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by Jonathon
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Could "Ys" move into the top 250 next year?
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Could "Ys" move into the top 250 next year?

Ys is my favorite album of 2006, but hype for it definitely cooled down fast in the States. I'm not sure how it's doing abroad. I kind of see it always ping ponging in the 250-300 range. Most older albums either drop or do that, with few examples consistently rising (Neutral Milk Hotel's In The Aero...
by Jonathon
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Replies: 40
Views: 19150

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Velvet Underground and Nico

1. Heroin
2. Sunday Morning
3. I'm Waiting for the Man
4. All Tomorrow's Parties
5. Venus in Furs
6. Femme Fatale
7. There She Goes
8. I'll Be Your Mirror
9. European Son
10. Black Angel Death Song
11. Run Run Run
by Jonathon
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
Replies: 37
Views: 14762

Re: Rank the Tracks: David Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)

This ranking is tough for me... Every song on this album is fantastic except for Hang on to Yourself and It Ain't Easy. 1. Ziggy Stardust 2. Starman 3. Five Years 4. Moonage Daydream 5. Lady Stardust 6. Suffragette City 7. Rock N Roll Suicide 8. Star 9. Soul Love 10. Hang on to Yourself 11. It Ain't...
by Jonathon
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
Replies: 24
Views: 11679

Re: Rank the Tracks: Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Do all of you guys really hate Reservations? I always considered it an achingly beautiful track. 1 Poor Places 2 Jesus, Etc 3 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart 4 Ashes of American Flags 5 Reservations 6 Heavy Metal Drummer 7 Radio Cure 8 Kamera 9 War on War 10 Pot Kettle Black 11 I'm The Man Who Loves...
by Jonathon
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?
Replies: 38
Views: 8188

Re: What's your Top 5 Albums of 2000s?

1. Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2. Radiohead- Kid A 3. Modest Mouse- Moon & Antarctica 4. The Microphones- The Glow, Part 2 5. The Avalanches- Since I Left You Runners up: 6. Arcade Fire- Funeral 7. Radiohead- In Rainbows 8. Jay-Z- The Blueprint 9. Daft Punk- Discovery 10. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- ...
by Jonathon
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Bands from UK and artists from US
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: Bands from UK and artists from US

The American identity is based on staunch individualism, which is what rubs a lot of people from other countries the wrong way; the "me" factor. It's ingrained into our being from day one. Maybe that's a reason for all of the solo acts?
by Jonathon
Mon May 25, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums You've Listened to the Most Number of Times?
Replies: 18
Views: 5032

Re: Albums You've Listened to the Most Number of Times?

Nirvana- Nevermind has to be up to about 1,500 spins after 20 years.
by Jonathon
Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: EOY 2014
Topic: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates
Replies: 105
Views: 82017

Re: EOY 2014 Albums - Spreadsheet Updates

As a blanket rule, I find that end of year lists are more favorable to familiar artists than initial reviews. I believe The Field's From Here We Go To Sublime? was the best reviewed album of 2007, but it wound up placing between a bunch of average reviewed albums by more familiar artists like Kanye ...
by Jonathon
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Rank the tracks
Topic: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Revolver
Replies: 71
Views: 33384

Re: Rank the Tracks: The Beatles' Revolver

1. Tomorrow Never Knows
2. Eleanor Rigby
3. Here, There & Everywhere
4. I'm Only Sleeping
5. And Your Bird Can Sing
6. Tax Man
7. She Said, She Said
8. Got to Get You Into My Life
9. For No One
10. Yellow Submarine
11. Good Day Sunshine
12. I Want to Tell You
13. Doctor Robert
14. Love You To
by Jonathon
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s x 2000s
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: 90s x 2000s

I would conjecture that it has something to do with the fact that a lot of indie alt-rock bands gained a lot of attention at the same time in the early to mid 00s. Also the mid to late 90s are generally associated with post-grunge. It was kind of a between period for popular music where the remnant...
by Jonathon
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s x 2000s
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: 90s x 2000s

I'm highly surprised by this, because I consider the 90's to be a much stronger decade that the 00's. This may in part be the resonance of end of the decade lists, but I could be wrong. Maybe critics like the 00's more than the 90's. The strange things is as far as albums go, critics prefer the 90s...
by Jonathon
Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 90s x 2000s
Replies: 12
Views: 3301

Re: 90s x 2000s

Has anyone here ever noticed that the songs released in the 2000s are in better rank than 90s songs? TOP 100: 90s: 10 2000s: 9 TOP 500: 90s: 39 2000s: 75 !!! :o TOP 1000: 90s: 115 2000s: 142 !!! This really surprised me. I noticed the 90s song trend. What's interesting is the 90s is the strongest a...
by Jonathon
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Artists who would most benefit from an album expansion
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Artists who would most benefit from an album expansion

