Sputnikmusic Year-End Contest
2013-12-02 by Jom STAFF | 107 Comments

Hi, friends!

In the spirit of gift-giving and having fun, I'm offering another year-end contest (for those interested). It's nothing shocking: it's pretty much the same idea (and same prizes, sort of) as last year, but I have a little more money to spend on some things!

I'll offer 3 levels of prizes this year.

TOP PRIZE:

1. 1 CD copy of the staff consensus #1 album of 2013
2. 1 vinyl (!!!) pressing for my #1 album of 2013
3. 1 CD copy of my runner-up EP of 2013
4. 1 DVD copy of the Dave Grohl-directed Sound City
5. 1 MYSTERY PRIZE (Gold Mystery Prize, valued at ~$100 USD)

RUNNER-UP PRIZE:

1. 1 CD copy of the staff consensus #1 album of 2013
2. 1 CD copy of my #1 album of 2013
3. 1 DVD copy of the Dave Grohl-directed Sound City
4. 1 MYSTERY PRIZE (Silver Mystery Prize, valued at ~$80 USD)

RUNNER-UP OF THE RUNNER-UP PRIZE:

1. 1 DVD copy of the Dave Grohl-directed Sound City
2. 1 MYSTERY PRIZE (Bronze Mystery Prize, valued at ~$20 USD)
3. A handwritten note from me (valued at ~$priceless)

As evidenced by my The Red Paintings contest, I have no problem shipping to anywhere in the world. However, if you are in BFE and it's going to cost me my other testicle (I've already lost one in a bad skiing accident, you guys!) or some other appendage to get it to you, it's going to take a bit for your prize to get to you (honestly, it's gonna depend on how seriously your customs agent takes his/her job during the holidays).

Anyway, here's what you need to do if you're interested:

E-mail me (jom.sputnikmusic at gmail.com) your predictions for what you think the staff consensus Top 5 is going to be (order matters). As a tiebreaker, please send me #6 and #10 as well.

All you need to do is send me an ordinal list along with your site username.

Example:

Username: yeezuschrist

1. will.i.am - Willpower
2. Miley Cyrus - Bangerz
3. The Bunny The Bear - Stories
4. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
5. Katy Perry - Prism

6. Placebo - Loud Like Love
10. Asking Alexandria - From Death to Destiny

Reminders:

- Accuracy in albums will matter -- if the top two finalists have all 5 albums and the 2 tiebreaker spots, then the winner will be decided based on whoever is closest to the actual staff list.

- PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR USERNAME IN YOUR E-MAIL or I might have to DQ your entry. This way, I can cross-reference your username with the e-mail system we have on file here. If, for whatever reason, your e-mail is different than the one you registered with, please let me know so I can try to figure out if you're Snoop telling the truth or Snoop Lion.

- If, for whatever reason, you have stumbled across this contest and don't have an account here... well... you can't exactly win if you don't register.

- Honor system, dudes and ladies! I promise that I won't sign you up for a bunch of porn or send Anthrax to your house (unless they released a new record this year and it's in our Top 10 list). PLAY ON WORDS ARE AWESOME OKAY

Winners will be contacted via a reply to their respective e-mails, obviously. Top prize winner(s) will receive his/her prizes by the end of this month or January 2014. Friendly reminder: please don't be a cunt and send me multiple submissions; it won't be funny and it will make me pretty angry.

I'll be happy to answer any questions in the comments below, but keep all submissions directed to my e-mail, please. Also, for the sake of the contest (and whatever integrity there may be here, ha!), please refrain from posting guesses in the comments.

Please send me your entries by Friday, December 6th, 23:59 EST. If you send it on the 7th by a couple hours, that's okay, I GUESS. All submissions are final, so choose wisely.

Good luck and have fun!

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Comments:Add a Comment 
Mookid
December 1st 2013

1329 Comments


holy sweet pubic haiiiirrs i am doing this

TheSmashBro
December 1st 2013

257 Comments


Wow! I could win YOU GUYS' album of the year? So there, man.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


I realize that these prizes are sort of random (e.g. there are no physical presses available of my favorite EP this year right now so you get the runner-up EP instead) but hey!

