2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

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2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jackson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:06 am

It's time for the results of our annual end of year poll. 35 of our users voted in this year's poll, with 391 unique albums receiving votes.

Past Champions:

2005 | Sufjan Stevens | Illinois
2006 | Belle & 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

One interesting note about these past winners: only one of them released an album this year (Animal Collective), and that didn't even make the top 100!

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jackson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:13 am

I'll post the 100-51 section quickly. Only two voters' #1 albums failed to make the top 100: Romain (King Tuff - King Tuff) and JamieW (Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods).

100 | Richard Hawley | Standing at the Sky’s Edge | 61 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 91
99 | Mount Eerie | Clear Moon | 61.5 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 89
98 | Staff Benda Bilili | Bouger le monde! | 61.9 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 375
97 | Saint Etienne | Words and Music by Saint Etienne | 62 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 84
96 | Frankie Rose | Interstellar | 62.3 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 166
95 | The Walkmen | Heaven | 63.2 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 45
94 | Converge | All We Love We Leave Behind | 63.6 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 44
93 | Daughn Gibson | All Hell | 63.8 points | 2 voters | Critics' Rank: 258
92 | METZ | METZ | 64.1 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 83
91 | Jens Lekman | I Know What Love Isn't | 64.2 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 85
90 | Alabama Shakes | Boys and Girls | 64.2 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 30
89 | Lee Fields & The Expressions | Faithful Man | 65.7 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 214
88 | Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | 66.7 points | 2 voters | Critics' Rank: N/A
87 | Peaking Lights | Lucifer | 66.9 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 159
86 | Perfume Genius | Put Your Back N 2 It | 69.2 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 59
85 | Melody's Echo Chamber | Melody's Echo Chamber | 72.9 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 112
84 | Antony and the Johnsons | Cut the World | 73.3 points | 2 voters | Critics' Rank: 622
83 | Carolina Chocolate Drops | Leaving Eden | 73.5 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 340
82 | Mark Lanegan Band | Blues Funeral | 74.3 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 58
81 | Allo Darlin' | Europe | 75 points | 2 voters | Critics' Rank: 92 (One #1 vote: VanillaFire1000)
80 | Voices From the Lake | Voices From the Lake | 75 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 161
79 | Field Music | Plumb | 76.9 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 67
78 | Grupo de Expertos Solynieve | El eje de la Tierra | 77.6 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 387
77 | Laurel Halo | Quarantine | 77.7 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 55
76 | Dan Deacon | America | 79.6 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 72
75 | The Mars Volta | Noctourniquet | 82.5 points | 2 voters | Critics' Rank: 549
74 | Pallbearer | Sorrow and Extinction | 84.5 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 144
73 | Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Psychedelic Pill | 85.5 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 49
72 | Anaïs Mitchell | Young Man in America | 85.6 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 141
71 | Bhi Bhiman | Bhiman | 86.2 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: N/A
70 | The Toure-Raichel Collective | The Tel Aviv Sessions | 86.2 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 955
69 | Andrew Bird | Break It Yourself | 86.6 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 88
68 | Twin Shadow | Confess | 86.9 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 50
67 | The Beach Boys | That's Why God Made the Radio | 87.5 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 1392
66 | The Explorers Club | Grand Hotel | 92.3 points | 2 voters | Critics' Rank: N/A (One #1 vote: Miguel)
65 | The Maccabees | Given to the Wild | 93.9 points | 3 voters | Critics' Rank: 87
64 | Electric Guest | Mondo | 94.2 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 265
63 | Four Tet | Pink | 94.2 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 179
62 | Sigur Ros | Valtari | 95.1 points | 7 voters | Critics' Rank: 110
61 | Crystal Castles | (III) | 99.1 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 71
60 | Lana Del Rey | Born To Die | 105.4 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 39
59 | Bobby Womack | The Bravest Man in the Universe | 111 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 57
58 | Goat | World Music | 112.6 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 61
57 | The Shins | Port of Morrow | 112.9 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 100
56 | Pepe Deluxe | Queen of the Wave | 113.4 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 447
55 | Gregory Porter | Be Good | 114.8 points | 4 voters | Critics' Rank: 277
54 | Miguel | Kaleidoscope Dream | 114.9 points | 5 voters | Critics' Rank: 35 (One #1 vote: Greg)
53 | Hot Chip | In Our Heads | 122.3 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 29
52 | Tindersticks | The Something Rain | 124.7 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 105
51 | Chairlift | Something | 127 points | 6 voters | Critics' Rank: 64

