Here's the lucky bastard who won the #GreatestMusicContestEver

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The best music contest ever

[UPDATE] Lindsey Rhoades stopped by the office today to pick up her sweet music haul as our winner in the fourth edition of the best music contest ever. We piled her up with vinyl, tapes, CDs, stickers, and tote bags to carry it all, so you can guarantee that Lindsey will be doing nothing but tuning in (and reading Impose) for a long time to come. This is the first time that our winner has been locally based, so no annoying UPS mailing had to be done, just a simple passover. Lindsey even tells us that this is the second contest she's won through tweeting, all in the same month. Congrats, Lindsey! And keep tweeting at us, all of you.


Perhaps you remember the best music contest ever part I, part II, and part III when we took on the stupidly huge project of gathering up records from each of the artists and bands we decided were the “greatest”, only to give them all away to one lucky asshole. Last year, some girl in Pittsburgh got a box full of roughly 100 records, CDs, books and tapes. The year before it was some guy in Los Angeles, and the year before that 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. To one person. Will it be you? Probably not, but you should still read below.

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 15-February 14, 2013. 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 Wednesday, February 13, 2013. One winner will be randomly chosen by 12pm noon on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2013 and announced on this page by Friday, February 15.‬

That's all you have to do.

Good luck.

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

<p>Cloud Nothings, Attack On Memory (CD)
Dent May, Do Things (CD)
Toro Y Moi, Anything In Return (CD)
Memory Tapes, Grace/Confusion (CD)
Prince Rama, Top 10 Hits Of The End Of The World (CD)
TEEN, In Limbo (CD)
Thee Oh Sees, Putrifiers II (CD)
Ty Segall Band, Slaughterhouse (CD)
Deep Time, Deep Time, (CD)
Various Artists, Cascine Standouts: 2010-2012 (CD)
Rush Midnight, +1 (LP)
Chad Valley, Young Hunger (LP)
Southern Shores, New World (LP)
Troller, Troller (LP)
Peaking Lights, Lucifer (LP)
The Men, Open Your Heart (CD)
Pop. 1280, The Horror (CD)
Sacred Bones Tote Bag
Cough Cool, Rarities Volume 1: 2009-2012 (Cassette)
Various Artists, Miracle Of Love (Cassette)
Zac Nelson, Sound Asleep (LP)
Angel Olsen, Half Way Home (LP)
Villages, Theories Of Ageing (LP)
Lazy Magnet, Acts Without Error (LP)
William Cody Watson, Bill Murray (LP)
Angelo Harmsworth, Silent Orgasm (Cassette)
Dinner Music, Tomb Of Comb (Cassette)
Found Hypnosis, Found Hypnosis (Cassette)
Wild Nothing, Nocturne (CD)
Naomi Punk, The Feeling (CD)
Mac DeMarco, 2 (CD)
DIIV, Oshin (CD)
Killer Mike, R.A.P. Music (LP)
Killer Mike, Reagan (7-inch)
The Garden, Everything Is Perfect (Cassette)
Andy Human, Freeze (Cassette)
Aquadolls, We Are Free EP (Cassette)
Peach Kelli Pop, Peach Kelli Pop (Cassette)
Business Cats, Business Cats (Cassette)
Sailors Of Neptune, Sailors Of Neptune (Cassette)
The Undertakers, The Undertakers (Cassette)
Vision, Vision (Cassette)
Cherry Glazer, Papa Cremp (Cassette)
Cosmonauts, Natalie Wilson's Arm (Cassette)
Sam Flax, Ages Waves (LP)
Ty Segall and White Fence, Hair (CD)
Ty Segall, Twins (CD)
Dope Body, Natural History (CD)
Matthew Dear, Beams (CD)
PVT, Homosapien (CD)
Main Attrakionz, Bossalinis & Fooliyones (CD)
Ernest Gonzalez, Natural Traits (CD)
Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things, Iced Aged (Cassette)
Ethereal and The Queer Show, Cosmotopia (Cassette)
Xander Harris, Chrysalid (Cassette)
Tassels, Pressure Mounts (Cassette)
Spacebeach, The Dead Sea EP (Cassette)
Water Falls, Sleep Experts (Cassette)
Groundislava, Feel me (CD)
Tomas Barfod, Salton Sea (CD)
LOL Boys, Changes (LP)
Eyes, Wings and Many Other Things, Napalm Beach (LP)
Julia Holter, Ekstasis (LP)
Main Attrakionz, Bossalinis & Fooliyones (LP)
Billy Woods, History Will Absolve Me

That's what we've got for now, but fow now you can perus all the goods here:

Best New Music of 2012
Best Labels of 2012
Best Cassettes of 2012
Brooklyn Hater's Best of 2012
Anxiety Block's Best of 2012
Best Baltimore Records of 2012
Best Free Music of 2012