Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

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Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:15 pm

Here we go! Counting down the top 250 songs and top 200 albums of the past half decade (these are the levels at which the votes were somewhat significant).

On the songs side, we had 35 voters and 2,276 unique songs; with albums, we had 38 voters and 1,050 unique albums voted for.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:22 pm

Songs are up first:

250 -201:

[250] KONGOS | Come With Me Now
2014 | 114 points | 2 votes

[249] Joanna Newsom | In California
2010 | 114 points | 2 votes

[248] Iamamiwhoami | Sever
2012 | 115 points | 2 votes

[247] Sky Ferreira | You're Not the One
2013 | 115 points | 3 votes

[246] Belle and Sebastian | I Didn't See It Coming
2010 | 115 points | 3 votes

[245] Sophie | Bipp
2013 | 116 points | 4 votes

[244] Burial | Kindred
2012 | 116 points | 5 votes

[243] The Tallest Man On Earth | 1904
2012 | 116 points | 3 votes

[242] Cut Copy | Need You Now
2011 | 117 points | 3 votes

[241] LCD Soundsystem | Home
2010 | 117 points | 3 votes

[240] Boards of Canada | Reach for the Dead
2013 | 118 points | 5 votes

[239] Kanye West | Only One
2014 | 118 points | 2 votes

[238] Melody's Echo Chamber | I Follow You
2012 | 118 points | 3 votes

[237] The Child of Lov | Fly
2013 | 119 points | 2 votes

[236] Frank Ocean | Sweet Life
2012 | 120 points | 3 votes

[235] Alvvays | Archie, Marry Me
2014 | 120 points | 4 votes

[234] Aphex Twin | minipops 67 [120.2][source Field Mix]
2014 | 121 points | 5 votes

[233] Cloud Nothings | I'm Not Part of Me
2014 | 122 points | 6 votes

[232] Beach House | Take Care
2010 | 122 points | 2 votes

[231] Leon Vynehall | It's Just (House of Dupree)
2014 | 123 points | 2 votes

[230] Gorillaz | Rhinestone Eyes
2010 | 123 points | 3 votes

[229] Birds of Tokyo | Plans
2010 | 123 points | 2 votes

[228] Gorillaz | Superfast Jellyfish
2010 | 123 points | 2 votes

[227] Dum Dum Girls | Lord Knows
2012 | 124 points | 2 votes

[226] Alabama Shakes | Hold On
2012 | 125 points | 3 votes

[225] Ondatrópica | Suena
2012 | 125 points | 3 votes

[224] Fiona Apple | Anything We Want
2012 | 125 points | 2 votes

[223] Emeralds | Genetic
2010 | 125 points | 3 votes

[222] Sharon Van Etten | Serpents
2012 | 126 points | 5 votes

[221] Sufjan Stevens | Vesuvius
2010 | 126 points | 6 votes

[220] Royksopp and Robyn | Monument
2014 | 126 points | 5 votes

[219] James Blake | Overgrown
2013 | 126 points | 3 votes

[218] The National | Don't Swallow The Cap
2013 | 127 points | 4 votes

[217] Frank Ocean | Bad Religion
2012 | 127 points | 5 votes

[216] Phoenix | Entertainment
2013 | 128 points | 4 votes

[215] Low | Especially Me
2011 | 128 points | 3 votes

[214] Julia Holter | Marienbad
2012 | 130 points | 2 votes

[213] Foxygen | How Can You Really
2014 | 130 points | 2 votes

[212] LCD Soundsystem | You Wanted a Hit
2010 | 131 points | 3 votes

[211] Tame Impala | Mind Mischief
2012 | 131 points | 2 votes

[210] Deerhunter | He Would Have Laughed
2010 | 131 points | 4 votes

[209] Beach House | Walk in the Park
2010 | 132 points | 4 votes

[208] Sleigh Bells | Tell 'Em
2010 | 134 points | 4 votes

[207] Sam Smith | Stay With Me
2014 | 134 points | 3 votes

[206] Lana Del Rey | Shades of Cool
2014 | 136 points | 4 votes

[205] Godspeed You! Black Emperor | We Drift Like Worried Fire
2012 | 136 points | 3 votes

[204] Robyn | Call Your Girlfriend
2010 | 136 points | 2 votes

[203] Charli XCX | SuperLove
2013 | 137 points | 3 votes

[202] Metronomy | The Bay
2011 | 138 points | 4 votes

[201] Kanye West | Bound 2
2013 | 138 points | 3 votes

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:44 pm

200 - 151:

[200] Royksopp and Robyn | Do It Again
2014 | 138.2 points | 5 votes

[199] Warpaint | Love is to Die
2014 | 140.8 points | 4 votes

[198] Frank Ocean | Novacane
2011 | 142.4 points | 5 votes

[197] Julia Holter | Horns Surrounding Me
2013 | 142.4 points | 2 votes

[196] Foxygen | Oh Yeah
2013 | 143.0 points | 3 votes

[195] St. Vincent | Prince Johnny
2014 | 143.3 points | 7 votes

[194] Fucked Up | Queen of Hearts
2011 | 143.5 points | 4 votes

[193] Chvrches | Recover
2013 | 144.5 points | 4 votes

[192] Pepe Deluxé | A Night and a Day
2012 | 145.1 points | 5 votes

[191] Kanye West | Dark Fantasy
2010 | 145.4 points | 4 votes

[190] tUnE-yArDs | Powa
2011 | 146.1 points | 4 votes

[189] Deerhunter | Revival
2010 | 147.4 points | 3 votes

[188] EMA | California
2011 | 148.6 points | 4 votes

[187] Drake | Marvin's Room
2011 | 148.8 points | 3 votes

[186] Foals | Blue Blood
2010 | 149.3 points | 2 votes

[185] Angel Olsen | White Fire
2014 | 149.4 points | 3 votes

[184] Flying Lotus | Do the Astral Plane
2010 | 150.2 points | 2 votes

[183] Haim | The Wire
2013 | 152.6 points | 5 votes

[182] alt-J | Left Hand Free
2014 | 153.3 points | 4 votes

[181] Kanye West | Gorgeous
2010 | 153.7 points | 4 votes

[180] Sky Ferreira | I Blame Myself
2013 | 154.2 points | 4 votes

[179] Prefab Sprout | The Best Jewel Thief in the World
2013 | 154.4 points | 3 votes

[178] Beyoncé | Countdown
2011 | 155.7 points | 5 votes

[177] Nicolas Jaar | Space is Only Noise if You Can See
2011 | 155.8 points | 7 votes

