Dec 18

The Freaky Trigger Readers’ Poll 2018

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Greetings, I am the renowned, cross-eyed clairvoyant, Mystic Meg. I’m here, to predict, in a deliberately awkward intonation, that the numbers 3826546, and i, and the colour “bergerac”, will be impoooortant. People who stock up on olives, and loo paper, and prosecco, will be lucky in the post-Brexit bartering economyyyyyy. If you doubt, the accuracy, of my prognosis, then you can take it up with the Broadcasting Standards Authorityyyyyy.

Thanks Mystic Meg. The Freaky Trigger 2018 poll is now open!

Rules are copied and pasted from last year:

– Choose up to 20 of your favourite tracks of 2018. I am extremely unlikely to check release dates, but if one of your choices appeared in last year’s poll, I’ll get in touch and ask you to choose another track.
– If you don’t have 20 tracks then 10 or 3 or even 1 is fine.
– If you like, put them in order (#1 will get more points than #20), otherwise I’ll assign them a random order.
– Email them to poptimistspoll2010@gmail.com by 23.59pm GMT on 31st December.
– If you are reading this, you are eligible to vote!

Bonus orgafun: tell us one (1) album you enjoyed in 2018. These won’t be ranked, I’ll just post the list of everyone’s choices at the end.

That’s your lot! Feel free to plug your own picks in the comments.


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    katstevens on 4 Dec 2018 #

    GDPR fans! Your name/email will not be stored anywhere apart from in the email you send to the gmail account above. I’ll reply to confirm your ballot, that’s it. I am too busy to misuse anyone’s personal data :)

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    lockedintheattic on 7 Dec 2018 #

    The best thing to happen to pop in 2018 was the return of Ciara

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    swanstep on 27 Dec 2018 #

    Kacey Musgraves’s ‘Lonely Weekend’:
    and Aphex’s ‘T69 Collapse’:
    were my faves for the year.
    A Happy New Year to everyone!

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    jeff w on 27 Dec 2018 #

    Is there a consensus Kero Kero Bonito pick this year? They suffered badly from vote splitting last time out (or rather, the one everyone else liked I didn’t) and I fear that’ll happen again, especially with their New Direction…

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    katstevens on 27 Dec 2018 #

    I must say I wasn’t convinced by KKB’s album. Daphne & Celeste filled the gap nicely for me though :)

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    katstevens on 31 Dec 2018 #

    A few hours to get your ballots in! Remember to vote in the film & tv polls too :)

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    weej on 31 Dec 2018 #


    Also may I just leave a plug for a radio show I did with some of my choices – https://www.mixcloud.com/centuries_of_sound/centuries-of-sound-on-cambridge-105-radio-2018-boxing-day-special/ – happy to say that they seem to coincide well with those already mentioned.

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    katstevens on 2 Jan 2019 #

    Thanks to everyone who voted – watch this space for the countdown.

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    LucaZM on 17 Dec 2019 #

    Any news on the polls this year?

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    Pete Baran on 19 Dec 2019 #

    Film poll going up tomorrow. Last years TV poll just went up (not doing a TV poll this year).

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