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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:26 pm

I feel like I haven't explored the secondary works of many of my favorite artists enough. Too much time spent focusing on listening to works that are new to me, but I've been shifting focus to revisit works I've only listened to once. It's also been interesting in exploring the less discussed works (even if they have good reason to be ignored...)

I've been listening to every studio album plus every album listed on acclaimedmusic to gather the significant live albums. I've gotten through my top 4 artists already, and am now working my way through Bob Dylan's massive discography (on New Morning as I type this, having managed to survive Self Portrait).

I've updated my ratings for these works and figured I might as well share them. I'll likely give my thoughts as I go through each artist (which I probably should have done when I started).

David Bowie

David Bowie's Albums:
1. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (10/10)
2. Blackstar (9.8)
3. Low (9.7)
4. Station to Station (9.4)
5. Hunky Dory (9.2)
6. Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) (9.1)
7. Aladdin Sane (8.9)
8. "Heroes" (8.8)
9. Young Americans (8.6)
10. The Man Who Sold the World (8.4)
11. The Next Day (8.4)
12. Let's Dance (8.2)
13. Diamond Dogs (8.1)
14. Lodger (7.75)
15. Outside (7.25)
16. David Bowie/Space Oddity (7.25)
17. Earthling (6.75)
18. Reality (5.25)
19. Heathen (5)
20. Hours (5)
21. Black Tie White Noise (4.5)
22. David Bowie (1967) (4)
23. Never Let Me Down (4)
24. Tonight (3.75)
25. Pin Ups (3)

Top 50 Bowie Songs:
1. Life on Mars?
2. Heroes
3. Young Americans
4. The Man Who Sold the World
5. Lazarus
6. Space Oddity
7. Ashes to Ashes
8. Blackstar
9. Warszawa
10. Sound and Vision
11. Starman
12. Ziggy Stardust
13. Changes
14. Golden Years
15. Under Pressure
16. Moonage Daydream
17. Modern Love
18. Station to Station
19. Let's Dance
20. Suffragette City
21. Five Years
22. I Can't Give Everything Away
23. Fashion
24. Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich mix by James Murphy)
25. Rebel Rebel
26. Rock n Roll Suicide
27. Wild is the Wind
28. Teenage Wildlife
29. Tis a Pity She Was a Whore
30. TVC 15
31. Queen Bitch
32. Fame
33. Soul Love
34. Absolute Beginners
35. Aladdin Sane
36. Diamond Dogs
37. Always Crashing in the Same Car
38. A New Career in a New Town
39. Oh! You Pretty Things
40. Drive-In Saturday
41. Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
42. Kooks
43. Art Decade
44. Beauty and the Beast
45. Cygnet Committee
46. Where Are We Now?
47. The Jean Genie
48. Hang on to Yourself
49. John, I'm Only Dancing
50. Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)

LCD Soundsystem

Albums:
1. Sound of Silver (10)
2. This is Happening (9.8)
3. American Dream (9.8)
4. LCD Soundsystem (9.6)
5. The Long Goodbye (8.0)
6. 45:33 (6.5)

Top 25 LCD Soundsystem Songs:
1. All My Friends
2. Losing My Edge
3. Someone Great
4. How Do You Sleep?
5. Dance Yrself Clean
6. I Can Change
7. Tonite
8. Daft Punk is Playing At My House
9. All I Want
10. New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
11. Call the Police
12. Tribulations
13. Yeah
14. North American Scum
15. American Dream
16. Home
17. Other Voices
18. Movement
19. Get Innocuous
20. Drunk Girls
21. You Wanted a Hit
22. Oh Baby
23. Us v. Them
24. Time to Get Away
25. Black Screen

Radiohead

Albums:
1. OK Computer (10)
2. Kid A (10)
3. In Rainbows (9.7)
4. The Bends (9.6)
5. A Moon Shaped Pool (9.3)
6. Amnesiac (8.7)
7. Hail to the Thief (7.75)
8. The King of Limbs (7.25)
9. I Might Be Wrong (7)
10. Pablo Honey (5)

Top 40 Radiohead Songs:
1. Paranoid Android
2. Let Down
3. Fake Plastic Trees
4. Pyramid Song
5. Idioteque
6. Burn the Witch
7. Creep
8. How to Disappear Completely
9. My Iron Lung
10. Daydreaming
11. Everything in Its Right Place
12. Reckoner
13. Climbing Up the Walls
14. True Love Waits (A Moon Shaped Pool version)
15. No Surprises
16. Karma Police
17. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
18. 15 Step
19. The National Anthem
20. Just
21. All I Need
22. Talk Show Host
23. Life in a Glasshouse
24. Lucky
25. Motion Picture Soundtrack
26. Lotus Flower
27. There There
28. Exit Music (For a Film)
29. Bodysnatchers
30. Airbag
31. True Love Waits (2001 live version)
32. Videotape
33. High and Dry
34. Codex
35. Jigsaw Falling Into Place
36. Present Tense
37. The Bends
38. Weird Fishes/Arpeggi
39. Kid A
40. Optimistic

The Beatles

1. Revolver (10)
2. Abbey Road (9.8)
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (9.7)
4. Rubber Soul (8.9)
5. The White Album (8.9)
6. A Hard Day's Night (8.6)
7. Magical Mystery Tour (8.2)
8. Please Please Me (7.75)
9. With the Beatles (7.5)
10. Help! (7.5)
11. Let It be (7.5)
12. Live at the Hollywood Bowl (7.25)
13. Beatles for Sale (7)
14. Love (7)
15. The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (4.5)
16. Yellow Submarine (4)

Top 50 Songs:
1. A Day in the Life
2. Tomorrow Never Knows
3. Yesterday
4. Eleanor Rigby
5. Happiness is a Warm Gun
6. In My Life
7. Strawberry Fields Forever
8. Blackbird
9. For No One
10. I Want to Hold Your Hand
11. I Am the Walrus
12. Something
13. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
14. A Hard Day's Night
15. Here Comes the Sun
16. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
17. Hey Jude
18. Come Together
19. Love Me Do
20. Help!
21. Can't Buy Me Love
22. Don't Let Me Down
23. Helter Skelter
24. Let It Be
25. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End
26. Ticket to Ride
27. She Loves You
28. You Never Give Me Your Money
29. Revolution
30. Across the Universe
31. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
32. I Want You (She's So Heavy)
33. Paperback Writer
34. I Saw Her Standing There
35. Rocky Raccoon
36. Nowhere Man
37. Here, There, and Everywhere
38. Eight Days a Week
39. Rain
40. Cry Baby Cry
41. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
42. We Can Work It Out
43. Twist and Shout
44. Day Tripper
45. Get Back
46. She Said She Said
47. You Won't See Me
48. With a Little Help From My Friends
49. All You Need is Love
50. Julia



My current schedule of artists is:
5. Bob Dylan
6. The Velvet Underground
7. Bruce Springsteen
8. Nick Cave
9. The Rolling Stones
10. R.E.M.
11. The Smiths
12. Kraftwerk
13. Sufjan Stevens
14. Talking Heads
15. Bjork
16. Kendrick Lamar
17. blur
18. Kanye West
19. Pixies
20. New Order
21. Stevie Wonder
22. Arcade Fire
23. Daft Punk
24. The Who
25. Prince
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Re: Currently relistening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:32 pm

Thoughts on my re-exploration of Bob Dylan so far:

His debut album is surprisingly good. For an artist who is sometimes derided for his vocals and acclaimed for his lyrical genius, this is a perfect example of his skills as a performer.

Bringing It All Back Home was much better than I remembered; it jumped from an 8.8 to a 9.4. It's a rare album where pretty much every song works for me. Though it is slightly edged out by Highway 61 Revisited, Bringing It All Back Home feels like his definitive pure folk. Went from an album I largely respected to one I truly enjoy.

I expected something worse from Self Portrait? It went on way longer than it needed and it seemed to lack his usual spirit, but I was expecting something truly atrocious.

I have no idea how to feel about Dylan's attempt at a country vocal style on Nashville Skyline (and Self Portrait); I bumped that album into my 8+ zone after the most recent relisten, but I don't know if the vocal style helped or hurt. He doesn't sound like Bob Dylan; he just sounds like some unknown singer.


(Before this project, I had listened to 23 Bob Dylan albums. I have 42 total on my list to check out)

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Postby Nassim » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:34 pm

I had started making a "rank all the LCD soundsystem tracks" list but I still have to listen to some b-sides.
By the way, do you know Big Ideas, from the "21" original soundtrack ? I think it could contend for LCD Soundsystem top 10 (even if it has more than a passing ressemblance with Radiohead's The Trickster, from My Iron Lung EP).