[176] Beck | Blue Moon
2014 | 156.8 points | 7 votes

[175] Massive Attack | Paradise Circus
2010 | 157.5 points | 4 votes

[174] Kendrick Lamar | i
2014 | 158.0 points | 6 votes

[173] Jungle | Busy Earnin'
2014 | 160.4 points | 3 votes

[172] The National | Terrible Love
2010 | 160.4 points | 4 votes

[171] Foster The People | Pumped Up Kicks
2010 | 160.5 points | 5 votes

[170] Deerhunter | Coronado
2010 | 161.8 points | 3 votes

[169] Flying Lotus (feat. Kendrick Lamar) | Never Catch Me
2014 | 162.2 points | 7 votes

[168] Crystal Castles | Celestica
2010 | 162.7 points | 6 votes

[167] Kanye West | Blood On The Leaves
2013 | 164.0 points | 4 votes

[166] Bon Iver | Perth
2011 | 165.8 points | 5 votes

[165] Foo Fighters | Something From Nothing
2014 | 166.3 points | 2 votes

[164] Kanye West | New Slaves
2013 | 168.1 points | 5 votes

[163] The National | Afraid of Everyone
2010 | 168.4 points | 3 votes

[162] Washed Out | Amor Fati
2011 | 169.1 points | 3 votes

[161] Anais Mitchell | Why We Build the Wall
2010 | 170.8 points | 3 votes

[160] tUnE-yArDs | Water Fountain
2014 | 171.0 points | 6 votes

[159] My Bloody Valentine | only tomorrow
2013 | 171.2 points | 3 votes

[158] Bill Fay | The Never Ending Happening
2012 | 172.1 points | 2 votes

[157] Nils Frahm | Says
2013 | 172.4 points | 4 votes

[156] David Bowie | Where Are We Now?
2013 | 174.0 points | 5 votes

[155] Four Tet | Love Cry
2010 | 174.7 points | 3 votes

[154] Wilco | Art of Almost
2011 | 175.1 points | 6 votes

[153] Sky Ferreira | Everything Is Embarrassing
2012 | 176.4 points | 6 votes

[152] Actress | Maze
2010 | 176.7 points | 3 votes

[151] First Aid Kit | Emmylou
2012 | 178.2 points | 7 votes


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Let's talk about how awesome it is that songs like "Horns Surrounding Me," "A Night and a Day," "Maze," and "Says" made the top 200.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:37 pm

150 - 101:

[150] Foals | Inhaler
2013 | 178.7 points | 3 votes

[149] Vampire Weekend | Unbelievers
2013 | 179.6 points | 5 votes

[148] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Sacrilege
2013 | 179.6 points | 5 votes

[147] Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell and T.I.) | Blurred Lines
2013 | 185.0 points | 5 votes

[146] Todd Terje | Delorean Dynamite
2014 | 185.4 points | 6 votes

[145] Kurt Vile | Wakin’ on a Pretty Day
2013 | 185.8 points | 6 votes

[144] Fiona Apple | Every Single Night
2012 | 189.2 points | 5 votes

[143] The Shins | Simple Song
2012 | 190.9 points | 4 votes

[142] Arcade Fire | Suburban War
2010 | 192.1 points | 5 votes

[141] The Decemberists | This is Why We Fight
2011 | 193.1 points | 5 votes

[140] Miley Cyrus | Wrecking Ball
2013 | 194.4 points | 5 votes

[139] Swans | A Piece of the Sky
2012 | 195.7 points | 3 votes

[138] Gang Gang Dance | Glass Jar
2011 | 196.9 points | 4 votes

[137] Erykah Badu | Window Seat
2010 | 196.9 points | 5 votes

[136] Beach House | Zebra
2010 | 197.0 points | 7 votes

[135] Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris | We Found Love
2011 | 197.2 points | 5 votes

[134] Death Grips | I've Seen Footage
2012 | 197.9 points | 7 votes

[133] Solange | Losing You
2012 | 198.1 points | 7 votes

[132] Spiritualized | Hey Jane
2012 | 199.5 points | 6 votes

[131] Taylor Swift | Blank Space
2014 | 199.5 points | 4 votes

[130] Low | Nothing But Heart
2011 | 200.0 points | 2 votes

[129] The Roots | The OtherSide
2011 | 201.2 points | 5 votes

[128] Deerhunter | Helicopter
2010 | 204.5 points | 9 votes

[127] The Knife | Full of Fire
2013 | 204.6 points | 6 votes

[126] Nicki Minaj | Super Bass
2011 | 207.3 points | 6 votes

[125] Metronomy | The Look
2011 | 207.4 points | 9 votes

[124] Deafheaven | Dream House
2013 | 208.2 points | 7 votes

[123] Lana Del Rey | West Coast
2014 | 212.6 points | 8 votes

[122] James Blake | Limit To Your Love
2011 | 212.6 points | 7 votes

[121] Cloud Nothings | Wasted Days
2012 | 212.8 points | 4 votes

[120] Hozier | Take Me To Church
2014 | 215.1 points | 6 votes

[119] Gorillaz (feat. Mos Def and Bobby Womack) | Stylo
2010 | 217.9 points | 8 votes

[118] Autre Ne Veut | Play by Play
2013 | 218.3 points | 4 votes

[117] Justin Timberlake | Mirrors
2013 | 221.2 points | 6 votes

[116] Fiona Apple | Hot Knife
2012 | 221.4 points | 6 votes

[115] Sigur Rós | Brennisteinn
2013 | 223.0 points | 5 votes

[114] The National | Conversation 16
2010 | 225.4 points | 7 votes

[113] Taylor Swift | I Knew You Were Trouble
2012 | 226.4 points | 5 votes

[112] Kanye West | Hold My Liquor
2013 | 227.4 points | 4 votes

[111] Grimes | Genesis
2012 | 227.4 points | 9 votes

[110] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Jubilee Street
2013 | 229.6 points | 7 votes

[109] Foals | Spanish Sahara
2010 | 230.0 points | 5 votes

[108] Todd Terje (feat. Bryan Ferry) | Johnny and Mary
2014 | 230.2 points | 8 votes

[107] Sufjan Stevens | Impossible Soul
2010 | 231.3 points | 4 votes

[106] Chvrches | The Mother We Share
2012 | 234.2 points | 6 votes

[105] Kendrick Lamar | Swimming Pools (Drank)
2012 | 234.7 points | 9 votes

[104] Burial | Come Down to Us
2013 | 235.6 points | 6 votes

[103] Chromatics | Kill for Love
2012 | 238.0 points | 7 votes

[102] Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2014 | 240.7 points | 8 votes

[101] Jay-Z and Kanye West | Niggas In Paris
2011 | 241.3 points | 7 votes

[100] Beyoncé | XO
2013 | 241.3 points | 6 votes

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:00 pm

By the way there are a clear top 3 songs that are separated by only 18 points...I genuinely didn't know what would win until I added the final list.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Nick » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:30 pm

Jackson wrote:By the way there are a clear top 3 songs that are separated by only 18 points...I genuinely didn't know what would win until I added the final list.


