Top 50 Albums of 2017: Voting Open

2017-12-11 by Jom STAFF | 67 Comments
Greetings, friends: it's that time once again for you to have your say!

Voting is now open for the Top 50 LPs of 2017 feature.

As in years past, we will also be including EPs in a separate category. We heard your feedback from last year, so for the EPs section, you may also include Compilations and Live Albums.

There is a new twist this year with voting (courtesy of resident Statnik macman), so for details, check out the ballot submission thread here:

[Ballots are closed! Thanks for participating. If you forgot to submit a ballot, shoutbox Jom.]

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bloc
December 11th 2017
50881 Comments


Fuck this is always a challenge for me. Especially since I don't come around to my yearly favourites after months and it's too late to make a decision

But oh shit, I like this new points system

Digging: Bury Tomorrow - Black Flame

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
3085 Comments


>> But oh shit, I like this new points system

All credit goes to statnikmac for wanting to try something new!

doomes
December 11th 2017
279 Comments


before voting you guys should listen to the new pole younger album which hasn't come out yet but it will soon and looks like aoty is finally here

Wildcardbitchesss
December 11th 2017
954 Comments


Links are broken or I'm retarded

TwigTW
December 11th 2017
3294 Comments


Links are broken[2]

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SandwichBubble
December 11th 2017
6911 Comments


Macman bringing this site to the 21st century of AOTY voting

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SteakByrnes
December 11th 2017
12306 Comments


Will post my top ten in the forum in about an hour

Digging: Night Verses - From the Gallery of Sleep

doomes
December 11th 2017
279 Comments


but i haven't uploaded my album yet and it's 30 minutes long, you need to rearrange your schedule

dbizzles
December 11th 2017
11790 Comments


Fuck yeah. I will go through my ratings and put this together. Great year for music.

Digging: Burial Invocation - Rituals of the Grotesque

doomes
December 11th 2017
279 Comments


too bad you stopped making artwork for my records

doomes
December 11th 2017
279 Comments


we should work on summink next year

doomes
December 11th 2017
279 Comments


https://poleyounger.bandcamp.com/album/-

aoty is now

Toondude10
December 11th 2017
12867 Comments


shit, I'm not prepared yet, now I have to bullshit through my ratings.

Digging: Monuments - The Amanuensis

Ignimbrite
December 11th 2017
6441 Comments


brb putting 91 points on Lil Pump

Digging: Deafheaven - Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

macman76
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
2098 Comments


Motivation for the new scoring system:

Whenever I read articles or listen to pods/interviews with people struggling to rank things, it’s often because they usually don’t like the big drop-offs or tiers that they see in the quality of whatever they’re ranking. It’s still not super accurate, but it makes sense to appropriate points rather than rankings to relieve this issue.

macman76
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
2098 Comments


Also, inspired by this https://electology.org/score-voting

It might end in disaster, but I wouldn’t mind it for government elections

Toondude10
December 11th 2017
12867 Comments


are you compiling all the points together yourself?

macman76
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
2098 Comments


Yeah, but Jom wrote up the instructions and is gonna help clean up the entries. It’s always a group effort

SteakByrnes
December 11th 2017
12306 Comments


I wish you guys the best of luck compiling all of the information together

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
3085 Comments


mac has the technical knowledge and experience; I just have the patience to fix all the screwed-up entries. Rather than waiting on people to fix them, I'll just get them all at the end so mac is working with as clean of data as he can.

Papa Universe
December 11th 2017
16029 Comments


are you in contect with mx at all?

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starboystargirl
December 11th 2017
275 Comments


Link is broke.

fix this god damn site god damn it

ZombieToyDuck
December 11th 2017
4893 Comments


he says you gotta copy and paste it not click it

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
3085 Comments


>> are you in contect with mx at all?

we try to contect with him on the ragular

just depends on how busyboi he is

dbizzles
December 11th 2017
11790 Comments


ALL WRIT UP, THX

brainmelter
December 11th 2017
5599 Comments


IT IS TIME

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loulou
December 11th 2017
103 Comments


Link is broken, Am I the only one?

BlackwaterPork
December 11th 2017
4169 Comments


Nope

zaruyache
December 11th 2017
19218 Comments


"[NOTE: please copy-paste the links, since clicking on one leads to yet another reminder that something is broken here.]"


nobody ever listens to me when I say it but I'll say it for the millionth time:
stop using https links since sput hates those. Use a regular www link and it'll work fine.

Digging: Pale - EP

dbizzles
December 11th 2017
11790 Comments


inb4 Sach submits:

1_Chief Keef_Thot Breaker 100

SandwichBubble
December 11th 2017
6911 Comments


Use a regular www link and it'll work fine [2]
or you can make it an http link. sputnik hates security

zaruyache
December 11th 2017
19218 Comments


sput's an https site automatically now so w/e link you click will just redirect to https anyway

neekafat
December 11th 2017
10898 Comments


When does this close? Trying to get my cram-list done :/

SandwichBubble
December 11th 2017
6911 Comments


"Submissions will be accepted until the 18th at the earliest and 20th at the latest."

neekafat
December 11th 2017
10898 Comments


Oh I see I'm dumb (:

SandwichBubble
December 11th 2017
6911 Comments


No problem

BlackMalachite
December 11th 2017
3564 Comments


Alright guys voted for Falling in Reverse, we're all good.