P.S : I can't accept a top 10 LCD Soundsystem without Great Release, even more so a top 25. :angry-nono:

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:12 pm

Nassim wrote:I had started making a "rank all the LCD soundsystem tracks" list but I still have to listen to some b-sides.
By the way, do you know Big Ideas, from the "21" original soundtrack ? I think it could contend for LCD Soundsystem top 10 (even if it has more than a passing ressemblance with Radiohead's The Trickster, from My Iron Lung EP).

P.S : I can't accept a top 10 LCD Soundsystem without Great Release, even more so a top 25. :angry-nono:



Hmm...I decided to check it out again...and I'd still probably place One Touch and Yr City's a Sucker before it...

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Postby prosecutorgodot » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:59 pm

No love for "Nude"? :(
Easy top 5 for me.

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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:28 pm

"Nude" was in the 41-50 range, but I decided to cut it to 40 since I was starting to fall into my sub-7 range with the last few (I'm sure there are more songs I'd rank above a 7 by Radiohead, but I simply haven't considered all their songs on their own. A song generally needs to either be a single or on the acclaimed music list for me to rank it, unless it's really stood out to me on its own...so many 7-7.75 level songs can easily get overlooked...)

The Basement Tapes has jumped into my 8+ range at an 8.4 (gaining 10 points), Blood on the Tracks jumped from an 8.9 to a 9.2 (gaining 8). Bob Dylan is now only 25 points short of the Beatles on my artist list, which really isn't that big at this level. If I finally come around on his big albums from Time Out of Mind on, I could see him ranking up (he'd still have a ways to go for Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem, while David Bowie is essentially untouchable until Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem release another classic album).

So these numbers make some sort of sense, here are the scores for my top 10 artists:
David Bowie: 613.8
LCD Soundsystem: 514.7
Radiohead: 490.4
The Beatles: 444.8
Bob Dylan: 419.6
The Velvet Underground: 334.2
Bruce Springsteen: 328.4
Nick Cave: 327.8
The Rolling Stones: 296.7
R.E.M.: 294.3
Elton John, artist #100, has a score of 103.9
Albums will score anywhere between 50 and 6 points for the artist (based on .2 intervals from 8.0 to 10.0), while songs do the same but at a 70% rate. The distance between The Beatles and Bob Dylan is the equivalent of a single 9.2/10 album, while even the slightest change could rearrange Velvet Underground, Bruce Springsteen, and Nick Cave.

Bob Dylan was definitely the artist I expected to benefit the most within my top 10 (along with The Rolling Stones), as I really haven't spent as much time with his work as the others. With the first four, I didn't really touch the score of any of their top albums, but I've been boosting most of Dylan's.

Unfortunately, I'm on Desire, which means I have over a decade's worth of unremarkable material coming up...

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Postby veganvalentine » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:08 pm

It's interesting BleuPanda that your favorite artists are all extraordinarily acclaimed. Have you increasingly appreciated acclaimed music over time as you've listened to so many AM albums, or as your taste always been this similar to that of the critics?

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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:47 pm

veganvalentine wrote:It's interesting BleuPanda that your favorite artists are all extraordinarily acclaimed. Have you increasingly appreciated acclaimed music over time as you've listened to so many AM albums, or as your taste always been this similar to that of the critics?


I actually only got into music around 2008 or so when Rock Band 2 came out, and I stumbled across this site soon after. So, for better or worse, most of my musical discoveries have come through here, which naturally means pretty much everything I listen to is acclaimed.

Part of why I'm doing this is I hope some of the lower bands have unacclaimed albums that are comparable to their other stuff; for example, Mogwai has a couple unranked albums I really love, I just need to commit to hearing them all.

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Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

Postby veganvalentine » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:01 am

BleuPanda wrote:
veganvalentine wrote:It's interesting BleuPanda that your favorite artists are all extraordinarily acclaimed. Have you increasingly appreciated acclaimed music over time as you've listened to so many AM albums, or as your taste always been this similar to that of the critics?


I actually only got into music around 2008 or so when Rock Band 2 came out, and I stumbled across this site soon after. So, for better or worse, most of my musical discoveries have come through here, which naturally means pretty much everything I listen to is acclaimed.

Part of why I'm doing this is I hope some of the lower bands have unacclaimed albums that are comparable to their other stuff; for example, Mogwai has a couple unranked albums I really love, I just need to commit to hearing them all.


Interesting, I'd say about a quarter of my favorites are widely acclaimed while the rest are moderately acclaimed or are somewhat obscure but have received good reviews within their genre.

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Postby BleuPanda » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:05 pm

The 80s were not a good era for Bob Dylan, though it ended on a definite high note with Oh Mercy, which went from being a low 7/10 to an 8.2. Bob Dylan is inching ever closer to overtaking The Beatles.

...and then I get to Under the Red Sky, which starts with one of the worst songs I've ever heard. Oh no.

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Postby BleuPanda » Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:00 pm

Down to the three most recent albums...not exactly excited for modern Bob Dylan doing covers.

With a few changes, Bob Dylan has officially overtaken The Beatles in my artist file; I could see them being eternally back and forth with each other.

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Postby notbrianeno » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:06 am

I'm glad I'm not the only one doing this at the moment!
Current AOTY 2018: SOPHIE | Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Current SOTY 2018: Janelle Monáe | "Pynk" (feat. Grimes)

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:20 am

Now my final rankings:

Bob Dylan reached 14 albums in my 8+ range, making him now the artist with the most 'great' albums on my list (David Bowie and Nick Cave both have 13).



Bob Dylan albums:
1. Highway 61 Revisited (9.5)
2. Bringing It All Back Home (9.4)
3. Blood on the Tracks (9.2)
4. Blonde on Blonde (9.1)
5. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (8.8)
6. Love and Theft (8.4)
7. The Basement Tapes (8.4)
8. Desire (8.4)
9. Time Out of Mind (8.4)
10. The Times They Are A-Changin' (8.3)
11. Modern Times (8.2)
12. Oh, Mercy (8.2)
13. Nashville Skyline (8.1)
14. The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert (8.0)
15. Bob Dylan (7.75)
16. John Wesley Harding (7.5)
17. Before the Flood (7.5)
18. Tempest (7.25)
19. Another Side of Bob Dylan (7)
20. The Bootleg Series Vol 7: No Direction Home (7)
21. Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 (7)
22. Street-Legal (7)
23. Slow Train Coming (6.75)
24. Shadows in the Night (6.5)
25. Empire Burlesque (6.25)
26. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (6.25)
27. Planet Waves (6)
28. New Morning (6)
29. Triplicate (6)
30. Fallen Angels (6)
31. Infidels (5.75)
32. World Gone Wrong (5.25)
33. Together Through Life (5.25)
34. Good As I Been to You (5)
35. Shot of Love (4.5)
36. Knocked Out Loaded (4)
37. Down in the Groove (4)
38. Christmas in the Heart (3.75)
39. Under the Red Sky (3.5)
40. Saved (3.5)
41. Self Portrait (3)
42. Dylan (2.75)

Top 50 Songs:
1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Subterranean Homesick Blues
3. Tangled Up in Blue
4. Hurricane
5. It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
6. Positively 4th Street
7. Ballad of a Thin Man
8. Idiot Wind
9. Desolation Row
10. Blowin' in the Wind
11. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands
12. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
13. A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
14. Blind Willie McTell
15. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again
16. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright
17. Gates of Eden
18. Visions of Johanna
19. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
20. Masters of War
21. I Want You
22. Lay Lady Lay
23. Shelter from the Storm
24. Most of the Time
25. The Times They Are A-Changin'
26. Just Like a Woman
27. Mississippi
28. Girl from the North Country
29. Man in the Long Black Coat
30. Simple Twist of Fate
31. Boots of Spanish Leather
32. What Good Am I?
33. She's Your Lover Now
34. Maggie's Farm
35. Jokerman
36. Mr. Tambourine Man
37. All Along the Watchtower
38. Tombstone Blues
39. Things Have Changed
40. Not Dark Yet
41. Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts
42. Buckets of Rain
43. Highlands
44. Tears of Rage
45. When the Ship Comes In
46. Isis
47. It Ain't Me Babe
48. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
49. Love Minus Zero/No Limit
50. Every Grain of Sand

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:29 pm

Just got through listening to Squeeze, the only new album for me in my trek through The Velvet Underground. As an infamous album, Squeeze...really isn't that bad? Like, it's nowhere near their actual albums, but there's nothing here that makes me feel its reputation is justified besides its status of carrying a name it shouldn't. It's a semi-decent pop rock album.