I love how all over the place this section is. Plenty of albums that completely slipped by most mainstream critics. Most surprised that Miguel isn't in the top 50.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jackson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:56 am

50 | Neneh Cherry and The Thing | The Cherry Thing

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129.7 points | 6 voters | 21.6 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 75
Fans: CharlieDriggs (5), schafer.tk (9)

49 | Bruce Springsteen | Wrecking Ball

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131.7 points | 7 voters | 18.8 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 46
Fan: Stephan (10)

48 | Damien Jurado | Maraqopa

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131.9 points | 6 voters | 22 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 303
Fans: CharlieDriggs (4), Miguel (9)

47 | iamamiwhoami | kin

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132.9 points | 4 voters | 33.2 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 936
Fans: Moonbeam (1), Stephan (4), Greg (8)

46 | Ebo Taylor | Appia Kwa Bridge

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134.1 points | 4 voters | 33.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: N/A
Fans: Nicolas (2), Dan (5), DaveC (6)

45 | Lower Dens | Nootropics

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142.1 points | 6 voters | 23.7 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 137
Fans: Brad (5), Romain (6)

44 | Lambchop | Mr. M

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151.4 points | 10 voters | 15.1 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 78
Fan: Otisredding (14)

43 | Django Django | Django Django

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152.1 points | 9 voters | 16.9 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 14
Fan: Harold (6)

42 | Scott Walker | Bish Bosch

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153.2 points | 6 voters | 25.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 31
Fans: Sonofsamiam (8), Charlie Driggs (8), HRS (8)

41 | Michael Kiwanuka | Home Again

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156.8 points | 6 voters | 26.1 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 73
Fans: Nicolas (5), Dan (6), VanillaFire1000 (9)


This section is full of AMF specials! Ebo Taylor did not make a single critics' list in our spreadsheet, and iamamiwhoami barely made a dent. I had also never heard of Damien Jurado before compiling this.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby nicolas » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:01 am

Ebo Taylor! !!!!!!

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Gillingham » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:49 am

Looks like this is going to be an interesting list.

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Postby Jackson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:14 pm

40 | The Men | Open Your Heart

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175.9 points | 9 voters | 19.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 60
Fans: Brad (10), SuperFurry (10)

39 | Death Grips | The Money Store

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183.8 points | 10 voters | 18.4 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 36
Fans: Rocky Raccoon (6), Finnsmusic (8)

38 | Cat Power | Sun

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185.8 points | 9 voters | 20.6 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 22
Fans: Rocky Raccoon (5), Brad (9)

37 | Bat For Lashes | The Haunted Man

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188.3 points | 7 voters | 26.9 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 28
Fans: Moonbeam (2), Chambord (2), Rocky Raccoon (10), Chris K (10)

36 | Wadada Leo Smith | Ten Freedom Summers

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189.8 points | 5 voters | 38 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 168
Fans: Sonofsamiam (1), HRS (3), Jirin (4), JamieW (4)

35 | Bill Fay | Life is People

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193 points | 8 voters | 24.1 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 48
Fans: Greg (4), Stephan (7), Sonofsamiam (9)

34 | Actress | R.I.P.

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199.6 points | 10 voters | 20 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 24
Fans: Jackson (3), Sonofsamiam (10)

33 | Liars | WIXIW

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201 points | 11 voters | 18.3 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 42
Fans: Kingoftonga (1), Jackson (8)

32 | First Aid Kit | The Lion's Roar

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207.4 points | 9 voters | 23 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 33
Fans: Chambord (1), antonius (5)

31 | The Tallest Man on Earth | There's No Leaving Now

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207.5 points | 8 voters | 25.9 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 170
Fans: Stephan (2), Craig (9), antonius (9), Dan (9)


Ten Freedom Summers had the highest points per vote of any album in the top 50, with four of its five voters putting it in their top 5. I really need to listen to it, but never could find it anywhere. That album and Tallest Man on Earth are the only significant departures from the critics in this section.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Nick » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:04 pm

Spiritualized in the top 30? Fine by me!

