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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

  Depeche Mode in the Studio

Gothtronic | News: Depeche Mode in the Studio - apparently looking for a late 2008 release for a new studio album.

# posted by DJ Martian 1:46 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 30th

A quick update:

Artists

Nik Bartsch's Ronin

reviewed positively: Nik Bartsch's Ronin - Holon on ECM

Pianist/composer Nik Bartsch's wondrous synthesis of intellect and funk, of lofty cerebral abstraction and urgent physical energy, is so thrilling that it may produce in the listener an urge to scramble on top of the nearest building and start yelling “hallelujah!” and “eureka!” at everyone within earshot.

Released on February 25th, nice cover art as well: Amazon.co.uk: Holon: Music: Nick Bartsch

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin - Holon

Butane

RA: Becoming Butane. Music News

St. Louis techno producer Butane promises dark, detail-oriented minimal on his debut album Becoming out in March.

’Becoming’ by Butane is out on Alphahouse on March 17, 2008.

Code

album update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CODE To Mix New Album In May

Hocico

ReGen News :: Hocico releases new album

Mexican terror EBM act Hocico will release a new album, Memorias Atras, February 29 on Out of Line Music.

Invisigoth

Ytsejam.com - Your Progressive Rock One-Stop - INVISIGOTH Releases the Album ‘Narcotica’

M83

interview: Pitchfork: M83 Talks New Album, New Direction, 1980s

# posted by DJ Martian 12:23 AM
  fastnbulbous - The Best Artists Of The 00s (So Far)

fast 'n' bulbous has a look back on the music decade so far: fastnbulbous - The Best Artists Of The 00s (So Far)

lists for best artists and albums of the decade.

Discussion on ILM: The best artists/albums of the 00s so far

# posted by DJ Martian 12:05 AM
  Music Blog Zeitgeist of 2007 / The Hype Machine

The results are published: Music Blog Zeitgeist of 2007 / The Hype Machine - collated data from music bloggers.

Tracks: Top Tracks of 2007 / The Hype Machine

Albums: The Best 50 Albums of 2007 / The Hype Machine

Bands: The Best 50 Bands of 2007 / The Hype Machine

methodology explained: Machine Shop: The Hype Machine Blog about Hype Machine (and things we love)

# posted by DJ Martian 12:02 AM

Monday, January 28, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 28th

Some links of interest:

Another dud retro front cover for Uncut magazine - this time The Faces

Released Monday February 11th: Rough Trade Shops Counter Culture 07, by Various (Rough Trade)

CD1

Woods - Be Still
Meg Baird - Dear Companion
Alela Diane - The Pirate's Gospel
Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
Jennifer Gentle - Take My Hand
Soulsavers - Revival
Wooden Shjips - Losin' Time
Panda Bear - Good Girl (Edit)
Miracle Fortress - Maybe Lately
Arthur & Yu - The Ghost Of Old Bull Lee
Glasvegas - Daddy's Gone
The Manhattan Love Suicides - You'll Never Get That Guy
Effi Briest - Mirror Rim
Peggy Sue & The Pirates - Television
Let's Wrestle - I Want To Be In Husker Du
Jeffrey Lewis - Systematic Death
Fire Engines - Big Gold Dream
Pete & The Pirates - Come On Feet
Holy Fuck - Royal Gregory
The Tranzmitors - Everyone Wants To Lose Control
Battant - Kevin [1989]

CD2

Supersilent - 8.8
Om - Unitive Knowledge Of The Godhead
No Age - Everybody's Down
Battles - Atlas (Radio Edit)
Mika Miko - Jogging Song (He's Your Mr. Right)
Magik Markers - Body Rot
Andrew Liles - VTR
The Dirty Projectors - Police Story
John Maus - Rights For Gays
Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit
Dan le Sac Versus Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
Von Sudenfed - Fledermaus Can't Get It
Dan Deacon - The Crystal Cat
Estus Pirkle - Facts About Tarzan
Frank Hebly - Tuinslangboogie (Faded)
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
180 Gs - Car Bomb
Julian Cope - Soon To Forget Ya
Comanechi - My Pussy
Fucked Up - Year Of The Pig (Edit)


Breakspoll

Breakspoll.com - home of the International Breakbeat Awards.

Babel label 2008 Release Schedule

Babel Jazz News

2008-01-25 New 2008 release schedule just announced

We have news of forthcoming album releases for the first half of 2008 and it promises to be one of the busiest and most exciting in the label's history.
The provisional release schedule is as follows:


3 March - Led Bib - Live (ltd edition of 1000)
31 March - Bourne, Davis, Kane - Lost Something
28 April - Phil Robson – Six Strings and the Beat
14 April - Outhouse - Outhouse
26 May - Christine Tobin - Secret Life of a Girl
16 June - Paula Rae Gibson - Maybe Too Nude
Mid August - Big Air - Ten Tall Tales

Artists

AGF

New album: Words are Missing, by AGF (AGF Produktion) - February 28th

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin

new album: on ECM

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin
Holon

Nik Bärtsch: piano
Sha: bass and contrabass clarinets, alto saxophone
Björn Meyer: bass guitar
Kaspar Rast: drums
Andi Pupato: percussion

ECM 2049

The second ECM album by Swiss composer-pianist Nik Bärtsch and his band Ronin reaps the benefits of the two years of roadwork undertaken since the recording of “Stoa”. “We’ve simply played a lot more,” Bärtsch emphasizes. “The development of the band as an organism is a very important force for the music. It is through playing that the pieces I write grow and bloom.” The distinguishing characteristics of the music are consistent: the modular constructions, the polymetric pulses, the complex interlocking patterns and repetitive motifs. Bärtsch speaks of the band’s way of working as a “spiral continuum” rather than the newness-at-all-costs priorities of the Western avant-garde. Yet it is clear enough that a conceptual leap has been made in Ronin’s music, for the band’s sound is simultaneously looser and indissoluble, without any relinquishing of the grip upon the groove.

Release: February 15, 2008

Gavin Bryars

Gavin Bryars - Hommages CD

Newly remastered CD edition of the lost yet influential album by acclaimed modern British composer Gavin Bryars. Originally released in November 1981 on Les Disques du Crepuscule, Hommages was recorded in Leicester in February 1981 and produced by noted Belgian composer Wim Mertens.

Chessie

new album: DOTSHOP.SE - Chessie: Manifest

Spank new genre-defying album brimming with shimmering sonic washes, lullabys, inverted electro-acoustic pop

Enrico Coniglio

New album: Enrico Coniglio: DyanMu (CD) - Psychonavigation Records - Psyshop

Recommended listening for fans of Fennesz and Max Richter. February 28th

Elbow

New single: Elbow Announce New Single: Elbow News on This Is Fake DIY Grounds For Divorce, released on 10th March

Isis

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ISIS: European Tour Dates Announced

Essie Jain

PostEverything: News: Another Leaf Label signing! ESSIE JAIN

Junkboy

new album: Three, by Junkboy (Enraptured)

Menace Ruine

new album: Alien8 Recordings: Cult of Ruins by Menace Ruine

Mercenary

New track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MERCENARY: New Song Posted Online; European Shows With MEGADETH Confirmed

My Morning Jacket

New album: scenepointblank: My Morning Jacket Release Date

My Morning Jacket will release their new full-length, Evil Urges, on June 10th via ATO Records.

Németh

new album: Thrill Jockey Records - Artists - Stefan Németh

Stefan Németh of Radian will release his full length solo debut Film on Thrill Jockey Records on January 29th of 2008.

Newworldaquarium

Superb electronic music: Delsin Records Amsterdam: Newworldaquarium - The Dead Bears - (28 February 2008)

Our Brother The Native

FatCat Records : Releases: Our Brother The Native - Make Amends For We Are Merely Vessels

Release Date

* UK, Europe, & Rest of World - 18 February 2008
* US, Canada - 26 February 2008

Sahg

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SAHG: New Song Posted Online

Somatic Responses

new album: MusicNonStop.co.uk: Somatic Responses - Digital Darkness

Patrick Wolf

Future plans: Pitchfork: Patrick Wolf at Work on DVD, New Album

# posted by DJ Martian 11:50 PM
  2008 Music Update - January 28th

I have updated my 2008 Albums tracking list: 2008 Albums @ rateyourmusic.com [388 Releases] - have a browse through !

2008 A - Z Albums Tracking List - a starting guide to new & forthcoming album releases

Updated: January 28th

Also updated: 2008 Expected - Rate Your Music [472 Artists]

Artists that are expected to release new albums in 2008 - awaiting announcements of album titles and release dates. [No doubt some will be delayed till 2009]

# posted by DJ Martian 11:10 PM

Friday, January 25, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 25th

Some links of interest from the past few days:

new look for Fast 'n' Bulbous also commenced: Rock Lists - 2008

2008 Music Festivals: Drowned in Sound - Features - The Weekly DiScussion: festival fever's early stages

a rather mixed line up for Coachella: brooklynvegan: Coachella 2008 lineup announced (Roger Waters, Kraftwerk)

artists @ SXSW:EAR FARM: SXSW: 254 Bands Down, ? To Go

SMALLTOWN SUPERSOUND SHOWCASE AT SXSW

We`re happy to announce that we will have a showcase at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in March this year. The line-up is now confirmed: Bjørn Torske, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Lindstrøm, Arp, Diskjokke and Kim Hiorthøy will all perform. We will come back with more info such as date and venue soon.

