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Coldplayers have voted, Wyrd and I have collected and sorted the votes, and now it's time for


Albums of the Year 2012 - The Countdown






Can you guess the winner? Did your favourite album win?




Tune in tonight around 7 pm GMT time (London time) and see the countdown of the results!


You can discuss the results below or predict the top 5. Who predicts right, gets a virtual cookie by Wyrd and me.

yes, cookies, you better like cookies :wink3:





To warm everything up, I'll post some stats here:


  • A total of 31 Coldplayers have voted. That's less than previous years.
  • We recieved a total of 492 votes by those 31 Coldplayers.
  • There were 237 different albums out of those 492 votes.
  • None of it was In Rainbows.


Voting and discussion thread: http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95877

Scoring system: http://www.coldplaying.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4666343&postcount=49



Thank yous:


  • A big big big thank you to Wyrd for keeping the Excel sheet up-to-date and organising the lists. :heart:
  • Another big big big thanks to Twisted Mind for creating the awesome banner for this year's poll! :heart:
  • But the biggest thanks to you, and everyone else who voted. We wouldn't be able to organise this poll if there were no voters. :p

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Fiver says The 2nd Law, Strangeland and Battle Born will be in the top 5. :(


Which is stupid, considering they weren't that great. Especially not "Battle Born."


An Awesome Wave had better be in there.




First post asks, "Did your favorite album win?" I'm certain that mine won't, seeing as the only person who even put it in their list other than me is Ivet. :disappointed: Having said that, I'd really like to root for my #2, "The Silicone Veil" by Susanne Sundfør. I remember how Will and I singlehandedly put her in 67th place back in 2010. :awesome:

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Albums that didn't make it to the top 200

(albums with only one vote)



  • Alanis Morissette - Havoc And Bright Lights
  • Anastacia - It's A Man's World
  • Bloc Party - Four
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - Stage Whisper
  • Hilary Hahn and Hauschka - Silfra
  • Jon Convex - Idoru
  • Jonny Greenwood & Krzysztof Penderecki - 48 Responses to Polymorphia
  • Katie Melua - Secret Symphony
  • Kylie Minogue - The Abbey Road Sessions
  • Lena - Stardust
  • Loreen - Heal
  • Madonna - MDNA
  • Mala - Mala In Cuba
  • Sinéad O'Connor - How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?
  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Out Of Frequency
  • The Twilight Sad - No One Can Ever Know

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  • Fabolous - The Soul Tape 2
  • Get Well Soon - The Scarlet Beast O'Seven Heads
  • Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough
  • Voices From the Lake - Voices From the Lake



  • Chairlift - Something
  • John Talabot - fIN
  • Shed - The Killer
  • Tim Hecker - The Instrumental Tourist



  • Debo Band - Debo Band
  • Diamond Rings - Free Dimensional
  • Elias - Fossils
  • I LIKE TRAINS - The Shallows
  • Metz - Metz
  • Rihanna - Unapologetic
  • The Staves - Dead & Born & Grown

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Start of top 200 2012 albums as voted by Coldplayers



Bob Dylan - Tempest

Mono - For My Parents

Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Plants and Animals - End Of That

The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now



Dan Deacon - America

Lucy Rose - Like I Used To

Raime Quarter - Turns Over a Living Line

Screaming Females - Ugly



Hanne Hukkelberg - Featherbrain

How To Dress Well - Total Loss

Ladyhawke - Anxiety

Lil Ugly Mane - Mista Thug Isolation

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Blue Foundation - In My Mind I Am Free

Legowelt - The Paranormal Soul

Light Asylum - Light Asylum

Soap&Skin - Narrow

Taken By Trees - Other Worlds

Willis Earl Beal - Acoustamatic Sorcery

Yeasayer - Fragrant World



Chromatics - Kill For Love

Django Django - Django Django

Lukid - Lonely At The Top

Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions



Guillemots - Hello Land!

Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg

LHF - Keepers of the Light

Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral



Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits

Eisbrecher - Die Hölle Muss Warten

Kindness - World, You Need A Change of Mind

Lower Dens - Nootropics

Marissa Nadler - The Sister

Melody's Echo Chamber - Melody's Echo Chamber

The Memories - The Memories

Violens - True



Lambchop - Mr. M

Le K - Freewheel

Neil Young - Americana




Bobby Womack - Bravest Man in the Universe

Dirty Three - Towards the Low Sun

Poor Moon - Poor Moon

Spleen United - School Of Euphoria

Vessel - Order Of Noise



Ab-Soul - Control System

Julia Holter - Ekstatis

The Gathering - Disclosure

Thorunn Antonia - Star-Crossed

Windy & Carl - We Will Always Be

Wintersleep - Hello Hum

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Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory is in there twice at 203 and 211.


Thanks for pointing the mistakes, guys... After all I'm human too :sweatdrop:


Andrew Bird was written wrong the Excel sheet, I edited that now, and that album is actually in top 20.

I corrected the Cloud Nothings album too.

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Austin Cesear - Cruise Forever

Efterklang - Piramida

Silent Servant - Negative Fascination

Standard Fare - Out of Sight, Out of Mind



iamamiwhoami - kin

Kwajbasket - Science fiction soundtrack

Oomph! - Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute

The Cribs - In the Belly of the Brazen Bull

The Raveonettes - Into The Night



Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year

Passenger - All The Little Things

Tribes - Baby


Dr. John - Locked Down



Anaïs Mitchell - Young Man in America

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Mature Themes

Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory

Daphni - Jiaolong

DIIV - Oshin

Jahiliyya Fields - Unicursal Hexigram

Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur

Kyle Bobby Dunn - Bring Me The Head of Kyle Bobby Dunn

Little Comets - Life Is Elsewhere

Paul Banks - Banks

Regina Spektor - What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

Richard Hawley - Standing At Sky's Edge

Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones - Part 1

Will and the People - Will and the People



Memoryhouse - The Slideshow Effect


Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet On Sky

Hey Ocean! - Is

Home Brew - Home Brew

Port St. Willow - Holiday

Scott Walker - Bish Bosch

Zammuto - Zammuto



Andy Stott - Luxury Problems

Dave Matthews Band - Away From the World

Martin Eden - Dedicate Function

Pulled Apart By Horses - Tough Love

Squarepusher - Ufabulum

Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now

The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap

Ultraista - Ultraista



Bahamas - Barchords

Fanfarlo - Rooms Filled With Light

Green Day - Dos!

Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It

Pet Shop Boys - Elysium

Polica - Give You the Ghost

Spector - Enjoy It While It Lasts

Zulu Winter - Language



Ricardo Donoso - Assimilating The Shadow



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Top 100 2012 albums as voted by Coldplayers



Garbage - Not Your Kind of People

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

Young Magic - Melt



Cat Power - Sun

Recondite - On Acid



Artisan Guns - Coral

Holy Other - Held

Lord Huron - Lonseome Dreams

Mother Mother - The Sticks

Ren Harvieu - Through the Night

The 2 Bears - The Bird & The Bees

Ukkonen - The Isolated Rhythms Of



Nils Frahm - Screws

Terrence Dixon - From The Far Future Vol II



Andy Burrows - Company

Clark - Iradelphic

Japandroids - Celebration Rock

Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts

Peter Broderick - It Starts Here

Said The Whale - Little Mountain



Animal Collective - Centipede Hz

Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent

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deadmau5 - > album title goes here <



Calvin Harris - 18 Months



Jessie Ware - Devotion



Jam City - Classical Curves

La Sera - Sees the Light

Stars - The North



Asian Kung-Fu Generation - Landmark

Bowerbirds - The Clearing

Brian Eno - LUX

Eight And A Half - Eight And A Half



The Vaccines - Come of Age



First Aid Kit - The Lion's Roar



Crystal Castles - III

Imagine Dragons - Night Visions

Lumineers - Lumineers

Mika - The Origin Of Love

Panabrite - Soft Terminal

Rush - Clockwork Angels

The Rumour Said Fire - Dead Ends



Howler - America Give Up



Emeli Sandé - Our Version of Events



Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

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