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50. Hop Along – Get Disowned

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As an occasional enthusiast of the Indie and Alternative rock scenes, I rarely come across an album within both genres that manages to enthrall me in such an such a way that leaves me utterly speechless throughout its run. What intrigued me so much about Hop Along’s Get Disowned, is their ability to blend a lot of different characteristics from various genres to create an innovative montage of melodies. Hard-edged rock jams, electronic beats, acoustic segments, each of these music styles serve to augment the irresistibly charming voice of Francis Quinlan, who uses her mellifluous Favourite vocals to add a catchy pop-like flair to the album. Get Disowned is a very fun listen with a lot of variety in its sound, but at times, the compositional structures of certain songs tend to sound rather amateurish. Though not necessarily in a way that sounds messy, but rather youthful. There is an impression of adolescence that the album seems to express, and maybe it’s the childlike aloofness of Francis Quinlan singing, the adventurous though sloppy combination of musical styles, or the fact that this a group striving in the early stages of their career, their lyrics are comprised almost entirely of topics that could hardly appeal to anyone above 30, and yet, there’s something about the way that Hop Along present themselves that you just can’t say “no” to. You want to hear how each song is going to end, you want to hear what Francis Quinlan is going to say next, and before you realize it, the album’s done. It really gets into your consciousness to the point of becoming completely infectious, and its best to just let it consume you. – Paperback Writer

Stream ‘Tibetan Pop Stars’ here.

49. The Menzingers – On The Impossible Past

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Through one listen of On The Impossible Past my opinion was nearly solidified by the original intentions I had in further exploring this band. After what seemed like looped playback for days, I started to appreciate more how pure this type of music feels and what it’s not (and what it doesn’t even need to try to be). I feel that the pace has slowed a notch from previous releases and while it’s still quick on its feet, it comes with a more strategic punch on how to win over the listener. The song writing has matured greatly from the previous releases and it shows on this album how substantial of a role it can play in combining with the already established dual vocals. The ambitious tracks here are the ones that will draw in new listeners and do its best offering old ones a reasonable compromise. On the horizon of a new age where bands try and fit an image or a trend, I felt refreshed in how much fun a new band can be to old ears that try and be just whoever they believe they should be. As I stood around surrounded by a newer generation of fans who rather have given Facebook the time of day instead of The Menzingers, I was reminded of why I’m passionate about music even if it takes years after to find my own ears. – Understanding In A Crash

Stream ‘Ava House’ here.

48. Lord Mantis – Pervertor

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Releasing an album that sounds profoundly disturbing is quite an achievement in extreme metal and Lord Mantis definitely succeeds in this respect with Pervertor. Chicago-based outfit’s pairing of hypnotic sludge metal riffs and deadpan black metal aesthetics is in a class by itself. Pervertor is, most of all, an exhilarating exercise in mood and the atmosphere it evokes is gloomy, hostile and downright suffocating. The dystopian vibe of the disc is enhanced by distorted, raspy screams of Charlie Fell who delivers a truly devastating performance in every single track. To put it in a nutshell, listening to Pervertor feels like looking through the perspective of somebody entering the furnace only to be burned alive. The fact that many users have resonated with this ghastly vision is evidence of the record’s twisted allure. – greg84

Stream ‘Vile Divinity’ here.

47. Baroness – Yellow & Green

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Yellow & Green is a division upon itself. Two different faces, one reflecting on the past and the other looking to the future. The dichotomized structure of Yellow & Green is a symbolic reference to Baroness’ musical direction, a meditation on both beginnings and transitions. Baroness has often been renowned for their vigorous and enthralling approach to Sludge Metal, but this album, on the other hand, exposes a side of Baroness that we’ve never quite witnessed before, a delicate side. Yellow & Green is a collage of musical influences that incorporates various sounds and styles. The Yellow section is very reminiscent of Baroness’ heavier roots, but the music tends to prefer a more mellifluous sound rather than an aggressive one. The Green section explores the subtle progressive rock tendencies of the group much more intimately, containing songs that induce an alleviating calm within their mellow psychedelic spaces. If you’re anticipating to find the same Baroness of the previous two albums, and nothing more, then listening to this will be an irritating disappointment. But if you’re willing to follow a band through their evolution, as they dwell into different realms of musical genres while expanding their sound into new creations, then this is maybe the album for you. – Paperback Writer

Stream ‘Cocanium’ here.

46. Wintersun – Time I

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Within the realm of power metal and otherwise ‘epic’ music, it’s nigh-on impossible to find anything quite as bombastic (and some would argue cheesy) as Wintersun – Jari Mäenpää’s main project after leaving Ensiferum to pursue Wintersun full time. His excellent self-titled debut in 2004 entwined together melodic death metal, folk metal and power metal in such an atmospheric, compelling and impressive way that quickly moved its audience who were hungry for the follow up album the moment the self-titled album surfaced – only then to delay his next album by 6 years, and only release half of it (as of this blurb). Regardless of this, Jari Mäenpää’s compositional skills and sheer bombast hasn’t suffered in those long years, Time I being his most expansive, dense and ambitious undertaking to date. Being quite aware just how corny and cinematic his music is he uses everything to its full advantage – the practically wizardly orchestra that has to be heard to be believed turned out not to be a fool’s errand like many thought it would be, undoubtedly making for some of the most truly epic and exciting music of its kind in 2012. The impressive and intricately layered guitar-work along with the exhilarating, thunderous drums make Time I an absolute blast to listen to. The one-dimensional mood of the music is more than made up for by the sheer scope and dense layering hidden within the strings and blazingly-fast riffs. Whether Time II will hold a candle to the successes here, or will even be released in the next 10 years is yet to be seen – but this year certainly has something to celebrate as Jari finally returns to show Ensiferum a thing or two about music to make you want to go on a nondescript journey sword-in-hand. – DarkNoctus

Stream ‘Sons Of Winter And Stars’ here.

45. Soundgarden – King Animal

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The reason why King Animal sounds like such a good reunion album is that despite being disbanded for 16 years, each member of Soundgarden sounds like they never left to begin with. King Animal shows that there is a natural chemistry between every member of Soundgarden, they work so well with one another here that it’s as if they simply belong with each other. Fans might question what route Soundgarden would take with their last album of new material being released well before the 21st century. Would they relish in their past and wear the glory days of the grunge explosion whilst trying to reclaim their prime? Or would they try to adapt to the newer and popular trends in modern metal and incorporate those influences into their music? The answer is neither; Soundgarden just resume their career as is nothing happened and carry on making the type of music that they want to make, and nothing else. King Animal is one of the most calm records Soundgarden has ever made, with barely anything akin to the restlessly heavy all-out attack of Badmotorfinger, or the overcast of doom and gloom found on Superunknown. It’s an album with a strong emphasis on acoustic elements, with a more rustic tone better suited to complement the band’s inescapable age; which is anything but a hindrance as Soundgarden only sounds more mature. King Animal is Soundgarden picking off where they left off they way they want to: offering something familiar while introducing something new at the same time. A noble approach that makes this album more than worth a listen. – breakingthefragile

Stream ‘Been Away Too Long’ here.

