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by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1971 Poll
Replies: 125
Views: 39916

Re: Songs and Albums of 1971 Poll

Albums 1. The Who - Who’s Next 2. Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV (Zoso) 3. Sly and the Family Stone - There’s a Riot Goin’ On 4. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers 5. Joni Mitchell - Blue 6. Carole King - Tapestry 7. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story 8. John Lennon - Imagine 9. Marvin Gaye ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 80715

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

Sorry for the inconvenience, I didn't realize Johnny Too Bad was from 1970. Here is a revised song list. Man, it was hard to leave some songs off this list. A great year. Songs 1. Derek and the Dominos - Layla 2. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 3. Van Morrison - And It Stoned Me 4. ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 5 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6715

Re: AMF Chart - Week 5 2014

Four weeks (total number of votes) Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy (37) Warpaint - Love Is To Die (33) St. Vincent - Digital Witness (32) Wild Beasts - Wanderlust (23) Three weeks Broken Bells - After The Disco (15) Two weeks Beck - Blue Moon (15) Quilt - Tie Up The Tides (10) Sun Kil Moon - Richard...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 161471

Re: Albums of 2014

Heard another great one today. That is Erich Church's "The Outsiders". Quite normal vocals and lyrics, but God, such baffling arrangements and production. Each song feels like a country rock arena hymn, all due to the excellent musical direction, that leads the normal vocals and lyrics I've mention...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 4 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 6287

Re: AMF Chart - Week 4 2014

As requested. I'll try to do this every week when I have time. Three weeks (total number of votes) Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy (25) Warpaint - Love Is To Die (24) St. Vincent - Digital Witness (23) Wild Beasts - Wanderlust (16) Two weeks Broken Bells - After The Disco (10) One week Beck - Blue Mo...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Top Albums of 2013 - RESULTS
Replies: 41
Views: 24190

Re: The Top Albums of 2013 - RESULTS

Nick wrote:And here is the next batch of our top 50! As a warning, one particular piece of album art below may be considered "not safe for work", so please do not open this page around your boss/great grandmother/pastor/etc.
I don't know, I didn't think the Phosphorescent album cover was that bad.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 3 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8787

Re: AMF Chart - Week 3 2014

Thought it would be interesting to keep track of the songs that do the best throughout the year. So here's an early sample: Two Weeks (total number of votes) Damien Jurado - Silver Timothy (17) Warpaint - Love Is To Die (15) St. Vincent - Digital Witness (15) Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 3 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8787

Re: AMF Chart - Week 3 2014

On future polls, just for my sake so I don't get confused (I'm easily confused), can you list artist first, song second for all the nominated songs?
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:23 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 161471

Re: Albums of 2014

January wrap up These are more or less in order of preference. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Orchestra It took me about six listens to figure out how I felt about this one; there's a lot to digest. It's noise rock with grand aspirations, which it pulls off most of the time. It can still be a bit of a mess, ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: AMF Chart - Week 2 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 8910

Re: AMF Chart - Week 2 2014

I'll nominate St. Vincent's "Birth in Reverse"
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!
Replies: 173
Views: 80715

Re: Songs and Albums of 1970 Poll!!!

Albums 1. Van Morrison - Moondance 2. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 3. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band 4. The Velvet Underground - Loaded 5. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo’s Factory 6. The Beatles - Let It Be 7. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush 8. The Grateful Dea...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 47078

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

First, I’d like to apologize to Nicolas for this thread getting slightly hijacked, and hopefully after this we can return to our normally scheduled programming. Secondly, I’ll apologize in advance if this is taken the wrong way, or if any offense is taken, that is certainly not my goal, but I just ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 47078

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

Thanks for sharing your story. Seattle is lovely. I'm sure that we'll have plenty of opportunities to discuss our mutual enjoyment of Huey Lewis and other guilty pleasures. As a Stanford and 49er fan (like Huey Lewis), I would like to get your take on Richard Sherman, if you have any. As a patent a...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 47078

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

IObviously I'm a big music fan, but also enjoy reading, movies and sports (watching and playing whenever possible). Mostly I read classic literature, history and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm pretty open to any sort of movie, as long as it's at least half-way good. My favorite sports include soccer (football...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic thread
Replies: 144
Views: 47078

Re: Who's who in Acclaimed Music Forums : the demographic th

I haven't really paid attention to this thread before, but I should have. There are some fascinating reads in here. As for me, I was born in 1972 in London and lived in the suburbs until I was 12 when I moved to Houston. Yes, it was quite a culture shock, but I adjusted quickly, as kids do. After st...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!
Replies: 65
Views: 21733

Re: 2013 Top Songs / Albums -- Post and discuss your lists!

