in the Top 100:
For Fannie Lou Hamer (#43)


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42. Kurt Vile | B'lieve I'm Goin' Down
(120.94 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 16
Biggest Fans: Michel (3)
Songs in the Top 100:
Pretty Pimpin' (#17)


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41. Julien Baker | Sprained Ankle
(123.35 points | 4 votes)
Critics' List: 228
Biggest Fans: DocBrown (1); Andre (5)
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40. Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love
(128.87 points | 8 votes)
Critic's List: 32
Biggest Fans: amnt1883 (12); Gillingham (12)
Songs in the Top 100:
Multi-Love (#53)
Can't Keep Checking my Phone (#77)

[I will confuse this band with Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra until the day I die.]

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39. Jlin | Dark Energy
(141.28 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 55
Biggest Fans: Charlie Driggs (3); sonofsamiam (8); Jeff (9)


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38. FKA Twigs | M3LL155X
(142.63 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 121
Biggest Fans: Matski (10)


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37. Matana Roberts | Coin Coin Chapter Three: River Run Thee
(146.26 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 84
Biggest Fans: Jeff (3); luney6 (5); sonofsamiam (9)


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36. Belle and Sebastian | Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance
(159.23 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: 124
Biggest Fans: JamieW (2); Brad (6)


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35. Lupe Fiasco | Tetsuo and Youth
(163.81 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: 176
Biggest Fans: GucciLittlePiggy (4); JamieW (9); slick (9); amnt1883 (10)


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34. Holly Herndon | Platform
(166.60 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 18
Biggest Fans: Jackson (2); Jeff (5); sonofsamiam (7); BleuPanda (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Chorus (#58)


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33. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld | Never Were The Way She Was
(170.97 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 736
Biggest Fans: phil (3); Chambord (7); Charlie Driggs (7); DaveC (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
The Sun Roars Into View (#85)


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32. Susanne Sundfør | Ten Love Songs
(171.96 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 79
Biggest Fans: phil (5); Dan (7); TimmyWing (9)
Songs in the Top 100:
Accelerate (#67)


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31. Panda Bear | Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
(177.97 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 54
Biggest Fans: BleuPanda (8)
Songs in the Top 100:
Tropic of Cancer (#49)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:49 pm

I'm happy for Tetsuo & Youth's placement. It features some of the most beautiful moments I've heard in an album, regardless of genre, and Lupe's ingenious use of internal rhymes and assonance on this record have made him one of my favorite MCs. I think the critics will look back more fondly on this album in the years to come.
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Postby whuntva » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:36 am

Took a long break. I'll make up for it by going super speedy this round.


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30. Natalie Prass | Natalie Prass
(178.02 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 28
Biggest Fans: phil (6); Jackson (9); JWinton (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
My Baby Don't Understand Me (#24)


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29. Beach House | Thank your Lucky Stars
(179.34 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 81
Biggest Fans: phil (9)
Songs in the Top 100:
Elegy to the Void (#48)


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28. Jason Isbell | Something More than Free
(104.82 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 36
Biggest Fans: DocBrown (4); whuntva (5); Andre (8)


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27. Destroyer | Poison Season
(184.50 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 30
Biggest Fans: Craig (5)
Songs in the Top 100:
Dream Lover (#80)


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26. Floating Points | Elaenia
(186.74 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 33
Biggest Fans: DaveC (3); Jackson (5); Jirin (6); schaefer.tk (6); Matski (9)


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25. Deerhunter | Fading Frontier
(187.81 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 17
Biggest Fans: Andre (4); Michel (7)
Songs in the Top 100:
Breaker (#99)


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24. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment | Surf
(193.29 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 49
Biggest Fans: Nassim (4); PlasticRam (4)
Songs in the Top 100:
Sunday Candy (#22)


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23. Deafheaven | New Bermuda
(221.29 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 22
Biggest Fans: notbrianeno (5); Nassim (6); Jackson (8)

[More traditional black metal than Sunbather. The earlier album was more their style, so while slightly anomalous, was at least somewhat expected. This feels more different. Although I am a bit surprised "Brought to the Water" missed the Top 100, coming in at #146 with three votes--one of which was my own.]

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22. Vince Staples | Summertime '06
(221.37 points | 13 votes)
Critics' List: 12
Biggest Fans: Future Critic (9)


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21. Chvrches | Every Open Eye
(226.97 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 31
Biggest Fans: slick (1); bonnielaurel (3); PlasticRam (5); Future Critic (8)
Songs in Top 100:
Leave a Trace (#19)
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20. Godspeed You! Black Emperor | 'Asunder, Sweet, and Other Distress'
(236.82 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 109
Biggest Fans: Brad (2); DocBrown (3); Jirin (4); ordinary person (7); Gillingham (8)

[Impressive, for an album outside the Critics' Top 100.]