44. Loma Prieta – I.V.

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Loma Prieta’s I.V. is intense in every sense of the word. Immediately as ‘Fly By Night’ begins, we are bombarded with the explosive sounds of roaring guitars, hard hitting drums, and the passionate screams of the vocalist expressing all thoughts of utter emotional frustration. The music is clouded by a fog of dense Lo-fi production, but the harmonic distortion really helps augment their screamo sound, giving it a certain raw feel. I.V. is not an album for just anyone, it takes an acquired taste to really appreciate the music. If you’re searching for a brutal experience fueled by that hostile aggression that make genres like Heavy Metal and Punk so irresistible, then look no further. – Paperback Writer

Stream ‘Fly By Night’ here.

43. Propagandhi – Failed States

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Since their humble beginnings, Canadian punk rockers Propagandhi have developed a strong criticism against the shadowy mechanisms that build cages around the mind and body of individuals worldwide. And if that criticism initially took the form of a rather fun teenage satire in the debut album How to Clean Everything, with years and albums to come, Propagandhi took serious gain from personal and fellow man lessons, learned the hard way. This gain turned their lyrical prose more and more vitriolic, while the music itself was also pushed to the extreme in terms of skill and ferociousness, reaching a seminal peak in the band’s magnum opus Today’s Empires, Tomorrow’s Ashes. TETA optimally absorbed the progressive thrash teachings of Voivod, whereas it added a small stone by itself on what their awesome four country men from the French Quebec had first endeavored.

Albums that followed TETA, saw the band amplifying its frantic musical drive, while gradually departing from prog thrash, in favor of a more global sound where genres like rock, punk, hardcore, thrash and their respective progressive leanings would become first among equals. Failed States stands as a near-perfect amalgamation of this effort, as the material enclosed therein cannot be unambiguously categorized as any of the genres Propagandhi used to prepare their mix. Lyrics are a huge kick in our ass for taking action against the usurpers of this world. Both musicianship and songwriting are equally mindblowing, as they are firmly built upon the know-how of nearly twenty years of involvement in the thrash/punk/hardcore circuit. Can they do better than this one? Yes they can.  – Voivod

Stream ‘Rattan Cane’ here.

42. Future Of The Left – The Plot Against Common Sense

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Matching, if not exceeding the achievements of forerunners McLusky, Future Of The Left’s remarkable success story was dragged up another notch with the release of this third full-length. A thoroughly deserving recipient of the Welsh Music Prize, The Plot Against Common Sense essentially adopted a more listener-friendly model, toning back a portion of the quartet’s instrumental attack in favour of an approach built predominantly around the lyrics and charisma of frontman Andy Falkous. This could have culminated in the album lacking bite compared to its predecessors, but in truth Falkous’ lyrical assault hit just as hard as any serrated riffs or chaotic noise passages could ever hope to. Loaded with sarcastic social commentary and snide personal jabs, his performance is of a type we’re used to hearing in standup routines as opposed to rock ‘n’ roll records, with Billy Corgan, London rioters and a certain racist Premier League striker receiving a lashing, the former in especially comical fashion. Similarly impressive from a musical perspective and remarkably gimmick-free, The Plot Against Common Sense is as perfect an equilibrium between punch and hilarity as you’re ever likely to find. – AliW1993

Stream ‘Robocop 4 – Fuck Off Robocop’ here.

41. Enslaved – RIITIIR

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The realm of metal contains so many purists, so many devotees to particular genres and subgenres that it’s risky as hell for groups to step too far outside what their fans are accustomed to. 2012 saw fans of The Faceless crying foul, for instance, at the group’s newfound affinity for progressive – this scenario is frighteningly common in the genre, too. Enslaved is doing something right, then: the Norwegian group’s fans have no problem deeming them a progressive black metal band. And RIITIIR is a continuation of this willingness to experiment, this drive to push boundaries. The album as a whole is an excursion into exactly how progressive a black metal group can get, and vice versa: even more importantly, though, the song structures on this release are astounding. The entire record has a distinctly dynamic air about it, perhaps most noticeable on highlight track ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’. The riffs are massive, the vocals are ferocious, and the harmonies are potent, and all of these ingredients come together in only the most logical of ways. RIITIIR has acquired more fans for Enslaved than the group ever likely anticipated, and rightfully so, seeing as the album is a culmination of the greatest attributes of metal itself. - OmahaStylee94

Stream ‘Thoughts Like Hammers’ here.

40. Twelve Foot Ninja – Silent Machine

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The best music of this decade is increasingly being perceived as a melting pot of genres. The most significant artists blend various styles only to come up with their own distinct identity. If the concept of genre layering is the future of music, then Silent Machine comes as one of the most relevant albums of the year. The debut full-length of Twelve Foot Ninja showcases the genre-bending tendencies of their underrated EPs, seamlessly merging the prevailing technical metal aesthetics with such potentially unrelated genres as alternative rock, dub, funk and electronic music. Unlike plenty of their contemporaries, Twelve Foot Ninja ground their self-proclaimed heavy fusion in stellar songwriting. While mostly ditching traditional song structures, they are aware that dynamics and hooks are essential in keeping their listeners totally engrossed. That’s why, Silent Machine is an arresting record that impresses with boundless eclecticism as much as a strong sense of coherence. – greg84

Stream ‘Silent Machine’ here.

39. Mount Eerie – Clear Moon

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Phil Elverum returns in 2012 with not one, but two full-length LPs to follow up the dark and mammoth Wind’s Poem. Both albums go far in cementing Elverum’s status as one of the most exciting figures in folk music (and music in general), but of the duo, Clear Moon is perhaps the most concise and most, well, Elverum-ish. It builds upon and refines the sonic tenets of its predecessors, conveying a delicacy and a tender sincerity – vulnerability, even – while commanding a larger-than-life presence. Phil’s humble storytelling is met with pensive instrumental accompaniment: Sometimes careful synth, sometimes roaring guitar fuzz. Elverum’s lyrics manage to feel so tangible against his music, presenting itself as a quickly fading reverie at which to hopelessly grasp. The album succeeds so marvelously in traversing an impressive amount ground, sonically, while never faltering in focus. Hypnotic ballads and ambient wanderings co-habitate and comprise this journey of intimate grandeur set at the listener’s feet. Clear Moon is, at once, the human heart and the imagination to which it is so perilously tied; each song a world that longs to be understood, yet also hopelessly lost in.

