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Drumroll please, :drummer:

It's time for the annual

Albums of the Year Poll

5th Anniversary Edition










The idea:

Make a ranked list of your 5 to 25 top original studio albums released this year.
There will be a countdown of Coldplaying's favorite new albums after the deadline.

The deadline:

Thursday, December 30th at
8:00pm EST

The rules:

~ Original studio albums only, please.
No EPs, live albums, reissues, or compilation albums.
Soundtracks must be primarily original material. For example the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack is not eligible, but the Scott Pilgrim original score is.


~ A list must have
at least 5 albums to count.
You may list up to 25 albums. Lists must be ranked by the deadline.


~ Albums must have been
originally released between December 1st 2009 and December 1st 2010
The original release date is the first official release date in the US or UK, whichever is first. International-only releases go by the first official release date worldwide.


~ You may edit your list at any time up to the deadline. Post your tentative lists here and I will post a link to it in the second post. The list I link to will be the list I count, so make sure you edit your original list or let me know if you post a new one.


~ Digital-only releases are welcome. If an album has a split 2009-digital and 2010-physical release date, the physical release is eligible this year ONLY IF the digital release did not receive any votes in the 2009 poll. Unofficial leaks do not count.


~ Please number your albums and write the artist name before the album name. For example, #1. Radiohead - In Rainbows

(This will save eons of time and will help you find out the results much sooner. Thanks.)


~ You cannot vote for In Rainbows.

Resources and Links:


ALWAYS double-check release dates.


It's been a very good year, methinks. :D

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Here is my official list for Coldplaying. It is a little different than my usual list since I put it more in order of how I want to get those album points. For example I loved Hannah Georgas' album, but nobody else will have it in their lists, so I took it out and instead would like a band like Foals get those points if that makes sense.


  1. The National - High Violet
  2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
  3. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
  4. Beach House - Teen Dream
  5. Caribou - Swim
  6. The Besnard Lakes - The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night
  7. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
  8. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  9. Vampire Weekend - Contra
  10. Land of Talk - Cloak and Cipher
  11. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
  12. Stars - The Five Ghosts
  13. Aidan Knight - Versicolour
  14. Yukon Blonde - s/t
  15. Zeus - Say Us
  16. of Montreal - False Priest
  17. Diamond Rings - Special Affections
  18. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
  19. Foals - Total Life Forever
  20. Owen Pallet - Heartland
  21. Shad - TSOL
  22. Wintersleep - New INheritors
  23. Karkwa - Les Chemins De Verre
  24. Holy Fuck - Latin
  25. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

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These are the albums I'll be working with:


The Album Leaf-A Chorus of Storytellers

Arcade Fire-The Suburbs

Beach House-Teen Dream

The Black Keys-Brothers

Broken Bells-Broken Bells

Broken Social Scene-Forgiveness Rock Record


Deerhunter-Halcyon Digest


Fictionist-Lasting Echo

Gorillaz-Plastic Beach


Josh Ritter-So Runs the World Away

Land of Talk-Cloak and Cipher

LCD Soundsystem-This Is Happening

Massive Attack-Heligoland


The National-High Violet


Of Montreal-False Priest

Phil Selway-Familial


She & Him-Volume Two

Stars-The Five Ghosts

Vampire Weekend-Contra

Zeus-Say Us



I still have a bunch of albums to listen to

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There were so many good albums this year.


I think that my top 4 is going to look something like this (of course it might change, but at this point I'm pretty positive that those 4 will stay in that position... that is unless an amazing album gets released before the end of the year.... possibly LP8 ;) [wishful thinking :P]

1. The Suburbs-Arcade Fire

2. Teen Dream-Beach House

3. Forgiveness Rock Record-Broken Social Scene

4. High Violet-The National

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:laugh3: Hey Briggins, you forgot to yell "first"! :P


Also, you had that waiting, didn't you.


