This was a lot of fun a couple of years ago (check out this thread for all the weird rulings, regrets about lists sent in too soon, bitching about each other's lists, etc.). So let's do it again!
As posted in the previous thread (because I'm too lazy to come up with new rules):
The concept is simple: everyone votes for their favorite
No, wait, that's not going to work. OK, the rules are:
1. Polls will open on June 15, and close on
2. Feel free to post your lists in this thread, for discussion, lobbying, etc. However, anything posted in this thread, or PM'd to me, will not count as an official vote. Votes must be sent to VCtop100@gmail.com.
3. List your Top
4. I will give each #1 vote
5. Once you submit your list, that's it. No take-backs, no changes. That's why the voting period is so long. You've got plenty of time to refine your list, think out loud in this thread, etc. Make it perfect, and then send it to me. (I cannot stress this enough. Post your list, and give everyone else a chance to say "dude, what about that one album that you always talk about, how did you forget that one...?" Trust me. You will regret it if you don't.)
Note that there were some questions asked in the previous round, that required rulings from me. My rulings are final. Anyone who wants to make a list with their own rules can do so, but not until after this thread is closed. Some of the rulings I made previously were that compilations, live albums, box sets, etc., are all OK. Pretty much anything that was released commercially counts. No singles, just albums; I think what I said in that last thread was that EPs are iffy, but if you can make a case for it, I'll accept it. I'll answer other questions in this thread, as they come up, but feel free to go back and check the other thread, too.
Obviously, thinking strategically about how to get your picks into the top 100 goes against the spirit of the exercise, but I will point Big Star fans to this post. Keep it in mind, people!
OK, start working on those lists! I'm looking forward to seeing what changes people come up with since the last round.