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Generic white guy ballot here, although as a 6'4" Italian-American, I'm sure I fit some protected cuomo sapien taxonomy:

Albums

1. Harry’s House - Harry Styles (17)

2. The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom - Jens Lekman (16)

3. Loneliest Time - Carly Rae Jepsen (15)

4. The Lakes of Zones B and C - Emperor X (14)

5. Midnights - Taylor Swift [3am Edition, but caucus with standard] (13)

6. Solidaritine - Gogol Bordello (5)

7. FEMULINE Gaymeova - Todrick Hall (5)

8. Cave World - Viagra Boys (5)

9. Three Dimensions Deep - Amber Mark (5)

10. Dirt Femme - Tove Lo (5)

Songs

1. The Anthem of the Greater McMurdo Station Chamber of Commerce - Emperor X (*)

2. TV - Billie Eilish

3. People Watching - Conan Gray

4. Could’ve, Would’ve, Should’ve - Taylor Swift

5. Closer - Mel 4Ever, Michete

6. The Highs & The Lows - Chance the Rapper, Joey Bada$$

7. XXX - Kim Petras

8. Renaissance - Cristobal Tapia De Veer (White Lotus season 2 theme song)

9. Trouble - Troye Sivan, Jay Som

10. Bleach - Isaac Dunbar

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Mongo's boring ballot for albums. I stomp in the mud a lot and tend the pigs when I'm not making homemade granola that tastes like feet.

1. Emperor X - The Lakes of Zone B and C (16 pts)

2. Adeem the Artist - White Trash Revelry (16)

3. Freakons - Freakons (16)

4. Regina Spektor - Home , before and after (10)

5. Little Simz -No Thank You (9)

6. Syd - Broken Hearts Club (8)

7. Willie Nelson - A beautiful time (7)

8. Yard Act - The Overload (7)

9. Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Prom Queen (6)

10. Charlotte Adigery - Topical Dancer (5)

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Jan 12, 2023·edited Jan 12, 2023Liked by bradluen

Mongo average white guy from dusty forgotten town in midwest singles list.

1. Tove Lo - Grapefruit

2. Carly Rae Jepsen - Western Wind

3. Plains - Problem with it

4. Homeboy Sandman - Satellite

5. Bad Bunny - Me Porto Bonito

6. Jessie Ware - Free Yourself

7. Hailey Whitters - College Town

8. Nilufer Yanya - midnight sun

9. LCD Soundsystem - New Body Rhumba

10. Saba - One Way or Every N***a with a budget

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Jan 12, 2023Liked by bradluen

Social Security age white guy who values songs of resilience, courage, and even sobriety. And who always makes sure he has non-white music listed so as to prove his wokeness.

2022: I picked me a mountain and I started to climb/Now every reason has a rhyme.

Albums

1. A Beautiful Time – Willie Nelson (14)

2. Okiri – Iara Renno (14)

3. Todd Live: The Storyteller Returns – Todd Snider (12)

4. Home, before and after – Regina Spektor (11)

5. Palomino – Miranda Lambert (10)

6. Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville – Ashley McBryde (10)

7. When The Wind Forgets Your Name – Built to Spill (8)

8. Despertar – Manel Fortia (8)

9. Welcome to Club XIII – Drive-By Truckers (8)

10. Expert In A Dying Field – The Beths (5)

Songs (or Stories, in Todd’s case)

1. I Got This – Sarah Shook and the Disarmers

2. Bonfire at Tina’s – Ashley McBryde

3. The Driver – DBTs

4. Down The Hall – Bonnie Raitt

5. Loveology – Regina Spektor

6. Kody Blu 31 – JID

7. Livin’ For The Ones – Bonnie Raitt

8. Kusaziva Kufa – Gonora Sounds

9. Endless Summer – Superchunk

10. John Prine (track 9 on Live: Return of the Storyteller) – Todd Snider

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Jan 12, 2023Liked by bradluen

Albums

1. Harry Styles - Harry. 25

2. Miranda Lambert - Palomino. 20

3. Amanda Shires - Take It Like A Man. 15

4. Mike Marks - Feel Like Going Home. 10

5. Lizzo - Special. 5

6. Hailey Whitters - Raised. 5

7. Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville - Various. 5

8. Wet Leg - s/t. 5

9. Charley Crockett - Man From Waco. 5

10. Bonnie Raitt - Just Like That. 5

Songs

1. Harry Styles - As It Was

2. Lizzo - About Damn Time

3. Hailey Whitters - Everything She Ain't

4. Beyonce - Break My Soul

5. Silk Sonic - Love's Train

6. Sam Smith & Kim Petras - Unholy

7. Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero

8. Rina Sawayama - This Hell

9. Hot Chip - Down

10. Miko Marks - Feel Like Going Home

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Mongo really like that Charley Crockett album too. Good cal.