I think I have a prediction, but I'll refrain from posting any spoilers in this thread. Nice rollout so far, Jackson! I'm excited to see how the top 100 turns out!

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Nick » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:44 pm

By the way, since XO and Niggas in Paris both have the same points, shouldn't they be tied for the number 100 position?

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Nassim » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:08 pm

I would have guessed Where Are We Now? and Blood on the Leaves as sure shot for the top 100.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:24 pm

Nick wrote:By the way, since XO and Niggas in Paris both have the same points, shouldn't they be tied for the number 100 position?


There are more decimals than the one place I'm showing in the results -- there were no exact ties.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:29 pm

100-76:

[100] Beyoncé | XO
2013 | 241.3 points | 6 votes

[99] The War on Drugs | An Ocean In Between the Waves
2014 | 242.7 points | 5 votes

[98] Destroyer | Kaputt
2011 | 244.7 points | 11 votes

[97] Sufjan Stevens | The Age of Adz
2010 | 246.0 points | 6 votes

[96] Radiohead | Codex
2011 | 247.6 points | 8 votes

[95] Kanye West | Black Skinhead
2013 | 248.5 points | 6 votes

[94] Katy Perry | Teenage Dream
2010 | 250.0 points | 6 votes

[93] Andres | New for U
2012 | 251.1 points | 5 votes

[92] Gotye (feat. Kimbra) | Somebody That I Used to Know
2011 | 252.2 points | 7 votes

[91] Kanye West | Lost in the World
2010 | 253.5 points | 5 votes

[90] St. Vincent | Digital Witness
2014 | 253.7 points | 8 votes

[89] alt-J | Breezeblocks
2012 | 255.9 points | 9 votes

[88] Fleet Foxes | Helplessness Blues
2011 | 257.3 points | 5 votes

[87] The Black Keys | Tighten Up
2010 | 258.3 points | 11 votes

[86] Vampire Weekend | Hannah Hunt
2013 | 261.4 points | 6 votes

[85] Arcade Fire | Afterlife
2013 | 261.8 points | 6 votes

[84] tUnE-yArDs | Bizness
2011 | 263.1 points | 7 votes

[83] The National | Exile (Vilify)
2011 | 269.5 points | 8 votes

[82] Yeasayer | O.N.E.
2010 | 270.2 points | 8 votes

[81] Jessie Ware | Wildest Moments
2012 | 275.1 points | 8 votes

[80] The Rapture | How Deep Is Your Love?
2011 | 278.3 points | 11 votes

[79] Arcade Fire | We Used To Wait
2010 | 278.6 points | 9 votes

[78] Swans | A Little God in My Hands
2014 | 280.4 points | 9 votes

[77] Dirty Projectors | Gun Has No Trigger
2012 | 282.3 points | 6 votes

[76] Kendrick Lamar | Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
2012 | 291.3 points | 6 votes

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Romain » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:34 pm

Nassim wrote:I would have guessed Where Are We Now? and Blood on the Leaves as sure shot for the top 100.


I guess "Where are we now?" not in the top 100, really show a change in the population of this forum. The tastes of the guys here are definitively not the same than some years ago. Fot he better or the worst (like Where are we now? not in the top 100 :mrgreen: ).

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:24 pm

75 - 51:

[75] Adele | Someone Like You
2011 | 294.8 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan: antonius (14)

[74] FKA Twigs | Two Weeks
2014 | 296.0 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan: Craig (19)

[73] Sharon Van Etten | Your Love is Killing Me
2014 | 296.7 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Michel (6)

[72] Lykke Li | I Follow Rivers
2011 | 297.4 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan: Dan (7)

[71] Santigold | Disparate Youth
2012 | 298.2 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan: antonius (7)

[70] Burial | Ashtray Wasp
2012 | 300.8 points | 6 votes
Biggest Fans: sonofsamiam (4), Jackson (6)

[69] Caribou | Can't Do Without You
2014 | 301.1 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan: Nassim (12)

[68] The War on Drugs | Red Eyes
2013 | 303.1 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Craig (11)

[67] Usher | Climax
2012 | 308.8 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan: Jeff (5)

[66] Crystal Castles (feat. Robert Smith) | Not In Love
2010 | 309.7 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Dan (2)

[65] Disclosure (feat. Sam Smith) | Latch
2013 | 311.0 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan: Greg (7)

[64] Tyler the Creator | Yonkers
2011 | 311.8 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan: Nick (11)

[63] Sleigh Bells | Rill Rill
2010 | 312.9 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan: DocBrown (2)

[62] Big Boi | Shutterbugg
2010 | 313.8 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Nick (8)

[61] Todd Terje | Inspector Norse
2012 | 318.5 points | 7 votes
Biggest Fan: Jackson (8)

[60] PJ Harvey | The Glorious Land
2011 | 319.8 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: CharlieDriggs (4)

[59] Grizzly Bear | Yet Again
2012 | 319.8 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: DepecheMode (8)

[58] Deerhunter | Desire Lines
2010 | 330.4 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Zorg (5)

[57] Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | Round and Round
2010 | 336.1 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan: Jeff (9)

[56] Arcade Fire | Ready To Start
2010 | 338.2 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Slick (4)

[55] Julia Holter | Maxim's II
2013 | 338.4 points | 6 votes
Biggest Fans: sonofsamiam (1), HRS (4), Phil (5)

[54] Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe
2012 | 341.0 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan: Bruno (9)

[53] Disclosure | White Noise
2013 | 344.4 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan: amnt1882 (16)

[52] St. Vincent | Cruel
2011 | 354.3 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan: ChrisK (7)

[51] Beach House | Myth
2012 | 359.8 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan: Craig (8)


"Maxim's II" is the surprise / standout of the poll...show me another consensus list where it's this high??

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Zorg » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:56 pm

I'd written comments about most of my top 20, but I forgot to send them to you!

