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The update is here!

Post by Henrik » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:01 pm

I hope it looks and works ok. If not, try to delete all temporary internet files.


A BIG THANKS to everyone who has helped me with the new lists and features!!!
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Post by Nick » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:02 pm

Oh. My. God.

Thank you Henrik.

Now allow me to to dig in...

See you all in a couple hours.

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Post by Dan » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:03 pm

Woo-hoo!!!
Nick wrote:See you all in a couple hours.
Yes, me to.

Thanks Henrik!
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Re: The update is here!

Post by BleuPanda » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:28 pm

The Harder They Come was removed? Aww...

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Post by Listyguy » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:39 pm

There goes my afternoon :D

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Post by JR » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:41 pm

I thought the main page looked a tad different when I ventured over there. :music-listening:

Thanks, Henrik, for all your work, and I look forward to perusing.

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Post by Blanco » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:42 pm

I love how now we can see the albums and songs lists by country. Yeah!

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Post by Listyguy » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:50 pm

First things I noticed:
-Revolver falls back to #2 as Pet Sounds reclaims the top spot on the albums list
-Kanye continues to climb (MBDTF up to 73)
-Frank Ocean drops...a lot (down to #135 after being #99 last year)

New entries to top 200 albums:
-Untrue
-Homework
-Rage Against the Machine
-Good Kid, Maad City :music-rockon:
-Wish You Were Here :music-rockon:
-The Specials
-Blood Sugar Sex Magik
-Let It Be

And these are the albums they replaced:
-Original Pirate Material
-The Velvet Underground
-Let's Get It On
-Agætis Byrjun
-1999
-The Gilded Palace of Sin
-Court and Spark
-Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
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Re: The update is here!

Post by Pierre » Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:51 pm

Thank you Henrik, of course, and I hope this update was not too much of a strain on your health. Here's hoping you'll get better as quickly as possible.

The new genres tree is stunning. So many details! They're even different for each album... Woah! It's a tremendously great feature that you've added there. I've got some acquaintances who only explore some genres, and although I think it's a shame, I believe this new feature might please them and (I hope) attract them to this website.

Letdown moment: I thought the inclusion of French lists with some albums having very high rankings (Melody Nelson, Tostaky, Fantaisie militaire) would push them a lot higher, and in the end they barely budged. I suppose I raised my expectations too high.

Question: I've checked "The Bends" and "OK Computer", and although "The Bends" is a main entry in Gilles Verlant's "La Discothèque Parfaite de l'Odyssée du Rock" and "OK Computer" only a complementary entry, both of their rankings display "No Order". I thought it would be like for Tom Moon's book, with a "Main entry" ranking with higher weight and complementary entries with a lesser weight. Did you apply such a weighing system in the end and it's just not displayed on the album pages?

Otherwise everything looks beyond fantastic so far. :music-rockon:

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Post by jamieW » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:07 pm

Thanks, Henrik. I'm loving everything I see so far. The new additions you've made to the site are incredible. And, most importantly, as Pierre said, I hope all is better with your health. (For some odd reason, I'm happy to see "Pet Sounds" back at #1, even though I prefer it by only a fraction to "Revolver." Maybe it's just because I was so accustomed to seeing it #1 when I visited the site in the early years. It almost feels like it's regained its rightful place...)

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Post by lagire » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:13 pm

And now it's time to the thread "Errors in the 2015 Update", cos I have already found there

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Post by Nick » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:48 pm

Props to Todd Terje for having the most acclaimed Norwegian album!

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Post by Harold » Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:56 pm

Simply amazing as always, Henrik. Thank you for everything you do. I'm actually running around a lot today, so won't have time to immerse myself in the update until this evening, but I am eagerly looking forward to it.

One note: You had said something in the EOY 2014 thread about making some sort of statistical allowance for the very late release of Black Messiah, and apparently that's exactly what you did. Great to see it as high as it deserves!

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Post by Harold » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:15 pm

BleuPanda wrote:The Harder They Come was removed? Aww...
Henrik, what made you decide to redefine it as a compilation and remove it after all these years? Just curious. This is obviously the most drastic change to the list.

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Post by whuntva » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:17 pm

Pet Sounds reclaims #1. No complaints.

#175 seems way too high for "Seasons". I like it as much as the next guy, but I don't think it's Top 200 material.

Otherwise, mostly content with everything.

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Post by Kingoftonga » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:36 pm

Awesome. Just awesome. Thank you so much Henrik - I love the integration of genres!

Looks like we swapped out 20 albums in the Top 500.

New Entries to Top 500:
Elliott Smith - XO - 531 to 500
Sigur Ros - ( ) - 515 to 493
Suede - Suede - 523 to 489
Chic - Risqué - 508 to 488
The Replacements - Tim - 509 to 487
Dire Straits - Dire Straits - 525 to 482
The Breeders - Last Splash - 516 to 480
New Order - Low-Life - 528 to 454
The Cure - Pornography - 514 to 453
D'Angelo - Voodoo - 531 to 447
The B-52s - The B-52s - 507 to 445
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me - 539 to 429
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - 510 to 427
The Beatles - Please Please Me - 518 to 421
Disclosure - Settle - 626 to 413
Sun Kil Moon - Benji - 405 (new entry)
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 - 332 (new entry)
FKA Twigs - LP1 - 328 (new entry)
St. Vincent - St. Vincent - 314 (new entry)
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream - 226 (new entry)

Leaving the Top 500:
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes - 479 to 501
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead - 433 to 502
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding - 432 to 504
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club - 487 to 506
Moby Grape - Moby Grape - 466 to 508
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace - 500 to 509
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - 462 to 512
Brian Wilson - Smile - 463 to 517
My Bloody Valentine - mbv - 478 to 522
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady - 490 to 524
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly - 482 to 526
Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand - 486 to 536
Madonna - Ray of Light - 453 to 544
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport - 470 to 545
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill - 498 to 547
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey - 497 to 553
Howlin Wolf - Howlin Wolf - 480 to 561
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking - 495 to 566
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - 471 to 595
The Harder They Come - 208 to [unlisted]

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Post by Nick » Sat Aug 22, 2015 5:38 pm

Listyguy wrote: -Kanye continues to climb (MBDTF up to 73)
I recall, oh brothers and sister of AM, back in the days of 2010, when our lord and savior Yeezus graced us with his magnum opus, a compact disc entitled "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".

