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Old 12-03-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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Ants Album of the Year: 2016! Due Dec. 23rd

Hey everyone, once again, I'm going to be running the annual Antsmarching.org Album of the Year voting! PUMPED!

VOTE OR MFING DIE! We had a few more voters last year then the year before, but I want as many people to vote as possible plus it's fun!!
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1) Voting opens right now, and will run for two weeks. December 22nd is the due date. Results should come sometime between Christmas and New Years, I'll let you guys know when that gets closer.

2) Votes should be PMed to me here on Ants. Please number your votes. Even if your list is just 10 albums, it does me a favor by numbering them in order. Thank you

3) Lists are again capped at 50, with a minimum of 10. Please, if possible, send a list that is divisible by four (12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48). Makes things cleaner when adding up the points so it doesn't include decimals and saves me time.

4) Eligibility is the same as always, a simple two-part rule: it has to be released on a label, in the 2016 calendar year. Because voting on these take place in December, an album with a December 2015 release date may be eligible if it received no votes last year, and no one has any objections to its inclusion. The label thing is more or less my way of weeding out extraneous live releases. Live albums are eligible, as always, but only live albums that you can go pick up in a brick and mortar store. We've also seen the growth of popular mix tapes and online-only releases that don't fit into that label rule, so feel free to include them, as long as it's obvious that they were released in the Dec 2015-now range.

5) Scoring is the same as last year. #1 Album = 100 Points. #2 Album = 100 - [100/# of albums in list] and then all the way down.

So list of 10 would be: 1. 100, 2. 90, 3. 80 ... 10. 10
and list of 50 would be 1. 100, 2. 98, 3. 96 ... 50. 2

6) This has been a secret ballot type thing, so no posting your lists in this thread, even though it says voting. A list posted in here and not PMed/emailed to me will not be counted. But feel free to talk about the contest/your vote in general, if you want. Talking about albums and throwing out that so and so was #2 on your list doesn't ruin this. Hopefully everyone can wait the few weeks to post your lists in the results thread, to build some excitement.
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Previous Years:

http://antsaoty2015.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2014.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2013.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2012.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2011.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2010.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2009.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2008.blogspot.com
http://antsaoty2007.blogspot.com
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    Re: Ants Album of the Year: 2016! Due Dec. 23rd

    Awesome. Thanks for doing this again Mike!
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    Old 12-03-2016, 02:23 PM   #3
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    Re: Ants Album of the Year: 2016! Due Dec. 23rd



    odds on favorite I think is 22, a million but I'm excited. thanks mike
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    Old 12-03-2016, 02:29 PM   #4
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    I gotta think it's between Bonny Bear and Franco Sean.
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    Old 12-03-2016, 03:02 PM   #5
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    I just realized that I've listened to 9 new albums this year. Woof.

    Edit. I need to listen to one more to qualify for a submission.

    Edit 2: Or 3 more for easy counting.
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    Old 12-03-2016, 03:18 PM   #6
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    crap, i forgot to edit the original post which i copy and pasted from last year. i know it says 'december 22nd' and also 'voting runs for two weeks', but both of those are NOT TRUE and december 23rd is the correct due date!
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    Old 12-04-2016, 12:15 PM   #7
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    wait i'm a dumbass.

    it's helpful if you can send lists that can be are divisible from 100, like 10, 20, 25, 33, 50. it doesn't really matter, just do whatever, i'll figure it out
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    Old 12-04-2016, 01:19 PM   #8
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    wait i'm a dumbass.

    it's helpful if you can send lists that can be are divisible from 100, like 10, 20, 25, 33, 50. it doesn't really matter, just do whatever, i'll figure it out
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    Old 12-04-2016, 01:40 PM   #9
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    mike's lost it
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    Old 12-04-2016, 01:59 PM   #10
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    100/33=3.03, so basically 3. i have totally lost it though. do whatever and i'll figure it out!
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    Old 12-04-2016, 03:24 PM   #11
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    I listened to a 1/3 of the lumineers album so yeah that'll actually work out
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    Old 12-04-2016, 03:48 PM   #12
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    1.-10. = Lumineers.

    horrible year for albums, but the lumineers album wins.
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    I listened to a 1/3 of the lumineers album so yeah that'll actually work out
    same
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    Old 12-04-2016, 03:50 PM   #14
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    1.-10. = Lumineers.