Jackson wrote:[100] Beyoncé | XO
2013 | 241.3 points | 6 votes

Beyonce for me is one of those artists whose singles are their best songs. And XO is the best of them all - she sounds so beautifully confident, and that emphatic drum beat is so stirring. And then there's the "I love you like XO" part, which sounds kinda dumb when you think about it. Imagine if you went up to someone you loved and said "I love you like XO". But nonetheless it's so anthemic and a perfect climax to a fantastic love song. #4
Jackson wrote:[93] Andres | New for U
2012 | 251.1 points | 5 votes

It's only recently that I've been getting into electronic music, and for me this is as easy as it gets to enter the fray. The beats are so fun, the strings are so catchy, the bass is so boppy. I can't imagine that there's anybody in the world who could dislike this song - it's so warm and inviting. #5
Jackson wrote:[76] Kendrick Lamar | Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
2012 | 291.3 points | 6 votes

The poetic apex of a poetic album, "Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst" is one of the most hardhitting songs I think I've ever heard. It's so rare for a rap artist to make a song which is 12 minutes long, let alone one so captivating. Within 12 minutes, we hear three Compton stories - the first, the brother of Dave, who is killed at the end of "Swimming Pools (Drank)". The second, the sister of Keisha from "Keisha's Song" on Section.80, who follows her slain sister into the life of prostitution. The tragedies of gang life in Compton are laid bare - for Dave's brother, the futility yet inescapability of the gangs, which lead to his getting shot at the very end of his verse. For Keisha's sister, the slow fade away as we realise that her unimportant voice is just one amongst many, as she presumably passes away to HIV, after a life filled with desperation, deprivation and irrelevancy. The third story is Kendrick's own - as he realises his ability to relate the stories of Compton to the rest of us. In Dying of Thirst, he realises that he's tired of running - he sees the horror of Compton gang life, with all of its ugliness, and has come to realise that he needs to stop running and be real - to sing about his experiences and make sure that the lost lives of "Sing About Me" live on.
Jackson wrote:[231] Leon Vynehall | It's Just (House of Dupree)
2014 | 123 points | 2 votes

"A house is like a gang or a clique". It begins with a quote from "Paris is Burning", a documentary about the New York ball scene from the 1980s. "This is good", the sample says (I think), behind a simple drum beat. And then the song bubbles into life. And it's so satisfying.
Jackson wrote:[58] Deerhunter | Desire Lines
2010 | 330.4 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan: Zorg (5)

Desire Lines plays on my love of extended codas. The final couple of minutes of that song are utterly perfect, really amazing drumming. That bit at 2:58 when the cymbal crashes down and the coda begins just makes me think, "YES!!"

And my #1 as well!
Jackson wrote:[107] Sufjan Stevens | Impossible Soul
2010 | 231.3 points | 4 votes


It's probably a cheater's move to consider my favourite song of the decade so far to be a 25:34 minute song, given that it's almost as long as some albums on my albums list, like Rival Dealer and Treats. But to put anything else at #1 would be being untrue to myself - Impossible Soul is for me the foremost achievement of the musical decade. Many a 25 minutes and 34 seconds has been spent "lost in the dream" - going to bed next to shitty phone speakers, waking up to "It's a long life!" for an alarm, sleeping on floors, lying on the grass, headbopping on buses, skipping on streets, chanting at parties. I've listened to it while crying, while laughing, while feeling cheery and while feeling utterly empty. Alone and with friends. Sober and very much not sober. For the last four and a bit years, it's been an utter pleasure to be lost in the dream, but remember - when the song ends, you're back in real life. Better pinch yourself and stand up straight.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:18 pm

50 - 41:

"Don't you know your queen"

[50] Perfume Genius | Queen
2014 | 361.0 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan(s): BleuPanda (3)


"I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist"

[49] Sia | Chandelier
2014 | 363.0 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Sonofsamiam (24)


"I'll set you free"

[48] Radiohead | Lotus Flower
2011 | 363.0 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan(s): DepecheMode (5)


"Do you run when it's just getting good?"

[47] Spoon | Do You
2014 | 371.7 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan(s): GucciLittlePiggy, acroamor (7)


"He doesn't like it looking like he looks back"

[46] Tame Impala | Elephant
2012 | 378.7 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Slick (14)


"Now all I want is your pity"

[45] LCD Soundsystem | All I Want
2010 | 380.2 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan(s): ChrisK (9)

"You can't get what you want, but you can get me"

[44] Gorillaz | On Melancholy Hill
2010 | 381.9 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Maschine_Man (6)


"You must be somewhere in London"

[43] The National | England
2010 | 385.3 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan(s): antonius (1), ChrisK (5)


"I will not open myself this way again"

[42] Phosphorescent | Song for Zula
2013 | 387.8 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan(s): amroamor (9), Craig (10)


"Let me live that fantasy"

[41] Lorde | Royals
2013 | 388.2 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Bruno (8)

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Depeche Mode » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:17 am

Jackson wrote:Songs are up first:

250 -201:


[238] Melody's Echo Chamber | I Follow You
2012 | 118 points | 3 votes

[211] Tame Impala | Mind Mischief
2012 | 131 points | 2 votes

[206] Lana Del Rey | Shades of Cool
2014 | 136 points | 4 votes

[203] Charli XCX | SuperLove
2013 | 137 points | 3 votes

[166] Bon Iver | Perth
2011 | 165.8 points | 5 votes

[159] My Bloody Valentine | only tomorrow
2013 | 171.2 points | 3 votes

[154] Wilco | Art of Almost
2011 | 175.1 points | 6 votes

[145] Kurt Vile | Wakin’ on a Pretty Day
2013 | 185.8 points | 6 votes

[113] Taylor Swift | I Knew You Were Trouble
2012 | 226.4 points | 5 votes

[107] Sufjan Stevens | Impossible Soul
2010 | 231.3 points | 4 votes

[104] Burial | Come Down to Us
2013 | 235.6 points | 6 votes

[103] Chromatics | Kill for Love
2012 | 238.0 points | 7 votes


These are all great, especially Burial and Sufjan, incredibly ambitious. I guess Kendrick is too but I didn't get it in 2012 and haven't listened since, I will try that album again. Ocean in Between the Waves is about the only redeemable thing about Lost in a Dream for me but what a track that is!

I have to say I totally not get these tracks( or at least not find them particuraly good):
Jackson wrote:[95] Kanye West | Black Skinhead
2013 | 248.5 points | 6 votes

[94] Katy Perry | Teenage Dream
2010 | 250.0 points | 6 votes

[92] Gotye (feat. Kimbra) | Somebody That I Used to Know
2011 | 252.2 points | 7 votes

[85] Arcade Fire | Afterlife
2013 | 261.8 points | 6 votes

[57] Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti | Round and Round
2010 | 336.1 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan: Jeff (9)

[51] Beach House | Myth
2012 | 359.8 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan: Craig (8)

[41] Lorde | Royals
2013 | 388.2 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Bruno (8)



Beach House and Ariel Pink I think I should really like, but don't think these songs or their other stuff are anything special honestly.