What is left of the dissipating dream world I made?” – AngelofDeath

Stream ‘Yawning Sky’ here.

38. Meshuggah – Koloss

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I need not explain at length the particulars of Meshuggah’s leisurely musical evolution, or their endeavouring quest for a style that now is increasingly abbreviated by countless others.  In response to these predominantly futile attempts though, Koloss instead chooses to triumph merely by way of how it sounds, and not for how it is constructed.  It favours dirty textures, crumbling slightly at their edges over the precise forms found in previous work.  On paper this appears to be a precarious move for a band known for a single distinction, but the more I engaged with Koloss, the more I realised that there was something pacifyingly unnerving about its steadfast dynamics that was impossible to overlook.

You see, there are moments during its course where Tomas Haake’s beater head is literally constraining your loudspeakers or, at the correct volume, ears to ride unhealthy doses of DC, and yet, remarkably, unlike so many albums which mortally suffer from this barefaced annihilation of dynamic range, Koloss thrives seemingly unaware of its implicative iron fist.  It’s as if each throttling of rhythm were the limbs of some unfathomable beast made of boulders, casting blows towards destroying obstacles daring to be in its way, and we’re merely the observers, unsure whether to seek refuge from the chaos, or look on in awe.  Thankfully a lot of us chose to stick around and appreciate the vision of this thing churn out their most massive full length in terms of obliteration factor.  Somehow, with little exertion, Koloss integrates the mechanical purity of obZen, the droning tremor of Nothing and the thrash tendencies of both Chaosphere and Destroy Erase Improve into a work which doesn’t sound like it was made with just guitars, drums and Jen’s Kidman’s imposing scream. – Taylormemer

Stream ‘Swarm’ here.

37. Beach House  – Bloom

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Beach House has always been some weird enigma for me. I still cannot really listen to their self-titled debut or Devotion from beginning to end, they each require a careful edge to whittle away the fat. Their third record however was a euphoric collection of tunes that saw the band step out into the sunlight, basking in the glorious rays with their organic dreamy pop. Teen Dream was them expanding their sound, Bloom is that blissful growth expounded upon into dreary, albeit cathartic, beautiful yet forlorn pop with wide-screen ambitions. This is not a band becoming more subtle, huddling into a hole, but a glorious maturation through woozy chord progressions and flowing percussion. – AggravatedYeti

Stream ‘Lazuli’ here.

36. Cloud Nothings – Attack On Memory

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Cloud Nothings has been a project that has met substantial growth with each album released, and the biggest change yet has occurred Attack on Memory, as it’s the first album in which Cloud Nothings is no longer the solo project for founder Dylan Baldi. This is the first album to feature Baldi’s live band as performers and co-writers, and the team effort really shows through and gives Attack on Memory a punch that trumps the project’s previous two offering. If the nearly 9 minute epic journey into self-contempt ‘Wasted Days’ is any indication, this album is much darker, and features brooding that is drastically different from anything else by Cloud Nothings prior. It features a lot of big leaps for the now group Cloud Nothings, among these leaps being the more abrasive mood that may take fans some time to get used to, and even though the group might be better off settling into a comfortable area for a short while instead of rushing themselves forward, Attack On Memory ultimately shows an ever-evolving project that is constantly looking for new avenues to take its sound down. – breakingthefragile

Stream ‘Our Plans’ here.

35. Between The Buried And Me – The Parallax II: Future Sequence

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The Parallax II: Future Sequence is as grandiose as we expected it to be, and then some. The album’s more than 72 minutes in length, is a continuation of the space concept first introduced on The Great Misdirect, and – the most important part – is one blast of an album. The North Carolinian quintet have never enjoyed themselves as much as in ‘Astral Body’, a concise voyage into modern progressive metal, and ‘Lay Your Ghosts to Rest’ is the tightest the group has sounded in years. One particularly entertaining aspect of Future Sequence, though, is how it revisits and revamps the groups’ previous styles. Old-school fans will hear echoes of Alaska in ‘Telos’, and the group even includes specific motifs from their earlier music. These older ideas are refined into a more modern context for the group, a style only 2012’s Between the Buried and Me could pull off. However, much of the album is new ground entirely. The group takes the coherent songwriting displayed in Hypersleep Dialogues, and adds a sense of purpose to it all. The Parallax II: Future Sequence may be one long listen – and sure, it probably didn’t have to be – but the album is interesting with each new turn, which defines a rousing success for Between the Buried and Me. – OmahaStylee94

Stream ‘Astral Body’ here.

34. Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage

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On L’Enfant Sauvage, Gojira are finally realizing the potential they have had all along. In the past they’ve had some really great songs, album carrying ones even, but their records have all been too long for their own good. L’Enfant Sauvage is vintage Gojira through and through, but it’s shorter, more concise, and as a result, has the greatest effect out of all their albums. The extra fat has been trimmed and Gojira have finally come to the conclusion that there is no need to write an over hour-long record if they can bring forth their ideas in 50 minutes. None of the tracks on L’Enfant Sauvage meander meaninglessly; there is a direct purpose to every bit of every song and that is what makes this LP so great. Gojira’s heavy, rhythmic sound has always been one of interest to many metal fans, but the band has constantly gone overboard with their albums. Now, though, they have finally managed to release a real powerhouse record, as L’Enfant Sauvage exhibits everything that’s great about Gojira in a respectable time frame. – Metalstyles

Stream ‘The Gift Of Guilt’ here.

33. Cattle Decapitation – Monolith Of Inhumanity

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Monolith of Inhumanity offers a relentless brutal beatdown that executes a barrage of speed-centered guitar work and intense blast beats. Fusing the technical musicianship of death metal with the piercing deliveries of grindcore, Cattle Decapitation strive to offer us the best of both genres within the album, culminating into an utterly grotesque yet enrapturing performance that dedicates itself to the narcissistic and savage nature of man. Monolith of Inhumanity is, for the most part, a typical Cattle Decapitation album that offers the same level of musical vehemence and lyrical atrocity, but we also see the band taking their music into new directions. Aside from Travis Ryan incorporating a diverse range of vocal styles on the album, the instrumentals as well tend to exhibit a rather melodic feel as opposed to the usual outbursts of sonic violence. This album is all about Cattle Decapitation aspiring to prove that there is more to them than meets the eye, and the way they go about proving that is by looking out to new musical concepts as well as uniting all of their past influences into something that is truly worth the attention of all metal fans. From the grind animosity of ‘The Carbon Stampede’, to the more melodic approach in both the music and vocals in ‘A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat’, Monolith of Inhumanity is Cattle Decapitation’s statement that they can be experimental without straying too far away from their roots. – Paperback Writer

Stream ‘A Living, Breathing Piece Of Defecating Meat’ here.

