LAST CALL: Users' Top 50 of 2018

2018-12-17 by Jom STAFF | 55 Comments
Greetings,

Last call to submit your ballots for the Users' Top 50 Albums of 2018!

If you've already submitted a ballot, this is your opportunity to (a) review it so that you are happy with your submissions; (b) ensure that it is following the proper style guide; and (c) verify that your points are allocated properly.

Ballot submission thread:

[Closed! Thanks for all your submissions!]

Discussion/recommendations/hype thread:

http://www.sputnikmusic.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647660

Also, if you are interested in submitting a blurb for the feature, please fill out this short Google form (i.e., give us your username and 5 albums you'd prefer to write about):

http://goo.gl/forms/Gbtsnldqfvs3H6fJ2

As a friendly reminder, the site's contributing writers coordinate the blurb-writing, so they will reach out to you if your assistance is needed. In other words, please make sure your shoutbox is enabled.

Looking forward to seeing the final list this year. Cheers!

Tagged: Sputnikmusic

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Storm In A Teacup
December 17th 2018
27793 Comments


awesome

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2018
20531 Comments


Nice, just submitted a few for those blurbs.

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twlichty
December 17th 2018
4392 Comments


lets get that kacey up bois

XingKing
December 17th 2018
15100 Comments


Shit what time does this end?

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2018
3204 Comments


The earliest things will close is 11:59PM EST on the 17th, but the absolute latest will be some time on the 19th in order to turn around the feature in a timely manner.

XingKing
December 17th 2018
15100 Comments


Guess I’ve got 3.5 hours to figure out my list and points then lol

anarchistfish
December 17th 2018
28334 Comments


Just vote for astroworld

ianblxdsoe
December 17th 2018
1916 Comments


was really tempted to just list off Die Lit by Playboi Carti 10 times but i restrained myself

SymbolicInTime
December 17th 2018
6315 Comments


Nice got my votes in

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anarchistfish
December 17th 2018
28334 Comments


Your vote would be disqualified so all you've pussied out of is annoying jom for like 2 seconds

XingKing
December 17th 2018
15100 Comments


I just scrolled through the whole thread and not very many people voted, honestly.

PistolPete
December 17th 2018
5174 Comments


Quickly scrolled through the first three pages of the thread. Based on that it’s gonna be a hell of a photo finish between Daughters, Rolo Tomassi, and mewithoutyou

Ninjahague
December 17th 2018
1729 Comments


yeah that was an obnoxious voting guideline but thats the grind baybeee

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2018
3204 Comments


Front-loading the 'obnoxious' and asking for it to be submitted in a certain way allows us to turn-around the list so much faster. Without it, the list wouldn't get published until mid-January. This is as much a courtesy to the active users as it is to any outside readers.

XingKing
December 17th 2018
15100 Comments


I have no problem with the guidelines. It’s obvious why they’re there so why would anyone complain

Ninjahague
December 17th 2018
1729 Comments


Im aware its like that for a reason

IcelandRevel
December 17th 2018
943 Comments


Did it

twlichty
December 17th 2018
4392 Comments


All good, we just need moar sput Bois to vote

Beardog
December 17th 2018
3661 Comments


Curious to see how high Daughters will end up

RogueNine
December 17th 2018
4380 Comments


Fingers crossed for a blurb.

Demon of the Fall
December 17th 2018
16549 Comments


We can still vote up until the 19th right? It says 17th-19th. You just need to make sure it's accurate (i.e. no additional editing time) so it counts.

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Demon of the Fall
December 17th 2018
16549 Comments


From the ballot submission thread...

'Submissions will be accepted until the 17th at the earliest and 19th at the latest. This means that, if you are posting a rough draft, you have until the 17th to ensure it adheres to the correct format or else it will be deleted.'

So maybe people are still finalising their thoughts/plans? I am. Submissions can still be accepted until the 19th, but presumably if you've left a rough draft hanging there you run the risk of it being counted today & potentially being incorrect and/or being deleted.

Pheromone
December 17th 2018
7857 Comments


Saba no.1 incoming!

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Keyblade
December 17th 2018
29283 Comments


does astroworld have a chance

JS19
December 17th 2018
7659 Comments


absolutely no-one voting this year means maybe I can get standards into the ep of the year so I'm not all that fussed the userbase is dying

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Anthracks
December 17th 2018
6570 Comments


idk why we never wait until the year is actually over to do these things but okay

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Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2018
3204 Comments


> idk why we never wait until the year is actually over to do these things but okay

We have to pretend to keep some semblance of doing what the other e-zines do.

> So maybe people are still finalising their thoughts/plans?

That's possible, but 'the latest' will be pushed forward if we don't receive new ballots within, say, a 12-hour window. Otherwise, people are going to need to e-mail me their completed ballots.

