Bonaparte - TBD

Destroyer - Trouble In Dreams

Jeff Hanson - Madam Owl

Hello Blue Roses - The Portrait Is Finished And I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty

Magnetic Fields - Distortion

Okay - Huggable Dust

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Pershing

Kelley Stoltz - Circular Sounds

Swan Lake - TBD

Vampire Weekend - s/t




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December 17, 2007
As the Annual "Best Of" List Season begins to wind down, I thought I'd do a quick, obviously-not-scientific-at-all assessment, and see what kinda findings I could come up with re: my Music-Blogger "Best Of 2007" List Cheat-Sheet.

(Method: Each item on a list that also appears on the Cheat-Sheet = 1 pt.)

Scores:

1. Average Blogger Score: 3/10
Turns out everyone is actually 70% more unique, beautiful and snowflake-like than previously thought.

2. Amazon, Baltimore City Paper, The Guardian, LA Times, Maxim, Metacritic, Mojo, NME, Other Music, Q, Time, and Uncut: 4/10-5/10
Makes sense that most outlets would hit about 50%, considering the Cheat Sheet left off "mainstream" acts (Springsteen/Kanye/Winehouse, etc.). Most popular with this group: (1) Radiohead - In Rainbows, (2) LCD SS - SoS / MIA - Kala

3. Filter, The Onion, Stylus, Drowned In Sound, Paste: 7/10-8/10
Most popular with this group: (1) Radiohead - In Rainbows/LCD SS - SoS/The National - Boxer/MIA - Kala

4. Stereogum Readers: 10/10 (100%)
OK- next year, I'm calling the Cheat Sheet "The Stereogum Readers 'Best Of' Cheat Sheet"

I think Pitchfork's list is supposed to be posted this week; here's my prediction: 12/18 Update: It's posted.

Actual Pitchfork List:
1. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
2. LCD Soundsystem - SoS
3. MIA - Kala
4. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. Of Montreal
6. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
7. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
8. Battles - Mirrored
9. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
10. Burial
My Prediction:
1. LCD Soundsystem - SoS
2. Deerhunter - Cryptograms
3. Battles - Mirrored
4. MIA - Kala
5. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
6. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
7. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
8. The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
9. The National - Boxer
10. Radiohead - In Rainbows

I give the Pitchfork List a 7.2.