Yesterday was a big day for music nerds, especially critics. Even though we’re already two weeks into 2015, end of the year fever never really subsides until the Village Voice’s annual Pazz + Jop poll hits. Ever wanted to know what some of your favorite Decibel scribes enjoyed most during the year? Well, now you can judge away! Some have even taken things a step further, making mathletes and staticians across the world proud. Any way you want to look at the ballots and data though, it’s always interesting to see the headspace in which your fellow scribes operate, especially outside of any constraints, genre or otherwise. It’s also a great way to find something cool you’ve never heard.
But we’re not just here to show off our collective (good) taste. To celebrate, we’re giving away two free downloads of a certain someone’s favorite album of the year, Woods of Desolation’s As the Stars (which also finished at #13 in our Top 40).
To enter, simply email us your favorite record of 2014–extreme or otherwise–by 5pm EST on Tuesday, January 20th. We’ll pick two entries at random and email each a bandcamp download link. It’s that simple.
In the meantime, if you’re not familiar with WoD, start listening!