32. Beardfish – The Void

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2012 was an amazing year for Swedish music, which flourished with plenty of acclaimed releases. The album that’s probably the most representative for this hugely eclectic bunch of impressive endeavours is The Void. Based on the subject of loss and the struggle to heal emotional wounds, this LP finds Beardfish pushing the boundaries of their elaborate progressive rock to new limits. The heaviness that was hinted on their previous album shows significant expansion in such hard-hitting tracks as ‘Voluntary Slavery’ and ‘Turn To Gravel’ which are respectively ingrained in traditional heavy metal and bombastic sludge. However, the outfit also doesn’t steer clear of their trademark 1970s-inspired brand of progressive rock which, along with blues-soaked ballads, superbly accentuates the ominous atmosphere of the disc. All songs, impeccably written by Rikard Sjöblom, are appropriately complex for this music style, yet they never feel convoluted or impenetrable, providing the album with the kind of immediate accessibility that the quartet’s peers can only dream of. With their seventh release, Beardfish have crafted a legitimate tour de force of eclectic prog. – greg84

Stream ‘Turn To Gravel’ here.

31. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten

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2012 always looked likely to be a pivotal year for The Gaslight Anthem. Already cult favourites on a steep upward trajectory, the New Jersey quartet’s fourth LP (and first for major label Mercury) had an air of make-or-break about it; a record that’d either continue the minor blip that was American Slang or bring about glorious commercial breakthrough – their Born In The USA moment, if you like. Charting at number two in the UK and number three in the US, Handwritten was unquestionably a case of the latter, succeeding as both a polished makeover and a continuation of their increasingly middle-of-the-road mastery. Brian Fallon, as ever, was the star of the show, but this record’s single strongest feature is its production, which came courtesy of FM-specialist Brendan O’Brien. Lending a distinct whiff of Vs.-era Pearl Jam, his distinctive sheen allowed the likes of ‘45′ and ‘Keepsake’ to soar whilst sacrificing none of the raw feeling that’s rendered ‘Too Much Blood’ and ‘National Anthem’ instant Gaslight classics. They mightn’t be superstars just yet, but it’s difficult to remember a band in recent times who’ve pulled off such a graceful radio-rock transition. – AliW1993

Stream ‘Too Much Blood’ here.

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Deviant.
01.16.13
Alright, lets get this crazy mismatched freakshow of a feature started

taylormemer
01.16.13
Good shit.

fish.
01.16.13
btbam this low? Pleasantly surprised

Gyromania
01.16.13
looks great.

breakingthefragile
01.16.13
Great work everyone, this turned out looking even better than I thought.

Curse.
01.16.13
my one and two were numbers 48 & 49, respectively

greg84
01.16.13
It looks awesome. This is by far the most interesting segment of the list for me.

Curse.
01.16.13
I am so pleasantly surprised that Lord Mantis made it at all

greg84
01.16.13
Yeah. It was a great surprise for me as well. I can tell you there were some much more popular releases that didn't make the cut.

Curse.
01.16.13
gives me a glimmer of hope for Sputnik

foxblood
01.16.13
yay lord mantis

Aids
01.16.13
thank god Get Disowned barely snuck in, I'd have been pissssssed if it was absent.

"list is shit lol butts" etc. etc.

Aids
01.16.13
the write-up for Get Disowned is wack, but the feature still looks nice. Not a lot of my favourites in this section, so hopefully that means they dominated a lot of the top 30. fingers crossed!

JamieTwort
01.16.13
Great to see that Beardfish made the list.

SgtPepper
01.16.13
Yeah, It's not my usual type of music so I had trouble trying to write for it. I'm terrible when I have to describe something in a paragraph or so (especially for artist I've never listened to), that's why I never do soundoffs.

clercqie
01.16.13
Hop Along, The Menzingers, Cloud Nothings, FOTL and Gaslight already. This is shaping to be a great list. Nice work on the desciptions as well fellas!

Deviant.
01.16.13
Completely forgot about the review links. They're in there now

sustainthesatan
01.16.13
41,35 and 34 definitely deserve to be there

Aids
01.16.13
Paperback - I feel you man. It wasn't meant to be a dig on you. It's my LPOTY and I really want to review it but I honestly have no idea how to describe why I love it so much. It's definitely a difficult album to write about.

greg84
01.16.13
@JamieTwort:
The Void is my favorite album that made the list. Hands down.

Also, I really dig Ali's blurb for 42. It's an amazing LP too.

Aids
01.16.13
I just realized that iNTRiKeT probably didn't make the list if it's not in this section. if so, that's too bad because I thought it had a real shot. oh well.

Keyblade
01.16.13
great to see Beardfish, but Mount Eerie is too low dammit

DANcore
01.16.13
Already spotted four out of my top ten

Tyrael
01.16.13
This list is already leagues above the staff list

thank you based userbase

SowingSeason
01.16.13
Pretty pleased with this so far. Nice opinions, userbase.

Irving
01.16.13
"list is shit lol butts" etc. etc. [2]

Irving
01.16.13
The omission of #37 - Beach House's Bloom - was definitely a mistake the staff list made.

(among several others haha)

omnipanzer
01.16.13
Definitely a better ranking for Handwritten imho. None of my picks are up yet so I still have hope.

Omaha
01.16.13
I loved writing about Enslaved and BTBAM on this one, as well as seeing how things panned out overall. Keep your eyes peeled, ladies and gents!

wabbit
01.16.13
"This list is already leagues above the staff list

thank you based userbase"


It's like you have a super power for being wrong.

Omaha
01.16.13
“What is left of the dissipating dream world I made?” – AngelofDeath

Skoj
01.16.13
Uh oh, no FlyLo.

Jethro42
01.16.13
Great to see that Beardfish made the list.[2]


Xenophanes
01.16.13
Cattle Decapitation higher than Mount Eerie.







Cattle Decapitation higher than Mount Eerie.

Propose
01.16.13
50 is 1

Propose
01.16.13
already better than staff's by far though

Metalstyles
01.16.13
@Xeno

I hear you, it was a decent album, but I'm still surprised it made a top 50 of all genres list, and onto #33 no less.

