2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

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2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:59 pm

Here we go!


The 2015 poll on this side was very surprising. For the first time since 2011, we have a different result from critics.


Thank you to sonofsamiam for providing spreadsheets and to each and every one of you who voted.


In AM fashion, songs go first.

Top 50 get full formatting and special treatment, but bottom fifty get an abridging of the format.

Rank. Artist | Title
(Total points | Total votes)
--For Top 50 in Spreadsheet--

Critics' list: Placement in Critics' EOY
Biggest Fans: Any Top 10 votes or the next highest vote outside that.


[If I feel the need for witty commentary, I post it here like so]

I'll post the bottom 50 right away to get the ball rolling.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:09 pm

100. Seinabo Sey | Hard Time
(58.65 points| 2 votes)


99. Deerhunter | Breaker
(58.77 points | 3 votes)


98. Matthew E. White | Rock and Roll Is Cold
(58.91 points | 2 votes)



97. James Welburn | Naught
(59.66 points | 2 votes)

96. Kendrick Lamar | These Walls
(59.85 points | 5 votes)

[Surprisingly low placement for a song with five votes.]

95. Viet Cong | Silhouettes
(59.92 points | 3 votes)

94. Tame Impala | New Person, Same Old Mistakes
(60.02 points | 3 votes)

93. Joanna Newsom | Divers
(60.05 points | 4 votes)


92. Hop Along | Waitress
(61.23 points | 3 votes)

91. Kendrick Lamar | How Much a Dollar Cost?
(61.23 points | 3 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:20 pm

90. Ibeyi | River
(61.67 points | 3 votes)


89. Lady Lamb | Violent Clementine
(62.03 points | 3 votes)


88. The Libertines | Gunga Din
(62.12 points | 3 votes)

87. Hot Chip | Huarache Lights
(62.5 points | 5 votes)

86. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds | Riverman
(62.18 points | 2 votes)

85. Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld | The Sun Roars Into View
(63.63 points|3 votes)

84. Lana del Ray | High by the Beach
(63.99 points | 4 votes)


83. Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip | Go
(64.95 points | 5 votes)

81 (tie). Fetty Wap | Trap Queen
(66.43 points | 2 votes)

81 (tie). Everything Everything | No Reptiles
(66.43 points | 2 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:54 pm

80. Destroyer | Dream Lover
(69.23 points | 5 votes)


79. Kanye West (featuring Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London, and Paul McCartney) | All Day
(69.47 points | 5 votes)


78. Jenny Hval | That Battle Is Over
(71.58 points | 4 votes)


77. Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Can't Keep Checking My Phone
(71.65 points | 4 votes)


76. Grimes feat. Janelle Monae | Venus Fly
(71.76 points | 3 votes)


75. Florence and the Machine | What Kind of Man
(72.16 points | 5 votes)


74. Father John Misty | I Love You, Honeybear
(73.68 points | 5 votes)


73. Thundercat | Them Changes (feat. Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington)
(74.87 points | 5 votes)


72. Low | Landslide
(75 points | 2 votes)


71. Jack Ü feat. Justin Bieber | Where Are Ü Now
(75.16 points | 3 votes)


[Somebody better check the temperature in Hell. Justin Bieber has placed on the AM EOY poll!]
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:04 pm

70. Drake | Know Yourself
(76.85 points | 5 votes)


69. Foals | Mountain at my Gates
(77.73 points | 4 votes)


68. Tobias Jesso Jr. | Without You
(77.92 points | 4 votes)


67. Susanne Sundfør | Accelerate
(78.34 points | 6 votes)


66. Titus Andronicus | Dimed Out
(78.60 points | 4 points)


65. Tobias Jesso Jr. | How Could you Babe
(80.88 points | 6 votes)


64. Sufjan Stevens | The Only Thing
(81.5 points | 3 votes)


63. Shamir | Call it Off
(82.45 points | 5 votes)


62. Tame Impala | Eventually
(83.18 points | 4 votes)


61. Alessia Clara | Here
(88.43 points | 6 votes)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:19 pm

60. Foals | What Went Down
(88.53 points | 7 votes)


59. Kendrick Lamar | Wesley's Theory
(92.81 points | 7 votes)

[Ironically, this did not make my list.]

