This is the craziest thing I have ever done here.
The great Steve Mannion just spent a dog's age tabulating the results
from the ILX/NYLPM
music poll asking people to nominate their favorite albums and tracks from 2000 to 2004 so far. Below, I publish an annotated version of that list.
1. Radiohead - Kid A**
2. Daft Punk - Discovery~
3. The Streets - Original Pirate Material**
4. Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner~
5. The Avalanches - Since I Left You~
6. Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash**
7. The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free~
8. Jay-Z - The Blueprint~
9. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights@
10. Basement Jaxx - Rooty~
11. Radiohead - Amnesiac@
12. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief@
13. Kanye West - The College Dropout*
14. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot@
15. Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun~
16. Belle & Sebastian - Dear Catastrophe Waitress+
17. Missy Elliott - Miss E...So Addictive*
18. Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi@
19. The Rapture - Echoes~
20. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City Stories From The Sea~
21. The Junior Boys - Last Exit~
22. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP+
23. The White Stripes - Elephant*
24. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun@
25. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele~
26. N.E.R.D. - In Search Of...~
27. The Notwist - Neon Golden~
28. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People+
29. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell~
30. Sleater-Kinney - One Beat~
31. The Fiery Furnaces - Gallowsbird Bark~ 32. Justin Timberlake - Justified~ 33. Le Tigre - Le Tigre~ 34. Fugazi - The Argument~ 35. Broadcast - Haha Sound~ 36. Lambchop - Nixon@ 37. Primal Scream - XTRMNTR** 38. Fennesz - Endless Summer~ 39. The Scissor Sisters - The Scissor Sisters~ 40. Cat Power - You Are Free~ 41. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein* 42. The Clientele - Suburban Light+ 43. Low - Things We Lost In The Fire+ 44. Richard X presents - X-Factor Vol. 1~ 45. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven@ 46. Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance* 47. Luomo - Vocalcity~ 48. Ladytron - Light And Magic* 49. Life Without Buildings - Any Other City+ 50. Felix Da Housecat - Kittenz And Thee Glitz~ 51. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Hearts Of Oak* 52. Lifter Puller - Fiestas & Fiascos~ 53. The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic+ 54. Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas+ 55. Andrew WK - I Get Wet+ 56. The Beta Band - Hot Shots II@ 57. Royksopp - Melody AM@ 58. Aaliyah - Aaliyah~ 59. The RZA/Various Artists - Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (OST)~ 60. The Liars - They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck A Monument On Top@ 61. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow~ 62. Sonic Youth - Murray Street+ 63. Madvillain - Madvillainy~ 64. Sufjan Stevens - Greetings From Michigan+ 65. Big & Rich - Horse Of A Different Colour* 66. Cornelius - Point** 67. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry+ 68. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)+ 69. Ghostface - The Pretty Toney Album~ 70. The Fall - The Real New Fall LP~ 71. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - How I Long To Feel The Summer In My Heart~ 72. Shellac - 1000 Hurts+ 73. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight+ 74. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse+ 75. The New Pornographers - Electric Version@ 76. Michael Mayer presents - Immer~ 77. The Wrens - The Meadowlands~ 78. Junior Senior - D-d-don't Stop The Beat* 79. D'Angelo - Voodoo** 80. New Order - Get Ready~ 81. Atmosphere - Lucy Ford+ 82. Xiu Xiu - Knife Play+ 83. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Pig Lib+ 84. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R@ 85. Stephen Malkmus - Stephen Malkmus@ 86. Calexico - Feast Of Wire~ 87. Hot Snakes - Automatic Midnight+ 88. The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic+ 89. Mogwai - Rock Action+ 90. Johnny Greenwood - Bodysong (OST)* 91. The Microphones - The Glow (Part 2)~ 92. Low - Trust+ 93. The Delgados - Hate~ 94. Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain+ 95. David Banner - Mississippi: The Album& 96. Emma Bunton - Free Me~ 97. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker+ 98. Wiley - Treddin' On Thin Ice~ 99. Bob Dylan - Love And Theft@ 100. Max Tundra - Mastered By Guy At The Exchange+
*heard it, voted for it
**heard it, cannot remember if I voted for it or not
@heard it, didn't vote for it
~didn't hear it but want to and/or heard it but didn't remember it very well so didn't vote for it
+didn't hear it, no interest in doing so
&only heard screwed and chopped version
If I were to re-order this list, leaving out the ones I haven't heard and the ones I don't really care about, it would go like this:
Missy Elliott, Cannibal Ox, Big and Rich, David Banner, Bubba Sparxxx, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Junior Senior, D'Angelo, Radiohead (Kid A), White Stripes (Elephant), Ladytron, Kanye West, Cornelius, Jonny Greenwood, Basement Jaxx (Kish Kash) The Streets (Original Pirate Material), Godspeed You Black Emperor, Primal Scream, The Liars, zzzzzzzzzzzz
Things I learned about myself:
1. That I clearly am way out of the loop. I'd better start downloading or something.
2. That when my wife says I spend too much money on music, she's high. Well, okay, I do spend too much money on music. But it's not any of this stuff, and think what would happen if I actually had all these records!
3. That I am very not into the kinds of things that other critics are, but I'd like to be, but I probably wouldn't even love half the things on the list that I've marked as "I'd like to hear this." I pretty much like everything, though. I am quick to like and quick to love. I just don't flip for mumbling Mormons, even if they are pretty and all that, nor do I go gaga for indie hipsters. I am slowly drifting away from ILX, from the zeitmind, from everything.
4. That I am NOT the only person who's ever heard of Bersuit Vergabarat. I nominated Hijos del Culo
(you could only nominate one album and one song) and it ended up at #109 on the list, which means that other people voted for it besides the likes of me! I am shocked and happily surprised.
5. That it's not any better if I go down to #s 101-200.