The Independent

The Independent have launched a new look website, including the music section: Independent Online Edition - Music - Independent.co.uk

Last.fm

changes: Last.fm – the Blog - Free the Music

As of today, you can play full-length tracks and entire albums for free on the Last.fm website.

more info: @ Last.fm Announcement: Free On-Demand Music Platform | paidContent:UK

and Last.fm Announces Major Free Music Initiative and New Business Model

More RSS Feeds @ RA: RA: Dance Music RSS Feeds

State Magazine

New diverse Irish based music magazine: State Magazine

State is a quality monthly music magazine with emphasis on in-depth coverage of music and popular culture, as well as strong visual impact. State will feature informative, penetrative articles on Irish and international music, complemented by arresting and largely original imagery and a fresh and bold overall design.

State’s content will reflect the best of established music both in Ireland and internationally, as well as unearthing the finest prospects for the future in the broadest range of music available in any Irish magazine. All of this will be rolled together with the best and most extensive games, books, film and music reviews.

State will be the point where commercial music magazines cross with specialist titles, a publication that treats all genres and styles with enthusiasm, knowledge and superb presentation.

The magazine’s digital sibling state.ie (http://www.state.ie) reflects and reports on the constant ebb and flow of great new music, both in Ireland and anywhere in the world where someone can plug in a microphone. State.ie will feature a constant daily stream of free content that complements the magazine, as well as feeding you daily updates on reviews, news, previews and free downloads. State has also nailed down the most informative and entertaining blogs from all over the globe, ensuring you’re at the cutting edge, as familiar with the new face of Japanese electronica as the latest indie darlings from Montreal.

Issue One of State Magazine is out March 6th.



Artists

Animal Alpha

MySpace.com - Animal Alpha - New album jan.28 ! - Rock / Punk / Metal - www.myspace.com/animalalpha

Alerted via: ..: it's a trap!

Animal Alpha's entire new album "You pay for the whole seat, but you'll only need the edge" is currently streaming on myspace

They remind me of 90s band Whale

The Black Dog

New album: RA: The Black Dog transmit Radio Scarecrow. Music News

'Radio Scarecrow' by The Black Dog arrives on Soma on April 7, 2008.

Boredoms

New record deal: CMJ News Story: Boredoms Sign To Thrill Jockey, Play In Round

Cut Copy

New video: stereogum: New Cut Copy Video - "Lights & Music"

Martin Eyerer

New album: RA: Word of Mouth from Martin Eyerer. Music News

Stuttgart electro don Martin Eyerer has a debut solo album Word of Mouth due in March.

’Word of Mouth’ by Martin Eyerer will be released on Kling Klong at the end of March, 2008.

The Fall

New album announced: The Fall - Imperial Wax Solvent (March 2008)

Sanctuary has announced details of the new Fall album. It's not "Latch Key Kid" after all. Imperial Wax Solvent. Released on Castle, hopefully in March.

Goldfrapp

interview: Manure rather than manicure | Pop | Guardian Unlimited Music

After past glam excesses, Goldfrapp are turning to nature for inspiration. Jude Rogers heads for their country retreat and hears why they are English eccentrics at heart

Daniel Lanois

stereogum: New Daniel Lanois - "Here Is What Is" & "Where Will I Be"

The Mars Volta

New video: scenepointblank: The Mars Volta - "Ilyena" Video

Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek

New album on ECM released next Monday in the UK: Free Jazz: Marilyn Mazur & Jan Garbarek - Elixir (ECM, 2008)

Danish master percussionist Marilyn Mazur and Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek join forces for this beautiful album.

Pegasuses-XL

Debut album: Decoymusic.com - Pegasuses-XL Announce Debut Album

Pegasuses-XL have announced that their debut album, The Antiphon, will be released February 26th on Ernest Jenning. For those who don't know, Mark Dale of Disband , Jeff Tobias of We Versus the Shark and Dark Meat, Joel Hatstat of Cinemechanica and Jeff Rosenstock of the Arrogant Sons of Bitches and Bomb the Music Industry! have come together to form Pegasuses-XL

listen: MySpace.com - Pegasuses-XL - ATHENS, US - Experimental / Electronica / Rock - www.myspace.com/pegasuses

Portishead

Album announced: Pitchfork: Portishead Reveal Album Release Date, Creative Title titled: Third - on April 14th on Island Records

School of Language

David Brewis from Field Music: BBC - collective - school of language interview and full album

Solefald

MySpace.com - SOLEFALD - Oslo - Metal / Black Metal / Progressive - www.myspace.com/solefaldofficial

Solefald is now streaming a track on myspace from their new remix album "The circular drain [Alerted via It's a trap]


Talk

This band could do rather well in 2008.

alerted via: LATEST ALBUM REVIEWS: Fact Magazine

TALK - RESET START AGAIN(FORTUNE AND GLORY)


The debut album by Talk is one of the most perfect albums to emerge in ages. That both works for it and against it…


MySpace.com - Talk - Shrewsbury, UK - Alternative / Rock / Electronica - www.myspace.com/commutermayhem

Talk [references: Radiohead, My Computer, Beta Band, Pink Floyd, Four Tet, The Notwist, Max Tundra]

Debut Album Reset, Start Again - due February 25th

Sebastien Tellier

interview: SEBASTIEN TELLIER: Fact Magazine

Yendri

New album: Yendri returns with Dreams of an undead Girl

Not familiar with this artist before, but the production and sound arrangements are rather interesting - bouncy electronic pop: MySpace.com - Yendri - Hamburg, Hamburg - Gothic / Electronica / Industrial - www.myspace.com/yendri

# posted by DJ Martian 2:12 PM
  Idolator & Pazzandjop combined stats

glenn mcdonald mashes up the stats: All Idols 2007 - an album-poll collation

All·Idols is a collation of the album ballots from the 2007 music polls conducted (with overlapping participation) by Idolator and The Village Voice. Voters and albums have been reconciled across the polls, and for All·Idols purposes each of a voter's votes, in either poll, counts as a single vote with no ranking or point-weighting. All results and statistics here are my own calculations, and may differ in various ways from the other tallies, either from methodological variance or simple errors, theirs or mine.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:14 AM

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

  village voice - pazzandjop07 Results

So the results have been published: village voice - pazzandjop07

it's all very predictable...village voice - pazzandjop07 - Albums [Once again the methodology is very poor]

The albums poll combines ballots from 577 critics, who divided 100 points among 10 2007 titles. (Every individual ballot is available online.) Maximum per album: 30. Minimum: 5. Points determined placement, with total mentions (included in parentheses) used for tiebreaking.

Winner: LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
DFA/EMI

village voice - pazzandjop07 - Singles

village voice - pazzandjop07 - Individual Ballots

# posted by DJ Martian 5:14 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 23rd

Some links of interest:

Finally up to date re: artists news !

Artists

Alio Die

new album: Gothtronic | News: New Alio Die Album on Projekt

Eleusian Lullaby is a sensual ethereal-ambient collaboration between Italian soundsculptor Stefano Musso (aka Alio Die) and Italian singer Martina Galvagni. It is the third release in Projekt's series of Alio Die's vocal collaborations following 2001's Apsaras (with Amelia Cuni) and 2005's Mei-Jyu (with Jack or Jive).

Borknagar

New label deal: Borknagar - Signs With Indie Recordings - Metal Storm

Thomas Brinkmann

New album: RA: Thomas Brinkmann preps When Horses Die. Music News

’When Horses Die’ by Thomas Brinkmann will be released on February 25th, 2008 on Max Ernst.

Catamenia

2008 album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CATAMENIA: New Album Title Revealed - VIII

Celestia

New album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - CELESTIA: New Album Due This Month

After a five-year absence, France's CELESTIA returns with its long-awaited sophomore album, entitled "Frigidiis Apotheosia: Abstinencia Genesiis", due out in January via Paragon Records in America, and Apparitia Recordings in Europe. This follow up to 2002's "Apparitia: Sumptuous Spectre" will continue on in CELESTIA's tradition of dark romantic and melancholic black metal. This time enhanced with a more intellectual and personal approach.

Claro Intelecto

New album announcd: RA: Claro Intelecto issues Metanarrative. Music News

Claro Intelecto's 'Metanarrative' arrives on CD and double vinyl on Modern Love on March 14, 2008.

Cynic

New album for 2008: View // News // Lambgoat: Cynic prepares new album

Dark Fortress

New track: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DARK FORTRESS: New Song Posted Online - black metal from Germany

Deftones

Album title: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DEFTONES: New Album Title Revealed

DEFTONES has set "Eros" as the title of the band's sixth studio album, tentatively due later in the year.

Delays

More info: The Delays Name Album, Reveal Tour Dates — News — AngryApe

A month later in April, the group then release new album Everything's A Rush.

Efterklang

New video: YouTube - Efterklang - Illuminant

Elbow

More info: Elbow Reveal The Seldom Kid Track Listing — News — AngryApe

Enemy of the Sun

New album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - ENEMY OF THE SUN: Entire Shadows Album Available For Streaming

Exit Calm

Artist spotlight: Drowned in Sound - Features - DiScover: Exit Calm

Robert Forster

New album: CMJ News Story: Go-Betweens' Forster Now 'Evangelist' April 29 via Yep Roc

The Gates of Slumber

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE GATES OF SLUMBER Issues Studio Update

Indianapolis, Indiana's THE GATES OF SLUMBER is currently recording its third album, "Conqueror", with producer Sanford Parker, who has previously worked with BIBLE OF THE DEVIL, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and NACHMYSTIUM, among others. A May release via I Hate in Europe and Profound Lore in North America is expected.

