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End of Year Lists 2013
12/07/13 at 02:17 PM by SpyKi
Top 30 Albums of 2013

30. Owel - Owel
29. 65daysofstatic - Wild Light
28. The National - Trouble Will Find Me
27. Mansions - Doom Loop
26. Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest
25. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
24. The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation
23. letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful
22. Panic! at the Disco - Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!
21. Drake - Nothing Was the Same
20. Joshua Radin - Wax Wings
19. John Mayer - Paradise Valley
18. Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe
17. Captain, We're Sinking - The Future is Cancelled
16. Friends in America - What it is to Be
15. The Reign of Kindo - Play With Fire
14. Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back
13. Silverstein - This is How the Wind Shifts
12. There Will Be Fireworks - The Dark, Dark Bright
11. Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob

10. Paramore - Paramore

9. Frank Turner - Tape Deck Heart

8. Hellogoodbye - Everything is Debatable

7. Kanye West - Yeezus

6. Coheed and Cambria - The Afterman: Descension

5. The 1975 - The 1975

4. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience

3. Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse

2. My Chemical Romance - Conventional Weapons

1. Infinity Crush - When We're Snow

Top 10 Songs of 2013

10. Hellogoodbye - Just Don't Let Go Just Don't
9. Frank Turner - Broken Piano
8. Have Mercy - Let's Talk About Your Hair
7. There Will Be Fireworks - River
6. Coheed and Cambria - 2's My Favourite 1
5. Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital
4. My Chemical Romance - Burn Bright
3. The 1975 - Sex
2. Infinity Crush - Happy Hour
1. Captain We're Sinking - A Bitter Divorce

Others :
The Wonder Years - I Just Want to Sell Out My Funeral
Chvrches - Night Sky
Bring Me the Horizon - Can You Feel My Heart
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Kanye West - New Slaves
Joshua Radin - Lovely Tonight
This Town Needs Guns - 2 Birds, 1 Stone and an Empty Stomach
Friends in America - Are You Alright?
John Mayer - Badge and Gun
The Reign of Kindo - Romancing a Stranger
Paramore - Last Hope
Silverstein - Stand Amid the Roar
Owel - Snowglobe
Tegan and Sara - Now I'm All Messed Up
Panic! at the Disco - Casual Affair
Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home
letlive. - Virgin Dirt
Vampire Weekend - Step
The Dangerous Summer - Sins
Mansions - Climbers

Top Lyrics of 2013

5. Frank Turner
4. Matt Rawlings (Friends in America)
3. Matt Healy (The 1975)
2. Scott Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit)
1. Caroline White (Infinity Crush)

Top Vocals of 2013

5. Matt Healy (The 1975)
4. Justin Timberlake
3. Caroline White (Infinity Crush)
2. Bobby Barnett (Captain, We're Sinking)
1. Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)

Biggest Disappointments of 2013

5. Eminem/Lydia/Cartel (Basically all the stuff I was disappointed in but shouldn't have been expecting much of anyway..)
4. Relient K - Collapsible Lung
3. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience Part 2
2. Moving Mountains - Moving Mountains
1. Schematic - Color (n.) Inside the Lines

Best Older Albums I Got Into in 2013

10. Okkervil River - Down the River of Golden Dreams
9. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
8. Michael Jackson - Thriller
7. Frightened Rabbit - The Winter of Mixed Drinks
6. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
5. Valencia - We All Need a Reason to Believe
4. The Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2
3. letlive. - Fake History
2. Promise of Redemption - When the Flowers Bloom...
1, Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

Best Live Performance of 2013

5. Frightened Rabbit
4. fun.
3. letlive.
2. The 1975
1. McFly

Top Games of 2013

10. Pokemon X
9. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
8. Ni No Kuni
7. Metro: Last Light
6. Fire Emblem Awakening
5. DmC: Devil May Cry
4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
3. Rayman Legends
2. Bioshock Infinite
1. The Last of Us

Saving a place for Zelda..

Top Films of 2013

5. Thor
4. Man of Steel
3. The World's End
2. Monsters University
1. Before Midnight

Top Tv Shows of 2013

10. Hannibal
9. New Girl
8. The Legend of Korra
7. Girls
6. The Big C
5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
4. Orange is the New Black
3. Game of Thrones
2. Spartacus: War of the Damned
1. Breaking Bad

Most Anticipated for 2014

10. Kanye West
9. Kamelot
8. Frank Turner
7. Chad Perrone
6. Say Anything
5. Death Cab for Cutie
4. Motion City Soundtrack
3. Charlie Simpson
2. fun.
1. Gerard Way solo album?
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End of Year Lists 2012
12/02/12 at 11:54 AM by SpyKi
Top 45 Albums of 2012