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19. Low | Ones and Sixes
(241.58 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 48
Biggest Fans: Chambord (2); Gillingham (3); DaveC (5); Michel (5); Miguel (6)
Songs in the Top 100:
No Comprende (#29)
Landslide (#72)


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18. Viet Cong | Viet Cong
(276.69 points | 13 votes)
Critics' List: 19
Biggest Fans: Gillingham (6); notbrianeno (6); Andre (7); Brad (8); Toni (10)
Songs in Top 100:
Silhouettes (#95)


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17. Alabama Shakes | Sound & Color
(279.14 points | 12 votes)
Critics' List: 20
Biggest Fans: acroamor (1); schaefer.tk (3); Craig (4); JWinton (9)
Songs in the Top 100:
Don't Wanna Fight (#27)
Gimme All your Love (#28)


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16. Oneohtrix Point Never | Garden of Delete
(281.84 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 15
Biggest Fans: Jirin (2); TimmyWing (3); JamieW (6); amnt1883 (7); Jeff (10); sonofsamiam (10)

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Postby whuntva » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:33 am

Okay, This is a good time interval. #15-11 coming up...

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15. Mbongwana Star | From Kinshasa
(292.96 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 46
Biggest Fans: Michel (1); Charlie Driggs (2); ordinary person (2); JamieW (7); whuntva (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Suzanna (#52)

[A big sleeper hit. I don't think anyone saw this one coming.]

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14. Kamasi Washington | The Epic
(301.81 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 13
Biggest Fans: nicolas (2); sonofsamiam (2); JamieW (4); schaefer.tk (5); Charlie Driggs (8)

[An epic indeed. But actually got me to somewhat care about contemporary jazz.]

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13. Blur | The Magic Whip
(316.97 points | 15 votes)
Critics' List: 14
Biggest Fans: Toni (2); slick (7); ordinary person (8); Romain (8)
Songs in the Top 100:
Go Out (#56)

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12. Beach House | Depression Cherry
(325.29 points | 14 votes)
Critics' List: 21
Biggest Fans: DaveC (2); Gillingham (2); Chambord (6); slick (8); Andre (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Sparks (#34)


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11. Sleater-Kinney | No Cities to Love
(424.54 points | 19 votes)
Critics' List: 9
Biggest Fans: Jirin (1); Nassim (2); DaveC (7); BleuPanda (9); nicolas (9)

[Highest placing album with no tracks from the songs list.]
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10. Jamie xx | In Colour
(438.46 points | 17 votes)
Critics' List: 3
Biggest Fans: amnt1883 (2); Nick (3); TimmyWing (4); BleuPanda (5); Future Critic (5); PlasticRam (6); Nassim (8); GucciLittlePiggy (9)
Songs in the Top 100:
Loud Places (#11)
(I Know There's Gonna Be) Good Times (#12)
Gosh (#20)


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9. Joanna Newsom | Divers
(506.14 points | votes)
Critics' List: 11
Biggest Fans: Gillingham (1); Chambord (3); JWinton (3); DaveC (4); Maschine Man (4); phil (4); Charlie Driggs (5); Jirin (8); luney6 (10); notbrianeno (10); schaefer.tk (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Sapokanikan (#23)
Leaving the City (#50)
Divers (#93)

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8. Courtney Barnett | Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit
(515.67 points | 22 votes)
Critics' List: 6
Biggest Fans: Maschine Man (2); acroamor (4); BleuPanda (4); JWinton (4); antonius (5); Nick (6); TimmyWing (8); Dan (10); Future Critic (10); GucciLittlePiggy (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Pedestrian at Best (#4)
Depreston (#18)


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7. Björk | Vulnicura
(516.84 points | 23 votes)
Critics' List: 10
Biggest Fans: Maschine Man (3); sonofsamiam (4); Matski (5); BleuPanda (6); DaveC (9); Nick (9); whuntva (9); Michel (10); ordinary person (10)
Songs in Top 100:
Black Lake (#37)
Stonemilker (#46)


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6.Father John Misty | I Love You, Honeybear
(605.33 points | 22 votes)
Critics' List: 5
Biggest Fans: Future Critic (2); JWinton (2); Matski (2); Craig (3); Nick (4); Brad (5); Gillingham (5); Maschine Man (6); ordinary person (6); Jackson (7); Toni (8); TimmyWing (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins) (#31)
Holy Shit (#32)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby Nick » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:58 am

Nassim wrote:
Nick wrote:Also eager to see how much our number 1 crushes the competition. I'm predicting a total blowout.


