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Again, thanks to everyone who took time to think about and post their list for this year. Thanks again, also, to those who posted but didn't bother to read the instructions at the top properly. You thoughtless cunts! :unsure:

Anyway - here are the results! A 1st place vote scored 10 points, 2nd place 9, down to 10th place scoring 1 point.

I've posted the whole list here - there were 277 albums voted for in all (248 last year). If enough people want to query the results or look at the raw data, then I'll upload the spreadsheet. I usually miss one or two near-duplicates or votes where someone got the artist and the title the wrong way round, so please feel free to point out any inconsistencies if it affects anything in the top 50.

Happily, our collective taste is moving away from that of Q magazine, with 3 of our top 10 in Q's top 10 (5 last year), but at least U2 received not one single, solitary vote on our list. Pitchfork also have 3 of their top 10 in our top 10 (5 last year) - are there any critics' lists with a better match?

Rank - Artist - Album (Total points) (Total number of votes)

1 - Mastodon - Crack The Skye (151) (19)

2 - Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport (87) (13)

3 - Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (68) (11)

4 - XX - xx (63) (10)

5 - Baroness - Blue Record (51) (8 )

6 - Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (48) (6)

7 - Pissed Jeans - King Of Jeans (44) (6)

8 - Astra - The Weirding (38) (7)

8 - Between The Buried & Me - The Great Misdirect (38) (7)

8 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz! (38) (7)

11 - Converge - Axe to Fall (36) (6)

11 - Horrors - Primary Colours (36) (7)

13 - Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest (34) (6)

14 - Propagandhi - Supporting Caste (29) (3)

15 - Porcupine Tree - The Incident (28) (5)

15 - Sonic Youth - the eternal (28) (4)

17 - Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 (27) (4)

18 - Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions (26) (6)

19 - Future of the Left - Travels With Myself And Another (25) (4)

20 - Kylesa - Static Tensions (24) (4)

21 - Clark - Totems Flare (23) (3)

21 - Zu - Carboniferous (23) (4)

23 - Passion Pit - Manners (21) (3)

24 - Clint Mansell - Moon OST (19) (4)

24 - Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love (19) (4)

24 - Silversun Pickups - Swoon (19) (2)

24 - Pains of being pure at heart - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (19) (3)

28 - Ben Frost - By The Throat (18) (3)

28 - Fever Ray - Fever Ray (18) (5)

28 - Isis - Wavering Radiant (18) (3)

28 - jj - No. 2 (18) (3)

28 - Lindstrom & Christabelle - Real Life Is No Cool (18) (3)

28 - Nirvana - Live at Reading (18) (2)

34 - Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights (17) (4)

34 - Major Lazer - Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do (17) (3)

34 - Pet Shop Boys - Yes (17) (2)

37 - And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - The Century of Self (15) (2)

37 - Brand New - Daisy (15) (2)

37 - Dinosaur Jr. - Farm (15) (3)

37 - Hudson Mohawke - Butter (15) (2)

41 - Alice in Chains - Black Gives Way to Blue (14) (3)

41 - Bat For Lashes - Two Suns (14) (2)

41 - Burnt By The Sun - Heart of Darkness (14) (3)

41 - Charlotte Hatherley - New Worlds (14) (2)

41 - Soulsavers - Broken (14) (2)

41 - Duckworth Lewis Method - The Duckworth Lewis Method (14) (2)

47 - Bibio - Vignetting The Compost (13) (2)

47 - Dam Funk - Toeachizown (13) (2)

47 - Dan Deacon - Bromst (13) (3)

50 - Engineers - Three Fact Fader (12) (2)

50 - Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed (12) (2)

50 - Lindstrom & Prins Thomas - II (12) (2)

50 - Lisa Mitchell - Wonder (12) (2)

50 - Mos Def - The Ecstatic (12) (2)

50 - Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms (12) (2)

50 - Tombs - Winter Hours (12) (2)

57 - Billy Talent - Billy Talent III (11) (2)