Green Baron
December 1st 2013

19092 Comments


jom you picked the year's worst albums in the example didn't ya

Digging: Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


Well, that's not really fair, because I don't know! Maybe people really liked Bangerz after they saw that Steve Kardynal video!

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2013

49955 Comments


I can't wait to win Bangerz on vinyl

Digging: Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) - You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

ILJ
December 1st 2013

6651 Comments


you just listed the staff favorites tho

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2013

49955 Comments


Thank god it's for staff favorites and not user favorites cuz I don't need a fucking A Lot Like Birds CD

conesmoke
December 1st 2013

5194 Comments


fo shiz my niz

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


>> I can't wait to win Bangerz on vinyl

I can't wait to send you Bangerz on vinyl.

ncguitar
December 1st 2013

2402 Comments


No one man should have all that #willpower

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2013

49955 Comments


Is Bangerz even on vinyl

Slut
December 1st 2013

2402 Comments


3. A handwritten note from me (valued at ~$priceless)


looks like i know what i'm shooting for

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

oltnabrick
December 1st 2013

30521 Comments


Yeah Bangerz is on vinyl


I bought it

Digging: M-O-R-S-E - Empty (Extended)

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


>> Is Bangerz even on vinyl

If not, hopefully you will enjoy something from Brazzers.

ncguitar
December 1st 2013

2402 Comments


The MYSTERY PRIZE! is probably a limited-edition vinyl of Bangerz!!!!!

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2013

5250 Comments


You're awesome for doing these contents, Jom! Just be sure to announce who the winners are once the contest ends. I'd hate to be in anticipation for all of December, not knowing whether I one or not!

Digging: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity

oltnabrick
December 1st 2013

30521 Comments


http://i.imgur.com/SwZFJhm.gif

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2013

49955 Comments


Bangerz is for sale on vinyl with the topless alternate album cover on her website for only 35 dollars wow what a steal


PistolPete
December 1st 2013

3579 Comments


Got this shit figured out, I await my prize!

Digging: Jolly - The Audio Guide to Happiness (Part 2)

Spec
December 1st 2013

27102 Comments


I'll try. I'll lose but I'll try!

Digging: Rinoa - An Age Among Them

Gwyn.
December 1st 2013

14988 Comments


Miley Cyrus is fucking ugly NO THANKS

Digging: diSEMBOWELMENT - Transcendence into the Peripheral

Green Baron
December 1st 2013

19092 Comments


I think the winner should a free spot on contrib ;)

Green Baron
December 1st 2013

19092 Comments


or miley offering to blow you?

Gwyn.
December 1st 2013

14988 Comments


aren't you like 13

Green Baron
December 1st 2013

19092 Comments


what's your point

Futures
December 1st 2013

9349 Comments


Yeah fuck off greenlinkinmuse.

Digging: Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

climactic
December 1st 2013

18606 Comments


i think i won

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

3409 Comments


are contribs allowed to guess?

SnakeDelilah
December 1st 2013

6361 Comments


^ no

Digging: The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms

ncguitar
December 1st 2013

2402 Comments


Yeah this is a plebeian contest m/

Slut
December 1st 2013

2402 Comments


plebeian*

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


>> are contribs allowed to guess?

Sure -- the more, the merrier. I just ask that they follow the same rules as everybody else (i.e., don't cheat).

Brostep
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

3409 Comments


damn, i was looking forward to giving rudy sexual favors too

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


>> damn, i was looking forward to giving rudy sexual favors too

Enjoy getting the klap from klapper!

Green Baron
December 1st 2013

19092 Comments


and then ask Aids to join in!

Futures
December 1st 2013

9349 Comments


Your sexual jokes are some of the worst things ever. Leave.

Green Baron
December 1st 2013

19092 Comments


alrightttt

bloc
December 1st 2013

34735 Comments


A handwritten note from me

Haha, made me laugh. Best prize tbh.

Digging: Messiah - Choir of Horrors

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


Shout-out to the user who submitted a 2012 album on his 2013 list. I wish you all the best in achieving your biggest goals in life, whatever they may be. You do realize that you could have taken a few days to, I dunno, think about what's on there, yeah?

