0 (0%) - Pablo Honey
9 (19%) - The Bends
8 (17%) - OK Computer
10 (21%) - Kid A
1 (2%) - Amnesiac
1 (2%) - Hail to the Thief
10 (21%) - In Rainbows
7 (15%) - Can't Choose
Ladies and gents, we have a tie. Kid A's futuristic ambiance and In Rainbows' shadowy emotion each drew ten votes. I wonder how many of the indecisive "can't choose" folks were hung up on one of those two. How the scales might have been tipped had the last category not been present.
A few interesting notes:
- OK Computer, often hailed as a genre-defining masterpiece, finishes a surprising fourth, behind its more straightforward rock predecessor, The Bends.
- Debut Pablo Honey didn't get any votes. I'm not disappointed--it's clearly not their best record--but I think it's important we recognize it as a record most bands would be lucky to write.
- In the post that introduced this poll, I put on my pun-cap and wrote this:
Do you crave the Pablo Honey? Do you salute Hail to the Thief? Can't forget about Amnesiac? (I could go on.)
- Those albums received a total of three votes. Way to make me look stupid. C'maaaaan!