I'm still going through, but right now the artists who would benefit most from an album expansion similar to the song expansion we just got, based on how many new albums would count towards their artist ranking is: 1. The Flaming Lips- 5 (Would cause them to go from an alt/ indie band with a couple ...
by Jonathon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

Henrik, do bubblers help an artist's ranking at all, or would having 5 songs and no bubblers result in the same rank as having 5 songs, and 4 bubblers? They do not help the ranking at all. The reason why I haven't ranked the bubblers is that other songs might be ahead of them. For example I include...
by Jonathon
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:56 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

Henrik, do bubblers help an artist's ranking at all, or would having 5 songs and no bubblers result in the same rank as having 5 songs, and 4 bubblers?
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

Would you ever consider counting a compilation like Robert Johnson's Complete Recordings as an album? It's basically the only Robert Johnson album, Robert Johnson first became prominent with rock acts in the 1960s when these 2 famous albums were released in 1961 and 1970 respectively: https://rymim...
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:20 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

I also wanted to approach you on an idea about pre-album artists. Would you ever consider counting a compilation like Robert Johnson's Complete Recordings as an album? It's basically the only Robert Johnson album, contains all 29 of his songs, all recorded around the same time, and it frequently ma...
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed music and culture shock.
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: Acclaimed music and culture shock.

I should have mentioned in my post about Oasis as I was aware of their success here. Are there any other notable commerical successes? edit: I also know Radiohead had some minor success, not counting their surprise hit with "Creep," though they didn't really get big in the U.S. until Kid A was rele...
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed music and culture shock.
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: Acclaimed music and culture shock.

Massive Attack's Blue Lines is another one that was a bit of a culture shock. That album in the States is maybe a top 200-250. Seeing it ranked next to Zeppelin IV and Who's Next blew my mind. Yeah, I had the same feeling. I had known they were an acclaimed act, but not that acclaimed. I have a que...
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed music and culture shock.
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: Acclaimed music and culture shock.

I'd like to request the return of the list of top albums divided by critics' country of origin. It used to be on the front page, but was abandoned with last year's update. It was really interesting seeing where certain albums are most acclaimed. I remember seeing "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake" in the top...
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

No rest for the wacky! I looked at how much albums contribute to the decade totals (for the all-time total albums and songs contribute with 50% each) 1890-1949 1% 1950-1959 30% 1960-1964 27% 1965-1969 43% 1970-1979 68% 1980-1989 55% 1990-1999 61% 2000-2009 50% 2010-2013 47% This distribution is qui...
by Jonathon
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed music and culture shock.
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: Acclaimed music and culture shock.

Whole genres have been ignored in countries. As an American, I've rarely heard trip-hop, 2-step, or Madchester on the radio. What I find interesting is when an act is ignored by its home country but embraced abroad. Scott Walker comes to mind. Mercury Rev is another one. In Europe, Deserter's Songs...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (1-200) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (201-400) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (401-600) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (601-800) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (801-1000) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (Alb...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed music and culture shock.
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Re: Acclaimed music and culture shock.

Primal Scream's Screamadelica . It has a minor following in the United States (where I'm from), but when I first looked at Acclaimed Music, I think that was the only album in the Top 100 that I didn't recognize. It seems to have been huge in the UK, though. I like it quite a bit, although I'm still...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

The funny thing about this site, is every update bothers me. I spend a year becoming acclimated to the idea that this is the most acclaimed music in the world, in this order...and then POW!!! Everything changes! But that's part of the fun. The site is a living thing, ever changing, just like musical...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

Here's a full set of new artist lists. I will wait a week or two to use them officially though, to catch more of the errors that are being found. The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (1-200) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (201-400) The Most Recommended Artists of All Time (401-600) Th...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Acclaimed music and culture shock.
Replies: 26
Views: 5031

Acclaimed music and culture shock.

I'm American. I remember the first time I saw acclaimed music, opened the greatest artist list and saw Blur ranked next to Sonic Youth, The Ramones, and The Band. My first instinct was "What in the hell is this band doing next to actual legends?" For those of you who aren't aware, Blur is basically ...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

I second the praise for this new list, Henrik. It just feels more accurate as a raw summary of how well each act does within the site's rankings (which, unlike what a certain somebody seems to have illusions of, is just that, a summary, not a "greatest list" measured by anything other than performa...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Alternative artists list
Replies: 58
Views: 15198

Re: Alternative artists list

One thing that I notice no matter how you arrange the formula is that Bowie must be much more highly regarded in the rest of the world than he is here in America. On the DDD greatest rock artists list he is #18 which I still think is a bit high. On the Rolling Stone list he is #39. I'm not saying H...
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: THANK YOU to Henrik for the update
Replies: 26
Views: 6005