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Jan 14, 2023·edited Jan 15, 2023

Chuck Eddy's Hexpert Witiness ballot:

ALBUMS

1.  Babes Wodumo - Crown (West Ink) 14

2. Cäthe - Chill Out Punk (Träum Weiter! Germany) 12

3. Bright Dog Red - Under the Porch (Ropeadope) 11

4. The Kahil El’Zabar Quartet - A Time For Healing (Spiritmuse) 11

5. Mali Obomsawin - Sweet Tooth (Out of Your Head) 10

6. K.O.G.: Kweku T Ghana - Zone 6, Agege (Pura Viva France) 10

7. Phelimuncasi - Ama Gogela (Nyege Nyege Tapes Uganda) 10

8. Club D’Elf - You Never Know (Face Pelt) 9

9. Avalanche Kaito - Avalanche Kaito (Glitterbeat Europe) 7

10. Horsegirl - Versions of Modern Performance (Matador) 6

EPs (amended version)

 1. Fulu Miziki - Ngbaka (Moshi Moshi UK) 5

2. Panic Shack - Baby Shack (Brace Yourself UK) 2

3. Edoheart - Pandemonium (Edoheart) 1

4. Metrolight - Copyright Strike (Tee Pee) 1

5. Anna Vaus - Younger Version of Myself (Longshot) 1

SINGLES

1. Jakuzi “Hiç Işık Yok”*

2. The Phasing Octopus “Nostromo”

3. Moves x Cruise “Are You Playing?”

4. Superior feat. Stove God Cooks “161”

5. King Stingray “Hey Wanhaka”

6. Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few "Lift Every Voice”

7. Kamasi Washington “The Garden Path”

8. Bragglights “Call Your Mommy”

9. Perel “Jesus Was an Alien”

10. P-Rallel “Vibes”

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A longer album (including EPs) list (without explanations):

https://accidentalevolution.wordpress.com/2022/09/22/best-albums-of-2022-so-far/

A longer singles list (with explanations):

https://accidentalevolution.wordpress.com/2022/12/11/37-best-singles-of-2022/

Special edition country singles list (with more explanations):

https://accidentalevolution.wordpress.com/2022/12/19/40-best-country-singles-of-2022/

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Here's a YouTube playlist I made of Chuck's longer singles list. If I make one for the country singles list I'll link that too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZsD0C51jnM&list=PLshHxICULapnwFk1E_47EuKLGbxdurtav

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I’m not on Facebook, so if this is a Facebook group only poll, please ignore the below.

Albums

Beyoncé: “Renaissance” 20

Big Thief: “Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You” 15

Wet Leg: “Wet Leg” 12

Taylor Swift: “Midnights (3 am edition)” 10

Mary Halvorson: “Amaryllis” 8

Little Simz: “No Thank You” 8

Plains: “I Walked with You A Ways” 8

Immanuel Wilkins: “The 7th Hand” 7

Bob Vylan: “Bob Vylan Presents the Price of Life” 6

Pink Pantheress: “to hell with it” 6

Singles

Beyoncé: “Break My Soul”

Ashley McBryde: “Brenda Put Your Bra On” *

The Beth’s: “Expert in a Dying Field”

Charlotte Adigery, Bolis Pupul: “Esperanto”

Dehd : “Bad Love”

Elvis Costello: “Magnificent Hurt”

Ethel Cain: “American Teenager”

Harry Styles: “Music for a Sushi Restaurant”

Lizzo: “About Damn Time”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: “Burning”

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Jan 15, 2023Liked by bradluen

Albums

1. N’Djila Wa Mudujimo, Lady Aicha & Pisco Crane’s Original Fulu Miziki Band of Kinshasa (15)

2. Renaissance, Beyonce (14)

3. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, Big Thief (13)

4. Too Much to Ask, Cheekface (12)

5. Wet Leg, Wet Leg (11)

6. Lingua Brasileira, Tom Ze (9)

7. The Boy Named If (Alive at Memphis Magnetic), Elvis Costello & the Imposters (8)

8. I Don’t Give a Fuck About This Rap Shit, Imma Just Drop Until I Don’t Feel Like It Anymore, $ilkMoney (7)

9. ¡Ay!, Lucrecia Dalt (6)

10. SOS, SZA (5)

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Jan 16, 2023Liked by bradluen

First time top ten list maker adding some diversity to the group.

