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CLUAS End of year poll: finalising the shortlist
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15 Nov 2007 05:57 AM

    CLUAS is running a poll for its members, but to vote you need to be logged in! If you are not already a member you are invited to sign up for membership (it's free).

    Background to this poll:
    Next week CLUAS readers will be invited to vote for their favourite album of 2007 (from a shortlist of forty 2007 albums chosen by the CLUAS writers). The problem is the writers reached consensus on 38 albums to be included. Choosing the last two albums to make the list is less than obvious. What is clear is that there are 14 albums in the running for the last two slots and we thought the smart thing to do would be to get the CLUAS readers to vote on what 2 albums of these 14 should make the final shortlist. So, dear reader folk, check out the list above and pick what you think is the most deserving album on the list and vote for it. On Monday next week we will go live with the full end of year poll that you can vote in, including of course the 2 albums from the above list that secure the highest number of votes.
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    Eoghan (on behalf of the CLUAS writers)
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    15 Nov 2007 06:12 AM
    The Good the Bad and the Queen "The Good The Bad And The Queen"....

    This hasn't automatically made it already?!?!? SHAME ON YOU!!!
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    15 Nov 2007 06:27 AM
    undoubtedly the nina nastasia album... iron and wine possibly too... i couldn't give a s**te about any of the others (although admittedly there's a few i haven't heard anything from)
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    15 Nov 2007 06:33 AM
    Definitely Iron and Wine for me.
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    15 Nov 2007 07:34 AM
    I just can't believe I left Bat for Lashes out of my original list...after all my giving out about the Mercury Music Prize too...
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    15 Nov 2007 08:23 AM
    Ian Brown's was a stinker(pains me to say)! Timbaland, and the more arty left field artists, Regina Spektor, Devendra Banhart...poop??? What about Hybrasil's Monkey Pole? From start til end, a classic, and homegrown...jeez!!

    And as for Rufus bloody Wainwright, I cannot listen to him nazzling without a picture of KD Lang popping into my head... get out of my head LANG!!!!

    PQ
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    15 Nov 2007 11:18 AM
    [Scene: crowded racecourse]

    ...14 runners going to post for this CLUAS Shortlist Backdoor Bumper Hurdle, 2 miles 4 furlongs the trip. Under starters' orders...

    [country-gent flicks up the tape]

    ... and they're off! Bat For Lashes in the sheepskin noseband making the early running, from Damon Albarn in the Queen's colours and Rufus Wainwright in the velvet blazer and angel wings. Ian Brown and Babyshambles trailing over the first couple of furlongs but still early days yet. Coming up to the first fence...

    [to be continued]
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    15 Nov 2007 12:50 PM
    bat for lashes
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    15 Nov 2007 11:13 PM
    I should have copped this already, but that Regina Spektor album in the list of albums above was released - of course - in 2006, and so is ineligble for this vote. I'd delete it from the list of albums above but the software driving this poll doesn't allow any voting choices to be deleted once a poll is kicked off. So... don't vote for the Regina Spektor ablum, it'll be a wasted vote. eoghan.
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    16 Nov 2007 01:47 AM
    ...at the first fence - and Regina Spektor's a faller! Regina Spektor, this two-year-old filly out of Soviet Kitsch and Kooky Piano Girl, is gone. Still Bat For Lashes from Rufus Wainwright, followed by Damon Albarn and Iron And Wine a length back. All clear over the second hurdle, and as they enter the back straight...

    [to be continued]
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    Stephen McNulty

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    16 Nov 2007 04:30 AM
    Definitely Rufus and Iron and Wine for me... but that's because I voted for them in my Top 10 of the Year in the first place.... ;-)

    Stephen
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    16 Nov 2007 05:01 AM
    Sorry to rain on everyone's parade - that bat for lashes album was released in ireland in 2006.
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    Ken Fallon

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    16 Nov 2007 06:31 AM
    Explosions In The Sky

    Rufus: I know I am completely alone in this but I think he is massively overrated and his voice is awful.
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    16 Nov 2007 07:31 AM
    Posted By rockchicklet on 16 Nov 2007 7:01 AM
    Sorry to rain on everyone's parade - that bat for lashes album was released in ireland in 2006.



    Damn. You are right. Looked it up just now and it was released in September 2006. So that's off the list, despite landing 5 votes so far. Is there anything else on that list that was released in 2006? Please let me know as I - as you can see - am pretty brutal at recognising what was released when.

    To recap - a vote for the following 2006 releases is a wasted vote:
    -> Regina Spektor
    -> Bat for Lashes

    eoghan
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    Sig Doherty

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    16 Nov 2007 07:48 AM
    Posted By Quint on 16 Nov 2007 8:31 AM
    Explosions In The Sky

    Rufus: I know I am completely alone in this but I think he is massively overrated and his voice is awful.




    Quint, I 2nd you on both

    PQ
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    18 Nov 2007 10:46 PM
    Shockingly I've only listened to one of the above albums (All of a sudden I miss everyone), so mine was an easy if uninformed choice.
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    Steven O'Rourke

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    19 Nov 2007 05:53 AM
    Ah, so that's why I didn't include it...my body clock was controling my subconscious.
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    19 Nov 2007 01:04 PM
    Okay, Thanks to all who voted. I'm closing the poll now and the winners are:

    ---> Explosions In The Sky ''All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone''
    ---> Iron and Wine "The Shepherd''s Dog"

    These two albums will be added to the 38 other albums to finalise the CLUAS shortlist of the 40 best albums of 2007. More info on how to vote in the full whack poll will be added shortly.

    eoghan
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