Shit, I can feel the euphoria rising inside. I can't believe it's that time already. I have been planning this for a long time. My list will be up soon.
Actually, it's two days early, but I couldn't wait any longer. Thus no instructions yet.


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Arcarde Fire :dance:



1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

2. LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

3. Jónsi - Go

4. Owen Pallett – Heartland

5. Freelance Whales - Weathervanes


6. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of ADZ

7. The National – High Violet

8. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

9. Best Coast - Crazy For You

10. The Black Keys – Brothers


11. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

12. Of Montreal - False Priest

13. Beach House - Teen Dream

14. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

15. Vampire Weekend - Contra


16. Caribou - Swim

17. Karkwa - Les Chemins de Verre

18. Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

19. Delphic - Acolyte

20. Interpol - Interpol


21. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

22. Los Campesinos! - Romance Is Boring

23. Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard

24. MGMT - Congratulations

25. Foals - Total Life Forever

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lol where do I start.


My 2010 CDs, YES CDS NOT DOWNLOADED up for judging:


Apparatjik - We Are Here

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Basement Birds - Basement Birds

Best Coast - Crazy For You

Bombay Bicycle Club - Flaws

Brandon Flowers - Flamingo

Broken Bells - Broken Bells

The Cat Empire - Cinema

Chemical Brothers - Further

Cloud Control - Bliss Release

The Courteeners - Falcon

Crowded House - Intriguer

The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards

Delphic - Acolyte

The Drums - The Drums

Foals - Total Life Forever

Fran Healy - Wreckorder*

Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks

The Futureheads - The Chaos

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

Hungry Kids of Hungary - Escapades*

Interpol - Interpol

Jack Johnson - To The Sea

Kanye West - Dark Twisted Fantasy*

Keane - Night Train

Kele Okereke - The Boxer

Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown*

Klaxons - Surfing the Void

Little Red - Midnight Remember

Manic Street Preachers - Postcards from a Young Man

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl - Record Collection

MGMT - Congratulations

Miami Horror - Illumination

Midnight Juggernauts - The Crystal Axis

The Morning Benders - Big Echo

Mystery Jets - Seratonin

The Naked and Famous - Passive Me, Agressive You

The National - High Violet

Ok Go - Of The Blue Color Of The Sky

Operator Please - Gloves

Owl City - Ocean Eyes

Paul Smith - Margins*

Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

Ra Ra Riot - The Orchard*

RPA & The United Nations of Sound - United Nations of Sound

Sky Sailing - An Airplane Carried Me To Bed

The Soft Pack - The Soft Pack

The Sunshine Underground - Nobody's Coming To Save You

Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Tame Impala - Innerspeaker

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

The Ting Tings - Kunst*

Tired Pony - The Place We Ran From

Tokyo Police Club - Champ

Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

Vampire Weekend - Contra

Wild Nothing - Gemini


* indicates that they aren't released yet, but I will buy.

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I'll eventually put these in order.

Crazy For You - Best Coast

Barb - Barb

Black Sands - Bonobo

Constant Love Forever - Brains (this hasn't actually been released yet, but their singer gave it to me AND IT IS INCREDIBLE)

Forgiveness Rock Record - Broken Social Scene

Please Turn Me Into The Snat - Connan Mockasin

Form - Die! Die! Die!

Cosmogramma - Flying Lotus

There Is Love In You - Four Tet

No Constellation - Grayson Gilmour

Latin - Holy Fuck

Go - Jonsi

High Violet - The National

Buffalo - The Phoenix Foundation

Crude Futures - So So Modern

Transference - Spoon

King Of The Beach - Wavves

and maybe The Age Of Adz - Sufjan Stevens once I've listened to it more.


there are some awesome EP's this year, too...

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WHAAA? You legitimately bought ALL of those? :surprised: That's impressive.


Yeah, I spend too much on CDs lol. I'm not rich, I just believe in valuing the work of good artists.


Also, "Ocean Eyes" is a 2009 album. It was the deluxe edition that was released in late January of this year. Technically, that shouldn't count.