The Grid

New album: The Grid Return With Doppelganger Album And Live Dates — News — AngryApe

will release Doppelganger in mid-March, as their fourth album.

Hate Eternal

Track from new album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - HATE ETERNAL: New Song Available For Download

Hercules & Love Affair

New album: Drowned in Sound - News - Hercules & Love Affair reveal debut album details DFA / EMI on the 10th of March

Hocico

New album: Gothtronic | News: New Hocico Album in February

29 february when the Mexican duo of Hocico will release their new album "Memorias Atrás“, their first full length album since three years.

Insomnium

Future plans: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - INSOMNIUM: New Material Will Be Our Main Concern For This Year

Intronaut

Future plans: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - INTRONAUT Signs Worldwide Deal With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Sofia Lilly Jönsson

New album: DOTSHOP.SE - Sofia Lilly Jönsson: Little Armies

Fayr Records (FAYR001CD)
This item will be released on March 31st, 2008

Sofia Lilly Jönsson: song, acoustic guitar, cello. Robin Spurrier: synthesizers, glockenspiel, grand piano, atmospherics, Whiskey Waterfalls string arrangement. Erik Danielsson: synthesizers, glockenspiel, piano, trombone, electric guitars, bass guitar, percussion, atmospherics.

myspace: sofia lilly jönsson

Tom Middleton

Mix album: RA: Tom Middleton in 3D. Music News

‘Renaissance Presents: 3D’ mixed by Tom Middleton will be out on January 28, 2008.

No-Man

New 2008 album: Steven Wilson Headquarters News

Also well underway and expected to be issued in May is the first album by No-Man in 5 years. Its current working title is "Schoolyard Ghosts". You can find more information on the no-man MySpace page.

Oceans of Sadness

Forthcoming album: Bravewords.com: New OCEANS OF SADNESS Album To Feature DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Singer

Opeth

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OPETH Confirmed For Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival also an Opeth update

OPETH mainman Mikael Åkerfeldt recently spoke to Revolver magazine about the group's forthcoming follow-up to 2005's "Ghost Reveries", tentatively due in the spring via Roadrunner Records.

"The music is much more complex," he said. "The metal parts are even faster and a lot more technical than the last one. It's really hard to play some of this stuff. I mean, I wrote it and even I have trouble playing parts of it. I think it's going to be hard for some people to get into. It's definitely not a commercial-sounding record. The arrangements are exhausting. And it's much darker. Even the major patterns are very dark, while I think 'Ghost Reveries' had some light."

When asked if the songs were influences by anything musical, Mikael replied, I was hugely inspired by Scott Walker, who's an avant-garde artist and crooner. Last year he put out a record called 'The Drift', which is quite extreme and frightening, and it made a huge impact on me. Immediately, I wanted to do something like that. It just felt right. Also, with the situation the band has gone through over the last couple of years with the lineup changes, I just wanted it to be this way. I didn't want it to be a happy-sounding record."


Porcupine Tree

interview: DPRP Specials : Porcupine Tree : Interview 2008

Primary 1

New artist: No 260: Primary 1 | Music | Guardian Unlimited Music

If you like Chromeo, then our neobandologist Paul Lester thinks you should give this guy a listen

Mark Pritchard

themilkfactory - NEWS: Mark Pritchard release new EP as Harmonic 313

The EP is out on Warp Records on 28 January, with an album announced for the summer.

The Prophecy

Future plans: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THE PROPHECY Continuing Work On New Album

Red Harvest

Compilation: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - RED HARVEST to Release Collection Of Strange Stuff

Secret Shine

New album from shoegazers: mp3hugger: Secret Shine - Temporal ~ indie mp3s you can hug ~

The last time Secret Shine recorded an album they were signed to Sarah Records and it was 1993. 15 years later and album number 2 ‘All of the Stars’ is about to drop via Clairecords.

Spiritualized

New album: Pitchfork: Spiritualized Announce Release Date for New Album

will be released May 19 in the UK and Europe on Universal/Spaceman Records

StarofAsh

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - STAROFASH: The Thread Release Date Announced

and Candlelight Records have set a March 24 European release date (one day later in North America) for the new album from Ihriel's STAROFASH solo project. Entitled "The Thread", the CD will include collaborations with the German musician and composer Markus Reuter and the Japanese cyber-punk writer Kenji Siratori. Musically this album "is a continuation of my earlier work, but with more focus on the compelling melody over a changeable sonic landscape and with more experimental instrumentation," says Heidi.

Sylosis

New signing: Bravewords.com News: Nuclear Blast Records Sign UK's SYLOSIS

Matthias Tanzmann

new album: RA: Matthias Tanzmann preps Restless. Music News

Restless’ by Matthias Tanzmann will be released on Moon Harbour on February 22nd, 2008.

The Whip

Debut album: The Whip Name Debut Album, Single & Tour Dates — News — AngryApe:

the release of debut album X Marks Destination on March 24th.

Wildbirds & Peacedrums

New signing: PostEverything: News: New Leaf Label artist: WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS

The Leaf Label Ltd are very proud to announce their latest signing, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, from Gothenberg in Sweden.

Within Y

new album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - WITHIN Y: The Cult Release Date Announced

# posted by DJ Martian 12:32 AM

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

  The Wire - Issue 288 - February 2008

New issue of The Wire features Vladislav Delay on the front cover.

Artists:
Damon & Naomi, Vladislav Delay, Hot Chip, George Lewis, Sightings, Hideaki Takahashi, Warrior Queen, Wooden Shjips

Vladislav Delay - What makes today's Techno so different, so appealing? Interviews with Sightings, Hot Chip, Cath & Phil Tyler, Warrior Queen & Wooden Shjips. Plus: George E Lewis's Invisible Jukebox, Hideaki Takahashi's 'media opera' in Cross Platform, Drew Daniel's Global Ear from Baltimore, Nick Sylvester's Epiphany, Damon & Naomi's Inner Sleeve plus much, much more...

Contents:

Vladislav Delay

Whether as Luomo, Uusitalo or Delay, Finnish electronica producer Sasu Ripatti has always avoided slipping into generic blueprints. By Philip Sherburne

Sightings

The New York avant power trio explain to Marc Masters how their customary clouds of distortion and overdrive were parted by new producer Andrew WK

Hot Chip

The London quintet hatch a witty hybrid of urban electronic musics, taking in everything from minimal Techno to Puerto Rican reggaeton. Dave Stelfox enters their hit factory

Invisible Jukebox: George E Lewis

The Improv trombonist, AACM originator and computer music pioneer blows hot and cool over The Wire’s mystery record box. Tested by Brian Morton

Cath & Phil Tyler

The twining harmonies of this husband and wife duo recall the heyday of English pastoral folk song. By Nick Southgate

Warrior Queen

How MC Annette Henry’s uncensored stream of Jamaican patois is enlivening the dubstep scene. By Lisa Blanning

Wooden Shjips

The San Francisco fuzz quartet conjure transcendent incantations from traditional tools. By Chris Sharp

Cross Platform: What’s opera.doc?

La Fura Dels Baus’s post-Industrial Wagner Ring cycle and Hideaki Takahashi’s ‘media opera’ update the medium for the digital age. Report by Biba Kopf

Global Ear

Drew Daniel enjoys messy fiestas in Baltimore’s unlicensed avant music clubs

Epiphanies

Nick Sylvester on a turbulent relationship with the trumpet

# posted by DJ Martian 5:43 PM
  2008 Music Update

Finally back blogging after my internet connection was down throughout Sunday and part of Monday.

I have updated my 2008 Albums tracking list: 2008 Albums @ rateyourmusic.com [318 Releases] - have a browse through !

