Thrash Hits

December 10th, 2013

The Thrash Hits Albums of 2013 In Numbers

2013 AOTY Thrash Hits Albums of the Year

If you’re on this page, you really should have seen the Thrash Hits Albums of the Year 2013 list already. If you haven’t, you should click that link or this link and sort that out. This piece will attempt to delve into some vague statistical analysis of the results. This is really only interesting if you care deeply about either the Thrash Hits Top 20, any old statistical analysis or both, so the chances are you’ll have clicked through to something else by now. Anyway…

19 Thrash Hits contributors voting
20 Albums nominated per contributor
213 Different albums voted for
3 Minimum number of votes for any album in the Top 20
4 Writers’ top albums that not a single other person voted for (Amon Amarth, Crash Of Rhinos, Nice Hooves, Vanna)

Most votes
1) Deafheaven – Sunbather
2) Bring Me The Horizon – Sempiternal
3) Cult of Luna – Vertikal
4) Carcass – Surgical Steel
5) 65daysofstatic – Wild Light

This simply shows that the more people vote for an album, the higher it ranks, It’s pretty obvious but if we’re here for pointless analysis of a pointless list, we may as well do it properly. Isn’t it interesting how 65dos and Carcass have switched positions? It’s because Carcass got one more vote and all of 65daysofstatic’s votes were high scores. Interesting.

140 Albums with 1 vote
46 Albums with 2 votes
10 Albums with 3 votes
7 Albums with 4 votes
2 Albums with 5 votes (Altar of Plagues, Misery Signals)
3 Albums with 6 votes (65daysofstatic, Kvelertak, The Dillinger Escape Plan)
1 Albums with 7 votes (Carcass)
2 Albums with 8 votes (Bring Me The Horizon, Cult of Luna)
1 Albums with 9 votes (Deafheaven – even another top-placed vote wouldn’t have toppled Sunbather from the top spot)

Highest average score
1) Balance + Composure – The Things We Think We’re Missing
2) The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation
3) Night Verses – Lift Your Existence [read the review]
4) Norma Jean – Wrongdoers
5) letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful

Featuring four albums that didn’t make the Top 20, these needed a minimum of two votes to qualify and 1-4 all posted highly on two contributors’ lists. The impressive one is letlive. with The Blackest Beautiful voted for highly four times. Love it or hate it, apparently.

Countries represented in the Top 20
8 UK & Ireland
3 Norway
1 Germany
1 Sweden

We’ve always prided ourselves on being a British webzine. Sure, we’re not totally racist and our favourite albums are usually foreign (American, usually) but we love to source our metal locally. We’re like the metal blog version of Noma. We forage and usually we find. Norway’s clearly a good hunting ground and it’s nice for stats to backup what we say.

Non-Thrash-Hits-friendly albums elsewhere in the list
32 Drake – Nothing Was The Same
38 Fuck Buttons – Slow Focus
49 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience

Yes, we thought about including TRC and Falling In Reverse here but…

13 Albums from Tom Gibbons’ Top 20 in the Thrash Hits Top 20
1 Photographer who only listened to four albums in 2013
10 Albums that one contributor decided was a better number than 20 so he only submitted 10. This is the kind of deliberate obnoxiousness that we cultivate here. Deal with it.


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