2021 EOY Song List Updates

User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

New Sources:
USA & Canada: Latin Grammy, Exclaim!, Uproxx, NPR, Gorilla vs. Bear, Paste, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Treblezine, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly
UK & Ireland: The Guardian, Crack, Gigwise, The Forty-Five, NME
Rest of the World: NBHAP, Musikexpress, MeHaceRuido (English+Spanish), Rolling Stone Mexico (Spanish), Rolling Stone Colombia (Spanish), Revista Shock (Natl)

1. Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet
2. Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
3. Caroline Polachek - Bunny Is a Rider
4. Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen - Like I Used To
5. Wet Leg - Chaise Lounge
6. Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4 U
7. MUNA feat. Phoebe Bridgers - Silk Chiffon
8. Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
9. Snail Mail - Valentine
10. Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open
11. Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
12. Charli XCX - Good Ones
13. Little Simz - Introvert
14. Self Esteem - I Do This All the Time
15. BTS - Butter
16. Lorde - Solar Power
17. Yves Tumor - Jackie
18. Low - Days Like These
19. black midi - John L
20. Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit
21. Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
22. PinkPantheress - Just for me
23. Doja Cat feat. SZA - Kiss Me More
24. Lucy Dacus - Thumbs
25. CHVRCHES feat. Robert Smith - How Not to Drown
26. Mitski - Working for the Knife
27. Big Thief - Little Things
28. Wizkid feat. Tems - Essence
29. Squid feat. Martha Skye Murphy - Narrator
30. Lana Del Rey - White Dress
31. Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties
32. The War on Drugs feat. Lucius - I Don't Live Here Anymore
33. Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
34. Rauw Alejandro - Todo de Ti
35. Noname - Rainforest
36. Sofia Kourtesis - La Perla
37. Chlöe - Have Mercy
38. Little Simz - I Love You, I Hate You
39. Tyler, the Creator - LUMBERJACK
40. Taylor Swift - All Too Well (10 Minute Version)
41. Willow feat. Travis Barker - Transparent Soul
42. The Armed - All Futures
43. Tirzah - Send Me
44. Wolf Alice - Smile
45. Wolf Alice - The Last Man on Earth
46. The Weather Station - Atlantic
47. Olivia Rodrigo - Brutal
48. Little Simz feat. Cleo Sol - Woman
49. Bartees Strange - Weights
50. Olivia Rodrigo - Deja Vu
51. Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow - Industry Baby
52. Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings
53. Illuminati Hotties - MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA
54. Pom Pom Squad - Head Cheerleader
55. Girl in Red - Serotonin
56. Mitski - The Only Heartbreaker
57. Iceage - Shelter Song
58. Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
59. Dawn Richard - Bussifame
60. Torres - Don't Go Puttin Wishes In My Head
61. Arlo Parks - Hope
62. Backxwash feat. Ada Rook - I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses
63. Arooj Aftab - Mohabbat
64. Wolf Alice - Delicious Things
65. Polo G - Rapstar
66. St. Vincent - Pay Your Way in Pain
67. Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar - Range Brothers
68. Turnstile - Holiday
69. Clairo - Amoeba
70. Circuit des Yeux - Dogma
71. Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Lanyard
72. Danger Dan - Das ist alles von der Kunstfreiheit gedeckt
73. Armand Hammer - Indian Summer
74. Turnstile - Blackout
75. Lucy Dacus - VBS
76. Adele - Easy on Me
77. Amaarae feat. Kali Uchis and Moliy - SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY (Remix)
78. SZA - Good Days [2020]
79. BIA feat. Nicki Minaj - Whole Lotta Money
80. Spellling - Little Deer
81. UNIIQU3 - Microdosing
82. Wet Leg - Wet Dream
83. Cassandra Jenkins - Ambiguous Norway
84. Billie Eilish - Your Power
85. Bo Burnham - That Funny Feeling
86. Tyler, the Creator feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign - WUSYANAME
87. Parris feat. Eden Samara - Skater's World
88. Saweetie feat. Doja Cat - Best Friend
89. Diamante Eléctrico - Suéltame, Bogotá
90. Dry Cleaning - Unsmart Lady
91. Foals - Wake Me Up
92. alt-J - Get Better
93. serpentwithfeet - Same Size Shoe
94. Caetano Veloso & Tom Veloso - Talvez
95. Capella Grey - Gyalis
96. C. Tangana feat. Niño de Elche & La Húngara - Tú me dejaste de querer
97. Arlo Parks - Too Good
98. Kacey Musgraves - Breadwinner
99. Burial - Dark Gethsemane
100. Mannequin Pussy - Control
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