I don't know, I mean sure it will win but we're in AM, rock and folk get a favorable bias toward hip-hop so I wouldn't bet that SS, TI and maybe even JH are that far behind.


Very good point. One thing's for certain- this is going to be a huge battle for second place.

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5. Grimes | Art Angels
(621.23 points | 22 votes)
Critics' List: 8
Biggest Fans: Nassim (1); bonnielaurel (2); notbrianeno (2); BleuPanda (3); ordinary person (3); slick (4); GucciLittlePiggy (5); Future Critic (6); whuntva (7); JWinton (8); Brad (9); Maschine Man (9); Toni (9)
Songs in the Top 100:
REALiTi (#3)
Flesh Without Blood (#8)
Kill V. Maim (#15)
Venus Fly (#76)

[Oh, if only it had ranked one spot higher. Then the cover would be its own visual joke. Funny thing is I voted this in my Top 10, but I actually didn't like Grimes at all before this album. She put out a winner, and you can call me a convert.]

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4. Tame Impala | Currents
(712.69 points | 26 votes)
Critics' List: 4
Biggest Fans: whuntva (1); Craig (2); Nick (2); PlasticRam (2); Future Critic (3); notbrianeno (3); Chambord (4); Dan (6); GucciLittlePiggy (6); JWinton (6); schaefer.tk (8); Andre (9); Gillingham (9); Brad (10); slick (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Let it Happen (#1)
The Less I Know the Better (#25)
'Cause I'm a Man (#30)
Eventually (#62)
New Person, Same Old Mistakes (#94)

[Tame Impala had the highest placement for a true rock act. They also had the second most songs on the Top 100, including the overall #1. I really liked this album for its experimentation and catchy songs. I'm just glad we're finally giving the Aussies their due. As someone who kinda likes Australian music, this was refreshing to see.]

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3. Julia Holter | Have You in My Wilderness
(812.84 points | 25 votes)
Critics' List: 7
Biggest Fans: Chambord (1); Charlie Driggs (1); DaveC (1); Jackson (1); Andre (2); phil (2); acroamor (3); Brad (3); Matski (3); sonofsamiam (3); ordinary person (4); Toni (4); TimmyWing (5); BleuPanda (7); notbrianeno (7); Nick (8)
Songs in the Top 100:
Feel You (#7)
Sea Calls Me Home (#16)
Silhouette (#57)

[I actually haven't heard this album all the way through yet. I did like the three songs I did hear from it, though.]
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby whuntva » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:45 am

And here's the Top Two. Same as the critics.

One got more votes, but the other got a boatload more points.


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2. Sufjan Stevens | Carrie and Lowell
(936.73 points | 30 votes)
Critics' List: 2
Biggest Fans: Andre (1); Dan (1); JWinton (1); phil (1); BleuPanda (2); schaefer.tk (2); Nassim (3); Brad (4); Future Critic (4); Gillingham (4); Matski (4); Michel (4); Nick (5); ordinary person (5); nicolas (6); GucciLittlePiggy (7); TimmyWing (7); acroamor (8); notbrianeno (9); Jackson (10); Maschine Man (10)
Songs in the Top 100:
Should Have Known Better (#6)
Fourth of July (#14)
No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross (#21)
The Only Thing (#64)


[Maybe some of his best writing ever. Sufjan should be AM's poet laureate with this album.]


Which means our overwhelming #1 pick is...


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1. Kendrick Lamar | To Pimp a Butterfly
(1050.03 points | 27 votes)
Critics' List: 1
Biggest Fans: BleuPanda (1); Craig (1); GucciLittlePiggy (1); Matski (1); Nick (1); notbrianeno (1); ordinary person (1); schaefer.tk (1); sonofsamiam (1); Toni (1); TimmyWing (2); amnt1883 (3); Jackson (3); whuntva (3); Charlie Driggs (4); Dan (4); nicolas (4); JWinton (5); Jeff (6); slick (6); Future Critic (7); Gillingham (7); Jirin (7); JamieW (8)
Songs in the Top 100:
The Blacker the Berry (#2)
King Kunta (#5)
Alright (#26)
Wesley's Theory (#59)
How Much Does a Dollar Cost (#91)
These Walls (#96)
i was #12 for 2014.