Albums only, I won't have time to do songs, and I always have a lot harder time quantifying my like of individual songs. 1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City 2. Parquet Courts - Light Up Gold 3. Deerhunter - Monomania 4. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park 5. Iron and Wine - Gh...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Thanks Listyguy. Great job, it's been fun watching this all unfold.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

I think I'm also a "biggest fan" of Daydream Nation.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Moonbeam's comments about R.E.M. keep making me think of this scene from The Simpsons. I can only imagine... Moonbeam: "6 R.E.M. albums and no Gap Band albums make Moonbeam something something." Rocky Raccoon: "...'go crazy'?" Moonbeam: "Don't mind if I do! LET'S GO CRAZY! LET'S GET NUTS! LET'S LOO...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

40. Kraftwerk – Computerwelt (Computer World) (1981) Comments: "By 1981, the synthesized worlds that Kraftwerk pioneered had taken over the airwaves, but they still showed themselves to be at the forefront with 'Computer World'. 'The Man Machine' may be more consistent, but the 1-2 punch of the sac...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:54 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Moonbeam wrote:Even though we disagree sometimes Rocky, I'm loving reading your commentary!
Ditto
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Comments: " Probably the Prince album that best adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Bursting with color and a slick sophistication, ‘Parade’ sees the Revolution in full splendor, , incorporating a wide assortment of influences and styles to put forth this stunning document of their prowess. ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Five Cure albums left? Good gravy! How many Cure albums made the last '80s poll? That's one group I'm definitely in the minority with.
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

My highest ranked albums from the 80s that didn't make the cut: #2 Marquis de Sade - Rue de Siam #4 Scritti Politti - Cupid & Psyche 85 #26 The Sound - Jeopardy #28 Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles #63 Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust Other than 2 of my top 5, most of my favorites got nominated. Th...
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Listyguy wrote:
jamieW wrote: Conversely, there were two albums I'd never heard before that actually made my top 40, and I'm happy to see that both of those are still coming.
Are you keeping the names of these albums to yourself until after they surface?
Yeah, I was curious about this, too.
by Rocky Raccoon
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Interesting list, Nassim. I had no idea about the ABC being that high. I've bolded the ones I think it's sad are missing from the poll. 49 : ABC - Lexicon of Love 50 : Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels 51 : Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruits for Rotten Vegetables 52 : Black Flag...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:30 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of 2014
Replies: 430
Views: 161471

Re: Albums of 2014

Heard a great one the other day: Timothy Bloom - Timothy Bloom Awesome album, somewhere between soul and R&B. Guy wrote for pop R&B, voice is unbelievable. I'll second this. He does have a great voice, and the songs don't have that overly-glossy production that so much modern R&B seems to be burden...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

[quote= Comments: "Wonderfully intricate rhythms occasionally joined by synths from outer space or wicked organ solos, this is a great discovery!" Moonbeam "The gentle West African rhythms simultaneously wash over you and get inside you. I’ve known about this album for a long time, but until now nev...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:05 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Albums of the 80s: Results!
Replies: 187
Views: 55000

Re: Albums of the 80s: Results!

Thanks in advance, Rocky Raccoon, for all 150 of your comments! I was hoping someone would do that. No prob, I hope they're at least of some minimal entertainment value. It was quite a chore. I did it for the '00s poll and thought I'd do the same for the '80s, forgetting that there were 50 extra al...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread
Replies: 190
Views: 106788

Re: EOY Albums Spreadsheet: Update thread

A quick post re: Arcade Fire. I really don't get the hindsight lukewarm opinion of The Suburbs in this forum. While quite a few of you have criticized it for being too saccharine and "safe," I first heard, and still hear, a very ambitious, detailed and, at various points, surprisingly adventurous r...
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 675845

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

Nice job everyone, and especially Moonbeam for the presentation. On to the albums. Which reminds me, I better get to work on that.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 675845

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

I'm surprised to see my entire top 15 made it to the top 100. At the same time, 10 of my bottom 15 are out. Truth be told, though, even most of my bottom 15 aren't songs that I "gag" on, I'm simply indifferent to most. I think that speaks to the high quality of songs that made the finals.
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:43 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!
Replies: 110
Views: 675845

Re: Songs of the 1980s Poll: Results!

We're off and running. Good start, or in other words, "Totally gnarly!"
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums and Songs of the 80's - FINAL Round
Replies: 64
Views: 19046

Re: The Best Albums and Songs of the 80's - FINAL Round

Here is a list of all the users I have received an albums list from: Sonofsamiam Stephan Miguel RockyRaccoon Henry DaveC DocBrown Gillingham You have 10 more days to get those albums lists in, but the songs are due today! Actually, my album list isn't finished. I did put "Songs, songs, songs" in th...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Critics' lists
Topic: EOY 2013 Spin (USA)
Replies: 9
Views: 6921

Re: EOY 2013 Spin (USA)

Spin has always been pretty early. Rolling Stone on the other hand ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll
Replies: 63
Views: 22012

Re: Songs and Albums of 1989 Poll

Albums 1. Neil Young - Freedom 2. Pixies - Doolittle 3. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising 4. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever 5. The Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique 6. Lou Reed - New York 7. Faith No More - The Real Thing 8. Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy 9. The Neville Brothers - Yellow Moon 10. Neneh Cherry - ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll
Replies: 57
Views: 21444

