But he packages them as ‘Drowned In Sound’'s favorite. Drowned In Sound was built by Sean, yes, but Drowned In Sound is also a community. And I would’ve rather seen discourse beforehand than after the fact, and a result reflective of that discourse. But as an individual list, I have totally no gripes against it, I agree with most of his picks. But there are some glaring omissions too.
But to plaster the DiS name on top of it, doesn’t seem very principled nor reflective of the work/writing/research on the site that’s been done this past year. I respect Sean a lot, but I wish the AOYT-list was concocted by bit more measured. Or let’s say democratic. Then you can really own up to the result. Even if the writer admits being a dictator this one year, sure, that’s okay to try out. But I’m talking about a general sense of fairness.