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jirin » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Ondatropica in top 30 as well, perhaps?

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Stephan » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:09 pm

Excellent result for Kristian Mattson and great presentation Jackson. Looking forward to the rest.

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Postby Jackson » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:10 pm

30 | Julia Holter | Ekstasis

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221.4 points | 8 voters | 27.7 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 26
Fans: Sonofsamiam (2), Jirin (3), Jackson (6)

29 | Bob Dylan | Tempest

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221.7 points | 10 voters | 22.2 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 27
Fans: Stephan (5), Gillingham (9), Otisredding (10)

28 | Cloud Nothings | Attack on Memory

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232.4 points | 9 voters | 25.8 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 18
Fans: Rocky Raccoon (2), Nassim (3), Craig (5)

27 | Flying Lotus | Until the Quiet Comes

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234.8 points | 10 voters | 23.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 16
Fans: Finnsmusic (4), schafer.tk (5)

26 | Spiritualized | Sweet Heart Sweet Light

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242.3 points | 13 voters | 18.6 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 43
Fans: Gillingham (5), Nick (10)

25 | Jessie Ware | Devotion

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245.4 points | 9 voters | 27.3 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 17
Fans: DaveC(4), Greg (6), antonius (7), matski (7)

24 | John Talabot | Fin

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247.1 points | 11 voters | 22.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 21
Fans: Jamie W(2), antonius (8), Nassim (10)

23 | Dr. John | Locked Down

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247.6 points | 12 voters | 20.6 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 37
Fans: Nicolas (8)

22 | The XX | Coexist

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253.5 points | 13 voters | 19.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 9
Fans: VanillaFire1000 (7)

21 | Ondatrópica | Ondatrópica

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260.1 points | 9 voters | 28.9 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 664
Fans: Dan (1), Nicolas (1), Sonofsamiam (5), DaveC (10)


I love the high placement for Ondatropica! This may be the only corner of the internet where this album is so highly appreciated. Nice work, guys.

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Postby Jirin » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:34 am

I expected Ekstasis a little higher, but it's freaking awesome that Ondatropica finished so high.

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Postby Dan » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:19 pm

Ondatrópica! :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance: :happy-partydance:
Let's make this a good year.

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Postby Jackson » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:21 pm

20 | El-P | Cancer 4 Cure

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261.7 points | 12 voters | 21.8 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 38
Fans: Nassim (2), Cartoken (8), Harold (9)

19 | Alt-J | An Awesome Wave

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271.1 points | 12 voters | 22.6 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 11
Fans: Chambord (3), Antonius (3), schafer.tk (4), Otisredding (5)

18 | Andy Stott | Luxury Problems

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283.6 points | 11 voters | 25.8 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 25
Fans: Gillingham (1), matski (3), Nassim (5), Jackson (9)

17 | Sharon Van Etten | Tramp

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303.3 points | 13 voters | 23.3 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 19
Fans: Cartoken (3), HRS (4), Craig (6), Brad (7), DaveC (9)


16 | Jack White | Blunderbuss

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344.9 points | 15 voters | 23 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 13
Fans: Rocky Raccoon (3), acroamor (5), Harold (7), Chambord (10)


I love Andy Stott at number 18! Last year he just made the list at 44 with Passed Me By.

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Postby sonofsamiam » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:35 pm

Really, really pleased with this list so far. Great work, Jackson.

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Postby jamieW » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:17 pm

Thanks for the great show so far, Jackson. Also, I've noticed that a few people in different threads have mentioned having trouble finding Wadada Leo Smith's "Ten Freedom Summers." I have been listening to it a lot (including this moment) on Grooveshark. I just wanted to provide the link, because it really is a staggering piece of work, in history, scope, and just wonderful music.

http://grooveshark.com/#!/album/Ten+Fre ... rs/8009558

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Postby Nick » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:56 pm

Is it cool if I post a top 5 prediction?

