The Annual Brainwashed Readers Poll: Rewind 1997

Round 2: The Voting Round

And now it's time to vote. Please look through the list carefully and take your time and vote honestly. If you're not familiar with a release listed here please do not vote for or against it, leave it at the default of "no opinion."

Voting will take place for 2 weeks between December 1st and December 13th. Results will be posted shortly thereafter.

Please be respectful of staff and the community - take your time and read _ALL_ the nominees

This is not a popularity contest nor a place to trash someone you don't like. Brainwashed is a tiny group of volunteers writing for peers and we would like to keep things as pure as we can.

If acts or labels are found soliciting votes on their blogs, Web sites, or social media, they will not only be removed & disqualified but they also stand a chance of never being featured on Brainwashed again.

VOTE ONLY ONCE (unless you want the system to discard your _entire_ ballot!!)

Thanks for your time and honesty.

and the nominees are:

artist title format rating
2K Fuck the Millennium single/ep
A Minor Forest / Three Mile Pilot The Approach / No One Likes An Old Baby single/EP
Add N to (X) Vero Electronics full-length
Add N to (X) / Fridge Demon Seed/Asthma single/ep
Adventures In Stereo Adventures In Stereo full-length
Aerial M Aerial M full-length
Aerial M M is ... single/ep
Akita / Azuma / Haswell / Sakaibara Ich Schnitt Mich In Den Finger single/EP
Amber Asylum The Natural Philosophy of Love full-length
Amon Tobin Bricolage full-length
Amp Astralmoonbeamprojections full-length
Amp Bliss out v.4 - Perception full-length
Andrei Samsonov Void In Mute full-length
Aranos Transfixatio full-length
Aube Aqua Syndrome full-length
Aube Cardiac Strain full-length
Aube Dazzle Reflexion full-length
Aurora Borealis Aurora Borealis single/ep
Autechre Chiastic Slide full-length
Autechre Cichlisuite single/ep
Autechre Envane single/ep
Babacar Babacar full-length
Babacar Midsummer single/EP
Bardo Pond Lapsed full-length
Belle and Sebastian 3.. 6.. 9 Seconds of Light single/ep
Belle and Sebastian Dog On Wheels single/ep
Belle and Sebastian Lazy Line Painter Jane single/ep
Bill Laswell City Of Light full-length
Bill Laswell Oscillations Remixes full-length
Biosphere Substrata full-length
Blitter Blitter EP single/ep
Blonde Redhead Fake Can Be Just As Good full-length
Blonde Redhead Symphony Of Treble / Kasuality single/EP
Bowery Electric Blow Up/Electro Sleep single/ep
Bowery Electric Coming Down single/ep
Bowery Electric Vertigo full-length
Bowery Electric Without Stopping single/ep
Boxhead Ensemble Dutch Harbor: Where The Sea Breaks Its Back (Original Film Soundtrack) full-length
Boymerang Balance of the Force full-length
Boyracer Present Tense single/ep
Brainiac Electro-Shock For President single/EP
Bright The Albatross Guest House full-length
Broadcast Work and Non Work full-length
Brokeback Returns to the Orange Grove single/EP
Bruce Gilbert In Esse full-length
Bruce Gilbert The Haring boxed set
Can Sacrilege: The Remixes full-length
Carl Craig More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art full-length
Cerberus Shoal Elements Of Structure / Permanence full-length
Chicks On Speed I Wanna Be a DJ ... Baby! boxed set
Christoph Heemann Days Of The Eclipse full-length
Coil Unnatural History III full-length
Coldcut More Beats + Pieces full-length
Colin Newman Bastard full-length
Console Pan Or Ama full-length
Controlled bleeding The poisoner full-length
Cornelius Fantasma full-length
Cornershop When I Was Born for the 7th Time full-length
Cranes EP Collection Volumes 1&2 full-length
Cranes Population Four full-length
Current 93 Dog's Blood Order full-length
Current 93 Horsey full-length
Current 93 In A Foreign Town, In A Foreign Land full-length
Current 93 The Aryan Aquarians Meet Their Waterloo single/EP
Damon & Naomi More Sad Hits full-length
Daniel Menche Field Of Skin full-length
Daniel Menche Screaming Caress full-length
Dark Magus [Richard H. Kirk] Night Watchmen full-length
Dead Voices On Air How Hollow Heart... [Live] full-length