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:25 pm

The Velvet Underground

Albums:
1. The Velvet Underground and Nico (10)
2. The Velvet Underground (9.6)
3. White Light/White Heat (9.5)
4. Loaded (8.8)
5. V.U. (8.6)
6. 1969: Velvet Underground Live with Lou Reed (8.2)
7. Squeeze (5.5)

Top 25 songs:
1. Heroin
2. Sweet Jane
3. Venus in Furs
4. Pale Blue Eyes
5. I'm Waiting for the Man
6. Rock and Roll
7. Sunday Morning
8. Sister Ray
9. All Tomorrow's Parties
10. White Light/White Heat
11. What Goes On
12. Who Loves the Sun?
13. I Heard Her Call My Name
14. Femme Fatale
15. Foggy Notion
16. The Gift
17. The Murder Mystery
18. Lady Godiva's Operation
19. Jesus
20. After Hours
21. There She Goes Again
22. Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
23. Stephanie Says
24. Candy Says
25. Black Angel's Death Song

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Postby BleuPanda » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:18 pm

Bruce Springsteen has taken a massive leap pointwise, overtaking The Velvet Underground (but still far short of The Beatles). Three albums have been pushed into my 8+ range so far; his debut, The Ghost of Tom Joad, and The Rising. I'm just finishing up The Rising now, so I have seven albums left.

I'm not sure if I'll revisit Nick Cave; part of the reason he's so high is I actually did this with his work a couple months back. I still need to hear his single unranked album (Nocturama), but I'll probably just do that and his acclaimed songs. I'll also probably do this with Blur and Pet Shop Boys, who are in a similar boat.

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:52 pm

Finished with Bruce Springsteen. I actually added five of his albums to my 8/10+ zone, which is a lot. He's pretty much halfway between The Beatles and The Velvet Underground now. I'm not sure if I noted this before, but an 8/10 for albums is right around my 1000th album, while an 8/10 for a song is right around #2000. A 9/10 would be about 250 and 500 respectively.

Bruce Springsteen

Albums:
1. Born to Run (9.8)
2. Darkness on the Edge of Town (9.6)
3. Nebraska (9.4)
4. Born in the USA (9.3)
5. The River (8.9)
6. The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle (8.4)
7. The Rising (8.4)
8. The Promise (8.4)
9. Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. (8.1)
10. The Ghost of Tom Joad (8.0)
11. We Shall Overcome (8.0)
12. Magic (7.75)
13. Tunnel of Love (7.5)
14. Live 1975-1985 (7.25)
15. Devils and Dust (7.25)
16. Wrecking Ball (7)
17. Lucky Town (6.5)
18. Working on a Dream (6.25)
19. Human Touch (6)
20. High Hopes (5.75)

Top 50 songs:
1. Born to Run (10)
2. Atlantic City (9.8)
3. Thunder Road (9.5)
4. The River (9.4)
5. Born in the USA (9.1)
6. I'm On Fire (8.8)
7. Dancing in the Dark (8.7)
8. Candy's Room (8.5)
9. Jungleland (8.4)
10. Lost in the Flood (8.2)
11. Adam Raised a Cain (8.2)
12. State Trooper (8.2)
13. Badlands (8.2)
14. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out (8.1)
15. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (8.1)
16. Racing in the Street (8.1)
17. The Rising (8.0)
18. Spirit in the Night (7.75)
19. Backstreets
20. The Wrestler
21. Blinded By the Lights
22. My City of Ruins
23. The Ghost of Tom Joad
24. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
25. Glory Days
26. Prove It All Night
27. Hungry Heart
28. Johnny 99 (7.5)
29. My Hometown
30. The Promised Land
31. Nebraska
32. Brilliant Disguise
33. The Promise
34. No Surrender
35. Streets of Philadelphia
36. We Take Care of Our Own
37. You're Missing
38. The E Street Shuffle
39. Highway Patrolman (7.25)
40. Darkness on the Edge of Town
41. New York City Serenade
42. Working on the Highway
43. Radio Nowhere
44. Out in the Street
45. Bobby Jean
46. Tunnel of Love
47. Point Blank
48. Reason to Believe
49. Downbound Train (7)
50. Incident on 57th Street

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:43 pm

Just listened to Nick Cave's songs featured on AM and Nocturama. Nocturama is pretty much the most cookie cutter Nick Cave album that could be produced. Nothing here is bad, but nothing particularly stands out either.


Nick Cave

Albums:
1. Skeleton Tree (9.7)
2. Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus (9.2)
3. Tender Prey (9.1)
4. The Good Son (8.9)
5. Push the Sky Away (8.9)
6. The Boatman's Call (8.9)
7. Murder Ballads (8.8)
8. From Her to Eternity (8.8)
9. Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (8.7)
10. Let Love In (8.6)
11. The Firstborn is Dead (8.2)
12. Your Funeral...My Trial (8.1)
13. Kicking Against the Pricks (8.1)
14. Henry's Dream (7.75)
15. No More Shall We Part (7.5)
16. Nocturama (6.75)

Top 20 songs:
1. Into My Arms (9.5)
2. The Mercy Seat (9.5)
3. Where the Wild Roses Grow (9.0)
4. Red Right Hand (9.0)
5. Tupelo (8.9)
6. From Her to Eternity (8.8)
7. I Need You (8.4)
8. Jubilee Street (8.4)
9. There She Goes My Beautiful World (8.3)
10. Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!! (8.2)
11. The Weeping Song (8.1)
12. Distant Sky (8.1)
13. Jesus Alone (7.75)
14. Do You Love Me?
15. The Carny (7.5)
16. The Ship Song
17. In the Ghetto
18. Higgs Boson Blues
19. The Singer
20. Deanna (7.25)



This song list definitely looks small compared to the previous, but Nick Cave's strength comes from his pure consistency, both in his overall career and within each of his albums. It's hard for me to pinpoint definitive songs, as every song is an essential part of the larger work. Many aren't songs I would listen to on their own, but work magically with each other.



Next up is The Rolling Stones; I have previously listened to most of these artists going by the AM list, but it's been a while since I explored The Rolling Stones and they have actually gained a couple albums since that time (Their Satanic Majesties Request and Goats Head Soup). They have a massive body of work, but I expect them to have one of the biggest potentials to gain.

Really, simply put, if a band has a bunch of albums floating in the 7-7.75 range that I haven't given a second listen in 3+ years, there's a high chance I was being too hard on those albums back then and will get more out of them now. I was much harder when I first began listening to albums, which was a major problem caused by starting with the top of the Acclaimed Music list. Everything was being compared to works in the top 100 range. I have since gained a better sense of scale, but those albums still need to be reevaluated.

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:18 pm

Up to Black and Blue for The Rolling Stones; "Hand of Fate" really worked for me. Hmm...

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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 pm

The Rolling Stones...their most recent albums never fall into bad territory, but they were never particularly good, either. Just a lot of meh. They did end up overtaking Nick Cave but fell a few points short of Velvet Underground.


The Rolling Stones

Albums:
1. Beggars Banquet (9.5)
2. Sticky Fingers (9.4)
3. Let It Bleed (9.2)
4. Exile on Main St. (8.9)
5. Aftermath (8.6)
6. Some Girls (8.5)
7. Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out (8.2)
8. The Rolling Stones (8.1)
9. Out of Our Heads (8.0)
10. Between the Buttons (8.0)
11. No. 2 (7.75)
12. Tattoo You (7.0)
13. 12x5 (7.0)
14. December's Children (And Everybody's) (7.0)
15. Their Satanic Majesties Request (6.75)
16. It's Only Rock n Roll (6.5)
17. Blue and Lonesome (6.25)
18. Goats Head Soup (6.25)
19. Black and Blue (6.0)
20. Steel Wheels (5.5)
21-26. Emotional Rescue, Undercover, Dirty Work, Voodoo Lounge, Bridges to Babylon, A Bigger Bang (5.0)

Songs:
1. Sympathy for the Devil (9.7)
2. Gimme Shelter (9.5)
3. Wild Horses (9.3)
4. Jumpin' Jack Flash (8.9)
5. Moonlight Mile
6. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (8.8)
7. Street Fighting Man (8.7)
8. Miss You (8.6)
9. Paint It, Black
10. Tumbling Dice (8.5)
11. You Can't Always Get What You Want
12. Rocks Off (8.4)
13. Happy (8.3)
14. Ruby Tuesday (8.2)
15. Brown Sugar
16. Get Off of My Cloud (8.1)
17. Under My Thumb
18. Honky Tonk Women
19. No Expectations
20. Can't You Hear Me Knocking (8.0)
21. 19th Nervous Breakdown
22. Salt of the Earth
23. Start Me Up (7.75)
24. Beast of Burden
25. The Last Time
26. Love in Vain
27. I'm Free
28. Hand of Fate
29. Play With Fire (7.5)
30. Midnight Rambler
31. As Tears Go By
32. It's Only Rock n Roll (But I Like It)
33. Let's Spend the Night Together
34. Jigsaw Puzzle
35. Sister Morphine
36. Time is On My Side
37. It's All Over Now
38. Sweet Virginia
39. I Am Waiting
40. Torn and Frayed
41. Coming Down Again
42. Rip This Joint (7.25)
43. Sway
44. Dead Flowers
45. Angie
46. Stray Cat Blues
47. Shine a Light
48. Country Honk
49. Let It Loose
50. Some Girls

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Postby BleuPanda » Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:22 pm

I just finished Out of Time, and R.E.M. has shot from #10 to #7. Pretty much all of their albums have had slight jumps in placement, leading to huge overall gains. Document especially benefited; I pushed it from a 9.2 to a 9.6.