58. Holly Herndon | Chorus
(93.75 points | 3 votes)


57. Julia Holter | Silhouette
(96.17 points | 4 votes)


56. Blur | Go Out
(96.55 points | 6 votes)


55. Beck | Dreams
(97.81 points | 4 votes)

[Probably the most polarizing track on AM this year. Made the AMF chart Hall of Fame, but received some vocal hate and even seemed to polarize this poll.]


54. Miguel | waves
(98.80 points | 3 votes)


53. Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love
(99.41 points | 7 votes)


52. Mbongwana Star | Suzanna
(100.06 points | 5 votes)

[First artist from the DRC to make the EOY. We've had South Africans before, but never Central Africans.]


51. Kelela | Rewind
(101.92 points | 7 votes)

[She's from my hometown...DC.]
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:20 pm

I'm taking somewhat of a break. The Top 50 will be paced slower.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:33 pm

Okay, I'm back.

I'm thinking of rolling out every hour or so for the rest of the day. At least five per post.

One thing I noticed this year is more mainstream pop than usual, especially in high places.

I believe in you
Do you believe in me?

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50. Joanna Newsom | Leaving the City
(102.82 points | 4 votes)
Critics' List: 688
Biggest Fans: Andre (3); Maschine Man (5)


When they said he's ill
Laughed it off as if it's no big deal
What a joke to joke no joke

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49. Panda Bear | Tropic of Cancer
(104.81 points | 3 votes)
Critics' List: 219
Biggest Fans: Toni (1); TimmyWing (4)


Platinum vision
Bringing you down again and again
Again and again

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48. Beach House | Elegy to the Void
(109.39 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: NR
Biggest Fans: DaveC (4)


Fear puts a spell on us
Always second-guessing love

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47. Radiohead | Spectre
(109.58 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: NR
Biggest Fans: Andre (6); amnt1883 (10)


[Radiohead plays spoiler. Nobody thought this song would come out this year, but it did and made the Top 50 overall!]


A juxtaposition in fate
Find our mutual coordinates

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46. Bjork-Stonemilker
(112.04 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 29
Biggest Fans: ordinaryperson (11)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:23 pm

This thread's been stone quiet.

But anyway, I had a class, but I'm ready now for a quick update.


Don't let the curtain catch you, cause you've been here before
The chair is an island darling, you can't touch the floor

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45. Florence + the Machine | Ship to Wreck
(112.14 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 37
Biggest Fans: Maschine_Man (7)


You’re so indecisive, what I’m saying

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44. Justin Bieber | What do You Mean?
(113.12 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: 21
Biggest Fans: Dan (7)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:46 pm

Yeah, where is everybody?

I was bummed that Mbongwana Star just missed, and was also hoping "Accelerate" would make it; 2 great songs that we appreciate here at AM!

It's also cool to see unranked and lower ranked songs by the critics pop up, it's nice when we forge our own collective path.

Nice rollout so far, whuntva!

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Henrik » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:02 pm

I am super happy that my #1 made the top 100 or, more exactly, #100!
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:18 pm

Awesome to see my favorite song of the year make it to number 54. Wanna ride that wave!

And I don't think anyone would have imagined two Bieber songs would crack our top 100 this year but somehow that's exactly what happened. After listening to his singles on repeat the last couple weeks, I felt compelled to put three of his songs on my list ("Sorry" with its amazing chorus rounds out the trio).
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:24 pm

"California" made the AMF Chart hall of fame, but not a single person voted it here. Now I kinda regret not voting, even thought that's the only song I would have voted for the wouldn't have made it high up anyways.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Nick » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:38 pm

In 2015 the AMF was stunned by the appearance of Taylor Swift in its EOY 2014 poll.

