Friday, December 04, 2009


I got my invite to vote in this year's Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll today. I've already submitted a Top Ten for the paper's annual Jazz Critics' Poll, plus a list of the Top Ten Metal Albums of 2009 that'll be syndicated throughout the Village Voice Media chain, and now I've gotta come up with a third list? Really not at all sure how this one's gonna break down, but here's the pool of albums I'm pulling from:

The Answer - Everyday Demons (The End)
Baroness – Blue Record (Relapse)
Bebe – Y. (EMI)
Bomba Estéreo – Blow Up (Nacional)
Gui Boratto - Take My Breath Away (Kompakt)
Born Of Osiris – A Higher Place (Sumerian)
Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague (Metal Blade)
Chickenfoot – s/t (Redline)
Converge – Axe to Fall (Epitaph)
Don Omar – iDon (Machete Music)
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
Funeral Mist - Maranatha (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)
The Gates Of Slumber – Hymns of Blood and Thunder (Rise Above)
Girl In A Coma – Trio B.C. (Blackheart)
Graciela Beltran – Reina de la Banda (Fonovisa)
Greymachine – Disconnected (Hydra Head)
Ayumi Hamasaki - Next Level (Label)
Heaven And Hell – The Devil You Know (Rhino)
Immortal – All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)
Isis – Wavering Radiant (Ipecac)
Job For A Cowboy – Ruination (Metal Blade)
Judas Priest – A Touch of Evil – Live (Epic)
Katatonia – Night is the New Day (Peaceville)
Khanate - Clean Hands Go Foul (Hydra Head)
King Midas Sound – Waiting for You (Hyperdub)
Natalia Lafourcade – Hu Hu Hu (Sony)
Lamb of God – Wrath (Epic)
Los Tigres Del Norte – La Granja (Fonovisa)
Marduk – Wormwood (Regain)
Mastodon – Crack the Skye (Reprise)
Megadeth – Endgame (Roadrunner)
Obscura - Cosmogenesis (Relapse)
Orthodox – Sentencia (Alone)
Revocation – Existence is Futile (Relapse)
Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap (Def Jam)
Paulina Rubio - Gran City Pop (EMI)
Skeletonwitch – Breathing the Fire (Prosthetic)
Slayer – World Painted Blood (American/Sony)
Suffocation – Blood Oath (Nuclear Blast)
Sunn O))) – Monoliths & Dimensions (Southern Lord)
UA – ATTA (Jetstar)
Vader – Necropolis (Nuclear Blast)
V/A – 5 (Hyperdub)
V/A – An Anthology Of Chinese Experimental Music 1992-2008 (Sub Rosa)
V/A – Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 (Soundway)
V/A – Sí, Para Usted: The Funky Beats of Revolutionary Cuba, Vol. 2 (Waxing Deep)
V/A – Swedish Death Metal (Prophecy Productions)
Warbringer – Waking Into Nightmares (Century Media)
Wino - Punctuated Equilibrium (Southern Lord)
Wisin y Yandel – La Revolución (Sony)
Wolf - Ravenous (Metal Blade)

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