Because I'm gonna post a top 5 prediction.

5. Fiona Apple
4. Tame Impala
3. Swans
2. Kendrick Lamar
1. Frank Ocean

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Postby Jackson » Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:21 am

This section was really close together in points compared with the others.

15 | Burial | Kindred

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379.9 points | 12 voters | 31.7 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 81
Fans: Nassim (1), Jackson (2), Gillingham (2), Sonofsamiam (3), DaveC(3), matski (5), JamieW (7)

14 | Dirty Projectors | Swing Lo Magellan

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380.1 points | 13 voters | 29.2 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 12
Fans: ChrisK (1), Otisredding (4), DaveC (5), BleuPanda (5), schafer.tk (6), CharlieDriggs (7), Rocky Raccoon (9)

13 | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

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395.4 points | 16 voters | 24.7 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 20
Fans: Brad (1), Gillingham (3), Finnsmusic (6), Kingoftonga (6), Nick (7), Jackson (10)

12 | Leonard Cohen | Old Ideas

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399.4 points | 16 voters | 25 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 40
Fans: antonius (1), Chambord (4), Otisredding (6), acroamor (7), Harold (10)

11 | Killer Mike | R.A.P. Music

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408.1 points | 17 voters | 24 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 23
Fans: Kingoftonga (3), Stephan (3), Harold (5), Otisredding (8), Rocky Raccoon (8), Nassim (9)


Really solid section here. Kindred was ranked so low only because it was an EP, so I'm thrilled that the voters here looked passed it. Killer Mike and Leonard Cohen make for an interesting back-to-back couplet, I'm surprised both were so high.

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Postby Kingoftonga » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Glad to see Killer Mike so high as well. I was a bit underwhelmed the first time I listened to the album - it's not particularly innovative or mind-blowing. But it's solid in a way that a lot of albums-of-the-week are not, and I found myself continuing to listen to it long after it's release. "Reagan" and "R.A.P. Music" both got screwed on the critics' song list, in my opinion.

Do we really think Frank Ocean is going to be #1 here as well? I've sensed a lukewarm reaction to Channel Orange here, but maybe that's only because the adulation elsewhere on the Internet has been so high.

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Postby Nick » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Kingoftonga wrote:Do we really think Frank Ocean is going to be #1 here as well? I've sensed a lukewarm reaction to Channel Orange here, but maybe that's only because the adulation elsewhere on the Internet has been so high.


At this point, the only other album I could see at number 1 would be "Good Kid, M.A.A.D City". I just don't think other forum favorites like "The Seer" or "Lonerism" have enough support to be number 1. I think they're just a bit too divisive.

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Postby Gillingham » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:12 pm

Bloom could be close, but I also think Channel Orange will win this.

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Postby Jirin » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:08 pm

I expect the top five to be: Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Tame Impala, Fiona Apple.

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10 | Chromatics | Kill for Love

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445.9 points | 19 voters | 23.5 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 8
Fans: JamieW (3), Dumbangel (5), Moonbeam (6), matski (6), ChrisK (7), Kingoftonga (8)

9 | Japandroids | Celebration Rock

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451.6 points | 17 voters | 26.6 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 15
Fans: VanillaFire1000 (2), SuperFurry (3), Matski (4), acroamor (4), Otisredding (7), Rocky Raccoon (7), Nick (9), Craig (10)

8 | Grimes | Visions

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484.8 points | 18 voters | 26.9 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 4
Fans: Jirin (1), VanillaFire1000 (3), Kingoftonga (4), Moonbeam (5), FinnsMusic (5), BleuPanda (6), ChrisK (9), HRS (9)

7 | Grizzly Bear | Shields

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539 points | 18 voters | 29.9 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 5
Fans: Kingoftonga (2), Otisredding (2), BleuPanda (3), Nick (3), Brad (4), Craig (4), Gillingham (6), ChrisK (6), Cartoken (7), JamieW (10)


6 | Tame Impala | Lonerism

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560.3 points | 18 voters | 31.1 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 2
Fans: Craig (1), Matski (1), acroamor (2), Harold (3), BleuPanda (4), ChrisK (4), Nick (5), Cartoken (6), HRS (6), Jackson (7), schafer.tk (7), FinnsMusic (7)

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Nick » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:42 pm

Looks like 4 of my top 5 predictions are right at least. I'm a bit surprised by the large gap between Grimes and Grizzly Bear.