Parallels
December 1st 2013

6641 Comments


hope the winner enjoys his new justin timberlake album

SlMBOLlC
December 1st 2013

4937 Comments


I need that handwritten note!

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2013

9033 Comments


Damn Sputnik rolling in dough with these top-notch prizes

climactic
December 1st 2013

18606 Comments


hope the winner enjoys his new justin timberlake album [2]

tempest--
December 1st 2013

13035 Comments


omg Jom I love you

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 1st 2013

2657 Comments


Lloyd can attest that I do indeed send out prizes to people in faraway lands. He scored a copy of The Revolution is Never Coming in our The Red Paintings contest.

FourthReich
December 1st 2013

17300 Comments


puttin the handwritten note on ebay when i win it

deathofasalesman
December 2nd 2013

5816 Comments


I got it down to a tin. Gettin' ready for that CD/Vinyl that I guess I wouldn't mind having.

RogueNine
December 2nd 2013

1211 Comments


I think I know #1 but the rest, dang.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

23800 Comments


"Thank god it's for staff favorites and not user favorites cuz I don't need a fucking A Lot Like Birds CD"

hahahaha

Trebor's best comment in ages

Sanders
December 2nd 2013

2345 Comments


" please let me know so I can try to figure out if you're Snoop telling the truth or Snoop Lion"

ilu

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

7163 Comments


"please let me know so I can try to figure out if you're Snoop telling the truth or Snoop Lion"

hahahahahaha took me about 5 minutes but I got there in the end

Tyrael
December 2nd 2013

20797 Comments


Oh Jom

awesome article

greg84
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

7346 Comments


Cool. Great stuff! It won't be an easy contest, though.

Digging: Kimbra - The Golden Echo

Realm
December 2nd 2013

2074 Comments


only here for festive jom bombs

Azn.
December 2nd 2013

5604 Comments


pretty sure I will lose hard

Digging: Trophy Scars - Never Born, Never Dead

iglu
December 2nd 2013

114 Comments


looks fun, will try

Parallels
December 2nd 2013

6641 Comments


"festive jom bombs"

im so glad this is a thing

ibringyoufire
December 2nd 2013

351 Comments


Here we go

Digging: Alex G - DSU

Shuyin
December 2nd 2013

11422 Comments


nhaw

Digging: Integral - Sercosa

Dancedrewdance
December 2nd 2013

393 Comments


As much as Id love to enter the contest I dont like a lot of staff favorites so if I won id just be taking a prize from someone who actually might love it..

Digging: Gracie Mae - Harbour And Ship

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

2657 Comments


Just submit an entry and abstain from accepting the prize. It's not metaphysics.

WeepingBanana
December 2nd 2013

10078 Comments


wow i won this last year and the prizes weren't nearly as cool

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

49955 Comments


post a comment in this webzone and I'll send you a pizza roll

MuhNamesTyler
December 2nd 2013

3778 Comments


I wanna pizza roll

Dancedrewdance
December 2nd 2013

393 Comments


4TH place pizza roll please

SeaAnemone
December 2nd 2013

19920 Comments


all I want for Christmas is img tags back : ' (

Digging: Natural Snow Buildings - The Night Country

MadMikeLove
December 2nd 2013

651 Comments


but all i listen to is Botch! (((((((

Poet
December 2nd 2013

5921 Comments


Getting a letter from Jom is probably the best thing anyone can ask for.

SnailTRAIL
December 2nd 2013

903 Comments


Hey Jom whats your address so i can send you your choice for album of the year on vinyl

Emim
December 2nd 2013

26570 Comments


What Poet said

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

7163 Comments


"Cool. Great stuff! It won't be an easy contest, though."