Dean Roberts Moth Park / Soundtracks To Utopia full-length
Death in June Die Schuldigen Und Der Nebel boxed set
Death in June Discriminate '81-'97 full-length
Decree Wake of devastation full-length
Derek Baily & Keiji Haino Drawing Close, Attuning - The Respective Signs Of Order And Chaos full-length
Desmond Outcast And The Transplanted Heroes Two People Blue / Wherever You Go single/EP
Deutsch Nepal Comprendido!... Time Stop! ...And World Ending full-length
Dianogah As Seen from Above full-length
Dirty Three / Low Obvious Is Obvious (Instrumental Version)/No Need single/EP
Dissolve Third Album from the Sun full-length
Don Caballero Trey Dog's Acid single/EP
Download III full-length
Draculas Daughter Candy single/EP
Einstürzende Neubauten Ende Neu Remixes full-length
Einstürzende Neubauten The NNNAAAMMM Remixes By Darkus single/EP
Eleventh Dream Day Eighth full-length
Elliott Smith Either/Or full-length
Emil Beaulieau Dedicated To Masami Akita full-length
Emil Beaulieau Emil Beaulieau Has A Relapse full-length
Eric Matthews The Lateness of the Hour full-length
Esplendor Geometrico Polyglophone full-length
Esplendor Geometrico Tarikat full-length
Evan Parker & Lawrence Casserly Solar Wind full-length
Fennesz Hotel Paral.lel full-length
Fila Brazilia Luck Be a Weirdo Tonight full-length
5ive Style She's Humanoid single/EP
Flowchart Bliss Out Vol. 1 - Tenjira full-length
Foetus Null/Void single/ep
Forty Nine Hudson For Weeks at a Time full-length
Freakwater Dancing Under Water full-length
Free Kitten Sentimental Education full-length
Fridge Anglepoised single/EP
Fridge Ceefax full-length
Fridge Lign single/ep
Fridge Lojen single/ep
Fuck Pardon My French full-length
Future Bible Heroes Lonely Days single/ep
Future Bible Heroes Memories Of Love full-length
Füxa Bliss Out Vol. 5: Venoy single/EP
Füxa Green Field single/EP
General Magic Frantz! full-length
Ghost Ghost full-length
Ghost Second Time Around full-length
Ghost Temple Stone full-length
Gimpo Gimpo single/ep
Godflesh Love And Hate In Dub full-length
Godspeed You Black Emperor! F# A# ∞ full-length
Graham Bowers Transgression full-length
Greg Weeks Fire in the Arms of the Sun full-length
Guided By Voices Bulldog Skin single/EP
Guided By Voices Mag Earwhig! full-length
GusGus Believe single/EP
GusGus Polydistortion full-length
GusGus Standard Stuff for Drama single/EP
Guv'ner In the Fishtank 2 single/EP
He Said Omala Catch Supposes full-length
He Said Omala Matching Crosses full-length
Helium The Magic City full-length
Herbert Parts Remixed full-length
His Name Is Alive Nice Day single/EP
HÖH / Current 93 Crowleymass single/EP
Hood Useless single/ep
Ida Poor Dumb Bird single/EP
Ida Ten Small Paces full-length
Illusion of safety Of & The full-length
Imminent starvation Human dislocation full-length
In The Nursery Asphalt full-length
Interceptor Last Bad Trip single/EP
ISAN Damil 85 single/ep
Isotope 217° The Unstable Molecule full-length
Jandek I Woke Up full-length
Jason Morphew Transparent full-length
Jessamine Don't Stay Too Long full-length
Jessica Bailiff Even in Silence full-length
Jimi Tenor Sähkömies full-length
John Rodgers A Rose Is a Rose... full-length
Juneau Juneau full-length
Kante Zwichen Den Orten full-length
Keiji Haino Keeping On Breathing full-length
Keiji Haino So, Black is Myself full-length
Keiji Haino & Loren Mazzacane Connors Vol. 2 full-length
Kendall Turner Overdrive Displaced Links full-length
King Crimson Epitaph boxed set
Konstruktivist Persona Non Grata full-length
L'Orchestre Noir Cantos full-length
Labradford Mi Media Naranja full-length
Laibach M.B. December 21, 1984 full-length
Laika Breather single/EP
Laika Almost Sleeping single/EP
Laika Sounds of the Satellites full-length
Lambchop Thriller full-length
Laub Kopflastig full-length
Laub Miniversum single/ep
Lesser Gigolo Cop full-length
Locust Morning Light full-length
Long Fin Killie Amelia full-length
Long Fin Killie Lipstick single/ep
Low If You Were Born Today (Song for Little Baby Jesus) single/EP
Low Songs for a Dead Pilot single/EP
Low Venus single/EP
Lull Way Through Staring full-length
