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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:18 am

334. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough
Year: 1980
Album: Les visiteurs du soir
Biggest Fan: Romain (#527)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Akhenaten » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:58 pm

320. The Crickets – You’ve Got Love - 6
321. Prince – U Know - 1.5
322. Eagles – Best of My Love - 3.5
323. Jimmy Eat World – You with Me - 5.5
324. The Rolling Stones – Love in Vain - 6
325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling - 8 (when I hear this, it's always far better than I think it'll be!)
326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me - 7.5
326. The Kidds – Down In Mexico - 5
327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines - 5.5
328. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo - 2.5
329. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane - 8.5
330. Four Tet - smile around the face - 7
331. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most - 5
332. Beth Orton – Best Bit - 10
333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough - 8 (Thanks Romain for this one, love it!)

Rob, there seems to be two no.326's.
Who put the bomp in the bomp ba bomp ba bomp?

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:08 pm

Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough: 6
The title is apt: it indeed seems like someone gave a real disco track a rough production. That does make it stand out a bit.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:10 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:08 pm
Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough: 6
2

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Brad » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:21 am

326. The Kidds – Down In Mexico: 6
327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines: 4
328. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo: 6
329. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane: 8.75 (#1840 on my all-time list)
330. Four Tet - smile around the face: 6.5
331. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most: 4.5
332. Beth Orton – Best Bit: 7.25
333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough: 7

Thanks!

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:34 am

335. U2 – The Refugee
Year: 1983
Album: War
Biggest Fan: Listyguy (#852)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Romain » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:59 pm

325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling That's when I realize that the Beatles have something extra... even on a genre that usually bothers me, they manage to make it something really unique. 8/10
326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me Average 5/10
326. The Kidds – Down In Mexico As usual 3.5/10
327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines Ooooooooh, that's great! Musically, it's extraordinary, and vocally superb. J'ai kiffé ma race ! Thanks acroamor. 10/10
328. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo It's aged terribly. 4/10
329. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane Another classic that appears... of course it's good. 7.5/10
330. Four Tet – Smile around the face This little "modified fairground sound" does it all. That's really nice! A beautiful discovery. 8/10
331. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most Not bad, but not my thing 5.5/10
332. Beth Orton – Best Bit Tutulututululululuuu and cello! Good song. 7/10
333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough I love synthpop we don't see enough of them here often enough:-) 9/10
334. U2 – The Refugee how did they get from that to "big stadium band"? It's really good. 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Romain » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:02 pm

Akhenaten wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:58 pm
333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough - 8 (Thanks Romain for this one, love it!)
If you do that, I have to thank you for Madness – The Liberty of Norton Folgate  :mrgreen:

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:24 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:34 am
334. U2 – The Refugee
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:56 pm

U2 – The Refugee: 7

Though their debut album is a classic, to me U2 started to get interesting on War, when they broke more free from the post-punk that was all around and developed their own style. Sadly, the hardly ever made anything as strong since (I only like Achtung Baby more). The Refugee, although not as strong as classics like Sunday Bloody Sunday and New Years Day, showcases that at this time U2 new how to make topical songs sound immediate and important, while being at the same time earnest and real.
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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:08 pm

Rob wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:56 pm
U2 – The Refugee

Though their debut album is a classic, to me U2 started to get interesting on War, when they broke more free from the post-punk that was all around and developed their own style. Sadly, the hardly ever made anything as strong since (I only like Achtung Baby more). The Refugee, although not as strong as classics like Sunday Bloody Sunday and New Years Day, showcases that at this time U2 new how to make topical songs sound immediate and important, while being at the same time earnest and real.
I don't see any rating from you.