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Postby Nassim » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:17 am

Zorg wrote:And my #1 as well!
Jackson wrote:[107] Sufjan Stevens | Impossible Soul
2010 | 231.3 points | 4 votes


It's probably a cheater's move to consider my favourite song of the decade so far to be a 25:34 minute song, given that it's almost as long as some albums on my albums list, like Rival Dealer and Treats. But to put anything else at #1 would be being untrue to myself - Impossible Soul is for me the foremost achievement of the musical decade. Many a 25 minutes and 34 seconds has been spent "lost in the dream" - going to bed next to shitty phone speakers, waking up to "It's a long life!" for an alarm, sleeping on floors, lying on the grass, headbopping on buses, skipping on streets, chanting at parties. I've listened to it while crying, while laughing, while feeling cheery and while feeling utterly empty. Alone and with friends. Sober and very much not sober. For the last four and a bit years, it's been an utter pleasure to be lost in the dream, but remember - when the song ends, you're back in real life. Better pinch yourself and stand up straight.


I like that description ! I saw Sufjan live just after the release of The Age of Adz and there was 2 unforgettable moments, first the opener, Seven Swans, with Sufjan spreading angel wings as he was singing "Cause he is the Lord".
The 2nd was Impossible Soul, once Sufjan shouted "1 2 3 4" people went completely crazy... I have seen over 200 bands live and seldom have I seen such a sense of complete communion or group transe (and usually the other times would imply Wake Up by Arcade Fire).
That being said it is "only" my #20 of the decade so far because the most melodically and emotionnaly impacting parts of the album are for me the title song (my #3 of the decade so far) and the final of I Want to Be Well... I only have the song as 185 of the decade, but the second half, with the 5/4 rhythm and Sufjan letting some "I'm not fucking around" gushing right from his gut hits me right in the heart and throat every time.

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Postby Zorg » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:05 am

Ha! My biggest moment of crowd communion was also at Arcade Fire, but with Rebellion (Lies) instead. They had just played it, and it was amazing, and then they went off to take a break before doing an encore. Meanwhile the entire crowd (and bear in mind, this is the O2 Arena in London) chanted that final coda part of Rebellion (Lies) for a good 10 minutes while they were backstage. We just didn't stop, it was amazing.

I find Age of Adz as a whole quite tough to listen to because it's middle section is quite...boring. But the first three songs are amazing, and then from about Vesuvius on, it kicks on again, and then of course it ends with Impossible Soul which is awesome for me.

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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:49 pm

So, if my predictions are correct, it seems like like 2014 has only one song remaining; meanwhile, MBDTF alone has four songs remaining!
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Postby Nick » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:04 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:So, if my predictions are correct, it seems like like 2014 has only one song remaining; meanwhile, MBDTF alone has four songs remaining!


You heard it here folks, MBDTF is four times better than the entire year of 2014.

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Postby Jackson » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:20 pm

40-31:

"You know I love the past cause I hate suspense"

[40] Vampire Weekend | Diane Young
2013 | 388.7 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan(s): FutureCritic (5)


"I spend 'em running around looking for you"

[39] Girls | Vomit
2011 | 391.8 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan(s): CharlieDriggs (5), Gillingham (9)


"I got my eyes on you"

[38] Drake | Hold On, We're Going Home
2013 | 412.9 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Greg (10)


"Every part of me says go ahead"

[37] Tame Impala | Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
2012 | 428.0 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan(s): DepecheMode (3), ChrisK (6)


"Why don't I use the synthesizer which is the sound of the future?"

[36] Daft Punk | Giorgio by Moroder
2013 | 437.6 points | 9 votes
Biggest Fan(s): anmt1882 (2), Henrik (5), sonofsamiam (8), Dan (8)


"Lord forgive me for things I don't understand"

[35] Kendrick Lamar | Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
2012 | 439.8 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan(s): GucciLittlePiggy (2), PlasticRam (9)


"I think she's clever cause she stops people dying"

[34] Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
2013 | 440.4 points | 8 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Michel (4), HRS (8), Maschine_Man (10)


"I don't know about my lovin' anymore"

[33] James Blake | The Wilhelm Scream
2011 | 447.4 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): BleuPanda (5), HRS (9)


"Tell them all to go to hell"

[32] Japandroids | The House That Heaven Built
2012 | 450.3 points | 10 votes
Biggest Fan(s): acroamor (1), Nick (9)


"I can change if it helps you fall in love"

[31] LCD Soundsystem | I Can Change
2010 | 451.4 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan(s): GucciLittlePiggy (9), Henry (10)


Bravo on that 33-36 section, voters.

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Postby Jackson » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:28 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:So, if my predictions are correct, it seems like like 2014 has only one song remaining; meanwhile, MBDTF alone has four songs remaining!


You will find during the rollout that 2010 significantly outperforms, 2014 lags, and 2011-2013 are about equal. It's probably too soon to tell if this is really quality based or just a natural bias toward more established 'classics' that we typically see in our polls.

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Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:31 pm

Jackson wrote:[247] Sky Ferreira | You're Not the One
2013 | 115 points | 3 votes

[244] Burial | Kindred
2012 | 116 points | 5 votes

[240] Boards of Canada | Reach for the Dead
2013 | 118 points | 5 votes

[238] Melody's Echo Chamber | I Follow You
2012 | 118 points | 3 votes

[234] Aphex Twin | minipops 67 [120.2][source Field Mix]
2014 | 121 points | 5 votes

[225] Ondatrópica | Suena
2012 | 125 points | 3 votes

[223] Emeralds | Genetic
2010 | 125 points | 3 votes

[222] Sharon Van Etten | Serpents
2012 | 126 points | 5 votes

[214] Julia Holter | Marienbad
2012 | 130 points | 2 votes

[205] Godspeed You! Black Emperor | We Drift Like Worried Fire
2012 | 136 points | 3 votes

[203] Charli XCX | SuperLove
2013 | 137 points | 3 votes



Fantastic! Wish these could all be higher, but it's nice to see them named.

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Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:33 pm

Jackson wrote:[197] Julia Holter | Horns Surrounding Me
2013 | 142.4 points | 2 votes

[192] Pepe Deluxé | A Night and a Day
2012 | 145.1 points | 5 votes

[188] EMA | California
2011 | 148.6 points | 4 votes

[184] Flying Lotus | Do the Astral Plane
2010 | 150.2 points | 2 votes

[180] Sky Ferreira | I Blame Myself
2013 | 154.2 points | 4 votes

[179] Prefab Sprout | The Best Jewel Thief in the World
2013 | 154.4 points | 3 votes

[178] Beyoncé | Countdown
2011 | 155.7 points | 5 votes

[177] Nicolas Jaar | Space is Only Noise if You Can See
2011 | 155.8 points | 7 votes

[169] Flying Lotus (feat. Kendrick Lamar) | Never Catch Me
2014 | 162.2 points | 7 votes

[161] Anais Mitchell | Why We Build the Wall
2010 | 170.8 points | 3 votes

[159] My Bloody Valentine | only tomorrow
2013 | 171.2 points | 3 votes

[158] Bill Fay | The Never Ending Happening
2012 | 172.1 points | 2 votes

[157] Nils Frahm | Says
2013 | 172.4 points | 4 votes

[154] Wilco | Art of Almost
2011 | 175.1 points | 6 votes

[152] Actress | Maze
2010 | 176.7 points | 3 votes

[151] First Aid Kit | Emmylou
2012 | 178.2 points | 7 votes


Fantastic, part 2! Great to see these as well, though I'm sad FlyLo couldn't get higher.