57 - DOOM - Born Like This (11) (3)

57 - Manic Street Preachers - Journals for Plague Lovers (11) (4)

57 - Moderat - Moderat (11) (2)

57 - Mars Volta - Octahedron (11) (2)

57 - Tori Amos - Abnormally Attracted To Sin (11) (2)

63 - Ruarri Joseph - Both Sides Of The Coin (10) (1)

63 - A Camp - Colonia (10) (1)

63 - amon amarth - twilight of the thunder god (10) (1)

63 - Armin Van Buuren - Universal Religion Chapter 4 (10) (1)

63 - Boys Noize - Power (10) (1)

63 - Cymbals Eat Guitars - Why There Are Mountains (10) (1)

63 - Florence + The Machine - Lungs (10) (1)

63 - Girls - Album (10) (2)

63 - Hacride - Lazarus (10) (1)

63 - Kraftwerk - Der Katalog (10) (1)

63 - Martyn - Great Lengths (10) (2)

63 - obits - I blame you (10) (1)

63 - Pendle Coven - Self Assessment (10) (1)

63 - Peter Broderick - 4 Track Songs (10) (1)

63 - Portal - Swarth (10) (1)

63 - Pyramids with Nadja - Pyramids with Nadja (10) (1)

63 - R.A. the Rugged Man - Legendary Classics Vol. 1 (10) (1)

63 - Redshape - The Dance Paradox (10) (1)

63 - Sally Shapiro - My Guilty Pleasure (10) (2)

63 - Shafiq Husayn - Shafiq En' A Free Ka (10) (1)

63 - Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse - Dark Night of the Soul (10) (1)

63 - Strung Out - Agents of the Underground (10) (1)

63 - Sunset Rubdown - Dragon Slayer (10) (1)

63 - Tubelord - Our first American Friends (10) (1)

63 - White Lies - To lose my Life (10) (1)

63 - WHY? - Eskimo Snow (10) (1)

89 - Various Artists - A State of Trance 2009 (9) (1)

89 - Air France - No Way Down (9) (1)

89 - Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (9) (1)

89 - Bob Dylan - Together through life (9) (1)

89 - Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Vs Children (9) (1)

89 - Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM (9) (1)

89 - Cio D'or - Die Faser (9) (1)

89 - Japandroids - Post Nothing (9) (2)

89 - Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications (9) (1)

89 - Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 (9) (2)

89 - Jeremy Jay - Slow Dance (9) (1)

89 - Jóhann Jóhannsson - And After The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees (9) (1)

89 - Marillion - Live from Loreley 2009 (9) (1)

89 - Martin Schulte - On the moon (9) (1)

89 - Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez - Old Money (9) (1)

89 - Oneida - Rated O (9) (1)

89 - Patrick Wolf - The Batchelor (9) (1)

89 - Placebo - Battle For The Sun (9) (2)

89 - Poison the Well - The Tropic Rot (9) (1)

89 - Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder (9) (1)

89 - Tesla Boy - Tesla Boy EP (9) (1)

89 - Daylaborers - The Learning Process (9) (1)

89 - Field - Yesterday & Today (9) (3)

89 - Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come (9) (1)

89 - Two Tongues - Two Tongues (9) (1)

89 - Wicked Witch - Chaos: 1978 to 1986 (9) (1)

89 - Zombi - Spirit Animal (9) (1)

116 - Alchemist - Chemical Warfare (8 ) (2)

116 - Atlas Sound - Logos (8 ) (1)

116 - Broadcast and The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age (8 ) (1)

116 - Clubroot - Clubroot (8 ) (1)

116 - Dananananaykroyd - Hey Everyone (8 ) (2)

116 - Dizzee Rascal - Tongue N Cheek (8 ) (1)

116 - Do Make Say Think - Other Truths (8 ) (2)

116 - Edan - Echo Party (8 ) (1)

116 - Girls - Girls (8 ) (1)

