NME (UK) - Greatest Songs Of The Decade: The 2010s

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NME (UK) - Greatest Songs Of The Decade: The 2010s

Post by Jimoincolor » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:17 pm

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100
Kendrick Lamar, ‘King Kunta’ (Top Dawg Entertainment, 2015)

99
Icona Pop, ‘I Love It’ (TEN, 2012)

98
Black Midi, ‘bmbmbm’ (Speedy Wunderground, 2018)

97
Paramore, ‘Hard Times’ (Fueled By Ramen, 2017)

96
Bill Ryder Jones, ‘Two To Birkenhead’ (Domino, 2015)

95
Sheer Mag, ‘Fan The Flames’ (Wilsuns RC/Katorga Works, 2015)

94
Queens Of The Stone Age, ‘The Way You Used To Do’ (Matador, 2017)

93
The Killers, ‘The Man’ (Island, 2017)

92
Lil Nas X, ‘Old Town Road’ (Billy Ray Cyrus remix) (Columbia, 2019)

91
Mallrat, ‘Uninvited’ (Nettwerk, 2016)

90
XXXTentacion, ‘Revenge’ (Bad Vibes Forever, 2017)

89
Sky Ferreira, ‘Everything Is Embarrassing’ (Polydor, 2013)

88
Arctic Monkeys, ‘The Ultracheese’ (Domino, 2018)

87
Chvrches, ‘The Mother We Share’ (National Anthem/Virgin EMI, 2012)

86
Years & Years, ‘King’ (Polydor, 2015)

85
Alex Turner, ‘Stuck On The Puzzle’ (Domino, 2011)

84
Jon Hopkins, ‘Open Eye Signal’ (Domino, 2013)

83
Robyn, ‘Call Your Girlfriend’ (Konichiwa, 2010)

82
Frank Ocean, ‘Thinkin Bout You’ (Def Jam, 2012)

81
Future, ‘Mask Off’ (A1 / Freebandz / Epic, 2017)

80
BTS, ‘Fake Love’ (Big Hit Entertainment, 2018)

79
Anderson .Paak ft. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Tints’ (12 Tone / Aftermath / OBE, 2012)

78
Metronomy, ‘The Look’ (Because Music, 2011)

77
Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Motion Sickness’ (Dead Oceans, 2017)

76
Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’ (Nonesuch, 2011)

75
Skrillex, ‘Bangarang’ (Big Beat/Owsla, 2011)

74
Kaytranada, ‘Lite Spots’ (XL, 2016)

73
Alt-J, ‘Breezeblocks’ (Infectious, 2012)

72
Solange, ‘Losing You’ (Terrible Records, 2012)

71
Rihanna, ‘We Found Love ft. Calvin Harris’ (Def Jam, 2011)

70
Anderson .Paak, ‘Come Down’ (ArtClub, 2016)

69
Confidence Man, ‘Boyfriend (Repeat)’ (Amplifire, 2016)

68
Kasabian, ‘Eez-Eh’ (Columbia, 2014)

67
Rex Orange County, ‘Loving Is Easy’ (Self-release, 2017)

66
A$AP Rocky, ‘Fuckin’ Problems’ (A$AP Worldwide, 2012)

65
Bon Iver, ‘Holocene’ (4AD / Jagjaguwar, 2011)

64
Kanye West, ‘Runaway’ (Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam, 2010)

63
The Maccabees, ‘Marks To Prove It’ (Fiction Records, 2015)

62
Calvin Harris, ‘Slide’ (Sony, 2017)

61
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, ‘Jubilee Street’ (Bad Seed Ltd, 2015)

60
Cardi B, ‘Bodak Yellow’ (Atlantic, 2017)

59
Beyoncé & Jay-Z, ‘Drunk In Love’ (Parkwood / Columbia, 2013)

58
The Horrors, ‘Something To Remember Me By’ (Wolf Tone, 2017)

57
Arcade Fire, ‘We Used To Wait’ (Merge, 2010)

56
Mark Ronson, ‘Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars (Sony / RCA, 2014)

55
Jamie T, ‘Zombie’ (Virgin EMI, 2014)

54
Blur, ‘Under The Westway’ (Parlophone, 2012)

53
LCD Soundsystem, ‘I Can Change’ (DFA, 2010)

52
Lady Gaga, ‘The Edge Of Glory’ (Interscope, 2011)

51
Nicki Minaj, ‘Super Bass’ (Young Money / Cash Money, 2011)

50
Lorde, ‘Royals’ (Virgin EMI, 2013)

49
Arctic Monkeys, ‘R U Mine?’ (Domino, 2012)

48
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Sacrilege’ (Interscope, 2013)