Despite the disc's late release date (in the month of November of the year 2010), the disc was quick to place on the eventual "end of the year spreadsheet", becoming the third highest ranked album of the year (behind only The National and Arcade Fire).

But there were some naysayers. Naysayers who claimed that the high placement of "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" on the spreadsheet was but a fluke. "Surely" they claimed "this is only due to the cult of celebrity surrounding Mr. West. In no time at all this album will plummet! Perhaps it may even fall off the great 3000 altogether!"

But the devout acolytes of Yeezus bowed their heads in reverence, and waited.

In the year 2013, the website was updated. And lo and behold, oh brothers and sister! "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" was not only the 220th highest ranked album of all time, but it was also the 2nd highest ranked album of 2010, surpassing The National!

But still the naysayers proclaimed "Surely this is all a great mistake! In due time the album will fall from grace. This West fellow is just a fad! Just a flash in the pan!"

But the devout acolytes of Yeezus bowed their heads in reverence, and waited.

Then the year 2014 came, and again, the website was updated. And "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" had risen beyond anyone's wildest dreams. "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" was not only the 97th highest ranked album of all time, it was also the album to make a greatest leap forward in placement, as calculated by a ratio between past and present placement. Again, the acolytes were thrilled by the bountiful harvest Henrik and his grand calculations had bestowed upon us.

But still the naysayers proclaimed "Bah humbug! This West fellow is not only overrated, he is also a homosexual gill-bearing aquatic animal! It is only a matter of time before he falls from critical acclaim!"

But the devout acolytes of Yeezus bowed their heads in reverence, and waited.

And now, oh brothers and sister of AM, the year is 2015, and the hour of the update is upon us. "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" has again risen, jumping from position 97 to position 73 on the list of greatest albums of all time. Upon seeing this, the naysayers turned off their computers in shame, and threw themselves prostrate to the ground. "How could we ever doubt you, oh Yeezus?" they cried.

But Yeezus is a forgiving one, and he spared the naysayers. And with a wave of his hand, Yeezus ascended his acolytes into heaven, to live among him til the end of days.

Amen.

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Post by Bruno » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:12 pm

Nick wrote:Oh. My. God.

Thank you Henrik.

Now allow me to to dig in...

See you all in a couple hours.

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Post by Rob » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:18 pm

No, no, no, this won't do at all Henrik! I've had a very busy wek and have an equally busy week coming. I've had too little sleep. And you just have to choose exactly this moment to force this update on us. That's just mean ;)

Anyway, last year I went through the whole album and song list one by one in one day. Don't know how to manage that now, but we'll see.

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Post by Otisredding » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:21 pm

Thank you very much Mr. Franzon

Now I will devote many hours to enjoy the new update (I'll have to interrupt the reading of Don Quixote.)

Viva Acclaimed Music, the best website in the world

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Post by Henrik » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:26 pm

Otisredding wrote:Viva Acclaimed Music, the best website in the world
Much thanks to you. Alexa info:
Top Keywords from Search Engines
Which search keywords send traffic to this site?

Keyword Percent of Search Traffic
1. acclaimed 12.68%
2. megacritic 12.26%
3. otis redding 2.37%
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Post by Bruno » Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:49 pm

46. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
47. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
The eternal fight has a new winner.
785. Michael Jackson - Bad
1945. Michael Jackson - Dangerous
Finally, these albums are being more recognized in the AM's list :happy-partydance:

After this amazing update is time to work and make some changes in next update of Top Songs main list.

BIG THANKS HENRIK!!! ;)
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Post by Otisredding » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:17 pm

Henrik wrote:
Otisredding wrote:Viva Acclaimed Music, the best website in the world
Much thanks to you. Alexa info:
Top Keywords from Search Engines
Which search keywords send traffic to this site?

Keyword Percent of Search Traffic
1. acclaimed 12.68%
2. megacritic 12.26%
3. otis redding 2.37%
Hahaha, Alexa always making jokes :D

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Post by walrusxtreme » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:33 am

Amazing work! Is there anyway we can see the new non-2014 songs and albums that have been added this update?

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Post by Bruno » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:03 am