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5 | Swans | The Seer

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598 points | 18 voters | 33.2 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 6
Fans: Jackson (1), Cartoken (1), BleuPanda (2), HRS (2), Brad (2), schafer.tk (2), sonofsamiam (4), Nick (4), Kingoftonga (5), Nassim (7), acroamor (9), FinnsMusic (9)

4 | Fiona Apple | The Idler Wheel...

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612.8 points | 21 voters | 29.2 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 10
Fans: acroamor (1), HRS (1), matski (2), Brad (3), FinnsMusic (3), Harold (4), ChrisK (5), DaveC (7), Nick (8), Kingoftonga (9), Gillingham (10), BleuPanda (10)

3 | Beach House | Bloom

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684.2 points | 22 voters | 31.1 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 7
Fans: DaveC (1), Stephan (1), Dumbangel (1), Nick (2), Dan (2), Cartoken (4), Gillingham (4), Chambord (6), Craig (7), schafer.tk (8), ChrisK (8), matski (9), VanillaFire1000 (10), Finnsmusic (10)



Swans work their way up from 19th in the best-of-2010 poll, though it seems like no one was talking about them around here then. Besides the number 1 album, The Seer had the highest Points/Vote out of any top 30 album. Bloom was a surprise for me, I never made it past track 2 of that album.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Nick » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:26 pm

Kendrick and Frank as our top 2? No real surprises here. Kind of interesting how our polls prior to 2010 really haven't been too kind to black solo artists, and then Kanye comes along in 2010 and wins the whole thing. Now we have 2 black solo artists as our top 2 albums.

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Postby Zorg » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:25 pm

I'm not sure if that's a trend or just coincidence. Personally I think that it just so happened that three black artists released HUGE albums in the last three years.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jirin » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:58 pm

Nick wrote:Kendrick and Frank as our top 2? No real surprises here. Kind of interesting how our polls prior to 2010 really haven't been too kind to black solo artists, and then Kanye comes along in 2010 and wins the whole thing. Now we have 2 black solo artists as our top 2 albums.


There tend to be one or two albums by black solo artists who all the critics decide are the official 'black solo artists of the year'. They end up at the top of every list and all the others are ignored.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jackson » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:22 am

Jirin wrote:
Nick wrote:Kendrick and Frank as our top 2? No real surprises here. Kind of interesting how our polls prior to 2010 really haven't been too kind to black solo artists, and then Kanye comes along in 2010 and wins the whole thing. Now we have 2 black solo artists as our top 2 albums.


There tend to be one or two albums by black solo artists who all the critics decide are the official 'black solo artists of the year'. They end up at the top of every list and all the others are ignored.


I agree it's more coincidence than trend, but I wouldn't say Killer Mike, Miguel, or Actress have been 'ignored' this year.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jackson » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:51 am

2 | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d city

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687 points | 22 voters | 31.2 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 3
Fans: schafer.tk (1), Finnsmusic (1), Harold (2), otisredding (3), acroamor (3), ChrisK (3), Jackson (4), Nicolas (4), Nick (6), sonofsamiam (7), BleuPanda (7), Dan (8), CharlieDriggs (9), Cartoken (9), matski (10), Kingoftonga (10)


1 | Frank Ocean | Channel Orange

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910.1 points | 26 voters | 35 points per vote
Critics' Rank: 1
Fans: Harold (1), otisredding (1), CharlieDriggs (1), Rocky Raccoon (1), BleuPanda (1), Nick (1), ChrisK (2), Finnsmusic (2), antonius (2), Craig (2), Dan (3), schafer.tk (3), VanillaFire1000 (5), acroamor (6), Nassim (6), matski (8), Stephan (8)


In the end it was a good old-fashioned blowout. With 6 number one votes, Frank had not only the most points and votes, but the second-most points-per-vote out of the top 50.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Matski » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:13 am

Not so surprised by the 1-2 result but to see Beach House so high required a second-take. They've been through quite a backlash in some of the other music forums. Perhaps it's just been a vocal minority...