The only U2 record I actually like a lot is "I Will Follow." A couple of others are pretty good, like "New Yaer's Day" and "Pride (In The Name of Love)." The other WAR singles were pretty good also. After that I did not like them at all any more.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by DaveC » Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:11 pm

325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling: 4
326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me: 6
326. The Kidds – Down In Mexico: 5
327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines: 5
328. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo: 5
329. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane: 7.5
330. Four Tet – Smile around the face: 6
331. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most: 7
332. Beth Orton – Best Bit: 7.5
333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough: 6
334. U2 – The Refugee: 7

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:58 am

Hymie wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:08 pm
Rob wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:56 pm
U2 – The Refugee

Though their debut album is a classic, to me U2 started to get interesting on War, when they broke more free from the post-punk that was all around and developed their own style. Sadly, the hardly ever made anything as strong since (I only like Achtung Baby more). The Refugee, although not as strong as classics like Sunday Bloody Sunday and New Years Day, showcases that at this time U2 new how to make topical songs sound immediate and important, while being at the same time earnest and real.
I don't see any rating from you.
Woops, it's a 7. I added it to my original post.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:00 am

The Heavy had the former #1 song in this game. Can they repeat the success?

336. The Heavy – Short Change Hero
Year: 2009
Album: The House That Dirt Build
Biggest Fan: SafetyCat (unranked)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:56 am

333. Mathématiques Modernes - Disco Rough: 6/10
334. U2 - The Refugee: 7/10
335. The Heavy - Short Change Hero: 7/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Wezzo » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:54 am

333. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough - 5
334. U2 – The Refugee - 5
335. The Heavy - Short Change Hero - 5.5

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:15 pm

Akhenaten wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:58 pm


Rob, there seems to be two no.326's.
Overlooked this earlier. I've fixed this. Thanks!

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:25 pm

Brad wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:08 am
Thanks!
Are you aware that you never voted for the last five of November?
Safetycat wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:05 am
325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling: 4
326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me: 7
327. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines: 8
328. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo: 3
329. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane: 6
Your vote for Down in Mexico by The Kidds is missing here, perhaps thanks to my wrong numbering.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Brad » Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:46 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Are you aware that you never voted for the last five of November?
Apparently I forgot to hit Submit. Thanks for the heads-up!

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Live in Phoenix » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:14 pm

U2 – The Refugee

7

War is one of my favorite albums, but this song ends up kind of lost in the shuffle.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:19 pm

The Heavy – Short Change Hero: 8

Another hit for The Heavy if you ask me. Love the Morricone-like vibe of the music and the lyrics fit that style well.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Safetycat » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:24 pm

327. The Kidds – Down In Mexico - 6
Just fine.
332. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most - 3
Some stuff I liked, some I didn't. Very much not a fan whatever happens to the singer's voice after the 2 minute mark.
333. Beth Orton – Best Bit - 8
A joy to listen to - a good pace and a great voice.
334. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough - 5
335. U2 – The Refugee - 8
Really great. Lots of influences showing up here - the "Her papa go to war..." bit in particular reminds me a lot of My Sharona.
336. The Heavy – Short Change Hero - 10
This song just has so much atmosphere and character. Best enjoyed in a lonely place, like a long drive, to really bring out that wild west feeling. One of my favourites.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:01 am

The second Raul Seixas song already:

337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante
Year: 1973
Album: Krig-ha, Bandolo!
Biggest Fan: Panam (#853)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante: 6
Fine song. Don't have much to say about it though.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Rob wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:01 am
337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante
3

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:41 am

Hymie wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Rob wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:01 am
337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante
3
You noticed you never voted for Short Change Hero?

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:42 am

Today’s song isn’t quite optimally timed, but it could be much worse. Are you all in the mood for Christmas?

338. The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Year: 1964
Album: The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album
Biggest Fan: Live in Phoenix (#616)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:45 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:42 am
338. The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
4

There's couple of songs on that album that would get real high marks, but not this one.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:46 pm

Rob wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:19 pm
The Heavy – Short Change Hero
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Rob wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:41 am
Hymie wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:52 pm
Rob wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:01 am
337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante
3
You noticed you never voted for Short Change Hero?
Thanks, got it now.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:28 am

The next song ranks on AM at #4094:

339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age
Year: 2008
Album: Dear Science
Biggest Fan: andy1010 (#773)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by andyd1010 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:28 am
The next song ranks on AM at #4094:

339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age
Year: 2008
Album: Dear Science
Biggest Fan: andy1010 (#773)

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Hey, my first since February!