Lustmord vs Metal Beast Lustmord vs Metal Beast full-length
Maeror Tri Emotional Engramm full-length
Magical Power Mako Blue Dot full-length
Magical Power Mako Lo Pop Diamonds full-length
Magical Power Mako Music from Heaven full-length
Magical Power Mako Trance Resonance full-length
Magnog More Weather full-length
Mahogany What Will Become Of The Key Of Reason? single/EP
Mahogany/Auburn Lull Dual-Group EP single/ep
Main Deliquescence full-length
Man Or Astro-Man? 1000X single/EP
Man Or Astro-Man? Live Transmissions From Uranus full-length
Man Or Astro-man? Made from Technetium full-length
Marc Almond And Foetus Flesh Volcano - Slut single/ep
Mark Eitzel Lover's Leap USA full-length
Mark Van Hoen The Last Flowers From The Darkness full-length
Material Issue Telecommando Americano full-length
Matmos Matmos full-length
Mayfield Mayfield full-length
Me And Dave / The Planet T.R. El Loco / Universal Unconsciousness single/EP
Merzbow Project Frequency boxed set
Merzbow Scumtron full-length
Merzbow Tint single/EP
Michael Brook Albino Alligator full-length
Mick Harvey Pink Elephants full-length
Mick Turner Tren Phantasma full-length
Microstoria Reprovisors 1 single/EP
Microstoria Reprovisors 2 single/EP
Microstoria Reprovisors 3 single/EP
Mika Vainio Onko single/EP
Miossec Baiser full-length
Mirza Bliss Out Vol. 7 - Anadromous full-length
Mogwai 4 Satin single/EP
Mogwai New Paths to Helicon single/EP
Mogwai Ten Rapid full-length
Mogwai Young Team full-length
Motorpsycho Angels And Daemons At Play full-length
Motorpsycho Starmelt single/ep
Mouse On Mars Autoditacker full-length
Mouse On Mars Cache Coeur naif single/EP
Mouse On Mars Instrumentals full-length
Mouse On Mars Twift single/EP
Movietone Day and Night full-length
Muslimgauze Farouk Enjineer full-length
Muslimgauze Jaal Ab Dullah full-length
Muslimgauze Narcotic full-length
Muslimgauze Sandrafikar full-length
Muslimgauze Zuriff Moussa full-length
µ-Ziq Lunatic Harness full-length
µ-Ziq My Life Beautiful single/EP
µ-Ziq Urmur Bile Trax Volume 1 single/EP
µ-Ziq Urmur Bile Trax Volume 2 single/EP
Myra Davies & Gudrun Gut Miasma 2 full-length
Natacha Atlas The Remix Collection full-length
New Order Video 5-8-6 single/EP
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Into My Arms single/EP
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman's Call full-length
No Means No In the Fishtank 1 single/EP
Nocturnal Emissions Sunspot Activity full-length
Nocturnal Emissions Tharmuncrape An'goo full-length
Not Breathing Sangre Azul full-length
Noto full-length
Nurse With Wound A Missing Sense full-length
Nurse With Wound Spiral Insana full-length
Nurse With Wound / Aranos Acts of Senseless Beauty full-length
Ø Tulkinta full-length
O.Rang Field And Waves full-length
OOIOO ∞8∞ full-length
Orange Cake Mix Bliss Out Vol. 3 - Silver Lining Underwater full-length
Ordo Equilibrio The Triumph Of Light... And Thy Thirteen Shadows Of Love full-length
Organum Kammer single/ep
Out Hud Guilty Party single/EP
P•A•L m@box boxed set
Palace Contribution / Zeni Geva Sides 5-6 single/EP
Palace Music Lost Blues and Other Songs full-length
Pan•American Pan•American full-length
Panasonic Kulma full-length
Pankow Wodka, Erdbeeren Und Weitere Katastrophen full-length
Papa M Xmas 1997 single/EP
Paul Newman Frames Per Second full-length
Pavement Brighten the Corners full-length
Philosopher's Stone Preparation full-length
Piano Magic For Engineers single/EP
Piano Magic Wintersport / Cross Country single/EP
Pistel Pistel full-length
Pixies Death to the Pixies boxed set
Pizzicato Five Happy End of the World full-length
Plug Me & Mr. Sutton single/ep
Polvo Shapes full-length
Pram The Last Astronaut single/EP
Praxis 1984 single/EP
Primal Scream Echo Dek boxed set
Primal Scream Vanishing Point boxed set
Produkt Stretch full-length
Psychic TV Force the Hand of Chance full-length
Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth Vagina full-length
Raison d'etre In Sadness, Silence And Solitude full-length
Rapoon Easterly 6 Or 7 full-length
Red Red Meat There's a Star Above the Manger Tonight full-length
Rehberg & Bauer Faßt full-length