In 2016 we're stunned by the appearance of Justin Bieber.

Who's next for 2017? Nickelback? Insane Clown Posse?

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby phil » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:43 pm

Happy that these great songs that didn’t squeeze into my top 50 got some votes from others:
98. Matthew E. White | Rock and Roll Is Cold (My #107)
80. Destroyer | Dream Lover (#225)
73. Thundercat | Them Changes (feat. Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington) (#81)
62. Tame Impala | Eventually (#69)
56. Blur | Go Out (#305)
55. Beck | Dreams (#226)
53. Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love (#302)
52. Mbongwana Star | Suzanna (#78)
48. Beach House | Elegy to the Void (#67)
47. Radiohead | Spectre (Probably would have made about #150 had I ranked it)
[And yes, I have ranked far more tracks than necessary for any remotely practical purpose]

76. Grimes feat. Janelle Monae | Venus Fly
My favourite from Grimes’ album. Surprised that this one hasn’t got more love. Given that many have listened quite closely to Grimes’ album, it’s one that was more likely to get album tracks on - and to me it is a standout. And, like Sweepstakes Ron, also surprised that California (my second favourite and an AMF Chart Hall of Famer) didn’t get any votes. I know there’s three more coming though (that I can think of).

72. Low | Landslide
When I see a song that high with that few votes that I haven’t heard, it goes straight to my ‘to listen’ list. Either these two voters are totally out of step with everyone else or they know something that the rest of us don’t.

49. Panda Bear | Tropic of Cancer
Strong showing from just 3 voters (the highest?). I’m happy to be among them.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:52 pm

Three more coming in.

Yes, after the relatively predictable results in 2013 and 2014, this list definitely has its own identity--separate from the critics' list.

When you Smile
The Big Orange Mountain Cries
And its tears fall down like rain

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43. William Parker | For Fannie Lou Hamer
(114.62 points | 3 votes)
Critics' List: NR
Biggest Fans: luney6 (1); JamieW (5); sonofsamiam (7)

[Only three votes, but all very high.]

You know it don't start till one

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42. Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell Williams | WTF (Where They From)
(120.29 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: 31
Biggest Fans: antonius (1); ordinary person (9)


You used to call me on my cell phone

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41. Drake | Hotline Bling
(120.33 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 1
Biggest Fans: Bruno (3); Jeff (7)


[To me, the most mediocre song in a while. I have no idea how it won the critics' list. This feels a bit more appropriate placement.]
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Nick » Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:59 pm

I like "Hotline Bling". In fact, I like it a lot. I even put it at my number #18 for the year.

But if this song ends up beating out "Let it Happen" and "King Kunta" to become the number 1 song for 2015 once the update comes, then I'll be sorely disappointed.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:02 pm

I feel fairly confident that this is the only officially compiled list anywhere that has William Parker one place in front of Justin Bieber. That is just awesome.

Also, shocking to see "Hotline Bling" at #41 given its critics placement. We're a bunch of firebrands here!

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Postby BleuPanda » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:07 pm

"Hotline Bling" just feels so forgettable to me compared to all the other great songs this year. And it's not like I dislike Drake, but there was so much to be ecstatic about in 2015 that settling with this as number one was disappointing. I really can't imagine that lasting past the end of decades lists.

It's especially weird when I predicted "Seasons" would be number 1 for 2014 the first time I heard it (and everyone knew it would be "Get Lucky" and "Pyramids" in the years before). "Hotline Bling" just doesn't have that immediate click, that thing that announces its uniqueness, though now that I think about it nothing did this year. 2015 will likely be the least stable year by the time of the EOD lists come out.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:20 pm

BleuPanda wrote:I really can't imagine that lasting past the end of decades lists.