walrusxtreme wrote:Amazing work! Is there anyway we can see the new non-2014 songs and albums that have been added this update?
463 The War on Drugs - Red Eyes
1584 Nas - New York State of Mind
1803 Beyoncé - ***Flawless / Flawless (Remix)
1921 Hozier - Take Me to Church
2484 St. Vincent - Birth in Reverse
2640 Louis Armstrong - Struttin' with Some Barbeque
2693 Lou Reed - Coney Island Baby
2797 Randy Newman - I Think It's Going to Rain Today
2863 The Divine Comedy - Tonight We Fly
3022 Orange Juice - Falling and Laughing
3109 Joni Mitchell - River
3110 Urge Overkill - Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon
3135 U2 - Moment of Surrender
3198 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band - Livery Stable Blues
3270 Sonny Rollins - Blue Seven
3310 The Wombats - Let's Dance to Joy Division
3330 Beyoncé - Drunk In Love
3351 David Bowie - Always Crashing in the Same Car
3363 Faces - Debris
3389 Cybotron - Clear
3396 Genesis - Supper’s Ready
3415 Howlin' Wolf - Evil
3478 Boards of Canada - Roygbiv
3536 Deerhunter - Revival
3573 The Gun Club - Sex Beat
3603 The Tammys - Egyptian Shumba
3623 The Lotus Eaters - The First Picture of You
3645 Strawberry Switchblade - Since Yesterday
3654 Section 25 - Looking from a Hilltop
3694 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - San Antonio Rose
3737 Prince - Pop Life
3779 Scott Walker - Duchess  
3789 Tom Waits - 16 Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six
3797 Chick Corea - Return to Forever
3802 The Association - Windy
3818 Radiohead - My Iron Lung
3833 Bruce Springsteen - No Surrender
3848 Ginuwine - Pony
3895 The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
3896 The Passions - I'm in Love with a German Film Star
3900 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention - Hungry Freaks, Daddy
3905 Arthur Smith - Guitar Boogie
3931 Johnny Cash - Delia's Gone
3950 Tricky - Christiansands
3964 Soundgarden - Fell on Black Days
3982 Simon and Garfunkel - My Little Town
3985 James P. Johnson - Carolina Shout
3986 Katy B - Katy on a Mission
4001 Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier - Psyché Rock
4005 Big Bill Broonzy - Key to the Highway
4007 The Zombies - A Rose for Emily
4119 Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
4135 Clifford Brown - Joy Spring
4173 Bennie Moten - Moten's Swing
4190 DMX - Get at Me Dog
4192 Jacno - Rectangle
4211 KC and The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
4213 Beyoncé - Partition
4218 Bruce Springsteen - Point Blank
4220 Lauryn Hill - Lost Ones
4225 Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
4246 Mantronix - Who Is It?
4259 Roxy Music - In Every Dream Home a Heartache
4261 Prefab Sprout - Faron Young
4263 Lloyd Price - Just Because
4282 James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
4286 Pizzicato Five - Twiggy Twiggy
4302 Gerry and The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
4304 Richard "Rabbit" Brown - James Alley-Blues
4327 Ronnie Hawkins - Mary Lou
4336 Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge a Book by the Cover
4345 Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man
4349 The Band - Across the Great Divide
4359 Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
4361 Kraftwerk - Schaufensterpuppen/Showroom Dummies
4381 Gram Parsons - Love Hurts
4389 Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough
4390 Enrico Caruso - Vesti la giubba
4407 Blondie - Sunday Girl
4442 DMX - Ruff Ryders Anthem
4454 U2 - Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
4460 Bruce Springsteen - The Promise
4465 The Beach Boys - 'Till I Die
4509 DJ Shadow - In/Flux
4514 Cake - The Distance
4515 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes - Carry, Go, Bring, Home
4527 Duke Ellington - East St. Louis Toodle-oo
4528 Tommy James and The Shondells - I Think We're Alone Now
4530 The Specials - Nite Klub
4543 Rodriguez   - Crucify Your Mind  
4550 Arnaud Fleurent-Didier - France Culture
4577 Cassius - Cassius 1999
4590 Noreaga - Superthug
4603 Van Halen - Panama
4639 Bruce Springsteen - The Promised Land
4648 The Chameleons - Up the Down Escalator
4649 Wilco - Misunderstood
4653 Scott Walker - Farmer in the City
4661 DJ Khaled - I'm on One
4667 The Troggs - I Can't Control Myself
4692 Meat Puppets - Backwater
4698 Korn - Blind
4707 Richard and Linda Thompson - Calvary Cross
4731 Mastodon - Blood & Thunder
4750 Jonathan Richman/The Modern Lovers - I Was Dancing in a Lesbian Bar
4766 New York Dolls - Looking for a Kiss
4769 The Louvin Brothers - When I Stop Dreaming
4772 B.G. - Bling Bling
4793 Spandau Ballet - To Cut a Long Story Short
4811 The Kooks - Seaside
4818 Austra - Beat and the Pulse
4821 De'Lacy - Hideaway
4827 Spiritualized - Electricity
4832 The Clash - Clash City Rockers
4840 Soulwax - E Talking
4871 Slam - Positive Education
4873 Fred Neil - The Dolphins
4883 Nick Cave - The Weeping Song
4884 Raekwon - Ice Cream
4889 Basement Jaxx - Jump 'n' Shout
4900 The Wannadies - You and Me Song
4901 Hum - Stars
4911 Pavement - Range Life
4921 Don Covay - Mercy, Mercy
4923 Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto
4938 Fun Lovin' Criminals - Scooby Snacks
4941 The Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
4949 Sonic Youth - Bull in the Heather
4966 Coldplay - Don't Panic
4996 Maestro Fresh Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide
5008 Queen - Somebody to Love
5009 Alex Chilton - Bangkok
5015 Dinosaur Jr. - Almost Ready
5020 Jimmy Reed - Honest I Do
5022 Night Ranger - Sister Christian
5024 Disclosure - F for You
5041 Addison Groove - Footcrab
5045 Billie Holiday - Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
5053 Sanford Clark - The Fool
5061 Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Strange Things Happening Every Day
5063 Arab Strap - The First Big Weekend
5065 Boards of Canada - Happy Cycling
5070 Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend
5071 The Rolling Stones - Salt of the Earth
5075 Wu-Tang Clan - Triumph
5080 Bruce Springsteen - Highway Patrolman
5086 Ultramagnetic MCs - Ego Tripping
5088 The Beach Boys - Sail On, Sailor
5093 Steely Dan - Haitian Divorce
5094 Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
5114 Little Willie John - All Around the World
5121 Suede - Beautiful Ones
5130 Jay-Z - Ain't No Nigga
5140 Shy FX & UK Apachi - Original Nuttah
5151 Rod Stewart - Mandolin Wind
5152 Tom Rush - No Regrets
5153 Thundercat - Heartbreaks + Setbacks
5156 David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging
5192 DJ Shadow - Stem
5203 Chromatics - In the City
5206 Jagwar Ma - The Throw
5207 Burial - Street Halo
5210 Green Velvet - Flash
5211 Shop Assistants - Safety Net
5212 Twin Shadow - Slow
5217 Bob Dylan - With God on Our Side
5223 Art of Noise - Beat Box
5235 The Band - The Unfaithful Servant
5256 Catherine Wheel - Black Metallic
5269 Destroyer - Bay of Pigs
5275 Miles Davis - Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
5277 The Who - The Real Me
5278 Paul Revere & The Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
5289 Trust - Antisocial
5292 Simian Mobile Disco - It’s the Beat
5322 Tom Jones - Green, Green Grass of Home
5343 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - 1st of tha Month
5351 Beirut - Elephant Gun
5357 Neil Young - Sugar Mountain
5361 LFO - Freak
5363 Björk - I've Seen It All
5369 Cowboy Junkies - Sweet Jane
5377 Seu Jorge - Life on Mars?
5384 Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
5386 Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup
5400 Bon Jovi - Runaway
5403 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
5404 A Certain Ratio - Flight
5407 Juvenile - Back That Azz Up
5409 It's Immaterial - Driving Away from Home (Jim's Tune)
5415 Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
5423 Blumfeld - 2 oder 3 Dinge, die ich von Dir weiß
5428 Bruce Springsteen - Tenth Avenue Freeze Out
5434 Pharrell Williams - Happy
5438 Cornershop - 6am Jullandar Shere
5442 Whodini - Friends
5450 Vera Lynn - We'll Meet Again
5452 Rufus Wainwright - The One You Love
5483 Ice-T - 6 in the Mornin'
5491 Laura Branigan - Self Control
5493 Bruce Cockburn - Lovers in a Dangerous Time
5500 Beach House - Walk in the Park
5509 Scarface - I Seen a Man Die
5526 Mother Love Bone - Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns
5528 Paul Weller - Sunflower
5531 Charles Mingus - Solo Dancer
5535 Ashford and Simpson - Solid
5538 Snoop Dogg - Murder Was the Case
5543 The Smiths - I Know It's Over
5553 Talk Talk - I Believe in You
5562 Marie & Les Garcons - Re-Bop
5578 Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
5581 Sham 69 - If the Kids Are United
5588 Ma$e - Feel So Good
5615 Mosca - Bax
5628 Love - My Little Red Book
5639 The Rolling Stones - Not Fade Away
5658 Embrace - Fireworks
5664 James Brown - Funky Drummer
5667 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention - Peaches En Regalia
5672 The Who - I'm Free
5680 Joni Mitchell - For the Roses
5682 Haddaway - What is Love?
5697 Nick Cave - The Carny
5701 ScHoolboy Q - Man of the Year
5705 Al Green - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
5706 Bob Marley and The Wailers - Small Axe
5707 Frankie Knuckles - Tears
5710 Motörhead - Overkill
5712 The Who - Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
5723 Ice Cube - No Vaseline
5725 Odd Future - Oldie
5728 Gnarls Barkley - Run
5747 Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
5748 Kate Bush - Army Dreamers
5754 Rocket from the Crypt - On a Rope
5759 Renaud - Hexagone
5763 Killing Joke - Love Like Blood
5777 The Pogues - A Rainy Night in Soho
5782 Jungle Brothers - Because I Got It Like That
5791 Liars - Mess on a Mission
5796 The Who - Eminence Front
5808 Paul Simon - Peace Like a River
5811 Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
5815 Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out the Lights
5816 The Clash - Career Opportunities
5823 Van Morrison - Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)
5829 The Teardrop Explodes - Treason (It's Just a Story)
5839 The 101ers - Keys to Your Heart
5840 Eddie and The Hot Rods - Teenage Depression
5843 Big Daddy Kane - Raw
5847 Led Zeppelin - The Battle of Evermore
5848 Siouxsie and The Banshees - Christine
5863 2Pac - Brenda's Got a Baby
5866 Magnetic Man - I Need Air
5868 The Byrds - Ballad of Easy Rider
5878 Tracey Ullman - They Don't Know
5879 Khaled - Aïcha
5880 Blue Cheer - Summertime Blues
5881 Sinéad O'Connor - The Emperor's New Clothes
5884 Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4
5888 Big Boi - Shine Blockas
5889 Rockwell - Somebody’s Watching Me
5890 Randy Crawford - One Day I'll Fly Away
5894 Mercury Rev - Car Wash Hair
5897 Corey Hart - Sunglasses at Night
5899 Serge Reggiani - Sarah
5901 The Rolling Stones - Lady Jane
5903 Onyx - Slam
5910 Howlin' Wolf - Wang Dang Doodle
5913 The Time - Jungle Love
5914 Duran Duran - The Reflex
5915 The Jesus and Mary Chain - Happy When It Rains
5921 Bush Tetras - You Can't Be Funky
5924 R.E.M. - Pretty Persuasion
5928 Junior M.A.F.I.A. - Player's Anthem
5931 Theophilus Beckford - Easy Snappin'
5940 Redskins - Bring It Down (This Insane Thing)
5951 Free - Wishing Well
5954 The Slits - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
5956 Bob Dylan - I Threw It All Away
5958 Pink Floyd - Echoes
5963 Bob Marley and The Wailers - Put It On
5980 Prince - Mountains
5984 The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
5990 Michel Fugain - Une belle histoire
5999 Glass Candy - Warm in the Winter