RAGE. :veryangry2:

It was too. Crap, I didn't put in my 2009 list. This upsets me.


I usually do a top 50 so I can have a top 25 easy! :D

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Karkwa - Les Chemins de Verre

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Vampire Weekend - Contra

Lcd Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Gorillaz - Plastic Beach


The Black Keys - Brothers

Klaxons - Surfing the Void

Apparatjik - We Are Here

MIA - /\/\/\Y/\

Loreena McKennit - The Wind that Shakes the Barley


Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

Stars - Five Ghosts

Tokyo Police Club - Champ

Beach House - Teen Dream

Interpol - s/t



Extra special past the cutoff shoutout to the Tron Legacy Soundtrack by Daft Punk


Hmm... interesting year for me. On one hand I got the chance to buy and love almost every album on that list. What it meant though, was that I was listening to 5 or 10 favourite new albums over and over again, rather than listening to new things, so the time never materialized to make the list longer. I haven't even listened to Stars' album more than once, and I own it. :thinking:

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Omg already? :wacky::wacky: can't wait :D


In no particular order yet and I will most likely add more to the list:


1. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

2. Goldheart Assembly - Wolves and Thieves

3. Apparatjik - We Are Here

4. Amy MacDonald - A Curious Thing

5. Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

6. Jónsi - Go

7. The National - High Violet

8. The Rumour Said Fire - The Arrogant

9. Delphic - Acolyte

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List revised (from my original 58 albums list), and so is the final list i submit.


1 . Hola a todo el mundo - Hola a todo el mundo

2. Maika Makovski - Maika Makovski

3. Niño y pistola - As arthur and the writers

4. Polock - Getting down from the trees

5. Delorean - Subiza


6. Moddi - Floriography

7. HIM - Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, chapters 1-13.

8. Damien Jurado - Saint Barlett

9. Joe Bonamassa - Black Rock

10. Ryan Adams - III / IV


11. Jakob Dylan - Women and Country

12. White Hinterland - Kairos

13. Northern Portrait - Criminal Art Lovers

14. Ed Harcourt - Lustre

15. Love Amongst Ruin - Love Amongst Ruin


16. Micah P Hinson - And the pioneer saboteurs

17. The Kissaway Trail - Sleep Mountain

18. Hoquiam - Hoquiam

19. Josh Ritter - So runs the world away

20. The Divine Comedy - Bang goes the knighthood


21. Shearwater - The Golden Archipielago

22. James Yuill - Movement in a storm

23. The Avett Brothers - I and love and you

24. The Wave Pictures - Susan rode the cyclone

25. Darwin Deez - Darwin Deez


Special mentions as were on my original list:


Apples in Stereo - Travellers in Space and Time

Beach Fossils - Beach Fossils

Field Music - Measure

Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

The drums - The drums

The Hold Steady - Heaven is whenever

The Knife - Tomorrow, in a year

Xiu Xiu - Dear God, I hate myself

Angus & Julia Stone - Down the way

Bombay Bycicle Club - Flaws

Efterklang - Magic Chairs

Errors - Come down with me

Midlake - The Courage of Others (if it can count as a 2010 release :uhoh: )

Ratatat - LP4

Stornoway - Beachcomber's windowsill

The Besnard Lakes - The besnard lakes are the roaring night

The Radio Dept - Clinging to a Scheme

The strange Boys - Be brave

The Tallest Man On Earth - Shallow Grave

Tom McRae - The Alphabet of Hurricanes

Toro y moi - Causers of this

Wintersleep - New inheritors

Zeus - Say Us


i wish i could had added those aswell:

kula shaker


ok go

tired pony

mystery jets



the new pornographers


emma pollock


off from the original list which i guess will make it to the top 10 final list:

Arcade Fire - The suburbs

Jónsi - Go

Caribou - Swim

The National - High Violet

Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record

Owen Pallett - Heartland

Laura Marling - I speak because i can

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