Metalstyles
01.16.13
Oh and kudos to everyone who participated in the making of this. The communication and everything else were real good this year, the best of any year I've been a contrib for to be quite honest. Oh and some of these blurbs are just really, really good.

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
horrible start to the list -- btbam, cattle decapitation, meshuggah, and a bunch of greg84 albums? lol
at least it has Mount Eerie I guess, but I expected better for some reason

porch
01.16.13
ugh 12 foot ninja

Romulus
01.16.13
how 12 foot ninja caught on is actually beyond me

Keyblade
01.16.13
"horrible start to the list -- btbam, cattle decapitation, meshuggah, and a bunch of greg84 albums? lol
at least it has Mount Eerie I guess, but I expected better for some reason"

fuck, exactly what i was thinking. eerie and beardfish saved this list, but i thought eerie would be top 20 at least.

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
academy is gonna be pissed

Tyrael
01.16.13
'It's like you have a super power for being wrong.'

And this is coming from a user who's name is derived from an animal collective song

hahahahaha fuck you man

greg84
01.16.13
"how 12 foot ninja caught on is actually beyond me"

^haha, you can blame me

Chortles
01.16.13
fuck yeah beardfish

elephantREVOLUTION
01.16.13
pretty great list so far. it seems like most of the metal is here so there's probably gonna be lots of hip-hop in the next one

TheNexus100
01.16.13
hahaha so much shit on here

cattle decap trolololo

Iluvatar
01.16.13
cattle decap is a fucking joke

Adabelle
01.16.13
Lolll mad?

I'm a bit sad Loma and Cloud Nothings are so low. I'm hoping that means that #1 is The Money Store (sorta)

Tyrael
01.16.13
Nah The Money Store won't be #1

fish.
01.16.13
Money Store will be around #10

#1 will be Converge, Swans or Deftones. I'm gonna say Converge.

Iluvatar
01.16.13
itll be deftonezzzzz

fish.
01.16.13
neither deserve it. At least Swans brings something new

Keyblade
01.16.13
swans definitely gonna be #1

jefflebowski
01.16.13
yay for future of the left

Adabelle
01.16.13
The Money Store won't be #1 OBVZZZ

Electric City
01.16.13
lol handwritten is so gay lolololololololol

MO
01.16.13
taylor's write up for koloss is yummy

Curse.
01.16.13
List is digs

alachlahol
01.16.13
pretty bad

Hep Kat
01.16.13
fucking sickening

XingKing
01.16.13
" #1 will be Converge, Swans or Deftones. I'm gonna say Converge."

I will be so surprised if one of these albums isn't #1. I don't think either of them deserve it either, but I just know the are going to nab the first spot.

EaglesBecomeVultures
01.16.13
This is awesome

SpiritCrusher2
01.16.13
Lord Mantis, Loma Prieta, Enslaved, Meshuggah, Beardfish... yep, this already looks better than the staff list. I just hope Vanitas will show up somewhere in the top 30, but I doubt it.

oh and why so many people hate that Cattle Decapitation album? it's a fun album!

alachlahol
01.16.13
doesnt anyone here listen to dave matthews band

Ignimbrite
01.16.13
so I'm assuming that this means that Amenra won't be anywhere on here

fuck you, userbase

fish.
01.16.13
it came out late November, what did you expect?

alachlahol
01.16.13
ignimdull lol

alachlahol
01.16.13
at least its good to see stalwart punk bands like menzingers and propaghandi buffered by stalwart metal bands like gojira meshuggah enslaved and cattle decap

Ignimbrite
01.16.13
alachlafag lol

alachlahol
01.16.13
hey buddy rethink that statement there im not the one suckin amenras dick

GnarlyShillelagh
01.16.13
43 and 44 should have been wayyyyyyyy higher

SgtPepper
01.16.13
@Aids
I have the same problem myself. I actually really dug the album as well. It's very fun to listen to, I was just at a loss for words and wrote down the first things that came to mind. The reason I picked it was because it was one of the few albums that the others weren't interested in, so I took it, gave it a listen and was actually blow away by how great it was.

MisterTornado
01.16.13
WHERE GIMU @?

Trebor.
01.16.13
Good indie and bad metal sweet
The top ten will probably be the opposite


Deviant.
01.16.13
"43 and 44 should have been wayyyyyyyy higher"

And you're basing this off of what exactly, the remainder of a list that you haven't seen? Genius

fish.
01.16.13
top 10 will probably be good hip hop and ok metal

Ignimbrite
01.16.13
bro i have no shame in admitting that i suck Amenra's dick hard

ILJ
01.16.13
meh

chambered99
01.16.13
might as well call this list top 100 albums of 2012 according to greg84

Anthracks
01.16.13
oh man i don't really like any of these albums at all

robertsona
01.16.13
dont worry guys i wrtoe some classic soundoffs hgiher up in the list stay tuned

porch
01.16.13
"might as well call this list top 100 albums of 2012 according to greg84"

lol

chambered99
01.16.13
this is the worst 50-31 i have ever seen

robertsona
01.16.13
and yes, hawk eyes - ideas is the users' #1 album of the year

greg84
01.16.13
The fact that I haven't even listened to half of these makes it a really strange tag.

chambered99
01.16.13
dont lie this is all you

porch
01.16.13
double checked his ratings and yes he 4.5'd all of these albums

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
a lot of meh on this list

chambered99
01.16.13
its not a shitty album if greg84 doesn't 4.5 it

greg84
01.16.13
"hawk eyes - ideas is the users' #1 album of the year"

^ this is gonna happen guys

greg84
01.16.13
...and I only 4.5'd three of these albums, which makes for only three bad albums

oltnabrick
01.16.13
i hope FlyLo is on this list, somewhere haha

greg84
01.16.13
haha, it's actually pretty funny that most users who bash this list have alt/indie predominantly in their pie charts

chambered99
01.16.13
i like u as a person greg

Trebor.
01.16.13
How come Understanding In A Crash got to write one?

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
"haha, it's actually pretty funny that most users who bash this list have alt/indie predominantly in their pie charts"

damn greg, the majority of the music you've heralded is so metal and heavy and unlike alt/indie I praise you as the metal god
oh wait you're just a nagrarok / returntorock lookalike lol

Omaha
01.16.13
"I hate being Sputnik's 1%" - Sputnik's 1%, upon looking at the user's best of 2012 lists

Omaha
01.16.13
And Trebor, if we don't write an album ourselves, we get someone else's writing to cover the album.

