VOTE NOW: Battle of Sputcore

2020-08-30 by giving 4 reviews to albums only 3 people in the world have heard STAFF | 114 Comments
For the first time since 2012 (?), users have a chance to VOTE of the supreme winner of the title of Sputcore Champion! The current reigning champion, as of 2012, is currently Thrice. Are Thrice still the kings of Sputnik? Let's decide!

A committee chaired by myself, minushuman24, JustJoe., budgie and Bedex will be coordinating a Single Elimination Tournament of musical artists nominated as Sputcore. The tournament will be conducted over a series of lists, where one artist will be placed against another and you will VOTE! Okay!

But first, we need a pool of starting artists, and to that end it would be a dream if you could help us out by nominating up to three names via this form: https://forms.gle/mCyF1A5Bbh1F3U9o7

We will tally your submissions to see who has the most votes, but any artist nominated may be included if we think they have a strong enough case - this isn't a popularity contest just yet!

To save you from wasting any of your votes, here is a list of artists whose placement is guaranteed:

- Agalloch
- Between the Buried and Me
- Boris
- Brand New
- Carly Rae Jepsen
- Charli XCX
- Converge
- Deafheaven
- Death Grips
- Godspeed You! Black Emperor
- Jeff Rosenstock
- Kanye West
- Kendrick Lamar
- Megadeth
- The Menzingers
- Metallica
- The National
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
- Opeth
- Phoebe Bridgers
- Pink Floyd
- Radiohead
- Slint
- Taylor Swift
- Thrice
- Tool
- Ulcerate
- Ulver

Now hit up that ballot and make some noise!

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2020
42910 Comments


literally march madness but for artists uh okay: https://forms.gle/mCyF1A5Bbh1F3U9o7

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Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


lil B >

JustJoe.
August 30th 2020
10925 Comments


please direct your hate mail to justjoe.’s shoutbox

JustJoe.
August 30th 2020
10925 Comments


i will promptly ignore you at my earliest convenience

Jots
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2020
7409 Comments


tf is this malarkey

Valzentia
August 30th 2020
1190 Comments


everybody write in black malachite

Relinquished
August 30th 2020
47219 Comments


jc...

Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


snide remarks when

Snake.
August 30th 2020
23713 Comments


uh

Pikazilla
August 30th 2020
19805 Comments


I just hope sput doesn't end up with nonce- or soyboy-core as the winner.

Pikazilla
August 30th 2020
19805 Comments


Only three wrong answers here tbh

JustJoe.
August 30th 2020
10925 Comments


“nonce” lol that’s genius

Slex
August 30th 2020
12632 Comments


You forgot to put Swans on the guaranteed list

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Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


Swans was an oversight for sure

JustJoe.
August 30th 2020
10925 Comments


well mr delaney we’ll leave it up to you to remedy that

veninblazer
August 30th 2020
12946 Comments


Black Malachite. :-P

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Pikazilla
August 30th 2020
19805 Comments


Also, why include someone as forgettable as the poopzingers that have like one simp-acclaimed album on the website?

Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


because it was agreed on by the committee now shush

Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


poopzingers is really great tho

Pangea
August 30th 2020
7372 Comments


oops filled out the form before scrolling all the way down
i only wasted a vote on thrice luckilly

fun idea anyway

Egarran
August 30th 2020
25502 Comments


So you want my mail address huh? Can't say I blame ya.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2007/oct/14/popandrock2

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newsteamchannel4
August 30th 2020
66 Comments


left Gospel out when Moon has 1400 votes lmao.

can't even find the lyrics to what means of witchery online, its sputcore as can be

ArsMoriendi
August 30th 2020
35621 Comments


Talking Heads
Talking Heads
Talking Heads
Talking Heads
Talking Heads
Talking Heads
Talking Heads
x1,000

If Radiohead counts, then they should too

Remain in Light is on most people's favorite album lists

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Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


radiohead is confirmed. The rest is up to you guys

ArsMoriendi
August 30th 2020
35621 Comments


Or Kate Bush, though I didn't think of her until after I voted

If Sput were real life, Kate Bush would be Madonna

alamo
August 30th 2020
4365 Comments


Wonder Years should be guaranteed too

ArsMoriendi
August 30th 2020
35621 Comments


I'm gonna try my hardest to make sure nothing relating to pop punk, prog metal, emo, or post hardcore wins

LeddSledd
August 30th 2020
6587 Comments


Dillinger Escape Plan seems like guarenteed Sputcore to me

Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


ars is a wet blanket

LeddSledd
August 30th 2020
6587 Comments


Agreed

budgie
August 30th 2020
26823 Comments


petition to officially name the committee the Committee of Butts

bloodshy
August 30th 2020
2749 Comments


I really thought At The Drive-In was the epitome of Sputcore. Maybe times have changed.