Rex 3 full-length
Robert Wyatt Shleep full-length
Roland Kayn Tektra boxed set
Ronnie & Clyde In Glorious Black & Blue full-length
Roy Montgomery Winter Songs single/EP
Royal Trux Singles, Live, Unreleased boxed set
Sackville The Principles of Science full-length
Sandoz [Richard H. Kirk] God Bless The Conspiracy full-length
Scala Beauty Nowhere full-length
Scala Slide single/EP
Scanner Delilvery full-length
Scanner / Signs ov Chaos Scanner Vs. Signs Ov Chaos single/EP
Scheer Demon single/EP
Schloss Tegal Human Resource Exploitation full-length
Scorn Whine full-length
Scorn Zander full-length
Scott Walker Tilt full-length
Seely Seconds full-length
Shellac Futurist full-length
Sigur Rós Von full-length
Silkworm Developer full-length
Silver Apples / Windy & Carl I Have Known Love / Crazy in the Sun single/EP
Simon Raymonde Blame Someone Else full-length
Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out full-length
Smog Red Apple Falls full-length
Sofa Grey full-length
Sofa New Era Building single/EP
Sol Invictus The blade full-length
Soldnergeist Terror full-length
Soliman Gamil A Map of Egypt Before the Sands full-length
Songs: Ohia Hecla & Griper single/EP
Songs: Ohia Songs: Ohia full-length
Sonic Youth Musical Perspectives 1: Anagrama single/EP
Sonic Youth Musical Perspectives 2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom single/EP
Space Needle The Moray Eels Eat the Space Needle full-length
Spiritualized Electricity single/EP
Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space full-length
Spiritualized Think I'm In Love single/EP
Spoon Side Effects single/EP
Squarepusher Big Loada single/EP
Squarepusher Burningn'n Tree full-length
Squarepusher Hard Normal Daddy full-length
Squarepusher Vic Acid single/EP
Stars of the Lid Gravitational Pull vs. The Desire for an Aquatic Life full-length
Stars of the Lid The Ballasted Orchestra full-length
Stereo Total Monokini full-length
Stereolab Dots and Loops full-length
Stereolab Iron Man single/ep
Stereolab Miss Modular single/EP
Stereolab & Nurse With Wound Simple Headphone Mind single/EP
Stilluppsteypa & Irr. App. (Ext.) Tpith or Tetapth full-length
Storm And Stress Storm&Stress full-length
Sugar Plant Licorice / Impure single/EP
Sugar Plant Pino single/EP
Superchunk Indoor Living full-length
Super Furry Animals Radiator full-length
Surgeon Basic Tonal Vocabulary full-length
Tanya Donnelly Lovesongs for Underdogs full-length
Tanya Donnelly Pretty Deep single/EP
Tarnation Mirador full-length
Tarwater Rabbit Moon Remixed full-length
Technohead Vs. Elvis Jackson Cocaine single/EP
Teenage Fanclub Songs from Northern Britain full-length
The American Analog Set Bliss Out Vol. 9 - Late One Sunday & The Following Morning full-length
The American Analog Set From Our Living Room To Yours full-length
The American Analog Set Late One Sunday & The Following Morning EP single/ep
The American Analog Set Magnificent Seventies single/ep
The Blizzard King Break On Through single/ep
The Bug Tapping The Conversation full-length
The Church White Star Line / Gypsy Stomp single/EP
The Daytonas Faster Gimpo Faster Kill! Kill! Kill! single/ep
The Delta 72 The Soul Of A New Machine full-length
The Duellists English Hurdy-Gurdy Music full-length
The Dylan Group It's All About (Rimshots & Faulty Wiring) full-length
The Fall Levitate full-length
The Fuckers Sexy Roy Orbison single/ep
The Gothic Archies The New Despair single/ep
The Hafler Trio Broadcast In White single/EP
The Hafler Trio Godfood single/EP
The Hafler Trio Lipchamber single/EP
The Hafler Trio Solvitur Ambulado single/EP
The Herbaliser Blow Your Headphones full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Ancient Daze full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Chemical Playschool 10 full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Hallway of The Gods full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Live 1989 full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Live 85-88 full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Stained Glass Soma Fountains full-length
The Legendary Pink Dots Sterre single/EP