Albums

The Beth’s, Expert In A Dying Field. 15

Let’s Eat Grandma, Two Ribbons. 15

The Regrettes, Further Joy. 13

Beach Bunny, Emotional Creature. 12

Wet Leg, Wet Leg. 12

Stella Donnelly, Flood. 10

My Idea, Cry Mfer. 8

Montparnasse Musique, Archeology. 5

Carly Rae Jepsen, The Loneliest Time. 5

Ezra Furman, All of Us Flames. 5

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Jan 17, 2023Liked by bradluen

Singles/Songs

"The Hardest Cut," Spoon (*)

"Spud Infinity," Big Thief

"Cozy," Beyonce

"The Man I'll Never Find," Lucius

"2 Be Loved," Lizzo

"The Price of Smokes," The Chats

"On the Radio," Spoon

"Shatter," Maggie Rogers

"You Don't Know Me," Leyla McCalla

"Featured Singer," Cheekface

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Jan 17, 2023Liked by bradluen

SOS - SZA (15)

Wet Leg - Wet Leg (15)

Harry's House - Harry Styles (15)

MATA - MIA (15)

Midnights - Taylor Swift (10)

Renaissance - Beyonce (10)

A Legacy of Rentals - Craig Finn (5)

It's Almost Dry - Pusha T (5)

Dawn FM - The Weeknd (5)

Lucifer on the Sofa - Spoon (5)

Singles:

Taylor Swift - Anti-hero*

Lizzo - About Damn Time

Harry Styles - As It Was

SZA - Kill Bill

Beyonce - Break My Soul

Wet Leg - Too Late Now

Craig Finn - Messing with the Settings

Caamp - The Otter

Spoon - Wild

Carly Rae Jepsen - Western Wind

Ep's:

I just can't

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ALBUMS 2022

Hook - From, Hook - 14 points

Ada Rook - Ugly Death No Redemption Angel Curse I Love You - 14 points

DJ MT7 - Pior é Nada - 13 points

DJ Travella - Mr Mixondo - 12 points

Moonchild Sanelly - Phases - 11 points

Phelimuncasi - Ama Gogela - 10 points

Bali Baby - Baliprint - 7 points

Juninho Count - Avalanches Dos Baile 2.0 - 7 points

WeFreeStrings - Love In The Form Of Sacred Outrage - 7 points

Bas Jan - Baby U Know - 5 points

SINGLES 2022

DJ Guuga - "Mostra O Que Ele Perdeu"

Zoi De Gato, Marlinho RDC, Laryssa Real - "Os Ratos Da Favela"

MC Danny & Turma da Bregadeira - "Soca Tudo"

MC Pipokinha, DJ MT7 - "Fala Fala"

A Turma da Pisadinha - "Na Onda do Berimbau"

MC Buraga, Bebll & Pétt, DJ Patrick Muniz - "Like Like Piquezin Piquezin"

MC Madan & MC Kalyu - "Fortnite Das Favelas"

MC RD, DJ Bill - "Piui Tic Tac vs Camisinh4 De Chocolate"*

Ecko Bazz - "Mmaso"

Clayton da Bagaceira, MC Mari e Matheuzinho - "No Sigilo"

EPs 2022

A Turma da Pisadinha - Rabetão Mágico - 3 points

Bragglights - End '22 - 3 points

Panic Shack - Baby Shack - 2 points

MC Madan - Terror do Multiverso - 1 point

Hyuna - Nabillera - 1 point

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That was from me, Frank Kogan. Thought I was going to get to fill that in after I hit post. Didn't even know I had a Substack profile. Also, the asterisk after "Piui Tic Tac..." was a mistake, was left over from some note to myself about this being the 2022 version w/ the ATC sample. "Mostra O Que Ele Perdeu" should get the asterisk. Cheers!

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And here's a YouTube playlist that aspires to become my Top 100 Singles of 2022:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLshHxICULapnjgbA5WpVANeUi2cmI4wcx

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