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Mongi123
August 30th 2020
21189 Comments


Taylor Swift what the actual fuck

Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


seconded

Dummit
August 30th 2020
391 Comments


Where is Grumblecunt?

Demon of the Fall
August 30th 2020
21557 Comments


I was about to request Ulcerate, but it appears (to my mild surprise) that you have already included them. Nice.
Now to deliberate and come up with some other suggestions (maybe).

Pikazilla
August 30th 2020
19805 Comments


I'm gonna try my hardest to make sure nothing relating to pop punk, prog metal, emo, or post hardcore wins

Good shout, Ars. Fuck em, sadbois

Beardog
August 30th 2020
4149 Comments


where is Mr. Bungle?

Demon of the Fall
August 30th 2020
21557 Comments


The inclusion of Metallica, Pink Floyd and Radiohead is absurd tbh. Those artists are far to big/influential outside of this website to be considered Sputcore imo.

Yeah I know it’s just for fun.

JayEnder
August 30th 2020
11826 Comments


Vote has been placed. :]

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Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


in your poll vote

Emim
August 30th 2020
31375 Comments


"Where is Grumblecunt?"

Pissing shit, no doubt

JustJoe.
August 30th 2020
10925 Comments


also guys the thing is there is a part where you vote for what we missed that you feels should be included then we may include them so

JayEnder
August 30th 2020
11826 Comments


"Pissing shit, no doubt"

lmao

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
August 30th 2020
15803 Comments


where's the 90s shoegaze phenomenon staryflyer 59?

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brainmelter
August 30th 2020
7652 Comments


I agree with Demon those three artists he mentioned aren’t really ‘sputcore’ as they’re a given in any music forum and pretty much just the internet
Godspeed you!, brand new, the National, etc etc are more uniquely popular on this site imo

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ThyCrossAwaits
August 30th 2020
3610 Comments


Nice to see that Converge, GY!BE, Opeth and Agalloch are still top-tier Sputcore a decade later lmao

SlothcoreSam
August 30th 2020
3638 Comments


May I present evidence of an oversight.
https://www.sputnikmusic.com/soundoff.php?albumid=368744

https://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Deftones/59/

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Romulus
August 30th 2020
9045 Comments


friendzone! real sput OGs know what i'm talking about

Sinternet
August 30th 2020
24523 Comments


ngl this is real dumb tbh and the term sputcore is stupid in itself

Pikazilla
August 30th 2020
19805 Comments


sinternetcore

Egarran
August 30th 2020
25502 Comments


He has spoken!

Also what demon said. You can't use normie bands for this.

FearThyEvil
August 30th 2020
17544 Comments


this is retarded

Minushuman24
August 30th 2020
4869 Comments


please direct your hate mail to justjoe.’s shoutbox

Flugmorph
August 30th 2020
25201 Comments


Hey punk this is my - admittedly very generic - title idea from five years ago, I'm gonna sue the shit outta you!

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2020
42910 Comments


Okay ngl this partially started as a dumb experiment, but we're pleasantly surprised enough at how many ballots have come in (more than within the same timeframe in the AOTD ballot iirc!) that I guess it's actually gonna happen

"ngl this is real dumb tbh and the term sputcore is stupid in itself"

"artists are far to big/influential outside of this website to be considered Sputcore imo."

all popularity contests are megadumb yes, but ig let it be known that sputcore now = shorthand for "albums that r popular here" ok we have defined it

Flugmorph
August 30th 2020
25201 Comments


big moment for sputkind

BlitzPhoenix98
August 30th 2020
202 Comments


Done.

SIIMBOLIC
August 31st 2020
1713 Comments


Prob would have to chuck deftones on there

evilford
August 31st 2020
53236 Comments


Le democracy

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budgie
August 31st 2020
26823 Comments


i can't wait for memoryhouse to win

PistolPete
August 31st 2020
5268 Comments


The fact that Thrice won back in 2012 clearly depicts the sad state this site was already in at the time 😂

sixdegrees
August 31st 2020
12462 Comments


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Minushuman24
August 31st 2020
4869 Comments


D:

evilford
August 31st 2020
53236 Comments


Stopped reading after dont stop reading

sixdegrees
August 31st 2020
12462 Comments


RIP ford

evilford
August 31st 2020
53236 Comments


I ded

Heed the warning

JustJoe.
August 31st 2020
10925 Comments


💀

JustJoe.
August 31st 2020
10925 Comments


i’m a ghost actually too

budgie
August 31st 2020
26823 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lct6x-XqWrw

xfearbefore
August 31st 2020
1979 Comments


aaaayyyeeeee threw in my votes for shits and giggles

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 31st 2020
67190 Comments


can i vote to have this deleted

Asdfp277
August 31st 2020
23641 Comments


darksided

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Ryus
August 31st 2020
26423 Comments


friendzone [2]

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Nikkolae
August 31st 2020
5989 Comments


we all know that Converge is gonna be it

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Spag
August 31st 2020
2786 Comments


we all know that Converge is gonna be it




I really hope not. Gawd.