45. The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
44. House of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
43. Keane - Strangeland
42. Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud
41. Anathema - Weather Systems
40. The Classic Crime - Phoenix
39. Ben Gibbard - Former Lives
38. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
37. The Used - Vulnerable
36. Neon Trees - Picture Show
35. Chairlift - Something
34. All Time Low - Don't Panic
33. Maroon 5 - Overexposed
32. Anchor and Braille - The Quiet Life
31. Metric - Synthetica
30. Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
29. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
28. Usher - Looking 4 Myself
27. Stars - The North
26. Lucy Rose - Like I Used To
25. The Birthday Massacre - Hide and Seek
24. The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past
23. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
22. Foxy Shazam - The Church of Rock and Roll
21. Silverstein - Short Songs
20. Crystal Castles - (III)
19. Tenacious D - Rize of the Fenix
18. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
17. Taylor Swift - Red
16. Carly Rae Jepson - Kiss
15. Kamelot - Silverthorn
14. Regina Spektor - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
13. Haley Reinhart - Listen Up!
12. Glocca Morra - Just Married
11. Joshua Radin - Underwater

10. Ellie Goulding - Halcyon

9. Anberlin - Vital

8. Japandroids - Celebration Rock

7. The All-American Rejects - Kids in the Street

6. Motion City Soundtrack - Go

5. mewithoutYou - Ten Stories

4. The Early November - In Currents

3. Jenny Owen Youngs - An Unwavering Band of Light

2. John Mayer - Born and Raised

1. fun. - Some Nights

Albums I enjoyed but left out because I haven't given them enough listens to properly rank them:

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
The Chariot - One Wing
The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
Katatonia - Dead End Kings
Mount Eerie - Clear Moon

Top 10 Songs of 2012

10. The Menzingers - Mexican Guitars
9. John Mayer - A Face to Call Home
8. Ellie Goulding - Hanging On
7. Anchor and Braille - Before I Start Dreaming
6. Usher - Climax
5. mewithoutYou - Fox's Dream of the Log Flume
4. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
3. My Chemical Romance - Boy Division
2. fun. - Some Nights
1. The Early November - Call Off the Bells

Others (rough order):
Chairlift - I Belong in Your Arms
Taylor Swift - Red
Carly Rae Jepson - Tonight I'm Getting Over You
Motion City Soundtrack - Everyone Will Die
Frank Ocean - Thinkin' Bout You
Haley Reinhart - Undone
Regina Spektor - All the Rowboats
Lucy Rose - Don't You Worry
Crystal Castles - Child I Will Hurt You
Deftones - Entombed
Devin Townsend Project - Kingdom
Jenny Owen Youngs - Pirates
Foxy Shazam - I Like It
Stars - Walls
Anberlin - God, Drugs & Sex
Maroon 5 - Beautiful Goodbye
Glocca Morra - Irrevocable, Motherfucker
Joshua Radin - Tommorrow is Gonna Be Better
Metric - Breathing Underwater
Say Anything - Nights Song

Top Lyrics of 2012

5. Tyson Ritter
4. Jenny Owen Youngs
3. Aaron Weiss (mewithoutYou)
2. Nate Ruess (fun.)
1. Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack)

Top Vocals of 2012

5. Usher
4. Stephen Christian (Anberlin/Anchor & Braille)
3. Ace Enders (The Early November)
2. Nate Ruess (fun.)
1. Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)

Biggest "omgI'vemissedyourvoicesomuchplease makemoremusic" Moments of 2012

2. Jason Vena in All Time Low's "Outlines"
1. This video:


Biggest Disappointments of 2012

1. Epica - Requiem for the Innocent
2. Say Anything - Anarchy, My Dear
3. The Used - Vulnerable
4. The Birthday Massacre - Hide and Seek
5. House of Heroes - Cold Hard Want
6. Keane - Strangeland
7. Circa Survive - Violent Waves

Not necessarily horrible but I expected much better.

Best Older Albums I Got Into in 2012

1. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
2. Frank Turner - Love, Ire & Song
3. Chad Perrone - Wake
4. mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister
5. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
6. mewithoutYou - Catch for Us the Foxes
7. Frank Turner - Sleep is for the Week
8. Radiohead - In Rainbows
9. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
10. Nightmare of You - Nightmare of You
11. Averi - Drawn to Revolving Doors
12. Radiohead - Amnesiac
13. Radiohead - OK Computer
14. Radiohead - The Bends
15. Chad Perrone - Used to Dream
16. Damien Rice - 9
17. Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed
18. Paramore - All We Know is Falling
19. Jenny Owen Youngs - Transmitter Failure
20. Cursive - The Ugly Organ