Word. I can see what and where each and every staff member is voting but fuck me I have no idea who's gonna come out on top.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

17204 Comments


I think the number 1 is going to fuck up every single entry haha

Green Baron
December 2nd 2013

19092 Comments


Yeezus christ or the 20/20 experience

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

2657 Comments


>> Hey Jom whats your address so i can send you your choice for album of the year on vinyl

Sputnikmusic c/o Jom
129 West 81st Street
Apartment 5A
New York, New York 10024


Green Baron
December 2nd 2013

19092 Comments


fucking lol

Azn.
December 2nd 2013

5604 Comments


is it possible to edit a submission

Green Baron
December 2nd 2013

19092 Comments


what i said

Athom
Staff Reviewer
December 2nd 2013

17204 Comments


did y'all not see that "all submissions are final" bit? plain ass text n shit.

Winsomniac
December 2nd 2013

7963 Comments


"10. Asking Alexandria - From Death to Destiny"


You added an extra 0. Probably should fix that.

Azn.
December 2nd 2013

5604 Comments


oops I missed that bit

joshieboy12345
December 3rd 2013

5370 Comments


I can't wait to win Falling In Reverse on vinyl for best album in all of eternity.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
December 3rd 2013

9033 Comments


fuck I sent in the whole top 10 don't DQ me plz

sniper
December 3rd 2013

19042 Comments


i want the handwritten jom note, so i guess I should try to be a little bit wrong.

Digging: Towers - Bel Air Highrise Plantation

SeaAnemone
December 3rd 2013

19920 Comments


just sent my entry
if I'm near-right, turns out this years top 10 is actually going to be really superb and interesting
it's easy to forget that the staff collectively has awesome taste, when its most visible members do not, to say the least

someguest
December 3rd 2013

20393 Comments


oh Sea, you're a funny guy

Digging: Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
December 3rd 2013

9033 Comments


hahahaha

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 3rd 2013

7163 Comments


Hahahaha @ Sea

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
December 3rd 2013

6079 Comments


Conrad Tao - Voyages better be #1

Digging: Your Old Droog - Your Old Droog

climactic
December 3rd 2013

18606 Comments


i played my picks really safe, apparently that wasn't the best choice

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2013

7163 Comments


Bump (for anyone who might not have seen this yet).

Green Baron
December 5th 2013

19092 Comments


Irving have you posted a top albums list yet?

need. that. data.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
December 5th 2013

7163 Comments


No I haven't, and probably won't - at least not in list form. Was planning on doing a blogpost at some point.

Besides, the data probably won't help that much if you don't know the points distribution =3

SnakeDelilah
December 9th 2013

6361 Comments


When are the winners being contacted?

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 10th 2013

2657 Comments


After our year-end feature is published!

StormChaser
January 12th 2014

320 Comments


hey I won

GnarlyShillelagh
Staff Reviewer
January 12th 2014

6079 Comments


congrats

you should tell us what the mystery prize is when you get it

Jom
Staff Reviewer
January 12th 2014

2657 Comments


The prizes are in my blog post, though, so it's no longer a mystery!

Green Baron
January 12th 2014

19092 Comments


jom what happens if the silver + bronze winners don't contact you?

Jom
Staff Reviewer
January 12th 2014

2657 Comments


Their prizes collect dust in my work office until they write me.

Green Baron
January 12th 2014

19092 Comments


i always thought there might be a deadline, and then they would be passed over to the 4th or 5th place winner

Jom
Staff Reviewer
January 12th 2014

2657 Comments


Why would you think that?

Green Baron
January 12th 2014

19092 Comments


so all those gifts don't go to waste

Parallels
January 13th 2014

6641 Comments


so wait, we have to tell you if we won? that dosent make much sense

StormChaser
January 13th 2014

320 Comments


I didn't win the gold haha :D. But thanks, still waiting to see if i'm bronze or silver

Jom
Staff Reviewer
January 13th 2014

2657 Comments


>> so wait, we have to tell you if we won? that dosent make much sense

Don't be silly, Reverse Perpendiculars! I e-mailed the winners at the same exact e-mail they submitted their entries with -- they were only namedropped above just in case they forgot to check their e-mail. In fact, one winner apparently got himself locked out of his e-mail, but everything worked out in the end.

>> so all those gifts don't go to waste

Unless decapitation, dismemberment, or some other deadly thing happened, I will always defer to the actual winners.

Poet
January 13th 2014

5921 Comments


Can you get just give one to me because I love you so much Jom? Preferably I would want a hand-written
note from you.



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