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Sunday, August 05, 2012

Competition Time!

On Friday August 31st, we'll be announcing the 18 titles that have made the cut out of the 471 that we received back in the spring.

To win an entire set of the series (all 86 volumes published so far), we have a simple task for you. Look at the shortlist of 94 possible titles below, and pick out the 18 that you think we'll end up selecting. The person who gets the closest to getting all 18 right will win the contest. (And in the event of a tie, we'll figure something out...)

Send your entry (one per person only) to:

thefinaleighteen at gmail dot com

before the end of Thursday August 30th.

Your email *must* have the subject line "My List of 18" - anything without that will not be accepted.

Good luck!


Andrew WK I Get Wet
Rush 2112
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
J Dilla Donuts
The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Vol II
Outkast Stankonia
Black Flag Damaged
Sigur Ros ( )
M.I.A. Arular
Wilco Being There
Randy Newman Good Old Boys
Rammstein Sehnsucht
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Nico Desertshore
Jandek Chair Beside A Window
Parliament Mothership Connection
Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Daft Punk Discovery
Richard Hell Destiny Street Repaired
Rush 2112
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage
Oasis Definitely Maybe
The Mekons Rock'n'Roll
The Waterboys Fisherman's Blues
X Wild Gift
Nocturnal Emissions Spiritflesh
Danger Mouse The Grey Album
Phish Billy Breathes
The Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat
Richard Hell and the Voidoids Blank Generation
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Gang of Four Entertainment!
Can Tago Mago
Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind
Ashlee Simpson Autobiography
Crass Christ - The Album
Smokey Robinson Going to a Go-Go
Helmet Meantime
The Game The Documentary
Janis Joplin Pearl
Gil Scott-Heron Winter in America
The Godz Godz 2
The Incredible String Band Wee Tam and the Big Huge
Queen News of the World
The Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks…
Half Man Half Biscuit Back in the DHSS
Big Black Songs about Fucking
Black Flag Damaged
The Wrens Meadowlands
ELO Out of the Blue
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Insane Clown Posse The Great Milenko
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
Drake Thank Me Later
Bobbie Gentry Ode to Billie Joe
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible
They Might Be Giants Lincoln
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely
Lady Gaga The Fame
Pet Shop Boys Very
Van Halen Van Halen
Motley Crue Too Fast for Love
David Bowie Diamond Dogs
Beat Happening Beat Happening
Woody Guthrie Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti
Diamanda Galas Malediction and Prayer
The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy
The Mountain Goats All Hail West Texas
The Beach Boys Smile
Michael Jackson Dangerous
Hole Live Through This
John Lennon and Yoko Ono Double Fantasy
The Dismemberment Plan Emergency & I
Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers
Tubeway Army Replicas
Devo Freedom of Choice
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell
Bjork Biophilia
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
PJ Harvey Let England Shake
Refused The Shape of Punk to Come
Sloan Twice Removed
Tricky Maxinquaye
Husker Du New Day Rising
They Might Be Giants Flood
The Congos Heart of the Congos
Gogol Bordello Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike


Matt said...

All Hail West Texas twice?

jnmx said...

2112 also. I guess it's probability of getting selected is higher? :)

1313 Music Blog said...

Man--there are some albums on here I'd love, love, love to read about. What I've come to appreciate about the series, though, is I trust that even the albums I'm not into will probably make for compelling reads.

Anonymous said...

will the 18 selected all get published or will there be another cut after that?

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Evan said...

My god I hope Caetano Veloso gets picked.

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