Win over 100 of the best releases of 2011

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Records for best of 2011 contest

Once again, it's our valiant effort to keep the physical format alive just long enough for us to run these contests, thus boosting our January traffic numbers!

Perhaps you remember the best music contest ever part I and part II, when we took on the stupidly huge project of gathering up a release from each of the artists and bands we decided were the “greatest” of 2009 and 2010, only to give them all away to one lucky asshole. Last year, some guy in Los Angeles got a box full of roughly 100 records, CDs, books and tapes. The year before it was someone in Staten Island.

This year it could be you! From our extensive selections below, we'll be giving away somewhere in the ballpark of 100 releases. And in the truest act of sensationalism (and Highlanderism), there can only be one (winner).

So what do you have to do to enter?

Simple, just like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. If you're already doing both, then we love you. But you can also enter by simply retweeting this ( and make sure to include ‪@impose. This way we'll see it and put your name in one of those bingo cages.*‬

‪* We will accept all Facebook and Twitter additions between January 1-31, 2012. We only accept one entry per Facebook or Twitter address. We're not simpletons: we will spot your fake accounts made solely for this contest. The contest will run until 11:59pm on Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012. One winner will be randomly chosen by 12pm noon on February 1, 2012 and announced on this page on Friday, February 3, 2012.‬

That's all you have to do.

Good luck.

Confirmed artists (so far) in the giveaway, with album and format if known:

Future Islands, On the Water (CD)
White Fence, Is Growing Faith (CD)
Co La, Dial Tone Earth
Oneohtrix Point Never, Replica (vinyl)
Liturgy, Aesthetica (CD)
Woodsman, Rare Forms
Pink Skull, Psychic Welfare (vinyl)
Mirror Mirror, Interiors (vinyl)
Moss of Aura, Wading
Laurel Halo, Antenna (cassette)
Tycho, Dive (vinyl + CD)
Tonstartssbandht, Now I Am Become
Gross Magic, Teen Jamz
TRK, Work (vinyl + CD)
Fair-Ohs, Everything Is Dancing
Eternal Tapestry + Sun Araw, Night Gallery (CD)
Woods, Sun and Shade (CD)
The Peoples Temple, Sons of Stone (CD)
Dead Gaze, “Somewhere Else” (7-inch)
Chelsea Wolfe, Ἀποκάλυψις
Tim Hecker, Ravedeath, 1972 (CD)
Rangers, Pan Am Stories
Apache Dropout, Apache Dropout
Speculator, Nice
Nodzzz, Innings (CD)
M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Xray Eyeballs, Not Nothing
The Beets, Let the Poison Out
Widowspeak, Widdowspeak
Hail Mary Mallon, Are You Gonna Eat That?
Cloud Nothings, Cloud Nothings (vinyl)
Death Grips, Exmilitary
James Pants, James Pants
Destroyer, Kaputt (CD)
Amen Dunes, Through Donkey Jaw
Psychic Ills, Hazed Dream
Ty Segall, Goodbye Bread (CD)
Main Attrakionz, 808s & Dark Grapes II (CD)
Cult of Youth, Cult of Youth
K-Holes, K-Holes
Jensen Sportag, Pure Wet
The Soft Moon, Total Decay
Silk Flowers, Days of Arrest
Oneida, Absolute II
Fungi Girls, Some Easy Magic
Thee Oh Sees, Carrion Crawler/The Dream
Fucked Up, David Comes to Life
Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact
Prince Rama, 15 Min. Exorcise (VHS + cassette)
Graffiti Monsters, Two Oxen (cassette)
Al Lover, Satanic Tambourines (cassette)
GDFX, One Thing (vinyl)


Gospel of Anarchy by Justin Taylor
Stories V! by Scott McClanahan
Best Behavior by Noah Cicero
Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson

Check out the goods here:

Best New Music of 2011
Best Labels of 2011
Brooklyn Hater's 25 Best Records of 2011
Favorite Books of 2011
Best Baltimore Records of 2011
Best Whatever of 2011
Best Free Music of 2011