2008 A - Z Albums Tracking List - a starting guide to new & forthcoming album releases

Updated: January 22nd

Also updated: 2008 Expected - Rate Your Music [452 Artists]

Artists that are expected to release new albums in 2008 - awaiting announcements of album titles and release dates. [No doubt some will be delayed till 2009]

Other 2008 Music Info:

still early days.. Top Albums of 2008 @ rateyourmusic.com

TOP 2008 Most Popular Music Albums (based on PROGARCHIVES.COM reviewers's ratings)

the year ahead in metal: INVISIBLE ORANGES - Top 10 Most Anticipated Records 2008

# posted by DJ Martian 5:33 PM

Saturday, January 19, 2008

  2007 Music Lists - Update - January 19th

Some 2007 lists / features of interest from the past week:

updated: Top 1000 Albums of 2007 - Rate Your Music - Radiohead still at number 1

Sputnikmusic - Staff Picks: Top 50 Albums Of 2007 - for a website that is primarily rock / metal / north american indie rock oriented its surprising to see Burial at number 1

Stefan's 2007 albums stats: Acclaimed Music Forum: UPDATE : 17/01/2008 : BEST ALBUMS OF 2007 (NOW 196 LISTS SUMMED UP) including:

99 231 JOSE GONZALES ´IN OUR NATURE´ ++

99 231 TED LEO & PHARMACISTS ´LIVING WITH ´THE LIVING´ --
99 231 DIGITALISM ´IDEALISM´ --
97 239 ELECTRELANE ´NO SHOUTS NO CALLS´ ++
97 239 NEIL YOUNG ´CHROME HEARTS II´ --
95 240 SHARON JONES & DAP-KINGS ´100 DAYS, 100 NIGHTS´ ++

95 240 ELLIOTT SMITH ´NEW MOON´
94 241 RICHARD HAWLEY ´LADY´S BRIDGE´
92 243 ST.VINCENT ´MARRY ME´
92 243 LIL WAYNE ´DA DROUGHT 3´
91 253 VIC CHESNUTT ´NORTH STAR DESERTER´ ++

90 254 COMMON ´FINDING FOREVER´ --
89 259 PATRICK WATSON ´CLOSE TO PARADISE´
88 260 AGAINST ME! ´NEW WAVE´
87 262 VON SÜDENFED ´TROMATIC REFLEXXIONS´
86 264 SHOUT OUT LOUDS ´OUR ILL WILLS´ ++

85 274 ROISIN MURPHY ´OVERPOWERED´
83 276 FUTURE OF THE LEFT ´CURSES´
83 276 MAVIS STAPLES ´WE´LL NEVER TURN BACK´ --
81 278 THE BESNARD LAKES ´...ARE THE DARK HORSE´ --
81 278 DEVENDRA BANHART ´SMOKEY ROLLS DOWN THUNDER CANYON´ --
80 280 BLACK LIPS ´GOOD BAD NOT EVIL´
79 281 SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO ´ATTACK DECAY´ --
78 282 MARK RONSON ´VERSION´ --
77 283 DIZZEE RASCAL ´MATHS AND ENGLISH´
76 292 MATTHEW DEAR ´ASA BREED´

75 301 JOSH RITTER ´THE HISTORICAL CONQUESTS OF JOSH RITTER´
74 304 STUDIO ´WESTCOAST/YEARBOOK 1´ ++
72 307 NINE INCH NAILS ´YEAR ZERO´
72 307 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS ´A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS´
71 309 DIRTY PROJECTORS ´RISE ABOVE´ ++

70 314 JESU ´CONQUEROR´ ++
69 327 AKRON/FAMILY ´LOVE IS SIMPLE´ ++
68 329 LOW ´DRUMS AND GUNS´ ++
67 347 SUNSET RUBDOWN ´RANDOM SPIRIT LOVER´
66 362 DEERHOOF ´FRIEND OPPORTUNITY´

65 373 JAY-Z ´AMERICAN GANGSTER´
63 375 TOCOTRONIC ´KAPITULATION´
63 375 MIRANDA LAMBERT ´CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND´
62 377 FOO FIGHTERS ´ECHOES, SILENCE, PATIENCE & GRACE´
61 403 DINOSAUR JR. ´BEYOND´

60 408 EL-P ´I´LL SLEEP WHEN YOU ARE DEAD´
59 426 TINARIWEN ´AMAN IMAN : WATER IS LIFE´
58 427 RYAN ADAMS ´EASY TIGER´
57 430 THE TWILIGHT SAD ´FOURTEEN AUTUMNS AND FIFTEEN WINTERS´
56 438 BABYSHAMBLES ´SHOTTER´S NATION´

54 445 MAXIMO PARK ´OUR EARTHLY PLEASURES´
54 445 JAMIE T ´PANIC PREVENTION´
53 448 LIARS ´LIARS´ ++
52 463 STARS OF THE LID ´AND THEIR REFINEMENT OF THE DECLINE´ ++
51 466 EDITORS ´AN END HAS A START´

49 501 QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE ´ERA VULGARIS´
49 501 MENOMENA ´FRIEND OR FOE´
48 519 PATRICK WOLF ´THE MAGIC POSITION´
47 532 BJÖRK ´VOLTA´
46 548 !!! ´MYTH TAKES´

45 560 RUFUS WAINWRIGHT ´REALEASE THE STARS´
44 561 RILO KILEY ´UNDER THE BLACKLIGHT´
43 571 THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS ´CHALLENGERS´
42 622 LES SAVY FAV ´LET´S STAY FRIENDS´
41 648 DEERHUNTER ´CRYPTOGRAMS´

40 710 BLOC PARTY ´A WEEKEND IN THE CITY´
39 735 CARIBOU ´ANDORRA´
38 748 ANDREW BIRD ´ARMCHAIR APOCRYPHA´
37 789 BLONDE REDHEAD ´23´
36 812 INTERPOL ´OUR LOVE TO ADMIRE´

35 813 ROBERT WYATT ´COMICOPERA´
34 849 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ´MAGIC´
33 852 BRIGHT EYES ´CASSADAGA´
32 900 THE FIELD ´FROM HERE WE GO SUBLIME´
31 923 GRINDERMAN ´GRINDERMAN´

30 953 MODEST MOUSE ´WE WERE DEAD BEFORE THE SHIP EVEN SANK´
29 959 KLAXONS ´MYTHS OF THE NEAR FUTURE´
28 961 ROBERT PLANT / ALISON KRAUSS ´RAISING SAND´
27 964 BAND OF HORSES ´CEASE TO BEGIN´
26 995 THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN ´THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE QUEEN´

25 1077 ARCTIC MONKEYS ´FAVOURITE WORST NIGHTMARE´
24 1116 KINGS OF LEON ´BECAUSE OF THE TIMES´
23 1161 BEIRUT ´THE FLYING CLUB CUP´
22 1172 OKKERVIL RIVER ´THE STAGE NAMES´
21 1239 JENS LEKMAN ´NIGHT FALLS OVER KORTEDALA´

20 1265 KANYE WEST ´GRADUATION´
19 1308 IRON AND WINE ´THE SHEPHERD´S DOG´
18 1376 THE SHINS ´WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY´
17 1468 THE WHITE STRIPES ´ICKY THUMP´
16 1476 P.J.HARVEY ´WHITE CHALK´

15 1487 OF MONTREAL ´HISING FAUNA, ARE YOU THE DESTROYER?´
14 1506 JUSTICE ´CROSS´
13 1660 WILCO ´SKY BLUE SKY´
12 1707 AMY WINEHOUSE ´BACK TO BLACK´
11 1754 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ´STRAWBERRY JAM´

10 1805 BURIAL ´UNTRUE´
9 1940 SPOON ´GA GA GA GA GA´
8 2016 FEIST ´THE REMINDER´
7 2243 BATTLES ´MIRRORED´
6 2525 THE NATIONAL ´BOXER´

5 2623 PANDA BEAR ´PERSON PITCH´
4 2898 M.I.A. ´KALA´
3 3571 LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ´SOUND OF SILVER´'
2 3732 THE ARCADE FIRE ´NEON BIBLE´
1 3932 RADIOHEAD ´IN RAINBOWS´

NE INDICATES NEW-ENTRY
-- INDICATES BIGGEST LOSERS
++ INDICATES BIGGEST CLIMBERS

NEXT UPDATE : MID-FEBRUARY AFTER VILLAGE VOICE´S ´PAZZ & JOP´

Lords Of Metal

De LoM albumlijst 2007 | Special | Lords Of Metal metal E-zine - Issue 77: January 2008

including:

1. Candlemass – King Of The Grey Islands - 207
2. After Forever – After Forever - 200
3. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play - 152
4. Exodus - Exodus - The Atrocity Exhibition – Exhibit A - 149
5. Primordial - The Nameless Dead - 142
6. Threshold – Dead Reckoning - 141
7. Arch Enemy – Rise Of The Tyrant - 130
8. Legion Of The Damned - Sons Of The Jackal - 126
9. Dream Theater – Systematic Chaos - 124
10. Epica – The Divine Conspiracy - 121
11. Machine Head - The Blackening - 121
12. Nile – Ithyphallic - 115
13. Megadeth - United Abominations - 111
14. Neurosis - Given To The Rising - 111
15. Rush – Snakes And Arrows - 111
16. Gorefest – Rise To Ruin - 98
17. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet - 97
18. Amorphis – Silent Waters - 93
19. Marduk – Rom 5:12 - 90
20. Pain Of Salvation – Scarsick – 85

individual overviews: Jaarlijsten LOM medewerkers 2007 | Special | Lords Of Metal metal E-zine - Issue 77: January 2008

individuals / bloggers

music like dirt - Top 150 tracks of 2007

Page 300: Albums of the Year 2007

T-Sides - Blog Archive - T-Sides’ 2007 in Review: Top Albums - the “Best”

v a l l e j o n o c t u r n o: Best Music of the Year

# posted by DJ Martian 2:01 PM

Thursday, January 17, 2008

  Simon Reynolds updates Energy Flash book

RA: Simon Reynolds returns with more Ecstasy. General News

An updated version of the Energy Flash book:

The update will seek to explain the ten years following its publication, including chapters that cover the trance resurgence, 2step, the nu-'80s electro, microhouse, grime and dubstep.

'Energy Flash' will be available from February 1st.

Amazon UK: Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture (Paperback)

more info: information on Energy Flash 2008, the updated/expanded edition of Simon Reynolds rave history (a.k.a. Generation Ecstasy)

# posted by DJ Martian 9:03 PM
  Danish Music Awards - Nominations

Via 01.17.2008 | ..: it's a trap!