47
Courtney Barnett, ‘Avant Gardener’ (Marathon Artists, 2013)

46
Christine & The Queens, ‘Tilted’ (Because Music, 2015)

45
Travis Scott, ‘Sicko Mode’ (Epic Records, 2018)

44
The xx, ‘On Hold’ (XL, 2016)

43
The Weeknd, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ (XO, 2015)

42
Perfume Genius, ‘Queen’ (Matador, 2014)

41
Haim, ‘Forever’ (Polydor, 2012)

40
Gorillaz, ‘Stylo’ (Parlophone, 2010)

39
Idles, ‘Danny Nedelko’ (Partisan, 2018)

38
Tyler, the Creator, ‘Yonkers’ (XL, 2011)

37
Brockhampton, ‘Sweet’ (Question Everything / Empire, 2017)

36
Future Islands, ‘Seasons (Waiting On You)’ (4AD, 2014)

35
Tame Impala, ‘Let It Happen’ (Fiction Records, 2015)

34
Disclosure, ‘White Noise’ (Island, 2013)

33
Wolf Alice, ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ (Dirty Hit, 2017)

32
Justin Bieber, ‘Sorry’ (Def Jam, 2015)

31
David Bowie, ‘Lazarus’ (ISO / Columbia, 2015)

30
Charli XCX, ‘Boys’ (Atlantic, 2017)

29
Kanye West, ‘Black Skinhead’ (Def Jam, 2013)

28
Ariana Grande, ‘No Tears Left To Cry’ (Republic, 2018)

27
Foals, ‘Spanish Sahara’ (Transgressive, 2010)

26
Billie Eilish, ‘Bad Guy’ (Darkroom, 2019)

25
Drake, ‘Hotline Bling’ (OVO Sound, 2015)

24
Azealia Banks, ‘212’ (Self-released, 2011)

23
Caribou, ‘Odessa’ (City Slang / Merge, 2010)

22
Rihanna, ‘Work’ (Def Jam, 2016)

21
Dua Lipa, ‘New Rules’ (Warner Bros, 2017)

20
Arcade Fire, ‘Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)’ (Merge, 2010)

19
Taylor Swift, ‘Shake It Off’ (Big Machine, 2014)

18
The 1975, ‘Somebody Else’ (Dirty Hit, 2016)

17
Jamie xx, ‘I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ (Young Turks, 2015)

16
Stormzy, ‘Shut Up’ (#Merky, 2015)

15
Foals, ‘My Number’ (Transgressive, 2012)

14
Childish Gambino, ‘Redbone’ (Glassnote, 2016)

13
Grimes, ‘Oblivion’ (4AD, 2012)

12
Skepta, ‘Shutdown’ (Boy Better Know, 2015)

11
Beyoncé, ‘Formation’

10
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Swimming Pools’ (Top Dawg Entertainment, 2012)

9
MIA, ‘Bad Girls’ (Interscope, 2010)

8
Frank Ocean, ‘Pyramids’ (Def Jam, 2012)

7
Daft Punk, ‘Get Lucky’ (Daft Life, 2014)

6
Kanye West, ‘Power’ (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam, 2010)

5
Arctic Monkeys, ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ (Domino, 2013)

4
The 1975, ‘Love It If We Made It’ (Dirty Hit, 2018)

3
Lana Del Rey, ‘Video Games’ (Polydor, 2011)

2
Lorde, ‘Green Light’ (Republic, 2017)

1
Robyn, ‘Dancing On My Own’ (Konichiwa, 2010)

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:23 pm

"Forever" at #41, "White Noise" at #34, and "Power" all the way up at #6? This list has my approval.
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Post by acroamor » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:30 pm

Under the Westway and Sacrilege are two tracks I'd have hoped to seen more of on these lists, glad to see them here.

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Post by Elder » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:15 am

I really liked this list.
Their album list didn't suit me much, but it's always good that the publications don't have the same pattern.
I was surprised that they kick Nick Cave from the album list ...

I can't like Green Light
But as I am in the habit of liking something after I criticize, who knows ....
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Post by Elder » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:20 am

NME has also changed its pattern considerably over the decade, not just Pitchfork, that's a fact


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Post by PlasticRam » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:42 am

I don't get what's so good about the Robyn song.
I feel like that

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Post by Monte » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 pm

Elder wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:20 am
NME has also changed its pattern considerably over the decade, not just Pitchfork, that's a fact


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Not only Pitchfork and NME, much more sites too.
Pitchfork is just the most try-hard, hypocrite and fake.
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Post by acroamor » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:09 pm

PlasticRam wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:42 am
I don't get what's so good about the Robyn song.
This so much. What on earth makes this song so much more captivating than, I don't know, any Carly Rae Jepsen song? Or something that isn't just dance-pop?