Something weird is going on with the spreadsheet, whenever I open it again after exiting out, the contents of the cells columns L through R (or rather, the ones among them that are actually calculating something at the time) change to "=#VALUE!" and won't calculate the points unless I copy and paste the formula from an old template sheet.

BTW, I deleted the original thread because I had accidentally assigned the wrong winner for the Latin Grammy.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
Nick
Running Up That Hill
Posts: 3121
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Nick »

Pretty surprised with "Be Sweet" at #1, but it's a very pleasant surprise because that song is very good.
User avatar
Setherex
Movin' On Up
Posts: 885
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:57 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Setherex »

Spotify Playlist - Thru Top 260
Last Updated: Dec. 27

Last edited by Setherex on Tue Dec 28, 2021 12:06 am, edited 2 times in total.
Nick
Running Up That Hill
Posts: 3121
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Nick »

Also, 3 Wolf Alice songs in the top 100, but none of them are "How Can I Make it OK?" (the obvious standout from their album)?? For shame.
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

C. Tangana feat. Niño de Elche & La Húngara - "Tú me dejaste de querer" was 120 on Song List 2020.
User avatar
Henrik
Site Admin
Posts: 6451
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am
Location: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Henrik »

Thanks Sweepstakes Ron!!!
Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
starchman46
Strange Fruit
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:24 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by starchman46 »

If there's a Bo Burnham song that most deserves to be here I think it's Welcome to the Internet, but That Funny Feeling is the predictable inclusion because it's less 'silly' (perhaps gaining more legitimacy with that Phoebe Bridgers cover)
User avatar
BleuPanda
Higher Ground
Posts: 4745
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am
Location: Urbana, IL

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by BleuPanda »

starchman46 wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:53 am If there's a Bo Burnham song that most deserves to be here I think it's Welcome to the Internet, but That Funny Feeling is the predictable inclusion because it's less 'silly' (perhaps gaining more legitimacy with that Phoebe Bridgers cover)
Big agree. While I love Bo Burnham's stuff, Welcome to the Internet is the only song I find myself listening to on its own.
User avatar
Holden
Never Going Back Again
Posts: 3807
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:06 pm

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Holden »

Dang, this list is pretty rad, actually.
"The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying."
User avatar
BleuPanda
Higher Ground
Posts: 4745
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am
Location: Urbana, IL

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by BleuPanda »

Bussifame...oh no...

Having listened, I now know it's a cute way of spelling Bust It For Me, but
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

BleuPanda wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:56 am Bussifame...oh no...

Having listened, I now know it's a cute way of spelling Bust It For Me, but
Oh, THAT's what it means. I haven't listened to it yet, but that title definitely shook me a bit when I first saw it in a list.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
User avatar
Setherex
Movin' On Up
Posts: 885
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:57 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Setherex »

The Spotify playlist is updated through the Top 117.
User avatar
andyd1010
Keep On Movin'
Posts: 1816
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:08 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by andyd1010 »

Thank you, Sweepstakes Ron! My favorite day to visit this site every year. So many good songs to discover.
User avatar
Henrik
Site Admin
Posts: 6451
Joined: Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:09 am
Location: Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden
Contact:

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Henrik »

Setherex wrote: Tue Dec 14, 2021 8:56 am The Spotify playlist is updated through the Top 117.
Thanks Setherex!
Everyone you meet fights a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
Jackson
Into the Groove
Posts: 2088
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Jackson »

1. Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet

This being at #1 reminds me of 2014 when the SOTY was Seasons (Waiting on You) and everyone was like "well, I guess there aren't many alternatives..." (and I like both of those songs). It's quite weird to me that it's the only JB song in the top 100 with how acclaimed that album was with several potential alternatives, especially my personal favorite Paprika.

2. Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
51. Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow - Industry Baby

Can't figure out the gap between these two - both were huge and I prefer the latter.

4. Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen - Like I Used To
32. The War on Drugs feat. Lucius - I Don't Live Here Anymore

We have a clear winner in the "legacy indie rock that openly sounds like 80s Springsteen" lane.

3. Caroline Polachek - Bunny Is a Rider
12. Charli XCX - Good Ones

I adore both artists but it's funny that these two songs will end up so high on the AM list relative to their other work.

19. black midi - John L

Great song, but how is it doing so well while the album is really underperforming?

35. Noname - Rainforest

Not a terrible placement, but I'm looking forward to it being T10 in the AMF poll.

70. Circuit des Yeux - Dogma

One of my favorite discoveries from the EOY lists so far.

80. Spellling - Little Deer

This is better than Boys from School? In what world?
Jackson
Into the Groove
Posts: 2088
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Jackson »

Jackson wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:17 am 1. Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet
This being at #1 reminds me of 2014 when the SOTY was Seasons (Waiting on You) and everyone was like "well, I guess there aren't many alternatives..." (and I like both of those songs).
After I made this comment I went back and checked the AM 2014 songs list. I stand corrected because that year was rad for acclaimed songs: Two Weeks, Queen, Can't Do Without You, Chandelier, Archie Marry Me, Uptown Funk, and Blank Space round out the top 8 after Seasons. All but one of those was in my AT songs list, plus some great songs a little further down like Never Catch Me, Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck), and I'm Not Part of Me.
hero
Strange Fruit
Posts: 79
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:01 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by hero »

Jackson wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:22 am
Jackson wrote: Thu Dec 16, 2021 1:17 am 1. Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet
This being at #1 reminds me of 2014 when the SOTY was Seasons (Waiting on You) and everyone was like "well, I guess there aren't many alternatives..." (and I like both of those songs).
After I made this comment I went back and checked the AM 2014 songs list. I stand corrected because that year was rad for acclaimed songs: Two Weeks, Queen, Can't Do Without You, Chandelier, Archie Marry Me, Uptown Funk, and Blank Space round out the top 8 after Seasons. All but one of those was in my AT songs list, plus some great songs a little further down like Never Catch Me, Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck), and I'm Not Part of Me.
Was just gonna type a response. 2014 is maybe one of the best years last decade in my book. Sun Kil Moons album Benji, Spoons album They Want My Soul, I Need My Girl with The National came out as a single and the underrated "I" as the first single from Kendrik Lamars masterpiece. 2013-2015 was generally some great years the last decade. The twenties so far has been nothing but disapointment in my book. Of course a few great songs has slipped through but generally two of the worst years during my liftetime.
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

The next update will be very interesting. I think there will be some radical changes.
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

I'm really hating the awful Latin songs that are chosing in the US media. Not just one, they repeat the same in many sources. Worse than other years.
User avatar
BleuPanda
Higher Ground
Posts: 4745
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am
Location: Urbana, IL

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by BleuPanda »

Any idea when the next update will be?

I hate asking because it is the holidays - but also because it is the holidays, I have a ton of time off and would like to play catch up before making my own end of year list.
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

BleuPanda wrote: Tue Dec 21, 2021 5:23 pm Any idea when the next update will be?