Re: Songs and Albums of 1988 Poll

Albums 1. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation 3. Tracy Chapman- Tracy Chapman 4. Living Colour - Vivid 5. Pere Ubu - The Tenement Year 6. Michelle Shocked - Short Sharp Shocked 7. The Traveling Wilburys - Volumn 1 8. Prince - Lovesexy 9. R.E...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Concerts you have coming up
Replies: 248
Views: 252905

Re: Concerts you have coming up

Not coming up, but recently saw Kacey Musgraves and Paul McCartney in the same week.
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll
Replies: 85
Views: 25994

Re: Songs and Albums of 1986 Poll

Albums 1. Paul Simon - Graceland 2. Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto, Various Artists 3. Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell 4. XTC - Skylarking 5. Husker Du - Candy Apple Gray 6. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 7. R.E.M. - Life’s Rich Pageant 8. Prince and the Revolution - Parade 9. Robert...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll
Replies: 95
Views: 28302

Re: Songs and Albums of 1985 Poll

Albums 1. John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow 2. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy 3. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs 4. The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy and the Lash 5. Husker Du - New Day Rising 6. The Replacements - Tim 7. Minutemen - 3-way Tie (For Last) 8. LL Cool J - Radio 9. Mekons - Fear and Whiskey 10. ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Thu Jun 06, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll
Replies: 88
Views: 26096

Re: Songs and Albums of 1984 Poll

Albums 1. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain 2. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Born in the U.S.A. 3. Husker Du - Zen Arcade 4. The Replacements - Let It Be 5. R.E.M. - Reckoning 6. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime 7. Tina Turner - Private Dancer 8. Pretenders - Learning to Craw...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed May 22, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 55966

Re: Songs and Albums of 1983 Poll

Sorry I missed last year, but here we go ... Albums 1. The Police - Synchronicity 2. R.E.M. - Murmur 3. U2 - War 4. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues 5. Cyndi Lauper - She’s So Unusual 6. Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain 7. Metallica - Kill ‘Em All, Metallica 8. Marshall Crenshaw - Field Day 9....
by Rocky Raccoon
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll
Replies: 78
Views: 27843

Re: Songs and Albums of 1981 Poll

Albums 1. Black Uhura - Red 2. X - Wild Gift 3. Psychedelic Furs - Talk, Talk, Talk 4. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You 5. The Squeeze - East Side Story 6. Flipper - Album – Generic Flipper 7. The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat 8. Black Flag - Damaged 9. Prince - Controversy - Prince 10. Elvis Costel...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Songs and Albums of 1980 Poll
Replies: 86
Views: 32411

Re: Songs and Albums of 1980 Poll

Albums 1. Talking Heads - Remain in Light 2. Prince - Dirty Mind 3. The Pretenders - The Pretenders 4. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Uprising 5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - The River 6. Joy Division - Closer 7. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms 8. English Beat - I Just Can’t Stop It 9. AC/DC...
by Rocky Raccoon
Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll
Replies: 82
Views: 29718

Re: 2012 AMF EOY Album Poll

1. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange 2. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory 3. Jack White - Blunderbuss 4. Bhi Bhiman - Bhiman 5. Cat Power - Sun 6. Death Grips - The Money Store 7. Japandroids - Celebration Rock 8. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music 9. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan 10. Bat for Lashes - Hau...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: The Best Albums And Songs of 1995
Replies: 76
Views: 27553

Re: The Best Albums And Songs of 1995

Albums 1. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love 2. Pulp - Different Class 3. Tricky - Maxinquaye 4. Elastica - Elastica 5. Oasis - What’s the Story (Morning Glory) 6. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters 7. Radiohead - The Bends 8. Bjork - Post 9. Yo La Tengo - Electr-o-pura 10. Rancid - And Out Came the Wolves ...
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: 1994 song poll tie-breaker
Replies: 31
Views: 10003

Re: 1994 song poll tie-breaker

Range Life
by Rocky Raccoon
Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1994
Replies: 87
Views: 31368

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1994

Albums 1. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 2. Hole - Live Through This 3. Sound Garden - Superunknown 4. Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand 5. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy 6. Green Day - Dookie 7. Blur – Parklife 8. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication 9. Beck - Mellow Gold 10. Suede - Dog Man Star 11. Liz P...
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon May 28, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Album covers scavenger hunt
Replies: 31
Views: 10144

Re: Album covers scavenger hunt

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Someone else can also do dinosaurs, since I guess technically this isn't one.
by Rocky Raccoon
Mon May 28, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Music, music, music...
Topic: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1993
Replies: 92
Views: 37003

Re: Forum Poll: The Best Albums and Songs of 1993

Songs 1. Beck – Loser 2. Smashing Pumpkins – Today 3. Nirvana – All Apologies 4. New Order – Regret 5. Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box 6. The Breeders – Cannonball 7. Belly – Slow Dog 8. Bjork – Human Behavior 9. Elastica -- Stutter 10. Liz Phair – Never Said 11. U2 – Numb 12. PJ Harvey – Rid of Me 13. ...