[Kendrick won in a total landslide. This album had more songs than any other and received ten total top votes, which I think is a record. But really, was there ever any doubt? Kendrick went all out for this album, combining jazz, funk, rap and everything in between to make a bold statement. It may seem clunky to some, but on repeated listens, you find the flow and rhythm of the album, and those flaws are intentional. I highly recommend listening to this all at once with no distractions, so you can appreciate all the subtleties within. I may have enjoyed Tame Impala and Florence more, but Kendrick was gunning for this #1 spot. And he deserves it. Have a year, man!]

And the rollout ends. It seems we here tend to favor an album-song split in these polls. Only Fleet Foxes, Kanye, and Frank Ocean won the album and song rounds in the same year. But that's a wrap. I had fun with this rollout. I'll hand the reins over to someone else for the 2016 countdown, but this rollout talked me into liking a few records even more than I already did.

Great year everyone, and may your 2016 be full of great music as well!
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:43 am

Thanks again to whuntva and sonofsamiam for putting this all together. No big surprises in this list, but a great list nonetheless.
Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
Song of the Year: Frank Ocean - Chanel

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Postby Nick » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:09 pm

Great rollout, whuntva and sonofsamiam!

Kendrick Lamar joins these other artists in "Winners of the AM EOY Albums Poll"...

2005: Sufjan Stevens- Illinois
2006: Belle and Sebastian- The Life Pursuit
2007: LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver
2008: Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes
2009: Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion
2010: Kanye West- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2011: PJ Harvey- Let England Shake
2012: Frank Ocean- Channel Orange
2013: Vampire Weekend- Modern Vampires of the City
2014: The War on Drugs- Lost in the Dream

And as for songs, Tame Impala joins these other artists in "Winners of the AM EOY Songs Poll"...

2008: Fleet Foxes- White Winter Hymnal
2009: Grizzly Bear- Two Weeks
2010: Kanye West- Runaway
2011: The Black Keys- Lonely Boy
2012: Frank Ocean- Pyramids
2013: Daft Punk- Get Lucky
2014: Future Islands- Seasons (Waiting On You)

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Postby sonofsamiam » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:36 pm

Just fyi, Julia Holter actually had a lead on Sufjan up until the very last day of voting. I think that would have come as something of a shock.

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Postby Jirin » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:40 pm

Results are pretty much expected, though I'm a little surprised Sleater Kinney didn't end up higher.

Interesting that most of the top is dominated by new albums of artists with arguably better previous albums. Not a lot of big artists creatively peaked this year.

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Postby Matski » Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:15 pm

Thanks for all the hard work whuntva. Sure the end results were predictable for most (not complaining about it) but the detailed effort put into the entries always makes it a joy to read through.

sonofsamiam wrote:Just fyi, Julia Holter actually had a lead on Sufjan up until the very last day of voting. I think that would have come as something of a shock.

If her record had to lose out to anyone, Sufjan's album is fine by me. So happy that so many listeners have fallen in love with her music and I hope that she continues to get even better with each release.

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Postby jamieW » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:22 am

Thanks again, whuntva and sonofsamiam! In our songs poll, I think of #1 as good and # 2 and 3 as great; and in the albums poll, I think of #1 as great and #2 and 3 as good. I'll happily take it, since it was only two years ago that I really felt out of touch when I didn't even like both our #1 song and (especially) album of the year. Sometimes (as Romain said in the songs thread) I just wonder if I'm getting old...

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Postby Brad » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:24 am

jamieW wrote:Sometimes (as Romain said in the songs thread) I just wonder if I'm getting old...

That's me this year! (of course, I am 51...)

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Postby Jackson » Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:36 pm

Jirin wrote:Results are pretty much expected, though I'm a little surprised Sleater Kinney didn't end up higher.

Interesting that most of the top is dominated by new albums of artists with arguably better previous albums. Not a lot of big artists creatively peaked this year.


This is a very good point, I doubt the albums by Bjork, Sleater-Kinney, Sufjan, Blur, Joanna Newsom and Beach House are many people's favorites by those artists. I also like good kid, m.a.a.d city more than TPAB and Loud City Song more than Have You in My Wilderness, and those were two of my top three. I wonder if you could play this game any year though (ex. Caribou, Swans, Aphex Twin last year, Daft Punk in 2013, etc.).

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Postby Maschine_Man » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:13 pm

Massive thanks to whuntva and sonofsamiam!!! Glad to see Bjork (and four other women!) in the top 10. Glad my #1 made it into the Top 40.

Interesting to note, I was one of the three people who liked TPAB, but didn't place it in the Top 10.

