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Best Album Poll Winner: Exit Sandman

First things first: Lileks beautifully puts Michael Moore in a shredder today, but it's Treacher who supplies the best headline, as well as few scathing remarks about Moore on the Daily Show. And Ed Moltzen has a list of liberals that conservatives can like and a list of conservatives that liberals can like. Second thing: For those who are complaining about the best album poll and the lack of anything representative of their taste on the poll, I suggest that next time I open the floor for nominations you nominate. That list was not compiled by moi. I just took the most popular nominations. Anyhow, we have a winner and thank jeebus it's not Metallica's black album. I have nothing against Metallica. Well, yes I do, but that's another story. I am one of those pre-black Metallica fans. Give me Ride the Lightning anyday. The pre-black stuff was nothing short of amazing. The rest; suckage. Big, slurping suckage. And even if you are a post-black Metallica fan, how could you possibly say that album was the best album to be released in the 90's? Enter Sandman? Feh. Thankfully, people with good taste came through and we have a much more please (to me) winner. You can view the final results of the vote here. Winner and scary trophy below.
tenaward.jpg What better image to use in the trophy? Furbies defined the decade! Nomination process is ongoing for the movie category. Nominate your own or don't complain when the poll comes out and Kazaam isn't on it.

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I can't agree with you more on the Metallica observation. Ride is much better. They peaked with the Black. I personally find 90's music devoid of anything noteworthy. Too bleak, woe is us. My vote for the 90s would have been Helloween, Better than Raw. Metal in your face from Germany.

I love how everyone is scared of Michael Moore. You are just as bad as those idiots who were bashing "The Passion" without ever have seen it. Go watch "F 9/11" and rebuff the facts then we'll talk.

mslsindee:

Not scared. Not going to give MM any of my money or time. Not really all that interested in talking to you.

Mike Caputo, are you still reading?

If you look at mplsindee's e-mail address, you'll see "Sean Hannity Eats Goat Dick".

By the way, that's liberal hatred.

'Nuff Said.

TV (Harry)

you're right, I'm not happy.

I would NEVER, EVER dispute that RtL was better. Or that the pre-Black albums are better. I would dispute that all Metallica since has sucked, but that's a debate for another time. I WOULD say that the Black album was a landmark, lasting CD. It was DAMN good, a breakthrough and a fantastic CD.

PJ's Ten was quite good, too and I can live with it winning. If it had been a post-Ten PJ album, I'd be puking right now, though. THERE's a one-album band for sure.

Were is my Metal-Gods post???

you're right, I'm not happy.

I would NEVER, EVER dispute that RtL was better. Or that the pre-Black albums are better. I would dispute that all Metallica since has sucked, but that's a debate for another time. I WOULD say that the Black album was a landmark, lasting CD. It was DAMN good, a breakthrough and a fantastic CD.

PJ's Ten was quite good, too and I can live with it winning. If it had been a post-Ten PJ album, I'd be puking right now, though. THERE's a one-album band for sure.

Were is my Metal-Gods post???

sorry about the double-post... I got an error the first time.

I can live with PJ's Ten winning. It's not as good as Vs or Vitalogy, but it's a helluva lot better than anything Meticallic has shat out in the last 15 years. They should have retired after Cliff died.

I meant "Metallica" of course. Not sure how I managed to bungle that so badly.

"I love how everyone is scared of Michael Moore."

At his current rate of expansion, soon he could crush the whole city. Damn right we're scared!

hey, you know, I looked at the vote spread, and I think it's close enough to demand a recount. was your voting page clear enough for everyone to understand and mark their choice correctly? i wonder if the powers that be decided to throw any votes out? ;P

atfer much ruminating, i'm inclined to agree that Ten was probably the best (radio) album of the 90s. I wore out three tapes and lost two CDs of it. STPs Core was also really good. Although i think the VERY best album was the Posies "Frosting on the Beater", but it got zero airplay. Toadies releases are up there, too.

I'm also gonna nod like a bobble head about Metallica. The band i'm in plays a great trick on our audience. We start off with the beginning of Sad but True, and people in the place start howling and freaking and moshing around (for sad but true?!) and right as the vocals should roll in, we drop into Seek & Destroy. The place goes wild. All the diehard Metallica fans turn all purple and jump up and down and stuff. It's great.

It looks like Lileks missed a bit of BS while he was thrashing Fatty. The Eagle Scout claim. It reeks of BS. I spent a while this morning running it down, and it doesn't play out.

In an appearence this morning on Fox, Senator Landrieu(LA-D) wandered off the daily talking points and launched into a lengthy praise of Moore's film, quoting box office numbers and praising Moore's accumen and accuracy. She claimed his fact-checking has proven to be 100% accurate and that attempts to discredit the film's facts have proven false...even though the anchor tried to nudge her back on-topic...she continued about the film at length.

Sen. John Sununu(R-NH) and Fox anchor David Asman (and this viewer) could only watch and sputter in amazement.

One suspects Ms. Landrieu will be removed from response rotation ASAP.

"It looks like Lileks missed a bit of BS while he was thrashing Fatty."

Well, there's so much of it, and only so much time.

Even though it was not on the list, I think G&R's Use Your Illusion was far better than PJ's Ten. I know the band has become a joke since then, but they caught lightning in a bottle in 1991. As far as Meta1lica, they have come out with a few good singles since the Black Album, but their albums have been rather average.

mplsindee
I love how everyone is scared of Michael Moore.

Honey, my cat has hocked up hairballs infinitely more scarey than Mikey al-Moor.

Sweetcheeks, do check back when you can decide whether GW is a tool of the Saudis or a tool of the Jews (MM takes each position on alternate days). Though, I get this vision (wish) that trying to wrap your greycell around the contradiction may produce a cerebral shutdown reminscent of Nomad .

Damnit Steve, how the hell could I have forgotten Better than Raw...ack. I also forgot that Therion put out some crackers in the 90s as well.

PJ's Ten was rather good but I don't think it holds up to repeated listening (and time) as well as the Metallica album.