OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2009
In conjunction with the best of EPs thread, we will be closing the submissions for nominees by January 15th. Hopefully by February we'll have the polls running again, if not we'll count votes with each member putting marbles in a jar.
Or we can just have each member post once in a thread with their vote. Whichever.
We will be releasing a podcast a few days after candidate submissions have been closed. You will see the official nominees here. Any help in tracking down a single from the albums nominated for the podcast will be greatly appreciated. PM me if you can help.
NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.CANDIDATES FOR 2009 ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
This is the final post I will be making listing the candidates for the official '2009 album of the year nominees.' List your favorite album you'd like to see nominated for album of the year in this thread. If we the album passes our criteria for selection, it will be included in the album of 2009 poll next month.
What are the criteria?
â€¢ Album must be -billy, *real* coldwave, darkwave, deathrock, goth rock, *real* industrial, 'fringe' rock, or post-punk.
* Note: Fringe bands - viewtopic.php?f=94&t=9589
â€¢ Album cannot be so obscure that no one has heard of the group before being mentioned here.
â€¢ Album cannot have too much exposure in the broader music community. This is not because we dislike albums with mainstream appeal, but because we want to focus in on more relevant, underground albums.
I will update this post as candidates are listed or excluded. Please refer to this list before posting your candidate.
(((S))) - 'Ghost'
, lush goth rock.
800Beloved - "Bouquet"
A Place to Bury Strangers - "Exploding Head"
Automelodi - "Fait ses Courses"
The Big Pink - "A Brief History Of Love"http://www.myspace.com/musicfromthebigpink
Blank Dogs - "Under and Under"
Burning Image - "Fantasma"
Camp Z - "Mental Straitjacket"
, free download. Lo-fi that doesn't suck.
Cat Party - "Cat Party"
Castrati - "Let The Cat Out Of The [Plastic] Bag"
, great French DR.
Cemetary Girlz - "Smoke My Brain"
Cieplarnia - "Przebudzony"
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
Cross Stitched Eyes - Coranach
, Rudimentary Peni goth rock.
Crossover - Space Death
Crystal Stilts - "Alight of Night"
Dead Candy - "Splitterfrieden"
The Duel - "Childish Behavior"
Les Modules Etranges - "Dawn"http://www.myspace.com/lesmodulesetranges
, French goth rock.
Escarlatina Obsessiva - "Pandemic"
, incredible Latin American DR.
The Exploding Boy - "Afterglow"http://www.myspace.com/theexplodingboyse
Fangs on Fur - "Fangs On Fur"
Grave Babies - "Deathface"http://www.myspace.com/gravebabies
Factums - "Flowers"
Faith and the Muse Faith - "Ankoku Butoh"http://www.myspace.com/faithandthemuse
, classic, impressive CA goth rock.
Feeding Fingers - "Baby Teeth"
Former Ghosts - "Fleurs"
, great U.S. lo-fi gawf.
The Horrors - "Primary Colours"
Intelligence - "Fake Surfers"
Joy Disaster - "The Light"
Kap Bambino - "Blacklist"
KASMs - "Spayed"
Led er Est - "Dust on Common"
Legion Within - "Mouth of Madness"
, great goth rock.
Long Bone Trio - "Chainey Pieces"
Mav - "Enter"
Made In Poland - "Future Time"
Les Modules Etranges - Dawn
Murnau's Playhouse - "Sanity Show"
, Finnish goth rock.
Neils Children - "X.Enc"
NIM VIND - "The Stillness Illness"
Plastique Noir - "Dead Pop"
PROJECT:KOMAKINO - "Struggle For Utopia"http://www.myspace.com/projectkomakino
Talk Normal - "Sugarland"
Tot Licht - "In Fear Of The Light"
TV Ghost - Cold Fishhttp://www.myspace.com/televisionghost
Silk Flowers - "Silk Flowers"
Skull Defekts - "The Temple"
Sociophobia - "What's the News"
- http://www.4shared.com/file/128497951/b ... news_.html
Squishy Squid - "Bonjour Tristesse"
Strip Mall Seizures - "The Secret To Financial Freedom"
Varsovie - "Etat Civil", French goth/ post-punk.http://www.myspace.com/varsovie
Vivian Girls - "Everything Goes Wrong"
Violet Stigmata - "Twilight of the Fortune Tree"
We Miss the Earth - "A New Silent Era"
Wetdog - "Frauhaus!"
, UK punky post-punk.
Xeno and Oaklander - "Sentinelle"
Ye OLDE Maids - "God Blesses Us, Mother Dresses Us"
Zola Jesus - The Spoils
- Yes, it's a LP and it was released in '09.Disqualified:Notice:
Once an album is disqualified, I won't put it back on the list without a good reason. This means there is no real room for debate with me, the other mods, or James about why we disapproved your choice. You can give us a reason why we should reconsider, but we're not going to have a five page discussion about it. There are already over 50 candidates on the nominees list, and we need to select 20-25 nominees. Don't take it personally if we don't approve your candidate.
AIDS Wolf - "Dustinâ€™ Off The Sphynx EP"
Animal Collective - "Merriweather Post Pavilion"
Bat For Lashes - "Two Suns "
Blacklist - "Midnight of the Century"
- Vanilla, radio friendly, and too big. >:(
Buck Tick - "Memento Mori"
CHRISTABEL DREAMS - "Broken toy"
, Italian goth rock
- It's an EP.
Circuit Des Yeux - "Sirenum"
- Decent lo-fi, but too obscure for this list. Couldn't sample the album anywhere.
Crocodiles - "Summer of Hate"
- Too big.
Los Carniceros Del Norte - "Poe Is Dead"
Deastro - "Moondagger"
Droserae - "Droserae" EP
, ice-cold French gothic post-punk.
, free download.
Exces Nocturne - "L'Ã‰cho des silences"
Finally Punk - "Casual Goths"
- Pretty good punk band, but too far off for this list.
Hatcham Social - "You Dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the Soil"
Inca Ore - "Silver Sea Surfer School"
- Good ambient music, closer to classic Sonic Youth no-wave and classic industrial. Anyone else heard of this band before today though? I haven't.
Melancoholicos - "Atard Matrimonial"
Micron Sixty Three - "Micron Sixty Three"
- This is a single, a damn good darkwave single, but a single nonetheless.
Mika Miko - "We Be Xuxa"
New Thrill Parade - "Bellywasher EP"
NEVA - "Individu"
- Should go in best re-released album category if it was reissued in '09.
Pre - "Hope Freaks"
- Annoying vocalist in an otherwise fine noise rock band. Still too far off for this list.
Skeletal Family - Songs Of Love, Hope & Despair
- It's a rock album I've been told.
Sociophobia - "Nonsense"
- Looks like an EP.
- Not album of the year material.
Sonic Youth- "The Eternal"
T.I.T.S. - "Second Base"
- Good krautrock, but I can only sample one song off the album. Obscure.
Terror Bird - "Sociopaths"
- Nice ambient album. Pretty damn obscure though. Fans of Zola Jesus should check this out.
These Are Powers - "All Aboard Future"
- Weird mixture of house and Industrial Records style tape loops. Interesting music, but it's not for this list. Fans of Industrial Records artists or early EBM may like this.
TRUDGERS - "One sided 12""
Ulterior - "Ulterior"
U.S. Girls - "Gravel Days"
Wavves - "Wavvves"
Zola Jesus - "New Amsterdam"