Why are we doing this? Well, we currently have Ultimate Popjustice which celebrates the forum's all-time favorite songs and we also have Ultimate Popstars which celebrates the forum's all-time favorite artists, I figured it was about time to celebrate our favorite albums too. Why do you send 10 albums? Why not more? There are many factors as why I decided on 10. First of all, it really makes you pick just your favorites. Also, having everyone try to think of their Top...20 for example would start to become a lengthy proposition and even more difficult. Less work for you, less work for me. But also we sent in our Top 20 songs for Ultimate Popjustice and half that number feels right. (That is currently what we do in the monthly charts -- 10 songs and 5 albums per month) Also, we have a thread on this very forum where people were asked to list their Top 10 albums with album collages that separate our favorite 8-10 from the rest, so it seems this number has always been the definitive one. Is this one going to be delayed and/or unfinished? In short, no. I might not be the most creative host and I might not be the best writer. I have terrible 'internet art skills' but I'm very organized and I always finish my rates. My resume may not include the most epic rates, but they get done. I have started and finished six rates across this forum. This is not meant to be shade towards any of the lovely hosts for the other 'Ultimate' countdowns, but I just want to reassure any potential voters that I am committed until the end. To insure this happens, I will be making most of the 'work' come from our voters. You'll see what I mean in a minute... How will this be ranked? The same way Ultimate Popjustice was ranked. Your #1 album gets 10 points and your #10 album gets 1 point, but the number of voters an album gets will effect the total points using the following scale: One person = Total x1 Two people = Total x1.1 Three people = Total x1.2 Four people = Total x1.3 Five people = Total x1.4 Six+ people = Total x1.5 What do you need to send to me? Your Top 10 all-time albums, ranked from #1 to #10. You can send in EPs, Mixtapes, Soundtracks, etc. as long as it was its own release and not a re-issue. Also Greatest Hits albums are not accepted. Though it is not required, it would make it feel more personal if you provide some commentary for each album. It doesn't even have to be more than a sentence or two. Here's what is required though -- Along with each album please choose 1) Your favorite track on the album 2) The track you would recommend to a new listener 3) What you consider the most underrated track on the album. If one song falls under multiple categories for you, please mention it. I will indicate the tracks you chose when I reveal the album. Also, feel free to send in any video links you would like and I'll be sure to post them. To help insure I get this done, albums will only have most of the regular information with them. Release date, genre, country of origin for the act, tracklist, producers/writers, etc. The personal connections and meanings: That's up to you. What is the deadline? Friday, June 23rd.