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Post by Bruno » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:51 am

Where's everybody? :music-listen:

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Bruno wrote:Where's everybody? :music-listen:
Intensely perusing the update, I would imagine. Plenty of time for comments once everyone has started to fully digest.

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Post by JR » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:59 am

Females like Beyonce, Lana Del Ray and Nicki Minaj saw pretty siazable jumps, but, on the whole, females took a big hit in artist ranking. Solo female acts in the top 1,000 dropping by 100+ positions, compared to the 2014 update:

464 (-110). Rihanna
490 (-117). Neko Case
537 (-143). Britney Spears
587 (-104). Alicia Keys
596 (-142). Lady Gaga
702 (-123). Nancy Sinatra
756 (-168). Sarah Vaughan
839 (-137). Annie
856 (-109). Linda Ronstadt
899 (-116). Roberta Flack
986 (-116). Sheryl Crow
990 (-165). Gwen Stefani

These solo females dropped out of the top 1,000:
1,004 (-99). Norah Jones
1,009 (-105). Aimee Mann
1,011 (-56). Kelly Clarkson
1,041 (-168). Peggy Lee
1,062 (-133). Amerie
1,099 (-328) Mariah Carey
1,161 (-201). Nelly Furtado
1,168 (-326). Christina Aguilera
1,289 (-332). Laura Marling

Question: The Madonna/Massive Attack cover of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" has appeared on two notable list: 1,000 Songs You Must Hear... and Q's 500 Greatest Lost Tracks. Would it need one more to appear as a "bubbler"?