I can't foresee it ranking higher than "Hold On, We're Going Home" by decade's end. I really like the song though. "HOWGH" is just leaps and bounds better.
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Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:27 pm

Blow a Kiss, Fire a Gun

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40. Major Lazer, DJ Snake, and MØ | Lean On
(124.34 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: 18
Biggest Fans: Bruno (11); Henrik (11)


The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You're the only one that I want

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39. Leon Bridges | Coming Home
(126.81 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 51
Biggest Fans: Slick (2); bonnielaurel (4)


Drugs, sex, and polaroids
Pick a star in the sky
We could both say goodbye all night

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38. Miguel feat. Wale | Coffee
(128.42 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 23
Biggest Fans: Nick (10)


I am blind
Drowning in this ocean

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37. Bjork | Black Lake
(128.63 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: NR
Biggest Fans: sonofsamiam (4); DaveC (6)

[Was this really not ranked at all? An AMF Hall of Famer that I seriously considered voting? What? Rebels over here!]


There's such a difference between us
And a million miles

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36. Adele | Hello
(130.29 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: 15
Biggest Fans: Bruno (1); Future Critic (7); Henrik (9)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:29 pm

GucciLittlePiggy wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:I really can't imagine that lasting past the end of decades lists.

I can't foresee it ranking higher than "Hold On, We're Going Home" by decade's end. I really like the song though. "HOWGH" is just leaps and bounds better.



That's part of it; there are a handful of other Drake songs that deserve more acclaim. But then that seems true for all the other big songs this year outside of Kendrick Lamar. I'd still take either "Elephant" or "FLWOGB" over "Let It Happen," or "Oblivion" over "Flesh Without Blood" and "Realiti." We also don't live in a world interesting enough to give people like Courtney Barnett an actual chance.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:50 pm

Usain Bolt when I run up on stage
I pick up the mic and it's reload time

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35. Skepta | Shutdown
(141.16 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: 9
Biggest Fans: Dan (4); TimmyWing (8)


Don't we know it's cruel
And it goes dark again

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34. Beach House | Sparks
(131.21 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 88
Biggest Fans: JWinton (6)


I'm just tryna get you out the friend zone
'Cause you look even better than the photos

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33. The Weeknd | The Hills
(135.65 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 45
Biggest Fans: JamieW (2)


It's important to stay informed
The commentary to comment on

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32. Father John Misty | Holy Shit
(137.81 points | 5 votes)
Critics' List: NR
Biggest Fans: JWinton (4); acroamor (6); Brad (6); Nick (8)


I’ve never done this
Baby, be gentle
It’s my first time
I’ve got you inside

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31. Father John Misty | Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)
(139.37 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 80
Biggest Fans: JWinton (2); Craig (5)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby sonofsamiam » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:14 pm

I love statistical oddities like 2 Father John Misty songs in a virtual dead heat (even though I'm not much of a Father John Misty fan).

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:26 pm

I am aware I'm not in control

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30. Tame Impala | Cause I'm a Man
(152.38 points | 7 votes)
Critics' List: 35
Biggest Fans: TimmyWing (3); Future Critic (6)


Before you start to make assumptions
Let's try to cut to the solution

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29. Low | No Comprende
(156.73 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: NR
Biggest Fans: DaveC (2); Chambord (4); Nassim (8)

[Highest ranking song not on the critics' list.]

Why don't you talk to me for just a little while?
I can only try to make it right

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28. Alabama Shakes | Gimme All Your Love
(173.51 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 233
Biggest Fans: acroamor (2); Chambord (10); ordinary person (10)


Everyone is pleasing
I can't get no relief

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27. Alabama Shakes | Don't Wanna Fight
(176.54 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 32
Biggest Fans: schaefer.tk (3); Craig (4)

[Two artists went back-to-back on the chart, John Misty and Alabama Shakes, within four spots of one another!]

Alls my life I
Hard times like God
Bad trips like: "God!"

