The CyberNoise yearly lists are compiled from the music that has been played the most by CyberNoise this year using various metrics including iTunes play counts, obvious multiple plays in the initial and later weeks of receiving said album and also personal memory - they are in no specific order. The gigs of the year and award sections are purely CyberNoise favourites based on what stands out to us the most from this year! Well done to everyone on this year's lists. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
OST The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo box set
>= Nothing could top this for first place simply because it is the most ridiculously awesome packaging we've ever seen. Not just a box set a truly stunning piece of art and design - design by Rob Sheridan
Reconstructed box set
>= Without The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo set coming out in the same year DJ Shadow's effort would have easily been first. Another amazing set of design and packaging - design by Trevor Jackson in collaboration with Daniel Mason at Something Else
Transverse album cover
>= It's just an album cover but it really is a great bit of design by the artists themselves (Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti) = sure to blow your mind or give you a headache… or both!
Honourable Mention: The
Martyn Ware and
Vince Clarke House Of Illustrious 10xCD box set would probably be in the above list but it hasn't arrived yet and so we can't see it in the flesh so to speak, thus it cannot be put it in the above list…