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Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:39 am

walrusxtreme wrote:Amazing work! Is there anyway we can see the new non-2014 songs and albums that have been added this update?
The songs in Bruno's list were either from 2014 or bubbling under. I didn't add any older songs, although a lot of other songs would surely have made the top 6000. I couldn't do everything.

I added a small number of pre-2014 albums. Those were

1686 Ton Steine Scherben - Keine Macht für Niemand (1972)
2162 The Black Keys - Thickfreakness (2003)
2230 Danny Brown - XXX (2011)
2337 Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster (2009)
2494 Actress - Splazsh (2010)
2556 Drake - Thank Me Later (2010)
2957 Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Clams Casino - Instrumentals (2011)
Julianna Barwick - The Magic Place (2011)
Kendrick Lamar - Section.80 (2011)
Mac DeMarco - 2 (2012)
Nas - Life Is Good (2012)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
The Caretaker - An Empty Bliss Beyond This World (2011)
WU LYF - Go Tell Fire to the Mountain (2011)
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Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:46 am

Pierre wrote:Question: I've checked "The Bends" and "OK Computer", and although "The Bends" is a main entry in Gilles Verlant's "La Discothèque Parfaite de l'Odyssée du Rock" and "OK Computer" only a complementary entry, both of their rankings display "No Order". I thought it would be like for Tom Moon's book, with a "Main entry" ranking with higher weight and complementary entries with a lesser weight. Did you apply such a weighing system in the end and it's just not displayed on the album pages?
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Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:49 am

Harold wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:The Harder They Come was removed? Aww...
Henrik, what made you decide to redefine it as a compilation and remove it after all these years? Just curious. This is obviously the most drastic change to the list.
I've been thinking for many years that it's definitely a compilation.
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Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:53 am

whuntva wrote:#175 seems way too high for "Seasons". I like it as much as the next guy, but I don't think it's Top 200 material.
Personally I agree fully, but it (and "Two Weeks") really were superior in the EOY lists.
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Post by notdarkyet » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:34 am

Henrik wrote:
Harold wrote:
BleuPanda wrote:The Harder They Come was removed? Aww...
Henrik, what made you decide to redefine it as a compilation and remove it after all these years? Just curious. This is obviously the most drastic change to the list.
I've been thinking for many years that it's definitely a compilation.
Same logic apply to Saturday Night Fever?

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Post by notdarkyet » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:35 am

Kingoftonga wrote:Awesome. Just awesome. Thank you so much Henrik - I love the integration of genres!

Looks like we swapped out 20 albums in the Top 500.

New Entries to Top 500:
Elliott Smith - XO - 531 to 500
Sigur Ros - ( ) - 515 to 493
Suede - Suede - 523 to 489
Chic - Risqué - 508 to 488
The Replacements - Tim - 509 to 487
Dire Straits - Dire Straits - 525 to 482
The Breeders - Last Splash - 516 to 480
New Order - Low-Life - 528 to 454
The Cure - Pornography - 514 to 453
D'Angelo - Voodoo - 531 to 447
The B-52s - The B-52s - 507 to 445
Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me - 539 to 429
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - 510 to 427
The Beatles - Please Please Me - 518 to 421
Disclosure - Settle - 626 to 413
Sun Kil Moon - Benji - 405 (new entry)
Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 - 332 (new entry)
FKA Twigs - LP1 - 328 (new entry)
St. Vincent - St. Vincent - 314 (new entry)
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream - 226 (new entry)

Leaving the Top 500:
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes - 479 to 501
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead - 433 to 502
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding - 432 to 504
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club - 487 to 506
Moby Grape - Moby Grape - 466 to 508
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace - 500 to 509
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - 462 to 512
Brian Wilson - Smile - 463 to 517
My Bloody Valentine - mbv - 478 to 522
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady - 490 to 524
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly - 482 to 526
Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand - 486 to 536
Madonna - Ray of Light - 453 to 544
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport - 470 to 545
Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill - 498 to 547
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey - 497 to 553
Howlin Wolf - Howlin Wolf - 480 to 561
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking - 495 to 566
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca - 471 to 595
The Harder They Come - 208 to [unlisted]
Has anyone figured up something like this for SONGS (not albums as listed above) entering and leaving Top 1000? Thanks!

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Post by Pierre » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:57 am

Henrik wrote:
Pierre wrote:Question: I've checked "The Bends" and "OK Computer", and although "The Bends" is a main entry in Gilles Verlant's "La Discothèque Parfaite de l'Odyssée du Rock" and "OK Computer" only a complementary entry, both of their rankings display "No Order". I thought it would be like for Tom Moon's book, with a "Main entry" ranking with higher weight and complementary entries with a lesser weight. Did you apply such a weighing system in the end and it's just not displayed on the album pages?
Yes, I handled them differently for the rankings. I will update the album pages later on.
OK, in that case it's just a cosmetic detail. Thanks for answering Henrik, and once again a big thank you for the update!

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Post by Jirin » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:42 am

Update's looking great, but I think the CSS somehow got screwed up on the front page.

Seems like this update was good for rock and rap and not so good for other genres. A lot of the more folky albums dropped a bit.

Good to see the fans of The Artist Delusionally Known as Jesus still gloating their asses off every time he rises a point and rubbing a lot more hyperbole in everyone else's faces.

