People asking "where's Brand New?" End of year lists involve individuals looking back on the albums they listened to and deciding which they liked best when it was all said and done. There is a strong chance that as of the end of 2017 these contributors did not enjoy listening (or plain did not want to listen) to Science Fiction, for obvious reasons. Why include an album you don't even want to listen to? How is it one of your favourite records of the year when you no longer enjoy playing it? Alternatively they may have just decided, given the main benefit of such lists is to expose readers to the music being included, they did not want to promote someone who has been accused of sexual misconduct.