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:22 pm

Great work and presentation, Jackson. I know that by the Top 10 the list got somewhat predictable, but on a whole, from 100-1, I thought this was a great list with a lot of diversity. Nice one, AM.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Chambord » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:44 am

Does anyone have a link to 2011 and 2010 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results, please ?

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Matski » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:02 am

Here you go Chambord:

The 2011 Year-End Albums Poll - Results
AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2010: RESULTS

The 'History of AM Forum Polls' topic, which can be found at the top of this subforum, will also have links to the other polls if you need it.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby HRS » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:33 am

Awesome job, Jackson! :P

Matski wrote:Here you go Chambord:

The 2011 Year-End Albums Poll - Results
AMF Poll: Favourite albums of 2010: RESULTS

The 'History of AM Forum Polls' topic, which can be found at the top of this subforum, will also have links to the other polls if you need it.

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Oh man, those time-wrap moments are always a joy and full of embarrassing comments from myself! :D

2010 was such a fun poll; I was such a Joanna Newsom fan-boy and no one knew who's in and who's out of the top 10 and I thought I had like given half the votes she would receive, and Sufjan was receiving lots of love from people here and Moonbeam wasn't supportive of The Suburbs (haha) and Janelle was killing, too. And who could have seen some of those placements coming? I'm so used to the new forum that even the layout of the older one is incredibly nostalgic! :happy-bouncyblue:

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Chambord » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:08 pm

Thanks a lot, Matski. Yeah, the topic was right up there. "Couldn't see the forest because of the trees" :angry-banghead:

Interesting stat: The only artist with more than 1 album in AMF EOY Top 10 this decade is ... Beach House (Teen Dream 2010 / Bloom 2012). Which is OK with me.

Still, the fact that Congratulations (album of the decade so far if u ask me) is nowhere to be found in 2010's Top 10 is a historical mistake :)

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Nick » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:26 pm

Wow, looking over the results of the 2010 and 2011 polls it seems as if the top 2 albums from 2010, 2011, and 2012 were all from solo artists. Coincidence? Probably. But interesting nonetheless.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jirin » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:41 pm

I think there's more similarity between how Kanye West and Frank Ocean got to #1 than how PJ Harvey did.

The two of them were both able to drum up a huge amount of hype through social media, and gradually release singles before the album release. They (And Kendrick Lamar) have been among the first to really master using new social media for marketing.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Dan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:04 am

Thanks very much, Jackson!! Overall, I think the results reflected the variety of tastes here on the AM forums.
Let's make this a good year.

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Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll - Results

Postby Jackson » Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:36 pm

This is old news at this point, but like sonofsamiam, I'll post the full list in easy-to-read format. I also included the 101-200 section so you can see where some of the other notable albums this year placed. Of course, the results are pretty insignificant toward the bottom of the list--the albums tied for 197 received exactly one #11 vote each.