116 - HORSE the Band - Desperate Living (8 ) (1)

116 - Idlewild - Post Electric Blues (8 ) (1)

116 - Jason Lytle - Yours Truly, the Commuter (8 ) (1)

116 - Katatonia - Night is the New Day (8 ) (1)

116 - La Roux - La Roux (8 ) (1)

116 - Leonard Cohen - Live In London (8 ) (1)

116 - Marillion - Recital of the Script 2009 (8 ) (1)

116 - Matt and Kim - Grand (8 ) (1)

116 - Mew - No More Stories... (8 ) (1)

116 - Moritz Van Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent (8 ) (1)

116 - Nils Frahm - wintermusik (8 ) (1)

116 - oneone - AoooO (8 ) (1)

116 - Parov Stealar - Coco (8 ) (1)

116 - Porn Sword Tobacco - Everything is music to the ear (8 ) (1)

116 - Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio (8 ) (1)

116 - St. Vincent - Actor (8 ) (2)

116 - Black Dahlia Murder - Deflorate (8 ) (1)

116 - Number Twelve Looks Like You - Worse Than Alone (8 ) (1)

116 - Phantom Band - Checkmate Savage (8 ) (1)

116 - Whitest Boy Alive - Rules (8 ) (2)

116 - them crooked vultures - self titled (8 ) (1)

116 - Tom waits - Glitter and doom live (8 ) (1)

116 - Various - Inglourious Basterds OST (8 ) (1)

148 - 30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War (7) (1)

148 - Andrew Bird - Noble Beast (7) (1)

148 - Antipop Consortium - Fluorescent Black (7) (1)

148 - Architects - Hollow Crown (7) (1)

148 - Born of Osiris - A Higher Place (7) (1)

148 - Current 93 - Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain (7) (1)

148 - Darlings - Darlings (7) (1)

148 - Dj Sprinkles - Midtown 120 Blues (7) (1)

148 - Doves - Kingdom Of Rust (7) (3)

148 - failures - failures (7) (1)

148 - Heather Woods Broderick - From The Ground (7) (1)

148 - Jim O'Rourke - The Visitor (7) (1)

148 - Lawrence - Until Then, Goodbye (7) (1)

148 - Letting Up Despite Great Faults - Letting Up Despite Great Faults (7) (1)

148 - Marillion - Less is More (7) (1)

148 - Pastels / Tenniscoats - Two Sunsets (7) (1)

148 - Point B - Suicide Beauty Spot (7) (1)

148 - Pure Reason Revolution - Amor Vincit Omnia (7) (1)

148 - Real Estate - Real Estate (7) (1)

148 - Say Anything - Say Anything (7) (1)

148 - Big Pink - A Brief History Of Love (7) (2)

148 - Prodigy - Invaders Must Die (7) (1)

148 - Thursday - Common Existence (7) (1)

148 - Tomas Dvorak - Machinarium OST (7) (1)

148 - Tortoise - Beacons of ancestorship (7) (1)

148 - Various Artists - Valerie and Friends (7) (1)

174 - A Mountain Of One - Institute Of Joy (6) (1)

174 - Ambivalence Avenue - Bibio (6) (1)

174 - AtomTM - Liedgut (6) (1)

174 - Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - Outer South (6) (1)

174 - Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (6) (2)

174 - Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive (6) (1)

174 - Dredg - The Pariah The Parrot The Delusion (6) (1)

174 - Luke Vibert - We Hear You (6) (1)

174 - Pasteboard - Glitter (6) (1)

174 - Perfume - Triangle (6) (3)

174 - Regina Spektor - Far (6) (1)

174 - Silkie - City Limits Volume 1 (6) (1)

174 - Six organs of admittance - Luminous light (6) (1)

174 - Skunk Anansie - Smashes and Trashes (6) (1)

174 - Solomun - Dance Baby (6) (1)

174 - Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years (6) (1)

174 - Thermals - Now We Can See (6) (1)

