This year, Stereogum wanted you — the readers — to decide the year’s best albums. Thousands voted during our 7 day poll and we’ve finally tallied the Top 20.
As promised, one of you (selected randomly) wins the lot of ‘em, purchased NEW from an ACTUAL STORE … so you can regift the ones with rootkits.
Props to those who gave Monk & Coltrane’s Carnegie reissue a shoutout. And to everyone who couldn’t get enough Kidz Bop. To the guy who said Walk The Line’s Soundtrack was 2005’s best: go buy a Johnny Cash album … one without Jaoquin Phoenix. To the gal who voted for Simply Red’s remix CD: I think you’re reading the wrong blog.
One poll taker wrote in, “No good music has been released since 1998.” Thank god he didn’t win.
Kanye may claim Stereogum Readers Hate Black People, but Jed, Jim, and I think your responses were top-notch, even if you are racist. Thanks for voting, thanks for reading, have a great holiday.