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Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:37 pm

Jackson wrote:[146] Todd Terje | Delorean Dynamite
2014 | 185.4 points | 6 votes

[143] The Shins | Simple Song
2012 | 190.9 points | 4 votes

[139] Swans | A Piece of the Sky
2012 | 195.7 points | 3 votes

[138] Gang Gang Dance | Glass Jar
2011 | 196.9 points | 4 votes

[134] Death Grips | I've Seen Footage
2012 | 197.9 points | 7 votes

[133] Solange | Losing You
2012 | 198.1 points | 7 votes

[132] Spiritualized | Hey Jane
2012 | 199.5 points | 6 votes

[129] The Roots | The OtherSide
2011 | 201.2 points | 5 votes

[124] Deafheaven | Dream House
2013 | 208.2 points | 7 votes

[116] Fiona Apple | Hot Knife
2012 | 221.4 points | 6 votes

[110] Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds | Jubilee Street
2013 | 229.6 points | 7 votes

[105] Kendrick Lamar | Swimming Pools (Drank)
2012 | 234.7 points | 9 votes

[104] Burial | Come Down to Us
2013 | 235.6 points | 6 votes


Great stuff, again! That Swans/Gang Gang Dance back-to-back is bliss.

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[131] Taylor Swift | Blank Space
2014 | 199.5 points | 4 votes

[113] Taylor Swift | I Knew You Were Trouble
2012 | 226.4 points | 5 votes

[102] Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
2014 | 240.7 points | 8 votes


I never thought I would say that Taylor Swift was the victim of vote-splitting in an AM pool, but here I am saying it.

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Postby sonofsamiam » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:46 pm

To get current on my comments, sorry about the influx of posts...

[100] Beyoncé | XO


Glad this made it.

[98] Destroyer | Kaputt


Ditto, love this track.

[94] Katy Perry | Teenage Dream


Have to say I'm a bit shocked...this beat out all of Taylor Swift's songs?

[93] Andres | New for U


Great!

[90] St. Vincent | Digital Witness


Surprised "Cruel" beat this so soundly...

[87] The Black Keys | Tighten Up


Really surprised this ended up so low, though I'm not a fan so I don't really mind.

[78] Swans | A Little God in My Hands


Yes, Top 100!

[76] Kendrick Lamar | Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst


Wow, this made it! Was not expecting it in Top 100, fully deserving.

[74] FKA Twigs | Two Weeks


Surprised this landed so low as well.

[72] Lykke Li | I Follow Rivers
[71] Santigold | Disparate Youth


Nice placements, pleasantly surprised...

[70] Burial | Ashtray Wasp


Yes!!!

[61] Todd Terje | Inspector Norse


Great to see this up high, too.

[55] Julia Holter | Maxim's II


My favorite placement so far. There's definitely a bit of a Rock Bottom feel to this one, imo.

[54] Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe


Undeniable, still.

[50] Perfume Genius | Queen
[49] Sia | Chandelier


Two of the best from last year, sorry to see them so low. (?)

[48] Radiohead | Lotus Flower


Don't get it. I know they're Radiohead, but....

[44] Gorillaz | On Melancholy Hill


On the other hand, I truly think this is Gorillaz career highlight.

[43] The National | England


I'll never get The National.

[36] Daft Punk | Giorgio by Moroder


So fantastic this is in the Top 40. The end of this track makes me act ridiculous.

[35] Kendrick Lamar | Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
[34] Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener


Fully deserved placements.

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Postby Future Critic » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:16 pm

Thanks for all the great work so far, Jackson! And I'm also loving the song lyrics that you pick for each song - especially the one for Avant Gardener, which I think might be my favorite lyric of the entire decade.

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Postby Maschine_Man » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:03 am

Yay for Avant Gardener! Also, how high is Good Intentions going to make it. Will two #1 ballots push it into the top 20?

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Postby notbrianeno » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:47 am

Maschine_Man wrote:Yay for Avant Gardener! Also, how high is Good Intentions going to make it. Will two #1 ballots push it into the top 20?


Joanna has hands down been the best discovery for me in a long time, and I decided to listen to her because of your glowing review of Good Intentions, so I wanted to thank you for that! Excited to see how Have One One Me fares!
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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:55 am

I noticed that "Laura" by Bat for Lashes did not show up, despite being in AM's all time top 1000 (#38 of the decade), which is kind of a shame because it's rising up pretty high in my all-time list. One morning, I woke up and felt like I needed to listen to "Laura" right away, like it was the only thing that could keep me emotionally stable in that moment.

Still, I have to thank Jackson for organizing this. I'm sorry I couldn't vote, but now I have plenty of listening to do!
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Postby Jackson » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:52 am

30-21:

"All of the houses they built in the 70s finally fell"

[30] Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
2010 | 451.8 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan(s): LiveinPhoenix (10)


"Do you not think so far ahead?"

[29] Frank Ocean | Thinkin Bout You
2012 | 456.7 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan(s): PlasticRam (12)


"My presence is a present kiss my ass"

[28] Kanye West | Monster
2010 | 488.5 points | 16 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Zorg (16)


"Ignore everybody else, we're alone now"

[27] James Blake | Retrograde
2013 | 500.5 points | 14 votes
Biggest Fan(s): BleuPanda (4)


"Present company, the best that you can find"

[26] LCD Soundsystem | Dance Yrself Clean
2010 | 503.9 points | 14 votes
Biggest Fan(s): notbrianeno (11)


"What if I take my problem to the United Nations?"