Danish Music Awards - Nominations

Album:
Efterklang - Parades
Natasja - I Danmark Er Jeg Født
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Tina Dickow - Count To Ten
Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil

Group:
Alphabeat - Alphabeat
Dúné - We Are In There You Are Out Here
Efterklang - Parades
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil

Female Artist:
Anne Linnet - Anne Linnet
Ane Trolle - JaConfetti
Natasja - Natasja
Annisette - Savage Rose
Tina Dickow - Tina Dickow

Male Artist:
Isam Bachiri - Isam B
Jens Unmack - Jens Unmack
Thomas Troelsen - Private
Sune Wagner - The Raveonettes
Michael Poulsen - Volbeat

Newcomer:
Alphabeat
BliGlad
Dúné
JaConfetti
The Kissaway Trail

Hit:
Alphabeat - 10.000 Nights Of Thunder
Infernal - I Won't Be Crying
KNA - Connected Fibs (Løgn & Latin)
Private - My Secret lover
TV-2 - S.O.M.M.E.R

Rock:
Dúné - We Are In There You Are Out Here
Figurines - When The Deer Wore Blue
The Kissaway Trail - The Kissaway Trail
The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
Volbeat - Rock The Rebel/Metal The Devil

Pop:
Alphabeat - Alphabeat
Isam B. - Institution
Private - My Secret Lover
Tina Dickow - Count To Ten
TV-2 - For Dig Ku' Jeg Gøre Alting

Electronica:
Efterklang - Parades
JaConfetti - The Rainbow Express
People Press Play - People Press Play

Hip-Hop:
Booty Cologne - BC
Marwan - P.E.R.K.E.R.
Suspekt - Prima Nocte

Hard Rock:
Hatesphere - Serpent Smiles And Killer Eyes
Mnemic - Passenger
The Psyke Project - Apnea

Songwriter:
Jens Unmack
Natasja
Thomas Troelsen (Private)
Sune Wagner (The Raveonettes)
Tina Dickow

Producer:
Natasja - I Danmark Er Jeg Født (Pharfar)
Private - My Secret Lover (Thomas Troelsen)
Suspekt - Prima Nocte (Rune Rask & Troo.L.S)

Music Video:
Efterklang - Mirador (Hvass, Hannibal & Ufex)
I Know That You Know - You Need Paths To Draw Maps (Fabulab)
JaConfetti - Step Up (Mary Mary)

Artwork:
Efterklang - Parades (Hvass, Hannibal & Ufex)
Savage Rose - Universal Daughter (Nego & Brando)
TV-2 - For Dig Ku' Jeg Gøre Alting (Jo Dam Kærgaard)

More info: Danish Music Awards 2008 dma08.dk

# posted by DJ Martian 8:42 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 17th

Some links of interest from the past couple of days: [Note: a mega artists update will happen later this week]

confirmation of the shake up at EMI: EMI confirms thousands of job losses | Business | guardian.co.uk

HMV's getcloser.com social network for films and music

Not the best way to launch a social network ? - a dull market research style questionnaire: getcloser.com beta registration

HMV are building a new site that will help you discover more about the music and films you love. If you'd like to be a beta tester, simply fill in this short questionnaire and we'll be in touch as the site develops.

Zero Tolerance Magazine

New issue of Zero Tolerance Magazine features Hellhammer on the front cover.

Details of the New Issue - click to maximize

2007 House & Techno Music Overview

Pitchfork Feature: The Month In: Techno by Philip Sherburne

It's time, finally, to wrap up last year in house and techno. I've been working and reworking my year-end list since early December, recalibrating as per my shifting moods and last-minute revelations.

Sweden's Manifest Awards

via 01.15.2008 | ..: it's a trap!

The nominees for this year's Manifest Awards, Sweden's alternative Grammy, have been announced:

Rhythm:
Kapten röd - Stjärnorna finns här (SwingKids/Border)
Million stylez - From a far (Bonnier Music/Bonnier Amigo)
Governor Andy – Underhållningsmaskinen (KBC Music/Border)
Livelihood - Sagans Sånger (SwingKids/Border)

Pop/Electronica:
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala (Service/Border)
The Honeydrips - Here Comes The Future (Sincerely Yours/Playground Music)
Erik de Vahl - Oh! My Spine
The Mary Onettes - The Mary Onettes (Labrador/Border)

Rock/Rockabilly/Blues/Garage:
Murder by Guitar - On Parade (Human audio recordings/Sounds of Subterrania)
Maharajas - In Pure Spite (Low Impact Recordings/Sound Pollution)
Alex Face - Smell Like A Woman (Alleycat/Sound Pollution)
High Hats - Too Much Is Never Enough (Alleycat/Sound Pollution)

Hardrock/Metal:
Arch Enemy - Rise of the tyrant (Century Media/EMI)
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction (Century Media/EMI)
Hardcore Superstar - Dreamin' in a casket (Gain/Sony BMG)
Watain - Sworn to the dark (Season Of Mist/Sound Pollution)

Hiphop/R&B/Soul:
Timbuktu - Oberoendeframkallande (Juju Records/Playground Music)
Adam Tensta - It's A Tensta Thing (K-Werks/Border)
Ken - Äntligen hemma (Pope/Playground Music)
Basutbudet - Startpaketet/Pluspaketet (Devrim/V2/Bonnier Amigo)

Experimental:
Jean-Louis Huhta - Halfway Between the World and Death (Slottet Records/Dotshop.se)
Mårten Falk - Eclectric Guitar Experience (dB Productions/CDA)
Rolf Enström - Quarks (Caprice Records/CDA)
Tape & Minamo - Birds of a Feather (Headz/Dotshop.se)

Dance:
Mikael Stavöstrand - Various productions 2007
The Field - From here we go sublime (Kompakt)
Minilogue – Orglar (Minilogue Rec)
Hug - Heroes (Kompakt)

Folk/Ballad:
Ale Möller Band - Djef Djel (Amigo/Bonnier Amigo)
Various Artists - Poem, ballader och lite blues - Återbesöket (Amigo/Bonnier Amigo)
Lisa Rydberg och Gunnar Idenstam - Bach på svenska (Gazell Records AB/Bonnier Amigo)
Sofia Karlsson - Visor från vinden (Amigo/Bonnier Amigo)

Jazz:
Ludvig Berghe Trio - An unplayed venue (Moserobie Music Production/Bonnier Amigo)
e.s.t. (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) - e.s.t Live in Hamburg (ACT/Bonnier Amigo)
Adåker, Milder, Stenson, Danielsson, Öström - Miles by Five (Touché Music AB/CDA)
Lennart Åberg & Norrbotten Big Band - Up north (Caprice Records/CDA)

Synth:
Emmon - The art and the evil (Wonderland records)
Endless Shame - Price of Devotion (KTOWN Records/Misty Music)
Mr Jones Machine – Återvändsgränd (Progress Productions/Border Music)
Terror Punk Syndicate - Extended Playtime (Progress Productions/Border Music)

Punk/Hardcore:
Wolfbrigade - Prey to the world (Agipunk/Unrest/MCR/Sound Pollution)
The Accidents - Summer dreams (Burning Heart/Epitaph/Bonnier Amigo)
Auktion - Spader ess (Cage Match Federation/Border)
The Mockingbirds - Always late and not even close (HepTown Records/Sound Pollution)

Singer/Songwriter:
Christian Kjellvander - I Saw Her From Here/I Saw Here From Her (Startracks/V2/Bonnier Amigo)
Kristofer Åström - Rainaway Town (Startracks/V2/Bonnier Amigo)
José González - In Our Nature (Imperial/Playground Music)
Mattias Bärjed - Originalmusiken till Upp till kamp! (Razzia/Bonnier Amigo)

Best Live Artist:
Familjen
Säkert!
Maia Hirashawa
Laakso

Digfi-prize (unsigned act):
Cocoanut Groove (Umeå)
Emily McWilliam's Desert Soul (Stockholm)
Cartwall (Piteå)
Knivderby (Jönköping)

# posted by DJ Martian 12:33 AM

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

  Introducing Norway's answer to Tori Amos - Ingrid Olava

MIC Norway: Ingrid Olava

The first single has been released form what is set be one of the most talked about records of the year, Ingrid Olava's debut Juliet Wishes

Ingrid Olava’s debut album Juliet Wishes will be released by EMI Norway in early March. I wonder if the new run EMI empire will find a UK and International release for this album.?

listen: MySpace.com - Ingrid Olava - - Pop / Indie / Jazz - www.myspace.com/ingridolava:

Singer-Songwriters aren't normally my thang, but there is a definite talent and an emotional edge to Ingrid Olava's voice and the music arrangements [piano and strings] are inspired by classical and jazz music.

# posted by DJ Martian 8:31 PM

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

  2007 ILM Albums & Tracks - Poll Voting Open

ILM 2007 poll: *****THEY SEE ME POLLIN, THEY HATIN: 2007 ILX ALBUMS & TRAX POLL VOTING THREAD***** (Ballots due February 1)

You can vote for up 20 albums AND 20 tracks. That's 40 total. They are not transferable, so you cannot vote for 1 album and 39 tracks.

You may vote in one of two ways: ordered and non-ordered. You can order your list, and I will give 20 points to your #1 ranked item and 1 point to your #20th ranked item. Be sure when sending me your ballot that your top-ranked item is at the top of the list. If you can't be bothered, you can submit an unranked list and each item will receive 10 points.

