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Old 01-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #31
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It probably is the same one, and yes, it is that.
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Aw, he's just saying what they want to hear.

JJJ could be really great, and as much as I hate it sometimes, I'm glad it's as big as it is. It's just that they play a helluva lotta shit, always latch onto a select few crappy local bands with a certain sound, and, while it's not unique to the station, have some extraordinarily annoying hosts. Blame the current local musical climate, blame popular bad taste, whatever.
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Old 01-08-2013, 05:24 AM   #34
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I reckon you could say the same about any station, and usually amplify it. I may not listen to Triple J, but when somebody else has the radio on I usually find the other stations even worse and Triple J is practically the only one that actually supports the local music scene. Commercial radio pretty much has to be bashed and beaten into playing Aussie content, no matter how good it is.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #35
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There are pluses and minuses but it's a good thing on the whole that the station exists. It should be better but could be worse. Putting Sarah Howells (except she can't enunciate so it sounds like 'Haus') out to pasture would be a good start. Nobody that cheerful has any business operating near my ears.

I do think the local mediocrities that they choose to champion are a frustrating aspect. Then I'll hear a song like 'Alabama' by a local band called Pony Face, fucking amazingly good but it got played like once on air. At least it got played I guess. So I learnt of it.

One area in which it should be a LOT better is not (just) the music, but the weekday forays into current affairs with that Hack program of theirs. It tows the lowest-common-denominator line and relies far too much on vox-pops and 'what do YOU think?' Who cares what a bunch of fucking idiots think? Educate your public!
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Keeping things to the last minute, here's my Hottest 100 vote. I stopped at five write-ins (the latter half of the below list); they're futile entries, but I didn't want to exclude my absolute favourites from the year. I'm gutted about omitting "Phone Sex" by Blood Diamonds with Grimes, but I didn't want a sixth write-in. Surprised it wasn't on Triple J's list; I thought they would've been all over that song. Also surprised I had to write in "All Gone" by Pop Singles, but I guess they're still more Triple R fodder than Triple J.

Alpine: "Gasoline"
DZ Deathrays: "No Sleep"
Metric: "Artificial Nocturne"
Purity Ring: "Obedear"
Sugar Army: "Hooks for Hands"
Alcest: "Summer's Glory"
Pinback: "Proceed to Memory"
Voltaire Twins: "Solaris"
Pop Singles: "All Gone"
Hammock: "(Let's Kiss) While All the Stars are Falling Down"

Choosing my "tenth" (which was actually the Purity Ring track) was really hard. On sheer quality alone I would've written in "Phone Sex", but to keep the list balanced between write-ins and things that actually have half a chance, it was down to "Genesis" or "Oblivion" by Grimes, "Black, White, and Blue" by Ladyhawke, "The Theory of Relativity" by Stars, and "Obedear". In the end I figured Grimes didn't need my help and that Ladyhawke and Stars are lost causes, so I went with "Obedear" - especially as it seems to me the Purity Ring vote might be split. I'm probably completely wrong. Oh well. It's just a bit of listmaking fun and I've tried to not over-think it any more.
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Nearly everyone I've seen vote for Frank Ocean has picked Super Rich Kids. It's fucking infuriating. It's nearly the worst song on the album and it's taken votes away from Pyramids, Lost, Thinkin Bout You...
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:37 AM   #38
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Always sucks when the vote for an artist you like gets split. I was unsure what to do with Alpine. I like "All For One" and "Seeing Red" more than "Gasoline", but I didn't want to split the vote. Plus I really like "Gasoline" too. At least this year they should make the 100, unlike last year when I'm pretty sure they got thwarted by a vote split between "Hands" and "Villages".
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When is this, like tomorrow?
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Today was last day for votes, the 100 itself is announced on Invasion Day Australia Day, 26/01.
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Oh, so I was remembering the date of the last day. Gotcha. Well, it's quickly approaching, I can wait.
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If you fancy spoilers, this is amusing (the article gives away just one song, but links to the full thing): Does the "Warmest 100" reveal results of the 2012 Hottest 100 countdown?

Based on that utterly rubbish top ten, I'm glad I won't be in.
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Always sucks when the vote for an artist you like gets split. I was unsure what to do with Alpine. I like "All For One" and "Seeing Red" more than "Gasoline", but I didn't want to split the vote. Plus I really like "Gasoline" too. At least this year they should make the 100, unlike last year when I'm pretty sure they got thwarted by a vote split between "Hands" and "Villages".
Yes, I did the same for Kendrick Lamar... voted for Swimming Pools, because I figure that's the one with the best shot of being placed high, over my two favourites from the album Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe and Money Trees.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #44
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The "probable" results have already leaked courtesy of a website that has measured a sample of 2.7% of the votes cast based on shares on Facebook.

Google search Warmest 100 and that should get you there.

EDIT - Axver beat me to it
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Anybody listening to the Hottest 100? I'm stoked Alpine came in at #31 with "Gasoline". Makes up for not making it last year.

That "Hold On" sack of crap by Alabama Shakes was truly horrendous, worst song I've caught. Though the one on right now, "Laura" by Bat For Lashes, is pretty fucking tedious too.
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