01 | Frank Ocean | Channel Orange
02 | Kendrick Lamar | good kid, m.A.A.d city
03 | Beach House | Bloom
04 | Fiona Apple | The Idler Wheel
05 | Swans | The Seer
06 | Tame Impala | Lonerism
07 | Grizzly Bear | Shields
08 | Grimes | Visions
09 | Japandroids | Celebration Rock
10 | Chromatics | Kill for Love
11 | Killer Mike | R.A.P. Music
12 | Leonard Cohen | Old Ideas
13 | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
14 | Dirty Projectors | Swing Lo Magellan
15 | Burial | Kindred
16 | Jack White | Blunderbuss
17 | Sharon Van Etten | Tramp
18 | Andy Stott | Luxury Problems
19 | Alt-J | An Awesome Wave
20 | El-P | Cancer 4 Cure
21 | Ondatrópica | Ondatropica
22 | The XX | Coexist
23 | Dr. John | Locked Down
24 | John Talabot | Fin
25 | Jessie Ware | Devotion
26 | Spiritualized | Sweet Heart Sweet Light
27 | Flying Lotus | Until the Quiet Comes
28 | Cloud Nothings | Attack on Memory
29 | Bob Dylan | Tempest
30 | Julia Holter | Ekstasis
31 | The Tallest Man on Earth | There's No Leaving Now
32 | First Aid Kit | The Lion's Roar
33 | Liars | WIXIW
34 | Actress | R.I.P.
35 | Bill Fay | Life is People
36 | Wadada Leo Smith | Ten Freedom Summers
37 | Bat For Lashes | The Haunted Man
38 | Cat Power | Sun
39 | Death Grips | The Money Store
40 | The Men | Open Your Heart
41 | Michael Kiwanuka | Home Again
42 | Scott Walker | Bish Bosch
43 | Django Django | Django Django
44 | Lambchop | Mr. M
45 | Lower Dens | Nootropics
46 | Ebo Taylor | Appia Kwa Bridge
47 | iamamiwhoami | kin
48 | Damien Jurado | Maraqopa
49 | Bruce Springsteen | Wrecking Ball
50 | Neneh Cherry and The Thing | The Cherry Thing
51 | Chairlift | Something
52 | Tindersticks | The Something Rain
53 | Hot Chip | In Our Heads
54 | Miguel | Kaleidoscope Dream
55 | Gregory Porter | Be Good
56 | Pepe Deluxe | Queen of the Wave
57 | The Shins | Port of Morrow
58 | Goat | World Music
59 | Bobby Womack | The Bravest Man in the Universe
60 | Lana Del Rey | Born To Die
61 | Crystal Castles | (III)
62 | Sigur Ros | Valtari
63 | Four Tet | Pink
64 | Electric Guest | Mondo
65 | The Maccabees | Given to the Wild
66 | The Explorers Club | Grand Hotel
67 | The Beach Boys | That's Why God Made the Radio
68 | Twin Shadow | Confess
69 | Andrew Bird | Break It Yourself
70 | The Toure-Raichel Collective | The Tel Aviv Sessions
71 | Bhi Bhiman | Bhiman
72 | Anaïs Mitchell | Young Man in America
73 | Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Psychedelic Pill
74 | Pallbearer | Sorrow and Extinction
75 | The Mars Volta | Noctourniquet
76 | Dan Deacon | America
77 | Laurel Halo | Quarantine
78 | Grupo de Expertos Solynieve | El eje de la Tierra
79 | Field Music | Plumb
80 | Voices From the Lake | Voices From the Lake
81 | Allo Darlin' | Europe
82 | Mark Lanegan Band | Blues Funeral
83 | Carolina Chocolate Drops | Leaving Eden
84 | Antony and the Johnsons | Cut the World
85 | Melody's Echo Chamber | Melody's Echo Chamber
86 | Perfume Genius | Put Your Back N 2 It
87 | Peaking Lights | Lucifer
88 | Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble | Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
89 | Lee Fields & The Expressions | Faithful Man
90 | Alabama Shakes | Boys and Girls
91 | Jens Lekman | I Know What Love Isn't
92 | METZ | METZ
93 | Daughn Gibson | All Hell
94 | Converge | All We Love We Leave Behind
95 | The Walkmen | Heaven
96 | Frankie Rose | Interstellar
97 | Saint Etienne | Words and Music by Saint Etienne
98 | Staff Benda Bilili | Bouger le monde!
99 | Mount Eerie | Clear Moon
100 | Richard Hawley | Standing at the Sky’s Edge