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Postby luney6 » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:31 pm

Maschine_Man wrote:Massive thanks to whuntva and sonofsamiam!!! Glad to see Bjork (and four other women!) in the top 10. Glad my #1 made it into the Top 40.

Interesting to note, I was one of the three people who liked TPAB, but didn't place it in the Top 10.


Same here actually. I've to listen to it once more to fix my opinion of it.
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Postby Chambord » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:10 pm

The Artists of the Decade (so far) - artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s:

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013)
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012)
Grimes - Visions (2012); Art Angels (2015)
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me (2010); Divers (2015)
Julia Holter - Loud City Song (2013); Have You in My Wilderness (2015)
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010); Yeezus (2013)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012); To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011); St. Vincent (2014)
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (2010); Carrie and Lowell (2015)
Swans - The Seer (2012); To Be Kind (2014)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012); Currents (2015)
The National - High Violet (2010); Trouble Will Find Me (2013)


I find it amazing that there are no less than 12 artists with 2 albums in the final yearly Top 10s. It shows how auteur oriented the forum is (and that's not a bad thing, if you ask me :) ).

The diversity is also noticeable. 6 bands / 3 female acts / 3 male acts (2 of them black)

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Postby Nick » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:09 pm

Chambord wrote:The Artists of the Decade (so far) - artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s:

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013)
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012)
Grimes - Visions (2012); Art Angels (2015)
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me (2010); Divers (2015)
Julia Holter - Loud City Song (2013); Have You in My Wilderness (2015)
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010); Yeezus (2013)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012); To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011); St. Vincent (2014)
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (2010); Carrie and Lowell (2015)
Swans - The Seer (2012); To Be Kind (2014)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012); Currents (2015)
The National - High Violet (2010); Trouble Will Find Me (2013)


I find it amazing that there are no less than 12 artists with 2 albums in the final yearly Top 10s. It shows how auteur oriented the forum is (and that's not a bad thing, if you ask me :) ).

The diversity is also noticeable. 6 bands / 3 female acts / 3 male acts (2 of them black)


Thanks for posting these every year, Chambord.

But ever since 2013 whenever I see these results I'm reminded of the injustice Vampire Weekend faces, an injustice that has resulted in them not appearing among these other artists!

You see, while their 2013 album, "Modern Vampires of the City", won our EOY 2013 poll handily, their 2010 album, "Contra" came right outside our top 10 albums for 2010. In fact, not only did the album land at number 11 on the EOY 2010 poll, it came in only 3 points behind "Halcyon Digest" (110 points to that album's 113), and was actually kicked out of the top 10 by the very last ballot!

http://pub37.bravenet.com/forum/static/ ... 9&cmd=show

As HRS said at the time "ouch!".

One can only imagine what would've been had that last ballot not been submitted.

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Postby Jackson » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:02 am

Chambord wrote:The Artists of the Decade (so far) - artists that have more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 in 2010s:

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010); Reflektor (2013)
Beach House - Teen Dream (2010); Bloom (2012)
Grimes - Visions (2012); Art Angels (2015)
Joanna Newsom - Have One on Me (2010); Divers (2015)
Julia Holter - Loud City Song (2013); Have You in My Wilderness (2015)
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010); Yeezus (2013)
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012); To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy (2011); St. Vincent (2014)
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz (2010); Carrie and Lowell (2015)
Swans - The Seer (2012); To Be Kind (2014)
Tame Impala - Lonerism (2012); Currents (2015)
The National - High Violet (2010); Trouble Will Find Me (2013)


I find it amazing that there are no less than 12 artists with 2 albums in the final yearly Top 10s. It shows how auteur oriented the forum is (and that's not a bad thing, if you ask me :) ).

The diversity is also noticeable. 6 bands / 3 female acts / 3 male acts (2 of them black)


Nice list. Maybe I'm being greedy because they're my two favorite artists of the decade, but Julia Holter and Swans legitimately could have had three each had people come around to them one album earlier (Holter I guess could've had four, but I don't think Tragedy is on par with her others). Ekstasis and My Father Will Guide Ms Up a Rope to the Sky are both excellent albums, for anyone who hasn't heard them.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results -- Albums

Postby Chambord » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:15 am

Vampire Weekend were indeed very unlucky to miss the Top10 with Contra but they have an "AMF Album Of the year" title to their name so they're too among the greats of the decade. Anyway, in the remaining 4 years they have big chances to place another one in the T10, even 2 I'd say, even tho Rostam left.

Holter and Swans also will reach 3 albums I think.

And all eyes on Arcade Fire, Kanye West, St. Vincent and The National this year. Or the next.


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