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Sinternet
August 31st 2020
24523 Comments


sputcore was never albums that are popular here, it was albums that were specifically popular here more so than other similar communities, especially for example many of the 00's skramz bands that on rym for example are basically non-existent

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2020
42910 Comments


i mean yes this is accurate, but it's not gonna make "SPUTCORE [but also all the artists from the exclusions tab on jbigglestein's wiki and also maybe other exceptions]" any less likely to fit into an article title. will refrain from further blasphemy from now on

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2020
42910 Comments


also the number of ballots from non-troll users entirely made up of artists from the wasted vote list is, uh, remarkable

undertakerpt
August 31st 2020
1644 Comments


Limp Bizkit?

budgie
August 31st 2020
26823 Comments


skramz is irrelevant
true sputcore is meg myers

DadKungFu
August 31st 2020
1307 Comments


I'm going to make it my life's mission to get Bela Bartok on this thing

edit: nvm I just realized how pointless that would be

TiedDown93
August 31st 2020
77 Comments


The Replacements

Minushuman24
August 31st 2020
4869 Comments


More skramz
More CTTS

RivalSkoomaDealer
August 31st 2020
1636 Comments


Deftones

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decisions
August 31st 2020
876 Comments


Well as long as Thrice doesn't win it's a victory since their best record is a hard 3.0

Masochist
August 31st 2020
9109 Comments


Deftones, Sufjan Stevens, and The Dear Hunter were the immediate ones that came to mind. Would have put Manchester Orchestra and mewithoutYou if I had had more choices.

ChoccyPhilly
August 31st 2020
13406 Comments


"news"

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hogan900
September 1st 2020
3232 Comments


Trophy Scars, There Will be Fireworks, State Faults
Literally came to my mind instantly

TheSupernatural
September 1st 2020
2187 Comments


>Well as long as Thrice doesn't win it's a victory since their best record is a hard 3.0

Hard 5 but still don't think it's quite Sputcore, especially with their two post-hiatus albums being significantly weaker

cold
September 1st 2020
6186 Comments


Have A Nice Life

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Lucman
September 1st 2020
5376 Comments


mewithoutYou has to be sputcore. Them, Thrice, and Brand New are the Sput holy trinity.

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Malcontent
September 1st 2020
130 Comments


"Please list your three (or less) nominations *"

MFW Sputnik has a better voting process than the USA



cold
September 1st 2020
6186 Comments


mewithoutYou has to be sputcore. [2]

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
September 1st 2020
15803 Comments


yeah mewithoutyou definitely - bad omission list is a farce

mrend55
September 1st 2020
60 Comments


Did everyone forget about ISIS

PistolPete
September 1st 2020
5268 Comments


^ Now we're talking! Isis deserves the win

BlazinBlitzer
September 2nd 2020
1753 Comments


No one's mentioned Laura Stevenson yet? She's a worshipped diety here and pretty much nowhere else.

theoleinnout
September 2nd 2020
116 Comments


Run The Jewels is peak sput

Alondite
September 2nd 2020
416 Comments


I feel like Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan should be guaranteed placements.

Also this is equal parts retarded and amusing.

wutang4ever
September 2nd 2020
666 Comments


lol no metalcore here? This is a setup!

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 2nd 2020
42910 Comments


25 hours left to vote


budgie
September 2nd 2020
26823 Comments


im gonna sneak into the internets and change everyones votes to PINKSHINYULTRABLAST


user
September 2nd 2020
1580 Comments


swagbob

SteakByrnes
September 2nd 2020
25528 Comments


My vote goes to Mooncat

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JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 2nd 2020
42910 Comments


thank you mooncat
ballots almost closed, round 1 going up later today !

budgie
September 2nd 2020
26823 Comments


i rigged it so lantlos is gonna win, dont worry guys

JustJoe.
September 2nd 2020
10925 Comments


😱

Masochist
September 3rd 2020
9109 Comments


Definitely Sputcore bands:

- Circle Takes the Square
- Kid Crash
- Gospel
- maudlin of the Well
- Regina Spektor
- Porcupine Tree

I feel like I would have never heard of these bands if I hadn't been here for years. And if any of these bands released anything, they were automatically all anyone would talk about for a week or two

sixdegrees
September 3rd 2020
12462 Comments


swagbob [2]

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2020
42910 Comments


OK the people have voted, round 1 going up when it goes up uh

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2020
42910 Comments


Oh fuck I already posted this oops um bye then

Pheromone
Contributing Reviewer
September 3rd 2020
15803 Comments


cannot wait to vote for brand new

JohnnyoftheWell
Staff Reviewer
September 3rd 2020
42910 Comments


it is here
https://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=193206



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