Blurbs, anecdotes, etc are welcomed...please put an asterisk by anything you voted for that you wouldn't mind contributing a piece about, or if there's something you didn't nominate but would still like to write about, you're welcome to mention it.


see above link for more voting guidelines.

nomination options: ilx2007poll - ILX 2007 Albums & Trax poll

# posted by DJ Martian 11:15 PM
  Idolator Pop Critics Poll 2007 - Results

Idolator Pop Critics Poll 2007 - the results are in.

Main menu: idolator pop 07 - pop.idolator.com - Welcome to the 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll

Overview, Introductory essay from Michaelangelo Matos [Matos is cast as the Generation X's Robert Christgau] Idolator Pop 07: The Year of the Indie, by Michaelangelo Matos

Tracks: Idolator Pop 07: Tracks

Individual Ballots: ballot - pop.idolator.com - A_Z

Artists: Idolator Pop 07: Artists and Artist of the Year: Radiohead, by Maura Johnston

Reissues: Idolator Pop 07: Reissues

Album of the Year: LCD Soundsystem, by Jess Harvell

Albums: Idolator Pop 07: Albums [see webpage for positions of over 1000 albums]

Top 100 consensus leads to this:

[The methodology is fundamentally flawed only ten selections for albums / tracks - how can you seriously scope a year with this ! Idolator Pop 07: How It Works]

Some issues even at 52, Yeasayer could only manage 16 voters from 454 critics that took part.

A lot of effort by Idolator [& Matos] has been put into organizing this poll, but you have to question the poor methodology - which doesn't offer much more insight than Stefan's Stats at Acclaimed Music.

position / artist / album / points / voters

1 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver 1876 169
2 M.I.A. - Kala 1550 141
3 Radiohead - In Rainbows 1327 137
4 Arcade Fire - Neon Bible 847 77
5 Amy Winehouse - Back To Black 821 77 45 points (4 votes) from 2006
6 Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga 755 65
7 The National - Boxer 724 65
8 Kanye West - Graduation 702 67
9 Panda Bear - Person Pitch 585 56
10 Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? 536 49
11 Battles - Mirrored 524 51
12 Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 498 45
13 Lily Allen - Alright, Still 496 50 291 points (30 votes) from 2006
14 Feist - The Reminder 480 48
15 Burial - Untrue 440 44
16 The White Stripes - Icky Thump 413 41
17 Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala 402 39
18 Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam 327 29
19 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand 326 32
20 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky 323 32
21 Against Me! - New Wave 321 30
22 Okkervil River - The Stage Names 305 30
23 Jay-Z - American Gangster 278 28
24 The Field - From Here We Go Sublime 275 28
25 Bruce Springsteen - Magic 273 24
26 Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3 271 27
27 PJ Harvey - White Chalk 261 27
28 Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha 232 23
29 UGK - Underground Kingz 230 22
30 Tinariwen - Aman Iman: Water Is Life 227 25
31 Justice - Cross 226 22
32 Deerhunter - Cryptograms 214 20 24 points (2 votes) for vinyl edition containing Fluorescent Grey EP
33 Britney Spears - Blackout 213 19
34 Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog 212 21
35 Grinderman - Grinderman 195 18
36 Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights 190 18
37 The Good The Bad & The Queen - The Good The Bad & The Queen 185 19
38 Mavis Staples - We'll Never Turn Back 184 17
39 Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta! 183 17
40 Beirut - The Flying Cup Club 179 17
41 Tegan & Sara - The Con 177 18
42 Low - Drums and Guns 175 18
43 The New Pornographers - Challengers 172 17
44 Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends 164 18
45 Bettye LaVette - Scene of the Crime 163 17
46 Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight 162 17
46 The Shins - Wincing The Night Away 162 17
48 Amerie - Because I Love It 162 15
49 Band of Horses - Cease to Begin 155 15
50 Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank 152 15
51 Electrelane - No Shouts No Calls 150 16
52 Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals 144 16
53 No Age - Weirdo Rippers 142 14
54 Von Sudenfeld - Tromatic Reflexxions 140 14
55 Lucinda Williams - West 140 13
56 Menomena - Friend and Foe 139 14
57 Bright Eyes - Cassadega 135 14
58 Dirty Projectors - Rise Above 134 14
59 Caribou - Andorra 132 14
59 Patty Griffin - Children Running Through 132 14
61 Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare 128 13
62 Parts and Labor - Mapmaker 127 13
63 Robert Wyatt - Comicopera 125 12
64 El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead 124 12
65 Blonde Redhead - 23 123 14
66 Brother Ali - The Undisputed Truth 122 12
67 Pipettes - We Are the Pipettes 120 12 70 points (7 votes) from 2006
68 Jesu - Conquerer 117 12
69 Ghostface Killah - The Big Doe Rehab 116 12
70 Fall Out Boy - Infinity On High 116 11
71 Explosions In the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone 115 11
72 Roisin Murphy - Overpowered 112 12
73 Wu-Tang Clan - 8 Diagrams 112 11
74 St. Vincent - Marry Me 111 11
75 Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Living with the Living 108 11
76 Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris 106 12
77 Marnie Stern - In Advance of the Broken Arm 101 11
78 Aly + AJ - Insomniatic 101 10
79 Ricardo Villalobos - Fabric 36 100 12
80 v/a - Hyphy Hitz 100 10
81 Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil 98 10
82 Stars Of The Lid - And The Refinement Of Their Decline 97 11
83 Prodigy - Return of the Mac 96 10
84 The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse 12 95 10
85 Nick Lowe - At My Age 94 10
86 Bloc Party - A Weekend In The City 94 9
87 v/a - I'm Not There OST 93 8
88 Josh Ritter - The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter 90 9
89 Liars - Liars 88 10
90 Fountains of Wayne - Traffic and Weather 87 10
91 Phosphorescent - Pride 87 8
91 Sloan - Never Hear the End of It 87 8
91 The Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder 87 8
94 Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad 85 9
95 Sally Shapiro - Disco Romance 84 9
96 Elliott Smith - New Moon 82 11 25 points (5 votes) for Reissues
97 John Fogerty - Revival 82 8
98 Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity 80 8
98 Paul McCartney - Memory Almost Full 80 8
100 Neil Young - Chrome Dreams II 78 8 10 points (2 votes) for Reissues
100 Thurston Moore - Trees Outside the Academy 78 8


More discussion @ Acclaimed Music Forum and 2007 Idolator Pop Critics Poll site is up

# posted by DJ Martian 10:48 PM
  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 15th

Some links of interest:

Best Music Scribing Awards 2007 by Jason Gross

2007 music readers poll of dagensskiva.com in Sweden: Årets bästa skivor, enligt er| dagensskiva.com

Artists

Big Dipper

Big Dipper reuniting, releasing anthology, playing 3 shows - for those too young too remember Big Dipper were contemporaries of Husker Du, The Replacements and REM twenty years ago.

Cut Copy

download a track: THE SKY REPORT: CUT COPY - Lights & Music

The album "In Ghost Colours" is due from Modular Records in March.

Elbow

John Mulvey @ Uncut provides the first review of the new Elbow album: Uncut.co.uk | Wild Mercury Sound - Post details: Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid

Giant

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - GIANT Signs With THE END RECORDS:

The End Records has announced the signing of North Carolina's atmospheric rock band GIANT. The group's as-yet-untitled new album will be released later this year.

Atmospheric rock = virtually post-metal ala Rosetta

myspace: Giant

Gregor Samsa

Decoymusic.com - Gregor Samsa posts new song

Junior Boys

RA: Junior Boys mix Body Language Six. Music News

Get Physical invite Canadian electro-pop duo Junior Boys to DJ the next instalment in the Body Language mix series.

Tracklist

01 Sorcerer - Surfing At Midnight (Prins Thomas Miks)
02 Supermayer - Saturndays
03 Chelonis R. Jones - Deer In The Headlights (DJ Hell Remix)
04 Love Nine – Feedback
05 Kreon & Lemos Feat. Feeboy - Fola
06 Kelley Polar - Rosenband (Magic Tim's Instrumental Version)
07 Steadycam - In The Moog For Love
08 Radio Slave - Screaming Hands (Cosmo Vitelli Radioaktivitat Remix)
09 Studio - Life's A Beach! (Todd Terje Beach House Mix)
10 Gui.tar - Love Started To Shine
11 Stereo Image - Dark Chapter
12 Matthew Dear - You Know What I Would Do
13 Pushé - Don't Take Your Love Away
14 Visage - I'm Still Searching
15 Junior Boys - No Kinda Man
16 Rework - Love Love Love Yeah (Chloé Remix)
17 f0st3r - bl3w r0d30 d3m0
18 Chloé - Be Kind To Me
19 Bill Nelson - When Your Dream Of Perfect Beauty Comes True

’Body Language Six’ mixed by Junior Boys will be out on Get Physical on February 29, 2008.