174 - Thea Gilmore - Strange Communion (6) (1)

192 - 2562 - Unbalance (5) (2)

192 - Bill Wells and Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Gok (5) (1)

192 - Clutch - Strange Cousins From The West (5) (2)

192 - Damian Lazarus - Smoke The Monster Out (5) (1)

192 - Demdike Stare - Symbiosis (5) (1)

192 - Embryonic - The Flaming Lips (5) (1)

192 - Fake Problems - It's Great to Be Alive (5) (1)

192 - Henrik Schwarz, Ame and Dixon - The Grandfather Paradox (5) (1)

192 - IQ - Frequency (5) (1)

192 - Junior Boys - Begone Dull Care (5) (1)

192 - Kid cudi - man on the moon (5) (1)

192 - Kings Of Convenience - Declaration Of Dependence (5) (1)

192 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Rifts (5) (1)

192 - Pulley - Time Insensitive Material (5) (1)

192 - Tim Hecker - An Imaginary Country (5) (1)

192 - Venetian Snares - Filth (5) (1)

192 - Winds of Plague - The Great Stone War (5) (1)

192 - Yonlu - A Society In Which No Tear Is Shed Is Inconceivably Mediocre (5) (1)

210 - Ben Klock - One (4) (1)

210 - Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career (4) (1)

210 - Eliane Radigue - Triptych (4) (1)

210 - Emmy The Great - First Love (4) (1)

210 - Giant Squid - The Ichthyologist (4) (1)

210 - Joakim - Milky Ways (4) (1)

210 - Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement (4) (1)

210 - My Latest Novel - Deaths & Entrances (4) (1)

210 - Nerina Pallot - The Graduate (4) (2)

210 - Paramore - Brand New Eyes (4) (1)

210 - PJ Harvey & John Parish - A Woman A Man Walked By (4) (1)

210 - Reuben - We Should Have Gone to University (4) (1)

210 - Saviours - Accelerated Living (4) (1)

210 - Antlers - Hospice (4) (2)

210 - Reasoning - The Chauffeur (4) (1)

210 - Temper Trap - Conditions (4) (1)

226 - Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs (3) (1)

226 - Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Take Off! (3) (1)

226 - As Tall as Lions - You Can't Take it With You (3) (1)

226 - black moth super rainbow - eating us (3) (1)

226 - Black to Comm - Alphabet 1968 (3) (1)

226 - Claro Intelecto - Warehouse Sessions (3) (1)

226 - Dashboard Confessional - Alter the Ending (3) (1)

226 - David Sylvian - Manafon (3) (1)

226 - El Grupo Nuevo - Cryptomnesia (3) (1)

226 - Gorod - Process of a New Decline (3) (1)

226 - Jeffrey Lewis - Em Are I (3) (1)

226 - Matias Aguayo - Ay Ay Ay (3) (1)

226 - Megadeth - Endgame (3) (1)

226 - Minsk - With Echoes In The Movement Of The Stone (3) (1)

226 - Neko Case - Middle Cyclone (3) (1)

226 - Pendulum - In Silico (3) (1)

226 - Planetary Assault Systems - Temporary Suspension (3) (1)

226 - Rameses III - I Could Not Love You More (3) (1)

226 - Juan Maclean - The Future Will Come (3) (1)

226 - Zola Jesus - The Spoils (3) (1)

246 - Andrew WK - 55 Cadillac (2) (2)

246 - Annie - Don't Stop (2) (1)

246 - Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light (2) (1)

246 - Buried Inside - Spoils Of Failure (2) (1)

246 - David Guetta - One Love (2) (1)

246 - Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (2) (1)

246 - Flaming Lips - Embryonic (2) (2)

246 - Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac. (2) (1)

246 - Howling Bells - Radio Wars (2) (1)

246 - Karnivool - Sound Awake (2) (1)

246 - Lusine - A certain distance (2) (1)

246 - Marissa Nadler - Little Hells (2) (1)

