BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

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BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

Post by Jackson » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:11 am

For BPM's 5th anniversary they're publishing lists of the top tracks, albums, EPs since the site's inception.

The top 100 songs list is up now. Deerhunter's "Nothing Ever Happened" is number 1.

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Re: BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

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Re: BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

Post by Nassim » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:26 am

Songs :

100) Thundercat - Oh Sheit, It's X
99) Wild Flag - Romance
98) Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
97) Girl Unit - Wut
96) Fuck Buttons - Olympians
95) Active Child - Playing House (Feat. How to Dress Well)
94) Gang Gang Dance - Glass Jar
93) Fleet Foxes - Grown Ocean
92) Shlohmo ft. Jeremih - Bo Peep (Do U Right)
91) Earl Sweatshirt - Earl
90) Phoenix - Lisztomania
89) Liars - No. 1 Against the Rush
88) Rustie - After Light (Feat. AlunaGeorge)
87) Washed Out - Feel It All Around
86) Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
85) Action Bronson - Larry Csonka
84) Cymbats Eat Guitars - Wind Phoenix
83) Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Day
82) The XX - Heart Skipped a Beat
81) Wild Nothing - Live In Dreams
80) The Do - Too Insistent
79) The Mountain Goats - High Hawk Season
78) Warpaint - Undertow
77) Local Natives - Sun Hands
76) The Antlers - Putting the Dog to Sleep
75) Balam Acab - Oh, Why
74) Captain Murphy - Between Friends (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
73) Wavves - No Hope Kids
72) Wild Beasts - Reach a Bit Further
71) Cold Cave - The Great Pan is Dead
70) The Weeknd - The Morning
69) Women - Eyesore
68) Robyn - Dancing On My Own
67) Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
66) Radiohead - Lotus Flower
65) Burial/Four Tet - Moth
64) Perfume Genius - Learning
63) Waka Flocka Flame - Hard In Da Paint
62) Death Grips - Hacker
61) Big Boi - Shutterbugg (Feat. Cutty)
60) Kanye West - New Slaves
59) Mac Demarco - Ode To Viceroy
58) Girls - Lust for Life
57) M83 - Midnight City
56) The Morning Benders - Excuses
55) Cut Copy - Need You Now
54) The Horrors - Sea Within a Sea
53) Hot Chip - I Feel Better
52) Mesita - Ken Caryl
51) Beach House - Take Care
50) Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt
49) James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
48) Bill Callahan - All Thoughts Are Prey To Some Beast
47) My Bloody Valentine - She Found Now
46) Kendrick Lamar - Sing About Me, Im Dying Of Thirst
45) Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
44) The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio
43) Bon Iver - Holocene
42) TNGHT - Higher Ground
41) The Radio Dept. - Heaven's On Fire
40) Titus Andronicus - The Battle of Hampton Roads
39) DJ Rashad - Kush Ain't Loud
38) Usher - Climax
37) Tyler, The Creator - Yonkers
36) Real Estate - It's Real
35) Four Tet - Love Cry
34) Burial - Kindred
33) Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless
32) Grimes - Oblivion
31) No Age - Glitter
30) No Age - Teen Creeps
29) Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
28) St. Vincent - Cruel
27) Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
26) Tame Impala - Solitude is Bliss
25) Merchandise - Become What You Are
24) Andy Stott - Numb
23) Arctic Monkeys - That's Where You're Wrong
22) Sufjan Stevens - Impossible Soul
21) Arctic Monkeys - R U Mine?
20) Animal Collective - What Would I Want? Sky
19) Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
18) Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
17) Caribou - Odessa
16) Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round n Round
15) Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
14) Deafheaven - Dream House
13) Dirty Projectors - Stillness is the Move
12) Atlas Sound - Walkabout (Feat. Noah Lennox)
11) The Antlers - Two
10) Kanye West - Runaway
9) WU LYF - We Bros
8) LCD Soundsystem - Home
7) Deerhunter - Desire Lines
6) Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
5) Chromatics - Kill For Love
4) Disclosure - What's In Your Head
3) James Blake - CMYK
2) Animal Collective - My Girls
1) Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened

I think there might be a "one track per album" rule but there's nothing specified. Very few artists are in there more than once, so Bradford Cox with 2 Deerhunter and 1 Atlas Sound songs, all in the top 12 and including the #1 is the clear winner there !

I'm quite happy with many of the inclusions here, especially Andy Stott's Numb and Four Tet's Love Cry (for me one of the 5 best songs of the past 5 years not to be included in AM 3000)
Surprised to see Dream House that high but can't complain !
And it still seems that there isn't a clear consensus about which This Is Happening songs is the best, there are 4 songs in there that seems to appear on various lists, quite a heavy vote splitting here.

Also, no big surprise on which is the #1 EP !
Last edited by Nassim on Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:36 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

Post by Henrik » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:34 am

Thanks for the find Jackson, and thanks Nassim for transcribing the list!
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Re: BPM - Best Tracks of the Last 5 Years

Post by Ddiamondd » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:55 pm

Nassim - you are indeed correct. No artist was allowed more than one song per release, with a cap of three releases in total per list.

so, 3 tracks were allowed split across different projects or taken from different albums and a maximum of 3 albums & EPs were allowed by any one artist. this was my ruling as I wanted things to be as varied as possible, so all 25-odd voters adhered to it

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