I hate asking because it is the holidays - but also because it is the holidays, I have a ton of time off and would like to play catch up before making my own end of year list.
Once again, I can't promise anything, but I should have nothing but free time after today, so a Christmas update could well be possible.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
User avatar
Holden
Never Going Back Again
Posts: 3807
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:06 pm

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Holden »

Started going through this and tbh very solid set of songs. First song I just didn’t like was Thot Shit, and I love the amount of women on the list. Women have just been destroying these since like 2017, and I’m here for it!
"The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying."
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

I'm not all the way caught up, but here's an update for Christmas!

New Sources:
USA & Canada: Spectrum Culture, Fader, Beats Per Minute, Billboard, Complex
UK & Ireland: The Quietus, Resident Advisor, Live4ever
Rest of the World: Laut, Zündfunk, Jenesaispop, Revista O Grito!, Rockdelux (Intl + Natl), Muzikalia, ANTENA 3 (Intl), Reactor 105.7, Rolling Stone (Argentina)

1 (4) Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen - Like I Used To
2 (1) Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet
3 (2) Lil Nas X - Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
4 (3) Caroline Polachek - Bunny Is a Rider
5 (5) Wet Leg - Chaise Lounge
6 (10) Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open
7 (6) Olivia Rodrigo - Good 4 U
8 (13) Little Simz - Introvert
9 (11) Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever
10 (8) Cassandra Jenkins - Hard Drive
11 (7) MUNA feat. Phoebe Bridgers - Silk Chiffon
12 (23) Doja Cat feat. SZA - Kiss Me More
13 (9) Snail Mail - Valentine
14 (33) Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
15 (18) Low - Days Like These
16 (32) The War on Drugs feat. Lucius - I Don't Live Here Anymore
17 (22) PinkPantheress - Just for me
18 (31) Baby Keem feat. Kendrick Lamar - Family Ties
19 (12) Charli XCX - Good Ones
20 (34) Rauw Alejandro - Todo de ti
21 (24) Lucy Dacus - Thumbs
22 (16) Lorde - Solar Power
23 (20) Megan Thee Stallion - Thot Shit
24 (28) Wizkid feat. Tems - Essence
25 (30) Lana Del Rey - White Dress
26 (14) Self Esteem - I Do This All the Time
27 (21) Mdou Moctar - Afrique Victime
28 (15) BTS - Butter
29 (25) CHVRCHES feat. Robert Smith - How Not to Drown
30 (19) black midi - John L
31 (27) Big Thief - Little Things
32 (40) Taylor Swift - All Too Well (10 Minute Version)
33 (17) Yves Tumor - Jackie
34 (51) Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow - Industry Baby
35 (78) SZA - Good Days [2020]
36 (38) Little Simz - I Love You, I Hate You
37 (72) Danger Dan - Das ist alles von der Kunstfreiheit gedeckt
38 (45) Wolf Alice - The Last Man on Earth
39 (39) Tyler, the Creator - LUMBERJACK
40 (41) Willow feat. Travis Barker - Transparent Soul
41 (634) Alizzz - Ya no siento nada
42 (43) Tirzah - Send Me
43 (63) Arooj Aftab - Mohabbat
44 (56) Mitski - The Only Heartbreaker
45 (110) IDLES - The Beachland Ballroom
46 (29) Squid feat. Martha Skye Murphy - Narrator
47 (37) Chlöe - Have Mercy
48 (93) serpentwithfeet - Same Size Shoe
49 (81) UNIIQU3 - Microdosing
50 (26) Mitski - Working for the Knife
51 (76) Adele - Easy on Me
52 (55) Girl in Red - Serotonin
53 () Kali Uchis - Telepatía
54 (36) Sofia Kourtesis - La Perla
55 (52) Jazmine Sullivan - Pick Up Your Feelings
56 (356) Jungle - Keep Moving
57 (35) Noname - Rainforest
58 (99) Burial - Dark Gethsemane
59 (84) Billie Eilish - Your Power
60 (48) Little Simz feat. Cleo Sol - Woman
61 (62) Backxwash feat. Ada Rook - I Lie Here Buried With My Rings and My Dresses
62 (71) Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Lanyard
63 (61) Arlo Parks - Hope
64 (66) St. Vincent - Pay Your Way in Pain
65 (77) Amaarae feat. Kali Uchis and Moliy - SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY (Remix)
66 (86) Tyler, the Creator feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla $ign - WUSYANAME
67 (102) Dry Cleaning - Strong Feelings
68 (139) Cardi B - Up
69 () Zahara - MERICHANE
70 (68) Turnstile - Holiday
71 (146) Snail Mail - Ben Franklin
72 (46) The Weather Station - Atlantic
73 (95) Capella Grey - Gyalis
74 (65) Polo G - Rapstar
75 (121) Halsey - I am not a woman, I’m a god
76 (106) Jessie Ware - Please
77 (50) Olivia Rodrigo - Deja Vu
78 (69) Clairo - Amoeba
79 (44) Wolf Alice - Smile
80 () Fred again.. feat. The Blessed Madonna - Marea (We've Lost Dancing)
81 () Overmono - So U Know
82 (104) Drake feat. 21 Savafe and Project Pat - Knife Talk
83 () The Chemical Brothers - The Darkness That You Fear
84 (88) Saweetie feat. Doja Cat - Best Friend
85 (162) Jlin - Embryo
86 (125) Sault - Bitter Streets
87 (485) Amyl and the Sniffers - Guided by Angels
88 (58) Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
89 (54) Pom Pom Squad - Head Cheerleader
90 (42) The Armed - All Futures
91 (117) Parquet Courts - Walking at a Downtown Pace
92 (393) Chai - Action
93 (417) James Blake - Say What You Will
94 () Rigoberta Bandini - Perra
95 (135) Peggy Gou - I Go
96 (125) Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - White Elephant
97 (442) ABBA - Don't Shut Me Down
98 (132) Bad Bunny - Yonaguni
99 (317) Nueve Desonocidos - Todos mis cristales
100 (47) Olivia Rodrigo - Brutal
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:53 pm I'm not all the way caught up, but here's an update for Christmas!

