@ Slave to Parasite: I read 6 then 5. It does start to get boring when you get to 5.
I find it weird how people are saying "this album needs to be higher/lower" when this list was (sometimes painfully) decided on by the staff writers after a massive amount of discussion and (I'm assuming) all of us agree that it represents our taste as a whole pretty well. It's not like it's supposed to serve any other purpose than that.
No Porcupine Tree, but other than that it's a pretty solid list
NO PORCUPINE TREE, BTBAM IS TOO LOW, ARE YOU GUYS MAD?????
This is a great list I think.
Yea list is quite sexy. Though it makes me angry that I still have to get a lot of these.
Apparently, the staff liked #5 so much that they decided to re-iterate it again in #6. Cool.
Yeah, cool list. I'm gonna check out 6, 16, and 20.
^I know, I was like wtf?
I'm seriously impressed with this list guys. It's got a great balance of my favorite albums from the year, albums that I'm not particuarly interested in but which show off the sites diversity and a few that I havn't heard which I'm really intrigued by. I'm going to check these out and look at some of the individual lists now. Great work.
Very very nice list. Glad to see Raine Maida and Do Make Say Think in there. As always Robert Crumb's blurbs are the most enjoyable to read.This Message Edited On 12.24.07
Really a fantastic list, a lot of stuff I love and even more I need to hear for myself. Those that are pissed over the lack of Porcupine Tree and Dark Tranquillity need to learn to try something new.
*Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrieugh, I knew I was spelling it wrong, I should have checked.
In the Joanna Newsom blurb.
This list didn't come out bad at all.
There is no excuse for Two Hunters not being on this list. Wolves in the Throne Room have crafted my favorite album if 2007.
um John Butler Trio ?
yeah, list needs more WitTR, but still, list is solid as fuck
Besides the fact that BTBAM should have been at least around 25, and that it lacks 1 album I think should definetly be here, this list = greatness.
100% agree on Kidcrash, this list came at a perfect time coughcoughfreeleechcoughcough
Why isn't Tyler Munro listed in the individual staff lists section
The individual staffers who submitted their lists post-this-list are going to be added when mx signs back online. I know it's you being facetious but still, some people need things spelled out for them.
Also, I want everyone to notice that my terrible taste in music (see: my list) had very little impact on the overall staff list, so if any of you are going to bitch -- it's not my fault! All you Dark Tranquillity whiners can love me for having that album in my top three! It's just that nobody else had it up there.
Lastly, BTBAM did not need to be any higher or lower than where it is. Not many staffers voted for it, and we're not like AbsolutePunk where we have "reviewer tilt" or whatever the hell that feature is called. If we had "Sputnikmusic Homogeneous Whiner Tilt," then it would be a tight race for Porcupine Tree, Dark Tranquillity, etc. for the #1 spot because the SHWT tilt would be infinity.
Also, Wolves in the Throne Room was only voted on by two staffers, but at very, very low points in their top fifteen. As such, it had no impact in the collaborative top fifty.
"No Dark Tranquillity..... I have lost all faith in the good taste of the staff here."