The Legendary Pink Dots Under Triple Moons full-length
The Lonesome Organist Collector of Cactus Echo Bags full-length
The Missing Brazilians Warzone full-length
The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud The Smell of Blood But Victory boxed set
The Notwist 12 full-length
The Residents Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Huddled Masses boxed set
The Rootsman vs. Muslimgauze City of Djinn full-length
The Sea and Cake The Fawn full-length
The Sea and Cake Two Gentlemen single/EP
The Sonora Pine II full-length
The Tassili Players In the Fishtank 3 single/EP
The Third Eye Foundation Ghost full-length
Thomas Dimuzio Sonicism full-length
Throbbing Gristle Kreeme Horn full-length
Throwing Muses Freeloader single/EP
Tied + Tickled Trio Tied + Tickled Trio full-length
Tiny Tim Live In London full-length
To Rococo Rot Paris 25 single/EP
To Rococo Rot Veiculo full-length
Tomorrowland Bliss Out Vol. 6 - Stereoscopic Soundwaves full-length
Trans Am Surrender to the Night full-length
Transient Waves Bliss Out Vol. 8: Wading & Waiting full-length
Transmisia Frigid Prose full-length
Turn On Turn On full-length
Twilight Circus Dub Sound System Bin Shaker Dub full-length
Ui The 2-Sided EP/The Sharpie (1993-1995) full-length
Ultra Milkmaids Vorely full-length
Unwound The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a Train single/EP
Virginia Astley Had I The Heavens full-length
Volcano the Bear Vol III full-length
Volcano the Bear Vol Tu full-length
Whitehouse Great White Death full-length
Will Oldham Joya full-length
Williams Fairey Band Acid Brass full-length
Windy & Carl Bliss Out Vol. 2 - Antarctica single/EP
Windy & Carl A Dream of Blue single/EP
Windy & Carl / Electroscope Gulliver Whiskey 20 single/EP
Wir Vien single/EP
Wire Coatings full-length
Witchman Heavy Traffic full-length
Yo La Tengo Autumn Sweater single/EP
Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One full-length
Yo La Tengo Sugar Cube single/EP
Zos Kia/Coil Transparent full-length
[V/A] 161 full-length
[V/A] 2:00 Matinee full-length
[V/A] Anon boxed set
[V/A] Anthology of American Folk Music boxed set
[V/A] Badaboom Gramophone #2 full-length
[V/A] Chill Out full-length
[V/A] Cry Me a Liver single/EP
[V/A] Das Digitale Vertrauen full-length
[V/A] Dubwise & Otherwise full-length
[V/A] Four Years in 30 Seconds full-length
[V/A] Fra Svartlamo:n With Love full-length
[V/A] Globus and Decibel full-length
[V/A] In Flux US full-length
[V/A] Joyride: Music from the Motion Picture full-length
[V/A] Liminality full-length
[V/A] Lords of the Boards full-length
[V/A] Macro Dub Infection Voume 2 full-length
[V/A] Mort Aux Vaches: Flying Saucer Attack / Main / White Winged Moth full-length
[V/A] Natures Mortes - Still Lives full-length
[V/A] Paradigm Shift full-length
[V/A] Rebound EP Volume Two single/EP
[V/A] Release Your Mind Volume 2 full-length
[V/A] Sally's Photographic Memory boxed set
[V/A] Skampler full-length
[V/A] Some Songs: From the Kill Rock Stars Singles full-length
[V/A] Sonics Everywhere full-length
[V/A] Sounds Of The Geographically Challenged Vol. 1 single/EP
[V/A] Sounds Of The Geographically Challenged Vol. 2 single/EP
[V/A] Sounds Of The Geographically Challenged Vol. 3 single/EP
[V/A] Sunday Sept. 14th '97 full-length
[V/A] Technohead 4: Sound Wars - The Next Generation full-length
[V/A] Terra Serpantes full-length
[V/A] The Conet Project: Recordings of Shortwave Numbers Stations full-length
[V/A] The Corners Of The Mouth full-length
[V/A] The Dylan Group & Him full-length
[V/A] The Kahanek Incident, Vol. 1: Windsor for the Derby / Drain single/EP
[V/A] The Kahanek Incident, Vol. 2: Electric Company / Furry Things single/EP
[V/A] The Kahanek Incident, Vol. 3: Labradford / Stars of the Lid single/EP
[V/A] The Money Shot full-length
[V/A] The Paper single/EP
[V/A] The Tell-Tale Signs Of Earworm full-length
[V/A] Touch. Sampler full-length
[V/A] Untitled (ten) full-length
[V/A] We Hate You - A Small Tribute To Throbbing Gristle full-length
[V/A] What's Up Matador? full-length
[V/A] Whine And Missingtoe single/ep
[V/A] Wow! & Flutter full-length