Re: THANK YOU to Henrik for the update

Thank you Henrik...your dedication is astounding. There's no excuse for Bruce's temper tantrum.
by Jonathon
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Most sales estimates I've seen for Radiohead put them at 25-30 Million records sold worldwide. That's a very large "niche". That's between half and a third of what Nirvana, one of the best selling acts of the last 20 years, has sold. OK Computer has sold roughly 7 Million copies worldwide, and The B...
by Jonathon
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

So what is it about Radiohead's 20 year career that you take issue with, The fact that in 20 years they have not even managed to release 100 different studio songs yet. The fact that their music is only of interest to a relatively small demographic. The fact that they have not had massive hits the ...
by Jonathon
Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

It's funny how a pitchfork list from 11 years ago has set the tone for how we view the 90s. http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lis ... e-1990s/1/ I'm still cross referencing, but I think 30-35 albums in the top 40 saw increases this year.
by Jonathon
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

How is "St. Elmo's Fire" not ranked, or even a bubbler? That song is great, easily the best of Eno's career. I thought the same thing when I looked at the list. As for the "Don't take the artists list seriously" argument, isn't that ultimately the point of the site? To tabulate the greatest artists...
by Jonathon
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Very dismayed to see Steely Dan drop like a stone from 72 to 115. No one will ever convince me that they are only the 115 best popular music act of all time when the likes of Rolling Stone magazine has Becker and Fagen down as one of the all time great songwriting teams or that artists like the sto...
by Jonathon
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:33 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Errors in the July 2014 update
Replies: 84
Views: 20908

Re: Errors in the July 2014 update

I'm going to do my best to scope out song order issues this year. Your formula is still Single > Album tracks in order, right Henrik? If so, then Nirvana's ranked songs should go: About a Girl (Bleach Track #3) Sliver (1990 Single) Smells Like Teen Spirit (First single off of Nevermind) Aneurysm (B-...
by Jonathon
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I'm really dismayed to see Reflektor as the worst Arcade Fire album, and also seeing Neon Bible jump back up the rankings. I was very comfortable with Neon Bible dropping out of the top 500 to make way for better albums. That album to me typifies a highly acclaimed artist getting a free pass. I'm a...
by Jonathon
Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Whoa! The National's Boxer really rocketed in the rankings. It's comfortably ahead of High Violet now, 292 to 384. I'd love to hear everyone's opinions, as I really prefer High Violet, and I also thought most others did too. "Boxer" is great and all, but I strongly prefer "High a Violet". That run ...
by Jonathon
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 61621

Re: Site update

Harold wrote:Henrik, thank you! There's not much more to say. The amount of work you put into this is staggering, and we couldn't possibly appreciate it more. Can't wait to dive right in.
Co-sign!
by Jonathon
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

Welcome ladies and gentlemen, to the house of universal acclaim (not counting reentries.): Arcade Fire- Reflektor James Blake- James Blake Boards of Canada- Music Has a Right to Children Daft Punk- Random Access Memories Deerhunter- Halcyon Digest Guided By Voices- Bee Thousand Godspeed You Black Em...
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I do have to say, I always laugh about albums like Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York. No matter how many albums are losing fifty spots, or gaining 80 spots around it, it's maintained a low 300 rank for most of the last 10 years.
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

How do you guys go about exploring the new updates? I've always kinda just opened the excel sheets, seen if there are any changes at the top, and then I search the artists I like and see how their songs and albums changed in rankings. I go through the years, and decades first. I like seeing albums ...
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I know I'm itching for a fight by saying this, but to me, the album has always been the true measure of an artist. Though maybe the reweighing is appropriate given we are in an iPod generation now, where music is listened to in bits and pieces and not in cohesive wholes. I have to agree with you, a...
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I'm devastated to see Wilco fall so hard...truly one of the best bands of their generation. :| This is just about the only thing that I'm sad about when it comes to the new update. Everything else looks great though. I also mourn the crashing of Husker Du, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa. I know I'm...
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread
Replies: 422
Views: 100975

Re: IT HAS HAPPENED: Update 2014 Thread

I'm devastated to see Wilco fall so hard...truly one of the best bands of their generation. :|
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 61621

Re: Site update

BleuPanda wrote:I am way too pumped for this update. Need to stop refreshing.
Indeed!
by Jonathon
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Site update
Replies: 237
Views: 61621

Re: Site update

Which means that unless Channel Orange drops, MBDTF will be #2 of the decade, not #1. Personally, I am expecting a slight drop for "Channel Orange". Probably to around 150 or so. I could definitely see Dark Fantasy being one of the only 10s albums to move up. Albums tend to settle into a deflated r...