TV on the Radio – Golden Age: 9
Jackie Wilson – Doggin’ Around: 7.5

...

Avenged Sevenfold - Fiction: 9.5
Nick Drake – Saturday Sun: 9.5
Middle Kids - Edge of Town: 9.5
KT Tunstall – Suddenly I See: 9
Blink-182 - Stay Together for the Kids: 9
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream: 8.5
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know: 8.5
Ray Charles - (The Night Time) Is the Right Time: 8.5
Prince - Free: 8.5
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue: 8
Big Thief – Shark Smile: 8
Aloe Blacc – I Need a Dollar: 8
The Heavy – How You Like Me Now: 8
Elvis Costello – Hand in Hand: 8
Belle and Sebastian – I Want the World to Stop: 7.5
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty: 7.5
Radiohead - The Numbers: 7.5
Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back: 7.5
The Libertines – Up the Bracket: 7.5
The Coral – In the Morning: 7.5
The Rolling Stones - Love in Vain: 7.5
Beyoncé – Pray You Catch Me: 7.5
The Band – King Harvest (Has Surely Come): 7
The National - Ada: 7
The Mills Brothers - Paper Doll: 7
Sarah McLachlan - Adia: 7
The Beatles - I've Got a Feeling: 7
Blurry - Puddle of Mudd: 7
Rush - YYZ: 7
The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor: 7
Rickie Lee Jones - Chuck E.'s in Love: 6.5
Bob Dylan – To Ramona: 6.5
Orelsan – Suicide social: 6.5
Gillian Welch – Elvis Presley Blues: 6.5
Eminem - Drug Ballad: 6.5
Belle and Sebastian – The Act of the Apostle (I): 6.5
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words: 6.5
Sturgill Simpson - Keep it Between the Lines: 6.5
Elliott Smith – Christian Brothers: 6
Green Day – In the End: 6
The Notorious B.I.G. – Suicidal Thoughts: 6
Minnie Riperton - Inside My Love: 6
Adele – Hometown Glory: 6
Otis Redding – Rock Me Baby: 6
Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra: 5.5
Muddy Waters - Good News: 5.5
JJ Cale - Magnolia: 5.5
Fiona Apple - Limp: 5
David Axelrod - Holy Thursday: 5
John Lennon - Nobody Told Me: 5
Traffic – The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys: 4.5
Fleet Foxes - Kept Woman: 4.5
Eagles - Best of My Love: 4.5
Simple Plan – Welcome to My Life: 4.5
The Jam – English Rose: 4.5
Tom Waits – Johnsburg, Illinois: 4.5
Elton John - Your Sister Can't Twist (But She Can Rock & Roll): 4
The Spaniels - Baby It's You: 4
AC/DC – Who Made Who: 4
Daniel Ceasar, featuring Kali Uchis – Get You: 4
Slick Rick – Hey Young World: 4
"Weird Al" Yankovic - Hardware Store: 3.5
Los Saicos - Demolición: 3.5
R.E.M. – Little America: 3.5
Janet Jackson - If: 3.5
Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This: 3
Queen - Good Company: 3
The Stooges - Fun House: 3
Fergie, featuring Ludacris - Glamorous: 3
Aphex Twin - On: 2

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:03 pm

The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas: 5
I admit that songs like these work in context, but there are Christmas songs that are better. On it's own merits it is pretty, yet dull.

