FYI, Consequence of Sound just updated with ONLY confirmed releases (dates, labels): http://consequenceofsound.net/upcoming-releases/
enough; unequivocally, HypeMachine (Zeitgeist) and LargeheartedBoy have the list-compiling covered.
If continuing these lists, for whatever reasons — sparking comment discussions? fine — then at least /contribute/ something.
Editorial commentary already appears — e.g. “Arbouretum, who have flown too far under the radar for too long”; “And this is the first list I’ve seen that recognizes my own personal #1, EMA’s Past Life Martyred Saints, which it’s about goddam time.”
So, why not add meta-critical element overtly? Identify bands you’ve championed (e.g. “SG’s 40 Best new Bands”) or unique/exclusive “picks” by these magazines? I suggest a step one further, a practical purpose for “community” value toward discussion: select songs for these albums.
This encourages/enables discussion going beyond simply statements of ranking surprises and/or omissions.
I’ve begun a Spotify playlist for you, to this end; start by adding label-authorized mp3s of albums unavailable, then update the duplicates with the SG Staff Picks — especially replacing the opening-tracks of ubiquitous selections. (Compiling with album openers was most efficient for me.)
‘Downvote’ for metadiscourse and vocabulary! InB4L @_@