R.E.M. is a thoroughly consistent band throughout the first half of their career. I feel like they don't have as many hit songs as a lot of these other bands, but pretty much every track is at least good if not great.

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Postby BleuPanda » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:30 pm

I feel like I'm noticing a trend with both The Rolling Stones and R.E.M. where they start having longer albums once they reach the weaker part of their careers. With R.E.M., none of their albums go over 50 minutes until New Adventures in Hi-Fi, and then the next few go over 50. The last three non-cover Rolling Stones albums go over an hour...

I don't know if it means anything, but the combination of losing their quality and having to sit through even more of that lower quality really hurts these albums. I feel like an album really needs a reason to justify an extended length; I never get the sense these works are going for some grand statement, so why not trim some of the weaker tracks away?

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Postby BleuPanda » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:32 pm

I tend to have a lot of 8.0s when I do this; that is the lowest point for my ranked song list, which I like to update by working from the bottom and evening out the ranks. So, if I give a new song an 8.0, it means I know I want it on my songs list, but am not fully sure how high I want it (the 8.0 slot usually fills up enough between each update that a lot move up).

R.E.M.

Albums:
1. Automatic for the People (10)
2. Document (9.6)
3. Murmur (9.0)
4. Out of Time
5. Reckoning (8.8)
6. Life's Rich Pageant
7. Green (8.6)
8. Chronic Town (8.3)
9. Fables of the Reconstruction (8.2)
10. Monster (7.5)
11. New Adventures in Hi-Fi
12. Up (7.0)
13. Reveal
14. Accelerate (6.25)
15. Around the Sun (5.5)
16. Collapse Into Now (5.0)

Top 40 Songs:
1. Nightswimming (9.6)
2. Losing My Religion
3. It's The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (9.5)
4. Radio Free Europe (9.0)
5. The One I Love (8.9)
6. Man on the Moon (8.7)
7. Orange Crush
8. Everybody Hurts (8.6)
9. So. Central Rain (8.5)
10. Drive
11. Fall on Me (8.4)
12. Gardening at Night (8.3)
13. Find the River (8.1)
14. Finest Worksong (8.0)
15. Imitation of Life
16. Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
17. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
18. Can't Get There From Here
19. Pretty Persuasion (7.75)
20. Don't Go Back to Rockville
21. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?
22. Country Feedback
23. World Leader Pretend
24. King of Birds
25. Low
26. Stand
27. Pop Song 89
28. Talk About the Passion (7.5)
29. Try Not to Breathe
30. Cuyahoga
31. Driver 8
32. Exhuming McCarthy
33. The Ascent of Man
34. Shiny Happy People
35. Near Wild Heaven
36. Ignoreland
37. Monty Got a Raw Deal
38. Pilgrimage (7.25)
39. Turn You Inside-Out
40. E-Bow the Letter

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Postby BleuPanda » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:40 pm

The Smiths didn't really have much to gain from this. I gave Strangeways a slight bump but that's about it.


The Smiths

Albums:
1. The Queen is Dead (10)
2. The Smiths (9.5)
3. Hatful of Hollow (8.9)
4. Strangeways, Here We Come (8.8)
5. Meat is Murder (8.6)

Top 25 Songs:
1. This Charming Man (10)
2. How Soon is Now? (9.8)
3. There is a Light That Never Goes Out (9.8)
4. What Difference Does It Make? (9.2)
5. Panic (8.8)
6. Bigmouth Strikes Again
7. Girlfriend in a Coma (8.7)
8. Hand in Glove (8.6)
9. The Boy With a Thorn in His Side (8.4)
10. Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before (8.2)
11. Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
12. The Queen is Dead (8.0)
13. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want (7.75)
14. Cemetry Gates
15. Ask
16. Frankly Mr. Shankly (7.5)
17. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
18. William, It Was Really Nothing
19. I Know It's Over
20. Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me
21. Pretty Girls Make Graves (7.25)
22. Reel Around the Fountain
23. Asleep
24. Still Ill
25. That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore (7.0)

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Postby BleuPanda » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:05 pm

Kraftwerk really shot up, just from me bothering to rank most of their notable songs and realizing most were in my 8+ range, with Minimum-Maximum giving that final push. They went from #12 to barely beating out The Velvet Underground to become my #8, which was quite a leap. What type of person has both Bruce Springsteen and Kraftwerk in their top 10 artists?

I feel like Kraftwerk is at a large disadvantage due to how packed their songs are; Autobahn is a 20+ minute epic, but it still gets the same point value as any other 9.4/10 song. Trans-Europe Express is followed by a cluster of songs that really make up an extended version of that track, so it wouldn't make sense to consider them as separate songs. It's not that they lack quantity as much as their quantity is in minutes and not number of tracks. But the percentage of actual songs from their three best albums in my 8+ range is astounding...if I consider the last four tracks of Trans-Europe Express as an extended version of the title track, that's all 4 songs; The Man-Machine is missing just Metropolis; Computer World has 3 of 7 with another 3 just under.

Basically, what I'm saying is Kraftwerk never wastes a moment on their best albums. Every track is exceptional.

Kraftwerk

Albums:
1. Trans-Europe Express (10)
2. The Man-Machine (9.8)
3. Computer World (9.6)
4. Autobahn (9.4)
5. Radio-Activity (8.8)
6. Minimum-Maximum (8.4)
7. Tour De Frances Soundtrack (7.75)
8. Electric Cafe (7.5)
9. Ralf und Florian (7.25)
10. Kraftwerk 2 (7.25)
11. Kraftwerk (7.0)

Top 20 Songs:
1. The Model (9.7)
2. Trans-Europe Express
3. Computer Love (9.4)
4. Autobahn
5. Europe Endless (8.8)
6. The Robots
7. Pocket Calculator (8.7)
8. Showroom Dummies (8.4)
9. The Man-Machine (8.2)
10. Radio Activity
11. Spacelab
12. Computer World (8.1)
13. Neon Lights (8.0)
14. The Hall of Mirrors (8.0)
15. Numbers (7.75)
16. It's More Fun to Compute
17. Home Computer
18. The Telephone Call
19. Tour de France (7.5)
20. Musique Non-Stop

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:16 pm

The first two Sufjan Stevens album are interesting in the sense that, even though they won't stick with me, they really paint a picture of Sufjan as an artist who never quite seems to know what he wants to do. A Sun Came feels like a predecessor to Michigan and Illinois, but each individual track feels aimless. Sufjan is a man of many talents, but where his masterpieces are works of precision, A Sun Came is chaos. I'm not sure what to make of Enjoy Your Rabbit; it might be his harshest album?

Sufjan has already surpassed The Smiths; another reason I want to do this project is I always feel like I'm avoiding putting too many 'minor' songs by my favorite artists in my 8+ range. So far, I've already added:
For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head!
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
Come On! Feel the Illinoise!

And I expect to add both They Are Night Zombies and Futile Devices once I get to them, and I'm sure there are a couple off Carrie and Lowell that will fit in.

I'm also going through The Avalanche and All Delighted People for the first time.

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:13 pm

Can someone please explain to me how All Delighted People is an EP? It's longer than most standard albums and even longer than one of Sufjan's own...

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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:27 pm

Sufjan Stevens

Albums:
1. Illinois (10)
2. Carrie & Lowell (9.9)
3. The Age of Adz (9.6)
4. Michigan (9.2)
5. Seven Swans (8.6)
6. The Avalanche (7.5)
7. Enjoy Your Rabbit (6.75)
8. All Delighted People (6.5)
9. A Sun Came

Top 30 Songs:
1. Chicago (9.8)
2. Should Have Known Better (9.2)
3. Casimir Pulaski Day (9.1)
4. Impossible Soul (9.0)
5. John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (8.9)
6. Fourth of July (8.7)
7. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades (8.6)
8. Vesuvius
9. They Are Night Zombies (8.5)
10. For the Widows in Paradise (8.4)
11. Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
12. Futile Devices (8.3)
13. I Walked (8.2)
14. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois (8.0)
15. Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head!
16. The Only Thing (7.75)
17. Jacksonville
18. Age of Adz
19. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
20. Seven Swans
21. Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid) (7.5)
22. I Want to Be Well
23. Too Much
24. Carrie & Lowell
25. The Dress Looks Nice on You
26. Death with Dignity
27. Romulus
28. Say Yes! To M!ch!gan!
29. The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders
30. Decatur, or Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:52 pm

I've gone through three acts since I last updated. I decided to shift gears into female acts for the upcoming poll. I also just updated my album list, so I'll include my top 1000 placements.