TV on the Radio – Golden Age: 8
A superb blast of rumbling energy. Kind of odd that it didn't get more votes, come to think of it.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:51 pm

Rob wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:28 am
339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age
4

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:28 am

340. Haddaway – Fly Away
Year: 1995
Album: The Drive
Biggest Fan: Kaue (#384)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:58 pm

337. Raul Seixas - Metamorfose Ambulante: 6/10
338. The Beach Boys - I'll Be Home for Christmas: 5/10
339. TV on the Radio - Golden Age: 7/10
340. Haddaway - Fly Away: 4/10

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by StevieFan13 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:05 pm

The OTHER Haddaway song. I’ll give it a 4.
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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:19 pm

StevieFan13 wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:05 pm
The OTHER Haddaway song. I’ll give it a 4.
3 for me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Wezzo » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:06 pm

337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante - 7
338. The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas - 5.5
339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age - 6.5
340. Haddaway – Fly Away - 6

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:24 pm

Haddaway – Fly Away: 6
Solid 90's dance track, but things like this rarely transport me.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by DaveC » Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:34 pm

336. The Heavy – Short Change Hero: 6.5
337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante: 5
338. The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas: 2
339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age: 8.5
340. Haddaway – Fly Away: 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Honorio » Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:17 pm


1. The Heavy | Short Change Hero | 8
2. The Beach Boys | I'll Be Home for Christmas | 7
3. Raul Seixas | Metamorfose Ambulante | 7
4. U2 The Refugee | 6
5. TV on the Radio | Golden Age | 6
6. Mathématiques Modernes | Disco Rough | 5
7. Haddaway | Fly Away | 3

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Safetycat » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:30 am

337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante - 7
Surprised I ended up enjoying this one a lot
338. The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas - 4
I have a hard time enjoying Christmas songs that don't have nostalgia attached, and this one also puts me off with how slow it is. I can acknowledge it's good though, just not for me.
339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age - 8
I need to dig deeper into TOTR, the stuff I've heard through the forum has been consistently good.
340. Haddaway – Fly Away - 3

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Zombeels » Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:24 am

325. The Beatles – I’ve Got a Feeling 9
326. John Lennon – Nobody Told Me 8
327. The Kidds – Down In Mexico 3
328. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines 3
329. Ghost Town DJ’s – My Boo 1
330. The Rolling Stones – Lady Jane 9
331. Four Tet – Smile around the face 3
332. Steely Dan – Things I Miss the Most 4
333. Beth Orton – Best Bit 7
334. Mathématiques Modernes – Disco Rough 2
335. U2 – The Refugee 3
336. The Heavy – Short Change Hero 7
337. Raul Seixas – Metamorfose Ambulante 7
338. The Beach Boys – I’ll Be Home for Christmas 4
339. TV on the Radio – Golden Age 4
340. Haddaway – Fly Away 4

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:58 am

Zombeels returns, this time not with an actual sixties band as is his wont, but with a fake sixties band.

341. The Dukes of the Stratosphere – My Love Explodes
Year: 1985
Album: 25 O’Clock
Biggest Fan: Zombeels (#484)

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:18 pm

The Dukes of the Stratosphere – My Love Explodes: 7

The Dukes of the Stratosphere were a side project from the guys of XTC. When it starts it seems like it is going to be a faithful, but dull homage to sixties pop rock, but the more the song progresses, the more it goes off the rails, becoming in the end more of a tribute to near-experimental psychedelia. It also becomes a lot of fun.

I wonder, though, if someone is going to quote the final spoken words as a review here.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Hymie » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:21 pm

Rob wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:58 am
Zombeels returns, this time not with an actual sixties band as is his wont, but with a fake sixties band.

341. The Dukes of the Stratosphere – My Love Explodes
4

Don't think anybody would ever listen to that track and think it's from the 60s.

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Safetycat » Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:50 pm

341. The Dukes of the Stratosphere – My Love Explodes - 8
This one reminds me a lot of the Madchester stuff from the Stone Roses/Happy Mondays that would arrive a few years after this. They obviously draw from similar influences but I wonder how much XTC went on to further influence the genre with this project...
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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Rob » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:58 am

The second appearance by The Replacements:

342. The Replacements – Little Mascara
Year: 1985
Album: Tim
Biggest Fan: 9 (#54)

Don’t forget you can always vote for earlier songs or change your vote!

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Re: Biggest Fan - December 2019

Post by Schüttelbirne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:30 am

341. The Dukes of the Stratosphere - My Love Explodes: 7/10
342. The Replacements - Little Mascara: 6/10

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