Monday, December 22, 2008

NQL Album of the Year: The Walkmen - You & Me

This is going to be NQL's last "best of" post for 2008. Really, it is. Our own Jim Powers analyzed, dissected, and crunched the numbers of all of our contributors' picks (click on this link or just scroll down a couple of inches), and it was determined that The Walkmen's You & Me was the album of the year. The album could not be more deserving and here is our review of the then-just-released You & Me as written by Brian back in August. All of the results are below. Don't agree? Hey, take it up with the scientific method.

9-11 (tie). David Byrne and Brian Eno - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today; Deerhunter - Microcastle; M83 - Saturdays = Youth (21 points)
8. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend (22 points)
7. Titus Andronicus - The Airing of Grievances (27 points)
6. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight (31 points)
5. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer (34 points)
4. The Dodos - Visiter (36 points)
3. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular (38 points)
2. TV on the Radio - Dear Science, (49 points)
1. The Walkmen - You & Me (58 points)

--NQL Staff


Pauly the Foot said...

Where's The Sword?!??!?! This is BOLLOCKS!!!!

Jim P. said...

It was about number 16 I think. Other answer: lodged in a rock.

Alex said...

Btw, the name of this study is NQL Powers's Power Poll.

Also, just out of curiosity, I looked at songs and "Kids" by MGMT just barely edged out Wolf Parade's "Kissing the Beehive." Also, last year's album winner was Menomena's Friend & Foe. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga was second and In Rainbows third.

Brian said...

This study was rigorous, and the omission of The Sword is based on pure numbers. The NQL/Powers Power Poll don't lie.

Travis said...

What about in the all important "Alien v. Predator" category? I forgot to cast my vote. It is Dutch.

Jim P. said...

I first used a formula analogous to the one used to determine the BCS standings. Using that formula, number 1 was Ohio St., number 5 was freezing rain and number 9 was Mountain Dew Code Red (or, as the French call it, Code Rouge). Those results seemed a little off, so I tweaked the formula.

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