The big thing here is relistening to Deep Cuts and the sudden existence of Plunge added enough to Karin Dreijer to actually push her above Bjork on my artist list; we'll see if Bjork can regain her top spot with Utopia next month.

Talking Heads

Albums:
1. Remain in Light (9.8, #43)
2. More Songs About Buildings and Food (9.4, #177)
3. Talking Heads: 77 (#180)
4. Fear of Music (#185)
5. Stop Making Sense (8.8, #409)
6. The Name of This Band is Talking Heads (8.4, #813)
7. Speaking in Tongues (#854)
8. Little Creatures (8.2, #994)
9. Naked (7.0)
10. True Stories (6.5)

Top 20 Songs:
1. Once in a Lifetime (9.8)
2. Psycho Killer (9.4)
3. This Must be the Place (Naive Melody) (9.3)
4. Burning Down the House (8.9)
5. Road to Nowhere (8.7)
6. Life During Wartime (8.6)
7. Born Under Punches
8. Take Me to the River (8.5)
9. The Great Curve (8.3)
10. Crosseyed and Painless (8.2)
11. Girlfriend is Better (7.75)
12. Love -> Building on Fire
13. I Zimbra
14. Don't Worry About the Government
15. Houses in Motion (7.5)
16. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
17. Listening Wind
18. And She Was
19. The Book I Read
20. Heaven (7.25)

Bjork

I should probably revisit the Sugarcubes for this.

Albums:
1. Post (9.8, #40)
2. Homogenic (9.6, #93)
3. Debut (#109)
4. Vulnicura (8.7, #560)
5. Vespertine (8.6, #619)
6. Medulla (8.0)
7. Selmasongs (7.75)
8. Volta (6.75)
9. Biophilia (6.5)
10. Bjork (2.0)

Top 20 Songs:
1. Hyper-Ballad (9.7)
2. Bachelorette (9.5)
3. Joga (9.3)
4. Venus as a Boy (9.0)
5. Army of Me (8.8)
6. Human Behaviour
7. Big Time Sensuality (8.7)
8. All is Full of Love
9. It's Oh So Quiet (8.3)
10. Pagan Poetry (8.2)
11. I've Seen It All (8.1)
12. New World (8.0)
13. Stonemilker (7.75)
14. Possibly Maybe
15. Violently Happy (7.5)
16. Isobel
17. Hidden Place
18. Play Dead
19. Undo
20. Hunter (7.25)

The Knife/Fever Ray

Listening to Deep Cuts again reminds me that this band really knew what they were doing from the beginning. They definitely found a unique style with Silent Shout, but even their early work is effective without it.

Albums:
1. Silent Shout (9.9, #23)
2. Shaking the Habitual (9.8, #42)
3. Fever Ray (9.3, #203)
4. Plunge (9.0, #283)
5. Deep Cuts (8.6, would be in the top 1000 but I bumped it up from an 8.0 after making the list)
6. The Knife (7.5)

Songs:
1. Heartbeats (9.9)
2. Full of Fire (9.6)
3. Silent Shout
4. We Share Our Mother's Health (9.0)
5. When I Grow Up (8.8)
6. If I Had a Heart (8.5)
7. Raging Lung
8. Pass This On
9. IDK About You (8.4)
10. This Country (8.2)
11. Marble House
12. You Make Me Like Charity
13. One Hit
14. You Take My Breath Away (8.1)
15. What Else Is There? (8.0)
16. A Tooth for an Eye
17. Without You My Life Would Be Boring
18. Like a Pen
19. Colouring of Pigeons (7.75)
20. I'm Not Done

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Postby BleuPanda » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:33 pm

St. Vincent...nothing really moved here. Strange Mercy and St. Vincent are two of my most listened to albums, so there isn't much that I'm overlooking with her. As I've said before, her work has consistently improved over time. I feel like a few songs off MASSEDUCTION could jump a bit, but I'd need to familiarize myself with them more.

Also, here's the next few artists I'm going through with this shift in focus:
PJ Harvey
Portishead
Patti Smith
The xx (not going to include any of their albums in the women in music project, but I will vote for their songs?)
Grimes
Kate Bush
Beyonce


St. Vincent

Albums:
1. MASSEDUCTION (9.7, #61)
2. St. Vincent (9.7, #81)
3. Strange Mercy (9.5, #151)
4. Actor (8.5, #709)
5. Marry Me (7.75)
6. Love This Giant (6.5)

Top 20 Songs:
1. Digital Witness (9.5)
2. Los Ageless (9.2)
3. Cruel (8.6)
4. New York
5. Prince Johnny (8.5)
6. Birth in Reverse (8.0)
7. Surgeon
8. Cheerleader (7.75)
9. Krokodil (7.5)
10. Marrow
11. Pills
12. Chloe in the Afternoon
13. Rattlesnake
14. Strange Mercy (7.25)
15. Happy Birthday, Johnny
16. Actor out of Work
17. Dilettante
18. Sugarboy
19. Neutered Fruit
20. Now, Now

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Postby BleuPanda » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:42 pm

PJ Harvey time. Bumped two albums up from sub-8 to the low 8 range. She scooted up about 9 spots to my #33 position overall, which is enough for her to easily displace St. Vincent. I'm thinking The Hope Six Demolition Project grew on me after seeing her live this summer (I've also seen Bjork and St. Vincent live!); half of her set was from that album.

PJ Harvey

Albums:
1. To Bring You My Love (9.5, #143)
2. Let England Shake (9.4, #170)
3. Rid of Me (8.9, #329)
4. Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (8.9, #383)
5. Dry (8.8, #428)
6. The Hope Six Demolition Project (8.2)
7. White Chalk (8.0)
8. Is This Desire? (7.5)
9. Uh Huh Her (6.75)

Songs:
1. Rid of Me (9.4)
2. Down By the Water (9.3)
3. This Mess We're In (8.7)
4. The Words That Maketh Murder (8.5)
5. Sheela Na Gig (8.2)
6. The Glorious Land
7. Let England Shake (8.0)
8. To Bring You My Love
9. This is Love
10. The Wheel (7.75)
11. Dress
12. In the Dark Places
13. 50 Ft. Queenie
14. The Dancer (7.5)
15. We Float
16. C'mon Billy
17. The Community of Hope (7.25)
18. Meet Ze Monsta
19. The Devil
20. Send His Love to Me

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Postby BleuPanda » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:19 am

Portishead is just one of those bands in desperate need of more work to have any chance to really move up from where they are. Though I did add a few songs to the 8+ range.

Portishead

Albums:

1. Dummy (9.8, #38)
2. Third (9.5, #132)
3. Portishead (8.7, #568)

Songs:
1. Sour Times (9.5)
2. The Rip (9.4)
3. Glory Box (8.9)
4. Machine Gun
5. We Carry On (8.2)
6. Numb
7. Mysterons (8.1)
8. Roads (8.0)
9. Threads (7.75)
10. It Could Be Sweet

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Postby BleuPanda » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:19 am

I took a break from this to tackle the acclaimed music top 10000 songs; I always feel like my knowledge of songs lags behind albums. I've been going backward by year, as I find it easier to take everything in when I consider it from the point of reference as being from the same era, and I want to explore more recent years (before I inevitably get bored with the project and meander into the next one). I was inspired by slick's topic to share my own top 50s for each year.

Also, I've highlighted the songs that fall outside the top 100 for their year on the acclaimed music list (...time to see how generic I am).

2016

1. Solange - Cranes in the Sky
2. Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper - Ultralight Beam
3. ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me
4. Beyonce - Formation
5. Car Seat Headrest - Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales
6. Radiohead - Burn the Witch
7. Mitski - Your Best American Girl
8. The xx - On Hold
9. Blood Orange ft. Empress Of - Best to You
10. Sampha - Blood on Me
11. Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
12. Anderson .Paak feat TI - Come Down
13. Frank Ocean - Nikes
14. Bon Iver - 33 "God"
15. Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz - No Problem
16. Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker
17. A Tribe Called Quest - We the People…
18. KAYTRANADA - Lite Spots
19. Car Seat Headrest - Fill in the Blank
20. Radiohead - Daydreaming
21. Drake feat. Wizkid and Kyla - One Dance
22. Frank Ocean - Ivy
23. Solange feat. Sampha - Don't Touch My Hair
24. David Bowie - I Can't Give Everything Away
25. Danny Brown feat. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt - Really Doe
26. Nick Cave - I Need You
27. Bon Iver - 22 (Over Soon)
28. Whitney - No Woman
29. Car Seat Headrest - Vincent
30. Kanye West - Famous
31. DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels - Nobody Speak
32. Skepta - Man
33. Danny Brown - When It Rain
34. James Blake feat. Bon Iver - I Need a Forest Fire
35. A Tribe Called Quest - The Space Program
36. Kendrick Lamar - untitled 07 / 2014 - 2016 (levitate)
37. Frank Ocean - Nights
38. Beyonce - Hold Up
39. Jenny Hval - Conceptual Romance
40. Nick Cave - Jesus Alone
41. Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles
42. Nick Cave - Distant Sky
43. The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk - Starboy
44. PJ Harvey - The Wheel
45. Nicolas Jaar - No
46. The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra
47. Beyoncé feat. Kendrick Lamar - Freedom
48. Parquet Courts - Human Performance
49. Kate Tempest - Europe Is Lost
50. The Avalanches feat. Camp Lo - Because I'm Me