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26. Kendrick Lamar | Alright
(178.07 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 6
Biggest Fans: TimmyWing (11)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby jamieW » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:38 pm

Wow, this happened quickly! When I left for work this morning, the rollout hadn't started yet, and now we're already in the top 30. (I'm definitely not complaining.) I do love it when our polls look considerably different than the critics. It's why I always go to the individual lists of the forum members to find those lesser- known gems before the overall critics' list. I look at it this way: I've either heard the songs on the critics' list a hundred times already, or I will eventually. However, I don't get many chances to discover great songs like "For Fannie Lou Hamer," "Naught," and "Black Mambo," just to name a few.

By the way, thanks for all the work, whuntva and sonofsamiam. The presentation looks great!
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:51 pm

Oh my love, can't you see yourself by my side

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25. Tame Impala | The Less I Know the Better
(180.18 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 61
Biggest Fans: Craig (8); PlasticRam (10)

[The most SFW image I could find.]


Our love is a long goodbye
We keep waiting for the train to cry

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24. Natalie Prass | My Baby Don't Understand Me
(180.32 points | 12 votes)
Critics' List: 38
Biggest Fans: Chambord (9); JWinton (10)


Which plays along the monument
And drums upon a plastic bag
The brave-men-and-women-so-dear-to-God-
And-famous-to-all-of-the-ages rag

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23. Joanna Newsom | Sapokanikan
(194.94 points | 6 votes)
Critics' List: 54
Biggest Fans: Maschine Man (2); phil (2); DaveC (5); Gillingham (6); JWinton (7)


Quick dinner break, but I'll be back.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby phil » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:05 am

Tame Impala getting lots of tracks in, better than I expected. Looks like they are tied for the most entries so far with Kendrick Lamar (both at 4).

I expected Sapokanikan to do a bit better, but I see scanning back through the votes that there was a bit of division on which of Joanna Newsom's songs should be included. If only we'd secretly agreed beforehand on how to catapault Joanna to the top. :mrgreen:

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Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:19 am

phil wrote: If only we'd secretly agreed beforehand on how to catapault Joanna to the top. :mrgreen:


Careful. Secret treaties are what started WWI.

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22. Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment | Sunday Candy
(199.46 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 34
Biggest Fans: Nassim (1); Future Critic (8); acroamor (9); TimmyWing (10)


I'll drive that stake through the center of my heart
Lonely vampire
Inhaling its fire
I’m chasing the dragon too far

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21. Sufjan Stevens | No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
(201.65 points | 12 votes)
Critics' List: 184
Biggest Fans: Dan (3); Gillingham (9)



I'll slow down before the Top 20. Try to build the suspense a little.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:30 am

"Leave a Trace" in the top 20!?! :happy-bouncyblue:
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Maschine_Man » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:32 am

Had a very busy day out, so was excited to see this already so far in. I'm liking the look of it all so far.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:12 am

This little segment of the Top 20 was pretty neat.

Yes, UK massive!
Yes, UK massive!

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20. Jamie xx | Gosh
(208.75 points | 10 votes)
Critics' List: 36
Biggest Fans: Nick (3); GucciLittlePiggy (7); TimmyWing (7)


Everything you ever did was strictly by design
But you got it wrong

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19. Chvrches | Leave a Trace
(209.15 points | 9 votes)
Critics' List: 25
Biggest Fans: Slick (1); bonnielaurel (3)


It's a Californian bungalow in a cul-de-sac

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18. Courtney Barnett | Depreston
(214.15 points | 12 votes)
Critics' List: 33
Biggest Fans: JWinton (3); acroamor (4)


I couldn’t tell you what the hell it was supposed to mean
But it was a Monday,
No a Tuesday,
No Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

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17. Kurt Vile | Pretty Pimpin'
(218.22 points | 15 votes)
Critics' List: 14
Biggest Fans: Chambord (3); Toni (6)


I can't swim. It's lucidity. So clear!