Demon of the Fall
December 17th 2018
16549 Comments


How can you state a latest date, then push it forward? Not trying to be funny, it's just that people might be seeing Weds as the deadline, I certainly read it as such. I can have mine done today (& soon) if absolutely necessary.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2018
3204 Comments


It's abundantly clear (to the point that it is in bold and italicized) that the 17th is a cut-off point ("This means that, if you are posting a rough draft, you have until the 17th to ensure it adheres to the correct format"). The potential of extending to the 19th is if we have bustling activity that warrants it. That's why we do a Last Call. Anybody who submits after ballots close will be added as a courtesy, but I'm not extending the courtesy beyond that point.

Gyromania
December 17th 2018
30214 Comments


kacey musgraves golden hr is album of the yeah!

Demon of the Fall
December 17th 2018
16549 Comments


Ah right, well as far as I can see there was nothing about the 19th being dependant on a potential spike in demand, so I went with the later date under the presumption it was the final deadline. I thought the 17th deadline was for people who had already submitted their list i.e. it would be counted, even IF they had forgotten to return & make any amendments. Personally I don't feel I was being particularly dense here, as this is not something I've done before.

Semantics & confusion aside I'm happy to submit my choices today in order to ensure they get counted & so you guys can potentially get on with calculating the results if the deadline isn't to be extended. Apologies for failing to understand the rules, I wasn't being awkward for the sake of it.

Thanks.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2018
3204 Comments


No worries at all - appreciate you. Believe it or not, we have this system down pat. Things always get a little hectic in these last few weeks, and that can be unusual given how dead the site can be in all the other months. People will still have time to submit/edit today at a minimum, but we might lock things tomorrow if there are no new submissions within a quarter- or half-day window. Cheers!

Demon of the Fall
December 17th 2018
16549 Comments


That’s cool, I’ve submitted mine now anyway. Thanks.

dbizzles
December 17th 2018
14181 Comments


Oh, hell yeah I'll submit some blurbs tonight. I LOVE BLURBS.

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SandwichBubble
December 17th 2018
12058 Comments


Probably not the best place to offer this, but if you guys need anyone to make resized album art graphics for the completed list (like for the EPs or what have you), I'd be happy to do so.

Papa Universe
December 17th 2018
22505 Comments


tell them in the discussion thread

SandwichBubble
December 17th 2018
12058 Comments


Done-zo.
I'm sure they don't need the extra help, they had someone do it last year. It was just the EPs list for some reason.

JasonCarne
December 17th 2018
1105 Comments


Had to drop a last minute edit into mine and make sure that new Dirge got a spot.

brainmelter
December 17th 2018
7101 Comments


o fuq. still need submit my list!!

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anthonyonfire
December 17th 2018
13 Comments


oops, gotta go

Jom
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2018
3204 Comments


>> I'm sure they don't need the extra help, they had someone do it last year. It was just the EPs list for some reason.

I alluded to this in the other thread, but we're officially good to go with the staff feature, but we will most likely need to call on you for the user feature so that Willie's not trying to resize art on mobile while he's traveling. I'll keep you posted - cheers!

anarchistfish
December 18th 2018
28334 Comments


Everyone's piled in now

Rip astroworld

Keyblade
December 18th 2018
29283 Comments


just checked the thread, did everyone like the exact same albums? tf

TheNotrap
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2018
14557 Comments


The deadline was yesterday, right?

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Demon of the Fall
December 18th 2018
16549 Comments


@Keyblade: which ones are sticking out to you?... mewithoutYou, Rolo & Daughters are very popular, looks quite balanced elsewhere.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2018
11296 Comments


TBH the charts exist for a reason, the highly-rated stuff is bound to appear quite frequently.

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Demon of the Fall
December 18th 2018
16549 Comments


The number of votes is more significant. A release might have a high average but if not enough active users are around to vote, then the album won't get awarded enough points to compete with albums that have 6x the number of ratings (or more), it's just not realistic.

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
December 18th 2018
11296 Comments


Yeah. Flawed system for sure. I mean, my favorite album came out in November so basically all the voting was done before people got around to it.

Demon of the Fall
December 18th 2018
16549 Comments


I guess that's another problem, I'm not doing my personal list till January.

anarchistfish
December 18th 2018
28334 Comments


That's a problem with end of year lists in general, and the desire to post them before no one cares anymore

DDDeftoneDDD
December 19th 2018
12624 Comments


THOU
SLUGDGE
HOODED
AZUSA
15points for Griffindor!

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Demon of the Fall
December 19th 2018
16549 Comments


Someone just awarded mWY 91 points, wait a minute...

DDDeftoneDDD
December 19th 2018
12624 Comments


not in the rules...maximum of 30 per album
2) You may assign a maximum cap of 30 points to any one LP (see Example B above).

Demon of the Fall
December 19th 2018
16549 Comments


yeah that was my point, haha. I like how they obviously read SOME rules as they voted for exactly 10 albums, but messed up anyway.

DDDeftoneDDD
December 19th 2018
12624 Comments


Ahah ok...or maybe they don't want to be counted at all and just want make a point x)



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