2015

1. Courtney Barnett - Pedestrian at Best
2. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy
3. Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
4. Grimes - Flesh Without Blood
5. David Bowie - Lazarus
6. Jamie xx - I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)
7. Sufjan Stevens - Should Have Known Better
8. David Bowie - Blackstar
9. Jamie xx - Loud Places
10. Kendrick Lamar - The Blacker the Berry
11. ANOHNI - 4 Degrees
12. Grimes - Realiti
13. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Can't Keep Checking My Phone
14. Jamie xx - Gosh
15. Tame Impala - Let It Happen
16. The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face
17. Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
18. Missy Elliot feat. Pharrell - WTF (Where They From)
19. Carly Rae Jepsen - Run Away With Me
20. Grimes - Kill v. Maim
21. Foals - What Went Down
22. Courtney Barnett - Depreston
23. Sufjan Stevens - Fourth of July
24. Chvrches - Leave a Trace
25. Kendrick Lamar - Alright
26. Vince Staples - Norf Norf
27. Skepta - Shutdown
28. Anderson .Paak feat Schoolboy Q - Am I Wrong
29. Thundercat feat. Flying Lotus and Kamasi Washington - Them Changes
30. Kurt Vile - Pretty Pimpin'
31. Vince Staples - Senorita
32. The Weeknd - The Hills
33. FKA twigs - In Time
34. Sufjan Stevens - The Only Thing
35. Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me
36. Chromatics - I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around
37. Chvrches - Clearest Blue
38. Alabama Shakes - Don't Wanna Fight
39. Julia Holter - Feel You
40. Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky
41. Sleater-Kinney - A New Wave
42. Bjork - Stonemilker
43. Chromatics - Shadow
44. Chance the Rapper feat. Saba - Angels
45. Kendrick Lamar - These Walls
46. FKA twigs - Figure 8
47. Hot Chip - Huarache Lights
48. New Order - Tutti Frutti
49. Alessia Cara - Here
50. Foals - Mountain at My Gates

2014

1. Perfume Genius - Queen
2. Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
3. St. Vincent - Digital Witness
4. Kendrick Lamar - i
5. Sharon van Etten - Your Love is Killing Me
6. Caribou - Can't Do Without You
7. Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me
8. FKA twigs - Two Weeks
9. Ought - Habit
10. Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)
11. Ibeyi - River
12. Jungle - Busy Earnin'
13. Shamir - On the Regular
14. Swans - A Little God in My Hands
15. St. Vincent - Prince Johnny
16. Todd Terje - Johnny and Mary
17. Swans - Oxygen
18. Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me
19. Tune-Yards - Water Fountain
20. Lana Del Rey - West Coast
21. Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Little Fang
22. Spoon - Do You
23. Mac DeMarco - Passing Out Pieces
24. FKA twigs - Pendulum
25. Owen Pallett - The Riverbed
26. Sun Kil Moon - Carissa
27. QT - Hey QT
28. Wild Beasts - Wanderlust
29. Taylor Swift - Shake It Off
30. Sharon van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up
31. The Fat White Family - Touch the Leather
32. Aphex Twin - minipops 67
33. Perfume Genius - Fool
34. The War on Drugs - Under the Pressure
35. Alvvays - Archie, Marry Me
36. Lykke Li - No Rest for the Wicked
37. Todd Terje - Delorean Dynamite
38. Panda Bear - Mr. Noah
39. alt-J - Hunger of the Pine
40. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
41. Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
42. Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - Rather Be
43. Caribou - Our Love
44. Run the Jewels - Blockbuster Night Part 1
45. Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again
46. Sun Kil Moon - Micheline
47. Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits
48. Royal Blood - Figure It Out
49. Ought - Today, More Than Any Other Day
50. Perfume Genius - Grid

2013

1. James Blake - Retrograde
2. The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
3. Courtney Barnett - Avant Gardener
4. The Knife - Full of Fire
5. Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt
6. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
7. Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky
8. Lorde - Royals
9. Moderat - Bad Kingdom
10. Vampire Weekend - Step
11. Majical Cloudz - Childhood's End
12. Phosphorescent - Song for Zula
13. Beyonce ft. Nicki Minaj - ***Flawless
14. Kanye West - Black Skinhead
15. Disclosure - White Noise
16. Arcade Fire - Afterlife
17. Kanye West - New Slaves
18. Jon Hopkins - Open Eye Signal
19. The Knife - Raging Lung
20. Deafheaven - Dream House
21. Vampire Weekend - Diane Young
22. Chvrches - Recover
23. Disclosure - When a Fire Starts to Burn
24. Drake - Hold On, We're Going Home
25. David Bowie feat. James Murphy - Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich mix by James Murphy)
26. Nick Cave - Jubilee Street
27. Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough
28. Beyonce - Partition
29. Todd Terje - Strandbar
30. Savages - She Will
31. Autre Ne Veut - Play By Play
32. Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know?
33. Pusha T - Numbers on the Boards
34. Foals - Late Night
35. Beyonce feat. Jay-Z - Drunk in Love
36. Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow
37. Lorde - Tennis Court
38. Sophie - Bipp
39. Savages - Shut Up
40. Daft Punk - Giorgio by Moroder
41. The Knife - A Tooth for an Eye
42. M.I.A. - Bring the Noize
43. The National - Graceless
44. The Knife - Without You My Life Would Be Boring
45. John Grant feat. Sinead O'Connor - GMF
46. Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey
47. Foxygen - San Francisco
48. Queens of the Stone Age - My God is the Sun
49. Disclosure feat. Mary J. Blige - F for You
50. Pet Shop Boys - Love Is a Bourgeois Construct

2012

1. Frank Ocean - Pyramids
2. Grimes - Oblivion
3. Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
4. Dirty Projectors - Gun Has No Trigger
5. Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe
6. Jai Paul - Jasmine
7. Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments
8. The xx - Angels
9. Hot Chip - Flutes
10. Grimes - Genesis
11. Chvrches - The Mother We Share
12. Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
13. Foals - My Number
14. Tame Impala - Elephant
15. Death Grips - Hacker
16. Death Grips - I've Seen Footage
17. First Aid Kit - Emmylou
18. Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
19. Disclosure ft. Sam Smith - Latch
20. Rhye - Open
21. Rhye - The Fall
22. Twin Shadow - Five Seconds
23. Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
24. Le1f - Wut
25. Andy Stott - Numb
26. Beach House - Myth
27. Palma Violets - Best of Friends
28. Savages - Husbands
29. M.I.A. - Bad Girls
30. Santigold - Disparate Youth
31. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
32. John Talabot - Destiny
33. Jessie Ware - Running
34. Purity Ring - Fineshrine
35. Kendrick Lamar - Backseat Freestyle
36. Perfume Genius - Hood
37. Spiritualized - Hey Jane
38. Grizzly Bear - Yet Again
39. John Talabot feat. Pional - So Will Be Now
40. Foals - Inhaler
41. alt-J - Breezeblocks
42. Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
43. Fiona Apple - Every Single Night
44. Solange - Losing You
45. El-P - The Full Retard
46. Andres - New for U
47. Bat for Lashes - Laura
48. Major Lazer - Get Free
49. TNGHT - Higher Ground
50. The Magnetic Fields - Andrew in Drag

2011

1. M83 - Midnight City
2. James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
3. Lana Del Rey - Video Games
4. Bon Iver - Holocene
5. Tune-Yards - Bizness
6. The Horrors - Still Life
7. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
8. Beyonce - Countdown
9. Azaelia Banks - 212
10. The Weeknd - House of Balloons/Glass Table Girls
11. St. Vincent - Cruel
12. Django Django - Default
13. Destroyer - Kaputt
14. Bon Iver - Perth
15. Daughter - Youth
16. Jai Paul - BTSTU
17. The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
18. EMA - California
19. Chromatics - Kill for Love
20. The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love?
21. Bon Iver - Calgary
22. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
23. Fucked Up - Queen of Hearts
24. Metronomy - The Bay
25. Beirut - Santa Fe
26. Tyler the Creator - Yonkers
27. Destroyer - Chinatown
28. Metronomy - The Look
29. Adele - Someone Like You
30. Wild Flag - Romance
31. Battles feat. Matias Aguayo - Ice Cream
32. Alabama Shakes - Hold On
33. Oneohtrix Point Never - Replica
34. PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
35. Sharon van Etten - Serpents
36. Girls - Vomit
37. St. Vincent - Surgeon
38. El Columpio Asesino - Toro
39. Frank Ocean - Novacane
40. Cut Copy - Need You Now
41. Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
42. Kanye West and Jay-Z - Niggas in Paris
43. Tune-Yards - Powa
44. Tune-Yards - Gangsta
45. Yuck - Get Away
46. Gang Gang Dance - Glass Jar
47. Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce
48. John Maus - Believer
49. Nicolas Jaar - Space Is Only Noise If You Can See
50. Tom Waits - Bad As Me