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Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:58 am

Jirin wrote:I think the CSS somehow got screwed up on the front page.
I think I fixed the error. The site should be wider than it was before. If it still isn't, let me know.
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Post by Nassim » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:07 am

notdarkyet wrote:
Kingoftonga wrote:Awesome. Just awesome. Thank you so much Henrik - I love the integration of genres!

Looks like we swapped out 20 albums in the Top 500.
Has anyone figured up something like this for SONGS (not albums as listed above) entering and leaving Top 1000? Thanks!
Entering the top 1000 :

Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You) - 135 (new entry)
FKA Twigs - Two Weeks - 203 (new entry)
Caribou/Manitoba - Can't Do Without You - 429 (new entry)
The War on Drugs - Red Eyes - 463 (new entry)
Perfume Genius - Queen - 476 (new entry)
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun - 1104 to 587
Neil Young - Down by the River - 1171 to 731
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me - 735 (new entry)
St. Vincent - Digital Witness - 739 (new entry)
Led Zeppelin - When the Levee Breaks - 1063 to 743
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush - 1459 to 758
The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star - 1048 to 767
Fairport Convention - Who Knows Where the Time Goes - 1040 to 778
The Beta Band - Dry the Rain - 1163 to 784
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - 1323 to 795
Aretha Franklin - Think - 1032 to 799
Sia - Chandelier - 822 (new entry)
Bob Dylan - I Want You - 1002 to 827
Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi - 1036 to 847
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly - 1058 to 852
Tame Impala - Elephant - 1005 to 854
Charlie Parker - Koko - 1046 to 861
A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray - 1057 to 865
The Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud - 1030 to 876
The Slits - Typical Girls - 1097 to 891
The Cure - A Forest - 1324 to 894
Hank Williams - Cold, Cold Heart - 1016 to 895
Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day - 1018 to 901
Green Day - Basket Case - 1136 to 902
Pulp - This Is Hardcore - 1080 to 903
The Rolling Stones - Miss You - 1092 to 909
Faces - Stay with Me - 1007 to 917
New Order - Ceremony - 1052 to 918
Millie - My Boy Lollipop - 1068 to 921
Goldie - Inner City Life/Timeless (Part 1: Inner City Life) - 1094 to 922
Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) - 1003 to 925
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - 1006 to 929
Led Zeppelin - Black Dog - 1034 to 930
Mudhoney - Touch Me, I'm Sick - 1010 to 933
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song - 1141 to 934
The Beatles - With a Little Help from My Friends - 1023 to 937
Elvis Costello - (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding - 1009 to 947
Pet Shop Boys - It's a Sin - 1001 to 950
The Knack - My Sharona - 1070 to 951
Elton John - Tiny Dancer - 1074 to 958
Grateful Dead - Dark Star - 1389 to 959
The Velvet Underground - Pale Blue Eyes - 1011 to 960
Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank) - 1491 to 961
LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean - 1212 to 964
The Beatles - Across the Universe - 1262 to 965
Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser - 1137 to 966
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke - 1197 to 967
The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize - 1109 to 968
The Beatles - Rain - 1066 to 969
Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action - 1090 to 970
Michael Jackson - Thriller - 1128 to 973
The Smiths - Panic - 1024 to 976
Robert Johnson - Love in Vain - 1358 to 977
Roxy Music - More Than This - 1008 to 980
Neil Young - Cinnamon Girl - 1105 to 983
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Sin City - 1284 to 984
Chet Baker - My Funny Valentine - 1309 to 985
Bob Dylan - All Along the Watchtower - 1039 to 987
Madness - Our House - 1091 to 990
Bruce Springsteen - Jungleland - 1170 to 993
Massive Attack - Protection - 1275 to 994
Toots and The Maytals - 54 46 (Was My Number) - 1086 to 999

Out of the top 1000 :

Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You - 915 to 1001
Billy Joel - Piano Man - 960 to 1002
Squeeze - Up the Junction - 992 to 1003
Jackie Wilson - Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet) - 964 to 1005
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist - 820 to 1006
Rihanna - We Found Love - 873 to 1007
Van Morrison - Into the Mystic - 989 to 1008
Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill - 985 to 1011
Cameo - Word Up! - 888 to 1012
The O'Jays - Back Stabbers - 899 to 1013
Count Basie - One O'Clock Jump - 973 to 1016
The B-52's - Love Shack - 905 to 1017
Dion - The Wanderer - 958 to 1021
Annie - Heartbeat - 793 to 1025
Nine Inch Nails - Hurt - 980 to 1027
Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl - 921 to 1028
The Cars - Just What I Needed - 994 to 1030
Rick James - Super Freak - 918 to 1033
The Who - Pinball Wizard - 938 to 1035
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe - 689 to 1036
Joni Mitchell - Help Me - 995 to 1038
Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - 955 to 1046
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To - 843 to 1048
Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee - 940 to 1052
Miguel - Adorn - 647 to 1053
Bat for Lashes - Laura - 752 to 1054
Band of Horses - The Funeral - 807 to 1055
Bill Withers - Lean on Me - 949 to 1056
Nine Inch Nails - Head Like a Hole - 986 to 1060
George Clinton - Atomic Dog - 993 to 1063
Hank Williams - Lovesick Blues - 956 to 1066
Crystal Castles - Not in Love - 771 to 1068
UGK - Int'l Player's Anthem (I Choose You) - 781 to 1071
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened - 983 to 1089
George McCrae - Rock Your Baby - 957 to 1095
Blind Willie Johnson - Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground - 979 to 1098
Green Day - American Idiot - 761 to 1099
Leftfield - Open Up - 984 to 1101
Elbow - One Day Like This - 830 to 1104
Fatboy Slim - Praise You - 972 to 1106
Arcade Fire - Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) - 930 to 1107
Junior Senior - Move Your Feet - 878 to 1129
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - 948 to 1131
R.E.M. - Man on the Moon - 997 to 1133
Tina Turner - What's Love Got to Do with It - 971 to 1146
Dizzee Rascal - I Luv You - 903 to 1148
Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - 883 to 1155
The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love? - 906 to 1162
Hot Chip - Ready for the Floor - 965 to 1169
Madonna - Hung Up - 814 to 1175
The Orioles - Crying in the Chapel - 991 to 1178
Haim - The Wire - 784 to 1180
CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death from Above - 876 to 1195
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire - 831 to 1211
David Bowie - Where Are We Now? - 932 to 1227
The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes - 874 to 1231
New Order - Crystal - 975 to 1261
Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage - 987 to 1282
Vampire Weekend - Diane Young - 871 to 1292
The Game - Hate It or Love It - 882 to 1296
Foals - Spanish Sahara - 998 to 1313
Lady Gaga - Poker Face - 703 to 1357
Girls - Lust for Life - 896 to 1405
tUnE-yArDs - Bizness - 743 to 1422
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors - 904 to 1470
LCD Soundsystem - I Can Change - 961 to 1491
Usher - Yeah! - 996 to 1612

