Rock And Rap Confidential Fourth Annual International Music Writers Poll

Here we present the results of the Rock & Rap Confidential Fourth Annual International Music Writers Poll. This is the broadest sampling of musical opinion ever.

Special thanks go to our voters, who this year came from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Venezuela.

Votecount    Title    Artist

111    Kid A    Radiohead
103    Stankonia    Outkast
82    Stories From the City, Stories    P J Harvey
73    All That You Can't Leave Behin    U2
67    The Marshall Mathers LP    Eminem
65    I Am Shelby Lynne    Shelby Lynne
60    Voodoo    D'Angelo
44    Transcendental Blues    Steve Earle
43    Quality Control    Jurassic 5
42    Parachutes    Coldplay
41    Kids in Philly    Marah
39    American III: Solitary Man    Johnny Cash
36    The Hour of Bewilderbeast    Badly Drawn Boy
33    All Hands on the Bad One    Sleater Kinney
33    Who is Jill Scott?    Jill Scott
33    And Then Nothing Turned    Yo La Tengo
32    Rated R    Queens of the Stone Age
32    Relationship of Command    At The Drive In
31    Bachelor #2    Aimee Mann
31    Like Water for Chocolate    Common
29    The Man Who    Travis
29    Agaetis Byrjun    Sigur Ros
29    Supreme Clientele    Ghostface Killa
28    Mermaid Ave. Volume 2    Billy Bragg/Wilco
28    Reflection Eternal    Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
28    If I Could Only Fly    Merle Haggard
28    Red Dirt Girl    Emmylou Harris
27    Heartbreaker    Ryan Adams
26    The Moon and Anarctica    Modest Mouse
25    Mama's Gun    Erykah Badu
24    Thirteen Tales    The Dandy Warhols
24    XTRMNTR    Primal Scream
23    Music    Madonna
23    The Sophtware Slump    Grandaddy
21    Figure 8    Elliott Smith
21    Gung Ho    Patti Smith
21    Shake Hands With Shorty    North Mississippi All Stars
20    Silver & Gold    Neil Young
19    White Pony    Deftones
19    Nia    Blackalicious
18    Lost Souls    Doves
18    Two Against Nature    Steely Dan
17    Let's Get Free    Dead Prez
17    Daisies of the Galaxy    Eels
17    Furnace Room Lullaby    Neko Case
16    Nixon    Lambchop
16    The Great Eastern    Delgados
16    Life'll Kill Ya    Warren Zevon
16    Crossing Muddy Waters    John Hiatt
15    Smile    Jayhawks
15    White Ladder    David Gray
15    Lovers Rock    Sade
14    The Hardest Part    Allison Moorer
14    Tomorrow's Sounds Today    Dwight Yoakam
14    Ecstasy    Lou Reed
14    Renegades    Rage Against the Machine
13    Art Official Intelligence    De La Soul
13    Warning    Green Day
12    Tanto Tempo    Bebel Gilberto
12    Mer De Noms    A Perfect Circle
12    Excuses for Travelers    Mojave 3
11    Riding With the King    BB King & Eric Clapton
11    One Endless Night    Jimmie Dale Gilmore
11    Selmasongs    Bjork
11    White Pepper    Ween
11    Lift Your Skinny Hands Like An    Godspeed You Black Emperor
11    Wasp Star/Apple Venus Vol. 2    XTC
10    Bloodflowers    The Cure
10    Fold Your Hands Child    Belle & Sebastian
10    The Captain    Kasey Chambers
10    Journey to the End of the Nigh    The Mekons
10    Public Domain    Dave Alvin
10    Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting D    R L Burnside
10    The Night    Morphine
10    Warriorz    MOP
10    The Friends of Rachel Worth    Go-Betweens
9    Alone With Everybody    Richard Ashcroft
9    The Covers Record    Cat Power
9    The Glands    The Glands
9    The W    Wu Tang Clan
9    The Unseen    Quasimoto
9    Emotional    Carl Thomas
9    The Hill    Richard Buckner
8    Come to Where I'm From    Joseph Arthur
8    The Jimi Hendrix Experience    Jimi Hendrix
8    Guest Host    Stew
8    Melody of Certain Damaged Lemo    Blonde Redhead
8    Sing When You're Winning    Robbie Williams
8    Holy Wood    Marilyn Manson
8    Four Cornered Night    Jets to Brazil
8    You're the One    Paul Simon
8    The Dynasty    Jay-Z
8    Lucy Pearl    Lucy Pearl
8    Beachwood Sparks    Beachwood Sparks
8    The Ecleftic    Wyclef Jean
8    Chronic 2001    Dr. Dre
8    The Sugar Tree    Amy Rigby
8    Magnolia OST    Aimee Mann
8    MACHINA/the machines of god    Smashing Pumpkins
8    The Hot Rail    Calexico
8    Country Grammar    Nelly
8    1    The Beatles
8    Chore of Enchantment    Giant Sand
7    America's Volume Dealer    COC
7    Time to Discover    Robert Bradley
7    East Autumn Grin    Matthew Ryan
7    In The Air    The Handsome Family
7    Deltron 3030    Deltron 3030
7    Fantastic Vol. 2    Slum Village