Trebor.
01.16.13
I was just curious because I didn't even know that dude was still on the site

greg84
01.16.13
Amuse me more SeaAnemone

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
""I hate being Sputnik's 1%" - Sputnik's 1%, upon looking at the user's best of 2012 lists"

what does this even mean hm

oltnabrick
01.16.13
48 looks sweet.

klap
01.16.13
how many greg84 alts voted in this?

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
I wanted to type "ok" but I forgot that that comment is too short fuck

chambered99
01.16.13
greg 1-83

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
sea, just put "ok_"

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
Users' Best of 2012: LPs 30 - 1 are all Black Sabbath cover bands

greg84
01.16.13
Seriously this is the most entertaining thread ever. I love you guys.

Trebor.
01.16.13
lol Eric

chambered99
01.16.13
hahahahaha

taxidermist
01.16.13
List blows.

Ovrot
01.16.13
when did bashing greg become the cool thing to do?

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
since people started liking the albums he liked too.

chambered99
01.16.13
since people started listening to the albums he liked


fixed

Omaha
01.16.13
The same time it became hip to suddenly disapprove of metal being on end-of-year lists! Especially in the least meaningful positions on said lists!!

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
Yes, because "metal" being on here is definitely the problem that people are complaining about... not the fact that the list is shitty music

Jom
01.16.13
Nice blurbs, you guys. Intrigued to see the next two installments!

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
These pansies don't like Meshuggah and Cattle Decapitation and BTBAM??!!!! What is it with these hipsters and not liking METUHL?!

Omaha
01.16.13
I'm so sorry, man, maybe life will go on but probably not

porch
01.16.13
sounds like somethin somebody with a large portion of alt/indie in their piechart would say seaanemone

Ovrot
01.16.13
but shitty music is almost an entirely subjective matter

Omaha
01.16.13
Sea likes to bitch - there's nothing new there, folks, now let's move along

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
"since people started listening to the albums he liked

fixed"

thanks man

Omaha
01.16.13
Someone please remind me why it matters what other users listen to? If you're bothered that we don't have enough of your shit, then you can gladly go somewhere else

chambered99
01.16.13
we have learned a lot today folks

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
sounds like something with a large portion of alt/indie in their pie chart would say

chambered99
01.16.13
i can feel an andcas killing himself

taylormemer
01.16.13
I'll admit that there's some fucking dumb albums in here. Like cattle decap, and btbam (to be expected though) what the hell. but sea holy fuck dude get your head out of your ass. Did you forget to take your sanity pills or something!? Oh wait I forgot, you lost your cred years ago and still butthurt you whining sack of chicken shit.

chambered99
01.16.13
still butthurt


you whining sack of chicken shit






hmmmmm

Voivod
01.16.13
^^^^^What Jake said, couldn't have put it better in words.



chambered99
01.16.13
oh hush ur named after a band greg prob 4.5's

wabbit
01.16.13
you lost your cred years ago and still butthurt you whining sack of chicken shit.

taylormemer
01.16.13
Missed the 'you're' but still works.

Trebor.
01.16.13
What's the over/under on how many Sputnik sayings will come out of this thread?

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
what would we do if greg 4.5'd duster?

FromDaHood
01.16.13
Probably should've taken your sanity pills

Voivod
01.16.13
see if i care dude

chambered99
01.16.13
id shit rainbows if greg 4.5's duster

porch
01.16.13
"stellar songwriting"

-greg84, 2013

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
"id shit rainbows if greg 4.5's duster"

lol

FromDaHood
01.16.13
"listening to Pervertor feels like looking through the perspective of somebody entering the furnace only to be burned alive."- greg84, 2013

chambered99
01.16.13
lmao

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
I don't have time for this bitter nonsense thread you pitchfork rejects I gotta get back to work trying to find my lost cred and my forgotten sanity pills

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
"only if we make it a suicide pact chambered. you go first."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCn7Xk_6sb8

chambered99
01.16.13
cmon sea you lost your cred years ago and still butthurt you whining sack of chicken shit.

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
"I don't have time for this bitter nonsense thread you pitchfork rejects I gotta get back to work trying to find my lost cred and my forgotten sanity pills"

good idea

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
duster is...so far away from what greg would like.

chambered99
01.16.13
we can dream man

FromDaHood
01.16.13
They're like a 4.5

chambered99
01.16.13
hahaha

taylormemer
01.16.13
"I gotta get back to work trying to find my lost cred and my forgotten sanity pills"

It's amazing to think that anyone had the courage to employ your insolence.

chambered99
01.16.13
LOL

Trebor.
01.16.13
fucking lol

chambered99
01.16.13
HAHAHAHAHA

SeaAnemone
01.16.13
Greg84point5, it's amazing to think that Willie had the courage to employ your insolence.

Tyrael
01.16.13
'ash borer better be on the next two lists. '

agreed hard

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
"I dare you"

oh man!

wabbit
01.16.13
I miss when every sputnik thread was filled with this much elitism.

FromDaHood
01.16.13
If I was a little indie kid getting challenged by a metal head I'd be freaked out

Relinquished
01.16.13
btbam over meshuggah


that's it I'm done

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
both meh bands but whatevs...

Tyrael
01.16.13
C'mon Wolfe

Neurosis will end up in the top 10 and you'll be happy again :]

Relinquished
01.16.13
if that's true then I'll reconsider

but if not then it's your neck broken

Relinquished
01.16.13
:



)

paxman
01.16.13
pleased with the list and most of the write-ups. paperbackwriter's write-ups are pretty weak

Omaha
01.16.13
Hernan went out of his comfort zone for this one, which is admirable. It's always tough to write about genres with which you're not too familiar.

DarthMann
01.16.13
nup

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
"Hernan went out of his comfort zone for this one, which is admirable. It's always tough to write about genres with which you're not too familiar."

too fucking agreed. sometimes when you like something...you can't really expand so much why, just that you do...

SgtPepper
01.16.13
@paxman
Oh I agree myself, I'm horrible at explaining my thoughts in blurbs. That's why I never do soundoffs, I cant write about an album for just a paragraph. Also, Baroness is the only album I signed up to write for- the others I wrote for them because no one else wanted to. But I did what I could to help out.

Tyrael
01.16.13
Paperback I think you did great man

taylormemer
01.16.13
"Oh I agree myself, I'm horrible at explaining my thoughts in blurbs. That's why I never do soundoffs, I cant write about an album for just a paragraph."

See I think that's really weird because I am the opposite, generally. Practice I guess. Soundoffs are actually pretty fun to write.

SgtPepper
01.16.13
Thanks Ty, Chip, and Omaha.

