What is your favorite song NOT included in the AM top 6000?

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What is your favorite song NOT included in the AM top 6000?

Post by Evan » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:44 am

I personally love Take Pills by Panda Bear, and was surprised when it didn't appear on Acclaimed Music.

What's your pick?

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:52 am

Doncamatic by Gorillaz, as most of you know. To my knowledge, it appeared in a single EOY list and will probably never appear in a critics' list again unless it's for the top Gorillaz songs, and even then its chances are shaky.
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Post by Listyguy » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:23 am

Some of my favorites are Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" (which is a bubbler), Game Theory's "Mammoth Gardens" (by now I'm sure some on the forum are sick or hearing me talk about Game Theory), Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down" (which was released posthumously and was used in a Jeep commercial I believe), Jimi Hendrix's "Stone Free" and "May This Be Love" (I love me some Jimi), Eno's "St. Elmo's Fire" (which I really can't believe isn't here), Biggie's "Suicidal Thoughts", Dylan's "Buckets of Rain", Def Leppard's "Animal" (another bubbler) and the Stooges' "Gimme Danger" (also bubbling). I'm sure there's some I missed but these are most of my absolute favorites not on the list.

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Post by whuntva » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:26 am

Probably Tool-Lateralus.

It's my favorite Tool song for its relation to Fibonacci and being in uncommon time.

The way it soars and spins captures the imagination and informs us how important it is to swing on a spiral.

It makes the album for me. To put it at the center fo the "Holy Gift" puts everything into perspective.
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Post by notbrianeno » Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:26 am

All of the songs from Joanna Newsom's Ys and Have One One Me, though I am pleased to see "Good Intentions Paving Co." on the list.
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Post by Nick » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:50 am

Good question.

Maybe Santa Esmeralda's cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", which was famously used in "Kill Bill".

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Post by Blanco » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:45 am

The biggest absences for me are Rammstein (Especially "Du Hast") and The Magic Numbers (especially "Love Me Like You"). Oh, and "Where The World Begins And Ends" by The Dears; and the "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" medley by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole.

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Post by Henry » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:11 am

Eric Clapton's "Let It Rain" (my number 13 all-time) and The Who's "The Song Is Over" (my number 14 all-time)

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Post by luney6 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:05 am

notbrianeno wrote:All of the songs from Joanna Newsom's Ys and Have One One Me, though I am pleased to see "Good Intentions Paving Co." on the list.
I completely agree with that, especially Emily and Have one on me.

I also think that Moon in June should appear (it is currently bubbling).
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Post by Dexter » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:19 pm

Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" - can't believe Mama Africa is not represented in the AM 6000

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Post by The Rug Rat » Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:33 pm

I'd have to go with "I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone" by Elvis Presley.

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Post by stone37 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:09 pm

"Whispering Pines" by the Band.

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Post by Bruno » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:52 pm

I'd say some soft rock songs, then pop & r&b songs of 90s and 2000s.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:28 pm

"Afraid of Everyone" by The National. #13 all-time
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Post by Romain » Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:03 pm

Far too much songs to be listed here.

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Re: What is your favorite song NOT included in the AM top 60

Post by Andre » Sat Jul 25, 2015 7:20 pm

from my all-time top 50:
3: R.E.M. - Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
5: The Shins - Saint Simon
23: The National - Ada
25: R.E.M. - Texarkana
30: The Verve - Sonnet
33: 2 Belgen - Lena
35: The Triffids - Red Pony
50: alt-J - Something Good

This short list clearly shows, that my all-time list is pretty mainstream and boring ...

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Post by Nassim » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:06 pm

My #2 of all time : Built to Spill - Velvet Waltz
My #4 : Queens of the Stone Age - A Song for the Deaf (with its great intro)
(and yes, my top 4 songs are all in a 3/4 time signature)

And my #9 : IAM - Demain c'est Loin
Others in my top 20 :
Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades is Out to Get Us
DJ Shadow - Blood on the Motorway
Built to Spill - Broken Chairs
Pavement - Fillmore Jive
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

Most surprising omission is for sure Don't Stop Me Now.

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Post by Jonathon » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:45 pm

"She's a Jar" by Wilco

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Post by Blanco » Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:00 pm

Andre wrote:50: alt-J - Something Good
I completely agree.

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Post by TimmyWing » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:21 pm

I have quite a few, so I'm going to go for the 'Unacclaimed' route of choosing songs also not on albums in the top 3000 list.

4. Clifford T. Ward - Home Thoughts from Abroad
54. The Beatles - Only a Northern Song
76. Jackson Browne - Somebody's Baby
95. Dinosaur - Kiss Me Again

Okay, I have to give a link to this one. Absolute banger written and produced by Arthur Russell, with rhythm guitar from David Byrne himself.
115. Penguin Cafe Orchestra - The sound of someone you love who's going away and it doesn't matter
134. J.K. and Co - Fly

I'll end here, because if you're going to listen to just one of these, make it this one. It's a stunningly beautiful track from 1969, written and performed by Jay Kaye at the young age of 15. His album, Suddenly One Summer, performed badly since its ambient 30-second intro track was stupidly released as the lead single. Had it been this instead, who knows what might have happened?

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Post by Zombeels » Wed Aug 05, 2015 5:11 am

Keep On Breathing - Delgados

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Post by jonatan » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:58 am

Dexter wrote:Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata" - can't believe Mama Africa is not represented in the AM 6000
That's gotta be mine too. Well spotted.

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