well if u average out this staff list with the user list, it will probably be the most un-biased and collected list of 2007 there can be.
On a site as large as this it in inevitable that there'll be albums in the top-50 that you hate. Saying that, all the albums that fall in that category for me fall in the "shit I hate that bad but damn it's a well made album" category also. Cheers staffers!
wow i have barely heard of most of these artists. but i think Nine Inch Nails's Year Zero was a great new album. not the best, but i think it deserved someplace on that chart.
ya agreed, some people say year zero has copied what other people have done, but its not exactly the same to any fear factory album. The same topic for an album can be used, doesnt mean its recycling old ideas. Sorry:p just wanted to say that
... Minus the Bear sucks tho?
visit my page for a blog about the year innit
... Minus the Bear sucks tho?
I think it's very difficult to rate Thrice these days because of the near inability to separate their depth, ambition, and activism from the sound in the music.
If I was put in a cave with the newest Thrice album never to be exposed to what I now know about them I think that I would actually rate The Alchemy Index much differently.
Seriously? That is so nice. If there was just that list of albums with no numbers in no ranked order I would be so very proud to be put in the same field. But to say that "Jokes" was the number 2 album of 2007, well that just means...
We never really had time to focus on writing and recording. School and being halfway across the country from each other has been a massive pain. Come April we are heading to Europe for a month with our friends the Catalyst, and after we get back? No more school.
If this year was a 2, just wait until we take our time and really write together and the shit gets so heady that come 2008 "Jokes Pt.2" is ranked like #590
Thanks for being so supportive. Maybe we can give Sputnik some of our next album's material a little bit early, like a couple months before it comes out?
Buster, I'm about 112% sure that at least four of our staff writers would draw blood claiming dibs on your new material.
You guys, you guys. I got it.
[quote=brandtweathers]I think it's very difficult to rate Thrice these days because of the near inability to separate their depth, ambition, and activism from the sound in the music.
If I was put in a cave with the newest Thrice album never to be exposed to what I now know about them I think that I would actually rate The Alchemy Index much differently[/quote]
That was most worthlessly circuitous post I've ever read.
I love how genuinely diverse this list is
There are a bunch of rap albums that I wish I would have heard earlier and could have repped now that I think back on it, but I'm still getting stuff off this list.
Counting up all the points, leading the discussion, and voraciously fighting with other staff members over album placement was a royal pain in the *** and wayyyyyyyy more work than anticipated compared to last year's list, but this was still absolutely worth it and I can't wait to see the results and comments.
Thats because there were so many great releases this year too (at least in the metal genre).
Digging: Merzbow - Dust of Dreams
i know that i'm probably gonna get laughed at for saying this, but i also think that the list is missing Vol. II by Hurt. that album is pretty amazing in my opinion.
This list is awesome, stop complaining.
needs moar porcupine tree, björk and amiina.
but nice list though, and impressed to see burial topping it.
No PT, DT, and have thrice , hopesfall and Say Anything ranked higher than Between the Buried and Me. Sorry I can't take this list seriously.
Say Anything deserves that spot without question.