I really didnt know most of these bands, aside from Baroness and Cattle. This was the first time I listened to Loma Prieta and Hop Along- and just gave them one good full listen and wrote whatever came to mind. I dont listen to hardcore or indie/alt rock all that much, so I didnt know what to say- and that's pretty obvious from reading the blurbs. But I wanted to expand my comfort zones so I volunteered to write for them. Hopefully they're not too bad.

robertsona
01.16.13
they're not bad writeups at all and i think it's cool that you stepped out of your comfort zone and wrote some nice soundoffs for albums you werent familiar with

so yeah

paxman
01.16.13
eh, just the write-up for 50

SgtPepper
01.16.13
"See I think that's really weird because I am the opposite, generally. Practice I guess. Soundoffs are actually pretty fun to write."

I'm strange with soundoffs/blurbs- mine are either too long or too short. I've only written 4 soundoffs and none of them do the albums justice. To really express myself I need to talk about stuff in more depth, that's why I always just write reviews whenever I have something to say about an album. I took this as practice, to see if I can be more brief with my writing. So we'll see how the others are received.

Tyrael
01.16.13
Hey taylormemer I guess I should apologise to you for voting for btbam

so yea

sorry

paxman
01.16.13
Sorry, just re-read my comment and it was harsher than I intended. You're a good writer, Paperback. It just looks like you rather rushed through the summary for 50, is all.

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.16.13
don't seriously

SgtPepper
01.17.13
Thanks robert. And Paxman, you are indeed right though with your comment. I think the Loma Prieta and Hop Along ones are my worst because its music I'm not very familiar with, and I'm just no good under limited writing. Even I'm willing to admit they're mediocre at best.

taylormemer
01.17.13
@Ty

It's your taste. Why would you applogise for it.

iSkane
01.17.13
Awesome. Thought Menzingers would be higher though. Oh well.

Tyrael
01.17.13
'I'll admit that there's some fucking dumb albums in here. Like cattle decap, and btbam (to be expected though) what the hell.'

:[

SgtPepper
01.17.13
@Paxman
It was a bit rushed, I'll admit that, also I was just at a loss for words. I liked Hop Along, I just didnt know what to say for the life of me. But I like that you said that though, because you said exactly what I think most were thinking when they read them.

taylormemer
01.17.13
Yeah, so, that's just my opinion. Did you vote for cattle decap?

paxman
01.17.13
Actually, the Loma Prieta one I thought was really good and concise.

paxman
01.17.13
"But I like that you said that though, because you said exactly what I think most were thinking when they read them. "

Well, I'm an asshole so you can always rely on me for that!

Tyrael
01.17.13
'Yeah, so, that's just my opinion. Did you vote for cattle decap?'

Dear god no

they are super generic

taylormemer
01.17.13
Then you are ok with me. :p

SgtPepper
01.17.13
"Actually, the Loma Prieta one I thought was really good and concise."
It was so short, I was certain I wasnt going to be received well. But thanks for the criticism, man. You're an honest guy when it comes to speaking your mind, and its good to have people like you because it keeps writers like me on their toes.

Tyrael
01.17.13
As long as Periphery doesn't appear on this list, am I right? ;]

taylormemer
01.17.13
Your guess is as good as mine on that one.

greg84
01.17.13
Actually I think brief, more concise blurbs work much better than the long ones in this type of coverage.

taylormemer
01.17.13
I tend to agree, for most things. Depends how well it is written I guess.

greg84
01.17.13
Of course, but still if the write-up is too long some writers have this tendency to rumble on things that are not really that important.

greg84
01.17.13
Just a thought. I'm not alluding to anything on here. All blurbs are well written.

AngelofDeath
01.17.13
Aw, c'mon. No one reads this shit, anyway.

taylormemer
01.17.13
True.

paxman
01.17.13
I've said this before but that TaylorMermer fellow is an outstanding wordsmith.

fish.
01.17.13
hey look

It's the exact same fucking thread we had last year

Spare
01.17.13
hop along writeup is dumbbbbbbbb i mean cmon "their lyrics are comprised almost entirely of topics that could hardly appeal to anyone above 30" did you even LISTN

rest of the list is i dunno didn't read

Yazz_Flute
01.17.13
Surprised to see Beardfish here.

greg84
01.17.13
"Aw, c'mon. No one reads this shit, anyway."

^Haha. So true.

greg84
01.17.13
I wasn't surprised that Beardfish made it at all. It had a very strong support. Granted. It doesn't have a lot of ratings, but many users really liked it and put it really high on their lists (including me).

Omaha
01.17.13
I find it hard to be concise with the albums I'm most passionate about

toxin.
01.17.13
I haven't commented yet
so
41326432

auberginedreams
01.17.13
loma prieta should be higher but at least it's on here.

Deviant.
01.17.13
"I was just curious because I didn't even know that dude was still on the site"

Idk if he is or not, I just stole the concluding paragraph for his review

Also, it's admirable to see a user like Eric who was trolled off the site by a fucktard like Sonic come back here and try and slam other people. Especially when a few years ago, he was humping whatever leg he possibly could to run this feature

taylormemer
01.17.13
How the tides turn.

wabbit
01.17.13
taylormemer you 5ed the blues brothers ost. Just stay quiet and watch the big boys fight.

SeaAnemone
01.17.13
lol yeah because that happened dev
and yeah pot kettle black etc. etc.

taylormemer
01.17.13
Yeah, what the hell. Blues Brothers is fucking brilliant, music and film.

Omaha
01.17.13
Haha, dat game. I remember renting it from Blockbuster.

taylormemer
01.17.13
There was a game?

FromDaHood
01.17.13
Best game

Deviant.
01.17.13
"and yeah pot kettle black etc. etc."

I'm not the one whining and complaining

wabbit
01.17.13
It's like saying bob marley's greatest hits is your favourite reggae album lol.

SeaAnemone
01.17.13
I wasn't whining as much as laughing at / criticizing but you know, semantics and stuff

taylormemer
01.17.13
omg not Nostalgia Critic HAHAHA

Deviant.
01.17.13
Well, I'll make sure that the next time the votes are tallied to check with you first to make sure that the entries aren't totally embarrassing to your sensibilities. Y'know, if this feature is now going to be measured up against your high standards

Omaha
01.17.13
"It's like saying bob marley's greatest hits is your favourite reggae album lol."

Oh, HEAVENS! What a terrible thing that would be!

It's good we have standards here at Sputnik, so that people couldn't get away with this kind of thinking.

SeaAnemone
01.17.13
thanks
agreed, list fucking sucks

wabbit
01.17.13
who made all these fucking retards contributors?

Aids
01.17.13
"doesnt anyone here listen to dave matthews band"

I read the whole thread and decided that this is the best post.