Also let's all celebrate that Paul's Boutique is now in the top 100.

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Post by Henrik » Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:49 am

notdarkyet wrote:
Henrik wrote:I've been thinking for many years that it's definitely a compilation.
Same logic apply to Saturday Night Fever?
I don't think so. SNF has a majority of new songs, and those are the most "central" songs as well.
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Post by notdarkyet » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:13 pm

Henrik wrote:
notdarkyet wrote:
Henrik wrote:I've been thinking for many years that it's definitely a compilation.
Same logic apply to Saturday Night Fever?
I don't think so. SNF has a majority of new songs, and those are the most "central" songs as well.
Ah, good difference!

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Post by notdarkyet » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Nassim wrote:
notdarkyet wrote:
Kingoftonga wrote:Awesome. Just awesome. Thank you so much Henrik - I love the integration of genres!

Looks like we swapped out 20 albums in the Top 500.
Has anyone figured up something like this for SONGS (not albums as listed above) entering and leaving Top 1000? Thanks!
Entering the top 1000 :

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Out of the top 1000 :

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Also let's all celebrate that Paul's Boutique is now in the top 100.
Beautiful!

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Post by JR » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:35 pm

I believe I've asked before, but I forgot the response. :) Ever strongly considered including Saturday Night Fever and The Bodyguard for the Bee Gees and Whitney Houston, respectively? They're both heavily associated with the albums (Bee Gees have six of 17 tracks on SNF- with two other songs on the album written by them- and Houston has six of 12 on the U.S. edition of TBG). In turn, the Recording Industry Association of America credits them with those albums. (Billboard also includes TBG when talking about Whitney Houston's chart info- not sure about BG/SNF).

I'd strongly support such a move if it were to happen the future. 8-)

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Post by Listyguy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:50 pm

JR wrote:I believe I've asked before, but I forgot the response. :) Ever strongly considered including Saturday Night Fever and The Bodyguard for the Bee Gees and Whitney Houston, respectively? They're both heavily associated with the albums (Bee Gees have six of 17 tracks on SNF- with two other songs on the album written by them- and Houston has six of 12 on the U.S. edition of TBG). In turn, the Recording Industry Association of America credits them with those albums. (Billboard also includes TBG when talking about Whitney Houston's chart info- not sure about BG/SNF).

I'd strongly support such a move if it were to happen the future. 8-)
I think if nothing else the albums should be listed on those artists' pages on the website, so people that are searching the site can find those albums with more ease.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:19 pm

Thank you so much, Henrik! I've been eagerly awaiting this for months. My girlfriend was a little annoyed with all my speculation on the rankings over the past several months. Now it'll be even worse with how much I'll be talking about the new rankings!

A couple notes:

I'm surprised how many of the 2010s and late-2000s albums took dips in the rankings. Did you adjust the formula so that newer releases wouldn't rise so much or is that just how it turned out with this update?

Biggest upset so far for me is that, despite Take Care's climb of over 800 spots, Drake's opus (in my opinion), Nothing Was the Same has dropped about 100 spots. Seriously people, visit or revisit NWTS. It's astounding in so many ways. channel ORANGE's drop is also heartbreaking. Also, I thought for sure Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers would crack the top 100 on its 2nd overall finish on Spin's best albums of the past 30 years list, but in the end it hardly budged.

I like the jumps for good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Acid Rap, The Money Store, Days, Halcyon Digest and many more I don't have the time to list. I also like the jump for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, though I expected a higher leap. More like top 60.

I really love the additions to the site (especially the genres!). I'm curious, though, if your intention was to completely reflect the genres listed on RYM or not. If so, I think I've noticed a couple mistakes such as Tune-Yards' Nikki Nack only being listed as "art pop" when RYM also has it as "progressive pop."

I'm not sure I like the boost for Black Messiah. I love its placement, but that sets a precedent. I don't recall you doing the same for Beyonce's album in 2013 (forgive me if you did) even though it pretty much got the same treatment from the critics. My personal opinion is that the site should reflect as accurately as possible the rankings from the critics and we shouldn't make any assumptions about how high the albums might've climbed under different circumstances. Regardless, the site is yours and I'll back your decisions.

Also, OK COMPUTER TOP TEN!!!!!!!! :music-guitarred:
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lolololololololololol Nick, your Yeezy comment is perfect. :lol: :text-goodpost:
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Post by Harold » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:06 pm

GucciLittlePiggy wrote: I'm not sure I like the boost for Black Messiah. I love its placement, but that sets a precedent. I don't recall you doing the same for Beyonce's album in 2013 (forgive me if you did) even though it pretty much got the same treatment from the critics. My personal opinion is that the site should reflect as accurately as possible the rankings from the critics and we shouldn't make any assumptions about how high the albums might've climbed under different circumstances. Regardless, the site is yours and I'll back your decisions.
I'm willing to cut Henrik a little slack on this - since this was the second year in a row that something like this had occurred (the 2013 Beyonce drop may have seemed like a one-time fluke at the time), he probably figured that maybe some statistical allowance was called for. In any case, Beyonce took a huge, well-deserved leap in this update, so everything's somewhat balanced out now.
Also, OK COMPUTER TOP TEN!!!!!!!! :music-guitarred:
Wow, I completely overlooked this, even though it's something for which I've been hoping for years. Fantastic!!!