    horrible year for albums, but the lumineers album wins.
    take the trolling back to the trump thread plz. album was trash
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    take the trolling back to the trump thread plz. album was trash
    your ears are trash
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    album wasn't bad but not something that should even be thought about for an album of the year.
    it's something you put on while sanding a soap box derby car or something equally as boring.
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    No wonder 2/3 of my soap box derby car still needs sanding lmao
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    Lmao I don't even know who they are. They magicians or something
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    i've felt so disconnected from this year
    a lot of good music, just need to sort it out
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    album wasn't bad but not something that should even be thought about for an album of the year.
    it's something you put on while sanding a soap box derby car or something equally as boring.
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    No wonder 2/3 of my soap box derby car still needs sanding lmao


    LM I must say the RYM website is going to make this much easier than years past. That being said, I can't wait to see what I forget to include
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    i've felt so disconnected from this year
    a lot of good music, just need to sort it out
    I've tried to stay on top of it but I know there are a handful of albums I reallly dug but forgot about so I need to search those out

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    LM I must say the RYM website is going to make this much easier than years past. That being said, I can't wait to see what I forget to include
    That website is a godsend. FYI for all you people with RYM links in your sig, 75% of your page hits are from me
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    That website is a godsend. FYI for all you people with RYM links in your sig, 75% of your page hits are from me
    one of the most useful websites ever. i can't even begin to explain how much music i've discovered.
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    Old 12-05-2016, 06:41 PM   #23
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    Missed the last few years, but I'm in this year. This needs to get pinned so I don't forget about it.

    What's the RYM website? Something that just ranks play count for what you've been listening to?
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    I use everyone else's RYMs so much I should probably create my own. Project for tonight.
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    Old 12-06-2016, 07:59 AM   #25
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    Missed the last few years, but I'm in this year. This needs to get pinned so I don't forget about it.

    What's the RYM website? Something that just ranks play count for what you've been listening to?

    what your thinking of is lastfm.

    rateyourmusic is an online collaborative database of music releases and films that can be catalogued, rated, and reviewed.

    let's say you want to read reviews of Alligator by The National before you dive into it. there's 167. you can also see where people added "Alligator" to their own self-created lists. the lists have no rules. you stumble across "My 100+ Favorite Albums" by some user named HeroicPenguin. you realize you have similar taste, so you start to listen to some of the albums he posted that you're unfamiliar with

    the lists are also a great tool to track new albums you've listened to in a particular year. otherwise, it's easy to forget them
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    what your thinking of is lastfm.

    rateyourmusic is an online collaborative database of music releases and films that can be catalogued, rated, and reviewed.

    let's say you want to read reviews of Alligator by The National before you dive into it. there's 167. you can also see where people added "Alligator" to their own self-created lists. the lists have no rules. you stumble across "My 100+ Favorite Albums" by some user named HeroicPenguin. you realize you have similar taste, so you start to listen to some of the albums he posted that you're unfamiliar with

    the lists are also a great tool to track new albums you've listened to in a particular year. otherwise, it's easy to forget them

    Woah I am all in on this. Setting up a profile right now!
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    i dont think i listened to enough this year to participate. Bon Iver is #1 though.
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    what your thinking of is lastfm.

    rateyourmusic is an online collaborative database of music releases and films that can be catalogued, rated, and reviewed.

    let's say you want to read reviews of Alligator by The National before you dive into it. there's 167. you can also see where people added "Alligator" to their own self-created lists. the lists have no rules. you stumble across "My 100+ Favorite Albums" by some user named HeroicPenguin. you realize you have similar taste, so you start to listen to some of the albums he posted that you're unfamiliar with

    the lists are also a great tool to track new albums you've listened to in a particular year. otherwise, it's easy to forget them
    Thanks for the answer.

    Does it rank the albums you listened to this year at all? I just looked at LadyMadonna's list and it's numbered so it made me wonder. Or is just that the numbered lists are the separate album rank lists you can make?

    Do you have to enter the info manually, or can you link it to iTunes/Spotify?
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    pitchfork released theirs yesterday if anyone wants to just copy paste
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    Thanks for the answer.

    Does it rank the albums you listened to this year at all? I just looked at LadyMadonna's list and it's numbered so it made me wonder. Or is just that the numbered lists are the separate album rank lists you can make?

    Do you have to enter the info manually, or can you link it to iTunes/Spotify?
    yeah its all entirely manual. as far as i know there isn't a way to link it to any site/service.
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