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January 10th, 2012

10:23 pm - 2011 Poll
Wotcher chaps - apologies for the radio silence for the last week but hopefully you will have noticed your top 97 tracks of 2011 appearing over on Freaky Trigger!

Here are the links in case you missed them:


Thanks to everyone who voted!

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January 6th, 2012

02:18 pm - 2011 Poll - RESULTS (sort of)
Wotcher dudes and happy new year! Thanks for sending in your Songs of 2011 - tracks #97-#51 are now up at Freaky Trigger for your delectation. More to follow later today!

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January 4th, 2012

01:15 am - The entire top 40, reviewed by me
Hi Poptimists!

As in traditional at this time of year I am embarking on a way over-ambitious music related blogging project over on my Tumblr! It is: review every single in the Top 40 this year!

I hope this may be relevant to your interests! Thus far I am two reviews in (featuring ME being RUDE about COLDPLAY and COMPARATIVELY NICER BUT NOT MUCH to OLLY MURS) and have 38 more to do hopefully by Sunday - I need people to shame me into completing it offer support and perhaps comments!

Check it out!

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December 31st, 2011

11:21 am - Poll: LAST CHANCE
Hi dudes! I haven't quite finished the big spreadsheet of DOOM yet so if you've forgotten to send your top 20 tracks to poptimistspoll2010@gmail.com then do it NOW. More details here.

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December 23rd, 2011

09:37 am - 2011 Poll reminder
Dudes! A quick reminder to send your top 20 songs of 2011 to poptimistspoll2010@gmail.com by the witching hour of 30th December! More info here.

In the meantime here is Girls Aloud with some festive cheer:


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December 12th, 2011

03:11 pm - SONGS OF 2011 POLL
*dusts off cobwebs*

RIGHT DUDES now is the time to make a list, check it twice, and send me your favourite songs of 2011!

  • Send up to 20 songs of 2011 to poptimistspoll2010@gmail.com* by 1am GMT on 31st 30th December (yes I am in the office that day and will need some distraction)

  • 'Songs of 2011' can mean songs released this year, or songs that emerged this year, or singles taken from a 2010 album released this year. To be honest I will be pretty lenient about the whole business so put whatever you like.

  • The order of your top 20 is important! Your #1 will be allocated more points than #20. If you can't think of 20 songs then 10 or 14 or 2 is just fine.

  • Bonus points may be awarded for emails with amusing subject lines.

  • You don't need to be a poptimists LJ member (or even have an LJ account!) to vote.

  • I'll post the results in the first week of January.

*Recycling emails is good for the environment!
**I am an idiot - 31st is a Saturday so I won't be in work...

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November 23rd, 2011

09:25 pm - the lioness in winter

I am the 0.00000001 percent: it’s taken me 19 years (and haha six Cate Blanchett movies)* to pin down my take on Whitney’s “I Will Always Love You” (initial discussion courtesy freakytigger's Popular review of same).

Seven if you count Elizabeth: The Golden Age, which even I don't...

Hullo LJ I am neglecting you!

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September 7th, 2011

10:30 am - A day late and nineteen thousand nine hundred and ninety nine pounds eighty pence short
It's the Lex 20p indie poll!

(sorry for not posting it yesterday, I was busy shouting at people about Flo Rida)

Poll #1776577 Lex 20p Indie Prize 2011

Which of these acts deserves 20p for their services to indie?

Help Stamp Out Loneliness
Viva Brother
The Vaccines
James Blake
Allo' Darlin'

A question from the Popjustice prize; which indie act this year (nominated or otherwise) would go down best at a 5-year-old's birthday party?

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August 16th, 2011

What's that coming over the hill? Is it a club night? IS IT A CLUB NIGHT?

It is indeed! It's this Friday!

DJ Chlorine and The Barnet Ape present an evening of rave classics, chart bosh and euro bangers at Mason & Taylor E1 (near Shoreditch High St tube). M&T do good beer, hence the laboured booze puns.

All the info here: Friday 19th August, 9pm-2am, free entry and all the 2 Unlimited you can drink! All welcome! We also have a special guest DJ set from awesomewells which apparently will contain 'lots of piano house'.

(We're only doing this for one night so if you don't come you will MISS OUT FOREVER. JSL.)

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August 4th, 2011

10:39 pm - Lex 20p Indie Prize: yes, again and yes, late again
I refuse to join the rest of you stinkin' hippies over at Dreamwidth (not until I've consistently used Tumblr, anyway) so someone can x-post if they like. Or you could have a 2p Young Person's God Help Us If There's A War Prize. Whatever.

It is time for nominations to this year's highly-sought-after Lex 20p Indie Prize.

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Poll #1766864 Lex 20p Indie Prize 2011: the no(abo)minations

What act would you like to send 20p for their Services to Indie and/or Lex?

Be honest: about what percentage of the music you listen to would you (not necessarily anyone else) describe as 'indie?'

We can also discuss the fact there seem to be literally three or four listenable things on the Mercury shortlist if you would rather.

Edit: younger readers who do not know Lex may be unaware of his work; not only is he our longstanding chum alexmacpherson but also a real actual music journalist, a few of his recent pieces for the Graun covered homophobia in hip hop, Cher Lloyd's ambitions and Liechtenstein's disco scene.
Current Music: winehouse- in my bed

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