[25] PJ Harvey | The Words that Maketh Murder
2011 | 509.4 points | 13 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Jackson (1), Gillingham (5)


"At once I knew I was not significant"

[24] Bon Iver | Holocene
2011 | 518.0 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Craig (5)


"She's suffered him for far too many years of her life"

[23] Caribou | Odessa
2010 | 518.4 points | 14 votes
Biggest Fan(s): BleuPanda (7)


"We're going all the way this time"

[22] Kanye West | All of the Lights
2010 | 519.9 points | 11 votes
Biggest Fan(s): PlasticRam (4), whuntva (8), amnt1882 (9)


"They didn't know how to dress for the weather"

[21] Vampire Weekend | Step
2013 | 521.7 points | 13 votes
Biggest Fan(s): ChrisK (1), FutureCritic (9)

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Postby Jackson » Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:57 am

This section was pretty split between stuff I think is overrated and songs I voted highly for. I'm thrilled at the placement for "The Words That Maketh Murder", which for some reason didn't get too much critical acclaim apart from the album but for me was a classic upon arrival. Besides Get Lucky I think that's my most listened to track of the last five years, it's such a blast.

Retrograde and Odessa also stand out from this bunch as utterly perfect singles. They'll stand the test of time.

Holocene is probably my least favorite track of the top 100. Can't even get through it. Don't get Bon Iver at all.

I don't really get the whole Vampire Weekend as a highly acclaimed artist thing, but I think at least the voters identified their best cut for this placement.

Btw, man it was fun to pick quotes for the Kanye songs. All of the Lights though? Never really got into that one, and thought for sure Monster and some of the Yeezus tracks would outplace it. Kanye fans still have plenty of fun left

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Postby Nick » Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:06 am

I love Vampire Weekend, but I can't help but feel that "Step" is massively overrated by the critics. Personally I'll take "Diane Young", "Unbelievers", and "Ya Hey" off of "Modern Vampires..." alone over "Step" any day. "Step" is a great song though, but I never understood why it's considered to be THE Vampire Weekend song.

I'm very happy with what songs made the top 20 though!!

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Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:50 am

So the remaining songs seem to be (highlight for spoilers):

Get Lucky
Midnight City
Video Games
Reflektor
Pyramids
Dancing on My Own
Fuck You!
Runaway
Tightrope
Rolling in the Deep
Oblivion
Bloodbuzz Ohio
Do I Wanna Know?
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
Lonely Boy
212
Power
Cold War
Good Intentions Paving Company
Seasons (Waiting on You)


I can't say I even like every single one of these songs, but still, what an excellent group!
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Postby Jackson » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:49 pm

20 - 11:

"Hey, I can be the answer"

[20] Azealia Banks | 212
2011 | 547.7 points | 13 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Jeff (2), Dan (3)


"The nights were mainly made for saying things that you can't say tomorrow day"

[19] Arctic Monkeys | Do I Wanna Know?
2013 | 552.2 points | 13 votes
Biggest Fan(s): FutureCritic (6), Romain (6), Slick (9)


"People change, but you know some people never do"

[18] Future Islands | Seasons (Waiting on You)
2014 | 597.2 points | 12 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Slick (2), Nick (6), Craig (7)


"I do hate to fold right here at the top of my game"

[17] Joanna Newsom | Good Intentions Paving Company
2010 | 609.8 points | 13 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Maschine_Man (1), HRS (1)


"I've got a love that keeps me waiting"

[16] The Black Keys | Lonely Boy
2011 | 613.7 points | 14 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Romain (2), FutureCritic (2), whuntva (9)


"I guess he's an Xbox, and I'm more Atari"

[15] Cee-Lo Green | Fuck You!
2010 | 624.3 points | 13 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Nick (2), Henry (2), Bruno (5)


"I still owe money to the money to the money I owe"

[14] The National | Bloodbuzz Ohio
2010 | 666.2 points | 15 votes
Biggest Fan(s): DocBrown (1), Craig (2), antonius (5)


"Girl you know you gotta watch your health"

[13] Grimes | Oblivion
2012 | 704.7 points | 16 votes
Biggest Fan(s): BleuPanda (2), LiveinPhoenix (5), Phil (6), Nick (10)


"Do you know what you're fighting for?"

[12] Janelle Monáe | Cold War
2010 | 710.7 points | 16 votes
Biggest Fan(s): CharlieDriggs (1), Henry (1), sonofsamiam (2), Michel (8)


"Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock"

[11] Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
2010 | 728.4 points | 17 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Phil (2), Craig (3)

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Postby Nick » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:40 pm

So with 9 songs in the top 15, 2010 is the best year for music since........?

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Postby Henrik » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:14 pm

Nick wrote:So with 9 songs in the top 15, 2010 is the best year for music since........?

I smell a bias against new releases.

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Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:28 pm

Nick wrote:So with 9 songs in the top 15, 2010 is the best year for music since........?


Since 2009.
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Postby Jackson » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:25 pm

Henrik wrote:
Nick wrote:So with 9 songs in the top 15, 2010 is the best year for music since........?

I smell a bias against new releases.

Great presentation, Jackson!


Thanks!

2010 isn't my favorite year of the period (I like 2012 better), but I can see why it gets such love. It had more high profile releases than other years (Kanye, Arcade Fire, LCD, National, Janelle Monáe, National), and in all those cases, their 2010 work is considered their best (or only) for this period

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Postby Jackson » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:46 pm

10-6:


"We could have had it all"

[10] Adele | Rolling in the Deep
2010 | 738.2 points | 19 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Bruno (1), LiveinPhoenix (9)


"I'm in the corner watching you kiss her"

[9] Robyn | Dancing on My Own
2010 | 753.0 points | 16 votes
Biggest Fan(s): Zorg (2), Nick (5), DocBrown (6)


"I'm another flavor, something like a terminator"

[8] Janelle Monáe (feat. Big Boi) | Tightrope
2010 | 805.9 points | 15 votes
Biggest Fan(s): DaveC (3), Bruno (6), BleuPanda (6), Jeff (6)


"I guess every superhero need his theme music"

[7] Kanye West | Power
2010 | 822.4 points | 17 votes
Biggest Fan(s): FutureCritic (1), GucciLittlePiggy (3), CharlieDriggs (3), Dan (4)


"Thought you would bring me to the resurrector"

[6] Arcade Fire | Reflektor
2013 | 947.6 points | 18 votes
Biggest Fan(s): amnt1882 (1), ChrisK (4), Dan (6), notbrianeno (8)

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Postby Harold » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:34 pm

Jackson wrote:2010 isn't my favorite year of the period (I like 2012 better), but I can see why it gets such love. It had more high profile releases than other years (Kanye, Arcade Fire, LCD, National, Janelle Monáe, National), and in all those cases, their 2010 work is considered their best (or only) for this period


One of those two Nationals is supposed to be Deerhunter, I presume.

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Postby whuntva » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:28 pm

Wow! it's gonna be close. I think everyone knew which songs would make the Top 5. The real question is "In what order?"

There is one I don't like, One that wouldn't be too high, two pretty good songs I put somewhere in the middle of my Top 100, and one that came very close to winning it all for me!