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Post by charliepanayi » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:25 pm

Because it's miles better than all those other songs

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Post by Elder » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:31 pm

Monte wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:44 pm
Elder wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:20 am
NME has also changed its pattern considerably over the decade, not just Pitchfork, that's a fact


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Not only Pitchfork and NME, much more.
Pitchfork is just the most try-hard, hypocrite and fake.
Regarding Pitchfork, not they are hypocrites, they are right to change.
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I think the changes occurred mainly because there must be more critics linked to other music genres collaborating with the site.
Lately, I've noticed that there are more female journalists writing for Pitchfork and there are probably more black journalists collaborating with the site.
and obviously these factors interfere with your lists.

Hypocrisy to me is making demagogic texts criticizing the Grammy jury, predominantly white men, when the site probably had the same profile among its contributors.


Regarding NME, I think they had to align with American music to stay relevant, because British music has been completely overshadowed in this decade.

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:39 pm

Elder wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:31 pm
and there are probably more black journalists collaborating with the site.
Is that actually true? It could be, but just going off of stereotypes, I imagine Pitchfork's staff to be mostly full of self-proclaimed "woke" white people.
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Post by Cold Butterfly » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:47 pm

While i'm not a big fan of Body Talk as a whole (Honey is excellent however), i've always been captivated by "Dancing On My Own" - it's 80s synth-disco in the vein of Madonna transformed with a sorrowful tale, unlike anything i've heard in modern pop music. Maybe it's the pulsing synths, the heartbreaking lyricism, or Robyn's chilling vocals - but this is a hell of a track. I initially underrated it a tad bit, but seeing this song top all these lists has helped me gain a new appreciation for it, as I get why these critics are so hyped now.

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Post by Elder » Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:09 pm

Sweepstakes Ron wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:39 pm
Elder wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:31 pm
and there are probably more black journalists collaborating with the site.
Is that actually true? It could be, but just going off of stereotypes, I imagine Pitchfork's staff to be mostly full of self-proclaimed "woke" white people.

I cannot say anything about the inclusion of black journalists, it was just an assumption that I think is possible to be real, but your hypothesis is also plausible.
Regarding female journalists, it is possible to observe in their lists at the end of the decade that several women are signing the texts.

My premise is based on a famous phrase by David Lee Roth, which is as follows:

“Music critics like Elvis Costello because music critics look like Elvis Costello.”
So I find it plausible to think that we have fewer Elvis Costello cosplays writing for Pitchfork.
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Post by prosecutorgodot » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:26 pm

I'm not sure how these lists are generated, but my idea of it is that each journalist submits their own list, and thus every mention of "Dancing On My Own" is counted as a "vote" for that song. By the end of the counting of "votes," "Dancing On My Own" has the most votes and is therefore ranked as #1. That is the way I am assuming a lot of these lists are made.

This method boosts the profile of songs that everyone likes (but not necessarily love and cherish). And "Dancing On My Own" falls into that category. Maybe that is just based on my personal rating of light 8, which generally seems to be the score where I say everyone in general can enjoy it.

It is not a niche song, and that is why it is #1. (This is exactly why I don't take lists too seriously anymore.)

P.S. This is barely connected, but I said that Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" is the song of the decade for women. I would also say "Dancing On My Own" is the song of the decade for men.

P.P.S. Another reason to never take lists seriously again is the omission of The ArchAndroid, a complaint which should probably be in the other thread, but it really pisses me off. I had to get it off my chest, because to me this is the greatest failure of the EOD summary so far.
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Post by alexmu » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:32 am

In hindsight, the number of song and albums list including Robyn, shouldn't be a huge shock. People like Lorde and Jack Antonoff (who also produced for Taylor Swift and many others) have talked about her as an influence. Perhaps her inclusion is partly coming from her influence on late 2010s pop and not just for her best known song.

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Post by acroamor » Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:10 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:26 pm
P.S. This is barely connected, but I said that Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" is the song of the decade for women. I would also say "Dancing On My Own" is the song of the decade for men.
Completely baffled at this take. What men are you talking about? Is this a Europe thing? The song of the decade for most men that I know is probably "Pyramids" or "Let It Happen".

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