Review The Winners Circle:
2017: Slowdive, "Slowdive" (Dead Oceans)
2016: Swans, "The Glowing Man" (Young God)
2015: Carter Tutti Void, "f(x)" (Industrial)
2014: Swans, "To Be Kind" (Young God)
2013: Tim Hecker, "Virgins" (Kranky)
2012: Swans, "The Seer" (Young God)
2011: Tim Hecker, "Ravedeath, 1972" (Kranky)
2010: Swans, "My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope to the Sky" (Young God)
2009: Sunn O))), "Monoliths & Dimensions" (Southern Lord)
2008: Matmos, "Supreme Balloon" (Matador)
2007: Stars of the Lid, "And Their Refinement of the Decline" (Kranky)
2006: Current 93, "Black Ships Ate The Sky" (Durtro/Jnana)
2005: Coil, "The Ape of Naples" (Threshold House)
2004: Fennesz, "Venice" (Mego)
2003: Mogwai, "Happy Songs For Happy People" (Matador)
2002: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, "Yanqui U.X.O." (Constellation)
2001: Low, "Things We Lost in the Fire" (Kranky)
2000: godspeed you black emperor!, "Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven" (Kranky)
1998 Tortoise, "TNT" (Thrill Jockey) [original] Coil, "Time Machines" (Eskaton) [recount]
1996: Swans, "Soundtracks for the Blind" (Young God)