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16. Julia Holter | Sea Calls Me Home
(220.40 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 86
Biggest Fans: Jackson (2); acroamor (5)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:44 am

cuz I'm only a man, and I do what I can

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15. Grimes | Kill V. Maim
(237.89 points | 8 votes)
Critics' List: 40
Biggest Fans: ordinary person (1); GucciLittlePiggy (2); Nassim (6); notbrianeno (7); Toni (10)


Well you do enough talk
My little hawk, why do you cry?

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14. Sufjan Stevens | Fourth of July
(246.62 points | 11 votes)
Critics' List: 48
Biggest Fans: TimmyWing (2); Henrik (4); Maschine Man (4); Dan (9)


I'll be your sinner in secret

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13. Carly Rae Jepsen | Run Away With Me
(258.01 points | 14 votes)
Critics' List: 20
Biggest Fans: Future Critic (1); acroamor (7); Jackson (7); Bruno (10)


I don't have patience, baby

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Jamie xx feat. Young Thug & Popcaan | I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
(306.82 points | 12 votes)
Critics' List: 5
Biggest Fans: Craig (3); Future Critic (3); Jeff (3); Nick (5); BleuPanda (9); Bruno (9); GucciLittlePiggy (10)


I feel music in your heights
I have never reached such heights

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11. Jamie xx feat. Romy | Loud Places
(334.15 points | 16 votes)
Critics' List: 8
Biggest Fans: Future Critic (2); Nassim (4); amnt1883 (6); schaefer.tk (7); BleuPanda (8)


[THIRD back-to-back this tournament. Would "Loud Places" over "Good Times" be considered an upset?]
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:56 am

Is it ok for me to post predictions for the top ten? I doubt anything could really be considered a spoiler at this point.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:00 am

Sure.

Yeah, the Top 10 seem pretty obvious. It's the order that's a mystery though.

All I'll say now is...It was close, but not close at the same time.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:07 am

Haha, I actually just blanked on one of the ten so I guess it will be a surprise for me in the end! :whistle:
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:33 am

GucciLittlePiggy wrote:Haha, I actually just blanked on one of the ten so I guess it will be a surprise for me in the end! :whistle:

I think I know the one you're missing. It's not doing much on the 2015 EOY but definitely will for 2016.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:35 am

If everyone's ready, we have the results in.


Also, I have a few list regrets of my own. I just recently heard Claptone's album from 2015, and both the album and the song "Puppet Theatre" (with Peter, Bjorn, and John) would have made my lists. It's sad how good everything is in retrospect.

But anyway...

But I love it...

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10. The Weeknd | Can't Feel my Face
(336.26 points | 12 votes)
Critics' List: 7
Biggest Fans: Bruno (2); Toni (2); Future Critic (4); antonius (6); BleuPanda (6); Craig (6); ordinary person (7); PlasticRam (9)

[This year's winner of the "Mainstream Hit with Crossover Appeal" award.]


Something happened on the day he died
His spirit rose a metre and stepped aside
Somebody else took his place, and bravely cried

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9. David Bowie | Blackstar
(384.77 points | 17 votes)
Critics' List: 24
Biggest Fans: Romain (1); amnt1883 (4); ordinary person (4); Jackson (5); sonofsamiam (5); Andre (9)

[RIP Bowie. But this is by no means our final sendoff, as his last album and one other song from said album could well qualify for the 2016 poll. However, keep in mind that due to "Blackstar" placing on this year's list, it is ineligible for the 2016 list despite being on a 2016 album.]


