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View Poll Results: What should we do as a year end poll?
Let's go all metal! 13 41.94%
I liks mai diversity 16 51.61%
Fuck a year end poll, Let's pick Josh's top 10! 2 6.45%
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:15 PM
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If you go all metal, then who decides what is or isn't "metal"?
Agreed. i had to go with "mai diversity" because you never know what's going to turn you on, metal or not.

plus, part of the whole genre is the spirited debate on what is or is not metal.

AND, i have seen on more than one occasion, members of this forum talk about the non-metal music they have been listening to. perhaps not at great length, but it was still put out there.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:08 AM
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Even in the beginning, the year-end list wasn't necessarily meant to be a metal-only thing. Only recently have people been getting their panties in a knot because a couple of non-metal albums made it into the top 10. Someone call the Waaaaaahhh-mbulance. If you get that upset over something as ridiculous as this, you need help. Besides, I'm pretty sure the whole fiasco of last year was an abberation. The truth is, this place is so small that the list is going to be made up of 2 or 3 albums that most everyone agreed on (Amon Amarth and Opeth will probably be it this year), and then a bunch of stuff that only a couple of people had, but they both ranked it high, so it got a lot of points. It would stand to reason, then, that Tegan & Sara making last year's top 5 had more to do with our ranking system than two or three of us being a bunch of metal-hating elitists.

BTW, I think it's pretty ridiculous for anyone to say that me, Brad, or anyone else here doesn't like metal. If we didn't, we wouldn't be here. Period. My lists in the past have had plenty of metal, I just thought 2008 was a bit of an off year. I'm sure as hell not going to go out and listen to stuff like Nostradamus just to pad out my list.

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Old 12-11-2008, 07:33 AM
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This is a metal site, and we're all metalheads here. If a non-metal album happens to place, it's still an album enjoyed by metalheads, so wouldn't it still deserve mention?
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:29 AM
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I know that the one non-metal album on my list (Ben Folds) won't make the finals. But to see if lots of members of this board really liked a certain non-metal album and it made the year-end list, it'd be interesting because then, I'd probably want to check it out. It's a good way to expand my taste!
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:36 AM
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As a resident of a few years on here, I have absolutely nothing to say about this.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:46 AM
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Sadly he was certainly not this year. His new album was pretty dissapointing, bordering on flat-out boring.
Ooh Reginald... I disagree!
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:53 AM
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If you go all metal, then who decides what is or isn't "metal"?
Right. It wouldn't work. Are we going to call the new Agalloch "metal"? What about the new Earth? One would be unlikely to deny either of those bands status as "metal", but you'd be hard-pressed to say the same of their new releases.
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Right. It wouldn't work. Are we going to call the new Agalloch "metal"? What about the new Earth? One would be unlikely to deny either of those bands status as "metal", but you'd be hard-pressed to say the same of their new releases.
Definitely. I don't think it would be constructive to get into a system like Metal Archives, it just makes things unnecessarily hard.
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:55 AM
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i dont think anyone would have a problem if the occasional non-metal album was included. but when half of someones list or more is non metal albums and they end up on the final results it just gets irritating. it gets to the point where people try look cool by seeing how many non metal albums they can post.
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It's quite a chore for me to go to the record store. I often spend hours there, thinking "God, what's going to make me seem the most cool to a bunch of anonymous teenagers on the internet?"
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