246 - Senser - Resistance Now (2) (1)

246 - Slayer - World Painted Blood (2) (1)

246 - Slow Club - Yeah So (2) (1)

246 - Storsveit Nix Noltes - Royal Family (2) (1)

246 - Bakerton Group - El Rojo (2) (1)

246 - Freezing Fog - The Freezing Fog (2) (1)

246 - Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead (2) (1)

246 - Ty Segall - Lemons (2) (1)

266 - BEAK> - BEAK> (1) (1)

266 - Biffy Clyro - Only Revolutions (1) (1)

266 - Cold Cave - Cremations (1) (1)

266 - Eminem - Relapse (1) (1)

266 - Gui Boratto - Take My Breath Away (1) (1)

266 - Jesca Hoop - Hunting My Dress (1) (1)

266 - Oceano - Depths (1) (1)

266 - Royksopp - Junior (1) (1)

266 - SND - atavism (1) (1)

266 - Veils - Sun Gangs (1) (1)

266 - Various Artists - 5 Years of Hyperdub (1) (1)

266 - Wave Machine - Wave If You're Really There (1) (1)

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One vote for Royksopp? Shit, did everyone just bottom out after Melody AM?

I think it must have been everyone's number 11. It was initially about number 6 in my list until I remembered other things I'd liked more. I really liked it, though - The Girl and The Robot is my favourite Royksopp track ever.

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Thanks as ever for doing this, clearly the only list worth paying attention to on the internet. Quite a big Metal presence in the Top 10 which is good to see.

Not that it makes a huge deal of difference, but both of these are the same - 271 - Born Like This - DOOM (1) / 62 - DOOM - Born Like This (10)

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Out of interest, would it be possible to see the number of votes each album got as well as the number of points, only if its not too much trouble, like?

Yeah, why not. I'll republish the table, probably on Sunday evening, including all the near-duplicates etc and the number of votes for each album.

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Well, I've heard/own four of the top 50, with the highest rated being Silversun Pickups at 24. Guess that's plenty of new stuff to check out then!

Look forward to hearing your reaction to converge, baroness and between the buried & me.

Great list all round.

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Ooh! At number 229 there's BtBaM, which should probably be added to Beyond the Buried and Me up at 11 and messing the chart around a bit more.

That puts it in the top 10, joint 8th to be precise.

Would be interesting to see the chart ordered on how many people voted for each album as well as the weighted list. I wonder how different the top 20 would look.

If I've got time I might work out when the top 20 albums were released to see if the chart is heavily biased toward recent releases.

Oh, and thanks for the work putting this together.

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I do love these lists.

I'm about to listen to the Pissed Jeans album. Bit suprised I didn't already, I loved the first one. Maybe I'll give Astra a go too, though I'm pretty wary of prog rock in general.

Suprised by how high up the Baroness record got. It's some groovy shit but I didn't realise just how many people took to it.

Also seeing as only one person voted for Portal's Swarth I now feel slightly bad for omitting it from my list in favour of Paramore. :wub:

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28 - Ben Frost - By The Throat (18) (3)

28 - Fever Ray - Fever Ray (18) (5)

63 - Girls - Album (10) (2)

63 - Martyn - Great Lengths (10) (2)

89 - Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (9) (1)

89 - Zombi - Spirit Animal (9) (1)

116 - Moritz Van Oswald Trio - Vertical Ascent (:wub: (1)

174 - Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (6) (2)

266 - BEAK> - BEAK> (1) (1)

Own list of stuff I've still not heard and should have done, or possible interests.

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Look forward to hearing your reaction to converge, baroness and between the buried & me.

Great list all round.

I started with Converge, and from the one track they have streamable on last.fm it's proven to be exactly the sort of stuff I've been craving lately (after a 2009 mainly filled with 90's alt rock, grunge and indie* and current 'girl with a guitar' type acts).

*namely all the stuff I didn't give a chance at the time because it wasn't fast/heavy/loud enough

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