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
6667 Comments


disqualified due to improper formatting, best of luck for next year tho ^

theBoneyKing
December 11th 2017
14936 Comments


Question: If you choose to give all your albums 10 points, is your ranking irrelevant, or are both the rankings and the point values themselves being taken into account?

Digging: Deafheaven - Sunbather

Jasdevi087
December 11th 2017
5081 Comments


disgusting fucking list as always snide, well done

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
3085 Comments


>> Question: If you choose to give all your albums 10 points, is your ranking irrelevant, or are both the rankings and the point values themselves being taken into account?

Door #2.

BlackMalachite
December 11th 2017
3564 Comments


"disqualified due to improper formatting, best of luck for next year tho ^"
=[

Divaman
December 11th 2017
2484 Comments


While I appreciate the innovation, I don't like the new points system. I'd rather just rank.

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macman76
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2017
2098 Comments


@divaman living up to your name lol.

Jom didn’t mention it in his instructions, but if someone forgets to give scores, I’ll assign default values to the ranks I.e your highest rank will have more points than your lowest ranked album

theBoneyKing
December 11th 2017
14936 Comments


I'm on the same page as Divaman. While in theory the points system could help lesser-known albums I can't help but feel the opposite will happen and more popular albums will just snuff others out even more.

Divaman
December 11th 2017
2484 Comments


I'm going to do it the way everyone else is this year, but thanks for the option macman. I'm just saying that for the future, I prefer the straight ranking system. (In my case, it won't make that much of a difference anyway, as I'm pretty sure only two of the albums I'm including in my Top Ten will have much chance to be included in the site's Top 50).

Dewinged
December 12th 2017
10556 Comments


Done and done!

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Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2017
3085 Comments


>> Jom didn’t mention it in his instructions

... people who don't follow them aren't getting special treatment.

Why's everybody under the gun to get this done ASAP? You have all week! Go listen to more records.


macman76
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2017
2098 Comments


I’m at the mercy of what clears the jom filter 😬

Sevengill
December 12th 2017
8489 Comments


eh, few if any of the albums in my top 50 are going to be on here.

dbizzles
December 12th 2017
11790 Comments


'disqualified due to improper formatting, best of luck for next year tho'

Yes, you have to submit a band and album not a steaming pile of unicorn diarrhea.

doomes
December 12th 2017
279 Comments


"Go listen to more records"

thanks for promoting pole younger, could use a link in the end tho

it's https://poleyounger.bandcamp.com

SowingSeason
Moderator
December 12th 2017
27017 Comments


Fixed the links so you can click on them directly now.

I am just reading up on the new points system and I like it.

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d3vianc3
December 12th 2017
37 Comments


wow ppl voting before new aa album drop smh

dbizzles
December 12th 2017
11790 Comments


If AA stands for Asking Alexandria, make sure you have your vote in, specifically, on December 32nd.

gryndstone
December 12th 2017
1095 Comments


People voting before the new XCX mixtape wyd

not a huge fan of the points system, but i'm not complaining either

Kompys2000
December 12th 2017
1460 Comments


Why can't I post my votes?

Dewinged
December 12th 2017
10556 Comments


"a steaming pile of unicorn diarrhea" I am dying on this haha

Drubbi
December 12th 2017
266 Comments


Are we still doing that user-contribution blurb thing from last year? Was cool to take part in.

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Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2017
3085 Comments


>> Why can't I post my votes?

Kompys: you never confirmed your e-mail, so you were stuck in account limbo. You should be all set to post now. Thanks!

>> Are we still doing that user-contribution blurb thing from last year? Was cool to take part in.

Yes, that will still be a thing!

someguest
December 12th 2017
29818 Comments


Ten LPs? Can the userbase count that high? You're asking a lot, Jom.

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Kompys2000
December 13th 2017
1460 Comments


Ayy thanks Jom my dude

PistolPete
December 13th 2017
4739 Comments


Is it weird I look forward to this as it's the one time of year Jom really comes out of hiding and comments/posts?

New point system is awesome btw. Alright I'm done being a suck up

Digging: The Ever Living - HEREPHEMINE

theBoneyKing
December 13th 2017
14936 Comments


Am I, hypothetically, allowed to award more points to an album lower in the ranking than an album with fewer points?

neekafat
December 13th 2017
10898 Comments


I assume so yes Boney

DoofusWainwright
December 14th 2017
20000 Comments


someone has already tried tactical voting Boney, noticed that

Lucid
December 14th 2017
9842 Comments


i got tactical with it, that ain't my actual ranking



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