I'll be happy with whatever wins, but I am on the edge of my seat right now!
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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Gillingham » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:57 pm

whuntva wrote:Wow! it's gonna be close. I think everyone knew which songs would make the Top 5. The real question is "In what order?"

There is one I don't like, One that wouldn't be too high, two pretty good songs I put somewhere in the middle of my Top 100, and one that came very close to winning it all for me!

I'll be happy with whatever wins, but I am on the edge of my seat right now!

Happy not to know it exactly, nor think about it.

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Postby Jackson » Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:03 pm

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[5] Frank Ocean | Pyramids
2012 | 1014.9 points | 19 votes
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[4] Lana Del Rey | Video Games
2011 | 1015.0 points | 18 votes
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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Nick » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:29 am

Although nobody should be surprised as to what songs made the final 3 (seriously a no brainer), I am surprised that "Oblivion" didn't place higher. I thought it was a sure shot for the top ten.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:51 am

Nick wrote:Although nobody should be surprised as to what songs made the final 3 (seriously a no brainer), I am surprised that "Oblivion" didn't place higher. I thought it was a sure shot for the top ten.

Oblivion would have been my #1 had I voted.
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Postby Bruno » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:25 pm

C'mon Jackson! :mrgreen:

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Jackson » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:56 pm

This is about as close as it gets. The top 3 were separated by only 18 points, or the equivalent of a difference between a 20 and 50 place vote on a single ballot. They've been in these positions in some order since the second ballot was counted.



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Postby bonnielaurel » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:16 pm

Thanks for hosting this poll, Jackson.

If I counted correctly 15 songs from my top 130 have made the cut, but only one song from my top 9.

Highest songs I voted for:
4. Lana Del Rey - Video Games (2)
8. Janelle Monáe - Tightrope (22)
10. Adele - Rolling in the Deep (59)
15. Cee-Lo Green - F*** You (10)
19. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? (47)
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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby Romain » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:31 pm

I can say I don't really like this result... I am no longer in tune with the rest of the forumers here :(

Damn, that's what happens when you get older :D

Thanks Jackson for running the game.

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Re: Albums and Songs of 2010-2014 Poll - Results Thread

Postby sonofsamiam » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:33 pm

It may have gotten a bit predictable in the end, but overall I loved this list. One trend that I think should not go overlooked is the fantastic amount of female representation here. If you include songs/bands with important female contribution, it is quite an extensive list...

[249] Joanna Newsom | In California
[248] Iamamiwhoami | Sever
[247] Sky Ferreira | You're Not the One
[245] Sophie | Bipp
[238] Melody's Echo Chamber | I Follow You
[235] Alvvays | Archie, Marry Me
[232] Beach House | Take Care
[227] Dum Dum Girls | Lord Knows
[226] Alabama Shakes | Hold On
[224] Fiona Apple | Anything We Want
[222] Sharon Van Etten | Serpents
[220] Royksopp and Robyn | Monument
[215] Low | Especially Me
[214] Julia Holter | Marienbad
[209] Beach House | Walk in the Park
[208] Sleigh Bells | Tell 'Em
[206] Lana Del Rey | Shades of Cool
[204] Robyn | Call Your Girlfriend
[203] Charli XCX | SuperLove
[200] Royksopp and Robyn | Do It Again
[199] Warpaint | Love is to Die
[197] Julia Holter | Horns Surrounding Me
[195] St. Vincent | Prince Johnny
[193] Chvrches | Recover
[190] tUnE-yArDs | Powa
[188] EMA | California
[185] Angel Olsen | White Fire
[183] Haim | The Wire
[180] Sky Ferreira | I Blame Myself
[178] Beyoncé | Countdown
[168] Crystal Castles | Celestica
[161] Anais Mitchell | Why We Build the Wall
[160] tUnE-yArDs | Water Fountain
[159] My Bloody Valentine | only tomorrow
[153] Sky Ferreira | Everything Is Embarrassing
[151] First Aid Kit | Emmylou
[148] Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Sacrilege
[144] Fiona Apple | Every Single Night
[142] Arcade Fire | Suburban War
[141] The Decemberists | This is Why We Fight
[140] Miley Cyrus | Wrecking Ball
[138] Gang Gang Dance | Glass Jar
[137] Erykah Badu | Window Seat
[136] Beach House | Zebra
[135] Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris | We Found Love
[133] Solange | Losing You
[131] Taylor Swift | Blank Space
[130] Low | Nothing But Heart
[127] The Knife | Full of Fire
[126] Nicki Minaj | Super Bass
[123] Lana Del Rey | West Coast
[116] Fiona Apple | Hot Knife
[113] Taylor Swift | I Knew You Were Trouble
[111] Grimes | Genesis
[106] Chvrches | The Mother We Share
[103] Chromatics | Kill for Love
[102] Taylor Swift | Shake It Off
[100] Beyoncé | XO
[94] Katy Perry | Teenage Dream
[90] St. Vincent | Digital Witness
[85] Arcade Fire | Afterlife
[84] tUnE-yArDs | Bizness
[81] Jessie Ware | Wildest Moments
[79] Arcade Fire | We Used To Wait
[77] Dirty Projectors | Gun Has No Trigger
[75] Adele | Someone Like You
[74] FKA Twigs | Two Weeks
[73] Sharon Van Etten | Your Love is Killing Me
[72] Lykke Li | I Follow Rivers
[71] Santigold | Disparate Youth
[66] Crystal Castles (feat. Robert Smith) | Not In Love
[63] Sleigh Bells | Rill Rill
[60] PJ Harvey | The Glorious Land
[56] Arcade Fire | Ready To Start
[55] Julia Holter | Maxim's II
[54] Carly Rae Jepsen | Call Me Maybe
[53] Disclosure | White Noise
[52] St. Vincent | Cruel
[51] Beach House | Myth
[49] Sia | Chandelier
[41] Lorde | Royals
[34] Courtney Barnett | Avant Gardener
[30] Arcade Fire | The Suburbs
[28] Kanye West | Monster
[25] PJ Harvey | The Words that Maketh Murder
[20] Azealia Banks | 212
[17] Joanna Newsom | Good Intentions Paving Company
[13] Grimes | Oblivion
[12] Janelle Monáe | Cold War
[11] Arcade Fire | Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
[10] Adele | Rolling in the Deep
[9] Robyn | Dancing on My Own
[8] Janelle Monáe (feat. Big Boi) | Tightrope
[6] Arcade Fire | Reflektor
[4] Lana Del Rey | Video Games

You could argue removing Arcade Fire, MBV, "White Noise", and "Monster" (which had to go on since Nicki Minaj owns that song) -- even then, this overall made me very happy to see.


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