7    The Noise Made by People    Broadcast
7    Late for the Future    Galatic
7    What You See is What You Get    Chumbawamba
7    Eco de Sombras    Susana Baca
7    Beneath the Country Underdog    Kelly Hogan
7    Stiff Upper Lip    AC/DC
7    I Hope You Dance    Lee Ann Womack
7    Return of Saturn    No Doubt
7    El Cancionero may y mas    Los Lobos
7    In the Mode    Roni Size
7    Tsar    Tsar
7    Eat at Whitey's    Everlast
7    Songs From An American Movie    Everclear
6    David Johansen and the Harry S    David Johnansen and..
6    Resurrection    Halford
6    R Kelly
6    Everything You Thought Was Rig    Slobberbone
6    Invincible Summer    kd lang
6    Low to the Ground    Waxwings
6    Chanchullo    Ruben Gonzalez
6    Best of Broadside 1962-88    VA
6    Breach    The Wallflowers
6    Le Tigre    Le Tigre
6    Trio Live    Pat Metheny
6    Pink Pearl    Jill Sobule
6    With Ghost    Damon & Naomi
6    Twilight    The Twilight Singers
6    Flying Saucer Blues    Peter Case
6    Password    Geoff Muldaur
6    Ghost of David    Damien Jurado
6    The Platform    Dilated Peoples
6    Both Sides Now    Joni Mitchell
6    A Lo Cubano    Orishas
6    Familiar to Millions    Oasis
6    Shoki Shoki    Femi Kuti
5    You Win Again    Van Morrison/Linda Gail Lewis
5    Brave New World    Iron Maiden
5    Dusk    Andrew Hill
5    The Dumbest Magnets    Dolly Varden
5    Fevers and Mirrors    Bright Eyes
5    BBC Sessions    The Who
5    The Dropper    Medeski Martin & Wood
5    Mystery White Boy    Jeff Buckley
5    Where the Change Is    The Flashing Lights
5    Bridging the Gap    Black Eyed Peas
5    Real Time    Tim O'Brien/Darrell Scott
5    Chasin' the Gypsy    James Carter
5    Supergrass    Supergrass
5    The Return of Wayne Douglas    Doug Sahm
5    Music for People    VAST
5    Righteous Love    Joan Osborne
5    Binaural    Pearl Jam
5    Human Clay    Creed
5    We Have the Facts and We Are V    Death Cab for Cutie
5    King of the Road    Fu Manchu
5    Farmhouse    Phish
5    Tarbox Ramblers    Tarbox Ramblers
5    O Brother Where Art Thou OST    VA
5    New Train    Paul Pena
5    Covenant    Greg Brown
5    Vu-Du Menz    Corey Harris/Henry Butler
5    Crooked Fingers    Crooked Fingers
5    The ConstruKction of Light    King Crimson
5    Not the Tremblin Kind    Laura Cantrell
5    The Hurting Business    Chuck Prophet
4    The Sound of Water    St. Etienne
4    The Complete Hot 5 & 7 Recordi    Louis Armstrong
4    Beatin the Heat    Dan Hick & Hot Licks
4    The Lucky One    Christy McWilson
4    United    Phoenix
4    Puzzle    Tahiti 80
4    Whatever You Love You Are    Dirty Three
4    Duke Elegant    Dr. John
4    The Art of Self Defense    High on Fire
4    Some Stupid With a Flare Gun    Ass Ponys
4    Facing Left    Jason Moran
4    Jin-Jin Firefly    Hirayasu/Brozman
4    Mind Over Matter    Zion I
4    Felt Mountain    Goldfrapp
4    Get Some Go Again    Henry Rollins
4    A Pocketful of Soul    Jason Ringenberg
4    Deathray    Deathray
4    Normal for Bridgewater    Peter Bruntrell
4    The Kingsbury Manx    The Kingsbury Manx
4    Niun Niggung    Mouse on Mars
4    Wanita    Rokia Traore
4    Believo!    Enon
4    Live at the Roxy Theater    Brian Wilson
4    Broken by Whispers    Trembling Blue Stars
4    Tourist    St. Germain
4    The Virgin Suicides    Air
4    Sao Paolo Confessions    Suba
4    Bumpy Knuckles Presents Indust    Freddie Foxxx
4    Grand Fury    The Bellrays
4    The Menace    Elastica
4    Rock Star God    The Makers
4    Hagnesta Hill    Kent
4    Supermodified    Amon Tobin
4    Instructions For the Two Ways    Jupiter Affect
4    Ain't Love Strange    Paul Thorn
4    He Has Left Us Alone    A Silver Mt. Zion
4    Lanquidity    Sun Ra
4    More Fire    Capleton
4    mwng    Super Furry Animals
4    The Green World    Dar Williams
4    Secret South    16 Horsepower
4    Whoa Nelly!    Nelly Furtado
4    Masticate!    The Masticators
4    Abandoned Shopping Trolley    Gomez
4    Rock N Roll Singer    Mark Kozelek
4    Start With the Soul    Alvin Youngblood Hart
4    Broke Down    Slaid Cleaves
4    Suzuki    Tosca
4    The Subversive Sounds of Love    Frisbie
4    Merriment    Vic Chesnutt
4    Sailing to Philadelphia    Mark Knopfler
4    Punishing Kiss    Ute Lemper
4    Prime Directive    Dave Holland
4    Muy Divertado    Marc Ribot
4    Sucking in Stereo    The Figgs
4    La Peste    A3
4    Wishville    Catherine Wheel


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