Deviant.'s burn on Sea was pretty good. Other top contenders are porch's:
"sounds like somethin somebody with a large portion of alt/indie in their piechart would say seaanemone"
and: ""stellar songwriting"

-greg84, 2013"

all in all, a pretty predictably hilarious thread, good job! 4.5/5, early contender for 2013's Thread of the Year? time will tell.

oltnabrick
01.17.13
Lil B 2013

SputnikSweetheart
01.17.13
Sputnik users listen to good music! But maybe I should wait to see 30 to 1 before talking :)

FromDaHood
01.17.13
"I don't even like reggae"- Snoop Lion

demigod!
01.17.13
damn i didnt even get to vote

Xenophanes
01.17.13
Wow this fucking thread. And sorry Eric but devs burn was pretty mad dece

Gyromania
01.17.13
"Also, it's admirable to see a user like Eric who was trolled off the site by a fucktard like Sonic come back here and try and slam other people. Especially when a few years ago, he was humping whatever leg he possibly could to run this feature"

lmfao

talk about a shot to the ego

demon of surveillance
01.17.13
46, 45, 41, 38, and 33 (my #1) all in my list. I'm really surprised those metal albums made it on here, I thought metal was dead among the general sputnik population.

ILJ
01.17.13
"I thought metal was dead among the general sputnik population."

You're joking right

SabertoothMonocle
01.17.13
As long as iUNO! is #1, I won't complain

NightProwler
01.17.13
This is pretty good. I'd have Handwritten higher, but then again I am quite a fanboy

xxjcon7xx
01.17.13
Baroness and Soundgarden, hell yeah.

Omaha
01.17.13
"As long as iUNO! is #1, I won't complain"

You know Sputnik very well, friend

Tyrael
01.17.13
'It's like saying bob marley's greatest hits is your favourite reggae album lol. '

Legend is pretty damn amazing so I don't really see the point here

Oh and I'm pretty sure you know fuck all about reggae but hey good try man

Aids
01.17.13
missed the point completely

Xenophanes
01.17.13
Usually the staff list gets trashed each year while the users' list gets the love. Looks swapped this year which is nice because....er....

Metalstyles
01.17.13
Really? Maybe I remember incorrectly, but usually both lists get enough hate. I agree that the staff one usually gets more of it, but the users' list gets its share of hate as well every year.

paxman
01.17.13
Omg user "xenophanes," are you staff?!

Lucid
01.17.13
not gonna bother with the drama in the thread, just here to say this is looking like it will end up as one of the worst user lists in years.

Myrkur
01.17.13
better than staff list

kingsoby1
01.17.13
staff list is very solid this year

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.17.13
whoa, xeno's supposed to be staff >:[

Calc
01.17.13
as long as Tree of Tongues is somewhere on the following lists im happy

ILJ
01.17.13
If you didn't vote for this, you have no right to be complaining.

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.17.13
because 1 vote would count right ;)

ILJ
01.17.13
Not saying it would have a major impact (which it could, number 1 pick gets 10 points) but it's just dumb. I mean really, for if all the users that thought "my picks won't make it anyway so I won't vote" actually voted it could have a big difference.

Plus I don't know why people complain anyway it's just a list.

xxjcon7xx
01.18.13
Do the majority of people on this site actually like music or do they just come here just for learning how to write reviews and argue over lists? So many whiners

xxjcon7xx
01.18.13
Do the majority of people on this site actually like music or do they just come here just for learning how to write reviews and argue over lists? So many whiners

wabbit
01.18.13
"Alice in Chains Jar of Flies
Alice in Chains Dirt
Deftones White Pony
Faith No More Angel Dust
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Nirvana In Utero
Nirvana Nevermind
Pearl Jam Ten
Pearl Jam Vs.
Pearl Jam Vitalogy
Pearl Jam Ten (2009 Remix & Remaster)
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
Queens of the Stone Age Rated R
Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead OK Computer
Radiohead In Rainbows
Rush Moving Pictures
Rush Hemispheres
Soundgarden Superunknown
Tool Lateralus
Tool Aenima"

Do you even like music?

ILJ
01.18.13
Wasn't the next part supposed to come out today? I guess that's happening tomorrow

Deviant.
01.18.13
"copies 5's


Do you even like music?"

For some reason it doesn't work when you do it

Kris.
01.18.13
nothing wonarabbit does works out lololol

greg84
01.18.13
coping 5's is such a lame move, really

Trebor.
01.18.13
If I had 5s like you I'd be coping too

GnarlyShillelagh
01.18.13
zing!

Aids
01.18.13
I just want to say for anyone complaining about how much mediocre and shit metal there is on this list: for every one sputnik regular that votes for this thing, one nobody user with a name like BTBAM4LYFE or Deftones69 submitted top 10s with allllll those albums. anyone surprised by the outcome is not thinking about it hard enough.

greg84
01.18.13
@Aids:
While you can't really dismiss cases like that, I can assure you that this list is a very accurate encapsulation of what was hyped on the site last year. You know it's a popularity contest most of all for better or for worse.

Aids
01.18.13
"I can assure you that this list is a very accurate encapsulation of what was hyped on the site last year. "

oh can you mighty greg84? I know dude, I was just pointing out how stupid it is to be surprised by the average metal on this list.

oltnabrick
01.18.13
Disgracting

greg84
01.18.13
Ah. It seems I misread your comment Aids. I thought for some reason that you alluded to alts forcing their favorite albums into the list. Every metal album on the list is at leat 3.8 according to Sputnik userbase so of course there are no real surprises. I wouldn't blame only anonymous users for that.

Aids
01.18.13
80% of the users that voted for most of those albums are anonymous or retarded or both

Aids
01.18.13
my data has been thoroughly researched and is conclusive

Tyrael
01.18.13
Now you're just being a meaniepants

Nagrarok
01.18.13
Beardfish at 32, even a little higher up than I'd hoped for.

greg84
01.18.13
Yeah. It's a pleasant surprise that they're so high. I love this album.

JamieTwort
01.18.13
Agreed, I was pleasantly surprised to see it that high.

JamieTwort
01.18.13
too*

Brostep
01.18.13
Fantastic comment thread is fantastic, didn't expect anything less.

Keyblade
01.18.13
damn that was a fun read. haven't seen sput throw down like this for a while

TheFonz123
01.19.13
i mean no offence when is say this, but this part of the list is a fucking disaster. Just being honest this is completely terrible.

xxjcon7xx
01.19.13
Exactly my point, thanks

LifeAsAChipmunk
01.19.13
yeah the 30-11 > this

Sanders
01.23.13
wow this thread

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