2010

1. Foals - Spanish Sahara
2. LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
3. Caribou - Odessa
4. LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change
5. Kanye West - Runaway
6. Janelle Monae - Tightrope
7. Yeasayer - O.N.E.
8. Kanye West ft. Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj - Monster
9. The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
10. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round
11. Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
12. LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
13. James Blake - Limit to Your Love
14. Crystal Castles - Not in Love
15. James Blake - CMYK
16. Robyn - Dancing On My Own
17. Darwin Deez - Radar Detector
18. Sufjan Stevens - Impossible Soul
19. Oneohtrix Point Never feat. Anohni - Returnal
20. Gorillaz feat. Bobby Womack & Mos Def - Stylo
21. Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt
22. Anais Mitchell - Why We Build the Wall
23. Cee-Lo Green - Fuck You!
24. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
25. Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius
26. Sufjan Stevens - I Walked
27. LCD Soundsystem - Home
28. Kanye West - Power
29. Big Boi feat. Cutty - Shutterbugg
30. LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls
31. These New Puritans - We Want War
32. Arcade Fire - Ready to Start
33. Janelle Monae - Cold War
34. Deerhunter - Helicopter
35. Perfume Genius - Mr. Peterson
36. The National - Conversation 16
37. Beach House - Zebra
38. Erykah Badu - Window Seat
39. Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
40. Kavinsky - Nightcall
41. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz
42. Kanye West - All of the Lights
43. Sufjan Stevens - Futile Devices
44. Delorean - Stay Close
45. Gorillaz - On Melancholy Hill
46. Vampire Weekend - Giving Up the Gun
47. LCD Soundsystem - You Wanted a Hit
48. Sleigh Bells - Tell 'Em
49. Cults - Go Outside
50. Jónsi - Go Do

2009

1. Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
2. Animal Collective - My Girls
3. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
4. The xx - Crystalised
5. The Horrors - Sea Within a Sea
6. Sleigh Bells - Crown on the Ground
7. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
8. Phoenix - 1901
9. The xx - Islands
10. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up
11. Phoenix - Lisztomania
12. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
13. Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes
14. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others
15. Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
16. The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
17. Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
18. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll
19. Dizzee Rascal - Bonkers
20. Bat for Lashes - Daniel
21. Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire
22. Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind
23. Editors - Papillon
24. The xx - VCR
25. Animal Collective - Brother Sport
26. La Roux - Bulletproof
27. La Roux - In for the Kill
28. YACHT - Psychic City (Voodoo City)
29. HEALTH - Die Slow
30. Broken Bells - The High Road
31. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
32. Camera Obscura - French Navy
33. Beach House - Norway
34. Destroyer - Bay of Pigs
35. Neon Indian - Deadbeat Summer
36. The Antlers - Bear
37. Gossip - Heavy Cross
38. The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa
39. Sade - Soldier of Love
40. Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce - Telephone
41. Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
42. Hot Chip - One Life Stand
43. St. Vincent - Actor Out of Work
44. Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
45. Atlas Sound feat. Noah Lennox - Walkabout
46. Vampire Weekend - Horchata
47. The Big Pink - Dominos
48. Dirty Projectors - Useful Chamber
49. Passion Pit - The Reeling
50. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne - Knotty Pine

2008

1. Hercules and Love Affair - Blind
2. Elbow - One Day Like This
3. Frida Hyvonen - Dirty Dancing
4. Portishead - The Rip
5. Estelle ft. Kanye West - American Boy
6. Santigold - L.E.S. Artistes
7. Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor
8. Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
9. Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
10. Elbow - Grounds for Divorce
11. Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
12. Air France - Collapsing at Your Doorstep
13. M83 - Kim & Jessie
14. Portishead - Machine Gun
15. Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
16. Portishead - We Carry On
17. Cut Copy - Out There on the Ice
18. Amadou & Mariam - Sabali
19. Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened
20. The Ting Tings - Great DJ
21. The Walkmen - In the New Year
22. Matias Aguayo - Minimal
23. Spiritualized - Soul on Fire
24. Florence + The Machine - Dog Days are Over
25. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
26. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
27. Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
28. Lady Gaga - Paparazzi
29. TV on the Radio - Golden Age
30. Benga and Coki - Night
31. Metronomy - Heartbreaker
32. Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
33. Passion Pit - Sleepyhead
34. Florence + The Machine - You've Got the Love
35. Deerhunter - Agoraphobia
36. Chairlift - Bruises
37. Adele - Chasing Pavements
38. Gang Gang Dance - House Jam
39. Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Possess Your Heart
40. Duffy - Mercy
41. Lily Allen - The Fear
42. Animal Collective - Water Curses
43. TV on the Radio - DLZ
44. TV on the Radio - Dancing Choose
45. Weezer - Pork and Beans
46. Max Tundra - Which Song
47. Wiley - Wearing My Rolex
48. The Juan MacLean - Happy House
49. Cut Copy - Lights & Music
50. Hercules and Love Affair - Hercules Theme

2007

1. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
2. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
3. M.I.A. - Paper Planes
4. Burial - Archangel
5. Bon Iver - Skinny Love
6. Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
7. MGMT - Time to Pretend
8. Animal Collective - Fireworks
9. Battles - Atlas
10. MGMT - Kids
11. LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
12. Animal Collective - Peacebone
13. Cut Copy - Hearts on Fire
14. Of Montreal - The Past is a Grotesque Animal
15. Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
16. Editors - Smokers Outside the Hospital Door
17. Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
18. Radiohead - Reckoner
19. Bon Iver - Flume
20. Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position
21. Rihanna ft. Jay-Z - Umbrella
22. Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse
23. Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
24. M.I.A. - Boyz
25. Feist - 1234
26. Crystal Castles - Crimewave
27. The National - Fake Empire
28. Radiohead - 15 Step
29. Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing!
30. MGMT - Electric Feel
31. Klaxons - Golden Skans
32. Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
33. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
34. Blonde Redhead - 23
35. Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma
36. Radiohead - All I Need
37. Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
38. The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
39. Beirut - Elephant Gun
40. Okkervil River - Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe
41. Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
42. M.I.A. - Jimmy
43. LCD Soundsystem - Get Innocuous
44. Liars - Plaster Casts of Everything
45. The National - Mistaken for Strangers
46. Yeasayer - 2080
47. Robyn with Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat
48. Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
49. Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
50. Kashiwa Daisuke - Stella

2006

1. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
2. The Knife - Silent Shout
3. Hot Chip - Over and Over
4. Amy Winehouse - Rehab
5. Justice vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends
6. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
7. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health
8. Beirut - Postcards From Italy
9. Junior Boys - In the Morning
10. Gossip - Standing in the Way of Control
11. Arcade Fire - Intervention
12. Panda Bear - Bro's
13. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
14. Hot Chip - And I Was a Boy From School
15. The Horrors - Sheena is a Parasite
16. Arctic Monkeys - When the Sun Goes Down
17. Peter Bjorn and John - Young Folks
18. Nelly Furtado - Promiscuous
19. The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
20. M.I.A. - Bird Flu
21. Joanna Newsom - Emily
22. Nelly Furtado - Maneater
23. The Killers - When You Were Young
24. Klaxons - Atlantis to Interzone
25. Lily Allen - Smile
26. Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
27. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
28. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
29. Cat Power - The Greatest
30. Muse - Knights of Cydonia
31. Muse - Supermassive Black Hole
32. The Hold Steady - Chill Out Tent
33. Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
34. Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
35. Justin Timberlake - SexyBack
36. Lily Allen - LDN
37. T.I. - What You Know
38. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Gold Lion
39. Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up to Dry
40. The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
41. Justin Timberlake - My Love
42. Crystal Castles - Alice Practice
43. The Swell Season - Falling Slowly
44. Grizzly Bear - Knife
45. Muse - Starlight
46. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
47. Bob Dylan - Ain't Talkin'
48. Regina Spektor - Fidelity
49. Band of Horses - The Funeral
50. The Knife - One Hit
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Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

Postby prosecutorgodot » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:54 am

I looked through your bolded songs, and in the 2010s I am glad to see "Raging Lung" and "Surgeon."

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Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

Postby BleuPanda » Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:05 am

With the way the EOY 2017 song list is going so far, it looks like I'm about ready to have a whole lot of bolds...

