EOY 2019 - USA Today Music Poll

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EOY 2019 - USA Today Music Poll

Post by Jimoincolor » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:55 pm

I'm posting this list for consideration: https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertai ... 710064001/

The number of voters is 30, consisted by music reporters from different newspapers:
The survey's roster of voters includes representatives of USA TODAY as well as newspapers in iconic music cities. Among them are Tennessee's Nashville and Memphis; Asbury Park, New Jersey; and Coachella festival site Palm Springs, California.



Voters listed 152 recordings, making it possible for country singer George Strait and rapper Earl Sweatshirt to reside side-by-side in the final results. We've spotlighted the Top 35 picks here, and you can also read the full version of each reporter's best album rankings.
Full voters ballots: https://www.indystar.com/story/entertai ... 373865002/

1. Lizzo, "Cuz I Love You"

2. Billie Eilish, "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?"

3. Taylor Swift, "Lover"

4. Ariana Grande, "Thank U, Next"

5. (tie) Lana Del Rey, "Norman F------ Rockwell!"

5. (tie) Vampire Weekend, "Father of the Bride"

7. Beyonce, "Homecoming: The Live Album"

8. The Highwomen, "The Highwomen"

9. Bruce Springsteen, "Western Stars"

10. (tie) Sturgill Simpson, "Sound & Fury"

10. (tie) Tyler, the Creator, "Igor"

12. Bon Iver, "i,i" (Jagjaguwar)
13. Jenny Lewis, "On The Line" (Warner)

14. Tanya Tucker, "While I'm Livin'" (Fantasy)

15. Gary Clark Jr., "This Land" (Warner)

16. Maren Morris, "Girl" (Columbia Nashville)

17. Solange, "When I Get Home" (Columbia)

18. (tie) Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, "Bandana" (ESGN/Madlib Invazion/RCA)

18. (tie) Jonas Brothers, "Happiness Begins" (Republic)

18. (tie) Post Malone, "Hollywood's Bleeding" (Republic)

18. (tie) Tegan and Sara, "Hey, I'm Just Like You" (Sire)

22. Sharon Van Etten, "Remind Me Tomorrow" (Jagjaguwar), 10 points

23. Brittany Howard, "Jaime" (ATO)

24. (tie) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, "Ghosteen" (Ghosteen/Bad Seed)

24. (tie) Luke Combs, "What You See Is What You Get" (River House Artists, Columbia Nashville)

26. (tie) The Raconteurs, "Help Us Stranger" (Third Man)

26. (tie) Slipknot, "We Are Not Your Kind" (Roadrunner)

28. Maggie Rogers, "Heard It In a Past Life" (Capitol)

29. (tie) Chance the Rapper, "The Big Day" (self-released)

29. (tie) Angel Olsen, "All Mirrors" (Jagjaguwar)

29. (tie) Purple Mountains, "Purple Mountains" (Drag City)

29. (tie) Yola, "Walk Through Fire" (Easy Eye Sound)

29. (tie) Thom Yorke, "Anima" (XL)

34. The National, "I Am Easy to Find" (4AD)

35. (tie) Sara Bareilles, "Amidst the Chaos" (Epic)

35. (tie) Miranda Lambert, "Wildcard" (RCA Nashville/Vanner)

35. (tie) Raphael Saadiq, "Jimmy Lee" (Columbia)

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Re: EOY 2019 - USA Today Music Poll

Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 pm

Jimoincolor wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:55 pm
29. (tie) Chance the Rapper, "The Big Day" (self-released)
:?
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Re: EOY 2019 - USA Today Music Poll

Post by Jimoincolor » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:43 pm

Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:20 pm

Jimoincolor wrote: ↑Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:55 pm
29. (tie) Chance the Rapper, "The Big Day" (self-released)
:?
Do people really hate that album so much? Image

Anyway, considering this post by Henrik in the EOD's thread, I think this list should be considered:
by Henrik » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:38 pm

Any major poll among critics/musicians/artists (maybe at least 20 voters?) should probably be eligible too.

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Re: EOY 2019 - USA Today Music Poll

Post by Henrik » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:35 am

Eligible
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