Favourite Music Video of 2012



Best Live Performance of 2012

5. The All-American Rejects
4. McFly
3. Motion City Soundtrack
2. Frank Turner
1. fun.

Top Games of 2012

3. Mass Effect 3
2. Halo 4
1. The Walking Dead

Top Films of 2012

5. Cabin in the Woods
4. The Amazing Spider-Man
3. Looper
2. The Dark Knight Rises
1. The Avengers

Top Tv Shows of 2012

10. Raising Hope
9. Happy Endings
8. Dexter
7. American Horror Story
6. New Girl
5. Homeland
4. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
3. The Walking Dead
2. Spartacus: Vengeance
1. Breaking Bad

Most Anticipated for 2013

10. McFly
9. Panic! at the Disco
8. Kanye West
7. Relient K
6. Chad Perrone
5. The Reign of Kindo
4. Frank Turner
3. Hellogoodbye
2. Charlie Simpson
1. My Chemical Romance
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End of Year Lists 2011
12/06/11 at 10:19 PM by SpyKi
I'd have liked to have taken more time on this and given everything another listen or two but because I don't have much time these days I'll have to make due with a quick list in a kind of flimsy order.

Top 30 Albums of 2011

30. Iron & Wine - Kiss Each Other Clean
29. Eisley - The Valley
28. Thrice - Major/Minor
27. City and Colour - Little Hell
26. Transit - Listen & Forgive
25. Patrick Stump - Soul Punk
24. Adele - 21
23. Silverstein - Rescue
22. Deas Vail - Deas Vail
21. Lydia - Paint It Golden
20. Dance Gavin Dance - Downtown Battle Mountain II
19. Blink-182 - Neighbourhoods
18. Farewell Continental - ˇHey, Hey Pioneers!
17. The Weeknd - House of Balloons
16. Radiohead - The King of Limbs
15. Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
14. Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
13. Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys
12. Arrange - Plantation
11. Thursday - No Devolución

10. The Rosebuds - Loud Planes Fly Low

9. Gotye - Making Mirrors

8. Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

7. Panic! at the Disco - Vices & Virtues

6. Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto

5. The Dangerous Summer - War Paint

4. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

3. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

2. Moving Mountains - Waves

1. Charlie Simpson - Young Pilgrim

Albums I enjoyed but left out because I haven't given them enough listens to properly rank them:

Bjork - Biophillia
MuteMath - Odd Soul
The Cinema - My Blood is Full of Airplanes
Maybeshewill - I Was Here For a Moment, Then I Was Gone
The Weeknd - Thursday
I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business - Gold Rush
Owen - Ghost Town

Top 10 Songs of 2011

10. Gotye - Somebody That I Used to Know
9. The Weeknd - High for This
8. Bon Iver - Beth/Rest
7. Panic! at the Disco - Trade Mistakes
6. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
5. Moving Mountains - The Cascade
4. Coldplay - Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
3. M83 - Midnight City
2. Frank Turner - I Am Disappeared
1. Charlie Simpson - Riverbanks

Others (no real order):
Adele - Set Fire to the Rain
Thursday - Sparks Against the Sun
Bjork - Crystalline
The Dangerous Summer - Siren
City and Colour - Little Hell
The Rosebuds - Worthwhile
Death Cab for Cutie - St. Peter's Cathedral
St. Vincent - Cruel
Manchester Orchestra - Simple Math
Dance Gavin Dance - Purple Reign
Saves the Day - Daybreak
Radiohead - Give Up the Ghost
Farewell Continental - The Greatest of All Time (How You Feelin' Now?)
MuthMath - All or Nothing
Deas Vail - Summer Forgets Me
Blink-182 - Wishing Well
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Lydia - Hailey
Transit - Long Lost Friends
Patrick Stump - Explode

Top Lyrics of 2011

5. The Rosebuds
4. Charlie Simpson
3. Robin Pecknold
2. Frank Turner
1. AJ Perdomo

Top Vocals of 2011

5. Haley Reinhart (girl killed it on American Idol)
4. Bjork
3. Frank Turner
2. Brendon Urie
1. Charlie Simpson

Biggest Disappointments of 2011

1. Emery - We Do What We Want
2. Evanescence - Evanescence
3. Deas Vail - Deas Vail (made my top list but I expected a lot better.)
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Codes and Keys (same as Deas Vail.)
5. No new fun. album.

Older Albums I Got Into in 2011

1. Radiohead - Kid A
2. Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
3. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
4. Deas Vail - All the Houses Look the Same
5. Weezer - Pinkerton
6. The Dangerous Summer - Reach for the Sun
7. Mew - Frengers
8. Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer
9. Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album
10. Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket

Best Artwork of 2011



Best Music Video of 2011



Best Live Performance of 2011

5. The Dangerous Summer
4. Hellogoodbye
3. Death Cab for Cutie
2. Charlie Simpson
1. My Chemical Romance

Top Tv Shows of 2011

10. Happy Endings
9. Modern Family
8. Community
7. Celebrity Juice
6. Friday Night Lights
5. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
4. Parks & Recreation
3. Curb Your Enthusiasm
2. Breaking Bad
1. Doctor Who

Most Anticipated for 2012

10. Hellogoodbye
9. Joshua Radin
8. Ellie Goulding
7. The Reign of Kindo
6. John Mayer
5. Say Anything
4. Motion City Soundtrack
3. Fightstar
2. fun.
1. My Chemical Romance
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End of Year Lists 2010
12/01/10 at 08:12 AM by SpyKi
This is just my best attempt at putting shit into an order. Some of them are so close they could easily be switched around.