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Re: Currently (re)listening to the full discographies of my favorite artists

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:18 am

2005

A few albums I really wish critics would dive deeper into here; Illinois and Z are highly acclaimed as albums, but a lot of their tracks are magnificent on their own as well. Demon Days also has a lot of underdiscussed tracks (there are two more unacclaimed songs from there in my top 100 for the year), and The Opposite of Hallelujah is the highlight of what I feel to be one of the most underrated albums of the 2000s (though Night Falls Over Kortedala is from 2007). Then there's Syd Matters, which I probably only love this much due to its association with my favorite video game (see also: Spanish Sahara topping my 2010 songs list).

1. Sufjan Stevens - Chicago
2. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
3. Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
4. CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above
5. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
6. Antony and the Johnsons - Hope There's Someone
7. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing At My House
8. Sufjan Stevens - John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
9. Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
10. The National - Mr. November
11. Sufjan Stevens - The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades
12. Gorillaz - DARE
13. Kanye West - Gold Digger
14. Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco
15. Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.
16. Justice - Waters of Nazareth
17. Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
18. LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
19. The Decemberists - The Engine Driver
20. Royksopp feat. Karin Dreijer (Fever Ray) - What Else Is There?
21. The Chemical Brothers - Galvanize
22. Syd Matters - To All of You
23. Animal Collective - Grass
24. M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun
25. Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Feel the Illinoise!
26. Syd Matters - Obstacles
27. Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
28. Robyn - Be Mine
29. Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything
30. Lindstrom - I Feel Space
31. The Game feat. 50 Cent - Hate It or Love It
32. Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
33. Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
34. Sufjan Stevens - They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!
35. Missy Elliot - Lose Control
36. My Morning Jacket - Wordless Chorus
37. Vitalic - My Friend Dario
38. Jens Lekman - The Opposite of Hallelujah
39. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - The Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth
40. Madonna - Hung Up
41. Amerie - 1 Thing
42. Death Cab for Cutie - I Will Follow You Into the Dark
43. System of a Down - B.Y.O.B.
44. The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
45. The White Stripes - My Doorbell
46. Gorillaz - Dirty Harry
47. Sleater-Kinney - Entertain
48. Foo Fighters - Best of You
49. My Morning Jacket - Off the Record
50. Sufjan Stevens - Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois

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Re: BleuPanda's current listening topic

Postby BleuPanda » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:02 pm

2004


I'm generally on the same page as the critics here (including an exact top 3), with a few songs by my favorite artists thrown in (and a Go! Team song...a few more are scattered about in the 51-100 range).


1. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
2. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
3. Arcade Fire - Wake Up
4. Modest Mouse - Float On
5. The Walkmen - The Rat
6. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1
7. The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
8. M.I.A. - Galang
9. Kanye West - Jesus Walks
10. The Streets - Dry Your Eyes
11. Morrissey - First of the Gang to Die
12. LCD Soundsystem - Yeah
13. Franz Ferdinand - Matinee
14. Joanna Newsom - Peach, Plum, Pear
15. Bright Eyes - Lua
16. Animal Collective - Leaf House
17. Alter Ego - Rocker
18. Bloc Party - Banquet
19. Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends
20. Annie - Heartbeat
21. Soulwax - NY Excuse
22. Interpol - Evil
23. Interpol - Slow Hands
24. The Streets - Fit But You Know It
25. Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink
26. The Streets - Blinded by the Lights
27. Phoenix - Everything is Everything
28. Franz Ferdinand - Michael
29. Scissor Sisters - Take Your Mama
30. Kasabian - Club Foot
31. Danger Mouse - 99 Problems
32. LCD Soundsystem - Movement
33. Mylo - Drop the Pressure
34. Green Day - American Idiot
35. Morrissey - Irish Blood English Heart
36. The Von Bondies - C'mon C'mon
37. Nick Cave - There She Goes My Beautiful World
38. Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
39. The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
40. The Futureheads - Hounds of Love
41. Green Day - Jesus of Suburbia
42. The Go! Team - Ladyflash
43. Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
44. Annie - Chewing Gum
45. Kanye West - We Don't Care
46. Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
47. The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk
48. Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends
49. Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #2
50. The Go! Team - Bottle Rocket

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Postby BleuPanda » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:11 pm

2003

2003 is one of the most misleading years in music; five songs here are either in my top 100 or have been in and out, and the next few are also strong. But there's a rather large drop quickly; a King of Leons song being in my top 20 for any year is not a good sign...

For my sub-100 songs, you get a reminder that I adore Sufjan Stevens, and My Morning Jacket also tend to get ignored by critics on the song side, as does Rufus Wainwright. "Hysteria" has always been one of Muse's standout songs for me and I'm surprised it's not higher on the acclaimed music list. The Books song recently popped up in Overlooked Songs and instantly clicked with me, and The Russian Futurists song somehow fell from being in the top 6000 all the way to the bubbling section; I always wonder how a song can fall that far in a single update...

And finally, I remembered the existence of Shiina Ringo right as I was posting this, and the year looks a tiny bit stronger.


1. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
2. OutKast - Hey Ya
3. Jay-Z - 99 Problems
4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
5. Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
6. Beyonce ft. Jay-Z - Crazy in Love
7. TV on the Radio - Staring at the Sun
8. !!! - Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard
9. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights
10. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv You
11. Sufjan Stevens - For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
12. Blur - Out of Time
13. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine
14. Shiina Ringo - Soretsu
15. Jens Lekman - Maple Leaves
16. The Knife - Pass This On
17. Ricardo Villalobos - Easy Lee
18. Kings of Leon - Molly's Chambers
19. The Killers - Mr. Brightside
20. Madvillain - America's Most Blunted
21. Radiohead - There There
22. Kanye West - Through the Wire
23. Missy Elliot - Pass That Dutch
24. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control
25. Electric Six - Gay Bar
26. Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb
27. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom
28. The Libertines - Don't Look Back into the Sun
29. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date with the Night
30. Jose Gonzales - Heartbeats
31. Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
32. The White Stripes - The Hardest Button to Button
33. The Strokes - Reptilia
34. Franz Ferdinand - Darts of Pleasure
35. Kelis - Milkshake
36. Rufus Wainwright - Oh What a World
37. Muse - Time Is Running Out
38. Britney Spears - Toxic
39. The Books - Take Time
40. R. Kelly - Ignition (Remix)
41. My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday
42. Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
43. The Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready to Crumble
44. Muse - Hysteria
45. Matthew Dear - Dog Days
46. Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
47. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
48. The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
49. Sufjan Stevens - Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
50. Ricardo Villalobos - Dexter

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Re: BleuPanda's current listening topic

Postby BleuPanda » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:47 pm

2002

6 Wilco songs in my top 50, and War on War is at #52...Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was a really good album.

Lot of getting this year; The Way We Get By, Get By, Get Busy, Get Low...

Not many sub-100 songs this year. Threw in an extra Wilco song for good measure, Solomon Burke's late era masterpiece, something by Sigur Ros because post-rock simply cannot keep up with critics in regards to individual songs, and another from The Notwist, which is probably a sign I should check that album out again as it appears to be clicking hard if these tracks are anything to go by.


1. LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge
2. The Knife - Heartbeats
3. The Rapture - House of Jealous Lovers
4. The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
5. Wilco - Jesus, Etc.
6. Johnny Cash - Hurt
7. Junior Senior - Move Your Feet
8. Eminem - Lose Yourself
9. Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows
10. The Streets - Weak Become Heroes
11. Coldplay - The Scientist
12. The Roots - The Seed 2.0
13. Missy Elliot - Work It
14. The Coral - Dreaming of You
15. Interpol - Obstacle 1
16. Wilco - Poor Places
17. The Libertines - What a Waster
18. Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
19. Spoon - The Way We Get By
20. Interpol - PDA
21. Eminem - Without Me
22. Clipse - Grindin
23. Coldplay - Clocks
24. Coldplay - In My Place
25. The Libertines - Time for Heroes
26. The Vines - Get Free
27. The Streets - It's Too Late
28. The Streets - Let's Push Things Forward
29. McLusky - To Hell with Good Intentions
30. Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage
31. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
32. Sean Paul - Get Busy
33. Wilco - Heavy Metal Drummer
34. Interpol - NYC
35. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Pt. 1)
36. The Mountain Goats - No Children
37. Queens of the Stone Age - Go With the Flow
38. The Notwist - Pick Up the Phone
39. Wilco - I'm the Man Who Loves You
40. Jurgen Paape - So weit wie noch nie
41. Beck - Lost Cause
42. Doves - There Goes the Fear
43. Talib Kweli - Get By
44. Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up on Me
45. Wilco - Ashes of American Flags
46. Golden Boy feat. Miss Kittin - Rippin Kittin
47. Justin Timberlake - Cry Me a River
48. Damien Rice - Cannonball
49. Sigur Rós - (Untitled 1)
50. The Notwist - One with the Freaks


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