If you don't need me
Just let me go

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8. Grimes | Flesh Without Blood
(414.02 points | 17 votes)
Critics' List: 11
Biggest Fans: bonnielaurel (1); Maschine Man (1); Slick (3); BleuPanda (5); GucciLittlePiggy (6); ordinary person (6); Future Critic (9)


The time change worked well
I had an excuse for being late

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7. Julia Holter | Feel You
(416.93 points | 17 votes)
Critics' List: 17
Biggest Fans: DaveC (1); Charlie Driggs (2); sonofsamiam (2); Jackson (3); phil (3); JWinton (8); Toni (8)


I never trust my feelings
I waited for the remedy

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6. Sufjan Stevens | Should Have Known Better
(416.95 points | 18 votes)
Critics' List: 10
Biggest Fans: Andre (2); antonius (3); Nassim (3); phil (4); schaefer.tk (5); BleuPanda (7); Craig (7)
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Nick » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:37 am

whuntva wrote:Would "Loud Places" over "Good Times" be considered an upset?


Well in my universe I'd say that both "Loud Places" and "Good Times" over "Gosh" is the true upset here.

But as this isn't my universe, then yeah, it's probably an upset.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:37 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
GucciLittlePiggy wrote:Haha, I actually just blanked on one of the ten so I guess it will be a surprise for me in the end! :whistle:

I think I know the one you're missing. It's not doing much on the 2015 EOY but definitely will for 2016.

Never mind, I forgot about the Julia Holter song. "Lazarus" was release in 2015, no?
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:40 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:Never mind, I forgot about the Julia Holter song. "Lazarus" was release in 2015, no?


Yes. It was a December release, but given Blackstar being one of those borderline albums, "Lazarus" will be eligible for 2016.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:41 am

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
GucciLittlePiggy wrote:Haha, I actually just blanked on one of the ten so I guess it will be a surprise for me in the end! :whistle:

I think I know the one you're missing. It's not doing much on the 2015 EOY but definitely will for 2016.

Never mind, I forgot about the Julia Holter song. "Lazarus" was release in 2015, no?

Yeah, it was Julia Holter that I forgot. D'oh!
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:44 am

I totally forgot to vote for "Blackstar". I doubt my vote (which would have been between 30-40) would have bumped it up a spot, though.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:01 am

WE have now entered the Top 5!


Pay close attention to the scores here. They tell an interesting story.



Black man taking no losses
Bitch where you when I was walkin'?

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5. Kendrick Lamar | King Kunta
(470.29 points | 16 votes)
Critics' List: 2
Biggest Fans: Craig (2); Dan (2); schaefer.tk (2); BleuPanda (4); Future Critic (5); ordinary person (5); Bruno (6); GucciLittlePiggy (8); notbrianeno (8); JWinton (9); Nick (9)


["Kunta" earned a Top 5 placement despite not receiving a single #1 vote.]


Put me on a pedestal and I'll only disappoint you

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4. Courtney Barnett | Pedestrian at Best
(551.19 points | 21 votes)
Critics' List: 4
Biggest Fans: acroamor (1); Andre (1); BleuPanda (1); whuntva (1); Nick (2); Maschine Man (6); Bruno (7); schaefer.tk (8); Charlie Driggs (9); Jackson (10)

[My overall #1 falls short yet again. This was the most interesting, fun, and infinitely quotable song all year. It was another moment where I know first listen which song wins it for me.]


I go back alone

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3. Grimes | REALiTi
(599.83 points | 22 votes)
Critics' List: 13
Biggest Fans: Gillingham (1); Nassim (2); notbrianeno (2); BleuPanda (3); JamieW (3); Nick (4); Bruno (5); JWinton (5); whuntva (6); bonnielaurel (7)

[It was a good year for Grimes, largely fueled by this song. It broke records on the AMF charts that have yet to be surpassed. Back in July, "REALiTi" was the only 2015 on the all-time list. The critics didn't like it as much as we did, but it was still well-liked. Now, Grimes has the highest EOY songs poll placement for a woman--unless she already held that distinction with "Oblivion". I think she did. Well done, Grimes! Enjoy this placement, you earned it. and by the way, most of the votes did specify they were for the demo version, not the album version. Sonofsamiam did not split the votes between the two.]