Kelley Polar

stream a track: New Music: Kelley Polar: "Entropy Reigns (In the Celestial City)" [Stream]

Sam Shalabi

review of the new Sam Shalabi album released next week on Alien8 Audiversity: Sam Shalabi - "Eid"

Zoot Woman

stereogum: New Zoot Woman Video - "We Won't Break"

# posted by DJ Martian 12:24 AM

Monday, January 14, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 14th

Some links of interest:

Music Press Awards Winners Announced | The Music Press Report

Norway in the UK - cultural highlights 2007 (Norway - the official site in the UK)

Problems @ EMI: No Rock And Roll Fun: EMI: Soon, it will just be two staplers and the Robbie Williams back catalogue and KID SHIRT: E.M.I.

Dubstep music, the year ahead: RA: Dubstep preview 2008. Music News

David Jennings has added these additional resources for his book:

Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll: Bibliography - These are all the books referenced in Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll

Net, Blogs and Rock'n'Roll: Notes - Several of the notes include addresses of web pages where you can consult my sources directly.

Started on BBC Four last week: BBC - Music TV - Pop on trial - HomePage

Pop On Trial puts five decades of popular music in the dock to deliver the verdict on which is pop's most important, influential and entertaining decade.

120 essential pop albums - Telegraph

What's the best Dylan? Are Kraftwerk really that good? And who are Logh? In the age of iTunes and instant access to thousands of albums, you might just need a guiding hand when adding to your collection. Our critics point the way

Artists

Moonspell

[Metal-Temple.com] MOONSPELL Announced The Title Of The Upcoming Album (News) - "Night Eternal" will be the title of the new MOONSPELL album. Due in May.

Thanatoschizo

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - THANATOSCHIZO Signs With MY KINGDOM MUSIC

Portuguese avant-garde maniacs THANATOSCHIZO have inked a deal with My Kingdom Music for the release of their fourth album, "Zoom Code".

A March 21 release is expected.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:42 AM

Sunday, January 13, 2008

  2007 Music Lists - Update - January 13th

Some 2007 lists / features of interest from the past week:

Music Websites

forcefeed.org - Charts: Top 25 Singles of 2007 - electronic music

forcefeed.org - Top Sellers: 2007 [Dance/Electronic]

Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Mark Teppo :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Adam Winfield :: Top lists for 2007

Metal News - Metalunderground.com's Best of 2007 Awards ( Metal Underground . com )

Radio

Finally published: Gagliarchives Top 100 of 2007 - progressive rock & related

JAZZ

All About Jazz-New York Best of 2007

The Denver Post - Best of 2007: Top jazz albums

Some how i didn't link to this when it was published back in December: Dusted Features [ Surrounded by a Sea of Silver Foliage ]

Derek Taylor assesses the merits and mien of 2007's bumper jazz crop.

village voice jazz poll

village voice Interval: The 2007 Jazz Poll by Francis Davis

village voice music - 2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: A-O
and village voice music - 2007 Jazz Poll Ballots: P-Z

Tom Hull an experienced jazz critic: village voice music - Intrepid Listener, Jazz Avalanche by Tom Hull

Up to the Wire
It takes an intrepid listener to dig out of this year's jazz avalanche
by Tom Hull

I figure each year is good for about 2,000 new jazz records. This year I heard 650, which means I missed two out of every three. It also means I never had enough time to live with any of them, even favorites. So it's hard to say which are the best, but these strike me as special:

village voice music - The Year in Skronk by Phil Freeman


The Wire

swens blog: The WIRE 2007 Mix - Artists mentioned in the WIRE magazine

best_of_2007 lists from friends of and-oar.org/ - similar music scope to The Wire / Brainwashed.com. Includes artists lists.


individuals / bloggers

Bear Like Blog: Best Music of 2007 /// (exit)

The Great Whatsit - BW’s top 15 albums of 2007

Hey! Student: Top 10 Albums of 2007

mattchews1919: Top Albums of 2007 (Slightly Updated)

One Of God's Own Prototypes - Adgy's Top 10 Albums of 2007

foxy digitalis : features:
Year End 2007 by Brad Rose


UCLAradio.com - Blog Archive - UCLAradio.com’s Best Albums of 2007 Staff Picks

undomondo - Part 5 : 15 - 10 and undomondo - Part 6 : Top 5 albums of 2007

Viae Ferae: Top metal albums of 2007

Viae Ferae: Top non-metal albums of 2007

WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Scott McDowell's Top 10 List 2007

Yer Mam!: Best Of 2007: Remixes and Edits and Yer Mam!: Top 50 Albums Of 2007: 10-6 and Yer Mam!: Top 50 Albums Of 2007: 5-1

zentronix: dubwise & hiphopcentric: Best Music of 2007

# posted by DJ Martian 10:40 PM

Saturday, January 12, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 12th

Some links of interest:

on listen again: BBC - Radio 1 - Mary Anne Hobbs

This week, Mary Anne's got an exclusive mix from Croydon boy Benga, ahead of the release of his new album 'Diary Of An Afro Warrior'. Plus there's new tunes from Santogold, Cadence Weapon, Rone, Double S and Flying Lotus.

themed blog post: In Electronica We Trust (no.2) at motel de moka

Side-Line decides to stop publishing their print magazine and concentrate on website instead: Side-Line stops with printed magazine

Follow up to The Guardian article on metal: INVISIBLE ORANGES - Why is metal still ignored by the mainstream?

Artists spotlighted: MIC Norway: Norway at Eurosonic

The Giant Dutch festival and music industry convention Eurosonic/ Noorderslag Weekend kicks off today. As has become the rule at such fairs of new and independent music, Norway is again strongly represented.

Norwegian jazz artists links: JazzCD.no volume 3 — jazz from norway 2008

All Ears - Festival for Improvised Music currently happening in Norway. Artist profiles are included.

Black Metal albums: Gueules de Black Metal - Rate Your Music - A list by sakrifiss

Artists

Annie

2008 Album on Island Records UK: Pitchfork: Annie Returns With New Single, Preps Album - due in April

Deftones

2008 Album: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DEFTONES Frontman Discusses Upcoming Album

PJ Harvey

2008 Album plans: PJ Harvey Starting New Album: PJ Harvey News on This Is Fake DIY

Let's Go Outside

Debut album on Soma: LET'S GO OUTSIDE - A Picnic With The Hunters - released January 28th

Portland-based producer Stephen Schieberl makes his full-length debut for Soma having released two singles, 'Speak My Language' and the rather filthy 'I'll Lick Your Spine' (included here) featuring a particularly illustrative vocal from Christina Broussard, who presents a detailed itinerary of her seduction technique. As is true for much of A Picnic With The Hunters, the track makes for an artful balance between edgy techno production and skewed pop sensibilities. 'Peripheral' could be compared to Safety Scissors around the time of his Parts Water album given its odd, sing-song-y vocal and weird clicks 'n' cuts funk, whilst other tracks go straight for the jugular, with 'My First Time' and 'I'm Sitting Lone' gunning for harsh, abstract territory. By the time the Detroit-influenced pads of 'Still Up' kick in, it becomes apparent that it's this willingness to hop between styles and disciplines that makes the album such a refreshing, whimsical electronic record. A fine addition to the Soma roster.

listen: MySpace.com - Let’s Go Outside - PORTLAND, Oregon - Techno / Electro / Other - www.myspace.com/letsgooutside

Norther

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - NORTHER: New Song Posted Online

Radiohead

next week: Pitchfork: Radiohead to Take Over BBC Radio 1 Airwaves

James Ruskin

New album: RA: James Ruskin makes The Dash. Music News - James Ruskin's 'The Dash' is released on Tresor in February 2008.

Why

Pitchfork: Why? Reveal New Album Details

Anticon will release Alopecia on March 11, with a European release on Tomlab to follow.

# posted by DJ Martian 12:31 AM

Friday, January 11, 2008

  Prefix - Best Albums of 2007

Prefix have finally published their best albums of 2007: Best Albums of 2007: Picks 50 to 11 and Best Albums of 2007: Picks 10 to 1

Individual lists: Best Albums of 2007: Staff Picks

# posted by DJ Martian 9:27 AM

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 9th

Some links of interest:

Jazz music portal: Jazz.com

MOJO’s Great Escape - News - Mojo - Mojo are sponsoring some nights at Brighton's Great Escape Festival in May

Great Escape takes place once again from May 15-17 and MOJO will once again present three nights of quality music.

The first acts confirmed include Fujiya & Miyagi, Tunng, Lightspeed Champion and Peter Von Poehl.

more upcoming 2008 music: Drowned in Sound - Features - It's great in 2008, yeah: DiS's Next-Stepper picks

mick mercer reviews KALEIDOSCOPE MAGAZINE #24 (Spring 2008)

classic double album spotlighted: Simple Minds - Disc of the day - Mojo - Simple Minds - Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call

via The Wire: Adventures in Modern Music: Article:

Borealis Festival

* International Festivals
* From 26/02/08 to 01/03/08
* Location: Bergen various venues, Norway
* Links: www.borealisfestival.no

Contemporary music festival this year celebrating tall trees and extreme traditions with composer-in-residence Mathias Spahlinger, performances of works by Messiaen, Arnold Schönberg, Takemitsu and more plus live music from Ensemble Recherche, Anders Hana, Von Südenfed, Nils Økland Ensemble, Boris with Michio Kurihara, Mike Patton & Stian Carstensen Duo, Metal Music Machine and more plus cinema, exhibitions, masterclasses and seminars. Bergen various venues, 26 February–1 March

Borealis

English site ready on January 14th

The English version of the borealis' website will be released on january 14th. In the meantime it's possible to embrace the programme of the opening night of the festival.