New Sources:
USA & Canada: Spectrum Culture, Fader, Beats Per Minute, Billboard, Complex
UK & Ireland: The Quietus, Resident Advisor, Live4ever
Rest of the World: Laut, Zündfunk, Jenesaispop, Revista O Grito!, Rockdelux (Intl + Natl), Muzikalia, ANTENA 3 (Intl), Reactor 105.7, Rolling Stone (Argentina)
The Uproxx Music Critics Poll was included? It said Uproxx but i think it's another source, right? I transcripted the songs until Top 100 in the forum.
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

panam wrote: Sat Dec 25, 2021 6:20 pm
Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:53 pm I'm not all the way caught up, but here's an update for Christmas!

New Sources:
USA & Canada: Spectrum Culture, Fader, Beats Per Minute, Billboard, Complex
UK & Ireland: The Quietus, Resident Advisor, Live4ever
Rest of the World: Laut, Zündfunk, Jenesaispop, Revista O Grito!, Rockdelux (Intl + Natl), Muzikalia, ANTENA 3 (Intl), Reactor 105.7, Rolling Stone (Argentina)
The Uproxx Music Critics Poll was included? It said Uproxx but i think it's another source, right? I transcripted the songs until Top 100 in the forum.
I think Uproxx makes their own list separate from the critics poll, and that's what I included. That confusion's cleared up now, it seems.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
Future Critic
Let's Get It On
Posts: 222
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:04 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Future Critic »

Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Sat Dec 25, 2021 5:53 pm I'm not all the way caught up, but here's an update for Christmas!
Thanks for the Christmas gift, Ron! It’s always a treat! Merry Christmas!
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

:music-listening:

Some comments:

The acclaim for "Todo de ti" is ridiculous. It's good song but not for a Top 20 of 2001, even it's not the best song in Spanish of the year.