101 | Lotus Plaza | Spooky Action at a Distance
102 | Darren Hayman and the Long Parliament | The Violence
103 | King Tuff | King Tuff
104 | Big Boi | Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
105 | Sleigh Bells | Reign of Terror
106 | Rufus Wainwright | Out of the Game
107 | Dean Blunt & Inga Copeland | Black is Beautiful
108 | Animal Collective | Centipede Hz
109 | Aesop Rock | Skelethon
110 | Eugene McGuinness | The Invitation to the Voyage
111 | Ty Segall Band | Slaughterhouse
112 | Gojira | L'enfant Sauvage
113 | Schoolboy Q | Habits & Contradictions
114 | Silversun Pickups | Neck of the Woods
115 | David Byrne and St Vincent | Love This Giant
116 | Dexys Midnight Runners | One Day I'm Going to Soar
117 | Vijay Iyer Trio | Accelerando
118 | Cate Le Bon | Cyrk
119 | Sic Alps | Sic Alps
119 | Synik | Syn City
119 | Auktyon | Top
122 | Arial Pink's Haunted Graffiti | Mature Themes
123 | Los Punsetes | Una montaña es una montaña
124 | Screaming Females | Ugly
125 | Karriem Riggins | Alone Together
125 | Silvia Pérez Cruz | 11 de novembre
127 | Josephine Foster | Blood Rushing
128 | Madonna | MDNA
128 | Craig Finn | Clear Heart Full Eyes
128 | BadBadNotGood | BBNG 2
128 | Shonen Knife | Pop Tune
132 | Redd Kross | Researching the blues
133 | Ewert and The Two Dragons | Good Man Down
134 | Nas | Life is Good
135 | Roberto Fonseca | Yo
136 | Sun Kil Moon | Among the Leaves
137 | Calexico | Algiers
138 | Neil Halstead | Palindrome Hunches
138 | Get Well Soon | The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads
138 | David Myhr | Soundshine
138 | Two Wounded Birds | Two Wounded Birds
138 | Gentleman Jesse | Leaving Atlanta
143 | Mac DeMarco | 2
144 | Polica | Give you the Ghost
145 | The El Gusto Orchestra of Algiers | El Gusto
146 | THEESatisfaction | Awe Naturale
147 | Quakers | Quakers
148 | Big Big Train | English Electric
149 | Jimmy Cliff | Rebirth
150 | Bored Nothing | Bored Nothing
150 | Matt Elliott | The Broken Man
150 | A.C. Newman | Shut Down the Streets
153 | Laura Gibson | La Grande
154 | Air | Le voyage dans la lune
155 | AllahLas | Allah-Las
156 | Ty Segall | Twins
157 | The 2 Bears | Be Strong
158 | Lone | Galaxy Garden
159 | Willis Earl Beal | Acousmatic Sorcery
159 | Various Artists | The Man With the Iron Fists OST
159 | Shovels & Rope | O' Be Joyful
159 | Dodgy | Stand upright in a cool place
159 | Euros Childs | Summer Special
164 | Father John Misty | Fear Fun
165 | Taylor Swift | Red
166 | Dead Can Dance | Anastasis
166 | Karantamba | Ndigal
168 | Six Organs Of Admittance | Ascent
168 | Jenny Scheinman | Mischeif and Mayhem
170 | Benjamin Biolay | Vengeance
171 | Tu Fawning | A Monument
172 | Marissa Nadler | The Sister
173 | Raime | Quarter Turns Over a Living Line
174 | The Irrepressibles | Nude
174 | Claro Intelecto | Reform Club
174 | Mayka Makovski | Thanks for the Boots
174 | Anywhere | Anywhere
174 | Deerhoof | Breakup Song
174 | Nick Waterhouse | Time's all gone
180 | Blaudzun | Heavy Flowers
181 | Passion Pit | Gossamer
182 | Porcelain Raft | Strange Weekend
183 | Barbara Carlotti | L'amour, l'argent, le vent
184 | Holy Other | Held
185 | Goatwhore | Blood for the Master
185 | Dinosaur Jr. | I Bet on Sky
185 | Dominique A | Vers les lueurs
188 | Lo'Jo | Cinéma el Mundo
189 | Klaus & Kisnki | Herreros y fatigas
190 | Moonface | With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery
191 | Max Richter | Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Recomposed by Max Richter
192 | Action Bronson | Blue Chips
192 | Benjamin Damage/Doc Daneeka | They! Live
192 | Menahan Street Band | The crossing
192 | Patti Smith | Banga
196 | Bob Mould | Silver Age
197 | Merchandise | Children Of Desire
197 | Hidrogenesse | Un digito binario dudoso
197 | Hush Arbors/Arbouretum | Aureola
197 | Exitmusic | Passage


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