Top 25 Albums of 2010

25. Diana Vickers - Songs From The Tainted Cherry Tree
24. Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
23. Lydia - Assailants
22. Neon Trees - Habits
21. Jeff Martin & Steven Padin - The First Joke & Other Matters
20. Eminem - Recovery
19. Hanson - Shout It Out
18. Fair - Disappearing World
17. McFly - Above The Noise
16. Steel Train - Steel Train
15. Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
14. Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life
13. Mae - (e)vening
12. House of Heroes - Suburba
11. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

10. Stars - The Five Ghosts

9. Ellie Goulding - Bright Lights

8. Valencia - Dancing With A Ghost

7. Chad Perrone - Release

6. Kamelot - Poetry For The Poisoned

5. The Birthday Massacre - Pins and Needles

4. Joshua Radin - The Rock and The Tide

3. The Reign of Kindo - This Is What Happens

2. Hellogoodbye - Would It Kill You?

1. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives of The Fabulous Killjoys

Albums I enjoyed but left out because I haven't given them enough listens to properly rank them:
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
Jónsi - Go
Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape

Top 10 Songs of 2010

10. Mae - I Just Needed You To Know
9. Ellie Goulding - Your Biggest Mistake
8. Chad Perrone - So This Is How It Ends
7. Joshua Radin - Wanted
6. Stars - How Much More
5. Kamelot - Poetry For The Poisoned, Pt. II - So Long
4. Hellogoodbye - Would It Kill You?
3. Charlie Simpson - Thorns
2. My Chemical Romance - Summertime
1. The Reign of Kindo - Psalm

Others (no order):
Steel Train - Bullet
Kanye West - Power
Motion City Soundtrack - Pulp Fiction
Seventh Wonder - Alley Cat
McFly - I Need A Woman
House of Heroes - God Save The Foolish Kings
Jeff Martin - Runway
Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves
Deftones - Beauty School
Neon Trees - Animal
The Birthday Massacre - Control
Circa Survive - I Felt Free
Hanson - Make It Out Alive
Valencia - Losing Sleep
Eminem - Cinderella Man
The Morning Of - Heaven or Hell
You Me At Six - Stay With Me
Diana Vickers - Put It Back Together
Jónsi - Boy Lilikoi
Fair - The Worst of Your Wear

Top Lyrics of 2010

5. Chad Perrone
4. Justin Pierre
3. Forrest Kline
2. Joseph Secchiaroli
1. Gerard Way

Top Vocals of 2010

6. Roy Khan
5. Joshua Radin
4. Amy Millan
3. Forrest Kline
2. Joseph Secchiaroli
1. Gerard Way

Best Guest Vocals of 2010

5. Bon Iver - Lost In The World by Kanye West
4. Jason Vena - The Healing by Ivoryline
3. Aaron Marsh - Heaven or Hell by The Morning Of
2. Aaron Marsh - The Worst of Your Wear by Fair
1. Simone Simons - Poetry For The Poisoned by Kamelot

Best Artwork of 2010



Best Live Performance of 2010

5. 30 Seconds To Mars
4. Fightstar
3. Kamelot
2. fun.
1. My Chemical Romance/Imogen Heap

Top Music Videos of 2010

5. Hanson - Thinkin' Bout Somethin'
4. Ellie Goulding - Your Song
3. Kanye West - Power
2. Motion City Soundtrack - Her Words Destroyed My Planet
1. My Chemical Romance - Na Na Na

Top Games of 2010

5. Halo: Reach
4. Bioshock 2
3. Sonic Colours
2. God of War III
1. Bayonetta

Top Films of 2010

5. How To Train Your Dragon
4. Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
3. Inception
2. The Social Network
1. Toy Story 3

Top TV Shows of 2010

15. Celebrity Juice
14. How I Met Your Mother
13. Glee
12. True Blood
11. The League
10. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
9. Dr. Who
8. Community
7. Modern Family
6. Friday Night Lights
5. Parks and Recreation
4. Lost
3. Misfits
2. Breaking Bad
1. Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Most Anticipated for 2011

10. Evanescence
9. The Used
8. Death Cab for Cutie
7. Panic! at the Disco
6. Deas Vail
5. Relient K
4. Say Anything
3. fun.
2. Charlie Simpson
1. Fightstar
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