In this new update it feels the impact of Spanish sources (Alizz, Rigoberta, Zahara, Nueve Desconocidos..all from Spain).

Happy for "Telepatía". Sad for "Blackout". I think when Radionica and Uproxx Annual Music Poll gets included will be back to Top 100.

I'll be waiting for theneedledrop effect. Maybe there's no much impact, who knows?

Thanks Ron once again.
Jackson
Into the Groove
Posts: 2088
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Jackson »

Thanks for the update! I much preferred Be Sweet to Like I Used To as the top song for the year, but there's still time for them to flip again. Happy to see Telepatia and Keep Moving in the top 100 now, both of which I thought would do well with critics.

By the way, how the heck is Take My Breath by The Weeknd not on here at all? It's right up there with any of his previous acclaimed work, and he's probably the biggest pop star in the world.
User avatar
prosecutorgodot
Keep On Movin'
Posts: 1558
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:53 am
Location: SF Bay Area, California

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by prosecutorgodot »

Merry Christmas SS Ron, and everyone here!
User avatar
Setherex
Movin' On Up
Posts: 885
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:57 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Setherex »

The Spotify playlist is updated through the Top 260.
deepbluefunk
Debut
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:05 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by deepbluefunk »

How does everyone feel about this list?

It seems so tepid to me.
Nassim
Full of Fire
Posts: 2830
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:35 pm
Location: Lille (France)

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Nassim »

I'm sad and surprised that Illuminati Hotties - MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA, one of the most fun songs of the year, fell hard after a pretty good start.

I don't think there is any song from this year that would have made my top 5 last year, maybe a couple I could imagine in my top 10, so I don't have a lot of feelings on the critics list! Those songs in the top 10 are good if not all time greats.
User avatar
BleuPanda
Higher Ground
Posts: 4745
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:20 am
Location: Urbana, IL

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by BleuPanda »

Continuing my slow journey through this list and, while plenty of songs each year aren't to my taste and I can accept that, "American tteroristt" feels like an unhinged Reddit conspiracy thread come to life and I'm kind of alarmed by its presence here.
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

BleuPanda wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:51 pm Continuing my slow journey through this list and, while plenty of songs each year aren't to my taste and I can accept that, "American tteroristt" feels like an unhinged Reddit conspiracy thread come to life and I'm kind of alarmed by its presence here.
Pitchfork wrote:On this nearly 10-minute barrage, the rambling and unpredictable RXKNephew reels off enough nonsensical conspiracy theories to make Joe Rogan think: This guy is really onto something! The wildest ones—about the COVID vaccine causing mutations and dinosaurs discovering electricity before Benjamin Franklin—might stand out at first, but keep listening. I mean, points are made here: The Bible does have a lot of plot holes! Algebra is some bullshit! And let’s face it, they knew Kelly Clarkson would win American Idol all along! You might not want to elect Nephew to any school boards, but hear him out. –Alphonse Pierre
Fader wrote:What do Ben Franklin, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Algebra, and Cardi B’s vocal inflections have in common? They all get roasted on “American tterroristt,” a nearly 10-minute masterpiece of extreme logorrhea and/or therapeutic free association from Rochester rapper RXKNephew. Questioning anything and everything, and dismissing the American education system and organized religion with extreme prejudice, the song is part Twitter rant, part street corner freakout and all attempt to get a rise out of the listener. From bar to bar, he’ll claim the T-Rex discovered electricity, tell you he cried when watching Will Smith’s I Am Legend, and call Spongebob Squarepants a bitch. For most, the initial reaction will be laughter. But RXKNephew is no clown: “American tterroristt” is lightning in a bottle, the rare artistic achievement that managed to capture the humor, pathos, and insanity of the past two years, and wrap it all in pop culture commentary and a trap beat. Plus, it’s the only song this on this list where the artist threatens to beat Santa with hammer. — SR
I haven't heard the song myself, so I can't speak to its sonic merits, but evidently neither can any of the critics here. I'm honestly just as bewildered as you are.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
User avatar
Krurze
Movin' On Up
Posts: 878
Joined: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:10 pm
Location: Hamburg