For the Top 2, pay close attention to those scores. You probably know what the two songs are, but can you guess who won? And by what spread?
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:04 am

And it's down to the wire. Neck and neck. The go for the final line. The home stretch.


Kendrick and Tame Impala leading this whole way make one final lunge.


Kendrick Lamar. No, Tame Impala. No, Kendrick. No, Impala. They're at the line....Photo finish!!!!
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby whuntva » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:16 am

I'm the biggest hypocrite of 2015!

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2. Kendrick Lamar | The Blacker the Berry
(703.17 points | 25 votes)
Critics' List: 12
Biggest Fans: Jackson (1); schaefer.tk (1); sonofsamiam (1); TimmyWing (1); BleuPanda (2); Henrik (2); Gillingham (4); PlasticRam (6); amnt1883 (7); Chambord (7); Nick (7); Bruno (8); ordinary person (8); JamieW (10)


[Talk about Critical Dissonance. AMers loved it, critics said it was just aight. A monumental victory for Kendrick at his most provocative and experimental. no matter what else he does, there will never be another "Blacker the Berry".]

Which Leaves as our #1...


Something's trying to get out
And it's never been closer

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1. Tame Impala | Let it Happen
(746.73 points | 25 votes)
Critics' List: 3
Biggest Fans: Chambord (1); Charlie Driggs (1); Craig (1); Dan (1); Nick (1); phil (1); ordinary person (2); Maschine Man (3); Bruno (4); whuntva (5); PlasticRam (7); Brad (10); notbrianeno (10)


[I don't know what's more exciting. The fact that we gave it to the Aussies for once. The fact that even in a year as diverse as this, the guitar group still wins out. Or just how close it feels. I dunno what 43 points translates into, but I do know it was closer than our songs poll. Despite getting the most overall #1 votes, Kendrick was still able to make it interesting. This wasn't my first choice, but I am glad it won!]


Whew! And that's a wrap. Tame Impala now enters the AM pantheon and we finish a nail-biter of a songs poll.

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby GucciLittlePiggy » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:21 am

Awesome show whuntva and sonofsamiam! Can't wait for the albums results. I'm expecting big things for Tetsuo & Youth.
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Henrik » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:37 am

Awesome presentation, whuntva and sonofsamian! This list is the best collaborative EOY list I've seen.

I'm surprised "Lazarus" didn't make the list. Don't you consider it a 2015 song?

Also, how many points did Blick Bassy's "Aké" get? Both Dan and I had it quite high on our lists. Thanks Dan for making me aware of this wonderful song!
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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby bonnielaurel » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:39 am

Only two songs in the top 10 were in my top 50:

Grimes - Flesh without Blood
Grimes - REALiTi

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Re: 2015 EOY Poll Results--Songs

Postby Nassim » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:54 am

For some reason I thought Lazarus was 2016, probably because the video was released in early January, maybe other made the same assumption. I didn't vote for Black Star but Lazarus would have made the bottom of my list.

I think I like our top 20 more than the critics one, the fact that Hotline Bling, Alright, Trap Queen, Where Are U Know and Hello are not being a real plus. I share the forum puzzlement over Hotling Bling, it's a good song but really doesn't ring "#1 of the year".
I didn't get how The Blacker The Berry wasn't the unanimous highlight from TPaB in critics list, so glad we corrected that !
I was hoping REALiTi could win but it feel quite short, nice showing though.
After seeing No Comprende in 2 other top 10s, I had high hopes for Low (pun intended), I guess #29 is pretty good for a song with only 6 votes.
Also nice to see we liked Sunday Candy and My Baby Don't Understand Me better than the critics, though it would have been even better if it wasn't at the detriment of Coffee.

I Know It's Gonna Be Good Times is the song I like the least in Jamie XX's album, and Loud Places is my favorite, so I'm happy they switched place.


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