Artists

Ashes Divide

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - A PERFECT CIRCLE Guitarist Eager To Launch New Project

A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel's new ASHES DIVIDE project

Howerdel sings and plays guitar, bass and keyboard on the album, which also features A PERFECT CIRCLE's Josh Freese on drums and A PERFECT CIRCLE and TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan's 11-year-old son Devo on cello.

MySpace.com - Ashes Divide - - Alternative / Rock - www.myspace.com/ashesdivide

At the Soundawn

Introducing: AT THE SOUNDAWN - Signed by LIFEFORCE RECORDS

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Italy's AT THE SOUNDAWN Signs With LIFEFORCE RECORDS

Lifeforce Records has announced the signing of Italy's AT THE SOUNDAWN. The group has been working on its new album, "Red Square: We Come In Waves", since 2005 and is planning on releasing the effort late spring/early summer.

According to a press release, "AT THE SOUNDAWN plays "a unique and unfettered style of music that can be described as beautiful, crushing and ethereal. 'Red Square: We Come In Waves' harkens the sounds of jazz-influenced RADIOHEAD and ISIS while combined with the hardcore urgency of SHAI HULUD."

link: MySpace.com - At The Soundawn - Modena, IT - Hardcore / Alternative / Ambient - www.myspace.com/atthesoundawn

Birds of Prey

Gothtronic | News: Birds of Prey Unveil New Music

BIRDS OF PREY have posted two new tracks, “Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks” and “Lice Halo”, from their forthcoming album Sulfur and Semen on their MySpace page

link: MySpace.com - Birds of Prey - Richmond, Virginia - Metal / Death Metal - www.myspace.com/birdsop

Burst

One of my personal rock faves Burst provide a news update: BLABBERMOUTH.NET - BURST To Enter Studio In April

Demiurg

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - DEMIURG: New Album Pushed Back To March; Another Song Posted Online

has posted another new song, entitled "Resurrecting The Rotting", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's sophomore album, "The Hate Chamber", which has had its release date pushed back to March 25, 2008 via Holland's Mascot Records.

link: Demiurg

Funeral

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - FUNERAL To Enter Studio This Month

Meshuggah

scenepointblank: Meshuggah Set Release Date as March 11th for their new album, obZen.

M83

More info on the upcoming M83 album: RA: M83 preps Saturdays = Youth. Music News

Tracklist

01 You, Appearing
02 Kim & Jessie
03 Skin Of The Night
04 Graveyard Girl
05 Couleurs
06 Up!
07 We Own The Sky
08 Highway Of Endless Dreams
09 Too Late
10 Dark Moves Of Love
11 Midnight Souls Still Remain

’Saturdays = Youth’ by M83 will be released on Warp on April 15th, 2008.

Misanthrope

Misanthrope - New Album Details - Metal Storm - entitled "IrremeDIABLE", on January 21st, 2008 via Holy Records.

Arthur Russell

Arthur Russell film: RA: Arthur Russell and celluloid: A wild combination. Music News

Shade Empire

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SHADE EMPIRE: Zero Nexus Track Listing Revealed

Finnish metallers SHADE EMPIRE will release their third album, "Zero Nexus", on March 12 via Dynamic Arts Records.

Ungdomskulen

Norwegian psychedelic rockers Ungdomskulen spotlighted ahead of gigs in Ireland: The Sigla Blog - Blog Archive - Musical Rooms Part 6: Ungdomskulen

Xiu Xiu

Stream the new Xiu Xiu album Women as Lovers: MySpace.com - Xiu Xiu - Bay Area, US - Experimental / Pop - www.myspace.com/xiuxiuforlife

Yeasayer

interview: Pitchfork Feature: Interview: Yeasayer

# posted by DJ Martian 10:50 PM

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 8th

Some links of interest:

Drowned in Sound - Features - It's great in 2008, yeah: DiS's Early Doors picks

swens blog: The WIRE 2007 Mix - Artists mentioned in the WIRE magazine

Artists

Averse Sefira

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AVERSE SEFIRA: New Song Available For Streaming

Caribou

Drowned in Sound - News - Caribou tours world, shuns Andorra

February
16 Cambridge Barfly
17 Coventry the Tin Angel
18 Glasgow the New Stereo
19 Aberdeen the Tunnels
20 Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
21 Liverpool Barfly

Miroslav Vitous

Miroslav Vitous: It Comes Down to Taste

# posted by DJ Martian 9:35 AM

Sunday, January 06, 2008

  Music Links Roundup - Update - January 6th

Some links of interest:

Music blogs to check:
Musical Warfare
SOFT ABUSE blog

2008 Music

Two bloggers preview the music year ahead from their perspective:

Looking Forward to 2008 (Music Edition) // Blog // Opus

Sweeping The Nation: The shape of things to come


Artists

Agalloch

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - AGALLOCH: New Song Posted Online

DØDHEIMSGARD

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Vocalist KVOHST Quits DØDHEIMSGARD

Meshuggah

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - MESHUGGAH Drummer Says New Album Is Much More Dense

Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere

Gary Marx ex Sisters of Mercy: MusicNonStop.co.uk:Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere - Nineteen Ninety Five And Nowhere

Record Label: D-Monic
Release date: 24th Jan 2008

Withered

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - WITHERED Signs With PROSTHETIC RECORDS

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of Atlanta's WITHERED. The band's new CD, "Folie Circulaire", is being produced by Phillip Cope (KYLESA, BARONESS, BLACK TUSK) and is scheduled for a late spring release.

Woods of Ypres

BLABBERMOUTH.NET - WOODS OF YPRES: Woods III: The Deepest Roots And Darkest Blues CD Now Available

# posted by DJ Martian 11:52 PM
  2007 Music Lists - Update - January 6th

Some 2007 lists / features of interest from the past week:

Print

Acclaimed Music Forum: Blow Up (Italy) 2007 top 50 albums

Acclaimed Music Forum: EOY list GO-MAG (spain)

Polls

Shmoo Poll 2007 results

Paste Magazine :: News :: 2007 Paste Signs of Life Readers Poll (Page 1) - so dull

Pitchfork Feature: 2007 Pitchfork Readers Poll - so predictable

Metal lists:

APESHIT’s Top Metal Albums of 2007 | APESHIT [Blog]

Avant-garde Metal - Stories: Avant-garde Metal 2007 - Your Top 10 Albums / Retrospection

Deadtide.com :: View topic - Official : Best of 2007 - discussion

DigitalMetal.com Forums - View topic - DIGITALMETAL STAFF PICKS OF 2007!!!!

Imhotep - Interviews/Articles - MUSICIANS' BEST OF 2007

METALEATER.COM - Features - Metaleater 2007 Recap

Your Top 10 albums of 2007 - SMNnews.com - The SMN Forums


All About Jazz

2007 Contributor Picks

We solicited opinions from all active AAJ contributors, and out of more than 1,000 nominations, the following 2007 releases garnered the most votes.

Igloo Magazine

Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Josh Bratton :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Pietro Da Sacco :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: James Knapman :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Paul Lloyd :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Alan Lockett :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Luca Maini :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Jericho Maxim :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: TJ Norris :: Top lists for 2007
Igloo Magazine :: Top-ten :: Matt Simpson :: Top lists for 2007


Junkmedia

Junkmedia: 2007 in Review | Our Top 50 Albums and Songs

Radio

2007 Top 25 Albums On Somewhere Between Sunrise & Sunset, WBWC 88.3FM - Rate Your Music compiled by airplay, response and listener requests. aired 1/1/2008

Individuals / bloggers

ario's digital detritus - ario's favorite albums of 2007

— DE GARDEN —: Also albums of 2007...

donewaiting.com - Blog Archive - Donewaiting.com Staff Favorites of 2007: Andrew Patton

C. Andrew Hovan's Top Jazz Picks For 2007

i guess i'm floating: The Best Albums of 2007

The ill-ec-tro-nic: RAW's Belated Best-Of's

Instrumental Analysis: Chris's; 2007 In Review

kid kameleon: Best of 07

Let There Be Night: 2007: Here and Gone

Merry Swankster: Quarterly Report: 4th Quarter of 2007 Podcast

ob_gyn_kenobi: 2007 Music List

The Top 50 Albums of 2007 Individual Lists - The Music Lobby

Ohmpark: Ohmpark's Top 50 Best Albums Of 2007

Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire - Best music of 2007

Paperdubs - Top Albums of 2007 - Vox

Pie. Metal. Love.: My Favorite Albums From 2007 - Scott Seward's list

2007: Top 20 Albums - ProgressoR / Uzbekistan Progressive Rock Pages

what I liked last year at 17 dots

SpartanEdge Music Dude - Top 30 Albums of 2007

Sweeping The Nation: A year of living dangerously

THISISNOTANEXIT - 130 Albums of 2007

the torture garden: the torture garden's favourites of 2007

undomondo - Part 4 : Top 25 - 15

WFMU's Beware of the Blog: Mike Lupica's Randomly Ranked Favorites of 2007

Top 50 Releases of 2007 | WVFS.NET

Yer Mam!: Top 50 Albums Of 2007: 20-16 and Yer Mam!: Top 50 Albums Of 2007: 15-11

2007 music wrap-up by Jamie Zawinski

# posted by DJ Martian 10:37 PM

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