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Krurze »

My takeaway is that the guy is parodying popular conspiracy myths by mentioning them in the same breath as all kinds of ridiculous made-up stuff, and there are some pretty funny lines in there. Also, the whole track kinda captures the vibe of nervous uncertainness that most people experienced in the past two years. I don't think it's in bad faith.
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

Sweepstakes Ron wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:06 am
BleuPanda wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:51 pm Continuing my slow journey through this list and, while plenty of songs each year aren't to my taste and I can accept that, "American tteroristt" feels like an unhinged Reddit conspiracy thread come to life and I'm kind of alarmed by its presence here.
Pitchfork wrote:On this nearly 10-minute barrage, the rambling and unpredictable RXKNephew reels off enough nonsensical conspiracy theories to make Joe Rogan think: This guy is really onto something! The wildest ones—about the COVID vaccine causing mutations and dinosaurs discovering electricity before Benjamin Franklin—might stand out at first, but keep listening. I mean, points are made here: The Bible does have a lot of plot holes! Algebra is some bullshit! And let’s face it, they knew Kelly Clarkson would win American Idol all along! You might not want to elect Nephew to any school boards, but hear him out. –Alphonse Pierre
Fader wrote:What do Ben Franklin, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Algebra, and Cardi B’s vocal inflections have in common? They all get roasted on “American tterroristt,” a nearly 10-minute masterpiece of extreme logorrhea and/or therapeutic free association from Rochester rapper RXKNephew. Questioning anything and everything, and dismissing the American education system and organized religion with extreme prejudice, the song is part Twitter rant, part street corner freakout and all attempt to get a rise out of the listener. From bar to bar, he’ll claim the T-Rex discovered electricity, tell you he cried when watching Will Smith’s I Am Legend, and call Spongebob Squarepants a bitch. For most, the initial reaction will be laughter. But RXKNephew is no clown: “American tterroristt” is lightning in a bottle, the rare artistic achievement that managed to capture the humor, pathos, and insanity of the past two years, and wrap it all in pop culture commentary and a trap beat. Plus, it’s the only song this on this list where the artist threatens to beat Santa with hammer. — SR
I haven't heard the song myself, so I can't speak to its sonic merits, but evidently neither can any of the critics here. I'm honestly just as bewildered as you are.
A parody of Tom Macdonald?
Jackson
Into the Groove
Posts: 2088
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:05 am
Location: Los Angeles

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Jackson »

BleuPanda wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:51 pm Continuing my slow journey through this list and, while plenty of songs each year aren't to my taste and I can accept that, "American tteroristt" feels like an unhinged Reddit conspiracy thread come to life and I'm kind of alarmed by its presence here.
It was acroamor's SOTY on the other thread, I hope he joins this discussion.
Nick
Running Up That Hill
Posts: 3121
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:28 pm
Location: New York State

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Nick »

I heard "American Terrorist" once. I don't have much of a desire to ever hear it again. I guess I appreciate what he's doing on the song but there really isn't anything there for me. Like BleuPanda said, it's like a 9 minute long Reddit shitpost.
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

Oh yeah, I’ve been on break this past week, and I’ve got some super long lists ahead of me, so don’t expect an update too soon. Thanks everyone for your patience!
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
User avatar
acroamor
Shake Some Action
Posts: 1499
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:16 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by acroamor »

I would categorize "american tterroristt" with LCD Soundsystem's "Losing My Edge", a lengthy, essentially spoken-word track that challenges the audience by constantly shifting between various levels of irony, never quite belying where its true intentions lie. It's also deeply funny and extremely quotable. I've always been a fan of conspiracy theories as an object of sociological study, and the song's scatterbrained lyrics and ominous beat capture the conspiracist zeitgeist of the past five years better than any work outside of Under the Silver Lake.

