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The Music Writers' Poll 2013: Sarah Petchell

18 December 2013 | 8:51 am | Sarah Petchell

Soundwave attendees; pack some sunscreen. Sarah Petchell is predicting sunburn for the festival-goers in 2014.

Top Ten Albums
1.  Cult Of Luna  -  Vertikal
2.  Kanye West  -  Yeezus
3.  Balance & Composure  -  The Things We Think We're Missing
4.  Misery Signals  -  Absent Light
5.  letlive  -  The Blackest Beautiful
6.  AFI  -  Burials
7.  Daylight  -  Jar
8.  Chelsea Wolfe  -  Pain Is Beauty
9.  Nine Inch Nails  -  Hesitation Marks
10.  High Tension  -  Death Beat

Top Three Miscellaneous Albums
1.  The Gifthorse  -  Collection
2.  Robotosaurus/Totally Unicorn  -  Together Alone
3.  Soundtrack  -  The Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film

Top Five Songs
1.  Queens Of The Stone Age  -  My God Is The Sun
2.  Balance & Composure  -  Reflection
3.  letlive  -  Younger
4.  Northlane  -  Quantum Flux
5.  The National  -  Sea Of Love


Artist Of The Year
1.  Mindsnare
2.  Kanye West
3.  letlive
4.  AFI
5.  The Smith Street Band

Best Five International Artist Performances  
1.  Deftones at the Palace, Melbourne (May 2013)
2.  Converge at Billboard (February 2013)
3.  Bleeding Through at Fern Tree Gully Hotel (July 2013)
4.  Black Sabbath at Rod Laver Arena (May 2013)
5.  Comeback Kid at the Corner Hotel (January 2013)

Best Five Australian Artist Performances  
1.  The Nation Blue at the Tote, Melbourne (June 2013)
2.  Coerce at Gasometer (January 2013)
3.  The Broderick at Billboard (February 2013)
4.  Marathon at Bendigo Hotel (February 2013)
5.  Machine Genova at Break The Ice (April 2013)

Top Five TV Shows   
1.  Treme
2.  The Newsroom
3.  Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown
4.  Bob's Burgers
5.  Breaking Bad

Top Five Films
1.  Sound City
2.  The Punk Singer
3.  This Is The End
4.  Warm Bodies
5.  Stoker

 Top Five Websites
1.  The Official Website of the Boston Red Sox
2.  Twitter
3.  Bombshellzine
4.  Questionable Content
5.  No Heroes Magazine

The Highlight Of 2013
The Boston Red Sox winning the World Series. Hands down one of the single greatest moments of my life.

Prediction For 2014
I like surprises, so I'm not sure. But there will be sunburn at Soundwave and a potential concussion at the Queens Of The Stone Age/Nine Inch Nails show.