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Post by TimmyWing » Sun Aug 23, 2015 4:25 pm

I actually cheered and whooped when I saw Pet Sounds was No. 1 again. Take that Revolver! :P

As much as I love The Beatles, Revolver never seemed to me as cohesive and affecting a work as Pet Sounds. It's a bit far-reaching in terms of style, and that exploration is limited to one style per song, whereas the whole sound of Pet Sounds is a singular mix of modern classical, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and 'sound effects music' much like PDQ Bach's records of the same time. But where unorthodox instruments were used there for comedy, here it's somehow translated to wondrous beauty.

I mean, I'm still gonna put Blonde on Blonde at #1 in the 1966 poll, but if anything is worthy of the 'Most Acclaimed Album Ever' title, it's got to be PS.

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Post by GucciLittlePiggy » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:27 pm

My new biggest disappointment of the update: drops for every The National album. :cry:

Also, I can't be the only one who feels strange seeing Homework as Daft Punk's most acclaimed record, can I? Personally I think RAM is their best work yet but I expected Discovery to hold onto the number one spot and eventually breach the top 100.
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Post by Jackson » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:06 pm

First off, thanks so much for the update Henrik! I've really enjoyed going through the songs list over the past few hours (took a glance at the album list and it didn't look like there was much upheaval, but I did enjoy the boost for Loveless).

The first thing I noticed on the songs list was that songs I've always thought were a little underranked on the upper part of the list, like "God Only Knows", "Gimme Shelter", "Waterloo Sunset", and "Heroes", continue to climb. Actually, all four of those have risen each of the four times the list has been updated, which got me thinking about what other songs had accomplished that. There are 69 songs that have risen in all four updates (2008 rank in parentheses):

3 | The Beatles | A Day in the Life (20)
18 | The Beach Boys | God Only Knows (51)
26 | David Bowie | "Heroes" (59)
27 | The Rolling Stones | Gimme Shelter (130)
29 | The Kinks | Waterloo Sunset (57)
73 | Donna Summer | I Feel Love (148)
78 | The Smiths | There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (179)
83 | The Smiths | How Soon Is Now? (175)
88 | Radiohead | Paranoid Android (305)
131 | Elvis Presley | Jailhouse Rock (192)
149 | Television | Marquee Moon (324)
156 | Led Zeppelin | Kashmir (403)
159 | The Beatles | While My Guitar Gently Weeps (388)
164 | The Undertones | Teenage Kicks (265)
185 | Jonathan Richman/The Modern Lovers | Roadrunner (248)
186 | The Beatles | Eleanor Rigby (347)
200 | Blue Öyster Cult | (Don't Fear) The Reaper (252)
220 | Prince | Purple Rain (417)
245 | The Velvet Underground | Venus in Furs (1788)
270 | Bob Dylan | The Times They Are A-Changin' (462)
275 | The Velvet Underground | Sweet Jane (498)
279 | David Bowie | Ashes to Ashes (878)
291 | Thin Lizzy | The Boys Are Back in Town (460)
312 | Daft Punk | Da Funk (516)
325 | Portishead | Glory Box (1839)
334 | Pixies | Where Is My Mind? (622)
352 | Jeff Buckley | Hallelujah (2095)
361 | Leonard Cohen | Suzanne (1046)
366 | Bob Dylan | Desolation Row (729)
386 | AC/DC | Back in Black (659)
444 | The Only Ones | Another Girl, Another Planet (761)
445 | R.E.M. | Everybody Hurts (854)
477 | Iggy Pop | The Passenger (1199)
487 | The Clash | Should I Stay or Should I Go (713)
488 | Bill Withers | Ain't No Sunshine (917)
496 | Gang of Four | Damaged Goods (895)
504 | Bob Dylan | Ballad of a Thin Man (1282)
533 | Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) | Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (1331)
560 | Ian Dury | Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (858)
597 | Bob Marley and The Wailers | Redemption Song (1379)
606 | John Coltrane | My Favourite Things (1597)
616 | Frank Sinatra | I've Got You Under My Skin (948)
626 | The Flaming Lips | Race for the Prize (1259)
630 | Big Star | Thirteen (2544)
638 | Blondie | Atomic (1412)
640 | Fleetwood Mac | Dreams (2559)
661 | XTC | Making Plans for Nigel (1032)
675 | Elvis Costello | Oliver's Army (820)
692 | Chuck Berry | Rock and Roll Music (1047)
721 | The Orb | Little Fluffy Clouds (1555)
753 | Kelis | Caught Out There (1198)
796 | Neil Young | Like a Hurricane (1964)
808 | David Bowie | Let's Dance (1359)
811 | The Beatles | I Saw Her Standing There (1155)
838 | The Libertines | Time for Heroes (2778)
902 | Green Day | Basket Case (1961)
1031 | The Rolling Stones | Ruby Tuesday (2673)
1067 | Bob Dylan | Blind Willie McTell (1604)
1088 | Bob Dylan | Masters of War (2448)
1165 | Bob Dylan | Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (2249)
1212 | The Waterboys | The Whole of the Moon (1472)
1247 | The Beach Boys | Caroline, No (2172)
1349 | Leonard Cohen | So Long Marianne (2250)
1408 | David Bowie | Suffragette City (2129)
1462 | Journey | Don't Stop Believin' (1830)
1486 | The Beatles | Eight Days a Week (2166)
1503 | Talking Heads | Road to Nowhere (2820)
1640 | Rush | Tom Sawyer (2368)
1684 | Blind Melon | No Rain (2611)

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