In addition, Nephew cuts through the conspiracies and irony with several lines of deeply-felt emotion:

"Donald Trump can't stop immigrants
Lost my ID, I'm an immigrant
They pulled me over like, "What's your name?"
Bitch, I forgot my social security number
They asked about my mother maiden name
I'm like, "I don't know, we don't know each other""'

and

"Fifth grade, smarter than my parents
Grandma couldn't help with algebra
Grandma like, "What the fuck is algebra?"
She like, "That's a goddamn shame
Them people gonna keep makin' up shit tryna keep you in the same grade""

I definitely understand that it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I can't stop playing it on repeat.
starchman46
Strange Fruit
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:24 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by starchman46 »

BleuPanda wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:51 pm Continuing my slow journey through this list and, while plenty of songs each year aren't to my taste and I can accept that, "American tteroristt" feels like an unhinged Reddit conspiracy thread come to life and I'm kind of alarmed by its presence here.
I was enjoying it - it's idiosyncratic and got a nice beat to it - up until the narrator suggests Will Smith should take advice from Chris Brown and beat up Jada Smith. Is this really still acceptable in acclaimed hip hop music? Come on, man, do better.
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

When will be the next update?
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

panam wrote: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:55 am When will be the next update?
I don't know, possibly this weekend if I can get out enough to make an incomplete update, but it's possible I won't get anything out until the end of the month (which is usually when the lists stop coming in).
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

A month without an update :(
User avatar
Setherex
Movin' On Up
Posts: 885
Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:57 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Setherex »

panam wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:00 pm A month without an update :(
I beg of you to stop making comments like these. Please take your needed time, Ron.
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

Setherex wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:23 pm
panam wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:00 pm A month without an update :(
I beg of you to stop making comments like these. Please take your needed time, Ron.
Excuse me, but why are you being disrespectful with me? I'm not asking or demanding anything to Ron. I'm only saying I'm sad.
User avatar
Holden
Never Going Back Again
Posts: 3807
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:06 pm

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Holden »

panam wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:48 pm
Setherex wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:23 pm
panam wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:00 pm A month without an update :(
I beg of you to stop making comments like these. Please take your needed time, Ron.
Excuse me, but why are you being disrespectful with me? I'm not asking or demanding anything to Ron. I'm only saying I'm sad.
Panam I have to agree. Impatience helps no one. These comments are demoralizing for those who are producing the lists and rollouts.
"The better a singer's voice, the harder it is to believe what they're saying."
panam
Full of Fire
Posts: 2777
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:21 am

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by panam »

Holden wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:23 pm
panam wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:48 pm
Setherex wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:23 pm
I beg of you to stop making comments like these. Please take your needed time, Ron.
Excuse me, but why are you being disrespectful with me? I'm not asking or demanding anything to Ron. I'm only saying I'm sad.
Panam I have to agree. Impatience helps no one. These comments are demoralizing for those who are producing the lists and rollouts.
Comments about my feelings or my anxiety is different to say "i want my update right now" or something like that. I'm always try to help if something is needed and I will always respect if somebody thinks i can offend someone. but I didn't like when ask me with an unpleasant tone. He could ask me gently and not put me against Ron, because that's disrespectful. I'll try not say everything else. If you need some information and I'll try to help. I'm not a foe of everybody. I love you all.
User avatar
Sweepstakes Ron
Full of Fire
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat May 18, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Here, There, and Everywhere

Re: 2021 EOY Song List Updates

Post by Sweepstakes Ron »

Oh no, I didn't want things to come to this... as I said, I can't promise you anything, but it is my current intention to have an update out at the end of the month, regardless of whether or not I'm actually caught up.
Splish splash, I was raking in the cash
Post Reply

Return to “EOY 2021”