end of year

It’s the end of another year and y’all know what that means. It’s math albums of the year time…

As always, there are more math releases than we can write about so we throw all responsibility on you lot to do the bidding. We want you to choose your five favourite math releases of 2018, either using our slightly exhaustive shortlist, or discarding our shit ideas and picking some of your own. We will announce the top fifty, as voted by you, in the first week of January 2019. A couple of hints for casting decent votes…

(i) Don’t vote for your mates. That’s partisanship, not a genuine vote.

(ii) We’d suggest making your way through the list before picking out your five. Don’t do it as you go. The list is in alphabetical order, and we want bands that start with ‘W’ to have an equal chance of votes.

(iii) No bogus votes. Yes, you can re-access the polling booth once you’ve cast your vote. We keep them open so multiple users can vote from the same IP address. However, we can see when one IP address has upvoted a band 500 times. Don’t do this, it is a pain in the ass to remove the bogus votes and you will look like a dick in front of us. But most importantly

(iv) Don’t get a face tattoo. Seriously, just don’t even consider it.

Below is a bunch of 2018 math releases that we have shortlisted to get your brains cooking. And if you can also choose your own in the text box below the shortlist. Godspeed…


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